VIENNA, VA – June 14, 2016 – Vidsys, a global provider of enterprise Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, announced today that the City of Houston, in conjunction with multiple public and private partner organizations, used the company’s CSIM software platform to help manage and secure this year’s NCAA Men’s Final Four event.
Vidsys software is a force multiplier for organizations with a large physical footprint because the software geospatially provides real-time information, including video data and many other assets, into a single unified dashboard. Vidsys software collects, analyzes, verifies, resolves and tracks information from multiple disparate subsystems using open architecture standards that enable any authorized user from any location to view and manage situations, as they unfold.
Vidsys software enabled the City of Houston to share critical information and collaborate in real-time with multiple agencies, including the Houston Police Department (HPD), Houston Fire Department (HFD), Houston Emergency Center’s Office of Emergency Management and Real-time Crime Center, and other federal, state, and local agencies. During the Final Four event, existing cameras and sensors from downtown Houston and around NRG Stadium were integrated and shared to help create overall situational awareness from various command and control centers, including Police and Fire unified commands.
“Large and special events like the NCAA Final Four pose daunting challenges, not just for security, but also for traffic management, public works, public safety and dignitary protection,” said Vidsys CEO, James Chong. “While large events are a logistical challenge requiring the participation of hundreds and thousands of individuals from dozens of government and private entities, the lessons learned and the technology employed can provide long-term benefits for the community beyond the event.”
The City of Houston implemented Vidsys software through the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security to be an integral part of the City’s ongoing public safety commitment. The mission was to provide partner agencies with greater visibility across shared assets to enhance the overall safety of residents, visitors and first responders. The integration of the city’s various devices, sensors, and subsystems, including flood sensors throughout the city, helps create a Smart City application that goes well beyond security and special events.
Founded in 2005, Vidsys helped create the market category of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM). Over the last ten years Vidsys has evolved its capabilities to include Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM), as well as developing new solutions that embrace Internet-of-Things (IoT) and making sense of big data to create smarter, safer cities. The web-enabled platform, which brings people, process, and technology together using one software, has been used in numerous large-scale events around the world ranging from marathons and international sporting events, to global conferences and summits, key dignitary protection events and safe city initiatives.
Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, USA, Vidsys provides transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software platform that has been adopted by some of the world’s leading brands and technology partners within key verticals, including Transportation, Energy, Utility, Healthcare, and Government. Vidsys software has obtained highest levels of information security and assurance from both top-tier global corporations and the US federal government.
Vidsys is hardware, protocol, and device agnostic, and offers bi-directional, browser-based platform with industry-specific features and functions that allows sensors, devices, systems, subsystems, and services to be interconnected via open architecture APIs and SDKs. The platform collects, correlates and converts vast amounts of data into meaningful and actionable information, based on the organization’s risk policy, standards and compliance requirements. By leveraging mobile and web-based technology, the software can be rapidly deployed and provides real-time situational awareness and information management capabilities. For more information, please visit www.vidsys.com.