ATLANTA, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. announced today it has been recognized by Amazon as a winner of the 2016 Amazon Web Services (AWS) City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge. Utility was granted the award in the Partners in Innovation category, which goes to a technology partner that has deployed an innovative solution to solve a government challenge. Utility's innovative use of Amazon cloud storage for its police body camera, in-vehicle recording and video redaction solutions were judged on uniqueness, number of users and the availability to governments in various regions that differ in size and scope. The award was presented at the 2016 Amazon AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C.
"I was honored to accept the award on behalf of Utility. However, the award was earned by our entire team who design, develop, sell, support, install, manage, and provide administration for our BodyWorn™, Rocket IoT™, in-vehicle recording and Smart Redaction™ solutions," said Robert McKeeman, CEO of Utility. "Being named as a winner by Amazon Web Services for our innovative solutions to solve a government challenge solidifies our work to meet our mission to make police officers' jobs safer, while protecting Privacy for Police Officers and Citizens, and enabling Police Accountability and Transparency. Through our partnership with Amazon Web Services, we provide our customers with a very reliable and cost-effective video management and redaction solution."
Utility's BodyWorn™ is a smart, policy-based, body-worn camera solution that allows police departments to set video recording policies with confidence the policies will be followed reliably and consistently. Officer Down Emergency reporting and BOLO alerts protect officer safety. Video is immediately and securely uploaded to the Amazon AWS Cloud automatically as it is being recorded. The Amazon-hosted AVaiL Web™ Evidence Management System allows users to categorize, search, and view video evidence, report officer and vehicle locations, and automatically redact video evidence, all through a web browser.
The AWS Cloud Storage is widely recognized as one of the largest and most sophisticated in the world, with ten times the video storage capacity of the next ten largest cloud storage providers combined. Video captured on Utility's BodyWorn™ camera is encrypted on the camera, in transit to, and in the AWS Cloud with AES-256 encryption, thus protecting the security and Chain of Custody of legal evidence at all levels in the Evidence Ecosystem.
Utility's customers can choose to access to Amazon AWS-based e-discovery, e-citation, secure image management, mobile forensics, crime forecasting, major risk event management, public records management, backup, archival and disaster recovery tools on the Amazon AWS Cloud.
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 secure automatic wireless offload 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. BodyWorn™ is part of the Evidence EcoSystem offered by Utility, which 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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