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Iveda Solutions: Provider of Cloud-Based Video Hosting Services

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Benita M

Iveda Solutions (OTCBB:IVDA) is an established and innovative company that delivers secure, open source and enterprise-class managed video services by leveraging the power of cloud computing. The company is passionate about espousing cloud-based video surveillance services that ensure the security of individuals, businesses and communities. They have built a solid organization, including an enterprise-class, cloud-based video hosting architecture that utilizes robust data centers and allows scalability, flexibility, and centralized video management. As a result, customers are able to remotely access centrally managed live and archived video, without the burden of buying and maintaining software and equipment.

Iveda Solutions is a provider of enterprise-class Video Surveillance as a Service (“VSaaS”). Cloud-hosted video surveillance does not require buying and maintaining DVRs, servers, and software. Its cloud video services consolidate management and access to live and recorded v i d e o, from multiple locations. Video can be accessed 24/7 using a single online dashboard. They address the availability and capacity bandwidth issues by working closely with various broadband providers for remote applications and utilizing local infrastructure when available to support the requirements.

Iveda Solutions is the first and currently the only company, offering real-time IP video hosting and remote surveillance services with a SAFETY Act Designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Iveda Solutions has held the SAFETY Act Designation since 2009.

Iveda Solutions provide customers with the ability to instantly access from one to thousands of cameras. One of their services is IvedaXpress utilizing Zee Cameras, a Plug & Play Video Surveillance System, which allows multiple cameras to be viewed on a single dashboard on the customer’s computer, tablet or smartphone, wherever they are in the world. This solution is designed especially with consumers and small businesses in mind. Another service is IvedaOnboard utilizing VEMO, which is the first fully integrated in-vehicle surveillance system streaming live to the cloud using cellular network. Live and recorded video from vehicles is hosted in the cloud, centrally managed and viewed on a single dashboard.

Iveda Solutions is getting traction in Safe City applications using cameras in venues like shopping centers, commercial property, parks, residential and in-vehicle such as police cars, buses and commercial transportation. Their technology also aids first responders with realtime information for better situational awareness, incident management and personal safety. Furthermore, surveillance cameras are increasingly being used for non-security purposes to remotely monitor construction sites and critical infrastructure such as oil/gas lines, power substations to check equipment and property conditions for improved operating efficiency while using fewer resources.

A recent case study discusses a government agency in Mexico that required live video access to high profile vehicles for monitoring accidents and crime scenes in real time and preserving evidence. The customer already had an existing in-vehicle DVR, where video is recorded on the unit and no live streaming capability. After extensive unsuccessful research with many organizations, they found that the technology from Iveda Solutions is what they needed. The full program was initiated in October 2010 and to present day, the agency has been successfully streaming live video from hundreds of cameras from vehicles using local cellular data, to their U.S. data center for centralized management and long term redundant video archive. The video is then sent via IPSEC VPN tunnel back to their command center for 24/7 access to realtime and archived video for investigative work. This program not only served the customer’s officer safety requirements, but also saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in infrastructure costs and was operational in a fraction of the time it would have taken to self-deploy.

"Our goal is to become the big video data company with a platform customized for video hosting that must be software defined for resource abstraction, scalable in both processing and storage, cost effective, and easy to manage while leveraging low cost commodity hardware with global accessibility,” stated David Ly, president and CEO.