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Allevate Announces Continued Availability of MXSERVER on UK Crown Commercial Service Digital Marketplace (G-Cloud)

newsreleasePowerful Cloud-Enabled Video and Photographic Forensic Analysis System Incorporating Face Recognition is available to all UK government, intelligence and law-enforcement agencies to assist in combatting crime and terrorist activities. MXSERVER automates the bulk-processing of media for forensic analysis and is already proven by US Federal agencies to provide an “Order of Magnitude” efficiency gain and significantly enhanced identification of suspects.

LONDON, UK 23 May 2017:  Allevate today announces the continued availability of MXSERVER on the UK Crown Commercial Service’s Digital Marketplace G-Cloud 9 Framework.  Allevate’s SaaS G-Cloud offering is enabled by Sungard Availability Services, who provides a Secure Managed Cloud IaaS and PaaS platform, with OFFICIAL classification, for UK Government Service Provision.

The below is extracted from our announcement of availability on G-Cloud 8.

Our security services are faced with a relentless increase in digital media — from CCTV and surveillance cameras, police body worn video, online sources such as Facebook and YouTube, confiscated phones and computers and, increasingly, ‘crowd-sourced’ from members of the public. 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. “

From today, access to both the software and all hosting and storage services are available on Digital Services Marketplace G-Cloud 8 framework using an easy to calculate monthly service fee. The G-Cloud 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.

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 IdentificationCrown-Commercial-Service-Supplier_logo
  • 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 the UK Crown Commercial Service

The UK Crown Commercial Service (CCS) works with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery. The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services.


Combatting Crime and Protecting Crowded Places. Face Recognition in the Cloud Demonstrated at UK Security Expo 2016 in London.

 

newsreleaseAllevate’s Cloud-hosted Face-Searcher face recognition service integrated with Facewatch’s digital crime reporting system to feature in UK Security Expo’s Securing Crowded Places Immersive Demonstrator. Nationally available in Brazil, UK launch imminent.

 

LONDON, UK 25th November 2016: Allevate and Facewatch today announce that Allevate’s Face-Searcher, a cloud-hosted face recognition service integrated with Facewatch’s online crime reporting system, will feature in the Securing Crowed Places Immersive Demonstrator at the UK Security Expo on the 30th November and 1st December 2016 at Olympia, London. After its successful Brazilian launch, the integrated offering is now due for imminent launch in the UK.

The Immersive Demonstrator at UK Security Expo 2016 will be under the theme of ‘Securing Crowded Places’ and is being run in association with The Home Office JSaRC, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and other relevant Government Departments.

Allevate’s Face-Searcher service enables organisations to utilise facial recognition as a hosted cloud service. It requires minimal capital outlay, incorporates advanced, world-class face recognition technology and eliminates the need to install or maintain a complicated software infrastructure or related compute platform on clients’ premises.

Facewatch enables organisations to report crimes online and submit moving and still CCTV images as evidence to the police, as well as share this imagery between businesses in related subscribed groups (in compliance with Data Protection guidelines) to reduce crime.

Following an imminent UK launch, UK Facewatch subscribers will be able to instantly and automatically share their images of Subjects of Interest to Face-Searcher’s watchlists, thereby allowing real-time watchlist alerting to any device connected to Facewatch’s integrated alert management system. This integrated offering will help businesses prevent crime by warning them if someone entering their premises is on a watchlist of known offenders.

Face-Searcher is built on the industry-proven enterprise-grade MXSERVERTM platform enabling automated facial detection and recognition, developed by Tygart Technology, Inc.

Additionally, Allevate will be providing a live demonstration of the MXSERVERTM platform in the Technology Workshops and Live Demonstrations in the conference stream of the exhibition, entitled “Beyond Live Surveillance: The Application of Face Recognition to Improve Forensic Analysis of Masses of Digital Media“, Day 2, 1st December, 2016 at 1240pm.

MXSERVERTM is also available on the UK’s Crown Commercial Service Digital Marketplace G-Cloud 8 Framework and is Powered by Sungard Availability Services.

Find out more on stand A41 at the exposition, in collaboration with Sungard Availability Services.


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 20 3239 6399 and follow us at @Allevate.

About Facewatch

Founded in London in 2010, Facewatch has worked with UK policing to create the world’s first private sector crime reporting platform that enables business and police to share information securely and instantly.

Visit us at http://www.facewatch.co.uk, email us at info@facewatch.co.uk, call us on +44 20 7930 3225 and follow us at @Facewatch.

About Tygart Technology, Inc.

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.

Visit us at http://www.tygart.com or call 1-304-363-6855.


Cloud Face Recognition Integrated with Secure Online Crime Reporting Launched in Brasil

 

newsreleaseAllevate’s Cloud-Hosted Face-Searcher Face Recognition Service integrated with the Facewatch secure online crime reporting system is launched in Brasil. This integrated offering, to all organisations large or small, enables the provision of face recognition in the cloud, matching against data-sets created from real-time crime reporting.  

LONDON, UK and Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 17 August 2016:  Allevate today announces the launch of its Face-Searcher service, enabling organisations, large or small, to utilise facial recognition as a hosted cloud service. Additionally, Facewatch, the secure online crime reporting system, announces immediate availability of an integrated Facewatch and Face-Searcher offering, launching initially in Brasil.

Facewatch enables organisations to report crimes online and submit moving and still CCTV images as evidence to the police, as well as share this imagery between businesses in related subscribed groups (in compliance with Data Protection guidelines) to reduce crime.

Allevate’s Face-Searcher service enables organisations to utilise facial recognition as a hosted cloud service. It requires minimal capital outlay, incorporates advanced, world-class face recognition technology and eliminates the need to install or maintain a complicated software infrastructure or related compute platform on your premises. The Face-Searcher Edge component detects and crops faces from retailyour CCTV cameras and submits them to the cloud-service for matching.

Facewatch subscribers can now instantly and automatically share their images of Subjects of Interest to Face-Searcher’s watchlists, thereby allowing real-time watchlist alerting to any device connected to Facewatch’s integrated alert management system. This integrated offering can now help businesses prevent crime by warning them if someone who enters their premises is on a watchlist of known offenders.

Simon Gordon, of Facewatch, says “A major factor that has hindered the wide-scale adoption of face recognition by business has been the requirement to install and manage costly and complex software. Allevate’s cloud-hosted SaaS offering removes this headache and enables businesses to benefit from the accuracy of the industry’s best face recognition algorithms in a cloud-enabled shared-services environment with a simple easy to understand monthly subscription fee.”

Carl Gohringer, of Allevate, continues “The best face-recognition technology in the world is useless unless businesses have accurate and reliable subject matter to match against. Facewatch has already proven invaluable in enabling businesses to seamlessly interact with their local police. Now, they can co-operate by sharing this same imagery amongst their local business groups.”

Face-Searcher is built on the industry-proven enterprise-grade MXSERVERTM platform enabling automated facial detection and recognition, developed by Tygart Technology, Inc. MXSERVERTM is the only biometric search engine on the market designed to handle Big Data (processing massive amounts of photos and videos) by leveraging a cloud-based architecture for faster parallel processing of services.  MXSERVERTM is proven and utilised by Defence, Intelligence and Law Enforcement organisations and has also been used to enhance security at major events, such as the 2015 European Games, a major international sporting event.

This integrated offering is being made available in Brasil by our local partner, Staff Security Ltd. Humberto Bambira, of Staff Security, says “We have been developing this exciting opportunity for the mass market rollout of facial recognition in Brasil with Facewatch for two years and I am delighted to see the launch of the service.”


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 20 3239 6399 and follow us at @Allevate.

 

About Facewatch

Founded in London in 2010, Facewatch has worked with UK policing to create the world’s first private sector crime reporting platform that enables business and police to share information securely and instantly.

Visit us at http://www.facewatch.co.uk,  email us at info@facewatch.co.uk, call us on +44 20 7930 3225 and follow us at @Facewatch.

 

About Tygart Technology, Inc.

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.

Visit us at www.tygart.com or call 1-304-363-6855.

 


Allevate Announces Availability of SaaS Face Recognition Service on UK’s Digital Marketplace (G-Cloud 8)

newsreleasePowerful Cloud-Enabled Video and Photographic Forensic Analysis System Incorporating Face Recognition is available to all UK government, intelligence and law-enforcement agencies to assist in combatting crime and terrorist activities. MXSERVER, enabled by Sungard Availability Services, automates the bulk-processing of media for forensic analysis and is already proven by US Federal agencies to provide an “Order of Magnitude” efficiency gain and significantly enhanced identification of suspects.

LONDON, UK 02 August 2016:  Allevate today announces that MXSERVER is available on the UK Crown Commercial Service’s Digital Marketplace G-Cloud 8 Framework.  Allevate’s SaaS G-Cloud offering is enabled by Sungard Availability Services, who provides a Secure Managed Cloud IaaS and PaaS platform, with OFFICIAL classification, for UK Government Service Provision.

Our security services are faced with a relentless increase in digital media — from CCTV and surveillance cameras, police body worn video, online sources such as Facebook and YouTube, confiscated phones and computers and, increasingly, ‘crowd-sourced’ from members of the public. 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. “

From today, access to both the software and all hosting and storage services are available on Digital Services Marketplace G-Cloud 8 framework using an easy to calculate monthly service fee. The G-Cloud 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.

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 IdentificationCrown-Commercial-Service-Supplier_logo
  • 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 the UK Crown Commercial Service

The UK Crown Commercial Service (CCS) works with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery. The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services.


“Facial recognition system was used on live video from surveillance cameras at the 2015 European Games, in Baku, Azerbaijan”

From nextgov.com US SPIES TRAIN COMPUTERS TO SPOT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN LIVE VIDEOS

“Last year, a facial recognition system was used on live video from surveillance cameras at the European Games, in Baku, Azerbaijan, according to the tool’s developer, Tygart. During the June 2015 event, organizers watched a webpage that could issue an alert if a face in the crowd matched that of an individual on a watch list. ”

Baku2015 was the inaugural European Olympic Committee’s First European Games and was attended by 6,000 athletes from over 50 countries over 16 days, with over 600,000 tickets sold.

MXSERVER is a highly scalable cloud-enabled solution to process videos and photographs applying face recognition.

All faces in the media are:

  • Extracted and cropped
  • Searched against a watchlist
  • Indexed so the media can be searched with a photograph

Media inputs to MXSERVER include:

  • Body Worn Video
  • Live surveillance cameras (CCTV)
  • Archived video
  • Online Sources (YouTube, Facebook etc)
  • Confiscated hardrives, phones, PCs (Digital Forensics)

You can view more info on MXSERVER at:
http://allevate.com/index.php/mxserver/mxserver_presentation/

… and read more about the proposition at:
http://allevate.com/index.php/2013/08/01/intelligence-and-efficiency-through-on-demand-media-analysis-using-face-recognition/


Allevate Now Offering Toshiba’s Face Recognition Integrated with the MXSERVER Cloud-Enabled Media Analysis Platform

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Integrated Offering Combines MXSERVER’s Proven Ability to Massively Scale the Processing of Vast Quantities of Video and Photographs with the NIST Demonstrated Accuracy of Toshiba’s Face Recognition Library

 

 

 

London, UK — 15 March 2016Allevate Limited today announced that, working cooperatively with Tygart Technology, it is now offering Toshiba’s Face Recognition Software Library as an integrated component of Tygart’s MXSERVER™ to enable European government, law enforcement and security agencies to further enhance public safety. MXSERVER is an algorithm-agnostic, cloud-enabled system that processes vast quantities of video and photo collections to transform these digital assets into searchable resources by using face recognition.

According to Allevate, one of the key strengths of Tygart’s MXSERVER is the fact that it is agnostic to and can be deployed with multiple commercially available face recognition algorithms (COTS) or government developed face recognition algorithms (GOTS). This enables Allevate to work co-operatively with the end-user and algorithm vendors to determine the most appropriate selection of algorithm to meet each client’s unique needs. Additionally, clients have the flexibility to continually improve performance by using the best available algorithm over the life of the project as requirements change. Traditionally, having purchased an entire turn-key platform from a specific face recognition algorithm vendor, clients would have to sacrifice their entire investment in that vendor’s platform should they wish to change the underlying algorithms for any reason. MXSERVER enables clients to leverage their investment in a scalable Enterprise Grade technology platform by only changing the underlying algorithm components.

Toshiba’s Face Recognition Software Library is a Software Development Kit (SDK) that provides automated face detection and tracking in videos and photos, face recognition matching and photograph quality assessment.  The combination of this SDK with MXSERVER will provide government, law enforcement and security agencies with enhanced surveillance, monitoring and forensic analysis capabilities.

An Allevate spokesman said “Toshiba is one of the leading providers of face recognition technology and continues to be one of the top performers as demonstrated by independent testing by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)”. He continued “We are very pleased to offer our clients further flexibility with the provision of Tygart’s MXSERVER with a Toshiba-inside option.”

“We are very proud of the accuracy and price performance ratio of Toshiba’s enterprise-grade software algorithms, based on the result of FRV2013 by NIST,” said Nobuyoshi Enomoto, Deputy Senior Manager of Toshiba. “Integration with the MXSERVER cloud-enabled platform strengthens our offering with a scalable search and index capability to support real-time surveillance and monitoring for public security and post-event forensic analysis.” He continues “We are pleased to be working with Allevate to make this joint offering available to Europe’s law-enforcement, intelligence and security agencies.”

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About MXSERVER

MXSERVER is a cloud-architected face recognition system that processes vast quantities of video and photo collections extracted from police body cameras, online sources, surveillance systems, digital forensics and, increasingly, “crowd-sourced” from the public.

MXSERVER can transform these digital assets into searchable resources. Using face recognition technology it searches media archives to find individuals of interest. It also indexes the media to enable it to be searched using a photograph. Trained investigators are freed to intelligently apply their skills without having to view countless hours of media.

 About Allevate Limited

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

About Toshiba Corporation

For more information, visit http://www.toshiba.co.jp/sis/en/scd/face/face.htm


Cloud-Based Face Recognition now Accessible from Smart Mobile Devices to Enhance Public Safety in Europe 1

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Allevate is now offering Tygart’s new MXMOBILE™ FaceID System for smart mobile devices to enable European government and law enforcement agencies to access an MXSERVER™ system to identify faces on the move.

 

London, UK 6th August 2015– Allevate Limited today announced that, working cooperatively with Tygart Technology, it is now offering Tygart’s new MXMOBILE™ FaceID System for smart mobile devices to enable European government and law enforcement agencies to access an MXSERVER™ system to identify faces on the move. MXSERVER is a cloud-architected system that processes vast quantities of video and photo collections to transform these digital assets into searchable resources by using face recognition.

By leveraging the power and benefits of modern mobile technology, the MXMOBILE FaceID System brings the same power and face recognition analytic capabilities of MXSERVER onto smart mobile devices to lower the cost and improve the accuracy of remotely identifying individuals in the field.

This capability enables an officer located anywhere in the world to capture and upload a photograph to determine the identity of a subject within seconds. “MXMOBILE represents a huge technological leap forward for agents in the field, providing them with the capability to identify individuals using facial recognition in virtually real-time,” says John F Waugaman, President of Tygart Technology.

Agents can now transmit photos or videos captured on their smartphone through the MXMOBILE application, to be processed by MXSERVER using automated face detection and recognition technologies. The faces in the photos or videos are then matched by MXSERVER against watch lists to almost instantly offer a short, rank-ordered list of options that best match these faces, along with any other relevant information such as biographical information, known aliases and previous comments regarding the individual.

In addition to field use for the identification of persons of interest (POI), law enforcement agencies can make MXMOBILE available as a citizen policing tool, providing citizens the ability to upload videos and photographs of suspicious behaviour.

“Allevate has been working to make the power of MXSERVER, already utilised by defense and law enforcement agencies in the USA, available to European agencies”, says Carl Gohringer, founder of Allevate Limited. “We are pleased to be able to offer MXMOBILE to put this capability directly into the hands of law enforcement officers on the move.”

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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.

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, follow us on Twitter at @Allevate and follow us on LinkedIN at :http://www.linkedin.com/company/allevate-limited.

About Tygart Technology      

For more information, visit http://www.tygart.com or call +1 304 363 6855.


Allevate Offers New Version of MXSERVER, utilising Facial Recognition; Provides Near Real-Time Analysis Capabilities

 

Solution Offernewsreleases Enhanced Forensic Video and Photo Functionality for Defence, Intelligence, National Security and Law Enforcement Agencies

 

 

London, UK, 21st January 2015 –  Allevate Limited today announced the availability of the latest version of MXSERVER from Tygart Technology, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise grade video and photographic analysis and biometric recognition systems. MXSERVER is a cloud-architected face recognition system that processes vast quantities of video and photo collections, quickly transforming files extracted from police body cameras, online sources, surveillance systems, confiscated phones and computers and, increasingly, “crowd-sourced” from members of the public.

MXSERVER can transform these digital assets into searchable resources and identify and highlight useable intelligence.  Using face recognition technology, this solution searches media archives, including those stored in disparate or disconnected systems, to find  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. Trained investigators are freed to intelligently apply their skills without having to view countless hours of media.

MXSERVER v2.7 is a significant upgrade to prior versions, improving back-end video/photo processing and face search speed and reliability. Numerous functional enhancements have been made which simplify and expedite video/photo analysis and biometric enrollment. Major improvements include:

  • Faster Face Search and Enhanced Scalability – face search speed is ten times faster — in large part because of MXSERVER’s new distributed “in memory” search capability. The search space is now evenly distributed across MXSERVER’s cloud of search workers which also improves the system’s scalability. MXSERVER supports very large face galleries containing 10 million+ subjects.
  • Expanded Support of Additional File Types and Partially Corrupt Content – Tygart added a second video processing SDK to deliver more robust handling of partially corrupt videos and new/additional video and image file formats. Videos that can only be partially processed (those with corrupt segments) will no longer fail processing, and will still retain partial results.
  • Enhanced Face Export – users can now define a minimum face size threshold when exporting face samples. Only those face samples greater than the user defined minimum pixel width (as measured between the eyes) will be exported.
  • Support for Multiple Watchlists – organisations can now easily create, manage and search multiple watchlists.
  • Batch Face Search – face search requests can now be submitted in large batches and can be cancelled, deleted and prioritized via an interactive search queue management module.

The MXSERVER upgrade also includes enhanced security. Agencies are now able to limit personnel access through the addition of a “view only” user privilege classification, as well as an added quality control option, which requires a second user to confirm face matches. The ability to quickly, effectively and securely identify suspects after an incident or even help prevent one before it occurs is invaluable for law enforcement.

In the UK, access to MXSERVER and all hosting and storage services are available on the G-Cloud Digital Marketplace  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.

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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.

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, follow us on Twitter at @Allevate and follow us on LinkedIN at : http://www.linkedin.com/company/allevate-limited

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.

For more information, visit www.tygart.com or call 1-304-363-6855.


Allevate Enhances Operational Border Management Expertise

 

Addition of newsreleasea  highly reputable associate further enhances Allevate’s ability to support border enforcement and immigration to combat organised crime, fight terrorism and enhance public order whilst improving operational efficiency.

 

London, UK, 21st July 2014: Allevate today announced the addition of a  senior associate highly experienced in the area of border management. This addition enhances our ability to address the needs of operational border management and immigration enforcement clients with the application identification technology and its practical application in critical infrastructure as well as adds to our operational knowledge of business change management within the context of large government programmes.

Supporting Allevate’s client and project focused activities henceforth shall be Ian Neill who has  over 35 years’ experience in Border security and law enforcement. In addition to holding roles at IATA and being an advisor to ICAO and the World Customs’ Organisation, he as most recently been Acting Director of Strategy and Future development for the United Kingdom’s Border Systems Programme.

Allevate, through its partnership with US-based Tygart Technology, offers the MXSERVER automated media analysis and exploitation system. This server-based and cloud-architected system enables forensic investigators to process an order of magnitude more digital media, comprising both video and photo collections. It quickly transforms media extracted from online sources, captured computers, mobile phones, flash cards and video surveillance systems into searchable resources.

Tygart’s MXSERVER is already widely deployed with multiple US Department of Defense customers and is made available by Allevate on the UK G-Cloud Cloudstore. Cloudstore is open to all UK 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 competitive tenders from suppliers.

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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, follow us on Twitter at @Allevate and follow us on LinkedIN at : http://www.linkedin.com/company/allevate-limited

 


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

 


Allevate Presents on Cloud-Based Media Analysis and Face Recognition at Counter Terror Expo 2014 in London

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Allevate announces that it will be presenting a cloud-based media analysis solution incorporating face recognition that is used by the US DoD at the upcoming Counter Terror Expo 2014 Conference in London, UK,  on the 30th April 2014 .

 

 

London, UK, 25th April 2014: Allevate today announced that it will be presenting Tygart Technology’s MXSERVER, a media analysis and face recognition solution currently being used by the US Department of Defense, at this year’s Counter Terror Expo conference at the Olympia Conference Centre in London.

The presentation, entitled Countering the Terrorist Threat via Digital Media Analysis, will occur in the Practical Counter Terrorism Conference, Day 2, 30th April, 2014. (http://www.counterterrorexpo.com/page.cfm/Link=294/nocache=18122013)

  • Exploiting digital media to enhance public safety whilst reducing operational budgets
  • Easy and cost-effective routes to access the intelligence in digital media held by law enforcement and intelligence agencies
  • Indexing media by the faces it contains allowing investigators to interrogate media by face

Our security services are faced with a relentless increase in digital media – from police body cameras , online sources such as Facebook and YouTube, surveillance systems, confiscated phones and computers and, increasingly, “crowd-sourced” from members of the public.

MXSERVER is a cloud-architected solution that can ingest, analyse and index huge quantities of video and photo media –thereby transforming them into searchable resources and identifying and highlighting useable intelligence. Trained investigators are freed to intelligently apply their skills without having to view countless hours of media.

Police, intelligence and government agencies in the UK can install MXSERVER in their own private cloud on their own premises, or rent access to the solution hosted in an environment accredited to impact level IL 3 /4 to enable them to unlock the intelligence within the vast amounts of media  faster than ever before, freeing them to focus on what they are trained to do best – solving and preventing crime and terrorism.

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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, follow us on Twitter at @Allevate and follow us on LinkedIN at : http://www.linkedin.com/company/allevate-limited

About Counter Terror Expo

Counter Terror Expo offers the most comprehensive display of technology, equipment and services alongside a high level education programme designed to protect against the evolving security threat.

9,500 attendees and 400+ exhibitors will participate in a free to attend exhibition, multiple show floor workshops, new show feature zones, IEDD demo area, high level conference streams, behind closed door briefings and networking events in one secure environment.


Allevate Appoints Non-Executive Director and Welcomes Senior Associates

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Appointment of a non-executive director and highly reputable associates further enhances Allevate’s ability to support law-enforcement to combat organised crime, fight terrorism and enhance public order whilst improving operational efficiency.

 

London, UK, 21st October 2013: Allevate today announced the appointment of a non-executive director and broadens its team through the addition of two senior associates that are highly regarded by industry and the public sector alike. These additions enhance our strong understanding of biometric technology and its practical application in critical infrastructure as well as add operational knowledge of business change management within the context of large government programmes.

Allevate, through its partnership with US-based Tygart Technology, offers the MXSERVER automated media analysis and exploitation system. This server-based and cloud-architected system enables forensic investigators to process an order of magnitude more digital media, comprising both video and photo collections. It quickly transforms media extracted from online sources, captured computers, mobile phones, flash cards and video surveillance systems into searchable resources.

Assuming a non-executive directorship with responsibility for governance, compliance and strategic business planning oversight is Gerard Citroen. Carl Gohringer, founder and managing director of Allevate, says “Gerard’s greater than 25 years’ experience in several large B2B companies in complex high technology environments will make him absolutely instrumental in our strategic corporate planning activities.”

Also supporting Allevate’s client and project focused activities henceforth shall be Mike Franklin and Peter Wales who bring decades of major UK government biometric project experience to our clients. Gohringer continues “Peter’s experience in aiding UK government with cost-benefit analysis and business case formation and Mike’s hands on experience with public sector biometric implementations and large-system architectures will ensure successful deployments of MXSERVER with our clients. The involvement of such reputable industry experts is further testament to the powerful benefits provided by MXSERVER and its applicability to our clients’ requirements.”

Tygart’s MXSERVER is already widely deployed with multiple US Department of Defense customers and is made available by Allevate on the UK G-Cloud Cloudstore. Cloudstore is open to all UK 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 competitive tenders from suppliers.

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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, follow us on Twitter at @Allevate and follow us on LinkedIN at : http://www.linkedin.com/company/allevate-limited

 


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

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 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.

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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.