Without digressing too far on a side topic, but since you have brought it up...
it is very rare that when someone is exposed to DW Spectrum that they are not surprised by its ease of use and the powerful way it handles video.
It is. But I suggest you spend some more R&D on stability, less bugs on the backend, and better support when bugs are found. That's based on experience.
If Digital Watchdog had government backing, we could flood the world with DW Spectrum messaging
Exacq, Genetec and Milestone don't have the level of government backing I think you're alluding too, and they were the top 3 listed VMS system as per the article I linked. I'm not trying, honestly, to be short or brusque, but you segued pretty strongly from the topic of fisheye and panoramics to promote the DW Spectrum VMS.
Despite your shot at it, DW Spectrum is coming along
Yes it is, and I was not taking a "shot", as you frame it. My response was mostly due to your strong implication that people should realize Spectrum would make hangups non-existent. I'll say more on that at the bottom.
Our biggest barrier is that for integrators like yourself, odds are that you continue to think of Digital Watchdog as an analog company.
Maybe other integrators. Not us. You made quite an assumption there. Maybe a shot? No, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Let's not let succumb to the posturing and emotionalism that has infected political discourse. You did not intend anything negative about it, and I don't take it negatively.
Yes, years later, our success in analog can still sometimes be a barrier to our efforts in IP.
How so? Because you put more marketing into the analog side of the business than the IP side? Because the analog side works better than the IP side? I'm not trying to imply any of those reasons, I just want to be clear on what you meant as to the "why" of why success in analog has been detrimental to your IP products?
DW Spectrum does not solve every hangup (does that product exist?)
Not, it doesn't, you're right. But let's look back to your statement...
If you were all using DW Spectrum IPVMS, you would make your lives and your customers' lives easier and your hangups about managing either fisheye or multi-sensor cameras would be non-existent.
"Non-existent" I think being the key word here. But maybe you meant just only hang-ups in fisheys and panos.
And by the way, you did not say that your personal experience with DW Spectrum was not positive.
Well, you seemed to think, or imply, that we only deal with analog. Maybe that wasn't your intention, and if not, then I apologize for the mistaken interpretation.
We found DW Spectrum to be very promising, and very competitive for it's price. And it does handle fisheys and panos rather nicely. But there is more to a VMS and what it needs to than a nice looking interface. It still needs work. No, it's not perfect, but as you said no product is.
You made a pretty bold comment, I made a reply. You replied back stating your position, I replied back along with elaborating on mine. This will be the last I comment on this avenue as again, I don't want to sidetrack this into a long conversation about Spectrum, but you're free to continue.
Good luck, and as always, we'll continue keeping an eye on Spectrum.