Vidient Systems Expands Growing Security Sales Channel

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Vidient Systems, Inc., a developer of behavior recognition software that makes networks of video surveillance cameras (CCTV) more accurate and cost effective, today announced it is partnering with Warren Associates, a highly specialized sales and marketing organization with concentrated expertise in advanced security products and solutions.

A full-service sales organization based in Livermore, Calif., Warren Associates will market and sell Vidient SmartCatch 2.1 video surveillance software in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii. SmartCatch 2.1 is Vidient's flagship product, providing customers of intelligent video surveillance software an entirely new level of accuracy, ease of use, and control. SmartCatch is currently used in major international airports including San Francisco International Airport, San Diego International Airport and Salt Lake City International Airport.

"We align ourselves with the premiere providers of today's most advanced security products with the goal of helping customers put in place the best solutions available," said Brad Warren, President and CEO of Warren Associates. "Vidient SmartCatch software provides a new level of video surveillance accuracy and effectiveness and it will be a strong addition to our line of security solutions. Our customers demand the best solutions, and now with Vidient SmartCatch we can meet their video surveillance needs with the highest quality offering."

Warren Associates joins a growing roster of Vidient marketing affiliates and distribution partners, including NEC and Sony, as the company expands its channel activities to accelerate the global marketing and sales of its advanced solutions to additional transportation hubs and corporate facilities.

"Along with video surveillance, we're increasingly helping our customers address the complexities of security response management where they need to coordinate the activities of many different security agencies and personnel," said Gary Resnick, Vidient Vice President of Security Channel Development. "We see this trend accelerating and we're partnering with firm's like Warren Associates to maximize this growing opportunity. They have broad insight into these trends and more than 40 years of experience in this market."

Vidient SmartCatch 2.1 automates video surveillance by embedding intelligence throughout existing CCTV networks. By integrating with a wide range of security sensors, such as card readers, and notification devices, such as PDAs, pagers and Smart Phones, SmartCatch provides customers complete situational awareness of their security landscape, identifying and managing real-time security threats and responses.