Anonymous UserInformation Technology & Audio Visual Engineer at a non-tech company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Try to buy everything you need in bulk purchases and ask Cisco for volume discounts."
"The price of Cisco equipment is very expensive and you have to pay extra for support."
"The cost of a license before COVID and before the lockdown was approximately three lakh 70,000 in Indian Rupees. After this COVID situation, the cost has gone down to two lakh 46,000 rupees."
"Licensing is on a yearly basis. We usually spend up to $20,000."
"The solution is probably the most expensive, but users who want the best need to pay the premium."
"Cisco products are not that cheap."
"Cisco switches are expensive. Their price range is based not only on what the product does but also the name in the industry. They are good at what they do. If you need a better product, there are other lineups available."
"I don't see any price issue with Cisco. Whenever you buy a quality product, you always have a mindset of paying the premium amount. For any good product, you pay a premium amount, but that also means you are going to recover that premium over a period of time in terms of performance."
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Founded nearly five decades ago, QSC is a globally recognized leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of award winning high performance audio products including power amplifiers, loudspeakers, digital mixers, digital signal processors(DSP), and the Q-SYS™ networked audio, video and control platform. Uniquely leveraging a broad range of technologies located under one roof, QSC products outperform the sum of their parts by delivering reliable, scalable and flexible solutions for professional installed, portable, production, corporate and cinema customers worldwide.
Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 2nd in AV Over IP Switching with 55 reviews while QSC Q-SYS NS Series is ranked 5th in AV Over IP Switching. Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.6, while QSC Q-SYS NS Series is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "This gives us control of our throughput traffic but it comes with mandatory options that increase cost". On the other hand, Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with HPE ProCurve, Cisco Nexus, Arista Networks Platform, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches, whereas QSC Q-SYS NS Series is most compared with Luxul Switches.
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