Prism Connect launched

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO—Prism Skylabs, a provider of cloud-based video intelligence and imagery, in November announced it has opened up its platform to device manufacturers, powering a new type of visual sensor with broad applications in retail and other customer-facing businesses of all sizes.

“We wanted to make Prism’s software available to a new class of users,” said Prism CEO and founder Steve Russell, in a prepared statement. “There’s been tremendous advancements in video sensors in recent years, and by adding Prism directly to these devices, they’re open to a whole new range of applications and functionality.”

With Prism Connect, many low-cost, connected video devices can now natively run Prism’s analytics, data visualization, and privacy-protection software.

More than 10 companies have already joined the Prism Connect program, including Samsung, Sony Electronics, Intel, Cisco, ISD, and Ring, all of whom have the ability to integrate Prism’s software into their next-generation sensors. Prism Connect can also be embedded on cameras from Axis Communications, using the Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP).

Video surveillance provider ISD is set to launch the first camera powered by Prism later this month. ISD is also launching an updated mobile application that enables retailers and other businesses to instantly search and find any moment or event, and quickly browse through hours, days, or weeks of video imagery.

“Prism has always offered a faster, higher-quality remote browsing experience that works with more cameras using less bandwidth. The combination of the mobile UI and Prism Connect really put them head and shoulders above anything we’ve seen coming out of the consumer video space,” said ISD founder and CEO Ian Johnston, in a prepared statement.