Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Investment in Software Company (Notes)

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Investment in Software Company (Notes)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Investment in Software Company [Abstract]  
Investment in Software Company
Investment in Software Company
As of December 31, 2017, the Company held an investment reported in other assets, non-current, totaling $3.1 million in convertible preferred stock of BriefCam, Ltd., a privately-held Israeli company that develops video synopsis technology to augment security and surveillance systems to facilitate review of surveillance video. On May 7, 2018, BriefCam, Canon Inc. (“Canon”), and the shareholders of BriefCam, including the Company, entered into a stock purchase agreement by which Canon would acquire all of the outstanding shares of BriefCam. On July 3, 2018, BriefCam announced that Canon had completed its acquisition of BriefCam and, on July 6, 2018, the Company received $9,678,000 from the closing proceeds for its shares of BriefCam, as well as received $100,000 on October 31, 2018 following the satisfaction of a contingency, resulting in a gain on sale of $6.6 million during the year ended December 31, 2018.
Prior to its sale, the investment did not have a readily determinable fair value and was recorded at cost, less impairment, if any, plus or minus changes resulting from observable price changes in market-based transactions for an identical or similar investment of the same issuer and is included in other non-current assets. The Company's ownership interest was less than 20%. From the date of the Company's adoption of ASU 2016-01, Financial Instruments – Overall, on January 1, 2018 to the sale of BriefCam, there were no observable price changes or impairments related to the Company’s non-marketable investment in the equity security. The gain on sale is taxable in the U.S. and is offset for federal income tax purposes by current or prior-year tax losses but is subject to applicable state income taxes. The gain on sale is not taxable in Israel.