SOURCE: BroadWare

September 19, 2006 06:58 ET

Video Surveillance Platform for Maryland Mass Transit Early Warning Security System Delivered by BroadWare

BroadWare Media Management Solutions Integrated by Cubic Corporation Into Baltimore MTA Explosives Detection System

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2006 -- BroadWare Technologies, Inc., the leader in distributed digital video surveillance, has delivered the BroadWare Media Management System (BMMS) to Cubic Corporation to provide video security functionality for a specialized explosives detection system tested successfully in the Baltimore MTA subway.

This Early Warning Explosives Detection System (EWEDS) is integrated with Cubic's advanced automatic public transit fare collection system. EWEDS incorporates GE Security's ITMS trace technology and BroadWare's digital video platform. The integrated system was designed to detect explosives residue on passengers as they purchase tickets prior to passing through faregates. If a passenger tests positive for explosives, access to faregates is denied and security and law enforcement are alerted to the potential threat. The explosives analysis is completed in seconds and adds no additional time to the ticket transaction.

When a passenger tests positive for explosives residue, a closeup digital image of that person managed and distributed by the BroadWare media platform is transmitted to one or more stationary or portable video displays that alert security personnel to intercept the individual and conduct additional screening tests. The alert includes the precise location of the gate that the person is attempting to enter. A digital image is stored and distributed only when a passenger tests positive for explosives residue, to protect the privacy of others.

"This is another example of how BroadWare video surveillance solutions are being deployed in many sensitive government, military, commercial and transportation facilities to help prevent the tragic loss of life and property," said Bill Stuntz, CEO of BroadWare Technologies. "As risks and threat levels have been elevated in recent months, the importance of automated threat detection, intelligent alerts and video-assisted interdiction in public venues has been underscored."

In addition to Cubic Corporation and GE Security (a wholly owned subsidiary of the General Electric Company), the Baltimore MTA project also included the participation of the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology unit, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT).

About BroadWare Technologies, Inc.

BroadWare Technologies is the industry pioneer in enabling distribution, viewing, storage and management of real-time video in a networked environment. The BroadWare Platform is an open architecture platform that allows systems integrators to easily integrate their choice of third-party technologies, including access control or alarm systems, custom user interfaces and video analytics, while designing systems that evolve and scale as new technologies are introduced. BroadWare's clients include Cubic, ARINC, Boeing, Henry Bros., Honeywell, Intergraph, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Siemens. End users include major airports and seaports, transportation systems, retailers, universities, military branches and many federal agencies. For more information, visit www.broadware.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    David Wright
    MediaBridge Public Relations®
    Email Contact
    1-408-363-2843