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.