Axis, DVRs Are Not Being Phased Out And You Know It

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 16, 2016

Today, an Axis Director declared:

"In most cases, DVRs are used with analog cameras and are being phased out as these cameras are replaced by IP-addressable network cameras."

The opposite is occurring with DVRs.

Numerous new DVR platforms are being released, driven by the surge of HD analog, a competitor that Axis continues to pretend does not exist.

*****, ** **** ******** ********:

"** **** *****, **** *** **** **** ****** ******* *** are ***** ****** *** ** ***** ******* *** ******** ** IP-addressable ******* *******."

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

******** *** *** ********* *** ***** ********, ****** ** *** surge **** ******, * ********** ******** ********* ** ******* **** *** *****.

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

**** ** ***** *** ** ****' *** ****** ******, *.*., ********* ***** *.********* ***** *.*. ***** **** ******* ***** (** ******) ********** **** ****** ** *** lower ****** **** ****, ******* **** ****** ** *** *** to *** ****** ***** **** ********* ** ********, **** ******** releasing ************ ******** (********* *******).

**** ** ********* ******** ** *** **** *** *********** *** it ** ************* ** *** **** *** ***** ****** *** when *** ******** ** *** ******** ** ** ****** *********.

Comments (14)

Well I will give him the benefit of the doubt and say that hem meant old analog DVR's

the new TVI CVI AHD stuff are technically encoders with storage.

he should be more worried about low cost Chinese manufacturers in stead of DVRS though

the new TVI CVI AHD stuff are technically encoders with storage.

That's false. The TVI CVI AHD DVRs are encoders with storage and VMS software pre-loaded, just like the old analog DVRs. The difference is just that the old ones received NTSC / PAL and the ones receive NTSC / PAL and HD analog.

Fwiw, HD Encoders and DVR's are almost indistinguishable from the spec sheets, in the case of Dahua at least. Both have some form of storage, record/playback, monitoring etc.

Here's the specs for both a Dahua CVI encoder and CVI DVR. Can you tell which is which?

The encoder is the one on the left.

Correct Sir!

What gave it away, the hybrid inputs, or?

There are no Dahua DVRs with native 3G support, not that I'm aware of, anyway. There are some mobile DVRs that supported a 3G dongle, but that's it. But like you said, they're practically the same on paper.

An Axis encoder is a NVR, by the same logic, since all Axis encoders support Axis Companion VMS.

None of this has anything to do with IP, SD analog or HD analog. It is a semantic / functionality variance between appliances that primarily encode and primarily record.

An Axis encoder is a NVR, by the same logic, since all Axis encoders support Axis Companion VMS.

It may be a headless NVR, but it is not quite the same, to me, as an analog DVR becaue DVR's have a local monitor output and local input device connecting you to locally running software.

No network is required.

to me, as an analog DVR becaue DVR's have a local monitor output

There are DVRs without local monitoring as well. The term, at least colloquially used, is 'headless' for those DVRs. The monitoring is then done over the network.

Upleveling, what is your position on Axis claim vs my counterclaim?

It's an interesting claim format, "the helpful" glossary, aimed at the less IT savvy audience:

The following glossary explains many commonly used technical terms. Once you understand these words, you’ll be well on your way to becoming fluent in tech-speak...

I find the IT definitions generally useful and accurate as far as they go. However you point out, this entry has a bit of spin on it:

Also, it seems odd that's even in the glossary, considering the aim of learning how to talk in IT jargon. So, yes I give them an a down vote for subtly embedding bias, and another down vote for doing so in something to be used as reference material.

btw, here's a harmless but still shameless reordering bias example:

Before the Canon acquisition, Axis could have got away with listing themselves first, as alphabetical, but now that they need to drag Milestone along with them, it sticks out...

still shameless reordering bias example

That's funny because I have already written a post exactly about that statement but I am holding it to for a few days to spread things out.

I'd add to your statement that Axis seeing itself as a VMS vendor is not an accident but part of Axis 3.0, as they call it internally.

"he should be more worried about low cost Chinese manufacturers in stead of DVRS though"

It's hard to worry about one and not the other.

What is Axis position on encoder licensing?

Is it the same as their little brother's: Milestone Super Low Cost HD Solution

How long will that last?

With version 4 you had to pay for each analog camera on an encoder, with version 5 it's one ip/one license.

Try a 16 port Dahua DVR into ACS for size, call for support :)

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Most Recent Industry Reports

Axis: "No One Wants To Buy A Camera" on Nov 09, 2018
Axis has, in its own description, made a bold declaration: The industry is changing so rapidly that the following statement might seem bold but...
Video Surveillance Hard Drive Size Statistics 2018 on Nov 08, 2018
What is the most common hard drive size for video surveillance? 150+ integrators answered: What size hard drive do you most commonly use? What...
Axis 2N Intercom Tested on Nov 08, 2018
Axis expanded its video intercom business buying Czech-based 2N in 2016. Despite competing against owner Axis' intercoms, 2N recently registered as...
Haven Targets School Security with Lockdown Lineup on Nov 08, 2018
Haven, a US startup founded in 2014 as a residential-focused company, has now raised funding and is offering a lineup of commercial grade locks for...
Ubiquiti Protect Video Surveillance Profile on Nov 07, 2018
Ubiquiti has now been in the video surveillance market for 7 years (see our first coverage back in 2011). In that time, the company's revenue has...
Kogniz Silicon Valley AI Startup Profile on Nov 07, 2018
Kogniz is a Silicon Valley company that aims to bring AI analytics to security and surveillance, centering on their own smart cameras: We spoke...
Dahua Dual Imager Dome Camera Tested (HDBW4231FN-E2-M) on Nov 07, 2018
Dahua has introduced a dual-imager dome model, the HDBW4231FN-E2-M, with two independently positionable sensors including integrated IR, not found...
Directory Of Video Doorbells on Nov 06, 2018
Video doorbells are one of the fastest growing categories in video surveillance, especially among residences. The optimal placement of these...
Avigilon Opens Up Analytics And Cameras on Nov 06, 2018
Avigilon is opening up. The company historically famous for advocating its own end-to-end solutions and making it harder for 3rd parties to...
Favorite Video Surveillance Hard Drive Manufacturer 2018 on Nov 06, 2018
Who is the favorite hard drive for video surveillance use? 150+ integrators answered: What is your preferred brand/model of hard drive for...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact