John Ketzenberger’s column in the business section of today’s Indianapolis Star profiles Exacq Technologies as it updates the storyline of the hotbed of digital video technology development and entrepreneurism that has been occurring in Indianapolis for over 20 years.
Way back in 1983, starting as an business venture within Bell Labs, Truevision was born, creating the legendary TARGA video capture boards that revolutionized desktop video production in the broadcast market in the mid 1980s. After Truevision was sold, many of the founders of that group went on to create Integral Technologies, which pioneered the use of desktop video capture for Photo ID and License systems in the mid 1990s. After selling Integral, many of the founders went on to create Exacq Technologies, which offers a whole new generation of products for the digital video recording of security cameras, combining traditional analog-camera digital video recording and network, IP-based video recording.
John spoke with us on Thursday, and his article came out today, focusing on the “serial entrepreneurism” aspect of the Exacq founders. It makes for interesting reading.