Monthly Archives: May 2013


Face Recognition Media Exploitation System for Law Enforcement now available on UK ‘CloudStore’ – G-Cloud iii


newsreleaseAllevate and Methods join forces to offer a solution that automates forensic bulk-processing of media for intelligence purposes on the Government Procurement Service CloudStore – G-Cloud iii Framework.  

 

 The solution is proven with US Federal Agencies to provide an “Order of Magnitude” efficiency gain and significantly enhanced identification of suspects.

 LONDON, UK 13th May 2013: Allevate Limited and Methods today announced their collaboration to help improve UK society by making a face recognition and media processing solution to combat organised crime, terrorist activities and civil unrest available on the Government’s CloudStore – G-Cloud iii.

 With the explosion in digital media due to the ubiquity of smart phones, other portable devices and CCTV, many law enforcement and intelligence agencies have amassed large collections of video and photographs from multiple sources such as confiscated hardware, on-line sources and surveillance cameras.  However, there is no easy and cost-effective way to access the intelligence this media contains and respond rapidly when atrocities occur.  Experienced and expensive human capital must be assigned the rote task of watching countless of hours of video in the hope of finding useful information.  In response, Allevate is offering the MXSERVER solution from Tygart Technology to the EU market.

 The G-Cloud catalogue or ‘CloudStore’ is open to all public sector clients and is designed to provide a simple streamlined process for buying ICT focused products and services as a commodity from the catalogue without having to invite tenders from suppliers.

 Carl Gohringer, founder and Managing Director of Allevate, says “Methods is one of top firms in the UK working with healthcare, central government and local services.  Allevate is proud to collaborate with such a reputable company to offer specialist innovative solutions to the UK Public Sector.”  Peter Rowlins, Chief Executive of Methods, comments “We are pleased to announce Methods’ successful inclusion in the new GCloud iii Framework, awarded by Government Procurement Service on the 4th May 2013.  G-Cloud is now in its third iteration, and the range of services available has expanded significantly.”

 Rowlins continues “We are always at the forefront of innovative thinking and adoption of new technologies.  Given Allevate’s experience with biometrics and understanding of the UK public safety market, we are pleased to be able to offer the unique MXSERVER proposition on the CloudStore.  It is already proven to provide a significant return on investment to US Federal Defence, Intelligence and Law Enforcement organisations.  We are looking forward to providing these same benefits to UK law enforcement.”

 To understand better how MXSERVER can help to create actionable intelligence with less manpower by exploiting the masses of raw media in your possession, contact Allevate Limited at contact@allevate.com.

 MXSERVER can be found on the Cloudstore here:

http://govstore.service.gov.uk/cloudstore/methods-mxserver-find-people-fast-in-multi-media-using-biometric-face-recognition-allevate

—ENDS—

 About Allevate Limited

Founded in London in 2007, Allevate works with law enforcement, intelligence and government agencies to enhance public safety by ensuring positive identification through the application of biometric and identification technology. AMAIS: Automated Media Analysis for Intelligence Searching.

Our relationships with best-of-breed technology suppliers and our extensive network of trusted industry experts coupled with our market intelligence and knowledge of trends ensures we are well positioned to deliver solutions that:

  • Ensure Positive Identification
  • Enhance Public Safety
  • Reduce Operational Costs

Visit us at http://allevate.com , email us at contact@allevate.com, call us on +44 203 239 6399 and follow us at @Allevate.

About Methods

Methods is a UK based privately owned medium-sized company that is at the forefront of delivering public services for the digital age.  Methods has offices in London and Edinburgh, with a 20 year track record of working with all UK public services.

Methods has four main lines of business: Advisory, Technical Services, Resourcing, and Analytics, all of which are represented on CloudStore.  Methods works widely with UK law enforcement and criminal justice organisations and has suitable accreditations and facilities.

Visit us at www.methods.co.uk , email us at info@methods.co.uk and call us on +44 207 240 1121.


Revolutionary Face Recognition Media Exploitation System Now Available to Enhance Public Safety in Europe

 

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Allevate and Tygart join forces to offer a solution that automates forensic bulk-processing of media for intelligence purposes to cost-constrained European Law Enforcement. Already proven with US Federal agencies to provide an “Order of Magnitude” efficiency gain and significantly enhanced identification of suspects.

LONDON, UK and WASHINGTON, D.C.  9th May 2013: Allevate Limited and Tygart Technology today announced their strategic collaboration to help improve society by providing cost-constrained government agencies with technology to combat organised crime, terrorist activities and civil unrest. Governments across Europe are in fiscal crisis; austerity is the order of the day. Against this backdrop, security risks are continuously increasing. There is a need to enhance public safety whilst reducing operational budgets.

 Allevate, a technology company focusing on improving operational efficiencies and enhancing public safety through positive identification with biometric technology, and Tygart, developers of commercial software products for government and law enforcement agencies, cite an explosion in digital media due to the ubiquity of smart phones, other portable devices and CCTV. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies have amassed large collections of video and photographs from multiple sources such as confiscated hardware, online sources and surveillance cameras. However, there is no easy and cost-effective way to access the intelligence this media contains and respond rapidly when atrocities occur; experienced and expensive human capital must be assigned the rote task of watching countless of hours of video in the hope of finding useful information.

 Tygart’s MXSERVER, already providing a significant return on investment to US Federal Defence, Intelligence and Law Enforcement organisations, processes vast amounts of textual, video and photo collections quickly – automatically discovering, grouping and extracting segments depicting people. Using face recognition technology, this solution searches media archives to find other assets which depict individuals of interest. It also enables digital media content to be efficiently searched, previewed and analysed via an intuitive web-based user interface. Results become available in minutes rather than hours or days because the digital media files are processed in parallel over a distributed cloud architecture. MXSERVER delivers a Big Data solution for law-enforcement’s growing video and photo assets that provides significantly enhanced identification of suspects quicker and more efficiently.

Supported by Tygart, Allevate has incorporated MXSERVER into its portfolio of solutions available to European intelligence, law enforcement and government agencies. Additionally, as the software is optionally available on a subscription basis in the UK, public sector organisations can minimise their capital outlay and realise immediate operational efficiency gains.

 Carl Gohringer, founder and Managing Director of Allevate, said “Having previously supported Tygart on contracts to US Federal agencies, the significant advantage their solution provides by automating the processing of previously unmanageable quantities of multimedia was immediately apparent. Allevate is proud to be working with such a reputable organisation to help law enforcement enhance the safety of society in Europe.”

 John Waugaman, President of Tygart, added “Our years’ of experience working with US government agencies has allowed us to build a robust and scalable platform to aid forensic investigation of media. MXSERVER can be right-sized to meet an organisation’s current processing needs and is flexible to be incrementally scaled to meet future demand.”

 Waugaman continued “Allevate’s experience of biometric technology, their extensive network and their comprehensive understanding of public safety in Europe make them an ideal partner for us, and we’re delighted to be working with them to introduce the benefits of MXSERVER to the European market.”

 To better understand how MXSERVER can help to create actionable intelligence with less manpower by exploiting the masses of raw media in your possession, contact Allevate Limited at contact@allevate.com.

—ENDS—

About Allevate Limited

Founded in London in 2007, Allevate works with law enforcement, intelligence and government agencies to enhance public safety by ensuring positive identification through the application of biometric and identification technology. AMAIS: Automated Media Analysis for Intelligence Searching.

Our relationships with best-of-breed technology suppliers and our extensive network of trusted industry experts coupled with our market intelligence and knowledge of trends ensures we are well positioned to deliver solutions that:

  • Ensure Positive Identification
  • Enhance Public Safety
  • Reduce Operational Costs

Visit us at http://allevate.com , email us at contact@allevate.com, call us on +44 20 3239 6399 and follow us at @Allevate.

About Tygart Technology

Tygart Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise-grade video and photographic analysis and biometric recognition systems.  Tygart provides the U.S. Military, Intelligence Community and Law Enforcement markets with innovative software solutions that manage and automate the processing of massive volumes of digital video and photograph collections.  Tygart’s solutions save analysts and investigators valuable time and resources, allowing the delivery of more timely responses for a lower cost.  More information about Tygart Technology can be found at http://www.tygart.com.

 Email us at llaneza@tygart.com or call us on +1 (304) 363-6855.