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IDIS announces completion of Costar acquisition

August 29, 2023SSN Staff

COPPELL, Texas—Global security company IDIS announced that its acquisition of electronic security products provider Costar Technologies has been completed. IDIS and Costar have enjoyed a long-term existing ODM (original design manufacturer) relationship – approximately 60 percent of Costar Video products are already made by IDIS. The acquisition builds on the strong ties between the two companies and will catalyze strategic synergies including a deeper focus on potential growth sectors. Costar...

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Costar Technologies to acquire Arecont Vision

July 11, 2018Spencer Ives

LOS ANGELES—Arecont Vision, an IP camera and video solution provider which filed for Chapter 11 earlier this year, announced yesterday that an acquisition by Costar Technologies was approved by the bankruptcy court and is expected to close on July 13.After the closing of the sale, upon emergence the assets formerly operated by Arecont Vision will begin operating as Arecont Vision Costar, LLC and be part of Costar, a U.S. corporation that designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes a full...

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Arecont Vision files for Chapter 11

May 16, 2018Paul Ragusa

LOS ANGELES—Arecont Vision announced this week that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the District of Delaware, and agreed to have substantially all of the company's assets acquired by an affiliate of Turnspire Capital Partners, LLC, an equity firm that is known as a turnaround specialist. In the Arecont press release, the company stated that the proposed transaction will enable Arecont “to pursue accelerated development of new, industry-leading video surveillance products and...

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Coverage, detail and complications as 4K cameras move forward

January 15, 2016Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security experts saw 4K camera technology coming their way a decade ago. They saw the market slide from consumers to security around 2013-2014. They know 4K will grow in the surveillance field, but the variables—in supporting technology development and opportunity cost—make the immediate future of 4K unknown and unpredictable. The most obvious adjustment needed for 4K end users is a planning and pro-active approach for the amount of bandwidth gobbled up by these...

Arecont Vision, Avigilon, Axis Communications, Brad Donaldson, Doug Gray, Hikvision USA, IDIS, James Marcella, Keith Drummond, Willem Ryan

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Surveillance serves many uses in hospitals

December 18, 2013Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—A health care professional might tell you that people are generally not at their best when they enter a hospital as a patient. A security professional would agree.The contrast in perspectives, however, is dramatic. Health care professionals are potential targets for crime, while security professional try to see the whole picture with video surveillance.It's not a pretty picture, in terms of hospital safety nationwide. For video surveillance providers, however, hospitals are...

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Calderon talks sensors and pixels

August 13, 2013Martha Entwistle

LOS ANGELES—Arecont Vision's 40-megapixel, multisensory, 180-degree panoramic camera, which the company announced at ASIS last year, is now shipping. The new camera doubles the resolution available in the 2011 version. So how many megapixels is enough? “People ask how many megapixels is too much. It depends on what you want to see,” Raul Calderon, Arecont Vision SVP, told Security Systems News. The new camera, called AV40185DN SurroundVideo, is good if you “want...

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Industry vet launches new camera company Innovative Security Designs

March 21, 2012Martha Entwistle

IRVINE, Calif.—The reason so many analog cameras are still being installed, says Ian Johnston, industry veteran and CEO of a new camera company called Innovative Security Design (ISD), is that IP cameras are “largely the same as they were five years ago.” “Everyone talks about resolution,” he said, but the issue with IP cameras is that “getting IP cameras up and running is such a pain.”Johnston, who was CTO of IQInvision until August of last year, aims with...

Arecont Vision, Ian Johnston, Innovative Security Design, IQinVision, Julie Lake, Security Systems News (SSN)

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Standards bodies making progress

June 21, 2011Daniel Gelinas

YARMOUTH, Maine—The security industry bodies that have stepped forward to advocate for a standardized future for physical security have all made moves and issued press releases recently that tout progress being made. SIA, PSIA and ONVIF all say that in the short time since ISC West, more and more compliant products have been released and have been demonstrated to work seamlessly together. At ISC West, PSIA hosted a number of "successful demonstrations of interoperable products from Honeywell,...

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