IP Camera 2009 Mid Year Review

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jul 26, 2009

Megapixel was the most dominant trend in IP cameras over the first half of 2009. So dominant was megapixel, that not only did most manufacturers release new megapixel cameras but a new non-IP megapixel standard was proposed. Not surprisingly, industry people voted megapixel as the overwhelming choice for having the most impact on the video surveillance business.

Megapixel Product Explosion

In the last 6 months, megapixel has transitioned from a product that only a dozen or so manufacturers offered to being available in almost every video surveillance booth on a trade show floor (this was literally the case at SecuTech Taipei this April).

Non-IP Megapixel

In the mix of this, the recent announcement of the HDcctv Alliance, a trade group advocating non-IP megapixel standards has created quite a stir. Many (most?) of the powerful IP manufacturers are dismissing this as too little, too late. On the other hand, some traditional analog manufacturers have started to rally around it. For an overview of this, see our HDcctv introduction and our HDcctv competitive analysis (both featuring extensive community debate).

IP Camera Testing

We launched our IP camera testing program. The first of its kind, they are independent tests that provides extensive training and analysis of the product's performance. [See our IP Camera Testing Guidelines for background information.]

IP Camera test results released include:


Additionally, we are currently in the middle of testing Cisco's HD camera, IQinVision, Mobotix, Sanyo and VideoIQ.

The Next 12 Months and IP Camera Standards

While a few announcements were made on IP camera standards, most of the work on the trade specifications (PSIA, ONVIF) happened behind the scenes. I expect the next 12 months to generate numerous announcements and product launches around ONVIF and HDcctv. These events will help show how strong and how quickly standards may impact real-world projects.

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Megapixel ******* *********

** *** **** * ******, ********* *** ************ **** * product **** **** * ***** ** ** ************* ******* ** being ********* ** ****** ***** ***** ************ ***** ** * trade **** ***** (**** *** ********* *** **** ** ******** Taipei **** *****).

Non-IP *********

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IP ****** *******

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************, ** *** ********* ** *** ****** ** ******* *****'* HD ******, **********, *******, ***** *** *******.

The **** ** ****** *** ** ****** *********

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**** ***

Upcoming **** *** ***** $*,*** ***

***** *** ** *********** ********* *** ****** *** **** (*** ******** *** ********/*******). ***** ************* ******, *** ****** ** ************* **** expensive **** ****** ****. *** **** ** *** ***** ******, model ***-***, **** ** ***** $*,*** ***. 

***** *** * ****** ** ********* *********** ** **** ******* compared ** ****** ****. (*) *****'* **** * ******* **** and (*) *** ***/**** ***** ** **** ****** **** ********** - ***** */* *** *****.

**** ***** **************, *** ****** ** ****** **** *** ****** use (******* ** *** ******* **** *****) *** ***** **** tracking ** ******** ** *** ********. *******, ** ***** ** an *********** ***** ******* ***** **** **-*********** ** ****** *** the **** *** ******** ** * *********** *** *** ****-****.

Axis ** ****

**** **** ** **** ** *** **** *** ******** ********. *** *** ****** ** *** ***** ** well ** ******** *** ******. **'* ***** ** ******* *** you *** **** *** ***** *** ** **'* * ******* introduction.

****/******* ***** ** *** **** * *** ***** *** **** is * ***** ********* ** **. **** ******* ** ***** watching.

Webcast ** *****  ****

***** *** ******** *** **** ****** ******** ** ***** ******* lines - *** ** *** ****** ****** *** *** *** ***** ** ******* ** *.*. **** ******* *********** *********** *** *** ***** (***** ** minutes ** ** ****) *** *** ** ******* ** ******.

NVR ******* ******* *** *************

************* *** ******** * ****** ******* ***** *** ********, *** ****** **** ******** *** ******* ** *** **** verified ** *******. ***** *** **** ** *** ******** ******, representing * ***** ******* ** *** ****** ********* **** ***** IP ***** ******** ********* *** ****** ********** ********* **, *****, March, **** ******, *****, ***.

FLIR ** ******* *******

** *** ****** ******** ******** ********, **** ********* *** ******** -*&* *** * ****** ** ************ ***** **** *******. *** **** ****-****** ****** **** ***** ** ***** ********: (1) ***** *** ***** ****** **** ** **** ****** ********** level, (*) **** ** ****** *** "** **********", (*) ******* improves ***** ******** *********** *** (*) ******* ******** ***** ****** in ***** ********.

****'* ********* *** **** ******** ** ***** *****, ******* *** for **** **** ***. *********, **** ** ***** $*,***, **'* still ***** ********* *** ******** *** (********** ******** ** ***** cameras **** ** ** *********** (******* ***** */*** **** *****). It **** ** *********** ** *** *** *** ******* ****** pricing *** ****. ****, * ******** ********* ***** ******* ** that *** **** *** ******* ** ****** ** * ******* image. ***** ******* *** ******* '***** ******', **** ********** ***** prefer *** ******* ******* ******** ** */* ******* **** ** illuminators.

**** ****

iCanTek ******* ********

******* ** * ****** ************ ** **** *** ** *******. **** are ****** ***** ******* **** ** ***** *** ******** ********* ********* ****** (** ******),  ******** (** *** **) *** * ***** ***** ******** ************ **** I *** ***** *** ** ********.

**** ******* ***** *** *** - *** *** - ***** is **** *** ***** *******. ************, **** *** ********* ** a ****** ** *** ********* ********* *********, *****, ******** *** ipvision.

*** ******* ****** ***** ***** *** *** **** ******** ** functionalities ***** *** ** ***** ****** ** *********. *** ******* that ******* ********** ** *** ******** ************ *** ***** ********** ************.

NoblePeak ******* ******

********* ************* ******* *** ***-***** / ** ***** *******. ******* *** 2008 *** "**** ** ****", *** ******* ******** *********** ********* last ****.

********* ******* **** **** ****** ******* ** ** ********* ** production ** * ****** (******* *** *** ** ****). 

********* ** ******** ** *** ******** ***** ***** **** ******* their ****** ******** ********* ** *** ***** *******. ***** ****** ******* *** not **** *********, **** *** ********* * ***** ***** ******* to ***** *** **** ******* *******. ******** ** ******* *******, NoblePeak ****** **** **** *** ******* *******, **** ******** ****** at ******* *** *****/** ***** ******.

No ************ ************ ** ******* *****

**** ****, ***** ******** '**** * ****' ** ******* ** part ** *** ******* ******** (*** *** ******* **** *** *** ******* ***** **** ******). ***********, ***** ******* *** ** ****** ******** ******* *********** port ********** ** ******* ** **** (******* ** * **** level ** *********'* ******* **** ** ******** ********). 

**** * ******** ***********, *** ****** ** ***** '**** * play' ******* ********* *** ************ ** ******* ***** / ************ services. ** *** ****** **** ***** ********** *** *** ** cameras ******* ******* ***** *** ******* ****, **** ***** *** into *** ********* ****** ** ******* *****. ** ******, ***** 'plug * ****' ******* ** *** ******* '**** * ****' recording ** **** ***** **** ** ** ********* **********.

Mobotix ********* ****** ****

******* ********* ** ******* ***** ****** ********** ********* ****** **** a *** ***** **** ** *** ***. **'* ******** ** ** * '******' *** **'* **** *******'* Installer ******** ** **'* ******** ** ** *********. ***********, ** you *** ********** ** *** **** *** **** ***** **** and **** ****** *****, *** **** ** ***** * ****.

****, ******* *** ******** ***** **** ****** *** *** *** [**'* * ** ** ********].

**** ****

Can ***** ****?

** ************* **** **** * ***** *************, *** ********** ***** I **** ** * ********** *** *****. *************, *** ****** is ****** ***** *****'* ****/****** *****. ****** **** ****** ***** is ***** ******* *****. ********** ** *** **** ********, *** negative ** ****** ** **** **** **** ** *****. 

*** **** *** ******* * *** *** *** ***** ** fail ** **** ***** ** (*) ***** *** ********* ******** (i.e., ************ *****'* **** ****** ** *** **** **** *** lower *** ******* ** (*) ***** ******. **** *** **** momentum *** ****** *********** ******* ** **** ******* ******* ********** products ****, **'* **** ** *** *** **** ********.

********* ** *** **** ******** ****** ***** ****, **** *** be * ****** ** ******** *** ***** *** **** ** merge ** ********** ***** ******** ******* * ****** *****.

**** ***

Axis ********* *** ***** *******

**** **** ** **** **** **** ** ******* ***** ******* to ***** ****** ******** ** **, ****. **** **** ** in ******** ** ***** ******** ***** ********.

** **** **** ******* ***** ******* ** ** *** ** works ****, **** ***** **** * ***** ****** ** ********* development. ***** ************* ********** *** *****/****, * ****** ******* ***** likely **** ***** ****.

**** **** ******* **** **** **** *** *** ******* *** ONVIF ** ****** *******, ***** *** ********. ****' ******** **** is ********* ******* ** **** *** *** ***** *******, ****** Station ***** ****** **** **** ** * ********** ** *** party *** *********.

** ***** ***** ****, ***** ******* **** ***** *.* *** include ************** *** ********* ******** *****. ** *** **** **** happens, **** ***** ** ******** (*) *** ********** **-***** ******* in ******* *** (*) ** ******* **** (***** * ***** would **** ************* ** ******** ********* ** ******* **** ****.

Training ****** **** **********

********** *** ******** * ****** ** ****** ** ***** * series **** ********* **  * ******** *****, * ****** ** ****'* ********, *** * *********** ** *** ****** **********.

***** ****** *** ****** *** *** ********* ** ***** ***** the ********** *** ******* ********. **'* * *** **** *** to ***** *** ****** ********.

*** ****

Will *-**** ******* ********* ***** *******?

********, **** ********* ** ******** ******* *********** **** **** ** ******* ********* ***** quality. ****** *-**** (*** ******* ****), ** ** ** *********** ** ** ****-**** ******. *-**** ** a *********** ** * *** **** *** ********. *** ****, provided ** ****, ******** ***** ***** ***** ******* ** **** ********* ******** *** iris. *** ********, ******** ** ****, ****** *** **** ****** ** gain ******** ** *** *********** ** *** **** *** ** adjust **** *********. *****, **** ********* ******* *** ****** **** ******. The *-**** **** **** ** ********* ** *** ******-**** **** *****. At **** *****, ** **** ** ****** **** ** ****** ****** imagining ************.

**** **** * ***** **** **** *** *** ********* *** of *** **********. **** *** *********** ***** ******* ** ***** *** use ******* **********. ** **** ** *********** ** *** *** this develops.

Comments ** **** ********

* *** ***** ******* **** **** ************ * *********** *************** about ****'* ******** *** ****** ********. *** ***** ******* ** ***** ***** *** ** ****** ***** ******* ****** *****:

  • **** **** **** * ******* *******: **** **** ***** *** amazing **** *** *** *** *********** ******** **** *** **********. While **** ** (*************) ******* ** ********, **** ** ********** compared ** ***** ********* *********. *** ******* ********* ******** ** understatement *** ***** ** *** ********* ********* *** ********. **** wants ** ******* **** ** **** ******* ********* ********.
  • ****'* **** ** ** **** ****** ***** ******** ******* *********' product *******. **** *** ** **** -- "******** *** ***** while ********** **** ****** ***** ******* *** *** ********* ****** functions."
  • **** *** *********** *** ******** **** ******* ***** ******* **** the ***-****, * *.*** ****** **** ****** ****'* *** *** to ******* *** ***** ***** *******.

***** *** ********* ****** ** ***** ******** ** **** ******** but **** ***** ***** **** *********, **** **** * ********** shot ** ******* **** **********.

Megapixel ******* **** *******

********** *** ***** ** *** ************* ******** ********* *******, ** vendor******* **** ********* *** ******* ** * ****** ** *.* *** *** domes *** *** ******* (*** ********** ** ****-* *** *** *.*** *****). *** ***** ****** *** *********** **** ****/******* ***** *******.

* ***** ******* ** * ******* ***** ******** (* ******** ******* * *** ***** ****). **** *** ******** **** ****** **** at *** ****** **** ****** ******* *** *********. ****'* ** attractive *********** ** *****'* ******.

*** ****

3 *** *********** ***** ** ********* *.*** ****** *****

** ***, * *** * ********* *************** ***** *** ******* I ** ********* *******:

  • ********* ** '****' **********: *** ****** ***** ***** (*.***, ***, etc) ** ******* ** ** * ********** ****** ** ***** cameras. **** ****** ***** ** *** **** ****** ***** *******. This ** * ******** ******* ** ****** ***** ******* (*** ability ** *** ******* *******) ** *** *** ****** ** the *** ** *********.
  • ********* *********** *********: * *** **** ********* ** *** **** bandwidth ** ********, **** ********* ** *** ***** ***, **** interestingly, ******* *************. **** ************* *** ***** ***/* *** * given ***** ***** ***** **** *-***/*. **** ***** ** * major ****** ** ******** ******* ** *** *********** ** ******* could ** ***** *********.
  • ******** *** ** ******** ********* ******: **** ******* **** *********** problems **** ************ *********. *** ***** **** ***** ** ****** entirely ***** ***** **********. ** ** ********* **** ************ ******* are ****** ** ***** *********. ***** **'* ********* ********** *** accepted **** **** **** *********, ****** ***** **** ** ******* will ****** ********, *** ********** *** *** ***** ***** **** remain.

***** *** ********* *** *** **** * ****** - **** issues **** ********* ******* **** *********. ************, * ** ***** in *** ******* ** ************* *** ***********.* *******, *** *****/*** remain ********* ****** *** ********* ** **** ** *** *** surveillance *******.

Why ** ******* ***** ********* ** *** ****

** * ****** ***** *******, ***** ******* ****** ********* ****** about *** ********* **** ** ** ** *** ******.  ********** analytics ******** ******* ***** ******. **** ****** *******, *** ******* card ** * *** *** ******* ******* ***** ****** ********* and **** ****** ********. **** ** *******, ** *** *** MJPEG, * ******* ****** ******. *******, **** ********** ****** **** ** ****-* ** *.***, *** **** ** ****** *** video. ***** ********* **** ****-* *** *.*** ************* **** ******* the ****** ** ******* **** * ****** ***** *******.

*** ****** ** ***** ************ ******* ** ***** ****** ******* of *** *********/******* *******. ** *** ********* ** ** *******, this **** ************ ******** *** ***** ******** *** ********* ** centralized *********.

Is *** *** **** *** *****?

**** ***** **** ** **** ***** *.***, ***** ****** *** as * ******* ******. ***, ** ******** ***** *****, *** dynamically ****** *** ********** *** ***-**** ** ***** *******. **** is ********* ********* *** ******** ************ ** ** **** ******* are ** ****** *********. **'* ** ********** ******** ** ********* cameras **** ****** ** **** **** *** ***** (******** ** WAN *********) *** *** ****** ***** ******** *** ****** *******.  For **** *********** ** ***, *** ** ******** ** *** ****** ** *** **** **** ****. **'* ***** ** **** some **** *** *** ** ** ********** (** ** ******** more ********** ***** *** ** **** ******* *** ********** **** as ********* ****** *** *******).

** *** ********, ***** *** * ****** ** ********** ***** surveillance ******* *** *********. *** ******* ********* ** *** *** NVR/VMS ****** ** ********* ***** ****** ** ******* ** ** clients, ******** *** *** **** ** ** *********** ******** *** remote ******* (*** *******'* ***** ***** *** *******'* ******* ********** *******). ******* *********** ** ********'* *** ** ******** ***** ******** scalable ***** *** ***** *** ********* ********** ***** ** *.***.

Baseline ** **** ******* *** *.***

* ***** *********** **** ** *** ***** ******* *** *****'* advocacy ** **** ******* *.***. *.*** ******** * ******* ** ******** *** ****** (*.*** ** **** **** * ****** ** ************** ****** **** a ****** ******** ***). ************* *** ****** **** ***** ********. Most ** ****** ********* *** ******** ******** ******* - *** lowest ** *** *******. ***** **** **** **** ******** ****. It ** ******** **** **** ******** ******* ********* *** ******* efficiency ** *** ******* ** ********* ********** *****.

*** **** ** * ********** **** ***** **** ** *********** to ***. * **, ******, ****** ***** *** * *** other ******* ** ********* **** ********** ** *** ***********. * am ******* ******* ** ******* *** ***** ***** ****** ** investigate **** ******.

Genetec ** ******* ** *.***'* *****

* *** ****** ***, * ******* ******* ****** * ***** *********** *** *** ** *.*** *** *********** ***** *********. 

********, ******* *** ******* *** *** ****. ** *** ** ***** ***** *****, ******* ******** *** ***** ** *.*** *** ******** ** ***** **********.

*** ***

New ********* ****** **** *******

******* ** ********** ** ******* * *** ******* ** ***** ********* **** ****** - ***. ******* ****** **** *** *** ****** ****** **** ** 3MP, ****** *** ***** **** ** *** *** *** ** well ** ******** ********* ********** *** * ***** ** *** SD ****. **** ***** **** **** ****** ****** *** *** offering ** **** ** $*** *** ($**** ***) *** *** 3MP *******.

**** ********/***** ********** ** * ***** ****** *** **** *** alternatives (*********** ******), ******* *** * ****** ****** ***** ****.

Mobotix ** ****** ** ***********

** ******** **** ******** **** ******* ** ******* ************. *******'* report **** ** $**.** ***. **** *** ******* *** ************* technology ** ** ****** ******* *********** **** **** ***** * particular **** ** ********. ******* ***** **** **** **% ** their **** ****** ******* ** $** * *** ** **** the **. **** ** *** ********** ***** *** ****** ******* is ** ****** *** **** *** ********** ******* ** *** US. ******* ** ******* ** **** ** ** *****.

ACTi **** *** *.*** ********

** *** *** ** ****, *** ********* ** *.*** ****** the ** ****** ***** **** ** ****** ********. ** **** pdf ********, **** ********* ******** * *** ** ***** ******* *** *** ******** *.*** *********.

Access ******* **** **********

********** *** ********* * ***** ***** ****** ******* ******** ******** ** ** **** **** ***** ********* *******. ** ***** with ***** *** ****** ** ******* *** ****** ***** ** open *****, ******** ******, *** **** * ****'* **. **** solution ** *** ***** ** ******* ****** ******* ******* ** traditional ************. ****: * ** ********* * **** ** **** software ** ****.

**** **** ** ******** ******* ******* **** ********* *******. ******* to *******'****** *** *****

*** ***

Current ***** ** ********* ********** ************

**'* ****** ***** **** *.* **, *.***, ** - ** fps ******* *** *** **********. ** ********, ********* ***** ****** manufacturer, **** *** ******** *** **** ******* *********.

****, ***, *.*** ******* *** ******** ** ** ****** ********* in * ****** ** ** ****** ** *** **** ****. Already, ** ********, ***** **** ** ***** * ************* ********** 2MP *.***, ** ******** ** *** **** ***** ****** ********* that *** ********** ********* **** ***** ** *** ****.

****'* ******* **** ** *** ***** ************ ** **** *** reference *******. **** **** ** *********** ** *** ** **** the **** **** ** ********** ** ***** ***. ** *** take **** **** ** *** *** *** ** ********* *** seem ** **** ********* ***** *** ***** ** *****.

*** ***** ********* ****** ** ***** ** *** ********* ***** is *** ************* ***** ********** ***-***** *********** *** *** ** improve *** ***** ******* ** ***** *.* *** *** *******.

***** ****

ACTi ******** **** ***

**** **** *** ** *********** ******* *** ***, * ***** **-********* ** *** ******************* (***** ****** ***** *.* ******* ***). 

**** ** ****** ** ******* **** ****'* ********* ** *** US ** * *** **** ***** *********** ******** *********** *** looking ** **** ** **.

ACTi ******** * *** *.* ********* ******

**** ********* ******** **** ***********, ************* *** ******** ** ***** on ********* ***** ******* *** ****-**** *********** (*** ********, ********* won * *** ***** *** *** *** ********* ******). ***, **** *** ******** * *.* ** ****** ***** * **** CCD. ******* ** *** ******** ********* ***.

***** ****

Advances ** ********* **** ******

** *** ********* ** ****, ***** **** **** *** **** factor ******* *** ********* *******. ****** *** ** **** **** "box" ***** (****** *** *******). **** ****** ******* *** ********* *** ************* *** ********* issues.

***** ****, ** **** **** * *** ** ******** - Axis *** *** ******** ********* **** ******* (********* *** *** **** ****). ********** *** * ***** ** ******** **** ****** ******* (including *** *** * ******). ****** *** ******* *** ************ ****** ******** ********* ******* (**** ******* **** *******'*).

**** ** ******* **** ** *** ******** ** *** ********* market.

Cisco ********* ************* ** ***** ** *******

*** ***** ** ******* **** ********* * ****** *** ** ASIS. ********, **** ******** ***** ** **** ****'* *****.

****, * ***** ***** ** *** **** ***** ** ****** shopping ******* *** ******* ****** ***** ** ***** $****, $*** **** **** ** *** * *** ****** ***. Compare ** *** **** ***** ***** ****** ***** ** ***** $****.

***** ****

Pelco ** *********: Pelco has released a series of new resources on their IP products including a ******* ** ******, ******** ** ******** ********* ** ******. *** ******** *** **** ************ ******** ** ** *** are ******* ** ***** **** ** *** ******* *****, * recommend.

*** ****

Examining ******'* ********* *******

* ***** **** ****** **** ****. **** *** * ******* vision ******* **** ** ********** *** ******** ** *** ******** industry **** * **** ** ********* *******. **** ***** ****** ***** ******* ***** *** *** *.*** on *** ******* ** ** *** (**** * ****). *** MSRP ** ***** *** ****** (***-*****) ** $**** *** (*.*** **** *******  ** * ***). That's ****** *********** *** ** *** **** *.*** *** *** ok **** *** ***** *****, **** ***** ** ** *********** option. ****** ** ********* ** * **** ****** ** *** vendors ********* *********, ******* *** *******.


Examining *****'* *********** **** ********

*** ***** ***, ***** ********* **** ******** ***** ** ***** ********* ** *********** ** *** **. * ***** **** *****. **** **** **** TechData **** ** **** ** ******* *****'* ** ******* ***** - ** ****** ******* ** *********** ****. **** **** **** that ******** ***** *** ** ******* ** *** ***** *** would **** ****** *****'* ******* ******* ********.

*** ****

Axis ****-******* ******* *** ******* 

**** *****, **** ********* * ***** **** ******, ****** ******* encoder. **** **** ***** * **** ***** ** **. ****, ****** ******* ** *** ********* - ***** $300 ***. ****'* * ****** ********** ***** *** * *.*** 30 *** **** ******* *** ***** *** *** * *** of ************ *** **** **** ******. ************* **** *** **** offering ** ** * *** *** ******* ************ (****** ***** about $*** ***). ***** ** ***** ****** ******, *** ********* could ****** **** * **** ******* ** *** ******* ** the ******.

*** ***

Pelco's ***** ********* *******

***** ** ***** ** **** * ***** ********* **** ****** their *** **/********* ****. **** ****, ** ******* * ******** ********* ** ***** *** ******** ** ** ******** ****** leaders. *** **** ** ******** ** *** **** *** ** the ****** *** *** **** ********** ******** *** **** **** significant ********** ** ********** ****** ******* **** ****.

New ************ ** ** ****** ********* ******

******* ******** * ****** ** ** ****** ********* - *****, PSIA, ***. *** *** * **** ******* *** *** ********** ** ********* ** ** *** **** *** ** *** post. ****'* **** ******** ** ** ** **** ********** ** that *** ******* ******** *********** ******* ***** *** *** **** is * ********** ** ************* ******. (*** ****/**** ****** ** a ****** *** ***** ********* ***** *** ** *** **** to ********** ** ******, *** **** ******* ** **** * ****.) **** ********** ***** **** ****** **** *** *** ******* is ** ** *** * *********** ******** **********. ** **** is *** **** ** ****** ******* ** ********* ***** * PSIA, **** ***** ** ****** ****** *** ** ******* **** immediately. ** **** ***'*, **'* * **** **** **** ** more ***** ****** *********** **** ** ** * ******* ********** in ****** ** ************* (***** ** **** ******** ********* **** believed **** *** *********). *** *** *** * ********** ** *** ****** ****** *********.

Immervision's ********* **** ******* ***********

**** * ****** ********, * ***** ***********'* *********** ** ** interesting. *********** ***** * *** ****** **** *** ***** **** ******** ** *** *.* ** **** ******* (demo ** ***** **** ****). *********** **** *** ***** **** ******* ******** *******. ******, it's ** ******** ****** **** *** ******* ***** ****** ************** over * ***** ****. ** ***'* **** *** ******* ** someone's ****** *** ** **** ******* **** *** ******* ***** through * ***** ****. *** *************, ** ******, *** ****** to **** **** ** **** ***********. *** ****** *** **** ($749 **** *** *** ****) *** *** ***** *** ************* (still *******).

IQinVision's *** **** ********* ********

**** ** ******** *******, ******* ********** ******* *** ****** ******* without *** **** *** ******* ********* ** * ***** ***** management ******. ***** ***** ********* ****** ******** ** ******* ** * *** **** ******* *** ******** license ******* ********. ** **** ** * ****** ******* (**** for *** ******* *** ******** *******) **** ******** *******.  ** is **** *** ***** ****** ***********. ***** ** *** **** similarities ** *******'* **-*********** ************, ** ** *** ******** *** intended ** ** * ******* *********** *** *** ***** *** (as ******* **). 
Designing ********* *** *******

*****, *** **** *****, ********* **** ************ *** ** *********** ******* ***** *** * ****** ******** * ***** ************ ****** ***** their ****** *** ********* *******.  **** **** * ******* ** cover ** ****** *********. **'* * **** **** ***** **** study ** **** **** ** *************** ** *** ** *** **** ********* *******.

Mobotix *** ********* *********

******* *** * ****** ** *** ********* ********* ***, *********: a ******* ******* ******** *** ******* *********. *****'* * ********* ****** **** * ***** ** ************ strong *** ** ********: "**'* *** ****** ** ** *** LowRes ** *****. ***** ** **** ******** ** ***** ** cameras." ****** ****, ******* *** ***** **** ******* **** *** focused ** ********* ***** **** *** *********** ******* ********* *** revenue **** ****. ***********, * ***** **'* **** **** ** focus **** **** ******* * ***** ** *** ********* *** IP. **'* ******** ********* ** ********* ** ******* ****** ***** more ********* *********.

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