There's no doubt that Axis has been the central force in creating an ecosystem of partnerships within the IP video surveillance industry.
The state of that ecosystem is in decline, or at least, under attack. As we noted in a recent discussion:
"Their partner ecosystem is falling apart anyway, right? Each time a major VMS gets bought out by a conglomerate and every time the Chinese manufacturers make inroads and Avigilon expands, that's less and less of the world for an open partner ecosystem."
One member, in response, posed us the question of this discussion:
Do you believe an ecosystem, like the one Axis created, is good or bad for IP video surveillance?
On one level, the easy answer is yes but if it is so good, then why are so many moving successfully away from it? And what will become of it?