Systems With Intelligence Inc. Announces the Industry's First Substation
Hardened Digital Video Recorder (DVR), the SmartDVS(TM)

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 15 /CNW/ - Systems With Intelligence Inc. (SWI), a supplier of intelligent video surveillance solutions for the protection of critical infrastructure within the electric utility industry, today announces the availability of the industry's first "substation hardened" digital video recorder (DVR), the SmartDVS(TM).

Electric utilities are faced with increased challenges in protecting critical transmission and distribution facilities from theft, vandalism, terrorism and other unwanted intrusions. With a widely dispersed infrastructure, typically in remote locations with unmanned facilities, utilities are looking for solutions that can withstand the harsh and unique conditions present within a substation and solutions that will enable them to comply with new regulatory requirements for physical security. SWI has been working closely with several utilities to develop video surveillance solutions specific to their needs, culminating in the development of the SmartDVS(TM).

"The SmartDVS(TM) has been designed specifically for electric utilities and harsh environments, taking into account the presence of high electromagnetic interference and wide temperature range present in a substation, and does so without sacrificing video surveillance capabilities or performance", explains Pino Porciello, President and CEO. "The SmartDVS(TM) is the first and only DVR in the market that meets electric utility specifications for electronics and communications hardware within a substation".

The SmartDVS(TM) is a powerful video server appliance that digitally records video from multiple cameras (including legacy analog cameras) and incorporates a suite of sophisticated video analytics algorithms for "smart" surveillance (including automatic event notification of security incidents for unattended surveillance). The SmartDVS(TM) also includes the following key features:

    -   Digital video recording (MPEG4/H.264) with local and remote video
    -   "IP-enable" legacy CCTV cameras - use existing installed cameras
    -   Aggregate multiple video sources at a remote location
    -   Designed for harsh environments (IEC61850-3, IEEE 1613, C37.90)
    -   Industrial rated power supply with dual power supply option for
        increased reliability
    -   Wide temperature range operation (-40C to +85C), no fans

The SmartDVS(TM) is part of SWI's overall video surveillance solution. When used in conjunction with SWI's video management system, central management of multiple SmartDVS(TM)s at dispersed remote locations is possible. This includes centralized live viewing, remote camera control, report generation for NERC CIP compliance, and video data archiving.

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    About Systems With Intelligence Inc.:

Systems With Intelligence Inc. (SWI) provides intelligent video surveillance solutions for the protection of critical infrastructure within the electric utility industry and is founded by a team of seasoned professionals who have extensive experience and a proven track record in delivering advanced technology products and solutions to utility customers. SWI is an original equipment manufacturer that has designed, assembled, and integrated various best in class components to offer a complete intelligent video surveillance solution tailored specifically for electric utility applications. Supplying "substation hardened" equipment and advanced video analytics technology, SWI's intelligent video surveillance solutions provide highly reliable operation in harsh environments, enable unattended surveillance through automatic event notification, and allow electric utilities to comply with new regulatory requirements for physical security. SWI's solutions ensure that the electric utility's mission critical operations are effectively protected against outside intrusion and disruption. SWI delivers Smart Surveillance for the Smart Grid(TM).


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