ISC West 2015 Show Full Report

By: IPVM Team, Published on Apr 14, 2015

The IPVM team spent 3 days on the show floor going through what is new and what manufacturers are pitching.

Plus, we have been taking video throughout the show floor. Here is a look at the show entrance:

Inside, we have a whole show floor walk through (1 hour) and booth videos of 30 manufacturers, including Axis, Avigilon, Hikvision, Genetec, Milestone, Sony and many more.

Plus we have images, videos and commentary for a number of key themes:

  • H.265 at ISC West
  • Avigilon VIP Women
  • Why ONVIF, Why?
  • The Milestone Coupon Even Worse
  • $200,000 Wasted
  • A real 'micro' camera
  • Avigilon 7K On Display
  • Axis 33MP on Display
  • The Axis Wet Dog Feature
  • Canon and Milestone Happy Together
  • Taking Shots at Milestone
  • Axis is an Elephant
  • Seriously... Buy Canon Cameras
  • Cisco Snores
  • 'Breakthrough' in Price
  • The Montreal Philosopher is Back
  • Look at our Cheap Looking Cameras
  • Hey Caveman, Buy From Me
  • Avigilon - Text Only Please
  • Google is Here
  • Mirror Image

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Comments (63)

I was just happy to work my way through the maze of casinos to find where to pick up my badge. Now trying to find who I need/want to talk to on the floor? Not looking forward to it!

+1 to IPConfigure - witty and topical wordplay

-1 to Genetec - shouldn't one size fit at least one?

-2 to SES - caveman has no facial hair but does apparently have a gym membership

"we don't say google because that would scare people."

i love that, thanks for the laugh...

Give it up to ONVIF for the timely pop culture reference! ...oh wait

I guess Pee-Wee Herman was too dated?

Pee-Wee is at least making a new movie...

At least nobody pulled an Elvis off the street.

and they forgot to put their booth number on the banner...

Speaking of ONVIF and Austin, has anyone got a chance to check out the lair of archrival HD-CCTV?

Lecture by Dr. Evil Todd.

Once the 'Alliance' simply became a marketing arm for Dahua, it stopped being relevant. He is super active on LinkedIn groups, battling with random people, so if you miss him, check that out.

...they stopped being relevant.

It wasn't hard to do.

Anyway, if the crew is in the neighbourhood, I'm sure he's worth a quick reaction-shot pan, even if just for historic reasons.

Many of you don't know this, but Austin Powers happens to be an ONVIF member. (A full member, of course.)

Look for him at ONVIF's booth at ISC West! - Facebook

They're just kidding, right? ;)

Member - LOL. I know it is Vegas but I don't want to see his full member...

I thought austin powers was a GoldMember

I still don't get this IPConfigure announcement... what are they talking about??? Certainly they did not acquire the company Cannon that bough both Milestone and Axis...

English wordplay. Perhaps a visual will help:

Ahhhhh... sneaky...

I think it would be clearer if you read this release from the vendor.

Basically it explains how IPconfigure bought an antique artillery Cannon. Apparently they are now charging or about to charge with it to the front line somewhere.

Once there, it is to be used in metaphoric defense of open and independent systems, which have been threatened by recent industry manuevers. (This is most likely an oblique reference to the Axis/Milestone subjugation as well as other recent deals.)

Ironically, that ends up pitting their antique war 'Cannon' against the similar sounding, but otherwise unrelated electronics manufacturer, 'Canon', since they were the ones who actually acquired Axis/Milestone.

It is a funny coincidence. But it is clearly just a coincidence. ;)

Hopefully, they don't inadvertently blow up the Samsung booth:

IMHO, bringing Samsung into the conflict would be a grave error for IPconfigure.

Sound military strategy would insist on gaining a forward base for the powerful Cannon. Of the allies, Hikvision is the logical choice because of its line of sight paths to all three targets. Should be in place no later than Day 2.

IMHO, bringing Samsung into the conflict would be a grave error for IPconfigure.

Yes, it would have been.

Hanwha Techwin Big Gun Ready

Tweet of the show so far?

in the hotel this morning, along with the USA today outside my door, was a sample Milestone Husky and a coupon for 50% off my next purchase

IpConfigure is charging ahead with horribly outdated technology?

How so, Hall? ipConfigure was one of the earlier adopters if HTML5 I saw.

maybe he meant the 19th century cannon?

I was referring to the cannon, not to IpConfigure. It just seemed like odd symbolism to me - using an antique as a symbol of your progressiveness. It would be like having Lindsey Lohan as a symbol for sobriety.

I can see that, Hal.

Now, that's some high quality snark. Well done.

Typical hyped announcement, long in vague claims, short in actual specifications.

Do we even know the focal length of this cannon?

Request Ethan swing by IPconfigure booth for standard shootout...

Because Austin Powers knows how it feels to integrate a camera/VMS.

Keynote Soundcheck

I am starting a rumor that Kevin James will be at the IDIS booth tomorrow...

Oh, yeah, I heard that too.

I think I saw him racing some of the IDIS guys on Segways....

The Cannon up close:

That's actually a pretty sweet cannon. I should get one of those for my office.

Looks to be around f/5.6 or worse. Expect a daytime attack.

One Size Fits None

"Listen, it's great for the market but a tolerance for lower profit margins is not really a 'breakthrough'." Lower list price does not directly correlate to lower profit margins in any way...

"Lower list price does not directly correlate to lower profit margins in any way..."

Then you are assuming they have some significant cost advantage that enables them to maintain margins despite the lower costs.

I do not imagine Samsung Techwin can make cameras that significantly less expensive than Axis or Sony, ergo my statement.

Oh, I wasnt thinking about their margins, that doesnt factor into the integrator's margins as far as I am concerned.

From the integrators perspective we can make more actual profit dollars at a higher margin percentage, with a lower sell price to the customer vs some of the other big name manufacturers.

I read the original statement as a comment on taking money out of the integrator's pocket.

Ok, got it.

Btw, I agree with the integrator more money phenomenon in the short term, while sharper / more aggressive integrators take advantage.

The problem is typically in the long term, more manufacturers match and the whole market moves down.

On the Ubiquiti Micro cam - distributors are taking pre-orders. Did they happen to say when they are going into production for resale (not just show models)?

I just got a price of $93.79 each or 3 for 276.55 pre-order from my vendor - With a $99.00 MSRP there is no margin.

Maybe they'll start giving out coupons....

Maybe you're not their target customer?

It seems to me, and I may be wrong, that the bulk of the UBNT strategy lies in developing nations, not in the US.

Good luck wiht UBNT as they have a history of announcing products then shipping them 12 months later.

Did you see the 2MP 1920x1080 22X Onvif Mini Speed Dome from Longse? It's small, but seems to be a bargain for less than 200.00 bucks.

Carlos,

I don't trust Longse at all. We tested Longse here and it was terrible. They also use super aggressive spam tactics.

Do you currently use Longse cameras? How have they been working for you?

A year ago I tried their HD SDI cameras and worked good. Four months ago I decided to test their IP cameras and NVRs.

I don't like the NVRs sometimes they work, sometimes no. But the cameras are working ok (dome and bullet types). I chose the ones with varifocal lenses 2.8-12mm, WDR, IR and POE (dome US$ 55.00 and bullet US$ 62.00).

We use NUUO as the VMS and they work fine with it. I compare the quality with the Wisenet III from Samsung and if Samsung image quality is 9, the Longse models are an 8. Also I don't know why but they have less lantency than the Samsung models.

"I compare the quality with the Wisenet III from Samsung and if Samsung image quality is 9, the Longse models are an 8."

WiseNet III has some of the best WDR and low light (non-IR) on the market. You are claiming that Longse is nearly the same in WDR and low light (non-IR) as WiseNet III?

So Austin Powers is lecturing on ONVIF, not kidding.

Wow, they have been pushing this Austin Powers thing for a couple years now, in multiple media formats, and now live?

What do you think the cost is for usage rights to the name and likeness?

Does onvif expect anyone to take their seminar seriously? Seems more like a comedy act. Then again maybe that works.

Hey John just a quick suggestion for the videos.. Can you guys kill the camera on wheels shots? Maybe get a DJI Ronin or a simple stabilizer http://www.adorama.com/FPSTAB5.html ... Just saying, it kind of becomes nauseating after a few mins of watching.

Just saying, it kind of becomes nauseating after a few mins of watching.

Personally I was sickened by thinking what else one could do with $200,000.

The floor is abuzz with the news of the new Husky II - Mall Cop II cross promotion, featuring the iconic Paul Blart rhetorically asking "Who you calling Husky?"

Reportedly, Blart nearly walked on the deal because he initially felt the Husky NVR was "too wimpy" and was nowhere near as beefy as himself. Milestone caved and quickly launched a beefed up lineup.

Additionally, it was revealed that the maligned Husky coupons, when redeemed, are good for 2 tickets to the Friday premiere. Conspicuous product placement during the command center scenes of the film itself should ensure Husky becomes a household word, and will be forever associated with corpulent cop.

[Note: This was satire. Do not attempt to use coupons as theater tickets]

anyone have experience with the equipment from KTNC USA booth 24109

Hi Do you have also something positive. I read only negative things. Regards John from Poseidon Netherlands

John, we have more than 2 hours of videos above, that's 'factual' tours of the show. We have a review of H.265 at the show. We have more than a dozen new product reviews related to the show.

If you want something specific, feel free to ask.

As for the 'negative' things, the ad / booth critiques are very popular and well read. If you do not care for them, read and watch the things cited above or review one of our 325+ tests.

Now that it's all over, I'm sitting here wondering what "trends" I recognized other than the typical "better, cheaper, bigger, smaller" that we tend to get at these shows. I'm all for improving on what's already out there, but does anyone feel that there was really some key innovation on display out there that could actually disrupt the market in a big way? I am not speaking sarcastically...I'd seriously like to know your thoughts here. That said, sarcastic responses are more than welcome.

What do you consider 'disrupt the market in a big way'? Almost by definition, such events happen very rarely.

Last year, the two big new trends were analog HD and IP 4K.

For this ISC West, the two big new trends were widespread multi-imagers and lower bandwidth offerings.

While my "cruisin the show" time was kept to day three review, I found several unique platform solutions aimed at specific security operational missions. Nugget discovery required mining beyond the sea of guerilla and international replicators.

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