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IDIS extends secure comms and IoT capability with acquisition of KT Powertel

IDIS has acquired a controlling stake in KT Powertel in a move that will strengthen our offering with advanced push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) communications solutions, and security solutions encompassing IoT devices. KT Powertel’s depth of expertise in communications technology aligns well with IDIS’s focus on video surveillance and analytics solutions operated through a choice of video management systems and controlled via authorized access to client software or mobile applications. The acquisition, from KT Corp, will strengthen IDIS’s position in key government sector and commercial markets, and boost our R&D capability in crucial growth areas including IoT.

IDIS showcases latest solutions at interactive Middle East Expo

Visitors to the Security Middle East Expo, an interactive virtual event hosted until 31st March, can discover the latest IDIS video solutions at their own time and convenience. The Expo recreates the experience of a trade show visit online, and we’ll be using it to showcase our latest transformational AI solutions powered by the 98% accurate IDIS Deep Learning Engine. Visitors to our virtual booth can explore exciting developments in video tech, including solutions which harness the power of AI analytics to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, enhance situational awareness, improve security and safety, and deliver consistent, long-term ROI across a range of industry sectors. To visit IDIS at the SME Expo, click here.

Comprehensive IDIS AI solutions for COVID-19 and beyond

The IDIS AI Box (DV-2232) for COVID-19 is designed to support safe return-to-workplace strategies and to relieve the burden on frontline staff monitoring social distancing adherence and mask wearing. The highly accurate device is a simple add-on to an existing network of IDIS cameras and DirectIP NVRs, making it cost-effective and easy to implement. Powered by the industry-leading, 98% accurate IDIS Deep Learning Engine, it utilizes four advanced deep learning-based video analytics tools to support vital counter-infection measures: crowd detection, mask rule violation, occupancy control and social distancing violation. Going forward, these tools will provide powerful insights long term for applications including customer behavior and footfall analysis in retail and workspace optimization.

Triumph for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and IDIS surveillance

A series of benchmark video projects featuring powerful IDIS 12MP fisheye cameras has led to Tracey Edwards, head of security for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, being crowned Security Manager of the Year at the 2020 Security & Fire Excellence Awards. The award recognizes Tracey’s strategic use of video surveillance to improve care outcomes for children and young people with complex mental health needs, along with her voluntary contributions to the wider field of mental healthcare security. Tracey implemented end-to-end solutions from IDIS in several video infrastructure projects, including a £7 million refurbishment at Austen House in the New Forest, which were part of the most ambitious surveillance upgrade ever undertaken by an NHS Trust.

London property management company chooses IDIS technology for COVID strategy

A leading London property management company has deployed IDIS thermal cameras as part of its COVID-19 checks and precautions at several high-end facilities in the UK capital. The thermal cameras, which are accurate to within half a degree Celsius, give a useful indication that staff and visitors to premises may have raised temperatures, which is one sign of possible infection. The discreet, easy-to-use system, which was 25% cheaper than similar alternatives, has been welcomed by site visitors, tenants, and staff, and has allowed facilities to be kept open with greater confidence during the pandemic

Key video trends to look out for in 2021

As we all look ahead to 2021 - and who doesn’t want to do that after 2020?! – there are some key video tech trends to look to, as well. In this blog, Jason Burrows, Regional Sales Director of IDIS America, explores the technologies and their applications which can translate into more profitability for systems integrators looking to grow their businesses, including AI-based solutions, COVID measures and cloud-based surveillance.

Efficient technology set to drive growth in the Middle East

As the Middle East reopens after the COVID-19 pandemic, companies across the region are planning ambitious projects - including in the retail, banking, commercial, hospitality and education sectors - which will enhance development and growth, and which will be driven by advanced security and AI technologies. In this blog article, Jamil Al Asfar, Senior Sales Manager of IDIS Middle East and Africa, describes some of the project opportunities and looks at the vital role video tech will play in getting international business and tourism back on track and building consumer confidence.

Norbain distribution agreement benefits UK integrators

UK systems integrators now have a wider choice of end-to-end video security solutions following the signing of a significant deal between IDIS and leading UK distributor Norbain. The addition of IDIS’s popular South Korean video tech to the Norbain portfolio will help integrators and their customers adapt to the challenges of an ever-changing and more demanding security landscape. IDIS delivers easy-to-use, robust and cybersecure video solutions, which offer advantages to customers across multiple market sectors. They deliver all the benefits that come with the end-to-end model, including more efficient installation, a lower cost to operate and maintain, and straightforward, reliable lifecycle solution support.

Best Salesperson of the Year Awards 2020

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the winners of our Best Salesperson of the Year Awards 2020 who were selected by the sales teams at IDIS headquarters and our regional offices in Europe and the US for their outstanding sales performance last year. Congratulations to go to Maria del Pilar Avella Blanco of BTCO in Chile, Angelica Gonzalez and Ana Laura Castillo Perez at SYSCOM in Mexico, Richard Bell and Sri Morem at Hills in Australia, Theo Freericks at IDIS Netherlands, Aleksandr Sememov at AVIX in Russia, Nikolay Kabakchiev at Enigma Guard in Bulgaria, Hiroya Noguchi at SECURE and Yukio Nakamura at JVCKenwood Public & Industrial Systems Corporation in Japan, Sakol Pakdee at Nature Corporation in Thailand, Kelvin Wu at Sonic Guard Technology in Hong Kong, and Durgesh Singh at IDIS Securitatem Solutiones in India. And here’s to another successful year of IDIS sales!

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