Examining VMS / NVR Market Segmentation

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 25, 2009

Press releases from VMS/NVR manufacturers on their claimed market shares and ranking can be confusing, especially since there are a number of different categories used. For instance, see Aimetis' August 2009 announcement of ranking 7th and Milestone's September 2009 announcement of ranking 1st. They cite 3 different segments from IMS Research.

Within software VMS systems, IMS has multiple categorizations. For instance, the software only VMS category is a subset of the open platform VMS category. Specifically, the software only VMS category does not include vendors who sell their own cameras (e.g., Verint, DvTel) while the broader category of open platform does (because Verint and DvTel support 3rd party devices in addition to their own).

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