Manufacturers Shipping Unlicensed H.265 Products

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Jun 22, 2017

While H.265 support in video surveillance is growing, IPVM's research shows that most surveillance manufacturers are shipping H.265 products with substantially or completely missing patent licenses.

In this report, we review the state of H.265 patent licenses, the 3 major patent licensing groups, an analysis of the licensing status for 15 video surveillance manufacturers including Dahua, Genetec, Hanwha, Hikvision, Milestone, Panasonic, etc. and potential issues.

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