Ionodes - Video Surveillance Startup Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 19, 2009

Ionodes is a recent startup drawing significant interest for its experienced founders and its partnership with Genetec.

The product that looks to have the most immediate impact is the Ionodes hybrid NVR, the SV-3200, which runs Genetec's Omnicast. While Genetec's VMS software is available on Intransa's NVR VideoAppliances, this is the first and only hybrid DVR running Omnicast.

Moreover, the founders of Ionodes include Jean-Paul Saindon, founder of SmartSight and Michael Gilge, founder of VCS. Both companies were early leaders in the development of IP video appliances with SmartSight being sold to Verint and VCS to Bosch. As such, the company's management has successfully developed IP video surveillance businesses (a rarity among IP video startups).

As such, it's likely the company will have an impact in the industry. The main questions is: how much of an impact and where?

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