OzVision, the leading developer of remote video compression technology for the security industry, today announced it has named Louis T. Fiore as technical advisor. Fiore is currently president of L.T. Fiore, Inc., a consulting practice that focuses on regulatory issues impacting security systems and the use of wireless and Internet technologies for alarm monitoring. Fiore was previously president of the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) from 1997-1999.
"Lou is an accomplished, widely respected security professional who has had great influence on important business and technology issues shaping this market," said Ed Mallen, CEO, OzVision. "OzVision and our partners and customers will benefit from Lou's experience working with a number of influential industry associations and regulatory agencies as we emerge as an important voice on issues such as verified response."
In 1999, Fiore was appointed by President Clinton and James L. Witt, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to serve on a panel that played an essential role in the initiation of a national effort to reduce U.S. fires. The goal of the panel was to revisit the "America Burning" report, which is recognized as the most significant publication on the management of fire hazards in the U.S. Fiore was also the 1992 recipient of the Security Industry Association's (SIA) George Lippert Memorial Award and the 2005 recipient of the CSAA Stanley C. Lott Award. The Lott Award recognizes those individuals who have made exceptional contributions to CSAA and the alarm industry.
"I am looking forward to working with the team at OzVision. This company has carved out a competitive advantage with its video compression technology and next generation of remote video surveillance solutions," said Fiore. "OzVision is positioned to achieve important milestones this year, especially as issues such as the convergence of alarm monitoring and verified response come to the forefront."
Fiore currently serves as chairman of CSAA's Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC) and Standards Committee. He is the past chairman of the SIA's Security Industry Standards Council (SISC) and a long time member of the Supervising Station Committee of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 72, chairing its transmission task group. Fiore is also a member of NFPA's Premises Security Committee (NFPA 730 & 731) and a member of various Underwriters Laboratories' Standards Technical Panels.
Prior to founding his own consulting practice, Fiore was vice president of engineering and purchasing for National Guardian Corporation. Previously he was vice president and general manager of the Security Products Division of Repco, Inc., president and co-founder of Cardinal Technologies, Inc., and a manager in ADT's engineering department. Fiore holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and a Master of Business Administration.
Established in 1995, OzVision is the leading developer of remote video compression technology for the security industry. OzVision enables the transmission and control of quality streaming video images over broadband and satellite as well as low-bandwidth environments including standard phone lines and cellular networks. This advanced technology provides a new level of security through a wide range of video services including video verification, guard tours, inventory management and more. For more information, visit http://www.ozvision.com.