Vitamin D, the start-up founded by
three former Palm executives, said on that it is ready with
the final Version 1.0 of its software for Windows
which enables people to use a standard Webcam as a security system.
The company, which caught some
interesting things on tape during beta testing, said that the single
camera version of its software
will continue to be free, as it was during beta testing. A version of
Vitamin D Video that works with two cameras will cost $49, while a
high-end edition that supports an unlimited number of cameras running
off a single computer will cost $199.
The software works on both Macs and PCs and has as its biggest selling
point the fact that it can pick out humans as opposed to just motion,
allowing users to more easily pore over hours upon hours of surveillance
footage.The company uses artificial intelligence technology licensed from
Numenta, a company started by Palm Pilot creator Jeff Hawkins.
"Vitamin D Video is an effective and inexpensive video monitoring tool
that is easy to install and use. With this product available, there is
no reason for any home, small business or school to be without video
surveillance that really works," CEO Celeste Baranski said in a
statement. "The enthusiastic response of our beta customers has already
proven that Vitamin D Video works well in security applications, and is
proving valuable for uses beyond traditional security."