Genetec Stratocast - Cloud Gambit

By John Honovich, Published Nov 13, 2012, 07:00pm EST (Info+)

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.]

** **** ****, ** **** ** what ** **, **** ** ***** and *** ** ******** ** ******* VSaaS, ********** **** ****, *** ***** #1 ***** *********'* *** *********.

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

******* ** ******* ***** ******** ****** software ** *** ** *********'* ***** infrastructure,*****. **** **** **** ***** *** VMS, ****** ******* *** *** ************ available ** * *******. ***** ******* plans ** ***** ** ** **** cloud **** *** ** * ****** offering **** ***** ******** ****** ***** solution, *** ********* ***** *********** **** *** ***** *** ****** size ******** ******- ** **** ***** ******* *** been *** ******* **, ***** ***** historical ***** ** **** ***, ***** scale ***********.

***** ** ** ************ ** *** UI **** *******:

***** *** **** ** **** ******** to ** ********** *** *** ******* is *** ***** *** ****, **** are **** *** *********** ******** ** know **:

  • *******, **** *********, **** ****** *** host *** *******.
  • *** ******* **** ** **** ******* Genetec's *********** *******, *** ******.
  • ** ******** *** ****** **** ** used ** ******* ** *** *******.
  • ******* ****** **** * **** /'***** home' ******* **** **** ******** ********** to *******'* *******/**** ****** (********* *** disclosed ****** ** ******* **** ** the ******* ***** ******).
  • **** ******* **** ** ********* ** part ** *******'* ******* *************************.

*******

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

***** *** **** ************* **** ** similar ** ******** *************** ******, *** ******* ********* ********* ** to ********* *** **** ** *******, optimize *** ******** * ******* ******. This *** ************ **** *** ** the ******* ********** ***** ***** *******. Doing **** ***** ****** *******'* **** market ******* *** ****** *** ** the ******* ******** ** ***** **********.

Compared ** **** ****

*** **** **** ***** ***** ******** is **** ****. *******'* ***** ******** solves **** ** *** ******* ******** of ****'* ********:

  • **** **** ******** ********: ******* ** ***** *** ******, high *** ******** ****** ********, *** more ************* **** *** *********** ***** management ** **** ****.
  • ********** **** *****-**** ******* *********: ******* *** * ****** *********** and ***** *****, ******** *** ******** and ******* ** ******* *** ******** channel. ** ********, **** ********* ** awkward, ******* *** ****** ********* ** licensing **** ******** ** ******* ********* (like ***) *** **-**** ** ******** integrators *** **** ****** ** ** regional ***********.
  • *****-****** **** ******* *******: ****** **** ***** **** ******** Axis *******, ******* *** ******* * broader ******* ********* **** ******* *** those *******. [****** */****: ** *****, only **** ******* **** ** *********.]

*******, *** ******* ******** *** ***** and **** ** ****** ***** **** when ** ** ********** ********. *******, it **** **** *********** ********* ** leapfrog **** ** ******* *********** *** capabilities.

Compared ** **** ***

****'* **** *** ******, ***, ** at *** ******** *** ** *** spectrum ** ******* *****; *** ** a ****, ***********, ********** ********, *** other ** * **** ***, ****** expensive (********** ********), ********. ***** **** have ***** *****, ** ** *** see **** ********* **** ** ****.

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

***** ********* ********** ***** ******* ** *** ********* version, *********'* ******** *** *** ***** to ****** ****** ******* ****** *** low **** *********** ****** ***** ********* and ******* *****. *******'* ***** ******** can:

  • ********* *** ** **** ****** (**** any ***** *****).
  • ********* *** ********** ** ******* ** Genetec (***** ** * ****** ********* of **** ********* *** *******).

** *** ***** ****, ********* *** a ****** ** **********:

  • * ******, ****** ****** ***** ******** instead ** * *** ******** **** might *** ** ***** ***** ***** 2014.
  • ***** *** ***** ****** *******. ******* will ****** **** **** **** ******* support / **** * **** *** a ******* ** ****** ************* ** it ** **** ********* *** ****** to ******* **** ************.
  • *********'* ********* ** ********** ***** ** $49 ** $** *** ******* *******.

** ******* *** ******* ** *** cloud ********, ** ***** ******* *** lower *** *********** *** ** ***** faces **** **** *********** ****** ***** competitors ** *** ***** ** *** market.

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

** ***** **** ***** **** ******* releases * ***** *** *******, ********* follows ****** *** **** **** (*.*., Milestone ********* ******** **** ** ********* the ******** ******* ******** ****** *******). We ***** *** ** ********* ** the ********* ****** *******'* ************ *********** a ********* ******** *** * ******* offering ** ****.

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

*** ***** **** **** ******. **** is * ***-******** **** ************ *** a ******** *** **** ******* ****. From **** ** ********* *****, ** is **** ******* **** ******** ********. But ** ** **** *** ** could ************* ***** *******'* ****** ********. They *** ** *** ***** ***. Let's **** **** **'* *** * repeat ** ********** ****** ** *** ***.

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