RaySharp is mostly unknown, even among people in the video surveillance industry, though it is a major supplier of OEM surveillance equipment such as the camera/recorder kits sold in big box retailers like Costco. The company does this by OEMing for major distributors like Swann, Hanwha, and Lorex, benefiting from Hikvision/Dahua's move to sell under their own brand.
However, not much is known about RaySharp. But thanks to a recent China IPO application, we now have an unprecedented level of information. In this post, we take a detailed look at this PRC company, examining its US customers, partial Chinese government ownership, legal disputes, financials, sales strategy, repeated failures to IPO in China, and more:
No, adding to the other responses, you can tell by revenue. For example, Lorex bought less than $20 million of Raysharp products in 2018 while their revenue was way over $100 million, showing that Raysharp was a minority supplier to FLIR SMB / consumer.
UPDATE: Raysharp has announced its intention to "establish a subsidiary in Thailand for the production and sales of security video surveillance products", planning to invest "no more than 20 million RMB" (about $2.81 million). The plan "still needs to be submitted to the shareholders meeting for consideration".
Additionally, Raysharp has disclosed its half-year 2019 results, showing a 1.08% decrease in revenue year-on-year to around $60 million, with profits at $5.9 million (a 16% increase). Swann now makes up 44% percent of Raysharp's revenue, compared to 38% for 2018.