videoNEXT licenses video analytics technology patented by U.S. Army
The U.S. Army has granted a “partially exclusive license” for videoNEXT Network Solutions, Inc. to use a technology conceived and patented by the Army that aims to enhance the analysis of video images.
Patent number 7,460,689, entitled “System and Method of Detecting, Recognizing and Tracking Moving Targets,” was granted in December 2008.
From Government Security News, May 04, 2011
DHS funds interoperable border communications projects
Communities along the northern and southern U.S. borders received over $25 million in funding from the Department of Homeland Security to develop interoperable communications projects.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced $25.5 million in grant funding under the Border Interoperability Demonstration Project (BIDP) on May 2. The BIDP, said DHS, is a one-time competitive grant program focused on developing innovative solutions to strengthen interoperable emergency communications along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico.
From Government Security News, May 03, 2011
Inside Atlanta’s video integration project
Looking to build a city-wide surveillance network on par with similar systems in cities such as Chicago and New York, the Atlanta Police Foundation is in the initial stages of a video integration project known as Operation Shield.
From Security InfoWatch, April 26, 2011
New Milwaukee ordinance requires c-stores to install two high-res surveillance cameras
Under recently approved legislation, convenience stores in Milwaukee, Wis., will be required to have at least two high-resolution surveillance cameras in operation at their businesses, according to a story published last week by the Milwaukee News Buzz.
The goal of the new ordinance, according to the report, is to provide authorities with better video evidence for criminal prosecutions. The city’s previous ordinance only required convenience stores to have a single camera that provided "reproducible digital color images," the story noted.
From Security InfoWatch, April 26, 2011
UBM to launch new homeland security show in San Diego in February 2012
UBM, an organizer of government and commercial security events, announced on April 20 the launch of National Security Technology Expo, which will be held at the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) in California on February 6-8, 2012.
UBM has 40 years of experience organizing security exhibitions in the UK, India, South Africa, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.
From Government Security News, April 21, 2011
Military Surveillance Robot Approved for First Responders
A robot used to covertly transmit live video during military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for use by local and state firefighters and police, ending a legal battle between amateur radio operators and law enforcement over the device.
Called the Recon Scout Throwbot, the robot transmits over the 430-448 MHz portion of the 420-450 MHz frequency band, which is primarily used by the federal radiolocation service. The spectrum is also utilized by amateur radio enthusiasts.
From Emergency Management, April 19, 2011
ISC West 2011 -- Las Vegas police look for ease of use in camera systems
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has learned to implement complex video surveillance systems in many different environments and for many duties, but still requires equipment that is readily and easily adapted to those many different roles, according to one of the detectives that coordinates the technology for the city.
From Government Security News, April 07, 2011
Three trends driving wireless networks for video surveillance
According to Firetide's Senior Marketing Manager Ksenia Coffman there are three top trends affecting wireless video surveillance deployments today: HD/megapixel, wireless offloading and mobile video
Number one on Coffman's list was the effect of HD and megapixel video surveillance on wireless networks. The point here, she said, is that when you increase resolution, you increase bandwidth, and this will impact how many cameras you can fit onto your wireless network. Fortunately, industry development of wireless technologies hasn't remained static; one of the things we've seen in the last couple years are wireless radios that handle even more bandwidth.
From Security InfoWatch, April 07, 2011
Bill would require governments to disclose number of surveillance cameras
Government agencies would be required to disclose the number of video surveillance cameras they have – but not the locations – under a bill approved by the House Judiciary Committee.
The legislation, HB 1948, is sponsored by Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana. Rep. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, is a co-sponsor. It cleared the committee Wednesday on an 11-0 vote.
From The News Gazette, March 17, 2011
Orlando police adopt new video surveillance network
Police in the city of Orlando in Florida are using a brand new video surveillance system to monitor activity across the metropolis.
According to the Sun Sentinel, the $1 million (£622,000) network is the largest in the state and is similar to one being planned in Boca Raton.
The project was launched in 2007 and has brought together 150 CCTV cameras across the city, which are now monitored 24 hours a day.
From WaveStore, March 15, 2011