Manufacturers Sound Off On Milestone's Acquisition

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jun 23, 2014

The consensus of manufacturers is that Milestone will be weakened in the aftermath of their sell off to Canon. VMS rivals are especially excited about this turn of events while camera manufacturers are dismayed.

Over 100 manufacturers responded to an IPVM survey request, giving in-depth commentary on what they think will happen and what impact they see on the market and themselves.

Let's start with the camera manufacturers.

Camera Manufacturers Input

*** ********* ** ************* ** **** ********* **** ** ******** in *** ********* ** ***** **** *** ** *****. *** rivals *** ********** ******* ***** **** **** ** ****** ***** camera ************* *** ********.

**** *** ************* ********* ** ** **** ****** *******, ****** in-depth ********** ** **** **** ***** **** ****** *** **** impact **** *** ** *** ****** *** **********.

***'* ***** **** *** ****** *************.

Camera ************* *****

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**** *** ******* ****** ************* ********* *********. 

  • "***. ********* **** *** **** ******** ** ***** **** ***********."
  • "***...********* *** * *** *** *******."
  • "***** *** ******* *** **** *********** ******** **** *********, *** business *** ** ******** ** **** *********"

************, ***** ******* **** ******integration ***** *** *****:

  • "***. ********* ********* ******** **** ** ******** ** ***** ****** company ***** *** ***********. *** ***** ******** ******* ************ ***** Milestone ** **, * ******* ** **** ** * ***** impact *** ******** *** ********* **** ** ****** ** *** other *** ** **** ***'* **** ***** ******* *** **** to ****."
  • "******* **** *** ******** *** ***** ********* ** ** ******** integration ******* ** **** *** ******* *********** *********** *** **** with *** ***********."
  • "** ****** ** * ****** ************ ** ********* ** *** 1 *********** ******* *** **** ******** ** ******* ********* ****** the ************ ******** **** *** *********** ** *** ***."

* *** ****** ************* ***** ** ****** ** **** **** might ****** ****, ******:

  • "*********/**** ******** **** ********."
  • "**** *** ****** **** * ****** ****** ****** ******, ******** Milestone ******, ******* * ******** **** ***** *** *******. ** hope **** **** ******* ****** **** ** ***** ***** ** open ******, ******* **** ***** *** *******."

****** ************* **** ********* ******** *****co-selling / ******* ******* **** with Milestone anymore:

  • "** ****** ** **** ****** ** *** **** ** **** to ** ********* **** ********* **** *** **. ** *** used ** **** **** *** ************* *** **** **** *******, like ******** ** ******. ** ****** *** **** *** **** level ** *************** ** **** ********* ** ***."
  • "* ******* **** *****'* ***** ** **** **** **** ********** a *** ******, *** ** ********* *** *******, **** *** stopping *** ******** ******* **** *******. *** ***** **** ** Axis *** **** ****** ** * *****/********* *** ******** * deal, ** **** ** *** **** **** **** **** *** partners **** *****/*********. *** ***** ****** ************* **** ****** ****** suit ** ****."

VMS ***********

*** *********** *** ****** *****, **** ** ***** *********:

  • "****. **'** ******** ** ****** **** *** ******** ****** ****** neutral *** **** *** **** *********."
  • "****. ********* ** *** ***** **********. ********* *** ****** ******** in *** *****, ** ****** ** **** ****** ** *******."
  • "****, ******* *** ****** **** **** ********* *** ** *********** it *** ******* ********* ****** ******** **** ***** ****** ****** pocket ** ***** ** *** ******** **** ********."
  • "* ******** *** **. * ******* **** ***** ****** ************* **** be '*** ***' ** ****. ** *** ***** ** **** architecture, ************** ******** ***** *** ******** ********* ****** ******* ** be, **** ****** *********."
  • "**** **** ** ******** *** ** ** *** ***-**** ** Milestone ** *** ******* ********** ** *** **** ******** ***** system ******."
  • "**** ***** ************* ****! ** *** *** ************ ** ***’ VMS ****** ******* ****, ** *** *** *** **** ***** *** who ** ***** ***********, **** ******** *** ****** ************ ********"
  • "**** ** ***** **** *** **. ********* *****'* ******** ** to ****** ******* ** ********* ********. **** **** *** **** upset ********** ****** ******** ***** *** ******* ******** *** **** create * ******* *** *** *** *** ******* *** ***** camera *****, **** ****** ***** ********* ** **** *** **** weak ***** ****** ****."
  • "****. ********** ** *** ******* *** ***** *********** ** *** conflicts ** ******** (***'*, *** *****, ***-*****) **** ** ******** leader ***** ** ********** *** *** ******* *******"
  • "********. *** ****** ** ** *******, ** * *** **********, **** be ********. ***** **** ****** ******* ********* ** ******* ****** margins. ** ****** ************* **** **** **** ** **** *** options **** *** *** ******* **** ***** ***********."

*** *** ************, *** *** ******** **** ******** ** ******* giant *** ** *********** *********** ** *** ***:

"**** ** **** ********, * **** **** **** ** ** camera ******** ******* ******** ******** ** ********* ******* **** **** one ** *** *** *** ********* ******* * ****** ****. Now **** **** *** ***** ** * ****** ****, ** hope ** **** ** **** ******** **** ******. ** * believe *** ******** ** ****, *** **** **** ****."

Not *********'* ****

********* ** ******* *** '******* ****' ******* ********** *** ***** and **** **** *** ** *********** ******, *** ** *** manufacturer ************* *****:

"**** ** ********* ****** **** ***'* **** **** *** ********* with ***** *******, **'* *** ***** **** *******, *** *****'*."

Capture ****** ******** / ******** ***********

*** ************ ******** *** **** ********* * ******* ******** *******:

"**** ********* **** ** ******* *** ****** ********, *** **** a ***** ** **. ****** ****, *** ****** **** **** a ***** *** ******* ** ******** *********** *** ****** ****."

Incentives ** ***** ****

* ****** ************ ****** **** **** **** ** ****** ********* ** new ***** **********:

"**** ***** **** *** ************ ** ***** ******* (***. ********* selling *****, *** ** **** ***** ******* *********) **** ** facto **** *** ********* ****** **** ****, ** **** **** focus ** ***** *** *********."

Axis ***** **** *********

*** ************ ******* **** **** ***** **** **** **** *********, hurting ********* **** **** *** ***** *** ******:

"*** ****** ****** **** ****'* **** *********, ******* ********* *** very **** ********* **** ****. *** **** (***** ****** ** Milestone) **** ****** ******** *** ** **** ****** *********."

Milestone ********** **********

**** ********** **** ***** ****** ** *********'* ******** ********** *****:

  • "***** ***'* **** *** ******** ****** *** **** *** *** force ** ** ****** ***** **********. *** **** *** ** executives **** **** ***** ******* *** **** **** ** *** them ** ***** ******** ***** ******* **** *** *** ******** partner ****** ** **** **'* *******."
  • "***** *** ******** ** ********* **** *** **** ******* ** stay **** & ****** ******* *** **** ****'** ******** ***** baby? ** **** **, **** **** ** ** *********."
  • "* ***** **** *** ********* ********* **** **** **** **** Milestone *** **** **** **** **** ***** ********. **** **** office ********* *** ***** *** * ***** ******* **** *** be **** ** **** ** *** ****** ******* *** *** group."
  • "*** ******** ****** **** ** ** ***** ** ** ****** of ****** **** **********, ** ***** **** ** ******* ******** the ********* ***** **** *** ** ****."

*ulture ********

* ****** ** ************* ********** ******** / *********** ******:

  • "***** ** * ** *******, ***** ** ****** * ********* business **** ** ***********. ** **** *** ** *** * SW ******* **** * ** ******* - * ***** **** challenges *** ** *****."
  • "********* ** * ******** ******* & ***** ** * ******** company, ** * ***'* ******* *** **** *** **** ** this ***. ** ** ********** ******** & ******** ********* ***** completely ********* *********, ** ** **** ** *********** ** *** how **** **** *** *****."
  • "****** ** **** **** **** * ***** *** ** * very ***** *****. **** **** **** ***** ******* ** *&*, Service, *****, *******. **** **** **** ******** **** *** *** other ******* ********* ********* ** ** ******."
  • "***** **** **** **** *** *** ********** **** ****** **** like *** ***** ******** *********. **** ***** ** ** ******* they *** ***** ** ******** ******* ** ***** ***** ** more ***** ****** ** ********** ******* ******* **** * ******* for ***** ***** *****. *********** **** ******."
  • "****'* **** ** *** ** ******** ********* ** **** **** Canon *******, *** * **** **** **** ********. * ***** Milestone **** **** ****** *****. ***** **** ******* **** **** isn't * ****** **** **** **** ** ** ** *** will **** ** ** **** ** ***."

Take ****

** ***** **** *** ************ **** ********** ****, ******** *******, will ****** **** ****:

"**'** **** * ******* **** ***** * **** **** **** to ****** ********* ** ** ****** *****. *'* ***** *** first ****** **'** *** *** ***** ** **** ****** ** reassure ** **'* ******** ** *****, **** **'** *** **** extended ************* **** ***** *******. **'** ******** * ***** ****** we ****** *** *** ********* **** ** **** ** ******** going ** ******."

Consensus ** ******** *********

**** *********** ****, *** ********* ** *** ************* (**%) *** **** ** was **** ********* ***** ** ********:

Comments (2)

******* ** *** ******* ********* **** ******* *** **** ***** decision ** *** ********* ***** **** ***** ***** ****** ******* and ******** *** "*********** ****" ********. ******* **** ***** ** integrators *** *** ***** *** ******** *** *********, **** ******** a **** ******* ******* *** ** ** ******* **.

****'* * **** *****.

** *** *** **** *** *** ***** *** ********* ***** line - "*********** ******", "******* ****", "**** ********". ** *** other, ** / **** **** ***** ** ******, *** **** bad, *** *********.

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