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

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 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 67 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 -...
Hikvision Nvidia Supercomputing Partnership on Jul 18, 2016
Hikvision is gearing up its supercomputing efforts. Partnering with Nvidia, one of the US' largest tech companies, doing $5 billion revenue...
US Government Agency Highlights Analytics Failure on Jul 15, 2016
Count the US government among those not satisfied with video analytics. A US government agency held a workshop on video analytics for public...
H.265 Licensing Fees Examined / CEO Interview on Jul 14, 2016
Axis has repeatedly warned about H.265 licensing, most recently: [The H.265 license model] includes a royalty on revenues generated on the...
Qognify Suspect Search Examined on Jul 01, 2016
All you have is a description of a suspect? White guy, black hair, mustache, heavy, green jacket? No problem, says Qognify, formerly NICE...
The Real Samsung Is Back, Launching Extreme Video Analytics on Jun 30, 2016
No, this is not about Hanwha / Techwin. This is about the real / original Samsung group. After selling Techwin, which included their video...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Camera Calculator Class and IPVM Member Orientation October 2016 on Sep 28, 2016
Members, learn how to better design video surveillance systems and get the most out of your IPVM memberships with 2 upcoming live classes. Both...
Axis 4MP Camera Tested (M3046-V) on Sep 28, 2016
Axis has brought 4MP to its camera line in the new M3046-V, the highest resolution model in their revamped M30 series. We bought and tested this...
Hiring Spree At Aimetis 6 Months After Being Acquired on Sep 28, 2016
Aimetis was acquired in April 2016, and is now expanding almost all of their departments, hiring employees from Axis and other industry...
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,...
Access Door Controller Configuration Guide on Sep 27, 2016
Properly configuring access control door controllers is key to a professional system. These devices have fundamental settings that must be...
Hacked Dahua Cameras Drive Massive Cyber Attack on Sep 27, 2016
Cyber attacks are accelerating and IP cameras are behind many of them. Worse, last week, a 'massive' attack was carried out using numerous Dahua...
Axis Secretly Paid Anixter Sales People To Push Axis NVRs on Sep 26, 2016
Internal Axis communication shows how Axis paid Anixter and Tri-Ed sales people with secret bonuses to push Axis NVRs. In this report, we examine...
VLANs for Video Surveillance Tutorial on Sep 26, 2016
Many people confidently say to 'use VLANs' as an answer to IP video networking problems and as a way to signal expertise. But how should VLANs be...
Ambarella CEO Admits H.265 and 4K Not Popular on Sep 26, 2016
Ambarella is the main chip provider for high-end surveillance cameras driving higher resolution and new CODECs. While Ambarella has been pushing...

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