COPENHAGEN 15 April 2008 – Milestone Systems, a leading developer of open platform IP video management solutions, and Vidient Systems, Inc., a leading developer of video analytics software used for security and safety applications, today announced a partnership to deliver solutions that substantially improve the productivity of IP video surveillance.
The companies will integrate Vidient’s flagship analytics software, SmartCatch® 3.0, into Milestone’s open platform XProtect™ IP video management solution. Traditionally, surveillance personnel have needed to manually monitor hundreds of cameras, examining each individually to determine if any events of concern were occurring. With the new integration, every camera will be constantly and automatically monitored by Vidient software to detect suspicious events. When a threat is discovered, the Milestone software will immediately alert surveillance personnel and display the suspicious video for further investigation and fast response. By freeing personnel to focus only on cameras where events of interest are occurring, the Vidient/Milestone integration substantially improves both personnel productivity and the overall security level they deliver.
“Our customers are asking for powerful surveillance capabilities that are easy to manage,” said Lars Thinggaard, CEO at Milestone Systems. “By integrating Vidient’s SmartCatch with our video management capabilities, we add the intelligent analysis needed to make use of vast quantities of video information.”
Frank Pao, President and CEO of Vidient Systems, Inc., added, “Security personnel are struggling to monitor today’s extensive video surveillance networks. By partnering with Milestone, we make it easy for our customers to focus on the video that matters, significantly improving the cost and effectiveness of their security.”
Vidient SmartCatch 3.0 is the most comprehensive, accurate and advanced intelligent video analytics software currently available. It has been tested and proven in rigorous real-world settings such as international airports and other critical infrastructure facilities. SmartCatch 3.0 specializes in the automatic detection of suspicious behaviors such as human tailgating and loitering as well as the identification of unattended objects.
Milestone’s XProtect platform is an IP video management solution designed for any size enterprise, addressing an unlimited range of video applications. It optimizes bandwidth usage and scales to support any number of cameras. XProtect is reliable and easy to use, allowing operators to centrally, locally or remotely view and manage thousands of surveillance cameras simultaneously with just a few clicks.
About Vidient Systems, Inc.
Vidient Systems, Inc., based in Santa Clara, Calif., is a leading provider of video analytics software and appliances and is funded by blue-chip global venture investors Blueprint Ventures, Canaan Partners, Trident Capital and Hotung Venture Capital. In addition to Milestone, Vidient’s technology partners include Cisco Systems, AMAG, Vidsys and 3VR, among other industry leaders. For more information, visit www.vidient.com.
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