Bosch's Azena Shuts Down Open Platform

By Sean Patton, Published Dec 07, 2022, 09:43am EST (Info+)

Just over 4 years after Bosch launched one of the most ambitious efforts in video surveillance, Azena (formerly SAST) is shutting down its open camera platform.

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In this note, we examine the announcement, and what this means for Bosch and Azena, including a conversation with Azena CEO Hartmut Schaper regarding why they are shutting down.

Azena **********

***** **** *******(****** *** ******** ******), ***** ********* to *****, ** ***** * ******** OS *** ** ******* **** ** industry-wide *** ***** ******* *** *** of ** *********.

*****'* *** ************* ****** **** *** ******* ******** apps, ******** ** ****** ******.

***** *** * "***** ***** *** independent ***** *****-**" ***, ** ******, was *********** *** ** ***** ********* (e.g., **** *** ****** *** **** Doyle), ****** ***** ******* **** ******** ******** *********. **** *********** ******* ******** ********* *** ****** Jensen *** ******* ********* **** ****, ***** ******.

Azena *********

** ******** ***, ***** ********"**** *** ******** *****",***** ********* "********** *********** *** ***** of *** ***** ******** ********* *** discontinuation ** *** ******** ******** ** Azena", *** **********:

  • ***** **** ***** *** ******* ** Bosch ******** ******** *** ***** *** active ***** *** ********* *** *** Azena **** ****** ********.
  • *** *********** *** *** ***** **** Camera ******** **** ** ******* ** maintenance *** ******* ****.

** ** **********, *****'* ******** *** Help & ******* ***** ** *** reflect **** **** *** ******** ****.

Made ********, **** *** ****

***** **** **** *** ******* ***** was **** *** ***** ** ******** was *** ****, **** ****** ************ partners, ***********, *** *********. **** ******** that ***** **** "**** ********" *** developers ******* "**** *********", **** *** not **** **** ******.

***** ***** *** ************ **** * patient *******, ********** ***** ********* ** increase ****** *** ***** ******* **** they *** ***** ** ***** ** their ******** ********* *********, ****** **** spending *********** ***** ********* ** ******* develop *** ****** ** **** ******** solution.

Tens ** ******** ***** / ** ****** ***

***** ***** **** ** ******** ** dollars ****** ** ****** *** *** store *** ***** ************, *** ************* for *****, ** ******** *********** ***** *** *** **** the *******:

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** *********** ** *** *****, *** *********** ********* *** ***** was * **** ** * "****** app" **** *** ********** ****** ** drive ***** ** *** ******* ****** of ***** ****** ****** *********.

Not *** ****** *** *******

***** **** ***** *** *** *** particular ****** **** ******, ****** **** died * "***** ** * ******** cuts", *** ********** ***** *** "******* too **** ********" ** *** *********** process *** ***** ********.

*** ************ **** *********** * **** to ***-**-*** ********* *** ***** *******:

  • ****** ****** *** ***** ***** ********* beyond *** *********** ******** *** ***** has ************ ***** ******* ********** ********** end-to-end *********.
  • *** ********, ****** ***** *********, *** geopolitical *********** **** ******** *** ***** video ************ ** ******* ****, ** that ********* ****** ************ ********** *** Azena ******** **** *** *** *********** as ********.

Limited ****** ********

***** **** **** ******** ******** ********* saw *** ******* ******* ** ** open ** ********* ********. *******, **** were **** **** ** ******* **** than * ***** ******** ********:

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***** **** ******* **** **** "* couple ** ***** *** *****." ** January **** ***** **** **** **** they ************** *** **** ** ***** for ********, ************ ****** *************, ** test *** ******** *** ***** *** cameras ** ******.

App ***** **** ***** ** **** ** *****

***** **** **** ***** ** ******* using *** *** ***** *** *** cameras, ***** **** *** ****** ***** forward, *********** **** "***** ** ******* to **** *** ** *** ****** in *** ** *** ********, *** just ** *** ***** ********, **** the *** *****."

Maintain *** ******** **********

***** **** **** **** ** ******* to ******** ** ******** *** **** platform, ********* ********* *** ******** ** they **** ** ******* ***********.

***** ******** **** ** * ******* wants ******** ******* ** *** ***** OS "*** * ********** *****", **** are ******* *** **** **** *** those *************, *** ***** ** "** pressure" *** ********* ** ***** ***** having ** ******* ***** **** ** cameras.

Retail, *** *** ***, *** ********* ***** ********

***** **** ************ **** **** ********** early ** **** ********* ******** "****-***** apps" *********:

  • ****** **********
  • *** *********
  • ****/***** ********* ** ***/***

**** ** ********* ** *** *** store, ********* ** "**** *********" ******* retail-focused, ****-***** ******** ***, *** ********* safety ****:

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Would **** ********

***** **** **** **** ***** ******** selling *** ******** ** ******* *******, but **** ********* **** *** ********* would **** ** ** * "**** owner", ***** ***** ***** *** ********** of *** **** ******** ** ******** partners.

Bosch ****** ** *******

***** **** **** ***** ****** ******* (***** *** ****** ***** ******* ******) *** ***** ** *** **** continue ** ** *********.

Support ***** ****

*** *** ******** ***** **** ***** OS **** ** ********* "** ***** until *** *** ** ****" *** Azena ***** **** **** *** ** directly *********** ******* ***** ** ******* and ***** *******.

Comments (12)

*'* *** ********* ** ****. * am ****** ** **** **** *** industry *** **** ***** ***** ** Azena ** **** **** ****, *** was **** ******* ************ ** ***** camera ***** *******. **** ***** **** are '* ****** ** ***** *** early' *** **'* **** **** * couple ** ***** *** ****.

Agree: 2
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** ****, **** ***** *** ****** to ** *** ** ******** *** "cold *****" *******. ******** ***-**** ************ is **** **** **** ******* *** have ******* ** ***** *** *** need ** *******, ** **** ********, both ****** ************* (** *** **** that ****), *** ********** (***** *** the ******* ** *** *****) *** people ******* ** ***/*** **** ** those *******.

* **** **** *** *** **** it ****** ****. **** ** ******** they *** ******* ****, ** ***** years ** **** *** ****** ***. This ** *** * ****** ** social ***** *** ***** ***** ******** is ***********.

***, *** **** **'* ***** ** did ***** **** **** *** *********, e.g.***** / **** / **** [*****] Aims ** ** ******** ******** ** Camera ** *** *** *****,*****'* ***** (******** ****) *** ***** Examined,***** [******** *&**] ******,

Agree: 7
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********** ***** **** ****. ***** **** textbook **** ***** ****** ***** **** maintaining * ***** ******** ***** **** created ** ********** ** ***** *** momentum. **** ******** ******* ** ********** app ********** **** ** ****** **** been *** ********/******. *** ********* ** the "*** *****" *** ****** ****** generously ** ***** *** ***** **** mentioned ** ***** ********* ************. *** missing ***** *** **** ** **** Apple ***** ** ******* (********) ****** dominance *** *** ** **** * 5 **** *********** ********* **** **&* to ******* *** ****'* ******* *** app ***** ***** ** *** **** millions ** *******. * ***** ***** is ***** ***** *** **'* *******. Despite ** ***** * ***** **** off, ******** **** **** ***** ***** actually **** *** ****** ** **&* exclusivity - ** **** ******** ** market *** **** *** ********.

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** **** ***** ***** ** ******* (hardware) ****** ********* *** *** ** sign * * **** *********** ********* with **&* ** ******* *** ****'* release *** *** ***** ***** ** had **** ******** ** *******.

**** *****!

******** **** **** ***** ***** ******** have *** ****** ** **&* ***********

*****, ** ** **, ***** **** still **** ** ****** ** ******** Azena's ** ** *** ** *** cameras. ***** ***, ** ** **** on * ******** ********. *** **** if **** ** ****, ***** ** just *** **** *** ****** ***** surveillance.

*** ***** ******* ** **** *** discussed ** *** **** ****** *********** Platform (****) (***** ** ** *** that ** ** *** * ****** it ***** ** ** **** ****** right *** -**** ** ******** **** **** ** this).

***** *** ****** ** ***** **** of **** **** ****-******** ******, *.*., making ** ****** ** ****, ******, and ** **, **** ***********, ** buy **** **** *** ***** ****** than **** **** ********** ******* (***** adds ** **** ********).

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* **** *** **** ****** **** - **’* *** *** ** ****’* make **.

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** *** ****, ** ***** **** such ** ** ********* **********(****** ** later).On *******, ** ***** **** ****** manufacturers ** ********** ****** ***** ** no *** ** ************* *** ** another:-).

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*********** *******, *** ***** ** ******* with *** ********** ** ******** *** so **** ****** ******/******.

**** **** *** ****, ****-******* ****** at *** **** *** ***** *****.

Agree: 1
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***** ***-******* ** **** ****** *** plug. ** **** **** *** ***** competitive ****** ** ***** ***** *** given *** ********, **** ****** ***** have ***** * **** **** ** make **********. **** **** **** **** I ** ** ****** ** *** bought-in ******* ******** **** *** * saw **** ** * ********* *********.

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******* ** “***** ** * **** cuts”, * ******* ***** **** **** a *** ***** **** **** ******** unresolved ******* **** ******** *** ***** to **** ******** ********** ** **** Azena.

  1. ***** ** ** ***** ** *******, which **** *** *** ** *** majority ** *** **** **** ** the ****** ******. **** ******** ******* which ******* *** ***** ** ***** run ** *** ***** ******** ****** manufacturers ** ***** * ********** *** model ** ****** **** *** ** the *** ******* ********* ****. ** is **** ** *** *** *********** of * **** ** ***** ** for * ****** ************ ** ***** and ******* * ***** ** ******. I ******* **** ** *** ****** that ** *** ****** ************* ***** an ***** ** ******. *** *** that *** ******* ** ***** ** camera, **** ******** * ****** ******.
  2. *********** **** **** *** ***** ******** used ******* *** ******** *** ********* lacking. ** *** *** *** **** to ******, *****, ********, *** *********, getting *** **** *** ** *** app ** ** ********* ****** *** very ********* *** *** ******** ** the ****. ***** ******* *** ******* especially *** **** ******* ******** *** events. ** ***** ** **** ***** was **** ******** ** *** *** tested ***** ** ******* *** **** from *** *** *****.
  3. *** ** ******* ******** ** ** open ****** ***** *** ***** ***** figured ***. **** ** * ****, but ******** ******* ** ***** ** survive ** *** ************ ********. * have ***** ******** **** **** ***** partners **** **** *** ********* ***** spending * *********** ****** ** **** and **** ** *** * ******** ready *** **********, **** ** **** it ********* ** ***** *********** **** fully ********** *** *********.

* ********** *********** *** **** ***** unresolved ****** ****** **** ** * previous ******** ** *****, *** *** as *** ** ***** ******* *********.

* ** ******** ******** ** *** failure ** *** ***** **** ********. I ******* **** ** **** ******** or ******** ***** ******* **** ** the ************** ** *** *** **** and **** ****** ******** ** ** and ******** ******.** ***** *** **** ** ** the **** ** ***** ** ******** in ***** ** *** ******* ** the *****?

Agree: 3
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Informative: 5
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*****, ******, ********** ********!

***** ** ** ***** ** *******, which **** *** *** ** *** majority ** *** **** **** ** the ****** ******

* ***** **** ******* ******** ************* though * ** *** **** *** else **** ***** **** **** ****. Let ******** *** *** *** ***** as ** * ****-** ** ******** camera ****? *** ** *** ******* various ****** ******** ********* ** *** in **** ********? ********?

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** * **** ** * ****? "yes" - ** * *********? "****** no".An **** **** ********* ******** ** be *********** *** ******* ** *** beginning ****** **** ********** *** ********* how ** ************ ********* ****-**-**** ******.*** Partners ***** *** * **** ********** to *** ******* *** **** ****** and **** *********** ******* ***** *** channels. ****, ** *** ****** * hated ****** ****** *** *** ***** security ********. ***** *** ****** ** its *** *** ****** *** ** build * *********** ******** *********. ** was ******* **** *** ********* ***** take **** ** **.

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** *** ***** **** **** **** can *** *********** ****** ******** ****** brands **** *** **** **** ********* camera ************* ***** ****.

**** ** *** *************** ** ******* these **** ** ********** ********. *** number ** ***** ****** ************* *** SoC ************* ** ****** *******.

*** ******** ******* ** ** *******, all *** ******** ** ********* ***** (and **** ****' ****** **** ** not **** ******* ** *** *** of *** ***). **** ***** ***** products ***** *** ** *** ******** that ** *********** ** *** ** the ********** ****** ********.

******** *** * ****** *** ***** app ****** ***** **** **** ******* race-to-the-bottom ******, ***. ** ** *** a ****** ** ****** ****** ***** processing/enhancement **** **** *****, *** * couple ** ****** **** ***** ************ apps **** ***** * ***** *** would *** **** ** * ***** towards "**** ** *** ******** *** camera **** *** *** **** ***?" kinds ** *****. ** ***** **** 5 ** * ***** ** ***** this *** *** **** *** ****** would ** **** *********.

** * *** ** ** ******* example, ** ********* ******** * ****** that ***** **** ** ******** ******** image (*** ******* **********), ** ***** be ***** ***** ** *** ******, everything ***** ******.

* ***'* *** *** ******** ****** brands ******* ** ******* * ********* platform *** *** ******. ***** ***** is **** *********** ****** ** ******* app ********** ***** ********* *********, ***** is **** **** **** ** *** hardware ******** ******** ** *** ********** decisions ** ***** ** *** ********/****.

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