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.

********* *** *** **** ******** ***** ** ** ******* **** the ***** **** ** ****. ** ******** *** *********, **** not **** *** **** ************* ******* *** ********* ******* *** a *** ***-** ********* ******** *** ********. *** ************, ******** people ************** ** *** ************ ****** *** ****** *** **** ******** *** ***** ************ ********.

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

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

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

** *** *** ** ****, *** ****** ************ ** *** HDcctv ********, * ***** ***** ********** ***-** ********* ********* *** created ***** * ****. **** (****?) ** *** ******** ** manufacturers *** ********** **** ** *** ******, *** ****. ** the ***** ****, **** *********** ****** ************* **** ******* ** rally ****** **. *** ** ******** ** ****, *** ********* *************** ********* *********** ********(**** ********* ********* ********* ******).

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

** ******** *** ** ****** ******* *******. *** ***** ** its ****, **** *** *********** ***** **** ******** ********* ******** and ******** ** *** *******'* ***********. [*** ***** ****** ******* ************* ********** ***********.]

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


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

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

***** * *** ************* **** **** ** ** ****** *********, most ** *** **** ** *** ***** ************** (****, *****) happened ****** *** ******. * ****** *** **** ** ****** to ******** ******** ************* *** ******* ******** ****** ***** *** HDcctv. ***** ****** **** **** **** *** ****** *** *** quickly ********* *** ****** ****-***** ********.

[***************]

**** ***

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 ********* *********.

******** ****

Axis ** ** ****** *********: This week, Axis released a presentation on ********* ** ** *******. *** ************ ** ********* * ********* ** ********. ** the *** ****, *** **** ** ***** ************ ******** *********, encoders *** *** **** ********* ******. *******, ********* ***** ***** certainly ******* **** ****** ********* *** *** ***** ** *** SSD ******* ** ******** ** ********* * **** ** **** direction.

AgentVi ** ****: ******* ************* ****'* ** ******* **** *** ******* ******* *********. *******'* approach ** ********* ** ********* **** **** ***** ********* **** ObjectVideo *** *******. ******* ****** *** ********** ***** **** ** the **** ** *** ****** *** *** **** ** * server. ******* ** ****, ******* *** **** ** * ******* of ****** ** ******* ********* **** **** ******* *** *** Sony. ** ********, ***********'* ********* *** *********** ** ******* **** higher *** *****, ******* ******** *** ******* **** *** *** their ********* (*.*., ** ** *** ********* ** **** *** Sony). ** ******, ******* **** **** ** ***** *** ******* and ********. 

******** ***

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

**** *** ******* ************ ******* ******* *** *** ********* *** *.*** *******. ** **** a **** *** ******* *** ***** ** **** ******* ********* they ****. *************, ** **** ***** *** ******* ***** ******* set ** ** ****** ******** **** *** ******* ****** *** to *** *******.

******* ****

Axis ** **

**** ******** * ****** ** ******** ******** ** ***** *** HD ****** - *** *****, ********* *********** ********* **. **** *** *********** **** ***** ****** ***** *** **** standard ***** ***** *** ******* ** ***. * ** *** see *** ***** ****. ***** ** ***** *** ***** **** better ('**** **') *** *** ******** ******* ** *** ***** (I *****, ***** ****** *** *** ****). ****, ** $**** USD ****, **'* ********* (******** ** ***** *** *******). ** has * *** ******* **** ***** **** ****** "************* ***** in **** ***** ** ******** ** *** *****" *** * am ***** ****** ** ****** *** *** ****** ************ ***** this ****** *****. *** ********* ** *** **** *****.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Top Maglock Provider Warns Against Using Maglocks on Nov 21, 2017
Do not buy my company's product. It sounds strange indeed, but a senior Allegion consultant stated that maglocks should not be used in common...
CBR vs VBR vs MBR - Surveillance Streaming on Nov 21, 2017
How you stream video has a major impact on quality and bandwidth. And it is not simply CODEC choice (e.g., H.264 vs H.265). Regardless of the...
Hikvision Chinese Government Owner CETHIK Exposed on Nov 20, 2017
Hikvision deceives about its Chinese government ownership. Contrary to their claims about 'independence' and simply having 'shareholders' that are...
Panasonic Unified Surveillance Strategy Analyzed on Nov 17, 2017
Panasonic is now a "Unified Surveillance" offering, as their ASIS 2017 booth proclaimed: Looking to make a comeback in the security industry,...
Amazon Cloud Cam Is Poor (Tested) on Nov 17, 2017
Retail behemoth Amazon has entered the surveillance market with the Amazon Cloud Cam, the eyes of its just-announced Amazon Key delivery...
Isonas Cofounders Split, Launch Partner/Competitor on Nov 16, 2017
Breaking up is hard to do, especially when door access security is at stake. But that is exactly what has happened at Isonas. Senior employees...
Hikvision China Criticizes The WSJ on Nov 15, 2017
Hikvision, through the Chinese government's authoritative news service, has criticized the WSJ investigation into Hikvision. In this...
PoE UPS Tested (Energy Reconnect) on Nov 15, 2017
In security, backup power is important, but most often requires UPS systems or extra cabling to devices for low voltage power. Now, some have...
Hikvision NVR 4.0 Improvements Tested on Nov 14, 2017
Hikvision has released firmware version 4.0 for select NVRs, touting two years of research and development, and claiming "the new generation GUI...
Mobile Credentials (BLE / NFC / Apps) Guide on Nov 14, 2017
One of the biggest trends in access for the last few years has been the marriage of mobile phones and access cards. In this guide,...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Dahua Hard-Coded Credentials Vulnerability on Nov 20, 2017
A newly discovered Dahua backdoor is described by the researcher discovering it as: not the result of an accidental logic error or poor...
Panasonic Unified Surveillance Strategy Analyzed on Nov 17, 2017
Panasonic is now a "Unified Surveillance" offering, as their ASIS 2017 booth proclaimed: Looking to make a comeback in the security industry,...
Amazon Cloud Cam Is Poor (Tested) on Nov 17, 2017
Retail behemoth Amazon has entered the surveillance market with the Amazon Cloud Cam, the eyes of its just-announced Amazon Key delivery...
Nest Secure Alarm System Tested on Nov 16, 2017
Google's expansion continues, this time into home security with their Nest subsidiary's move into alarm systems. They paid more than a...
Dahua Forbes 'Next Web Crisis' Vulnerability Dispute on Nov 16, 2017
The buffer overflow vulnerability in Dahua products is not in dispute, in fact we covered it when it was first published. What is in dispute is...
Isonas Cofounders Split, Launch Partner/Competitor on Nov 16, 2017
Breaking up is hard to do, especially when door access security is at stake. But that is exactly what has happened at Isonas. Senior employees...
Hikvision China Criticizes The WSJ on Nov 15, 2017
Hikvision, through the Chinese government's authoritative news service, has criticized the WSJ investigation into Hikvision. In this...
PoE UPS Tested (Energy Reconnect) on Nov 15, 2017
In security, backup power is important, but most often requires UPS systems or extra cabling to devices for low voltage power. Now, some have...
Axis Commits To Long-Term Firmware Support on Nov 15, 2017
With the rise of cyber security awareness, and a general increase in hardware reliability, "software warranties" may prove more valuable than...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact