We've been investigating gunshot detection technologies and implementations for a very long time, and we are convinced the SENTRI is the most effective and economical solution available for law enforcement.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 16, 2009
NetLogix and Safety Dynamics today announce their strategic partnership in order to bring effective, broadband-enabled video-integrated Gunshot Detection System (viGDS) to market. NetLogix will provide comprehensive, full turnkey implementations, increased channel development, and intelligent systems customization of the Safety Dynamics line of solutions, including their smart sensor-based SENTRI (Sensor Enabled Neural Threat Recognition and Identification) products.
The Safety Dynamics viGDS uses a number of proprietary algorithms in their patented technology including "Dynamic Synapse Neural Network" (DSNN) technology developed by the Laboratory for Neural Dynamics at the University of Southern California (USC). DSNN is the core of this state-of-the-art acoustic recognition capability, and is based on neurobiological principles of brain signal processing. Like the human brain, it allows for the accurate temporal pattern recognition of acoustic signals even in the presence of high background noise. As one of the challenges of existing systems lies in identifying gunshots in noisy, urban environments, the system enables a number of unique benefits such as street light mounting, vehicle mounting, mobile command center implementation, and additional customizable flexibilities.
Each node acts as a stand-alone unit, and while they can function in tandem, a mesh of sensors is not required like competitive alternatives. This makes pilot deployment and testing possible at a much lower cost.
Unique to the NetLogix solution portfolio, the SENTRI can be integrated with any camera system. NetLogix's extensive experience in broadband networks and their applications eases the process of integrating viGDS with existing video surveillance systems. Through the partnership, NetLogix can bring public safety agencies the ability to view the transmission point of a gunshot in less than one second. When a gunshot is fired, it only takes one-half of a second before each camera begins to rotate toward the event. The camera then zooms in on the incident location, tracks briefly, and pans outward to capture the entire field of view. Real-time incident alerting and mapping with automated camera control allows the video operations center to quickly gain GPS and visual data for improved forensic evidence and an enhanced ability to thwart criminal activity.
"The evolution of the Safety Dynamics technology platform now represents a game-changing advancement in gunshot detection and rapid response," said Eric DaVersa, Vice-President of Business Development at NetLogix. "We've been investigating gunshot detection technologies and implementations for a very long time, and we are convinced the SENTRI is the most effective and economical solution available for law enforcement."
In a down economy the likelihood of increased violent crime rises, creating a greater demand for crime abating solutions. NetLogix is the proven leader in the integration of wireless broadband, video security, and sensor-based applications such as viGDS and advanced metering systems. While many companies have come and gone during the early wireless broadband and municipal wireless hype cycle, NetLogix has flourished and continues to grow based upon the successful implementation of well-architected solutions and high customer satisfaction.
"We've come to realize the importance of intelligent engineering when it comes to the blend of technologies such as the SENTRI and networking" added Sally Fernandez, President, Safety Dynamics. "NetLogix is truly one-of-a-kind with their comprehensive approach from implementation to ongoing operations that ultimately will help to better serve our customers."
NetLogix is working on the customized integration of Safety Dynamics' products in order to enhance the overall customer experience.
The companies are already pursuing substantial opportunities, domestically and internationally, with government organizations, defense contractors, and systems integrators.
NetLogix is a proven leader in wireless telecommunications professional and managed services. NetLogix provides comprehensive municipal and public safety networking solutions including video surveillance, gunshot detection, and other critical applications. NetLogix's services portfolio encompass all layers of networks including the design, deployment, and management of data center cores, licensed microwave 3G/4G, WiMAX, and WiFi networks. For more information about NetLogix please visit http://www.netlogix.com.
About Safety Dynamics, Inc.
Safety Dynamics, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of smart acoustical sensor-based products and solutions for threat recognition and localization. Focusing on urban crime prevention, Safety Dynamics developed the Sensor-Enabled Neural Threat Recognition and Identification (SENTRI™) system, a revolutionary platform that detects gunshots and is capable of instantly and accurately directing a video camera to a GPS location. Along with a comprehensive suite of perimeter security, biochemical, and other technologies, Safety Dynamics is pioneering the paradigm shift toward biologically-based pattern recognition technologies for Military, Homeland Security and Public Safety applications. For more information about Safety Dynamics, Inc. please visit http://www.safetydynamics.net.