Intransa is Dead, Long Live IntransaBrand!

By Carlton Purvis, Published Jul 09, 2013, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

Since 2012, Intransa had been fighting to keep its head above water after spending more than $100 million in hopes of becoming the standard appliance for VMS software. In March 2013, Intransa laid off all of its employees. Then a memo announcing Viakoo’s receivership started circulating. Viakoo, a company made up of “several ex-Intransa engineers” said it had purchased the source code for Intransa and began selling Intransa services to the company's former customers. Now, Instransa has relaunched under Viakoo as IntransaBrand [link no longer available], according to a press release the company published [link no longer available] on Monday.

Here are the before and after photos:

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Comments (11)

"This Intransa/Viakoo/IntransaBrand shit is the weirdest thing to happen in surveillance this year, hands down."

Can't they just call it something new? Flexi Green Server?

Rumor has it that a big partnership is in the works with Polaroid ;)

You could start another $500 poll, "Name the next company to implode", but it would not be much of a challenge at this point.

I think that Intransa will need to do much more than just shed their old debt in order to become viable.

It's essentially the same website as the 'old' Intransa site, they even list the same technology partners. I wonder if those partners are still comfortable being associated with 'Intransa Brand' instead of Intransa. It would be very surprising if they had been able to secure new partnership agreements with all of those manufacturers this quickly.

Good point about the partners! I spoke to a few yesterday. They had no idea what had even happened with 'IntransaBrand'

Freaky stuff indeed. Like it never even happened...

I assume they are counting on the ignorance of the uninformed that never knew what happened to "Intransa".

Do they have any employees or a sales force? Are they honoring any of the warranties for the "Intransa" equipment?

Same CEO, same website, same products and no sales force doesn't sound like a plan for success to me.

Well, according the Viakoo memo we obtained, old warranties are null and void. However, you can buy new service contracts from Viakoo!

I keep wondering why many people say the security industry is "slimy."

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