ipConfigure Successfully Launches IPVS University Certification

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Representatives from ipConfigure, IQinVision, and Iomnis provide a comprehensive hands-on environment for IP video surveillance certification.

IPVS University kicked off on Oct 7 at the SpringHill Suites Marriott on the campus of Old Dominion University located in Norfolk, Virginia and for three days provided physical security and IT professionals with the working knowledge to design, implement, and manage IP based video surveillance systems. With a 40/40/20 mix of presentations, labs, and guest lecturers IPVS University covered topics from networking to video analytics.

Wanting to create an unbiased and hands-on atmosphere, IPVS University invited a representative from the surveillance industry to provide industry specific training. Steve Lewis, Director of Business Development at IQinVision, presented IP camera fundamentals and the benefits of megapixel resolution. The students were able to set up and configure IQiVision's megapixel cameras utilizing the Dell computers provided for them. In an anonymous survey one participant stated that an appealing aspect of the certification was being able to "see the products hands on."

Joe Meyer, Director of Sales at Iomnis, provided extensive hands-on training of general server knowledge, server specifications, and storage sizing. The highlight of the Iomnis presentation was the demonstration of the Iomnis System Design Portal which allows resellers to design and specify their surveillance projects through an intuitive on-line web interface.

ipConfigure's co-founder, Christopher Uiterwyk, presented training on the surveillance industry, networking fundamentals, surveillance system design, and software installation. Each student was given a free 12 camera demo license of ipConfigure ESM 4.5 which can be used in conjunction with the IQinvision camera.

Utilizing the resources on the ODU campus two PHD students presented on topics that included imaging, video fundamentals, machine vision, and video analytics. These topics fascinated the group with knowledge on developing facial recognition technologies. An anonymous attendee said, "I particularly liked Jake and Cort's presentation [PHD students] on video fundamentals and analytics - very informative."

One of the main objectives for ipConfigure and IPVS University was to maintain a manufacturer independent perspective while providing extensive training relevant to IP video surveillance. The unbiased approach was deemed important to further legitimize the content of the course; rather than providing an infomercial style of training that is commonly offered by other IP video manufacturers. One participant stated that "being unbiased is a difficult task. I think you presented in the most unbiased way possible." Another participant agreed by saying "I think you put together an excellent program. Very little 'infomercial' aspect to it."

ipConfigure is committed to the continuous improvement and growth of IPVS University and looks forward to the participation of other complimentary industry manufacturers. The next certification program will be offered December 2-4, 2008 in ipConfigure's new Executive Briefing Center located in Old Dominion University's Research Park. If you are interested in attending, please visit http://www.ipconfigure.com/training.htm for program information and registration or contact Bethany Messier at 877.207.1112 x107.

About ipConfigure:
ipConfigure is the industry's leading software developer focused on scalable IP video management software. ESM 4.5, a solution that is both intuitive and scalable, is the company's fourth generation enterprise IP video surveillance application. ESM 4.5 features an increased functionality and a highly intuitive user interface. The surveillance software is designed to manage and record IP based video surveillance while supporting unlimited cameras, locations, and users.

For additional information on ipConfigure and its products please visit http://www.ipconfigure.com

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