IMT DropCam Video Surveillance Kit Named 2013 Platinum GSN Border Security Award Winner
Innovative Turnkey Product Recognized as Best Covert Surveillance Solution
March 13, 2013 --
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group's Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, announces that Government Security News (GSN) has named the company?s DropCam (DTx) COFDM Video Surveillance Kit as the platinum winner in the Best Covert Surveillance Solution (including body cameras) category for the publication's 1st Annual Border Security Awards. Awards were formally announced and handed out at the Border Security Expo, which took place in Phoenix, AZ, on March 12-13, 2013.
"IMT is honored to receive this prestigious award from an esteemed leading trade magazine such as Government Security News," says Integrated Microwave Technologies Divisional Chief Executive Stephen Shpock. "IMT's DropCam (DTx) COFDM Video Surveillance Kit not only offers the best video quality for surveillance monitoring, but also allows for the real-time exchange of critical information. Being recognized for providing cutting-edge technology to this market is a real accolade for us."
The 1st Annual Border Security Awards recognize and salute vendor companies that produce the most innovative and technologically advanced products and solutions for border security applications. The winners were selected by a panel of judges led by Chuck Brooks, who earned an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, was an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University, was the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security and was a defense and foreign policy advisor to the late Senator Arlen Spector. The judges? decisions were based on which entries were deemed the most innovative, advanced and successful in meeting the current needs of border security professionals.
"We received an impressive collection of entries from large and small companies involved in border security," says Jacob Goodwin, editor-in-chief of Government Security News.
IMT's DTx Video Surveillance Kit incorporates the company's DTx COFDM transmitter, with a rechargeable battery, camera, infrared LED and microphone, and a handheld receiver/monitor, in a compact, rugged chassis. This convenient package is ideal for rapid deployment and tactical surveillance scenarios. Combined with a light-level-sensor-controlled infrared LED, the low-light camera enables surveillance in all light conditions. Users can remove the camera head and position it separately using the four-foot camera cable, allowing for more discreet concealment of the camera.
The DTx is designed for such mission types as rapid tactical surveillance and room clearance, as well as inspections of remote locations, including pipes, basements, attics and small robotics platforms. It uses COFDM digital RF transmission technology to ensure superior non-line-of-sight performance in buildings, culverts and urban environments, providing a level of performance that is unattainable with conventional analog or 802.11 (WiFi) products. The integrated rechargeable battery will power the transmitter for up to four hours and can be recharged in three hours using the AC adaptor provided in the kit.
Developed for portable viewing of transmitted video feeds, IMT's Mobile Viewer receiver/monitor rounds out the offering for a complete transmit/receive solution. Its dual-input COFDM diversity receiver with integrated antennas and a rechargeable battery is designed with an LCD and GUI for handheld operation. Mobile Viewer offers exceptional RF performance with superb H.264 or MPEG-2 decoding. The unit displays video on a built-in, nine-inch, 16:9-format high-brightness-resolution LCD display. The display also features an easy-to-use menu-driven interface designed with the user in mind. Much more than a COFDM handheld receiver, the Mobile Viewer can stream video over Ethernet to remote software or hardware decoders. This allows multiple remote viewers to monitor the same video simultaneously.
This complete DTx kit is designed for ease of operation, and allows operators to select between 16 preset channels by pressing a single button. Configuration of the presets is achieved using the USB control interface and PC software provided. Transmission security is ensured through the use of optional AES (BCRYPT) encryption, making it an ideal portable kit for applications ranging from border and public security monitoring to covert surveillance.
About Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) is a Business Unit within the Vitec Group's Videocom Division. IMT's solid reputation as a quality leader and a trusted provider of mission-critical wireless video solutions has enabled the company to obtain business with state and local police departments, NASA, the Department of Justice, the US Air Force as well as blue chip defense contractors. IMT is an ISO 9001:2008 certified QMS organization and recipient of multiple industry awards for design and innovations.
More information can be found at www.imt-government.com.
A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the Broadcast & Video, Photographic and Military, Aerospace and Government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2012 revenue of £345.3 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three Divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services.
Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.
Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography and video.
Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support to TV production teams and film crews.
More information can be found at: www.vitecgroup.com.