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BriefCam Launches Video Synopsis Viewer for Milestone XProtect Smart Client

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

BriefCam a Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award Winner

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

Video Synopsis inventor receives Kaye Innovation Award

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.

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.

BriefCam Adds NICE Systems As Technology Partner

BriefCam?s Video Synopsis technology integrated to NiceVision?s video surveillance solution enables users to compact hours of footage into a minutes-long ?brief? Download PDF Neve Ilan, Israel, November 11 2009 ? 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 NICE Systems Ltd., the leading provider of enterprise and security solutions as a technology partner. NiceVision users can now also integrate to BriefCam to benefit from Video Synopsis technology, which creates a summary of original surveillance video and gives users the ability to review hours of footage in just a few minutes time. NICE Systems is a global enterprise and security solutions powerhouse, providing solutions that enable organizations to operate in an insightful and proactive manner, and take immediate action to ensure safety and security and to improve business and operational performance. NICE security solutions are installed with thousands of enterprise-class customers worldwide. Leading security organizations around the world use NICE solutions to protect city centers, transportation hubs, enterprise campuses and critical infrastructure. NICE helps security organizations to better detect, verify, respond to, investigate and resolve incidents, in order to ensure the safe-keeping and protection of assets, infrastructure, and people. Video Synopsis is BriefCam?s major innovation, a proprietary image-processing technology that synopsizes original full-length videos. BriefCam then 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; real-time video feed online and archival video footage offline -- for on-the-spot event tracking, forensics and evidence discovery. ?We?re extremely pleased to announce our technology partnership with an industry leader such as NICE Systems,? said Gideon Ben-Zvi, President, Chairman and Co-founder of BriefCam. ?By making affordable video summarization widely available, we solve the need, as yet unmet, to browse the countless hours of video footage generated daily, all over the world. BriefCam?s technology integrated with NICE?s solution, provides essential tools for reporting incidents and occurrences as they happen, as well as the forensic investigation of incidents that otherwise might never have been exposed due to the high cost of manual video review.? BriefCam will be presenting the BriefCam VS Online integrated solution and stand-alone BriefCam VS Forensics product at Milipol 2009, November 17-20 in Paris, France, and the LEVA 20th Anniversary Training Conference, November 18-20 in Fort Worth, TX.

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