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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.

BriefCam Announces Support of Milestone Systems XProtect Corporate 3.0

BriefCam "24 hours in 1 minute" Video Synopsis technology is integrated with Milestone's just-released top-of-the-line open platform IP video management software, XProtect Corporate 3.0. Download PDF Copenhagen / Israel - 16 September, 2009 - BriefCam, Ltd., a developer and provider of Video Synopsis systems for reviewing, analyzing and indexing surveillance camera content, announces its support of Milestone XProtect Corporate 3.0, released today. Milestone is the world's leading open platform company for IP video management software. Milestone XProtect Corporate is powerful, open platform IP video management software designed for large-scale implementations, supporting unlimited cameras, users and sites. Version 3.0 offers new mapping and Smart Wall functionality with dynamic, interactive controls and hardware independence. The XProtect Smart Wall is ideal for command center operations viewing massive volumes of video, round the clock. BriefCam's Video Synopsis is a unique image-processing technology that creates a summary of original full-length surveillance video and gives users the ability to review hours of footage in just a few minutes. Video Synopsis (VS) 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. The BriefCam VS line of products provide a complete representation of all events occurring during 24 hours of video footage in a very condensed clip, as short as a few minutes. The synopsis is made possible by simultaneously presenting multiple objects and activities that have occurred at different times. "The BriefCam integration with Milestone XProtect Corporate demonstrates the clear benefit of our open platform. We are very excited they are developing this solution interoperability," said Martin Kaufmann, MSP Program Manager at Milestone Systems. "Big command centers and large sites will be able to save a lot of time with the fast video summary presentation, on demand. Instead of simply 'Fast Forwarding', Video Synopsis is an elegant new method that makes it possible to review all video feed in its entirety at actual playing speed." "In May, BriefCam announced an integration partnership with Milestone and promised to work closely with Milestone to give people the tools they need to achieve rapid results. By utilizing the Milestone Software Development Kit and APIs, BriefCam is now making good on that pledge," Gideon Ben-Zvi, chairman and president of BriefCam said. "Milestone XProtect customers are now able to utilize BriefCam's first-of-its-kind technology that allows for one day of surveillance camera footage to be summarized into as little as a few minutes, enabling the rapid review and indexing of captured video. BriefCam provides an easy-to-use solution to the problem plaguing security organizations around the world: hours, days and weeks of recorded video that goes unwatched - until it's too late. Now they can browse hours in minutes, get better evidence faster, and with lower manpower costs." BriefCam VS imports and processes video from the systems commonly used by law enforcement, government agencies, educational facilities, municipalities and loss prevention organizations. Both companies will be presenting at ASIS 2009, September 21-24, 2009 at the Milestone booth 4445.

BriefCam Video Synopsis Uniquely Embedded in OnSSI Ocularis

OnSSI?s Ocularis enhanced with BriefCam Video Synopsis technology lets users ?get the brief? ? enabling review of 24 hours of video in minutes Download PDF Neve Ilan, Israel and Pearl River, NY; September 14, 2009 ? BriefCam, Ltd. (www.briefcam.com), a developer and provider of Video Synopsis systems for reviewing, analyzing and indexing of surveillance camera content, and On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) (www.onssi.com) today announced the full embedding of BriefCam?s Video Synopsis technology into OnSSI?s award-winning Ocularis Video Management Platform. Embedding the Video Synopsis module from Briefcam inside the Ocularis Client provides significant advantages when compared to a VMS solution that is simply integrated. With the embedded solution, the customer saves the cost of acquiring additional dedicated hardware needed to run the Video Synopsis application. Even more significantly, the Video Synopsis application runs inside the Ocularis viewing client as an embedded video, similar to the other video surveillance camera streams, rather then in a separate window running as a separate application. OnSSI is the first vendor to adopt Video Synopsis technology inside its client application and is the exclusive NVR provider of embedded Video Synopsis for North America. BriefCam?s Video Synopsis application will be offered as an optional module embedded within Ocularis? rich functionality and user-friendly environment, enabling users to benefit from significant time-savings during the investigative process. Licensing to OnSSI is a very significant vote of confidence for us,? said Gideon Ben-Zvi, chairman and president of BriefCam. ?Video Synopsis gives OnSSI an edge by providing a new technology that differentiates them from the rest and familiarizes users with an easy-to-use, powerful tool that, for the first time, makes reviewing all video feeds possible, and part of the daily security routine?. BriefCam?s Video Synopsis is a proprietary image-processing technology that creates a summary of original full-length surveillance video and gives users the ability to review hours of footage in just a few minutes time. 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. BriefCam can provide a complete representation of all events occurring during 24 hours of video footage in a condensed clip, as short as a few minutes long. The synopsis is made possible by simultaneously presenting multiple objects and activities that have occurred at different times. Ocularis is an open-architecture, non-proprietary, video-centric PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) software platform that allows users to view, manage, and record video from an unlimited number of IP and non-IP video surveillance camera, while integrated with other physical security and transactions systems. ?No one can watch 24 hours of surveillance video yet CCTV deployment worldwide continues to grow exponentially,? said Gadi Piran, President and CTO of OnSSI. ?Ocularis is the first surveillance product to embed Video Synopsis; we now offer clients an enhanced product suite that meets the unmet global need to browse video, investigate and indentify incidents rapidly, and take action.? OnSSI Ocularis with Video Synopsis powered by BriefCam will be presented at ASIS 2009, September 21-24, 2009 at the OnSSI booth # 1639.

BriefCam and Milestone Systems Announce Integration Partnership

BriefCam?s Video Synopsis? technology, integrated with the open platform Milestone XProtect? IP video management software, condenses 24 hours of CCTV footage into a few minutes Copenhagen / Israel ? 12 May, 2009 - BriefCam Ltd., a unique provider of systems for video synopsis and indexing of surveillance camera content, announced today an integration partnership with Milestone, the leading open platform company within IP video management software. Users of Milestone XProtect will now be able to utilize BriefCam?s first-of-its-kind technology, which allows for one day of surveillance camera footage to be summarized into as little as a few minutes, enabling the rapid review and indexing of captured video. BriefCam?s Video Synopsis? technology provides a summarized video clip of the original full-length video footage. The synopsis is made possible by presenting concurrently multiple objects and activities that have occurred at different times. Clicking on any individual object or event in the clip invokes the original unabridged video for targeted review. With affordable video summarization, BriefCam enables the rapid review of captured video to assess reported incidents and occurrences, as well as the uncovering and discovery of incidents that may never have been exposed in the past due to the high cost of manual video review. Milestone XProtect IP video management software provides a powerful platform for easy-to-use, best-of-breed surveillance solutions, handling unlimited numbers of cameras, servers, users and sites. The open architecture and strong Milestone business model are creating a growing base of Milestone Solution Partners, engendering even more comprehensive implementations with integrations that include analytics, access control. Point-of-Sale, building management systems, etc. ?No matter the size of installation, however, any video system operator can now benefit from saving time when reviewing video recordings, thanks to this Briefcam integration with Milestone. Redefining the possibilities of how stored video can be used, BriefCam has made a truly unique solution for summarizing stored video streams,? stated Martin Kaufmann, MSP Program Manager at Milestone Systems. ?BriefCam is thrilled to be working with Milestone to provide top surveillance technology for security professionals,? said Gideon Ben-Zvi, chairman and president of BriefCam. ?BriefCam?s technology is key to giving security personnel, retail managers, homeowners and others the ability to react faster and more efficiently in managing their security needs. We look forward to working closely with Milestone in giving people the tools they need to achieve rapid results.? Both companies are attending this week?s IFSEC conference in Birmingham. BriefCam will be located in Hall 4, Booth F20. Milestone will be located in Hall 4, F140.

BriefCam Raises $2.6M in Round A Funding to Expand Sales & Marketing in CCTV Surveillance Industry

Funding Round led by Aviv Venture Capital and a Group of Industry Professionals Download PDF Neve Ilan, Israel, March 25, 2009 ? BriefCam Ltd. (www.briefcam.com), a unique provider of systems for video synopsis and indexing of surveillance camera content, announced today that is has secured a first round of funding totaling US $2.6 million. The funding round was led by Aviv Venture Capital along with a group of professionals, included many from the CCTV surveillance industry, and they were joined by multiple additional investors in Israel. The funding is largely being allocated for expanding sales and marketing efforts. The financing round continues an eventful year thus far for BriefCam, as the company launched its first-of-its-kind technology, which allows for one day of surveillance camera footage to be summarized into as little as a few minutes, enabling the rapid review and indexing of captured video. BriefCam?s video synopsis provides a summarized video clip of the original full-length video footage. The synopsis is made possible by presenting concurrently multiple objects and activities that have occurred at different times. Clicking on any individual object or event in the clip invokes the original unabridged video for targeted review. A video demonstration of the technology can be found here. With affordable video summarization, BriefCam enables the rapid review of captured video to assess reported incidents and occurrences, as well as the uncovering and discovery of incidents that may never have been exposed in the past due to the high cost of manual video review. For example, an increasing number of cities are using CCTV cameras as a basic element of their security management. Thousands of these cameras are constantly recorded in order to document a variety of crimes and other incidents. However, when evidence for a specific event is required for investigation purposes, as well as during real-time event management, the time and manpower needed for browsing the captured video is rarely possible. Using BriefCam video synopsis, the CCTV operator is able to identify a street fight or any other event which occurred during a time frame of many hours, within a few minutes. Yoav Chelouche, Managing Partner at Aviv Venture Capital, commented: "We are thrilled to lead this round and invest in an outstanding company such as BriefCam. As a leading venture capital firm that keeps a constant eye out for noteworthy investment opportunities, we?ve been observing the CCTV surveillance market and its ever-rising potential for some time now, and it quickly became clear to us that BriefCam is well positioned to become a true global industry leader. Especially in difficult economic times, BriefCam?s surveillance technology will allow companies large and small to maximize security, while saving on manpower, time and money.? "Being that security needs often require immediate responses, instant answers can provide the need information to plan the proper course of action?, said Gideon Ben-Zvi, chairman and president of BriefCam. ?BriefCam?s technology serves a wide range of small and large enterprises, including security bodies, financial institutions, retail shops, transportation authorities and individual homeowners. Whether preventing theft or terrorism, or enhancing management of workers, BriefCam is enabling managers to reduce costs, save time and manpower, and receive the rapid results they need." "The new capital will help BriefCam expand its sales and marketing worldwide, to continue to spread the word of our state-of-the-art video summarization technology for the CCTV market," added Ben-Zvi.

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