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BriefCam presenting Version 2.3 at ASIS 2012

New features come in response to user requests from growing BriefCam installed base, meeting real-world needs, and with enhanced support for Genetec, Milestone and OnSSI Neve Ilan, Israel, August 22, 2012 – BriefCam® (, the developer and provider of Video Synopsis® solutions for rapid reviewing, analyzing and indexing of video, will launch Version 2.3 of its award-winning VS Forensics and VS Enterprise products at ASIS 2012. BriefCam Video Synopsis is an innovative technology for rapid video review. On average, 1 hour of footage can be reviewed in 1 minute. This is accomplished by presenting all events simultaneously, even if they have occurred at different times. All events may be indexed back to the original with a single mouse click. Version 2.3 is a significant advance in BriefCam’s Video Synopsis technology, with refinements that include: Enhanced object detection in extreme video conditions: dark, low contrast, very small objects, grainy/noisy video. Improved object tracking allowing for easier traceability. Upgraded video quality: supporting high resolution cameras of between 1-3 megapixels. Convenient tracking of individual events using the mouse wheel. Annotation function to facilitate collaboration between investigators. These features come in addition to already existing functions such as time-stamps, event markers, Area of Interest / Area of Exclusion, event density and runtime speed -- all of which enable operators to control the process of video review with greater speed and efficiency. The BriefCam product range comprises VS Forensics, an offline version for post-event investigation; and VS Enterprise, which provides both real-time and post-event Video Synopsis capability, either as a plug-in or embedded to the VMS. Since winning the Accolades Award for Surveillance at ASIS 2011, BriefCam has deepened its technology partnerships; VS Enterprise Version 2.3 is embedded tightly within Genetec; Milestone; and OnSSI VMS products. Dror Irani, CEO & President of BriefCam, said: “Version 2.3 marks another step in product maturity for BriefCam. Taking note of feedback from our growing install base in the US, EMEA and APAC regions – in particular China – we were able to develop a set of refinements to meet their requirements. For example, the new annotation function lets investigators mark an object, add relevant text and export the video data in one click for sharing with colleagues and/or supervisors.” “We set out to address the industry trend towards megapixel cameras. This need was particularly acute in the North American market where our installed user base is weighted towards law enforcement – including a previously announced contract with a major US federal agency – and Safe City projects using high resolution cameras.” “On the flip side, we are also aware that not all surveillance video is perfect and that a large percentage of footage suffers from graininess, noise, lighting difficulties and contrast problems. Developing algorithms to deal with these real-world challenges were a top priority for us, and we’re very proud of the result: enhanced object detection that can isolate objects, from large to very small, and under extreme conditions.” “All of the above are real needs from the field where BriefCam products are being used successfully to review hours of video in minutes, increase operator efficiency and open up a range of possibilities for recorded video’s true potential,” Irani said. BriefCam will present Version 2.3 for VS Forensics and VS Enterprise at ASIS 2012 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA on September 10-12, Booth #350.

BriefCam case study in Security Management

Case Study: A Wrinkle in Time "In 1969, a Norwalk, Connecticut, dairy farmer named Stew Leonard had an epiph­­any: the milk delivery business was going to go the way of the horse and buggy. Leonard decided to found a small dairy shop with seven employees and carrying just eight items. The little market quickly grew into the world’s largest dairy store. Today, Stew Leonard’s Farm Fresh Foods are located in Norwalk, Danbury, and New­ington, Connecticut; and Yonk­ers, New York. It is a $300 million annual enterprise with approximately 2,000 employees... The loss prevention (LP) department at Stew Leonard seeks creative solutions. It hasn’t gone so far as to use the company’s six-foot-tall dancing bananas as spy cams, but it has put into place an innovative video synopsis technology that enables security to save copious staff hours during investigations... Read the full article...

BriefCam cited in Le Monde

Vidéosurveillance: Trop de caméras, pas assez d'yeux? "Les recherches se multiplient pour automatiser la détection des comportements « déviants » et reconnaître les individus « à la volée ». Tour d'horizon de ces techniques sécuritaires. Un homme déambule entre les allées d'un parking et s'attarde « anormalement » près d'une voiture. A 3 kilomètres de là, devant son mur d'écrans relié à une trentaine de caméras, un opérateur se lasse de voir passer des anonymes et s'assoupit. Mais un signal d'alarme attire son attention sur l'écran 15, où la silhouette du maraudeur est cerclée de rouge. Si l'opérateur en croit l'« intelligence » de la caméra, cet homme s'apprête à voler un véhicule. Il avertit donc la police, qui sera sur les lieux cinq minutes plus tard." [Read full article...]

BriefCam VS Forensics reviewed in BenchMark Magazine

Taking an Overview? BriefCam VS Forensics "The move to a digital platform for the video surveillance sector has introduced a wide range of benefits, but with those has come a need to alter established working habits... Digital technology not only replaces the analogue alternative, it improves on it. It also delivers capabilities that simply didn't exist with the old technology; VS Forensics from BriefCam is one such example... As a tool that aids the end user, it's hard not to recommend this product!" [Read full article...]

Rimage Ships Video Synopsis Systems Worth $497K To A U.S. Federal Agency

Enables Agency to Browse Hours of Surveillance Video in Minutes Download PDF MINNEAPOLIS, MN - December 15, 2011 - Rimage Corporation (NASDAQ: RIMG), an industry leader in digital content archiving, distribution and protection, has shipped a $497,000 order for its new Video SynopsisTM systems to a United States federal agency. The agency will use the systems to enhance the speed and efficiency of surveillance video evidence review. Rimage's Video Synopsis systems, powered by BriefCam, reduce the time and personnel needed for video review, incident isolation, and evidence distribution. By providing short video representations of longer time periods, Video Synopsis enables the rapid review and indexing of captured video footage for forensics and evidence discovery. "Our goal is to enable law enforcement organizations to fully benefit from the surveillance data they record," says Christopher Wells, Senior VP & GM Disc Publishing at Rimage Corporation. "With Rimage Video Synopsis systems, our customers can browse hours of video in minutes." Rimage is a minority investor in BriefCam, a leader in surveillance video technology. Rimage and BriefCam's partnership has delivered workflow improvements to customers in the surveillance and digital evidence markets. BriefCam's award-winning Video Synopsis technology is at the heart of Rimage's Video Synopsis system, providing new-to-the-world video analysis capabilities. "We're proud to be partnering with Rimage, an industry leader in digital evidence solutions," says Dror Irani, BriefCam CEO. "Improving management of digital evidence is critical to Rimage's law enforcement customers -- their Video Synopsis systems bring the power and efficiency of BriefCam technology to that market." Rimage's Video Synopsis systems are now available in North and South America. For more information, visit Blu-ray DiscTM is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association. Video SynopsisTM is a registered trademark of BriefCam, Ltd. About Rimage Corporation Founded in 1978, Rimage Corporation (NASDAQ: RIMG) helps businesses deliver digital content directly and securely to their customers and employees. Its disc publishing business, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, supplies more than 10,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia with industry-leading solutions that archive, distribute and protect content on CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray DiscsTM. With its acquisition of Qumu, Rimage will become a leader in the rapidly growing enterprise video communications market. The combination of Qumu and Rimage's disc publishing business and virtual publishing initiative enables businesses to securely deliver their videos, documents, audio files and images in today's multi-platform, multi-device world. Additional information can be found at About BriefCam BriefCam, Ltd. is the developer and provider of Video SynopsisTM, an award-winning technology that summarizes hours of events into a "brief" that takes just minutes to watch, whether real-time feed online or archival footage offline. BriefCam products interface with a wide range of DVR/NVRs, advanced IP cameras and complement existing surveillance solutions. BriefCam's mission is to enable the Total Video Review of all footage recorded for safety and security. Founded in December 2007, BriefCam, Ltd. is headquartered in Neve Ilan, Israel and operates a US subsidiary, BriefCam, Inc. For more information: Investor Contacts: James Stewart, CFO Rimage Corporation 952/944-8144 All Other Contacts: Pete Steege, Director of Marketing Communications Rimage Corporation 612/435-6874 Rachel Neiman, Director of Marketing Communications BriefCam Email: Cel: +972 54 215 2653

IP User Group: Rimage Ships BriefCam Video Synopsis Systems Worth $497K to a U.S. Federal Agency

MINNEAPOLIS, MN ? December 15, 2011 - Rimage Corporation (NASDAQ: RIMG), an industry leader in digital content archiving, distribution and protection, has shipped a $497,000 order for its new Video Synopsis® systems to a United States federal agency. The agency will use the systems to enhance the speed and efficiency of surveillance video evidence review. Rimage's Video Synopsis systems, powered by BriefCam, reduce the time and personnel needed for video review, incident isolation, and evidence distribution. [Click for full article...]

Caméras: Le commissariat vient d’être doté d’un logiciel d’analyse unique en France

Caméras: Le commissariat vient d’être doté d’un logiciel d’analyse unique en France Le commissaire Fabrice Sierra n’hésite pas à parler de “machine de guerre” pour qualifier le logiciel dont viennent d’êt re dotés les policier s d’Aubenas.Un cadeau de la municipalité de Vals­les­Bains, « juste retour des choses » puisqu’Aubenas avait été précurseur en matière de vidéos, installant les premières en centre­ville en 2008. Ce logiciel, dérivé d’un programme militaire, permet de visualiser dans un temps très court les images enregistrées par les caméras : 24 heures en 5 à 10 minutes maximum... [Click for full article]

BriefCam, Convergint Technologies Announce Partnership

Convergint's electronic security customers to benefit from browsing hours of video in minutes using BriefCam's novel Video Synopsis technology Download PDF Schaumberg, IL, AND Neve Ilan, Israel, December 5, 2011 ? BriefCam® (, the developer and provider of Video Synopsis® solutions for rapid reviewing, analyzing and indexing of video, today announced a partnership with leading North American systems integrator Convergint Technologies. Convergint is the seventh largest and fastest growing systems integrator in North America with a dedicated focus on electronic security. Convergint customers will now be able to benefit from BriefCam's award-winning Video Synopsis, a novel technology that enables users to browse hours of video in minutes. The synopsis is made possible by simultaneously presenting multiple objects and activities that have occurred at different times. Events are indexed to the original video; both synopsis and original footage can be exported for investigation in one click. "We are delighted to announce our partnership with Convergint," stated Dror Irani, CEO and President of BriefCam. "Convergint professionals aim to solve problems expressed by customers, many of whom have experienced increasing frustration with the amount of time, effort and personnel needed to browse recorded video. Video Synopsis provides an elegant solution to that problem, cutting review time, reducing manpower and storage costs and increasing efficiency along the way." "Up until now, video review was a time-consuming, expensive process, meaning that the majority of captured video was never reviewed or even viewed. Using BriefCam, a day of surveillance camera footage can be summarized into a video clip as short as a minute, making total video review a reality." Tony Varco, Convergint Technology Vice President, electronic security division, said, ?This partnership reflects Convergint's commitment to providing clients with the best technologies available today. Security cameras have been a major source of our growth and we're pleased to be able to offer those customers a way of maximizing their security investment. We see Video Synopsis as a game changer and a key tool for improving safety and security, moderating loss prevention and limiting liability." Convergint will offer VS Forensics, a standalone Video Synopsis of application for post-event investigation, and VS Enterprise, an integrated Video Synopsis application. VS Enterprise supports both On-Demand channels for deferred batch processing as well as optional add-on Live channels for immediate Video Synopsis availability on critical cameras. In all, VS Enterprise enables Video Synopsis on 100% of installed cameras. About Convergint Convergint Technologies is a North American Systems Integrator with a dedicated focus in Electronic Security, Fire Alarm, Building Automation and Healthcare Technologies. Convergint currently employs 975+ professionals in 26 locations throughout North America and was recently ranked the 7th largest and one of the fastest growing systems integrators. Convergint Technologies was named the Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and Systems Integrator of the year by SDM Magazine. Visit Convergint Technologies at Contact: Tony Varco Vice President, Security Division Convergint Technologies, LLC Email: Tel: (847) 585-8703 Cel: (847) 514-3111

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