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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

ObjectVideo Develops Next-Generation Scanning Camera Technology for Department of Homeland Security Border Applications

via PRNewswire

RESTON, Va. July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ObjectVideo(R), the leader in intelligent video, announces successful development and testing of its new scanning camera technology for border applications for the Homeland Security Advanced Research Project Agency (HSARPA). The work by ObjectVideo represents two contracts totaling $3.2 million from HSARPA to enhance U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP's) existing intelligent video surveillance capabilitieson the northern and southern borders of the United States .

HSARPA contracted with ObjectVideo to enrich intelligent video surveillance systems on the border with the ability to accurately detect andalert objects of interest from constantly scanning cameras. This capabilityis particularly useful at the U.S. borders, where stationary cameras have onlya limited field-of-view. Object Video's next-generation scanning technology requires fewer cameras, as the customer's intelligent video-equipped cameras can now monitor larger areas more efficiently and accurately.

ObjectVideo technology is already protecting more than 80 U.S. border locations at ports-of-entry through an existing CBP contract. Other ObjectVideo customers include the Department of Defense, the U.S. Air Forceand Navy, the Department of Energy and more than 30 commercial airports and seaports.

"ObjectVideo is providing the latest in American technology to help solve our border security problems," said Stephen Vermillion , ObjectVideo Vice President of Government Affairs. "Our intelligent video meets the high technology standards set by President Bush in his border initiatives. ObjectVideo has been helping CBP protect the border for 3 years; we partnered with DHS to develop and complete testing of new and improved technologies designed specifically for additional protection at the border."

About the Homeland Security Advanced Research Project Agency

The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), part ofDHS, invests in programs offering the potential for revolutionary changes intechnologies that promote homeland security and accelerate the prototyping and deployment of technologies that reduce homeland vulnerabilities. HSARPA performs these functions in part by awarding procurement contracts, grants,cooperative agreements, or other transactions for research or prototypes topublic or private entities, businesses, federally funded research and development centers and universities.

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