Q1 2023 Global Version
|IDIS LAUNCHES ENTERPRISE-LEVEL VIDEO ANALYTICS WITH THE AI IN THE BOX|
We’re delighted to launch our new NDAA-compliant enterprise-class, 64-channel video analytics server (DV-3200). It features an NVIDIA® CUDA® and high-performance-accelerated platform, and comes preconfigured with the power of IDIS Solution Suite (ISS) and IDIS Deep Learning Analytics (IDLA) to boost the efficiency of surveillance operations and take a proactive approach to safety and security for large scale users. Users’ benefit from the flexibility to connect a range of third-party cameras and no ongoing license fees or device connection costs, and IDIS’ industry-best warranty underline the DV-3200’s reliability and low maintenance burden. Together, these advantages contribute to reduced operating costs, particularly for large-scale and multi-site applications. Click here to see the full spec.
|IDIS TO ACQUIRE COSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INC.|
We’re excited to announce that IDIS is set to acquire Costar Technologies, Inc., a U.S. surveillance products company. A "Merger Agreement” has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of each of IDIS and Costar. The merger is expected to close during the second quarter of 2023, subject to approval by the Costar shareholders and the satisfaction of customary conditions to closing. Leveraging Costar's established sales channels in the U.S. gives a significant boost to IDIS' growth strategy, which is founded on building long-term relationships with systems integrators. With this acquisition, IDIS will build on success in its core vertical markets including education, hospitality, and retail, as well as expand its presence in the government sector and intelligent transportation systems. Read the comprehensive announcement here.
|CONVENIENCE STORE SELECTS EASY-TO-USE IDIS CCTV TO REDUCE SHRINK|
In a popular, family run convenience store near Birmingham, CCTV has long been an essential tool, helping to deter crime, reduce losses and manage overall safety and security for staff and customers. However, with the fifteen-year-old analogue system was reaching the end of its life. CL Security partnered with IDIS to provide the busy store with everything needed for the project from a single source, including: over thirty 5MP IR dome camera and 5MP bullet cameras with SD card failover; PoE switches; camera brackets, junction boxes and additional installation accessoriness; a 32-channel NVR recorder; two display monitors; and IDIS Center VMS. The end-to-end, single source approach ensured a rapid and hassle-free deployment for CSL engineers thanks to DirectIP true plug-and-play set up, which means seamless compatibility of all devices, and simple management of the entire system and ease-of-use features guaranteed to work from IDIS Centre VMS instantly. Read the full cases study here.
|IDIS ALL-IN-ONE BOX FOR RETAIL WINS 2023 SSI MVP AWARD|
IDIS’ All-in-One Box for Retail (DV-1304) has been confirmed as a winner in the 2023 SSI MVP Awards, in the business operations category. The plug-in video analytics box, from the largest manufacturer of South Korean-made video tech, gives retailers exciting new value from their existing CCTV cameras and supports systems integrators by opening new business opportunities. The annual MVP awards, run by Security Sales & Integration magazine, recognize products that make a substantial positive impact on integrators. Products are judged not only on their technical merits, but on their potential to help systems integrators open new markets, and boost profitability with faster installations. Click here to download the DV-1304 brochure.
|IDIS TECH SOLVES SCHOOL VIDEO UPGRADE CHALLENGES|
At Hillside High School near Liverpool, video surveillance is a valued resource for the senior team, helping them to maintain high standards of care for their 600+ pupils, encouraging positive behaviors and creating a supportive learning environment. But, with only limited coverage and functionality, the school’s old CCTV system was reaching the end of its life, a better system was now needed. Apex Network solutions our systems integration partner, designed an end-to-end solution taking advantage of the IDIS rapid plug-and-play integration and high-definition cameras. The expanded system now includes 41 x 2MP IR domes, 2 x 5MP domes, 2 x 8MP domes, 10 x 5MP bullet, 4 x 2MP IR bullet, and 6 x 12MP Panomorph IR Fisheye cameras in key locations. As a result, the schools new system ensures reliable, comprehensive coverage and easy to use, thanks to the IDIS Center VMS. Click here to read the full case study.
|IDIS VIDEO SOLUTION FOR BRISTOL ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY WINS FIRST OSPAS SUSTAINABILITY AWARD|
An end-to-end IDIS video solution, installed by KIS Fire & Security at Bristol Zoological Society’s new wildlife conservation Wild Place Project, has won the prestigious Outstanding Security Sustainability Award 2023. The IDIS solution, supporting an ambitious program of ecosystem restoration, was praised by an independent panel. A crucial part of the 136-acre Wild Place Project Site strategy was to upgrade CCTV visibility. . KIS Fire & Security installed IDIS’s 2MP 36x Lightmaster PTZs, which deliver crystal clear cameras feature 120dB true WDR dynamic range, backlight compensation, plus advanced image control settings. This means the cameras cope perfectly with the continuous fluctuations in light and allow the well-camouflaged animals to be seen clearly. The IDIS video solution with the cost-free IDIS Centre VMS gives the best long-term value, with the flexibility to scale and adapt as the project develops. Read the full inspiring case study here.
|IDIS MAKES A SUPERCHARGED RETURN TO ISC WEST!|
After a three-year hiatus, we were thrilled to be back in Las Vegas last month. We showcased a powerful new range of NDAA-compliant end-to-end solutions supercharged with the in-house developed and trained IDIS Deep Learning Engine. Visitors received immersive demonstrations of our latest AI tools proving their accuracy, speed, and scalability, making the ideal for banking, education, logistics, and high-end retail applications of any size. We launched a raft of new products and technology for high-end, luxury retail outlets, a new forklift system ideal to strengthen safety and security in warehousing, logistics and manufacturing settings, our single platform for the banking sector, our latest integrations, and much more. Watch our ISC West 2023 the highlights here.
|VIDEO APPLICATIONS BEYOND SECURITY HAVE EXCITING POTENTIAL|
As deep learning video analytics become more powerful and flexible, Jamie Barnfield, Senior Sales Director at IDIS Europe considers applications beyond security. Integrators and end-users are finding new ways to add value to surveillance systems using AI, and it’s these novel uses that are underscoring business cases for upgrades and new installations. From logistics and retail to banking, hospitality, and critical infrastructure, as AI video is used for more than security operations, it will become embedded as an essential business tool across multiple departments. And surveillance vendors are well placed to support the growing digitization trend. Today AI tools can automate processes, reduce risks, improve safety and operational efficiency, and deliver valuable data to drive competitiveness and boost profitability. Read the full blog here.
|AWARD-WINNING SCHOOL BENEFITS FROM IDIS NDAA-COMPLIANT CCTV UPGRADE|
Wade Deacon High School is the largest out of eight schools in the Wade Deacon Trust across Northwest England, with 1500+ pupils and has won many awards including Outstanding by Ofsted in 2023. West Deacon wanted to overcome the shortcomings and problems of its existing, early generation IP video system. IDIS’ integration partner Apex Network Solutions was awarded the contract against the incumbent by keeping installation costs down and designing a seamless end-to-end IDIS DirectIP solution comprising: 3 x DR-6332PS-SA32-channel 4K recorders; 38 x 5MP IR dome cameras; 2 x 12MPdomes; 24 x 12MP bullet cameras; and 22 x 12MP IR Fisheye cameras. The school now has a robust and reliable, solution managed via the cost-free IDIS Center VMS, which provides flexibility and scalability for the schools changing needs. Click here to read the full case study.
|IDIS SURVEILLANCE PRODUCTS EARN TWO MORE INDUSTRY ACCOLADES|
IDIS America is honored to take home two trophies in the prestigious 2023 "GOVIES" Outstanding Government Security Products Awards. An independent panel of judges from across the security industry reviewed and selected the top entries in the 2023 categories and named Platinum and Gold winners considering a range of criteria from features and innovation through to market opportunity. IDIS’s Edge AI 5MP Camera Range earned the Platinum Award in the NDAA-Compliant Cameras category, and its AI Box for Surveillance (DV-1304-A) took home the Gold in the Video Analytics category. For more information on IDIS solutions, please visit www.idisglobal.com
|WHY THE AI BUZZ MAKES CHOOSING THE RIGHT VMS EVEN MORE CRITICAL|
There was a lot of AI buzz at ISC West this year with visitors seeing how the latest innovations can dramatically enhance safety and security, better manage risk, and reduce losses. Today, far more integrators and end-users understand the benefits of deep learning that are now going beyond traditional security and tackling a broader range of operational challenges. Yet many are still learning the importance of choosing the right VMS, the backbone of any modern-day video solution, and that a futureproof and flexible VMS with fairer licensing structures will enable AI-powered video analytics to truly deliver their full potential and value. And, to serve organizations of all sizes regardless of their security or operational priorities, integrators will need a choice of edge AI cameras, hardware devices, as well as software options to meet a broad array of security, safety, and business intelligence needs. Read the full blog from Jason Burrows, Sales Director, IDIS America here
|DV-1304 ALL-IN-ONE AI BOX FOR RETAIL|
Our DV-1304 AI Box ideal for retail, hotels and hospitality venues, is an NDAA-compliant, 4-channel add-on appliance that gives users powerful additional functionality from either their existing IDIS DirectIP network cameras and NVRs or new systems. This advanced intelligence delivers highly accurate people counting, heat maps, queue management, and occupancy monitoring, plus an industry first, cost free dashboard. With the advantage of rapid plug-and-play installation the box offers a practical and affordable solution to help retailers drive efficiency across operations to boost profitability. See the All-In-One 4-Channel AI Box for Retail (DV-1304) in action in our new video here
|DOUBLE AWARD SUCCESS FOR IDIS WITH SHORLISTING IN TWO KEY CATEGORIES|
IDIS is delighted that the AI Box for Surveillance, the DV-1304-A and our 5MP Edge AI range cameras have been shortlisted as finalists in this year’s PSI Premier Awards 2023. The AI Box for Surveillance DV-1304-A has been nominated in Technology of the Year category. The simple 4-channel add-on box provides affordable AI-powered video analytics for small to medium sized business. And our powerful new 5MP Edge AI range, NDAA-compliant, dome (DC-D4537RXA and DC-D4537HRXA) and bullet (DC-T4537HRXA) models, suitable for organisations of all sizes in a range of vertical markets, have been shortlisted in the CCTV Product of the Year category. Be sure to cast your vote here by the closing date of 30th June!