Blackfin Gets Another Boost in Surveillance and Machine Vision with Vision with Video Analytics from IntelliVision

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Leading vendor of intelligent video analysis and automated monitoring solutions provides native Blackfin® support, enabling intelligent camera nodes

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The use of automated video surveillance is poised to grow rapidly as users take advantage of low-cost IP networks to implement distributed intelligent systems to secure assets and people

With leading camera developers worldwide already designing its Blackfin processor into surveillance and machine vision cameras, Analog Devices (ADI) announced the availability of IntelliVision's video analytics and intelligence solutions for Blackfin. IntelliVision's video analytics solutions are used extensively in automated monitoring, surveillance and security solutions to identify and react to suspicious activities without the need for operator intervention. The combination of these two technologies enables engineers to develop intelligent cameras based on proven and mature software modules that are cost effective and optimized for Blackfin. The processor has become a popular choice for camera makers who need high performance video processing, compression and streaming along with low power consumption and easy design.

"Leading camera developers worldwide are designing Blackfin into surveillance and machine vision cameras because of its high performance video processing, compression and streaming capabilities," said Vaidhi Nathan, President of IntelliVision. Running IntelliVision's intelligence products on Blackfin allows manufacturers to deliver higher value video analytics products, with more features in a short period of time."

IntelliVision will begin shipping its Blackfin-based Intelligent Video modules immediately. Modules initially available include: Intrusion Detection, Video Counter, Object Left Detector, Asset Protector, and Camera Tamper Detection. Additional modules will be available over the course of the calendar year.

"The use of automated video surveillance is poised to grow rapidly as users take advantage of low-cost IP networks to implement distributed intelligent systems to secure assets and people," said Michael Long, Product Line Manager for Industrial Video and Imaging Solutions, Analog Devices General Purpose DSP Division. "Blackfin processors allow camera designers to address the needs of the video analytics market because of the device's performance, scalability and low power operation --which simplifies camera design and deployment."

A Convergent Future Demands Blackfin-Class Processing
Analog Devices' Blackfin embodies a new breed of 16/32-bit embedded processors with the industry's highest performance and power efficiency for applications where a convergence of capabilities - multi-format audio, video, voice and image processing; multi-mode baseband and packet processing; and real-time security and control processing - is critical. It is this powerful combination of software flexibility and scalability that has gained Blackfin widespread adoption in convergent applications such as digital home entertainment, networked and streaming media, automotive telematics and infotainment, and digital radio and mobile TV.

About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "ADI" and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

About IntelliVision
IntelliVision is a leading vendor in "Intelligent Video Analysis and Automated Monitoring" solutions for security, surveillance and safety markets. IntelliVision's products have been very successful and deployed, since 2003, at top customers such as US Govt agencies, airports, train stations, Fortune 500 and leading system integrators. IntelliVision is based in San Jose, California, with offices in Asia and Europe. Intelligent Video is an advanced solution that performs intelligent video analysis and fully automates video monitoring. It automatically tracks and identifies objects, analyzes motion and extracts video intelligence from analog or digital video streams.

Blackfin is a registered trademark of Analog Devices, Inc. All other trademarks included herein are the property of their respective owners.

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