Lextech Labs received a Chicago Innovation Award for iRa C3 last night at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Today, the Sun-Times featured the video surveillance software in an article, “Security, eterprise cameras gain value in digital space.”
Read an excerpt of the article below, or the full article here.
A lone security guard monitoring a surveillance camera is going the way of the dinosaur now that software is enabling the video to be shared in real time and viewed in a variety of ways on cell phones, smart phones and other mobile devices.
The software, called iRa C3, is the brainchild of Lisle-based Lextech Labs (LextechLabs.com), founded by Alex Bratton, a native of west suburban Addison, self-described serial entrepreneur and a promoter of high-tech growth throughout the Midwest. Bratton worked on the precursor to the original Mosaic web browser while he was a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and went on to create nine companies, including an online role-playing game site during the Internet boom and another that provided interim chief technology officers and web developers for Internet startups.
Bratton created Lextech Labs after he saw a need for making security videos mobile while working with businesses and defense contractors in another of his companies, Lextech Global Services.