DALLAS, Sept. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- COPsync, Inc. (OTCQB: COYN), which sells the nation's premier software-driven video system and operates the nation's largest law enforcement mobile data information system, announced that the City of Pharr Fire Department has purchased the company's VidTac software-driven video system for use in the city's front-line fire apparatus.
Video System Capabilities Extended to Fire Department
The VidTac® software-driven system uses the power of existing in-vehicle computers and eliminates the need for a separate DVR (digital video recorder). Its ultra-compact camera (3 by 2.5 by 2 inches) simultaneously captures both full-motion HD video and high-resolution five megapixel still images. The system records at resolutions of up to 1080p, which provides more than 10 times the image detail of standard resolution analog cameras. By eliminating the need for a DVR, the VidTac system sells for about half the price of other high-end systems on the market.
"This was an easy decision for me," said City of Pharr Fire Chief Jaime R. Guzman. "The real-time situational awareness provided by a video system facilitates an effective response when responding to a fire emergency. The video record can also be used for protection of the crew or as evidence relating to the incident itself. The ability of the VidTac system to capture video at all times that the equipment is operational, even when not in 'record' mode, was extremely important to the department. We believe this use of in-vehicle video by Pharr will set a precedent to be followed by other fire departments throughout Texas and the U.S."
"The innovative VidTac software-driven video system has been reviewed by the Pharr IT department, and we recognize this as the right technology for our front line fire units," said Jason Arms, the city's Director of Innovation & Technology. He continued, "This will be a great asset to the city's first responders and our citizens. I am proud that the Pharr fire department is the first in the nation to adopt this needed and innovative technology."
About the VidTac System
Because the VidTac system is software driven, the architecture is flexible enough to be adapted to the unique requirements of a fire department. With the purchase of the versatile VidTac video system, the city's fire department will enjoy the following rich array of features and functionality, many of which heretofore were only available to law enforcement agencies:
· Up to 1080p digital video resolution
· Streaming video feeds from fire engine to fire command center
· "Back in time" retrieval of video footage from days and weeks earlier, even without a "triggered event"
· Capture 5 Megapixel still photos of by-standers observing a fire or casualty scene
· GPS auto vehicle location between the city's fire and police command centers
· Crisis communication via DATA connectivity between the fire and police
· Wireless video off-load
· Capability to connect emergency management, EMS, fire, and police services via a common GPS-based crisis communications portal
· Enables fire command center to have multiple views of fire and casualty scenes from multiple fire apparatus on scene
COPsync, Inc. (OTCQB: COYN) sells VidTac®, an in-vehicle, software-driven, video system for law enforcement agencies and fire departments, and operates the largest law enforcement real-time mobile data interoperability system and network in the U.S. The company also operates the COPsync911 threat alert system, which enables schools and other facilities under threat to send an emergency alert from any Windows-based computer and any mobile device to law enforcement officers -- directly to them in their patrol units and to the local dispatch center -- and silently and instantaneously to other computers and mobile devices in the school or facility. For more information, visit www.copsync.com and www.copsync911.com. For company logo, see: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=13013.
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