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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Online: http://www.asisonline.org/newsroom/index.xml Rachel Neiman Director of Marketing Communications and PR BriefCam Ltd. ? www.briefcam.com Email: email@example.com Cel: +972 54 215 2653
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff N Whitney Vice President Marketing, Intransa, Inc. Phone: +1 (408) 678-8719 / E-mail: email@example.com
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 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
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.
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?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.
Hebrew University's Prof. Shmuel Peleg's invention provides quicker, more efficient use of surveillance videos Download PDF Neve Ilan, Israel - June 6, 2010 -- Millions of surveillance cameras around the world are today watching public and private areas around the clock, providing police with a valuable tool for catching perpetrators carrying out criminal acts. Rapid apprehension of the recent attempted Times Square, New York, bomber was a sensational example. However, since video browsing and retrieval in the millions of cameras is time consuming ? involving sometimes days or weeks of review -- most recorded video is never watched or examined. A solution to this problem has been developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem ? computer software that provides a synopsis of recorded video, generating a very short video preserving the essential activities of the original video captured over a very long time period. For example, a video covering a full day can be summarized in a synopsis only a few minutes long. For his work in developing this highly useful software, Prof. Shmuel Peleg of the Hebrew University?s Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering has been named a winner of this year?s Kaye Innovation Award at the university. The Kaye Awards will be presented on June 9 during the university?s Board of Governors meeting in June. The invention provides a solution even for those who are able to dedicate enough manpower to review long segments of video surveillance materials, since studies indicate that human operators lose their attention after about 20 minutes when watching such videos. Video synopsis separates between the static background and the moving objects (also called events). The short synopsis is made possible by simultaneously presenting multiple events that have occurred at different times. Synopsis user can view all events in a very short time and, when necessary, can revert to the original video for further examination. Peleg?s invention has been patented by Yissum, the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University, and licensed to an Israeli startup company, BriefCam Ltd. On May 10 of this year, BriefCam was awarded the IFSEC-2010 Security Industry Award in the category of ?CCTV System Product of the Year.? IFSEC - International Fire & Security Exhibition & Conference, is the world's leading global annual security event with over 600 exhibitors and attended by 25,000 security professionals. The Kaye Innovation Awards have been given annually since 1994. Isaac Kaye of England, a prominent industrialist in the pharmaceutical industry, established the awards to encourage faculty, staff and students of the Hebrew University to develop innovative methods and inventions with good commercial potential which will benefit the university and society.
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.