Startup Vaion Launching End-to-End AI Solution Backed with $20 Million Funding

By: Sean Patton, Published on Jun 17, 2019

An EU / USA video surveillance startup, Vaion, founded by ex-Cisco Senior Directors is launching an end-to-end VSaaS platform with $20 million in funding.

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We spoke with Vaion to understand why they started a surveillance company, their offerings, and go-to-market strategy.

In this note we examine:

  • Who is Vaion
  • What Cameras are Supported
  • What Cloud Architecture
  • How Much Does It Cost
  • What Type of Analytics Are Offered
  • What VMS Features

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***** **** **** **** raised $** ******* ** initial *******, ********* **** venture ******* ******** ********.

***** ** ******** ** end-to-end *****-******* ******, **** their *** *******, *** appliances, *** **** ******** analytics.

***** ** **** ********** their *** ******* (*** OEM) *** ********** *** party **** (*****), ** uncommon *********** ***** **** VSaaS ******** ****** *** closed ** ***** *** cameras (*******, ******,*******) ** ** *** develop ***** *** (*.*., Arcules, ***** ***, *******).

Proprietary *******

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** ******, ***** ** offering* ****** ********* ~$*** ****:

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

***** **** *** ******* are **** (***** ****** Manufacture), **** ** ******, and *** *** ********** the ************ *** ********* they ** *** *** Huawei/HiSilicon. *** ******* ******* their *** ** ***** analytics *** **** **** 4 ********** *********** ***** Vaion **** *** **** for *********** *****-***** *********. They ***** **** *** audio ** **** **** for *********, *** ** not ********.

*** ******* **** **-***** storage *** ****** *********, primary ********* ** ** the ***** ***** *********.

On-Premise *** **** ** *********

***** ** ********* ***** ** **********, **** ****** ****** RTX ***** *** ********* AI ***** *********:

  • *****: ** ******, *** cameras / **** ***, 1 ****** ****** *** card
  • *****: ** ******, *** cameras / ***** ***, 1 ****** ****** *** card
  • *****: ** ******, *** cameras / ***** ***, 2 ****** ****** *** cards

***** **** *** ****** cards *** ************** ********* to ******* *** ********* of * ***** ****** server **** **** ******** scenes ** ***** ****** (e.g. ****** *****, ******* terminal).

***** ** *** ********** the *** ****** ************ or ******* *** *****:

*** ******* ** ******* will *********** **** ***** surveillance-focused *********, ******* ** mind **** ** ****** GPU-based ************.

3rd ***** ******* *********

****** **** ***** ********* that****-** ***** ** *********** cameras, ***** **** **** will ******* *** ***** ONVIF *******, ***** ** possible ******* ** *** on-premise ***/**************.

No ******-**-***** / ****** ****** *******

***** ** ***** *** cloud *** **********, *******, and ****** ***** ******, but *** ******** ******-**-***** recording ** ***** ****** from ***** ******* **** onboard *******. ***** **** that ***** ********* *** cameras ** ** *** roadmap, *** ** *** available ** ******.

Web ****** **** ** ****** / ****** *** ***** ** *******

*****'****** ****** ****** (** *******) is **** *** **** and ******** ********, ** well ** ****** *************. Vaion **** **** ***** streaming ** ********* ** VServers ** *** *** client. ***** ** ** thick ** ****** ****** at ******, *** **** said **** **** *** on ***** *******.

**** ************ ***** ******* support, **** ***** *****, dynamic *******, **** ******** events **** ******** *****, appearance ******, *** *****-***** video ******** **** ******** different ****** ********* ** the **** ** ****** detected:

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Appearance ******

*****'* ********** ****** ** based ** ***** ****** detection *** ************** ********* and *** ** ******** to ****** *** ******, vehicles ** ***** *******, in ** **** ** a ******* ****.

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** * ****** ********** is **********, ****** ** people **** *** ****** says ****** ******* *** shown ** * ****** view. ***** **** ** our ************* **** ****** the ********** ****** ****** had * *** ****** on, *** ********* *** classification **** *** ******* to ******** ******, *** physical ********** ** *** person:

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** * **** *****, this ************* ** ******* to ********'*********** ******, *******, ** **** not ****** **, ** we ** *** **** for ****.

Dynamic ****** ******** ** ****

***** ************ ***** ******* mapping **** ****** * feature **** **** "***** Presence" ***** **** ****** detection ********* ** ******* a ****** (****** ***** icon) ** *** *** as **** **** ******* the *** ** *** camera:

***** **** **** ** targeted *** *** ****** emergency ********** (*.*. ******** people ****** * ****), and ******** ********** ********** in ******. ******* *** camera *** ******** *** not ******* ** ************ (walls) ** *** ***, there ** * *********** for ***************** ** ******* where ** ********** ** located.

AI *********-***** ******* ****** *******

***** **** **** *** using ***** ********* ** the ****** ** ****** between **** *** ***-******* video ********* *** ******* and *********, ****** **** relying ** ***** ****** detection, ***** ** ************* less ********.

**** **** **** **** result ** ************* ***** storage ************ ** *** traffic ************ (*.*. ******** office *********, ******* ********** where *****/****** ******* ******).

[UPDATED **/****] *******

*****'* ******* ** **** more ********* **** ************ premium ******* ***** ************. However, *** ******* ***** IPVM **** ** ******** its ******* ** *********, Briefcam, *** ********.

****** ********, ***** ******** purchasing ***** ********* (** software ****) **** ****** licensing. *** **** *****-***** unit ***** *** ~$**,*** total:

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************, ********, *** **** is ~$*** *** *******, broke **** ** *******:

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** **** ** *********** to *** *** ***** competes ***** ** ********* is *** ******** ** offer ** **** ********* as *********, ******** *** Avigilon *** ** ******* significantly ***** ******** *** to ******* *******, ***. Plus, *** ******* ** offer ********-**** ********-**** **** be * *********** *** many.

Integrator ***** *****

***** **** **** **** be ******** *** ** integration ******* ******* *******, and *** *** ******** for ****** *****. **** said **** *** *** targetting * ***** ***** like *******, ******** *** that ***** ***** **** has *********** ***** ************ experience **** ************* **** Avigilon, *****, ***.

*******

** **** *****, ** is *** ***** *** us ** *********** ******* Vaion's ******. *** **** that **** **** **** significant ***** *** ******** experience **** ********* **** them ******** ** **** startups **** ***** ********* but ***** ********* **** the **** **** *** a **** **** ******* a ***** ********* ** their ********* ****-**** *******.

Comments (15)

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*. ****'** ***** ** sell *** *** *********** market ******** ******* ** already **** ******* *** market?  ****'* *********.

*. ******* ** *** product **** ***** ************** itself, ** **** ****** integration, ** ***** ** mobile ******, ******** *** cyber ********.  ****'* *** end **** ********* ** make * ******?  

*. **** ** *** product *** *********, **** are ****** "*****" **** with **** ******** **********.  CEO, *********** *** *********** are *** ***** ** Europe, ******** ** *** from ****, *** **** have *** ***** **** in *** **?  ****'* a ****** *** ************* and ******* ***** ****, and ********** ******* *** strategy ********* ******* ********* and *** *****.  ****** to ****** ****** ** the ****** ****.  **** will ** ******* ** circles ********** ****** ** figure ** *** *** while *** *** ********* revenue ****** ******** ** he ******* ** * board ** ********* ******* for ***** ******.  

 

****'** ***** ** **** a *** **** ***** than $** ******* ** even **** * ***** impact ** *** ****** from **** ******* ** my ****** *******.

****** *** **** *** starting **** $** *******, which ***** ** **** show **** ******** *********, the **** *****, **** year, **** ** $** - $** *******. * don't **** *** **** are ***** ** ******* but * ***** *** scoff ** ******** **** $20 *******.

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** **** *****, *** VCs *** *** ******* for '******' ** '******' you **** *** ****** usage ** *** **** as ** **** ** profits. *** **** **** to ** ** **** revenue ****** *** **** will *** * *** more *****.

**** ******* ***** ****, not *********** ****, *** a **** ** ***** or ********* ***** **** not ** *** ******.

********** ***********. ****** *** this **** *** ** 2020. ***** **** ***** is ***********.

* **** *** **** the ***** ** ***** and **** **** ***** initial **** ******** *** cameras *** **** ** admit, * ****** **** what **** **** ***** on. *** *** **** handle ****** ********** *** network ********** ** **** genius *** ***** ***** extensive ************* ** ******* environments. ***** ******** ** very ********* *** ******** with ** ***** ************* that ***** ***** *********, retrieval *** ********* ****** yet *********. ***, * agree **** **** **** initially ** ****** *** not ****** *********** **** other ******* ** ******* or **********, ******* **** just ******* *** ****** officially ***** *** ** have * **** ********* API *** ********* ** develop ************ ****. * like ***** ** ** market ******** *** ******* model *** *** *** them ********* *** ****** very *******. **** ******** I've *** *** **** very ********, *******, *******, knowledgeable,  ***. **** ******* to *** **** ** end ***** ****** *** do *** **** ** flood *** ****** **** tons ** *********. *********** with *****, *** ******** LPR, ****** ***********, *** will ******** ** ******** for ****. *'* **!

** *** *** ****** startups, **** ** *** only *** **** *** me ********** ** ****** out *** *******. * haven’t **** ******** ***** the ***** **** ** NX **** **** ** in. * **** ** interested ** *** **** product *******. 

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****** **** ******* *****:

*****'* ******* ** **** more ********* **** ************ premium ******* ***** ************. However, *** ******* ***** IPVM **** ** ******** its ******* ** *********, Briefcam, *** ********.

****** ********, ***** ******** purchasing ***** ********* (** software ****) **** ****** licensing. *** **** *****-***** unit ***** *** ~$**,*** total:

************, ********, *** **** is ~$*** *** *******, broke **** ** *******:

** **** ** *********** to *** *** ***** competes ***** ** ********* is *** ******** ** offer ** **** ********* as *********, ******** *** Avigilon *** ** ******* significantly ***** ******** *** to ******* *******, ***. Plus, *** ******* ** offer ********-**** ********-**** **** be * *********** *** many.

****, *'** *** *** chance ** **** ** the ***** ***** ** length **** *****, *** their **** ****** ***** on **** (**'* *** they ***** **** **********) guarantees **** ***** ********* will ** ********* ****** they ****** ** ******. What's ****, *** ***** folks **** ****** ******** previously - ********* * asked ***** ******* ** how **** **** **** together. **'* ** ******* that **** **** * greater ******* ** ******* consistently **** **** ** usual - ********** *** a *******. **** ***'* deal ** ***** *** they ***'* **** ***** up ** ***** ** they ***'* **** *** answer. ****'** ********-********. ***** traits **** ** ** a ******* ******* *****.

**** **** **** ****** cybersecurity ********* ******* ***** sister *******, **** ********, who *** ****.*. ***** ******* ***********(** ******* ****** ********* competition) **** ****. * see ********* ******* *** machine ******** *** "***** search" ************ ** ***** threat ******* ********, *** the ******* ******** *** high *********** ** *****'* platform. ****'* ********* * haven't *** *** ****** to *** **** ***** yet.

***** ***** ** *** first ******* ** *** physical ******** ******** **** has ****** ** **** caliber ************* *******. ** me ****'* * *** plus, ***** *** ************* lag ** **** ********.

***** ***** *** ***** factors, * **** **** a **** ****** ****** than **** ******** ** succeed.

**'* ** ******* **** they **** * ******* ability ** ******* ************ well **** ** ***** - ********** *** * startup.

* ***** **** ****. They **** **** **** before, ****** ** ***** markets ** **** **** shown ** ******* ** avoid *** ***** ******** we **** **** ** the ****** ** *** entrants ** **** ******** in *** **** *** years.

**** ***'* **** ** fluff *** **** ***'* make ***** ** ** guess ** **** ***'* know *** ******. ****'** straight-shooters.

**** *** *** **** my ********** **** ****. Moreover, * ***** **** are ****** **** *** fundamental ******** **** ** not ********** ******** **** which **** ** * deal-breaker **** ** **** accounts. **** ****, * do ***** **** **** learn **** ****.

*** ****** *** *** real-world ****** ********** **** Vaion?

* **** **** ******* VAION *** *** **** couple ** *****. ** far * ** *********. Really ******* ******* ** the ****** ******* *********** that ** ******.

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