Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has recently committed to a solid core strategy of "Devices & Services" for the company. Even prior to a new CEO being named this has led to a much clearer path forward for Microsoft, their partners and their customers.
It also comes on the heels of a deepened technology partnership and revenue sharing agreement between Microsoft Global Security and Viscount Systems (OTCQB:VSYS) for cloud-based access control security products.
Most importantly this opens up a major technology licensing opportunity for Viscount as it is now clear to all equipment makers that they will absolutely need a software approach over IP networks.
As a small company with a substantial patent position and strong relationship with one of the key cloud infrastructure suppliers we see a licensing strategy emerging in 2014 and beyond for Viscount Systems which will help large but low innovation players like Tyco (TYC), Honeywell (NYSE:HON) and Johns Controls (NYSE:JCI) offer compatible security and access control products.
The licensing program now is only aspirational but the near-term business trends have remained intact thus far in the December quarter. We expect to see a continuation of improving YoY growth and solid sequential growth when the company closes the books on 2013.
The research update note is available at this link: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Published_Research/Viscount_VSYS_Note_Dec_2013.pdf
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