Panasonic Acquires VSaaS Company (CameraManager)

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jul 12, 2013

The first deal in the VSaaS market has occurred with Panasonic acquiring Netherlands based CameraManager. We spoke with CameraManager on the details of their business and the deal to get a better sense of the impact and future of this move.

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Comments (7)

Btw, no one won our $500 contest. However, we are rolling it over. So if you want to win $500, enter your guess about who will be acquired next here.

I believe that Schneider did not get the expected results with Pelco, Pelco is NEXT!!!

Off topic but I know a guy who works for Schneider and apparently they have just abandoned Pelco internally. It operates with a skeleton crew and there is nothing really happening. This is all heresay but apparently the purchase of Pelco was a big costly mistake. As for acquisition I'm going to throw out DropCam as it seems vSaaS is all the rage

I know there have been changes in Pelco, for instance, the VP of Marketing recently was promoted to the 'VP of the Video line Business Unit,' i.e. Pelco. But there's still a ton of people inside Pelco plus Pelco released a slew of new products this Spring.

Oh, by the way, inside the VP of the Video Line Business Unit's LinkedIn Profile, it would appear Pelco does $435 million revenue in comparison to the $506 million it did in 2006. This is consistent from what I have heard from others that revenue is now below where it was when Schneider acquired Pelco.

Any news on what Panasonic paid for CameraManager?

No, I have no idea what Panasonic paid.

The deal for the Pelco aquisition by that chinese manufacturer was a couple of hundred bucks* too short...

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