LONDON—The market for wireless infrastructure radios used in video surveillance applications grew 11 percent last year, rising from $274 million in 2011 to $304 million in 2012, according to a study by the research firm IHS. Demand will continue to increase, IHS predicts, and global revenues will reach $705 million in 2017.
Also in September, VideoIQ named Ed Bednarcik as its new CEO. Bednarchik, who is known for readying companies for IPOs, replaced Scott Schnell.
The company, which makes IP cameras and encoders with on-board storage and built-in self-calibrating analytics, said funding will be used to expand sales and product development teams. It also announced "record growth" over the past year. I’m currently enroute from the ESI Forum in Dallas to Maine, but am looking forward to getting more details from Ed Bednarcik during an interview tomorrow. I’ll have more on this deal, and the ESI Forum, in stories later this week.
BEDFORD, Mass.—VideoIQ’s new CEO, Ed Bednarcik, who is known for readying companies for IPOs, outlined steps he’ll take to take VideoIQ “to the next level,” during a Sept. 12 interview with Security Systems News.
ST. LOUIS—Interface Security Systems is in the process of completing the installation of a secure managed cloud services project for the entire Dollar General 9,500-store retail chain. While terms of the deal were not released, Interface CEO Michael Shaw told Security Systems News that the Dollar General multi-year contract is “expected to generate in excess of $100 million in top-line revenue for Interface.”
ST. LOUIS—Following record growth during the recession-plagued years of 2008-2010, Interface Security Systems executives believe that their company today stands at the brink of another huge growth spurt. In a milestone that ISS CEO Michael Shaw calls “a huge breakthrough,” Shaw announced June 20 that ISS has been certified as an Advanced Managed Services Channel Partner by Cisco.
PALO ALTO, Calif.—IControl co-CEOs Jim Johnson and Paul Dawes said they were originally looking for a $30 million investment, but there was so much interest that they got $50 million. They even turned away some investors whose interests didn’t align with iControl’s strategy, they said.
CHICAGO—The increasing demand for integrators to be able to talk the talk with IT professionals prompted Schneider Electric to pursue Cisco Video Surveillance Authorized Technology Provider status for its integrators, the company announced on Sept. 29.