Interop 2014: Cisco to expand open IP Cameras platform

At the Interop 2014, enterprise IT vendor Cisco today said it will expand its open IP Cameras platform to include edge based storage and application development.

Developers can also embed instant connect push-to-talk for mobile technology, Cisco said.

Cisco said new ecosystem members include Intuvision, Live Action, AgentVi and iOmniscient, AGT International, S2 Securities, Etherstack, Tait, IP Trade, and Technuf.

Cisco Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provide a common platform to enable developers and customers to cost effectively deliver unified solutions for public safety, utilities and industrial environments.

Video can be stored directly on all Cisco IP Cameras with Cisco Connected Edge Storage. Edge based video supports the automatic management of mobile video surveillance without manual processes, working together with Cisco 819 4G /Wi-Fi Routers.


When bandwidth is limited on the network due to remote or harsh environments, supporting video recording is challenging. This solution allows automatic intelligent storage on the camera, synchronization with the video surveillance manager, auto-restoration for video archives, and near seamless connectivity across wired and wireless infrastructure.

Cisco allows software developers to instantly connect mobile devices together. Cisco authorized developers can download a Software Developer Kit (SDK) and integrate mobile communications into various applications.

This push to talk technology is integrated into a mobile work ticket management allowing operation managers to assign jobs to the right skilled worker in the closest area. When the field workers need help they can instantly push to talk using embedded Cisco technology.

Guido Jouret, vice president and general manager, Cisco Internet of Things Business Unit, said: “Expanding on the opportunities presented by the Internet of Everything, Cisco is taking an open ecosystem approach to smart video cameras and instant communication to devices. Cisco’s Safety and Security solutions are transforming the way people use traditional security technology to aid in smart decision making.”

Cisco Connected Safety and Security solution allows Melbourne & Olympic Parks to have increased visibility, situational awareness to improve decision making across all of the precinct operations while improving the ability of personnel to effectively coordinate and collaborate to better manage safety and security for all events.

Zvika Ashani, CTO, Agent Vi, said: “Agent Vi’s integration with Cisco VSM and Cisco IP cameras enables an optimized solution which enhances the benefits of the video surveillance deployment by automating everyday tasks such as monitoring live video, searching through video archives and collecting valuable business insights.”

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