Here's Avigilon's 3rd party integration list. Of that, here are the analytic options:
- TechnoAware VTrack
VideoIQ is not listed on that section but is on the camera compatibility list. Also, VideoIQ says their analytic events from their cameras are integrated with Avigilon. The Rialto, which is their encoder for third party IP cameras like Avigilon's, is said to be in the works for Avigilon integration.
VideoIQ, by far, is the safest, most mainstream choice.
That said, what are you looking for? Ipsotek's analytics are interesting but niche, higher end applications.
TechnoAware VTrack (Simone de Titta from TechnoAwar writing here..) has been the first Analytics integrated with Avigilon, 2 years ago by now.. We have a very strict "practical" commercial relationship with Avigilon, as we have with Milestone or Axis as well.. We do sell with Avigilon sharing our dirstribution channels in 32 Countries in the world at today; we have already projects on field in Italy (of course), Sweden, Spain, Iran, Singapore, Lithuania, Jordan, South Africa, ...........
We do definitely sell software modules, no futher special box/hw/sensor is needed: we just give to you the hw specifications and it's up to you then.. We can acquire directly the flows from Avigilon's cameras (by rtp/rtsp/onvif) up to 5MP and by Gateway for upper MP cameras. Or, we can acquire anyway through their SDK module (if you use for example not Avigilon cameras, compatible with ACC but not directly with VTrack) and/or send the alerts to their new POS module.
We have specific functions for retail fields and I am at your complete disposal for free demos and for supporting you to test them on field.
At your complete disposal for any further contact/information.
Thank you, with my best regards
Simone de Titta
I have dealt with Simone and technoaware in the past and they were very responsive. We did testing utilizing Avigilon JPEG2000 cameras and technoaware analytics and it worked well. Unfortunanetly the projects for which we were analyzing the solution fell through so we do not have it in a permanent installation. That being said our evaluation was free and Simone was extremely helpful. That reminds me I need to get back with technoaware soon again!
So, for your described markets, they would probably be most interested in POS integration, dwell time, people counting, and traffic flow patterns. VideoIQ will probably not give them a whole lot of benefit, unless they have high- secure areas where they need to know if someone enters right away.
I would take a serious look at 3xLogic and 3VR. I really don't think Avigilon is where you should be going for this. Avigilon cameras? Sure. But otherwise you're trying to put a square peg in a round hole.