Video Management Systems - DVRs, NVRs ,IP Video Surveillance Software : 52 Companies

Overview: Video management systems record video from a variety of cameras and coordinate access for viewing of live and recorded video.


3VR offers hybrid DVR appliances with built-in facial recognition and video analytics software. The company primarily targets banking, retail and government applications. Founded in 2002, the company has received $50 Million in VC funding, most notably from Kleiner Perkins (one of the world's most well respected VCs) and In-Q-Tel (the VC funded by the CIA and other US intelligent agencies). 3VR's main competitors are Verint and March Networks.

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3VR Stays Alive With $8 Million Financing published on Jan 23, 2015
3VR Stays Small [Debt] Funding Round published on Oct 07, 2013
3VR Significant Layoffs published on Jun 28, 2013
3VR Demographic Analytics (Gender / Age) published on Oct 11, 2012
3VR's Financial Results and Competitive Positioning Examined published on Aug 21, 2011


3xLOGIC manufacturers hybrid DVR/NVRs targeting the retail and casino markets. 3xLogic offers core strengths in PoS integration including support for a wide variety of key PoS systems and advanced PoS/exception reporting tools included in their video management software. Competitors include March Networks and Dedicated Micros.

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Examining Panoramic Video Offering published on Aug 18, 2009
Megapixel Cameras Released published on May 24, 2009
Company Overview published on May 08, 2009


Aimetis offers IP video surveillance software and tightly integrated video analytics. While Aimetis offers its software without analytics (its standard series that MSRPs for $99 per channel), Aimetis is strongest where customers choose to use analytics. Key markets for Aimetis include outdoor focused applications and retail. Aimetis competes with a variety of leading IP Video surveillance software providers who generally offer 3rd party analytics to match Aimetis' offerings.

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HD Decoder / Thin Clients published on Mar 31, 2014
Aimetis Edge Recording Reviewed published on Mar 25, 2012
Aimetis NVR Appliance E3200 Examined published on Mar 29, 2011
Aimetis LPR Offering Examined published on Mar 29, 2011
Aimetis's Video Analytic Optimization Examined published on Mar 28, 2010


Airship offers hybrid DVRs primarily targeted at Casinos and retailers. Originally an OEM, Airship has recently moved to selling under its own brand. Airship is positioned against incumbent traditional DVR companies such as American Dynamics, Honeywell and Bosch. Airship competes by providing a quality appliance at lower pricing than those incumbents.

American Dynamics

American Dynamics offers a broad line of video surveillance products. While they were one of the leading manufacturers in the past decade, they have lagged as the market has shifted to IP.

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Tyco / Exacq Illustra Cameras Tested published on Mar 09, 2015
Examining American Dynamics' New Illustra 400 Series IP Cameras published on Dec 06, 2010
Examining American Dynamics' New Client Application: Victor published on Oct 12, 2010
IP Products Update published on Jun 14, 2009
Intellex - American Dynamics Video Surveillance Examined published on Mar 11, 2009


Avigilon offers an end to end solution of IP cameras, encoders, VMS software and analytics. The company is best known for super high resolution cameras (up to 30MP). Combined with some of the industry's most restricted dealer access, Avigilon is one of the fastest growing companies in all of surveillance. However, Avigilon has been criticized for their shady marketing practices.

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Avigilon HD Multisensor Camera Tested published on Dec 14, 2015
Avigilon CEO Solution for Terror Attacks published on Nov 20, 2015
Avigilon ~$18 Million Stock Buy Back Again published on Nov 12, 2015
Avigilon Hires Long Term Pelco Exec published on Nov 09, 2015
Avigilon Bad Financial Results Q3 2015 published on Nov 04, 2015


Axis is one of the largest manufacturers of video surveillance globally. Axis was acquried by Canon in 2015.

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Axis: Take Down This Deceptive Commercial published on Dec 24, 2015
Axis Daybreak App Tested published on Dec 07, 2015
Axis Camera Monitoring App Tested published on Dec 04, 2015
Axis 33MP Camera Tested (Q3709) published on Nov 30, 2015
Axis Powered Doorcam Launched published on Nov 25, 2015


Axxon offers IP video surveillance software. The company is especially strong in their home market of Russia. They have a license agreement with Cognitec to integrate and provide facial surveillance.

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Testing Time Compressor published on Jan 31, 2014
Free Advanced VMS? Axxon Next Review published on Jun 17, 2013
AxxonSoft Revenue and Financial Progress Examined published on Aug 20, 2011
Testing Axxon's Smart VMS (16 Channel Free) published on Jan 10, 2011


BiKal offers a complete line of IP video surveillance products including IP cameras, surveillance software and bundled analytics. BiKal focuses on making IP video inexpensive and easy for the broader market to use. Watch demonstration videos of Bikal's products. Though Bikal manufacturers their own IP cameras, their surveillance software supports a wide variety of third party cameras.

Bosch Security

Bosch Security is a global video surveillance manufacturer including a broad line of both analog and IP products.

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Bosch IR PTZ Tested published on Feb 26, 2016
Bosch Security To Terminate 7 US Manufacturer Rep Firms published on Sep 16, 2015
Bosch 4K Tested published on Jan 21, 2015
Bosch Buys $190 Million Integrator published on Jan 16, 2015
Bosch Flexidome Micro Shootout published on Nov 22, 2013


byRemote offers hosted video surveillance management, eliminating the need for DVRs/NVRs at the customers location. Video is streamed off-site to byRemote's facilities where it is stored and managed. Compare to Secure-i.

Detailed Information on byRemote from IP Video Market Info
ByRemote Overview published on May 25, 2009


Cisco has struggled to become a serious player in video surveillance, despite multiple acquisitions and threats of imminent domination.

Detailed Information on Cisco from IP Video Market Info
The $5 Million Trick: How Your Money is Wasted published on Feb 25, 2013
Cisco Reboots Video Surveillance published on Sep 23, 2012
Automating Network Setup for Surveillance (Cisco Media Services Proxy) published on Sep 07, 2012
Cisco Virtualizing Video Surveillance published on Mar 20, 2012
Cisco Surveillance Problems - Case Study published on Nov 14, 2011


ClickIt offers hybrid DVRs with built-in video analytics. ClickIt targets retailers.


CSST is one of the largest security companies in China. CSST manufactures, distributes, sells, installs and monitors security products including video, access and intrusion detection products. Read an analysis of CSST's product strategy and offerings.

Detailed Information on CSST from IP Video Market Info
Growth Stalls for China's Biggest Surveillance Vendor published on Aug 04, 2011
Why Does CSST Want to Go Private? published on Jan 28, 2011
CSST's Slowing 2010 Growth published on Oct 26, 2010
CSST - China Video Surveillance Offerings Examined published on Aug 11, 2009


Dallmeier is a German video surveillance systems manufacturer.

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Dallmeier Panomera 51MP Camera Examined published on Jun 08, 2011
HD Product Series Introduced published on Jul 26, 2009

Dedicated Micros

Dedicated Micros is a UK surveillance manufacturer in steep decline.

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The Fall of Dedicated Micros - 2014 published on Jun 11, 2014
Dedicated Micros Further Freefall - 2013 published on May 06, 2013
Dedicated Micros Freefall Continues published on Mar 14, 2013
Dedicated Micros Revenue Declines Continue published on Oct 14, 2011
American Dynamics vs Dedicated Micros Lawsuit published on Apr 09, 2011


DIGIOP offers a hybrid DVR/NVR. DIGIOP is partnered with Dell for servers and ObjectVideo for analytics. DIGIOP sells complete DVR/NVR appliances running on Dell servers. Ongoing support for the hardware (e.g., hard drive failures) are provided by Dell. DIGIOP offers solutions for retailers using ObjectVideo's analytics and PoS integration.

Detailed Information on DIGIOP from IP Video Market Info
Carlyle Group Acquires Digiop - Deal Examined published on Mar 07, 2011
DIGIOP Company Overview published on Apr 11, 2009


DVTel offers a full line of video surveillance products. DVTel's products center around their own line of IP cameras, encoders and IP video surveillance software. A key differentiator is their Scene Tracker technology that stitches cameras view into a single image to improve viewing of large areas. In 2010, DVTel acquired one of the leading video analytic providers, ioimage. Genetec, Verint and ONSSI are key competitors and alternatives to DvTel.

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DVTel Hires Avigilon and Genetec Sales Leaders published on Aug 28, 2015
DVTel's $9 Million Fund Raising and Future published on May 20, 2015
DVTel ioimage HD Analytic Camera Tested published on Jan 29, 2015
New HD Video Analytic Cameras (ioimage / DVTel) published on Sep 17, 2014
Testing Lowest Bandwidth Camera? (DVTel Quasar) published on Nov 12, 2012


Envysion offers a DVR appliance that is managed centrally from Envysion's data center. Envysion targets the small box retailer with multiple remote locations. Their key differentiators are reduced installation and service costs (due to the remote management), easier remote viewing access, PCI compliance, integrated PoS and exception reporting. They compete against budget boxes (like Dedicated Micros) and DVR appliances from a variety of vendors. Watch an online video demonstration of Envysion's product. Read a review of Envysion's offering and positioning.

Detailed Information on Envysion from IP Video Market Info
Envysion's Funding and Financial Progress Examined published on Dec 22, 2010
Insight Marketplace / VSaas 'Apps' Examined published on Nov 01, 2010
Envysion's Managed Video Offering Examined published on Jul 21, 2008
Using Video for Marketing and Operations published on Jun 02, 2008


EverFocus manufacturers a broad range of DVRs, analog and IP cameras primarily for the budget / SMB markets. Everfocus is one of the founding members of the HDcctv alliance - a group that plans to deliver non-IP megapixel cameras that work with existing coax. Read our analysis of Everfocus' potential to make HD affordable and simple for the budget/SMB market.

Detailed Information on EverFocus from IP Video Market Info
Everfocus HDcctv Line Overview published on Jan 16, 2012
Sales Decline Continues but Positive Signs published on Mar 14, 2010
Can Everfocus Make Megapixel Simple and Inexpensive? published on Jun 28, 2009


Exacq is one of the largest VMS / NVR manufacturers. In June 2013, they were acquired by Tyco for $150 million in cash.

Detailed Information on Exacq from IP Video Market Info
Exacq Adds Access and Intrusion Integration published on Jan 07, 2016
Exacq Increases Enterprise VMS Prices published on Oct 20, 2015
Exacq vs Avigilon published on Jun 17, 2015
Get Your Free Exacq Licenses published on Mar 31, 2015
Fired: All But One Exacq Rep Firm Now Out published on Mar 23, 2015


Genetec offers IP video surveillance software (Omnicast), an LPR camera system and an IP access control system (Synergis). Genetec is one of the largest IP Video surveillance software providers with greatest strengths in large scale surveillance/security deployments. Read our test results of Genetec's Security Center Software. Genetec's largest competitor is Milestone Systems.

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Genetec: We Do NOT Support Avigilon published on Aug 18, 2015
Genetec Cloud Tested published on Aug 12, 2015
Genetec Adds Free Cloud Cameras / Storage published on May 19, 2015
Genetec Cloud LPR Examined published on Apr 10, 2015
Genetec AutoVu LPR Camera Tested published on Feb 23, 2015


Geovision is a Taiwanese video and access control manufacturer.

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Super Low Lux Geovision Minidome Tested published on Apr 10, 2014
Testing Geovision MP License Plate Camera published on Feb 28, 2014
Testing Geovision Mini IR Camera published on Nov 01, 2013
Examining Geovision's Panoramic Cameras published on Oct 05, 2010
Significant Sales Decline Q3 2009 published on Mar 13, 2010


Hikvision is the largest video surveillance manufacturer in China, partially owned by the Chinese government, expanding aggressively globally.

Detailed Information on Hikvision from IP Video Market Info
Hikvision Video Analytics Tested published on Feb 04, 2016
Hikvision and the China Communist Party published on Jan 12, 2016
Ezviz = Hikvision = Chinese Government published on Jan 08, 2016
Hikvision / Ezviz 'Knocks Off' GoPro published on Jan 05, 2016
Hikvision Slashes Prices to End 2015 published on Dec 30, 2015

Honeywell Video

Honeywell Video is an old school security manufacturer.

Detailed Information on Honeywell Video from IP Video Market Info
Honeywell Scares People In Their Own Homes published on Dec 04, 2015
Testing Honeywell HQA HD-CVI published on Apr 22, 2015
Honeywell Launches HD-CVI published on Apr 01, 2015
Honeywell - The Most Open VMS on the Market? published on Nov 05, 2012
Honeywell MAXPRO Cloud Reviewed published on May 15, 2012


i3DVR offers hybrid DVR appliances with built-in video analytics. i3DVR competes against companies such as American Dynamics and March Networks by providing an inexpensive price as well as bundled analytics.


IndigoVision offers an end to end IP video solution. IndigoVision's product line consists of IP cameras, encoders, NVR appliances and IP video surveillance software. Key differentiator for IndigoVision is their in-house designed video CODECs that IndigoVision claims provides higher quality at lower bandwidth.

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IndigoVision Sales Fall 29% published on Sep 18, 2015
IndigoVision Takeover Talks Terminated published on Jan 30, 2012
IndigoVision Takeover Battle published on Jan 10, 2012
IndigoVision's CEO Resigns / Removed published on Dec 11, 2011
IndigoVision's Market Challenges Deepen published on Oct 14, 2011


ipConfigure offers VMS software including a Google style search interface, a gigapixel camera and an LPR application built into Axis cameras.

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Unlimited Enterprise VMS License for Just $32,000 published on Oct 14, 2015
Google Search for Surveillance? published on Apr 22, 2013
Most Interesting Thing We Saw at ISC published on Mar 29, 2012
LPR App to Run on Axis Cameras published on Mar 24, 2012
First Gigapixel Surveillance Camera Examined (ipConfigure) published on Aug 09, 2011


JDS offers IP video management software. JDS Digital Software is one of the original software developers in the market.

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JDS Seeks Funding or Acquisition published on Aug 16, 2009


LenSec is a US based VMS developer.


LuxRiot is a developer of IP video surveillance software.

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Testing LuxRiot VMS (Version 1.7) published on Feb 28, 2010

March Networks

March Networks offers a broad line of video surveillance products, specializing in video management. March Networks was acquired by Chinese manufacturer Infinova in 2011.

Detailed Information on March Networks from IP Video Market Info
Testing March MegaPX Domes published on Sep 04, 2014
Installer / Service Tech Mobile App published on Jan 07, 2013
March Cloud Service Reviewed published on Jul 31, 2012
March Mobile Overview published on Jan 29, 2012
March Acquired by Infinova published on Dec 08, 2011

Milestone Systems

Milestone Systems offers a broad range of video management software.

Detailed Information on Milestone Systems from IP Video Market Info
Milestone CEO Fights Against CCTV 2.0 published on Jan 15, 2016
Milestone Arcus VMS Tested published on Oct 21, 2015
Milestone Launches Avigilon Conversion Program published on Oct 07, 2015
Milestone 'Free' Takeover of OnSSI Accounts published on Oct 02, 2015
Milestone CEO On Why He Aborted the IPO and Chose Canon published on Sep 15, 2015


Mirasys develops IP video surveillance software and NVRs with a focus on the European market.


Mobotix Mobotix manufactures megapixel cameras and video management systems. Key differentiators for Mobotix are: (1) provide the video management system for no charge and (2) do not require video management servers (video can be transmitted directly to storage). Mobotix'revenue is over $100 million USD.

Detailed Information on Mobotix from IP Video Market Info
Mobotix P25 Camera Tested published on Aug 04, 2015
Mobotix Wedge Panoramic Camera published on Dec 19, 2014
Claimed: All Surveillance Manufacturers Are Proprietary published on Nov 12, 2014
Mobotix Admits Channel Stuffing published on Aug 27, 2014
Mobotix Stock Plummeting published on Aug 18, 2014

Network Optix

Network Optix is a startup VMS developer. Network Optix OEMs to Digital Watchdog in the Americas.

NICE Systems

NICE Systems provides video management systems and PSIM software targeted at large end users at high pricing. The company is increasingly a niche player as newer entrants (e.g., Genetec and Milestone) have expanded into the mid and high end markets.

Detailed Information on NICE Systems from IP Video Market Info
NICE, Now Qognify, Releases Object Origin published on Sep 24, 2015
NICE Is Out Of the Video Surveillance Business / Now Qognify published on Aug 03, 2015
NICE Suspect Search - The Most Audacious New Release at ASIS 2014 published on Sep 25, 2014
NICE - Verint Merger Talks published on Jan 13, 2013
NiceVision Net 2.5 published on Dec 06, 2011


NUUO develops IP Video Surveillance Software, hybrid DVRs, NVRs and capture cards. See test results of their IP Video Surveillance Software. Compare to Exacq.

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NUUO Titan NVR Examined published on May 20, 2012
Testing Central Management System (NUUO) published on Jun 13, 2010
Special to Promote IP Migration published on Jan 17, 2010
Testing NUUO's IP Video Surveillance Software published on Jun 23, 2009
NUUO Company Overview published on Apr 25, 2009


OnSSI offers VMS software, OEMing Milestone's recorder component while developing their own client and management applications.

Detailed Information on OnSSI from IP Video Market Info
OnSSI Rebuts Milestone 'False Claims' published on Nov 16, 2015
The New Post-Milestone OnSSI Tested published on Jun 01, 2015
OnSSI Ocularis 5 - The Milestone Migration Begins published on Apr 14, 2015
OnSSI Acquires VMS Company Seetec published on Apr 08, 2015
OnSSI Mix and Match - Save Money on VMS? published on Jul 09, 2014


Panasonic is one of the largest manufacturer of surveillance cameras globally.

Detailed Information on Panasonic from IP Video Market Info
Panasonic Restructures Security Group published on Nov 03, 2015
Panasonic System President is Out published on Aug 19, 2015
Panasonic 4K / 12MP Camera Tested published on Aug 17, 2015
Panasonic Free VMS Licenses Program published on Apr 21, 2015
4K Panasonic Tested (Panoramic) published on Mar 25, 2015


Pelco is one of the largest video surveillance manufacturers, a leader in analog now making the migration to IP products.

Detailed Information on Pelco from IP Video Market Info
Pelco Optera 12MP Multi-Imager Tested published on Nov 09, 2015
Pelco Head Out, Diesel Exec In published on Oct 21, 2015
Pelco Criticizes Arecont's Multi-Imager published on Jul 10, 2015
Pelco Optera Multi-Imager Cameras published on Apr 07, 2015
Pelco's New VMS - VideoXpert published on Feb 02, 2015


QNAP offers NVR appliances. QNAP leverages its experience in manufacturing Network Attached Storage appliances to build solid, inexpensive NVR appliances for small camera counts. QNAP's NVRs support a modest variety of IP cameras are best positioned for home and small business market segments who are looking to replace DVR systems.

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QNAP Major Security Bug published on Jun 10, 2013
Examining QNAP VioStor Pro Series NVR published on Oct 03, 2010
QNAP NVRs Low-Cost IP Video Examined published on Nov 21, 2009


Salient is a VMS specialist providing IP Video Surveillance software and hybrid DVR appliances. For the IP video software, the company has 3 offerings: a basic line supporting up to 25 cameras, a Pro series that supports unlimited cameras with centralized management and an Enterprise series that adds Active Directory integration. Historically, the company has been focused in the US Southwest but started significant expansion efforts in 2008. Compare to Exacq and Milestone.

Detailed Information on Salient from IP Video Market Info
Salient Systems VMS Overview published on Nov 02, 2011
Examining S500 Low Cost Hybrid Appliance published on Sep 11, 2009
New Product Offering published on May 25, 2009
Appliances Released published on Apr 07, 2009


Secure-i offers hosted video surveillance management, eliminating the need for DVRs/NVRs at the customers location. Video is streamed off-site to Secure-i's facilities where it is stored and managed. Secure-i is partnered with Axis communications and currently only supports Axis cameras. Compare to byRemote.


SeeTec is an IP video surveillance software developer focused on the European market. While SeeTec has low recognition globally, IMS rates SeeTec as one of the largest sellers of IP video surveillance software.


Smartvue offers cloud based surveillance solutions including VMS servers with supported online cloud based video sharing, storage, as well as system management.

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Smartvue Cloud Connected $299 NVR published on Jun 24, 2013
99 Cent iPhone App published on Aug 18, 2009


Synectics offers a Video Management System, Synergy, that specializes in integrating and managing 3rd party systems. Synectics' strongest markets are casinos in the US and public deployments in the UK. In addition the VMS, Synectics manufacturers encoders and industrial cameras. Synectics report approximately $32 Million USD revenue in 2008. The Synergy product offering is best fit for larger, more complex environments. Compare to Genetec.

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Quadnectics / Synectics Sales Decline 2nd Half 2009 published on Mar 13, 2010


Verint is a mid size video surveillance manufacturer, offering an end to end solution. They have lost ground as the market has shifted into IP.

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Verint Surveillance Revenue Down 5% published on Jun 05, 2012
Verint Wins "Worst Surveillance Company 2011" published on Aug 10, 2011
Verint's Q1 2011 and PSIM Acquisition Price Examined published on Jun 08, 2011
Verint to Acquire Rontal, Offer PSIM published on Apr 03, 2011
Verint's Revenue Decline Continues Q3 2010 published on Dec 07, 2010


Vicon manufacturers a wide range of video surveillance products. One of the older companies in the industry, Vicon is widely considered to be a leader in analog CCTV. Over the last few years, Vicon has expanded their product portfolio to include both IP cameras and IP video surveillance software. Vicon provides free VMS licenses for use with Vicon cameras and OEMs integrated analytics through Agent Vi and access control from S2. Vicon is a publicly traded company, reporting 2008 annual revenues of $66.9 M USD. Compare Vicon to Verint, Pelco and American Dynamics.

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The Siliconization of Surveillance Cameras published on Oct 29, 2015
Milestone Employees Defecting to Vicon published on Jul 02, 2015
Weak: Vicon / IQinVision Financials Out published on Dec 12, 2014
Vicon CEO Losing Strategy published on Sep 30, 2014
Ex Milestone Exec Becomes Vicon CEO published on Sep 11, 2014

Video Insight

Video Insight is a US based and focused VMS manufacturer.

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Panasonic's Video Insight Take Over VMS Plan - $29 Per Channel published on Aug 25, 2015
Panasonic Video Insight VMS Tested published on Jul 06, 2015
Video Insight Marketing Stunt or $250K Surveillance Donation? published on Jan 08, 2014
Most Aggressive Pilot Program Ever? published on Mar 19, 2012
Video Insight VMS Overview published on Dec 08, 2011


VideoNext offers an integrated IP video management system. Their platform combines IP video surveillance software and PSIM functionalities into a unified solution. VideoNext features integration with a variety of third party systems, including access control and video analytics. VideoNext, unlike other PSIM solutions, does not support video management systems other than its own. VideoNext's core markets are the military and high end commercial/industrial.

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On Line Sales of VMS for Mac/iPhone published on Aug 16, 2009


VNS offers servers optimized for IP video surveillance software. VNS is partnered with OnSSI and Milestone. VNS competes with commercial off the shelf (COTS) servers from large computer manufacturers such as Dell or HP.

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IP Camera Tuning Kit Released published on Sep 10, 2009