Agent Video Intelligence, Inc. (Agent Vi), provider of pure video analytics for business intelligence and enterprise security solutions, today announced that it has been awarded the prestigious Detektor International Award 2007 for Innovative Achievement in CCTV Products. The awards were announced in conjunction with the opening of the Sectech Exhibition & Conference for security professionals last night in Stockholm, Sweden.
“We're very grateful to receive this award from Detektor International,” said Agent Vi CEO Buddy Flerl. “There’s a lot of satisfaction that comes from knowing that we’ve been able to serve seventy-plus new customers in over twenty-five countries in the last year alone. Detektor International’s recognition of Agent Vi’s software further validates our mission to provide our customers with the best possible security surveillance and business intelligence. I'd also like to congratulate the other winners in this category: Axis, Checkpoint, Milestone and Sony. All are respected colleagues and good partners."
Lennart Alexandrie, Editor-in-Chief of Detektor Magazine and chairman of the Panel of Judges for the Detektor International Award, noted, “Through retaining the strengths of both edge- and server based intelligent analytics, the Agent Vi System avoids the individual limitations of each technology principle. This outstanding scalable solution for enterprise-type installations is truly an achievement of importance.”
Agent Vi is the first company to provide a technology that meets the low bandwidth requirements of closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance networks supporting extremely large numbers of distributed cameras at the lowest industry cost. The strength of Agent Vi's video analytics platform comes from its coactive processing environment that partitions detection algorithms so that data, not video, is more efficiently processed in both the edge device (cameras or DVRs) and a central server. This approach dramatically minimizes both installation and operational costs by lowering hardware and network bandwidth requirements. Using IP-based networks, the software can update all cameras on a network from one computer with a single flash of the agents running within the cameras. Competitive solutions require on average 32 servers to support 150 cameras, while Agent Vi’s software allows organizations to utilize a single, existing server to deploy the same number of cameras.
Detektor International is a leading security technology trade magazine for the EMEA market. The Detektor International Awards were introduced seven years ago to honor those products and manufacturers that have contributed particularly innovative, original and/or new technological designs and developments to the industry. An important contributing factor to the reputation of the Detektor International Award is that manufacturers cannot apply for the award. Selection is carried out exclusively by a jury comprising eight independent professionals, all associated with the editorial board of Detektor International, from four different countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and UK,), who have followed new products from around the world over the past year. As in previous years there were three categories: CCTV, Access Control, and Alarm Products.
Agent Vi, which is headquartered in New York City, recently moved its expanded R&D staff to a spacious new research and development facility near Tel Aviv.
About Agent Video Intelligence
Agent Vi (agentvi.com) is an enterprise video analytics software company that delivers solutions for improved security, business intelligence and operations. Deployed in over 25 countries and in thousands cameras and edge devices, our technology seamlessly integrates with existing video equipment and IT infrastructure, making video analytics feasible, affordable and scalable. Founded in 2003, Agent Vi has sales, distribution and research and development operations around the globe. The company has proven deployments worldwide with customers in retail, airports, rail, transportation, education, critical infrastructure, utility, government, financial institutions and metropolitan markets. Agent Vi is headquartered in New York with regional sales offices worldwide, and a newly expanded R&D facility near Tel Aviv, Israel.
About Detektor International
Detektor International is a magazine for the global security market. It is focused on the latest technology and business within this field and includes exclusive previews and reports from international security exhibitions. Detektor International has a circulation of 10 000 copies. The major circulation is done through distribution at international and security fairs in Europe, Asia, USA and South America. Detektor International and its sister publications are published by AR Media International AB, a publishing company dedicated entirely to providing specialist information to the security industry.