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Freescale and Aimetis Develop Solution for Embedded Intelligent Video Applications

Aimetis ports VE250 video analytics software to Freescale's high performance MSC8144 media DSP based on StarCore technology.

San Diego, USA (Advanced Security International Show) - 2006-09-26

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) and Aimetis Corp. have developed an embedded intelligent video solution that combines the advanced capabilities of Aimetis' VE250 video content analysis software with the industry leading performance of Freescale's MSC8144 Multicore DSP. The embedded solution is fully supported by Aimetis' Open IP-Surveillance software, AIRA v5.

Designed to address the growing demand for highly sophisticated video surveillance technology, the solution allows customers to create optimized, multi-channel, intelligent video products that deliver reliable, high quality video compression, analytics, transcoding and image processing in a single device.

By integrating with Freescale's MSC8144 DSP, Aimetis' VE Series video analytics can be embedded on edge devices, such as high definition network cameras, encoders, analytics servers and other video devices. Next generation devices using these capabilities are expected to require less back-end hardware, bandwidth and storage and are expected to consume less power, resulting in more scalable and reliable video surveillance systems with lower total cost of ownership.

"Freescale's MSC8144 DSP is a powerful and cost effective device uniquely suited to showcase the state-of-the-art analytics capabilities of the VE250" said Marc Holtenhoff, chief executive officer for Aimetis Corp. "This combined solution demonstrates the robust capabilities our analytics software can provide when running on a world class DSP."

Freescale's MSC8144 supports up to eight standard definition video channels at extremely low cost and low power per channel metrics. The quad-core device is based on next-generation SC3400 StarCore' technology and was recently named the top performer among fully programmable DSPs tested by BDTI.

"Aimetis is a recognized leader in Intelligent Video," said Jeff Timbs, director of marketing for Freescale's Digital Systems Division. "The Freescale-Aimetis offering will provide superior analytics capability and processing efficiency to meet the increased market demand for embedded intelligent video solutions."

Aimetis' VE Series provides a broad range of Intelligent Video solutions for physical security and business intelligence applications. The first product to be available on Freescale's MSC8144 DSP is Aimetis' VE250, an advanced motion tracking algorithm that requires zero configuration and performs reliably in both indoor and outdoor environments. Typical applications for the VE250 include perimeter breach protection, directional alarming, and other Intelligent Video applications. Devices integrating Freescale's MSC8144 will also be supported by Aimetis' Open IP-Surveillance software, AIRA v5.

The Freescale/Aimetis solution will be demonstrated during the ASIS International 52nd Annual Seminar & Exhibits in San Diego from September 25-28 at the Aimetis booth number 7131.

About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, a member of the S&P 500®, is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with 2005 sales of $5.8 billion (USD).

About Aimetis

Aimetis, a Senstar company, simplifies the management of network video for security surveillance by offering smart solutions with the lowest total cost of ownership for our connected world. Combining an industry leading video management system with integrated analytics and centralized management in the cloud, Aimetis delivers the most scalable and easiest to use video management platform on the market. Founded in 2003, Aimetis has established itself as a global leader in intelligent video management from its headquarters in Waterloo, Canada. Aimetis has distributors and certified partners in over 100 countries and serves a variety of industries, including retail, transportation, and others.

David Tubbs
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