airVision 2.0 Reviewed

Author: Sarit Williams, Published on Jun 12, 2013

After disrupting the wireless industry, Ubiquiti launched its attack into video surveillance. However, last year they were derailed by Chinese Counterfeiting craziness. Now, they have launched airVision 2.0. In this note, we review the key features and pricing of the airVision 2, compare it to a popular low cost HD IP kit and assess where this puts Ubiquiti in the market.

Release Overview

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Comments (11)

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