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Security Integration Scores At Super Bowl

The city hosting this year’s game turns to GTSI for networked surveillance integration. While Super Bowl XXXVIII will be forever remembered for Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction,” the cameras at next month’s game will have plenty of other things to monitor as the city of Jacksonville, Fla., with the help of GTSI, rolls out a video-surveillance system designed to enhance security in and around Alltel Stadium. Truth be told, even before the NFL championship was pegged for Jacksonville, the stadium had put out an RFP for a surveillance system, but the project never took off. The city’s sheriff’s office also had been looking for a security system to “expand their capabilities,” says Dave Lauer, the city’s CIO. He didn’t want to go as far as Tampa, Fla., had in 2001, when the city experimented with-and decided against-a facial-recognition system before hosting Super Bowl XXXV. Instead, Lauer wanted something that was less invasive, yet would prove scalable. Full Story

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