Qognify, the provider of big data solutions for physical security and operations, announces that it has expanded the integration of Bosch network video security cameras and Qognify’s Situator and VisionHub, providing customers unique advanced technology and business benefits. This best-of-breed solution creates centralised management for the entire platform with direct integration of Bosch cameras to Situator (Situation Management / PSIM) and VisionHub (Video Management System). Benefits of integration The integration enhances security management and operational benefits by leveraging situation management, video, and visualisation capabilities: Centralised control and management through Situator– direct integration between Bosch’s network video security cameras and Situator. The integration enables PTZ and PTZ-like control for moving and fixed cameras, automatic triggering of processes when predefined incidents occur based on pre-defined alarm rules using camera built-in video analytics, playback via local camera storage and camera tampering detection. Advanced video management capabilities via Qognify VisionHub, including: Dewarping – the advanced integration of Bosch’s FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 7000 camera and Qognify’s VMS, eliminates the fish eye lens distortion, enabling 360° of view, without blind spots, with an undistorted overview image. Additionally, the PTZ-like control of the video, lets customers digitally pan-tilt-zoom to focus on details without losing the bigger picture. This advance support of dewarping means empowering the benefit from wide coverage using a single device, while having a "normal" view of an otherwise distorted or reversed image. Qognify records the original camera stream and de-warps the video for viewing purposes, enabling each operator a unique view. Qognify records the original camera stream and de-warps the video for viewing purposes, enabling each operator a unique view Reduced storage and network bandwidth with VisionHub – Bosch Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction, a feature that optimises storage capacity and reduces network strain by using bandwidth only when needed. By intelligently distinguishing between noise and relevant information Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction reduces the camera’s bitrate by up to 50% substantially contributing to a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Network optimisation – overcoming network overload during working hours by automated, scheduled transfer from the camera onboard storage to the centre. Zero-loss-of-data – automatic filling of missing recording data on the SVR by restoring missing video from the camera onboard storage. Video Analytics at the Edge – Qognify’s VisionHub integrates with Bosch’s Essential Video Analytics or Intelligent Video Analytics which runs on the camera. This enables delivering of video analytics alarms based on pre-definable alarm rules from the camera to VisionHub and Situator. In addition, the integration supports the Qognify video analytics suite running centrally on the recorder, combining Bosch built-in (edge) video analytics with Qognify’s server-based video analytics, offering customers maximum flexibility when designing a video analytics solution. Complete field-proven solution “When mission-critical solutions are involved, it is essential that stringent quality checks are taken. Qognify’s solutions were tested to excel in multiple integrations” said Rudolf Spielberger, Head of the Integration Partner Program at Bosch Security Systems. “Our strategic cooperation with Qognify is substantially enhancing the levels of security and delivering clear and quantifiable business advantages to our customers.” The certified integration is already in use at customers’ sites. “We are committed to advancing integration with leading technology partners and are proud of our integration with Bosch to yield a complete, tested and field-proven solution,” said Eran Noam, VP Global Strategic Partnerships of Qognify. “It’s important that organisations have confidence in integrations so they can leverage the broad range of excellent, integrated products in today’s security marketplace”.
Qognify, a provider of big data solutions for physical security and operations, has announced the appointment of Dan Hindman to the role of Vice President of Sales EMEA and Eran Noam to Vice President of Global Strategic Partnerships. Expanding EMEA market share Dan Hindman joins Qognify as VP Sales of EMEA, and a member of the Qognify Leadership Team. An accomplished international executive with more than 29 years’ experience, Dan held senior sales, marketing and operations management positions at Pitney Bowes including Vice President Sales Europe, and Regional Vice President and General Manager for its Presort Services. As VP Sales Europe, Dan designed and led the implementation of Pitney Bowes’ go-to-market strategy throughout five major European regions including the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the Nordics. Dan Hindman comments: “I am excited to join the Qognify team. The company has a strong presence throughout EMEA with an established and growing customer base. Together with my team and a hugely impressive solution portfolio, I look forward to expanding Qognify’s market share in the region.” Expanding product portfolio with strategic partnerships Former Vice President of Sales EMEA, Eran Noam, has been appointed to the newly created position - Vice President of Global Strategic Partnerships. Eran has been with the company since 2006 and is carrying into the new role his deep understanding of security and operational market needs he had obtained in the industry and in previous leadership positions he had held at Israel Aerospace Industries and the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Qognify has identified Strategic Partnerships as a core business driver and force multiplier to its business growth Qognify has identified Strategic Partnerships as a core business driver and force multiplier to its business growth. The new role is geared to support the expanding product portfolio and the recent marquee accounts wins by Qognify, further positioning the company to partner with industry leaders, for delivering best-of-breed technology and business solutions. “Our extensive portfolio of next-generation video management, situation management and the very latest in real-time video analytics, is a highly attractive proposition for partners”, says Eran Noam. “It enables Qognify to deliver on the increasingly demanding and complex safety, security and operational requirements of customers, while creating mutual opportunities to diversify and grow their business.” Moti Shabtai, Qognify’s CEO and President: “Our solution portfolio is attracting positive attention from end-user organisations and prospective partners around the world. The appointment of a highly experienced new VP of Sales EMEA, and the creation of a new VP of Global Strategic Partnerships, is a statement of our commitment to provide exceptional solutions, sales, services and support to the market.”
The new office boasts a cutting-edge solution demonstration suite showcasing latest version of Situation Management platform Qognify, formerly NICE Security, recently announced the opening of its EMEA head-office in central London. The new office is the home of Qognify’s regional sales and management team that also provides training and support services to its partners and customers. Serving the expanding customer base Located in Blackfriars on the bank of The River Thames, the new office boasts a cutting-edge solution demonstration suite, showcasing the company’s full portfolio including the latest version of its Situation Management platform - Situator 8.0 (incorporating the Operational Intelligence Center), its new Intelligent IP Video Surveillance Suite and Management Systems- VisionHub, and the next generation Real-Time Video Analytics solution - Suspect Search. Qognify has a well-established business partner programme and an impressive customer-base throughout EMEA, which includes Aeroexpress, ProRail, Oslo Airport, Millennium BCP, Naftoport and many others. Eran Noam, Vice President, EMEA, Qognify comments: “Our prestigious new EMEA head-office in London is the ideal location from which we provide the best possible service to our growing customer base in the region and to our partners, in the delivery of our market-leading solutions.”