Recorders Integrating with Other Recorders

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 23, 2012

Try having one manufacturer's VMS integrate another manufacturer's VMS, DVR or NVR. The results are likely to be disappointing. While integrating different manufacturer's cameras to a VMS is increasingly simple, integrating different recorders into a single interface can be impossible or extremely expensive, requiring a costly new software platforms (like PSIM) and still not work. In this note, we examine:

The Value Proposition

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Competitive ********

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Standards **********?

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Poor ***'* ***********

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poor man's recorder integration

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