Autonomy and Vidient Form Strategic Partnership to Deliver Meaning-Based Intelligent Video Solutions

Integration to Enable Both Forensic and Automated Real-Time Detection of Physical Security and Safety Issues in Surveillance Video

Jan 26, 2010, 04:00 ET from Autonomy Corporation plc

CAMBRIDGE, England and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, and Vidient Systems, Inc., the pioneer for intelligent video surveillance solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to develop and market next-generation intelligent video surveillance solutions for both real-time detection of physical security breaches and rapid forensics analysis of video to find critical information for public safety. As part of the agreement, Autonomy will distribute Vidient's SmartCatch software suite as part of its solutions in the physical security market.

The combined offering, powered by Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) and Vidient's SmartCatch software, will deliver next-generation solutions that automatically understand, without the need for human monitoring, a broad range of suspicious and threatening activities on video. The offering then automatically alerts appropriate personnel in real-time to immediately address such security issues, thereby transforming video surveillance from passive monitoring to active intervention. At the same time, the new combined solution will also enable rapid searches of massive hours of video for specific instances of security breaches that would otherwise consume enormous amounts of human effort and time to discover, if at all.

"With Autonomy as a strategic partner, leveraging their unique Meaning Based Computing technology, we will substantially augment our video surveillance solutions to provide our customers with the world-class solutions they need to provide state-of-the-art physical security protection," said Frank Pao, CEO, Vidient. "These solutions will deliver exponentially more functionality, both by offering additional capabilities such as license plate recognition and by providing a forensics application to effectively and rapidly search and retrieve valuable information at critical times when security and safety are threatened."

"By incorporating Vidient's intelligent video applications into our product line, we believe that we can offer our customers physical security options well in advance of current systems," said Stouffer Egan, CEO, Autonomy, Inc. "By partnering with Vidient, who is focused on providing best-in-class solutions specifically targeted for these types of industries, Autonomy continues to expand market share by providing cutting-edge Meaning Based Computing technology for all forms of media, including video for security and surveillance. Given the safety and security issues in our society today and in the foreseeable future, we believe this will be a rapidly growing area where we can now provide a truly real-time, actionable solution."

About Vidient Systems, Inc.

Since its founding in 2004, Vidient has established the technology leadership position in intelligent video analysis for security, safety and operational efficiency applications. Vidient's SmartCatch family of products is in use around the world at major airports, railways/metros, military bases, corporate campuses and critical infrastructure sites. The products are available worldwide directly from Vidient and through a select network partners. For more information, visit

About Autonomy

Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, spearheads the Meaning Based Computing movement. It was recently ranked by IDC as the clear leader in enterprise search revenues, with market share nearly double that of its nearest competitor. Autonomy's technology allows computers to harness the full richness of human information, forming a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data, including unstructured information, such as text, email, web pages, voice, or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including pan-enterprise search, customer interaction solutions, information governance, end-to-end eDiscovery, records management, archiving, business process management, web content management, web optimization, rich media management and video and audio analysis.

Autonomy's customer base is comprised of more than 20,000 global companies, law firms and federal agencies including: AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler AG, Deutsche Bank, DLA Piper, Ericsson, FedEx, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, Tesco, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More than 400 companies OEM Autonomy technology, including Symantec, Citrix, HP, Novell, Oracle, Sybase and TIBCO. The company has offices worldwide. Please visit to find out more.

Autonomy and the Autonomy logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autonomy Corporation plc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Autonomy Editorial Contacts:

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Winifred Shum

Autonomy (US)

+1 408 771 6668

Mike Sherwood

Vidient Systems, Inc

+1 408 744 9073 ext.133

David Vindel

The Red Consultancy (UK)

+44 207 0256529

Edward Bridges

Financial Dynamics (UK)

+44 207 831 3113

SOURCE Autonomy Corporation plc