ADI's Disruptive W Box Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jul 22, 2015

ADI moves hundreds of millions of dollars worth video surveillance equipment each year.

And now, they are disrupting the channel, cutting out manufacturers.

We bought an IP camera and NVR from ADI's new W Box line to learn more. The products are shown below:

Within minutes of starting our test, it was obvious who they were OEMing and how significantly this is going to impact the industry.

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Physical ***********

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Comments (39)

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**** *** *** ***** ******* **** ***** ** * *** online ******. ** **** **** **** ********* ** ****** ** I ** ******** *-*% ***** ****** ****. * ******* ******** I **** * *********** ** ************ ******* ******* **** *** items **** ** ******* ******, ********** **** *** *** ************ enabling *** ****** ***** ** *** ***** ***** ** ********* automated **** *** **** ******** *** ****.

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* *** *** **** ****** ***** ** **** ******* ********** and *******. *** ******* **** **** ** **** **** ****** manufacturers ***** ** *** ******* ** **** ***** *** ******* and ********** *******, ** *** *** **** **** **** ***** moving *******. * **** *** ************ ***** **** ** **** privately **** ********** ******* ******. ****** * ****** ******* ** good *** *********/******* *** ******** *******, *** ** ***** *** manufacturers ** **** **** ** ***** **** *** ******** **** do * **** *** *** ****** **** ********.

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