Lockeed Martin names ObjectVideo as subcontractor for MTA project

Published 28 September 2006

Video analytic firm will help network 277 NYC subway stations with cameras programmed to detect suspicious behavior

Reston, Virginia-based ObjectVideo, a developer of video analytic software systems, recently on our radar screen for signing deals with the port of Texas City and Madrid, Spain, has found success once again. The company announced it had been selected as a subcontractor for Lockheed Martin’s $212 million effort to develop a security network for New York City’s MTA. The system, consisting of more than 1,000 closed-circuit cameras and 3,000 motion sensors, will network 277 subway stations in New York City. As we reported last year, the system’s cameras will include behavior algorithms to detect suspicious behavior and, eventually, face-recognition software — precisely the kind of work in which ObjectVideo specializes.

A comprehensive list of subcontractors on the project was not immediately available. We previously reported on one of them, Madison, Alabama-based Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR), which will provide command-and-control solutions to the upgrade project.

-read more in this company news release