SOURCE: VidSys

February 26, 2008 09:06 ET

VidSys and ObjectVideo Partner to Help Customers Address Emerging Security Events in Real Time With Actionable Intelligence

Integration of ObjectVideo's Intelligent Analytics With VidSys' Physical Security Situation Management Software Improves Situation Response by Connecting Intelligent Monitoring to Immediate Investigation

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Situation Management, today announced that it has partnered with ObjectVideo®, the leader in intelligent video, to integrate physical security information management (PSIM) technology platforms, enabling more effective real time investigation and handling of security events.

"Technology has moved beyond just reporting events, to products that can help manage and resolve situations in real time. ObjectVideo and VidSys are helping professionals where technology can be most useful -- as situations are unfolding -- by narrowing the immense flood of data to the immediate and useful information that can make a difference in managing live events," explained VidSys SVP David Fowler. "Intelligent analytics software can provide more accurate and faster responses, saving seconds, saving resources and even saving lives. This partnership is just one more example of industry leaders teaming up to make the hard work of security teams more effective."

The abilities of ObjectVideo® OnBoard™, which provides automatic detection of a wide range of events and activities, with VidSys' VidShield platform, which integrates input from other physical security and video surveillance devices, helps security teams eliminate false alarms in their surveillance systems, and highlights the important information that helps speed up response to real situations.

"Increasingly, forward thinking security professionals expect to respond to events as they unfold and before situations escalate," said Brian Eckert, vice president of sales and marketing for ObjectVideo. "Our systems work together perfectly by providing the alerts and required event history that enables a complete real time investigation and response using VidShield." This alert integration also represents the first step toward VidSys' adoption of the OV Ready standard, a standards-based protocol for how ObjectVideo events can be commonly generated and distributed by any OV-enabled platform, and then displayed within any OV Ready application, such as VidSys VidShield.

As part of the agreement, ObjectVideo has joined the VidSys Interoperability Partner (VIP) program, created to ensure customers receive benefits from their best-of-breed technologies without assuming the traditional infrastructure burden. To learn more about the VidSys VIP Program, please visit http://vidsys.com/Partners/VIPProgram/.

About Object Video

With more than 760,000 channels of video analytics sold worldwide, ObjectVideo® is the leading provider of intelligent video software. The company's innovative products convert video to data in real-time through the detection, classification and tracking of activities. With this technology, end users are now able to obtain vision-based business intelligence, improve surveillance effectiveness, manage building systems more accurately and reduce loss in retail environments. ObjectVideo intelligent analytics are available to the market through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that embed ObjectVideo® OnBoard™ digital signal processor-based technology into a variety of devices. ObjectVideo's network includes 30 manufacturing and technology partners. The company holds more than 50 patents and patents pending in the field of computer vision.

About VidSys

VidSys is a leading provider of integrated Physical Security Situation Management software allowing companies to view, aggregate, analyze and resolve security events in real time. Through its open architecture, the VidShield platform allows customers to integrate new best-of-breed technologies with existing security investments to enable more intelligent and proactive security and surveillance decisions. Founded in 2005, the company's solutions are deployed in transportation, enterprise, government and gaming organizations, including some of the largest state and city command and control centers in the U.S. Privately funded by IDG Ventures Boston Motorola Ventures and JVax Investment Group, the company has offices in Marlborough, Massachusetts and Vienna, Virginia. For more information, visit www.vidsys.com.

Contact Information

  • Contacts for VidSys:
    Greg Wind
    fama PR
    617-758-4173
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    Lorena Magali
    VidSys
    703.883.3730 ext. 315
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    Contact for ObjectVideo:
    Leah Wilkinson
    Wilkinson Shein Communications
    703-907-0010
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