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GLENDALE, AZ Feb. 6, 2017 Following today's announcement of a settlement with the City of Chicago over its qui tam case, Redflex Traffic Systems®, Inc. (RTSI) has resolved all criminal and civil matters in the United States arising out of the Company's 2013 investigation into misconduct by former executives. RTSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Redflex Holdings Group, which operates on five continents and in sixteen countries.
"Today marks a new beginning for Redflex," said RTSI President & CEO Michael Finn. "Over the last four years, we took the actions every responsible company would have chosen and enhanced our compliance management, training and oversight functions. We have been recognized for our efforts by our customers and the government, and emerged with a single-minded focus to provide innovative public safety solutions. Thanks to our resilient and remarkable employees, we are well-positioned for this new day."
Redflex is a public safety company, partnering with hundreds of state and municipal governments to save lives and reduce the costs associated with dangerous driving behaviors. Beyond photo traffic enforcement systems the Company's advanced technology also includes automatic license plate recognition, ticketless parking solutions and software to track unpaid tickets.
Under the terms of the settlement, Redflex will pay the City of Chicago $20 million, with $10 million payable by the end of 2017 and the balance to be paid, in various annual installments by the end of 2023, unless extended by the terms of the agreement. As a result of these provisions, Redflex remains financially strong, with over 150 existing contracts in communities across the Americas.
The settlement of the qui tam case follows last month's announcement by the United States Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) of a Non-Prosecution Agreement (NPA) with RTSI. The NPA provides that the U.S. DOJ will not charge RTSI with any offense relating to the activities the Department was investigating in Chicago and locations in Ohio, provided the Company fully complies with the provisions of the NPA. The Company was not required to pay any fine or penalty to the U.S. DOJ, which noted in its public announcement that the Company had conducted an internal investigation, shared the results with the government, terminated the employment of those involved in wrongdoing, accepted responsibility for its conduct, and made early and extensive remedial efforts.
Redflex will continue to focus on developing innovative photo enforcement technology that saves lives and improves road safety. The company plans to drive revenue growth by increasing renewal rates, providing additional services and opening new markets. Redflex continues to produce positive cash flow.
About REDFLEX Traffic Systems, Inc.
Headquartered in Glendale, Arizona, RTSI makes and operates technology to deter red light running, speeding, passing stopped school buses, crossing railroad tracks while the alarm is active, running stop signs, unauthorized vehicles driving and stopping in bus lanes, speeding in highway work zones, stopping in an intersection during a red light and travelling in a crosswalk when a pedestrian is present. In addition, RTSI has technology to help prevent right angle crashes by red light runners before they ever occur, and to stop wrong-way drivers and alert other motorists when wrong-way drivers are headed their way. RTSI's suite of municipal services includes license plate tracking, ticketless parking solutions, and software to help municipalities track and collect unpaid city fines and fees.
HOLLYWOOD, FL Feb. 2, 2017 Eclipse Surveillance is proud to introduce the Eclipse Signature Series line of IP Products. Key features include: Extended PoE Range (up to 984 feet) using Cat6 cable, Redundant Synchronized Edge Recording, Enhanced network security, and Integrated Voltage Protection. The Eclipse Signature Series supports H.265, H.264, and MJPEG compression. The entire Eclipse Signature Series line is UL Listed.
The IP Cameras include enhanced intelligent operation (Perimeter Detection, Line Cross Detection, Face Detection, and People Counting). In addition, the NVR recorders feature Smart Search to effortlessly locate an incident with no knowledge of the time or date of event. A full line of custom engineered accessories enable a clean and secure installation in most environments. A complimentary CMS platform is included and supports Eclipse Signature Series NVRs, IP Cameras, and Video Wall Controllers. Windows, Macintosh, iOs, and Android device apps are available at no additional charge.
Visit Eclipse Surveillance today to learn more about this powerful line of IP Video Surveillance Products or call (888) 422-8826 to speak with a representative.
FORT LEE, NJ Feb. 2, 2017 Siklu Inc., the global market leader in millimeter-wave solutions, announced today that it has been selected by the city of Houston to provide wireless connectivity for the video surveillance system to be used at Super Bowl LIVE, a 10-day outdoor event in Houston that is expected to draw more than one million visitors as part of the pre-game festivities.
Siklu’s EH-600TX radios will be used to transmit video surveillance from the east side of downtown Houston, which will host the Super Bowl LIVE festivities from January 28 to February 5. The outdoor event will include entertainment, music and games and will be held over several city blocks near a 12-acre urban park.
The high level of wireless activity that will take place is expected to create network congestion that Siklu’s radios will bypass by operating on the unoccupied, wide 60GHz spectrum, which is separate from traditional wireless consumer networks. Siklu’s millimeter wave radios use narrow beam technology, eliminating interference from outside networks.
Siklu's radios are part of a 36 megapixel camera deployment provided by Axis Communications, a PSIM system from VidSys, and a video management system from Genetec, all of which are being deployed by the Houston Police Department to monitor Super Bowl LIVE. Using a mix of fiber and millimeter wave wireless from Siklu, the city is taking a hybrid approach to its network infrastructure for the event to ensure continuous interference-free video surveillance to enable the police department to monitor the area for issues. The system offers fiber-like quality with the flexibility, speed of deployment and affordable cost associated with a wireless network.
“Given the size of this event, it was extremely important that we deployed a reliable security network that could provide continuous coverage over a large outdoor area,” said Jack Hanagriff, from the City of Houston’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security. “We are expecting the Siklu radios to bulldoze through any wireless interference in the area caused by thousands of members of the public as they use their phones to stream video and photos.”
Siklu radios also provide a high-level network access security by operating over millimeter wave. The narrow beams make it practically impossible to intercept or jam, making the network secured from hackers and fully survivable.
“The City of Houston and Police Department were concerned about camera coverage and congestion from numerous wireless networks and mobile devices,” said Shaun Castillo, President of Preferred Technologies, LLC, the lead integrator on this project. “ Siklu radios provide the city with an extension of its fiber network by leveraging the interference free capabilities of millimeter wave technology.”
“We’re pleased that Siklu’s millimeter wave radios are an integral part of the Super Bowl Live security measures,” said Zeev Farkash, VP Global Sales at Siklu. “As security needs continue to grow with large-scale events like these, it’s important to implement a reliable surveillance solution to ensure the safety of visitors. Siklu has exactly this experience and has provided wireless connectivity at many high profile events, including the New York City Marathon and the Tour de France.”
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Siklu delivers multi-gigabit fiber-like wireless connectivity in urban, suburban and rural areas. Operating in the 60, 70/80 GHz bands, its millimeter wave solutions are used by leading security integrators, service providers, municipal authorities and mobile network operators worldwide. Thousands of carrier grade units delivering interference-free performance have been successfully deployed world-wide. Easily installed on street-fixtures or rooftops, the price-competitive radios have proved to be ideal for networks requiring fast and simple deployment of secure, fiber-like and future-proof connectivity.www.siklu.com.
WESTFORD, MA Feb. 1, 2017 Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, introduces two new IP cameras - a 2MP PTZ and 12MP Fisheye camera - adding power and value to its growing Illustra IP camera portfolio.
The Illustra Flex 2MP PTZ has 20x optical zoom with continuous auto-focus plus 10X digital zoom, which provides very effective video surveillance over long distances. The cost-effective PTZ includes motion detection and advanced features such as WDR, auto-defog, backlight control and noise reduction. Outdoor models use 60W PoE+ power making the installation of outdoor cameras easier.
The new Illustra Pro 12MP Fisheye provides high quality 360° or 180° panoramic video. The camera’s ePTZ movements are ultra smooth, creating even transitions between pan, tilt, and zoom movements, while onboard dewarping technology provides distortion-corrected video streaming. The camera’s integrated IR illuminator provides high-quality video up to 15 meters in even the worst lighting conditions. The Fisheye camera can be mounted on a wall or ceiling and uses Power over Ethernet which eliminates the need for cables and reduces installation time and cost.
“We are always cognizant of our customers’ need for excellent video quality while keeping a careful eye on cost,” said Linda Natale, Product Manager, Tyco Security Products. “Both new Illustra cameras provide multiple streams of H.264 and MJPEG video compression, supporting bitrate control. This provides excellent image clarity while efficiently managing bandwidth.”
Both cameras are also IK10 and IP66 rated, providing excellent performance in outdoor and low light environments and can be quickly configured using the Illustra Connect software tool.
For more information on the Illustra cameras, go to www.illustracameras.com.
Illustra develops some of the industry’s most technologically advanced IP cameras. These technologies help retailers stop crimes that affect their bottom lines, and schools provide peace of mind to parents and students. Security systems built with Illustra IP cameras assist governments in securing ports and borders, and hospitals ensure the safety and privacy of their patients. Illustra IP cameras not only benefit seasoned security professionals actively tracking high-risk environments, but they also ease amateurs into the world of surveillance.
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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HOOD RIVER, OR Jan. 23, 2017 Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, introduces the Viento-G, an easy-to-use, affordable thermal camera. The feature-rich thermal imager is designed for use in a wide range of thermal monitoring applications. It offers the user the ability to view video, supply power, and control the camera with ease, using a single, standard Ethernet cable via GigE Vision® and Power over Ethernet (PoE) industry standards. The new camera will be premiered at SPIE’s Photonics West in booth # 6027, at Moscone Center, San Francisco, Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2017.
The new Viento-G is ideal for custom OEM applications and other imaging tasks that require high reliability, excellent resolution, and affordability. It is available in two configurations: enclosed and split board. There are two types of imaging and data, either standard or thermography, and two resolution options: 320 x 240 or 640 x 480. This thermal camera comes with a variety of lenses and an industry-leading 2-year warranty. For more information about the unique Viento-G thermal camera with GigE Vision and PoE, please go to: http://info.sierraolympic.com/viento-g-comingsoon.
The company recently released a true HD thermal camera, the Viento HD Lab. Both cameras will be showcased at Sierra-Olympic’s Photonics West booth # 6027 in San Francisco. Please stop by for a live demo.
To learn more about Sierra-Olympic or to order affordable and advanced IR thermal technology cameras and accessories online, please visit: www.sierraolympic.com. For general information about the company’s history, capabilities, and products, please visit: http://www.sierraolympic.com/about-us/overview-history/.
Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (www.sierraolympic.com Hood River, Oregon), experts in thermal imaging technology, provides cameras, components, and systems solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. Sierra-Olympic partners with industry-leading manufacturers to offer complete solutions for SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR imaging applications. The company offers numerous products for online purchase and immediate shipment. Products include LWIR OEM imaging cores, cooled cameras for science and industry, cooled cameras for OEM customers, SWIR cameras, and thermography systems for temperature-measurement applications.
MCLEAN, VA Jan. 15, 2017 Tandem National Security Innovations made the announcement at the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center in Washington DC at an event devoted to understanding the impact of artificial intelligence and the future it holds for small businesses and startups.
At the event, IDENTV was selected as one of the five top artificial intelligence and machine learning technology startups and small businesses who have proven to be leaders in the regional ecosystem.
As global video volume enters the Zettabyte Era (1 Zettabyte=1 trillion gigabytes) IDENTV has developed a platform with the only viable approach to tackling real-time search and analytics in extremely large video archives: combining computer vision and machine learning.
“AI will have a transformational impact in the national security space with the explosion of video as source of intelligence,” explains Founder and CEO Mohammad Shihadah. “Just on the economics, a solution like IDENTV deployed for surveillance video is a force multiplier that can drastically reduce the need for a massive workforce that sits watching, reviewing, sorting and manually searching hundreds of thousands of hours of video from a wide array of collectors and open source."
IDENTV’s technology is based on 20 years of deep learning experience. The company offers true video big data analytics through its Intelligent Video-Fingerprinting Platform (IVP), which contains a full suite of automated content recognition technologies that can extract visual data from thousands of streams simultaneously. AI techniques allow users to identify specific moments or in-video elements with extreme accuracy, including face and object recognition, providing a fully automated understanding of video and all the salient information contained within.
Shihadah adds “Our video-fingerprinting technology works now and is fast, lightweight, and extremely efficient, processing up to 40,000,000 image comparison per second on a single core, making it a high-performance, practical and robust solution for many market segments. We are honored that our local community has recognized that the technological advances we have developed are relevant and useful.”
Designed by a global team of computer vision and machine learning experts, and with clients in the Television, Media, and National Security spaces, IDENTV’s pioneering IVP is being recognized as an emerging market leader.
IDENTV leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to transform the way the world searches and exploits massive video. Using disruptive video technology and computer vision, its revolutionary Intelligent Video-Fingerprinting Platform (IVP) is the next evolution in video big data.
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA Jan. 16, 2017 Hikvision USA Inc., the North American leader in innovative, award-winning video surveillance products, delivered a new security system that will be used for classroom instruction as well as security at Kids World, a non-profit school for students with disabilities, located in Taylorsville, Utah.
The system was installed over the holidays. Since its founding in 2005, Kids World has helped students (pre-school to 7th grade) with a variety of challenging disabilities, said Kids World founder Brandon Francis. “We help students get their behavior, social skills, and academics to the point where they can be successful in school and in their community,” Francis said. “We become a family to our students and I always hate to see them graduate our program, but it’s great to see them confident and ready to flourish in their next educational setting.”
Several Kids World graduates have moved on to public school settings. One child, who was nonverbal initially, started speaking after participating in an auditory therapy program at Kids World.
The Hikvision solution replaced an outdated system. Cameras are used for security when the school is vacant, during recess on the school’s playground, in the classrooms, and in the pickup/drop-off area. Inside the classrooms, teachers use video for monitoring and visual feedback.
Kids World’s new Hikvision system is designed for very easy installation, versatility and is ideally suited to a small education-vertical environment. The system includes three Hikvision DS- 2CD2432F-IW 3MP Indoor IR Wifi Cube cameras; one DS-2CD2542FWD-IWS 4MP WDR Mini Dome Network camera; four DS-2CD2132F-IWS MP Vandal-proof Network Dome cameras; and a DS-7716NI-I4/16P Embedded Plug & Play 4K NVR, with a built-in POE switch.
All of the cameras feature higher definition, affording better security and better coverage for the safety of the children. The outdoor cameras provide a wide coverage area for effective perimeter protection. The indoor cameras are low profile, which makes them unobtrusive in the classroom. The 4MP indoor dome camera features very wide, 106-degree coverage for the classroom, and all indoor cameras have audio recording capability, which Kids World teachers will use for instructional purposes. All of the cameras are also Wifi capable for a dynamic range of deployment opportunities.
Kids World has two classrooms and 16- to 20 students. In addition to regular school hours, Kids World offers one-on-one therapy, tutoring and after-school programs.
Hikvision has solutions that are tailored specifically to the education market, with systems that are appropriate for a wide variety of K-12 and higher education applications. “We’re particularly pleased to provide technical expertise and video surveillance equipment to help support Kids World teachers and students,” said Alex Asnovich, director of marketing for Hikvision USA. “This is one example of the many ways that Hikvision invests in the communities where we do business,” he added.
A few years ago, Kids World moved from its original location in a commercial park to a residential neighborhood. “I did an extensive study and found that a home-like environment is the most beneficial for students with and without disabilities. This type of environment helps students feel safe, secure, and at home. As a result, students have a higher self-esteem, are more ready to learn, have higher outcomes, and feel less anxiety then in a commercial building,” Francis said. “The Hikvision cameras will really make a difference for our students and their families, providing security and a helping hand in the classroom too,” Francis added.
Hikvision is the world’s leading supplier of video surveillance solutions. Featuring the industry’s strongest R&D workforce, Hikvision designs, develops, and manufactures standard- and high-definition cameras, including a variety of IP cameras, analog cameras, and cameras featuring the latest in high-definition analog technology. Hikvision’s product suite also includes digital video servers, hybrid and standalone DVRs, NVRs, and other elements of sophisticated security systems for both indoor and outdoor use.
LAS VEGAS Jan. 16, 2017 This new feature provides each trainer the capability to immediately review multiple video recordings once they are captured. Because the system is 100% mobile, training and after action reviews can be conducted anywhere. This allows tactical leaders and trainers to watch multiple video streams simultaneously in real time. They can then provide on-site analysis of actions that just occurred.
Training teams now have total control over their video recordings. No longer do they have to wait an excessive amount of time to download video from individual cameras, or stuff team members into a cramped control room to review actions on the objective.
The mvDVR option is offered at no cost to First Responders. The price to upgrade NTtv with mvDVR is $999 per license for existing and non-First Responder customers. For more information, visit Kopis Mobile at booth 3029 at the Shot Show this week or check out the company’s website
About Kopis Mobile: Kopis Mobile specializes in designing and manufacturing custom apps and app-enabled electronics, backed with a thorough understanding of current threats to military and law enforcement operations. Kopis Mobile has driven the creation of multiple custom apps and app-enabled electronics equipment for the Department of Defense, law enforcement and private security markets since 2013.
A former Naval Special Warfare Operator and a group of talented engineers founded Kopis Mobile in 2013 with in-depth knowledge of tactical operations, mobile devices, electronics, software and mechanical engineering. The founders all share a focused vision of enabling technology that directly impacts the warfighter and first responder on the ground by making them more efficient, better enabled and prepared.
CAMAS, WA Jan. 10, 2017 PLEXSYS Interface Products, Inc. announces acquisition of the shares of all ImmersaView Companies.
“This merger brings together 30 years of PLEXSYS and 10 years of ImmersaView successes,” states Ron Wiegand, PLEXSYS CEO. “LVC training value is found in the ability of warfighters to plan, brief, execute and debrief together. Integrating ImmersaView’s advanced display and Video/Audio/Data After Action Review (VADAAR) software technologies brings innovation and efficiency to Service, Joint and Combined readiness training. Simply put, VADAAR LVC will provide scalable, distributed after-action review capabilities for individuals, teams and entire distributed networks.”
The global LVC community will directly benefit from this merger. “Immediately, simulator and operations centers will have the opportunity for elegant, more cost efficient and better display capabilities,” says Dr. Andy Boud, Director and Co-Founder of ImmersaView. “Additionally, starting in mid-2017, LVC stakeholders across the globe can take advantage of the most capable, lowest cost, easy to use, distributed after-action review software designed to meet LVC and fifth generation readiness training requirements.”
The companies offered VADAAR LVC (Beta version) demonstrations for the first time at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida, occurring November 28 – December 2, 2016.
“The targeted intersections of markets and products will experience the full potential of PLEXSYS-ImmersaView integrated products, technologies and world-class support,” says Dr. Alex Streit, CEO and Co-Founder of ImmersaView. “As a result of this merger, the company will place greater emphasis on U.S., Australian and U.K. defense and commercial markets.”
PLEXSYS and ImmersaView will continue to operate in parallel under existing company and solution branding. PLEXSYS headquarters remains in Camas, Washington, and ImmersaView will add staff to their Orlando, Florida and Brisbane, Australia offices to expand business development and product development capacity.
“With PLEXSYS’ existing knowledge, product suite and customer base, our combined strengths offer our customers unique solutions,” concludes Boud. “ImmersaView’s existing customers will benefit from a strengthened presence in the U.S. and the global defense market. With PLEXSYS’ expertise in developing and delivering world-class solutions to the defense community, this merger provides unique access and support for VADAAR LVC.”
“Current PLEXSYS and ImmersaView customers will continue to get the great products and support they are accustomed to, plus gain the benefit of access to larger solution sets, greater innovation, and an uncompromising commitment to quality and customer partnership,” Wiegand adds. “Both companies bring complimentary capabilities, solutions and culture to the merged entity. We share a bold vision for the future, are committed to growing our people, and remain driven by excellence and innovation.”
Started in 2006, ImmersaView has evolved to become a global leader in visualization software, with offices in Brisbane, Sydney, London and Orlando. Whether in software or strategy, ImmersaView has the industry insight, passion and expertise to deliver technology solutions that streamline the way you manage your visual, audio and sensory assets. For more information, please visit: http://www.immersaview.com.
Founded in 1986, PLEXSYS Interface Products, Inc., a 100-percent employee-owned company, concentrates on the development of LVC environment generation technologies used throughout USAF Distributed Mission Operations and other high fidelity simulations. PLEXSYS serves clients in defense, government, commercial and academic sectors with customized and off-the-shelf LVC technologies, mission brief/debrief technologies, and synthetic communications training solutions. For more information, please visit: http://www.plexsys.com.
MESA, AZ Jan. 5, 2017 According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' (DHSMV) fifth annual report on Red-Light Safety Cameras, intersections equipped with the technology are bucking an alarming statewide trend. While overall crashes statewide have increased by 33 percent from 2012-2015, crashes specifically related to red-light running at red-light safety camera intersections have decreased by more than 3 percent.
Even more significant is the reduction in crashes at red-light safety camera intersections involving "non-motorists"-- pedestrians and cyclists. These collisions at red-light safety camera intersections fell by nearly 20 percent while at the same time the number of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities statewide climbed nearly 33 percent during the four-year period studied in the report.
"This important analysis shows red-light safety cameras continue to stand out as a deterrent to dangerous crashes, especially those involving pedestrians," said Liz Caracciolo, ATS Safety General Manager. "An overall 3 percent reduction in red-light running crashes at Florida's worst intersections, along with a 20 percent decrease in crashes involving non-motorists are notable achievements considering the fact that crashes are climbing at a frightening rate statewide."
Findings from ATS partner municipalities include:
- In Davie, both angle and total crashes were reduced by 50 percent.
- Florida City reported a 36 percent reduction in angle crashes.
- Ocoee's pair of intersection equipped with red-light safety camera technology saw a 55 percent reduction in angle crashes.
- In Orange Park, total crashes were reduced by 69 percent while angular crashes saw a 75 percent reduction.
- The city of Orlando reported an overall crash reduction of 36 percent combined with a 57 percent reduction in angle crashes.
- Sarasota experienced 29 percent fewer total crashes and an 18 percent reduction in angular crashes.
A link to Florida's worst red-light runners of 2016 video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8FxSq7rIg4
Each year, DHSMV gathers and analyzes program and crash data from municipalities operating under Florida's Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act. Of the 58 cities using red-light safety camera to deter red-light running, 28 were selected for an in-depth analysis of crash data specific to intersections armed with the technology.
Despite these positive results, DHSMV cautions that "the crash analysis should be put into context of the overall complexity of the issue at hand, as many factors may contribute to the change in number of crashes outlined in this report."
About American Traffic Solutions:
ATS is proud to be the market leader in road safety camera installations in North America. Nationally, ATS has more than 3,500 installed red-light, speed and school bus stop arm safety cameras serving more than 30 million people. ATS Fleet Services is a leader in providing both Toll and Violation Management Solutions to fleets and rental customers saving them time and money. For more information, please visit www.atsol.com.