Should IPVM Assign Manufacturers a Credibility Rating?

Manufacturers have been known to stretch the truth. But do ALL of them? And to what degree?

Consider a hypothetical honest manufacturer: Marketing puts pressure on engineering to claim some specification which can differentiate their product from the rest. Engineering pushes back. Marketing sulks.

Furthermore, industry pundits, like John, in an effort to protect the flock,...

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