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.