PITTSBURGH, Pa. â€“ As thousands gathered for Major League Baseballâ€™s All-Star game in Pittsburgh, a new technology was deployed that allowed security personnel to see in all directions at once. ThreatViewer, a security technology for critical asset protection and remote monitoring, was selected by InterTECH Security LLC, security consultant and systems integrator for the Pittsburgh Pirates, to enhance security surrounding All-Star week events and monitor critical infrastructure in Pittsburgh.
â€œThese events arenâ€™t just about baseball. Public safety and infrastructure protection were major considerations for the eventâ€™s organizers and for public and private-sector security personnel. With its panoramic visual capabilities and flexibility, ThreatViewer is a significant addition to the security mix,â€ said Chris Wetzel, chief operating officer of InterTECH Security LLC.
During All-Star week events, ThreatViewer was deployed in fixed locations for infrastructure security, utilizing wireless communications to transmit images to security personnel.
â€œThreatViewer enabled security personnel at All-Star week events to see in all directions at once from a single position. Typically, multiple cameras are utilized to monitor a location, each providing images within a narrow line of sight. ThreatViewer provides 360-degree, panoramic images from a single position,â€ said Patrick Esposito II, president and chief operating officer of Augusta Systems Inc., the developer of ThreatViewer.
Esposito noted that ThreatViewerâ€™s flexibility is an important advantage. â€œThreatViewer can be utilized in fixed locations or deployed for temporary security purposes. It can be integrated with existing systems or used on a stand-alone basis. ThreatViewer can be completely wireless or hardwired,â€ he said.
ThreatViewer relies on commercial technologies from Augusta Systems, including the companyâ€™s SensorBridge software for rapid development of sensor-based systems, as well as from EyeSee360, Inc., a leading provider of panoramic imaging optics and software.
ThreatViewer is an Augusta Systems security product for critical asset protection and beyond line-of-sight monitoring. ThreatViewer is powered by Augusta Systemsâ€™ enabling technologies, including SensorBridge, a sensor-based toolset, featuring design-time and run-time components, which allows developers and engineers to rapidly develop and deploy diverse sensor-based applications. It features the companyâ€™s sensor processing system that enables at-point processing and long-range wireless communications, as well as panoramic imaging technologies developed by EyeSee360, Inc.
Augusta Systems provides enabling technologies for sensor optimization including SensorBridge, a toolset for rapid development and flexible management of sensor-based applications. These technologies assist business and government with managing the data overload resulting from wide-scale sensor deployments for security, asset tracking, and monitoring by providing flexible tools to streamline the process of developing and managing sensor-based systems. For more information, please visit www.augustasystems.com.
EyeSee360, Inc., a spin-off of Carnegie Mellon University, provides market leading technologies for single-shot panoramic imaging through their 360 One VR, PhotoWarp, and VideoWarp products. For more information, please visit www.eyesee360.com.