Kostas Mellos makes no excuses about the route his company has approached the video surveillance marketplace. But now he and Mike Chiavacci admit they are looking to change some long held perceptions.
The brain trust behind video and transmission development and strategic marketing at Interlogix has traditionally embraced the analog video roots and legacy clients. But now both Mellos, a top sales manager for Interlogix and Chavacci, their general manager for video and transmission feel it is time to revamp their company’s image.
“We have played to our strengths over the years and that strength was – and still is – analog video technology,” said Mellos, who was quick to point out that analog sales still account for more than 55 percent of all video devices on the market. “We have a lot of legacy camera systems out there. But it is time for us to help those customers that are preparing for the migration to digital can do so in a flexible and scalable manner.”
So with the launch of its TruVision Navigator 5 video solution, Interlogix becomes a true IP-centric video solution provider. Its open platform provides a flexible and cost-effective migration path from analog to IP video systems.
TruVision Navigator 5’s new open architecture accommodates IP cameras from all major manufacturers, integrating, managing and controlling multiple recording devices, such as DVRs, hybrid DVR-NVRs, embedded NVRs and COTS servers loaded with the new TruVision Software Video Recorder (SVR). The software allows the deployment of any combination of analog and IP devices within the same environment.
“Interlogix continues to focus on open standards that provide end users with a wider range of choices to meet their security needs,” said Mellos, “This new version of the robust and proven TruVision Navigator offers more IP-centric solutions, while eliminating costly recurring camera licensing fees. Compatible NVRs also meet the open standards of the two leading industry organizations — ONVIF and PSIA.”
Chiavacci said TruVision Navigator 5 is an easy-to-use, fully scalable video management system that streamlines video security operations for installations, such as schools, retail stores, warehouses, transportation, entertainment venues, homeland security, public safety, and geographically dispersed organizations. It allows for the remote configuration of users/groups, monitors thousands of video surveillance components and is ideal for LAN and WAN applications.
“We are a true end-to-end company. We have the technology to tie in to both the analog and IP worlds. Our goal is to make sure we offer our customers their own timetable for migration,” added Chiavacci. “We don’t want to have end users thinking they have to rip out existing systems just to migrate to IP. We want to offer them a path to grow into it and migrate their systems at their own pace.”
TruVision Navigator 5 offers scalable solutions ranging from a small, single DVR site to one with thousands of IP cameras. The software protects legacy systems while accommodating future growth and is backward compatible with thousands of Interlogix recording devices dating back more than a decade.
“TruVision Navigator 5 provides customers the ability to choose the best cameras and recording devices for their specific application,” Mellos said. “With the addition of the TruVision SVR, it extends a self-storage solution to support an extensively diverse list of Interlogix and third-party cameras.”
“We feel we are now a serious player in the IP video landscape. People need to take a look at how we can help move them from analog – our sweet spot – into IP solutions,” concluded Mellos.