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American Traffic Solutions to provide road safety cameras for Houston-Galveston region


MESA, AZ May 1, 2017 American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the market leader in road safety camera installations, today announced it has been awarded the Houston-Galveston Area Council's (H-GAC) co-op program HGACBuy under the Traffic Control, Enforcement and Signal Pre-emption Equipment Contract PE05-17.

The award, won through a competitive bidding process, positions ATS as the exclusive provider of red-light, speed and school bus stop-arm safety cameras to HGACBuy members. Under the two-year agreement, HGACBuy will work with ATS to ensure its member cities achieve their procurement goals for ATS' technology and professional services at a competitive price and in an efficient manner. ATS is the only safety camera provider to be awarded this contract.

"We are excited and honored to have the opportunity to once again partner with HGACBuy and their member organizations. This important selection streamlines the procurement process allowing for Road Safety Camera Programs to be implemented in a more efficient manner," said Liz Caracciolo, General Manager.

HGACBuy is active throughout the U.S. and provides more than 6,000 members with 40 major categories of products and services from more than 800 highly-qualified contractors, such as American Traffic Solutions (ATS). Membership with HGACBuy is available nationwide at no cost for governmental and non-profit based entities. 

About American Traffic Solutions:

ATS is proud to be the market leader in road safety camera installations in North America. ATS has more than 3,500 installed red-light, speed safety cameras and school bus stop arm 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.

Trident Systems voice and video solution now deployed at Defense Intelligence Agency

FAIRFAX, VA April 28, 2017 The balance between protecting and sharing critical information has never been more crucial than in today’s Joint and Coalition military environment. Voice over IP audio and point-to-point video are common tools for operational information-sharing networks throughout the DoD and Intelligence Community (IC). However, the current collaborative infrastructure creates communities of users who frequently are unable to communicate outside of their network or security domains quickly and effectively. DIA has addressed this gap by deploying and accrediting V2 CDS between US SIPRnet and JWICS networks. Phones on these two networks can now call each other directly using both voice and video phones, eliminating the cost and footprint of installing and maintaining separate phones and networks to each end user’s desk.

Trident Systems’s Voice and Video Cross-Domain Solution (V2 CDS), which is designed to meet rigorous DoD and NSA standards, delivers VoIP audio and video telecommunications across network security boundaries using existing call managers and videophones in a user-friendly and timely manner. V2 CDS authenticates users and reduces covert channels to an acceptable risk, while simultaneously maintaining point-to-point video capability.

  • Instantly & securely relays vital video & real-time voice across different security domains
  • Provides face-to-face communication to reduce uncertainty, strengthen trust & expedite collaboration
  • Supports cross-domain, point-to-point videophone calls & point-to-point & multi-party audio calls, which are as straightforward as placing long distance calls
  • Supports existing Voice over IP (VoIP) infrastructures, including popular Private Branch Exchange (PBX) servers & SIP-compatible IP phones, with minimal hardware required
  • Provides Recording for Playback and Analysis
  • Assured Pipeline Architecture protects sensitive conversations and minimizes covert channels
  • Supports star and cascading network connections with multiple V2 CDS systems

V2 CDS works with Trident’s Secure Communications Controller (SCC) product to enable secure cross domain tactical radio and commercial cellular communications. V2 CDS implements requisite NIST 800.53 and CNSS 1253 security controls and is on the Unified Cross Domain Services Management Office (UCDSMO) baseline as the first and only VoIP CDS (Cross Domain Solution) available for deployment within the DoD & IC. For more information, contact Trident Systems at [email protected]

About Trident:

Trident Systems is a veteran-owned small business that delivers innovative and affordable technology solutions for critical government and commercial needs. Founded in 1985, Trident continues to harness technology and provide leading-edge solutions to every Military Service, the Intelligence Community, and a broad spectrum of government and industry partners. Trident develops products in the following focus areas: Integrated C4I systems, Radar Systems, Assured Collaboration Systems, and Collaboration Services. Trident provides a full range of design / build services for state of the art facilities including supporting of the Integrated Air Defense System in the National Capital Region. Trident’s headquarters is located in Fairfax, Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.tridsys.com/.

PRO-VISION releases 1080p HD video system for law enforcement vehicles

BYRON CENTER, MI April 26, 2017 PRO-VISION® Video Systems, the leader in mobile video technology and software for law enforcement, announced today the release of its new 1080p High-Definition In-Car Video System for police vehicles.

The PRO-VISION® HD In-Car Video System is the only 1080p True HD system capable of providing 360 degree vehicle coverage, capturing high-fidelity audio and video that’s more than twice the quality of 720p HD cameras on up to eight cameras.

An interior camera provides 180 degree door-to-door HD coverage of the rear seat area in any lighting condition, while a compact forward-facing camera records the front of the vehicle without obstructing the view of the road like bulky cameras featured in other systems.

Combining industry-leading features with a rugged Solid-State design, a 5-Year Warranty and a price over 50 percent less than other brands, the PRO-VISION® HD In-Car Video System is the most Reliable, Simple and Affordable™ in-car video system available.


Since 2003, PRO-VISION® has been engineering, manufacturing and installing Reliable, Simple, Affordable™ mobile video recording systems and software solutions for the school bus, transit, law enforcement and commercial markets. Specializing in back-up, dash-cam, in-car and body-worn video; PRO-VISION® products increase safety and reduce liability for thousands of organizations in nearly 50 countries around the globe. Recently recognized as a Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ company and by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America for the sixth consecutive year, PRO-VISION® takes pride in offering the highest quality products backed by the absolute best customer and technical support. For more information, visit http://www.provisionusa.com.

New 3M ALPR processor improves speed and portability, carries larger hard drive

ST. PAUL‚ MN April 25‚ 2017 In ever-changing and unpredictable environments, it is especially crucial to have efficient and dependable technology to rely on. Officers know better than anyone what it is like to constantly deal with evolving circumstances, so to help provide stability to those who need it most, 3M is proud to announce the 3MTM Mobile ALPR Processor SX4.

Designed specifically for versatile on-street law enforcement environments, the Mobile ALPR Processor SX4 has undergone essential upgrades to its hardware and operating software, including a faster processor and smaller design. It simultaneously supports up to four color and infrared 3M Mobile ALPR Cameras, providing accurate reads on license plates across a wide range of applications including parking enforcement, site security, local law enforcement and highway patrol.

Along with improved processing speeds, the SX4 Processor is built with additional enhancements, such as a larger hard drive and more memory storage. In order to provide increased reliability over the previous model in on-street operating conditions, it includes improved BIOS operation to ensure continuous license plate reading in the event of battery failure.

“Designed to be more robust and capable of performing under a wide range of conditions, the 3M Mobile ALPR Processor SX4 is an upgraded and improved system to ensure officers are working with the best 3M ALPR tools available,” said Olivia He, global marketing manager for 3M Traffic Safety and Security. “Since law enforcement officers are frequently working in fluctuating environments, we are excited to provide a processor that is consistently dependable, based on third-party testing in simulated field conditions.”

The 3M Mobile ALPR Processor SX4 is not only more powerful and efficient than the previous processor, but is also more portable and user-friendly. The processing unit is lighter, smaller in size, consumes less power, produces less ambient noise and heat, and has a flexible orientation during installation, which allows for maximum use of space in the vehicle. The device also now features a larger range of operating and storage temperatures so it is able to withstand an increased range of temperatures that may affect the vehicle.

“Reliable technology is extremely important in the world of law enforcement, and we know how quickly technology can evolve and change,” said He. “Because of this, 3M is committed to investing in innovations that consistently improve the lives of those who protect us each and every day.”

For more information on the 3M Mobile ALPR Processor SX4, visit: 3M.com/ALPR

Tyco Security Products unveils value-based HD video solution that leverages analog infrastructures

WESTFORD, MA April 24, 2017 Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, introduces its HD Video Solution, a new value-based solution that provides superior video quality while leveraging analog infrastructure. The cost-effective Holis HD Tribrid Video Recorders support SD analog cameras, Illustra Essentials IP cameras, and a brand-new line of HD cameras, allowing customers to achieve excellent video quality never before attained over coax.

Available in 4, 8, and 16-channel models, the recorders feature intuitive search, record, zoom and export functions, as well as all channel synchronous real-time playback for simplified post-event forensics. With support for H.264 dual-stream video compression, the Holis HD Tribrid Video Recorders feature up to 12 TB of storage and 1080P real time-recording across all channels.

Combined with the new American Dynamics HD camera portfolio which includes fixed and varifocal Bullet and Dome Cameras, the HD video solution provides an excellent alternative to IP cameras and allows users to upgrade their system over time while protecting their CCTV investment.

The new fixed HD bullet and mini-dome cameras boast 3.6mm fixed lenses and provide up to 1080p video resolution (1920 x 1080) in an uncompressed format over the same standard coaxial cable that is used for standard CCTV cameras. Where most dome cameras operate on two axes, the fixed mini-dome’s 3-axis feature has a much wider field of view.

The varifocal HD bullet and dome cameras include a 2.7-12mm motorized lens and feature Smart Infrared for recording over 196 feet away in total darkness. The cameras are waterproof, rated IP67, and feature WDR making them an ideal solution for applications with volatile weather or lighting conditions.

“Our cost-effective HD video solution provides an ideal migration path for small to mid-sized sites looking to leverage their investments in analog but add on higher resolution cameras as their needs evolve,” said Mike Tabola, Senior Product Manager for Tyco Security Products. “Users can also manage their video remotely with the full-featured Holis Go mobile app or Web Client for continual surveillance, no matter how widespread their facilities.”

Leveraging the well-known benefits of HD technology that include reduced installation costs, lower cyber-attack risks, and minimized complexity, the Tyco Security Products HD Video solution is an ideal solution for customers who:

• Currently have analog but are looking to expand or increase video resolution

• Consider price a major factor

• Are installing a new system and seeking analog solutions

• Have a maximum need of 16 cameras

• Have limited networking experience

The combination of the new Holis HD Tribrid Video Recorders and American Dynamics HD cameras provides the ultimate in flexibility and plug and play capabilities that are ideal for small to medium-sized businesses.

For more information, visit http://www.holisnvr.com/.

3xLOGIC offers integrated video surveillance and access control software solution

WESTMINSTER, CO April 18, 2017 3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of integrated intelligent security solutions, today announced the company demonstrated its newest, integrated video and access control software platform at the ISC West show, in Las Vegas 05-07 April.

“We are changing the rules of the game for video and access control for the SMB market with our new integrated, hosted video and access control solution,” announced Matt Kushner, 3xLOGIC CEO. “We have achieved the most powerful commercial feature set at a price that fits the budget for even the smallest business owners.”

The latest software innovation does not stop at the powerful feature set of pushing notification to a user’s cell phone, or that customers can use their cell phone as their credential, or even that it enables total remote system administration from a mobile device. 3xLOGIC has broken new ground by making this video and access control solution the easiest to install in the industry. There are no wires from the access control system to the video system, all data exchange is through the software. Total ease of installation has been achieved by developing an automated, cloud-based programing tool, so one simply scans a QR code from a smartphone and installation is virtually complete!

This new integrated solution removes the expensive technical labor from the equation of installing commercial integrated video access control security. “The small business market is totally untapped for integrated video and managed access control,” Kushner continued. “Until recently, the cost for a commercial grade, integrated solution was out of reach for the majority of small businesses and even medium-sized businesses.

For the SMB market, integrated video and access was out of reach due mainly to the labor required for such a complex installation process, coupled with the high up-front cost of servers and software. Eliminating the expensive labor component and removing the cost of software and servers have opened the market for SMB customers to enjoy the management benefits of a highly sophisticated, integrated security solution without the crushing up-front labor and capital costs.

“What’s more, now medium and even smaller-size integrator partners have access to this technology as part of their market offer,” said Kushner. Our intergrators can comfortably, competently do the installation while reaping the benefits of growing their RMR business.”

3xLOGIC’s demonstrated its integrated video and access control cloud-based software solution during the ISC West tradeshow. General product availability will be by the end of May 2017.

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.

Pelco showcases latest technology innovations and strategic application solutions to Securika/MIPS 2017

MOSCOW March 7, 2017 Pelco by Schneider Electric, a global leader in surveillance and security products and technologies, featured several of the company’s advanced security solutions at Securika/MIPS 2017, which took place at the Expocenter Fairgrounds in Moscow on March 21-14, 2017.

Highlighted innovations on display included the powerful open platform VideoXpert™ Video Management Software (VMS) designed to control with confidence, a sneak peek of ExSite™ Enhanced Explosion Proof IP Cameras engineered to survive in the most challenging environments, and Sarix™ Enhanced IP Cameras that deliver the highest levels of low light performance when nothing but the best will do.

“Security operations and procedures have become a core priority for businesses and organizations across every vertical market around the world as security professionals seek the most efficient and effective means to protect people, property and assets. This is especially pertinent for high-traffic public venues such as casinos and arenas,” said Diane Feliciano, VP, Global Marketing, Pelco by Schneider Electric. “At MIPS, attendees will witness firsthand how Pelco video surveillance and security solutions deliver higher levels of situational awareness, protection and even prevention when and where customers need it most.”

In addition to highlighting system solutions with specific benefits for the casino and stadium markets, Pelco’s Securika/MIPS 2017 display featured strategic solutions for the oil and gas, city surveillance and hospitality vertical markets, and included the following highlighted products:

  • VideoXpert Video Management Software (VMS) dramatically improves the control of integrated surveillance and security solutions on a single platform, providing users with greater situational awareness so they can make more timely decisions and execute decisive action. VideoXpert’s open architecture enables third-party applications to be cost-effectively integrated for highly specialized applications in the hospitality, gaming and municipal surveillance markets. Recent enhancements to VideoXpert include: an enhanced user interface for improved centralized system management; incident management to easily and quickly correlate related video files; improved event management to customize event alerts with real-time visual notification; immersive viewing of 180°, 270° and 360° panoramic images from Pelco Optera Multi-Sensor Panoramic Cameras; and much more.
  • Sarix Enhanced IP Cameras utilize Pelco’s exclusive SureVision 3.0 low-light technology making Sarix imaging solutions ideal for hospitality and city surveillance, delivering quality images in as little as 0.05 lux with an incredible Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) of 130dB. Sarix Enhanced cameras are ONVIF Q compliant and are available in a wide selection of form factors for ease of integration into the hospitality and municipal surveillance markets, as well as many other mainstream applications.
  • ExSite Enhanced HD Cameras are explosion proof and virtually indestructible with performance features that include: a robotically welded housing for use in extreme conditions; a unique patent-pending pan-tilt drive system devoid of belts, gears or pulleys; operation in extreme temperatures; 30X optical zoom with image stabilization; IR illumination; 130dB WDR; 0.03 lux ultra-low light performance; integrated Ethernet, fiber, Ethernet over Coax (EoC) and Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) transmission, and more. ExSite is an exceptional imaging solution for oil and gas facilities, chemical plants, manufacturing and marine facilities, and for numerous other demanding environments.

About Pelco by Schneider Electric

Pelco by Schneider Electric is a global leader in professional video surveillance and security system products and technologies with a local presence in 136 countries and over 4000 integration partners worldwide. Our personal engagement with customers, resellers and technology partners drives the development and deployment of surveillance and security solutions with meaningful innovation. It’s the foundation that Pelco has built its brand upon for over 25 years.


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.



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