Worst and Best - ISC West 2014

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Apr 07, 2014

Full coverage of ISC West exhibits and 52 new products.

Video Coverage of The Show

For the first time, IPVM has added in-depth video coverage of the show. As an example, below is a clip covering the 'Global Expo' section:

Inside, we have 20 manufacturer booth videos:

  • ACTi
  • Arecont
  • Avigilon
  • Axis
  • Bosch
  • Dahua
  • FLIR
  • Genetec
  • Hikvision
  • Milestone
  • Mobotix
  • OnSSI
  • ONVIF
  • Panasonic
  • Pelco
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Vivotek

Plus, we have a 13 minute tour of the back of the show floor to show new products and smaller companies.

Plus, our roundup inside features:

  • Strong Traffic / Weak Products
  • Samsung Taking Aim at Axis
  • Best Gimmick - SDC
  • Biggest Product Potential - FLIR
  • Worst AD - OnSSI
  • Worst Demo - Sony 4K
  • Most Embarrasing New Product Award
  • Failed Apperance - H.265
  • Most Surprising - Dropcam
  • Axis Power of 4?
  • Arecont is 'Stellar'?
  • Genetec's Nothing Ad
  • Avigilon H4 Details
  • IC Realtime Spending
  • Lilin's Camera Girls
  • Build Your Own Camera
  • Dropcam
  • New Product Showcase
  • And much more...

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