HQ: Research Triangle Park, NC
Founded: Company was founded in 1999 as a contract engineering company and became product-focused in 2004.
Management: CEO Peter Durand was previously president of Entivity and director of eBusiness for GE Fanuc, a joint venture between General Electric and Fanuc of Japan. Ich-Kien Lao is a co-founder of the company and serves as vice president of product development. He has experience at Ericsson. Millidyne, and General Electric.
Investors: The company raised a $13 million Series B round in April 2005. It previously raised $5.5 million in a Series A round in February 2004. Polaris Venture Partners led the Series B round, with existing investors Intersouth Partners, Motorola Ventures, Wakefield Group, and The Dow Pension Plan.
Business Model: Integrian sells mobile digital video products for the public safety, transportation, and corporate security markets. The company’s first commercial product aims to upgrade in-car surveillance systems for law enforcement agencies. For example, Integrian estimates that current analog in-car cameras used by highway patrol officers can generate “more than 30,000 hours of patrol video per year per 100 officers with no means to systematically track the content.” Integrian’s products make recording, tagging, and archiving of data cheaper and more efficient. Captured video is uploaded to a server at the police station and Integrian offers a set of software tools that allow users to tag and catalog that video.
Competitors: Kustom Signals, Motorola, IBM
Dirt: With increased funding going towards public safety nationwide and globally, Integrian seems to have a good niche. It would also seem to have formidable competitors and is surely looking to partner with hefty distributors to get some big wins this year. To help open doors with the Department of Defense and the Office of Homeland Security Integrian recently announced the appointment of Admiral Gregory G. Johnson, a Four-Star Admiral, to its board of directors. He was most recently Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces in Europe and Africa.