No passive aggressive stuff, just a true statement, given the fact we have not started in this business in the past three years boom of AI hype solutions. The most likely reason is more the fact that we have almost no activity in the US, as we're French based ;-)
The most likely reason is more the fact that we have almost no activity in the US, as we're French based ;-)
You want to blame it on the US rather than that you are a small company that is bad at marketing? You are entitled to take either approach but you'd do yourself a favor to realize what issues you can control and improve upon.
Per LinkedIn, as an example, your company has just 14 employees and under 300 followers after 15 years:
Rather than blame it on the US, why wouldn't you take this opportunity to wow me and anyone reading this about how great your company is?
I understand Linkedin is (probably) a major reference point for some countries, including the US, however the situation is quite different in France. Security actors do generally not rely on social networks whatsoever for their sourcing and like to run their business using classical means (exhibitions, phones, emails, ...), so on this particular market, apart form HR sourcing there's not much to do there and it can even get counter productive when dealing with confidential stuff.
Where you're right is that it may be one of the reasons for our lack of visibility in the US. There are many other reasons that I will not detail here however.
As per your own rules I should not use IPVM for my own promotion, should I ? Let me know what I should do then to sort this out if you think it's relevant.
Laurent, trying to deflect and make excuses is not productive. You are a small company with minimal marketing. And I am telling you as a person who interacts with dozens of video analytics companies from around the world, that's a problem for you. If you want your company to remain tiny and be passed by this new generation, that's your prerogative but don't complain then when people don't know about your company.
Even your response to my question about you wowing us is counterproductive. So instead of explaining your company, you want to debate whether such an explanation will violate our promotional rules? Do you have anyone in sales and marketing? Seriously, I am trying to make a broader point. A lot of these video analytics companies remain tiny because they have no sense about sales or marketing. There's certainly the other side of people lying, which is worse but try to productively inform and impress people about your company. Not blame the US for your lack of marketing.
Dear John, let's finish this discussion, just by stating that I was not blaming anyone in the first place, just making a statement, I apologize if you have taken this as a personal attack whatsoever, but that was not the case (and here you seem to be the one blaming BTW).
I'm happy to explain, this is much more productive than the rest of the discussion I was mentioning as you state right.
Okay, here is a brief description of what we do.
So our product portfolio is split into two software solutions for two segments: site protection & crowd management.
Site protection: we are providing high end perimeter protection + oil leaks and fire detection, high end meaning that we are able to commit to a level of performance (down to 3-4 pixels objects with almost no contrast if needed, and one false alarm per week per camera typically). 75% of our projects are done with thermal cameras.
Crowd management: we are providing line and density counting, with an especially accurate performance on high values (600-1000 people in one picture, or dozens of thousands people crossing a line across the day). We are adding some behavioral analytics although this is still quite emerging and I don't think a proper level of performance can be achieved yet (as stated in your annual report). For this solution we rely on classic CCTV cameras deployed in streets, transports, ...
Our solutions can be seen as hybrid as they combine traditional motion detection with AI, to allow us choosing the best algorithm depending on the feature.
We have integration with Milestone / Genetec, and generally speaking any VMS/PSIM able to parse incoming IP messages and FTPs for videos/pictures.