Eagle Eye unveils cloud video API

Staff Writer
By Staff Writer, ITWeb
Johannesburg, 29 May 2014

Operations video management system provider Eagle Eye Networks has unveiled the Eagle Eye video application programming interface (API), targeted at businesses and developers integrating video into their applications.

According to the company, the Eagle Eye video API provides a set of storage, analytics, indexing and interfaces for quickly building or integrating applications with both live and recorded video; the applications can range from very simple to highly complex.

"Streaming video from cameras is an under-utilised resource," says Dean Drako, president and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. "The Eagle Eye Video API dramatically changes this, allowing developers to fully harness video content in their applications without having to worry about a complex infrastructure, in the same way that Twilio allows them to easily incorporate voice, VOIP and SMS."

A company statement notes that traditional video management system integrations require developers and integrators to purchase and install servers, storage and software, plus hire staff to assemble and maintain the infrastructure before they can begin development.

"The Eagle Eye Video API can be used for integration, analysis, big data research and development of new applications. Eagle Eye does the heavy lifting of capturing, storing, and indexing the video and events," says Drako.

"The platform uses the Eagle Eye Big Data Video Framework, with time-based data structures for indexing, search, retrieval and analysis of the video. It then offers API access to integrate alerts, user interfaces, applications and analysis ranging from simple searches to big data analytics."

Drako points out that cloud-based APIs have reinvigorated innovation across multiple industries, adding that Eagle Eye's Video API brings this technology to video surveillance cameras, enabling developers to create and deliver scalable innovations faster and with far fewer resources.

"This opens up tremendous opportunities in this high growth market," he concludes.