SOURCE: 3VR Security, Inc.

3VR Security, Inc.

September 16, 2009 08:00 ET

3VR Issued Patent on Searchable Surveillance, Video Analysis Technologies

Benchmark Patent Sets Industry Standard for Surveillance Technologies, Including Facial Recognition, Data Analysis, Database Search, Biometrics and Object Comparison

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2009) - 3VR Security, Inc., the searchable surveillance leader, today announced that it has been issued U.S. Patent #7529411 titled 'Interactive System for Recognition Analysis of Multiple Streams of Video,' which supports two claims related to the use of integration data and metadata in facial analysis and object comparison. The intellectual property related to the claims provide for the 3VR Multi-Analytic Pipeline™ and Similarity Engine™ technologies to bring new innovation to the security industry by greatly enhancing biometric search capabilities in video while continuing to enhance the power of 3VR's industry-leading searchable surveillance platform.

"This patent is a great indicator of the progress we have made in the last few years," said Bob Vallone, executive vice president of engineering of 3VR. "We've built an engine that allows our customers to analyze the vast stores of collected surveillance data across any object or data set. In essence, we've patented exactly what you need on a foundational level to make surveillance data searchable."

The underpinning for two of 3VR's key technologies, these claims serve as the foundation for 3VR's next generation searchable surveillance platform. In summary:

--  The 3VR Multi-Analytic Pipeline provides for the use of external
    information, such as region and time period, in the analysis and
    identification of a video image. Whereas previously, image data could only
    be analyzed using information derived from a single biometric, 3VR's
    patented technology allows for data analysis using a synthesis of
    information from a wide range of sources. The technology also provides a
    framework to process multiple analytic sources simultaneously.
--  The 3VR Similarity Engine provides the ability to synthesize data
    profiles from a series of images. By analyzing a stream of low fidelity
    images, rather than a single high fidelity image, the technology allows
    users to more accurately determine the best profile match.

"These are the key technologies that make multi-analytic surveillance possible," said Al Shipp, CEO of 3VR. "We've already deployed the most powerful video-based facial recognition in the industry, and now we've patented the key technologies behind it. Looking forward, we hope to use this powerful underlying technology to expand analysis beyond objects like faces and license plates to all objects, while continuing to develop new technologies that our customers need to improve security and stop losses."

About 3VR

3VR Security, Inc., the searchable surveillance leader, provides the first intelligent video management system powered by a search engine with integrated video analytics. 3VR systems lower physical and operational costs while dramatically improving the effectiveness and efficiency of investigations for fraud, theft and other crimes. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company is privately held with funding from Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Buyers, VantagePoint Ventures, In-Q-Tel and DAG Ventures. 3VR is the three-time winner of the SIA best new video product, was named security product of the year from Frost & Sullivan in 2006 and 2007 among other awards. For more information please visit

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    3VR Security, Inc.
    +1 415 874 2527

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