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Exacq at ASIS 2012

Exacq at ASIS International 2012ASIS International 2012 just wrapped up in Philadelphia. It was a very good tradeshow for us. Although show attendance was perceived to be down by some accounts, the Exacq booth was very busy the entire show.

exacqVision 5In our booth at ASIS 2012 was the first showing of exacqVision 5, the latest version of our exacqVision Video Management Software, which will be released September 17. One of the key features in Version 5 is Multistreaming support. Multistreaming allows the ability to set multiple, independent video streams from the IP camera. Each stream can be set at different frame rates, resolution and quality level, ideal if you require remote viewing over a limited-bandwidth connection, but want to retain the highest resolution for recording and local viewing. Up to four streams per camera can be selected, depending on the IP camera model.  In addition, up to eight ‘Region of Interest’ streams can be setup on select Arecont Vision cameras, allowing for true cropping of individual, independent streams, and a full realization of the benefits of multi-megapixel cameras.

With exacqVision Multistreaming, all streams can be recorded, viewed live, saved to views, exported, and available in search and playback. No additional licensing is required; the standard exacqVision camera license enables up to four video streams, and up to eight Region of Interest streams are available on Arecont Vision cameras. Supported IP cameras for multistreaming in Version 5 include Axis, Arecont Vision, Panasonic and ACTi, with more coming. Over 240 IP camera models will be supported in multistreaming in this release, with more coming. Multistreaming is supported in exacqVision Pro, Enterprise, and Edge.

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Multistreaming in exacqVision Version 5. The “child” streams appear in the camera tree under the “parent” stream.

Other features in Version 5 shown included a vastly faster exacqVision client, with full processor multithreading support, providing a smoothness and fluidity of video display that is up to 6x faster than previous clients. Search speed is also improved, providing a 2x speed improvement in downloading searched video. A new Auto Export feature allows for automated backups to user-selected storage.

exacqVision Edge, the full VMS running on an IP camera, was in full force at this years show. In addition to supporting Axis IP cameras, two new IP camera Edge platforms were added in Version 5: IQeye and ISD.

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exacqVision Edge running on ISD and IQeye cameras at the show

Axis was showing exacqVision Edge in their booth, and is featured in this video:

exacqVision 5 will be released Monday, September 17, 2012. A new version-level upgrade promotion is available as well.

exacqVision was featured in many booths around the show floor, including Samsung, Panasonic, Anixter, Bosch, Axis, Winncom, CNB, NVT, IQeye, IDenticard, and Tyco Integrated Security, among others.

We appreciate everyone that stopped by our booth. Some pictures from the show are below, and the full picture library from ASIS 2012 is here.

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Exacq at ASIS 2011

Exacq at ASIS 2011ASIS 2011 just wrapped up in Orlando, and it was a busy show for us. Our booth enjoyed heavy traffic throughout the show, and our products were on display in a number of other booths as well. We had several new announcements at the show, including:

Updated server lineup – Our entire line of exacqVision IP and Hybrid servers is getting an upgrade to the latest Intel Sandy Bridge chipsets. Performance options have also been added to each product line for demanding local client and web service applications. The EL-Series of embedded appliances feature upgraded Intel Atom processors, and an Intel i3 option. The professional A-Series moves to an Intel i3 as standard, with an Intel i5 option, and come with Dual NICs as standard. And the enterprise-level Z-Series moves to the latest Intel Xeon and i7 processors. All units are either already shipping with the new chipsets, or will be shipping by October. Same price, better performance.

exacqVision 4.7 – We unveiled the latest version of our software, which features a redesigned Search Page, user login/logout feature, Fish-eye lens dewarping, Enterprise Notifications, and numerous camera additions and enhancements. More details in the exacqVision 4.7 blog post.

exacqVision Web Server 2.2 – The latest version of the web server allows access to server-side views, enabling saved views to be recalled by browser-based users.

exacq Mobile 2.2 at ASIS 2011exacq Mobile 2.2 – The latest exacq Mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices has a new Saved Views feature, allowing for multiple camera views and layouts to be saved and recalled simply by swiping through the various saved views.

Enterprise Health Manager 1.4 – The latest version of Health Manager features additional alarm monitoring, plus the ability to right-click video replay for any logged alarm.

exacqVision HD-SDI "Tri-brid" Server – A new addition to the A-Series server lineup enables 16 SD analog inputs, up to 64 IP inputs, and 4 HD analog inputs, compatible with most HD-SDI and HDcctv-certified cameras.

exacqVision START – Our new low-priced Start software also received a number of new features with the 4.7 release, including the redesigned Search Page, fish-eye dewarping, user login, and numerous camera additions.

Elsewhere on the show floor, exacqVision was being featured in a number of booths. Samsung was showing exacqVision integration with their IP cameras. Access control vendors including S2 Security, Gallagher, and IDenticard were showing integration of exacqVision with their access control systems. GBO Security was using exacqVision software to highlight their unique InfinityLens line of megapixel camera lenses. On Sunday, the day before the show opened, we held our Manufacturer’s Rep & International Distributor sales meeting with a full house.

Several of our technology partners issued press releases in conjunction with ASIS on their latest integration with exacqVision, including these:
  – Bosch to demonstrate integration of IP cameras with third-party software at ASIS International 2011
  – Sentry360 Gains Ground on Industry Acceptance of 360-degree Imaging with Exacq Partnership
  – ImmerVision Enables exacqVision With 360-degree Functionality

We certainly appreciate all of our integrators, distributors and end users who came by the booth. We’ll be back at ASIS next year, in Philadelphia. Some pictures from the show are below. You can also view more pictures here.

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SDM Magazine – ASIS Demo: Ease of IP Interoperability

SDM Magazine, IQeye, Pivot3, Exacq, FiretideHeather Klotz, Associate Editor at SDM Magazine, has a good overview of the IP interoperability demo at ASIS 2009 last month with Exacq, Firetide, IQeye and Pivot3:

Exacq Technologies, Firetide, IQinVision and Pivot3, all open-system vendors, participated in a joint live demonstration of IP technology interoperability at ASIS 2009. Wireless connectivity, megapixel cameras, Smartphone viewing, and smart storage were all on display in an interoperability demo that had one message: It’s easy.

“As open systems vendors, we had several goals for the demonstration. In addition to promoting how open the industry has become and the benefits of being open, another important goal we all had was to demonstrate that this is not intimidating,” explained Roger Shuman, marketing manager for Exacq, Indianapolis. “We didn’t cross-train our technicians or prep them months in advance to set up this system here at ASIS. We did this in addition to setting up all our booths at the same time, and it was fine. We just all showed up at the show floor and set it up, and it was easy – even with the limitations that a show floor can bring.”

What did the companies set up? The live demonstration featured wireless distribution, storage and playback of HD/megapixel video over wireless networks across separate booths on the ASIS show floor. High-resolution video from IQeye megapixel cameras was streamed from vendor booths over Firetide wireless network links. The video was subsequently captured and displayed remotely using the exacqVision video management system running on Pivot3 iSCSI SAN storage with embedded virtual servers. Centrally captured video was then viewable and searchable from remote computers in each of the partner booths and on smart phones.

The open architecture demonstrated by the companies allows customers the ability to select the highest quality components from a wide variety of manufacturers instead of being limited to offerings from one vendor. How is the interoperability between these four specific companies possible? “We are all non-proprietary companies and we are all IP-based, which means the products are essentially plug-and-play,” Bodell explained.

By demonstrating the ease of set-up on the ASIS show floor, the companies hoped to reduce the “perceived risk” or difficulty in setting up systems like this.

“Traditionally, I think integrators tended to be wary of IP things because it looked like it would be complicated,” said Lee Caswell, chief marketing officer, Pivot 3, Palo Alto, Calif. “We are finding by reducing the perceived risk of making this work in the field, people have more of a chance to get excited about it and embrace what it could mean for their company.”

The full article can be read at the SDM Magazine site here. Our thanks again to everyone at Pivot3, Firetide and IQinVision for making this a successful demo.

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ASIS 2009 Wrapup

Exacq at ASIS 2009We just returned from an extremely productive ASIS 2009 in Anaheim. New exacqVision features were introduced, the booth was packed throughout the show, and we participated in a number of multi-vendor demonstrations and seminars.

New Features Introduced – We showed a number of just-released and about-to-be-released exacqVision features including:

  • Smart Search enhancements – further search granularity that returns just the video segments when a particular portion of the image changed. Works across all cameras (IP and analog), and allows for playback, scrub, export, and save of just the smart-searched video.
  • Multi-System User Configuration – part of the new Enterprise Server option in Version 3.6, this feature allows for quick and easy administration of user accounts across all servers in an enterprise deployment.
  • ASIS 2009Mapping – highly intuitive and simple to use. Maps are integrated right into camera views; any number of maps can be used; maps can come from any source. Cameras, audio, POS streams, etc. can be dragged onto a map, alarm events produce animated icons on the maps, video sources can be pushed from maps to viewing panes. Nested maps allow additional detail (entire campus, building, floor, wing, etc) and alarm events on a nested map can “bubble up” to the top level map for instant assessment.
  • exacqVision Web Server enhancements – upcoming release enables viewing cameras from multiple servers simultaneously, search and playback across multiple cameras, ability to save and e-mail/text a URL of a specific camera view grouping. exacqVision Web Server comes standard with exacqVision software.

ASIS 2009 - Wireless IP DemoMulti-Booth Wireless IP Demo

The multi-booth wireless IP demo worked flawlessly. Firetide set up wireless mesh nodes in their booth and in the Exacq, IQeye, Pivot3, and Anixter booths.

IQeye megapixel IP cameras were connected in all five booths, video was being recorded on a Pivot3 iSCSI SAN storage with an embedded virtualized server running exacqVision server, and exacqVision clients were in multiple booths enabling viewing, searching and playback of the video. This was a great real-world open-standards technology display.

More pictures from Firetide here.

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Other ASIS News:

  • Exacq was once again featured in the popular ASIS seminar What’s New On The Floor, a review of the hottest products to see on the show floor.
  • We had our engineering contingent at the ONVIF Annual Meeting on Wednesday. Exacq is an ONVIF member.
  • Monday evening saw a great turnout for our Manufacturer Rep & International Distributor meeting, where we reviewed our product and sales roadmap for the next year.
  • Tuesday night was baseball night courtesy of our channel partners at Security-Net. It was the Angels-Yankees game at Angel Stadium, and Security-Net presented Exacq with an award at the tailgate reception before the game.

We appreciate everyone that stopped by our booth, as well as all of our technology and integration partners who were showing exacqVision running with their products in their respective booths. Below are some pictures from the show, click for larger versions. More ASIS 2009 pictures here.

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Open-Systems IP Interoperability demo at ASIS 2009

IQinVision, Pivot3, Exacq, Firetide demo at ASIS 2009At ASIS 2009 next week (Sept 21-23) we’re participating in a four-booth live demonstration of IP technology interoperability.

Exacq (booth #347), Firetide (booth #447), IQinVision (booth #353) and Pivot3 (booth #453) will be showing a real-world example of how easily standards-based solutions from open-system vendors can be integrated and supported from the field.

The live demonstration will feature wireless distribution, storage, and playback of HD/megapixel video over a wireless network across these four separate booths on the ASIS show floor.

Video from IQeye megapixel cameras in each booth will be streamed over a Firetide wireless mesh network connecting the four booths. The video will be subsequently captured and displayed remotely using the exacqVision Video Management System (VMS) running on Pivot3 iSCSI SAN storage with embedded virtual servers. Centrally captured video will then be viewable and searchable from remote computers in each of the partner booths and on smartphones.

A detailed description of the demo is in this flyer. The press release for the demo is here.

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Report from ASIS 2008, Atlanta

Exacq at ASIS 2008The ASIS 2008 tradeshow, held Monday-Wednesday of this week in Atlanta, has ended.  It was a great event for us and our resellers. We showed several new things this year:

exacqVision Version 3.2
This latest version of our software, out in a pre-release form now and final release in a couple of weeks, fully incorporates H.264 support from the newest IP cameras including Axis and Arecont Vision.  We had side-by-side comparisons of both Arecont and Axis H.264 models along with their mjpeg or mpeg4 counterparts running in the software.  We’re impressed with these new cameras, and see more server efficiencies, clearer video, smaller average file size (in some cases significantly smaller) and generally higher frame rates.  Version 3.2 also incorporates the new line of Sony IP cameras, plus several other new features and improvements.  Also connected to the exacqVision systems were the latest cameras from IQeye, ACTi, Panasonic and Vivotek.

Integration: ioimage and Lenel
We showed the ioimage analytics-based IP cameras integrated with exacqVision, a solution that provides analytics options as easily as adding another camera to the network.  A preview of the ioimage integration is here.  We also showed our new Lenel access control integration.

Windows, Linux, Mac
The use of the Macintosh in video surveillance applications has generated a lot of buzz.  exacqVision operates natively on the Mac, as well as Windows and Linux.  There was once again a great amount of interest in our Mac software.  We’ve seen significant adoption of exacqVision by educational institutions who cited the availability of a Mac client as a key factor in their decision.

iSCSI Storage & Serverless Computing
We showed exacqVision working with three of the leading iSCSI storage vendors: Pivot3, Intransa, and DNF Storage.  In the case of Pivot3, we were running our server software on their unit, creating an all-in-one storage/recording system.

While there has been some online chatter about this year’s ASIS traffic being lighter than normal, we saw the opposite.  We had a steady stream of visitors throughout all three days, and often were so busy that we spilled over into Axis’ booth right next to us.  We certainly appreciate our Rep, Distributor and Reseller channel partners who came by, who brought their customers and spent time with us in our booth.

A roundup of integration partner press releases from ASIS is here.  ASIS will be held in Anaheim in 2009 and we’ll be there.

Pictures from our booth are below, with even more pictures here.

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ASIS 2008: Integration Partner News

ASIS 2008 is underway in Atlanta.  We’ll have a full report on our activities at the show in a couple of days.  In the meantime, here’s a roundup of ASIS press releases from some of our integration partners:

Arecont Vision Furthers Partnership with Exacq Technologies for Seamless H.264 Megapixel Cameras and ExacqVision Integration
Exacq and Arecont VisionGLENDALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arecont Vision, the industry leader in megapixel IP camera technology, announces that it has furthered its partnership with Exacq Technologies. The collaborative effort assures interoperability of Arecont Vision’s H.264 megapixel cameras offering to customers an efficient megapixel surveillance solution on Exacq Technologies’ exacqVision NVR platform.  … full press release here

Intransa Widely Displayed at ASIS Atlanta
Exacq and Intransa11 Exhibitors to Demonstrate and Display Intransa’s Shared, External IP Storage
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intransa, the global leader of shared, scalable and simple external IP storage solutions, has announced that its products will be demonstrated and integrated with those of eleven different exhibitors at next week’s ASIS Atlanta event. ASIS International, the physical security industry’s largest annual conference, is being held September 15-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International NW, Atlanta, Georgia. … full press release here

Demand for IP Storage and Ease of Integration Fuels Intransa Partner Program Growth
Exacq and IntransaIndustry-leading IP Storage Practices Combine with Flexible, Innovative Certification Program to Drive Strong Partner
SAN JOSE, Calif. & ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intransa, the global leader of shared, scalable and simple external IP storage solutions, today announced the continued expansion of its StorAlliance Technology Partner and certification program. Designed to propel the compatibility and growth of both industry-leading and up-and-coming software and hardware vendors, the Intransa StorAlliance Technology Partner program provides security practitioners with affordable and dependable solutions. Customers are guaranteed Intransa’s IP storage products integrate seamlessly with video management and security applications, existing DVRs and both analog and digital surveillance cameras. StorAlliance was the first IP storage certification program for the physical security industry, and remains the most widely adopted. … full press release here

Pivot3 Demonstrates Serverless Computing Platform at ASIS 2008; Announces Partner Certification Program
exacq and Pivot3Innovative Platform Eliminates Dedicated NVR Servers to Save Power, Reduce Rack Space, and Lower Costs
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pivot3, Inc, the market leader in High-Definition Storageâ„¢, today announced the first public demonstration of its Pivot3 Serverless Computingâ„¢ platform at ASIS International 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. This new platform, which runs NVR software on the storage node rather than requiring its own dedicated server, will be demonstrated in three locations at the show at the World Congress Convention Center: with Genetec Omnicast in the Pivot3 booth #5139, with Exacq exacqVision in booth #1247, and with Lenel OnGuard in the Lenel Partner Pavilion booth #2735. … full press release here

ioimage and Exacq Announce Technology Partnership
Exacq and ioimageioimage Intelligent Video Encoders and IP Cameras to Integrate With Exacq’s IP Video Management Software
HERZLIYA, Israel, September 9 /PRNewswire/ — ioimage, the pioneer of intelligent video appliances designed for simplicity, announced today a technology partnership with Exacq Technologies, a leading developer of open architecture NVR (Network Video Recorder) software and hardware solutions used in security surveillance applications. … full press release here

Report from ASIS 2007 Las Vegas

Exacq at ASIS 2007 6We’ve been exhibiting at the big ASIS 2007 tradeshow in Las Vegas this week, which just ended yesterday.  It has been a whirlwind of activity, and our booth was packed all three days.

We showed some new things:

Linux: we showed Linux versions of both exacqVision server and client software.  We’ve been running Linux versions of our software internally and at some beta sites for many months with great success and we plan to release it in the November timeframe.  The first distribution is Ubuntu 6.06.  On the server side, you get identical exacqVision functionality and performance under both Windows and Linux.  Windows clients can  connect to both Windows and Linux servers.  The Linux exacqVision client is virtually identical to the Windows version, save for some minor aesthetic differences between the two operating systems.  The complete list of IP cameras we support are also fully supported in our Linux version.

The IP camera vendors, and many of our integrators, were very enthusiastic about the upcoming availability of Linux, as that is increasingly becoming a requirement.

Version 2.8:  We showed the upcoming version 2.8 of exacqVision, which will be released in mid-October.  Among other features, highlights of 2.8 we showed were Vivotek IP camera support; Zoom Box – instant zooming on a selected area; Drag-and-Drop, an enhance to the multiple monitor support that allows for seamless drag-and-drop of video cameras and other elements between screens, making for a more highly-integrated client.

Rep Meeting: We had a great meeting with our North American Manufacturers Rep firms, as well as some international distributors, Monday night at the Gordon Biersch Brewing Company.  Good food, good beer, and an opportunity to discuss our product, sales and marketing plans for the next few months with them all.  Thank you all for attending.

Exacq highlighted in Seminar: We certainly want to express our appreciation to Roy Bordes of The Bordes Group, a security consulting firm, for highlighting Exacq in his Tuesday seminar What’s New On The Floor 2007.  We were one of about 15 vendors Roy featured for having new and innovative products.

Below are some pictures from our booth.  More pictures are available here.  ASIS moves to Atlanta next year, and we’ll be there.

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Exacq at ASIS 2007

Exacq at ASIS 2007The big American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) security conference is coming up next week in Las Vegas.  More than 23,000 security professionals from around the world will be attending.  We will be exhibiting again as well, and we invite you to come see us.

The Exacq booth is #313.  We will be showing our exacqVision IP Video Surveillance Software Management solutions, from software-only solutions to our full Hybrid systems.  Both Windows and Linux-based versions will be shown.  We will be previewing Version 2.8 of exacqVision software, among other new announcements.

If you need guest passes for the exhibition hall, you can get them here.  We’ll see you in Las Vegas.