Genetec Inc. (‘Genetec’), a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence announces that Stratocast™, its cloud-based video surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS), powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud-computing platform, now supports new camera models from Bosch, MOBOTIX and EUKLIS. Stratocast is designed to meet the needs of organisations that require a reliable and cost-effective video surveillance solution without the expenses and complexities typically associated with installing and managing on-premises surveillance systems. It offers a true cloud solution for enterprise and small business customers that want to easily deploy video surveillance in smaller footprint and remote locations. Video management system Stratocast also supports hybrid-cloud deployments for users wishing to keep certain on-premise storage Stratocast also supports hybrid-cloud deployments for users wishing to keep certain on-premise storage and infrastructure hardware while gradually transitioning everything to the cloud. Thanks to the Stratocast open architecture, the portfolio of supported devices is also continually expanding and will now support cameras from Bosch, EUKLIS and MOBOTIX, in addition to existing support for hundreds of models from Axis and Vivotek. “A driving force behind Stratocast is to deliver a cloud-based video management system based on an open architecture with no need for a local bridge or recorders. At Genetec, we want to offer users a non-proprietary solution in the cloud so that they have the flexibility to integrate a variety of cameras to address their specific needs,” said Oktay Yildiz, Product Line Manager - Stratocast, Genetec. Cloud-based infrastructure “With Stratocast, users can transition to a cloud-based infrastructure while potentially leveraging their existing investment in camera hardware or choosing to install new cameras from a variety of supported brands.” “The growing interest for video surveillance in the cloud is a key driver in partner integration to the Stratocast platform,” said Georges Tannous, Director of Global Alliances at Genetec. “We are excited about partner participation and these new integrations by Bosch, EUKLIS, and MOBOTIX and we are looking forward to adding more brands and models as they become available.”
Genetec Inc. (‘Genetec’), a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions announces a number of strategic hires in Europe to support the company’s sustained growth in both Europe and the Middle East. Francesco Serra, has taken on the role of Vice President of Sales for Europe, based in the Genetec European headquarters in Paris. Having held senior roles with Siemens, Avaya and Polycom, Francesco brings over 25 years of management experience in the technology industry. His extensive background in sales and sales management will be an asset to the Genetec leadership team as the company continues to accelerate its growth in this region. New market opportunities Georges Tannous has taken on the new position of Director of Marketing for Europe, Middle East, Turkey and Africa In his new role, Francesco will be responsible for driving the Genetec European sales and channel operations to deliver on the company's ambitious growth plans. “We are excited to welcome Francesco to the Genetec team. His industry experience and sales acumen will help us to continue to propel our business forward in Europe by building on our existing successes and opening up new market opportunities under his leadership,” added Michel Chalouhi, Vice-President of Global Sales at Genetec. With over 15 years of experience in global partner management, and an MBA from Western University's Ivey school of business, Georges Tannous has taken on the new position of Director of Marketing for Europe, Middle East, Turkey and Africa. End-user awareness Also based in Paris, Georges will lead the company’s EMEA marketing teams and guide the continued growth of the Genetec brand in the region while continuing to oversee the company’s global portfolio of strategic technology alliance partners. A key player in the global Genetec Marketing Leadership program, Georges will work closely with the sales organisation to build powerful demand generation, channel engagement, and end-user awareness programs. “Francesco and Georges are experienced leaders with impressive track records of driving high-performance sales and marketing teams. They bring considerable experience to our European sales and marketing organisation, as we continue to accelerate our growth and expand into new regions such as East Central Europe,” said Guy Chenard, Chief Commercial Officer at Genetec. Business intelligence solutions Security industry veteran Jakub Kozak, has joined Genetec to become the company’s new Regional Sales Manager Continuing the sales and marketing expansion in Europe, security industry veteran Jakub Kozak, has joined Genetec to become the company’s new Regional Sales Manager for East Central Europe. Having held senior sales position in the region with Axis communications, and L3 Technologies, Jakub will be responsible for expanding the company’s footprint in Eastern Europe. With ever-increasing increasing market demands for powerful, enterprise-class IP video surveillance, access control, license plate recognition, and business intelligence solutions, Genetec has enjoyed a compound annual revenue growth rate (CAGR) of 30 percent for the last 10 years. With flagship European customers that include Paris, Rome and Schiphol airports, The Danish Police, Twickenham Stadium, and The University of Hull, the company is continuing its rapid expansion in the region and is looking to further add to its global team of 1,300 talented employees.
Genetec Inc., global technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions has announced that Mercury Security, part of HID Global, global player in the OEM access control technology segment, awarded Genetec the highest level in their partner program, Platinum Premier. The Platinum Premier status recognises Mercury's select business partners who demonstrate continued market growth, strong integration with Mercury solutions, and shared interest in the open architecture approach to access control. Mercury Security Platinum Premier partner “As a Mercury Security partner and reseller since 2014, we take pride in having achieved Platinum Premier status in just a few short years. Mercury is a key partner in the development of our access control strategy as we are aligned in our efforts to provide innovative and cyber-secure access control solutions based on an open architecture,” said Georges Tannous, Director of Strategic Alliances at Genetec. Genetec has demonstrated significant growth with the Mercury brand of products over the last several year" "Genetec has demonstrated significant growth with the Mercury brand of products over the last several years. This growth coupled with their continued investment in the open platform philosophy drove the well-earned recognition as a Platinum Premier partner. Genetec-Mercury Security collaboration We look forward to working together with the Genetec team to deliver open, scalable and secure solutions to our collective end users.,” said Matt Barnette, Vice President at Mercury. According to the 2017-2018 Access Control Intelligence Database by IHS, Genetec has rapidly risen to become one of the leading developers of access control software with a top-5 ranking in the Americas and a stronger global market share growth.
Pivot3, a provider of intelligent infrastructure solutions, has completed an advanced certification of its hyperconverged infrastructure with Genetec Security Center software. The combination of Pivot3 and the Genetec unified security platform delivers a robust integrated security and IoT solution designed to support the complex requirements of video-intensive, mission-critical environments. Additionally, Pivot3’s certified intelligent infrastructure provides three times the performance over its previous certification. Pivot3’s intelligent infrastructure is optimised to deliver the performance, resilience, scalability and ease-of-use required for enterprise-class security, video surveillance and IoT deployments to Genetec video management system customers. Eliminating system downtime The certification process ensures the companies’ combined solutions provide the advanced tools and high availability organisations require to streamline mission-critical video, security management and storage by hosting Genetec Security Center and additional applications on a single secure, resilient and scalable platform. Pivot3’s high-performance, ultra-dense, highly resilient technologies reduce risk and cost by eliminating system downtime “We are pleased to welcome Pivot3 into our partnership program,” said Georges Tannous, Director of Strategic Alliances, Genetec Inc. “Our joint customers and integration partners can benefit from this certification by trusting in the fact that our combined solutions deliver the performance and resilience required to meet their demanding implementations.” Pivot3’s high-performance, ultra-dense, highly resilient technologies reduce risk and cost by eliminating system downtime and data loss and simplifying management at scale. Additional applications With Pivot3, organisations can consolidate video surveillance and all additional applications onto a common infrastructure platform, reducing the need to purchase and manage extra hardware and delivering enterprise-class resilience and performance to the entire application suite. “The combination of Genetec and Pivot3 delivers robust infrastructure designed to meet the demanding needs of complex security and IoT environments,” said Brandon Reich, vice president of security and IoT, Pivot3. “Genetec is a leader in providing organisations with the insight and awareness necessary to ensure high levels of security, and we embrace the opportunity for continued collaboration to ensure our customers' applications and data are properly captured, protected and readily available when needed.”
Edesix, a provider of Body Worn Camera (BWC) solutions, will showcase its new integrated security technology on the Genetec stand at Security Essen 2018, the world's most important trade fair for security in Germany. Edesix has an integrated technology partnership with Genetec which enables Edesix Body Worn Cameras, and associated VideoManager software, to integrate seamlessly with Genetec Security Center. This integration offers streamlined wearable security management, support and storage for city wide surveillance and law enforcement. Edesix VideoBadge and VideoTag BWC Edesix will be showcasing its camera streaming gateway software, called ONStream, at Security Essen 2018Users of Security Center will be able to automatically view live video and audio captured on an Edesix VideoBadge or VideoTag BWC. Features currently found within the Edesix solution, such as RFID touch-assign, video encryption and video offloading, will be accessible through the Genetec system, allowing for effective large-scale deployment and estate management. Edesix, global provider of Body Worn Cameras (BWC), will be showcasing its camera streaming gateway software, called ONStream, at Security Essen 2018, alongside the company's suite of wearable cameras, designed for markets such as police, security, retail and prison services. ONStream integrates Edesix's VideoManager platform with the existing Genetec Video Management Systems (VMS) for fixed IP camera networks. Cameras integrate seamlessly with VideoManager and Security Center, meaning captured footage can be instantly shared and viewed by security staff in one integrated picture. Seamless integrations "The Genetec open-architecture allows technology partners like Edesix to offer seamless integrations for its Body Worn Cameras with Security Center and Genetec Clearance—our collaborative investigation management system," said Georges Tannous, Director of Strategic Alliances, Genetec Inc. "Together, these technologies are helping law enforcement and security professionals capture, respond to, and manage video evidence and data (with privacy and encryption) which speeds up investigations. We invite all show attendees to request a demo on our stand during Security Essen 2018," added Tannous.
Panasonic, global provider of facial recognition solutions, will showcase its technology features in the Genetec stand (Hall 5, Booth #G30) at Security ESSEN 2018, the world’s most important trade fair for security in Germany. As a technology partner in the Genetec ecosystem, Panasonic will demonstrate the benefits of facial recognition with Genetec Security Center, engineered to benefit end-users with innovative solutions for security camera analytics. FacePRO facial recognition system FacePRO can identify faces that are difficult to recognise within common video surveillance technology FacePRO can identify faces that are difficult to recognise within common video surveillance technology. These situations include reading faces at an angle of up to 45 degrees to the left or right or 30 degrees up or down, with a 90% accuracy rate when detecting faces partially hidden by sunglasses or face masks. FacePRO also has high accuracy reads in matching faces taken from up to ten-year-old passport images. With the Security Center, security professionals can work with FacePRO to detect real time face matching with up to 30,000 faces on a watchlist database. Additionally, end-users can select a face from past recordings to start a face-list search against all related video footage with instant playback. With these search variables combined, businesses can dramatically shorten the time and workflow spent to find related videos that would otherwise have to be completed manually, taking hours, days, or even weeks. With FacePRO integrated in Genetec Security Center, visitors at Security Essen will be able to see how to create the following applications: Watchlist applications (Airport / Transit / Stadium / Retail / Law enforcement) VIP applications (Luxury retail / Entertainment / Hotel & resort) Registered people applications (Corporate / Education / Hospitals) Panasonic-Genetec integration FacePRO represents a deep solutions perspective, beyond a classical integration with Security Center" “We are excited to attend Security Essen 2018 as a technology sponsor on the Genetec stand. FacePRO represents a deep solutions perspective, beyond a classical integration with Security Center,” said M. Hiroshi (Huey) Sekiguchi, Head of global marketing for security business at Panasonic. “With several FacePRO projects already deployed with Security Center, we look forward to demonstrating how our facial recognition engine can provide joint value-add solutions to the market,” added Sekiguchi. “Genetec and Panasonic share the same vision of providing world-class security solutions that meet today’s growing requirements for data-intensive analytics— especially face recognition,” said Georges Tannous, Director of Strategic Alliances at Genetec. “We are excited to feature demonstrations of Panasonic FacePRO, integrated with Security Center, on the Genetec stand at Security Essen,” added Tannous.
MOBOTIX, a global provider of digital, high-resolution and network-based video security systems has been named a Platinum partner by Genetec Inc., global technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions. The award of Platinum Partner status, which is held by only eight Genetec technology partners globally, is a recognition of the strategic nature of the relationship that includes research and development, testing, business development, and sales support for new and existing enterprise clients worldwide. As part of the relationship, the MOBOTIX Mx6 series of outdoor, indoor and thermal cameras is now officially supported in current and future versions of the Genetec Security Center. The integration includes extensive support of the MOBOTIX MxPEG codec along with key features including intelligent video analysis tools and behavioural detection. Moving forward, we plan to extend our relationship to work more closely on more large-scale opportunities that deliver significant operational and cost benefits" Enhanced situational awareness Security Center blends IP security systems within a single intuitive platform to offer users a comprehensive view of their security and operations. From access control, video surveillance, and automatic license plate recognition to communications, intrusion detection, and analytics, Security Center empowers organisations to make informed decisions through enhanced situational awareness, unified command and control, and connectivity to the cloud. The capabilities offered by Genetec Security Center provides a perfect fit for the innovative MOBOTIX high-resolution and network-based video security systems that offers hardware reliability, decentralised architecture and energy efficiency. “Over the last 18 months since announcing our initial partnership, teams from MOBOTIX and Genetec and our respective partner communities have closed several significant customer wins and worked together to ensure that our technologies are seamlessly integrated,” said Thomas Dieregsweiler, Head of Product Management of MOBOTIX. “Moving forward, we plan to extend our relationship to work more closely on more large-scale opportunities that deliver significant operational and cost benefits to joint customers.” The designation of Platinum Partner status underscores our commitment to helping both our customers and shared partner ecosystem to benefit from closer integration" Security partnership Genetec and MOBOTIX will continue to introduce and share their respective strengths into new and existing markets, helping both mid-size and larger scale, multi-site clients realise their respective security projects built on an open-architecture platform. “MOBOTIX has undergone a period of change in which it has opened up its technology and integration process to welcome partnerships with other industry leaders like Genetec,” said Georges Tannous, Strategic Alliances Director for Genetec. “The designation of Platinum Partner status underscores our commitment to helping both our customers and shared partner ecosystem to benefit from closer integration and we look forward to working with MOBOTIX on a number of exciting go-to-market initiatives later in the year,” added Tannous.
Innovative laser scanning technology from OPTEX, can now be integrated with the Genetec Restricted Security Area (RSA) Surveillance module, to deliver a new era in security and detection in outdoor and indoor environments for airports and other critical infrastructure sites. Via the RSA Surveillance module, OPTEX’s award-winning REDSCAN laser sensors can now send real-time events and alarm data to the Genetec unified security platform, Security Center, alerting control room operators to any intrusion in the surveillance area. Intrusions can be tracked on site maps to enable operators to respond to threats even more quickly and accurately. The REDSCAN laser sensors provide highly customisable virtual walls and ceilings which can be used to protect a perimeter line, but also specific areas. In the case of an airport, this might include entrances to hangars, gates and other restricted areas including baggage halls. The virtual ceiling or panes can protect rooftops and open areas (to create ‘sterile zones’), as well as being able to detect objects thrown over partition walls between secured and non-secured areas, such as passports and contraband. Laser scan technology for detection precision OPTEX REDSCAN is an extremely reliable system, whatever the internal lighting or external weather conditions. The target object can be defined by its size and the speed it is moving; when used in outdoor applications, it can ignore most wildlife such as rabbits, birds, and rodents. “We are pleased to welcome OPTEX as a partner,” says Georges Tannous, Director of Strategic Alliances at Genetec. “The technology and detection precision provided by their LiDAR devices can help benefit airport, mass transit and critical infrastructure customers.” These sentiments were echoed by Ryosuke Miwa, Senior General Manager of Global Security Division from OPTEX Japan. “We are delighted with the integration of our laser detection sensor within the Genetec RSA Surveillance module. “Intrusion detection along the perimeter, or a controlled area inside a building, can play a critical role in an overall security solution, especially for airports and other high security sites that Genetec software is often specified for. The integration adds another layer of awareness and control to the system’s operator.” To add a REDSCAN laser on a Genetec RSA Surveillance module, a device licence will be required. It will be supported on any Security Center Pro or Enterprise version 5.6 SR1 and later releases.
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