Industry Recognized VMS Tiers? Genetec Tier 1? Milestone Tier 2?

In this forum it appears that both Genetec and Milestone are both highly regarded VMSes

However, I've also read that Genetec is categorised by the industry as a 'tier 1' system (e.g. targetted at 1,000+ cameras, support cross failover, etc) while Milestone is a 'tier 2' VMS and is more suited for small/medium sized customers. Is this generally accepted?

Does this type of industry tier classification for VMSes exist? Is it well regarded and is it published anywhere? (I've made a few token efforts with Google but to no avail).

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