Articles by author: Briefcam

SDI: What Video Synopsis Means to Integrators (editorial)

Tool for rapid video review adds value to surveillance deployments Having hundreds or even thousands of cameras deployed in municipalities, school campuses, healthcare and other vertical markets is not uncommon. In fact, it's becoming the norm and most people have become accustomed to having cameras in a host of public places. But the reality of it, whether streams are coming into a central monitoring station or command center, is that little of the video recorded or live is ever viewed. And we all know about operator fatigue when it comes to watching banks of video monitors 24/7. A unique and unprecedented enabling technology by BriefCam uses a software-based algorithm called Video Synopsis (VS) to allow users to "browse hours in minutes" by creating a summary of the original video to enable rapid review of the surveillance activities... [Click for full article...]

BriefCam an ASIS Accolades Security's Best Award Winner

Top 10 pick BriefCam VS Enterprise provides affordable Video Synopsis for rapid video review to all levels of investigation: on-the-spot, on-demand and post-event Download PDF NEVE ILAN, Israel? September 1, 2011? ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals worldwide, has selected BriefCam, the developer and provider of Video Synopsis solutions for rapid reviewing, analyzing and indexing of video, as one of the top 10 winners of the ASIS Accolades Security's Best competition. ASIS Accolades is an awards competition that recognizes the security industry?s most innovative new products, services, and/or solutions. A team of judges representing end users and experts in security technologies evaluated more than 70 entries before selecting BriefCam as one of the top 10 winners. All BriefCam products are based on 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 source video, and both synopsis and original footage can be exported for investigation with a single mouse click. The judges selected the new BriefCam VS Enterprise product, which enables 100% camera coverage, supporting BriefCam Live channels with instantaneous Video Synopsis availability for critical or frequently reviewed cameras and BriefCam On-Demand for affordable batch processing. "We're honored that ASIS has chosen to award BriefCam VS Enterprise, which answers a need for total coverage expressed by customers over the past year," said Dror Irani, CEO of BriefCam. "BriefCam Live meets the needs of on-site security personnel, who must react quickly to events. BriefCam On-Demand is tailored to investigators who review video after the fact and in depth. With BriefCam VS Enterprise, we?re now able to serve all levels of investigation within the multi-camera environment." Irani added that another BriefCam product, VS Forensics, provides standalone Video Synopsis for post-event investigation. The winners will be recognized at the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2011), the security industry?s leading event, September 19-21 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Accolades entrants have been invited to display their entries in a special area on the Exhibits floor (Booth #2381, Hall B) and winners will be highlighted, along with other new products during the Seminar?s ?What?s New on the Floor? session, on Monday, Sept. 19 at 1:45 p.m. in Room W315 AB of the Orange County Convention Center. At ASIS 2011, BriefCam will be exhibiting at Booths #1334 and 1325. ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 37,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry's No. 1 magazine?Security Management?ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.

CCTV Image: Release Video's Untapped Power (editorial)

In this article on behalf of BriefCam, Rafi Pilosoph presents the benefits of universal video review, a feature the author claims can best be achieved with BriefCam?s video synopsis software. Suppliers of competing technology are invited to disagree... AUGUST IS TRADITIONALLY a slow news month but August 2011 defied all tradition. The month?s events provided headlines that shone a spotlight not only public safety and security but also, once again, called into question the effectiveness of municipal closed circuit television (CCTV) systems, again raising questions about their value. Questions such as: What?s the point of video recordings if there aren?t enough eyes to review it? What?s the point of cameras if no one?s watching them in real-time? [Click for full article...]

ASIS International Selects 2011 Accolades Winners

Program Recognizes Security?s Most Innovative Products, Services and Solutions Download PDF ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August 29, 2011) ? ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals worldwide, has selected its 2011 ASIS Accolades winners. ASIS Accolades is an awards competition that recognizes the security industry?s most innovative new products, services, and/or solutions. The winners will be recognized at the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2011), the security industry?s leading event, held Sept. 19-21 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. A team of judges representing end users and experts in security technologies evaluated more than 70 entries before selecting the top 10 winners. ASIS Accolades are solutions oriented, not product specific. ?This year?s program was very competitive, as entrants demonstrated an emphasis on scalability and economy,? observed Accolades Co-Chair Ron Lander, CPP. ?In particular, providers took steps to increase video performance and resolution and ease of user interface. There was a greater focus on market pressures to deliver increased capabilities.? Co-Chair Howard Belfor, CPP, noted, ?Overall, the dynamic innovation and adaptability of the industry came through this year. Companies are addressing a diversity of current needs and providing a bridge to newer technologies, while offering new economic efficiencies through reduced installation, set-up, or implementation times.? Accolades entrants have been invited to display their entries in a special area on the Exhibits floor (Booth #2381, Hall B) and winners will be highlighted, along with other new products during the Seminar?s ?What?s New on the Floor? session, on Monday, Sept. 19 at 1:45 p.m. in Room W315 AB of the Orange County Convention Center. The winners (with booth numbers) are: Axis Communications, Booth #2137 Q1602 Network Camera AXIS Q16 Series Network Cameras are the market's most light sensitive cameras with DC-iris lenses that incorporate Axis? Lightfinder technology, enabling users to see detail and colors in low light. It delivers full frame rate in H.264 and Motion JPEG. Easy installation thanks to digital assistance capabilities, remote back focus, pixel counter and PoE. Blackline GPS, Inc., Booth #1484 Flat Track? Covert Tracker Flat Track is the first ultra-thin covert tracker designed specifically to meet the needs of professional surveillance and loss prevention applications, delivering performance, durability and customization. BriefCam, Inc., Booth #1334 BriefCam VS Enterprise BriefCam products are based on Video Synopsis technology that lets users browse hours of video in minutes. BriefCam VS Enterprise enables 100% camera coverage, supporting BriefCam VS Live functionality plus BriefCam VS On-Demand for affordable offline processing. FutureSentry, Booth #2178 FutureSentry First Responder The FutureSentry First Responder leverages built-in intelligence to identify potentially dangerous targets within 1,000 feet. It mimics the actions of a traditional security guard to deter criminal activity before damage or loss occurs. Guardian 8, Inc., Booth #3582 G8 Non-Lethal Multi-Tool with Bluetooth Alerting The G8 device is a compact, easy to use non-lethal spray system augmented with Bluetooth dial-out capability to a programmed number. HID Global, Booth #2400 iCLASS SE Access Control Platform HID?s next generation access control platform offers a secure, standards-based infrastructure based on HID?s new Secure Identity Object (SIO), a portable credential methodology, and HID?s Trusted Identity Platform (TIP) architecture for increased portability and heightened security. Laipac Technology, Booth #877 S911 GPS Bullet Proof Vest S911 Vest is a GPS live tracking vest with functional body armour impact system designed for tactical law enforcement. It provides automatic GPS tracking position, time, impact and breadcrumb trail for mission analysis and response. Nexistant, Inc., Booth #3564 Virtual Assistant Nexistant is extending the human touch by delivering live security presence when and where you need it. Our Virtual Attendant is a high-definition videoconferencing solution that automates visitor management while providing continuous security coverage at all points of entry. Totus Solutions, Booth #2679 Guardian Platform? for Security Grids Guardian Platforms are designed for deployment along walkways, streets, and campuses. Only Totus? intelligent LED lighting security platforms integrate a complete surveillance system, secure communications, and sensor monitoring technologies for unparalleled physical security. Xtralis, Booth #2267 OSID OSID provides reliable, cost-effective smoke detection for large, open spaces to overcome inherent weaknesses to traditional beam detectors. The use of dual-light frequencies enables discrimination between real smoke and other objects, drastically reducing false alarms. Accolades winners will be recognized with an awards presentation at the networking luncheon attended by more than 3,000 people on Monday, Sept. 19. All entries will also be profiled in the Accolades onsite guide, searchable through the onsite product locator and will receive virtually year-round online exposure on the ASIS website. # # # ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 37,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry?s No. 1 magazine?Security Management?ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance. Note to Editors: Accolades winners and their products/solutions will be highlighted during the Seminar?s ?What?s New on the Floor? session, on Monday, Sept. 19 in Room W315 AB of the Orange County Convention Center at 1:45 p.m. Reporters are invited to attend this session. To register for a press pass, please go to the ASIS 2011 Newsroom. Media Contacts Leigh A. McGuire; phone: +1.703.518.1465 Email: leigh.mcguire@asisonline.org Online: http://www.asisonline.org/newsroom/index.xml Rachel Neiman Director of Marketing Communications and PR BriefCam Ltd. ? www.briefcam.com Email: info@briefcam.com Cel: +972 54 215 2653

SecurityInfoWatch: ASIS announces 2011 Accolades winners

10 winners selected from more than 70 entries ASIS International this week announced the winners of its 2011 Accolades awards, which recognizes innovative new products, services and solutions in the security industry. According to a statement, a team of judges representing end-users and security technology experts evaluated more than 70 entries before selecting the 10 winners. The 2011 Accolades award winners and their products... [Click for full article...]

BriefCam Video Synopsis Software Embedded as Option with Intransa VideoAppliance

PSIM Software System SELECT Certified and Available Download PDF CUPERTINO, CA and NEVE IIAN, Israel? August 29, 2011 ? Intransa, the VideoAppliance Company, and BriefCam, the developer and provider of Video Synopsis solutions for rapid reviewing, analyzing and indexing of video, today announced that BriefCam?s Video Synopsis software is SELECT certified and provided as an embedded physical security information management (PSIM) option with Intransa?s VideoAppliance and VDMR Appliance product families. Providing the BriefCam Video Synopsis software as a preloaded option on Intransa VideoAppliance Maximum Simplicity and Maximum Flexibility platforms provides customers with installer-ready IP security and PSIM out of the box. It is also available with Intransa VDMR Appliance platforms for datacenter deployments. "BriefCam is proud to have passed certification with Intransa. It's a great step towards the two companies working more closely with one another,? said Dror Irani, CEO, BriefCam. ?Our goal is to provide comprehensive Video Synopsis coverage, whether in real-time or on-demand. BriefCam as an option on Intransa appliances provides users with an easy-to-use, powerful tool that makes reviewing 100 percent of installed cameras both possible and affordable, so that Total Video Review can truly be implemented as part of the daily security routine." BriefCam Video Synopsis technology processes data to produce a video summary 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. "Providing the best customer experience possible through easy to use solutions has always been our goal,? said George Vaiser, vice president video system applications, Intransa. ?Certifying technology solutions, such as those provided by BriefCam, allow us to provide end users with the ultimate customer experience by allowing them to find and display an event in only a few minutes, all as a preloaded option with Intransa VideoAppliance and on the Intransa VDMR Appliance family." The Intransa VideoAppliance family is designed to deliver installer-ready IP physical security right out of the box for physical security deployments, while the Intransa VDMR Appliance is designed for IT enterprise deployments. Each product is installer ready and includes an advanced USB media kit with the customer's choice of video surveillance, access control, video analytics and other certified applications, ready to be activated and running in just minutes, including BriefCam Video Synopsis. With the Intransa appliances, customers no longer need to purchase risky and expensive commodity servers and storage systems, untested and lacking video optimization for physical security workloads. The Intransa appliance families eliminate servers, storage and resulting complexity while further reducing a customer's electrical, heating, cooling and overall equipment needs and all for significant savings. The Intransa VideoAppliance and VDMR Appliance families will be featured by Intransa booth #1069 at ASIS Orlando, September 19-22, 2011. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the Intransa?s award-winning platforms, and can also enter a daily draw for an Apple iPod Touch or the grand prize of an Apple iPad2. About Intransa Intransa, Inc. delivers simple and scalable installer-ready appliances, purpose-built for the demands of open physical security and industrial video. The Intransa VideoAppliance? and Intransa VDMR? Appliance are installer ready, for rapid activation of video management systems, access control, video analytics and PSIM software from the leaders in the physical security industry. Our ground-breaking technology eliminates the complexity, cost and ongoing support challenge of integrating commodity servers and storage, reducing the amount of equipment required, shrinking energy consumption, and increasing the reliability and long term performance of recording and playback. That's in part why Intransa appliances have been named the Best in Video Storage and Distribution by the Security Industry Association at ISC West 2010, as New Product of the Year at ASIS International 2009 and again in 2011, and one of the Top 30 Technology Innovations of 2009. Our patented Video and Data Management & Retention? (VDMR) software technology-based platforms benefit customers worldwide in retail, public safety, gaming and hospitality, corrections, finance, ports and airports, hospitals and medical centers, managed service providers, transit authorities, manufacturers, Native American organizations, colleges and school districts, utilities and resource companies, and a wide variety of municipal, county, state and federal government users. The Intransa Technology Labs and our technology partners jointly certify a wide range of physical security and technology products for risk free integration with Intransa VideoAppliance? and VDMR? Appliance families at the VideoAppliance? Certified, enhanced SELECT Certified, or ultimate SELECT ELITE Certified levels. Hundreds of video management systems, access control, video analytics, PSIM, and life safety software, as well as IP cameras and other physical security products have been tested and certified. A detailed technology partner list can be downloaded at http://www.intransa.com/pdfs/VA_Certified_List_DS.pdf. For more information about Intransa solutions, customers and technology partners, or to locate an authorized distributor or certified integrator or dealer around the world, please visit us at www.intransa.com or www.intransablog.com. Media contacts: Kathleen Bermea-Sullivan Ignite Public Relations & Investor Relations Consulting Phone: +1 (720) 480-5501 / E-mail: intransa@igniteconsultinginc.com Jeff N Whitney Vice President Marketing, Intransa, Inc. Phone: +1 (408) 678-8719 / E-mail: jeff.whitney@intransa.com

SSN: BriefCam will be on-demand

Video synopsis company announces new model and Pivot3 partnership NEVE ILAN, Israel?BriefCam will introduce a new on-demand model of its Video Synopsis software at next month?s ASIS conference, said company CEO Dror Irani. The Israel-based company, which last week announced a partnership with Pivot3, believes the ability for end users to create on-demand video synopses will offer easier access to ?business intelligence? and reduce the amount of hardware needed compared to a traditional video surveillance and analytics model...[Click for full article...]

SDN: BriefCam partners with Pivot3 - Will introduce new software model at ASIS

Will introduce new software model at ASIS NEVE ILAN, Israel?BriefCam will introduce a new on-demand model of its Video Synopsis software at next month?s ASIS conference, company CEO Dror Irani told Security Director News. The Israel-based company, which last week announced a partnership with Pivot3, believes the ability for end users to create on-demand video synopses will offer easier access to 'business intelligence' and reduce the amount of hardware needed when compared to a traditional video surveillance and analytics model...[Click for full article...]

BriefCam, Pivot 3 Announce Integration Partnership

Video surveillance users experience benefits of in-depth integration Download PDF Neve Ilan, Israel, August 2, 2011 ? BriefCam® (www.briefcam.com), the developer and provider of Video Synopsis solutions for rapid reviewing, analyzing and indexing of video, today announced an integration partnership with Pivot3®, the leading provider of unified storage and compute infrastructure solutions. BriefCam Video Synopsis? is an award-winning technology that summarizes hours of events into a ?brief? that takes just minutes to watch, whether online feed or offline archival footage. BriefCam is being used successfully by law enforcement, campus security, retail loss prevention and other sectors in which hours of video are recorded but, up until now, were seldom, if ever, reviewed. Pivot3 delivers an innovative approach to video surveillance storage where server applications share storage hardware resources to reduce overall power and cooling. Since NVR servers drive up to 50 percent of power and cooling requirements, the benefits of eliminating physical servers are immediate. "BriefCam provides unique functionality and cost savings as it reduces the manpower spent on video review," said Lee Caswell, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Pivot3. ?Our customer base can now leverage BriefCam to browse surveillance video footage in a matter of minutes instead of hours, resulting in a rapid return on investment.? ?We?re very pleased to announce Pivot3 as our newest technology partner. Both our companies offer much-needed solutions that have been rapidly accepted by the security industry.? said Dror Irani, CEO of BriefCam. ?Pivot3 customers can now benefit from the ability to run BriefCam VS Online for on-site, timely investigation on a standardized hardware platform that?s optimized for the video environment.? Irani added that the Pivot3 partnership is in line with BriefCam's recently announced support for virtual machines that enables enterprise users to run VS Online on high-end, high channel count systems in a cost-effective, scalable manner. About Pivot3 Pivot3 was founded in 2003 on the idea that today's stack of virtual servers, shared storage and networks could be radically simplified and unified through software innovation in order to drive down complexity and cost while dramatically increasing scale-out performance. Today Pivot3 has over 500 customers across the globe deploying Pivot3 unified storage and compute Pivot3 vSTAC? appliances. Pivot3 products are deployed in the data protection, digital surveillance and rich media markets and have seen particular success in the public sector, transportation, education and retail vertical segments. The company has won numerous awards and was most recently selected by the Wall Street Journal for the prestigious "2011 Next Big Thing" category. To learn more about Pivot3, visit www.pivot3.com.

BriefCam VS Forensics now with multi-language support

BriefCam for rapid video review responds to global market demand Other new features: multiple/unified clip selection, virtual machine support. Download PDF Neve Ilan, Israel, May 11, 2011 ? In time for IFSEC 2011, BriefCam (www.briefcam.com), the developer and provider of Video Synopsis systems for rapid reviewing, analyzing and indexing of video camera content, has launched VS Forensics V 1.4 with multi-language support, including Simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Multi-language support was developed specifically to meet growing demand from the Asia-Pacific market, where BriefCam is being used successfully by law enforcement agencies. BriefCam VS Forensics is an easy-to-use offline application that enables users to review footage, create, view and export Video Synopsis for post-event investigative purposes. VS Forensics is a stand-alone product that does not require integration with a DVR/NVR, and can summarize multiple video files simultaneously. Other new features for BriefCam VS Forensics V 1.4: support for Windows 7, multiple and unified clip selection, expanded CODEC support and virtual machine support. Many of these same features are also incorporated into BriefCam's VS Online for real-time rapid video review, including virtual machine support. This enables enterprise users to run VS Online on high-end, high channel count systems in a cost-effective and scalable way. BriefCam Video Synopsis is 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 import and process video from the systems commonly used by law enforcement, government agencies, educational facilities, municipalities and loss prevention organizations. BriefCam's technology partners include: Axis Communication, Genetec, Magal-Senstar, Milestone Systems, NICE Systems, On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI), Panasonic, Pelco, Sony, Verint and Vicon. In 2010, BriefCam was awarded the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for Physical Security, the IFSEC Security Industry Award for Best CCTV System, and named to Red Herring's Top 100 Europe and CNBC Europe?s 25 Most Creative Companies lists. BriefCam is a finalist in the IFSEC 2011 Future of Security Competition. Final judging will be held in the SELECT Lounge, Hall 3A, Tuesday May 17, 2011, 14:00-16:30. At IFSEC 2011, BriefCam will be presenting at Milestone Systems' booth, Hall 44/F90. Chinese-language PR Japanese-language PR

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