No official comment. I think it's safe to say that ADI reviews products periodically but why they did it specifically here, we are not sure.
We have heard from sources that ADI has used Sunell on other video products OEM in the past (e.g., analog) so we are pretty sure there is an ongoing relationship with Sunell. However, why Sunell now and here vs Hikvision, we cannot say.
Bold Move. Risky move as well. I can understand doing this with TVI. But with IP cameras and NVR?
I do know that Honeywell purchased a large amount of AHD cameras from Longse/Cantonk. How do I know this? Longse/Cantonk was using this in one of their emailing advertisements. Something like "buy from us. OEM supplier of Honeywell" I then called their bluff, I said, "show me the boxes". Sure enough, they emailed pics of mountains of boxes getting ready to ship out to Honeywell with "Honeywell" all over the boxes. Im curious if this was for Wbox. I then asked for some model numbers. I guess this is where they had to stop divulging their info.
If it was 'Honeywell' on the boxes that would be separate from ADI. It's certainly an OEM can supply both Honeywell and Longse but we have not seen any signs from ADI that they are using Longse (at least on IP products that we have been checking).
Sunell’s ip camera line is mature. They invested heavily (for their size) into developing it in early stages of ip market in China. Since they could not come up with a good NVR to support their cameras, I wonder what is your impressions of the one you have tested?
I wonder how many other factories companies apparently making products are just editing their Onvif documents with such tools as (Infix Pro) because they can't run the Onvif tool on camera without a failure somewhere.
I guess Onvif for good or bad, lets this slide by, Officially Onvif maybe now does not really seems much value.
Milestone I think would be regarded as a benchmark for an Onvif compliance test.
I would fear using the Android App, as it used a library igexin which was found to contain some nasty stuff before. Google (igenix sdk)
Did you guys test the analytics in these cameras? I picked one up at ADI the other day out of curiosity. First thing I noticed is the UI sucks and it seems to only work in IE.
I also noticed that they have a lot of analytics like illegal parking, object left/removed...etc. As far as free analytics go in cheap cameras they seem to have more options. I'd be willing to bet they don't work well but I'm just curious if you've looked into them.
We didn't test the analytics, because they were only compatible with the W Box NVR, and based on history on low cost OEM gear, they likely are unlikely to work well, to say the least.
I did notice that they included several rules which many manufacturers don't, like you said. That especially makes me suspicious of their performance. A lot of manufacturers don't include those rules even on higher end models.