Avigilon Shifts Cloud Strategy - Merges Blue and ACC

By: Sean Patton, Published on Jan 23, 2020

Avigilon is shifting its cloud strategy, phasing out its Blue web-managed surveillance platform as a stand-alone brand and merging it with its ACC VMS.

In this note, based on a briefing with Avigilon, we examine:

  • Avigilon's shifted cloud strategy
  • Why Avigilon made this change
  • New ACC Cloud connectivity
  • What this means for Blue customers
  • When will new features be available
  • Competitor Comparison to Exacq, Milestone/Arcules and Genetec
  • Outlook on how VSaaS should be sold

******** ** ******** *** cloud ********, ******* *** its**** ***-******* ************ ********** * *****-***** ***** and ******* ** **** its *** ***.

** **** ****, ***** on * ******** **** Avigilon, ** *******:

  • ********'* ******* ***** ********
  • *** ******** **** **** change
  • *** *** ***** ************
  • **** **** ***** *** Blue *********
  • **** **** *** ******** be *********
  • ********** ********** ** *****, Milestone/Arcules *** *******
  • ******* ** *** ***** should ** ****

[***************]

March **** ****** - *** *** ***** ********* *** **** ******** ***** ********

**** ** ** ****** listed ** ********'* ******* cloud ********, *** ** instead ****** ** *****"****** ********".

******** **** **** **** all *** ***** ********* are ***** ********* ** ACC ********* ** ******** Cloud ********, *** **** are "*** ******** ******* Blue ** ********* *** [Blue] *********". ******** ********* can ***** ******** ********** Blue ************* *** **** appliances.

**** ***** **** ********* using ***** *********** ** central ******* ********** **** remain ** ****, ** the *** *** *** integration **** *** ********* offer *** ************ ******** of ****.

** **** **** ***** and ********* **********, ***** could ** **** ********* for *********** ** ***** interface * ********** ******** is ********* **, ***** the ********* ** ********.

************, **** ******** **** by *** *** ** 2020 *** **** ********* will ** ******** ** ACC:

** *** ** **** all **** ********* **** be ******** ** ***. We **** ******* * firmware ******* ** ******* Blue ********** ** *** appliances.

** ******** *** *.* last **** ** *** ACC ******** *** ******* their **** ** *** ACS *****, ****** ***** via *** ******* ******, and ****** ***** ****** connectivity. *** *** ****** in ** ** **** launch *** ****** ****** which **** ******* * single ********* ** ******* and ******** ***** *********** ACC *******.

**** **** ** ******* and ********** * ****** on *** / *** integration.

Blue ******* *** / ******* **** *** *** ***

******** *** ********* ** IPVM **** *** **** branded ******** (******** **** ***** ****) ** ***** ****** out *** ******* **** its ******* ******* *****, ACC *** ***. ******** said *** ****** *** platform **** ** ****** Avigilon ***** ******** (***) starting ** ******* *.*. The ******* ******* ** Blue ** *.**.

******** **** *** *.* will ** ******** **** and **** ** ********* globally ** ******.

Cloud ******** *******

********'* ******* ******** *** Blue *** ********* ****** video ********** *** ******* service *********. **** ******* on ***** *********-******* ******** for ********** ***** ******** / ********** ***** ***** rates **** ******-***** ***** notifications. *******, ******** ******* out * ********:

  • ******* ******* ********* **** slow ** *** **/* remote ***** **********
  • *********** ******** ******* ******* ACC **** *** ******* on ******* ************-***** ******* services.
  • **** *** *********** ****** for ***** ** ** part ** ***** **** VMS ********

Adding ****** ***** ****** *** *** *** *******

******** **** *** ******* new ******* *** *** is ****** ***** ************ for *** ******** ** ACC (****, ********, **********) which **** *** ******* any ********** ********. ** additional ********** *** ******** because *** *** **** connect ** *** ***** through *** ******** *** Web ******** *******.

************, ******** **** **** will ** ******** ****** health ********, *** ****** camera/server ************* ******* ** ACS. **** **** **** will ***** *********** ****** cameras ** ************* ******* configuration ******* ******** **** ACS.

***** ******* ******** ** ACC7 **** ** ****** to ******* ** **** (icon *****), ******** **** this ** *** ********* in ********** ***** *** 3.0 ** ********.

No *** ***** ******* ** ************* ** ******

******** **** **** **** Blue ******** (*.*. ***** event ******* *** *************) will ***** ** ********* for **** ***********, *** will *** ** ********* for ********* *** ******* at ******. **** **** these ******** *** ** their ******* *** **** are ******** *** * release ** **** ****.

*** *** ***** ****** will **** ** **** to ******* ** ***** servers ** ******, ****** to **** ****/*** ********* systems. *** ****** *** web ****** **** ** deprecated, **** *** **** web ****** **** *******.

Focus ** ***** *********** ******* / ******-******* ************

******** **** **** * lack ** *** *** Blue *********** ******* ******** when ******* **** * specific ***-**** *****:
  • **** *****, ************** *********** Systems
  • ******-******* *********** *******
***** * ***-**** ***** also *** * *********** focus ********** *********, ********'* ****** *******.*******'* ********* ******* ******-******* program*** **** * *********** part ** *** ***** strategy.

No ********* ****** *** ******** **** *********

******** **** **** ***** Blue ********** **** ** phased ***, ***** **** not ** *** ******* for ******** **** ***********, noting **** ******** **** servers *** ******** *** still *********. *******, ** an ******** ****** ******** additional ****** ********, **** will ** ******* ** equivalent *** ********** ** Blue ******** ** ****** out.

**** **** **** *** client ******* **** ** minimal ** ******, *** the ****** ******* (*** and ****) **** ** merged, ********* ******** ** both.

Pricing ***** ****** ******

******** **** **** *** cloud ******* ***** **** be ********. ****** ******/****** connectivity **** ** ********* at ** ********** ****, while ***** ******* *** event *************, *** **** unreleased *** ******** **** require ********** ********.

**** ** *** **** specific ******* ******* *********.

Features ******* ** *** *.*

******** **** *** *** features **** ** ********* with *** ****** ** ACS *.*, *** ***** they **** ** **** significant ******* ** *** end ** ****, ****** the *********** *** ******* of *** *** **** has ***** ****** **** expected.

Compared ** ***********

********'* ******* ***** ******** adds ****** ***** ****** to *** ***** ******* their ********* ********* *****. This ** * **** straightforward ******** ** *****, most ******* ********* ***** ** ***** (and ****)******** ****** ***** ******.

************, **** ************** ******** from ******* *** *********, who **** ***** ********** that *** **** *********** and **** ***** ******** segregated **** ***** **** VMS *********.

******'* ***** ******** ***************** ***** ******* *** Federates ** ******** ****** for ****** *******. ********* has*******, ***** ******** ********* an ***********, *** ** still **** ******* ******** channels.

Outlook - ***** **** ** ***

***** **** ********'* **** effort *** ********* / Arcules ******** * ****** of ******* ***** ****** be **** **********, ********* / ******* ******** *** Avigilon's ***** **** ****** that ** ** ****** better *** ********* *** providers ** ***** ***** as ** *********/********* ** their ******** ***, ****** than ** * ******** or ********* ******* ****.

Comments (14)

****, *** ***** ** pay $**+ *** * device **** *** **** limited ** *** ****** of ******** ** *** handle...then * ******* ************ on *** ** ****?

** ***’* ****** **** if *** ******** ******* that **** ****** ** cancel ***** ************, **** have * $** *****.

**** ********* ** *********.

** ***’* ****** **** if *** ******** ******* that **** ****** ** cancel ***** ************, **** have * $** *****.

**** ******** *** ***** for **** **********, *************, easy ****** ******, *** selective ***** ******* ** analytics ******,*** ***** ** ****** in *** **-**** *********.

****** **** **&* *** Verizon ****** ****. :*

******* ********** ** ** a ********* ******

********* ****! ***** **** cloud ************ *** ***/*** and *** ** ******* then *** ****** **********, cloud **** **, ***** archiving, ******* ***** *** links! **** **** ** with ******** ********* ********* and **** ** ***** to ** **** ********.

**** ** * ***** move ** ********. *'* always ***** ** ** a *** ** ************* listening *** ****** ****** from ***** ******** *** customer ****.

*** **** ******* *** incredibly ***-********* **** *** jump ** ** *******. I ***** **** ******** Blue ** **** ***** say **** *** "*****" something ******* **** **** getting ****** ** ******* on **** *****, *** it *** * ******* that ****'* ****** *** for **** ****-***** *** cases.

******* *** *********** ******** models *** ********* (**** opex) ** **** ** older ******** ****** (*****) is * ********* **** every ***** ************ (***** must ***** ** ****) is ******* ****. * expect ** **** ******** to *** *********** **** this **** *** *** major ******* ** **** "digitally *********."

**** *** ***** ** help ********* ***** *** party **** ******* *** it ****'* **** **** with ***** *** ***** cameras. *** **** ******* to *** ****** ** cameras *** ** *** analytic ***** ** *** device. **** *** * great ******* *** ******** others **** ** *** Avigilon ******** **** ****** analytics, *** ** ****** miserably.

* ********. **** *** to ** ** ******* to ******* *** ****** guarding *** ***** ********** as * *******. *** can *** ******** ********* to *** **** ** recorders *** ** *********. BLUE *** *** * good *** ******* ** was *********** ** ***. Moving ******* ***** **** Avigilon *** *** ******* as ****** ***** ** ACC **** ** ****.

** **-*** *** *** AI ****** ***** **** having ** ******** * video ****** ** ****, most ******* *** ****** off **** ********* ***** cameras **** ******** ********* and * ***** ******. We **** ** ****** bet ** ***** *** party ******* **** ** they *** ***** ********* to **** **** ******** appliances. ** **** *** good *** *** ******* even **** ******* **** are *********.

***** ** ***** *** ment *** **** ***** not *** ******** ** least ** ** ***. I *** **** ** a ****** ****** **** I *** **** *** 60 *******.

** * ** **********. Who ** ********* ** appliances ** *** ******** verse ** ******* *** servers? *** *** *** installing ** ******* ****** then ******* ** *** server?

****** ******* **** ******* regarding**** ***** ****** ** a "****** *******" ** Avigilon's *******:

March **** ****** - *** *** ***** ********* *** **** ******** ***** ********

**** ** ** ****** listed ** ********'* ******* cloud ********, *** ** instead ****** ** *****"****** ********".

******** **** **** **** all *** ***** ********* are ***** ********* ** ACC ********* ** ******** Cloud ********, *** **** are "*** ******** ******* Blue ** ********* *** [Blue] *********". ******** ********* can ***** ******** ********** Blue ************* *** **** appliances.

**** ***** **** ********* using ***** *********** ** central ******* ********** **** remain ** ****, ** the *** *** *** integration **** *** ********* offer *** ************ ******** of ****.

** **** **** ***** and ********* **********, ***** could ** **** ********* for *********** ** ***** interface * ********** ******** is ********* **, ***** the ********* ** ********.

************, **** ******** **** by *** *** ** 2020 *** **** ********* will ** ******** ** ACC:

** *** ** **** all **** ********* **** be ******** ** ***. We **** ******* * firmware ******* ** ******* Blue ********** ** *** appliances.

** ******** *** *.* last **** ** *** ACC ******** *** ******* their **** ** *** ACS *****, ****** ***** via *** ******* ******, and ****** ***** ****** connectivity. *** *** ****** in ** ** **** launch *** ****** ****** which **** ******* * single ********* ** ******* and ******** ***** *********** ACC *******.

**** **** ** ******* and ********** * ****** on *** / *** integration.

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