Software that Stands Up in the War Zone
The Marine Corps is putting ObjectVideo’s intelligent video software, VEW, to work in Iraq. It is used to create a virtual perimeter around forward-operating bases to immediately detect and identify threats to Marines in secure areas of Fallujah.
The software had already proven itself after being used in the successful deployment of the Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) Critical Area Protection System (CAPS). CAPS is an expandable situational awareness solution for expeditionary force protection in battlefield environments.
VEW is installed in cameras that are mounted on telescopic poles atop trailers. When a potential threat is detected or the perimeter is breached, an alert is sent instantly to a display monitored by a soldier in the II MEF command center in the camp. Soldiers can quickly and easily set up a virtual perimeter, even amid the chaos of a war zone.
“ObjectVideo’s mission is to secure against threats here at home or abroad, but we’re especially proud to be supporting the United States Marines as they fight insurgents in Iraq,” states Raul Fernandez, president, Chairman and CEO.
New Prez Named
Phillip Wright steps into the role of president for American Video Electronics, Inc. (AVEI), manufacturer of patented digital video recorders. He brings 25 years of alarm industry experience which includes National Sales Manager at FBI, Inc, VP Sales Ultrak, co-founder and VP of TVX, Inc. Founder and Pres of Alarm Verification Products, Inc. and VP Sales and Marketing for Biometrics 2000. In other news, AVEI has been a granted a patent for its removable storage and systems hard drives contained in its LX series digital video recorders. The patented hot swapable storage drives help to eliminate downtime due to drive failure, and also allow for the removal and safe keeping of the storage drives. Hot swap means that hard drives can be removed and replaced without powering down the system.
- IPIX Corporation, supplier of 360-degree, immersive imaging technologies for visual intelligence applications, has secured a $2.4 million research contract from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to research and build the world’s highest resolution video camera. The camera will be used for aerial surveillance missions, with applications including border patrol, battle surveillance and forensic intelligence.
- The Viscom division of Diversified Security Solutions has been awarded a $1.5 million contract with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). The company has been selected to provide and install video surveillance systems on 80 light rail vehicles and provide maintenance for three years. Viscom will provide the Santa Clara VTA with Mobile Digital Video Recorders (MDVRs) and Enterprise Management Suite software from March Networks.
The City of Long Beach, California, has awarded a $3 million contract to ARINC Incorporated for a new state-of-the-art security system and enhanced security operations center at historic Long Beach Airport. ARINC will install its new airport security management solution—the AIM System for Airports—in the security operations center of Long Beach Airport.
A PAL For Life
When he was growing up in Philadelphia, PA, Matthew Kushner, president and CEO of Integral Technologies, was part of the Police Athletic League (PAL). Knowing from experience the good that PAL Clubs do for young people, it’s no surprise that Integral Technologies recently donated 29 Rawlings baseball gloves to the PAL Club of Indianapolis for its summer youth baseball program. The Club, first established in 1940, now involves at-risk youth in educational, cultural, and fitness activities that will deter crime, increase self-esteem and promote a positive relationship with police. Kudos to Matt Kushner and Integral Technologies for their generosity in giving back to the community.