Toshiba Aligns with Cernium for IP Video and Analytics

IRVINE, CA, September 22, 2006 – Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products Group announced today a strategic alliance with Cernium Corporation, a leader in intelligent video analytics, to collaborate on the development of software that integrates Toshiba’s versatile, cost effective and price performance IP cameras with Cernium’s advanced video analysis solutions for physical security.

“Toshiba and Cernium jointly now offer to the marketplace integrated security systems solutions powered by Toshiba’s superb IP camera technology and Cernium’s dynamic software that provides much more effective and precise video surveillance information to maximize the value of each of our companies’ hardware and software components,” said Sergio Collazo, National Sales & Marketing Manager, Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products Group.

The first product of this alliance is a new Application Programming Interface (API) software module that adds powerful new video verification and consolidated security management control for Toshiba’s IP cameras to Cernium’s intelligent video analytics solutions including its robust Perceptrak and its CheckVideo applications.

Video surveillance information captured by camera technology, by itself, is usually not able to distinguish and alarm certain behavioral patterns which could effectively alert security and safety personnel to potentially “suspicious” behavior activity (i.e. alert to a package being left behind, someone or a vehicle lingering for too long a time at a specific sensitive and strategic location, an erratically moving person, a crowd forming, etc.). Most of these situations were previously solely dependent upon security personnel having to manually and independently identify these potentially harmful “incident” activities often resulting sometimes in diminished effectiveness in overall video security effectiveness and enforcement.

The new Application Programming Interface (API) module developed by Toshiba and Cernium addresses customer demand to integrate these technologies so that video surveillance, recording, storage, search and playback become a dynamic, integral component for instantaneous identification of potentially “suspicious” activity. This functionality not only enables the live viewing of video images, but also the recall of video data to be evaluated within the video analytics software. Event-activated stored video data, such as motion detection or contact closure, can also be recalled and searched within this application solution. The video analytics assists monitoring, detecting, reporting and recording people, vehicles and objects, and giving visual on-screen alarms based upon predetermined safety and security parameters that the system is programmed to recognize and highlight.

“This brings video surveillance information into a more easy-to-use, management effective, fully-integrated system with superior capabilities,” noted Toshiba’s Collazo. “This is an important milestone for Cernium and Toshiba, and our customers, and the distributors, integrators and dealers who have the confidence in us and recommend our products.”

“Cernium leads the commercial video analytics market because we offer comprehensive solutions that flexibly support the reality of today’s ever-changing threat environment. Cernium’s advanced video analytics together with Toshiba cameras provide our customers with a compelling platform for deploying this essential capability,” said Craig Chambers, Cernium President and CEO.

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