In this note, we examine Cisco's announcement that it will discontinue sales of one of its two VMS software solutions - Stream Manager. We look at how this impacts Cisco's offerings and its market competitveness. We also consider what this move means for the eventual demise even inside the traditionally IP averse casino and gaming industry.
Stream Manager is Cisco's analog-centric video management solution that supports CCTV equipment such as matrix switches, CCTV keyboards, and PTZs from major manufacturers, designed for traditional security operators common in casino/gaming environments. The Stream Manager core solution consists of Cisco encoders to stream video to a distributed network of clients/recorders, appliances for network recording and a set of client applications and licenses. These pricey elements can amount to $1000s of dollars per channel (our analysis estimates $2,700 per channel).