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Bergen County Expands Video Surveillance Capabilities With Advanced IP Technologies From MOBOTIX and Pivot3

2013-04-15

LAS VEGAS ---- The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is expanding its video surveillance network at its County Courthouse and Jail in an effort to enhance the efficiency and recording capabilities across its infrastructure. The addition of over 400 MOBOTIX high-resolution, intelligent video cameras combined with IPAS VMS and Pivot3 vSTAC converged shared storage and virtual server appliances will deliver an additional layer of surveillance coverage within the county jail. This is the third phase of the surveillance system’s expansion and the total order represents more than 800 MOBOTIX megapixel cameras and over a Petabyte of Pivot3 storage.

The comprehensive IPAS VMS delivers high-quality video images in various lighting conditions to allow county officials to actively monitor video in real time, access stored video for post-event investigations and enhance situational awareness to ensure the safety of law enforcement. Bergen County also leverages video to address liability issues such as slip-and-fall claims, and take full advantage of redundancy features and application failover to protect against natural disasters and terror attacks.

The system, which marks the third phase of the installation, extends the surveillance network to the Bergen County prosecutor's office to enable rapid sharing of video evidence as needed. Overall, the technology initiative has been proven to provide an additional layer of security to the county's facilities and deliver significant cost savings of over 20% due to the streamlining of processes between departments. Furthermore, multiple agencies across the county are merging practices to be more effective and simplify operations, developing further cost efficiencies across county infrastructure.

New MOBOTIX cameras include the DualDome D14, which features two lenses and two 3.1 resolution image sensors totaling a maximum of 6.2 megapixels, and the Q24 Hemispheric Camera, which is capable of providing a complete 360-degree all-around view. Bergen County is also leveraging the MOBOTIX T24 Hemispheric IP Video Door Station and the DualNight M12, a dual-lens, day/night camera. Overall, the dual-lens and hemispheric features built-in to the MOBOTIX devices allow the county to monitor more than 1,000 locations with only 400 cameras. This allows for the most coverage with the fewest number of cameras, providing significant cost savings to budget conscious government agencies.

“Throughout the Bergen County jail and criminal justice facilities; we need clear, accurate video images in a variety of lighting situations,” said Sheriff Saudino, Bergen County Sheriff's Office. “The ability of our initial MOBOTIX system of 80 cameras vastly improved our video surveillance capabilities and convinced us to expand the system to cover even more areas. The new cameras and Pivot3 storage appliances further enhance our video system capabilities.”

“The combination of MOBOTIX cameras and Pivot3 storage provides the highest quality edge-based IP video and cost-efficient centralized storage,” said Heath Gaffney, CEO, IMSYS, the systems integrator that installed the Bergen County system. “The resulting solution perfectly addresses the video surveillance needs of the Bergen County Sheriff's Office and illustrates the value of high-resolution video in the criminal justice environment.”

About MOBOTIX

MOBOTIX is a software company with in-house hardware development in the area of digital, high-resolution and network-based video security solutions. The company focuses on the development of user-friendly complete system solutions from a single source. The publicly traded company with headquarters in Langmeil, Germany, is known as the leading pioneer in network camera technology since its foundation in 1999 and its decentralized concept has also made high-resolution video systems cost-efficient. From 2010 onwards, MOBOTIX will extend its product range to include intelligent home automation products that are developed in-house. Whether in embassies, airports, railway stations, ports, gas stations, hotels or highways, over one hundred thousand MOBOTIX video systems have been in operation on every continent for years.

About Pivot3

Pivot3 was founded in 2003 on the idea that today's stack of servers, storage and networks could be radically simplified and unified to drive down complexity and cost. The company has over 600 customers across the globe deploying Pivot3 vSTAC® storage and compute appliances. Pivot3 products are deployed in the data protection, digital surveillance and rich media markets and have seen particular success in the public sector, transportation, education and retail vertical segments. The company has won numerous awards and was most recently selected by Forbes Magazine in 2013 as “One of America’s Most Promising Companies”, and by CRN in their top 100 Virtualization list for 2012.

About IMSYS

IMSYS was founded in 2005 in Nashua, NH. IMSYS delivers integrated IP Video and real time RFID tracking solutions to provide “Presence Awareness”, the ability to know who and what is present in specific areas of interest. IMSYS focuses on resolving operational issues by applying proven technology products and methodology to real world situations. Our mission is to enable organizations to implement technology based, cost effective solutions that are easy to use and maintain.

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