Vidsys Expands Further into IoT with Release of Vidsys Enterprise 2017

Advanced Capabilities for Virtualized Services Functionality, Enterprise Data Visualization, and Enterprise Business Intelligence

VIENNA, VA ─ June 29, 2016  Today, Vidsys announced release of its latest Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software platform, Vidsys Enterprise 2017, with capabilities for large-scale, widely dispersed customers.  This new software release includes advanced features and expandable infrastructure purposely built for the Internet of Things (IoT) and can support customers with regional, national, and global foot prints where enhanced Enterprise Data Visualization and Business Intelligence are critical features for real-time and historic reporting.

Vidsys CSIM software platform extends capabilities beyond physical security by capturing and correlating data from multiple IT-security systems and information management systems. Customers can leverage the CSIM platform to support Smart City and IoT applications and a wide variety of use cases, including logistics management, manufacturing and supply-chain systems.

“The Vidsys Enterprise 2017 release represents a major milestone for the company as we continue to innovate and evolve our software beyond security to a virtualized services platform,” said James I. Chong, CEO of Vidsys. “Expanding IoT applications require enterprise organizations to manage data from a wide range of inputs. We are excited to continue our close partnership with our integrators and end-customers around the world who are extending our platform to deliver services of every kind, including Smart Security, Smart Transportation, Smart Buildings, and even Smart & Safe Cities.”

About Vidsys

Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, USA, Vidsys provides transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software platform that has been adopted by some of the world’s leading brands and technology partners within key verticals, including Transportation, Energy, Utility, Healthcare, and Government. Vidsys software has obtained highest levels of information security and assurance from both top-tier global corporations and the US federal government.

Vidsys is hardware, protocol, and device agnostic, and offers bi-directional, browser-based platform with industry-specific features and functions that allows sensors, devices, systems, subsystems, and services to be interconnected via open architecture APIs and SDKs.  The platform collects, correlates and converts vast amounts of data into meaningful and actionable information, based on the organization’s risk policy, standards and compliance requirements.  By leveraging mobile and web-based technology, the software can be rapidly deployed and provides real-time situational awareness and information management capabilities. For more info, please visit www.vidsys.com.

Time For Convergence – Why PSIM Is Evolving to CSIM

Read what Phil Stockman, our VP (EMEA), has to say about the evolution of PSIM to CSIM on the Intersec Blog.

Turning to Vidsys, a regular exhibitor at Intersec, the clear message is that the popular label of PSIM is simply no longer adequate to capture the full scope of today’s evolving integration platforms. Phil Stockham, Vice President (EMEA) at Vidsys, says that CSIM (Converged Security Information Management) is a much more appropriate label to reflect the capabilities of its browser-based and open architecture platform. This, Stockham explains, is highly scalable and can facilitate cloud-based solutions and the convergence of a common operating picture linking security systems, building management systems, and IT network management tools for asset owners across multiple stakeholder groups.

Read the full article here.

Samsung Affiliate S-1 Partners With Vidsys On New IoT Technology

This is an excerpt of our S-1 Partnership Announcement on SourceSecurity.com.

Vidsys, a global provider of enterprise Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, has announced that it has signed a Strategic Collaboration and Distribution Agreement with S-1 Corporation (“S1”), a provider of security systems and integration.

S1, an affiliate of Samsung Group, is launching its new Security Innovation Center (SIC) at its Headquarters building in Seoul, Korea, leveraging the Vidsys CSIM Platform and Samsung’s security products along with other best-of-breed technologies.

Vertical Market Solutions

A key goal of the partnership includes delivering a proven and scalable solution set that addresses unique vertical market requirements such as for airports, smart buildings, smart cities, and others enterprise applications with converged security and information management solutions.

S1 sees tremendous market-growth opportunities working with Vidsys,” said Jong-Guk Kim, Executive Vice President of S-1 Corporation. “In addition to fulfilling our corporate mission of delivering mission-critical solutions for our customers, this agreement with Vidsys further expands our innovation strategy and S1 brand significantly.”

Read the full article here.

Vidsys Helps Secure NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships in Houston

VIENNA, VA – June 14, 2016 Vidsys, a global provider of enterprise Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, announced today that the City of Houston, in conjunction with multiple public and private partner organizations, used the company’s CSIM software platform to help manage and secure this year’s NCAA Men’s Final Four event.

Vidsys software is a force multiplier for organizations with a large physical footprint because the software geospatially provides real-time information, including video data and many other assets, into a single unified dashboard.  Vidsys software collects, analyzes, verifies, resolves and tracks information from multiple disparate subsystems using open architecture standards that enable any authorized user from any location to view and manage situations, as they unfold.

Vidsys software enabled the City of Houston to share critical information and collaborate in real-time with multiple agencies, including the Houston Police Department (HPD), Houston Fire Department (HFD), Houston Emergency Center’s Office of Emergency Management and Real-time Crime Center, and other federal, state, and local agencies.  During the Final Four event, existing cameras and sensors from downtown Houston and around NRG Stadium were integrated and shared to help create overall situational awareness from various command and control centers, including Police and Fire unified commands.

“Large and special events like the NCAA Final Four pose daunting challenges, not just for security, but also for traffic management, public works, public safety and dignitary protection,” said Vidsys CEO, James Chong.  “While large events are a logistical challenge requiring the participation of hundreds and thousands of individuals from dozens of government and private entities, the lessons learned and the technology employed can provide long-term benefits for the community beyond the event.”

The City of Houston implemented Vidsys software through the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security to be an integral part of the City’s ongoing public safety commitment.  The mission was to provide partner agencies with greater visibility across shared assets to enhance the overall safety of residents, visitors and first responders.  The integration of the city’s various devices, sensors, and subsystems, including flood sensors throughout the city, helps create a Smart City application that goes well beyond security and special events.

Founded in 2005, Vidsys helped create the market category of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM). Over the last ten years Vidsys has evolved its capabilities to include Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM), as well as developing new solutions that embrace Internet-of-Things (IoT) and making sense of big data to create smarter, safer cities.  The web-enabled platform, which brings people, process, and technology together using one software, has been used in numerous large-scale events around the world ranging from marathons and international sporting events, to global conferences and summits, key dignitary protection events and safe city initiatives.

About Vidsys

Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, USA, Vidsys provides transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software platform that has been adopted by some of the world’s leading brands and technology partners within key verticals, including Transportation, Energy, Utility, Healthcare, and Government. Vidsys software has obtained highest levels of information security and assurance from both top-tier global corporations and the US federal government.

Vidsys is hardware, protocol, and device agnostic, and offers bi-directional, browser-based platform with industry-specific features and functions that allows sensors, devices, systems, subsystems, and services to be interconnected via open architecture APIs and SDKs.  The platform collects, correlates and converts vast amounts of data into meaningful and actionable information, based on the organization’s risk policy, standards and compliance requirements.  By leveraging mobile and web-based technology, the software can be rapidly deployed and provides real-time situational awareness and information management capabilities. For more information, please visit www.vidsys.com.

Vidsys Team Profile: Biking to Raise Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis

The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National MS Society. The ride is the largest event of its kind in North America with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin. Last year’s BP MS 150 raised $20.3 million dollars, and in 2016, they are hoping to break that.

tony bike

Individuals, as well as many public and private companies form teams to raise funds and cycle. For example, a couple of Vidsys’ clients and partners, ExxonMobil and HPE, had teams who participated this year (see the full list here.) This year, I signed up as an individual racing on behalf of Vidsys to show our support.

People who ride in Bike MS may do so to support family members, friends, or coworkers who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. But, there are also legions of participants who live—and ride—with the disease, despite challenges such as fatigue or weakness. The “I Ride with MS” program hosts Bike MS events like this one across the country, with the goal of raising financial support through donations as well as awareness about the disease.

This year, the second day was cancelled due to the severe weather that hit the Houston area, but we still managed to make the most out of the first day, finishing 90 miles of the 150 planned. Overall it was an awesome experience to enjoy the great outdoors and support those battling MS.bike map

Thank you to everyone from the Vidsys team and beyond who supported our ride over the weekend. If you are interested in getting involved or donating, visit the BP MS 150 website here to learn more.

About Tony

Tony Vazquez brings over 15 years of technical and customer engagement experience to his Vidsys role of VP Product Development & Integration. He manages key technology partner relationships and oversees all development and integration activities for Vidsys.