Partnership to Expand SharksEye Audio Video Management Solutions into Facilities Management
Jacksonville, OR - February 10, 2005 - Global Caché, the award winning provider of products that enable technology in homes and businesses, and SharksEye Systems, the leader in IP network -enabled products for digital surveillance and remote monitoring, announced today they have signed an agreement allowing the two companies to work closely together to deliver products that address the fast -growing network -based security and control market.
Global Caché's GC -100 Network Adapter is designed to IP enable existing hardware, bringing Ethernet connectivity to equipment that otherwise could not be accessed over a network. The first of its kind, the GC -100 is an essential enabling piece, connecting networks to infrared (IR), serial (RS232), and digital I/O relay devices so they can be accessed and managed simply and inexpensively by network -based software. Additionally, Global Caché offers IR learning devices, sensors and other network connectivity products.
SharksEye SharkViewTM video management software is deployed in a wide variety of applications to maximize the benefits of audio/video equipment from top network camera/server manufacturers including Axis Communications, JVC, Canon, and Sony. It is the premier solution for managing high quality digital video from IP network cameras and video servers. IP network video is the next step in the transition from analog CCTV systems to digital video solutions. This next -generation software provides the powerful functionality in the full line of SharksEye Network Video Recorders used for security, surveillance, and remote monitoring.
"Our goal at SharksEye is to provide a platform for easy integration of facilities management and control functions from within our SharkView software," said Paul Galburt, SharksEye CTO. "Supporting the Global Caché Network Adapter, with it's ability to control almost any non -IP device over a network, is a great next step in our ability to access devices outside of the core surveillance and remote monitoring systems we currently manage. This gives us instant access to a wider market and further increases our sales opportunities. Galburt added, "A good example of this type of integration is a current SharksEye project for Lockheed -Martin that includes lighting control for video monitored areas. The Global Caché units allow SharksEye to use commercial IR (infrared) based lighting controllers to implement an integrated network system without requiring any plant rewiring. The SharksEye Enterprise Management Console (EMC) can therefore include lighting controls for each camera. "
Walt Keller, Global Caché CEO added, "This new alliance with SharksEye is a wonderful opportunity for us to address markets that we haven't served before. The security, A/V, and automation markets are quickly overlapping, and partnering with SharksEye, a leader in digital surveillance, provides our dealers IP -based surveillance and monitoring capabilities previously unavailable or difficult to implement."
Global Caché will be hosting a manufacturer training class and exhibiting at EH Expo in Orlando, Florida. Please visit us in booth #641.
About Global Caché, Inc.
Global Caché is dedicated to producing state -of -the -art products that enable technology in homes and businesses. Our award -winning GC -100 Network Adapter provides the means for PC -based automation and management software to access, control, and deliver services in a networked home or business to diverse and previously unconnected devices and appliances. In addition, Global Caché provides an IR learner, winner of the prestigious CEPro Product of the Year award for IP -enabling, receivers, sensors, and conversion cabling. Global Caché sells through distributors, VARs, and OEMs. For more information on Global Caché and our products and services or to place an order, visit online at www.globalcache.com or call us at 541 -899 -4800.
About SharksEye Systems
Established in 2000, SharksEye Systems is a leading developer of innovative IP network -enabled products for digital surveillance and remote monitoring. IP surveillance is the latest advance in digital video technology, offering many advantages over CCTV/analog systems and standard digital video recording. Around the globe, our products help companies implement network -based solutions to digitally monitor, record, and control audio/video devices in remote locations over an IP -network. For more information please visit the SharksEye web site at www.sharkseye.com.
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