Cernium Announces Advanced Analytics for Digital Signal Processors

Solution brings flexible, efficient video analytics to network's edge


Reston, VA – July 17, 2007 — Cernium Corporation, the leading developer of real-time video behavior recognition software, announced today the availability of its intelligent video application for digital signal processors (DSPs). This solution will allow Cernium's P-Core video analytics engine to be embedded in a wide variety of network "edge" devices, from intelligent DVRs to smart cameras.

Cernium's new offering surpasses the capabilities of current DSP-based products by enabling analytics for a complete suite of behaviors simultaneously on multiple video inputs. Two channels of analytics are supported, concurrent with MPEG-4 compression at D1 resolution on a single DSP core. Each channel can be configured to simultaneously report multiple behaviors. Available behaviors include various person and vehicle activities, left-object detection, intelligent motion detection with clutter removal and wrong-way movement.

"Bringing the power and efficiency of Cernium's intelligent video software to edge devices is a significant advance for the industry," said Craig Chambers, chief executive officer of Cernium. "With high performance, cost-effective analytics available both centrally and at the network edge, end users will be able to choose the arrangement that best fits their system architecture."

In February, Cernium announced the first commercial application of the P-Core engine for the PoolOptix pool security system, to be marketed by SR Smith of Canby, Ore. Cernium's flagship product is Perceptrak®, an integrated analytics-driven video management solution, currently operating in commercial and government facilities throughout North America.

The new DSP solution is compatible with Texas Instruments' DM 642 and DaVinci processors and is available now for integration with a wide variety of video devices.