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BriefCam is Milestone Solution Partner of the Year

Milestone has issued a press release with the good news that BriefCam was named Milestone Solution Partner of the Year. Milestone stated that BriefCam was recognized "for their Video Synopsis technology that is tightly integrated with XProtect, and for their strategic alignments in the field that produced great results". The full text of the release follows: Milestone Partner Event Builds Performance Channel training, networking and knowledge sharing are in focus COPENHAGEN ? March 16th, 2011 Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software, held its ninth annual Milestone Integration Partner Symposium (MIPS) conference March 2-4 in San Antonio, Texas. Over 200 people attended from the Milestone ecosystem of distributors, systems integrators, consultants, Manufacturer Alliance Partners and Milestone Solution Partners. The first day of the gathering was devoted to training courses in sales and technical know-how for the high-end XProtect® Video Management Software (VMS) offerings, and for the Milestone Integration Platform SDK (Software Development Kit), used for integrating third-party systems and devices. The remaining days included top management reports and guest speakers. A record number of exhibitors introduced their latest offerings to the Milestone channel partners in the Technology Showcase: Allied Telesis, Arecont Vision, Axis, Basler, Briefcam, Canon, firetide, FLIR, Gish Technologiy, Honeywell, HP, IBM, intransa, Iomnis, IQinVision, Mobotix, Open Options, Panasonic, Pivot3, Rimage, SONY, SureView Systems, Vivotek and WYNIT. Lars Thinggaard, President and CEO of Milestone Systems, presented the first keynote speech covering the company?s historical progress, current status and future prospects for growing business through open platform integrations. He illustrated such interoperability by showing a video of how XProtect VMS is being used by Milestone Solutions Partner CoastalCOMS to assist surf life saving associations and coastal management needs with their international cloud-based hosted solution to deliver live and recorded video with innovative analytics, measuring wave height, people counting on beaches, and changes in shorelines. End users shared their security experiences using the Milestone platform: Terry Haukom from the Minnesota Dept of Transportation described how the exemplary system he designed is scaling out to assist the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area, across all first responder agencies. Sergeant Red Buckland from Louisiana State University regaled the audience with anecdotes of student pranks and vandalism that have been resolved and reduced with the video surveillance, as well as how they manage crowded sport stadium weekends, protect valuable laboratories and more. Robert Bentley described his consultancy and project architect work with both video and access control system implementation designs, most notably with various police organizations in Canada. Charles R. Pierce of Leapfrog Training & Consulting gave a rousing presentation on how to work with A&E?s. Other speakers included Fredrik Nilsson, General Manager of Axis Communications Inc; Kurt Gish, President of Gish Technology; retail specialist King Rogers, CEO of KRG Analytics; and Keven Marier, CEO of ConneX International. Awards for 2010 outstanding performance and collaboration with Milestone Systems were also announced: Manufacturer Alliance Partner of the Year was Axis Communications for their breadth of product line allowing the channel to pair XProtect VMS with many different user environments and deployments, increasing the use of HD technologies. Milestone Solution Partner of the Year was BriefCam for their Video Synopsis technology that is tightly integrated with XProtect, and for their strategic alignments in the field that produced great results. Distributor of the Year was CSC, who has embraced the video-enabling concept of the Milestone open platform and steadily increased sales year on year. National Partner of the Year was Johnson Controls Inc (JCI), a national reseller of Milestone VMS, who have proven to be a leading revenue partner in North America, demonstrating commitment from corporate to local branches. Regional Partner of the Year was Convergint Houston, who achieved the highest single branch revenue in the country for Milestone Systems. They were praised particularly for a 3,000-camera transportation project that was landed in December 2010. Installation of the Year went to Stone Security for their comprehensive work with a global religious organization, leveraging Milestone?s integration with Lenel OnGuard access control. Milestone Systems also holds the MIPS partner events in other regions: this year it will be held in Bangkok in July and Copenhagen in September. About Milestone Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the worldwide industry leader in open platform IP video management software, according to IMS Research six years in a row. Milestone XProtect® products have been installed in thousands of customer installations, sold through authorized and certified partners in more than 100 countries. With support for the widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-of-breed solutions to ?video enable? organizations ? managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes, and reducing costs.

Doktor Jon's: BriefCam named Milestone Systems' Solution Partner of the Year

BriefCam has been named Milestone Systems' Solution Partner of the Year. In the official announcement, released today, Milestone stated that the award recognized BriefCam, "for their Video Synopsis technology that is tightly integrated with XProtect, and for their strategic alignments in the field that produced great results." The award ceremony was held at the annual Milestone Integration Partner Symposium (MIPS) conference March 2-4, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas... [Read more...]

The Economist: Just the interesting bits

A quick way to find incidents recorded by security cameras Video cameras are popping up everywhere. On a typical day out in a big city a person could be filmed by hundreds of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras. The combined output of all these systems is far greater than the capacity of security staff to watch all the images. So various ways are used to automate the process. Some systems work in ?real time? to alert security staff to a potential incident being filmed by a camera. Such systems can read number plates on cars and identify certain faces. Several use powerful algorithms to detect suspicious behaviour, such as a group loitering near a door where entry is barred or an item of luggage that seems to have been left unattended. Then there is the task of searching through a mass of recorded images to see if anything has happened...[Read more...]

GIT Security: Crime ring busted at security event

Night cleaning crew swiped more than dust but got caught... Around 10 p.m. on Tuesday night October 12th, a few of the cleaning crew did more than just vacuum and dust on the evening tour of duty: they also swiped computer equipment from exhibitors' booth displays. However, failing to notice that the convention had gathered the best of the security industry meant this was the last time they would be performing that job. At the ASIS 2010 security trade show held week before last in Dallas, Texas, several exhibitors discovered missing electronics on the second morning of the event... [Read more...]

BriefCam Launches Video Synopsis Viewer for Milestone XProtect Smart Client

The BriefCam V1.3 Embedded Viewer for the Milestone XProtect Smart Client is a fully embedded plug-in that allows users to see a fast summary of captured video footage Last week, BriefCam received the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for Physical Security Download PDF Image (L): The BriefCam Embedded Viewers for the Milestone XProtect Smart Client user interface Image (R): Close up of the Video Synopsis window. Events that occurred at different times are displayed simultaneously. Neve Ilan, Israel, October 4, 2010 ? BriefCam, Ltd. (www.briefcam.com), the developer and provider of Video Synopsis? systems for reviewing, analyzing and indexing of video camera content, today announced the launch of the BriefCam Embedded Viewer for the Milestone XProtect? Smart Client. Video Synopsis is BriefCam's award-winning technology for the rapid review of recorded video. BriefCam products fulfill the global unmet need to browse video, investigate and identify incidents and take action. Last week, Video Synopsis was awarded the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award 2010 for Physical Security. At IFSEC 2010 in May, it received the Security Industry Award for Best CCTV System Product (excluding cameras or lenses), and is a Security Excellence Award nominee. BriefCam was also named to Red Herring's Top 100 Europe and CNBC Europe?s Most Creative Companies lists for 2010. The BriefCam Embedded Viewer for the Milestone XProtect Smart Client user interface is a fully embedded plug-in that allows users to see a summary of captured video footage from any camera processed by the BriefCam server. The plug-in triggers playback of the original source video in the XProtect Smart Client. The Embedded Viewer lets Milestone users take full advantage of BriefCam?s VS Online, which receives real-time feed from the Milestone XProtect video management software (VMS). The BriefCam server processes the data to produce a database that can be called on to create a video summary on demand ? all without exiting the XProtect environment and Smart Client interface. The result: users receive a "brief" that enables the rapid review of events for evidence discovery. Using Video Synopsis, a day of surveillance camera footage can be summarized into a video clip as short as one minute, leading to a significant reduction in the effort and expense required to review stored video. Dror Irani, CEO and President of BriefCam said, ?We are very excited about the launch of a new product that further deepens our valued partnership with Milestone Systems and furthers our vision of Total Video Review. With Video Synopsis, going over all footage at the beginning and/or end of each shift is now possible and can be integrated into the daily routine.? BriefCam will present the Embedded Viewer for Milestone XProtect Smart Client at Security Essen 2010 · October 5-8, 2010, Essen, Germany at Hall 2.0, Booth 330 and at ASIS 2010 in Dallas Texas on October 12-15, 2010, Booth #3667 (contact details follow).

BriefCam a Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award Winner

BriefCam?s Video Synopsis? technology won in the Physical Security category for its ?fresh approach? to the problem of how to review long amounts of video rapidly Download PDF Image: Video Synopsis for surveillance and security Before (L) ? 1hr 50 min. After (R) ? 1 min. 57 sec Image: Video Synopsis for safety and protection Before (L) ? 1 hr 49 min. After (R) ? 45 sec Neve Ilan, Israel, September 27, 2010 ? BriefCam, Ltd. (www.briefcam.com), the developer and provider of Video Synopsis? systems for reviewing, analyzing and indexing of video camera content, today announced it is the Winner of the Physical Security category in this year?s Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards. The competition for this prestigious award was intense with only 49 out of nearly 597 entries receiving an award (8%). More than a quarter of the prize-winners were non-US companies. Journal editors reviewed the entries and forwarded about 275 to a panel of judges from research institutions, venture-capital firms and other companies. The judges chose winners in 17 categories, based on three criteria: 1. Does the innovation break with conventional ideas or processes in its field? 2. Does it go beyond marginal improvements on something that already exists? 3. Will it have a wide impact on future technology in its field or in other fields? BriefCam's solution for the rapid review of video met all three criteria. The Wall Street Journal writes: ?Surveillance cameras generate a prodigious amount of video; unfortunately there's not enough time and manpower to watch it all. The winner in this category, Israel-based BriefCam Ltd., has developed a fresh solution to the problem: Video Synopsis, which enables a viewer to browse a day's worth of recording in just a few minutes by creating a summary of all the activities captured by a camera.? Full coverage of the awards appears online at http://www.WSJ.com/Reports and will be published in The Wall Street Journal's three global editions today. ?We are honored to be named the winner in the Physical Security category of this prestigious award, said Dror Irani, President and CEO of BriefCam. ?Video Synopsis technology is an innovation with applications for any and all sectors generating long amounts of video, whether recorded or streamed. To date, such footage generally went unwatched until after the fact ? often long after. With BriefCam, it?s now possible to review hours, days, weeks and even months of video in a manageable amount of time and it?s very gratifying that the Wall Street Journal has recognized both the need for Video Synopsis and its potential.? BriefCam will be attending Security Essen 2010 on October 5-8, 2010, Essen, Germany at Hall 2.0, Booth 330 and ASIS 2010 in Dallas Texas on October 12-15, 2010, at Booth #3667, Media interviews may be arranged.

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