Just to reinforce, we are not saying that the Pelco 4K cameras are OEM. Contract manufacturing is certainly a possibility, but the firmware is clearly Pelco, not Dynacolor. Without tearing down a Pelco and the closest equivalent Dynacolor, we can't say for sure what hardware differences there may or may not be, either.
Pelco's cameras are dynacolors with their own firmware. They are OEMing the product from overseas. We did a comparison at a casino recently with a tear down of the housings and internal components and they are clones.
Pelco's cameras are dynacolors with their own firmware. They are OEMing the product from overseas
To be clear, our classification of OEM is when both the firmware and hardware is from others. For this camera, we would consider it an ODM. Having one's own firmware is a material differentiator from a cybersecurity and customization perspective.
This is, of course, not an endorsement of Pelco but I think we should separate real OEMing (e.g., Mobotix Move which is Dynacolor hardware and firmware) to what Pelco is doing here.
The answer I have heard from Pelco is they are ODMing cameras made by someone else on a contract basis per their specifications. Pelco owns the firmware and engineering design, but they are made by someone else for Pelco.