Axis partners see increased demand for video hosting systems using AVHS

Surveillance industry embracing hosted video solutions

ISC West 2010 - Las Vegas - Booth #18051 - March 24, 2010 - Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, together with several of its partners, has encountered market increased interest and confidence throughout the security and surveillance industry for video hosting and monitoring services.

"Gartner research recently announced that Cloud Computing - encompassing Infrastructure- and Software-as-a-Service - will be one of 2010's top 10 strategic technologies," said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications Inc. "The physical security industry is also seeing the benefits and potential from Security-as-a-Service, which limits capital expenditures required by the end-user and allows security departments to focus on their core competencies."

AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) software is Axis' platform for creating a service provider-specific portal to manage video hosting and monitoring services for any end-user with an Internet connection. The platform is currently designed for fast onsite deployments of a few cameras per site - typically less than 10 - and is especially beneficial for companies with many sites, such as franchises and bank branches.

"By utilizing hosted video, sites with low camera counts can now cost effectively implement IP-based video and enjoy its unique benefits, including improved image quality, local intelligence and easy-to-install products," continued Nilsson.

At ISC West 2010, the following Axis partners plan to demonstrate their Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) systems for video hosting and monitoring:

- All American Surveillance, LLC - All American Surveillance has extensive IP surveillance experience providing systems at gated home owner associations, apartment buildings, retail shops, restaurants and commercial manufacturing with Axis network camera products. The AVHS system will allow All American Surveillance to grow and expand its client base, and also help its current clients expand their future surveillance due to the solution's scalability.

- Brivo Systems - Through its ACS WebService, Brivo offers an integrated online video recorder (OVR) that streams IP video from customer locations to a secure Web hosting facility. OVR WebService was announced last year at ISC West and is a successful addition to Brivo's award-winning SaaS access control solution.

- Iveda Solutions - By leveraging AVHS, Iveda Solutions now offers IvedaXpress, which provides a powerful yet simple hosted video surveillance solution that is secure, flexible and scalable. IvedaXpress was designed for easy set up and integration since typical IP surveillance components - like software, DVRs or recording systems, and configuration - are not required. The solution is targeted at those organizations that could not historically afford the cost or manpower needed for a comprehensive surveillance system. With IvedaXpress, users can plug in, register online and begin viewing cameras from any Internet-enabled device.

- Niscayah - Through AVHS, Niscayah can now provide intelligent, integrated and effective surveillance solutions to those businesses that historically could not deploy an in-house system due to cost, maintenance or training requirements. The customizable Niscayah video hosting portal provides a scalable surveillance solution where forensic footage is stored in the cloud and can be accessed anytime. Additionally, progressive businesses are learning they can use the system for more than just security by leveraging business analytics for sales and marketing functions.

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