CheckVideo by Cernium Wins in SIA New Product Showcase

April 19, 2006
Video quality assessment tool takes top honors for peripherals category

RESTON, Va. - Cernium Corporation, a pioneer in advanced video analytics and behavior recognition technologies, announced that its newest product, CheckVideo(TM), won the Product Achievement Award - Peripherals in the Security Industry Association's (SIA) New Product Showcase. This award is the top honor in its category for new products judged in SIA's annual competition, held at ISC West.

CheckVideo is a software application that runs on either laptops or central monitoring station PCs to report image and signal quality from security cameras. It speeds camera setup by allowing the operator to quantify and optimize critical video quality metrics using simple visual and audible indicators. It can identify offline cameras and video degradation, as well as cameras that may require service or replacement, or act 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.

"Cernium is honored to be recognized by the Security Industry Association. We developed CheckVideo in response to security professionals -- supervisors, operators, integrators and engineers - who requested an economical, objective means to faster, more accurate camera setup and higher levels of performance in existing installations," said Martin Spence, Cernium's Vice President of Operations.

CheckVideo 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(R), has been utilized by airports throughout North America since 1996. Cernium also recently announced a powerful new release of its flagship intelligent video analytics system, Perceptrak(R).

Cernium Corporation is the leading developer and provider of behavior recognition software and systems for the security industry, focusing on real-time video analysis. The company's advanced video security systems currently safeguard over one hundred facilities throughout North America, representing a range of industry sectors that include government, healthcare, transportation, hospitality, education and cultural institutions. Cernium's patented security products include Perceptrak(R), ExitSentry(R), and CheckVideo(TM). For more information visit