Anixter/Tri-Ed Northern Video Tested

By Ethan Ace, Published Sep 18, 2015, 12:00am EDT

ADI is an IP video manufacturer now (see IPVM's ADI W Box test results).

And now, their top rival, Anixter's Tri-Ed arm has also entered the IP video manufacturering business, under the Northern Video brand name.

But can Tri-Ed really compete with their video surveillance manufacturer partners?

We bought a Northern IP camera and POE NVR to see how they compare to models from Hikvision and ADI's W Box in image quality, integration, and more.

***-**'* ******** ** ******/*** line ** * ****** Hikvision ***, **** **** few ******* ***** **** aesthetics, **** **** ** the *** ******* ***.

** *** *****, ********, Hikvision, *** ***'* * Box **** ********* ******* in ***** *******, *** compatibility, ********* *****, ***., making ********** ****** *********** interchangeable. 

******** **** ** ******** is ***** **** ******* Hikvision ******, *** ***** to*********'* "****-*******" ********. ******** ******* *** not ** ******* **** Hikvision ********, *** **** versa. Northern's ****** ******** *** these ******* ** ****** a **** ***.

Industry ******

***-**'* ******** **** ******** yet ******* ***** *** integrators to ******** ********* ******* at *** ******, ********** their ****** *********** ** a ******* ***** **** already ****.

**** ***'* * ***, we ****** ******** ***** stocked ** ***-** ******** to *** **** *********** sales, ** ****.

Pricing *** ************

******** ** ******* *** NVRs *** ********* **** Tri-Ed, ****** ********* *** from ****** ******* *******. No ******* ****** **** up ** ********, **** a ***-** *******. **** online ****** *** ******* these ******* ** ****, though **** *** *** authorized.

******* ** ********* ** this ****:

******** ** ********* *** W ***, **** ******* ** similar, **** *** ***** in *** ~$*** *****. Users *** *** *** compare *** **********'* ****** ** *** IPVM ****** ******.

***************

**** ***********, ********, *** VMS ************* ******* ** Hikvision, *** ***** ** ***-** branches, ********'* ** ****** line ** * ***** low *** ****** *** integrators.

*** ***** *** ***** prefer *********, *******, ** it ** ******* ********* online, ****** ********.

***** ****** ** **** to ****** ******* ******** ********* ** their ***** ******** ******* is essentially ** ********** ** ******* ** ***-*.*.* ******** ********* product.

Northern = *********

******* ** *** ******** IP ******'* *** *******, the *** ******* ******* to *********, **** *****.

********, **** *** ************ by *** **** ********, Hikvision's ****, *** ********** with *********'* ****-**** ***, both ** ***** ******** offers ** ***** ******* [link ** ****** *********].

*** *********

*** ******** ****** *** NVR *** *** ********* similar ** *********, **** **** few *******, **** ***** the **** ***** ******, as ***** ** *** gif *****:

*** ***********

**** * ***, **** added ** ***** *** Hikvision *******, *** ******** IP ****** ********* ** a ********* ******. ***** should ** ******* ** use ****** ********* ******* where *********, ** ***** may *** ******* ****** side *** *******.

Physical ***********

*** ******** ***-**** **** a ********* ******* **** the ********* **** **********, but *** **** *** LED ****** *** **** similar.

*** ********** ***** ***** the ******* **** *** side, ***** **** ******* size, **** *** **** base *****.

*** ******** *** ***** panel ******** * ********* design **** ******* *******, absent **** ********* *** W *** *********. *** housing ** ********* *** same.

********

********'* ******** [**** ** longer *********] ** ******* to *********'*, * ***** on ** ******* *** NVRs. *******, *** ******** warranty ******** ** **** of **** *** ******* returns, **** ***** ****** returning ********* ********* ** a ***-** ****** *** same *** ***********. ***'* * Box **** ******** * longer 5 **** ******** [**** no ****** *********].

Image ******* **********

***** ******* ** *** Northern ***-**** ** ****** identical ** *** ********* equivalent, *** **-*******-*, **** down ** ***** *******, seen ***** ** *** and ***** ******.

 

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** ******** were **** *** **** test: 

  • ******** ***-****: *.*.* ***** 141210
  • ********* **-*******-*: *.*.* ***** 150513
  • * *** ******: **.*.* build ******

******* **** ****** ***** default ******** ****** ********* noted.

 

Comments (4)

Why wouldn't ADI offer over-the-counter returns? That seems dumb.

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They may, but it's not explicitly stated like it is in the Northern line.

ADI does offer OTC returns on Honeywell's Performance Series.

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Looks Tyco is jumping in on the OEM badwagen too. But it looks like Dahua gear

Holisnvr

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