Leaping to the forefront of the rapidly growing fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and video analytics, Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC), a global provider of smart connected devices and systems for residential, security, access control and digital health markets, announced the acquisition of San Jose, California-based IntelliVision Technologies Corp., a pioneer and leader in Artificial Intelligence, smart cameras and deep learning-based video analytics software. IntelliVision will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of NSC. IntelliVision will continue to support its customers and products. IntelliVision is a market leader in AI and deep learning-based video analytics software for smart cameras, providing video analytics solutions for several markets including Smart Home/IoT, Smart Security, Smart Retail, Smart City and Smart Auto/ADAS. IntelliVision AI and video analytics solutions provide actionable insights for security and monitoring in smart home, smart enterprise, and smart city applications Monitoring smart home, city applications "This acquisition is a great fit for us," NSC President Mike O'Neal said. "The IntelliVision team brings incredible strengths from which we will together build rich, future-ready solutions, with intelligence that will transform the NSC product line. This will extend our leadership position in security, automation and entertainment technology, with significant benefits for our partners and customers." IntelliVision AI and video analytics solutions provide actionable insights for security and monitoring in smart home, smart enterprise, and smart city applications; business intelligence for smart enterprise and smart retail; and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for automobiles. Implementation by major brands The company's software includes licenses for dozens of patents and has been deployed globally in over 4 million cameras from over 50 top tier brand customers and consumer electronics manufacturers. Customers include Comcast, ADT, Netgear, Ring, Ambarella, Schneider Electric/Pelco, Dallmeier, DLink, Disney, and Zebra. "We are thrilled to become part of Nortek Security & Control," commented IntelliVision CEO Vaidhi Nathan, who will stay on to lead video analytics and artificial intelligence development under the NSC umbrella. "We now have the support and resources of a major market-leader. Plus, integrating IntelliVision's AI and video analytics technologies into NSC's security, control and entertainment platforms will create clear leadership advantages in the markets we collectively serve." The video analytics and AI technology will empower us to offer incredibly personalised control and automation solutions, and will add significantly to our security platforms" Personalised control and automation solutions NSC Executive Vice President of Marketing and Innovation Joe Roberts said that IntelliVision technology will be embedded in key NSC products and systems. "The video analytics and AI technology will empower us to offer incredibly personalised control and automation solutions, and will add significantly to our security platforms," said Roberts. "This will create important new benefits for our dealers and exceptional experiences for the end-users of our products." Roberts cited IntelliVision's strengths in face detection, recognition and search, intelligent motion, object detection and tracking, intrusion/perimeter watch, object classification (people, vehicle, pet), license plate detection and recognition (LPR/ANPR), and audio recognition. Multi-factor authentication security system "For example, imagine a security or access control system that can recognise an approaching person," continued Roberts. "The system itself can provide a hands-free, multi-factor authentication that nearly eliminates false positives all while improving the user experience. And for automation, knowing who is in the room enables setting the lighting and climate scenes according to that person's preference. Now the connected home is not just smart, but intuitive." According to Roberts, the acquisition also strengthens the company's ongoing investments in voice and natural language technologies and significantly adds to the company's growing patent portfolio.
Spectra NVR3™ is a purpose built, high performance video management software At ISC West, the largest security industry trade show in the United States, Spectra Logic recently unveiled a new global division: Spectra Video Surveillance, and simultaneously announced Spectra NVR3™, a first to market, enterprise class, fully integrated video management software (VMS) with intelligent analytics and multi-tiered storage. High-performance video management software: “Many industries utilise video surveillance for a variety of reasons, and today these projects include vast amounts of higher resolution cameras, more video footage and legal requirements that mandate its archival for years,” said Spectra Logic’s Chief Sales Officer, Brian Grainger. “This market moves at unprecedented speed and operates within stringent guidelines. Our new unit, Spectra Video Surveillance and newest product, Spectra NVR3™, are natural next steps to help our clients stay ahead.” Supporting the new global division, Spectra NVR3™, is a purpose built, high performance video management software combined with long-term retention. It is the first fully integrated video management solution to include a feature rich VMS, analytics software and tiered storage – eliminating any unnecessary complexities associated with using multiple vendor solutions. With an intuitive user friendly interface, Spectra NVR3™, allows customers to live view, manage, analyse, record, retain and retrieve surveillance video. Spectra NVR3™ is optimised for mission critical functions and provides the highest levels of data assurance combined with easy to use surveillance video management. NVR3 Overview: Integrated enterprise class video management solution includes a high performance server, digital tape library, and a full feature VMS. Scales to accommodate unlimited cameras, increasing bandwidth requirements, and long term video retention mandates. Tiered storage allows for 100% of video accessibility 100% of the time. “This market moves at unprecedented speed and operates within stringent guidelines. Our new unit, Spectra Video Surveillance and newest product, Spectra NVR3™, are natural next steps to help our clients stay ahead.” With increasing resolution, the migration of analogue to digital video format, and longer retention terms, rising cost of standalone video management systems, network video recorders, and disk-only storage have made video management and retention prohibitively expensive,” added Grainger. “Our NVR3TM solution fits seamlessly into existing infrastructures, allowing customers to affordably retain petabytes of video content, indefinitely.” Partner Quotes: Vaidhi Nathan, President and CEO, IntelliVision “IntelliVision is excited to announce our integration and certification with Spectra Logic’s NVR3 product line,” said IntelliVision’s President and CEO Vaidhi Nathan. “Fully integrated, our extensive analytics, Spectra’s NVR3’s enterprise VMS and infinite retention capabilities offers a wide variety of customers, the industry’s leading, best in class solution.” Bob Ehlers, Chairman, HauteSpot Networks The technology partnership between HauteSpot and Spectra Logic offers the surveillance market a unique end to end solution,” said Chairman of HauteSpot Networks Bob Ehlers. “Video created by HauteSpot cameras can be managed and retained seamlessly with Spectra’s NVR3 through our integration – providing organisations a complete solution for both mobile and fixed cameras.” Jason Schimpf, Director of Sales Operations and Partner Relations, Arecont Vision® Arecont Vision® values partnerships with reliable storage vendors like Spectra Logic for the benefits they bring to our customers,” said Jason Schimpf, Director of Sales Operations and Partner Relations, Arecont Vision®. “We are looking forward to working with them in providing excellent solutions to the market.” “Our NVR3TM solution fits seamlessly into existing infrastructures, allowing customers to affordably retain petabytes of video content, indefinitely.” 3rd Party Validation: John Convy, Industry Expert: “With today’s achievements in technology, video surveillance and analysis has become extremely hyper-scalable and have massive storage requirements,” said video surveillance industry expert John Convy. “Until now, storage options for the industry have been too complicated and expensive. Spectra Logic’s NVR3 TM is an industry changing, comprehensive VMS and tiered storage solution that is scalable and affordable for current and future video surveillance needs.” Eric Slack, Senior Analyst, Storage Switzerland: “Spectra Logic has developed technologies to ensure long-term data integrity for tape-based data recording,” said Storage Switzerland’s Senior Analyst Eric Slack. “Together with tape’s compelling economics the NVR3 gives IT the ability to store as much video as the company desires, essentially forever, and do it at a reasonable cost.”