Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mate to provide analytics to major transportation project

McLean, VA (USA) - Mate Intelligent Video Ltd. announced that it has been selected to provide its advanced video content analysis solution as part of an electronic surveillance/detection system for the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) based in Morrisville, Pa.

As a part of a team lead by Mass Electric Construction Company and Siemens Building Technologies, Mate's Behavior Watch solution will help to improve the Commission's ability to respond to accidents and other incidents at its bridges, buildings and other structures. Mate's intelligent video system is completely integrated with DVTel's Latitude Network Video Management System (NVMS) V5 to provide a "single seat" operation for the Commission. Both systems will be designed and maintained by Siemens. Initial installation of all equipment and infrastructure will be performed by Mass Electric Construction Company.

Mate's Behavior Watch intelligent video detection system performs analysis using specifically designed outdoor algorithms to detect unusual events that may cause a security hazard: stopped cars on a road or shoulder, boats lurking near bridges, people or animals crossing highways, accidents or fallen cargo. This automated incident detection system and real-time alarm notification solution helps traffic operators increase their awareness and response time to incidents that can cause traffic congestion and endanger public safety.

"Behavior Watch is an essential pro-active security surveillance tool that not only benefits traffic management officials but also the general public on the roads" - says John Szczygiel - president of Mate.

The project includes designing, furnishing, constructing, installing, integrating and maintaining a complete, fully operational electronic surveillance / detection system that will include video surveillance, intelligent video, building access control and intrusion detection, a central control center, and communications systems for video, data and voice transmissions.

The DRJTBC is a bi-state agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. The Commission operates seven toll bridges and 13 toll-supported (free) bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans. The Commission's bridges enable more than 135 million cars and trucks to pass over the Delaware River every year.