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Canada’s Global Defence and Security Trade ShowEY Centre, May 31-June 1, 2017
Mississauga, ON – May 11th, 2017 – Integrys is pleased to announce that it will showcase the products of four of its suppliers — RGB Spectrum, General Micro Systems (GMS), CohuHD Costar and Eizo Rugged Solutions— at booth #1130 at CANSEC 2017, Canada’s foremost defence technology trade show. The event features 120,000 square feet of indoor exhibits by Canada’s leading defence and security companies, as well as an outdoor static display. It targets a wide audience of customers, including government agencies and departments with an interest in the defence sector.
Since 1987, RGB Spectrum’s robust command and control video wall display processors, multiviewers, matrix switchers, and recording/streaming codecs have been deployed in a range of mission-critical defense, aerospace, and military installations.
Offering advanced capabilities and 24/7 reliability, its powerful command center and control room management solutions are chosen for Tactical Operations Centers (TOC), C4ISR, vessel and vehicle consoles, military simulation and training systems, flight simulator systems, missile testing, and unmanned aerial vehicle/surveillance (UAV/UAS) control stations and operator training. At CANSEC, RGB will showcase its MediaWall V processor, which supports high-resolution video inputs and outputs up to 4K/UHD. The MediaWall V is very versatile and can be configured to support a high number of video inputs, can manage multiple video walls simultaneously, can provide up to 64 windows of any size and can also include a PC processor which can decode H.264 video streams as an option.
GMS is one of the world’s leading technology-independent suppliers of computing engines, providing the best price/performance, quality and customer support. Its operational model requires use of the best CPU technology available from any supplier in the market. At the Integrys booth learn about GMS’s core differentiators, including the future of SFF modularity, SWaP-E and RuggedCool™, which cover every product in the GMS line, including the following, which will be front and center at CANSEC::
S2U “King Cobra”: world’s most advanced battlefield server
RT0402 “Stingray” – Rugged, fully sealed, 4-port router and 12-port managed switch with POE and Cisco ESR
SD19: rugged, standard definition smart display with removable drive
S2002-SW “Blackhawk”: rugged, server-in-a-box with multi-port switch and removable drive
CohuHD Costar designs and manufactures rugged HD CCTV video surveillance camera systems for critical infrastructure and transportation. CohuHD Costar video cameras monitor the most critical, sensitive environments, such as border security and transportation, specifically traffic (ITS), maritime ports, airports and railways. CohuHD Costar video cameras integrate the latest high-definition video imaging, IP networking, video compression technologies and analytics into its ruggedized designs. At CANSEC Cohu will showcase:
RISE 4260HD positioner camera
Brand-new RISE 4290HD dual spectrum visible and LWIR positioner camera
Eizo Rugged Solutions designs and manufactures a gamut of products for land, air, and sea military surveillance, reconnaissance, command and control, and air traffic control (ATC) applications. Come by the Integrys booth to learn about military rugged solutions for video capture, processing and encoding, as well as to experience efficiencies offered by the new H.265 Video Encoding Technique. At CANSEC Eizo will present:
Tyton VS2: rugged, military stand alone H.264/H.265 encoder
Condor 4107: 3G-SDI video capture and processing module in XMC
Condor GR2: 3U VPX graphics processing unit (GPU)
Condor GR3: 3U VPX combination graphics processing and processor module in a single slot
VPX H.265: 3U VPX H.264/H.265 encoder
Adapt: rugged display port to other format adapter
Hydra 1004: 1 x 4 3G-SDI video splitter/extender
Pentek will be showcasing the SentinelTM recorder which add intelligent signal monitoring and detection for Talon real-time recording systems. The intuitive GUI allows users to monitor the entire spectrum or select a region of interest, while a selectable resolution bandwidth allows the user to trade sweep rate for a finer resolution and better dynamic range. Scan settings can be saved as profiles to allow for quick setup in the field.
RF energy in each band of the scan is detected and presented in a waterfall display. Any RF band can be selected for real-time monitoring or recording. In addition to manually selecting a band for recording, a recording can be automatically started by configuring signal strength threshold levels to trigger a recording.
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Matrox Design Assistant 5 is the latest evolution of the flowchart-based integrated development environment (IDE) for machine vision. It lets users easily create an application flowchart as well as the HMI, thus taking projects from concept to completion in record time, with less effort, greater confidence, and without the need for conventional programming.Matrox Iris GTR measures just 75mm x 75mm x 54mm, allowing it to fit into tight spaces. It uses On Semiconductor® PYTHON CMOS image sensors and an Intel® Celeron® dual-core embedded processor that allows it to inspect faster moving lines or perform more inspections in an allotted time. Its IP67-rated housing and M12 connectors make Iris GTR dust-proof, immersion-resistant, extremely rugged, and right at home in dirty industrial environments. MATROX IrisGTR bundled-DA5
“Matrox Design Assistant 5 vision software is the ideal vision software for users of all skill levels based on proven technology currently in-place in factory automation applications across a wide range of industries,” said Fabio Perelli, product manager, Matrox Imaging. “System integrators, machine builders, and line integrators will appreciate the Iris GTR integrated with Design Assistant 5, allowing them to use the tools they need to tackle demanding vision projects faster than ever, easier than ever, and within tight budgets.”
All cameras can record evidence, but what body camera records the Officers point of view and improves officer safety while de-escalating confrontational situations? At Reveal, we build solutions that are both innovative and proven effective in the field. The Reveal body camera was designed with feedback from law enforcement worldwide, which resulted in a front facing screen and articulating camera head.
The public is able to clearly see themselves on the screen, adding transparency to the situation. Our customers have told us that having the front facing screen brings a new dynamic to the interaction between the public and law enforcement. No other body worn solution is as proven to increase officer safety. The Reveal body camera is also flexible – the screen and LEDs can be turned off for those situations requiring no illumination capability.
No other professional, evidentiary quality body worn camera solution provides the flexibility and versatility as Reveal’s body camera solutions. Don’t get trapped in expensive contracts…our DEMS evidence management system supports multiple storage options and locations including on premise, cloud and hybrid. Each camera is licensed so no additional fees are required for additional non camera users such as evidence clerks and District Attorney’s. If your department needs cloud storage, DEMS can use popular choices of Microsoft’s Azure Government Cloud, Amazon’s AWS, and others too.
Comprehensive, but easy to use….
Reveal’s DEMS (Digital Evidence Management System) is built upon a decade of expertise providing complex body worn camera solutions to agencies across the world. We learned quickly from our customers to make our software flexible enough to keep up with ever-changing laws, policies, and IT environments. We believe that your policies should dictate how your technology works, not the other way around.
We would welcome the opportunity to assist your department with a body camera solution.
Police officers in several Bay Area cities are starting to get used to the newest piece of equipment in their arsenal: a Reveal body-worn camera. But the devices being used by cops in one East Bay city are sporting a unique feature.
San Ramon became the first city in California to purchase a body-worn video system equipped with an outward-facing playback display that shows what is being recorded.
San Ramon officers are already being trained on how to use the camera.
“I think it keeps everybody accountable,” motorcycle Officer Bill Doherty said.
Doherty got to test the device during a recent traffic stop, informing the driver that he activated the camera when he made the stop. The driver is able to watch the video as it records.
The cameras already are popular with European law enforcement agencies.
At the end of a shift, Doherty and other officers place their cameras in a smart dock, and the video is uploaded to a cloud-based server, where it will stay for a year – or indefinitely if the video is used as evidence.
A BBC news report published this morning shared findings from a study on BWV conducted by the Cambridge University. It found that complaints by members of the public against officers fell by 93% over 12 months compared with the year before. Police Body Cameras
Reveal participated in a BBC news discussion with journalist Victoria Derbyshire around the positive impact of BWV – watch it here.
Almost 2,000 officers across four UK forces and two US police departments were monitored for the project.
Dr Barak Ariel, who led the research, said no other policing measure had led to such “radical” changes.
The experiment involved police from Northern Ireland, the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, and Cambridgeshire, as well as the Rialto and Ventura police departments in California, working for a total of almost 1.5 million hours.
The findings, published in the journal Criminal Justice and Behaviour, showed there were 113 complaints made against officers during the year trial period, compared with 1,539 in the 12 months before – a reduction of 93%.
Dr Ariel, who is based at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, said: “I cannot think of any [other] single intervention in the history of policing that dramatically changed the way that officers behave, the way that suspects behave, and the way they interact with each other.”
He said the results indicated both police and the public were adjusting their behaviour.
“Once [the public] are aware they are being recorded, once they know that everything they do is caught on tape, they will undoubtedly change their behaviour because they don’t want to get into trouble. Individual officers become more accountable, and modify their behaviour accordingly, while the more disingenuous complaints from the public fall by the wayside once footage is likely to reveal them as frivolous.”
Find out more about the Reveal cameras demonstrated on the programme here
“There can be no doubt that body-worn cameras increase the transparency of frontline policing. Anything that has been recorded can be subsequently reviewed, scrutinised and submitted as evidence” Barak Ariel BODY-WORN CAMERAS SEES COMPLAINTS
Body-worn cameras are fast becoming standard kit for frontline law enforcers, trumpeted by senior officers and even the US President as a technological ‘fix’ for what some see as a crisis of police legitimacy. BODY-WORN CAMERAS SEES COMPLAINTS
Now, new results from one of the largest randomised-controlled experiments in the history of criminal justice research, led by the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Criminology, show that the use by officers of body-worn cameras is associated with a startling 93% reduction in citizen complaints against police.
Researchers say this may be down to wearable cameras modifying behaviour through an ‘observer effect’: the awareness that encounters are recorded improves both suspect demeanour and police procedural compliance. Essentially, the “digital witness” of the camera encourages cooler heads to prevail.
Reveal body cameras feature prominent front-facing screens that allow people to see themselves onscreen as they are being filmed. This provides a visible demonstration that their actions are being recorded, as well as a cognitive acknowledgement, which enhances the effect of behaviour alteration.
The experiment took place across seven sites during 2014 and early 2015, including police from areas such as the UK Midlands and the Californian coast, and encompassing 1,429,868 officer hours across 4,264 shifts in jurisdictions that cover a total population of two million citizens. The findings are published today in the journal Criminal Justice and Behaviour.
The researchers write that, if levels of complaints offer at least some guide to standards of police conduct – and misconduct – these findings suggest that use of body-worn cameras are a “profound sea change in modern policing”.
“Cooling down potentially volatile police-public interactions to the point where official grievances against the police have virtually vanished may well lead to the conclusion that the use of body-worn cameras represents a turning point in policing,” said Cambridge criminologist and lead author Dr Barak Ariel.
“There can be no doubt that body-worn cameras increase the transparency of frontline policing. Anything that has been recorded can be subsequently reviewed, scrutinised and submitted as evidence.”
“Individual officers become more accountable, and modify their behaviour accordingly, while the more disingenuous complaints from the public fall by the wayside once footage is likely to reveal them as frivolous.
“The cameras create an equilibrium between the account of the officer and the account of the suspect about the same event – increasing accountability on both sides.”
Ariel worked with colleagues from RAND Europe and six different police forces: West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, West Yorkshire, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and Rialto and Ventura in California, to conduct the vast experiment.
Each trial was managed by a local point of contact, either an officer or civilian staff member – all graduates of the Cambridge University Police Executive Programme.
Every week for a year, the researchers randomly assigned each officer shift as either with cameras (treatment) or without (control), with all officers experiencing both conditions.
Across all seven trial sites during the 12 months preceding the study, a total of 1,539 complaints were lodged against police, amounting to 1.2 complaints per officer. By the end of the experiment, complaints had dropped to 113 for the year across all sites – just 0.08 complaints per officer – marking a total reduction of 93%.
Surprisingly, the difference between the treatment and control groups once the experiment began was not statistically significant; nor was the variations between the different sites.
Yet the before/after difference caused by the overall experimental conditions across all forces was enormous. While only around half the officers were wearing cameras at any one time, complaints against police right across all shifts in all participating forces almost disappeared.
Researchers say this may be an example of “contagious accountability”: with large scale behavioural change – in officers but also perhaps in the public – seeping into almost all interactions, even during camera-less control shifts, once the experiment had introduced camera protocols to participating forces.
“It may be that, by repeated exposure to the surveillance of the cameras, officers changed their reactive behaviour on the streets – changes that proved more effective and so stuck,” said co-author Dr Alex Sutherland of RAND Europe.
“With a complaints reduction of nearly 100% across the board, we find it difficult to consider alternatives to be honest,” he said.
Critically, researchers say these behaviour changes rely on cameras recording entire encounters, and officers issuing an early warning that the camera is on – reminding all parties that the ‘digital witness’ is in play right from the start, and triggering the observer effect.
In fact, results from the same experiment, published earlier this year, suggest that police use-of-force and assaults on officers actually increase if a camera is switched on in the middle of an interaction, as this can be taken as an escalation of the situation by both officer and suspect.
“The jolt of issuing a verbal reminder of filming at the start of an encounter nudges everyone to think about their actions more consciously. This might mean that officers begin encounters with more awareness of rules of conduct, and members of the public are less inclined to respond aggressively,” explained Ariel.
“We suspect that this is the ‘treatment’ that body-worn cameras provide, and the mechanism behind the dramatic reduction in complaints against police we have observed in our research.”
Headwall Photonics is the world’s leading high-volume manufacturer of original holographic diffraction gratings, optical modules, and fully integrated imaging instruments. Headwall Photonics is also a pioneering designer and manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging spectrometers and spectral instrumentation for industrial, commercial, and government markets. Headwall Photonics four main application areas include: remote sensing from satellites, aircraft, and UAVs; advanced machine vision of food products, such as specialty crops and poultry; medical diagnosis and pharmaceuticals; and defense and surveillance.
Basler is a global provider of premium quality digital cameras for industrial and video surveillance applications, medical devices, and traffic systems. Founded in 1988, Basler’s extensive experience in the field of camera design and camera production is reflected in the high image quality of their area scan, line scan, and network cameras. Driven by industry needs, these cameras are used for microscopy, vending machines, ATMs, and face recognition; for traffic monitoring and controls; as well as in a range of industrial areas, such as electronics and semiconductor inspection, and print image inspection.
Integrys is pleased to announce the release in Canada of the “King Cobra” S2U, a major breakthrough in server technology from General Micro Systems (GMS). It is the smallest, fastest server on the market, with more I/O performance and storage functionality than any other server. It replaces several 1U/2U servers, switches/routers, RAID controllers, and Auxiliary Power Units (APU) with a single 2U, 17-inch deep rack mountable (or freestanding) enclosure.
The King Cobra provides the highest SWaP efficiency in the server market while providing 100% LRU capability for minimum downtime. The S2U is targeted for applications where ruggedness, size, power, and serviceability are key factors. Only 2U high, the S2U replaces at least four other 2U servers if you count processor power, Ethernet ports, I/O adaptation, and power supplies.