NICE was one of those brands no one on a budget could use. The only customers I ever knew that used it wanted very good surveillance and didn't care what it cost (and the value of the assents under protection validated this need). It was however, the first true digital video system I ever worked on and the first one I ever worked on that used disk arrays to get a couple of terabytes of storage. Yea, crazy how things have advanced in the last 20 years!
Yea, crazy how things have advanced in the last 20 years!
Yes, NICE was certainly one of the earliest. The question / challenge now is how competitive they remain given the overall market advances and development of now much larger competitors such as Genetec and Milestone.
In our market I have only seen Qognify once, but it is at a very large institution. Likely 2-3 thousand channels. However, aside from that one account where IT refuses to switch there is zero sales presence. Qognify must be living off SMAs and camera/licensing adds.
However, Shine says this was not the case. Instead, news of the deal had been leaked (e.g., we had already heard about it) and the company decided to issue a press release immediately rather than let the news get out informally.
Anyone who thinks that having 5 VMS in this market is an advantage, is well ... not Sincere.
From talking to him, I get the sense he is sincere.
The bigger issue is that he is new to this industry. Maybe having 5 competing software applications works in some domains is an advantage (since I am not an expert in those, I cannot tell). But I am with you that having 5 VMSes in video surveillance is not an advantage.
Excellent, happy to hear, I think it is possible to make the ONSSI VMS an excellent product with a few new features like video analytics, integration to 3rd party devices and more options for the map-based navigation. The latest version of the software is very stable and works really great.
UI 8, if you already had all of that in place, would you just release Onssi back into the wild? Cards are on the table and listening to customer's scream is no fun. Perhaps explain to the customer, no upgrades or SSA until stable releases and stable prices are out.
Question is if you have to update your integrations(access, intercom, analytics, videowall, intrusion)and Onssi is stuck in the past then the whole system ages. So what if a major event happens, such as a cyber security breach where you need to upgrade and you cant? - Black Swan.
Does not matter, Seetec took the money and ran. Milestone left around version 3.5 SP1a, Now Ocularis is at 5.6, really how much progress and change did you really see from 5.0 and up? They spent all their energy in keeping the Milestone backwards compatibility afloat the end user received only a handful of new features underneath Seetec development.
Ocularis does work, it is functional, has a few integrations however they are have only treaded water in comparison to Milestone or genetic(notice the lower case). Can Qognify break them out to the next level? Do the technicians need new certifications, sales reps, VAR qualifications.
I suspect Qognify to revamp the OC client, share all the recorder feeds with your PSIM and Analytics and tap into any data fields left over. Is Qognify already certified with Lenel, Software House or genetec?(wish I could use smaller font on genetec).