Axis Discontinues Companion Hardware, Fully NDAA Compliant

By John Honovich, Published Feb 03, 2020, 09:56am EST

Axis will be fully NDAA compliant, as the company has confirmed to IPVM it is discontinuing its Companion hardware that used Huawei Hisilicon chips.

This has notable implications both as a response to the US government ban of Dahua, Hikvision, and Huawei as well as Axis efforts to gain ground in the SMB market where its PRC rivals have done so well.

Just short of 4 years ago, Axis launched Companion targeting SMB buyers that China manufacturers have excelled at winning.

Inside, we share feedback from Axis and look at what went wrong and what Axis might do differently going after the SMB market.

***** ******** **** ******* from **** ***** ***** as ** ***** *** and * ****** ******** us ** ****.

NDAA ***********

**** ********* ** **** that **** **** ******* to ***** **** ****-********* products, ****** ******* * ********* ******* and * ************ ********* ********.

VMS *******, *** ******** ******

***** *** ** *** Companion ******* *** *** Companion *** ******** *******, a *** ***-******-***** ********* recorder **** ** ******** and *** ********* *** software **** ******** ** support ****' *** *******.

Hisilicon ***

** **** ******** ******** ********* ******* ******** Tens ** ******** ** Western *** *******, ******* ************ ************* used ********* *****. **** had **** **** ********* in *** ********* ****** and ***** *** *** being ************:

**** ** *** ***** here.****** **** ******* ** eliminate ************** ** ***** ******* in **** *** * January **** ****** **** Hanwha **** **** * handful ** ****** *** left ** ****** ****.

Why ********* *** - ******** *** ********

***** **** ******** ** comment ** ***** *********** for ****, ***** *** a *** ******* *** manufacturers *** ********* ***** this. ***** ***** ** some ******* **** *** the **** **** ** interpreted, ******** *******:

  • ***** ******* **** ********* chips ***** / ***** violate *** **** ***. This ***** *** ** a *********** ******* *** Axis ** ********* *** a ****** ****** ******** towards *** *** ******** to ** ****** ** government *****.
  • ******* *** ******* **** use ********* ***** ***** be *********** ** ******* Axis ** ******* **** selling ** *** ** government (*** ****-*******'*********' ******). ** ** *** likely **** **** ***** be *** ****, ******.
  • *********** ***** ********* *** use ** ********* ***** in *** ********* ******** to ****** ******** *** Axis *********. **** ** not * ***** ***** but ***** ** * sales *******.

Unsuccessful ********* ** ***

******** ****** *** *** existing ********* ******** ** not * **** ********* for **** ** **** did *** **** **** of ********* ******** ******.

*****, ********* *** ***** notably **** ********* **** their ******* ***********. **** when **** ******** *~$*** ********* ******, ***** ***** ******* was *****, ** *** indoor ****, ** *** and ***** **** ***** made ******* **** ***** less.

********, ********* *** ****** (technically *** ***** ****** the **** ****** *** it *** ***********) *** only ******** *** *** with **** ******* / Axis ********. ***** ***** competitors *** ******* ***** or ***** *** ***** support.

*****, ** *** *** see **** (***** ********) sales **** ****** ** push ** ****. ** are *** ******** ***** and *** *********** *********** were ****** * ****** but ********* ***** *** the ***** ** **** marketing ****** **.

*** ******* ***** ** have **** ****** ************* is **** ************ *********** tend ** ** *********** to **** ***** ******-****** products ** **** **** to ** ****** ** inefficient *** ***************** ** making *****. ** ********, the ********* **** ******** ADI ***** **** ******** are ***** ** *** big *********, ***** *****, etc., ****** **** **** does *** **.

SMB ****** *** ****

********* *** *** **** for **** ** ****** the ***. **** *** Companion ******* *** **** and ** *********** *********, it ** *** ***** what **** ******** ** SMB **** **.

** *** ****** ** that **** **** ****** SMB. **** ******, ******* selling ** ***** ***** points **** ****, *** generally ***** * ******* approach.

*******, *** ** *** a **** ******. ***** the ******* ***** ***** is ***, *** ****** in ***** ** ***** high *** *** ********* overall ****** **** ** significant ****** ** ** of ******** ** ****. Moreover, *** ******* ********** facing ***** ************* **** this ******* *** **** viable ** **** ** has **** ** **** years.

Enterprise *****

** *** ********** ****, the **** ***** **** modestly ** ** ******* the *** ************ ******** area **** ***. *** it ********** ********* ** a ***********.

*** ****** ***** ***** remains **** **** **** do *** **, ** that ******* *** ****** heated ** *** **** is ****. **** **** release **** ** **** that ***** ** ** a ****** *** *** company?

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* ***** ***. ** are ** ***** **** what ***** ** ********** Small ********. *******, **** a ***** ***** ****** needs ** ******* ***** dying ****** ******* (*) and *** ** *** great ** ** **** to ****** ********* ****** with *** ******** ** the ******** ** *** DVR *** *** ******* and *** * **** being ****** ** ***** the *** ****. *** a ***** ***** ******** for **** ***** ********* that *** **, *********, in *** **** **** the **** *** **** hardware.

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***** *** ****** ** other ********* **** *** starting ** *** ***** instead ** *********. ***** by * *** ** metrics ** ******** * bigger ******* **** *********, they're ***** ** ******** and **** *********** **** Google *** *********. ** you ***, *** ***, give ** "**** ********" we **** ** ** be **** ** ****/****** at * ******* ***** point.

* ***'* ***** ****** in ******* ****** ** selling *********, *** ** takes **** *** ********** to **** *** ** any *********, ** ** good ** *** ***** large ********* ****** *** movie ** ****.

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**** ***** **** * smart **** ** ****. I ***** *** ********* line *** * *********** portion ** ***** ********. When **** ******** **, the **** ** ***** taking **** *** ****** was **** ****** (***), and ** **** ***** to **** * ******* line ** *** *** counter *** ****-**-***-****** **** flooding *** ******. ***, with ***** **** ****** back, ***** ** **** need ** *** *** play ** **** *****-*** space *** ****.

***** **** ***** *** header ** **** ********** is * ***** ****, it ***** **** * graceful *** ** *** out ** **** ******* segment ******* ****** ** seem **** **** *** admitting ****** ** ********* the "*** ****" ****** segment. **** ** ******* to *** **** ******** does **** ***** ** line.

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*** ** ******* ** see **** ******** **** with ***** ** ****.

* ***** ***** **** be *** ******* *** a *****. ******** **** refreshed **** *** **** series ******* *** **** outdoor-rated *** **********/*******. * don't ******* **** ****** of ***** ******** ******** very **** **** ***** in *** ***-**** *******. Certainly, **** *** **** costly **** *** ***/*** but *** ****** ** breach **** ****** **** well.

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* ***** ***** **** be *** ******* *** a *****.

* ***** ** ** well ** *** ***** term, *** ******* ** see *** *** ** line **** **** ****, particularly ***** ********, ***** does *** **** ** be ** ********** ** the ***** ** ************ the ** **** ** geared *******.

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**'** ** *********** *** that **** ***. ******** SL ****** ** *** China ***** *** ** still **** ************* ****** in ***** ***-****** *** mid-market ************ ***** ********* not ************* **********. *** as *** *********** ***, "it **** *****."

*'* *** **** ********'* ,"big ******" ******** ******* the *** *********** ** the ****** *** ********* their **** ** ******** in *** ******* *** SL **** ** ****** for.

* ************* ******* ******** allows ******** ** ******* solutions ** * ******* range ** ************ ** support ***** ******* ** local *************. ***********, * compelling ****** *** ** expansion ** *** ***********.

(****** ** ** ******** advocate ** *** *********** apparent)!

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** ***** ************* ** Axis ** *********** **** without ****** * *********** product. **** *** ********, without ******* ********* *** dealers **** **** *********. We *** *** **** Companion, *** * **** we ***** ** ***** if ** **** ******** cut ***, ******* ** and *** ********* *******. Not **** *** **** Companion ******* ***** ***, but **** **** **** likely ****** * *** of *** **** **** Axis.

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*****, * ***** ****'* a **** ***** ********* but * **** ***'* think ***** **** * lot ** ********* *******.

*** ***** ******* *** still *** *** ******* (replace/add, ***.) ***** ***** 1st, *** ** **** be *** **** ********* 'regular' **** *******.

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*** *** ****** ** the ****** **** ** almost ******* *****. * doubt *** *************** ** the **** ********* ****** will ** ****** ** many **** ********.

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** ***** ********* * bit **** "********* *******" are ***** ***** ******* as *********; ** *** only *** **** ****** as *** ** ******* go. *** ******** ********* cams **** *** *********.

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**** ****** ***** ** us:

**** **** ********* ******** (AXIS ********* *** **** L, **** ********* **** mini **, **** ********* Bullet **** ** *** the **** ********* ********) have ********* ********

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*** :-) **** *** minis ** *** ** cameras ** ;-)

*** **** ******** *** that *** ********* *** L/VE, ***, ****** **, Dome, **** **** *** Hisilicon.

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**** ** *********** *** me. * **** **** they **** ******* **** to ******** *** ********* line ***** *******. ** sell ******** *** ***** as *** **** "** to" ***** *** ***** is * ******* ** customer **** ****** ****** or **** *** ***** that **** ** ***** on * ************ ******. Axis ********* *** ***** for *** ***** ******* office, **********, ***. **** will *** *** ** no ***** *******. *** we **** **** ** turn ******** **** ** spend * ***** ** time ******* ******** **** have ****** ** ** chance ** ****** ******* due ** ****.

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*** **** ** **** month. * **** ***** are * *** "***********" things **** **** **** be ********** *****. ***'* wait *** ***.

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****** ******* + ********* software ** * ***** low **** ********. ***** companion ******* **** ***** anyway.

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***** *** ******* *****? Companion **** *** ** m3045-v **** ** ******* for **** ********* ** 3rd ***** *** *** otherwise *** ****. ****** curious ** **** *******.

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**** *** *** ***** ********** *** ************ ********* products, ********* *****:

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*** ***** **** *** other *********** ****** *** around ****? * **** a ******** **** ********* has * **** ********* sites *** *** **** now ******** *** ***** adding ******* ***. * am **** * *** use *** ********* ******** and *-****** ******* *** have **** ****** ** a ***. * ***'* know *** ******** **** is. ** * ******** right *** ** *** Companion ******* **** **** work **** ********* ******** as ****. ***** ** be ********* *** ******* if ** ****** ** start ********* **** ** another ***?

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*** *** ******* **** right **** **** *****.

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***** ** ** ********* the ******* ** ** wanted ** ***** ********* them ** ******* ***?

** *** *******, ** found ** **** ****** could ** **********, *.*., from**** ~$*** ******* ****** Tested

****://*******/****-*****/*****.***?****-****-**=****

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