Posts Tagged ‘ IP ’

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

by Warren Brown

Welcome to my first post on blogOV.

Since taking over as President in July, there has been strong interest from many customers, partners and connections for more information about all aspects of OV’s business. I’ve never been accused of being at a loss for words, so I thought we’d reinvigorate blogOV as part of an expanded reach-out to everyone in the market. Over the coming weeks and months, stay tuned to this space for a variety of updates – from the innovative work we are doing with cutting-edge analytics for a number of government agencies to the latest updates to our software and recent news from our patent licensing program. It is a very exciting time here at OV and I have the privilege of working with a very talented, motivated team.

To start off the conversation, I want to share some more information about our patent licensing program. My hope is that this post and the additional content I reference will help to clarify any misunderstandings that may exist and make it clearer what the program is all about. OV has been working on creating great video analytics for more than 10 years. As a result, our team of PhDs and computer vision scientists has come up with a number of key innovations to help improve the accuracy and efficiency of video analytics; we have patented many of these technologies. We are now working with most of the major analytics manufacturers in the security industry to license these technologies, ensuring that OV is compensated for their use of our intellectual property and, for patent licensees, give them the ability to build new and innovative products that take advantage of those patented – and licensed – technologies.

We have five existing licensees and expect to announce several more soon. To help explain the program and address many of the questions I have received, we have put together an FAQ (download a copy HERE) that gives a more detailed status update.

In summary, our patent licensing program is adding new licensees all the time and we’ve recently added a new set of benefits for our licensees to further help them build their business. We expect this momentum to continue. (learn more HERE)

Please have a read of the FAQ doc and let us know if it answers your questions. If not, feel free to comment below, give us a call or drop us a line and we will continue the dialogue.




Friday, February 19th, 2010

by David McGuinness


                    brave souls weather DC                                   FL: calm & balm

As I look out my window at the snow pack of Washington DC, I think longingly of balmy South Florida and the TechSec conference held earlier this month. For those of you who haven’t attended TechSec Solutions in the past, it is wholly dedicated to IP and network based security and it attracts manufacturers, integrators and consultants alike.  

There is a heavy focus on educational presentations and panels which is both necessary and important to help drive the transition to an IP world within the security and surveillance market.  Could 2010 be the year that IP solutions start to pick-up the pace of adoption?  Amongst a savvy group of attendees, the expectation is “yes” due to new (and imminent) product releases, lessons learned and standards initiatives.

So why is this important to ObjectVideo?  We understand that a technology shift to IP has been a gating factor to embracing new technology (i.e. video analytics) in the space.  That’s been the case dating back to 2003 when I started at ObjectVideo, and it’s still true.  But we’re starting to see a shift in technology adoption rates due to innovation, improvements and benefits afforded by IP offerings throughout the video ecosystem, and that’s laying the groundwork for an interesting 2010.

Improved performance + compelling new capabilities + lowered TCO = a persuasive argument for IP and advanced technology adoption.

Friday, November 6th, 2009
by David McGuinness 

Shenzhen reflection showing Shun Hing Square i...

part of downtown Shenzhen, south China

It wasn’t just the 13 hour time zone difference that kept me running on caffeine and adrenalin throughout the course of CPSE in Shenzhen, China this week.  It was the sheer number of meetings and exhibits at CPSE 2009.  Talk about a vibrant business environment — one hall was dedicated to international exhibits (Panasonic, Sony, Siemens, Axis and WPG System with OV, and the large domestic players that have sizable international distribution like Hikvision and Dahua) and the others were purely domestic products and solutions.  There was a lot to take in!

Video surveillance is clearly becoming a hi-def industry based on all of the HD product demonstrations in Shenzhen.  HD was a headline at ASIS this past September but the sheer volume at CPSE was overwhelming.  As noted around the industry, HD can be a true differentiator that moves the market for IP video.  China is still very much an analog market, but just a few percentage points in conversion growth will result in sizable channel counts for IP.

The OV network in the region has grown considerably with the OV/WPG System partnership, and the momentum is increasing.  While most of the OEM solutions in the region have been focused on the analog infrastructure, new IP releases are imminent.  And that’s where the heavy meeting schedule contributed to the lack of sleep.  Product status reviews, project reviews, pipeline reviews, regional customization, etc.  Oh, and prospective OEM partners.

The collective outlook for 2010 was very positive, so it’s time to start banking some sleep hours.