ObjectVideo to develop technologies for agency

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, May 26, 2005

RESTON, Va.—ObjectVideo, a provider of intelligent video, won two contracts totaling up to $3.2 million over the next three years from the Homeland Security Advanced Research Project Agency to develop next-generation capabilities for intelligent video surveillance systems.
HSARPA, which invests in programs offering the potential for changes in technologies promoting homeland security, selected ObjectVideo from more than 50 companies and awarded it two of the four contracts available.
HSARPA contracted with ObjectVideo to upgrade intelligent video surveillance systems with smarter capabilities including automated threat awareness and dynamic adaptability. These features are useful in environments such as airports or seaports where planes and freighters are continually moving in and out of the scene and may not appear in the same area twice. Instead of monitoring an area of interest on a continual basis, the next-generation system recognizes specific mobile assets, understands what rules apply to them and automatically adjusts to protect them, no matter where they appear without a systems operator intervening.