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Cernium launches Archerfish®: analytics-enabled video lifestyle management for consumers

Mobile video intelligence solution powered by DaVinci™ technology from Texas Instruments

Jan 8, 2009

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 8, 2009) - Cernium will premiere Archerfish&#8482, the first ever mobile video intelligence (MVI) solution to bring the power of industrial-grade video analytics technology to the consumer market, at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Archerfish delivers proactive, video-based information so consumers can keep an eye on the people and places that matter most, in a manner that fits today's connected, mobile lifestyle.

Developed with the TMS320DM6446 digital media processor based on DaVinci&#8482 technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN), Archerfish has been selected as an International CES 2009 Innovations Design and Engineering Award honoree, winning in the Integrated Home Systems product category.

Archerfish is the first consumer solution smart enough to 'watch' and analyze videos from cameras placed in one or more business or home locations for user-defined events, such as people, vehicles and objects, allowing users to know what's happening regardless of where they are physically located at a given time. If and only when a defined event occurs, Archerfish proactively notifies users with text and/or event video pushed to their email inbox or mobile phone. Unlike traditional video systems, Archerfish does not require users to watch video all day or rely on primitive motion alarms to monitor their businesses or homes. Smart monitoring provides users with better lifestyle management, greater security and more peace of mind, knowing they will be notified in real time when events occur regardless of where they are located. It also changes how consumers view video - from a passive, entertainment form to a source of rich, real- time information. For more information about Archerfish, please visit www.myarcherfish.com. For more information about TI's DaVinci technology portfolio of products, please visit www.thedavincieffect.com.

DaVinci technology

Archerfish was developed with the TMS320DM6446 digital media processor from TI, which leverages DaVinci technology to meet the networked media encode and decode application processing needs of next-generation embedded devices. The DM6446 enabled Cernium to quickly bring Archerfish to market, helping to provide high-quality video at optimal performance for fast and accurate image processing in a variety of light conditions. The dual-core architecture of the DM6446 incorporates TI's industry-leading, high-performance TMS320C64x+&#8482 digital signal processor (DSP) core and an ARM926EJ-S core, providing OEMs and ODMs with robust operating systems support, rich user interfaces, high processing performance, and long battery life through the maximum flexibility of a fully integrated mixed processor solution.

"In addition to a high performance DSP core, TI is unmatched in the range of peripherals and compatible software libraries and tools. This helped us leverage the full potential of the DaVinci to rapidly bring Archerfish to market," said Dr. Nik Gagvani, Cernium's chief technology officer.

"We are excited to see that Archerfish by Cernium, based on DaVinci technology, has been selected as a CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award honoree," said Danny Petkevich, video surveillance and imaging business manager, Texas Instruments. "Archerfish drives video analytics technology beyond the limited critical infrastructure market that protects locations such as airports and power plants and now provides it to residential users, which is a really important shift in the surveillance industry."

Availability, see Archerfish at CES

Archerfish will be available to business and residential customers beginning in February 2009. Available as a complete kit, the Archerfish solution will include two cameras, the Archerfish SmartBox&#8482, cables, power supplies and access to a personal web portal. The system can be professionally or self-installed and it can be combined with other sensors, such as fire, smoke or temperature systems, to provide more comprehensive mobile video intelligence.

Archerfish will premiere at CES in the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall Two, in Booth #26519.

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