Debunking Anixter's IP Video Advantages

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 12, 2013

Anixter has been touting 5 Advantages of IP Video Surveillance. Unfortunately, those benefits center around dubious cabling / networking propositions. In this note, we examine each of the advantages, providing commentary and counterpoints.

Number 1 - Converged Network

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Number * - **** *******

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Comments (26)

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*** **** ************ ****** *********** ******* ** *********** ([**** ...]) and ** ***** *******'* ** ** ****** *** ************** ********** (print ***** ***** **** *** ****** *****-***********).

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  • ****** *** *****, *** ******* *****, *** *********, *** **** continue.
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* – ****** ** ********** ******* ****** *** ******** ** applications ******* ***** * ******* ********* ** *****-******** *** ************* **** ** ******** *** ************ ********. **** ****** ** expensive!

* – ****** ********* **** ** ***** *****, ***** ******, connectors, *****, ***** *** **** **** *** ****** ***** *** installation *** ***********.

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