ipConfigure's Video Management Offerings Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 13, 2009

Since announcing their selection as the US Post's Office choice for their next-generation video management system, interest in ipConfigure has increased significantly. Adding to that, this week ipConfigure announced major expansions to their platform with the introduction of:


The US Post Office project drew particular interest because of the large size of the US Post Office's over-all system - 50,000 cameras and 32,000 locations.

Many industry people are now interested in understanding how ipConfigure compares to well-known brands in the market including Genetec, Milestone and OnSSI.

In this premium report, we analyze ipConfigure's product offerings and contrast them to VMS alternatives.

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