February 25, 2013 12:00 ET

VidSys Physical Security Information Management Software Plays Point Guard for the City of Houston During Star-Filled Basketball Weekend

PSIM Software Empowers Command Center Operators and Patrolling Officers With Real-Time Information While Enabling Interagency Collaboration

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - Feb 25, 2013) - VidSys, a leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, today announced that the City of Houston used its PSIM software to manage potential security threats and safety issues associated with this year's NBA All-Star Weekend events in Houston. Using the VidSys software, the City's public safety personnel were able to fuse, view and appropriately share with multiple public and private agencies data used to protect visitors and participants throughout the NBA game-related events that took place Feb. 14 - 17.

The VidSys PSIM software integrated the City's existing cameras and other security devices throughout the downtown area along with video feeds from Police helicopters to provide the City with a complete view of activity in public space around the Toyota Center, Discovery Green and George R. Brown Convention Center. Security personnel viewed the common operating picture from within four City command centers, including Police and Fire mobile command centers strategically positioned around Houston to provide immediate on-site assistance as needed.

The Houston Downtown Management District also utilized the VidSys software as part of its partnership with the Houston Police Department (HPD) for access to shared public safety cameras within their jurisdiction for monitoring tourist activity and to help manage security and safety situations. The VidSys PSIM software then enabled the City to share information and collaborate in real time with multiple organizations, including the Houston Police Department, Houston Fire Department, Houston Emergency Center's Office of Emergency Management and 911 Dispatch, and Houston Metro Police.

The PSIM software was introduced by the Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security to be an integral part of the City's ongoing public safety commitment to provide city partners with greater visibility to shared security assets to enhance the overall safety of residents, visitors and first responders.

"The City of Houston is a national innovator in using breakthrough technologies and techniques to secure high-profile public events by providing interoperability among law enforcement officers, emergency management officials, community leaders and the private sector," said Michael P. Jackson, CEO of VidSys, Inc. "VidSys was proud to support the City's cutting-edge work to protect the public during the NBA All-Star activities in Houston."

About VidSys
Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, VidSys provides a transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software platform used to run operations centers for public sector agencies and leading enterprise organizations globally. The platform continuously fuses and instantly correlates vast amounts of data gathered from any number or virtually any type, brand or generation of physical security system or sensor, as well as from networked management applications. The result is actionable intelligence that empowers decision makers from a single organization or multiple entities -- however geographically dispersed -- to collaborate in real time. By leveraging mobile devices, the software also provides instant situational awareness and mission-critical intelligence to first responders, senior executives or other authorized parties. For more information, please visit

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