Smartvue teams with Microsoft for cloud-powered video surveillance management

Nashville-based company's Cloudvue to scale with Windows Azure

Smartvue Corp. announced today at the 2012 Electronic Security Expo held at the Nashville Convention Center its new Cloudvue surveillance service will be powered by Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Azure.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

With the move, Nashville-based Smartvue will more effectively help organizations securely take advantage of cloud computing and storage by delivering live, recorded and stored network video surveillance, Smartvue founder and CEO Martin Renkis said in a release.

Cloudvue enables organizations to centrally manage and view video surveillance from thousands of servers and cameras worldwide, Renkis said, adding that Cloudvue supports secure, unlimited video surveillance backup and storage with triple redundancy with Windows Azure.

"For over a decade, Smartvue has made the world a safer place with simple to use cloud-powered video management systems," said Renkis (pictured). "Our move to Windows Azure is the next step in our goal of making Cloudvue a major provider of video surveillance services worldwide." 

Helene Love Snell, director of Microsoft Server and Tools Business, said Smartvue's use of Windows Azure as the platform for the company's video surveillance technology gives Smartvue customers global scalability for their security and visual business intelligence.

"Windows Azure provides broad reach and built-in triple redundancy for recordings to deliver secure, reliable and fast video surveillance to any location in the world," Snell said. 

Smartvue video surveillance systems work on almost any Windows- and Apple-based web browser and are available as free Apps for Windows 8 Metro, iPad, iPhone and Android.

Microsoft Corp. is based in Redmond, Wash.