Will Consolidation Indirectly Lead To Better Open Protocols?

ONVIF has come a long way, but I still think nowhere near where it should be, much less the virtually non-existant cross platform communication protocols: between VMS and ACS, Alarm and ACS, etc. I know ONVIF revisions are supposed to address this, but I am still not hearing a lot about it in practice.

With big players building portfolios of end to end solutions, could this drive the smaller players, the so called "independant and agnostic" solutions ("we're a VMS company only and are camera agnostic") to spur better cross platform interoperability? Because how else will they compete when they have a competitor snake charming the customer with solutions that "meet their end to end goals and just work together"?

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