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Ironic. How does one justify this?
Well, how about Arecont screwing up. Arecont was the original low cost MP camera provider. They lost their huge lead because quality products and supporting customers was seen as a necessary evil (i.e., 1 and 2).
I feel bad though for Arecont's employees, many are good people. Ultimately, though, it was Arecont's execs greed, putting short term profits (and now cashing out) over building a long term strong company.
And, yes, as an American, this is especially embarrassing but Arecont has no one to blame for driving their abused customers to a division of the Chinese government.