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New alliance to focus on improved public safety, emergency response

Technology and market organizations in the physical security and telecommunications industries have formed the...


September 15, 2010  


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Technology and market organizations in the physical security and telecommunications industries have formed the Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA).

 

Members says the alliance will focus on providing governments around the world with interoperable, city-wide security solutions that can be rapidly deployed, easily managed and will enable instant coordination for dramatically improved public safety and emergency response.

 

The market for these types of integrated solutions is large, global and growing – with spending predicted to accelerate by 30% annually to reach US $5.7 billion by 2014, according to projections based on data from IMS Research and Infonetics Research.

 

SCTA founding members comprise of organizations involved in wireless networks and services, video surveillance, and data and voice networking, and include BelAir Networks, Benbria, Bridgewater Systems, DragonWave, March Networks, Mitel, Solace Systems and the Wesley Clover Group of Companies.

 

SCTA aims to work with systems integrators and consultants to deliver end-to-end wireless offerings that support integrated voice communications, video surveillance, sensor monitoring, mass notification and telecollaboration capabilities.