New Mini HD Camera Competitor to Axis and Avigilon

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 03, 2014

Axis and Avigilon has new competition in the mini HD camera market.

KT&C has released two models which directly compete with Axis' P12 and M2014 cameras, promising higher resolution at a lower price point. These models also match up against Avigilon's Microdome offering.

In this note, we take a look at the KT&C miniature camera line and compare it to Axis and Avigilon.

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Comments (9)

"Claims ONVIF conformance, though is not officially listed"

On a side note and maybe for another discussion, has the ONVIF forum considered legal action against companies claiming ONVIF conformance but not being listed with the forum, or making those that conformed to earlier standards specifying in front end literature the last version number they conformed too? What use is a standard if there is no enforcement of who can legitimately claim conformance?

I am not sure an organization of manufacturers is going to start suing manufacturers :)

But, to your broader point, yes. They can and will send notices to companies who do claim so. Officially, one needs the submitted conformance doc to claim conformance.

The big issue is reporting / getting them to know. Let me check on what the submission process is on complaints.

Isn't ONVIF a registered trademark? If not, why not?

All ONVIF members are authorized to use their logo (see membership overview). To that end, I am not sure it's a copyright issue (for most who are members).

I am pretty positive, though, it goes against the terms of membership to represent that one's product is conformant when it is not.

Btw, ONVIF is trademarked, evidently owned by Sony (see trademark filing).

Okay, so what's the roadblock to suing companies who are using the ONVIF(tm) trademark in an unauthorized manner? And who would be ticked off about it? Have one lawyer with nothing better to do send out C&Ds to anyone who claims their product is ONVIF(tm) conformant, and sue the ones who won't listen.

I wouldn't get mad if I got a C&D from Pepsico about my camera, the Pepsi Max 4K SuperMegaMultipixel Pespicam, with Hydration Technology powered by Mountain Dew, right?

The Axis P12 and M2014 both support edge recording.

Is this really comparable to the Axis P12, it seems more like the M2014-E... from your description it doesnt seem like theyve designed it to be covert, just small.

Since the KNC-HDi47 ships with only pinhole lenses, I'd say it's intended to be covert. The bullet HDBi230 is more like the M2104-E.

Any camera that size can be made covert if you know what you're doing, especially since it comes with a pinhole lens.

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