Video Management Software is undergoing a violent transformation. Evolving from its niche beginnings, VMS has matured into a core component of video surveillance. However, the current shifts are stronger and faster than the market has ever experienced.
Indeed, VMS is the segment in most flux. The megapixel market is growing well and smoothly, with incremental innovation and increasing suppliers. The video analytics market is rather subdued (save for BRS Labs' BS).
By contrast, the VMS market is being hit by numerous forces. From:
Incumbents are attacking, new entrants are cutting into the low end of the market and standards are reducing traditional competitive differentiation.
On the other hand, the overall demand for Video Management Software is robust. The growth of IP cameras and the increasing cost effectiveness of Commercial Off the Shelf PCs and storage drives the overall market.
However, which individual solutions are best and what specific companies will thrive are very much open (and debatable) questions.
In the past year, we have conducted thousands of hours of testing and analysis on enterprise VMS systems, budget VMS systems, VSaaS offerings and more. Leveraging this, we examine the status and future of the market.
Inside this premium section, we answer the following 10 questions/issues:
- What impact are IP camera 'standards' having on the market?
- What is the future of NVR/DVR appliances?
- How will Milestone's moves effect VMS competitors?
- What threat do the VSaaS providers hold?
- What impact will the growing use of mobile devices have on the VMS market?
- Are video analytics changing the use or selection of VMS?
- How will PSIM change the VMS market?
- What will become the key foundations for success in the VMS market?
- What VMS companies are most at risk?
- What VMS companies are most likely to benefit?