>There is one product sure to get the Matt Ion / Todd Rockoff BFF award. Can you find it?
Hahahahah wow. I've heard a lot of talk of "tri-brids" for the last three years or so, this is the first time I've actually seen someone offer one (not that I've actually spent much any time perusing HDcctv products).
If you can guess the winner of 'Best in Show', we'll pay you $100 via paypal . Rules - must post on this thread, with your real name, one guess per person with a short explanation why, only the first person guessing gets the $100.
Because the industry appears convinced that security integrators can compete with the home automation providers at their own game, plus the device came out 2 months after last years show so it couldn't win for 2012.
NUUO NVRsolo - because it attempts a combination of two things no open system IP CCTV system has yet to successfully achieve:
1. One-click connection of third party IP cameras (However I am VERY skeptical that it will work more than a few big brands - but its is very nice of them to have the guts to try this - would be very interested to know just exactly how they have managed to assign IP address to cameras sitting in different IP ranges/subnets or multiple cameras with the same default factory IP address)
2. FREE cloud based ezNUUO remote viewing without router configuration (It is unclear whether this is a true cloud relay system like Splashtop's Anyware Access Pack - but I cannot imagine how they would do it otherwise because it specifically touts the ability to pass firewalls and avoid router configuration). I find this very interesting because IP video is bandwidth intensive and bandwidth costs money - how can NUUO manage to pay for this bandwidth FOREVER if large numbers of NVRsolo customers choice to use this when the street price of the NVRsolo is under $800?
Bohan, I do not think NVRSolo has a shot at 'best in show', simply because this contest almost always rewards science fiction style products and what NUUO offering is too down to Earth. I am not saying it's bad, just that it doesn't fit the historical pattern.
A number of companies are already offering free remote viewing without router configuration. Typically what is done is a central cloud server facilitates a connection between the recorder and the remote viewer but the video is streamed directly from the recorder to the remote viewer without going through their cloud service. Compare to March Network's Cloud Service.
The VideoIQ Rialto R-Series should win. Adding VideoIQs analytics to most any camera without installing servers or flashing the camera. I already like the VideoIQ HD-iCRVs. This should be a great product.
1. Every single voting judge at least understands what a padlock does. Some of those other products are iffy in the minds of the voting panel, mark it down.
2. RMR. RMR is king, don't you know? High marks for RMR, always!
3. The manufacturer's promotional literature uses the term 'geofence'. Holy crap, that sounds awesome.
4. Like farmers, everyone has a sentimental attachment to locksmiths. You know, those dirty, crotchety gremlins that ride around in old dented conversion vans with a bunch of random keys swinging on peghooks in the back. We love those guys! By golly, they deserve some new product awards, too!
5. The parent company is a BIG name on the showfloor, with a BIG show budget with BIG rent and BIG economic impact.
Maybe if the padlock included a 3G module and tamper detection and could signal a monitoring station when someone tries to pick it... plus a micro-camera inside the barrel to snap a face shot of whoever is monkeying with it... uploading the pictures to a cloud service, natch. Bonus points if they make it work with HDcctv-over-3G.
I choose the HBOX because it is a COTS (Commercial of the shelf) product version of the 2010 Sarnoff Iris on the Move. In a previous life I worked on two joint projects with HBOX and Brijot whole body imaging product where this was deployed and it worked great. At a Border Crossings demonstration in Mexico we were able to screen close 50 people per minute for IRIS identification and concealed items.
Yes John, I read your review on the 3000 and believe DRS has an interesting approach to the thermal market, plus they are not newbees in this technology, the company (group) has been around for 50+ years
I thought I may have had an inside track at the selection process and maybe even a hint at the award winner when I received my exclusive email invitation to (drumroll), the ISC West Executive's Club Cocktail Reception. Imagine rubbing elbows with the elites of the industry.
But all for naught, as my invitation was immediately followed with:
"A few minutes ago you may have received an email inviting you to the ISC Executive’s Club Cocktail Hours. Please disregard. The ISC Executive’s Club functions are private events for Executive’s Club Members only. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience and I hope to see you at ISC West April 10-12, Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV."
Mary Beth Shaughnessy Manager Targeted Attendee Program ISC Events
So, I'll have to go with Brian and the padlock. What do I know?
I cast my vote for the DRS low cost IP thermal camera series for a couple reasons: 1. Thermals are great but have been too expensive 2. thermals can make analytics work (sometimes) 3. They should cause FLIR some pain 4. might be a game changer for outdoor and perimeter systems 5. No one has voted for it yet, so I stand a chance of winning!
My second choice would be the Raytec IP iluminator because it has an IP address and light bulbs. Ok, LEDs, but show press might favor it because it's an IP product with a story. I wonder if Cisco will buy them since it would use another switch port to power it!
Does that padlock have an IP address? I didn't think so! But if it did, clearly covers all bases!
Even if you like that the camera runs on Windows, still a weird thing that it can win best product overall, even with this award's dubious history. On the other hand, given how weak the options are, it's hard to argue for any candidate definitively.