ExacqVision, Linux and Retail Loss Prevention & POS

Retail Systems ExpoWe attended the Retail Systems show in Chicago yesterday. There was a big focus on Linux in Retail. Data Centers, POS, and video loss prevention products are migrating towards Linux. This is an ideal fit for exacqVision, as we designed it to be cross-platform: both Linux and Windows. ExacqVision merges completely with POS systems, and it ties into video analysis products for loss prevention, asset tracking, people counting. The addition of IP cameras and remote viewing and storage make exacqVision a good choice for retail loss prevention applications.

An end-of-day report from the show organizers entitled “Open Source Gaining Ground in Retail POS” discussed Sunday’s Linux in Retail Symposium, where panelists said more retailers are switching to Linux as an IT platform based upon its added flexibility and stability capabilities.

Linux is helping retailers innovate and upgrade their IT infrastructures, while cutting TCO and improving security. With Linux, retailers gain the power and flexibility to choose best-of-breed systems for each area of the retail infrastructure – from POS machines to headquarter servers to digital video security systems such as exacqVision. Linux helps keep POS systems from crashing as often, which keeps customers happy and lines moving.

According to IHL Consulting Group, Linux saw growth in POS last year, with a market share that was double what it was in 2004.

New exacqVision client update

exacqVision update Version 1.0.0.33 of the exacqVision client was released today. There is some functionality refinement on the Search page, including the showing of disabled video inputs, as well as cursor time in the Search Ruler Bar. Other functionality improvements include new POS Profile font selections, and some updated icons. The exacqVision client software can be downloaded here.

exacqVision v1.33 screen shot

exacqVision at ISC West 2006

Our new exacqVision product line was shown at the recent ISC West show in Las Vegas.  We received a great deal of interest from security systems integrators, OEMs, A&E’s, loss prevention managers and corporate security directors.  The product will be released in May, 2006. 

Here are some pictures from the show:

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