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Shane Compton, Chief Operating Officer, Costar Technologies, Inc. explains how the company’s combined portfolio offers customers an extensive range of solutions.

Can you tell us more about the five operating companies Costar Technologies is made up of?

Based in Coppell, Texas, Costar Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and distributes a full range of video surveillance solutions and machine vision markets. Costar Technologies, Inc. consists of five operating companies across the United States: AV Costar (formerly known as Arecont Vision Costar, CostarHD (formerly CohuHD Costar), Costar Video Systems, Innotech and IVS Imaging.

With production facilities in Coppell, San Diego CA and Pompano Beach FL, we are one of few video solutions providers that offers products assembled in the United States. Though we are comprised of five operating companies, as One Costar we strive to provide all of our customers with unified service and support, creating a world class customer experience that is unmatched in the security industry. 

What products are included in the group portfolio?

At Costar Technologies, we have a fantastic team of trusted advisors that offer a unique experience to help our customers design and customize solutions that truly meet their needs. Our combined product portfolio consists of a vast offering that includes multi and single sensor video surveillance cameras, ruggedized advanced positioning system cameras, recorders and video management systems, monitors, lenses, cables and associated accessories.

Our rich camera portfolio contains over 160 different form factors, lens options and resolutions which enable us to provide a solution to meet the unique demands of our customers in each vertical market.

Can you tell us more about the key vertical sectors Costar provides solutions for?

The Costar Technologies combined portfolio offers an extensive selection of interoperable solutions, offering a wide spectrum of features and products to meet the video surveillance needs of most verticals. AV Costar is the answer for applications in manufacturing and industry, stadiums and large venues, warehouses and distribution facilities, logistics, hospitality, banking, healthcare and education.

CostarHD provides the most reliable, rugged video cameras available. Monitoring the most critical, sensitive environments such as border security and transportation, traffic, maritime, seaports, airports and railways. Costar Video Systems offers a highly scalable and fully integrated network video surveillance solution that meets a full spectrum of surveillance needs in multi-location applications.

What are your plans for the next 12 months?

Over the next 12 months we plan to continue the expansion of our portfolio of NDAA cameras that offer a full suite of video analytics and advanced ONVIF support, including our new line of Contera dual and quad multi-sensor cameras. In addition, we are developing advanced optics packages on our CostarHD ruggedized camera line that offer increased low light performance as well as increased zoom capabilities. We have launched initiatives that will strengthen our integrations and partnerships with VMS providers.

Most importantly, as One Costar we are working to truly provide the best service and support in the industry and beyond. We value our relationships with our customers and are working diligently to continuously increase the level of service and support that we can offer. From system design and order process to ongoing user support, we are committed to our customers and aim to exceed their expectations.

For more information, visit: costartechnologies.com

This article was originally published in the August edition of Security Journal Americas. To read your FREE digital edition, click here.

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