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Fraser Optics wins contract to provide camera systems for Customs and Border Protection aerostats

TREVOSE, PA April 6, 2017 Fraser Optics, headquartered in Odenton, MD, has been awarded a sole-source, firm fixed price contract for delivery of Electro-Optic Camera Systems to the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) (Contract: HSBP1016P00936).

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations uses the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) to provide long-range detection of low-altitude aircraft at the radar's maximum range. The elevated sensor mitigates curvature of the earth and terrain masking limitations.  TARS detects and tracks a majority of suspicious air traffic along the southwest border, including ultralight and short landing aircraft threats. AMO also employs this unique TARS capability to interdict transnational criminal organizations engaged in illicit smuggling of narcotics and people.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations uses the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) to provide long-range detection of low-altitude aircraft at the radar's maximum range.

Rob Brown, AMO TARS Program Manager, stated, "TARS is a strategic platform to deploy cost-effective surveillance technologies to confront security challenges at critical border areas – Fraser is a proven partner in delivering needed technology for our mission." Luke Ritter, CEO at Fraser Optics added, "It is an honor and a privilege to team with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secure the Southern Border. Our team is committed to putting advanced technology in the hands of those who protect America."

The mission of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) is to serve and protect the American people. They apply advanced aeronautical and maritime capabilities and employ their unique skill sets to preserve America's security interests. With 1,800 federal agents and mission support personnel, 240 aircraft and 300 marine vessels operating throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, AMO uses its sophisticated fleets to detect, sort, intercept, track and apprehend criminals in diverse environments at and beyond U.S. borders.

Fraser Optics is a defense technology company that designs and produces stabilized optical technology products for the defense, homeland security, law enforcement, and commercial markets. For over 40 years, Fraser has continued to field innovative and compelling stabilized optical solutions to protect America. Current U.S. Government customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, the Department of Interior, and the Department of Homeland Security. Fraser has offices in Trevose, PA, and Odenton, MD. 

Rosco develops vehicular camera system to eliminate blind zone, enhance safety

QUEENS, NY April 11, 2017 Rosco, a leading manufacturer in automotive vision safety, introduces the Safe-T-Scope360™ Surround Camera System to the commercial vehicle market. The 360° camera system has been developed to reduce blind spots and increase safety in the commercial vehicle driving environment. With the proven reliability of Rosco’s Safe-T-Scope® camera series, the new Surround View System offers 360° of coverage utilizing images from 4 cameras installed on the vehicle. Each camera has a 185° field of view that provides optimal coverage and ensures safety with multiple viewing options.

Utilizing a standard LCD backup monitor or a Rosco MOR-Vision™ mirror/monitor, the 360 system provides various views of the bus using custom set triggers. The system can be triggered when the vehicle is in reverse, has an open door, or activates the turn signals. Designed for large vehicles, the Safe-T-Scope360™ is compatible with school buses, ambulances, fire trucks, and other commercial vehicles where conditions demand the highest level of awareness from the operator. Safe-T-Scope360™ provides peace of mind for drivers and fleet managers by reducing collisions with other vehicles, objects, and Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) including pedestrians and cyclists.

In states where laws require systems to detect the presence of students in front or behind a bus, the Safe-T-Scope360™ exceeds the established guidelines. New Jersey’s latest legislation, Abigail’s Law, named after 2-year-old Abigail Kuberiet, who was fatally struck while crossing in front of a bus in 2003, lays the foundation for the using the latest technology to provide safety in the school bus industry.

About Rosco, Inc- Rosco is the largest manufacturer of bus mirrors in North America and is a global leader of automotive vision safety products to the bus and truck marketplace. Founded in Manhattan, New York in 1907 as a safety product manufacturer for automotive and aeronautical markets, Rosco moved to its current location in Queens, New York in 1964. Rosco products are designed and manufactured in the USA and include mission critical driving safety aides such as interior and exterior mirrors, sun visors, backup and side view cameras, video recording, and sensor products. Rosco’s staff has grown to over 250 total employees in facilities totaling 150,000 square feet. Key fleet customers include New York City Transit and Sanitation, the United States Postal Service, UPS, Fed-Ex, National Grid, Con Ed and PSE&G. Distinguished large bus and truck manufacturers installing Rosco product on new vehicles include Navistar / IC Bus, Freightliner/Thomas Bus, Blue Bird, Pierce, Oshkosh, Morgan Olson, JLG, and AM General.

Homeland Security gives full operating capability designation to General Dynamics remote video system

FAIRFAX, VA April 11, 2017 General Dynamics' (NYSE: GD) Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) upgrade has achieved a 'Full Operating Capability' (FOC) designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This key milestone was achieved after two years of successful deployment and field testing along the southern border and underscores the operational impact this solution provides to the U.S. Border Patrol. The RVSS capability is currently operational in Nogales, Douglas, Naco, Yuma, and Ajo, Ariz., with relocatable deployments planned in McAllen and Laredo, Texas in 2017.

"The deployment of the Remote Video Surveillance System is important to the safety of our agents and to our mission," said Ronald D. Vitiello, Chief of CBP's U.S. Border Patrol. "Successful partnerships like the one we have with the General Dynamics team, are necessary to efficiently and effectively secure the border."

Located on elevated towers and structures, the RVSS advanced electro-optical and infrared sensors provide persistent ground surveillance to Border Patrol agents via an intuitive video management system with real time analytics to effectively detect, track, identify, classify and respond to missions along U.S. borders.

"Reaching a full operating capability designation is a testament to both the effectiveness of the RVSS solution and our continued partnership with CBP," said Dan Busby, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's IT Services and Solutions sector. "The RVSS upgrade will continue to provide CBP and U.S. law enforcement personnel with the advanced technology necessary to secure our nation's borders and increase agent safety through enhanced situational awareness."

In July 2013, CBP awarded General Dynamics One Source the contract to upgrade the RVSS capability along the southern U.S. border. General Dynamics One Source is comprised of General Dynamics Information Technology and General Dynamics Mission Systems.

General Dynamics has a diverse portfolio of Physical and Border Security contracts with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense and commercial customers, providing integrated security systems leveraging next generation wireless network infrastructure, secure mobile communications, operational support systems and advanced surveillance systems such as electro-optical and infrared long-range cameras. These programs include the recently awarded design and delivery of CBP's Relocatable Remote Video Surveillance System (R-RVSS) under Federal Aviation Administration Technical Support Services Contract (TSSC-4), Tactical Communications Modernization, Commercial Tier 1 Carrier Wireless Network Infrastructure and mission-critical wireless communication systems deployments such as Rescue 21, the U.S. Coast Guard's nationwide command, control and communications system that connects Coast Guard personnel with distressed mariners. Additionally, the company has supported large technology integration programs, including the consolidation of DHS Headquarters at St. Elizabeths in Washington, D.C.

For more information about General Dynamics Information Technology, please visit www.gdit.com.

More information about General Dynamics is available at www.generaldynamics.com.

VIEVU, Veritone partner to bring artificial intelligence to police audio, video data

O'Shea

ONTARIO, CA and NEWPORT BEACH, CA April 4, 2017 The Safariland Group ("Safariland"), the parent company of VIEVU® and a leading global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, and Veritone®, a leading provider of artificial intelligence solutions, today announced their intent to enter into an agreement to integrate their product offerings to apply artificial intelligence to uniquely extract and process crucial data from police body-worn camera footage. The Veritone Platform will be available to Safariland's law enforcement agency customers as a complement to VIEVU's body-worn cameras, accessories and software, later this year.

The integration will allow VIEVU's customers to upload large volumes of video and audio recordings into the Veritone Platform and process them in near real-time, enabling law enforcement personnel to rapidly extract actionable information for use in investigations, monitoring and training, as well as to respond more quickly and efficiently to public record requests.

"The Veritone Platform will enable law enforcement agencies to save thousands of hours of manual searching by using intelligent audio and video analysis, allowing them to focus time and resources on more mission-critical tasks," said Chad Steelberg, chief executive officer of Veritone. "The Veritone Platform uses more than 40 best-of-breed cognitive engines, ranging from transcription and face recognition to sentiment analysis to object recognition, which will provide VIEVU's users the ability to derive comprehensive, actionable insights from their body camera footage in near real-time. Importantly, we have long admired VIEVU's products and its dedication to innovation, and we look forward to working together to advance public safety with artificial intelligence technology."

"Joining Veritone's best-in-class artificial intelligence capabilities with VIEVU's leading body-worn camera and video solutions has the potential to bring critical, world-class technology into the hands of thousands of law enforcement personnel," said Terry O'Shea, chief technology officer of Safariland. "The combined offering of the two companies allows law enforcement agencies to sift through data with never before seen accuracy, security, and reliability, greatly reducing the number of hours needed to review footage. Using the Veritone Platform, VIEVU customers will be able to choose various cognitive engines, empowering them to select the best fit for their region or agency."

The Veritone solution stores users' private audio and video files securely within the platform, which is run on the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud, the first enterprise cloud to directly support the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division. The Veritone Platform also can operate in closed, localized on-premise implementations and on a wide range of client server configurations.

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group's mission, "Together, We Save Lives", is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.

About VIEVU

VIEVU® is a leading provider of body-worn camera and video technologies, providing secure, high-quality video cameras for law enforcement, security, emergency medical services, first responders and retailers. The VIEVU Solution, the company's next generation fully-hosted cloud evidence management system, is built on Microsoft® Azure Government Cloud, the first enterprise cloud to directly support the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division. VIEVU was the first provider of body-worn cameras with Automated Video Redaction technology, a highly advanced redaction tool built to automatically blur faces and objects recorded on body-worn cameras, without user involvement, in order to protect the privacy and identity of victims, innocent bystanders, minors and undercover police officers. Built on police experience, VIEVU technology is used by thousands of law enforcement agencies in 17 countries. VIEVU received the highest score in an evaluation of body-worn video by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For information please visit www.vievu.com.

About Veritone, Inc.

Veritone, Inc. is a leading artificial intelligence company that has developed the Veritone Platform, which unlocks the power of AI-based cognitive computing to seamlessly and automatically process, transform and analyze unstructured public and private audio and video data for clients in the media, politics, legal and law enforcement industries. The open platform integrates an ecosystem of best-of-breed cognitive engines and powerful applications, which are orchestrated together to reveal valuable, multivariate insights. To learn more about Veritone, please visit Veritone.com.

Interlogix releases latest version of TruVision Navigator video management software

LAS VEGAS April 5, 2017 Interlogix, a global leader in security and life-safety solutions, introduces TruVision Navigator 7, the latest release of its popular video management software. TruVision Navigator 7 now works seamlessly with Interlogix TruPortal access control systems and IFSÒ network switches – allowing end users to manage their entire security system from one single, easy-to-use interface. Interlogix is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

With the new TruVision Navigator 7, users can configure and manage multiple TruPortal access control panels from Interlogix, add panel and door locations to a built-in interactive map and link cameras to doors to receive event notifications with live pop-up video verification. The new software also offers a built-in IFS network switch discovery service that provides switch login and configuration through its native web client.

“TruVision Navigator 7 is now more than just video management – it’s a complete, connected security system with cameras, recorders, network switches, and access control functionality,” said Michael Chiavacci, general manager, Interlogix, U.S. and Canada. “We’re continuing to invest in more tightly connected solutions that add increased value, convenience and functionality for our customers.”

Other new advanced video features in TruVision Navigator 7 include:

  • The ability to drag and drop websites for native viewing and navigating in the viewer panel
  • Real-time device bandwidth monitoring
  • Logical device views and filtering that provides smart event management
  • Continued operation in a client-server configuration when the server is offline

TruVision Navigator 7 can continue to be used as a powerful VMS. It offers recording of 360-degree cameras by de-warping the images natively within the software; customizable viewing panes that can be saved for one-click retrieval; remote device configuration capabilities and system health monitoring service that can reduce costly on-site maintenance service calls.

Integrated with TruPortal, the system can provide a fully-featured, web-based access control solution, scalable to secure up to 64 doors. And, with the ability to seamlessly add the full range of IFS high-performance networking switches users will be able to meet the needs of many demanding security environments.

“This integration equips our customers with a powerful centralized security solution that’s perfect for mid-sized commercial applications and small campus environments,” said Chiavacci.

TruVision Navigator 7 will be demonstrated April 5-7 at ISC West, Las Vegas (booth #18019) and will be available for download early this spring. For more information, visit www.interlogix.com.

About Interlogix

Interlogix provides leading security and life-safety solutions for both residential and commercial applications covering intrusion, video, transmission and access. Offering some of the most-trusted product names in the industry, and backed by ongoing partner services and support, Interlogix helps customers secure and protect what matters most. Interlogix is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.interlogix.com

 

TASER International changes name to Axon, offers free body cameras to U.S. police officers

Smith

SCOTTSDALE, AZ April 5, 2017 TASER International (Nasdaq: TASR), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, announced today that it is launching a new program to equip every police officer in America with a body camera and changing its name to Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN). It will also provide supporting hardware, software, data storage, training, and support to police departments free of cost for one year.

“We are going 'all-in' to empower police officers to more safely and effectively do their jobs and drive important social change by making body cameras available to every officer in America,” said Rick Smith, Founder and CEO of Axon. “We believe these cameras are more than just tools to protect communities and the officers who serve them. They also hold the potential to change police work as we know it, by seamlessly collecting an impartial record and reducing the need for endless paperwork. That's why we're giving this opportunity to every single police officer in America.”

Axon's development of body cameras, cloud solutions, and other technologies is, in part, a response to the changing nature of police work. A recent Pew Research Center study painted a stark portrait of 21st-century policing. Policing, the study concluded, is harder today than it has ever been. Police officers expressed serious concerns about limited resources, lack of staffing, and equipment issues. Axon believes that technology can help address these problems.

“Cameras are the first of many steps toward a future where officers feel more confident and are freed from mundane report writing to focus more time on community policing,” said Smith. “Ask any officer about what prevents them from spending more time in the community, they'll tell you it's because they spend the majority of their shift filling out forms, often by hand. In time, cameras combined with artificial intelligence will make that very manual process automatic and effortless by creating video records to replace manual forms. The faster we can get this technology to officers who need it, the faster we can begin that process and free up officers' time to get back into the community, building better relationships with the people they serve.”

Axon is meeting the challenges officers face head-on. With this connected network of devices, apps, and people, officers can operate with confidence and focus on what matters: the people and community they serve. That's why Axon is giving every police officer in the United States access to its body-cam technology. The offer includes:

One Axon Body 2 camera per sworn officer

Digital evidence data storage with an Evidence.com “Unlimited Pro” license

Two mounts per officer

Docking station to securely upload body camera footage

Access to the full Axon Academy online training library

For additional information on how to sign up for the offer please visit: www.axon.com/offer. (This free, one-year trial offer is not available for any law enforcement agency or its officers in which Axon is participating in a request for proposal, a process that restricts communication with that agency or its officers.)

This offer gives departments the chance to prove the benefits of body camera technology before investing taxpayer dollars in purchasing it. Procurement remains a cumbersome, uncertain process: Even as police work and technology has evolved, procurement can still rely on paperwork, presentations, and promises—not field testing by actual officers. So departments end up purchasing technology without the input of the people who use it every day, often with dismal results.

Frontline officers are best positioned to evaluate and test this technology, and we encourage others in this space to give them that chance. Axon invites all providers of body cameras to join in this effort and provide free trial equipment for public safety agencies.

“The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) support the use of body cameras by police officers and have heard the call for their deployment from several communities demanding transparency. The offer from Axon is a bold move for the industry,” says Perry Tarrant, National President of NOBLE. “We believe body cameras offer a promising opportunity to increase transparency between police officers and the communities they serve.”

Since its inception, the TASER name has become synonymous with iconic, less-lethal weapons. Today, the company’s portfolio has grown to encompass a much wider range of technologies, including a rich ecosystem of connected devices and software applications.

Smith added about the name change, “Times are changing—and so are we. We are changing our name from TASER to Axon to reflect the evolution of our company from a less-lethal weapons manufacturing company to a full solutions provider of cloud and mobile software, connected devices, wearable cameras, and now artificial intelligence. Axon is the brand that reflects the network of devices, applications, and people that is transforming public safety. TASER will remain one of our flagship products, but now as a single focused product brand for our suite of Smart Weapons. Axon is the company we have become.”

The new ticker symbol “AAXN” will become effective upon the opening of the Nasdaq market on April 6, 2017. The company's official website is now www.axon.com. Outstanding stock certificates will not be affected by the name change and will not need to be exchanged. All stock trading, filings and market-related information will be reported under the new corporate name and trading symbol.

About Axon

Axon is a network of devices, apps, and people that helps law enforcement become smarter and safer. Our mission is to protect life. Our technologies give law enforcement the confidence, focus, and time they need to keep their communities safe. Our connected body cameras and evidence-management cloud allow police officers to work effectively and transparently, and our TASER Smart Weapons protect life without taking it.

We work hard for those who put themselves in harm's way for all of us. More than 180,000 lives and countless dollars have been saved with Axon's network of devices, apps and people. Learn more at www.axon.com or by calling (800) 978-2737.

3xLOGIC, Bold Technologies partner to market new video security solution

Erickson

WESTMINSTER, CO March 31, 2017 3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of integrated intelligent security solutions, today announced that Bold Technologies, a leading provider of alarm monitoring and PSIM software, has recently completed the integration of its ManitouNEO with the 3xLOGIC VIGIL video platform. The integration leverages all aspects of the ManitouNEO Video Control Center (VCC) and the 3xLOGIC VIGIL software and Multi-Sensor NVR solution.

ManitouNEO is the newest alarm monitoring software from Bold Technologies and was designed to meet the changing needs of the modern central station. The improved ManitouNEO VCC integrates alarm handling and video into one system for efficient monitoring. The integration with the 3xLOGIC video platform is full-featured and highly intuitive. Events triggered from 3xLOGIC devices are delivered to ManitouNEO as intrusion events.

Using ManitouNEO’s Enhanced Action Patterns, central station dispatchers are provided clear instructions on how to handle the video alarm—saving time and ensuring operator consistency. The integration supports live and recorded video on the same screen, and offers full PTZ control. Other features of the integration include bi-directional audio, and the ability to save reference images and event images for end-users to view. The integration offers advanced features to Bold Technologies and 3xLOGIC’s shared customers, and helps central station dispatchers accurately gauge alarm situations and reduce false alarms.

Charlie Erickson, SVP Product Marketing for 3xLOGIC, stated, “Both 3xLOGIC and Bold have an ambition to satisfy the fast-growing demand for world-class verified video. Bold is a major player with over six million subscribers, and we want our combined VIGIL software and Multi-Sensor NVR solution, integrated into Bold’s central station software, to be the preferred solution for those Bold customers who value verified alarms and priority law enforcement response.”

The integration fully leverages 3xLOGIC’s cloud infrastructure, providing ease of installation and a simplified deployment. Customers have the added benefit of increased IT security as 3xLOGIC’s NVR and cameras do not require open inbound ports at the customer’s router. Rod Coles, President and CEO of Bold Technologies, commented, “This integration supports the growing demand for Cloud-managed video. The solution is easy to deploy and gives customers the opportunity to increase revenues through video monitoring and verification services. We are excited to have 3xLOGIC as one of Bold’s premier strategic partners.”

About 3xLOGIC

3xLOGIC Inc. has been a leading innovator in server and cloud-based security technology for 15+ years. The company is recognized for providing easy-to-use surveillance and business intelligence solutions that seamlessly integrate video, access control, and disparate data such as ATM, Point-of-Sale, analytics, and more.

3xLOGIC’s video surveillance solutions are engineered for ease of installation, scalability and affordability combined with a managed services portfolio that enables integrators to effectively evolve from dealers to high-value strategic partners. For more information about 3xLOGIC, please visit our website www.3xlogic.com.

About Bold Technologies

Bold Technologies is a leading provider of alarm monitoring and PSIM software. For over three decades, we have been a leader in contemporary alarm monitoring by introducing faster and more sophisticated software innovations. Our flagship product, ManitouNEO, is a fully expandable, web-based platform. With installation available on-premises or in a hosted, Cloud-based environment, and open standards for easy integration of new technologies, ManitouNEO increases efficiency, profitability and security for our customers. Bold Technologies is a privately held company with US offices in Colorado and Texas, and a European office in Valencia, Spain. For more information on Bold Technologies, visit www.boldgroup.com or call 1-800-255-BOLD.

Qognify successfully implements Safe City solution in Navi Mumbai

NEW YORK, April 3, 2017 Qognify, the leader in big data solutions for physical security and operations, today announced the successful implementation of its market-leading Safe City solution in Navi Mumbai, a planned township that was established to handle the population overflow from the overcrowded and ever-growing city of Mumbai. Together with CIDCO (City and Industrial Development Corporation, the agency established for managing the new city) and system integrator WIPRO, Qognify has designed an integrated and holistic solution that helps Navi police to maintain law, order and safety.

As a planned township, Navi Mumbai officials have the benefit of operating in a modern environment, allowing to maximize Qognify's Safe City solution. At the core of the solution are Qognify Situator, an advanced Situation Management platform, and Qognify's Video Management Solution, which controls the hundreds of surveillance cameras throughout the city.

With the solution's implementation, the city has gained the ability to improve traffic management, deter criminal activity, effectively manage response to events, and resolve investigations efficiently:

  • A central command center is using the platform to monitor entry and exit points of the city, toll points, traffic junctions, accident prone road sections, subway and railway stations, schools, key residential areas, open markets, and key utility infrastructure areas such as electrical substations and the main water supply lines.
  • Special "Emergency Communication Boxes" act as "panic buttons" and allow people to generate alerts and communicate directly to the control room in case of emergency.
  • Qognify's video management solution provides high quality video feeds. Smart integration with Agent Vi's video analytics solutions enables immediate detection and extraction of security and safety incidents from surveillance cameras throughout the city. This integration enables the triggering of real-time, automatic alerts of incidents in Qognify Situator, that in turn, generates the appropriate operating procedure and response plan for the operators to act upon.
  • Situator provides a unified, operational view of the city by integrating all the components of the solution, while providing advanced collaboration capabilities for field personnel who are able to send real time images as well as videos to the control room with the type of the incident at hand and the GIS coordinates of the field respondent.

"The Navi Mumbai security program goes far beyond a CCTV system," said Mr. Soma Vijayakumar, CIDCO. "It is a smart solution that integrates video, emergency response, traffic control, license plate identification and more. Qognify is the core important element of this platform, providing a solution which is among the most modern and advanced available anywhere."

"Navi Mumbai has embarked on a remarkable program which will enhance the safety and security of its citizen, visitors and assets," said Moti Shabtai, Qognify's President. "We're proud to be a part of this multi-solution, multi-agency project that fulfils the vision of the city authorities to provide a security and safety to its constituents.

Qognify will be featuring its security and operations solutions in booth 9101 @ ISC West, April 5-7 in Las Vegas. 

About Qognify  

Qognify helps organizations mitigate risk, maintain business continuity, and optimize operations. The Qognify portfolio includes video management, video and data analytics, and PSIM/ Situation Management solutions that are deployed in financial institutions, transportation agencies, airports, seaports, utility companies, city centers, and to secure many of the world's highest-profile public events.

FLIR announces VMS update, new line of thermal and visible camera systems

Teich

WILSONVILLE, OR April 4, 2017 FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today FLIR United VMS 8.0, the latest version of the company’s flagship video management solution (VMS), and three high-performance security cameras, including the FLIR PT-Series HD (High-Definition) thermal and visible camera system, the FLIR Quasar 4K fixed box camera, and the FLIR Ariel 3MP (3-megapixel) corner camera. All three cameras integrate with FLIR United VMS 8.0 and expand the company’s end-to-end line of security solutions.

FLIR United VMS 8.0 is a comprehensive, enterprise-level video management solution for managing video security operations. FLIR United VMS 8.0 manages large and multi-location video operations, and includes FLIR Latitude software, as well as FLIR Horizon and FLIR Meridian network video recorders. FLIR United VMS 8.0 delivers a more secure system through stronger online security credential requirements. A simplified system installation process and streamlined camera discovery make integration with FLIR products easy. Also, FLIR United VMS 8.0’s open platform design allows for integration with third party technologies and is customizable and scalable for any size deployment, from small retailers to large enterprises to critical infrastructure.

The FLIR PT-Series HD is a dual-sensor camera system that provides superior, long-range perimeter intrusion detection regardless of lighting and environmental conditions. The high-speed, pan-tilt camera provides quick and accurate threat verification. The FLIR PT-Series HD offers either a cooled or uncooled 640x480 resolution thermal camera with a 1080p HD visible camera. Multiple high-performance thermal lenses are available, including optical zoom lenses up to 14X. The HD visible camera also features a 30X optical zoom lens with autofocus and low light capabilities. The FLIR PT-Series HD integrates with FLIR United VMS 8.0 and other major VMS software providers.

The FLIR Quasar 4K fixed box multiple-resolution camera can be programmed to switch from 4K daytime mode to 1080p lowlight-nighttime mode to provide optimum, continuous performance. Its compact design allows for the use of specialized camera housings, ranging from explosion to extreme weatherproof, and can accommodate a range of lenses from super- wide to telephoto. The Quasar 4K fixed box is ideal for high-traffic areas, such as large venues and transportation hubs.

The FLIR Ariel 3MP corner camera features a 3-megapixel visible camera that provides ceiling-to-floor and wall-to-wall viewing. The corner camera also includes a built-in microphone for audio monitoring and discrete night vision illumination for monitoring low light to totally dark locations. FLIR Ariel 3MP also features an impact-resistant, vandal-proof, flush-mount housing, making it ideal for locations such as medical facilities and prisons where the safety of at-risk occupants is essential.

“The latest FLIR United VMS offering provides a flexible, end-to-end security management solution that allows customers to easily scale to their security needs,” said FLIR President and CEO, Andy Teich. “With the addition of several new high-performance security cameras, including the FLIR PT-Series HD system ideal for perimeter security, FLIR expands its broad security product offerings and further advances our presence in enterprise security.”

All new FLIR security products will be available globally in Q2 2017 through established FLIR security dealers and integrators. Visit FLIR at the ISC West security trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 5-7 in booth # 20060 for demonstrations of these and other FLIR security products.

For more information, visit http://www.flir.com/security.

About FLIR Systems

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, FLIR Systems is a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,500 employees, FLIR’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection.

Tyco Security Products adds cybersecurity features to video management solution

WESTFORD, MA March 24, 2017 Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, introduces the latest release of the exacqVision VMS (8.4) which adds critical cybersecurity features demanded by IT departments while enhancing the user experience.

exacqVision now supports HTTPS communication between the NVR and some of the industry’s leading cameras, adding a new layer of protection to security deployments. Users can also easily acquire and configure security certificates used by exacqVision Web Services for HTTPS communication, ensuring all communication to web browsers and Exacq Mobile is encrypted.

This latest release further strengthens Exacq Mobile by supporting the use of the microphone on smart devices. The flexibility of audio support allows security operators to conduct both digital and physical patrols to better manage entrances where two-way audio exists without having to be at their workstations. In addition, new integrations with Bentel and Bosch intrusion systems allow users to arm and disarm the alarm system from the exacqVision Client or Exacq Mobile, and receive notifications with associated video of events directly in Exacq Mobile.

“We recognize the importance of protecting business infrastructure against cyber-attacks, and that certainly includes customers’ security and surveillance systems,” said Ryan Hulse, Senior Product Manager, Tyco Security Products. “Using HTTPS whenever deploying web-based solutions is an essential part of that protection, and exacqVision 8.4 makes that much easier. Using the free and open Let’s Encrypt certificate authority allows the entire process to be automated.”

Already known for its intuitive user experience, exacqVision now features a low contrast GUI designed to address the direct link between interface ergonomics and operator fatigue. Combined with other powerful features such as PTZ support for Suspect Tracking and configurable Event Thresholds, this release raises the bar for system protection, video performance and intuitive user experience.

For more information or to try the exacqVision software, visit exacq.com.

About Exacq

Exacq Technologies from Tyco Security Products is now part of Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Exacq Technologies (www.exacq.com) designs and manufactures the cross-platform, open-architecture exacqVision video management system (VMS) used in the physical security industry for IP video surveillance. exacqVision is available on factory-installed hybrid and IP camera servers or on commercial off-the-shelf servers. It can also be installed directly on compatible IP cameras, eliminating the need for a separate server. Video from exacqVision servers can be accessed with the free, cross-platform (Windows/Linux/Mac) client, most web browsers and via the free Exacq Mobile app available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Exacq’s products are available throughout the world via authorized resellers and distributors.

About Tyco Security Products

Tyco Security Products is now part of Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. With its world-leading premium access control, video, location-based tracking and intrusion solutions, Tyco Security Products employs over 2,800 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential. Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences.

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