SOURCE: Eptascape

September 24, 2007 09:29 ET

Eptascape and Axis Communications Partner to Bring Plug-and-Play Intelligent Video Analytics to Security IP Video Management

Eptascape's DSP Intelligent Video Analytics Processing Enables Axis Encoders to Identify and Detect Behaviors in Video Footage

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - ASIS -- Eptascape, www.eptascape.com, the leader in MPEG-7 video analytics technology, announced today that its advanced object-based video embedded technology is available for the AXIS 242S IV Video Server. Eptascape's MPEG-7 real-time embedded encoder performs key processing for video analysis on the Axis video encoder and produces results such as XML metadata network streams. Using the Eptascape encoder, the AXIS 242S IV can perform image content analysis of two simultaneous video sources from analog or network cameras and produce MPEG-7 annotations (metadata) in real-time.

Equipped with the MPEG-7 encoder software, one or more AXIS 242S IV Video Servers can be deployed as high-performance video content analysis units in IP-based security video management applications. Eptascape is assisting its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners to seamlessly integrate the AXIS 242S IV Video Servers with other analytics components of the Eptascape Video Analytics Software Suite that includes a detection engine for behavioral analysis and events detection.

"With Eptascape's MPEG-7 performance, scalability, and a vast array of onboard and programmable behaviors, the Axis video encoder is now able to offer intelligent analytics for any video management platform," said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis Communications. "Axis' intelligent video strategy is to provide an open platform and work in partnerships with companies that are thought leaders in their industry, making the Eptascape relationship and solution a great fit. By pushing intelligence to the edge, network video systems address the need for scalability in video surveillance systems."

"Today's security climate demands analytics. Eptascape and Axis have created plug-and-play, embedded intelligent video analytics for all," said Eptascape CEO Marco Graziano. "With proven Axis technology and Eptascape Video Analytics Software Suite, new applications for intelligent analytics can thrive. We have made analytics both easy to implement and affordable for new markets, from the smallest users of surveillance to very high-end applications wanting to scale and add unlimited behaviors, and for forensic investigators needing to avoid hours of searching through recorded surveillance video."

About Axis Communications

Axis is an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations. The company is the global market leader in network video, driving the ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Axis products and solutions focus on security surveillance and remote monitoring, and are based on innovative, open technology platforms.

Axis is a Swedish-based company, operating worldwide with offices in 18 countries and cooperating with partners in more than 70 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange, Large Cap and Information Technology. For more information about Axis, please visit our website at www.axis.com.

About Eptascape

Eptascape designs and markets video analysis and behavior recognition products that enable both analog and IP cameras and systems used today to monitor secure locations in real-time. Eptascape markets its products and customization services to the security industry worldwide. Founded in 2005, Eptascape is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California. www.eptascape.com.

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