Steelbox integrates with Telindus surveillance solutions

Company's open video framework makes integration of highly vertical security applications possible for systems integrators and technology partners

ANAHEIM, Calif. – ASIS INTERNATIONAL 2009 – Booth No. 4369 (September 21, 2009) – Steelbox, developers of IP media appliances that deliver comprehensive switching, distribution and recording of video and audio, will showcase the integration of its products with SRI International's (SRI) Integrated Video Environment (IVE) and Aware Mobile Network, and with Telindus Surveillance Solutions Ltd's (TSS) new CIRIS Command & Control Application.

Enabled by Steelbox's Open Video Framework (OVF) architecture, these offerings by SRI and TSS illustrate the ability for physical security partners to rapidly and seamlessly integrate Steelbox products into their own.  Comprised of a set of open, standards-based application programming interfaces, software development kits and video solution components, the Steelbox OVF facilitates integration between the company's IP media appliances and crucial security components including video management systems, access control and storage resources.

Steelbox:  integral piece of best-of-breed solution

A powerful, IP-based video and multi-source sensor platform that unifies video surveillance feeds into an intuitive 3D interface, SRI's IVE uses Steelbox's media appliances to organize hundreds of video sources within a single, intuitive interface. 

Originally developed for the military and tailored for public safety and security professionals , IVE is an IP video and multi-source sensor platform that solves the problem of large-scale video management by allowing camera feeds to be accessed through a realistic, 3D display of the surveillance area.  Optimized for deployment with SRI's Aware™ system, IVE and Aware™ can be integrated to create a customized, command and control system.  

According to Chris Lockett, general manager of SRI's Direct Technology Group, SRI needed to field a network video system within one month that was fully integrated with SRI's GPS tracking, tactical audio and 3D virtual environment. SRI selected the Steelbox solution to meet the demanding requirements of its client, which included low footprint, scalable, extreme video distribution performance and open architecture.  Within 24 days of receipt of hardware, SRI completed the development, integration and customer site installation of the Steelbox solution into its IVE system.  

"The Steelbox solution, with its standards-based design, open architecture, and performance was easily integrated into SRI's IVE system to meet the client's demanding requirements for full system operation," said Lockett.


Steelbox paves the way for large scale transportation surveillance projects

“More than five years ago, TSS integrated Steelbox technology with our field proven surveillance network management software, the Cellstack Integration Suite (CIS), to provide advanced video switching and recording functionality for the UK Highways Agency,” said Sean Huggett, Head of TSS. “Ever since, the two products have been working in tandem to offer our worldwide customers the industry's leading and most advanced architecture for large scale infrastructure and transportation surveillance projects.  This solution has been extensively deployed in many parts of the world on projects where video quality, alongside redundancy and resilience, are paramount concerns.”

Building on its success with CIS, TSS has developed a next generation surveillance network management suite, CIRIS.  According to Huggett, Steelbox's modular approach to creating best-of-breed Video Management Systems serves as the catalyst for this seamless integration.

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