PASADENA, California , August 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViaLogy LLC ("ViaLogy") announces it has signed a contract to deploy its SPM(TM) (Sensor Policy Manager(TM)) product as the sensor integration engine as part of a Safety and Security system for Los Angeles County . SPM drives a planned network of multiple nuclear radiation sensors designed to constantly monitor and send alerts in the event of a hostile release of nuclear or other radiological agents. SPM provides an automatically triggered interface between the sensors and the networks, both wired and wireless, which carry emergency management information. This capability enables the diverse and spread-out emergency management community - key officials, first responders and others - to share a common view of dangerous and quickly moving situations, and to take appropriate coordinated actions.
Preparing for possible chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) attacks has been declared a priority mission of the US Department of Homeland Security. LA County has been selected as a region to pilot this capability. Built in collaboration with LA-based Safe Environment Engineering (SEE), ViaLogy will initially roll out the SPM-powered system at 25 fixed and mobile sites. Upon successful delivery, the system could be fielded nationwide to over 100 additional cities in support of DHS's recently released application guidance for programs, to include Homeland Security Grant Program and Infrastructure Protection Program.
The ViaLogy and Safe Environment Engineering solution will leverage existing network infrastructure and vehicles to offer an affordable security shield in the LA County and greater Los Angeles area, one that could become a model for other cities in the country. SPM will also provide gateways for directly sharing collected data with other law enforcement and CBRNE response management.
As a core technology platform for sensor management solutions, ViaLogy will provide the sensor integration engine for the project. ViaLogy's SPM(TM) software enables disparate sensors in very large enterprise networks to process and report only key events of interest to first responder and designated personnel. The ViaLogy technology is sensor agnostic and considerably enhances the performance and strength of all integrated legacy and IP sensors, thus avoiding false alarms, missed events and optimizing use of limited bandwidth.
"We are pleased to be working with ViaLogy as part of this next generation integrated CBRNE portal proof of concept," said David Lamensdorf , Safe Environment Engineering's President. "Our strategy here is to pull together critical sensor data to provide our customers with live, consistent, reliable integrated CBRNE sensor data in a wireless networked environment, minimizing the danger and maximizing their situational awareness."
"We are delighted that Safe Environment Engineering and ViaLogy will be deploying SPM to address LA County's priority requirement from first responders, for improved and coordinated radiological monitoring in a secure networked environment," said Robert W. Dean . President and CEO of ViaLogy. "We offer a turnkey networked system with our partner, SEE. We are proud to be chosen for the initial LA County deployment and we believe this will lead to the use of SPM in operational deployments in LA and other cities nationwide - and major sales opportunities for the company."