The current system comprises around 6000 fixed and PTZ cameras, as well as hundreds of digital video recorders. The tender closes on October 20, 2004. While RailCorp isn’t saying, the specifications suggest a networked solution incorporating server farms. On the strength of this it’s likely a consortium comprising video surveillance integrators and IT and networking solutions providers will win the prize. The winning tenderer will be required to transform the current CCTV system to ensure that it meets RailCorp’s requirements and to improve the overall efficiency of the System by implementing current technologies. The winning tenderer will also provide services relating to the provision, installation, support, monitoring and reporting of CCTV camera and Help Points throughout CityRail. The original installation was worth around $A60 million and its likely a shift to a networking solution would increase that figure significantly.
Meanwhile, investment in research and development increased year-over-year to $US241,000 from $US178,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2003. The increases relate to added personnel and current product development activity costs in our departments for both Extreme and Derwent for REG-ALERT(TM) software and many new product development initiatives. Research and development is an important component for continued growth for Extreme. The company's cash position at June 30, 2004 was $US4.0 million as compared to $US4.1 million as at the company's fiscal year end of September 30, 2003.
Clarity Visual Intelligence’s flagship product, the VSSTM visual surveillance system, is an intelligent, software based, highly scalable, security surveillance system. The system can integrate with existing surveillance and IT infrastructure, as well as being installed as a standalone solution, automating surveillance using advanced image analysis techniques to automatically, accurately and dynamically analyse object and people activity from diverse video sources. “We are pleased to be able to enter into this relationship with Clarity Visual Intelligence” said Tony Colicchia, General Manager, Pacific Communications. “The Clarity Visual Intelligence product range further confirms Pacific Communications commitment to supply advanced video surveillance solutions to our customers. Their flagship product, the VSS visual surveillance system, and our exclusive distribution arrangement, will enable us to attain significant business opportunities over the coming financial year”.