Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Investment In Software Company

Investment In Software Company
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2014
Investments, All Other Investments [Abstract]  
Investment In Software Company
Investment in Software Company
At March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, Qumu held an investment totaling $3.1 million in convertible preferred stock of Briefcam, Ltd. (“Briefcam”), a privately-held Israeli company that develops video synopsis technology to augment security and surveillance systems to facilitate review of surveillance video. Qumu also holds warrants to purchase additional Briefcam preferred stock in the same series and at the same price as its invested preferred shares. Qumu’s investment in Briefcam represents a minority ownership interest of less than 20%. The investment is included in other non-current assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
Because Qumu's ownership interest is less than 20% and it has no other rights or privileges that enable it to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of BriefCam, Qumu accounts for this equity investment using the cost method. Qumu monitors BriefCam's results of operations, business plan and capital raising activities, and is not aware of any events or circumstances that would indicate an other than temporary decline in the carrying value of its investment.