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SIA, N.J. college to launch security degree program

Goal is to develop work-ready college grads, expand program nationwide
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01/21/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—In an effort to increase the number of well-qualified job candidates for security integrators and manufacturers, the Security Industry Association is working with Mercer County Community College to launch a new security systems and technology degree progr

Samsung Techwin America launches DIY kits

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09/25/2012

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Samsung Techwin America recently launched two do-it-yourself security kits, according to a company statement.

LG: We’re back in the USA security market

Electronics giant makes video surveillance products available in the United States, again
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07/25/2012

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—LG Electronics announced on Monday that it is bringing its security products to the United States and is launching a new line of cameras and DVRs.

OV drops Samsung case, ITC trial involving Bosch starts today

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

ObjectVideo issued a statement at 7:30 this morning announcing that it has dropped patent infringement charges against Samsung.  The statement came two hours before an International Trade Commission trial began at 9:30 this morning.

I called ObjectVideo, but they’re not saying anything beyond what’s in the press release. I also have a call into Samsung.

The release says that ObjectVideo filed an unopposed motion to terminate the International Trade Commission investigation against Samsung.  “Both parties agreed this was the appropriate next step as part of our continued efforts to resolve the dispute between the companies,” Raul Fernandez, CEO of ObjectVideo, is quoted as saying in the press release.

“The public trial against Bosch at the USITC, resulting from an investigation pertaining to products from Robert Bosch GmbH and Bosch Security Systems, Inc., continues as planned,” the release said.

“With Samsung out of the ITC action, we can focus on Bosch, whose products implement numerous infringing video analytic technologies, including metadata, tripwire, and slip-and-fall technology,” added Fernandez.

OV first filed a court complaint in April of 2011. It moved the complaint to the ITC in July of 2011.

The trial began this morning at the USITC in Washington.

OV, Vivotek reach agreement

ITC trial involving Bosch, Samsung set for this week
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07/16/2012

RESTON, Va.—Video analytics provider Object Video announced in June that it has signed a patent licensing agreement with Vivotek. Meanwhile, its patent battle with major video surveillance providers Samsung and Bosch will continue, with an International Trade Commission trial scheduled to begin this week.

ITC to take up OV vs. Samsung Bosch next month

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I had a quick conversation last week with Object Video CEO Raul Fernandez, about the company's recent announcement that it has signed another licensing agreement, this time with Vivotek. 

Earlier this year, OV announced that it had signed similar agreements with Sony and Tyco’s American Dynamics.

Fernandez said the fact that Vivotek decided to do a portfolio-wide agreement speaks to the fact that more and more products will be built with video analytics already onboard or will be video-analytic enabled.

OV is suing Samsung and Bosch through one legal process with the International Trade Commission and it announced last month that it had filed suit against Pelco in the U.S. District Court in Virginia.

The discussion between Vivotek and OV was prompted, Fernandez said, by OV’s Amnesty offer, which it announced just before ISC West.

The five-day ITC trial with Samsung and Bosch will start on July 18, Fernandez said. A judgment will not be announced until November, however.
Fernandez is optimistic that OV will prevail in this trial. “[We’re saying that their products] made outside the U.S. have features [for which we] have patents … they’re attacking the patents [and saying they’re not valid],” Fernandez said. “But only one [claim] has to survive. One claim does it all… it leads to an injunction of the product. It’s a highly risky proposition,” he added.

Fernandez said OV will be announcing another agreement in the near future.

Samsung, Bosch and Pelco have previously declined to comment on the OV lawsuits saying that they do not comment on ongoing litigation

ObjectVideo makes headway with licensing

OV settles with Sony, signs agreement with Sony and Tyco
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02/27/2012

RESTON, Va.—ObjectVideo made progress in February with its licensing efforts. The video analytics provider announced that it has settled a lawsuit against Sony and signed licensing agreements with both Sony and Tyco’s American Dynamics.

Object Video signs licensing agreement

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

There was an update today in video analytics provider Object Video’s patent licensing efforts. OV announced today that it has signed a global patent licensing agreement with Tyco Security Products’ American Dynamics business division.

You’ll recall that at ISC West last year, OV announced in April that it was suing Sony, Samsung and Bosch for alleged patent infringement

And, in June, it filed a complaint with the against the same companies with the International Trade Commission. That complaint seeks to bar Bosch, Samsung and Sony from importing and selling products containing software features and functions that allegedly infringe on OV’s patents.

OV CEO Raul Fernandez told me today that he can’t speak about the lawsuit, but he said the agreement with American Dynamics is the first of what he expects to be several similar agreements.

He said after the lawsuit and ITC complaints were filed, OV received “a series of inbound calls from [manufacturers] who wanted to understand the our licensing program.” He said there are “several negotiations ongoing [with manufacturers, but they’re not litigation-based negotiations” rather they’re manufacturers who have approached OV because “they’ve looked inward at their technology to see if there is a technology overlap with some of our patents.” This is OV’s preferred way to “approach licensing discussions but we are prepared to take another [legal] path if necessary.”

Fernandez said that the fact that Tyco is a “multi billion dollar, multi-national, multi-product line company that’s been in business a long time recognizes our innovations .. strengthens our case [for pursuing patent licensing] … it’s terrific for us.”

“Our American Dynamics business is developing a broad range of video analytics-enabled products,” said Warren Brown vice president of product management for Tyco Security Products. “As part of our pre-launch process, it was important to ensure that the growth we expect from these products would not be negatively affected by legal issues,” continued Mr. Brown. “This agreement with ObjectVideo gives us that certainty, allowing us to focus on the more important tasks of building great products that delight our customers.”

Asked how business is going, Fernandez said OV, which is privately held, had a good year with growth in its core software business and growth and backlog in its services side.

Razberi redux

Tom Galvin starts new company: Razberi Technologies
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12/12/2011

CARROLLTON, Texas—Tom Galvin, an industry veteran who created the razberi NVR, announced in December that he’s launched a new business, Razberi Technologies, based here.

Razberi redux: Tom Galvin launches new company

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

GVI Security, which went out of business last summer, after parting ways about one year ago with its longtime partner Samsung , had an NVR product called razberi, which has been resurrected by Tom Galvin who has started a new   company called Razberi Technologies.  

Galvin, who invented the razberi NVR, bought back the razberi technology and intellectual property and plans to bring an enhanced version and new product line into production.  

Galvin used to be the head of R& D at Verint. He also worked at GE as head of video development. He became GVI’s head of product management, after GVI Security purchased Galvin’s company, PacketNVR, a couple years back

Galvin’s new company, Razberi Technologies, is located in Carrollton, Texas. It’s privately held and its lead investor is Dynacolor, Inc., a manufacture of video surveillance products.

From the release: “The idea of combining a network video recorder, a PoE switch, storage, and video management software into one easy to use and install appliance got a lot of industry attention. By combining these functions into one device, the installer saves a tremendous amount of time selecting and installing an IP based system. The risk of purchasing a component that can’t support the demands of a megapixel environment is eliminated.”

The company plans to launch an “enhanced line of razberi recorders, and IP cameras. Shipment from new production will begin in the next few weeks, and orders are currently being accepted. The company will provide Help desk support for its new products, as well as the legacy razberi recorders and autoIP cameras sold by GVI,” according to the release.

I have an interview with Galvin tomorrow, so will have more information about the new company soon.

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