SOURCE: Skywatch Inc.

June 15, 2015 00:01 ET

Skywatch Inc. Announces Smart Video Surveillance Cloud Service at Cloud Expo 2015

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwired - Jun 15, 2015) - Skywatch Inc. unveiled Smart Video Cloud, an end-to-end service platform for managing hundreds of thousands of network cameras. Build on the same technology of highly-acclaimed Skywatch cloud-powered network cameras, the platform can enable service operators to provide advanced features such as secure video streaming, robust HD cloud recording, video summaries, and smart video analytics with zero upfront software or server infrastructure investment. It also includes several crucial features for service operators to deliver their own services, such as user account and billing management, server and storage resources monitoring, and distributor management. The platform can be delivered as virtual private cloud on existing Skywatch global server infrastructure, or as private installations on customer servers.

The Skywatch CloudCMS is a new breed of camera management software which provides several important values to the customers. Videos can be streamed to the cloud servers instead of being stored locally at each site, and this translates to lower hardware expenditures both in terms of local storage devices (NVRs) and servers. The software service model also enables customers to reduce IT staff requirements. Finally, the cameras and their recordings can be remotely accessed, managed and shared with simple web-based interfaces and smartphone Apps.

Smart Analytics
Skywatch also provides several consumer-friendly video analytics applications as part of their platform services. Smart Fast Forward is an intelligent fast forward button that skips faster when nothing happens, and slows the video down when interesting events occur. Smart Daily is designed to summarize important events during the last 24 hours, in one convenient image tile sent through the emails. Smart Caption is a technology that can transcribe video events into text. By utilizing deep learning algorithms and GPU computation technology, this impressive feat can be accomplished in well under a second.

Home Automation beyond the Gateways
Skywatch also announced its vision and implementation for the next generation Home Automation solutions.

"Today's smart home applications are often confined to rudimentary use modes such as turning off your lamp remotely, or looking at your backyard while you are away. The true power would come only when these devices and relevant data start talking to each other," explained Dr. Wei-Chao Chen, a co-founder at Skywatch Inc.

"With sensors to bridge between the physical and digital worlds, the cloud technology can empower our environments to interact with each other. Through Open API access, we can combine sensors across different services to give more meaning to the environment, and create dialogs between users, the environment, and the Internet", said Dr. Chen.

About Taiwan Cloud Expo 2015
Skywatch is invited by the Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs to join the 2015 Computex show as part of the Taiwan Cloud Expo pavilion which showcases Taiwanese companies who are at the forefront of cloud, wearable and Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology.

About Skywatch Innovation Inc.

Skywatch Innovation was founded in November 2011 by industry veterans and experts in video processing, with financial backing from Vivotek Inc., a leading provider of network cameras and related products. Its core competence is in the design, development, and service of IoT devices and cloud services. The Skywatch platform has been deployed in well over 20 countries in the world, and has enabled various service operators to provide their own video surveillance services.

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