Now everyone knows I am familiar with the Dahua brand and sell them often. So, this is going to sound like I'm defending them in some way.
But, I just wanted to point out two observations from ISCW that don't seem to jive.
1) Dahua reps didn't speak clear English and we couldn't get any info out of them.
2) Dahua reps offered to sell through integrators or direct.
Is there a chance that these could both be true, sure. But, what is more likely IMO is that #2 was a misunderstanding, due to #1.
Like others have alluded above, they probably meant Dahua branded or OEM (FLIR, Eyesurv, ICRealtime, etc.).
I can't imagine Dahua wants to drop ship one dome from China. Managing that distribution would be difficult for a company their size, especially since they have zero US presence, brand wise.
Heck, I've still heard distros mispronounce their name as "Duh-who-wa"! If the first tier distributors don't even know how to say their name, that speaks volumes. Same goes for "Hick-vision" :D