March Networks, a global renowned video security and video-based business intelligence solutions company, is pleased to announce the expansion of its Retail Solution to include fraudulent return investigations through the Zebra Savanna data intelligence platform. March Networks’ new integration – between its Searchlight for Retail software and Doddle, which designs, develops and integrates consumer fulfilment technology – is powered by Zebra Savanna, a cloud-based platform that enables the real-time collection of data from Zebra Technologies’ sensors and devices. March Networks Searchlight March Networks Searchlight logs events from Zebra Savanna and other systems within the retail environment Through this unique collaboration, March Networks Searchlight logs events from Zebra Savanna and other systems within the retail environment, like Doddle, that are powered by the Zebra platform. Searchlight can then match those events with corresponding video clips for greater enterprise-wide visibility. For example, with the Searchlight-Doddle integration, retailers using Doddle can keep a record of all of their product returns in Searchlight. When a customer arrives in-store to return a product facilitated by Doddle’s returns technology, Searchlight records that event, allowing retailers to quickly and easily pull up the surveillance video associated with the return. This allows retailers to visually verify the details of all product returns, including the individuals involved and the condition of the product at the time of the return. Zebra Savanna cloud-based platform In addition, the integration also tracks other retail events such as coupon use at the point-of-sale (POS). Retailers offering coupons through fulfillment partners like Doddle that are powered by Zebra Savanna can track the full buying cycle in Searchlight. When a customer uses a coupon, it’s recorded in Zebra Savanna and visible in Searchlight, allowing retailers to track the success of promotions offered through third-party vendors. “As more consumers turn to online channels for their retail purchases and returns, these latest Searchlight capabilities bridge the gap between digital and in-store transactions, providing retailers with complete visibility into the buying cycle,” said Jeff Corrall, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Integrations for March Networks. “According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 11% of retail purchases are returned and an average 8% of returns are fraudulent. With Searchlight, retailers can proactively detect and target this fraud, and recoup associated losses.” Power of integrated data and video “By working with leading retail manufacturers like Zebra Technologies and fulfillment technology companies like Doddle, March Networks is proving the true power of integrated data and video, and its ability to positively impact the retail bottom line.” Returns can have an impact on retailers’ margins, especially over peak periods" “Returns can have an impact on retailers’ margins, especially over peak periods,” said Gary O’Connor, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Doddle. “Working with partners like March Networks means the Doddle platform can provide deeper insight. Retailers have the ability to re-convert customers through personalized digital journeys, while also having access to more capability to prevent fraud.” Integration with RFID data from Zebra sensors March Networks’ Retail Solution is used by more than 300 retailers worldwide to facilitate improved efficiency and compliance, reduction in losses and risk management, thereby enhancing customer service and compete more successfully in the market. Searchlight is the centerpiece of the solution that helps retailers to improve performance and profitability through the integration of clear surveillance video, relevant business data, including POS transactions, and highly accurate analytics. March Networks’ Searchlight also integrates with radio frequency identification (RFID) data from Zebra sensors and devices for enhanced product tracking, loss prevention and inventory management. March Networks will showcase the Searchlight for Retail-Doddle integration powered by Zebra Savanna in Zebra Technologies’ booth #3301 at NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show Expo, January 12-14 in New York, NY.
March Networks, a global video security and video-based business intelligence solutions provider firm, is pleased to announce the integration of its Searchlight for Retail software with Cova, the point-of-sale (POS) software system designed specifically for cannabis dispensaries. Cova POS platform The integration enables cannabis businesses using the Cova POS platform to improve performance The integration enables cannabis businesses using the Cova POS platform to improve performance and profitability with Searchlight’s video-based business intelligence. Through its unique combination of surveillance video, POS transaction data and analytics, Searchlight helps retailers gather transformative insights on customer service, operations and promotional efforts. It also alerts businesses to suspect transactions, like frequent voids or unusual discounts, and ties all POS transactions to surveillance video for rapid investigation. “Combining Searchlight’s transaction reporting and business intelligence capabilities with Cova’s POS platform gives cannabis dispensaries one complete solution for sales transactions, loss prevention, business optimisation and compliance,” said Jeff Corrall, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Integrations, March Networks. Searchlight for Retail software integration with Cova Jeff adds, “Both March Networks and Cova are committed to delivering scalable, easy-to-use software that helps cannabis operators fully comply with government requirements. We are pleased to add Cova to our portfolio of integrations for the cannabis market.” Gary Cohen, CEO of Cova Software, said “the seamless integration creates a powerful tool for cannabis retailers. These connected platforms provide visibility and context that helps operators make confident decisions with peace of mind,” said Cohen. “We’re excited to work with partners like March Networks, who share Cova’s commitment to help retailers simplify compliance and gain the insights they need to grow their business.” Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags Tailor-made for the cannabis industry, Cova POS is used by more than 500 cannabis stores Tailor-made for the cannabis industry, Cova POS is used by more than 500 cannabis stores. It incorporates features like an age verification scanner and purchasing limits to help retail dispensaries comply with state/provincial and federal regulations on cannabis sales. The platform is also fully integrated with leading seed-to-sale traceability systems in the U.S. March Networks’ solution for cannabis operators also helps with seed-to-sale tracking and compliance by correlating data from radio frequency identification (RFID) tags with surveillance video in Searchlight. In states like Colorado, where RFID tagging from seed to sale is mandated by law, Searchlight allows cannabis operators to search for tagged product by date, time, product code or serial number and pull up the associated surveillance video. Cannabis supply solutions Searchlight is part of March Networks complete solution for cannabis operators. The solution covers all stages of the cannabis supply chain including cultivation, testing, retail sales and secure delivery. Leading cannabis businesses, including two of the largest cannabis companies in the world, currently use March Networks.
March Networks®, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, and KIND Financial, a provider of cannabis compliance technology, have partnered to deliver an enhanced tracking and security solution to the cannabis industry to help ensure seed-to-sale compliance. The solution combines video from high-resolution IP cameras with data from radio frequency identification (RFID)-tagged plants and packages, enabling operators to seamlessly track and visually verify inventory as it moves within cultivation and on to dispensaries. Solving anomalies Using the March Networks Searchlight™ for Retail data analytics platform, licensed growers, producers, and retailers can run searches on a wide range of data contained in the RFID tags, including a plant’s ID code and its last detected location. In the case of an anomaly, such as missing inventory, users can quickly access the associated video footage to see exactly where the item went and who was involved. The clear video eliminates assumptions about what’s occurred and provides strong evidence to support further investigation. In addition, the Searchlight solution provides producers and dispensaries with real-time and historical views into their operations via a mobile device or workstation, enabling them to conduct remote audits and identify areas for improvement. It also offers video analytics and point-of-sale (POS) transaction integration presented in customisable reports to help dispensary owners quickly detect and review suspect transactions, analyse performance trends, improve customer service and gain other business insights. The Searchlight/RFIDsolution is a clear complement to KIND’s comprehensive cannabis-business lifecycle platform Seed-to-sale law The solution is an ideal fit for the cannabis industry, where regulations such as Colorado’s HB 1284 legislation – commonly known as the seed-to-sale law – have seen many businesses deploying RFID technology to help ensure compliance with strict mandates governing the tracking of plants from cultivation to sale. It also provides an additional layer of visual verification linked to RFID data as part of KIND Financial’s end-to-end plant tracking and management platform. The platform, which also includes Bluetooth (BLE)-enabled tracking technology, enables cannabis manufacturers, processors, and retailers to automate processes, remove manual entry issues, and track their teams and assets while also keeping the business in adherence with cannabis industry regulations and guidelines. Automated manufacturing “We are pleased to be working with KIND Financial, a recognised leader in cannabis compliance technology, to bring our intelligent video expertise more broadly to this market,” said Jeff Corrall, Head of Strategic Partnerships, March Networks. “Our Searchlight / RFID solution is already deployed in several cultivation and dispensary facilities in the U.S. and is a clear complement to KIND’s comprehensive cannabis-business lifecycle platform.” “KIND is excited to be working with March Networks to extend these integrated and customised tools to the industry. This new partner solution will transport you to your location, hand you organised data, and point you to important events. In addition, the automation of manufacturing and supply chain processes will bring efficiencies and cost savings to clients while providing peace of mind that manual data entry issues are no longer possible,” said Dan Stofka, EVP of Engineering and Software, KIND Financial. March Networks (Booth 4716) and Kind Manage, LLC (Booth 4723) will showcase the Searchlight for Retail / RFID solution at MJBizCon, November 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
March Networks, a provider of intelligent IP video solutions, and Patriot One Technologies Inc., a developer of a revolutionary weapons detection system, are pleased to announce an integration that offers video-enabled covert weapon detection notifications to aid visual verification of potential threats and reconstruct incidents by providing clear video and data evidence to support investigations. Responding quickly to potential threats By combining real-time covert weapon detection alerts with high-definition (HD) video, the integrated March Networks and Patriot One solution allows security professionals in corporate buildings, schools, airports, stadiums, transit hubs and other commercial and government facilities to respond more knowledgably, and quickly, to potential threats. It also enables security organisations to cost-effectively track how often concealed weapons are present in the facilities they oversee, so they can determine whether further security measures are required. Using unique cognitive microwave radar technology embedded in a wall or stand-alone unit at a controlled access point, Patriot One’s PATSCAN CMR weapon detection radar and software system detects concealed handguns, and other types of weapons, and sends real-time alerts to an organisation or its security partner. The system is ‘trained’ to the location during installation and continues to learn after full deployment, getting better and smarter at detecting hidden weapons with each screening. Critical video and data evidence With the integrated solution, organisations can receive the alerts via the PATSCAN CMR Software as a Service (SaaS) user interface along with clear video images captured by a March Networks video recording solution, so they can immediately see who the suspect is and where they are located. Security staff can then access real-time video from multiple surveillance cameras simultaneously using the March Networks system to track a suspect’s movements through a building or space, as required. Patriot One’s PATSCAN CMR weapon detection radar and software system detects concealed handguns, and other types of weapons In addition, the integrated solution also captures all the PATSCAN CMR alerts and associated video in powerful March Networks Searchlight software, allowing organizations to conduct searches post-event and gather critical video and data evidence for further review or to share with law enforcement. March Networks Searchlight March Networks Searchlight is a business intelligence software application that integrates HD video with transaction, radio frequency identification (RFID), analytics and other system data to deliver valuable operational insights and awareness to customers. It is currently used by leading organisations to proactively identify theft and fraud, improve customer service, optimise workforce management, audit operations and track inventory more effectively. “We are excited to introduce this new integration with Patriot One, which leverages the capabilities of our video and business intelligence platform for this unique commercial application,” said Jeff Corrall, Head of Strategic Partnerships, March Networks. “The integrated solution enables organisations to proactively address potential threats and improve operational awareness significantly using correlated video and data evidence.” “Integrating with March Networks and its video surveillance technology is an exciting new step for the introduction of our PATSCAN CMR covert weapon detection radar device and software solution,” expressed Dinesh Kandanchatha, President and CTO, Patriot One Technologies Inc. “We see great opportunities with this partnership as we roll out our technology around the globe.” March Networks will showcase the video-enabled covert weapons detection solution in Booth 4522 at the ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits, September 26-28, in Dallas, Texas.
By combining data from Zebra RFID-tagged items, March Networks Searchlight allows users to conduct searches centrally from networked locations and simultaneously across multiple locations March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, is pleased to announce the integration of its powerful March Networks Searchlight for retail software with high-performance fixed Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology from Zebra Technologies. The integrated solution enables organisations to enhance loss prevention capabilities and visually verify events to draw additional business insights. “Every day we speak with corporate leaders who are starting to treat video as a core component of their technology strategy,” said Jeff Corrall, Integrations Business Development Manager, March Networks. “Integrated video can provide an almost unlimited view of the business, capturing everything from point-of-sale (POS) engagement, to banking transactions, to what went out the back door.” Enhanced central monitoring for retail By combining data from Zebra RFID-tagged items with high-definition surveillance video, March Networks Searchlight makes it possible for companies to quickly search events by date, time, brand, product type, serial number or Electronic Product Code (EPC). They can then access the associated video with a single click to see exactly when and how an item entered or left a location. Users can conduct searches centrally from any networked location and simultaneously across multiple locations. For example, an organisation can discover in minutes the last time a specific, high-value item was present in a store or warehouse by searching on the product serial number and reviewing the recorded video. Similarly, it can use the same search capability to resolve more systemic – and potentially costly – issues, such as tracking the 10 or 12 items reported missing from inventory at the end of each month. The future of monitoring and tracking stock In the future, the tight integration of RFID, POS and video data could enable automated alerts in the Searchlight software. This would allow companies to proactively respond to anomalies such as high-value items being removed from a location without first being captured on an order, or the need to replenish best-selling items on store or warehouse shelves. March Networks will showcase the integrated Searchlight for Retail solution in Booth 1614 at the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 12-15 in Orlando, Florida. Save
March Networks® and AMAG Technology are pleased to announce the certified integration of the March Networks Command™ Enterprise video management solution with AMAG’s Symmetry™ Access Control system. The integration provides organisations with a single, unified IP video surveillance and access control solution that enables better situational awareness, improved risk mitigation and more efficient security system management. March Networks surveillance in Symmetry Virtual Matrix March Networks, a global leader in intelligent IP video solutions, is now also a member of AMAG’s Symmetry Preferred Partner Programme. AMAG Technology is a leading provider of access control, video management and end-to-end security management solutions. “Several major AMAG customers have been asking us for an integration with March Networks, so we are very pleased it has come to fruition,” said AMAG Technology Vice President of Product Marketing Dave Ella. “Most access control users now see the value in linking video to their access control alarms and events. The integration will really help our customers respond more quickly and effectively to security incidents.” The integration enables customers to view live March Networks surveillance video in the Symmetry Virtual Matrix and playback recorded video on any authorised Symmetry client PC. It also supports the display and handling of March Networks alarms and basic system health alerts in the Symmetry client interface. Supported in Symmetry Access Control 8.0.2 and March Networks Command 1.10.1 or later, the integration works with any server running March Networks Command Recording Server software or any March Networks 8000 Series Hybrid NVR. Bringing together critical security solutions “We are pleased to partner with AMAG to provide this fully certified solution to our mutual customer base, and to the many organisations looking for a flexible and convenient option to bring together two of their most critical security solutions,” said Jeff Corrall, March Networks’ Integrations Business Development Manager. “The integration combines our best-in-class systems to save customers time and improve operational awareness.” March Networks Command and 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs provide live monitoring, investigation and enterprise-class video management for all-IP or hybrid IP/analogue video environments. Working together or as separate video surveillance solutions, they support a complete portfolio of IP cameras, encoders and analytics, as well as video-based business intelligence applications. Symmetry products give customers a comprehensive, end-to-end software platform so users can manage all of their security needs while reducing risk and meeting industry compliance. The security systems are installed worldwide and designed for organisations of any size – from the largest multinational or government agency to schools, hospitals and smaller office buildings. For further detail on the integrated solution, please visit the AMAG Technology website or get Symmetry access control information for Command and Network Video Recorders on the March Networks website.
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