Pelco Matrix End Of Life - End Of An Era

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Oct 20, 2016

Pelco Matrix switchers, once the pinnacle of large SD analog installations, are now literally impossible to build.

The Matrix products were not cancelled due to simple lack of demand, customers were buying them up until the very end, the reason for their end of life is more complex.

In discussions with Pelco, we learned why these products were discontinued, and why replacements will not be offered, even though there is customer demand.

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