IPVMU Certified | 01/04/17 05:11pm
I think that would be a significant cost saving if that is a commonly used device for a company. The amount of time it takes to un-box something, set it up to be IP addressed, and then re-box it up is definitely something that often times gets forgotten and can build up over time on a large project. It seems like this wouldn't be possible/practical with most products but it is a neat feature if it can catch on and spread to others
Pro Focus LLC | 01/04/17 09:22pm
I just "kitted" (what is that?) 22 Hikvision cameras the other day for an install tomorrow and this would have saved me a few minutes overall and been beneficial. I usually pull open the bottom flap on the boxes, as opposed to the top, because it's usually easier to find the whip there. I also don't have to pull out all the screw packs, tools, manuals, discs, brackets, etc.....
And here is someone on Twitter who sees this as negative for integrators:
they have been doing this for a while its not new. since the 311A's came out about 6 months ago
but I would like to know how you got your hands on a Extreme series before I did.
though me a bone what model did you get?
also I like to inspect the contents while i have only got one doa out of about 1400 cameras from Panasonic over the 3 years I have been buying them I still like to inspect the contents cuz I am paranoid like that.
This is one of those simple things that makes everyone say "I should have thought of that". Pretty cool.
If it had a method to expose the lens and imager this would be perfect. We prestige hundreds of cameras at a time and burn in for 48 hours in addition to preconfiguring. With one prominent brand we get hit with a sizable restocking fee if we do much as break the seal on the box. This is actually a step towards helping the integrator. Well done Panasonic, I am impressed that this came from them.
seems like distributors that pre-configure cameras as a value add before shipping would love this.
This is great for any integrator that has a PITCO (Pre-install test and check-out plan).
I like the idea. As far as death to the installer coming soon, I disagree. Typically the customer has no knowledge of networking and or knowledge of the installation and even if they do, they want to call someone when there is a problem. 99% of them say, I'm not in the camera business, just make it work.
I'm sure the telephone installers all said the same thing 60 years ago.
Any idea how this works on a dome camera? Typically they have a female connector on the camera. How do you get the network cable into the dome? A vandal dome typically has to be opened up, etc.
Is there a short network cable already attached to the camera???