VMS Market Getting Tougher

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 19, 2015

A new member asked us:

"What are your thoughts on the future of VMS now that the new camera makers seem to be bundling it with their cameras (Tyco/exacq, DW/network optix, panasonic/VI etc.) or waging price war against each other (Milestone vs onSSI). Wouldn't it be harder for an independent VMS system to survive without a camera maker alliance/marriage?"

We are seeing the market become harder for all VMSes, despite the fact that VMS software, unlike hardware is not facing direct commoditization. In this note, we examine what we are seeing, what manufacturer execs have told us and where this leaves the market.

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