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i3 International and AMG-Panogenics in Strategic Partnership

AMG-Panogenics has entered a strategic OEM agreement with Canada's i3 International.

AMG-Panogenics, the British manufacturer of sophisticated 5 Megapixel camera solutions, is pleased to announce that the company has entered a strategic OEM agreement with Canada's i3 International. Under the new agreement, i3 will integrate PanoCam360 into their market leading SRX Pro Video Management System.

Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at i3 international, Vy Hoang, says, “IP video is generally considered a tough industry. There are a lot of camera products on the market and, to some extent, you could say that IP Video has moved into the ‘commodity space’. However, product quality is often an issue and we conducted extensive research before selecting PanoCam360.

"There are a number of reasons why we have chosen to work with AMG-Panogenics. First and foremost, we’re impressed with the robust quality of the camera and, especially, the on-board dewarping facility, which is very clean and easy to use. The Software Development Kit (SDK) that is supplied by AMG-Panogenics is also very comprehensive and easy to work with in terms of integration into our own software.

"We have a large market in the Retail sector in particular where companies increasingly want to track people’s walking patterns in the store as well as other behavioral activities. Normally, you would need 3-4 cameras to track a person’s movements down the aisles. This can now be done with a single PanoCam360 mounted in the ceiling for a birds-eye view. The camera allows for up to 14 live panoramic and ePTZ streams whilst simultaneously allowing us to record the full scene. This is very important for the efficiency studies we conduct subsequently in terms of how people are moving and how we track their movements into our analytics. With a second camera mounted at the entrance, we’ll be able to track customers from entering the store, in some cases even from when they park their car, follow their route around the store and back out again with just 2 cameras.

"We also foresee applications in schools, where a single camera mounted in a hallway junction can cover the hallways leading off in other directions. Furthermore, there are several applications in other government facilities in the pipeline. We also have requests to showcase the camera integrated with our Video management System in Mexico and other Latin American markets, so we definitely see a unique market for the product.”

CTO of AMG-Panogenics, David Myers, says, “i3 has a fantastic platform for bringing the PanoCam360 to market. They are a world renowned organisation with a vast global network of partners, integrators and dealers throughout the world. The company is dedicated to supplying technologically advanced security solutions and their focus on quality and customer service matches the ethos of AMG-Panogenics. I have no doubt that i3 will find a number of interesting projects where PanoCam360 will add value and save costs and we’re looking forward to a fruitful relationship over the coming years.”

i3 will be showcasing PanoCam360 integrated with their SRX Pro Video Management System at ISC West in Las Vegas, March 28-30, 2012, on Booth 4081. For more information or to register for ISC West please visit: http://www.iscwest.com/

About i3 International Inc.
i3 International is a leader in digital video technology. Founded in 1987, i3 began as an installation company and grew into a manufacturer of IP video technology, video analytics, and POS data management integration. Since then, i3 has earned a reputation as one of the most flexible and innovative companies in the security industry, integrating the latest IP technologies into its sophisticated software, the IP-Pro series, and at the forefront in video analytics research and development.

i3 prioritizes research and development to remain on the cutting edge of technology. i3 also insists on providing state-of-the-art solutions and responsive support for both the public and private sectors.

Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, i3 International has established a vast network of partners, rep firms, and dealers throughout North America, Europe, the Middle-East, and Asia.