20 Oct 2021
It may turn into a challenging task to ascertain the manufacturer of every major and minor component. Imagine the complications involved in checking the components at zero level. You may have to dismantle the electronic surveillance and telecommunication equipment to ascertain the manufacturers. Even though the associated documents will carry details about each component, how much can you rely on the papers?
A prominent fact to note is that the banned companies are from China, normally marked as Made in PRC (People’s Republic of China). The surveillance and telecommunication equipment, internal components and chipsets from the following entities are prohibited from use in the US.
The extensive reach the Chinese companies achieved over the years is what causes confusion and complications. Their wider presence across the US and higher acceptance than products from any other manufacturer are reasons that make the decision by Congress worrisome.
The leading security systems and surveillance equipment manufacturers in US, Hikvision, Hytera and Dahua have a lion share in the market. The products from the brands are renowned for exemplary quality at phenomenally low prices. An important fact to note is that all the surveillance and telecommunication devices from these companies are prohibited from use in the country.
Therefore, there is no need for examining the internal components or chipsets. Even if the associated components are NDDA compliant, the products from the said companies are not permissible in the US.
This implies that you may have to be involved in the inspection of items and components before ordering equipment and accessories. The electronic and telecommunication device distributor may be having both banned as well as approved products. Examining each piece of equipment may not be necessary in case of procurement from a reliable seller or OEM.
It reveals another troublesome issue. Huawei, being the global leader in the manufacture of chipsets, has an undeniable presence in almost all telecommunication, and video surveillance devices. You might find chipsets under the brand name Hisilicon, from Huawei, in most of the devices. Ensure that the chipsets used are from approved brands including Intel, MStar and Ambarella.
Note that, even a minor component from the banned companies will prevent the usage of the complete equipment. You may connect with us to know more on this and to order NDAA compliant video surveillance and telecommunication equipment.
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