Digital textbooks, physical security, desktop virtualization, and mobility are just a few of the hot topics and trends driving this $20 billion market.
HD Means Fewer Cameras — “The most important development in IP video is megapixel resolution. Megapixel allows systems integrators to design systems that cover more area with fewer cameras and higher resolution to zoom in for details (virtual PTZ [pan-tilt-zoom]). This reduces total cost of ownership and delivers better return on investment for the end-user customer.” Mark Espenschied, director of marketing communications, Arecont Vision
Analytics At The Edge Has Many Benefits — “Analytics at the edge, such as motion detection, cross-line detection, and license plate recognition, allow for preprocessing of video before it’s compressed and sent to the VMS server. This saves bandwidth and processing power needed at the central VMS server.” Robert Muehlbauer, application development partner, business development manager, Axis Communications
The transition from analog to network equipment has been an established trend in the CCTV and video surveillance market for some time now. However, this trend is driving another transition that is gathering pace according to IMS Research (now part of IHS Inc.): the IT land grab of the video surveillance market.
IT integrators looking for additional profit and a more sticky relationship with customers should consider adding hosted access control to their portfolios.
An integrator shares the details behind his 145-camera install for an upscale shopping mall.
An integrator explains how its multimillion-dollar video surveillance installation keeps off-campus students safe at the University of Southern California
VARs can boost education line cards with networked video surveillance offerings.
Once this independent software vendor (ISV) overcame several common barriers to cloud, it brought 2 million users into the world of SaaS.
What an exciting time to be a VAR, integrator, or MSP! Sure, there are a lot of changes occurring — both from a technology and vertical-specific perspective — but the bottom line is that whoever is willing to adjust to the changes is going to reap the rewards. Following are some mistakes (or examples of not adjusting) that can threaten your business in 2013.