Vidsys Working with City of Houston To Provide Security During Super Bowl LI

Global Security Company Will Provide Situation Management and Data Correlation for the City of Houston’s Public Safety Video Initiative

VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vidsys, the leading global software technology manufacturer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced, as part of an ongoing effort with the City of Houston’s Public Safety Video Initiative, it will support security efforts through situation management and data correlation capabilities during Super Bowl LI, 2017.

The annual Super Bowl attracts massive crowds that create logistical, safety and traffic challenges on an enormous scale. Last year’s event in San Francisco attracted over a million visitors.

Special events require the mobilization of multiple departments and organizations within a city or region as well as a system that can manage and oversee all aspects of the operations. The Vidsys platform is a key component in managing events of this magnitude. It collects, analyzes, verifies, resolves and tracks information from multiple, disparate subsystems using open architecture standards to help mitigate and manage threats and risks. The software works directly with special response groups and connects command and control center communications and video footage, enabling authorized users from any location to view and manage situations in real-time.

Vidsys’ technology allows the City of Houston to share video and other important data with security teams around the city, including the Houston Police Department (HPD), Houston Fire Department (HFD), Houston Emergency Center’s Office of Emergency Management and Real-time Crime Center, other public safety agencies, as well as major venues (stadiums, the convention center, medical centers, and others).

The City utilizes Vidsys on a daily basis to provide situational awareness, collaborate and share video footage, and support incident management and response with other area public safety stakeholders. Vidsys is unique in that it supports a variety of government agencies charged with protecting Houston’s citizens, ranging from law enforcement and emergency responders to traffic management, by enabling their collaboration through a common user-friendly interface.

“The City of Houston is a long-valued customer, and our team looks forward to supporting their city-wide security and smart city efforts during the Super Bowl this year,” said James I. Chong, CEO and Founder of Vidsys. “While large events are a logistical challenge, having the right technology, people, and process, along with a strong partnership reinforces a well-executed program.”

Vidsys has begun preparations with Houston for Super Bowl LI which takes place on February 5th, 2017.

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.

Vidsys Open Architecture Platform Helps Secure 2016 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi, UAE –December 13, 2016 – Vidsys, a global provider of enterprise Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, announced today that the City of Abu Dhabi and their stake holders utilized its real-time situation management software technology for security operations during the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Vidsys software collects, analyzes, verifies, resolves and tracks information from multiple disparate subsystems using open architecture standards that enable numerous organizations to manage situations in real-time. Through Vidsys’ open-architecture platform, the City of Abu Dhabi integrated thousands of cameras from around the city and provided data to multiple operations areas during the special event to deliver actionable intelligence for decision makers.

Vidsys has been supporting Abu Dhabi’s Monitoring and Control Centre (MCC) to deliver an Open Architecture solution utilizing the Vidsys Converged Security & Information Management (CSIM) Platform to interconnect all public spaces as part of the Safe and Smart City objectives for Abu Dhabi.

“The Monitoring and Control Centre’s mission is to promote the Safe & Smart City vision for Abu Dhabi using the latest in technology and innovation,” said His Excellency Saeed Al Neyadi, Director General of the Monitoring and Control Centre. “The broad capabilities of Vidsys allow us to rapidly deploy and promote safety throughout the region.”

“We are proud to have partnered with Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre during another successful global event,” said Vidsys CEO and Founder, James I. Chong. “While large events such as the F1 Grand Prix can present new challenges for cities, Abu Dhabi did an outstanding job of preparing in advance and realizing the value of smart technology.  We look forward to continuing our long-term, strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre.”

Vidsys continues to develop Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City technologies, with the goal of leveraging big data to create smarter and safer communities. Enterprises around the world utilize Vidsys’ web-based platform to increase public safety and situational awareness.

 

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.

About MCC

The Monitoring and Control Centre (MCC) was established under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, as stated in Law No. (5) with the aim to set open standards and manage the use of monitoring and control systems in both public and private facilities.  Their vision is to help promote and establish Abu Dhabi as a Secured and Smart City by maintaining public security in the emirate. For more information, please visit www.mcc.abudhabi.ae.

OnSSI Ocularis VMS and Vidsys CSIM Integration Streamlines Event Responses and Investigations

The following is an announcement released by Vidsys partner OnSSI. 

Pearl River, NY (October 25, 2016)OnSSI continues to expand the versatility of the Ocularis 5 Video Management System (VMS) via integration with Vidsys’ Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software. The integration allows operators to respond to events more quickly and effectively while enabling more accurate and efficient post-event investigation.

“The combined power of OnSSI’s Ocularis VMS and Vidsys’ CSIM solution provides operators with situational intelligence that enables faster, more effective responses to security events,” said Mulli Diamant, VP of International Business Development, OnSSI. “Additionally, this integration is quick and easy to deploy and use, streamlining video surveillance and CSIM functions to deliver heightened situational awareness and improved overall security.”

Built on the Vidsys Ocularis Connector, this integration supports multiple versions of Ocularis, including the latest version (5.2.1), allowing CSIM operators to view real-time and recorded video from within the Vidsys software. Video can be displayed in response to manual user selection and can be automatically displayed when an event is detected and reported by CSIM-integrated access control, intrusion detection or other systems. Using the integrated solution, operators can control PTZ cameras and playback stored video using standardized controls across different video recorder products, and are also capable of defining, storing and bookmarking specific video clips and snapshots in CSIM situation folders for easier post-event analysis.

Ease of configuration and use are among the many key benefits of the integration between Ocularis and the Vidsys CSIM. For example, the Ocularis Connector automatically identifies recorder input video channels and any descriptive information stored with each. This provides Vidsys CSIM users with the ability to simply drag-and-drop video clips and data onto a hierarchical tree, as well as onto CSIM map backgrounds for automatic geolocation. Drag-and-drop functionality also allows operators to view and control video in window panes within the CSIM’s multiplexed display, so operators can easily switch between real-time and recorded video.

“By combining our Vidsys CSIM platform with Ocularis, we are able to deliver a scalable, end-to-end security solution in an intuitive, easy-to-use format that makes event response times both faster and more efficient,” said James I. Chong, CEO & Founder, Vidsys. “We are extremely pleased to have worked closely with OnSSI to continue our partnership, and deliver this powerful and innovative integrated solution.”

Ocularis 5 is an intelligent, highly scalable VMS platform that simplifies workloads and system management. It provides the highest levels of network and video security with features including a scrambled recorded video database to protect the integrity of recorded video and the ability to record directly to a NAS anywhere on the network. There is no need to register camera licenses and MAC addresses with Ocularis, and it features automatic load balancing for managing recordings across system servers. Smart Camera Driver technology also provides out-of-the-box support for newly introduced cameras from many top camera manufacturers without requiring users to wait for manufacturers to write and release specific drivers, allowing customers to immediately take advantage of the newest, most advanced camera features. Unique to Ocularis, Critical Camera Failover ensures continuous sight by switching to a failover camera in as little as two seconds. Ocularis 5 also allows for multiple different recorders to be combined under the same Base (including legacy Ocularis 4.X recorders) with centralized user and event management.

Vidsys Expands Team and Further Invests To Support International Expansion

VIENNA, Va. – October 25, 2016 –Vidsys, the leading global software technology manufacturer of Converged Security & Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced the promotion of Tony Vazquez as Vice President of Product Development & Integration and addition of Roberto Mandanas as Global Director of Strategic Marketing to support its international expansion and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives.

Vazquez will lead and oversee all product development activities for Vidsys and drive key technology integration partnerships, globally.  Mandanas brings over 20 years of corporate development, business development, and product marketing experience to Vidsys, including his strategic role at Senseware in IoT technology.

In conjunction with the corporate team’s addition, Vidsys also announced the expansion of the Middle East operations based in Dubai to support one of the fastest growing regions for Safe and Smart Cities.  “To meet the growing needs of our rapidly expanding Safe City projects worldwide, we are excited to be investing further to ensure the highest quality of support to our customers,” said James I. Chong, CEO of Vidsys.  “Our goal is to continue driving innovation while providing first-class service to all of our customers and partners.”

By the year 2020, many analysts believe 35 to 50 billion objects will be connected to the cloud.  The Vidsys software platform connects, correlates and filters data to form actionable intelligence.   As a result, the real-world use-cases for leveraging Vidsys are endless, ranging from supply chain management to public safety and future city initiatives and more.

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.

Leading Global Technology Companies To Launch Safe City Consortium at ASIS 2016

Vidsys and Leading Technology Partners Collaborate to Form Global Security Operations Center to Demonstrate Smart City Use Cases for Organizational Value

VIENNA, Va. – August 25, 2016 – Vidsys, the leading global software technology manufacturer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced the launch of the Safe City Technology Consortium, comprised of five industry-leading product companies with best-of-breed technologies. The Consortium will showcase an integrated solution through the presentation of a Safe City Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) demonstration, during ASIS 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

The Consortium partners joining Vidsys include big data analytics innovator, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; video surveillance provider, Hikvision; IT-centric access control provider, Viscount Systems; and video management system provider, Salient Systems. The Safe City GSOC demonstration will leverage the integrated capabilities of these leading technologies combined with a CSIM platform to deliver real-world use cases and solutions.

“Demonstrating a scalable end-to-end solution that can be fully adopted and marketed by any of our systems integration partners reinforces the value of a converged security solution,” said James I. Chong, CEO & Founder of Vidsys. “By engaging the ASIS audience in a more dynamic and interactive way, we plan to showcase the true benefits of a CSIM platform in a variety of applications, as well as the ability to expand beyond security and into Internet of Things.”

The Safe City Consortium will provide demonstrations during the ASIS show at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Conference Room, Bayhill 17-18. The presentations will consist of industry-specific use cases, such as Smart Security, Smart Transportation, Smart Campus, Smart Buildings, and others. The goal of the event is to educate attendees on how the Safe City GSOC can provide a safer and more secure environment, with tangible ROI and lasting benefits for municipalities and organizations alike.

ASIS 2016 will take place in Orlando on September 12-15, 2016, bringing together 20,000 security professionals from around the world specializing in loss prevention, cyber security and employee safety, as well as counterterrorism, financial, and facility security.

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Please use the following link to register for a demonstration: http://www.vidsys.com/event/safe-city-gsoc-asis-2016/

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.

City of Cleveland Leverages Vidsys for Republican National Convention Security

Vidsys software to create unified situational awareness and safety during RNC

CLEVELAND, OH – July 18, 2016 – Vidsys, a global provider of enterprise Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, announced today that the City of Cleveland will utilize its video integration and situation management technology for security operations during the Republican National Convention. Cleveland’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) and Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) currently use Vidsys software and recommended expanding Vidsys to City Hall to support the Convention.

Vidsys’ CSIM platform will collect and analyze video feeds from hundreds of cameras throughout downtown Cleveland and areas surrounding the Quicken Loans Arena where the Convention will take place. The software platform will integrate multiple disparate Video Management Systems in order to provide real-time information that allows multiple agencies involved to better manage the safety of the event through a single unified interface. Vidsys software is able to collect, analyze, verify, resolve and track information from multiple disparate subsystems using open architecture standards that enable authorized users to view and manage situations as they unfold.

“Vidsys is excited to partner with the City of Cleveland with securing the Republican National Convention,” said Vidsys CEO, James I. Chong. “While the RNC may be a logistical challenge requiring integration from disparate systems from multiple government entities, the lessons learned and the technology employed can provide long-term benefits for the City of Cleveland beyond the event.”

Vidsys continues to develop new solutions that embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) and make sense of big data to create smarter, safer cities. The browser based platform 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 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.

Vidsys and Samsung S-1 Corporation Execute Global Distribution Agreement

S1 Announces Opening of Security Innovation Center in Korea Utilizing Vidsys Technology

VIENNA, VA ─ June 21, 2016 – Vidsys, a global provider of enterprise Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, announced today that it has signed a Strategic Collaboration and Distribution Agreement with S-1 Corporation (“S1”), a global leader in 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.

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.”

Vidsys’ CSIM platform connects, integrates, and correlates data from sensors, devices, systems, subsystems and services to be interconnected and presented as meaningful and actionable information, in real-time.  Vidsys software also fully supports i18n and is being used in multiple languages globally, including Korean, by large government and commercial customers in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Americas.

“We are thrilled to continue our global expansion with S-1 Corporation and see tremendous value in the first-class Security Innovation Center in Seoul, Korea,” said James I. Chong, Vidsys CEO. “S1’s forward-thinking business strategy aligns well with our technology roadmap, including IoT applications.”

About S-1 Corporation

Since it was founded over 30 years ago, S1 has been Korea’s leading player in the security industry through continuous innovations and successful efforts to face challenges.  As Korea’s leading firm specialized in security services, S1 has contributed to expanding a social safety network and protecting customer safety and health.  For example, S1 offerings include:  a system security business maintaining the security of customers; a security solution business that provides comprehensive security solutions with system integration (SI) products; mobile security; converged security, which provides both physical and information security simultaneously; a mobile security service aimed to provide safety for our families; and a building management business to maximize efficiency for the customer’s properties.  For more information, please visit www.s1.co.kr.

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 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 Raises $11 Million in Equity Financing to Expand Global Operations

VIENNA, VA – April 26, 2016 – Vidsys, a global provider of enterprise Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, announced today that it has received an investment of $11 million led by existing investors NewSpring Capital, Atlanta Equity, Flybridge Capital Partners, and JVax Investment Group, along with new investor, Harmony Partners.  Vidsys will use the financing to support its growing international business with customer support operations and product development initiatives. The investment will also be used for the expansion of the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) and virtualized services platform applications for smart and future cities, intelligent transportation, and advanced business intelligence solutions.

“As we celebrated our 10 years in business this past year, Vidsys has become widely recognized across 14 countries, in 5 continents with more than 100 end-users, including top Fortune 500 global corporations and key government agencies now using our intelligent web-based platform to manage their organization’s risk and business operations,” said James I. Chong, Vidsys CEO and founder. “With our software platform being deployed and expanded more rapidly across multiple markets and regions, this new investment will allow us to scale the business to align more fluidly with the growing base of our customers and their key initiatives.”

Vidsys will continue to focus on expanding its capabilities to meet the increasing demand for its scalable and rapidly deployable CSIM software beyond security, into the information management and Internet of Things (IoT) markets. By the year 2020, many analysts believe 35 to 50 billion objects will be connected to the cloud. Vidsys can connect, correlate and filter data to form meaningful and actionable information. As a result, the real-world applications for Vidsys are endless, ranging from supply chain management to public safety to future city initiatives and more.

“Vidsys’ open, web-based software platform provides the valuable intelligence for customers to cost effectively manage and protect their employees, assets, and brands,” said Mark Lotke, Managing Partner of Harmony.  “The broad blue chip customer base and strong global integration partnerships are a testament to Vidsys’ best-of-breed functionality.”

Founded in 2005, Vidsys coined the market category of Physical Security Information Management, known as “PSIM”. Over the last ten years Vidsys has evolved its capabilities to include converged security, as well as developing new solutions that embrace 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 info, please visit www.vidsys.com.

About Harmony Partners

Harmony Partners is a bi-coastal boutique venture capital firm whose mission is to enable entrepreneurs to optimize expansion stage financings. Investing in disruptive technologies and innovative businesses, Harmony backs bold entrepreneurs who are scaling remarkable products. With offices in San Francisco and New York City, Harmony fills a gap in the capital markets by eliminating the typical deal constraints of traditional growth capital, helping entrepreneurs craft the ideal financing for the business. Since 1993, the founding partners of Harmony have invested in over 80 technology-driven companies including Aveksa, ComScore, Coremetrics, E*Trade, Infinity, Intersect ENT, Natera, Predictive Systems, Postmates, Priceline, Peribit, Scopus, SS&C, Swype, Synapse, Xactly, and Zerto. For more info, please visit www.harmonyvp.com.