Aspen-Pitkin County Airport Selects Searidge Intrusion Detection System

System to automate detection of human and vehicle activity in controlled zones

Phoenix, Arizona – April 30th, 2012 –  84th Annual AAAE Conference and Exhibition, Booth 421. Searidge Technologies, provider of intelligent video solutions to Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and airports, announced that Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE) has selected Searidge to provide an intrusion detection solution for the perimeter adjoining the movement and non-movement areas of the airport.

At ASE, the area adjoining the movement and non-movement area has been identified as a hot spot for vehicle and pedestrian deviations; when a human or vehicle crosses from the non-movement area to the movement area without Air Traffic Control (ATC) clearance the incident is documented as a Vehicle/Pedestrian Deviation by the controllers in the tower. Searidge will provide ASE with their intelligent video platform IntelliDAR™ to automatically alert airport operations and security personnel, as well as, Fixed Base Operator, of an intrusion or impending intrusion; decreasing the Vehicle/Pedestrian Deviation rate, and increasing safety and security of airport operations.

“Vehicle/Pedestrian Deviations into the movement area by unauthorized persons has caused the FAA to require that the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport to actively take steps to curtail these incursions or face regulatory action. To address this, we have completed a detailed evaluation of several technology solutions and selected Searidge for its ability to address our particular needs with both their technology and expertise,” says Jim Elwood, Airport Director, Aspen-Pitkin County Airport.

The Searidge Intrusion Detection solution is a scalable system that automatically monitors and depicts all targets in the area of interest to the security personnel in real-world LAT/LONG positions on a an intuitive 2-D map display. The system provides the security operator with features such as intrusion detection and tracking, audible and visual alerts, real-time video feeds of the target(s) detected and video archiving for incident review, investigations and training. This data helps to ensure all intrusions are identified, giving advanced warning to security operators to act on alerts immediately.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with Aspen-Pitkin County Airport to solve their incursion problem”, says Moodie Cheikh, chief executive officer, Searidge Technologies. “Our intelligent video platform has been proven in a variety of air traffic control and airport applications and its versatility and adaptability enables us to effectively address Aspen’s specific aviation security needs”.

About Searidge Technologies
Searidge Technologies provides intelligent video solutions to Air Navigation Service Providers and airports to help them cost effectively increase safety and efficiency of surface management operations. The company’s intelligent video platform IntelliDAR™ is a robust Non-Cooperative Surveillance System (NCSS) and the first operational system of its kind in an air traffic control tower to provide detection, positioning, and tracking of all targets on an airport surface. Searidge is helping its customers with ATC-grade video, gap filling/A-SMGCS augmentation, apron management, and remote tower capabilities.

Working with industry leaders such as DFS, FAA, EUROCONTROL and NAV CANADA, Searidge solutions are installed in sites throughout Europe, Middle East and North America. Founded in 2001, Searidge is a privately held company based in Canada’s Capital region.

For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Sheri Bailey
Searidge Technologies Inc.
Tel: 613.686.3988 ext. 310
Toll Free: 1-866-799-1555



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