InnoPro DOD Blacklist Clause
By: Gary Manske – Executive Director, Sales & Marketing
Recently, the United States Department of Defense indicated it intends to proceed with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) ‘blacklist clause.’ This clause forbids the purchase and installation of video surveillance equipment made by Dahua, Hikvision and Huawei. Dakota Micro understands this clause also states, starting in August of 2020, the US Department of Defense will no longer do business with contractors or their industrial base who are using Huawei, ZTE, or Hikvision video surveillance cameras.
The InnoPro IP Camera by Dakota Micro is made in the USA and therefore not affected by these changes. That is good news for the many contractors who do business with the US DOD and other affected agencies. Because the InnoPro IP Camera is made in North Dakota and does not use technology related to the banned technologies, it is a perfect alternative.
There are many reasons to consider the InnoPro camera. The InnoPro is a line of high definition industrial IP Cameras built to survive just about anything the world can throw at it. Manufactured in the USA, the InnoPro was designed to withstand environments where most IP Cameras will fail. It can be deployed in extreme weather or heavy industrial applications. The InnoPro has impressive specs including: a camera body carved from an anodized, solid aluminum billet, triple-hardened glass lens, and triple O-ring seal to protect against dust and water intrusion (IP69+), vandalism (IK10), and extreme temperatures (-45°C-66°C / -45°F-150°F). The InnoPro is also ONVIF compliant (Profile S) making it a perfect fit for just about any application.
If you are curious how an IP Camera is different from the Dakota Micro AgCam and EnduraCam, here’s an overview of IP Cameras.
An Internet Protocol camera, or IP camera, is a type of digital video camera that connects to a computer network, much like other network devices, over Ethernet. Unlike analog closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and systems of old, IP Cameras require no dedicated cabling and do not require local recording. Commonly used for security and surveillance purposes, IP Cameras can be viewed on many different devices such as desktop computers, laptops, and mobile phones. With hard drives and other media, video and other data can be recorded and stored for future retrieval.