So I am trying to price out a Fusion DVR for a customer with an existing Honeywell access control connection. I am going through the pricing and find SKU for the Pentium D dual core and 512 MB upgrade. What a bargain! $1500.00 to have it installed at the factory and $2k to install it aftermarket on your own. This is the retail pricing of course. I get so sick of DVR manufacturers pricing stuff like this (and hard drives especially) with beyond ridiculous markups. These manufacturers have to know this stupid pricing limits their market. I had one Honeywell engineer remark that sales of the Fusion and Rapid Eye DVRs were "brisk" at more than a hundred units a month. The over the counter boys have a different take. At ADI they say they've never even seen one, let alone sold one. Well I thought I'd try Anixter or Northern Video to check their pricing. Not so fast, Honeywell Video sells direct or through ADI only. I always considered an AD Intellex Ultra about the highest priced box DVR around. Seems like a pumped up Fusion could give them a run for their money.
15 years ago