Worst VMS Manufacturers 2016

Author: John Honovich, Published on Feb 29, 2016

3 VMS manufacturers stood out as creating the worst problems for integrators.

150 integrators responded to our survey on their favorite and worst VMSes. With the favorites report complete, we now turn to the 3 worst.

A clear common theme emerged: companies releasing major new VMSes caused integrators lots of problems.

The Big 3

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  • "*****......** *** ******* ******** **** *** ******** **** **** ******* to **** *** ********* ******** **** **** *** ****. *** "free" ******* **** ****** * ****** ** **** *** ******** wanted ** ***. **** ******** ** ****** **** *** ** was **** ** **** ********* ********** **** **** ***** **** us *****. ** ****** ****** ****** ** **-**** **** ** a ********* ********** *** ********* *** *** ***** ******* ** with **** ****"
  • "***** - ********* ** *** *** ********* ****** ** *****. you **** ** *** **** ******* *** **** ****** *** license ** ***** ** ****** ****** ****. *** *** ****** has * ******* ****** **********"
  • "*****. **** **** **** ***** *** ***** **** *********** *** cumbersome *** *** ********** ** **** ** *** *** ****. Upgrading ******** ** ***** ** **** ****"
  • "***** - *** ** *** **** ** *** ******* * VMS ******* ****** *********? ********** ** ****!"
  • "** ** * *** ** *****. **** *** ******* ** 5.0 ** *** *****. ** ****** ***, **** ***** ******* and ****** ***********. *.* *** **** **** ************ *** ** starting ** ***** ** ** ** ** **** ** *.* was ** ******"
  • "*****. *** **** ****** **** ****** ******* *** **** ***** compatible **** ******* ****** *************"
  • "*****. ******** **** *** **** **** *********"
  • "*****/********. ********* **** ********** ***** **** ********* **********"
  • "***** **.* *** *** ********* ****** **** ****** *******, ****** server-side ****** *********, ***. **'** ******** ******** ** *.* ** the **** ** *** *** ** ***** ******. *********** **** we *** ******** **** ***** *** *** ********* *** *** recorders *** *** **** (******* ** ** *****)"

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  • "* ***'* ****** ******** ***** ** **** * "***" ** the ****** ***** ** *** **** *** * **** * customer **** *** ***** ****** ******* *** **** ***** ***** video ** ********* **** *** ***** *********** **** ***** ******** standard ** **** ** ***** ******** *******. ***** ***** ****** is ********. **** ***'* ******* **** ****** ************* ** ****** cameras ** *** ****** ** ******* ** **** ** **** support"
  • "***** ***** ***. *** ********* *** **** ***********. *** ** *** ******, unestimated **** **** ** *** ** ******* ******* *** ******. VMS ** *** **** ******** *** *******"
  • "***** ***** *** *** *** ***** ********* ** **** ****** not ** ******** *********** ********* ** **** ********** ** ***** video *******"

*****

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  • "** **** *** * ****** ** ********* **** *** ***** Digital ****** **** ** *** **** ****. ****** **** ********** failing ** * ***** ****** ** ****"
  • "***** ***** ******* ****** ******* ** * **** **** ********. Our ******* ********** ********* ********* *** *** ******* **** ******* 180 *******. *** ****** ***** ******* ** *** *** *** page, ******* ** ******** ** ** * ********* *****. ******* product ******* ** *** *** **** ** ** **** ** be."
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  • "***** ************* & ******. **** ******* ***** ** ******. *** product ****** ***'* ******* **** ***** ********, ** ** **** gets *** ******. **** ***'* *** ******* *** ***** ***** cameras ** ***+ ***********. *** ******* ** ****** ***** ********** and **'* **** ***** ******* *****, ***** **** *** **** it *** ***** ***** *** **********"
  • "** ********* *** ************ * ***** ***** **** ****** ******; the ******** *** **** **** ** *** ******** **** **** system ** *** **** ********* *********. ** ******* *** *** team *** ***-***** ** **** ****** *** ***** ******** * new ****** ******* ***** ****** **** ****** *** *** **** and *** *** ****** ** ****** *** ****."

********** ** ********, *** ***** ******** ** *** **** ********. For *******, ** ** **** ********* ** * **** ********* for *** *** **** *** ***** ******** **** ***** ***** this ****. *********, **** *** ******* **** ****** *** **** vote *** *** *********** ***** * *** ** ****.

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Comments (14)

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