Apparently the PRC's networking industry subsidy pales in comparison to the video surveillance subsidy.
IPVMU Certified | 05/10/16 06:34am
Not tested but found this:
Under Quick Overview (last bullet)... better be "delete this post"
As stated here switches are independently developed... but still I have a great doubt about this statement. Most likely technologies and platform were bought and then OS were modified to fit "independently developed".
Look, there is a lot of labor involved in taking one of their $200 POE NVR's and ripping out the display/storage subsystems and then flipping the bezel from front to back, it's a wonder they don't cost more...
Pro Focus LLC | 05/10/16 11:45am
Yikes! I hope they don't plan on moving many of those?
I believe the cost may be due to the fact that they can act as M.F.s, or Master Firmware Servers, for a wide range of devices, both Hik and non-Hik alike, that may be discovered during the commissioning process, or anytime thereafter.
To avoid meddling or detection, the MFs are encoded in the POE magnetics chip, which are normally composed of Analog components thereby making it virtually suspicion free.
Unfortunately, these M.F. chips are not cheap, but then again they are very reliable.
You get what you pay for. ;)