DALLAS, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc., an industry leader in providing Mission Critical Intelligence, today announced it will host "The Future of Video Redaction Technology" workshop at the 40th Annual Law Enforcement Information Management (LEIM) Training Conference and Technology Exposition on Wednesday, May 25 from 8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m. in the Lone Star A4 room. Police chiefs, IT managers, technology specialists, criminal justice practitioners, researchers and industry-leading solution providers are invited to attend the event, led by Augustin Pruneda, Sergeant of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office in San Antonio, Texas and Mike Jander, BodyWorn™ Account Manager at Utility, Inc. LEIM attendees will also have the opportunity to experience Utility's BodyWorn ™, AVaiL Web™, Smart Redaction™ and Rocket IoT™, which will be presented throughout each day in Booth #121.
"Body camera programs are expanding nationwide. Law enforcement officers are discovering the need for effective video redaction technology," said Robert McKeeman, CEO of Utility. "This workshop will focus on the future of what is next for body camera technology and trends in which we are at the forefront. The panel will touch on advice for video redaction, including how to respond to media inquiries and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in a timely manner, as well as how software, such as our Smart Redaction™, can help departments save time and money."
Smart Redaction™ automatically identifies and redacts faces, body parts and other identifiable objects in a video. Video administrators can selectively blur or not blur images as needed; these unique redaction capabilities allow redacted videos to be released quickly for press and FOIA requests. While redaction labor costs are dramatically reduced, Smart Redaction™ also enables increased police accountability and transparency.
In addition to the workshop, Utility representatives will be joined by Sergeant Pruneda to offer an exclusive demonstration of Utility's revolutionary Rocket IoT™ in-car video system. Rocket IoT™ is the first-ever smart patrol car system that fully integrates video, audio and metadata captured from In-Car and BodyWorn™ cameras. LEIM attendees can see firsthand how Rocket IoT™ enables police departments to view and manage police activity in a seamless, efficient and cost-effective manner. The system works by installing each patrol car with Utility's Rocket IoT™ video server, which provides secure Wi-Fi for up to 1,500 feet around the vehicle. The Wi-Fi vehicle area network provides real-time communications between all in-car and BodyWorn™ cameras in and around the police car. The officer's BodyWorn™ camera will record video and audio even when the officer is beyond the range of traditional 900 MHz wireless microphones.
Sergeant Pruneda will also provide attendees with a first-hand look at a few of BodyWorn™'s unique features, including Smart Offload, immediate video playback on the BodyWorn™ device, quick classification of video evidence, real-time BOLO Alerts, "Officer Down" alerts and geotagging using the device's built-in GPS, which enables central dispatch to create GeoFences and action zones to automatically initiate video recording on every BodyWorn™ device within the selected area. Using this feature, police department administrators can also easily search for, view, categorize, redact and export the video files stored to the cloud in a timely basis.
For more information about Utility's suite of smart products, including BodyWorn™ devices, that enhance law enforcement agencies' ability to efficiently access the full evidence ecosystem using automated technology, visit http://www.Bodyworn.com.
BodyWorn™ uses smart mobile computing technology incorporating real-time communications for the best possible Situational Awareness. Only BodyWorn™ provides policy-based recording, Officer Down emergency alerts, live video streaming, and Smart Offload that securely automatically offloads video wirelessly to cloud storage. BodyWorn™ video, audio and metadata can be accessed through the AVaiLWeb™ digital evidence management solution hosted on Amazon AWS. BodyWorn™ Software as a Service will continue to evolve to meet the demands of Police Departments around the world. BodyWorn™ and the Rocket IoT™ in-car video system leverage Amazon Web Services cloud storage, and provide our customers with Mission Critical Intelligence.
Utility is a venture-capital funded company headquartered in Decatur, Georgia (Metro Atlanta) founded in 2001. The company provides Mission Critical Intelligence through the Rocket IoT™ vehicle video routers and BodyWorn™ video systems for Police, Fire, EMS, Electric and Gas Utility, and Public Transit customers. Utility offers a unified operating platform for safely locating, tracking and supporting all aspects of mobile field operations. Utility owns US patents 6,831,556; 7,768,548; 8,781,475; 9,246,898; and 9,282,495 and has numerous patents pending with the US, Canadian, and the European Union Patent Offices.
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