Qognify announces the launch of VisionHub 6.0, a VMS+ that enables organisations in critical and highly regulated environments to effectively and efficiently respond to security threats, and mitigate the impact of incidents. VisionHub is built around the core of a high-performance video management system (VMS). It centralises, integrates and organises core physical security systems and sensors into a single video-centric interface, providing control room operators with heightened situational awareness and powerful incident response management capabilities. Real-time data streams Many operators find themselves overwhelmed and pressurised by the sheer volume of information they are expected to utilise in the control room. A single incident can require an operator to toggle between real-time data streams from the VMS, access control, video analytics, third party platforms, radio systems and mapping data. With each data source stored in disparate silos, it is the job of the operator to put the pieces of the puzzle together, in order to understand the unfolding situation and take the required action – all of this at a time when every second counts and decision need to be made fast and acted upon quickly. Physical security systems Operators have immediate access to the information they need to make the right decisions Steve Shine, CEO of Qognify states: “In recent years, investment in physical security technology has centered around providing control rooms with more and more sources of data, including greater numbers of cameras, systems and sensors. What has been missing is the integration that enables operators to ingest, interpret and act upon these sources of information, to improve how security incidents are dealt with.” Shine adds: “This is exactly where VisionHub comes in. It breaks down the data silos, providing the control room with a centralised management of its core physical security systems based on a powerful VMS+ platform.” With core security systems tightly integrated through VisionHub, operators have immediate access to the information they need to make the right decisions, and take the right course of action at the right time, all from a single user interface. Delivering optimal performance This is achieved through a combination of pre-defined workflows that guide operators to manage every incident in-line with best practise and regulatory requirements and a powerful bi-directional integration that enables operators to take action e.g. open or close an access point directly through VisionHub. Chen Porat, Vice President of Research & Development at Qognify, explains: “For most organisations, video surveillance is at the heart of their physical security ecosystem, so the logical next step in the evolution of the VMS is to be a video-centric management platform, that peels away the layers of complexity for both operator and administrator. VisionHub is a next-generation VMS+ that enables control rooms to realise the true potential of their technology investments and the skills of their operators, to deliver optimal performance for the organisation, when it matters most.” VisionHub 6.0 is available now from Qognify and its global channel partner network.
Qognify – the technology solution provider for physical security and enterprise incident management solutions – has launched Umbrella. The new web-based management platform leverages significant cost savings by managing large distributed video surveillance systems centrally in the cloud. In recent years, video surveillance projects have become larger and more complex, demanding more resources and increasing operational costs. Altering the configuration of multiple sites is time-consuming and monitoring the health status of all servers and cameras across every location is a challenge. As a consequence, organisations frequently over-spend on technical expertise and unnecessary licenses, as well as potentially exposing themselves to regulatory risk. Organisations frequently over-spend on technical expertise and unnecessary licenses Qognify new product is aimed at solving these challenges and is fully integrated with Qognify’s video management software (VMS) Cayuga. The web-based Umbrella can be hosted in the cloud (including Microsoft Azure and AWS) as well as on premise. Remote configuration Once installed, Umbrella provides a consolidated view of all servers and cameras across every connected installation, highlighting those, which require attention. Furthermore, if any company-wide changes are required to be made to how the video system operates (e.g. caused by changes in regulations such as GDPR), they can be configured and rolled-out remotely and immediately. Umbrella is well-suited for organisations in the banking, retail, logistics and transportation industry, which operate large-scale branch networks with hundreds of sites and thousands of cameras to be managed and place a premium on their physical security strategy. Umbrella was unveiled at Qognify’s EMEA launch event in Germany on May 9 in Karlsruhe, giving key partners and end customers of Qognify the opportunity to learn more about the new combined company after the acquisition of OnSSI and SeeTec at the end of 2018. Enterprise-class video solutions Umbrella is born out of our commitment to delivery truly enterprise-class video solutions" Vice President of Research & Development at Qognify, Chen Porat, comments on value the new technology delivers: “Centralising system monitoring, administration and license management through Umbrella, enables organisations to be more proactive and effective in the way they operate and maintain their surveillance camera networks, regardless of scale or complexity.” Steve Shine, CEO of Qognify, adds: “Qognify is one of the leading solution providers for video surveillance and Umbrella is born out of our commitment to delivery truly enterprise-class video solutions. Launching Umbrella, we want to fundamentally change the way organisations deploy, use and manage technology to protect people, customers, assets and infrastructure.” Umbrella is now available to organisations using Qognify’s Cayuga video management system.
Qognify, the trusted advisor and technology solution provider for physical security and enterprise incident management solution, has announced the appointment of Jeremy Howard as Vice President of Physical Security Sales for the Americas. Jeremy has more than 20 years’ experience working with security hardware and software infrastructure, in use by Qognify customers throughout the Americas. He will be working with the team to grow Qognify’s partner and key account channels, using his proven ability to deliver highly customised solutions that meet the security requirements of large enterprises. VMS in security strategies This expertise is coupled with keen insight regarding how video management systems (VMS) can optimise security strategies and deliver operational improvements, making him ideally suited to drive the market strategy for Qognify’s multi award-winning VMS – VisionHub, Ocularis, Cayuga, NiceVision and FAST. Qognify is the technology company to watch in the security sector right now" Jeremy joins Qognify from Hikvision USA, where he was Vice President of Business Development. During his career in physical security, he has also held senior management positions at Verint and Avigilon. Jeremy comments on his appointment: “Qognify is the technology company to watch in the security sector right now. Its premium product portfolio uniquely positions Qognify to meet the specific needs of mid-market and enterprise organisations – whether they have complex system specifications, distinct vertical requirements, or must comply with strict industry regulations.” Security industry expert CEO of Qognify, Steve Shine, comments: “Jeremy has a deserved reputation in the security sector, and he joins Qognify at an exciting time. We have the breadth of solutions to meet the demands of organisations in all sectors. What’s more, the immense value Qognify can bring goes far beyond systems, as we work closely with customers and partners to help organisations optimise business operations and maximise their entire security strategy.”
Qognify - the trusted advisor and technology solution provider for physical security and enterprise incident management – reveals the advances that have been made since the acquisition of On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) and SeeTec GmbH in January. The company is delivering its expanded product portfolio, complemented by enhanced service and support for its expanded global customer-base and network of channel, technology and camera partners. The new unified company will demonstrate how it is ‘Safeguarding Your World’ on Booth 13074 at ISC West in Las Vegas, April 10-12, 2019. Provider of VMS, PSIM and video analytics Qognify is dedicated to supporting and developing its portfolio of award-winning technologies, including VMS platformsQognify is one of the largest VMS, PSIM and video analytics providers for mid-market and enterprise organisations and CEO, Steve Shine states: “Our customers place a premium on their physical security strategy, either because of the complexity of their needs, or the specifics of the industries in which they operate. Therefore, our focus is to deliver the solutions they need to achieve their required outcomes.” From its research and development centres in Germany, Israel and the United States (as well as additional offshore resources), Qognify is dedicated to supporting and developing its premium portfolio of market-leading and award-winning technologies, including VMS platforms – VisionHub, Ocularis, Cayuga, NiceVision and FAST, and enterprise incident management platform – Situator. Benefits for customers Shine adds: “Qognify, OnSSI and SeeTec have always shared a similar solutions philosophy. Thus, it was a logical step to combine these companies in order to accelerate global growth and to extend the portfolio of products and technologies available to customers, resulting in faster access to new markets and vertical industries.” Customers are benefiting from expanded professional services offering, customisation capabilities and support Customers are already benefiting from expanded professional services offering, customisation capabilities and worldwide support. Furthermore, the ability to share developments across three of the market’s leading VMS solutions such as camera integrations, gateways, analytics and mobile applications, is creating some very exciting opportunities for organisations. In addition to its headquarters in Pearl River, New York, Qognify has regional offices positioned throughout Europe and Asia, ensuring it is geographically close to all its customers and partners.
Qognify - the trusted advisor and provider of physical security and enterprise incident management solutions, is exhibiting at ISC West and demonstrating to more than 1,000 organisations around the world, how Qognify solutions are safeguarding people, infrastructure and business operations. At booth 13074, Qognify’s team of subject matter experts will advise security practitioners on how they can maximise the outcomes of their security strategies. Attendees at the ISC West International Security Expo, being held at the Sands Expo Center will benefit from insights they can apply to maximise their organisation’s security strategy, whether in education, critical facilities, finance, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, retail or transportation sectors. Qognify’s field-tested solutions have demonstrated maximum value to customers who place a premium on physical security. Incident management solutions Qognify applies a consultative approach to building solutions for customers, as opposed to recommending off-the-shelf products Qognify applies a consultative approach to building solutions for customers, as opposed to recommending off-the-shelf products. The company works with customers to understand their organisations’ strategic goals, along with any specific needs based on industry or legislative requirements. Assessing each scenario individually in this collaborative process, has resulted in system solutions that have quantifiably increased the security and operational efficiencies in enterprises. Qognify CEO and President, Steve Shine states: “Customers with complex physical security requirements, or systems that are dictated by strict regulations, or even those with specific needs based on their particular industry have realised optimised outcomes with Qognify solutions.” Shine adds: “Our software solutions reach beyond traditional safety and security applications and deliver far reaching and quantifiable value to the customer across many industries and use cases – even in unexpected areas that may surprise.” Qognify invites visitors of ISC West to visit booth 13074 to learn about how Qognify provides added value and unique physical security and incident management solutions to customers.
Qognify - the trusted advisor and technology solution provider for physical security and enterprise incident management - announced that it has completed the acquisition of the IP video management software (VMS) company - On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI), including the pioneer of IP video technology - SeeTec GmbH. Backed by the global investment firm Battery Ventures, Qognify announced the agreement on December 22, 2018 and the deal closed on December 28, 2018. Expanding geographic reach With Qognify, OnSSI and SeeTec operating under one umbrella, the company is today one of the largest VMS, Video Analytics, PSIM and Critical Incident Management companies in the world, serving mid-market and enterprise organisations. We look forward to focussing on 2019, supporting all Qognify, OnSSI and SeeTec partners and customers"Steve Shine, CEO and President of Qognify states: “Following the swift closing of the deal, we look forward to focussing on 2019, supporting all Qognify, OnSSI and SeeTec partners and customers, whilst substantially expanding our geographic reach and market penetration.” Combined technologies portfolio Qognify’s VisionHub, NiceVision, FAST and Situator solutions are trusted by financial services companies, mass-transit infrastructure, large international airports and seaports, as well as smart and safe city projects around the world. The OnSSI Ocularis and Cayuga VMS solutions are deployed across education, gaming, government, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, retail, public safety, transportation and utilities organisations, in more than 100 countries. Shine adds: “Today, through our combined portfolio of award-winning and market-leading technologies, infrastructure and expertise, we expand our global presence, creating an entity capable of meeting the exacting requirements of mid-market and enterprise organisations anywhere in the world.”
Qognify - the trusted advisor and technology solution provider for Physical Security and Enterprise Incident Management - announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) and the OnSSI company - SeeTec GmbH. In bringing these award-winning technology solution portfolios together under one roof - including Qognify VisionHub, OnSSI Ocularis and SeeTec Cayuga - Qognify becomes one of the largest VMS, Video Analytics, PSIM and critical incident management companies in the world. Qognify is backed by global investment firm Battery Ventures. Also located in Pearl River, New York, OnSSI was founded in 2002 with the goal of developing comprehensive and intelligent IP video management software (VMS). Dominant global position SeeTec GmbH is a pioneer of IP video technology and today a provider of VMS software in Europe Today, the company has an established presence in more than 100 countries, where its Ocularis and Cayuga VMS solutions are relied upon by education, gaming, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, public safety, transportation and utilities organisations. With Qognify’s proven pedigree in delivering successful projects for financial services companies, mass-transit infrastructure, large international airports and seaports, as well as smart and safe city projects around the world, the acquisition sees the company establish a dominant global position in both the mid-market and enterprise sectors. SeeTec GmbH is a pioneer of IP video technology and today a provider of VMS software in Europe. The Germany-based company was acquired by OnSSI in 2015 and boasts 100 employees, working out of offices across mainland Europe, Dubai, Scandinavia and the UK. Most innovative companies Steve Shine, CEO and President of Qognify states: “OnSSI and SeeTec solutions have a deservedly excellent reputation throughout the security sector. This is the perfect time to bring together our collective pool of physical security talent and technologies, to increase the range of target markets we are able to serve. The partnership also greatly increases the number of customers and partners for the combined business. This is a very exciting agreement for all of us.” This coming together of two of the security sector’s most innovative companies, unleashes unrivalled opportunities for collaboration" Gadi Piran, Co-Founder, President and CTO of OnSSI comments: “This coming together of two of the security sector’s most innovative companies, unleashes unrivalled opportunities for collaboration and brings to market a proposition that meets all security and operational management requirements, from powerful VMS to full scale intelligent situational awareness.” Major achievement Piran adds: “Our collective market reach is truly global, with a strong presence in Europe, the US and Asia that will continue to grow.” Jesse Feldman, General Partner at Battery Ventures, which acquired Qognify from NICE Systems in 2015 states: “Qognify has rapidly established itself as a trusted and progressive brand in the physical security sector. The acquisition of the OnSSI Group - a high-profile brand in the security market in its own right - is a major achievement in its history, but most importantly lays down a marker regarding its intent to grow faster and bigger.”
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