2009 DVR Comparison Guide Released Ver. 2

By John Honovich, Published Mar 10, 2009, 04:00pm EDT

This guide helps professionals select and evalaute DVRs by explaining the fundamentals of DVRs, examining the key differentiators among the best products and profiling a number of the leading DVR manufacturers.

The key questions that this guide answers are:

  • What are the fundamental features of a DVR?
  • Why should I buy a DVR versus an IP Video software solution?
  • What are the key differentiators that make one DVR better than another?
  • How much do DVRs cost?
  • What is the future of DVRs?

While DVRs have lost popularity recently, they are still the majority of all video management systems sold globally. Moreover, recent product advances by DVR manufacturers are making DVRs much stronger.

Competitive analysis is provided for a number of DVR manufacturers:

In addition to answering these questions, we include 3 key essays on "The Value of Hybrid DVR Systems," "When Should I Choose Software Only?" and "Why DVRs are Making a Comeback." Also, available is the 2009 IP Video Software Comparison guide which can help you compare DVRs and IP Video software offerings.

For background and contrast to 2009 IP Video Surveillance Software Comparison Report.

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