The Future of VMS

By John Honovich, Published Aug 19, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

10 years ago, video management software was a novelty. 5 years ago, it was a hot up and comer. Today, it is mainstream. In just a decade, VMS has made quite the transformation.

But what now? Where does it go from here? Some say it will wipe our DVRs and NVRs, leaving a VMS only world. However, just as VMS is gaining supremacy, the 'cloud' and the 'edge' are emerging as threats. Indeed, they both ranked in the top 3 'next big' surveillance technologies.

Looking Ahead

This raises key questions:

  • What will happen to the growth of VMS software?
  • How will VMS software develop?
  • Can hosted video or edge storage impact VMS growth?
  • Who are the biggest new competitive threats to VMS software providers?

Our Outlook

***** *********** ************ *** ********, *** software ** ******** ********. ***** ** not **** *** ******* *** ********* to *** **** ***** ************* ****** their ******* ****** ***********. **** ** not ** **** *** ******** ** bad, **** **** ** ** ******** its **** ********* *** **** * client / ****** ********* ************ *** deliver. *** **** *********** ******* ** see *** *** ******* ** ********* command *** ******* ('****') ************ *** adding ******* ****** (*.*.,***** *****). *** ****** **** ******* ***'* already **** ********* ** ***** ***** applications ***** *** ***** **** **** defend ******* ****** ***** ** * threat.

IP ****** ******* ** *** / *** ******

**** ******* ***** *******, *** ******** will ******** ** ******* **** *** market's ******* ********* **** ****** ** IP *******. ***** ****** ******** **** analog ** ** ********* *** ******* of ***** *** ******** ****** * DVR **** ***** ** ******* *****. Overall, *** **** ******* **** **** continued *********.

*******, ** ** ******* ******** *** market ******* *** *** ** **** decade ** *** **** *** ********* driver ** ****** ** *** ********. At **** *****, **** ** ** other *********** ******, *** *** ****** growth (***** ** *** **-**% *****) will ******** **** *** ****** ******* video ************ ****** ****** (*-**%).

**** ***********, *******, ** **** *** growth ** *** ** ****** ****** will ************ **** **** ******* ***********. Since ***** ***** / **** ****** count ******** **** ***** ******** ** IP *******, ****'* '****' *** *** growth ** ****************** ** ******* ********. This *************, **** ******** *** **** of * *********** *** **********.

VMS ********** **********

* *********** ********** ** ****** / server *** ** **** ******** ***** to ** *********, ********** *** ******* on ***/*******. ***** *** ********* *** somewhat ******** *** ******* (******* ******** tools, *******, ***.), ** '****' ************ fundamentally ******* **** ***** ** **********.

**************'* *** (*******) *********, **** (****?) *********** ******** ******** to ******* *** ********* - *** complexity ** *********** ** '****' ******** of *** ***** *******, *** ***** PC/servers *** ***** ********** ********. ** can ** **** ********* *** *********** even *** ********** ***********, *** ** mention ***** **** ******* ******.

***** **** ** * ********, ** does *** **** **** *** *** at ***. ******, ******* ***** ******, VMS *** ******* ***** ******** **** the **** * *****. ******* ***********, the ****** ** *** ********, ********** in ***** ***** ******* **** ****** of ******* (** ****) ** * site ** **** ******. ***** ** no **** ********** *** ******** ** be *** ********** ** *** ******.

Mini ******** *** **********

*** ******* ****** ***** ***********, *** appliances, ******** ******* **********, **** **** some ****** ******* **** *** *********** on **** ********. ***** ** ** not ******* *** ***** ***** **** to *** *** **** ** ****, appliances **** ****** **** ** ***** favor **** **** **** *** **** decade.

*** **********, ***** ***** *** ******* will **** * ***** *********. ***** most *** ******* *** ******** ********* Windows ************ (*.*., *******, *********), ** expect ******* **** *** *** ** NAS ******* *** ****** ** ***** (e.g., *****) ** **** ********* ** appliances (*.*., ****), ** **** ** advantage ****. ***** **** **** *** shift *****, ** **** ********* *** growth ** ******* ***** *****. ***** these ************ *** *** ** **********, they **** ****** ******* ******* ********* resources *** ****** **** ******** *********, decreasing *** *********** *********** ** ***** offering.

Camera ************* ****** *** ***********

*** ******* ******, ******, ** ********* camera ************* ********* ********* ****** *** ***********. ***** **** approach ** ******* ***** ***** *** strongest (***** ***** ************), ** ** strongest ***** ***** *** ******* (***** to *** ***** ****** ***** ************).

** * ****** *****, ****** ************* can **** *** *** ******* **** and *** **** *** * *** server, ******* ******** **** *** ********'* main ****** ** ******* *** ******* weakness (********* ** ******* ** *** maintaining * ******). ***** ***** ****, camera ************* ******** ***** **** ****** brands *** ********* ***** ********* ** buy **** *******.

**** **** ***********, **** ***** ****** manufacturer ********* **** **** **** *********, so ** **** ***** ** **** to ***** *** ********* *** ** the ******. ******, *** **** *** camera ************* **** ****** ** ** take * *********** ***** ** ******* camera ***** ************ **** **** **** to ***** ***** *** ** *** need ***** ***** ****** ***********, ***** monitoring, ***** *****, ***. [****: ** camera ************* *** **********,****** ** *** ************ ******** *** ***** ** *** threat ** ****** *******.]

*******, ***** ****** ************ ****** ***** VMSes **** * ****** ****** ** the ****, **** ******* ************ *** certainly ** ******** *** ************** ** forgoing '****' *** ******** ** ***** of **** *** ******* ****** **** storage .

Where's ******?

****** ** ***** ****** ***** ** the **** *** ****** ** *** software *** ** ** *** ***** this **** ** ***********. *****, *** providers *** *** ** ******* **** disarm *** ****** ** ****** ** managed ***** ****** (*.*.,***** *****). ********, *** ********** **** ******** for ****** ***** (*** *********, ***** storage) **** ****** ****** *** * long **** ** ****. ** ********** VMS ********* **** ******** ** ********** with ******, *** ********* ********* ****** hosted ******** *** **** ***** **** now **** **** ******* ********* ** threat **** ****** *****.

The ******* *** *** ********

****** *** *** ******** ******* **** become ************ **** ********* **** *** next * *****, ******** ** ****** competitors *** ********** ****** ********** ** IP *******. *******, *** ****** **** differ ****** *** ******:

  • *** *** ** **** ***- *** **+ ****** ************, *** software *** * **** ***** ** the ******. ** ******** ****** ** anywhere ***** ** *********** *** ********. Indeed, ** *** ******* ************, ** expect *** ******** ** ************ ********* access *** **** ******* ** *** 'top ***' ** *** ******* ******.
  • *** '****' ******- *** ******* ************ (an ********** *** ** ** ******* will ****, **** **** ** ****** by ******* ********* ***** *** ********* competitive **** ********* **** ****** *************. This **** **** ** ****** ** grow *** ** ***** **** ******* solutions ****** *** ***** ******** ** VMS ***** *** **** *******.

*** ******** ** *** ***** ****, not *** * **** **** ****. However, ** ** ****** ******* *** will ***** **** *** ******** *** later **** ****** ***** ** *** significant ******* ** *********** ************.

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