As the industry’s long-promised “tipping point” from analog to IP approaches – some experts would say it has passed – analog camera sales are still surprisingly high. Understandably so. Many users have invested significantly in their analog infrastructure, so the prospect of ripping and replacing existing technology for an all-new IP system can seem overwhelming.
There’s also a learning curve in moving to IP devices and integration with the existing network. However, even for those industries where analog is the most deeply ingrained – such as gaming – the march toward IP may be inevitable. It provides additional intelligence beyond security. For customers who may be resistant, it’s helpful to think of the analog-to-IP transition as a process, not a one-time overhaul.