Foscam US Drops Foscam, Becomes Amcrest, OEMs Dahua

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Aug 02, 2016

Foscam out, Dahua in.

We spoke to Adam Ravat, the CEO of Foscam US, now Amcrest, about why he rejected Foscam, went with Dahua, and how up he built a business selling tens of thousands of cameras monthly. 

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...*** ******** *********have ******* ** ******** ** and supply to our major customers directly. For this reason, we have no choice but to suspend telephone support for all Foscam branded products.  [Emphasis Added IPVM] 

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OEM *********

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Comments (7)

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