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VidSys and ShotSpotter Partner to Improve Real-Time Situation Management and Response

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VIENNA, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/30/09 -- VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, today announced that it has partnered with ShotSpotter, Inc., the world leader in acoustic surveillance systems used for gunshot and explosion location and detection that achieves proven results for law enforcement, homeland security and military agencies.

ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System (GLS) alerts are interfaced with VidSys' PSIM software to enhance real-time situation awareness and incident management by enabling law enforcement, first responders and operations center personnel with acoustic and video information of what occurred that enables them to more effectively verify, respond and resolve incidents.

The ShotSpotter GLS is a wide-area acoustic surveillance system that detects and pinpoints gunfire and explosive discharges within seconds, providing timely alerts to dispatch, command centers and to personnel in field-based support vehicles. In addition, every incident is stored in a historical database for retrieval of incident information to aid follow-up investigations, crime analysis and contribute to prosecution evidence.

"Due to the proven results our customers have experienced using our product, the ShotSpotter GLS is recognized by public safety, homeland security and military agencies as the standard for gunshot and explosion detection and location technology," said Gregg Rowland, senior vice president of ShotSpotter, Inc. "The VidSys and ShotSpotter partnership utilizes our simple and universal interface to bring to market ready-to-deploy audio-video surveillance, resulting in a complete common operating picture of events that bolster tactical responses and strategic operations. These combined capabilities can also be tightly coupled with access control, location maps and other complementary surveillance and security technologies to further support data fusion and security activities and initiatives."

VidSys' PSIM software integrates security information from any device or system, applies rules and policies to identify critical situations, and presents the information to operators to verify, manage and initiate the appropriate response. By interfacing with the ShotSpotter GLS, commanders and dispatchers will have both immediate awareness and ongoing intelligence of what is occurring and where. The acoustic-video information is also persistently stored and tagged for recall and use during investigations and prosecutions.

"VidSys and ShotSpotter are aligned in the goal of providing agencies with alerts and always-available forensic evidence. First responders are armed with the most accurate, real-time information of a security incident as it develops, allowing faster response while providing more safety for the law enforcement personnel, as well as the public," said David Fowler, senior vice president marketing and product development, VidSys. "When seconds matter, the combination of our technologies helps responders accurately assess the situation and prioritize the most appropriate response while eliminating costly duplicate or false alarms."

To see a live demonstration of the joint VidSys and ShotSpotter GLS solution, visit the VidSys booth (#8052) at ISC West, taking place in Las Vegas from April 1 - 3, 2009. To see the ShotSpotter GLS in action at ISC West, visit the ShotSpotter, Inc. booth (#41025).

About ShotSpotter, Inc.

ShotSpotter, Inc. is the leading developer of mission-essential acoustic surveillance systems. Its flagship product, the ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System® (GLS), has pioneered the use of wide-area acoustic surveillance coupled with audio analytics for public safety, homeland security, and military applications. For over a decade, our customers have relied on the ShotSpotter GLS to provide them with acoustic event awareness and accurate actionable intelligence to aid their development of proactive anti-crime strategies and operations. Currently, the ShotSpotter GLS protects many cities and counties nationwide, consistently producing arrests and weapons confiscations. Information about ShotSpotter can be found at

About VidSys

VidSys is the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that enables organizations to reduce operational costs and improve situation response times while reducing risks and increasing safety, security, and asset protection. Its award-winning Open PSIM Platform(TM) and multi-vendor video and situation management software, VidShield(TM) and RiskShield(TM) respectively, are running in numerous command centers including some of the largest in North America. The company works closely with its customers in federal, state and local government as well as enterprises in the high tech, financial services, and transportation industries. VidSys is also the founding member of, a thought leadership site dedicated to discussing the PSIM industry. Privately funded by Flybridge Capital Partners, Motorola Ventures, and JVax Investment Group, principal offices are located in Marlborough, Massachusetts and Vienna, Virginia. For more information, please visit


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