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News :: DNC
video surveillance of federal buildings
09 Jul 2004
press release concerning the new toys the Federal Protective Service is getting
July 08, 2004 10:00 AM US Eastern Timezone

Federal Protective Service Selects LiveWave's Video Security Systems

NEWPORT, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 8, 2004--

Boston Area Federal Buildings to be Upgraded With Advanced Surveillance Technologies Prior to Democratic National Convention  

LiveWave, Inc., a leading developer of enterprise video surveillance solutions for mission critical security applications, today announced it has received a contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Protective Service to upgrade its video surveillance systems at several Federal buildings in the Boston area.

The mission of the Federal Protective Service (FPS) is to provide law enforcement and security services to over one million tenants and daily visitors to all federally owned and leased facilities nationwide. FPS focuses directly on the interior security of the nation and the reduction of crimes and potential threats to federal facilities throughout the nation.

"Rhode Island companies such as LiveWave are playing a critical role in our country's homeland security," said Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI). "In light of the upcoming Democratic National Convention, it becomes increasingly important for the Federal Protective Service to utilize the best technologies available to combat terrorism and mitigate risk to the public."

LiveWave will leverage FPS' existing CCTV cameras and network enable them with FirstView(R), an advanced IP based system capable of supporting thousands of cameras, sensors and users for early warning detection and response. "LiveWave's FirstView allows the FPS security team to remotely access and control their current CCTV systems from anywhere while providing critical inter-agency support in the event of a threat or incident," said Peter Mottur, LiveWave's CEO.

Numerous law enforcement agencies will be able to securely access the FPS video surveillance network during the Democratic National Convention using FirstView's Interoperable Visual Communications System. FirstView is also currently being used by several other area organizations, including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and the City of Boston Police Department.

About LiveWave, Inc.

LiveWave(R) is a leading provider of intelligent digital video surveillance solutions for mission critical applications. LiveWave develops advanced intrusion detection software and provides engineering and integration services for enterprise level physical security applications.

LiveWave's turnkey FirstView(R) video encoder/server/recorder systems and VirtualPerimeter(TM) physical security solutions ensure a scalable and secure management platform for digital video distribution and device control, supporting thousands of sensors and simultaneous users. These open architecture systems support a wide range of robotic camera packages, digital video recorders, sensors and legacy CCTV equipment from leading manufacturers.

FirstView enables interoperability among Federal, State and local agencies to securely connect to expansive networks of live and archived video feeds for the purpose of integrated incident and special event management. Whether transmitted by fiber or wireless connections, the networked camera/video feeds can be distributed to authorized users without requiring any proprietary hardware or software.
LiveWave, Inc.
Kirsten Robillard, 401-848-7678
krobillard (at)

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