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Pixim-Powered Cameras Protect Australia’s Ports

March 5, 2008

Patrick teams with One Security to install an all-digital port-security system based on Pixim Digital Pixel System technology.


MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA /Marketwire/ -- Pixim Inc., a leading provider of image sensors and processors for enterprise security cameras, has been chosen to deliver a key technology by Patrick, one of Australia's largest operators of shipping and container terminals. Patrick teamed with One Security International Pty Ltd., a premier provider of security solutions, for installation of an all-digital Pixim-powered video security system in six Australian ports.

Patrick is converting its analog CCD-based video camera system to an all-digital security and management system, using Pixim-powered cameras. With a fully updated security system slated for six maritime facilities consisting of four terminals and two stevedores, Patrick will have more than 500 Pixim-based cameras in place. These maritime sites will incorporate Pixim-powered box and dome camera formats, placed inside Patrick's buildings and lobbies, as well as outdoors to protect the perimeters and acreage.

Pixim's award-winning Digital Pixel System technology is "the only video image-processing technology to employ hundreds of thousands of pixels, each acting like an individual camera." These self-adjusting pixels eliminate image-compromising visual noise and deliver high resolution, natural color and clarity, even in highlights and shadows. Pixim's all-digital system overcomes typical impediments of existing analog CCD technologies to provide positive subject identification.

"Pixim makes it possible for video security systems to deliver data without doubt," said John Monti, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Pixim. "The wide deployment of our technology across Patrick's port-security installation demonstrates the tremendous versatility of Pixim-powered cameras—the ability to capture and deliver superb image quality and crucial details in all lighting conditions. At port access points, a person's face is no longer obscured by back light, shifts in lighting throughout the day, or glare from water. In addition to identifying perpetrators 24/7, Pixim-powered cameras deliver superior data to the video analytics system for more accurate forensics and other investigation."

About Patrick
Patrick is one of Australia's leading providers of port-related services to importers, exporters, and shipping lines. Its focus on productivity, efficiency, and innovation, along with its world-class assets and infrastructure-management expertise, places the Patrick businesses at the forefront of the ship-to-shore and shore-to-door service providers for both domestic and international trade markets. Patrick is part of Asciano Ltd., a publicly listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange and is one of Australia's largest listed infrastructure owners. Patrick is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

About One Security
One Security International is recognized as a foremost expert in smart technologies for critical applications such as ports, transport, and border installations. One Security offers total service, from design to complete installation of security systems, followed by training and support for integrated security, access control, and video systems. Through practice and education in varying security technologies, One Security has acquired valuable expertise. As a result, 23 major ports, four airports. and many other organizations across Australia, the Pacific, and Asia rely on One Security International's skills, opinions, judgment, and advice in a collaborative approach to system design.

About Pixim
Pixim Inc. has developed an imaging technology that revolutionizes the way video cameras capture and process images. Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System technology empowers hundreds of thousands of pixels to act like individual cameras, constantly self-adjusting and eliminating image-compromising visual noise to deliver high resolution, natural color and clarity, even in highlights and shadows. The all-digital system efficiently captures the whole picture, delivering accurate, actionable information. The end result is more than superb image quality—it is the strength of certainty.

Pixim chipsets are incorporated in more than 150 security camera models that ship to more than 70 countries worldwide. For general information, call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, CA, at 650-605-1107.

Pixim and Digital Pixel System are registered trademarks of Pixim Inc. Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.


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