VistaScape establishes virtual borders for major U.S. ports

SSN Staff  - 
Sunday, August 1, 2004

ATLANTA - VistaScape Security Systems, a provider of surveillance solutions, has been awarded a contract to implement its automated wide-area surveillance platform at the Port of Long Beach in California and the Port of Orange in Texas.

VistaScape’s platform will link video and sensors in the ports’ area to central command centers. The company’s surveillance software automatically detects security intrusions by allowing security personnel to define virtual barriers on a digital map of the secured area.

The Port of Long Beach is considered to be the nation’s second busiest port and covers more than 3,000 acres. Together, with the Port of Los Angeles it is a major hub for goods entering the United States from Asia. More than $95 billion in cargo moved through the port in 2003.

The Port of Orange, located less than 100 miles east of Houston, is a major hub to other ports located in the Gulf of Mexico.

The contract win is just one of several maritime or government related projects for VistaScape within the past few months.

The company’s product was put to work on the high profile G-8 Summit in June, at a regional airport to integrated with an access control system and at the Unified Port of San Diego.