Stretch and IntelliVision integrate solutions

Integration brings analytics algorithms to Stretch family of PCIe DVR add-in cards


SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) - Stretch Inc., the pioneer and leader in software configurable processors, and IntelliVision, a brand leader in the field of intelligent video analysis, today announced the availability of IntelliVision's suite of video analytics on the Stretch DVR Software Development Kit (SDK). The culmination of many months of cooperation between the two companies, this collaboration provides OEMs with the seamless integration of a powerful DVR platform with a suite of world class analytics.

"The integration of IntelliVision analytics algorithms with the standard Stretch DVR firmware environment has given customers an easy way to evaluate and embrace video analytics technology," said Mark Oliver, Stretch director of product marketing. "Using the intuitive APIs developed by Stretch and IntelliVision, designers can easily apply the power of Stretch software configurable processing to deliver a world class analytics solution."

The IntelliVision analytics have been ported to use the existing infrastructure of the Stretch DVR SDK and can easily be added to any of the Stretch DVR add-in cards. The addition of analytics-specific APIs to the Stretch standard software release means that analytics functionality can be quickly added to host applications.

IntelliVision has produced an example application that uses the evaluation versions of several of its analytics algorithms to demonstrate the power of the integrated system and the ease with which it can be deployed. The example application produces a watermarked video stream but is functionally identical to the fully licensed product in other respects. Evaluation algorithms currently supported by the example application include face detection, object detection, intrusion, line crossing, and tamper detection, as well as a video counter for logging and reporting events.

Commenting on the collaboration between Stretch and IntelliVision, Vaidhi Nathan, IntelliVision CEO and president, said, "The power and flexibility of Stretch software configurable processors gave us the perfect platform on which to port our analytics algorithms. This collaboration allows us to demonstrate the capabilities of our analytics product line and gives users the flexibility to explore the full potential of this exciting technology."

The example application and evaluation algorithms are available upon request for download from the Stretch Customer Portal. The fully licensed product may be licensed from both Stretch and IntelliVision. Contact sales@stretchinc.com or sales@intelli-vision.com for more information.