SOURCE: Vidient Systems

March 27, 2007 08:00 ET

Vidient to Demonstrate Intelligent Video Analytics Network at ISC West, Will Highlight Interoperability, Breadth of Behaviors, New Partners

Company CTO Skip Cusack to Address Security Conference on "The Role of Analytics in Digital Video Surveillance"

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- ISC West Booth #13121 -- Vidient Systems, Inc., a developer of behavior recognition and video analytics products used around the world in security and safety applications, has a full slate of activities scheduled for this year's ISC West in Las Vegas, March 28-30, all designed to support the company's goal of redefining intelligent video.

The company will demonstrate (Booth #13121) a selection of its full library of field-proven, pre-defined behaviors running on the cornerstone of its new family of intelligent video analytics products, the Vidient SmartCatch® Intelligent Video Router IVR2400. This new high-performance, multi-port network appliance pushes unequalled video analytics processing power to the edge of security networks and beyond, utilizing technology with compute performance ten times that of any other edge-based product available today.

Highlighting the breadth of its hardware and software solutions, Vidient will also demonstrate its server-based Vidient SmartCatch Analytics 3.0, the newest version of its flagship video analytics software now used around the world. With SmartCatch, Vidient will demonstrate:

--  A robust library of policy-based, pre-defined behaviors for internal
    and external use
--  Active PTZ, single-camera, autonomous tracking of people and hand-off
    to other cameras
--  Integration with a centrally controlled security management system
"We are confident Vidient is making the right moves to accelerate broader adoption of video analytics technology, and to redefine how intelligent video surveillance is used," said Skip Cusack, Chief Technology Officer of Vidient. "The IVR2400, with its new high-performance processing capability, demonstrates our commitment to delivering innovative new solutions that meet customer needs for increased accuracy, scalability and performance."

To amplify the company's views on broader adoption of video analytics and surveillance, Mr. Cusack is participating on Thursday, March 29, 1 to 2 p.m., on ISC West Panel #6H09 entitled, "The Role of Analytics in Digital Video Surveillance." Recognized in 2002 for a patent deemed "one of the ten most important inventions for Homeland Security" by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Cusack will address how the fusion of behavior recognition and video analytics at the edge and, more importantly, throughout the digital surveillance network, will deliver unprecedented security and safety capabilities.

Vidient will also host a growing number of technology partners with whom the company has been collaborating on the development of new products, technologies and integrated solutions, including Stream Processing, Inc. (SPI), AMAG Technology and 3VR Security, Inc.

Vidient partnered with Stream Processing, Inc. (SPI), a new fabless semiconductor company, on the development of the Vidient IVR2400, which is based on a single Storm-1™ processor from SPI. Providing compute performance of more than ten times that of traditional solutions, this new class of fully software programmable processors from SPI is ideally suited for demanding video compression, video analytics and image processing applications.

Additionally, Vidient is partnering with AMAG Technology, a subsidiary of G4Tec Company, on the integration of Vidient's video analytics with AMAG's Symmetry Security Management Solutions to provide consolidated, single-view management of highly scalable, enterprise-wide video analytics network solutions.

Similarly, Vidient is partnering with 3VR Security, Inc. on the integration of Vidient's video analytics network technology and 3VR's intelligent video management systems (IVMS) to provide comprehensive video security solutions tailored for specific industries, including banking, hospitality, corporate and government.

Vidient SmartCatch is now in use around the world in corporate facilities, public institutions, and major transportation hubs such as international and regional airports in San Francisco, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Tallahassee, Florida, and Helsinki. It is available worldwide through Vidient, NEC Solutions America, Inc. (NECSAM) through a marketing and distribution partnership with Vidient, and through a select network of security specialty value-added resellers, systems integrators, and manufacturers' representative firms throughout North America.

About Vidient Systems, Inc.

Vidient Systems, Inc., based in Sunnyvale, Calif., was founded in 2003 and is funded by leading global venture investors Blueprint Ventures, Canaan Partners, Trident Capital and Hotung Venture Capital. For more information, please visit

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