What 51 Members Want Us To Test

Author: John Honovich, Published on Feb 05, 2015

Over 50 members submitted their requests for products / technologies for us to test.

We are looking to build on our industry leading 300+ tests based on your input.

We share all of them below including our feedback.

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  • ** ****** ******** ***** ********* **** ** ****** ******* ***** point - *** ******* ** ******** ** *****. **** ** it's *** * ******** **** ** * **** ******* ** access ******* ******** ***** * ******* ****** ** *********** *** servers ***, ** ******* ******* ** ************/****** ************ *********** ** well ** **** *** **** ***** ** *******.
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  • ****** **** ********'* **** *** **** *******. * **** ***** Avigilon's **** **** ********** ****** ** *** *** ***** ***********, long ******** ******* (*********** ******** *** ******** **** **** **** away), *** *** ********* ***********. ** *** ** ********* ** win **** **** ******** ******** *** **** ** *********. ****, it ***** ** *********** ** *** ***** ******* ******** ** other ************* ***** ********* ******* **** ********** ****. ***** ***!
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  • * **** **** ** **** ********* ** ****, *** * would **** ** *** *** ******** ****** ***. *** *** Zyxel ** ******* ******** ** **** ** *** *****'*. **** price ****** *** *** ********? **** ** **** ********** ***?
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  • **** ***** ** * ****** *** ** **** **********, *** I ***** **** ** *** **** *********** ******* ******* **** PSIM *** ****** ******* *******. *** ** ***** **** **** a **** ****, *** ***** ** **** *********** *** ***** to **** **** *** ********** ** ****** ****. * ***** also **** ** *** **** ***** (*** ***********) ** *** lower *** *******/ ********* *****. ** **** ** ****** ******** to *** *** ***** ** *** ***** *** ** *** market, *** ** * *** * ******** ****** **** **** to **** ***, **** ***** **** ** * *** *********.
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  • * ***** **** ** *** * **** ********** *** *********** differences ******* *** ********* **** **** ****** *** *** ******** Schlage ***** **** ******. *** ***** *** *********** ** **** compatibility; *** ***** ***** ***** *** ********* ** * ********* 900MHz ************* **** ** *** ***** ********* ******. *'* **** to *** *** *** ******** ****** ** ***** *** ******* or *** ************ ** ******** **** ************** ** * **** idea.
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  • ******** ******** *********** ********** ******* **** ********, ***** ******* ******, Adventura, ***. ** ******** *** * *** ** ******* *** sensors *** ******** ******** ** *******, ** **** ** **** something ***** ******** ** ********** ******* *** **** **** **** well **** ****** (** **** ** ********** ********* * **** range ** ***, ****** *******, *** *** *******).
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Comments (34)

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