Industrial Video and Control (IVC) has declared the acquisition of Longwatch, leading developer of video management software for several applications related to process control and industrial automation segments.
Longwatch pioneers in combining video with industrial SCADA applications. The Video Surveillance system of the company broadcasts video at a speed of 9600 baud through instrumentation networks. Longwatch’s Video Historian integrates video with other databases like data historians. Longwatch Console Recorder, the latest product of the company, enables quick replay for finding and eliminating problems, user training and regulatory observance.
Norman Fast, CEO of Industrial Video and Control, has stated that the acquirement of Longwatch is a significant opportunity for their company, enabling them to establish a dominant position in the industrial video systems segment. He mentioned that Longwatch’s innovative software for remote monitoring and SCADA video will be a significant inclusion to their product portfolio, bringing exceptional value to their clients.
According to Stephen Rubin, CEO of Longwatch, the acquisition will enable both the companies to offer cutting-edge solutions. He added that the service ability and expertise of IVC linked with their software can bring completely integrated and competent solutions to the market.
The Longwatch brand will be maintained and the company will be run as a subsidiary of IVC. Norman Fast has mentioned that the product portfolio of both the companies will be made interactive. He added that steps will be taken to utilize the popularity of Longwatch brand to develop innovative products in process control and remote monitoring segments.
The Relay Server of IVC will be linked to Longwatch’s Video Control Center, the software that propels, Longwatch Viewer and ActiveX Controls for video incorporation and the Video Historian. IVC Relay Server will receive videos from the Video Engine of Longwatch, offering high quality video and recording of events. IVC is also looking forward to including support of their camera products in the Longwatch environment.