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.
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.