Autonomy, a provider of infrastructure software for the enterprise, and Vidient Systems, a supplier of intelligent video surveillance solutions, announced a strategic partnership to develop and market next-generation intelligent video surveillance solutions for both real-time detection of physical security breaches and rapid forensics analysis of video to find critical information for public safety. As part of the agreement, Autonomy will distribute Vidient's SmartCatch software suite as part of its solutions in the physical security market.
The combined offering, powered by Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) and Vidient's SmartCatch software, will deliver next-generation solutions that automatically understand, without the need for human monitoring, a broad range of suspicious and threatening activities on video. The offering then automatically alerts appropriate personnel in real-time to immediately address such security issues, thereby transforming video surveillance from passive monitoring to active intervention. At the same time, the new combined solution will also enable rapid searches of massive hours of video for specific instances of security breaches that would otherwise consume enormous amounts of human effort and time to discover, if at all.