Beaverton, OR/Reston, VA – 25 March 2009 – Cernium Corporation, the leading developer of video analytics-enabled products, announced today that Mount Holyoke College has selected Cernium’s Perceptrak® advanced video analytics software, integrated with Milestone XProtect™ Enterprise IP video management software, to enhance the security of its South Hadley, Massachusetts campus.
“Perceptrak meets Mount Holyoke’s objective to increase public safety and security in open areas and key facilities,” said Stephen Graham, President and General Manager of Cernium’s Systems Division. “We are very pleased to provide a cost-effective, scalable, integrated solution along with Milestone that can easily accommodate surveillance system growth and changing security requirements.”
Perceptrak optimizes safety, security and operational effectiveness. It analyzes video from security cameras 24x7 for events of interest and adds meta data about the content, enabling organizations to monitor, manage, distribute, store and query video in a powerful new way. Security operators are alerted in real time only to situations that require attention, and a robust database of events simplifies searches for critical video information during investigations.
“Perceptrak provides our campus community with an additional layer of security,” said Doug Vanderpoel, Director, auxiliary services at Mount Holyoke College. “The intelligent video technology immediately alerts security personnel to suspicious activity, allowing for a more proactive response to potential incidents.”
Milestone XProtect open platform IP video management software makes it possible to manage an unlimited number of cameras. Reliable and easy to use, XProtect allows operators to centrally, locally or remotely view live or recorded video from multiple locations simultaneously. Perceptrak works seamlessly within this environment to offer powerful analytics capabilities that help achieve safety and security objectives.
“The deployment of Perceptrak together with XProtect illustrates how Milestone is the open platform company for integrations that deliver real added value. Making video installations more intelligent translates to greater protection for the people and property of this campus," said Eric Fullerton, President of Milestone Systems Inc.
Other institutions of higher education across the United States utilizing Perceptrak to improve campus safety and security include Johns Hopkins University and the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus in Minneapolis.
Cernium Corporation is leading the way in video analytics with intelligent, intuitive and cost-efficient products for physical security, business intelligence and video content distribution. The company’s technology is a generational leap over competing approaches, providing outstanding incident detection performance and greater operational flexibility at a much lower cost. With its roots in the security industry, Cernium has brought advanced video analytics capabilities to the protection of scores of facilities across North America and the United Kingdom. Customers represent a range of industry sectors that include Fortune 100 manufacturers, government, health care, transportation, hospitality, education, entertainment and major cultural institutions. Cernium’s product portfolio includes Perceptrak®, now integrated with Milestone, ArcherfishTM, CheckVideo™, Cernium Edge™, and ExitSentry®. Cernium is recognized by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan as the North American Emerging Company of the Year for its efforts in developing and promoting analytics-enabled products for video surveillance. For more information, visit www.cernium.com.
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the leading global developer of open platform IP video management software. XProtect™ gives users a powerful surveillance solution that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in more than 50,000 customer installations. With support for the industry’s widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-of-breed solutions to “video enable” organizations - reducing costs, optimizing processes, protecting people and assets. With headquarters in Denmark and ten international offices, Milestone software is sold through authorized partners in 90 countries.