SOURCE: Pixim

March 04, 2008 08:00 ET

Pixim-Powered Security Cameras Protect Australia's Ports

Patrick, Australia's Technology Leader in Port Security, Teams With One Security to Install All-Digital Port Security System Based on Pixim® DPS Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - Pixim Inc., a leading provider of image sensors and processors for enterprise security cameras, has been chosen as a key technology by Patrick, Australia's largest operator of shipping and container terminals. Patrick teamed with One Security Int'l. Pty Ltd., a premier provider of security solutions, for installation of an all-digital Pixim-powered video security system in six Australian ports.

Patrick is converting its analog CCD-based video camera system to an all-digital security and management system, utilizing Pixim-powered cameras. With a fully updated security system slated for six maritime facilities consisting of four terminals and two stevedores, Patrick will have more than 500 Pixim-based cameras in place. These maritime sites will incorporate Pixim-powered box and dome camera formats, placed inside Patrick's buildings and lobbies, as well as outdoors to protect the perimeters and acreage.

Pixim's award-winning Digital Pixel System® (DPS) technology is the only video image processing technology to employ hundreds of thousands of pixels, each acting like an individual camera. These self-adjusting pixels eliminate image-compromising visual noise and deliver high resolution, natural color and clarity -- even within highlights and shadows. Pixim's all-digital system overcomes typical impediments of existing analog CCD technologies to provide positive subject identification.

"Pixim makes it possible for video security systems to deliver data without doubt," said John Monti, vice president of marketing and business development, Pixim. "The wide deployment of our technology across Patrick's port security installation demonstrates the tremendous versatility of Pixim-powered cameras -- the ability to capture and deliver superb image quality and crucial details in all lighting conditions. At port access points, a person's face is no longer obscured by back light, shifts in lighting throughout the day or glare from water. In addition to identifying perpetrators 24/7, Pixim-powered cameras deliver superior data to the video analytics system for more accurate forensics and other investigation."

About Patrick

Patrick is Australia's leading provider of port-related services to importers, exporters and shipping lines. Its focus on productivity, efficiency and innovation, along with its world-class assets and infrastructure management expertise, places the Patrick businesses at the forefront of the ship-to-shore and shore-to-door service providers for both domestic and international trade markets. Patrick is part of Asciano Limited -- a publicly listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange -- and is one of Australia's largest listed infrastructure owners. Patrick is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. For general information visit www.patrick.com.au.

About One Security

One Security International is recognized as a foremost expert in smart technologies for critical applications such as ports, transport and border installations. One Security Int'l offers total service from design to complete installation of security systems, followed by training and support for integrated security, access control and video systems. Through practice and education in varying security technologies, One Security Int'l has acquired valuable expertise. As a result, 23 major ports, four airports and many other organizations across Australia, the Pacific and Asia rely on One Security International's skills, opinions, judgment and advice in a collaborative approach to system design. Visit One Security International at www.onesecurity.com.au.

About Pixim

Pixim Inc. has developed an imaging technology that revolutionizes the way video cameras capture and process images. Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® technology empowers hundreds of thousands of pixels to act like individual cameras constantly self-adjusting, eliminating image-compromising visual noise to deliver high resolution, natural color and clarity -- even within highlights and shadows. This all-digital system efficiently captures the whole picture, delivering accurate, actionable information. The end result is more than superb image quality -- it is the strength of certainty.

Pixim chipsets are incorporated into more than 150 security camera models that ship to more than 70 countries worldwide. Visit www.pixim.com/cameras for a complete listing of Pixim-based cameras. For general information, visit www.pixim.com or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., at (650) 605-1107.

Pixim® and Digital Pixel System® are registered trademarks of Pixim Inc.

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