SOURCE: Petards

January 22, 2008 09:12 ET

Petards Expands Video Surveillance Network for Harrah's Cherokee Casino

UVMS Offers Increased Visibility on Casino Floor and Provides Additional Functionality for IP Cameras

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Petards, Inc., a leading developer of advanced surveillance systems, today announced that Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Hotel in Cherokee, N.C., has once again chosen Petards for video surveillance, and taken delivery of equipment to upgrade and expand its Universal Video Management System (UVMS) capabilities.

Harrah's Cherokee, a Petards customer since 2001, is expanding its UVMS video surveillance network to provide the casino's surveillance team with better video resolution, giving them improved visibility of activities throughout the facility. The Petards system will upgrade the casino's existing UVMS software and increase storage and review capability with additional servers to support enhanced surveillance throughout the existing casino, as well as for an addition currently under construction.

"For many years, Petards has been a valued business partner of Harrah's Cherokee because the company offers solutions that meet the high-performance needs of the gaming environment," said Juan Owle, director of surveillance for Harrah's Cherokee. "UVMS is a powerful surveillance tool, and by upgrading our system we will be able to benefit even more from its advanced functionalities. We appreciate their ability to work closely with us to deploy a surveillance solution that minimally impacts operations and offers a great return on investment."

UVMS is an industry leading, technology agnostic video management platform, which enables the use of both analog and Internet protocol (IP) cameras on the same system. UVMS supports advanced recording and image replay functions, and offers a graphical user interface that enables users to easily navigate the system.

"Petards has a strong legacy of providing enterprise-quality surveillance solutions that meet the stringent requirements of gaming commissions," said Frank Baitman, president of Petards, Inc. "We are honored to extend our relationship with Harrah's Cherokee in order to deliver our enhanced surveillance capabilities that will enable them to improve visibility throughout their facility."

About Petards, Inc.

Petards, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of AIM listed Petards Group plc., is one of the most trusted and respected security partners in the world, with installations in 40 countries. We design, manufacture, supply and support digital surveillance and security systems for environments where there is no room for error. Clients select Petards for its unique combination of flexible, user-friendly technology and rock-solid experience in critical security environments. Our solutions include integrated control systems; smart CCTV for automatic threat identification including automatic license plate recognition; in-car video evidence and enforcement systems; and mobile, wireless surveillance solutions. For more information, please go to

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