Jul 1, 1997 12:00 PM
The Transportation Systems Group of Dallas-based Amtech Corp. has installed parking systems in four facilities in Seoul, South Korea. Amtech SmartPass systems are operational at Yonsei University, Yonsei University Medical Center, Chosun University and Ewha University. The contracts were secured through cooperative efforts with International Road Equipment Co. Ltd. of Seoul and Worldwide Parking Inc., Washington, D.C. Amtech supplied 20,000 tags and 40 readers for the facilities. The SmartPass system features radio frequency technology. It uses programmable tags mounted on vehicle windshields that store a unique identification code. Readers identify the tags, and the information is routed to a host computer for an access decision.
A digital snapshot produced using video storage technology was successfully used as evidence in a court of law in England. The digital snapshot was produced by VideoVault, a digital video storage and management unit designed by Primary Image, Surrey, England, to capture images of car drivers and vehicle license plates at car park entrances. The system records the time and date of image capture, making it an effective search and retrieval engine, according to Primary Image. Burnt-in textual image annotation and digital watermarking ensure tampering can be detected.
Loronix Information Systems, Durango, Colo., has received a CCTVware order from one of its dealers for installation at a Class X international airport. The order is for the CCTVware Enterprise System combined with the CCTVware M Series product. The system stores and manages digital video data.
The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has bought 133 x-ray inspection systems from Rapiscan Security Products, Long Beach, Calif. The system, which uses a single board image processor to detect contraband, will be used in Japan's embassies and consulates worldwide. The sale totaled approximately $3.2 million. An international hostage crisis prompted the purchase, according to Rapiscan.
Radionics, Salinas, Calif., has signed a letter of intent from OHRANA, the State Security Ministry for Russia, for the installation of its Safecom wireless security network system. According to Radionics, only security products approved by OHRANA can be distributed in Russia; the approval process is similar to that performed by Underwriters Laboratories in the U.S. Radionics estimates as many as 2,000 accounts and potential sales revenue of $800,000 from the initial installation. The Safecom system communicates alarm transmission via two-way radio.
Hewlett-Packard, San Diego, has doubled the equipment and space in its security center. Skaggs Telecommunications Service (STS), Murray, Utah, customized, built and installed consoles to house the new equipment, which includes: card access control computers; a control unit to select cameras and control functions; 22 monitors; a computer terminal; an intercom system connected to all doors; emergency phones; and fire and emergency response panels. STS also built customized racks to hold recording units, camera controllers, fiber-optic conversion equipment and an extra VCR and monitor.
Mosler Inc., Hamilton, Ohio, has signed an arrangement with Rite Aid Corp. to manufacture and install drive-up pharmacy equipment, including windows, drawers and pneumatic tube systems for Rite Aid's new and remodeled drug stores. Mosler anticipates it will install 500-1,000 units as Rite Aid builds, remodels and relocates stores.
Sigma Circuits Inc., San Jose, Calif., will embed SensorStrip electromagnetic security labels from Sensormatic, Boca Raton, Fla., into computer circuit boards during the initial manufacturing of the boards to help prevent theft later during the assembly process. The SensorStrip II electronic asset protection system comprises thin labels and detection units that activate an alarm at the exit if unauthorized removal of secured boards is attempted.