Milestone Launches DVRs

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 19, 2014

So much for innovation and the open platform, Milestone has entered the DVR business.

In this note, we examine the upside for Milestone, the downside for its partners and what this further signals for the overall video surveillance market.

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** *** ******, **** ***********'* ******* ****** '********', ***** ********* ** "** *********, ******** *** **********new ****-******** Milestone businesses and ventures in untapped ****** ******** outside the video management software core business of today."

********* **** ** ******* ****** ** ******* * ***, *** sad....

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***** ********* ** ****** ** **** * ****** ** ** hearing **** *** *****. *** * **** *** * ***** number ** ********* **** * ***** ******* ** *******, **** existing ****** ******* **** *** *********** **** ****. **** **** to ******* ***** ********** ******* ****** ** *** *** ******* these *******. **** **** ***** ********* ******* **** **** *** bandwidth ****** ***'* ***** ** **** **** * ******* ******** otherwise. *********, **** **** **** ***** ********* ****** ** ** enterprise *** ********. **** **** ** ******** **** *** ***** all ******* ****** **** *** ********** ******. ** ******, ***** are **** ** ** **** ******* ********* ** *** ******** offered ** *********. ***** ***** ******* ** **** ****** *** some ***** ***** *********** ***** ** ****** ******** ** **** Milestone ******* ** ******* *** **** ***** ***** ******* ** to * ****** **** ********** **** *** ********. * ******, will **** ******** ***** *** ******* *** ** ***** ****** for **** ****** ** *** **?

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** *** ********* ** **** ****** ***** *** ********--** ***** perfectly.

*. ******* ********* ******* ** ** ** ***, ** ***** the *** ******* **** **** *** *** *** ** ******* was *** ******** *** ******.

*. **** ******** ****** ****** *** *** ** ******* **** for ** ******* ** **** *** *** *******.

*. *** *** *** **** *********'* *** *******??? * ******* per ****** **** ** *******. *** *** ** ******* ** Milestone *** *** *** ***** ** * *******. ****'* **********! A **** **** ****** **** ***** ***** ****** **** ******** now *********** **** ****. *** **** ** **** **** *** smoke ** ******** (* ******* *** * ***).

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*** *** ******, *'* ***** ** ** **** ***** * dislike ******** (*** ******* *'** ******) *** **** ********* (** currently ***). ********* ** *** ********* * *** ****, ****'** giving *** *** ****** ** *** ** ****** **** ** their *********.

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***** ** * **** *** ***** ** ********, *** **** or *** ***. **** *** **********. * ******* ** *** next ****** ** *****, **** **** **** * **** *** product **** ******** **** ******** ****. ***** ****** ***** ** slowing ** * *****. *********** ** ********** *** ******* *** tougher ** *******. *** ** **** *** **** ** ** to *******.

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