ObjectVideo Partners with Avant Technologies

March 21, 2006
ObjectVideo OnBoard to be embedded in Avant's security solutions package

RESTON, Va. - ObjectVideo, the leader in intelligent video, announces a partnership agreement with Avant Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of networked video solutions for wide-area video surveillance in banking, ports, airports, cities, governments, and industrial clients in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States.

ObjectVideo OnBoard will be embedded in Avant's security solutions package. Avant's Video Sentinel(TM) is a network video management platform integrating state of the art video capture, transmission and storage, virtual matrix and map-based situational awareness capabilities and robust communications software into a powerful video surveillance system.

"Buyers are demanding security solutions tailored to the needs of their market segments. What is especially compelling here is that Avant is creating relevant and timely solutions with ObjectVideo to specifically address the needs of city surveillance and financial services customers," said Brian Eckert, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ObjectVideo.

"Video analytics have become a must have versus a nice to have in the markets we serve. For the first time, our Video Sentinel product will offer our customers the best in intelligent video with the integration of ObjectVideo OnBoard capabilities," said Luis Ramirez, President, Avant Technologies.

ObjectVideo's award-winning intelligent video surveillance software is based on artificial intelligence called computer vision and provides automated, real-time detection, identification, tracking and analysis of potential threats and events. It runs all objects in a camera's view against threat-specific pre-programmed rules. When an object violates a rule, for example, when a person or vehicle enters an off-limits area or loiters near it, the software alerts security personnel by phone, pager, email or an alert console.

Avant Technologies is a SBA Federal Government (8a) Program Certified Company located in a HUB ZONE in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Clients include Banking and Private Institutions, as well as local and state governments throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States.

ObjectVideo provides intelligent video technology products for the protection of critical infrastructure and high-risk environments such as borders, airports, seaports, oil refineries, chemical and nuclear plants and water treatment facilities. Based on patented computer vision technology, ObjectVideo's software is deployed in more than 170 locations in eight countries, including Iraq, where the U.S. Marines use it to protect soldiers in forward-operating bases. ObjectVideo provides a variety of markets with an advanced ability to detect, classify, track and analyze video data, allowing end users to proactively address threats, improve security planning and enhance overall effectiveness. ObjectVideo markets and sells its products through a Video Intelligent Partner (VIP) program of OEMs, integrators and leading security companies on digital media processor and server platforms. ObjectVideo is the recipient of the Wall Street Journal's Technology Innovation Award and Frost & Sullivan's Excellence in Technology Award. The company is online at www.objectvideo.com.