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Port Botany Expansion


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About the Port Botany Expansion Project The Sydney Ports Corporation is expanding its container port facilities at Port Botany to augment long term trade growth. Involving the reclamation of 60 hectares of land, this is the largest port project to be undertaken in Australia in over three decades. The Sydney Ports Corporation mission is to add value to all aspects of Sydney’s port operations by managing and developing port facilities and services to meet existing and future trade needs and deliver profitable business growth.

Portable Video Security


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SightLogix reviews the advantages of portable video surveillance systems, and provides information on grants and funding.

New Video Storage technology


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As video management systems continue to trend toward IP and away from more traditional DVR solutions, RAID arrays have become increasingly popular for their ability to provide massive quantities of storage in a highly secure manner. This paper explains the concepts of “Storage Area Network” or SAN, iSCSI technology and how they are improving the storage options for network video. surveillance systems

Muni Wireless and the Safe City


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Large-scale metro area networks are becoming an increasingly important tool in providing public services and ensuring public safety and security. Ubiquitous broadband networks have not only proven to be an effective way to support the growing data, voice and video communications needs throughout an entire metropolitan area; they have become a critical element enabling the prevention of crime and rapid first response.

Beyond the Fence: Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems


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Today’s integrated perimeter security management environment has become increasingly complex. There are hundreds of point technology manufacturers, few legitimate technical standards and multiple disparate/ proprietary data formats, any of which need to be accommodated in a single solution. These and many other technical risks and challenges often associated with the design, implementation and maintenance of an integrated perimeter intrusion detection system (PIDS) are addressed in an excerpt from a design study commissioned by ICx Technologies.

Video Surveillance Economics


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Real-time video surveillance systems are proving to be one of the most effective methods of addressing a wide range of security challenges in both the public and the private sectors. Motorola offers an overview of the market.

EMC Roadmap to shovel ready ARRA projects


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EMC offers solutions in various public safety and security applications fitting into ARRA funding from several Federal Agencies and Departments

Constitution Project: Guidelines for Public Videosurveillance


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While much attention has been paid to efforts on the federal level to enhance our safety in the aftermath of September 11th, state and local programs also directly affect the security and civil liberties of Americans. For many communities, the desire to implement video surveillance systems stems not from a reaction to September 11th, but from the desire for crime control. This report is designed to provide a set of practical guidelines for state and local officials who are contemplating installation of—or who have already installed—public video surveillance systems.

Video Surveillance on Public Streets: A New Law Enforcement Tool for Local Governments


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Aided by the Federal government, grant money to bolster homeland defense has made implementing video surveillance in public places even more enticing for some municipalities. Although more cities now than ever utilize public video surveillance systems, few cities actually regulate their use.

FCC Guide to Wireless Communications and Public Safety


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A step by step guide to better implement and manage wireless communications for public safety

FCC ruling for primary status of 4.9GHz for public safety


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Complete text of the Federal Communications Commission ruling regarding the primary status granted to 4.9 GHz spectrum for public safety.

Operation Green Light, Lenexa KS: an update from Alvarion


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Lenexa, KS was the first city to go live with Operation Green Light, a traffic control initiative of the Mid-America Regional Council. Alvarion, a leading broadband wireless solutions vendor, offers an update.

Security Manager Guide to Video Surveillance


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IP Video Market reviews the steps needed to define objectives and tools of a video surveillance project.

Operation Green Light, Lenexa, Kansas: an assessment by the Mid-America Regional Council


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Operation Green Light exists to significantly reduce air pollution, stops, delays, driver frustration and fuel consumption in the Kansas City area by optimizing the traffic signal coordination.

Remote video monitoring for financial institutions - Diebold


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Physical threats to financial institutions are steadily rising, propelled by the economic downturn. Financial institutions have now access to effective weapons to reduce the risks, notably remote video monitoring, which can be incorporated into existing security systems.

The Benefits of Wireless Technology for Fixed Video Surveillance


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This white paper covers an array of wireless technology solutions and how they can enable network integrators, architects and operators to select the architecture and equipment that best meet the Big Three requirements - cost, deployment time, and performance - for a specific fixed video surveillance application.

Visual Surveillance in maritime port facilities


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This University of Florida work offers a method for securing port facilities which uses a set of video cameras to automatically detect various vessel classes moving within buffer zones and off-limit areas.

HDTV and videosurveillance


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The development of HDTV technology is starting to have an impact on the videosurveillance market. The possibility of clearer, sharper images is a long sought quality in the surveillance industry, particularly in applications where objects are moving or accurate identification is vital.

IBM: Network Video Surveillance


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In this presentation at the W2i Digital Cities Convention workshop on Digital Security, IBM analyzes the whys and hows of networked video surveillance.

Perspectives on Digital Video for Public Safety: networked video and its wide range of applications

BearCom: Reducing Crime with Wireless Video Surveillance


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Municipalities and police departments nationwide are searching for new and better ways to crack down on crime, and they often look for a "force multiplier" to jelp them accomplish that goal. One very effective solution is video surveillance. New innovations in that field will not only save time and money, but can help lower crime rates as well.

Status Report on Broadband Stimulus Legislation


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STATUS REPORT ON BROADBAND STIMULUS LEGISLATION (as of 1/29/09) Robert Primosch, a partner with the telecommunications law firm of Wilkinson, Barker & Knauer LLP in Washington DC and a close follower of federal telecommunications regualtory and legislative matters, provides us with an update on congressional proceedings on the Broadband Stimulus package. Register for RSS feeds to get regular updates on this crucial matter.

Breaking Through with Broadband Mobility for Railways


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Broadband communications enable powerful new applications for railways/train and other forms of public transportation by cost-effectively converging video, voice and data traffic on a common network infrastructure.

Bel Air Public Safety Interoperability: Wireless Mesh Delivers


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A collapsed structure necessitating both land and water rescue. A truck on fire. Hazardous materials. Triage and transport of patients off the bridge. A major traffic artery blocked. A major disaster on a federal highway crossing a state bridge over a waterway.... A clearer case for the importance and significance of public safety interoperability cannot be made. But what constitutes, and more importantly, what facilitates public safety interoperability?

Proxim Roadside Surveillance Network: Egnatia Motorway, Greece


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The Egnatia Motorway is one of the largest road construction projects in Europe and it is of vital importance for the road links Greece with Europe in one direction and Asia in the other. The current described wireless network extends along nine km of the Egnatia Motorway. Fourteen cameras were installed to monitor traffic flow and provide surveillance and security. Wireless networking technology enables users to easily install and deploy network video products in areas where Ethernet cabling is not readily available, enabling same day operation in most cases.

The Wireless Internet and Municipal Public Safety


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Based in part on the proceedings from the conference in San Mateo, CA, on June 29-30, 2004

Public Safety & First Responders


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4.9 GHz Wireless Networks for Law Enforcement and Emergency Response

Dallas PD Using Mesh-Enabled Video Surveillance


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The Dallas City Council and the local police department implemented a wireless video sur- veillance system consisting of 32 Firetide mesh nodes and 40 Sony cameras in the troubled Central Business District.

Firetide Guide to Video Mesh Networking


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Wireless works well for an increasing number of networking applications, and advances in digital cameras and wireless technologies now enable the use of wireless networks for video monitoring and surveillance. But only one wireless technology satisfies the seven key requirements fully: the multi-service mesh, particularly the industry-leading HotPort High Performance Mesh network from Firetide.

Strix Wireless Mesh Networks for Distributed Video Surveillance


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Today's IP networked video surveillance systems are capable of providing a far greater resolution, flexibility, reliability and increased cost savings in comparison to conventional analog video solutions. In the past, wireless IP video surveillance has been viewed as an "ad hoc" solution with limited reliability. Wireless mesh networks are changing that perception as more customers implement video surveillance over wireless mesh networks. Robust high performance, low latency and multi-hop scalability enable range and coverage that wasn't possible only a few years ago.

Accenture: Interoperability Enabling public safety agencies to achieve high performance


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Drawing on lessons learned from the successful OPSCAN project to point the way forward for interoperability in public-safety and other sectors By Shahid Ahmed and Rob Casselman. One of the greatest tests for any government is crafting an effective, coordinated response to emergencies. With lives often at stake, effective emergency response requires multiple government and non-government agencies working together in a coordinated, collaborative environment. That makes achieving interoperability between their communication systems vital. The variety of personnel and communications equipment involved makes a high performance solution mandatory and yet, an extremely difficult goal to achieve

Proxim: Wireless Solutions for Security and Surveillance


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This white paper provides an overview of the market drivers for security and surveillance applications, benefits of wireless solutions, deployment considerations and presents an overview of Proxim’s industry leading carrier grade wireless solutions to rapidly deploy communications infrastructure to acquire, transport, record, and analyze analog and networked digital video applications.

Wireless Video Surveillance


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Using Wireless Mesh Networks to Enhance Safety and Lower Surveillance Costs

New Era In Public Safety


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New technology tools are proving to be valuable, cost-effective allies in providing security. The power of these tools is greatly multiplied when they're tightly integrated in the "closed loop" continuum of Cisco's Safety and Security Solution Portfolio. The portfolio contains numerous options that help governments cover five key steps when it comes to dealing with a variety of hazards and threats: prepare, prevent, detect, assess and respond.

Wireless Broadband 101


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A look at a few players in wireless broadband services for city wi-fi and municipal surveillance, from Lexis-Nexis

Remote Video Surveillance for Retail - Diebold


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Savvy retailers are becoming more aware of the value of emerging security technologies such as remote video monitoring, which has proven to help curtail the steady erosion of the retail industry's bottom line by reducing employees' theft, shoplifting and organized retail crime.

Phoenix PD Keeps the City Safe with Wireless Mesh


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The Phoenix Police Department has pioneered use of wireless video surveillance for time-critical investigative deployments.




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