SOURCE: Vigilant Video

December 19, 2006 11:17 ET

Vigilant Video Announces CamSmartz™ V2.0 Powering Smart Camera MangoDSP Video Appliances

CamSmartz™ Video Analysis Engine Streams Real-Time Tracking Data of Objects to Google Earth Creating Animated Behavior Maps

PLEASANTON, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 19, 2006 -- Vigilant Video, Inc., a leading provider of Video Mining capabilities for security and consumer behavior analysis applications, announced today that its CamSmartz™ 2.0 software has been released and includes, among its many interfaces, new streaming plug-ins for communicating with the Google Earth API. The plug-in allows for overlay of live CCTV object tracking data onto satellite maps. Previously CamSmartz™ software delivered these capabilities via PC, however, the new V2.0 software now enables use of the MangoDSP Raven series of video processing appliances

Vigilant Video's CamSmartz™ analytics engine is a proven technology to power MangoDSP's appliances, which utilize the Texas Instruments DM642 Digital Signal Processor (DSP.) CamSmartz™ enables the DSP appliances to interpret video streams from CCTV cameras in ways similar to human security personnel. The 2.0 version release of CamSmartz™ includes ease of use and compatibility features so that simply connecting analog video lines in one side of the smart box will allow users to get a broad variety of value-added outputs to existing DVRs, NVRs and enterprise level command and control system databases. The value-added outputs include analog video output overlay with object tracking and user-defined security zones, IP video streaming to the CamSmartz™ command center and XML-based object tracking and alarm packets via the CamSmartz™ Remote API.

Clients and integration partners have found that the new capabilities of CamSmartz™ software provide additional information regarding potential threats and human activities captured on video. "From the start, MDI's experience with the CamSmartz™ DSP-based smart appliance has been very satisfying. We have been exposed to many video analytics technologies and CamSmartz™ was by far the easiest to setup and configure," said Rob Schorr, Vice President of Sales, MDI Security Systems. "Within a matter of hours, the CamSmartz™ real-time event and GIS-tracking data with annotated video output was integrated into MDI's SAFENET™ command and control infrastructure using the CamSmartz™ API. The ability to view data extracted from video on a Google Earth satellite map in a sort of bird's eye view really excites people and makes clear the value of video analytics."

Vigilant Video plans to accelerate introduction of leading video analytics technologies. Chris Theet, Vigilant Video VP of Engineering, stated, "We are very pleased with the performance and client acceptance of CamSmartz™ V2.0. This is just the beginning of an exciting roadmap for us. We will soon be announcing release of even more advanced smart camera technologies which allow analysis of moving video backgrounds to provide value-added applications such as single camera PTZ automated object tracking. People's desire to turn video streams into data streams is increasing very fast and our challenge is to keep up with end user's dreams."

About Vigilant Video, Inc.

Vigilant Video is based in Pleasanton, Calif., and is a leading provider of Video Mining capabilities to businesses for security and consumer behavior analysis applications. For more information, visit

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