Video Analytics Boosts Security and Efficiency at Cherokee Nation Entertainment Casinos 

Can video analytics impact both security and the bottom line at a major entertainment facility? The newest customer story from Agent Vi looks at the video analytics deployment at Cherokee Nation Entertainment (CNE), where CNE casinos and hotels are utilizing Agent Vi’s advanced video analytics software for surveillance as well as operational efficiencies.

CNE sought to reduce the time it took to review security footage, so their investigative team could remain focused on proactive tasks, and selected savVi, Agent Vi’s on-premise video analytics solution, for its wide range of video analytics capabilities.

Previously, the security team’s time was heavily occupied by observing hours of footage in search of a specific person or incident. Following implementation, Agent Vi enabled CNE to run searches automatically, reducing search time from as much as 16 hours for a single search to a matter of minutes.

The story received exclusive coverage in Security Magazine, quoting Joshua Anderson, CNE Director of Surveillance and Technology as saying, “It was savVi’s swift and effective video search that caught Cherokee Nation Entertainment’s attention when searching for an enhanced security solution, in particular due to the automated query ability. We have been extremely impressed with savVi’s capabilities and the quality of its performance, and fully expect savVi to increase efficiencies and provide true ROI which will have a major impact on the bottom line.”

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Intel DevCon 2018: Agent Vi’s AI Capabilities at the Forefront

The 2018 Intel AI DevCon in San Francisco was a two-day developer conference for Intel developers to explore the future of Artificial Intelligence. Standing alongside industry heavyweights at Intel AI DevCon in late May, it was exciting to discover that Agent Vi was first of the IoT partners with an application already fully adapted to Intel’s new OpenVINO, the toolkit that unifies all Intel’s AI offerings.

CTO Zvika Ashani was on hand to demonstrate how OpenVINO was integrated into Agent Vi’s innoVi Edge device – a compact appliance that functions as a cloud gateway connecting any onsite ONVIF / RTSP fixed IP cameras to Agent Vi’s cloud-based video analytics service, innoVi. Moving a portion of innoVi’s deep learning inference tasks from the cloud to innoVi Edge reduces the required bandwidth from the edge to the cloud, and also reduces cloud operating costs.

At the end of June, Agent Vi also participated in the Intel IL DevCon event in Tel Aviv, further reinforcing the cooperation between the two companies. As noted in an analysis about OpenVINO, by Moor Insights & Strategy published in Forbes, “Intel seems to be off to a good start and has already won some impressive early customers [including] Agent Vi.” 

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Video Analytics – A Safe City Must-Have 

Video analytics is the key element for any Safe City project, according to a recent White Paper by iHS Markit entitled Intelligent Video Surveillance in Safe Cities. “Ultimately, deep-learning video analytics will be an important facilitator delivering on the safe city concept… Highly reliable analytics, that are capable of making inferences on a more abstract level than tradition[al] machine vision algorithms, in a wider variety of weather conditions, will be essential to reduce false alarms and the level of manpower required to monitor video feeds.”

Reinforcing that point was Zvika Ashani’s thought leadership piece about AI applications for video analytics, featured in SourceSecurity.com, in which he explains how deep learning technology boosts video surveillance systems.

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China’s Interest in Agent Vi Smart City Solutions Continues to Grow

As Agent Vi’s expansion in the China market progresses, China’s media has shown increasing interest in Agent Vi’s offering for Smart Cities. China’s Guangming Daily recently highlighted Agent Vi in an article about Israeli Big Data technologies, citing the company’s “great achievement in the field of urban surveillance and big data [in] the level of artificial intelligence automated analysis, alerts, and related data filtering capabilities.”

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This is only logical, given that the China has the world’s largest number of Smart City pilot projects, where city managers are interested in leveraging the abilities of already installed CCTV cameras to do more for the urban environment, and are looking to Israel for solutions.

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Agent Vi and VIVOTEK Cooperate with Amazon Web Services to Bring Smart Video to the Cloud

ISC West 2018 marked the launch of a joint solution from Agent Vi and VIVOTEK. Together, the companies can now leverage Amazon Kinesis Video Streams to present end-to-end surveillance solutions that allow uploading, storing, managing and analyzing surveillance footage on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The solution relies on the utilization of Amazon Kinesis Video Streams with VIVOTEK cameras and Agent Vi’s video analytics cloud SaaS, innoVi, and is applicable to a wide range of surveillance applications, from mass market Smart Home applications, to enterprise security, large scale Smart City applications and more.

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Dahua Technology and Agent Vi Announce Product Integration

Agent Vi and Dahua Technology announced the integration of savVi video analytics software suite with Dahua’s Digital Surveillance System (DSS) line of video management systems (VMS). The seamless integration of savVi and DSS – which responded to the demand from Chinese cities seeking to deploy “Smart City” capabilities – enables DSS users with powerful video analytics tools for managing city-wide events in real-time, creating situational awareness as an event unfolds, and investigating in the post-event forensic search phase.

The integrated solution also suits additional vertical markets, including Education, Enterprise & Industry, Police & Law Enforcement, Critical Infrastructure & Government Facilities, Property Management, and more.

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“Moving to Cloud & RMR Model” Panel Sparks Conversation at ISC West

Agent Vi hosted an educational panel at ISC West 2018 on the topic of “Moving Your Customers from Buying CCTV to Recurring Monthly Revenue”. Cloud services being a hot topic, the session was highlighted by Security Dealer & Integrator’s pre-show survey as one of the key educational sessions for dealers / integrators at ISC West.

At ISC West, the discussion included three leading members of the security industry who shared their experiences and explained the benefits in gaining RMR from cloud-based video analytics services. The session included a lively Q&A section where panelists answered questions about how they successfully moved their customers to the RMR model.

For a real-life demonstration of how innoVi’s cloud-based service impacts the efficiency of central monitoring stations, see this video from Agent Vi partner Global Guardian, showing a nighttime intrusion at a country club – a great example of how innoVi for Central Monitoring can transform an ordinary camera system into a proactive, cost-effective remote guarding solution.

Agent Vi Presents Smart City Case Study to Argentine Officials

The recent Smart and Safe Cities event hosted by the city of Vicente López was a golden opportunity to present Agent Vi’s video analytics solutions before municipal, provincial and national officials, including an important local case study about Agent Vi’s deployment in the city of Vicente López of the Buenos Aires province, host of the event. The event was widely covered in the Argentine press.

Agent Vi Meets & Greets 2017 Channel Partner Award Winners

The past few months provided opportunities to meet with more winners of the 6th Annual Agent Vi Channel Partner Program (CPP) Awards for 2017, and hand those outstanding partners their trophies in-person.

Following Q1 meetings with Siemens, Exanet and ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems), during Q2 Agent Vi representatives met with SONDA and Securitas at their respective offices; a Milestone event in Bucharest was the chance to see Telelink while ISC West was the moment to shake hands with Eyeforce.

As always, Agent Vi thanks all its valued channel partners for their dedication and promotional efforts.

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Left to right: Agent Vi representatives meeting with Eyeforce, Securitas, SONDA, Telelink

Security Press Covers Anomaly Detection News

News about Agent Vi’s breakthrough Anomaly Detection capability has been widely covered by the security media, including A&S Magazine, Security World and Security World Market. Combining Agent Vi’s extensive research and development of Deep Learning-powered algorithms with 15 years of experience in providing cutting-edge Video Analytics solutions, the new Anomaly Detection is a robust self-learning capability that instantly alerts users to atypical incidents.

savVi Updates

savVi is Agent Vi’s on-premise video analytics software solution that offers a wide variety of analytics functionalities through a single, easy to use platform that integrates with existing or new surveillance systems. Featuring real-time event detectionvideo search and business intelligence applications, savVi provides a complete solution to the diverse video analytics requirements of multiple vertical markets.

New savVi-OnSSI Ocularis integration demo

It’s always gratifying to see Agent Vi products implemented by technology partners, as in the new video by OnSSI, presenting the integration between Agent Vi’s savVi video analytics and OnSSI’s Ocularis VMS. Topics covered include: configuration of the savVi administration interface, the savVi-to-Ocularis proxy and Ocularis Admin, and a demonstration of how Agent Vi alerts are displayed and handled in Ocularis Client.

VMS Integrations

VMS and alarm management software vendors that currently support savVi include:
Dahua, FLIR, Genetec, Geutebruck, Hanwha Techwin, Hikvision, ISS, Milestone, OnSSI, Pelco, Siemens, SureView Systems, Verint.

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innoVi Updates

innoVi for Central Monitoring is Agent Vi’s cutting-edge cloud-based video intrusion detection service. innoVi delivers accurate and automatic detections of security breaches at remote sites with immediate video verification. By implementing state-of-the-art computerized vision technology powered by Deep Learning, innoVi provides superior detection performance without requiring the lengthy fine-tuning usually associated with video analytics setup.

Health Monitoring Update

The recently-launched Health Monitoring capability added to innoVi for Central Monitoring is rapidly being accepted by customers who benefit from on-the-spot notification should something go wrong with their cameras and/or network.

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