Motorola Solutions Acquires Calipsa, a Leader in Cloud-Native Advanced Video Analytics

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Motorola Solutions announced it has acquired Calipsa, Inc., a technology leader in cloud-native advanced video analytics based in London, U.K.

Calipsa’s scalable platform enables businesses to optimize security with AI-powered analytics that verify alarms, enable content-based searches, detect tampering and assess the health of cameras in real time. The solution is relied upon by enterprise and security monitoring customers around the world.

“We believe AI, spanning from the edge to the cloud, is driving the future of video security,” said Greg Brown, chairman and CEO, Motorola Solutions. “With Calipsa, we can rapidly extend our intelligent analytics across any video security solution and support the accelerating trend of enterprises using cloud technologies to enhance safety and security.”

Calipsa’s unique cloud-based technology allows customers to add AI to existing IP-based cameras without additional hardware, enabling new analytics capabilities on the millions of IP-based cameras already deployed.

“Both Calipsa and Motorola Solutions share the mission of keeping enterprises and communities safe,” said Mohammad Rashid, CEO, Calipsa. “Joining the Motorola Solutions team enables us to accelerate the development and broaden the reach of our innovative technologies that transform video from a retroactive investigative tool into a proactive response tool.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Suat Alper Seyhan - Technology and Product Development Manager at Securitas Turkey on Social Media said: "When we will get the Avigilon cameras with built in Calipsa false alarm filtering :)"

Alexander de Carvalho, Co-Founder and CIO of PUBLIC | WEF Young Global Leader on Social Media said: "Fantastic Mohammad Rashid Khan and Boris Ploix! What a spectacular outcome and testament to some very, very hard work and perseverance."

Duncan Weir - Managing Director of Webeye: Inventors of webeyeCMS - the world's most versatile alarm and monitoring platform on Social Media said: "Well done Calipsa"

Daniel Korski, CEO and Co-Founder at PUBLIC on Social Media said: "Congratulations. Exciting to have been a small part of your journey from when you joined the GovStart accelerator"