CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Global demand for high tech video cameras that are small yet highly visible see recent surge in popularity as innovative technologies are introduced into the markets world-wide. Leading Tech Companies in focus today are: DirectView Holdings, Inc. (OTC: DIRV), TASER International Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY), Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) and Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML)
DirectView Holdings, Inc. (OTC: DIRV), a company focused on ownership and management of leading video and security technology companies, today announced it has formally entered the Body Camera and wearable camera and communication market. The company expects to debut their solution within the next 45 to 60 days. The solution will be comprised of a next generation body camera, which will also be able to be paired with DirectView's soon to be deployed cloud solution for storage. The cloud storage will be offered on a subscription basis with monthly and annual plans available. The company expects the DirectView body camera to be the most feature rich device available in the rapidly evolving body and wearable camera market. The company looks to capitalize on their extensive security industry background in this explosive new growth market. With a very small competitive field of companies offering these products and services, DirectView now becomes one of only a few publicly traded companies in this space. The company will be working on patents and access to GSA contracts in short order.
Read the full DIRV Press Release at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/directview-announces-entrance-next-generation-122200387.html
DirectView is currently working with organizations and others to bring their new solution to market in a rapid manner. The unit will also include the ability to use biosecurity with an imbedded fingerprint reader to access the unit among many other unique features also including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and LTE. The company sees the body camera / wearable camera market evolving from primarily law enforcement to include health care, elder care, aviation, fire departments, ambulance and patient transport companies, wrecker and automotive recovery industry, insurance, environmental facilities including water and waste processing, chemical plants, oil and gas facilities, railroad and subways, agriculture, hospitality and many more. Roger Ralston, CEO of DirectView commented, "We have had our eye on this very exciting and necessary market and have been evaluating it for a while now. We feel we now have the competitive device that will allow us to enter the market in a very exciting way. The amount of items that are caught on video these days is increasing daily. Our product will help protect people in many areas of society. There are countless opportunities for us to explore."
In other video products/body-worn devices news and happenings: About 20% of 18,000 police departments in the U.S. are working with two companies, Digital Ally (DGLY)and Taser (TASR), to trial or purchase body cameras, according to data provided to CNNMoney by the companies.
TASER International Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) announced last week that it has sold 178 units of the AXON body-worn video cameras to the City of London Police Department. In addition, the law enforcement agency subscribed for one-year access to TASER's EVIDENCE.com. The order has already been shipped. Though small in size, AXON cameras are conveniently visible and can be attached to everyday accessories such as uniforms, sunglasses, cap, shirt collar or a head mount. The camera also features a wider angle of view. Moreover, the Retina Low-Light technology enhances night vision. An accompanying pocketsize battery pack ensures uninterrupted recording through an entire shift.
Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY) produces digital video imaging and storage products for use in law enforcement, security, and commercial applications in the United States and internationally. Its digital audio/video recording, storage, and other products include an in-car, digital audio/video system that is integrated into a rear view mirror designed for law enforcement vehicles and commercial fleets
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced the next generation of HD action cameras, VIRB X and VIRB XE. Compact and capable of shooting rich, high-definition, wide-angle footage, VIRB X and XE boast an all-new form factor allowing for more mounting options. Waterproof to 50 meters, the updated camera design is even more rugged, and doesn't require an external case for underwater shooting. In addition to enhanced video and audio modes, VIRB X and XE boast a plethora of built-in sensors and wireless functionality options, which can be utilized through the new G-Metrix™ feature for a wide array of data overlays and a richer viewing experience. VIRB X and XE not only provide the best user experience, but the best viewer experience as well, no matter the activity. Whether users want to analyze their power output by overlaying Vector™ data, show off high G-loading during an aerobatic flight, re-live the runs made and vertical feet covered during a powder day with the help of fēnix® 3, or see the acceleration and highlight top speed on the racetrack, VIRB X and XE are the ultimate action cams.
In other tech/wearables news and happenings: Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, recently launched a new extension board for the company's popular Xplained platform at Embedded World Nuremberg. Featuring a Bosch Sensortec BNO055 intelligent 9-axis absolute orientation sensor, the new extension board connects directly to Atmel's Xplained board making it ideal for prototyping projects for the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and gaming markets, for applications such as personal health and fitness, indoor navigation and other applications requiring context awareness and augmented reality for a more immersive experience.
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