Cognitech, Inc. Invited to Exhibit at the 46th Audio Engineering Society Conference in June 2012

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Cognitech, Inc. invited to exhibit their latest forensic video and audio software at the 46th Annual Audio Engineering Society Conference

Cognitech, Inc. has been invited to exhibit their newest integrated forensic video and audio software and hardware products at the 46th Audio Engineering Society (AES) Audio Forensics Conference in Denver, CO on June 14-16, 2012.

The AES 46th International Conference is a premier scientific conference dedicated to exploring advances in the field of Audio Forensics by providing a platform for research related to the forensic application of speech/signal processing, acoustical analyses, audio authentication, and the examination of methodologies and best practices.

Cognitech has responded to the emerging need to provide integrated forensic video-audio processing capabilities for CCTV systems and camera’s recorded evidence, which have both video and audio recording. Traditionally, forensic investigators utilized two distinct sets of tools to accomplish, on the one hand tasks such as video enhancement, stabilization, SuperResolution, motion estimation etc., and on the other hand to process the corresponding audio. Consequently, traditionally the extra tools like a non-linear editor (notoriously un-scientific tools designed for video entertainment applications) are needed to re-synchronize and re-integrate the resulting audio and video. These two separate processes can result in a forensically improper re-integration of the processed (e.g. time interpolated) video and audio, thus yielding analysis errors. Cognitech’s scientific team has developed the novel scalable integrated video-audio data structure, algorithms and software that maintain perfect consistency between video and audio, while either one of these signal modalities or both are processed. Scalability enables seamless implementation and significant computing acceleration when run on the multi-GPU architectures, such as affordable NVIDIA/CUDA video cards. The best news is that new and existing end-users of Cognitech’s Forensic Video (and now Audio) Tri-Suite software are getting the new video-audio capability as part of their regular technical maintenance upgrade, at no extra cost.

Cognitech, Inc. CEO Dr. Lenny Rudin said, in regards to the invitation, “The AES Conference represents a ‘Who’s Who’ in the world of scientific audio processing and analysis. The forensic audio field has deep historical roots and developed, mostly in parallel, from the same scientific theoretical source as the forensic image/video field, namely the science of signal processing. The signal processing theory and algorithms provide a universal mathematical language to understand both audio and video. The so called audio/video forensic experts, some claiming to have ‘found’ these fields, who lack educational prerequisites to speak this scientific language, are not legitimate scientific forensic experts in these fields. We are excited that the two scientific communities (audio and video processing) are joining forces to advance the state–of-the-art forensic signal processing and analysis. We are excited to be an active participant of this unification effort and we contribute to it our novel video-audio processing tools and algorithms.”

About Cognitech, Inc.:

In 1988, Cognitech, Inc. was the first company that designed and developed the unique Video Investigator® hardware and software products for professional forensic CCTV video applications. The recent scientific breakthroughs of Cognitech’s research team, and multiple USPTO Awards, proves that twenty four years later, Cognitech is still the true leader in the forensic image/video/audio processing field. The unique comprehensive design of Cognitech’s forensic software combines the state of the art image/video/audio processing with the state of the art 3D image analysis, all in one thus making this software environment a tool of choice for Law Enforcement and Security professionals worldwide.

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