Pro Focus LLC | 02/26/17 01:22am
There is NO WAY that Axis can match Dahua/Hikvision/AHD manufacturers on price, so why bother? A Dahua 16CH XVR, which supports all 3, can be had for under $250. The overhead and marketing costs for Axis have got to exceed that. There is nothing to gain for them to admit that analog isn't dead. They are better off with their heads fully entrenched in the sand. Maybe they can convince some whales to toss out their existing coax wire plant. A few of those offset the minimal, if any, gains that HDA encoders might garner.
I would love to see an HD analog encoder from Avigilon too.
IPVMU Certified | 02/26/17 01:13pm
NO NO NO They should never ever make them. For what purpose? They think all is IP and HD does no even exist in their limited world. So lets they hope they never make this product so they will be further out of touch with the industry....
This is an interesting challenge for Axis. Axis makes their own ARTPEC chips which allowed them to do a lot of unique interesting things that other brands purchasing third party off the shelf components could not do easily. I think this is why each time one manufacturer comes out with a novel feature it is almost instantly mirrored by many others. On the low end of the market there is mammoth disruption occurring due to HD Analog and I believe it will eventually become ubiquitous in residential sites and absorb a large portion of SMB.
What if Axis were to come up with a competitor to CVI/TVI/AHD? They could call it something else entirely and not validate CVI/TVI/AHD at the same time. Would they be too late to the game or could they use their significant brand respect to disrupt the playing field?
Why develop new stuff for old technology? I really don't get it, I see the votes are higher for "Yes, Axis should", but I can't just get why?
Please explain for me, and come with something w/o "many customers has analogue cams".
Something constructive please.