IntelliVision Awarded Patent for Scalable Video Cloud Services
System provides reliability, security and extreme scalability for real time viewing and analytics-based monitoring in multi-million-camera networks.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, March 12, 2019 – IntelliVision Technologies Corp. (IntelliVision®), a pioneer and leader in artificial intelligence and deep learning video and audio analytics software for smart cameras and a subsidiary of Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC), today announced it has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office titled “System and Method for Scalable Could Services,” number US 10,142,381 B2. This technology of scalable cloud-based services is a key component of the IntelliVision video analytics service, which can also be deployed on the device or at the local server level.
The patent was granted for the highly connected and scalable cloud-based system that allows a video camera to recognize an event, upload the event data from the camera to the cloud server, and then allow retrieval of the event data by end-user devices such as smartphones, with the ability for on-demand live streaming/viewing and further analytics computation in the cloud. The key advantages of the patented system over other systems are its scalability, security, and consistent, reliable service for video cameras numbering in the millions.
“As more and more IoT devices such as video doorbells and security cameras are integrated into the smart home and the enterprise environments, the need to manage millions of these devices becomes more urgent,” said Vaidhi Nathan, SVP Cameras and Analytics for NSC. “This patent demonstrates that IntelliVision continues to be at the forefront of new technology for large-scale deployments of smart camera video analytics.”
The system usually runs over cloud services such as Amazon EC2®, Microsoft Windows Azure® or the Google App Engine®. End-users can easily set up and configure cameras for their monitoring needs and view the camera streams live using their mobile devices. Analytics events are stored and managed in the cloud through these video cloud services.
“IntelliVision has been a pioneer in intelligent video and audio analytics technology and associated monitoring systems for over a decade with significant investment in R&D,” said Nathan. “We are honored to receive this broad patent for our highly secure and scalable cloud system.”
The IntelliVision family of video analytics solutions includes object detection and classification (humans, vehicles, pets, airplanes), people/vehicle counting, demographics, intrusion/perimeter watch, object left/removed, license plate recognition (ALPR/ANPR), audio/sound recognition and facial recognition.
Now a subsidiary of Nortek Security & Control LLC, IntelliVision is a market leader in AI and Deep Learning video analytics software for Smart Cameras, providing video analytics solutions for markets including Smart Home/IoT, Smart Security, Smart Retail, Smart Business, Smart City and Smart Auto (ADAS). IntelliVision video analytics products are in use in over 5 million cameras around the world and are used to provide actionable insights to home, business and security systems. IntelliVision provides the largest suite of video analytics products in the market today, with products used by Fortune 500 companies, the US Government and leading brands.
About Nortek Security & Control
Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC) is a global leader in smart connected devices and systems for residential, security, access control, and digital health markets. NSC and its partners have deployed more than 4 million connected systems and over 25 million security and home control sensors and peripherals. Through its family of brands including 2GIG®, ELAN®, Linear®, GoControl®, IntelliVision®, Mighty Mule® and Numera®, NSC designs solutions for national telecoms, big box retailers, OEM partners, service providers, security dealers, technology integrators and consumers.
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, NSC has over 50 years of innovation and is dedicated to addressing the lifestyle and business needs of millions of customers every day. For further information, visit nortekcontrol.com.
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