Texas inventors develop surveillance system

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8 -- Patrick J. Sullivan of Plano, Texas, and Ziad Sawaf of Dallas, have developed a video surveillance system.

According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A video surveillance system includes clients coupled to servers using a network. The clients generate data, video, and optionally audio. Using the network, clients communicate in real-time the data, video, and optionally audio to the servers for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on the financial transactions occurring at the clients. The video surveillance system also supports receiving stored data upon connection between the clients and the servers."

The inventors were issued U.S. Patent No. 7,304,662 on Dec. 4.

The patent has been assigned to Visilinx Inc., Dallas.

The original application was filed on July 8, 1997, and is available here from the USPTO.gov site.