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Video Management System Vendor Comparison v.2.0

by John Honovich, IPVM posted on Jan 26, 2009 About John Contact John

Adds Axis and Mobotix to initial comparison of Cisco, DvTel, Genetec, IndigoVision, Milestone, OnSSI and Verint; Evaluates free video management software offerings; Examines 8 key differentiators in-depth. (This replaces version 1.0).

In this second and significantly enhanced version of the VMS vendor comparison, the focus is helping you understand:

  • Why Customers Choose Certain Video Management Systems
  • How the market for Video Management is changing

In my experience running an integrator and Product Management for a manufacturer, 8 key differentiators exist that make or break deals for video management system.

A 9th differentiator is rapidly gaining prominence. Axis and Mobotix represent a growing trend in the evolution of video management systems.
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