Face Recognition & Media Analysis in the Cloud available to UK Law Enforcement and other Government Agencies on GCloud Cloudstore


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  • Face Recognition and other detection technologies in a Government Cloud.
  • Bulk media processing (ie body worn video) for UK Gov, Police and Intelligence.
  • “Software-as-a-Service” (SaaS) model ensures optimal purchasing flexibility.
  • Now available in the UK GCloud Cloudstore.
  • Provides an “Order of Magnitude” efficiency gain.
  • Already proven with US Federal Agencies.

LONDON, UK 28th May 2014: Identity E2E and Allevate Limited today announced the Cloud-hosted availability of MXSERVER to improve the efficiency of police and intelligence operations in combatting organised crime, terrorist activities and civil unrest. As trained investigators can now spend a fraction of the amount of time repetitively watching significant volumes of media, they are freed to intelligently apply their skills to other tasks and demands where they are best suited. 

Peter Wales from Identity E2E states “Our security services are faced with a relentless increase in digital media — from police body worn video, online sources such as Facebook and YouTube, confiscated phones and computers and, increasingly, ‘crowd-sourced’ from members of the public.” He continues “Until now, there has been no easy and cost-effective way to access the intelligence this media contains. Experienced and expensive human capital has been assigned the rote task of watching countless hours of video in the hope of finding useful information. “

MXSERVER, from Tygart Technology, 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 indexes the digital media to enable it to be efficiently searched using a photograph of a face, 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.

Allevate emphasizes that “MXSERVER delivers a Big Data solution for law-enforcement’s growing video and photo assets. It provides a significantly enhanced identification capability that is quicker and more efficient than manually watching video. “

Identity E2E and Allevate have chosen Skyscape, the service provider of choice for Assured Cloud Services to the UK Public Sector, to host the MXSERVER service. Accredited hosting environments up to Impact Level 3 can be made available to store and process digital media. Alternatively, clients may elect to host MXSERVER within their own secure facilities for dealing with the highly sensitive data.

From today, access to both the software and all hosting and storage services are available on the G-Cloud v ‘CloudStore’ using an easy to calculate monthly service fee. The GCloud catalogue 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 without having to invite tenders from suppliers.

To better understand how MXSERVER can help you to efficiently find actionable intelligence by exploiting the masses of raw media in your possession, contact Identity E2E on info@identityE2E.com orAllevate Limited at contact@allevate.com or watch a video on MXSERVER here: http://youtu.be/eojp27QdIxQ

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About Identity E2E

Identity E2E is a specialist SME, recognised experts in the field of identity management, biometrics and the integration of these solutions and systems. In a rapidly changing environment, one of the areas we are providing particular support is in the transition of biometric systems that have been designed, procured and implemented for specific bespoke environments to new Cloud-based solutions (IaaS, SaaS and PaaS).

Visit us at http://identitye2e.co.uk , email us at info@identitye2e.co.uk and call us on +44 203 642 0195.

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.

  • 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 Skyscape

Skyscape is the new standard for a greener, smarter, more cost effective cloud solution and our services are secure, sustainable and compliant. Our scalable products are UK sovereign and offer the best price performance in class. We strive to build long term relationships leveraging value, integrity and social responsibility to enable our clients in the UK Public Sector to profit from our unique use of partner technology, services and innovation in the Skyscape Cloud Alliance.

Visit Skyscape at http://skyscapecloud.com/.

About GCloud

CloudStore is an online marketplace where suppliers offer their services to the public sector via the G-Cloud framework. Public sector bodies can review and buy these services on CloudStore.

Cloud computing lets you access internet-based computing, reducing the need to invest in your own hardware and software. Therefore, by using CloudStore you can:

  • avoid long contracts
  • buy the exact amount of computing resources you need
  • save money on maintenance and physical storage
  • avoid custom-built solutions which take a long time to create, are expensive and difficult to upgrade

You can view Identity E2E’s and Allevate’s GCloud Service Description (5.G5.1841.007) here:
http://govstore.service.gov.uk/cloudstore/5-g5-1841-007