N3N "Truly Open Visualization Platform For Physical Security" Profile

By: Sean Patton, Published on May 09, 2018

A Cisco-backed startup, N3N, claims to deliver "the world’s first and only truly open visualization platform for physical security." The company goes further in declaring that you can now "unite all of your physical security platforms and applications" and that they "eliminate dependencies on APIs or SDKs"

How can they do that? What are the tradeoffs and how does this work?

In this note, based on feedback from N3N, we examine their platform and answer these questions.

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