October 2, 2006 By News Report
GView enables the mass market to gain the benefits of situation awareness as a tool in stopping vandalism and defeating malicious activities such as sabotage and terrorism. Guardian's focus has been to provide intelligent video at a fraction of the price of competitors. Now by utilizing Google Earth, Guardian is enabling the mass market to build and utilize 3D situation awareness models for $100's and not the $10,000's charged for custom models.
By marrying intelligent video surveillance with Google Earth, GView automates threat detection. Guards never loose sight of a threat for GView automatically detects and tracks intruders from PTZ to PTZ camera. The underlying intelligent video technology within GView controls all cameras within a unified geo-spatial approach for defining, prioritizing, detecting and tracking threats.
It enables PTZ cameras to rapidly tour a site and learn normal scene activity and rapidly differentiate abnormal (suspicious) activity. When a pre-defined security policy or procedure is breached, the user's DVR is triggered to increase its recording speed and GView is triggered to display all events and targets on a 3D Google Earth display. The GView system support 1000's of sensors and 100's of users.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.