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Matrox Unveils Monarch LCS Radar Centralized Monitoring Application at ISE 2018

Powerful, easy-to-use web application allows IT administrators to centrally monitor multiple, campus-wide-deployed Monarch LCS lecture capture appliances from one intuitive dashboard

MONTREAL, Quebec — 6 February 2018 — Matrox® Video today announced Matrox Monarch LCS Radar, a centralized monitoring application that provides a streamlined overview of multiple Monarch LCS lecture capture appliances. The easy-to-use web application allows IT administrators to monitor the status, health, and activity of all encoders from a single dashboard. Overseeing the critical functions of every single encoder simplifies the maintenance and upkeep of the Monarch LCS devices, ensuring smooth day-to-day operations, whether for installations of one or more departments or deployments spread across multiple campuses.

The new Monarch LCS Radar application will be making its debut at Integrated Systems Europe 2018, at Matrox stand #11-D120.

Accessible via any web-browser-enabled device on the same network environment, Monarch LCS Radar features a color-coded dashboard for simple, at-a-glance monitoring. Administrators can easily identify anomalies, while also allowing the user to access the current status of video and audio inputs, schedules, events, and production modes for individual Monarch LCS appliances. An integrated pane provides a confidence preview of audio and video inputs before or during encoding. Administrators can also automate email notifications should a problem occur. In larger installations where many appliances are deployed across the network—such as dentistry, business, and medicine departments—administrators can categorize units into distinct groups for streamlined management of one or more groupings. To access a particular Monarch LCS unit, administrators can always launch the Monarch Command Center web user interface (UI) to adjust settings, initiate ad-hoc recordings, and much more.

“We’ve been working closely with a number of universities to address all the most important features and requirements when it comes to monitoring multi-unit, campus-wide installations,” said Wayne Andrews, product manager, Matrox Video. “Administrators are now equipped with a single, comprehensive platform to monitor and maintain all units for smooth, simple, streamlined operations across the entire network.”

The Matrox Monarch LCS Radar centralized monitoring application will be available to registered customers as a free download from the Matrox site. Visit stand #11-D120 at ISE 2018 to see the application in action alongside the Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance.

About Matrox Video
Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 4K, HD, and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems, and CGs. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, live event producers, videographers, and A/V professionals worldwide. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

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Preston Abbey Launches Solution for Secure Paperless Transfer of Government Classified Files

Preston Abbey PA-CFT eliminates the need for government personnel to manually feed secure fax machines and is compatible with Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol

 

 

RESTON, VA, 06 FEBRUARY 2018 – Preston Abbey, a developer of solutions for the secure transmission of confidential and sensitive documents, today introduced the     PA-CFT (Classified File Transfer), enabling government and defense agencies to transfer any classified files, including documents, photos, videos and maps, with the security of Secure Telephone Equipment (STE). When using Preston Abbey PA-CFT, transmitted files never leave a secure environment, thus providing a paperless solution that allows sensitive files to be sent electronically, dramatically reducing the risk of classified documents being compromised during the manual fax process.

 

“There is a pressing need for this type of solution due to the increasing number of attacks on Internet-based systems, such as email and databases, which represents a major threat to those in government who need to protect and secure classified information,” said David Shaw, President and co-founder of Preston Abbey.

 

Preston Abbey solutions accomplish the secure transmission of classified documents without the use of email, the Internet or any mechanism susceptible to eavesdropping or other interference by unauthorized parties, including foreign governments, terrorist groups, hackers and anyone who would leak sensitive material on public web sites.

 

Preston Abbey offers an effective migration path from obsolete or outdated secure fax equipment to a completely paperless operation, with little or no impact on the day-to-day operations of a government agency or its communications network. Preston Abbey solutions support the reliable connection of modern printer/scanner devices to replace legacy equipment and secure mission critical document exchange over existing communications channels, retaining the full advantages of STEs for confidentiality.

 

The full Preston Abbey product range meets the needs of civilian government and military agencies that rely on STEs and Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol (SCIP) to send and receive classified files and includes:

 

  • PA-CFT (Classified File Transfer)
    • The paperless solution
  • PA-LFR (Legacy Fax Replacement)
    • A cost-effective alternative to aging and often failing fax machines
  • PA-SAA (Stand Alone Application)
    • A software solution allowing connection of a STE to Windows or Mac

 

The Preston Abbey solutions allow the standard RS232 interface for STEs to seamlessly access the full features of the advanced software.

 

“It is abundantly clear that the emerging requirement for sensitive file transmission is to retain the faxing mechanism’s extraordinary security of a point-to-point, direct communication path, while avoiding the tedious need to handle physical documents,” said James Abbey, CEO and co-founder of Preston Abbey. “With PA-CFT, government users will become more efficient by being able to transfer documents to or from their computer directly without having to go through the time and trouble of manually operating a fax machine.”

The Preston Abbey PA-CFT will automatically determine the nature of the recipient device and make the appropriate technical arrangements. Designed with reliability in mind, the proprietary firmware is hardened against transmission errors or other communications problems and will optionally retry data that fails internal integrity checking. Preston Abbey solutions provide long-term dependability for secure document handling requirements, as well as an upgrade path for new features.

 

Preston Abbey solutions require minimum engineering changes or network alterations. They enable users of legacy equipment to migrate easily and effectively to modern, inexpensive paperless solutions. Speed is mandatory and is provided by mature platforms that Preston Abbey leverages to provide robust solutions for critical document handling. The Preston Abbey solutions are fully automated and feature a simple web interface, ensuring quick and easy configuration and set-up. Once installed, they will operate continuously without user intervention.

About Preston Abbey

Preston Abbey develops reliable, mission critical communications solutions that secure the connectivity and delivery of confidential and sensitive documents for government and DOD agencies. Headquartered in the heart of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area's technology corridor, Preston Abbey has unparalleled experience, expertise and knowledge of secure fax technology for government deployments. For more information visit the website at: www.prestonabbey.com.

 

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Annual Reviews launches 48th review journal covering Criminology

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inaugural volume of the Annual Review of Criminology covers crime and violence, punishment and policy, police and courts, and more.

Nonprofit publisher Annual Reviews, a leading publisher of review journals for 85 years, today announced the publication of the inaugural volume of the Annual Review of Criminology, its 48th journal title. The first volume includes 23 articles addressing more than 20 topics across two main themes:  the nature of crime, which addresses individual-, group-, and macro-level causes and categories of crime, and societal reactions to crime, which encompasses criminal justice and punishment.

These comprehensive reviews address urgent and complex issues, including immigration and crime, varieties of mass incarceration, gun markets, and policing in the era of big data. Annual Review of Criminology articles reflect on the history of the topic and push forward in areas where there is increased research evidence and strong public interest.

Reflecting on the mission of the journal, Co-Editor Joan Petersilia (Stanford University) commented, "Our goal is to surface new evidence and insights from the cumulative knowledge about the causes of crime and its control, the behavior of those working in the justice system, and the empirical effects of new policies and programs." Co-Editor Robert J. Sampson (Harvard University) added, "It is our honor to invite distinguished scholars across the field of criminology to share their reviews of historical and current research on critical and diverse topics."

The Editorial Committee also includes David Garland (New York University), Candace Kruttschnitt (University of Toronto), John Laub (University of Maryland), Tracey Meares (Yale University), Daniel Nagin (Carnegie Mellon University), William Pridemore (University at Albany, SUNY), and Michael Tonry (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities).  

The first volume recognizes one of the field's most distinguished scholars, Dr. James F. Short, who is widely known for pioneering research in the 50s and 60s on gangs and group processes with the Chicago Gang Project. Reflections in his autobiographical review connect Chicago to Darfur today. The volume also includes contributions from leaders in the fields of law, psychology, criminology, philosophy, sociology, and economics.

Richard Gallagher, President and Editor-in-Chief of Annual Reviews, reflected on the organization's mission and the significance of this new journal: "Criminology has social, political, and policy components. By exploring developments in theory, data, method, and empirical results in the study of crime and justice, the Annual Review of Criminology will benefit researchers and professionals in the courts, law enforcement, forensic science, and corrections services. I believe that legislators at state and national levels, officials in public safety and public health, and those who defend civil liberties will also find content of value to them."

The Annual Review of Criminology expands the multidisciplinary content available from the Annual Reviews' Social Sciences collection, which also includes journals in Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Law and Social Science, Public Health, Political Science, Economics, and other disciplines.

The journal is available online at http://www.annualreviews.org/toc/criminol/1/1

About Annual Reviews – (http://www.annualreviews.org) Annual Reviews is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge to stimulate the progress of science and benefit society. For more than 85 years, Annual Reviews has offered expert review journals which today span 50 titles across the biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences.  Annual Reviews launched Knowable Magazine in October 2017, an open access digital magazine to explore the real-world significance of this highly cited scholarship and make it accessible to broad audiences. Knowable Magazine is supported by grants from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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CONTACT: Jenni Rankin, [email protected]

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Spartan Motors Presents 2017 Emergency Vehicle Technician Of The Year Award At Fire Safety Symposium

CHARLOTTE, Mich., -- Spartan Emergency Response ("Spartan" or "Spartan ER"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) ("Spartan" or the "Company"), has awarded the 2017 Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) of the Year award, presented by Firehouse, to Corey Lane of the Loveland, Colorado, Public Works Department. Lane was honored at the 30th Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) Apparatus Symposium awards breakfast, held in Scottsdale, Arizona, earlier this month.

Lane has served the Loveland Public Works Department for the past 22 years and is responsible for the maintenance, inspection process, and repairs for the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority's (LFRA) large fleet of 66 heavy-duty vehicles, including 23 fire apparatus vehicles. In addition to being on call for 24-hour repairs, Lane is also responsible for the vehicle training duties for every firefighter and engineer in the LFRA department and their neighboring community fire department.

"EVTs are the true unsung heroes of our industry," said Brian Connely, National Sales Manager for Spartan Motors' Emergency Response business unit. "Preparing, maintaining and servicing emergency vehicles to be ready at a moment's notice, is the cornerstone of a department's ability to serve its communities. Throughout the course of Corey's 22-year career, he has demonstrated superior expertise and diligence in helping ensure the safety of firefighters and first responders through his work as an EVT, which makes Spartan Motors honored to recognize him."

Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (SPAR) has awarded the 2017 Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) of the Year award, presented by Firehouse magazine, to Corey Lane of the Loveland, Colorado, Public Works Department. Lane was honored at the 30th Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) Apparatus Symposium awards breakfast, held in Scottsdale, Arizona, earlier this month.

 

The FDSOA's annual Apparatus Symposium is dedicated to providing a better understanding of fire apparatus and ambulances to the emergency services industry. The annual conference takes place in January in partnership with Firehouse. For more information, visit www.fdsoa.org

About Spartan Motors

Spartan Motors, Inc. is a leading designer, engineer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty vehicles, specialty chassis, vehicle bodies and parts for the fleet and delivery, recreational vehicle (RV), emergency response, defense forces and contract assembly (light / medium duty truck) markets. The Company's brand names — Spartan Motors, Spartan Specialty Vehicles, Spartan Emergency Response, Spartan Parts and Accessories; Smeal® and its family of brands, including Ladder Tower™ and UST®; and Utilimaster®, a Spartan Motors Company — are known for quality, durability, performance, customer service and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately 2,200 associates and operates facilities in Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota; Saltillo, Mexico; and Lima, Peru. Spartan reported sales of $591 million in 2016. Visit Spartan Motors at www.spartanmotors.com.

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Indiana Police Chief and President of IACP Selects BodyWorn™

DECATUR, Ga., Jan. 24, 2018 -- Utility, Inc. announced today that the West Lafayette Police Department(WLPD) of West Lafayette, Indiana has fully deployed BodyWorn™ police cameras and Rocket IoT™ in-car video recording and communications systems.

WLPD joins five law enforcement agencies in Indiana in selecting BodyWorn as their official partner in implementing body camera technology.

 

 

 
 
 
 


Chief Jason Dombkowksi, West Lafayette Police Department (IN) speaks on why he chose to join the law enforcement field, on what leadership looks like, on what the officers of WLPD are like and on what is special about their community. He discusses the technologies they use including in-car video communications systems and BodyWorn police cameras.

The BodyWorn software is a complete situational awareness system with real-time mapping and communication with field assets; which includes Officers and their vehicles.
"We are thrilled to partner with Utility in deploying this cutting-edge technology to all of our officers at WLPD," said Jason Dombkowski, Chief of the West Lafayette Police Department and President of the Indiana Chiefs of Police Association. "Our department was the first police department in the state of Indiana to deploy body cameras. We are progressive in our methods of providing officer safety and accountability while continuing to strengthen community trust and wellbeing. This is why BodyWorn cameras are a game changer for law enforcement. We believe in this technology because it is unlike any other body camera in the industry. We have seen first-hand how BodyWorn's automatic recording triggers capture crucial evidence in the field. There is absolutely nothing like it."
Indiana Police Departments and Sheriff's Offices that Selected BodyWorn:
    •    Boone County Sheriff's Department
    •    Hendricks County Sheriff's Office
    •    Lawrence Police Department
    •    South Bend Police Department
    •    Valparaiso Police Department
    •    West Lafayette Police Department
"As we continue deploying our police technology on a national scale, we see that departments who choose BodyWorn, choose a system that truly enhances officer safety while strengthening the bond between their department and their community," said Ted Davis, President and CEO of Utility. "We work hard to deliver tools and features that make police officers' and Sheriff's deputies' jobs easier, safer and smarter. Our company is unique in that a large number of our employees come from law enforcement and military backgrounds. We understand what it means to put your life on the line in order to protect and serve those around you."

Both the BodyWorn camera and the Rocket IoT, singularly or in conjunction, utilize their unique communication capabilities to activate specific video recording triggers. These triggers are set by the Department's individual recording policies—including Gunshot Detection, a built-in accelerometer, prone positioning, light bar sensors in concert with door opening, rapid motion, GeoFence entry, etc.— and can be updated at any time via their video management system, AVaiL Web™.

The BodyWorn camera and the Rocket IoT system offer unique integration with real-time GPS reporting of officer and vehicle, auto-related video for synchronized video playback, dockless evidence offload and more.

Chief Dombkowski will highlight the BodyWorn camera technology at the Indiana Chiefs of Police Mid-Winter Conference, January 24-26, 2018.

About Utility

Utility, Inc. provides law enforcement officers with an intuitive platform for effectively capturing, managing and releasing video evidence. Utility's BodyWorn™ camera and Rocket IoT™ in-car video system incorporates real-time communications, policy-based automatic recording functionality, and real-time GPS positioning for the best situational awareness possible during critical times. Meanwhile, it's AVaiL Web™ cloud-based digital evidence management solution securely stores captured evidence and offers Smart Redaction™ - the only automatic video redaction software on the market today. http://www.bodyworn.com/

 

Pasternack Debuts New Line of Compact Waveguide Gunn Diode Oscillators

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018 -- Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has unveiled a new line of compact waveguide Gunn diode oscillators that are tunable and generate signal levels that exhibit low phase noise at popular K and Ka band frequencies. Typical applications include transmit and receive oscillators for radio communications, local oscillator source that can be multiplied for higher mm-wave frequency test and measurement, military and commercial radar sources, police radar, Doppler sensors and security screening.

Pasternack's new Gunn diode oscillators incorporate high performance devices and machined aluminum cavities.  Due to the extremely high external Q and temperature compensation mechanism, these oscillators exhibit excellent frequency and power stability, lower phase noise and higher anti-load pulling characteristics. There are two models in this series, the PEWGN1001 model is a K-Band waveguide Gunn oscillator module that generates a center frequency of 24.125 GHz with a tuning range of +/- 1.0 GHz. The PEWGN1000 model generates a Ka band center frequency of 35 GHz with a tuning range of +/- 3.0 GHz.  Both models incorporate self-locking tuning screws.

Performance specifications include phase noise as low as -98 dBc/Hz typical at 100 KHz offset and frequency stability as low as -0.2 MHz/°C maximum. The output power of these oscillators is +10 dBm min with power stability of -0.03 dB/°C maximum. Bias supply is +5 to +5.5 Vdc at 200 to 250 mA typical with an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.  The rugged and compact package designs support output frequency ports with fully integrated Mil-grade waveguide flanges of WR-42 UG-595/U for K band and WR-28 UG-599/U for Ka band.    

"Our new series of K and Ka band Gunn diode oscillators offer popular center point frequencies of 24.125 and 35 GHz that are tunable. Designers will find these devices extremely useful for sensitive communication, radar and test and measurement applications. Pasternack offers both models available in stock with detailed datasheets and ready for immediate shipment," said Tim Galla, Product Manager.

Pasternack's new Gunn diode oscillators are in stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity. For detailed information on these products, please visit https://www.pasternack.com/pages/rf-microwave-and-millimeter-wave-products/waveguide-gunn-diode-oscillators.html.
For inquiries, Pasternack can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.

About Pasternack:
A leader in RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer and supplier offering the industry's largest selection of active and passive RF, microwave and millimeter wave products available for same-day shipping. Pasternack is an Infinite Electronics company.

What can 5G learn from the Military Communications Market? A range of crossover technologies will become common across both commercial and military communications networks and devices

BOSTON, Jan. 22, 2018 -- Software defined architecture, solid-state technology, radio-satellite communications-wireless network integration as well as communicating voice and data/video simultaneously and securely in an increasingly complex spectrum environment will underpin growth for military communications systems and the associated component and semiconductor demand. The Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service report, "Military Communications Market Outlook 2016 - 2026," forecasts spending on global military communications systems and services will grow to over $36.7 billion in 2026, a compound annual growth rate of 3.5%.

 

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Military communications operate under an umbrella of heterogeneous networks that enable the provision of interoperable voice, video and data services across a global environment, segmented according to security policies, transmission requirements and the individual needs of the end user. In terms of the networked battlespace, this can be summarized as:

  • Upper level networking, consisting of infrastructure and networking components;
  • Mid-level networking providing high capacity backhaul;
  • Support to the tactical edge for end-users and sensors

"In a similar fashion, 5G serves as an aggregator technology that will encompass a range of network types and technologies to serve both traditional voice, video and data requirements to the end-user, as well as opening up capabilities to enable connectivity across devices including vehicles, machines, sensors and devices," notes Eric Higham, North American Director for ADS.

Phased arrays, beam forming, millimeter-wave frequencies, satellite communications, Gallium Nitride, duplex communications and shared spectrum access are amongst the crossover technologies that will become common across both commercial and military communications.

"Communicating voice, data and video simultaneously and securely over wider and higher bandwidths in an increasingly complex spectrum environment will underpin trends for military communications system design and associated component demand," observed Asif Anwar, ADS Director at Strategy Analytics. "This will be underpinned by software defined architectures, solid-state technologies including gallium nitride and radio-satellite communications-wireless network integration."

Military Communications Market Outlook 2016 - 2026 presents the outlook for global military communications in terms of overall expenditure, as well as detailing expected shipments and associated demand for components and semiconductor technologies.

Spending on communications systems is segmented on a regional basis, and covers the land, air, sea and space domains. System shipments are derived through a robust analysis of the market based on platform and communications function and mission. Further segmentation of the market in terms of frequency and power is also presented for military radios and satellite communications.

The underlying numerical data is available in the Global Communications Market Forecast: 2016 - 2026 (https://www.strategyanalytics.com/access-services/components/defense/market-data/report-detail/global-military-communications-market-forecast-2016---2026) forecast data model that looks at the total military communications sector comprising radio and satellite terminals systems, as well as networks, datalinks and other communications systems. The report also details the resultant demand for semiconductor components, based on an assessment of market and technology trends. Supporting data models that focus on the military radio and satellite terminal sectors to complete this suite of information are:

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. www.StrategyAnalytics.com 

European Contact: Asif Anwar, +44(0) 1908 423 635, [email protected]

US Contact: Eric Higham, +1 617 614 0721, [email protected]

SOURCE Strategy Analytics

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What can 5G learn from the Military Communications Market? A range of crossover technologies will become common across both commercial and military communications networks and devices

BOSTON, Jan. 22, 2018 --Software defined architecture, solid-state technology, radio-satellite communications-wireless network integration as well as communicating voice and data/video simultaneously and securely in an increasingly complex spectrum environment will underpin growth for military communications systems and the associated component and semiconductor demand. The Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service report, "Military Communications Market Outlook 2016 - 2026," forecasts spending on global military communications systems and services will grow to over $36.7 billion in 2026, a compound annual growth rate of 3.5%.

 

(PRNewsfoto/Strategy Analytics)...

 

Military communications operate under an umbrella of heterogeneous networks that enable the provision of interoperable voice, video and data services across a global environment, segmented according to security policies, transmission requirements and the individual needs of the end user. In terms of the networked battlespace, this can be summarized as:

  • Upper level networking, consisting of infrastructure and networking components;
  • Mid-level networking providing high capacity backhaul;
  • Support to the tactical edge for end-users and sensors

"In a similar fashion, 5G serves as an aggregator technology that will encompass a range of network types and technologies to serve both traditional voice, video and data requirements to the end-user, as well as opening up capabilities to enable connectivity across devices including vehicles, machines, sensors and devices," notes Eric Higham, North American Director for ADS.

Phased arrays, beam forming, millimeter-wave frequencies, satellite communications, Gallium Nitride, duplex communications and shared spectrum access are amongst the crossover technologies that will become common across both commercial and military communications.

"Communicating voice, data and video simultaneously and securely over wider and higher bandwidths in an increasingly complex spectrum environment will underpin trends for military communications system design and associated component demand," observed Asif Anwar, ADS Director at Strategy Analytics. "This will be underpinned by software defined architectures, solid-state technologies including gallium nitride and radio-satellite communications-wireless network integration."

Military Communications Market Outlook 2016 - 2026 presents the outlook for global military communications in terms of overall expenditure, as well as detailing expected shipments and associated demand for components and semiconductor technologies.

Spending on communications systems is segmented on a regional basis, and covers the land, air, sea and space domains. System shipments are derived through a robust analysis of the market based on platform and communications function and mission. Further segmentation of the market in terms of frequency and power is also presented for military radios and satellite communications.

The underlying numerical data is available in the Global Communications Market Forecast: 2016 - 2026 (https://www.strategyanalytics.com/access-services/components/defense/market-data/report-detail/global-military-communications-market-forecast-2016---2026) forecast data model that looks at the total military communications sector comprising radio and satellite terminals systems, as well as networks, datalinks and other communications systems. The report also details the resultant demand for semiconductor components, based on an assessment of market and technology trends. Supporting data models that focus on the military radio and satellite terminal sectors to complete this suite of information are:

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. www.StrategyAnalytics.com 

European Contact: Asif Anwar, +44(0) 1908 423 635, [email protected]

US Contact: Eric Higham, +1 617 614 0721, [email protected]

SOURCE Strategy Analytics

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LRAD® Corporation Acquires Location-Based Mass Messaging Solutions Provider, Genasys Holding S.L.

SAN DIEGO, CA – January 19, 2018 – LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (“AHDs”) and advanced mass notification systems, today announced the acquisition of Genasys Holding S.L. (“Genasys”), a leading software provider of advanced location-based mass messaging solutions for emergency warning systems and workforce management.

Genasys, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, has an experienced group of developers with over 200 man years of software development and a strong, international technical sales, service, and support team. Genasys currently has two main product offerings: news – a reliable solution for sending SMS-based warnings of public safety hazards to affected populations with industry-leading speed; and, haz – a low cost, easy-to-use solution for remotely monitoring employees, planning tasks, and managing workplace incidents.

“The acquisition of Genasys enables LRAD to significantly enhance its advanced mass notification capabilities and pursue broader geolocation based mass messaging projects and services,” stated Richard S. Danforth, Chief Executive Officer of LRAD Corporation. “Many of the mass notification opportunities we target, including universities, cities, and countries, require an integrated location-based mass messaging service. With this acquisition, LRAD expects to generate revenue on initial installations and recurring revenue from long-term support contracts for updating and maintaining the messaging service over the life of the installations.”

“I am eager to leverage LRAD’s worldwide sales channels to seek accelerated growth of the Genasys mass notification software solutions,” remarked Pablo Colom, Genasys’ Chief Executive Officer. “Genasys has a solid track record of location-based mass messaging integrations and deployments, which include solutions for small workgroups to fully integrated country-wide systems. The synergies of Genasys’ push notification products and LRAD’s award-winning mass notification systems will provide state-of-the-art solutions to communicate potentially lifesaving information to those affected by severe weather, man-made and natural disasters and other emergencies.”

Revenues for Genasys in calendar 2017 (unaudited) were €1.9 million. Total consideration for the acquisition is €3.1 million, which includes a €1.9 million purchase price and the assumption of €1.2 million of debt.

Management will host a conference call to discuss the Genasys acquisition on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 12:00 pm U.S. EST. To access the conference call, dial toll-free 888.567.1602 from the U.S., or international at +1.404.267.0373. A webcast will also be available at the following link: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1375/24207. A replay of the call will be available approximately four hours after the call concludes, and remain available for 90 days at the aforementioned webcast link. Questions to management may be submitted before or during the call by emailing them to [email protected].

About LRAD Corporation

Using advanced technology and superior voice intelligibility, LRAD Corporation’s proprietary Long Range Acoustic Devices® and revolutionary ONE VOICE® mass notification systems are designed to enable users to safely hail and warn, inform and direct, prevent misunderstandings, determine intent, establish large safety zones, and resolve uncertain situations. LRAD systems are in service in more than 70 countries around the world in diverse applications including mass notification and public address, fixed and mobile defense deployments, homeland, border, critical infrastructure, maritime, oil & gas, and port security, public safety, law enforcement and emergency responder communications, asset protection, and wildlife control and preservation. For more information, please visit www.LRAD.com.

About Genasys Holding S.L.
Genasys Holding S.L. is backed by Adara Ventures and Caixa Capital Risc, and is a leading software provider of advanced location-based mass messaging solutions for Emergency Warning Systems and Workforce Management. For more information, please visit www.LRAD.com/genasys.

Forward Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. We base these statements on particular assumptions that we have made in light of our industry experience, the stage of product and market development as well as our perception of historical trends, current market conditions, current economic data, expected future developments and other factors that we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include those associated with the integration of Genasys into the Company’s business, that the anticipated benefits and synergies of the transaction may not materialize as expected, that customer demand for the integrated product offerings may not meet expectations, and other risks and uncertainties identified and discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are based on information and management’s expectations as of the date hereof. Future results may differ materially from our current expectations. For more information regarding other potential risks and uncertainties, see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. LRAD Corporation disclaims any intent or obligation to update those forward-looking statements, except as otherwise specifically stated.

Company Contact

E. Brian Harvey
Director, Investor Relations and Capital Markets
858.753.8974
[email protected]

Two Top Leaders in Italy and Five Us Residents Indicted for Racketeering, Health Care Fraud and Drug Trafficking Conspiracies to Distribute Opioids Resulting in Deaths Involving “Pill Mills” Operating in Tennessee and Florida

January 19, 2018 - On Jan. 4, a federal grand jury in Knoxville, Tennessee, returned a 14-count superseding indictment unsealed today charging seven individuals for their roles in a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) conspiracy and drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute and dispense oxycodone, oxymorphone and morphine outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose and resulting in deaths, maintenance of drug-involved premises, distribution of oxycodone resulting in death, conspiracy to defraud the United States through the solicitation and receipt of illegal healthcare kickbacks and money laundering.

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney J. Douglas Overbey of the Eastern District of Tennessee and Special Agent in Charge Renae M. McDermott of the FBI’s Knoxville Division made the announcement.

 

“Throughout this country, and certainly in Tennessee and Florida, the illegal and unconscionable mass-distribution of prescription opioids through the operation of illegal pain clinics has taken a heavy toll on our citizens, families and communities,” said Attorney General Sessions.  “This sort of profiteering effectively trades human lives for financial riches.  The U.S. Department of Justice is determined to stamp out the operation of illegal pain clinics by all legal means, including finding and arresting those responsible wherever they may be in the world.”

 

“The Eastern District of Tennessee has been at the forefront in the battle against illegal pain clinics and mass-prescribing of opioids for years,” said U.S. Attorney Overbey.  “Now, under the leadership of Attorney General Sessions, additional resources have been made available through recent Department of Justice initiatives, including the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Task Force.  This latest indictment is a real and tangible result of all of those combined efforts.  The citizens of East Tennessee can be assured that we are committed to ridding our district of illegal pill mills.”

 

Luca Sartini, 58, of Rome, Italy, and Miami; Luigi Palma aka Jimmy Palma, 51, of Rome, Italy, and Miami; Benjamin Rodriguez, 42, of Delray Beach, Florida; Sylvia Hofstetter, 53, of Knoxville; Courtney Newman, 42, of Knoxville; Cynthia Clemons, 45, of Knoxville; and Holli Womack aka Holli Carmichael, 44, of Knoxville, are charged in a third superseding indictment filed in the Eastern District of Tennessee.

 

On Jan. 19, Sartini and Palma were arrested in the Rome, Italy-area by Italian authorities.  Extradition is being sought by the United States.  Rodriguez is set to self-surrender.  All other defendants were previously charged in prior indictments.  The case has been assigned to Chief U.S. District Court Judge Thomas A. Varlan in Knoxville.

 

According to the indictment, Sartini, Palma, Rodriguez, Hofstetter and a co-conspirator charged in another indictment, from about April 2009 to March 2015, ran the Urgent Care & Surgery Center Enterprise (UCSC), which operated opioid based pain management clinics, “pill mills,” in Florida and Tennessee, where powerful narcotics were prescribed and/or dispensed.  The defendants are alleged to have hired medical providers with DEA registration numbers, which would allow the providers to prescribe controlled substances. The prescriptions were primarily large doses of highly addictive and potentially deadly controlled substances. As alleged in the indictment, individuals seeking prescriptions would often travel long distances purporting to suffer from severe chronic pain.  

 

The superseding indictment alleges the defendants distributed quantities of oxycodone, oxymorphone and morphine sufficient to generate clinic revenue of at least $21 million.  As per the indictment, the clinics did not accept insurance, received gross fees and ordered unnecessary drug screenings defrauding Medicare.  Shell companies were set up to launder the proceeds.

 

As alleged in the indictment, approximately 700 UCSC enterprise patients are now dead and a significant percentage of those deaths, directly or indirectly, were the result of overdosing on narcotics prescribed by the USSC Enterprise. As alleged in the indictment, the narcotics prescribed by the UCSC enterprise contributed to the deaths of another significant percentage of those patients.

 

The indictment further alleges that many patients arrived in groups, who were sponsored by drug dealers who paid for the pain clinic visits and prescriptions to obtain all or part of the opioids and other narcotics prescribed to the purported pain patients. In return, drug addicted patients would receive a portion of prescribed narcotics for free from the sponsor.

 

To date, as a result of this investigation, approximately 30 narcotics traffickers have been charged and convicted federally, and approximately 80 to 90 smaller narcotic distributers have also been charged and convicted.  Today’s superseding indictment is among 35 related indictments charging approximately 140 individuals, including medical providers who worked at the pill mills, with various crimes.

 

The charges in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

The superseding indictment is the result of an investigation conducted by the the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section, , and the FBI High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) which is comprised of investigators assigned to the task force by the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office, Knoxville Police Department, Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Roane County Sheriff’s Office, Harriman Police Department and Clinton Police Department.  Other agencies provided invaluable assistance, including the Rome Attaché of the Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs; the FBI’s liaison in Rome; the FBI Miami Health Care Fraud Strike Force; the Hollywood, Florida Police Department; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the Tennessee Department of Health; and the DEA’s Knoxville Diversion Group.  The Department of Justice extends its gratitude to Interpol and the Italian Financial Police (Guardia di Finanza) for their assistance in locating and apprehending the defendants.

 

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tracy L. Stone and Anne-Marie Svolto of the Eastern District of Tennessee, and Trial Attorney Kelly Pearson of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section, are prosecuting the case.

 

In light of the nationwide opioid epidemic which led to the declaration of a public health emergency by the Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on Oct. 26, 2017, this superseding indictment represents just the latest in a series of federal efforts in the Eastern District of Tennessee meant to combat the scourge of prescription opioids.

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