The Not Next Big Thing: Virtual Reality Video Surveillance

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on May 05, 2015

This company, according to the company, "wowed the industry-at-large, created a hunger amongst resellers."

Best known as another Dahua OEM, IC Realtime (also now calling themselves IC Real Tech) is working hard to transform itself as a pioneer of 'virtual reality video surveillance.'

Alas, having experienced it at ISC West ourselves, there are some critical flaws with the approach.

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