Integrian acquires Signal Innovations Group, adds video analytics

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, December 21, 2006

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--Integrian, a mobile digital video company based here, announced on Dec. 11 the purchase of Signal Innovations Group, for an undisclosed sum. SIG, a two-year-old software start-up that develops video analytic technologies, will maintain its offices in Durham. All 22 employees will join Integrian.
The purchase will enable Integrian's digital recorders, used on public transportation systems and in police cruisers throughout the country, to capture images and then sound an alarm when an anomalous event occurs. "The technology developed by SIG is extremely innovative and the most powerful we have seen on the market," said Integrian chief technology officer Brad Silvernail in a provided release. "It is an adaptive approach for pattern recognition and decision analysis that can easily be modified for new applications."
SIG, which spun out of Duke University in 2004, has mostly done work for the U.S. military and the Department of Homeland Security. SIG made its name by developing adaptive video systems with an emphasis on surveillance and intelligence. The technology can be used both in mobile environments and for post-process video stored on a server and can manage inputs from audio, proximity, motion, and light sensors. Applications include license plate recognition, passenger counting, facial recognition and anomalous behavior detection.
The SIG acquisition will be Integrian's third in the last two years, following the purchase of Digital Safety Technologies and Innovonics, an Australian company, in 2005. Integrian was founded in 1999 and will do close to $40 million in sales in 2006.