The topic of video analytics has been talked and written about for decades, and yet is still one of the cutting-edge themes in the physical security industry. Some say yesterday’s analytics systems tended to overpromise and underdeliver, and there are still some skeptics. However, newer technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) are reinvigorating the sector and enabling it to finally live up to its promise. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What new technologies and trends will shape video analytics in 2021?
3xLOGIC, Inc., global provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, announced that the company has added to its growing North American sales network, along with other personnel moves at its umbrella company, Stanley Products and Solutions (SPS). The company added two new RSMs to further penetrate key markets in the Pacific NW as well as the Mid-Atlantic regions and appointed a new Marketing Manager for the PACOM brand of products. 3xLOGIC adds security expert 3xLOGIC welcomes Joel Dombovy as a Regional Sales Manager (RSM) in the Northwest 3xLOGIC welcomes Joel Dombovy as a Regional Sales Manager (RSM) in the Northwest. Joel comes to the company with 14 years of security industry experience, working with companies such as Interlogix, GE Security, and Honeywell. John Saxen will support Joel as the Inside Sales Account Manager for the region. Jake Franklin takes over as RSM for the Mid-Atlantic. He joins the company from RF Technologies, a safety solutions company in healthcare where he was RSM for the Northeast. Prior to that, he worked as Critical Infrastructure Account Manager & Sales Representative at a security integration company. Jake’s passion for technology and previous security experience make him an excellent addition to 3xLOGIC’s powerful sales team. Bill Hobbs, Global VP of Sales for SPS, announced that both Joel and Jake will report to Jason Bryan, Director of Sales. PACOM expands marketing team Jennifer Joyce is the new Marketing Manager for PACOM, sister company of 3xLOGIC, as the company continues to expand efforts in the North American to market the wide range of PACOM solutions that have found success all over the world. She brings more than 25 years of marketing and design experience to the team. Her global marketing experience began with Firestone Industrial Products and Jennifer most recently spent her time in digital marketing as Marketing Director for Orbis Education. She will report to Suzi Abell, Senior Director of Global Marketing, SPS. Gavin O’Keeffe has been promoted to Director of Product Management Elsewhere in the larger SPS organisation Charlie Erickson has a new title reflecting his growing responsibilities—Chief Technology Officer. He continues to oversee Product Management as his team continues to expand. Reporting directly to Charlie, Michael Poe has been promoted to Director of Product Management. He will be leading the Video, Blue, DIY, and TRENDS products lines. Rick Walker will be aligned under Poe’s leadership. New PAC, PACOM, infinias head Also reporting to Charlie, Gavin O’Keeffe has been promoted to Director of Product Management, and he will be leading the PAC, PACOM, infinias, and Sonitrol product teams. We also welcome Darren Monroe, Product Manager for infinias to Gavin’s team. Darren will work in the 3xLOGIC office in Indianapolis and Gavin works out of the PACOM Australia office. Drew Alexander continues as Sr. Director of Program Management, and he will continue to add Program Managers to his team to facilitate a growing list of product launches and business initiatives.
3xLOGIC, Inc., a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, announced a number of new products and innovations, led by the company’s new Facial Recognition camera. 3xLOGIC VISIX Facial Recognition camera A special purpose, low cost, dual lens 2MP camera for instant face detection, identification, and notification of persons of interest (POI). Using camera-based analytics and 3xLOGIC’s exclusive Facial Recognition (FR) application and mobile app, users can review captured facial images and choose persons of interest to place on a watch list within the camera.Facial Recognition can also be used be used to identify VIPs or for accurate people counting" Using 3xLOGIC’s exclusive web-based Central Management Application in multi-site mode allows POIs to be added via standard AES encryption to one or multiple cameras at sites to notify locally via server or mobile app. “Customers have been searching for a low-cost solution for instant face detection and notification of persons of interest for a long time. Our new FR camera, in conjunction with our intuitive, easy to use server, and web-based and mobile applications, brings face detection technology to any SMB user, as well as to large retailers seeking to curtail repeat offenders engaged in shoplifting, disturbances, etc. Facial Recognition can also be used be used to identify VIPs or for accurate people counting,” said Mike Poe, 3xLOGIC Product Manager. VIGIL V250-16 Network Video Recorder (NVR) To enhance the company’s recording appliance line, they are adding a new 16 channel fully-integrated, intelligent video appliance. Pre-configured with VIGIL Video Management System (VMS) software, this 1U NVR is a highly cost-effective video management platform that combines all the key functionality of VIGIL VMS; unrivalled ease of setup; and 16 dedicated PoE ports for multiple IP devices. The V250-16 also includes alarm, serial, and audio inputs. Users can monitor their business with an integration to a wide variety of data sources including Point-of-Sale, ATM, access control, alarms, and audio devices. This data can then be tied to video, made searchable, and generate alarms based on specific, user-chosen criteria. Our new V250-16 fulfils the many requests to expand the IP camera capabilities of our V250 models" “Our new V250-16 fulfils the many requests to expand the IP camera capabilities of our popular 4 and 8-camera V250 models. Customers can now enjoy full 16 camera capability and processor improvements to the platform—all at a very attractive price point,” Poe added. Windows 10 on VIGIL and infinias servers Windows 10 will begin shipping on all VIGIL and infinias servers and All-In-One edge recording appliances in January 2019. Windows 10, which features expanded hardware compatibility improvements as well as increased security, is the industry standard in OS and offers true 64-bit compatibility. Along with Windows 10 compatibility, 3xLOGIC is also introducing a new, streamlined and user-friendly recovery environment on all servers. PoE (Power over Ethernet) splitter/extender This small box created a big buzz at the 2018 ISC West show. It’s a PoE+ splitter/extender capable of taking one PoE+ CAT 5/6 run and splitting it into two, allowing the installer to either add an additional camera to an existing location, add an infinias access-controlled door, or install two cameras in one location. Applications for this device span IP cameras, thermal detection, or access control additions. For instance, a user can add a thermal imager to an existing IP camera location to provide an additional layer of protection. A PoE+ injector is required at the PoE switch to provide the additional power. The PoE Splitter enables the customer to leverage existing cabling infrastructure to increase their surveillance footprint while saving time and costly cable installation charges. 128GB SD card support for Multi-Sensor device Customers can double the storage capacity of the current 64GB offering and enjoy the ability to host VIGIL ServerOur customers asked and we listened. The 3xLOGIC Indoor Multi-Sensor now has a 128GB SD card option. Customers can double the storage capacity of the current 64GB offering and enjoy the ability to host VIGIL Server, allowing the camera to record video to the onboard SD card, with full search capabilities in VIGIL Client, and in the View Lite II and infinias mobile apps. A true all-in-one solution, built-in Passive Infrared (PIR) sensors, 2-way audio with VIGIL Server, and digital I/O allow the Multi-Sensor to be an alarm annunciator, audio system, and video recorder, all in one, small unit. Protection for people and property “These new products highlight our commitment to providing customers with leading edge, proactive security solutions that are key to the next level of protection for people and property, as well as providing data that presents an unparalleled view into the operational aspects of their business. This facial recognition technology extends our strategy of supplying highly-useful, real-time data that started with our thermal sensors and Multi-Sensor edge devices. “3xLOGIC’s global expansion is well underway and these innovations provide our partners with new opportunities, and their customers with the confidence they are operating in a leading-edge, secure, intelligent environment,” commented Bill Hobbs, VP of Sales for 3xLOGIC.
3xLOGIC, Inc., a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, announces immediate availability for the company’s new VIGIL Client Lite software for Mac users. 3xLOGIC’s newest software offering fulfils customer requests to produce a lite version of VIGIL Client for Mac users that provides the basic functionality of the PC version of VIGIL Client. “This application opens up a yet untapped segment of our customer base who use Apple products, particularly in the education vertical,” said Michael Poe, 3xLOGIC Product Manager. 3xLOGIC PC-based VIGIL Client features VIGIL Central Management (VCM) Support – VCM users can easily populate and load managed VIGIL Servers VIGIL Client Lite for Mac supports many of the features of the 3xLOGIC PC-based VIGIL Client, including: View live streams for up to 36 cameras across multiple VIGIL servers Use VIGIL Connect or Direct IP to connect to multiple VIGIL servers or standalone cameras Digital Pan, Tilt, and Zoom support through the Live View window Instant playback to quickly view the last 5 minutes of video Search playback based on date and time Export Jpeg snapshots or MP4 videos Smart Search support VIGIL Central Management (VCM) Support – VCM users can easily populate and load managed VIGIL Servers Significant performance boost Running VIGIL Client Lite natively on the Mac OS should be a significant performance boost while maintaining the look and feel “This is an important addition to our software library,” commented Bills Hobbs, National Director of Sales for 3xLOGIC. “The education vertical market is large and growing, we’ve had good success with education customers, and now we’re set to gain even more education market share by supporting popular Apple technology.” Running VIGIL Client Lite natively on the Mac OS should be a significant performance boost while maintaining the look and feel Apple users have always enjoyed, thus bringing the power and flexibility Windows users have had to the Mac user as well. Version 1.0 of the Mac Client provides the building blocks of future versions that will offer additional functionality as the software evolves.
3xLOGIC, a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, has announced the release of the VIGIL V500 Hybrid. VIGIL V500 Hybrids are fully-integrated intelligent video appliances. Pre-configured with VIGIL Video Management System (VMS) software, this hybrid represents a cost-effective video management platform that provides all the key functionality of VIGIL VMS with unrivalled ease of setup. “Our V500 Hybrid provides the perfect replacement solution for aging analogue DVRs,” said Michael Poe, Product Manager. “By combining an NVR and high-definition analogue DVR in the same chassis, we bring new technology to an old system. The VIGIL V500 NVRs represents a cost-effective video management platform that provides all the key functionality of VIGIL VMS "The legacy DVR can be replaced without requiring replacement of existing cameras. Add IP or HD analogue cameras while replacing the DVR to realise the benefit of high-resolution video while still fully leveraging your existing analogue investment.” HD video streaming to Smart Search Key features and benefits for the new release include: Ready-to-deploy solution The V500 design provides all the network components required to deploy this NVR. Not only are alarm, serial, and audio inputs built in, this hybrid also includes 16 embedded PoE ports for IP devices. The V500 integrates with the full VIGIL suite of products. Remote streaming VIGIL’s exclusive MULTIVIEW Technology and its revolutionary RapidStream video compression engine, enable users to remotely stream and view high-definition video with minimal impact on network bandwidth. View video anywhere using the powerful apps View Lite II and our VIGIL Connect system for simple connectivity. IoT solution for business Leverage the power of business intelligence to monitor the entire business by integrating to a wide variety of data sources including point-of-sale, ATM, access control, alarms, and audio devices. When this data is tied to video and made searchable, users can generate alarms based on specific criteria. The V500 enables retail customers to parlay their existing investment into an IoT solution that brings their retail business into the 21st century. Seamless integration VIGIL V500 Series NVRs feature many built-in capabilities—two-way audio, easy-to-use Smart Search, and seamless integration with VISIX V-Series analytic cameras—providing the information you need, at your fingertips. Easy Setup Wizard Designed for simple setup, the V500 Series includes the Easy Setup Wizard to allow those with no IP video experience to install the NVR and start recording and viewing video. The wizard provides plug-and-play capability with VISIX and ONVIF-S cameras for easy deployment. The new camera line greatly increases surveillance capabilities while requiring none of the additional costs of replacing analogue cabling The V500 also includes VIGIL Connect and 3xLOGIC’s easy-to-use QR code for easy setup and remote viewing. VISIX HD analogue cameras In concert with the V500 release, 3xLOGIC also announces new VISIX HD analogue cameras. A key feature of these HD cameras is they connect with the V500 without the need to replace existing analogue cabling. These cameras offer improved resolution over the traditional analogue cameras they replace. The new camera line greatly increases surveillance capabilities while requiring none of the additional costs often associated with replacing existing cabling or installing an entirely new infrastructure to support an IP camera network. The cameras work with the full suite of VIGIL products just like 3xLOGIC IP cameras. Other features include up to 1080p resolution, HD TVI, AHD, remote focus, IR, wide dynamic range (WDR), and availability in bullet or dome form factors.
3xLOGIC, Inc., a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions announced that Michael Poe has joined the company’s management team. Poe will serve as the lead project manager for the companies growing VIGIL software line. Michael comes to 3xLOGIC after more than 20 years in the LP field. Prior to 3xLOGIC, in addition to other positions, he worked most recently at Big Lots as a Project Manager in their LP department, in charge of new store and physical security projects. His career has brought him into contact with many aspects of the LP business including CCTV digital video, EAS, and retail analytics. In his new position, Poe is in charge of all 3xLOGIC VIGIL and VISIX product roll-outs. Recently, he has been dedicated to the smooth introduction of VIGIL 10, which now has a seamless integration to the company’s highly-popular access control product line, infinias. Rapidly growing business intelligence market 3xLOGIC, recognised as a Top 10 Brand by the country’s 100 largest integrators, is a well-regarded pioneer in the rapidly growing business intelligence market. The company offers the industry’s first integrated Security and Business Intelligence (BI) solution, VIGIL Trends. 3xLOGIC’s is one of the largest Retail BI solutions providers, enabling more than 200 end users, totaling over 10,000 locations, to significantly cut shrink and improve productivity—making it a natural fit for someone with Poe’s background and extensive LP experience. “We’ve had solid people on our Product Management team, as proven by our explosive growth over the last several years, and now Michael is going to take us to the next level,” said Matthew Kushner, 3xLOGIC CEO. “His experience at a major retailer like Big Lots and his more than two decades’ expertise in LP is exactly what we need as 3xLOGIC continues to add talent and sales resources, and we push deeper into our target markets. Four years’ running we’ve experienced Deloitte Fast 500 growth numbers, and we’re not slowing down any time soon.” Amid the staff moves and managing the fast pace of growth, 3xLOGIC has had a very busy 2017 thus far, announcing an industry-leading integrated access and video solution, one that has received a significant boost from a promotion campaign with ADI; a collaboration with Microsoft on cloud-based big data resources for the company’s retail market; as well as upcoming feature launches.