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

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  • Cisco Merakai Cloud Managed Security Cameras This looks promising.
  • Looking for anyone that has experience deploying or supporting Cisco VMS at a 3500 plus camera level.
  • ... Camio test Checkvideo, US Cisco, US Citilog, France Cognimatics, Sweden (purchased by Axis in 2016) Digital Barriers,...
  • ... However, since then the number has grown sharply and now includes: Joint Cisco/Cree LED Partnership Phillips Lighting: LuxSpace PoE Lights Innovative Genisys PoE...
  • ... Bosch, BVMS, Germany Cathexis (i), CathexisVision, Africa Cisco, Video Surveillance Manager, US Dahua, SmartPSS, China Dallmeier, SeMSy III,...
  • Looks like Cisco's RV110W, RV130W and RV215W routers have a reported vulnerability. It seems that it's primarily...
  • This study provides the foundations for video surveillance professionals to understand the...
  • After a history of errors, Cisco has finally raised the white flag in access. But in a smart move, they have partnered with a...
  • ...variants connected to a single Techpoint chip all being displayed at 1080p at the monitor in the screen: Cisco Sells Surrenders Access Control Cisco has surrendered its access control offering to Identiv....
  • ...follows their current data center guidelines and that we add to the existing VSphere environment using Cisco UCS servers and a Dell storage area network. For this project, we evaluated the option of using...
  • ... Test Equipment In this test, we used a Cisco SF302 Switch, Hikvision Midspan, Pelco IXP51 IP Camera, & a Byte Brothers Power...
  • ... Cisco a No Show Cisco, which scored 5th place last time around got zero mentions in this survey....
  • ... We have a 2 building facility connected by fiber and Cisco 3500 switch. The main building will have 34 cameras. The second building will have 9 cameras....
  • ... Cisco Back Speaking of failing to execute, after missing 2015, Cisco is back with a quite large 40 x...
  • ...industry at large, network hardening guides are common, outlining recommendations (as an example, see this Cisco hardening guide) to make the network more secure. Many/most of these recommendations apply to...
  • I am currently evaluating a Cisco "Video Surveillance Operations Manger" (VSOM) surveillance system and I'm throwing a couple of...
  • ..., see this Cisco hardening guide). However, cybersecurity is generally an after thought in the physical security...
  • We are using Cisco VSOM with new Hikvision Dark Fighter PTZ's and experiencing drop-out issues. CAT 6 cable lengths...
  • 'Everyone' knew Cisco would dominate video surveillance back in 2008. They failed. But, they have not given...
  • When I was with a big VMS manufacturer, my single largest dealer was a Cisco VAR that focused on schools. They sometimes would make next to nothing on the surveillance...
  • ... Buy Canon Cameras Cisco Snores 'Breakthrough' in Price The Montreal Philosopher is Back Look at our Cheap Looking...
  • ...our recent Favorite Network Switches for Surveillance 2015 survey, one member mentioned Meraki, now a Cisco company, as their favorite. Meraki's big claim is cloud-based management of their switches,...
  • ...commentary [premium_content] The Favorites This chart shows the responses: As with our 2012 results, Cisco, HP, and Netgear once again dominated the responses with near 70% of integrators selecting one...
  • Sales Leads Survey Results on Mar 16, 2015
    ..." "We monitor public RFQ's through various services" "I have the luxury of being part of large Cisco Gold Partner. Most of my leads come from direct referral or directly from our sales reps...
  • ... They do have one Cisco Gigabit switch in one of the IDFs, but still all copper. Their current "core" switch is a...
  • ... Why would a municipality go out for bid for a Street Surveillance system when they already own Cisco Video Surveillance Platform and Stream Manager software? Why not just use what they have in...
  • ... They are using a CISCO Unified Connection Manager System (version 9.1.1.20000-5) as their telco operating system. Your...
  • ... UPoE is a non-standard variant of PoE created by Cisco which uses all four pairs of the cable to deliver up to 60W. Vivotek offers their own models of...
  • ..." "Cisco Access. We have decided to Not sell this product line anymore because Cisco is doing a horrible...
  • Has anyone had any exposure to the Cisco VMS and Cisco branded IP Cameras ?
  • ...  In security, they are practically unknown, with most users preferring Cisco, Netgear, HP, and a few others for switching. What is Fabric Connect? Avaya's claimed...
  • ...design a skinny, longitudinal server cabinet, and was planning on using this Wallit Box to wall-mount a Cisco SG300-28MP switch. However, when I received the switch, I saw this blurb in the manual: "Only...
  • Whilst probable best practice is to use Ebiquiti in small to medium wireless CCTV environments and Cisco in enterprise CCTV wireless solutions, budget consideration no doubt, becomes a...
  • Cisco Access Control? on May 22, 2014
    A customer is requesting it but it looks like the line is being dropped?
  • ... Indeed, even the new CEO (from Cisco) in 2013, was evidently content or constrained to stay their more modest course. And now they...
  • ... Cisco Cisco camera in fifth, with the main theme from integrators was that it was because they are...
  • Please provide a user review on a Cisco 6400 IP camera with integrated IR
  • A prospect has VSOM running on it's Cisco ISR platform on a VM. I don't have all the technical details of the environment. They are not...
  • There's a 33 minute video here on this subject: The presenter is a penetration tester from a...
  • ... I guess Cisco is still in the camera bidness? [UPDATE: This discussion has evolved into a sophisticated...
  • ... Now Cisco has announced that they "plan to open-source [their] H.264 codec, and to provide it as a binary...
  • Cisco VMS 2013 Progress? on Oct 02, 2013
    Is Cisco still in the VMS arena and are they relevant? I have not seen them anywhere recently.
  • ...this out there and see if anyone has experienced similar issues with using the 3500 or 2960 series of Cisco network switches. We have very many installations using the lower end ESW Series and have had no...
  • ... Included are Cisco, HP, and Netgear, the top three manufacturers as chosen by our integrator members. PoE Switches...
  • ... "Join us and learn how security users like Cisco and Microsoft are using specifications from the PSIA to operate more cost effectively while...
  • Is Cisco An OEM Of Nuuo? on Jun 05, 2013
    ... An integrator was told that Nuuo told them that they OEM to Cisco. Anyone know if there is a grain of truth to this? I know that Cisco originally had their...
  • Cisco Exec to Lead Firetide on May 27, 2013
    ... Now, the company has announced a new CEO, tapping Cisco veteran John McCool who spent 17 years with Cisco, most recently serving as CTO and senior VP of...
  • ... Ironically, the IHS report lists Cisco as the top vendor in the wireless surveillance market. This might be but only because the...
  • ...February, Canatelo filed complaints against 14 companies, including Axis Communications, Toshiba, Canon, Cisco Systems, TrendNet and Sony claiming the companies ripped off its motion detection capabilities....
  • Silent PoE Switches on Mar 03, 2013
    We use the Cisco 200 and 300 series for our projects. A very big problem though for us is that the 24 and 48 port...
  • ... This soon to be classic article titled, "Why a one-room West Virginia library runs a $20,000 Cisco router" is a great case study. You pretty much know where this one is headed and, frankly, it's...
  • ... Example 4: Using Sony SNCCH210 HD cameras, and a Cisco SRW208P switch, we could power eight cameras, as the camera consumes only 3W (Class 1 PoE). The...
  • Dear Friends, I'm looking for small integration work b/w Cisco VSM (6.x.x or 7.0) and Cisco IP phone. One of our partner/customer has VSM solution and would...
  • ... Furthermore, based on data gathered from a Cisco case study, at least 67% of all Cisco-BYOD devices do not include NFC chips: While NFC chip...
  • ...progress (or lack thereof) of the following companies: Axis 3VR Arecont Vision Avigilon Bosch Cisco Genetec March Microsoft Milestone Systems Mobotix Samsung Sony [premium_content]The Most...
  • Cisco has unquestionably become the best company in video surveillance ... for people to laugh at....
  • ...ADT appears to be throwing money behind Proximex as it has the biggest booth it probably ever had: Cisco's Big Big Booth Most physical security managers probably either don't care about Cisco (or fear...
  • Finally, Cisco may have a winner for the surveillance market. It has taken 6 years and, ironically, comes from...
  • ...stations Cloud Based Network Monitoring (Vunetrix) - Simplifies health monitoring of surveillance systems Cisco Media Services Proxy - Automates network setup for 3rd party IP cameras Concealed Vertical...
  • ...CCNP / CCIE: Typically overkill for surveillance, unless you will have hundreds of cameras going over a Cisco network. That said, those certifications are typically a good sign that a tech is smart and...
  • ... However, since then the number has grown sharply and now includes: Joint Cisco/Cree LED Partnership Phillips Lighting: LuxSpace PoE Lights Innovative Genisys PoE...
  • PoE Power Problems on May 23, 2012
    ... As an example, Cisco's 300 series managed switches (7.5W per port, 180W total) sell for about $500 online. Moving to...
  • ... Cisco The Cisco small business line provides the best balance of feature set and price for...
  • Cellular/4G for IP Cameras on Apr 17, 2012
    ... Cisco, SonicWALL, and Proxicast are common examples. Due to their typical featuresets, full-sized...
  • ... According to a report in the Wall Street Journal in May, Cisco Systems has sold half a million cameras to Southwest China's Chongqing municipality to help the...
  • Cisco's big surveillance announcement for Spring 2012 is virtualizing VMS software. Last Fall, Cisco...
  • PoE: Switch vs. Midspan on Mar 12, 2012
    ... Many of our municipal clients furnish their own switches or have direct accoutns with HP, Dell, or Cisco and want to purchase them direct. The cost differential between a PoE switch and a non-PoE...
  • ...[premium_content] The Responses Here is a visual breakdown of the top choices: More integrators chose Cisco, at 31%, than any other. Netgear followed, at 20%, with HP barely behind, at 19%. An additional...
  • ... This example installation will have 2 Cisco 48-port PoE network switches and 5 NVR appliances installed in a single rack. We will assume...
  • An end user recently came to us with a detailed report about the challenges he is having with Cisco's video surveillance solution. His report, written in his own words, shares important...
  • ...  Cisco Risk: Very limited line, limited third party support, high costs, questions over Cisco's long...
  • We are proud to announce the industry's first Video Surveillance Buyer's Guide, a 30 page report...
  • VMS Buyer's Guide on Oct 03, 2011
    ...CiscoRisk: A stumbling IT giant, Cisco has never established firm footing in the surveillance market. The product portfolio is limited...
  • ... We believe this is what happening with recent cutbacks/changes for Cisco, GVI, IQinVision and Pivot3. Certainly, there are others facing similar risks that will shortly...
  • This report provides a summary of key announcements and news being made related to or around the...
  • Where is Cisco going in the physical security market? In this note, we provide answers both to their overall...
  • After a rough 5 year period in the physical security industry, Cisco will be restructuring their Physical Security Business Unit (PSBU) that includes video...
  • For years, we've been critical of Cisco's video surveillance efforts and the whole Cisco 'mystique'. In 2008, we projected that "Cisco...
  • ... Notably absent from this lawsuit are Axis, Pelco and Cisco. As we examined in our OV future review, Axis has licensed patents from OV to protect itself...
  • ... The biggest brand left pushing OV is Cisco, an equally struggling surveillance provider. Why this huge round? First, it certainly is huge...
  • In this note, we examine Cisco's announcement that it will discontinue sales of one of its two VMS software solutions - Stream...
  • ... Detailed Equipment Cost Comparisons For these comparisons, we chose the Cisco 300 series, the lowest cost member of their small business managed switch line.  Note that none...
  • ... Cisco Cisco acquired VMS provider Broadware in 2007 for an undisclosed sum and encoder/VMS provider...
  • Cisco's approach to video surveillance management is uncommon. Before one can appreciate how it is...
  • ...integration impacts a product's suitability Why Milestone has struggled in the casino market What Cisco did right and what issues they face In this special report, surveillance experts Zebedeo...
  • ...high end applications such as airports - 2007 revenue of $28M CAD and 104 employees) For the network, "Cisco hardware products are the only products allowed because the Airport's existing networks are...
  • Now more than 4 years from Cisco's first foray into the video surveillance market, the industry waits for Cisco's big move or key...
  • ...survey, we included the following companies:ComnetEtherWANGarrettcomKorenixMoxaPlanetWe did not include Cisco in this report. While they do have industrial switches, those models not support...
  • ...pressure on sticking with analog for new projects and increases the difficulty of considering HDcctv.Cisco Product ExpansionSince the Cisco / Pelco partnership a year ago, Cisco has been relatively...
  • A key component of Cisco's emerging physical security strategy is the integration of three systems: surveillance, access...
  • ... In our Pro reviews, we examine Cisco's new PSIM and the suppliers of Cisco's new technology.We think this is a very interesting...
  • ...Cameras - (see IPVM Pro Review) BriefCam Embedded in Milestone's SmartClient - (see IPVM Pro Review)Cisco Physical Security Operations Manager - (see IPVM Pro Review)Cisco Sources of PSIM and...
  • At ASIS 2010, Cisco expanded into two major new product categories - 'PSIM' and video analytics. This is certainly a...
  • Cisco has announced a Physical Security Operations Manager (PSOM) application that provides a unified...
  • Cisco is adding two (2) new VGA resolution IP cameras to their SMB IP camera line up. The new VC220...
  • IP Camera Standards Battle? on Sep 11, 2010
    ...they seem motivated to protect the interests of the largest selling camera manufactures PSIA: Lead by Cisco and supported by a half dozen camera manufacturers, they seem motivated to protect the interests...
  • ... (As an example, see our test of Cisco-Linksys's basic managed switch). However, they lack more advanced features and functionalities...
  • ... In this report we test a Cisco-Linksys SRW208P small business class managed switch we purchased from Amazon.  The SRW series...
  • ...Compared This comparison is based on the following test results:Archerfish SoloD-Link DCS-920Linksys Cisco WVC-80NLogitech HD USB Camera Pro 9000Lorex LNE1001Microsoft Lifecam Cinema USBPanasonic...
  • Interview with BRS Labs on Jul 07, 2010
    ...total installations reported by BRS Labs Dubai Airport and Ceva Transportation cited as customers Cisco, IBM and Unisys reported as resellers and potential acquirers: "Our resellers are the companies...