Tyco Int’l Buys Video Surveillance Solutions Developer


Tyco Int’l announces the acquisition of Trident Tek Inc., a developer of video surveillance solutions, to strengthen its American Dynamics portfolio of video security technology and products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Privately-held Trident Tek has more than 20 years of experience in the security, storage and network industries, and will bring extensive IT expertise to Tyco, according to the company.

“We are strategically investing, through acquisitions and internal development, to extend our leadership in video surveillance into the rapidly growing IP market,” says Tyco’s Don Lyman, vice president and general manager of access control and video systems.

The acquired assets include Trident Tek’s network video management system (NVMS), which utilizes an embedded Linux operating system based on server-client architecture.

The NVMS provides a scalable and open IP-based platform that can support over 128 cameras per server including megapixel IP cameras, standard IP cameras, and analog cameras with IP encoders, according to the company.

“The Intellex® digital video management system, one of our core products for over 10 years, continues to gain market share with a large customer base,” says Chuck Hutzler, vice president of R&D for American Dynamics video solutions. “Trident Tek’s robust and scalable platform complements our own new VideoEdge™ IP products, maintains compatibility with our extensive existing base and puts us in an even stronger market position.”

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