Scan to Target capability added to latest version of PureActiv®

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PureTech Systems Inc.
1950 W. Rose Garden Lane, Suite 140
Phoenix, AZ 85027

Feb 14, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Eric Olson 602-424-9842

Scan to Target capability added to latest version of PureActiv®

PureTech Systems installs new feature at military airfield. 

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- PureTech Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide-area video surveillance software, today announced the release of its “Scan to Target” capability.  The new feature is coupled with PTZ Auto Follow capability and is included in the latest revision of the company’s PureActiv Wide Area Surveillance software.

“A key feature in today’s advanced security systems is the ability to automatically steer a camera to the point of an intrusion.  The result is an image or video of the intrusion that is immediately available to the responding security person,” explains Kevin Campbell, PureTech Director of North American Sales.  “In most cases, this works very well and can be integrated to work with all types of sensors including access control, radar, intelligent fence and fixed cameras.  However, there are several scenarios where the intruder may no longer be in the field of view by the time the camera is redirected to the intrusion.  This may be due to the level of accuracy of the detecting device, network delays, camera speed or perhaps the agility of the intruder,” explains Campbell.  “It is for these scenarios that the Scan to Target feature was developed.”

Scan to Target is a set up option which is triggered when the system receives a command to steer a camera to an intrusion scene.  If the redirected camera gets to the scene and the intelligent video algorithms determine that there is no object present, it is at that point, that the Scan to Target feature is activated.  The feature considers a variety of parameters and then commands the camera to scan in an appropriate pattern, the whole time keeping the intelligent video algorithms enabled and searching for the intruder.  Once the target is acquired, normal operations ensue, whether that is PTZ Auto Follow, or image capture for the command and control.   Should the intruder not be found, Scan to Target will disengage and return the camera to its initial monitoring position or remain in the vicinity of the intrusion to allow for manual control.

The feature is especially useful in areas of difficult terrain, where perimeter sensors may have considerable error when reporting the location of an intrusion.  It can also be useful in installations where camera placement is particular difficult, with unusually low or high camera look angles.  This was the case for the first installation of the Scan to Target feature, which occurred in late 2010 at an undisclosed United States Army airfield.  The feature was included as part of the military’s performance verification and testing acceptance requirements.

You can view a video of the Scan to Target feature at our web page or by clicking here.  PureTech Systems will be featuring the capability at the TechSec Solutions show in Delray Beach, FL from Feb 13 - 15. 

About PureTech Systems Inc.
PureTech Systems Inc. is a market leading manufacturer of wide-area surveillance solutions including internally developed video analytics, multi-sensor integration and a map-based command and control.  It is offered to fortune 1000 firms, utilities, seaports, airports and federal, state and local governments.   With headquarters in Phoenix Arizona, PureTech Systems serves national and international markets.  To find out more about PureTech Systems Inc. visit our website at www.puretechsystems.com or contact Eric Olson at 602-424-9842 or e-mail us at info@puretechsystems.com .
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