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PureTech Systems’ Wide Area Surveillance Solution selected and deployed by United States Army

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

July 10, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Eric Olson 602-424-9842


PureTech Systems’ Wide Area Surveillance Solution selected and deployed by United States Army

Video Surveillance at three undisclosed military bases enabled with PureActiv video analytics.

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- PureTech Systems Inc. announced today the completed installation of its PureActiv wide area video surveillance system at two United States Army bases, with a third near completion. The military bases, whose locations must remain undisclosed for security reasons, selected the PureActiv system for protection of its critical infrastructure and key assets and has deployed it sequentially across the three sites. The state-of-the-art installation includes the ability to monitor and generate alarms when a target of interest is detected at the perimeter or near any critical infrastructure. These facilities are spread over an expansive area and incorporate more than 150 thermal cameras.

All cameras on the network feed into the PureActiv advanced video analytic system. In addition to thermal video analytics, PureActiv also provides the ability to steer a PTZ camera to the exact point of the intrusion (Slew to cue) and can automatically follow any threat without the need for operator intervention (PTZ Auto Follow). The system monitors the cameras in real-time and can also be used to perform forensic analysis on recorded video.

The Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees all security installations at US Army facilities, chose Williams Electric Company as the primary contractor to be responsible for installation of the entire camera infrastructure. The camera system includes a combination of fixed and PTZ (Pan, Tilt, and Zoom) cameras, with all of the thermal cameras being provided by FLIR, the world leader in this technology. Dave Mooney, Program Manager at Williams Electric Company Inc. said “This type of project requires a significant commitment from all parties involved. The Corps of Engineers, PureTech Systems, FLIR and the Army itself were all instrumental in making these installations a success.”

The PureActiv system is used for wide area monitoring of all the areas and provides features such as object tracking, virtual zones, and full video management capability. “The system has very demanding requirements including large coverage areas and some mounting height restrictions as low as 6 feet,” explains Larry Bowe, President of PureTech Systems. “PureActiv’s geospatial, map-based user interface, combined with its ability to provide long range detection and tracking, met the Army’s need for a geo-intelligent system (GEOINT) and we’re glad we could provide them all these capabilities in a single PSIM package.” Each of the systems were tested extensively to miltary standards and are now in full operation. The planning and installation at several additional sites is now underway and is expected to be deployed throughout 2012.

About PureTech Systems Inc.
PureTech Systems Inc. is a manufacturer of wide-area perimeter surveillance software solutions including internally developed outdoor video analytics, multi-sensor integration and a map-based (real object size) command and control. It is offered to fortune 1000 firms, petro-chemical, water and electric 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, Eric.Olson@PureTechSystems.com or twitter @PuretechSystems.

About Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 90 countries worldwide. With environmental sustainability as a guiding principle, our disciplined Corps team is working diligently to strengthen our Nation’s security by building and maintaining America’s infrastructure and providing military facilities where our service members train, work and live. We are also researching and developing technology for our war fighters while protecting America’s interests abroad by using our engineering expertise to promote stability and improve quality of life. Learn more at www.usace.army.mil.

About Williams Electric Company, Inc.
With roots going back to incorporation as an electrical contractor in 1968, Williams Electric Company, Inc. (WEC) is a control system integrator that specializes in the design, installation, and maintenance of large-scale monitor and control systems for government and commercial customers for the following types of systems: Access Control Point Infrastructure, Electronic Security Systems, Closed Circuit Television Systems, Utility Monitoring and Control Systems, Energy Monitoring and Control Systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems, Mass Notification Systems, Automated Meter Reading Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Audio Systems, Energy Conservation Improvement Program and Lightning Protection Systems.

Since 1999, WEC has installed electronic security systems, intrusion detection systems, and card entry systems from several different system suppliers. These systems included all types of motion detection sensors, door switches, glass break detectors, fence vibration sensors, door controls, and various types of card readers including biometric (finger print, hand geometry, iris) units, and were connected to field processor panels that communicated with the central computer system. WEC has installed over twenty large ESS and CCTV systems. In the largest project, WEC installed and/or maintains fifteen separate systems with a total of over 10,000 points including over 2,000 cameras. Learn more at www.williamselectric.com or contact David Mooney at (256) 931-2947 or Dave.mooney@williamselectric.com




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