Manufacturers Sound Off on Avigilon / OV Deal

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 22, 2014

$80 million cash for no products, just patents - one of the most unusual deals in the history of the video surveillance industry.

IPVM did a survey of more than 50 manufacturers - Avigilon's competitors - to see what their outlook on the deal was.

The two open ended questions were:

  • "What impact, if any, do you believe Avigilon's acquiring OV patents will have on your company?"
  • "What impact, if any, do you believe Avigilon's acquiring OV patents will have on the industry overall?"

Short term, manufacturers generally had little concerns but long term the fears were huge.

Inside this note, we break down the commentary and share the full results.

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Comments (7)

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