How important is Germany to you? My understanding is that there are a number of domestic German VMS/recorder companies that are prominent in Germany but weak outside of continental Europe (e.g., Seetec).
btw, the top VMS leader in Europe is a VCR....
IPVMU Certified | 01/06/15 09:07am
Just my experience: Dallmeier and Geutebrück are traditional HW manufacturers, (still) trying to sell complete solutions. But as for Mobotix, it's getting harder to convince someone to stay strictly on one manufacturer. If it comes to real VMS, you will find Seetec mainly in Germany and Switzerland, Milestone across Europe, AxxonSoft mainly in Eastern Europe (but growing in DACH and Spain), Genetec in France for sure. Another main player in DACH is Schille (DiViCro Software, SiNVR for Siemens). Also, you will see a lot of aimetis Installations across Europe, used as VMS (not always with analytics). Bosch in Germany still takes some advantage of being a manufacturer and installer at the same time.
In general, and I believe it's the same for the U.S. and Canada, the market is quite fragmented.
Thanks everyone for your insights. It's really appreciated.