August 3, 2022 — VisualCortex has partnered with i-PRO, a global leader in advanced sensing technologies for Intelligent Surveillance and Public Safety, to streamline end-to-end deployment for enterprise-wide video analytics solutions within the Asia Pacific region and the surrounding area. the world.
The partnership pairs VisualCortex’s video intelligence software and machine learning Model Store with i-PRO’s market-leading hardware components, including AI-enabled video surveillance cameras, body and vehicle camera systems, network video recorders and edge devices.
The technology alliance is backed by a mutual referral agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, both parties will be able to formally recommend each other – as preferred suppliers of computer vision software and hardware – to current and future clients at discounted prices.
VisualCortex CEO and Co-Founder, Patrick Elliott, said the i-PRO APAC partnership will help VisualCortex to analyze, identify and improve the quality of captured video streams – a key challenge faced by many. in computer vision projects.
“The technology partnership with i-PRO APAC allows VisualCortex to test the equipment before deploying it to our customers,” said Elliott. “This ensures that we deliver high-quality video feeds and deliver the best results for our customers. The continuous support provided by the i-PRO APAC team, our development and customer success teams, important for providing high quality results.
“i-PRO ensures that the devices used in computer vision interactions produce the best data outputs possible. It allows the VisualCortex to perform better analysis and analysis of incidents, while empowering our customers to effectively use their video assets and make the best data-driven decisions possible.
National Sales Manager for i-PRO APAC (Oceania), Matthew Terrey, says the partnership will help organizations harness the power of video as a source of data and analytical insights.
“By solving the software and hardware side of the video analytics equation, I am confident that the VisualCortex – i-PRO APAC technology alliance will push computer vision into the mainstream,” said Terrey. “The VisualCortex approach allows customers to detect multiple objects and actions, across different video sources and systems, within the same platform. By combining that approach with the best AI-enabled devices and configurations, we can create powerful video-based insights for end-users.
“Once organizations see the potential – and the ease with which you can integrate video-based data with other traditional data sources – the multi-purpose, computer vision deployments business-grade will become commonplace. For the first time, we’re making it easy to analyze and act on video footage at scale.”
Elliott added that partnering with a hardware vendor that has expertise beyond traditional CCTV capabilities is also important.
“i-PRO is the industry leader in open SDK and AI-enabled video surveillance cameras, sensor technology and edge devices,” said Elliott. “Whether VisualCortex clients need help optimizing existing or configuring and implementing new hardware, i-PRO APAC has the skilled workforce and suite of tools to help deliver outstanding insights.
“With i-PRO APAC, we know our clients have the IoT hardware and support they need to help turn business video data into action.”
Headquartered in Singapore, i-PRO APAC was established as a new entity in April 2022, previously operating under the name ‘Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions’, as a division of Panasonic Holdings Corporation.
i-PRO is a global leader in advanced sensing technologies in the fields of Intelligent Surveillance, Public Safety, and Industrial/Medical Imaging. Founded in 2019, i-PRO builds on a legacy of over 60 years of Panasonic innovation.
The company’s products, software and services extend human insights to capture moments of truth with innovations that inform and protect. To help create a safer world, i-PRO supports the work of professionals who protect and save lives.
VisualCortex turns video data into actionable business. As the world’s best Video Intelligence Platform, VisualCortex provides the strength and scalability to create computer vision technology for the first time. Unlike camera-side or point-in-time solutions, VisualCortex can be used for any video analytics use case in any industry. VisualCortex’s production-ready cloud-based environment transforms video assets into analyzable streams of data at scale.
The VisualCortex platform delivers artificial intelligence, management and utility, enabling organizations to connect any number of video streams, repositories and use existing commodity hardware. An intuitive user interface, out-of-the-box reporting, various configurations and integrations empower non-technical people to create, analyze and act on insights gained from computer vision across business. Organizations can easily combine these AI-generated video insights with other data sources and systems to facilitate real-time operations and strategic analysis. The VisualCortex Model Store also provides a secure marketplace for customers, partners and independent machine learning experts to share quality controlled computer vision models.