Posts Tagged ‘ partners ’

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.

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
by Gary Myers

Since my post last week, I’ve received a number of questions and comments so I thought I’d address them as a post (hopefully for everyone’s benefit.)

As Steve Mitchell points out, the end-user definitely has an impact on the performance of the analytics and training is needed.  He drew the analogy last week about pilots and airplanes.  Stretching this pilot/plane analogy a bit, the end-users are the pilots and OV is a part of the airplane (with the whole plane being the end product delivered to market by our partners.)   OV builds a component that works in many different planes and our responsibility is to make sure it performs in a wide variety of settings.  Our OEM partners deliver the complete plane, which includes working with the pilots (users) to understand how to operate the plane (product) most effectively.

As part of the release process, we qualify our software in several ways:

  • Science testing to validate the newest release is at least as good, if not better, than prior releases. These automated tests utilize thousands of hours of videos and corresponding rules to approximate real-world scenarios. These are compared against the baseline results taking into account the metrics listed in my post.
  • Product testing to ensure that the whole product works end-to-end, including manual testing to approximate the end-user experience.

ObjectVideo focuses on testing our software for release to our partners. Different partners focus on different areas so our partners are in the best position to provide the performance criteria to the end market based upon their own test methodologies, results and sales programs. In this way, they can effectively support their analytics-enabled products and know, as well, that those products are meeting the needs of their customers.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
by Edward Troha

For the life of me I cannot remember a busier summer – at ObjectVideo or anywhere, for that matter. 

Right now I’m on the west coast producing a video with our friends at Cisco.  It’s an educational video that will cover all the salient points about intelligent video technology, then talk in more detail about product efforts underway.  It will be made available on-demand to their thousands of sales people and channels worldwide.  Then I’m back out west, a little further south, for ASIS next month.  There we’ll catch up with many of our partners and prospects and friends from the media – in person – which is always great.

At OV this has been a summer of partner success.  We’ve signed on 3 video management providers into the OV Ready Network since ISC West, and have additionally inked 2 new OEM deals, with 2 more we hope to announce soon.

Incoming traffic on our web site has increased significantly.  Logons to our partner information portal is up as well.  ObjectVideo has recently earned some of its best press coverage in recent memory.  (BTW, check out a bunch of new content and coverage on our News & Events page.)  And, various experts from ObjectVideo will be speaking at 4 more conferences and symposiums around the world between now and the end of the year.

I’d take a vacation but then might miss something.