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Virage and Vumii Partner for Next Generation Perimeter Security

Virage and Vumii Partner for Next Generation Perimeter Security

ATLANTA, Georgia, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vumii, Inc. a provider of electro-optics and advanced image processing, today announced that it has entered into a global partnership with Virage Security and Surveillance, a world leader in intelligent video analytics, to deliver next generation perimeter security to customers worldwide. Vumii selected Virage as its preferred vendor due to its proven expertise and superior technology.

The combination of these two best-in-class vendors will deliver a ground-breaking day and night video surveillance solution to protect critical infrastructure such as ports, airports and energy installations. With its ability to automate perimeter surveillance in zero visible light at a range greater than one mile, this new offering will enable security vendors to ensure proactive security and reduce false alarms even in total darkness. The result is greater protection, a reduction in the costs associated with manual operations and ultimately tangible ROI.

Virage's Intelligent Scene Analysis System (iSAS) is a sophisticated tool to automate the detection of potential threats, such as bags left too long or suspicious behavior, as well as predicting possibly hazardous situations such as gathering crowds. Using sophisticated concept coding, Virage iSAS can interpret the severity of any potentially dangerous situation and generate real-time alerts to ensure security personnel respond appropriately.

Vumii's day/night investigative tool Discoverii(TM) uses a near infrared laser system to give a natural contrast image of text, markings, license plate numbers and other identifying characteristics up to 5,000 feet away in zero light. With a greater range and image quality than comparable LED or infrared solutions, Vumii delivers superior functionality with minimal maintenance costs. Using Discoverii(TM), Virage will be able to automate advanced content analysis operations in total darkness, delivering security companies the world over proactive security day and night.

"We truly feel that by partnering with Vumii we are able to offer clients the next generation in perimeter surveillance technology," commented David Humphrey, managing director of Virage Security and Surveillance. "Virage's video analytics coupled with Vumii's night vision camera system is one of the most powerful tools in night vision technology today."

"We are looking forward to expanding our markets by leveraging proven technologies such as Virage's analytic products. Integrating Virage's enterprise-level scene analysis with Vumii's Discoverii system will create a night security tool the likes of which the industry has never seen before," said Randall Foster, CEO of Vumii.

About Vumii

Vumii is a leading provider of sophisticated surveillance technologies that are revolutionary in practicality as well as performance. Vumii leverages expertise in electro-optics and image processing to develop advanced, affordable visualization and image interpretation tools that easily integrate with existing security systems. Vumii technologies greatly enhance prevention and response to critical physical security concerns, particularly for outdoor perimeter security in the transportation, critical infrastructure and government sectors.

Current products include Discoverii, the first affordable long-range night vision camera system, and Sensorii, breakthrough situational awareness and image navigation software that dramatically improves orientation and usability for PTZ cameras.

Further information at http://www.vumii.com/ About Virage Security and Surveillance

Virage Security and Surveillance, a division of Autonomy Systems, is a world-leader in intelligent video analytics, delivering proactive security solutions for organizations around the globe. Integrated with Autonomy's unique data analysis technology, Virage automates an unrivalled range of advanced functionality to detect and deter potential threats in real-time and streamline security operations.

With a broad product suite, including Digital and Network Video Recording (DVR/NVR) Command and Control, Intelligent Scene Analysis (iSAS), Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) Container and Surveillance Management (CSM) and Electronic Point of Sale Monitoring (EPOS) Virage offers cutting-edge solutions for any environment.

Trusted by the world's leading defense and intelligence agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Defense, the United Nations, the Singapore Government and numerous police forces around the globe, Virage secures the world's most vital infrastructure.

About Autonomy

Autonomy Corporation plc is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology forms a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data including unstructured information, be it text, email, voice or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including information access technology, BI, CRM, KM, call center solutions, rich media management, compliance and litigation solutions and security applications, and is recognized by industry analysts as the clear leader in enterprise search.

Autonomy's customer base comprises more than 16,000 global companies and organizations including: 3, ABN AMRO, AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft Foods, Lloyd TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Autonomy also has over 300 OEM partners and more than 350 VARs and Integrators, numbering among them leading companies such as BEA, Business Objects, Citrix, EDS, IBM Global Services, Novell, Stellent, Sybase, Symantec, TIBCO and Vignette. The company has offices worldwide.

The Autonomy Group includes: Aungate, specialist in real-time enterprise governance; Virage, a visionary in rich media management and security and surveillance technology; etalk, award-winning provider of enterprise-class contact center products and Cardiff, a leader in content capture and business process management solutions.

Autonomy and the Autonomy logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autonomy Corporation plc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Virage Editorial Contacts: Winifred Shum Autonomy (US) +1-408-542-2363 [email protected] Marijke Shugrue Bite Communications (US) +1-212-857-9376 [email protected] Edward Bridges Financial Dynamics (UK) +44-207-831-3113 [email protected] Ali Merifield Bite Communications (UK) +44-(0)20-8834-3441 +44-(0)20-8741-1123 [email protected]

Autonomy Corporation plc

CONTACT: Virage Editorial Contacts: Winifred Shum, Autonomy (US),
+1-408-542-2363, [email protected]; Marijke Shugrue, Bite Communications
(US), +1-212-857-9376, [email protected]; Edward Bridges, Financial
Dynamics (UK), +44-207-831-3113, [email protected]; Ali Merifield, Bite
Communications (UK), +44-(0)20-8834-3441, +44-(0)20-8741-1123,
[email protected]

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