Theia Lenses to Magnify the US World Equestrian Games

Theia Technologies announced its family of ultra wide angle, no distortion, megapixel lenses has been selected as part of the video surveillance solution for the upcoming 2010 Alltech Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games, taking place Sept. 25 to Oct. 10, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky.

The more than US$1 million security solution will include products from video surveillance and integration providers including EMC CLARiiON storage hardware, Verint video management software, Arecont Vision megapixel cameras, and Theia's megapixel lenses. Orion Systems Group will integrate and install the system for the event which expects more than a half million of attendees and participants.

Theia's ultrawide, no fisheye distortion, megapixel lenses will be used in critical video surveillance areas such as entry gates, parking lots and in the arenas. The 135-degree wide field of view allows coverage of the same area with fewer cameras, reducing bandwidth and storage requirements of the whole system. Theia's patented Linear Optical Technology optically corrects the barrel distortion typical of other wide lenses, keeping straight lines straight without the use of software, making it easier for systems operators to monitor the image without fatigue. Theia's lenses also provide increased resolution at the edge of the image compared to typical wide distorted lenses, increasing the chance of recognition of individuals and objects which is particularly useful when monitoring wide areas such as parking lots.

"As the second largest event to take place in North America other than the Olympics, we are excited to be the official physical security solutions provider for the World Equestrian Games," said Dick O'Leary, Senior Director of EMC's Global Solutions. "The sheer size and scope of the event highlight the need for organizations to quickly analyze and respond to the vast amounts of captured security data. Working with Arecont Vision, Orion, Theia and Verint, we will provide the World Equestrian Games with the most comprehensive security solution across a wide campus so their security experts can make better and quicker decisions to ensure the safety and protection of all spectators and participants."

"Verint is pleased to partner with EMC, as well as Arecont Vision, Orion and Theia Technologies at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games," said Elan Moriah, President, Verint Video Intelligence Solutions and Verint Witness Actionable Solutions. "We're honored to take part in this historic event, leveraging our networked IP video solutions to enhance awareness, and the security of athletes and attendees."

"Arecont Vision is excited to be participating, as an official sponsor, in a sporting event with such incredible popularity worldwide," said Raul Calderon, VP, Marketing, Arecont Vision. "Given the strict requirements for a premier level security solution, our megapixel camera solutions combined with the offerings of EMC, Orion Solutions, Theia Technologies and Verint, the World Equestrian Games will be one of the most technologically advanced security deployments worldwide."

"Orion Systems Group is pleased to be part of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Security Solutions Team. Our team will be showcasing the latest best in class advancements in technology with Arecont Vision's megapixel cameras, Theia's ultra wide megapixel lenses, EMC storage, and Verint's enterprise surveillance software on an international stage," said Paul Garver, President, Orion Systems Group. "The venue for the World Equestrian Games covers more than 1,200 acres and presents numerous design and deployment challenges that will allow Orion Systems Group to highlight the best practices and technologies that must be leveraged to deploy and operate an enterprise class surveillance system across a large geographic area with little or no existing network infrastructure."

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