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As in previous years, the Government Security News Homeland Security Awards was divided into three broad categories of entries: Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions; Best...
Thu, 2014-11-20 02:54 PM
On Wednesday, Secret Service Acting Director Joseph P. Clancy testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary on a variety of issues and addressed ongoing efforts to...
Tue, 2014-11-18 02:43 PM
With judging of this year’s Homeland Security Awards entries nearing completion, Government Security News has announced that the roster of 2014 Winners and Finalists will be posted on the GSN website...

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Sierra-Olympic, maker of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for advanced imaging applications, has announced the first in a series of affordable, uncooled microbolometer thermal cameras for industrial, machine vision, and general purpose thermal imaging applications. The new Viento 320 features 320 x 240 pixel resolution with a 17-micron pixel pitch.

Melville, NY-based Verint Systems Inc. has announced that São Bernardo do Campo has deployed a comprehensive security intelligence platform that includes Verint Video Management Software, Verint Situation Management Center and Verint IP Cameras as part of its “Safe City Program.” The goal of the initiative was to implement comprehensive supporting technology to facilitate collaboration between the city’s municipal agencies to enhance public safety.

Chelmsford, MA-based Axis Communications, a provider of network video surveillance, has announced its first corner-mount fixed network camera. The new AXIS Q8414-LVS features a stainless steel anti-grip casing and is extremely impact resistant, supporting the IK10+ 50 joules rating as well as the IP66/NEMA 4X rating for water resistance.

Dallas, TX-based Securus Technologies, a provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, has announced that it has completed construction, testing, and successful cutover of the nation's largest video visitation platform that includes over 600 in county state-of-the-art terminals.

Newark, NJ-based Panasonic has announced the new AW-HE130, a pan/tilt/zoom camera incorporating recently-developed high-sensitivity, low-noise 1/3” 3-MOS imagers that produce stunning pictures, even in low light conditions. Revolutionary new features include Power over Ethernet+ (POE+) for easier integration, and multi-stream transmission of H.264 HD video and audio (up to 1080/60p at 25Mbps.)

Mahwah, NJ-based RADWIN, a provider of sub-6 GHz broadband wireless solutions, has announced that its RADWIN 5000 Point-to-Multipoint systems were chosen by the local Port Authority in Texas to help secure ports-of-entry into the U.S.

Tempe, AZ-based Southwest Microwave has expanded Software Development Kit (SDK) options for its INTREPID Series II perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) with the addition of the Remote Polling Module II (RPM II) SDK. The RPM II package, consisting of an IP-based application layer protocol and accompanying system control hardware module, provides simplified high-level interface between third-party physical security information management (PSIM) or surveillance systems and INTREPID detection technologies.

Indianapolis, IN-based Exacq Technologies, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, has released an update to its exacqVision Z-Series line of hybrid and IP camera recorders. These purpose-built network video recorders (NVR) feature higher performance, reliability and capacity at a lower cost for enterprise video surveillance deployments.

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With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.

The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.

Unfortunately, none of us has any trouble imagining a security breach. Breaches are so frequent these days, so fast and so clever, that seemingly out of nowhere we could find critical infrastructure threatened, networks at risk, markets in danger.

When newspapers, popular magazines, and cable news channels run stories on public safety security and video surveillance, their knee-jerk reaction is too often a clever reference to “Big Brother” and an implication that something dangerous and sinister is happening.

By John Convy

Video harvesting is the process of delivering access to many dissimilar video systems in a standardized form, so that you can ingest any video feed into a master video system of any kind.

An example of an environment where video harvesting might be valuable is a Safe City project, with a diverse mix of many different digital and analog video streams. Some of these might be state of the art and some could be older, legacy systems.

 

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