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Fleet management award

Garmin has won the award for 'Innovation in Fleet Management 2007' from the UK's Institute of Transport Management (ITM). ITM chose Garmin as the manufacturer most able to meet the challenges of the efficient movement of people and goods vehicles through its comprehensive product offering in Automotive and Fleet Management innovation, as well as customer service excellence.

The award was independently accredited after three months of undercover research by the ITM, looking for GPS solutions available to motorists and fleet operators. Garmin was particularly commended for its customer service, technological advances, reliability and value for money.

Italian road tunnel upgrade

COE Group, a developer and supplier of advanced video systems, has been selected supplier of choice by Distelco, Italy, for the supply of high resolution video codecs for the Martignano Tunnel project in the Trentino region. The video encoding and transmission system will make up part of the overall safety system which also incorporates Citilog's MediaTunnel automatic incident detection across 26 of the 43 cameras located within the tunnel.

The project is part of a Euro 76 million project financed by the Provincia Automoma di Trento. The tunnel is a twin tube design, each 3 km long, and is part of the strategic road link for the Trentino region.

COE has a long history of supplying video transmission and surveillance technology for tunnel projects which include the Channel Tunnel, the Mont Blanc Tunnel and several Singaporean tunnels, and road projects including the UK Highway Agency's National Traffic Control Centre and the London Congestion Charge.

NIAR improves aviation testing and safety

The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) is using Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software with Axis network cameras to increase visibility in tests, provide remote access to monitoring tests, save on night staffing needs, and improve personnel safety.

The NIAR at Wichita State University integrates academic, government and business entities in cooperative efforts to advance technologies for aviation and other industries. It is a high-tech research, development, testing, certification and learning centre. The Institute employs a full-time staff of more than 200, plus nearly 100 student and graduate research assistants. The Aircraft Structural Testing and Evaluation Centre at Hawker Beechcraft has about 45 staff, who now enjoy the benefits of using IP video surveillance technology to improve their work.

NIAR is a non-profit organisation, and many of the test studies performed are Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) projects based on grants for continuing industry aviation research and initiatives. NIAR customers include Airbus, Boeing, Cessna, Bombardier/Learjet and Lockheed Martin.

TeleEye appoints general sales manager

TeleEye Group, a worldwide supplier of video surveillance systems, has appointed Duncan Ross as the general sales manager for TeleEye Europe, its subsidiary office in the UK.

Ross's role will focus on the strategic development of sales and marketing activities for TeleEye Europe in the UK and Ireland. He will be responsible for promoting and developing TeleEye brand within the video surveillance and CCTV market place. He will also be working alongside TeleEye resellers, system integrators and solution partners to help them in specifying TeleEye products into their installations and tenders.

D-Tec a finalist in Security Excellence Awards

D-Tec - part of AD Group - is a finalist in the International Achievement category of the influential Security Excellence Awards 2007. The company is a worldwide leader in CCTV camera-based video smoke detection (VSD), which analyses images to provide early warning of fire, whether accidental or deliberate (arson).

D-Tec's camera-based fire detection systems can be found on the front line of fire protection for a wide range of prestigious applications, whether it be the Sydney Harbour Tunnel in Australia; the Royal Airwing Hangar complex at the Dubai International Airport - the world's largest privately-owned aircraft hangar or the landmark 'gherkin' office building in London.

The Security Excellence Awards ceremony is being held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London, on 10 October in front of hundreds of security professionals.

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