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Vidsys and Current, powered by GE, Collaborate to Enhance Smart Cities

Vidsys’ Converged Security and Information Management Platform to be enhanced with actionable data from Current’s CityIQ IoT Platform

VIENNA, Va. – February 28, 2017 – Vidsys, the leading global software technology manufacturer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced its partnership with Current, powered by GE, which offers a smart city IoT sensor network that provides actionable intelligence for urban environments.

Powered by Predix™, GE’s platform for the Industrial Internet, Current’s CityIQ intelligent nodes are placed on street light poles where they will collect and analyze vast amounts of real-time data that is made actionable via APIs to the Vidsys platform. Sensor data from CityIQ will be integrated into the Vidsys platform and displayed through a unified dashboard with an easy-to-use interface. Through a custom API-enabled platform, Vidsys software provides integration with security sensors, IoT devices and supports the actionable intelligence and data correlation that powers the solution.  It also supports third party systems such as building management, traffic management systems and other sensors and applications.

An important benefit of Smart City solutions is increased safety. The pedestrian, traffic, and parking planning metadata exposed by Current’s smart city sensor networks enables improved situational awareness for Vidsys’ CSIM solutions. This means that creating a risk management and public safety platform is essential to building a smart infrastructure from the ground up.

“Current’s vision aligns with Vidsys’ goal to create smarter, safer cities around the globe,” said James I. Chong, CEO and Founder of Vidsys. “We’re excited to launch this program together with Current and drive innovation utilizing our joint solution in the IoT and Smart City market.”

“We’re excited to be partnering with Vidsys to drive smart cities forward,” said Jim Benson, Director of Marketing and Alliances at Current. “This alliance supports our goal to provide unparalleled, high value solutions to our customers, and grows our capabilities as a leader in the space.”

About Vidsys

Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, USA, Vidsys provides transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software platform that has been adopted by some of the world’s leading brands and technology partners within key verticals, including Transportation, Energy, Utility, Healthcare, and Government. Vidsys software has obtained highest levels of information security and assurance from both top-tier global corporations and the US federal government.

Vidsys is hardware, protocol, and device agnostic, and offers bi-directional, browser-based platform with industry-specific features and functions that allows sensors, devices, systems, subsystems, and services to be interconnected via open architecture APIs and SDKs.  The platform collects, correlates and converts vast amounts of data into meaningful and actionable information, based on the organization’s risk policy, standards and compliance requirements.  By leveraging mobile and web-based technology, the software can be rapidly deployed and provides real-time situational awareness and information management capabilities. For more info, please visit

About Current, powered by GE:

Current is the digital engine for intelligent environments. A first-of-its-kind startup within the walls of GE (NYSE: GE), Current blends advanced energy technologies like LED and solar with networked sensors and software to make commercial buildings and industrial facilities more energy efficient & productive. Backed by the power of Predix™, GE’s platform for the Industrial Internet, and a broad ecosystem of technology partners, Current is helping businesses and cities unlock hidden value and realize the potential of their environments.

About GE:

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the “GE Store,” through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.


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