I'm on another forum (gaming machines) that has similar.
You offer "Some limitations exist." True.
Including a traveler picking up an IP where they are at a point in time. Or is there a seconday check for device ID to offset? And, (my bane) an ISP the is in another state. :-( I get offers that never can apply. Hmmm, maybe that's a good thing. NOT!
We analyzed IP addresses over time and picked a 'home' IP address that was most frequently used for each member. This was done to avoid the issue of someone going away on business for a few days and being recorded for a remote location.
This is the main barrier for IPVM for a global audience - being English only.
If you are one of the 'silent serbs' that I see encroaching near my home dot, and you need to ask a question, you can send to me in serbian and i will email it back to you in english, mucho pronto! My email is email@example.com. Assuming this is ok with admins/lifeguards?
My english translations and writings are often 'spotty' or 'right off the money', but they get the point across.
It is becoming more and more apparent that these 4 languages are the only real international languages now. I'm not saying that other languages aren't worthwhile, but these are the languages that are spoken in mass beyond their home countries. People who do not speak these four languages natively, will choose one of these 4 as a 2nd language. If you don't have unlimited localization budgets, this matters.
It is not anglo-centric at all, but rather the truth: If you don't already speak those 4 languages and you want to learn another, your overwhelmingly likely choice is English, because everyone else's is also (and you want to maximize the return on your efforts).
I'm not saying it's right, but the military and economic hegemony of the British Empire and the United States over the last couple of centuries have made English supremely successful, and it feeds on itself. Languages with large native speakers will always be a force, of course, and everyone should learn a 2nd language regardless.
John you left me out! :( Probably because I use a Corporate VPN that makes my IP from the US. You could post another map from your IPVM Professionals. BTW I'm from Guatemala, right in the belly of the Americas.
Hello John. I am happy to see IPVM has worldwide acceptance. I am from Costa Rica. I work for main security products supplier in my country. I keep reading IPVM articles to guide our choice of CCTV products. It is good that English is language most technicians understand although it is not so easy to speak. And congratulations to John Hanovich and his great job.
Leaving aside the possibility of being a victim of the sword of Damocles in the hands of the Big Brother, it's always good to see that we are all equal anywhere in the world: similar interests, funny comments different opinions.
Could you please tell what's the top 5 or 10 for Central and South America?
Here's my bet (before double-checking the map :P):