400 New Orleans buses to be equipped with digital video systems

Aug 1, 2001 12:00 PM

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The New Orleans Regional Transportation Agency has awarded a contract to provide 400 buses and 45 trolley cars with a digital surveillance system from Interlogix Inc., Austin, Texas, and its Kalatel, Corvallis, Ore., business unit. The system will also be retrofitted to para-transit, mini-vehicles and school buses. A similar system was successful in recording a bus hijacker last May in Los Angeles.

The Township of Babylon, New York, a community of more than one million, has chosen a digital video system by Axcess Inc., Dallas. The township requires a system capable of monitoring all public areas, such as public pools, beaches and parks. Also, an Internet data center in Southern California installed Axcess' ActiveTag system. The center will use the system to enhance its existing security and monitoring capabilities by localizing the monitoring effort at the individual-server level.

The Atlanta Housing Authority has chosen the NiceVision digital recording technology by NICE Systems, Ra'anana, Israel, to be installed in its central command center. The technology is part of a program to enhance security for elderly and disabled residents using 316 cameras to cover 21 buildings.

The U.S. Army Land Information Warfare Agency, Fort Belvior, Va., selected the CyberWolf intelligent security solution by Mountain Wave Inc., Falls Church, Va., to enable its Computer Emergency Response Teams to monitor Army networks worldwide.

The Touch Signature Inkless Pad technology by Identicator Inc., El Segundo, Calif., helped to apprehend a criminal attempting to cash a fraudulent check at a Downey Savings and Loan bank in Terrance, Calif. A thumbprint on the back of the check provided a positive ID for authorities who apprehanded and convicted the criminal.

Sandia, a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory, and Lockheed Martin company have developed RAMPART — Risk Assessment Method - Property Analysis and Ranking Tool. It is a screening software designed to analyze the risk of potential threats to buildings. The General Services Administration, which manages more than 8,000 federal buildings, needed the software to assess risks of terrorism and natural disasters. The software is specifically designed for GSA buildings, but could be adapted to fit other buildings. Visit www.Sandia.gov for more information.

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