On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI) and Defentect are working together in a research demonstration project run by San Diego State University’s Homeland Security Program and the SDSU Immersive Visualization Center (“Viz Center”) that focuses on the illicit transport of radiological materials used to make dirty bombs.
The project is creating a permanent gamma radiation detection perimeter system, incorporating OnSSI’s Ocularis IP video command-and-control software, Defentect’s GT2 gamma radiation detection sensor technology and DM3 sensor management, monitoring and messaging platform and Axis network cameras that can target detected threats.
“People can visit the Viz Center’s courtyard and experience the system firsthand,” said Eric Frost, founder and co-director of the SDSU Immersive Visualization Center and co-director of the Homeland Security Master’s Degree Program at SDSU. “This program is one more way the Viz Center is working to evaluate and enhance tools and technologies to help both public and private entities deal with potential hazards with accuracy and speed—important in the face of mounting and unseen threats.”
“Ocularis offers functionality that perfectly complements the other technologies used in this demonstration project,” said Mulli Diamant, OnSSI vice president of sales. “Homeland security applications truly leverage our system, which can fuse information from multiple applications, in this instance radiation detection presenting an integrated alert, and which enables users to view, manage and record video from an unlimited number of surveillance cameras. We are pleased to be a part of this project which takes the hypothetical out of the equation and shows a reality-based scenario.”
The SDSU Viz Center tests and displays a variety of cutting-edge technologies. Visitors to the center include organizations interested in increasing the safety of their assets and employees, including state, county and local officials; national and international agencies including the Department of Homeland Security; and private-sector groups representing hospitals, municipalities, storage facilities, transportation facilities and waste management companies.