Security Systems News

JUL 2017

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SEC u RIT y S y STEMS NEWS July 2017 suppliers 23 Eagle Eye buys in Europe Your Complete High Volume Residential Sales Program PRE-PROGRAMMED SECURITY SYSTEMS • SALES TRAINING PROGRAM • SECURA SALES APP Brought to you by To learn more go to Continued from page 1 Nubo, operated the largest num- ber of cloud recorded cameras in Europe and now combined with Eagle Eye "creates the world's first global cloud video surveillance company," he said. Panasonic Cloud Management Ser vices Europe BV will be renamed Eagle Eye Networks BV and will function as the European headquarters for Eagle Eye, sell- ing and supporting the expand- ed Eagle Eye product line. The Panasonic Cameramanager prod- uct will be renamed Eagle Eye CameraManager. The CameraManager solution does not have an onsite bridge device, as the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS does, and can therefore be more cost effec- tive for smaller camera counts per location, according to Drako. The company expects to quickly expand the global markets that Eagle Eye CameraManager serves, he said, noting that Eagle Eye plans to increase investment and sup- port of the product and expand its sales globally for those customers that desire direct camera to cloud connectivity. Panasonic Nubo, which is also part of the acquisition, will be renamed Eagle Eye NuboCam. The versatile LTE camera con- nects anytime and anywhere over a cellular or wireless network. The NuboCam will continue to be pro- moted, integrated and enhanced, said Drako. "The combined offering of the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS with new Eagle Eye CameraManager and Eagle Eye NuboCam will provide Eagle Eye dealers the broadest product line available from any cloud video provider in the world," he noted. All of PCMSEU's approximately 50 employees will be joining Eagle Eye, and the management team of Rishi Lodhia and Tijmen Vos are continuing to drive the business as managing director and technical director of Eagle Eye Networks EMEA. "This is a unique opportunity to bring two pioneers in cloud video surveillance together and deliver a broad portfolio of innovative cloud surveillance solutions," Lodhia said in the announcement. "Eagle Eye and Cameramanager dealers worldwide will now have a wider selection of cloud video products to support operations. Eagle Eye Networks operates eight data cen- ters in total, located in California, Texas, Canada, Japan (2), UK and now the Netherlands (2). The Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS is powered by mul- tiple Tier IV data centers globally distributed, Drako noted. The data centers also support developer activity for the cloud-based Eagle Eye Video API, which allows busi- nesses and developers to integrate camera video into their applica- tions without having to worry about a complex infrastructure. What does this acquisition mean for Eagle Eye long term? "We think this will give us a big step forward to making us the biggest and most global player in the market for cloud video surveillance," said Drako, noting that the company has been growing at a rate of more than 100 percent year-over- year." SSN to meet their customers' needs." Drako added, "The addition of the full Cameramanager and Nubo engineering and support teams will greatly enhance the size, scope and investment by Eagle Eye in cloud video solutions worldwide." The acquisition of PCSMEU will also provide two additional data- center locations in the Netherlands Continued from page 22 O B sidian all on premises; it is going to be a mix of all these things and that is the target space we are looking at right now," said Chisholm. The strategy, he pointed out, is to work with sev- eral customers across dif- ferent verticals, "focusing on a design-partner model, making sure the product is providing the right solution and that will translate into releasing the product next year and continuing to grow the organization." SSN

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