CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO , Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that LogicaCMG, one of Europe's leading IT and business services companies, has awarded its Virage division as the winner of LogicaCMG's "2007 Partners in Innovation" award, a programme commending technology companies for outstanding innovative IT solutions. Virage is recognized by LogicaCMG for its outstanding rich media management and security and surveillance software suite, a decision which followed a competitive selection process, culminating in two days of 'Dragon's Den' style presentations to a panel of industry and commercial experts within LogicaCMG.
Virage's rich media management and intelligent video analytics solutions bring together complementary technologies from multimedia, security and infrastructure specialists. It offers an unrivalled product set capable of television, video, audio and CCTV challenges of any kind. From making television content fully searchable, and accessible via IPTV to supplying and managing complex security systems, Virage has unrivalled experience and expertise.
Established earlier this year, LogicaCMG's "Partners in Innovation" award builds on the company's reputation as a leading innovator in IT and business services and its role as a champion of bringing innovation into the IT industry. The programme aims to bring new technology solutions to market and to recognize the essential role that the winning companies play in driving real IT innovation and customer satisfaction to clients. With this award, Virage will gain immediate access to LogicaCMG's established global resource, and go-to-market support, as well as opportunities to engage with LogicaCMG's client organizations, where appropriate.
Kevin Duffey , LogicaCMG's UK Sales and Marketing director, said: "Often innovation is developed for innovation's sake, particularly in the world of IT. Real innovation only works if it is brought to market in the right way and delivers actual business benefit to an organization or user. Our focus on applied innovation puts us in the best position to work alongside companies, like Virage, to make sure that their technologies are leveraged by more companies."
One of the key values of Virage Security and Surveillance lies in its ability to monitor vast quantities of intelligence from multiple content sources. By using advanced analytics capabilities, the Virage solutions deliver conceptual intelligence-based associations between multiple pieces of data. The software's intelligent behavioral analysis can also be deployed to provide enhanced real-time scene analysis and detection capability - tools that complement LogicaCMG's existing security offerings and will help to ensure the faster identification of suspect packages and activity in a surveillance environment.
Virage's solutions will now be fast tracked to some of LogicaCMG's key customers with a requirement for advanced rich media management and intelligent video analytics in the areas of knowledge management, compliance and security. The end result will be to deliver business innovation to LogicaCMG's clients and expansion into new markets for Virage, facilitating significant revenue generation opportunities for both organizations.
"LogicaCMG's "Partners in Innovation" award is a further testimony to the technological leadership and innovation that Virage brings to the market," said David Humphrey , CEO of Virage Security and Surveillance. "We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with LogicaCMG as we work closer together in the future."
LogicaCMG is a major international force in IT and business services. It employs around 39,000 people across 41 countries. LogicaCMG's focus is on enabling its customers to build and maintain leadership positions using LogicaCMG's deep industry knowledge and its track record for successful delivery. The company provides business consulting, systems integration and IT and business process outsourcing across diverse markets including telecoms and media, financial services, energy and utilities, industry, distribution and transport and the public sector. Headquartered in Europe , LogicaCMG is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext ( Amsterdam ) (LSE: LOG; Euronext: LOG) and traded on the Xternal List of the Nordic Exchange in Stockholm . More information is available at http://www.logicacmg.com.
Virage Rich Media is at the forefront of rich media management, developing the world's first technology to automatically capture, encode and index television, video and audio content from any source, dynamically. By automatically generating a comprehensive range of metadata, including keyframes, face recognition, speaker information and a full transcript of the audio stream, Virage ensures that rich media is immediately fully searchable and accessible by any user.
Virage Security and Surveillance (formerly Neurodynamics) provides world- leading security monitoring solutions which enable all organizations to respond to increasingly complex security concerns at a corporate, national and global level. By providing the technology which allows organizations to understand and interpret the potential significance of large volumes of data, Virage Security and Surveillance facilitates superior real-time surveillance, detection and protection operations in all security environments and is already trusted by some of the most prestigious intelligence and security agencies in the world.
Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L) is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning- based computing movement. Autonomy's technology forms a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data including unstructured information, be it text, email, voice or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including information access technology, BI, CRM, KM, call center solutions, rich media management, information risk management solutions and security applications, and is recognized by industry analysts as the clear leader in enterprise search.
Autonomy's customer base comprises of more than 17,000 global companies and organizations including: 3, ABN AMRO, AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft Foods, Lloyd TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Autonomy also has over 300 OEM partners and more than 400 VARs and Integrators, numbering among them leading companies such as BEA, Business Objects, Citrix, EDS, IBM Global Services, Novell, Satyam, Sybase, Symantec, TIBCO, Vignette and Wipro. The company has offices worldwide.
The Autonomy Group includes: ZANTAZ, the leader in the archiving, e- Discovery and Proactive Information Risk Management (IRM) markets; Cardiff , a leading provider of Intelligent Document solutions; etalk, award-winning provider of enterprise-class contact center products and Virage, a visionary in rich media management and security and surveillance technology.
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