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Announcing Vidsys Enterprise 2017 Release 1.3

Vidsys has launched the latest version of Vidsys Enterprise – Release 1.3

The latest version of our Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software platfor incorporates new tools and capabilities as well as enhances the platform’s intuitiveness for the operator.

Originally launched in June 2016, Vidsys Enterprise increased the capabilities of the Vidsys CSIM software platform in enterprise deployments through features such as the Enterprise Business Intelligence (EBI) and the Virtual Situation Management (VSM) dashboards. These features provide a consolidated view of Situations across multiple independent Vidsys Enterprise servers, and increase support across large organizations who needed to quickly and efficiently address multiple Situations or locations at once. The Enterprise Data Visualization component (EDV) receives and correlates data generated outside the customer’s environment to notify them of potential impact to their personnel, resources, facilities, and brand.

Release 1.3 provides additional feature performance improvements to the software that will increase efficiency and overall user experience in the platform. The Vidsys reporting engine, Enterprise Business Intelligence, has been updated with new reports to facilitate quick and simple reporting by location. Additionally, to support the fundamental security of the solution and its underlying technologies, Release 1.3 incorporates the latest version of JAVA environment (8u111).

Other new features include:

  • Health Monitoring Dashboard
  • Vidsys Video Wall for Enterprise 2017
  • Video Export Manager
  • CCTV PTZ Request & Override
  • ESRI ArcGIS Map Integration Enhancements
  • Customized Floorplan Links
  • Optimized Responders List
  • Situation Detail Pages

The Release 1.3 launch reflects a number of upgrades to improve ease of use and to better serve our customers. We’re excited to roll out this new version of Enterprise and its key new features that will greatly improve how customers can get the most from our platform.

Click here to read more about Vidsys Enterprise.

Vidsys CSIM Secured Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit In Lima, Peru

An event that gathers dignitaries from all over the world, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Peru was a major undertaking for the City of Lima last year. Vidsys played an integral role as our software managed situational awareness and public safety during the Summit.

Following a successful deployment in Lima for the 2015 World Bank-IMF Summit, Vidsys returned to Lima to support our partner Cosapi Data with the deployment of our Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) platform for increased video security management and situational awareness around the city. The annual APEC CEO Summit hosted dignitaries from all over the world, including former U.S. President Barack Obama.

The Vidsys CSIM platform was integrated throughout the City of Lima, with hundreds of cameras monitoring the downtown area during the event. Through a centralized data center, the software combined data from disparate Video Management Systems and correlated the data to create actionable intelligence for decision makers.

CSIM is unique in that it collects, analyzes, verifies, resolves and tracks information from multiple disparate subsystems using open architecture standards. This enables authorized users to view and manage situations in real-time.

“Vidsys was excited to work with the City of Lima once again for this important, and highly visible event,” said Vidsys CEO, James I. Chong. “Our software is able to overcome the logistical challenges that often arise for cities while hosting major events, streamlining the process of integrating data from disparate systems and managing public safety. The benefits of our software extend beyond events to become an essential part of many cities’ long-term public safety, transportation and situational awareness strategies.”

Continuing to develop new Internet of Things and Smart City technologies, Vidsys helps cities make sense of big data to create smarter, safer communities. Many large-scale events and organizations around the world have utilized Vidsys’ browser-based platform, including marathons, international sporting events, global conferences and summits, key dignitary protection events and safe city initiatives.

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.

Vidsys Expands Team and Further Invests To Support International Expansion

Below is an excerpt from Mass Transit Magazine about Vidsys’ new team expansion and international growth.

Vidsys recently 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.”

Read the full article on Mass Transit Magazine here.

OnSSI VMS integrates with Vidsys CSIM

Below is an excerpt from SP&T News Online’s coverage of our latest integration with OnSSI.
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, vice-president 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.

“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 and founder, Vidsys. “We are extremely pleased to have worked closely with OnSSI to continue our partnership, and deliver this powerful and innovative integrated solution.”

Read the full article on SP&T News here.

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.

Vidsys & Partners Launch Safe City Technology Consortium At ASIS International 2016

Vidsys, along with leading technology partners, will demonstrate Smart City use cases for organizational value at ASIS International 2016

Vidsys, the software technology manufacturer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, 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.

CSIM Applications Beyond Security

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.”

Read the full article on Source Security here.

News

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.