Genetec Stratocast - Cloud Gambit

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 13, 2012

Genetec is making a big bet on the cloud. Indeed, it is the biggest bet any VMS vendor has yet made for VSaaS and the most significant move in the VMS market in years.

[UPDATE January 2013: Genetec Cloud will be called Stratocast and a one page website has been released.]

** **** ****, ** **** ** **** ** **, **** it ***** *** *** ** ******** ** ******* *****, ********** Axis ****, *** ***** #* ***** *********'* *** *********.

Genetec's ***** ********

******* ** ******* ***** ******** ****** ******** ** *** ** Microsoft's ***** **************,*****. **** **** **** ***** *** ***, ****** ******* *** LPR ************ ********* ** * *******. ***** ******* ***** ** offer ** ** **** ***** **** *** ** * ****** offering **** ***** ******** ****** ***** ********, *** ********* ***** is********* **** *** ***** *** ****** **** ******** ******- ** **** ***** ******* *** **** *** ******* **, given ***** ********** ***** ** **** ***, ***** ***** ***********.

***** ** ** ************ ** *** ** **** *******:

***** *** **** ** **** ******** ** ** ********** *** the ******* ** *** ***** *** ****, **** *** **** key *********** ******** ** **** **:

  • *******, **** *********, **** ****** *** **** *** *******.
  • *** ******* **** ** **** ******* *******'* *********** *******, *** direct.
  • ** ******** *** ****** **** ** **** ** ******* ** the *******.
  • ******* ****** **** * **** /'***** ****' ******* **** **** simplify ********** ** *******'* *******/**** ****** (********* *** ********* ****** we ******* **** ** *** ******* ***** ******).
  • **** ******* **** ** ********* ** **** ** *******'* ******* developed****************.

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Compared ** *********** *******

***** *** **** ************* **** ** ******* ** ******** *************** ******, *** ******* ********* ********* ** ** ********* *** **** to *******, ******** *** ******** * ******* ******. **** *** historically **** *** ** *** ******* ********** ***** ***** *******. Doing **** ***** ****** *******'* **** ****** ******* *** ****** one ** *** ******* ******** ** ***** **********.

Compared ** **** ****

*** **** **** ***** ***** ******** ** **** ****. *******'* cloud ******** ****** **** ** *** ******* ******** ** ****'* offering:

  • **** **** ******** ********: ******* ** ***** *** ******, **** *** ******** ****** offering, *** **** ************* **** *** *********** ***** ********** ** Axis ****.
  • ********** **** *****-**** ******* *********: ******* *** * ****** *********** *** ***** *****, ******** all ******** *** ******* ** ******* *** ******** *******. ** contrast, **** ********* ** *******, ******* *** ****** ********* ** licensing **** ******** ** ******* ********* (**** ***) *** **-**** to ******** *********** *** **** ****** ** ** ******** ***********.
  • *****-****** **** ******* *******: ****** **** ***** **** ******** **** *******, ******* *** support * ******* ******* ********* **** ******* *** ***** *******. [Update */****: ** *****, **** **** ******* **** ** *********.]

*******, *** ******* ******** *** ***** *** **** ** ****** looks **** **** ** ** ********** ********. *******, ** **** have *********** ********* ** ******** **** ** ******* *********** *** capabilities.

Compared ** **** ***

****'* **** *** ******, ***, ** ** *** ******** *** of *** ******** ** ******* *****; *** ** * ****, proprietary, ********** ********, *** ***** ** * **** ***, ****** expensive (********** ********), ********. ***** **** **** ***** *****, ** do *** *** **** ********* **** ** ****.

Compared ** ********* ***

***** ********* ********** ***** ******* ** *** ********* *******, *********'* ******** *** *** ***** ** ****** ****** ******* around *** *** **** *********** ****** ***** ********* *** ******* lines. *******'* ***** ******** ***:

  • ********* *** ** **** ****** (**** *** ***** *****).
  • ********* *** ********** ** ******* ** ******* (***** ** * common ********* ** **** ********* *** *******).

** *** ***** ****, ********* *** * ****** ** **********:

  • * ******, ****** ****** ***** ******** ******* ** * *** offering **** ***** *** ** ***** ***** ***** ****.
  • ***** *** ***** ****** *******. ******* **** ****** **** **** edge ******* ******* / **** * **** *** * ******* of ****** ************* ** ** ** **** ********* *** ****** to ******* **** ************.
  • *********'* ********* ** ********** ***** ** $** ** $** *** channel *******.

** ******* *** ******* ** *** ***** ********, ** ***** improve *** ***** *** *********** *** ** ***** ***** **** well *********** ****** ***** *********** ** *** ***** ** *** market.

Milestone ***** *******

** ***** **** ***** **** ******* ******** * ***** *** feature, ********* ******* ****** *** **** **** (*.*., ********* ********* releases **** ** ********* *** ******** ******* ******** ****** *******). We ***** *** ** ********* ** *** ********* ****** *******'* announcement *********** * ********* ******** *** * ******* ******** ** 2013.

What **** ******?

*** ***** **** **** ******. **** ** * *** ******** 2012 ************ *** * ******** *** **** ******* ****. **** what ** ********* *****, ** ** **** ******* **** ******** solution. *** ** ** **** *** ** ***** ************* ***** Genetec's ****** ********. **** *** ** *** ***** ***. ***'* just **** **'* *** * ****** ** ********** ****** ** *** ***.

What ** *** *****?

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