JCI / Napco Integration Battle

By: Dan Gelinas, Published on Aug 30, 2018

JCI and Napco are firing salvos at each other over integration issues which both sides blame on the other.

The bigger problem is that central stations and their dealers are caught in the middle.

IPVM came across a general advisory from JCI about StarLink Communicators online and started investigating.

In this note we examine:

  • What both parties are alleging
  • What issues are occurring
  • How this impacts central stations and dealers
  • Plus explaining the underlying technology, standards, and APIs behind this

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*** ****** ******* ** that ******* ******** *** their ******* *** ****** in *** ******.

**** **** ****** * general ******** **** *** about ******** ************* ****** and ******* *************.

** **** **** ** examine:

  • **** **** ******* *** alleging
  • **** ****** *** *********
  • *** **** ******* ******* stations *** *******
  • **** ********** *** ********** technology, *********, *** **** behind ****

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Some ******* ** ** ************** ******** ***********

****'* ******* ***** ****** ********** ***** **************. **** the ******** ***** ****** away **** ****-***** **************, problems ***** **** ************ signals ********* ** ****** and **** **** *** Internet. **** *** ** the *********** ** ** specific ****** *** *********. Years ***, ******** ********* their *** *********** *************/*********. However, ******* ******** ** not **** ** *** a ******** ** ***** each ***** ************. 

**** ********* *******, ********* SIA, **** *************, *** a ****** ** ******* stations, worked ** **-**, ******* ** ****-******** **-************** standard *****(**** ** **********, ***, Essence *****, *** ******). When ** ************** ********* conforms ** **** ********, it ***** *** ********* in ******** **** ********* well **** ***** ********* conforming. *******, **** ************* have *** ******* **.

******, ***** ************** ********* *** proprietary *** ******* *** use ** ** *** with ** ********, ******** paid ********* ********* ** interface **** *** *****-***** technology ** **** **** other *** ** **** it ****. 

**** *** **** ***** on * ******-** ********, DC-10. *******, ** ***** moved ****** *** ***** stage ********* ** ******* close ** *** *******.

Integration *** ** ***

******* ************ *********, *** needs ** *** * manufacturer's **** *** *********** (*** ****'* *** *****). ***** **** ******** a ******* *** ******** support. ***** **** *** have **** ** ******** agreement, ********* ** ******* IPVM ******* *** **. API *********** ** ***** complex, ********* ******** **** for ********** ********. *******, working *** *** *********** is * ******* ********** by **** *********** ********.

What **** **** ******?

*** ******* ***** *** no *************. ** * general ******** ** ****** partners ***** **** **, 2018,*** ********* **** *****'* integration ** ***-**** ** receivers *** *** "************ ******* ******** *** is *** ********* ** [them]."

*******, *** **** **** use ** ***** ******** Communicators **** ***-**** ********* will **** ** *** not ********* *******:

*** ******** ** ******* support *** *********** ********* with ***** ******* ** them *** **** ********* by ******* **** *********:

**** *** ******** *******, JCI **** *** ** 'is ***** *** ***** on **?' *** **** I *** ***, **** say **** ***'* ******* support. * ***'* ** in **** *********. * need ** ******* *******. I **** ** ** able ** **** ** dealers **** *** *** Napco, *** ** ***** down ** ***** ** support, *'** **** *******.

*** *** ****, ********* ** ** ****** 7, **** ********* ****** to *** ********* ******* **** *** ** **** trying ** ***** *********** and ** *** ******** in * *** ********** partners ******. *******, ***** blames *** ****** ** the ***** ****** *** improperly *********** *** *******:

** ******, ** ** true **** *** **** stand ** **** ** competitively blocking ***** **** ******* with ***-**** *********.

Why ** **** *********?

*** ****** **** ***** with **** **** ******* **** Napco "******** **** ****** a *****" ** *** never-finalized "**-** ******** *** used ** ** *** to ****** ** *********** to ***-**** *********. *** time ****'* ***** *****." The ****** **** **** they **** **** ** patch *** ******* ** putting *** ***** ***** traffic ** ******** ***** so **** *** ******* could *********** ** ******* out **** ***** ******* on *** ********. **** has ********* *** ****** receiver **** ********. ** central ******* ***** ** face **** * ******** since ** ****** ******** for ***** ****** ***** accounts **** **** **** receiver.

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

******* ******** *** ***** in * ***** ******** between *** ************* *** can *** ** **** not **** ******** *** a ****** ********** **** demands **** ***** *********** from ***** ******* ******** so **** *** **** their *** *** ***** happy. ** * ******** crashes--or **** **** *** consistent ****** ********** ** latency, ** **** *******--***-**** customers ********* ****** ** their ******** ******. *** security ****** ******* ** the ******* *******. *** central ******* **** ******* at *** ************ ******** who ********* **** ******** to *** *** *****:

** *** *** *** giants ****** ** *** the ****** **** *** stuck ** *** ******. It *** ** *** point ***** *** ***** system *** ******** ****** 5 *********. ** ***** take ***, *** ***** everything. The ******* ***** ** manifest ****** ** ****** installations. **'** ********** ** many *****. ** ***'** a **** ******* **** only * ****** * [receiver] ***'** ******** ****.

“**'** **** ****** ****-***-***** between *** *** – Johnson ******** *** ***** **** *** ****** indicating *** ****** *** being ******** *** *** latter ******* ****’** **** everything ** **** *** everything ****** ****. **** ****** ** be ** ** *******. We **** **** ******* on * ****** **** Napco ****** **** ******* the ******. ** *** to **** **** ********* and ******* ***** *** *** *** *** supposedly. ** ******* ** if **** *** *** working **** *** **** would **** ** ****** to ****** **** **** a ***** ***. **** happens **** *** ***** changes ** ***** *** again?”

***** *** *** **** in *****, ********* ** IPVM's *******. *******, ***** talks ********** ***** **** over *** ***** *** wanted ** ********** ******* the ***********. ******* ******** just **** *** ******* fixed:

**** **** ** *** for ** ****** ********* and ** *** ***** thing.

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

*** *** *** ****** requests *** *******. ***** noted *** ******* *** said **** *** *** have * ******* ** this ****.

Comments (13)

**** **** * ******* agreement **** *** ******? 

** ******** ** **** time **** *** ******* input *** ****** ***** or ***. *******, * know ***** *** ***** involved. *'* *** **** what **** ***** **** been **** ** **.

*********** ******. * ****** how **** ******* ***** around ** ***** *** by ******* **** ** develop * ** ******** for *** (**), ***** thousands *** **** *** then ******* ** ********* leaving ********** **** ** their *** ******* *********.

**** ******** ********** ** having ****** *** **** there ** *** * shadow ** ***** ** my **** **** **** Soloway ****** *** **** way ** *** *** have * ***** ****** of ******** **** *************** *** any **** ******** ************.

**** ******* ** *** there,*** **** * ******** of *** **'** ******* with ****.

**** ** * ***** one ** **** * side. ** *** ****, Napco ****** ****** ******** procedure *** *** *** to **** ***** *** integration ******* *** ***** side ******* ***** **. Can't ****** ** ****** blaming **** ********* *** not *********** ****** *****, when *** **** * patch **** ***********. ** the ***** ****, ****** like *******/******* ******** ** charging ******** **** **** than **** ******, ****** because **** ***.

*'* *** ** ******, but ****'* **** ** sounds **** ** **. Like *** ** ****** advantage ** * ********* because **** ***, ******* Napco *** ** *********** without ****** ******** ******* spelled *** ** * contract **** *** **** they ****** ****. ** sounds **** ***** ** on **** *****.

** *** ****, ****** the ******** ************ ****** support *** * “******” they *** *** ******* it.  **** **** *** back ** *** ******* dialer ****.  ***** ***** to *** *** ** support **.

*** ** *** * "Both" ********* ** *** poll?

*** ***** *** **** never ****** ** **** a ******* ******* ******** I’ll *** **** *****.  I **** **** ****. 

**** *** *** * receiver **’* * **** investment. ******* **’* *** a ***** ******* ******* station **** * **** cards (*** ******) ** a ******** ******** ******* with **** ** ******** of ********* ** ********, you ******** **** ************* you **** ** ******* with *** ****** * receiver ** *****. 

** * ************ ****** they **** **** **** X ******** ** *******, then *** **** ***** feet ** *** ****.  If ** ***** *********** says ** ***** **** a ******* ******** (**** have * *********** ***) then *** **** ***** feet ** *** ****.

** ******* ** **** case ***** ******** ******* they ******* * ******** that *** ******** ****** handle ** *** ******* them.  ****, ****’* *** how ** ***** *** even **** *** **** Ademco ** * ********* SIA ********, ***** ****** using **** ****** ****’* always **** *****.  ******* were **** ** “**** another ******.”

* ******** **** *** would *** $*,***.** *** just ***** ******** *** you ***** ** “*** on * ****” *** it **** *** ****** to *** *** ***** monitoring ******* *** ******** alarm *********.  ** *** a ***** *** **** to ** ********. 

**** (***-******) *** *****-***** integration ******* ***’* *** license ********** ******* **** parties ******* *** ************ property **** ** ******. It ****** **** ***** reversed ********** ******** ******** which *** *** ******** issues ****** ******* ********.

***** *** **** ***** manufacturers ********* *** ** protocol ** ** **** to **** ******* ** a ** ** ********. Did **** **** ** sign ** ********* **** JCI? * ******* **** had **. ***** ****** do *** ***** ***** and *** * ****** agreement ** *****.

******* * ******* *** and ******** **’* ********** without ******** ****** ******* seems ******* ******** ** me. 

*** **** ** **** burglar ***** ****** ***** to * **** **** is ***********

 

**** ****** ** ***** now. ****** *** ** know ** *** ***** have *******.

****** **** **** ******** info ** *** ******?

 

** *** *********** ********* our ****** ** ** (it’s * ** *******, except **** *****) *** would **** ** ***** issues.  * ***’* **** to **** ** *** central ** ***** ***** helpful ** ****.

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