Was Creating ONVIF a Wise Decision For Axis?

Formed in 2008 by Axis, Sony and Bosch ONVIF has been, by most estimates, a successful standards initiative, achieving mostly what it set out to do.

But has it been successful for Axis itself?

  • Do you think they regret it?
  • Did it cut short its golden age of high margins and market clout?
  • How do they feel now about its 'success'?
  • What would have happened had they opposed all standards?
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