Eyecast Overview Eyecast is a Delaware for profit “C” Corporation with product engineering and customer care offices in South Florida. Eyecast is a privately held company. The investors in the company include the management team as well as outside investors. The common and preferred stock is all privately held, is not available to the general public, and is not publically traded.
Eyecast’s Board of Directors include Mr. DuBois, the CEO, Mr. Nanji, CTO, Mr. Lucatorto, Chairman, Bob Dickinson, Treasurer, and John Chidsey, at-large outside director. For further information on Directors click on the Board of Directors menu item under the About Us tab and click on the picture or name of the Director.
Mr. DuBois is a pioneer in the field of network-based storage of video surveillance images. In 1999 he provided seed capital for the first U.S. based company to start a public “service provider” business for off-site storage and retrieval of surveillance video. The company was not successful because DSL and other broadband deployments did not occur quickly enough and it was shut down when the Internet “Bubble” burst in mid-2001.
However, 8-10 years later, the significant price declines in broadband Internet services and computer storage costs have significantly improved the economic viability of cloud based services, especially for video applications. This combined with new video encoding hardware technology designed, developed and manufactured by Eyecast has enabled a very valuable new service offering for consumers and small businesses. Eyecast is a service provider for cloud based video surveillance.
There are many technologies available in the market today for video surveillance services including a wide range of analog and IP video cameras, encoders, and digital video recorders (DVRs). Many video surveillance applications today consist of analog cameras feeding into DVRs. These DVRs are locally attached to the cameras using coax cables (similar to cable TV connections). There are even some recorders that can take feeds from IP video cameras and they are attached through Ethernet connections. These recorders are generally classified as Network Video Recorders (NVRs) because the IP camera can be connected to the NVR remotely (off-site) through the Internet whereas DVRs must be connected locally (on-site).
The difference between off-site and on-site storage is that off-site requires a high speed network connection to transmit the video feeds to another location housing a video recorder. On-site storage is the method people use to store video locally on VCRs, DVRs and digital storage of video on general purpose PCs. Eyecast is now operating off-site video storage and retrieval as a global service through their Internet service providers that customers can purchase by monthly subscription.
Eyecast’s off-site storage service provides a tamper proof solution to protecting assets, prosecuting crimes, and recovering losses from theft. Video is safely stored, authenticated, time-stamped, and watermarked by Eyecast. As a service provider, Eyecast handles the management and operation of complex pieces of technology and provides easily navigated tools for retrieving and reviewing needed video. In addition, Eyecast has a customer care center which requires no computer expertise to request a video retrieval.