Airship VMS Profile

By: Sean Patton, Published on Apr 03, 2019

Airship has been developing VMS software for over 10 years, however, with no outside investment, and minimal marketing, the company is not well known.

But who is Airship? We spoke to them about their VMS, why they stopped OEMing Hikvision in 2017, their focus on public safety solutions and migration toward a PSIM-lite, Internet-of-Things data-driven system, and plans for growth.

** **** ******* ** examine:

  • *** ** *******?
  • **** ********* ** **** focus **/******?
  • **** ** ***** ***** and ******* *****?
  • ** **** ***** ******* or ********-****
  • *** ** ***** *** priced?
  • *** ** **** ******* with ***** *****?
  • **** *** ***** ***** for ******?

Company ********

************* ** *******, **********, they ****** ~** *********, approximately **** ** *** company ** *********** *** the ***** **** ** less **** ** *********. Airship ** ********* ***** and ** *** ** CEO ****** ***** [**** no ****** *********] (***** 2007). ***** *** **** outspoken ** ************ ******** ******* ** ******* surveillance *************, *******, *** company **** *** ****** are ** ********.

******* **** **** *** growing **-**% ******** **** $10+ ******* ****** *******, with *** ******* ************* on ***** ******** **** typically **** * ****** safety ** *** *********** end-users ***********.

Public ****** *********

******* ***** * ******* product ****, ********** *** Law ***********.

******* **** **** ***** commercial ********* ********* **** a ***** ************ ** local *** *********** *** often **** ***** *** public ****** ** ******** staff (*.*. *********, ************, large ****** *********, ****** logistics *********). **** **** they *** ********* ********* in *****-**** *********, ********* for ******* ***** ********** by **** ******** *****.

******** ******* ******** *** **** * fiscal *****, ******* *** sold $*+ ******* ** US ********** *********, ********* to ***:

Software **** ************ / **** ****** ********* ********

******* **** ************* *** software, *******, **** ******** that **% ** ***** sales ******* **** **** servers *** ***** ***. For ***** **** **** server ******** (********, *****, Genetec, ***) ** ** much **** ****** *** an *** ***-******* ****** to ** ****, ******* of **** **** ** HP. **** **** **** do *** **** ** install *******.

******* **** *** **% software-only ***** *** ********* in *********** ** ***** VMSes ***** *** ******** server ******** ** ******* of ********** ***** ***.

Primarily ****** ***** / ******* ******* *****

******** *** * *** manufacturer, ******* **** **% of ***** ***** *** direct ** *** *****. They **** **** ****** them ** ******* ******** issues *******, ********* ********/******* in * ****** ** hours.

**** ****** ~** ****** channel ******* *********** ********, typically *** *********** ******* which *** ***** ******** by *** *** **** for **-******* **********. ******* noted * *** ********** where **** *** ********* with ** ******** *******.

Software ********* ********

******* ****** *****, *** and ****** ******* ********** to * **** ******* Management ******. *** ***** client ****** *******, ****-**-**** radio *******, ***** ****, event, *** ********* *******. The *** ********* ** a ******* ************* ******, primarily ******** **** *** recorded ***** *******. *** mobile *** ******** ********* video **** *** *****'* camera *** ******* *** recording ** *** ******* VMS.

*** "*****" ***** ****** is * ****** *********** for ********* *** *************, with * ***-***** ******, and ****** ******** ********** to ********, *******, *********, and ********** *****. **** is * ****** **** our **** ******* *** top ******* *** ******* to ********* ******, ****** control ***** ** *** right, *** ********* ***** timeline ** *** ******:

* *************** ******* **** many *****, ******* ******** live ******** ******* ******* from****, ***** **** ************* locate **** ******** *******, Airship ****** *** *******, and ***** ********* ******* (Sierra ********, *********** ******) based ** *** ******* GPS ***********:

******* **** ****** ** updated ********* ****** ********** interface, ********** * ************ quick **** ** ****** information *** ****** ******:

 

Direct ****** ****** *******

******* **** **** ****** direct ****** ****** ***********, offering ******* *** ** different *************. **** **** support ***** *** **** it ** * ********* option. ****** **** *****, they ** *** **** a **** ** ********* cameras ** ***** ********** available *******.

Direct ***** ********* ************

******* **** *** ******* their *** ***** ********* but **** **** ******* all ***-***** ******** ************ using ************'* ***, *** relying ** *** ********* company ** ***** *** integration. **** **** *** short **** ** ********* partners *** ********* ******** by ******** *******, *** they ********* **************,**************** ****. ******* **** *** creating *** ************, **** claim **** **** ******* a ****** **** ******** integration **** *** ******* VMS (*.*. ***** ******, bounding *****/*******).

***** ** ** ********** licensing **** **** ******* for ******** ********* ************. Airship **** *** *********** costs **** **** ********* on *** ********, *** sometimes ********* **** *** for *** ** * portion ** *** ***********, and ******* **** **** take ** *** ****** cost.

Hikvision *** ********* ***** ** ****

******* **** **** ** not **** *** ******* branded *** **********. **** said ** **** **** ended ** *** ********* with ********* ******* ** growing ******** **** ***** US ********** ********* *** told ** **** ******** nearly ***% ** ***** installed ***** ******* *** are ******** *** ********* ones ** ******* ** possible.

***** *** ***** ********* appliances ********* ** ******* at * ****** ** private ********** ***********, *** they **** ******* ******* new ****.

Lenel **** ****** ******* ***********

******** ****** ******* *********** is ******* ** ***** only, ****** *** ****** and ****** *** ******* in ** *** ******* VMS, ********** **** ********** and ****-***** *********. **** is * *********** ********** compared ** **** *****, which ********* ***** ******* to ********, **** ****** of ****** ******* *******.

*******

******* *** ** ******* and **** ***** ** active ****** *********** *** $150-$300 *** *** *******. Disconnected ** ******* ******* do *** ***** ****** license *****.

****** ** **** ****** recording ******* (*.*. **** wearable *******, *******-*****, ******* Mobile *** ******) **** $500 - $*,*** **** per ******* ********* ** the ************ (***** *********, edge *********, ***).

***** ** * ** - **%  ****** ******** support ****, ***** ** required *** ***** *******, and *****/***** ******** ******** and *******. ******* **** a *********** ******** ** their ********* ******** **/* phone ******* ******* ** their **/* ********* (*.*. law ***********, ********/*********).

Increasing **** *********** / ******** ** **** ***********

******* **** **** *** increasing ***** ********* ****** and **** ** ********* law ***********, ****** ********, and ***** ********* ******* tradeshows. **** *** **** looking ** ************* ******** their ********** **** ** commercial ******* ***** **** do *** **** * presence. **** **** **** are ******** ** **** away **** ***** ********* a ***, *** ********* to * ****-******* *** management ******, *********** ** radar, *****, ****** *** other ***-****** ***** *******. 

**** **** **** **** to **** ***********, *** like *** *********** ** a ***** ********* *****, however, **** ****** *********** interest ** ******** ** they ***** **** ** marketing *** ******** **** recognition.

Comments (5)

***** ** ******* *******?

***** *** *** *** question. ** **** ********* for **** *** ******* and ***** ** ********, with **** ********* ********* on *** ******* ******** at **** ****. *** current ******* ** ***** at ******** ******* ****** for **** ********* ** the **** ****. ****** let ** **** ** we *** ******* **** specific *******.

***’** ********* *** ***** Paul ***** **** *******? Not *** *** *** died **** *******. ****’* gotta ** * ***** name ** **** ** a **** ******* **** in *******, **?

*'** **** ****** ******* being **** ** ****** ships (* ****** ******* it *** **** ** a ***** *************). *** live ******* ********* *** a *** **** ** this, **** ***** ** video *** ****** **** GPS *********** ** **** you ***** *** ***** the **** *** **** a ********** ***** *** captured.

**** *******.  **** ******* keeps * *** ******* and *'** ****** **** curious.   *'** **** ****** Airship **** **** ** 18 ***** ** ******* IP ***** ** * manufacturer.  ** ****  ******** a ****** ** ***** Nexus ***?  ** **** & ****** * *** more ******** *** ******** than * ***** **** guessed.

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