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American Dynamics releases new IP cameras

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12/11/2013

WESTFORD, Mass.—American Dynamics, a division of Tyco’s Security Products unit, has introduced its Illustra Flex Series IP cameras, according to a Dec. 10 news release.

Tsourides: Matrix to bring video to customers

New CEO expands direct channel in certain locations, integrator channel elsewhere
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08/14/2013

MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Ninety days into her tenure as CEO of access control provider Matrix, Holly Tsourides is working to expand the company’s video business and refine its go-to-market strategy.

Tyco Security Products secures hospital

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04/26/2013

WESTFORD, Mass.—Tyco Security Products announced this week that Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), based in New Haven, Conn., has chosen an integrated security solution from the company’s Software House and American Dynamics brands, according to a Tyco statement.

ObjectVideo, Aimetis enter licensing agreement

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02/27/2013

RESTON, Va.—ObjectVideo, a provider of intelligent video software, has signed a global, portfolio-wide patent license agreement with Aimetis, a video management systems provider based in Waterloo, Ontario according to a company statement.

American Dynamics launches security mobile app

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01/23/2013

WESTFORD, Mass.—American Dynamics, a security products business unit of Tyco, has introduced the VideoEdge Go mobile application for use with VideoEdge NVR, according to a company statement.

OV makes peace with another camera manufacturer

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Monday, November 12, 2012

UPDATED Nov. 15 with information about Bosch agreement.

ObjectVideo announced today that it's signed a licensing agreement with Pelco, putting to rest the patent infringement lawsuit filed by OV against Pelco.

When I spoke to OV CEO Raul Fernandez in July about a similar agreement OV made with VIVOTEK, Fernandez said another agreement would be announced soon. Presumably this is that agreement--which would mean Pelco came in under the "amnesty" offer as well.

The Vivotek agreement came about as the result of an amnesty deal that OV announced just before ISC West 2012.

"We are pleased to have entered into a global, portfolio-wide license agreement with Pelco and to have the benefit of a cross license to Pelco's intellectual property," said Raul Fernandez, chairman of OV.

Pelco is the sixth company to sign a  licensing agreement with OV. Others include: Sony Corporation, Tyco Security Products' American Dynamics business unit and VIVOTEK. ObjectVideo began its "patent assertion program" at ISC West 2011.

And, on Nov. 14, ObjectVideo announced it had reached "an amicable settlement with Bosch Security Systems, Inc., of Fairport, New York, which includes, among other mutual obligations, a global, portfolio-wide patent license agreement with Bosch."

The two companies have asked the United States International Trade Commission to terminate its proceedings related to the matter, the statement said.

"The agreement amicably settles the matter and allows us to focus our full attention on our customers," said Christopher Gerace, president, Bosch Security Systems, in a prepared statement.

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.

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.