Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Avigilon (TSX: AVO) in an all-cash transaction that will enhance Motorola Solutions’ portfolio of mission-critical communications technologies. Under the terms of the agreement, Motorola Solutions will acquire all of Avigilon’s outstanding shares for CAD$27.00 per share. The enterprise value of the transaction is approximately US$1.0 billion including Avigilon’s net debt.
FLIR introduced the FB-Series ID, the latest fixed bullet thermal security camera in the FB-Series family. Combining best-in-class thermal image detail and high-performance onboard analytics, the FB-Series ID is ideal for narrow to wide area perimeter detection and sterile-zone monitoring. The FB-Series ID features accurate video analytics that are capable of classifying human or vehicular intrusions.
Genetec has announced a new version of Security Center, an open-architecture platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Security Center 5.7 allows users to make insight-driven decisions based on security and analytics data. This latest version also adds privacy protection for individuals, efficiently distributes HID mobile access control credentials, and ensures business continuity with native access control failover.
Bosch introduces a complete new lineup of intelligent cameras within its midrange portfolio. The all-new fixed dome (FLEXIDOME) and bullet (DINION) IP 4000i, IP 5000i and IP 6000i cameras now have Essential Video Analytics built in as a standard (intelligent) feature. This enables these network video cameras to understand what they’re seeing, generating metadata to add sense and structure to the video footage. Instead of simply capturing and storing video data, users can now use the metadata alongside the video footage to improve their level of security and make smarter business decisions using a wealth of statistics.
Iris ID, a leading provider of iris biometric technology, announced two lightweight handheld mobile devices integrated with the OPALi™ (opal-eye) iris recognition camera module providing fast and accurate multimodal enrollment and identification capabilities for field use by border control, customs, immigration, law enforcement, and other officials.
The widespread use of facial recognition technology is almost upon us. The new iPhone is available with FaceID where you can unlock your phone with your face. Facial recognition is not new. It’s been a sci-fi staple for decades, and its practical roots are in the 1960s with Palo Alto researchers on RAND Tablets manually mapping out people’s features. Even back then we could give a computer enough data to be able to match a person to a their photograph.
An innovative project that uses new technologies in an effort to prevent death and serious injuries from traffic crashes has earned a national safety award. The Video Analytics Towards Vision Zero Partnership is a collaboration between the city of Bellevue, Microsoft, the University of Washington, and more than two dozen other organizations across North America. The Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers presented their 2017 Transportation Achievement Award for Safety to Video Analytics this week at the groups’ joint annual meeting in Toronto.
SecuredTouch behavioral biometrics-based HUMANOBOT seamlessly detects non-human behavior generated by bots, malware, and automated scripts and stops fraud-focused emulators within mobile applications. SecuredTouch behavioral biometrics technology was developed to analyze human interaction with their mobile devices, so its HUMANOBOT solution is fine-tuned to continuously discover non-human device activity, automatically detecting fraud.
In order to deliver greater capabilities in License Plate Recognition, VIVOTEK has partnered with global LPR software developers to capture license plate images for LPR applications. Various options of VIVOTEK LPC (License Plate Capture) cameras provide users the optimal and most suitable camera for their LPR or traffic monitoring purposes in access control, red light enforcement, surveillance and security, traffic monitoring, tolling systems, and free-flow applications.
Axis announces new solutions for retail, which can provide intelligence and drive revenue growth Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, announced that Cognimatics’ applications have been fully integrated with Axis’ network cameras, audio, and access control products. Axis acquired Cognimatics in 2016 after a long, successful partnership.