Many of us read about a year ago that one of the very few U.S. manufacturers of IP-Cameras –Arecont Vision– had declared bankruptcy. It was assumed at that moment that a private equity firm, Turnspire Capital Partners, was going to purchase the company (or at least all of its assets). But what ultimately happened was a surprise to many and may have been the best thing for Arecont Vision to get back on track.
Arecont Vision® announced today that the acquisition by Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTC markets Group: CSTI) of its assets has been approved by the bankruptcy court. It is anticipated that the sale will close on July 13, 2018. As previously announced, Arecont Vision initiated proceedings under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the District of Delaware in May, 2018 and has achieved its goal of moving through this process quickly.
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.
In the age of Artificial Intelligence, IP cameras are evolving from purely imaging appliances into smart modules in the context of a video surveillance system. Dallmeier is following these developments by integrating VCA technology, also known as Video Content Analysis, in the 5000 series of Dallmeier cameras, thereby enabling intelligent incident search in the recorded video streams.
Arteco announced that its Video Event Management and Video Intelligence Solutions are now integrated with Bosch Security Systems IP-cameras and security devices. The close integration between Bosch technologies and Arteco’s NEXT video event management system (VEMS) will support more of Bosch’s core functions, leading to stronger security and advanced capabilities to build advanced intelligence.
Surveon Technology is pleased to announce that one of Malaysia’s leading healthcare services provider has deployed Surveon’s solutions as their partner for security application. With Surveon’s end-to-end surveillance solutions, including 32 cameras with three different form factors, two professional NVRs with RAID protection for 30-days of recording, and Surveon Enterprise VMS (CMS) with video analytics for active alarm, the offices, warehouse, cold storage, and the perimeter of factory are under solid surveillance protection to ensure safety and the services can be delivered with the best quality.
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.
Vicon announced that Guyette Communications, of Plymouth, PA, has completed installation of a district-wide Vicon Valerus video management solution (VMS) for the Delaware Valley School District. The system spans seven schools and surrounding campuses and includes approximately 400 Vicon megapixel cameras, multiple application servers, and NVRs running Valerus VMS software.
Pelco by Schneider Electric, a global leader in surveillance and security, is showcasing integrated technologies which drive the company’s advanced solutions capabilities for leading vertical markets here at ASIS 2017 (booth #2309). Key displays in the Pelco exhibit will feature solutions for city surveillance, gaming, ports, and oil and gas verticals. The exhibit will also demonstrate how Pelco’s portfolio of surveillance cameras and video management platforms combine with partner technologies to seamlessly deliver end-user solutions with meaningful innovation.
Johnson Controls introduces the next generation of Illustra Flex 3MP Mini-Dome, Bullet and Box cameras with features such as P-iris lenses and TrickleStor technology to provide optimal image quality and reliability, and the convenience and efficiency of bandwidth management of the camera using Illustra IntelliZip compression technology. Going beyond H.264 and H.265, the embedded Illustra IntelliZip technology monitors and then adjusts system streaming parameters, matching the camera’s field of view activity.
Oncam, the leading provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, announced today the addition of John Haspel as the company’s new Director of Technology Programs, bringing more than 30 years of industry experience to the Oncam team. Haspel joins Oncam from Avigilon, where he oversaw the development of the company’s global training initiatives.
Bosch Security Systems has appointed two new associates to expand its inside sales and application design teams in Canada. With these appointments, the company aims to provide enhanced support for customers of Bosch security products and for customers of Sony video security products in the country. Don Maxey, Application Design Specialist, joins the Bosch team with 18 years of experience in security system sales, design, and project management. His role is to support Bosch security integrators and distributors in Ontario in their efforts to win new business using Bosch products and solutions.
Dahua Technology USA, a leading manufacturer of video surveillance solutions proven the world over, has added five new mid-to-long range Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras to its Pro Series and Ultra Series. These new PTZ network cameras feature an ultra low-light, 2MP sensor, exceptional wide dynamic range, Starlight technology, and backwards-compatible compression options.
Dahua Technology, a leading solution provider in global video surveillance industry, announced that its Eco-Savvy 3.0, H.265 Wi-Fi and H.265 PTZ series network cameras are now compatible with QNAP’s NAS surveillance applications. Featuring H.265 compression technology, Dahua’s network cameras ensure video recording with lower bandwidth and greater security efficiency. QNAP surveillance applications integrate comprehensive video surveillance features into NAS system, providing storage expandability and storage space management functions to surveillance users.
Delta Electronics, Inc. (TWSE: 2308), a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, announced its Board of Directors has approved a proposal for a cash tender offer to acquire approximately 35% (28,631,800 shares) to 55% (44,992,800 shares) of the outstanding common shares of VIVOTEK Inc. (TWSE: 3454) with an offer price of NTD98 per share. This tender offer, which is expected to begin on August 9, 2017 and end on September 26, 2017, shall be satisfied when final effective tendered shares reach the aforementioned minimum.
March Networks®, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, is pleased to introduce new mobile IP-cameras to its complete transportation solution for bus, light rail, and passenger rail fleets. Designed to provide transit operators with improved and more comprehensive surveillance coverage, the megapixel cameras are purpose-built to withstand demanding mobile environments and capture consistently clear video in near darkness, bright daylight, and the abrupt lighting transitions that occur when vehicles enter and exit tunnels and underpasses.
MOBOTIX has introduced the new indoor models c26, i26, p26, and v26, thereby completing the successful Mx6 6-megapixel camera line. The new, higher performing processor delivers up to twice as many images per second as before – at the same resolution. The video data is simultaneously offered in three formats (MxPEG, MJPEG, and H.264), as well as in a range of different resolutions. RTSP/multicast makes the Mx6 cameras more flexible. All of the models come standard with intelligent motion detection directly on the camera, and thereby offer more capacity for additional software applications.
Oncam, the leading provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, will showcase its advanced video technology during IFSEC International 2017, being held June 20-22, 2017, at ExCeL London. Oncam will demonstrate its award-winning 360-degree technology and product line with Milestone Systems at Stand #E750.
Dahua Technology, a leading manufacturer of video surveillance solutions proven the world over, announces that Dahua Technology Co, Ltd has hired a new CEO to run the daily operations of the fast-growing company. Liquan Fu, Founder and Chairman of Dahua Technology worldwide, has recently hired Ke Li to build upon the momentum and success that Mr. Fu has set in place. Mr. Fu will continue to serve Dahua as Chairman of its board of directors.
If maintenance and services are a core part of your business, then now is the time to capitalize on remote services. They are proving an increasingly essential resource for new business and an excellent tool to improve efficiency. The Bosch Remote Portal provides a gateway to offer remote services and create new service offerings. The Remote Portal makes remote connection to customer devices quick and easy. Installers can monitor supported devices and perform maintenance and configuration tasks remotely, thus greatly reducing travel to customer facilities, saving time and money.