SOURCE: Vidient Systems

March 26, 2007 08:00 ET

Vidient Introduces New Intelligent Video Router, First in New Family of Video Analytics Networking Solutions

Vidient IVR2400 Analyzes and Encodes High-Quality Video From Analog and Digital IP Cameras, Converting any Surveillance System Into an Efficient and Intelligent Video Analytics Network

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 26, 2007 -- ISC West Booth #13121 -- Vidient Systems, Inc., a leading developer of behavior recognition and video analytics products used around the world in security and safety applications, today introduced the Vidient SmartCatch® Intelligent Video Router IVR2400, a high-performance, multi-port video analytics network appliance utilizing technology with compute performance ten times that of any edge-based product available today.

The cornerstone of the company's new family of intelligent video analytics networking solutions, the Vidient SmartCatch IVR2400 will be commercially available in June 2007.

The Vidient SmartCatch IVR2400 provides the processing power, scalability and flexibility to address the needs of individual facilities today as well as the capacity to accommodate customers' plans for further expanding this network capability throughout an enterprise and at multiple facilities.

The Vidient IVR2400 is a high performance, field-deployable multi-port network appliance with industry leading, field-proven Vidient SmartCatch Analytics 3.0 built in. Featuring unequalled video processing power, the IVR2400 can simultaneously process and encode/transcode, in either H.264 or MPEG-4, four full video channels, more than double that of any other product available today. Placed at the network edge, the IVR2400 analyzes and encodes high quality video from both analog and digital IP cameras, directly converting any surveillance system into an efficient and intelligent video analytics network.

"Vidient is re-defining video surveillance," said Steven H. Goldberg, President and CEO of Vidient Systems, Inc. "Customers have grown frustrated with the lack of scalability and interoperability and the high price of first-generation edge-based video devices. We now have a solution for them. Our IVR2400 transcends the edge, distributing powerful video analytics throughout a facility in a network-based solution with unparalleled performance and network management capabilities."

The Vidient IVR2400 is based on a single Storm-1™ processor from Stream Processors, Inc. (SPI, www.streamprocessors.com). With a compute performance of more than ten times that of traditional solutions, this new class of fully software programmable processors is ideally suited for demanding video compression, video analytics and image processing applications.

"The widespread adoption of digital video surveillance on IP networks requires ever increasing levels of intelligence in edge devices, namely smart cameras and routers," said Chip Stearns, president and CEO of Stream Processors, Inc. "Beyond mere video compression and transmission, networked video analytics bring to life the security system without bringing down the IT network. This is a capability enabled only with today's next generation, highly parallel programmable processors, and we're very pleased to cooperate with Vidient to deliver their exciting new platform to the market."

Along with the Vidient IVR2400, Vidient also announced today the IVR Software Development Kit (SDK). Designed for Original Equipment Manufacturers and product manufacturers interested in integrating the IVR2400 into other hardware devices, it includes the programming interface to configure and control the IVR from within other applications. Using the IVR SDK to integrate the Vidient IVR dramatically lessens development time, offers immediate product differentiation and incorporates industry-leading video analytics. The IVR SDK will also be commercially available in June 2007.

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., is 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 www.vidient.com.

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