Security software maker Vitamin D exits beta
The software, created by three former Palm executives, lets people use an ordinary Webcam as a security system.
The company, which 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., said that the single camera version of its
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."