As mentioned in a different thread, Clearpix Technology out of Liberty, Missouri, appears to be a rare Avigilon OEM. Maybe someone can explain why, after working tirelessly at building strong brand loyalty thru it's strategic partner program, Avigilon would white-label it's products to another vendor.
And not only is Clearpix OEMing some Avigilon products, it appears to be OEMing their business model as well:
ClearPix Technology's Integrator Partner Program (IPP) is designed to establish and grow partnerships with elite Integrators and limit the amount of competitors in your own market, through tighter distribution, sales collaboration and joint marketing. The IPP is open to Integration companies that excel in customer service, training, IP Camera and networking knowledge. If you want an end-to-end solution and protection in your market from the manufacturer, then ClearPix is the right company to partner with.
What do Genuine Avigilon Partners think of these guys? Are there others? Are they cheaper or more expensive than the 'real thing'?
IPVM Update: Response From ClearPix owner Buddy Mason:
First off we were an Avigilon OEM which due to contracts this was not a public information. This has gone away over the past 8 months. We entered into this agreement as stated above when they were a smaller company and it made sense for their management to do it. Obviously with their growth over the past 5 years it no longer makes sense and I agreed with management that this was not healthy for their company anymore and needed to end. We still offer the ClearPix IPS but mostly sell Exacq to our dealers across the country because they choose to lead with the Exacq brand. As for why the products are still on the site it is because we still have stock and until that is gone I will leave it on there. I also own an integration company (ADS) that only sells in Kansas and Missouri and we continue to sell Avigilon ACC and ACM and are very happy with it to the tune of 2.3 million a year in purchases from them. Our relationship with Avigilon is still very strong and we appreciated the opportunity when we had it and all they have done for us. I hope this helps clarify everything for everyone. Any questions my direct line in 816.883.2750.