COBAN’s FOCUS H1 Police Dash Cams Use NVIDIA Metropolis for AI-Based Video Analytics

HOUSTONOct. 18, 2017 – COBAN Technologies, Inc., a leader in body-worn cameras and in-car video solutions for law enforcement, today announced that its FOCUS H1 police dash cams are using the NVIDIA Metropolis intelligent video analytics platform to identify vehicles and other objects in real time. Metropolis uses deep learning to transform how video is captured, inspected and analyzed to enhance public safety, traffic, city services and more.

An NVIDIA Jetson AI supercomputer on a module powers the police dash cam system for low-latency inferencing for law enforcement tasks. This includes finding vehicles for Be on the Lookouts (BOLOs) and Amber Alerts, automatically identifying vehicle makes and models, reading license plates and driver’s licenses for officers, and monitoring the health and safety of those taken into custody.

COBAN’s in-car video system will be supported by a variety of applications capable of vehicle and object identification, special monitoring and behavioral analysis. NVIDIA’s Metropolis Software Partner Program also offers a curated list of resources that makes it easy for third-party software developers to create new applications for Metropolis-based products like the FOCUS H1 to amplify officer awareness, increase public safety and more.

“By working with NVIDIA, COBAN is leveraging the most advanced computing platform for AI at the edge inside police cruisers,” said Brian Chang, founder of COBAN Technologies. “The FOCUS H1 provides intelligence to the mobile video capture platform, which translates into safer communities and enhanced law enforcement efficiencies. The combination of COBAN and NVIDIA technologies creates simplicity and agility through today’s latest deep learning, GPU computing and graphics technologies. Now police vehicles can perform targeted tasks without the need for mass data collection or a reliance on constrained mobile data networks.”

COBAN will unveil the new police dash cam system with NVIDIA Jetson during the 124th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and Exposition, October 22-24, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The FOCUS H1 system will be showcased in IACP booth 2837 mounted inside an actual Los AngelesPolice Department cruiser.

About COBAN Technologies, Inc.
COBAN Technologies, Inc. provides body-worn cameras and in-car video solutions for public safety agencies. COBAN’s innovative video and digital evidence management solutions are used by many of the top law enforcement agencies in the country. Founded in 2002, COBAN is headquartered in Houston, TX, with satellite facilities located throughout the United States. For more information on COBAN Technologies, Inc. visit www.cobantech.com or call 1-866-812-6226.

Safe Fleet expands into Law Enforcement with COBAN Technologies Acquisition

October 23, 2017 – Safe Fleet is pleased to announce the acquisition of COBAN Technologies, Inc (“COBAN”).

COBAN is a leading supplier of body cameras and in-car video solutions for law enforcement.  Established in 2002, COBAN’s innovative in-car video and digital evidence management software is used by many of the top police departments in the country.

“COBAN is an excellent addition to Safe Fleet’s portfolio.  The combination of COBAN’s position in law enforcement with Safe Fleet’s leading video positions in School and Transit Bus, Fire, Waste, and Commercial markets firmly establishes Safe Fleet as the largest global provider of video solutions to the fleet market,” stated John Knox, CEO of Safe Fleet.  “Safe Fleet/COBAN is now the only video provider able to comprehensively supply common and integrated video solutions to all First Responder departments as well as all municipal fleet markets.”

“The opportunity with Safe Fleet is compelling for our customers and our employees,” said Doug Dickerson, COBAN CEO.  “I’m excited about the acquisition. COBAN’s technology in body worn camera, in-car video, Artificial Intelligence-based (AI) real-time video analytics, video data and evidence management software combined with Safe Fleet’s comprehensive leading product line in Bus and Commercial markets creates best-in-class video product capabilities and breadth.”

Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

About COBAN Technologies

COBAN Technologies is committed to manufacturing and developing digital video solutions of the highest caliber for public safety agencies. COBAN’s unique design of in-car video systems, interview room systems, body worn cameras, evidence management, and back office management software provides law enforcement with a complete digital solution that maximizes return on investment.  Since 2002, COBAN’s commitment to the highest standards of integrity has contributed to the overall satisfaction of our customers. Thousands of COBAN systems have been deployed by hundreds of police departments across the United States, ranging from small departments with a few vehicles, to large, multi-precinct cities such as the City of Los Angeles and City of Chicago. For more information about COBAN please visit www.cobantech.com.

About Safe Fleet

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world.  These brands serve several major markets including: Bus, Rail and RV, Truck and Trailer, Work Truck, Emergency, Waste, and Industrial and Military.  With over 1,100 employees and 10 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and our portfolio of brands please visit www.safefleet.net.

 

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Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer Unveils its New Identity and Product Portfolio at the 2017 IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference

  • New identity, new product portfolio, new innovations featured at IFDA 2017
  • Delivering new fleet video and camera solutions, as part of the broader product portfolio

Elmhurst, IL – October 4, 2017 – Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer – home of Bustin, Randall Temp Control, Randall Access, and ROM – will showcase its new identity and growing product portfolio during the 2017 IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference in booth #629. A highlight of Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer’s participation will be the introduction of its new Fleet Video & Camera Solutions.

“This is our most exciting year yet at IFDA’s Distribution Solutions Conference,” said Fred Jevaney, president of Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer. “Our new brand identity, Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer, firmly supports our commitment to stay true to our longstanding heritage and unwavering focus on the foodservice market and its drivers.”

Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer is featuring several innovative products at the Distribution Solutions Conference, including its new Smart Door, an automated retractable side door curtain. The driver-friendly Smart Door combines: a self-repairing breakaway curtain; surface mount design which can installed on existing trailers; trailer’s scuff liner protects the curtain track from damage; superior temperature-control; and serves as a moisture infiltration barrier.

Also highlighted is its new line of Fleet Video & Camera Solutions. Wired and wireless backup cameras will be on display showcasing the latest technology in backup safety. In addition, the DS2 Dual Camera Recording System provides in-cab technology to help improve the driver experience; recognize stellar driving behavior/correcting behavior outside the norm; and clarity and certainty with accidents.

IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference kicks off on Sunday, October 15th in National Harbor, Maryland. Attendees are invited to visit Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer’s exhibit booth #629 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. To learn more about the event, go to www.theifdaconference.com.

“Our new brand identity launched this summer with the tagline, “New Name…Same Get It Done and hashtag #GetItDone,” Jevaney continued. “At IFDA we are also saluting our combined history (Bustin, Randall, and ROM) of 180 years serving the foodservice market with the IFDA tagline, “New Name…Serious History”. Our dedication has never been stronger, our product line has never been more focused, our team has never been more excited to meet the market’s challenges head-on.”

About Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer

Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer is a division of Safe Fleet, is a leading manufacturer of temperature control, access, and video and camera product solutions to truck and trailer fleets across North America. Products include insulated bulkheads, rear and side door curtains, insulated pallet covers, walkramps, platforms, steps, and camera and video solutions. Our nationwide sales team provides personal service and innovative offerings to protect inventory, improve productivity, and promote safety. www.sftruckandtrailer.net.

About Safe Fleet

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve several major markets including: Bus, Rail and RV, Truck and Trailer, Work Truck, Emergency, Waste, and Industrial and Military. With over 1,100 employees and 10 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and our portfolio of brands please visit www.safefleet.net.

Contact: Sean Martschinke
smartschinke@safefleet.net
630-782-0001

5 Ways to Optimize Pedestrian Safety: Waste Advantage Magazine

The September issue of Waste Advantage magazine includes an article how technology can be used to prevent accidents and improve pedestrian safety around waste management vehicles. This article features technology available from a number of Safe Fleet brands, including Fleetmind, Rear View Safety, Seon, and Specialty manufacturing.Technology showcased to make streets safer for pedestrians includes smart displays and safety dashboards, backup cameras and around vehicle monitoring systems, strobe lights, and vehicle sensor systems.

The article also lists five main strategies to improve safety:

  • Eliminate vehicle blind spots
  • Ensure visibility around the vehicle
  • Keep trucks in good working order
  • Use technology to encourage driver safety
  • Maximize pedestrian alerts

Click here to view the entire article and learn more.

 

 

Safe Fleet School Bus Safety Solutions For a Safer Ride

Safe Fleet brands keep students safe and secure on the bus and at the bus stop.  See how we help protect students, prevent accidents, and deliver real-time fleet information to transportation teams to help them make better decisions, faster.