Success Stories

Garland Food Success story

Today we’re presenting you another one of our success stories – a use case we delivered to one of our customers. There’s so much you can do with Angelcam. We hope you’ll be inspired to pursue your tech endeavors!

1. The company

 

With 25 years of market presence, Garland Food is one of the largest suppliers of fresh products throughout Southern and Northeastern United States. Headquartered in Miami, FL, with another distribution center in Orlando, FL, they’re one of the the major suppliers of garlic and other natural and organic products for regional retail chains and food service companies in Florida and other regions of the country.

 

2. The challenge

 

Garlands IT and Finance departments were seeking an effective way to monitor food production activities in an effort to enhance quality control, reduce liability, and better protect equipment, while allowing all executives to quickly get the pulse of  facility operations at any time, from anywhere in the world.

 

In addition, they were looking for a solution that would hopefully not include the burden of having to replace their entire camera system, build their own mobile app, or use a consumer-based app that wasn’t enterprise-grade.

 

Many solutions on the market would have forced them to implement a new camera system, costing them tens of thousands of dollars upfront, with another few thousands per year in licensing costs for a cloud-based solution.

 

3. The solution

 

In the end, their Director of IT selected Angelcam as their platform solution due to the simplicity of our plug-and-play Angelbox and the ability to easily create custom video walls with shared user access.

 

This would allow them to avoid capital expenditures related to the installation of new equipment, leveraging their existing security camera infrastructure, avoiding vendor lock-in for an IP camera system, and having a solution available for their executive team in a matter of days, not weeks or months.

 

Angelcam products used:

  • Angelbox deployed, connecting their IP cameras to the Angelcam cloud with an encrypted stream
  • Cloud Recording Application with 30-day retention of stored video in the clou
  • Video Wall Access, with Enterprise user management and sharing, provided giving each executive their own custom video wall, with the ability to add access to select employees and vendors.
  • Angelcam iOS and Android apps

 


4. The results

 

 

With the Angelbox, installation and connection of all their facility’s cameras took no more than 4 hours. The Angelbox is currently streaming high-quality video from their cameras to the cloud application and executives are logging in regularly to check video walls.

 


5. The future

 

As a food manufacturing company with a reputation for sourcing and delivering high-quality ingredients, precision and consistency across the production chain is key. Angelcam’s camera system helps them enforce quality control, while allowing for the supervision of their equipment and material investments. As Angelcam continues to offer further support for sensor integration, Garland Foods will be a prime candidate for adding sensors that can be overlayed with the camera stream.

 

Would you like to get more insights on our products? Happy to see you here! … or contact us directly on support@angelcam.com for tech or sales enquiries.

Tboxtour.com Success story

Today we’re presenting you one of our success stories – a special use case we delivered to one of our customers. There’s so much you can do with Angelcam. We hope you’ll be inspired to pursue your tech endeavors!

1. The company

 

Founded by amateur golfers and veterans of the tech industry, TboxTour is a Virginia-based startup that is looking to enhance and simplify the process of sharing your love of golf with your friends. Livestream your best shots, have open competitions with your golfing buddies, or even save clips of your top shots for later viewing.

 

2. The Challenge

 

When building a consumer application, designing a top-of-the-line UX and getting the MVP completed and to market as soon as possible is vital. With that, when dealing with video it’s equally important to be able to quickly process video content and present it in a way that is highly-relevant and of the highest quality, driving user engagement and growth.

 

This was what TboxTour was looking to achieve, and doing so involved tackling a number of challenges:

 

  • Connect video clips and streams to their respective cloud-based application while preserving the highest quality video from Axis IP cameras
  • Ensure adequate quality of video from IP cameras in outdoor environments and/or with unreliable internet connections
  • Avoiding vendor lock-in for IP cameras
  • Embed live streams and video recordings into mobile application
  • Provide end users the capability of scaling to any audience size, on demand, without the need to build their own video streaming CDN delivery network
  • Produce a cost-effective, market-ready MVP, complete with APIs, within 90 days
  • Partner with a service provider that could scale with their business model
3. The solution

 

Confronted with the daunting challenge of rapidly developing and deploying an MVP application and associated APIs that effectively captured, processed, and displayed high-quality video content from an outdoor environment, TboxTour connected with leading camera and video consulting firm, RadiusVision. Together, they selected Angelcam as their platform of choice due to the simplicity of it’s plug-and-play, DIY device, the AngelBox, which could be deployed along with their custom hardware, on site. In addition, Angelcam’s Broadcast and Video Clip APIs ensured they would be able to get their MVP to market, for rapid testing, on time.

Angelcam products used:

  • AngelBox deployed and linked to on-site Linux-based OS devices, connecting the IP cameras to the Angelcam cloud with an encrypted stream
  • Cloud Recording Application with 7-days retention of stored video in the cloud
  • Cloud Recording API used to embed a video player that plays recorded footage into the mobile application
  • Video clip API was utilized for fast, custom retrieval of clips of interest
  • Broadcasting API was employed to embed live streams of video footage into the mobile application

Angelcam services included:

Our US Sales and Support team, along with our Engineering team, provided solution support from the outset and app development throughout the pilot project. The team often met twice, if not three times, per week to discuss the various technical challenges and how Angelcam could assist.


4. The results

 

TboxTour has successfully implemented their solution at multiple golf facilities throughout the country, with the AngelBox system continually streaming high-quality video from Axis cameras to their cloud application.

 

As they continue to meet each successive project milestone, the team is now into the latter part of the MVP phase of finalizing development and performing user testing of the mobile application. The testing will help bring any further technological and product needs to the forefront, while the success of their video stream implementations allows them to forge relationships with select launch partners before moving onto the launch phase.  

 

Would you like to get more insights on our products? Happy to see you here! … or contact us directly on support@angelcam.com for tech or sales enquiries.