Axis' VMS software has always been closed to Axis cameras only.
[UPDATE: Axis Camera Station Version 5 Test Report released.]
Now, Axis is opening their Camera Station VMS (ACS) to third party cameras in its new ACS5. Axis' strength in IP cameras and their long standing partnerships with numerous open VMS providers makes this a fascinating and important move.
In this note, we review the key functionalities added, the pricing and competitive impact of this.