U.S. Department of Homeland Security to fund early-detection, rapid-response scene monitoring solution for public safety organizations across the nation
Princeton, NJ –June 17, 2008 – SightLogix, Inc. announced today that its Wireless Perimeter Surveillance & Scene Monitoring Rapid Deployment Kit has been selected for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP).
The DHS CEDAP program is part of a coordinated effort to strengthen the nation’s level of preparedness with pre-emptive and post-incident management security solutions for state and local jurisdictions. As part of the program, CEDAP will provide the SightLogix Rapid Deployment Surveillance Kit, along with Cisco’s Video Surveillance Manager, which is a combination of their Media Server, Operations Manager, and Virtual Matrix software, running on a portable Panasonic industrial strength, ruggedized ToughBook, as well as related training to eligible public safety organizations across the nation. More information and application guidance is available on the SightLogix CEDAP page at http://www.sightlogix.com/cedap.
“We’re honored to support DHS efforts to transform the front lines of our homeland defense from a reactive to a pre-emptive posture,” said John Romanowich, SightLogix president and CEO. “By incorporating SightLogix’ real-time, GPS-registered surveillance system with in-camera analytics, DHS empowers our nation’s first responders with the situational awareness needed to detect, deter, respond and recover from incidents that occur on a local, county or state level.”
“Entrepreneurs are the engine of innovation and job growth,” said New Jersey Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ ), who serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and is the Chairman of the Select Intelligence Oversight Panel . “SightLogix is a good example of how an entrepreneurial Central New Jersey company has grown and prospered and contributed useful products, such as these products selected by the Department of Homeland Security. I congratulate SightLogix for receiving this DHS award to provide security surveillance equipment.”
“As a leader in converged network security, Cisco understands the critical need to support public safety organizations with cooperative, IP-based tools that interoperate seamlessly,” said Bill Stuntz, vice president and general manager of Cisco’s physical security business unit. “By offering an integrated video and security package built on open standards, DHS strengthens local jurisdictions’ abilities to share and analyze intelligence and take appropriate security precautions . We’re proud to support these efforts through the CEDAP program.”
“College and university campuses create complex security challenges that reach deep into our local communities,” said Steven Healy, director of public safety at Princeton University and past president of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). “As an automated intelligent video surveillance solution, the SightLogix Rapid Deployment Surveillance Kit enhances campus safety officers’ preparedness to defend against, respond to, and recover from any event. I applaud the DHS commitment to strengthen safety and security on our nation’s campuses through the CEDAP program.”
SightLogix technology has been deployed to protect critical infrastructures and key resources including Commercial Aviation, Petro-Chemical, DoD, FEDGOV, Electrical Utilities, Water/Waste Water, Data Centers, Ports, Borders, Correctional Facilities, and Rail Transportation.
The 2008 CEDAP application period runs from May 30 to June 30, 2008. The competitive program awards are only made to those agencies or departments that complete the application process during the allotted time period and who request equipment that meets their jurisdictional needs and the strategies of their state Homeland Security Program.
About SightLogix, Inc.
SightLogix provides pre-emptive, automated outdoor surveillance systems to protect critical infrastructure and key assets. The company’s open-architecture, Intelligent Video Surveillance system provides full situational awareness to increase both the effectiveness and efficiency of security manpower.