iComply and its VTAS Pro platform have delivered integrated solutions to several clients over the years Veracity, a provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage, and display, has announced the full acquisition of iComply, a software provider of integrated command and control security solutions. The agreement includes all operational staff, software, intellectual property, ongoing business, and also iComply’s sales and support subsidiary in India. Veracity will maintain iComply as a separate business and will immediately expand its operations including an imminent move to larger premises near Leeds. VTAS Pro platform Over the last fifteen years, iComply and its VTAS Pro platform have delivered integrated solutions to an expanding portfolio of clients including London’s Tower Bridge, Boots UK, ITV, the 2014 G20 Summit, and many city-wide projects including Nottingham City Council and Leeds City Council. The modular software solution supports a range of access control, CCTV, fire, alarm, and other security equipment vendors, including industry leaders such as Veracity, Bosch, Honeywell, Paxton, Axis, Hanwha Techwin, and Milestone. With iComply, customers can build control centre environments that have greater situational awareness with integrated functionality to seamlessly deliver incident management and more effective command and control processes. “We have worked with iComply on a number of major projects and its innovative technology has proven itself adept at integrating with a wide range of systems to deliver control rooms that are more efficient and reliable,” says Alastair McLeod, Group CEO of Veracity, “With this acquisition, we extend our technical capability and broaden our target market. We will progress the iComply concept to the next level while maintaining an independent and multi-vendor approach which is at the core of its unique value.” Advanced modular integration platform At the heart of iComply’s VTAS Pro software solution is an advanced modular integration platform that gives operators flexible and immediate control over complex surveillance and security functions, including visual information received from IP and deployable CCTV cameras combined with interactive maps and incident management. VTAS Pro allows for complex workflows to be dynamically processed with a high degree of automation to allow information to be shared with the correct team members even in the most challenging environments.VTAS Pro modular components also include alarm receiving, dispatch, guard tour, incident management, asset tracking and lone worker—all of which are integrated within an advanced management reporting engine to ensure compliance with regulatory, best practice and audit requirements. Having iComply within a larger and highly regarded company such as Veracity provides us with confidence that they will grow and support the solution Comprehensive command and control system Neil Harvey, Head of CCTV and Security at Nottingham City Council, has worked closely with iComply for its control centre requirements for over 10 years and commented, “Our use of VTAS Pro has been pivotal in allowing us to deliver a comprehensive command and control system with an inherent flexibility that has allowed us to adapt to new requirements while minimising the challenges of technology integration. For us, having iComply within a larger and highly regarded company such as Veracity provides us with confidence that they will grow and support the solution allowing us to gain more from our investment.”Michael Gallagher will remain in charge of iComply business development and also be responsible for running sales, support, and operations for the business. He is delighted with the acquisition by Veracity, stating: "The iComply team is immensely pleased with the acquisition, as this will enable iComply to accelerate both its sales and software development plans with the support and backing of Veracity.''COLDSTORE surveillance storage systemVeracity have made a long-term commitment to expanding the iComply framework to include a wider range of vendors and technologies as well as enabling Veracity channel partners to deliver fully integrated end-to-end solutions. Veracity will also utilise its innovative technologies within VTAS Pro including its COLDSTORE surveillance storage system and TRINTY, a unique system architecture that eliminates NVR servers by allowing IP cameras to record directly to COLDSTORE disk arrays. “Veracity has had a decade of continual growth and today we are a profitable and stable company that has championed the use of innovative technology to help solve some of the most challenging issues facing the security industry,” adds McLeod, “iComply is a natural fit for us and enables us to expand our strategy of delivering high-end security solutions at a lower total cost of ownership while helping system integrators and consultants offer better value to their customers.”VTAS Pro will be sold through existing iComply channels in the UK and India and through Veracity channel partners elsewhere with the full support of the Veracity Group.
icomply will fully integrated MOBOTIX technology into the V-TAS Pro software platform MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of its partnership with icomply, the developer of V-TAS Pro, a Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) integration platform offering solutions for Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), Government, Retail and Transportation applications. V-TAS Pro provides a centralised security platform which enables a wide range of security applications, such as Intruder Detection, Building Management and Fire Systems to connect concurrently on a common interface. Under the technology partnership, icomply have committed to fully integrating MOBOTIX technology into the V-TAS Pro software platform to enable seamless control of the entire MOBOTIX range. “This is a valuable technology partnership for our channel partners and customers,” explains Dominic Chapman, UK Country Manager for MOBOTIX, “Through our partnership with icomply, we can build completely seamless security architectures that can benefit fully from the unique features offered by MOBOTIX technology in a multi-vendor environment through adherence with a common control platform.” icomply provide a comprehensive range of software driven modules to create a seamless control room environment. Software modules such as Lone Worker, Guard Tour and Alarm Receiving work in addition to the everyday functions of a busy Control Room to provide a complete security package. “We welcome the addition of MOBOTIX integration into V-TAS Pro and look forward to an ongoing technical and business relationship,” said Michael Gallagher, Business Development Director, icomply. “MOBOTIX is a highly regarded innovator and its products complement the open platform integration that we actively promote at icomply.”
icomply’s V-TAS Pro PSIM integration platform is now able to support Samsung Techwin IP network video surveillance cameras. The open platform V-TAS Pro integration software offers Samsung Techwin customers the opportunity to use traditional analogue cameras with the latest generation of WiseNetIII 1.3, 2 and 3 megapixel network cameras and domes. icomply, the UK software developers of V-TAS Pro, a PSIM integration platform, provide integration solutions for critical national infrastructure (CNI), government, retail and transportation applications. Under the technology partnership, icomply have committed to fully integrating Samsung Techwin IP camera and VMS technology into the V-TAS Pro software platform, to enable seamless control of the Samsung Techwin product range through the V-TAS Pro software. “We are continually expanding our integration portfolio which now includes several hundred OEM technologies, from advanced IP cameras and VMS solutions, to access control, intruder and perimeter protection systems and our innovative V-TAS Pro software delivers innovative integration solutions at their best,” said Michael Gallagher, Business Development Director of icomply. “Samsung Techwin’s extensive product range entirely complements the open platform integration that we actively promote at icomply.” V-TAS Pro provides a centralised security platform which enables a wide range of security applications, such as intruder detection, building management and fire systems to connect concurrently on a common interface. It is designed to provide integration solutions for a wide range of market sectors, from government and retail, to transportation. “We are very pleased to have been able to form a technology partnership with icomply,” explains Tim Biddulph, Product Manager for Samsung Techwin Europe Limited. “The Samsung Techwin and icomply technical teams have successfully collaborated to achieve a high level of integration. As a result, our mutual customers now have the option to extend the life of their existing security infrastructure, whilst taking full advantage of the features and functions incorporated within the latest generation of Samsung Techwin WiseNetIII IP cameras which are revolutionising the way installers, systems integrators and end-users can capitalise on the benefits of Video over IP.”