Texas A&M University Selects DVTel to Upgrade to Digital Network Surveillance

DVTel Inc., Security Industry Association award-winning market leader in delivering integrated IP security solutions for surveillance and monitoring, announced that Texas A&M University has selected the DVTel Network Video Management System (NVMS) to provide enhanced security for five of its parking garages.

The current installation comprises over 200 cameras, a similar number of intercom boxes, and about 75 entrance/exit gates spread out over the five parking facilities. Turnkey Security, Inc., Manchaca Texas, provided installation and project management services.

Prior to the current security system upgrade, Texas A&M employed a range of VCR and DVR recording hardware that was not meeting image quality, system management, or productivity demands. The University was contracting, at substantial cost, approximately 26 security personnel to provide coverage at the garages 24/7, 365 days a year.

"With this transition to digital network recording, we're saving approximately $500,000 in personnel costs," said Doug Williams, Associate Director, Transportation Services, "and if the savings wasn't motivation enough, the technology is much, much better. We can view any camera anywhere on the dedicated network and we can listen to and respond to any of the intercoms from that garage facility or from a central operations center. The DVTel system provides improved performance and management, and it gives us the freedom to grow and integrate other locations and technologies."

Eli Gorovici, DVTel President and CEO, commented, "Among our more than 150 installations, the education market segment has been very important for us. From grade school up to the university level, our offer of improved security, greater productivity, and cost savings is a very attractive one. As our integrator partner told us, only one system came close to meeting Texas A&M's ambitious specifications for this job, and that was the DVTel digital network platform."

About DVTel
DVTel gives customers the freedom to run their business by enabling them to choose the digital video and audio solution that best meets their needs and budget. DVTel offers a full-featured, enterprise-wide intelligent Security Operations Center (iSOC) that comprises three products all on one operator display. It replaces the traditional DVR, Matrix Switch, and Multiplexer with a single software-based product. What's more, the iSOC is based on a distributed architecture, so the end user can leverage existing networking infrastructure-eliminating the need for multiple, costly wiring sets.

DVTel doesn't stop there. The intelligent Security Operations Center embodies and makes real the concept of total Multi-source Intelligent Management. It gives the end user the power to acquire information in video, audio and/or data format; administer and analyze this information; and then take appropriate, timely action-all automatically, within one system. The DVTel iSOC is a versatile platform that accommodates a number of add-on, proprietary products including CaseBuilder Incident Reporting and Management System, NetTalk IP Intercom System, NetSCAN Security Asset Manager, Integrated Access Control, and InSight Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. The Paramus, NJ-based company is privately held, with offices in the UK, Thailand, and Israel. For more information, visit the DVTel website at www.dvtel.com.

About Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution located in College Station, Texas. The university is centrally located, approximately equidistant from three of the 10 largest cities in the United States (Houston, Dallas and San Antonio) and the state capitol (Austin). The university's enrollment includes approximately 44,000 students studying for degrees in 10 academic colleges. The University has a 5,200-acre campus-among largest in nation-with more than 100 buildings, a 324-acre research park, and a campus value exceeding $1 billion.