Steelbox Catches My Eye And An Award
How about that Steelbox?! For those of you who weren’t at the ISC show, you missed a real treat. Here it is my very first award for best exhibit of the show goes to Steelbox.
BEST OF SHOW
The booth was interestingly different, and every moment you spent near the booth forced your mind to view the world a little differently. And that must have been the point, because the steelbox products are a very different way of approaching video transmission and storage. The kickass solution was built by the same engineers who built the amazing PIX firewall for Cisco back in the 90’s. I predict that Steelbox will be a disruptive competitor to several categories of technologies:
DVRs like Dedicated Micros DS2
NVRs like Verint Nextiva
Media Platforms like Broadware
The trouble with products like Steelbox, and the biggest inhibitor to the company’s success, will be these many fronts on which to do battle. Instead of a couple of NVR competitors, Steelbox is about to face competition from DVR, NVR, Video transmission solutions, and even proprietary systems from Avigilon or CoVi. I’ll be here providing the play-by-play. Stay tuned.