Vidsys And VideoIQ Partner To Streamline Critical Infrastructure Protection

integration of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Intelligent Video Surveillance Enables Proactive Situation Management

Vienna, Va. April 20, 2010 ─ VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, today announced its technology partnership with VideoIQ, provider of the world’s only cameras and encoders with adaptive analytics, onboard Network Video Recorder (NVR) and an advanced Video Management System (VMS).  By integrating VideoIQ’s video analytics with the VidSys PSIM software system, organizations can increase their ability to protect critical infrastructure through pro-active and real-time analysis at the network edge.

The VidSys PSIM software system provides a common operating platform that enables more of the intelligence and policies being leveraged by an organization to be pushed to the network edge for faster diagnosis, more efficient bandwidth utilization and the ability to integrate a variety of disparate devices.  With the VidSys PSIM software, data can be correlated from multiple security devices and systems, including VideoIQ’s cameras, encoders and video analytics, and analyzed to proactively avoid situations before they happen, quickly provide awareness as a situation unfolds or prevent them from escalating.  This is another key component of VidSys’ strategy to leverage a distributed network of intelligent devices from multiple vendors to help diagnose, verify, resolve and report on safety, security and business situations.

“Video analytics are crucial for proactively protecting an organization’s critical infrastructure,” explained Mark Gally, vice president of marketing, VideoIQ.  “By tying this data to other information related to a situation as well as standard policies and rules for resolution, responders are able to more intelligently handle unfolding situations.”

VideoIQ’s proactive IP video surveillance system combines automated event detection, a built-in, onboard NVR and integrated video management into a single solution-all driven by next-generation analytics -to provide proactive protection and accelerate investigation.  VideoIQ’s embedded, adaptive analytics intelligently analyze information at the network edge, integrating with VidSys’ situation management rules for effective resolution.  This enables first responders to proactively detect threats, visually verify situations, accurately identify and understand unfolding situations, change policies and actions based on evolving situations and respond more effectively.

“Having accurate information in a timely fashion enables organizations to better manage security and safety situations,” said Dave Rosenlund, vice president, product management, at VidSys.  “This relationship enhances our leadership in making the networks smarter by distributing the intelligence to as close to where the problems occur as possible, lowering cost and response time.”

To learn more about how VidSys and VideoIQ are working together, attend their joint webinar titled, Revolutionizing Your Business’ Critical Infrastructure Protection, on Thursday, April 22 at 2:00 PM EDT.

About VideoIQ
VideoIQ is the leading innovator in intelligent video surveillance.  VideoIQ’s award-winning IP surveillance cameras and encoders include the most advanced, adaptive analytics in the industry, onboard NVR storage and enterprise class video management.  Now, VideoIQ is delivering a new standard in megapixel surveillance, with zero bandwidth recording and full megapixel analytics.  VideoIQ’s simple and powerful surveillance solutions allow customers to pro-actively secure their most important assets across commercial, education, industrial, transportation, telecommunications and government markets.  Learn more at http://www.videoiq.com/ today.

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Vidsys And Athoc Partner To Improve Real-time Situation Management During Emergencies

Integration of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Emergency Mass Notifications Enables Improved Communication during Critical Situations

Vienna, Va. March 17, 2010 ─ VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, today announced that it has entered into a technology partnership with AtHoc, the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems.  The two companies will combine the reach of AtHoc’s mass notification systems with the intelligence and dynamic situation management capabilities of the VidSys PSIM software system to enable swift and centralized bi-directional communication before, during and after times of crisis.

The AtHoc network-centric emergency notification systems disseminate alerts and manage the emergency notification and response process.  Through the integration with the VidSys PSIM software system, geospatial information and real-time knowledge of an unfolding situation from VidSys is combined with AtHoc IWSAlerts to rapidly disseminate accurate, timely and situation specific intelligence to help recipients get out of harm’s way.  The VidSys PSIM software can send text, audio and images to AtHoc, which can then incorporate that data into the notification.

For example, an operator managing a fire situation in RiskShield, the situation management application within the VidSys PSIM software system, could initiate an evacuation of the building through the organization’s established action plan and immediately invoke AtHoc to distribute the evacuation notification.  Such notifications would include intelligence from VidSys, directing people to the safest exit from the building and warning alert recipients as to which exits, if any, to avoid. AtHoc IWSAlerts will track user acknowledgements of the evacuation alert and provide an “enterprise personnel accountability picture” of the status and safety of all personnel as the situation evolves.

“Emergency mass notification systems are designed to alert people to a potential danger and provide an appropriate course of action based on information from the unfolding event,” explained Dubhe Beinhorn, vice president of alliances and channels for AtHoc.  “Through this partnership, we are able to leverage real-time situation information from the VidSys PSIM software and enhance information sharing during critical situations thereby protecting people and infrastructure.”

“Our PSIM software has the unique ability to dynamically adapt to evolving situations to provide the best real time response based on rules and standard operating procedures,” said Dave Rosenlund, vice president, product management and marketing, at VidSys.  “Integrating our situation management capabilities with AtHoc’s mass alerting solution enables real time communication for improved responder collaboration, responses and results.”

About AtHoc
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing enterprise-class, network-centric emergency notification systems to military, government and commercial organizations. AtHoc’s products are used for physical security, force protection, personnel accountability, recall and regulatory compliance. Millions of end-users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, NASA, UCLA, Microsoft, Boeing and PricewaterhouseCoopers rely on AtHoc’s unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, Harris, Siemens, Avaya, MIR3, Lockheed Martin and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets.  For more information on AtHoc, please visit http://www.athoc.com/.

VidSys Pushes The State Of The Art In Intelligent Physical Security Information Management (psim)

Newest Version of PSIM Software Provides an Integrated Suite of Policy and Compliance Tools and Reports

Vienna, Va. March 15, 2010 ─ VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, today released the newest version of its PSIM software system including its situation management application, RiskShield.  With the latest enhancements, the VidSys PSIM software system further pushes the state of the art in improving the real time diagnosis, resolution and management of situations along with an integrated suite of services for setting policy, determining compliance and initiating investigative analysis.  It is now easier to set and enforce policies and offers integration with post situation compliance and investigative reporting, helping organizations save time, money and, in some cases, lives.

When integration with investigative services applications is required, the VidSys PSIM software system connects with external systems for further reporting.  This release includes integration with D3 Security Management System’s investigative services for post-event reviews.  VidSys seamlessly streams all data related to a situation, including information about video, voicemail, emails and actions taken, to D3’s holistic data assessment and analysis platform for comprehensive post situation analysis and investigative services.

“Analyzing situations, responses and results after events have taken place offers crucial business intelligence, especially after larger security incidents,” said Julie Copithorne, managing partner, D3 Security Management Systems.  “Our partnership with VidSys enables organizations to tie together their proactive situation management and forensic analysis capabilities in order to establish security best practices.  Companies are already leveraging the benefits of our integration, including a Fortune 50 company that is using our security reports with the VidSys PSIM software to improve its overall risk, security and situation management practices.”

The release adds dynamic policy and compliance management to the existing capability to add new devices or applications without bringing down the system or loading new software on desktops.   The Plug-And-Play architecture allows an organization to change or add new policies, rules, devices, reports, maps or compliance guidelines while the system is running.  This feature is crucial as safety and security agencies and corporations, faced with an increasing number of complex security and safety challenges, cannot afford to have down time in order to update software on all desktops, in field vehicles and on remote devices each time a new version of a security device, camera or system is released or a policy changes.

“Public and private organizations are faced with constant pressure to address the dynamic nature of the safety and security situations they face, the policies they establish for situation response and the technologies that they add to their security ecosystem,” explained Dave Rosenlund, vice president, product management and marketing, VidSys.  “Our customers, including three of the top four cities in North America and a number of Fortune 100 global companies, need a solution that can adapt with these ongoing changes without any downtime or administrative effort to put software on desktops.  Our solution empowers them to reliably achieve their security and safety objectives without having to worry about any interruptions or timely installations.”

To see a demo of the newest version of the VidSys PSIM software, stop by the VidSys booth #9055 at ISC West, March 24 through March 26 in Las Vegas to learn more.

About D3 Security Management Systems, Inc.
D3 Security Management Systems, Inc. develops and supports enterprise solutions to solve the business needs of security, governance, risk and compliance professionals tasked with mitigating risk, responding to incidents, protecting assets and tracking non-compliance. The D3 team recognizes the need for knowledge workers to control a process that fits their environment.

The D3 approach of using technology to improve all aspects of security, governance, risk and compliance management promotes efficient and consistent gathering of critical data that triggers actions and enables data analysis using a built-in business intelligence engine. Integration of D3 products into any environment ensures a higher level of performance and improved budget management. For more information, visit http://www.d3security.com/.