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PSIM providers raises $15.6 million

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Monday, July 29, 2013

PSIM provider VIDSys announced last week that it’s raised $15.65 million in one equity financing.

The investment was lead by NewSpring Capital. Previous investors Atlanta Equity, Flybridge Capital Partners, JVax Investment Group and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital also participated in the round.

I have a call into VIDSys and hope to speak to someone tomorrow about what the company plans to do with the new funds.

NewSpring Capital, is based in Radnor, Pa. It invested through its technology and business services growth equity fund, NewSpring Growth Capital. Marc R. Lederman, NewSpring general partner, has now joined the VidSys board of directors.

VIDSys' PR folks said that CEO Michael P. Jackson wasn't available for a call. They provided me with this prepared statement: “VidSys will use these funds to help grow and scale the company on a global basis beyond our existing footprint. ... We will also invest in further development of our core software ... for our public sector and enterprise clients.”

VidSys: Updated software gives flexibility, customization

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09/18/2013

VIENNA, Va.—Version 7.5 of VidSys’ physical security information management software, released Sept. 17, offers enhanced operational features, including mapping and advanced search capabilities, the company said in a news release.

VidSys PSIM software used by Houston during NBA All-Star Weekend

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02/26/2013

VIENNA, Va.—VidSys, a provider of PSIM software, today announced that the city of Houston deployed its software to manage potential security threats during the NBA All-Star festivities held Feb. 14-17, according to a company statement.

VidSys gets $3m loan

Venture loan provider thinks PSIM has down-market potential
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01/16/2013

FARMINGTON, Conn.—Horizon Technology Finance Corp. has provided a $3 million venture loan to PSIM provider VidSys.

Former White House CSO joins PSIM provider

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12/03/2012

VidSys, a provider of PSIM solutions, has named John Gill, a former White House chief security officer, its vice president of business development, according to a company statement.

The PSIM potential

Critical infrastructure, regulated environments and big companies concerned about reputation and brand are projected to drive adoption of PSIM
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09/04/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—If you are a vendor or integrator of PSIM systems, the chances are good that you consider this to be an exciting time in the security industry. And the chances also are excellent that, regardless of your expertise and experience, your views on PSIM market trends will be challenged by others in the field.

Study: PSIM market to grow to $2.8b by 2021

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

A couple days after PSIM maker VidSys touted one aspect of the new Frost & Sullivan PSIM study, F&S itself today sent out a release about this study.

The projections are most interesting part of the release, I think. F&S projects the global PSIM market is set to grow from a $142.9 million in 2011 to a $2.79 billion by 2021.

When I spoke to VidSys CTO James Chong the other day, he said that his company’s commercial business is on the rise. The Frost & Sullivan study says that’s the way it’s going to go. Revenue generation from will shift from solely to include more critical infrastructure to first responders and commercial entities in the future.  

The biggest driver will be “word of mouth” about PSIM capabilities, the study says.  Frost and Sullivan even gave that phrase its very own acronym—“WOM.”  That’s a new one for me.

There’s not a lot of WOM yet, because most enterprises are still grappling with the convergence of physical security and IT security.  

From the news release: "The majority of security integrators are focused on solutions they are used to and their unwillingness to learn information technology and implement software products is restraining the PSIM market," explains [Krzysztof] Rutkowski. "This is a major challenge because awareness of customers may not be improved by the systems integrators."

As such, being a well established player in the PSIM and security market is crucial for market success. Value added products will be able to capture more of the market share.

"Being well recognized in the market sends a positive message to the customers on expertise and future reliability in terms of installation and upgrades support," says Rutkowski. "Another key aspect to success is the value a PSIM provider can add to the solution i.e. a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) option or a command and control (C2) centre."

The study advises video and access control systems companies to "tie up with PSIM players" to avoid being edged out.
 

VidSys says PSIM market maturing

VidSys founder says new Frost & Sullivan PSIM categories helps educate market
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07/11/2012

VIENNA, Va.—While there is still some confusion in the market about what constitutes a “true PSIM” and what’s merely a “PSIM wannabe,” the market is maturing and demand is growing, James Chong, founder and CTO of PSIM provider VidSys, told Security Systems News.

New Vidsys CEO says being a stand-alone company is optimal

Michael P. Jackson, a former high-level government official and independent board member, named CEO and chairman
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02/22/2012

VIENNA, Va.—Michael P. Jackson, the newly named CEO of Vidsys, believes that the PSIM provider is perfectly situated as a stand-alone business to grow.

Security companies among 
fastest-growing tech businesses

Avigilon ranks No. 4
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11/21/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine—Several companies that are active in the physical security space were listed on the Deloitte 2011 Technology Fast 500, released in October. Deloitte is a global professional services firm and has been compiling the list since 1995. Award winners were selected based on percentage of fiscal-year revenue growth from 2006 to 2010.

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