SOURCE: ObjectVideo

November 12, 2008 08:30 ET

StreamScale Enters OEM Partnership With ObjectVideo® to Embed Analytics Software Within Its New Product Range

Products Include Analytics-Enabled Digital Video Recorders and Network Video Appliances

ST. HELENS, UK and RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - StreamScale, a new manufacturer of advanced video surveillance systems, and ObjectVideo®, the leader in intelligent video, today announced that they have entered into an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partnership agreement. As an OEM partner, StreamScale will embed the ObjectVideo® OnBoard® processor-based suite of analytics software within its new range of analytics-enabled digital video recorders (DVRs) and network video appliances.

The new range of products are designed to provide market-leading video surveillance functionality and access to advanced video analytics technology within a straightforward package that is affordable, deployable and maintainable for mainstream video surveillance applications. Based on an advanced embedded-Linux platform with a multi-processor architecture and StreamScale patented technology, the new products also feature strong system integration features including fully featured XML-RPC and SNMPv3 interfaces.

Designed as an embedded video content analysis solution, ObjectVideo OnBoard intelligently discerns objects of interest; distinguishes between humans, vehicles, and other objects; continuously tracks positions for all moving and stationary targets; and recognizes if objects have been removed or left behind at a designated site; among other potentially threatening behaviors. When significant changes are detected in the video, ObjectVideo OnBoard immediately logs the event and issues an alert -- complete with still images or full-motion video -- over the IP network to security personnel.

Commenting on the new partnership, John Humphrey, StreamScale's non-executive Chairman said, "On the surface our products look to the casual observer like any other professional DVR; affordable, easy to install, easy to use and easy to maintain. However, under the hood they are much more sophisticated and create lots of possibilities for the savvy system integrator; embedded Linux, sophisticated image compression, extensive software integration capabilities and -- now -- advanced video analytics from ObjectVideo. We believe this is winning combination that addresses a clear need in the wide market for real-world intelligent surveillance systems. We are very excited about the potential this new agreement creates."

"StreamScale has created an innovative new range of products. With ObjectVideo OnBoard embedded, StreamScale is able to further expand the capabilities of its systems through intelligent video, better positioning itself against the competition," said Carlos Angeles, European manager for ObjectVideo. "We are pleased to partner with StreamScale to provide a solution that promotes wider market access to advanced video analytics."

About StreamScale Limited

StreamScale was founded in October 2007 by industry insiders Peter Diamond (former Head of Development at both Dedicated Microcomputers Group Limited and Baxall Limited) and John Humphrey (Former Group Managing Director of Dedicated Microcomputers Group Limited and VP Infrastructure Solutions for Verint Inc.) to develop intelligent video surveillance systems, including analytics enabled digital video recorders and network video recorder appliances.

StreamScale's mission is to enable the mainstream market adoption of advanced video surveillance technology, such as video analytics and facial recognition, by creating intelligent embedded network video appliances which are affordable, deployable and maintainable in a wide range of real-world surveillance applications.

The Company is located in St. Helens, UK.

About ObjectVideo, Inc.

With more than 800,000 channels of video analytics sold worldwide, ObjectVideo® is the leading provider of intelligent video software. The company's innovative products convert video to data in real-time through the detection, classification and tracking of relevant activities. With this technology, end users obtain vision-based business intelligence, improve surveillance effectiveness, manage building systems more accurately and reduce loss in retail environments. ObjectVideo intelligent analytics are available to the market through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that embed ObjectVideo® OnBoard® processor-based technology into a wide variety of devices throughout the surveillance system. ObjectVideo's partner network includes more than 50 manufacturers and technology providers. The company holds more than 55 patents and patents pending in the field of computer vision. For more information, please visit www.objectvideo.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    John Humphrey
    StreamScale Limited
    +44 (0)1744 453566

    Leah Wilkinson
    WilkinsonShein Communications for ObjectVideo
    +1 703-907-0010
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