99 Cents to Configure an IP Camera

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 12, 2015

Just 99 cents?

Distributors have offered configuration services for many years but now one is practically giving it away for free.

Inside this note, we examine distributor ScanSource's new offer to configure Axis IP cameras for just 99 cents each, looking at its advantages and limitations.

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