Dan (electron) said:
Are you talking about HD-SDI, or something like the Axis Video Encoders? I guess I could add a field which allows you to select the type of device (analog camera, ip camera, HD-SDI camera, ip encoder), since the other fields could be used for encoders etc.
In my case, I end up looking a lot at IP over coax options, as right now, the industry as a whole is on the cusp of really adopting these solutions. There are a few out of the box items that already support IP and IP over coax without adapters.
Encoders as a whole are more (IMHO) for people to migrate an existing analog camera to IP without replacing the existing unit or, in the case of a new install, allowing the installation of products that don't have a direct IP camera counterpart.
We, for example, have a lot of Verint, Axis and AD encoders and IP products out there. Will the common tinkerer look into these products, I can't say, but as more people start considering a NVR or hybrid platform going forward, it's going to become more prevalent, depending on the cost structure changing.