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Exacq at FSPA Convention in San Antonio

We will be introducing our newest vertical-market version of exacqVision, called exacqVision Financial, at the Financial & Security Products Association convention starting tomorrow in San Antonio.

We’re sponsoring a Breakfast Seminar on Friday morning at 8:00 am and breakfast is on us. We will be exhibiting in booth T-85 in the Manufacturer’s Showcase on Saturday.

If you’re coming to the convention, please stop by and see us. See you in San Antonio!

New exacqVision Spec Sheet

exacqVision spec sheet - June 5, 2006We’ve just updated the exacqVision spec sheet. Dated June 5, 2006, this new spec sheet reflects the latest features and user interface refinements that have been added in over the last month.

New features include the exacqRecall button, which enables a simple one-touch interface to automatically burn video and audio from selected cameras, as well as a player to view the multiple videos simultaneously and to do further search, to a CD/DVD. In the chaos of an incident, providing video surveillance footage to law enforcement by simply pressing a button is a powerful feature.

You can download the latest exacqVision spec sheet on the Exacq downloads page.

Use of Digital Video in Retail Loss Prevention

Exacq at NRF Loss Prevention Conference 2006Exacq is at this week’s NRF Loss Prevention Conference in Minneapolis, where the focus is on technology – specifically interoperability of technology – in reducing shrinkage.

Case Studies
A case-study presentation by Hallmark showed almost 6% shrinkage as a percentage of sales in the early 90s before audit measures, combined with new technology, began to be implemented. In the last couple of years Hallmark has upgraded their CCTV systems and added tie-ins with POS and audit software, among other measures. The result of this focus on loss prevention combined with investment in new interoperable technology has seen shrinkage decline to slightly over 1% of sales.

A case-study of Belk Stores emphasized the importance of network-based digital CCTV and interoperability with exception reporting, POS and alarm systems and the ability to sync the video with all other reporting processes.

ExacqVision network DVR offers unique advantages for retail Loss Prevention. The ability to have both analog cameras and IP cameras maximizes flexibility for all rooms and all locations. Client Server architecture provides a stable, secure platform and enables all stores to be monitored remotely. The ability to fully tie into existing POS systems, display POS data, search on POS data, and tie into exception reporting software makes exacqVision a powerful loss prevention verification tool.

Trends in Loss Prevention
The results of a survey of National Retail Federation members were presented, and showed digital video in use by 82% of respondents in 2005, up from 75% in 2004. With newer technologies such as exacqVision coming on line, a significant percentage of respondents are planning new investment in video surveillance for 2006:
(* % planning more utilization in the coming year)

  • Digital Video Recording Systems (39.7%)
  • Video Monitoring over Internet (39.7%)
  • POS Data Mining Software (19.9%)
  • POS exception-based CCTV (15.1%)

The exacqVision platform provides for scalable digital video recording from various types of video sources, allows for monitoring and managing of multiple locations over the internet, connects in with POS systems and data mining software, and provides lower cost/camera due to higher camera density, better compression, and the addition of IP cameras.

exacqVision Financial – The NDVR for Financial Institutions

exacqVision FinancialAt the upcoming FSPA Conference in San Antonio, we will be releasing a new version of our exacqVision NDVR product called exacqVision Financial. Designed specifically for the video security and reporting needs of financial institutions, exacqVision Financial incorporates a number of features for this specific application:

exacqVision Financial ATM Search ATM Search – search on any ATM string, such as transaction number or account number and view the associated video from selected cameras. ExacqVision connects to both serial and IP-based ATM machines.
exacqVision privacy box feature Privacy Box – select sensitive areas of the screen, such as combination entry areas, to be blocked from viewing and recording.
exacqRecall button exacqRecall Button – In case of an incident, simply press the green button on the front of the unit for automatic burning of selected cameras and player to DVD to provide to law enforcement.
exacqVision search page save ribbon Search Ribbon – The same exacqRecall function is available on the client, in those situations where the server is located elsewhere or in a secured area. Simply select the Save to DVD icon on the search page
exacqVision Financial
Easy-to-Use, Contemporary User Interface.

exacqVision Financial

New Rep firm for Indiana, Kentucky: Tech Solutions + Sales

Tech Solutions + SalesWe’ve just announced that we have named Tech Solutions + Sales of Carmel, IN as our newest Manufacturers Representative to offer the exacqVision NDVR line of products in Indiana and Kentucky.

Tech Solutions + Sales named Exacq Rep for Indiana and KentuckyDave Fellabaum, President of TSS notes: “We’re very excited to be working with Exacq Technologies, a manufacturer located right here in our own backyard. Not only do they design and manufacture the exacqVision line, they also design and manufacture the eDVR security engine that powers the system. This makes them very responsive to the latest technology in our industry—which is great for my customers and security professionals.”