Cernium Makes CheckVideo Video Quality Assessment Tool Available

Award-winning software for security professionals speeds camera setup and provides live analysis of image and signal quality


RESTON, VA-July 25, 2006 - Cernium Corporation, a pioneer in advanced video analytics and behavior recognition technologies, announced that its award-winning software application, CheckVideo, can now be purchased directly through the company's website: www.cernium.com. CheckVideo is designed for security professionals - security consultants, integrators and engineers - who require an economical, objective tool that enables faster, more accurate setup of security camera networks and ongoing assessment of camera performance in existing installations. CheckVideo retails for $499 US.

"The surge of security camera installations and advanced video analytics applications that require optimized camera performance has created a need for a product like CheckVideo that can instantly and automatically determine if cameras are fully operational and returning quality video," said Robert Stout, Cernium's Director of Partner Programs. "CheckVideo provides our channel partners and other trade professionals with the ability to maximize the performance of customers' security installations while reducing the length and cost of service calls. And now ordering CheckVideo is as easy as a few mouse clicks."

CheckVideo runs on either laptops or central monitoring station PCs to report image and signal quality from security cameras. It can identify offline cameras, video degradation, and cameras that may require service or replacement while also acting as a diagnostic tool to confirm video suitability for use with advanced video analytics. The user-friendly, flexible application is intended for trade professionals who want an instant, reliable indicator of video quality.

CheckVideo won the Product Achievement Award for Peripherals in the Security Industry Association's (SIA) New Product Showcase at ISC West in April 2006.

It is the newest product from Cernium, the video analytics leader with the longest record of secure, reliable performance in the industry. Cernium's first product, the best-selling ExitSentry, has been used by airports throughout North America since 1996.