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Fujitsu Body Worn Video solution to improve evidence collection for NSW Police Force

Latest camera technology coupled with unique palm vein authentication streamlines administrative processes for field officers

News facts: 
  • Fujitsu partners with Australian company m-View® to provide advanced real time evidence gathering tool for officers in the field.
  • Fujitsu PalmSecure offers palm-vein authentication and simplifies administrative processes
Sydney, September 17, 2015 – Fujitsu today announced it has signed a contract with the NSW Police Force for a fully self-contained Body Worn Video solution that will improve the ability of field officers to collect evidence and streamline administrative processes. It can also live-stream video feeds from police officers in the field back to operational command units.
Fujitsu has partnered with Australian mobile video streaming technology company, m-View Live Video (m-View®) to develop a fully self-contained solution customised to the needs of the NSW Police Force. It features one of the world’s most rugged and proven body worn cameras - manufactured by FireCam®. Jointly designed by Fujitsu and m-View for the NSW Police Force , the Body Worn Video (BWV) solution incorporates a scalable software platform that includes the storage, search, playback and access controls required to support officers in performing their regular duties and will also secure the chain of custody of digital evidence. For added security, the BWV solution will incorporate one of the most secure and reliable forms of biometric authentication available today, Fujitsu’s unique PalmSecure palm vein reader. This will make it easy for officers to check-in their equipment at the end of each shift with the assurance that the evidence gathered is aligned to the correct source. Fujitsu will assist police in deploying and maintaining the highly innovative solution.
As well as enhancing processes for collection of evidence, the solution is expected to deliver multiple benefits to NSW Police including improvements in customer service, officer training and the reduction of injury to officers while on the job. Additionally a key driver behind the adoption of the solution is the potential for improvements in processes for statement and brief preparation, prosecutions and complaint investigations.
Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “We know the Body Worn Video solution will have clear benefits for the NSW Police Force in the collection of evidentiary data. Fujitsu has worked on various projects with NSW Police for over a decade and this relationship, along with our experience supporting other police services nationally, has helped us design the answer to their unique needs. We are confident this solution will reduce administrative overheads and provide a mechanism for gathering more reliable evidence.”
NSW Police’s Major Events and Incident Group Commander, Assistant Commissioner Alan Clarke, said: “The Body Worn Video solution will deliver a reliable and direct form of evidence gathering, which will compliment the officer’s written notebook entry. Through earlier trials, it was clear the BWV provides substantial benefits to frontline officers and the community.
Through its National Public Safety Practice, Fujitsu plays a significant role in supporting Police, Emergency Services and Defence in Australia. This practice is currently delivering services across the full consulting and project delivery spectrum.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au 

Collin Duff-Tytler

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Date: 17 September, 2015
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Sydney