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September 14th, 2009

BriefCam® VIDEO SYNOPSIS® Innovation Uniquely Embedded in OnSSI Ocularis

OnSSI’s Ocularis enhanced with the BriefCam VIDEO SYNOPSIS technology lets users get the brief enabling review of 24 hours of video in minutes

Neve Ilan, Israel and Pearl River, NY; September 14, 2009 – BriefCam, Ltd. (, a developer and provider of VIDEO SYNOPSIS innovation for reviewing, analyzing and indexing of surveillance camera content, and On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) ( today announced the full embedding of BriefCam’s VIDEO SYNOPSIS technology into OnSSI’s award-winning Ocularis Video Management Platform.

Embedding the VIDEO SYNOPSIS tool from Briefcam inside the Ocularis Client provides significant advantages when compared to a VMS solution that is simply integrated. With the embedded solution, the customer saves the cost of acquiring additional dedicated hardware needed to run the Video Synopsis application. Even more significantly, the Video Synopsis application runs inside the Ocularis viewing client as an embedded video, similar to the other video surveillance camera streams, rather then in a separate window running as a separate application.

OnSSI is the first vendor to adopt the VIDEO SYNOPSIS technology inside its client application and is the exclusive NVR provider of embedded Video Synopsis for North America. BriefCam’s Video Synopsis application will be offered as an optional module embedded within Ocularis rich functionality and user-friendly environment, enabling users to benefit from significant time-savings during the investigative process.

Licensing to OnSSI is a very significant vote of confidence for us, said Gideon Ben-Zvi, chairman and president of BriefCam.  The VIDEO SYNOPSIS innovation gives OnSSI an edge by providing a new technology that differentiates them from the rest and familiarizes users with an easy-to-use, powerful tool that, for the first time, makes reviewing all video feeds possible, and part of the daily security routine.

BriefCam’s VIDEO SYNOPSIS tool is a proprietary image-processing technology that creates a summary of original full-length surveillance video and gives users the ability to review hours of footage in just a few minutes time. Video Synopsis technology enables the rapid review and indexing of captured video footage — with an index to the original source video; real-time video feed online and archival video footage offline — for on-the-spot event tracking, forensics and evidence discovery. BriefCam can provide a complete representation of all events occurring during 24 hours of video footage in a condensed clip, as short as a few minutes long. The synopsis is made possible by simultaneously presenting multiple objects and activities that have occurred at different times.

Ocularis is an open-architecture, non-proprietary, video-centric PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) software platform that allows users to view, manage, and record video from an unlimited number of IP and non-IP video surveillance camera, while integrated with other physical security and transactions systems.

No one can watch 24 hours of surveillance video yet CCTV deployment worldwide continues to grow exponentially, said Gadi Piran, President and CTO of OnSSI.

Ocularis is the first surveillance product to embed the VIDEO SYNOPSIS technology; we now offer clients an enhanced product suite that meets the unmet global need to browse video, investigate and indentify incidents rapidly, and take action.

OnSSI Ocularis with the VIDEO SYNOPSIS innovation powered by BriefCam will be presented at ASIS 2009, September 21-24, 2009 at the OnSSI booth # 1639.