Qognify Launches VisionHub Video Management System

Video management and analytics company Qognify today announced its new Web-based video management solution, VisionHub. The solution, which aims to provide extensive video surveillance and security management capabilities, extends Qognify's core video management system (VMS) while also integrating with the company's existing video analytics suite.

Formerly known as NICE Security, Qognify was acquired by Battery Ventures in September 2015 and made into an independent company. "Qognify is in the business of helping organizations—usually high-end organizations that are security conscious—to mitigate risk, handle business continuity, and optimize their operations," says Erez Goldstein, senior product marketing manager at Qognify.

Qognify identifies four key attributes of VisionHub: The system is strong, smart, scalable, and simple. In terms of the first attribute, strength, VisionHub's redundancy and resiliency ensure that videos won't be lost, andhigh standards of IT security and advanced video recording software aim to consistently provide peak performance.

VisionHub is "smart" because the system is equipped with Qognify's Suspect Search tool. Suspect Search is real-time video analytics software that enables the location and tracking of specific people; potential matches are revealed in 3 to 5 seconds, with 95 percent of irrelevant images filtered out and a 70 percent probability that targets will be identified in the first 5 percent of image matches.

As for scalability, VisionHub is able to cover both single locations and multiple independent locations, while managing them all from a centralized area. This scaling feature enables organizations with branches and remote facilities to easily manage multiple locations.

And VisionHub is simple because it is Web-based—it can easily be deployed in many different use cases. Furthermore, the system provides data containers that promote easy access to important information.

"VisionHub is based on our very robust, high-end video core, meaning the video handling, the video management, the video infrastructure, as well as the video viewing and control—the front-end user experience and user interface—are really in the higher end of the market requirements, targeting organizations that have very high-end needs," Goldstein says.

Goldstein also identifies three uncommon components of VisionHub. First is the ability to integrate bidirectionally with external systems. "All of them are aggregated into the VisionHub platform and help to provide better situational awareness, and one holistic view of what's going on," Goldstein says.

The second element is visualization. "We present on a mapping interface all of your sensors, or the cameras, or the doors, or the access control points—all of the incidents that are taking place in real time, whenever one of those happens, it is immediately displayed on a map."

The third element is the ability to harness best practices, or standard operating procedures, using a workflow engine. "[VisionHub] is not only a video viewing or video handling system, it's also a proper security management platform that provides the operators or organizations the ability to take their procedures or best practices in the security space and automate them using mechanisms of dynamic workflows," Goldstein says.

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