ObjectVideo Company Update and Analysis

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jan 14, 2010

This report shares information from a January 2009 interview with ObjectVideo executives. ObjectVideo is a leading intelligent video / video analytics provider.

In 2009, ObjectVideo consists of two major business lines:

  • OEM distribution of ObjectVideo software embedded in cameras, encoders and servers for 36 contracted partners
  • R&D organization that provides specialized solutions to government and military organizations

ObjectVideo reports that they were cash flow positive in Q4 2008 and expect to be in 2009.

Also as of Q4 2008, David McGuinness is the CEO of ObjectVideo. McGuinness was promoted from the VP of Professional Services. Raul Fernandez, formerly CEO and Chairman, continues in his role as Chairman of ObjectVideo.

In 2009, ObjectVideo is focusing their efforts of on OEM distribution, supporting partners to quickly and more effectively sell products using ObjectVideo analytics. ObjectVideo expects to see multiple partners release support for ObjectVideo running on DVRs of IP Video Surveillance Software using Intel Chips. This would add to their existing and primary distribution through cameras and encoders using TI chips.

While acknowledging the significant global economic issues, ObjectVideo sees the government as a strong customer and believes the large number of partners will help diversify and grow their business.

Finally, CTO Dr. Alan Lipton, who many of you know from his presentations and public writing, is no longer with ObjectVideo.

**** ****** ****** *********** **** * ******* **** ********* **** ObjectVideo **********. *********** ** * ******* *********** ***** / ***** analytics ********.

** ****,******************* ** *** ***** ******** *****:

  • *** ************** *********** ******** ******** ** *******, ******** *** ******* *** 36 ********** ********
  • *&* **************** ******** *********** ********* ** ********** *** ******** *************

*********** ******* **** **** **** **** **** ******** ** ** 2008 *** ****** ** ** ** ****.

**** ** ** ** ****,***** ************ *** *** ** ***********. ********** *** ******** **** *** VP ** ************ ********.**** *********, ******** *** *** ********, ********* ** *** **** ** Chairman ** ***********.

** ****, *********** ** ******** ***** ******* ** ** *** distribution, ********** ******** ** ******* *** **** *********** **** ******** using *********** *********. *********** ******* ** *** ******** ******** ******* support *** *********** ******* ** **** ** ** ***** ************ Software***** ***** *****. **** ***** *** ** ***** ******** *** ******* ************ through ******* *** ******** ***** ** *****.

***** ************* *** *********** ****** ******** ******, *********** **** *** government ** * ****** ******** *** ******** *** ***** ****** of ******** **** **** ********* *** **** ***** ********.

*******, *** **. **** ******, *** **** ** *** **** from *** ************* *** ****** *******, ** ** ****** **** ObjectVideo.

[***************]

Potential *** *** ********

***********'* ******** ***** *** ***** *********. *** *********** ******** ** to ******* ***** ********* ** *** ***** ************ ******. *** benefit ** *** ***** *********** ********* ***** ** ****** ** inexpensive, ****-******* ***** *********. **** ******** ********, *********** ***** ** able ** ******* ***** ********* ** ************ *** *********. ******, this ** *** *** ******* *** ********** ******** *** ******** to *****. ************, **** ***** **** *****.

Comparison ** ***** *** **********

** ***** ************,******* * **** **** ******* ** * ******* **** *** a ******* ******** *****. ***** **** *** **** *******. **** provide ******** ** ******** ****** ************* *** ***** *** **** cameras.

**** ** ******* *** **** *** *****. **** **** ** direct ********** *** ***** * ****** ** ****** ************* ***** other ******** ** *** *******, **** *********'* ***** ** ** respected.

** ********, *********** *** ***** **** **** **********. ***** **'* been * ***** ***** **** *** *** *********** **** ** Show ** *** ****, **'* ******* ***** * **** ** progress. ***** *** ****** ** ******** ********* (* ********** *** emails **** * *** ***, ********* **** * ****). ****, analytic *** *** ********** ********** ** ***********.

***** ** *** ******** *** * *** ** *********, *********** issues ***** *** **:

  • * **** ***** ****** ** ****** ***********
  • ********** ** ********** *********** ** ***** *********

*** ****** ** ** ** ******** * **********'* ***********, *** more ********* ** ** ** ********** ******* ****. ** ********, Pixim ******* ******* ****** ** *** **-**** ********* ****** ** easy ** ********** *******.

On-Board ****** *******

*** ** ***********'* ********** ** *********** ** **** ******* ** can ** **** *******. * ****** ** *********** *********** ***** in **** *****. ********* **** ** *** ***** ********* **** existing ******* ** **** ***-** ********* ******* (**** **** ** Bosch). *** ********* **** ** *** ** *** *** *********** with ***** *******?

******* ***** *** **** ******* ******* ***********. ***** *** ******** ***** *********. **** **** ******** ******* ***** ********* (*******:***) *** *** ***********.

** *** **** **** ** **,***** ** *** ****** * *** ** ******** ********* ******* ** works ** **** *******. ** ****** *** ******** ** ***** Vi ** *** **** *** ****** **********. *** *** **** of ***:*** ** *** **** ** *** ******* ***** *** limited ********* ** ********* ****** ** **** ******.

***** * ** *** ******* ***** *********** ********* **** '****' OV ** ***** ** ***********, ***** ********* ******* ********** *** growth *** *** ** **.

All-in-One **********

*** ***** ***** *********** ******** ** *** ***-**-*** *********: * single ************ ******** ******* *** ********, ********** ***** *** ********* and ******** **** ********.********* ********* *** **** ********** *** ******* ******** ***** **** approach. **** *** ******** ******* ************* *** ****** **** ********** for **** ***********, ******* *** ***** ****** * ****** ********. Their ******* *** *********** ** **** ****** ************ ** *********** ** ******** ** *** ** *** *********.

*** ******** ** **** ********** ** ***********. *** **** ** buy **** ******* *** ******** **** **** ************. **** ** very ********. ** *** ****** **** *** ***** ************* *** offer ********** *********, **** ********* ***** **** ****** ********* ** shift ** ****.

ObjectVideo's ***********

***** *** *** ******** *** **** **** *********, *********** ** caught ** ******** *****:

  • ******** *********** ***** ******* ***** *********
  • ****** ************* **** **** *** ***** ******** *** ** ******* OV
  • ***** ********* ********* ************* **** ** ******* ******

Recession *** ************ ******

* ***** **** ***** ***** **** *** ********* ** * negative ***** ** ***** *********. * **** ** ***** ** will ** * **** ******** *****, ***** **** ***** ********* require ********** ** *** ****** (****** ** ****** ** *********). I **** ******* **** ***** **** ****** (** ** ***** slow *************) ************ ******** ** *******. ***** *********** ******* *** strong ************* **** *** ** **********, ** ** *********** **** eventually **** ** ****** ** *** ********* *&* ******** *** company ***.

***** ***********'* *** ******** *** ***** *********, *********** ********** ****** that **** ****** ** ****.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Top Surprises in the Video Surveillance Industry 2016 on Nov 29, 2016
  The top 3 surprises of 2016 for integrators surveyed by IPVM were: The race to bottom, repeating 2015's Top Surprise Result New -...
Hikvision's ImageNet Win Analyzed on Nov 28, 2016
Hikvision is pushing hard to move up market and win at video analytics. One notable sign is Hikvision touting their #1 ranking for an ImageNet...
60% Lower Bandwidth, 'Video Anywhere' - Digital Barriers TVI / EdgeVis on Oct 28, 2016
Streaming video over low bandwidth, wireless connections often results in stalled video, broken up video or significant video delays. But Digital...
China Hot For Intelligent Video on Oct 27, 2016
The clear top theme at the 2016 Security China show has been intelligent video. This is a big shift from past years, and China's historical focus...
Hikvision Partners With Intel Movidius For Artificial intelligence Cameras on Oct 25, 2016
The world's largest camera manufacturer is partnering with the worlds largest semiconductor company to create a series of intelligent...
Camio Natural Language Processing Tested on Sep 27, 2016
The ex-Googler led team from Camio has advanced its video monitoring offering to include natural language processing. Camio ingests video,...
Nest Cam Outdoor Tested - Analytics Strong, Installation Weak on Sep 23, 2016
After years of claiming an outdoor model was "coming", addressing their biggest user demand, Nest has finally released their Outdoor Camera, an...
History of Video Surveillance on Sep 22, 2016
This is a concise history of video surveillance covering the past decade.  The goal is to help professionals newer to the industry understand...
Directory Of 68 Video Analytics Suppliers on Aug 22, 2016
This directory provides a list of video analytics providers to help you see and research what options are available. [premium_content] Video...
Logipix 20MP, 140MP and 200MP Cameras Examined on Jul 20, 2016
Looking for an Avigilon alternative? Logipix, based in Hungary, has created their own super high resolution end-to-end solution, featuring 20MP -...

Most Recent Industry Reports

XiongMai Master Password List Emailed By Chinese Spammer on Dec 05, 2016
XiongMai created an international uproar as their devices drove massive botnet attacks of major Internet sites. After pledging to recall cameras...
Hikvision Cloud Security Vulnerability Uncovered on Dec 05, 2016
A security researcher uncovered a critical vulnerability in Hikvision's global cloud servers. This vulnerability allowed an attacker to remotely...
Door Operators Access Control Tutorial on Dec 05, 2016
Doors equipped with door operators, specialty devices that automate opening and closing, tend to be quite complex. The mechanisms needed to...
Pelco Favorability Results on Dec 02, 2016
This is the first in a series of studies of manufacturer favorability. 100+ integrators rated and explained their views of each manufacturer. We...
Hikvision CEO Declares 'We Do Not Cut Rates" on Dec 02, 2016
Hikvision has led another press trip to China, and this time Hikvision's CEO is sharing insights into their competitive strategy, including...
Network Security Audit App (March Networks) Examined on Dec 01, 2016
Verifying one's video surveillance devices are locked down against common cybersecurity vulnerabilities is increasing important, as hacks using...
FLIR Acquires Drone Manufacturer For $134M on Dec 01, 2016
FLIR has acquired Prox Dynamics, a Norwegian maker of small military-grade drones, for $134M.  FLIR president Andy Teich provided additional...
Down to $50 IP Cameras From Honeywell on Dec 01, 2016
$100 IP cameras are literally old news. And you do not need to buy from spam email vendors anymore to get $50 ones. [premium_content] You can...
Distributor Offers Local Job Site Delivery on Nov 30, 2016
Local distribution branches are a big differentiator for many integrators, as they facilitate quickly picking up supplies locally without having to...
Dump Axis and Hikvision, Arecont Will Pay You on Nov 30, 2016
Do you want to get rid of your Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Hanwha Samsung, Hikvision, Pelco or Sony cameras? Now, Arecont will pay you to dump them for...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact