The Safariland Group (“Safariland”), the parent company of VIEVU® and a leading global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, and Veritone®, a leading provider of artificial intelligence solutions, today announced their intent to enter into an agreement to integrate their product offerings to apply artificial intelligence to uniquely extract and process crucial data from police body-worn camera footage. The Veritone Platform will be available to Safariland’s law enforcement agency customers as a complement to VIEVU’s body-worn cameras, accessories and software, later this year.
The integration will allow VIEVU’s customers to upload large volumes of video and audio recordings into the Veritone Platform and process them in near real-time, enabling law enforcement personnel to rapidly extract actionable information for use in investigations, monitoring and training, as well as to respond more quickly and efficiently to public record requests.
“The Veritone Platform will enable law enforcement agencies to save thousands of hours of manual searching by using intelligent audio and video analysis, allowing them to focus time and resources on more mission-critical tasks,” said Chad Steelberg, chief executive officer of Veritone. “The Veritone Platform uses more than 40 best-of-breed cognitive engines, ranging from transcription and face recognition to sentiment analysis to object recognition, which will provide VIEVU’s users the ability to derive comprehensive, actionable insights from their body camera footage in near real-time. Importantly, we have long admired VIEVU’s products and its dedication to innovation, and we look forward to working together to advance public safety with artificial intelligence technology.”
“Joining Veritone’s best-in-class artificial intelligence capabilities with VIEVU’s leading body-worn camera and video solutions has the potential to bring critical, world-class technology into the hands of thousands of law enforcement personnel,” said Terry O’Shea, chief technology officer of Safariland. “The combined offering of the two companies allows law enforcement agencies to sift through data with never before seen accuracy, security, and reliability, greatly reducing the number of hours needed to review footage. Using the Veritone Platform, VIEVU customers will be able to choose various cognitive engines, empowering them to select the best fit for their region or agency.”
The Veritone solution stores users’ private audio and video files securely within the platform, which is run on the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud, the first enterprise cloud to directly support the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. The Veritone Platform also can operate in closed, localized on-premise implementations and on a wide range of client server configurations.
About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.
For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.
VIEVU® is a leading provider of body-worn camera and video technologies, providing secure, high-quality video cameras for law enforcement, security, emergency medical services, first responders and retailers. The VIEVU Solution, the company’s next generation fully-hosted cloud evidence management system, is built on Microsoft® Azure Government Cloud, the first enterprise cloud to directly support the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. VIEVU was the first provider of body-worn cameras with Automated Video Redaction technology, a highly advanced redaction tool built to automatically blur faces and objects recorded on body-worn cameras, without user involvement, in order to protect the privacy and identity of victims, innocent bystanders, minors and undercover police officers. Built on police experience, VIEVU technology is used by thousands of law enforcement agencies in 17 countries. VIEVU received the highest score in an evaluation of body-worn video by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For information please visit www.vievu.com.
About Veritone, Inc.
Veritone, Inc. is a leading artificial intelligence company that has developed the Veritone Platform, which unlocks the power of AI-based cognitive computing to seamlessly and automatically process, transform and analyze unstructured public and private audio and video data for clients in the media, politics, legal and law enforcement industries. The open platform integrates an ecosystem of best-of-breed cognitive engines and powerful applications, which are orchestrated together to reveal valuable, multivariate insights. To learn more about Veritone, please visit Veritone.com.
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including without limitation statements regarding the parties’ intent to enter into an agreement, the integration of the Veritone Platform with VIEVU’s products and the expected benefits to customers. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “could,” “estimate” or “continue” or the negative or other variations thereof or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Assumptions relating to the foregoing involve judgments and risks with respect to various matters which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the control of Safariland and Veritone. Although Safariland and Veritone believe that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the assumptions could prove inaccurate and, therefore, there can be no assurance that the results contemplated in forward-looking statements will be realized. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking information included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by Safariland and Veritone or any other person that their objectives or plans will be achieved. Neither Safariland nor Veritone undertakes any obligation to revise the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
The Safariland Group / VIEVU
Jonathan Keehner / Aura Reinhard / Tim Ragones
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