Well, ObjectVideo is more of an 'intellectual property' company than a production video analytics provider. I know they still offer their analytics for commercial sale but I have not heard anyone in a long time using their analytics.
Ioimage has really faded since the acquisition by DVTel 3 years ago. There's been minimal improvements to the product released and you no longer here about them often.
NICE continues to do its mostly large scale projects but beyond that they are not a factor in the rest of the market for analytics.
VideoIQ is big in the commercial space for video analytics with a lot of real world successes.
Others to consider include Sightlogix and AgentVi for pure play analytics (see a recent discussion on VideoIQ vs AgentVI vs Sightlogix). There's also Aimetis who builds them into their VMS.
Beyond that, there are lots of little analytics companies around the world but I'd be hard pressed to categorize most of them as 'worldwide top companies'.
I wonder whether anyone could share some toughts about iOmniscient. They have a quite pushy marketing, but in terms of usage their video analytics products do not seem to be widely employed. Any experiences about them?
Here's my thoughts.
First, other than us (VideoIQ), I honestly wouldn't consider the companies you listed as "active" in the common analytics marketplace. Yes, they all have some form of product they sell as "analytics", but they are not making major waves (IMO).
In no particular order, I see good things from:
Bosch - They appear to take their analytics product seriously and put in major effort behind it.
AgentVi - They seem to have gone through some up and down cycles in the US, but overall they are also committed to their product and applications.
Sightlogix - Really pushing the thermal analytics angle. I think they do a good job of marketing to a niche within a niche (long-range thermal analytics).
Aimetis - I don't hear of them much in the US, but several of my international guys come across them.
PureTech - They are relatively recent, but again seem to be making a concerted push into the analytics space.
I don't want to color things too much with my personal opinions of any of the above in terms of price, performance, etc. But if you want to know the names that are heard more frequently in what I'd consider the top analytics deals/applications, those are the ones that have the most viable products, IMO. These are also the companies that appear to offer the best probability of delivering a usable system for a practical price. There are several semi-well-known and lesser-known companies that I consciously omitted because I would only recommend them to someone I was not trying to help ;)
This is also limited to "perimeter protection" focused products, which based on the initial question I took to be the main topic here. There are a number of companies that concentrate more on business analytics like Scopix, which tend more towards the power of their reporting and graphing functions than the overall ability to classify interesting/threatening and non-interesting objects optimally.
Tiago, iomniscient makes some very aggressive claims. However, as you noted, rarely see any real use of them. I spoke with them a few times including a half hour at the trade show where they had their face recognition in a crowd dog and pony show. Their answers lacked technical detail and included a lot of hand waving. I remain skeptical.
We had a few LinkedIn discussions about them - see 1, 2 and 3.
Thanks John! I appreciate your feedback.
VCA Technology a subsidiary of UDP Technology licenses full feature video analytics integrated into NUUO, Luxriot, Digifort and many others. They provide to usual suite of features like object detect/classify, line crossings/perimeters, etc...
Anybody know of installations that has been done with IBM as VCA for large outdoor environment and perimeter detection with Milestone as VMS?
If you do can you share some information about it?
Thanks in advance
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