The Internet of Things is causing the worlds of informational technologies and operational technologies to collide, and this collision will only get louder as suppliers and enterprises confront its complexity, opportunities, and challenges. The IT and OT Convergence sector examines the communications and protocol technologies linking the physical and digital domains and vying to create the smart factories and next-generation industrial processes of the future. The next generation enterprise will also need to implement new technologies such as beacons, augmented and virtual reality, and innovative uses of wearable technologies to create a more seamless workplace of machines and people. Billions of new connected endpoints also require that security be a top priority from the shop floor through to the data center. Finally, special focus is given to key markets that present some of the greatest complexities and opportunities as IT and OT merge and compete, including smart transportation, smart cities, and industrial robotics.
With the surveillance industry currently transitioning from analog to IP-based technologies and the IoT penetrating in all market verticals, the Video Surveillance market is in the middle of a transformational phase driven by the growing quality of the videos captured by new-generation cameras and the increasing sophistication of the video management and analytics software.
This research report is intended to capture these technological changes and provide an overview of how Video Surveillance systems are evolving. The first section introduces the fundamental components of a modern Video Surveillance system and describes how they are connected to each other. An overview of the technological evolution of Video Surveillance system architectures is also presented, with particular attention on the migration from analog to IP-based technologies and what this means for the Video Surveillance industry.
The middle section further investigates the communication technologies used to connect the different components of a Video Surveillance system, finally providing ABI Research estimates on the number of short-range and long-range connections attributable to non-consumer Video Surveillance systems.
The third section concludes the report by providing the profiles of a few companies that have been more active in providing the communication technologies used by Video Surveillance systems.