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  • This is a concise history of video surveillance covering the past decade.  The goal is to help...
  • ...on the ASIS show floor, touting positive IPVM coverage and bragging about Axis 'reverse takeover' of Canon, providing a glimpse into the tactics and approach of the Canon...
  • ASIS 2016 Day 2 Review on Sep 13, 2016
    ... More Slow Traffic Day 1 / Still Unhappy Day 2 Low New Products Axis Beats Canon Axis Shows Off Canon / Axis Mobotix Founder Out / Mobotix Opening Up Headshot Lounge A...
  • ... But now, Axis is teaming up with their parent company Canon to go after the super high resolution market, taking aim at Avigilon. In this report, we...
  • The wasteful Axis / Canon conflict is ending. After more than a year of Canon's video surveillance group competing with...
  • While Axis celebrates their end to end system win at top 50 global retailer H&M, their Canon sister company Milestone is proclaiming that end-to-end solutions like Axis' are a "dead...
  • ... Of course, Axis is Milestone's sister company, both owned by Canon. Still, it might be surprising to think of Axis as a VMS company. But Axis has chosen to do so...
  • ...popular acquisition targets in the security industry the past few years (with Tyco acquiring Exacq, Canon acquiring Milestone, Panasonic acquiring Video Insight, OnSSi acquring Seetec, etc., etc.) Now,...
  • ...Being Brought In From Asia" ADI Expo Questions "Laughable If They Weren't Genuine" Axis CEO: Axis And Canon Are 'Competitors In The Market' In terms of reads, discussions tends to skew to more business...
  • ... Axis' Lens Partner Canon, the parent company of Axis, has a long history of optics development and advanced technologies...
  • Axis / Canon Conflict on May 18, 2016
    Canon spent $2.8B to acquire Axis, and in doing so created one of the industries largest product line...
  • ...Konica, Canon, etc. Educating our customers and offering more value in our product offering. - Educating on...
  • ... Worst Sibling Rivalry - Canon vs Axis Canon had a big booth and did not hesitate to compete directly with their subsidiary...
  • ...Million Stock Buy Back Again Avigilon Poison Pill Preps For Sale BRS Labs Is Gone; Giant Gray Is Here Canon Launches Joint Canon / Milestone Financing Hikvision Growth Rate and Profits Falling Hikvision...
  • The "completely separate" companies of Canon and Milestone have a great promotion for you. Get low financing terms and possible rebates on...
  • ... The Canon subsidiary is now the Open Platform Community. Indeed, Milestone's CEO is promising "non-linear...
  • ... Milestone, who was previously #2, remained relatively stable, with no impact shown from the Canon acquisition. Genetec gained, previously #3, their support increased markedly, moving into a...
  • Successor is Massaya Maeda, senior managing director. Story.
  • ..., by Canon for $2.8 billion USD last year) but they generally do not buy other companies, typically...
  • Is Milestone simply a pawn of Canon, destined to be merged with Axis to be Avigilon 2.0? No, declares Milestone's CEO. Indeed, not...
  • ...many valuable assets: The 'best' end to end offering of any of the end to end providers (leaving Canon / Axis / Milestone out of this given that they are one but independent). Strong video analytics...
  • Watch here (1:30 mark): Axis CEO adds Axis / Canon competition will 'probably stay for quite some time'. That's the same thing that we are seeing....
  • ... Canon Aftermath / Chinese Race to the Bottom It is hard to criticize Axis overall since they pulled...
  • FLIR Acquires DVTel on Nov 30, 2015
    ... FLIR Feedback Speaking with FLIR, two particular points of interest to note: Unlike Canon's 'Chinese wall', FLIR fully plans to integrate the sales and marketing efforts of DVTel and...
  • VMS Market Getting Tougher on Nov 19, 2015
    ... Even the Canon / Axis / Milestone case, where they have explicitly declared they are not bundling still creates...
  • ..., Tyco / Exacq, Panasonic / VI, Canon / Axis / Milestone), Avigilon's CEO emphasized that Avigilon differed by being developed end to...
  • ..." [Emphasis Added] Canon has already started boasting about being largest surveillance systems company in the world, but...
  • With both Axis and Milestone firmly entrenched as Canon subsidiaries, Canon is starting to tout its industry leadership. In this note, we examine...
  • Winners Losers Fall 2015 on Oct 12, 2015
    ... It is hard to understand what Milestone's strategy is since their acquisition of Canon. Axis Speaking of Canon's acquisitions, Axis had the deal of the decade. They certainly won...
  • ... Most likely this is explained by PSA not carrying Canon (Milestone's parent) or Axis (Milestone's corporate sibling). Nonetheless, if Milestone wants to...
  • ... This combined with Milestone's larger brand and their resources as a Canon subsidiary / Axis sibling company provides them a powerful base. However, switching to...
  • In the new Canon's Partnership (€8K value) the products for new projects must be "only" Milestone, Canon and Axis...
  • ...Accolades 2015 Winners Avigilon Embedded Access Controller Axis Explosion Protected Camera Housings Canon (Non Axis) High Sensitivity Network Camera Exacq 7.2 Release Access Control...
  • Canon security engineers are sure to create a little sibling rivalry with their engineer friends at...
  • ...interesting as he explains the issues in the IPO process and why it was aborted in favor of choosing the Canon acquisition, including how Avigilon hurt their IPO prospects. [premium_content] Problems With...
  • ... In this note we: Examine Avigilon's management barriers to a buyout Compare Canon / Axis to an Avigilon acquisition Assess the potential for a Chinese...
  • ... Given that they are backed by Canon and Canon seemingly does not care about making money, at least in the short term, it is possible...
  • ...areas hurt the most What the bright spot for Axis is How Axis is in denial on degrading outlook Why Canon overpaid by a billion dollars [premium_content] Canon / Axis Ownership Though Axis is now a...
  • ... After the Canon buyout, Milestone clearly became less interesting but Vicon, a long time ago leader, had fallen...
  • ... The new Canon subsidiary and Milestone sibling has changed their go-to-market approach. In this note, we...
  • The $100 MP Era is Here on May 13, 2015
    ..., Tyco/Exacq, Panasonic/VideoInsight, Canon/Axis/Milestone). Even the most successful recent solution provider, Avigilon is clearly feeling...
  • Canon 'owns' Axis. However, a hedge fund is causing pains for the companies as it attempts to...
  • We talk industry growth rates, Axis, Canon, Milestone, multi-imagers, Avigilon and more. 0:10 - Axis Announcement 3:57 - Canon...
  • Worst ISC West Showing 2015 on Apr 20, 2015
    ... Milestone Case For: In their first ISC since being acquired by Canon, Milestone launched no major releases (their 'biggest' was a new LPR version). Instead of simply...
  • In their first financials after Canon has agreed to purchase Axis at a massive premium, Axis delivers more bad results. Inside this...
  • ...beaning mode Axis low cost premium cameras Bosch super long range IR PTZ Briefcam enhanced analytics Canon new IP cameras Hikvision new products IC Realtime 26MP panoramic Louroe audio...
  • Axis Co-founder Martin Gren opined on the Canon acquisition: "The first time I met, I never thought we'd accept the offer. What we bring to the...
  • ...Wasted A real 'micro' camera Avigilon 7K On Display Axis 33MP on Display The Axis Wet Dog Feature Canon and Milestone Happy Together Taking Shots at Milestone Axis is an Elephant Seriously... Buy...
  • New Products Spring 2015 on Apr 12, 2015
    ...significant deals happening month after month Here are major business events / deals occurring in 2015: Canon to Buy Axis, Will Own Axis and Milestone OnSSI Acquires VMS Company Seetec Panasonic Buys VMS...
  • ...down the strengths and weaknesses of this combination, and how it matches up against Axis/Milestone/Canon. [premium_content] Background OnSSI is a private company based in New York, USA and has...
  • This might be the best or most crazy security idea since The Pepper-Spraying Camera. A startup...
  • ... That noted, Axis will likely soon be a subsidiary of Canon, and the sibling company to Milestone. Though Canon has denied any cross-selling categorically,...
  • ... But if Canon does buy an access control manufacturer who should it be?
  • ...recent financials including: Their real growth rate Becoming a US manufacturer Their position on the Canon / Axis offer OV patent licensing revenue The long awaited new...
  • Now wholly owned by Canon, Milestone's CEO admitted that they lied about not planning an IPO in 2014, as we reported at...
  • Shootout: 4K vs PTZ Cameras on Feb 19, 2015
    ... Axis, Bosch, Canon and FLIR Cameras Tested To find out, we tested three PTZs (from Axis, FLIR and Canon) against...
  • ...a 'Super Avigilon'? Will Axis and Milestone merge to become an 'end to end' solution? No, declares Canon. Inside this note, we share and examine Canon's declaration to IPVM about the future of the two...
  • ...have compiled a list of 14 IP camera manufacturers (including ACTi, Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Canon, Dahua, Geovision, Hikvision, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sony, and Vivotek), what IP addressing...
  • Canon has gone from nothing to arguably the most powerful video surveillance manufacturer in 8...
  • ... Just 8 months after buying Milestone, Canon is set to buy Axis. Canon has offered $2.8 billion USD for Axis, a ~50% premium over Axis stock...
  • ... We asked Genetec about their reaction to Canon's deal to buy Axis. Here is their response and our analysis. [premium_content] On the overall...
  • ... Following the 2013 Tyco acquisition of Exacq and the 2014 Canon acquisition of Milestone, now Panasonic has acquired VideoInsight. In this note, we provide...
  • ... Axis Axis financial results continue to trend downward and now Axis is going to be bought by Canon for $2.8 billion. Bosch Bosch bought a US integrator doing ~$190 million revenue, assuring the...
  • ... Manufacturers Covered We 'secret shopped' 12 manufacturers including: Avigilon Axis Bosch Canon Exacq Genetec Milestone Mobotix Vivotek Panasonic Pelco Samsung Sony Note: Acti,...
  • ... Related Tests For Milestone's parent company's products, see our Canon IP Camera Test 2014. Contrast to other recent IPVM tests, including Exacq VMS...
  • ...Login required: No Average upgrade time: ~5 minutes Batch upgrade: Yes, using Bosch Configuration Manager Canon Canon requires users to download a large .zip file (~310 MB) which, when unzipped and...
  • The shocking acquisition of Milestone by Canon and the rapid ascent of 'solution' provider Avigilon has increased questions about the viability...
  • Canon's acquisition of Milestone is now complete. Milestone's CEO sent out a letter, copied below: On...
  • ...   We tested it against Axis, Bosch and Canon minidomes to compare performance in even light, WDR and low light scenes.[premium_content]Key...
  • Testing Canon IP Cameras on Jun 30, 2014
    Canon now owns one of the top global VMS offerings but how good are their IP cameras? Will the...
  • Canon and Milestone celebrate at IFSEC. Submit your caption.
  • ...consensus of manufacturers is that Milestone will be weakened in the aftermath of their sell off to Canon. VMS rivals are especially excited about this turn of events while camera manufacturers are...
  • In another discussion (canon/milestone) a comment was made about "low cost" cameras. I consider under-$200US to be "low...
  • ... Canon's acquisition of Milestone will impact the industry for years to come. But who fared the best...
  • Milestone Acquired by Canon on Jun 13, 2014
    ... Milestone has been acquired by the European subsidiary of Canon. Canon's stated aim is "combining the strengths of Canon's innovative imaging technology with...
  • Canon promotes a technology called smart shade control, it is promoted to be: "even more effective...
  • I've seen the posts regarding the few Avigilon Pro, Ampleye, and Indigovision cameras use with Canon EF mount lenses. Are there OTHER cams that have the EF LENS CAPABILITY? My cam interest is as a...
  • I work for Canon. We have new IP camera models and firmware updates on existing models coming to the market over...
  • Still in the R&D phases, but looks interesting: New Canon Full Frame 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • Should you be using 20MP cameras? Once considered science fiction, 20 Megapixel cameras are now a...
  • SD vs. HD PTZ Shootout on Aug 20, 2011
    ... The cameras included: A 40X SD PTZ (Canon VB-C60) A 20X MP PTZ (Canon VB-M40) An 18x HD PTZ (Panasonic WV-SC385) We did a series of...
  • ...08 Lux (B/W) Canon VB-C60 (online $1225) - VGA D/N; 1/4" CCD; Built-in lens (F1.6 ~ F5.6); 0.2 Lux...
  • ... Canon's New Megapixel Cameras Examined In this note, we examine the announcement of 3 new megapixel...
  • In this note, we examine the announcement of 3 new megapixel cameras from Canon. The release includes a PTZ, dome and box camera as well as video analytics and ONVIF...
  • ... Compared to a Canon VB-C60, an SD camera that provides a 40x optical zoom, the Indigovisions' widest FoV is slightly...
  • ...limitations in capabilities and performance for specific scenarios Compare to tests of other IP PTZs: Canon VB-C60 and Cisco PVC-300.[premium_content]Product Overview The LILIN 2124 is a 12x optical PTZ...
  • ... Probably the most frequently mentioned product of Canon is their 40x optical zoom, network PTZ camera - the VB-C60. We tested the Canon VB-C60 PTZ with...
  • Canon's IP Cameras Examined on Oct 13, 2009
    While Canon is a $50 Billion USD company and a major supplier of digital cameras, they are not a major force...