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I am a regular on both the Genetec and Axis user forums and those hit both end of the spectrum types of forums.

Genetec is slower moving, with fewer members and discussion, but really good, problem solving information. To get to the Genetec forum you need to have a partner login.

Axis forums are completely open to the public, tend to be busier but there is a load of responses that rarely get to the core of solving real problems; and the good problem solving posts just get buried under 1000s of posts about streaming X model camera to VLC over the Internet.

Has anyone had experience with other manufacturers forums (good/bad/indifferent)?

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