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BriefCam is a Finalist for the 2010 Red Herring 100 Europe Award

Download PDF Neve Ilan, Israel, - May 25, 2010 ? BriefCam, Ltd. the developer and provider of Video Synopsis systems for reviewing, analyzing and indexing of surveillance camera content, announced today it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Europe 100 award, a prestigious list honoring the year?s most promising private technology ventures from the world European business region. The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries. This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the ?buzz? and make the list an invaluable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry. "This year was especially difficult," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "Despite the global economic situation, there were many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products that we had a difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. BriefCam shows great promise therefore deserves to be among the Finalists. Now we?re faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring Europe award. We know that this year?s crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to go far." Finalists for the 2010 edition of the Red Herring 100 Europe award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecommunications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, and clean tech industries sent in their submissions to qualify for the award. The Finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Europe Conference in Paris, May 25-27, 2010. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on May 27 at the event.

BriefCam Video Synopsis Wins 2010 IFSEC Security Industry Award

BriefCam?s Video Synopsis - the technology that enables users to browse hours of video in minutes ? was named ?CCTV System Product of the Year? Download PDF Neve Ilan, Israel, May 11, 2010 ? BriefCam Ltd., (www.briefcam.com), a developer and provider of Video Synopsis systems for reviewing, analyzing and indexing of surveillance camera content, last night was awarded the IFSEC Security Industry Award 2010. BriefCam won against five other contenders in the category of ?CCTV System Product of the Year?. Video Synopsis is BriefCam?s major innovation, a proprietary image-processing technology that creates synopses of original full-length surveillance videos. BriefCam provides a complete representation of all events occurring during hours of video footage in a condensed clip as short as a few minutes in length. The synopsis is made possible by simultaneously presenting multiple objects and activities that have occurred at different times. Video Synopsis enables the rapid review and indexing of captured video footage -- with an index to the original source video; live video feed online and archival video footage offline -- for on-the-spot event tracking, forensic investigation and evidence discovery. In his speech at the dinner, James Kelly, chief executive of the British Security Industry Association, said: "All of the winners are to be congratulated on their achievements and should be justly proud of the contribution that they are making to our industry." Widely regarded as the industry?s premier event, the IFSEC Security Industry Awards is both a celebration and an acknowledgement of excellence of the products and technological innovations influencing and shaping the industry and security professionals. The IFSEC Security Industry Awards black-tie gala dinner is considered the social event for the entire industry. BriefCam is currently at IFSEC 2010, May 10-13, NEC Birmingham UK (contact details below).

BriefCam Video Synopsis Catches the Bad Guys at IFSEC 2010

It's serious fun for visitors to the Milestone Systems partner stand using a new Cops n' Robbers training video to browse 2 hours in just 40 seconds Download PDF BriefCam's 40-second demo provides IFSEC 2010 visitors with the basics of Video Synopsis. (High resolution images are available for download or by request) Neve Ilan, Israel, May 10, 2010 - BriefCam (www.briefcam.com), the developer and provider of Video Synopsis systems for reviewing, analyzing and indexing of surveillance camera content, today invited attendees of the IFSEC 2010 Global Annual Security Event to take 40 seconds and learn the basics of Video Synopsis technology with some serious fun. BriefCam's Video Synopsis (VS) technology lets users browse hours in minutes by providing a very short video representation of a long time period while preserving all the essential activities of the original video. Video Synopsis fulfills the unmet global need to review countless hours of video generated each day by CCTV cameras, research and identify incidents rapidly, and take necessary action. For IFSEC, BriefCam created a 2-hour long training video about a bank robbery entitled Cops n' Robbers. Following processing, the resulting Video Synopsis is only 40 seconds long yet presents every single event that happened during those hours. The synopsis is made possible by simultaneously presenting all events, even if they occurred at different times. The human operator then reviews the synopsis and makes the judgment calls. During IFSEC, attendees are invited to visit BriefCam at the Milestone Systems stand (Hall 4, Booth F90), try out Video Synopsis, run the demo, identify incidents and answer five questions as quickly as they can. Each day of the exhibition, the top High Scorer will win two VS Online channels for Milestone. BriefCam further announced that its VS Online product is one of the six finalists at the IFSEC Security Industry Awards 2010 in the category of CCTV System of the year. The awards ceremony takes place tonight. BriefCam will be exhibiting at the Milestone Systems partner booth, Hall 4, Booth F90.

BriefCam Announces Integration Partnership with Genetec

Brings Video Synopsis Technology to Unified IP Security Solution BriefCam?s Video Synopsis technology integrated to Genetec?s Security Center 4.0 enables users to browse hours of video in minutes Download PDF Neve Ilan, Israel, May 5, 2010 ? BriefCam Ltd., (www.briefcam.com), a developer and provider of Video Synopsis systems for reviewing, analyzing and indexing of surveillance camera content, today announced that it has added Genetec, a leader in innovative IP security and public safety solutions, as its newest technology partner. Users of Genetec?s world-class IP video surveillance solutions will now benefit from BriefCam's Video Synopsis technology, which creates summaries of original surveillance video, giving users the ability to browse hours of surveillance video footage in just minutes Genetec is a pioneer in the physical security and public safety industry and a global provider of world-class IP video surveillance, access control and license plate recognition (LPR) solutions to markets such as transportation, education, retail, gaming, government and more. Video Synopsis is BriefCam?s major innovation, a proprietary image-processing technology that creates synopses of original full-length surveillance videos. BriefCam provides a complete representation of all events occurring during hours of video footage in a condensed clip as short as a few minutes in length. The synopsis is made possible by simultaneously presenting multiple objects and activities that have occurred at different times. Video Synopsis enables the rapid review and indexing of captured video footage -- with an index to the original source video; live video feed online and archival video footage offline -- for on-the-spot event tracking, forensic investigation and evidence discovery. BriefCam VS Online is now integrated to Genetec?s Security Center 4.0, a security platform that unifies Genetec?s Omnicast IP video surveillance, Synergis IP access control systems, and AutoVu IP license plate recognition (LPR) system. The unified solution represents another step towards fulfilling Genetec?s vision of offering customers a single point from which to monitor their security and safety systems. ?The integration of Video Synopsis reinforces Genetec?s commitment to the open-architecture platform, offering customers more choice in best-of-breed solutions and strengthened security,? said Michel Chalouhi, Director of Product Management at Genetec. ?We?re glad to help BriefCam realize their vision of Total Video Review, where all surveillance footage is reviewed in entirety at the beginning and end of each security shift.? ?Genetec is an undisputed leader in the field of IP video surveillance and we are honored to announce this technology partnership,? said Gideon Ben-Zvi, Chairman and Co-founder of BriefCam. ?Genetec has recognized the acute need expressed by security personnel worldwide: to be able to browse the hours of surveillance video generated daily. Rapid video review means more effective investigations, with decisions made in time and not after the fact.? BriefCam will be at IFSEC 2010, May 10-13, NEC Birmingham UK (contact details below).

BriefCam Launches New Version of Video Synopsis with Enhanced Functionality and New Look

New features for Version 1.3 of the BriefCam VS product line include Area of Interest, a sophisticated new user interface and a 65% reduction in synopsis time Download PDF Neve Ilan, Israel, March 10, 2010 ? BriefCam (www.briefcam.com), the developer and provider of Video Synopsis systems for reviewing, analyzing and indexing of surveillance camera content, will launch a new version of its VS product line in time for ISC West 2010. Version 1.3 of BriefCam VS Online and BriefCam VS Forensics includes enhancements to existing features and new functionalities as well as a sleek, sophisticated new Graphic User Interface (images follow below). Video Synopsis is a proprietary image-processing technology that creates a summary of the original full length surveillance video. The synopsis is made possible by simultaneously presenting multiple objects, events and activities that occurred at different times. BriefCam?s VS products enable the rapid review of captured video footage - with an index to the original source video, the online video feed and offline archival video footage - for on-the-spot event tracking, forensics and evidence discovery. Functionality enhancements to Version 1.3 include: Improved time saving factor - synopsis time cut by as much as 65% Area of Interest ? enables user to demarcate a portion of the screen for synopsis Client supports an unlimited number of channels Greater flexibility in increasing/decreasing event density Support for all leading NVR brands VS Online has doubled its processing capacity to 16 channels on a single server VS Forensics supports expanded list of Codecs and video formats BriefCam has ditched the dongle - all products now software license key enabled The true breakthrough, however, is a significant reduction in synopsis time, due to a new algorithm developed by BriefCam. This higher level of ordering can reduce synopsis length by as much as 65%, depending on video recorder type, number of events, and user preferences. ?Version 1.3 continues our policy of continuing to develop new Video Synopsis applications,? said Gideon Ben-Zvi, Chairman, President and Co-founder of BriefCam. ?The reduction in synopsis time means that eight hours of footage, which once might have taken six minutes to browse, can now be watched in three or four. The Area of Interest feature was developed in response to customer demand. Processing capacity is now double on the same hardware. Along with a more pleasing and user-friendly interface, these features all work together to better enable security personnel to browse hours of video in minutes, so that our vision of ?Total Video Review? at the beginning or end of each shift can become part of their daily routine.? BriefCam?s technology partners may also benefit from the Version 1.3 software development kit (SDK) which incorporates all new features while allowing them to retain their own look and feel. BriefCam will be at ISC West 2010, on March 24-26 in Las Vegas with partners Milestone (booth #11051) and OnSSI (booth #8074), whose Ocularis product suite features embedded VS Online functionality. Demos for the media may be arranged (contact details below).?

BriefCam Video Synopsis Product Named a ''Top 30 Technology Innovation'' by Security Sales & Integration

BriefCam VS Forensics meets the need to rapidly review the countless hours of video demanded by post-event investigation - without missing a single event Download PDF Neve Ilan, Israel, January 6, 2010 ? BriefCam, Ltd. (www.briefcam.com), developer and provider of Video Synopsis systems for rapid reviewing, analyzing and indexing of surveillance camera content, is kicking off the new year with news that BriefCam VS Forensics has been named one of the Top 30 Technology Innovations for 2009 by Security Sales & Integration (SSI) magazine, ?the security industry?s #1 technology and business authority since 1979.? "My first response was, 'Wow!'" wrote SSI's Steve Payne. "The company?s technology is fascinating to see in action, and a little hard to explain. It compresses video down so you can literally see all the events of a 24-hour period in a matter of seconds, all at the same time. They call it 'synopsizing.'? BriefCam?s Video Synopsis (VS) technology lets users browse hours in minutes by providing a very short video representation of a long time period while preserving all the essential activities of the original video. BriefCam VS Forensics is an essential tool for any investigator or investigative unit, meeting the unmet global need to review countless hours of video generated each day by CCTV cameras, research and identify incidents rapidly, and take necessary action. ?We are delighted that SSI has recognized VS Forensics as one of the Top 30 Technology Innovations for 2009,? said Gideon Ben-Zvi, President, Chairman and Co-founder of BriefCam. ?We launched VS Forensics to meet a need expressed by customers of our VS Online product,? said Ben-Zvi. ?Over and over again, investigators told us about having to wade through countless hours of surveillance footage searching for evidence. We are therefore extremely excited about being able to bring the power of Video Synopsis technology to post-event investigators and investigative units, who have no time to waste and truly need to ?browse hours in minutes?. SSI?s endorsement of VS Forensics is an honor and marks another step towards fulfilling BriefCam?s vision of making total video review a basic part of the daily security routine.? Synopsizing replaces the current ?fast forward? reviewing method, reducing the amount of time and personnel it takes to review video, and resulting in lower storage and manpower costs. BriefCam VS Forensics is a stand-alone product that does not require integration with a DVR/NVR, and can summarize up to four (4) AVI files simultaneously. The software is easy to install and can be used out-of-the-box, with no training necessary. VS Forensics imports and processes video from the systems commonly used by law enforcement, government agencies, residential and educational facilities, municipalities and loss prevention organizations.

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