Huawei Software Defined Cameras

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jun 25, 2018

Huawei is aiming to break the reputation of Chinese companies not being good at software. The company is now leading their video surveillance marketing with 'Software Defined Camera' at the IFSEC 2018 show:

What is a 'software defined camera'? In this note, based on an interview with Huawei, we answer that question and contrast Huawei's approach with Axis, Dahua, and Hikvision?

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