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Revolutionary Face Recognition Media Exploitation System Now Available to Enhance Public Safety in Europe

LONDON and WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Allevate and Tygart join forces to offer a solution that automates forensic bulk-processing of media for intelligence purposes to cost-constrained European Law Enforcement. Already proven with US Federal agencies to provide an "Order of Magnitude" efficiency gain and significantly enhanced identification of suspects.

Allevate Limited and Tygart Technology today announced their strategic collaboration to help improve society by providing cost-constrained government agencies with technology to combat organised crime, terrorist activities and civil unrest. Governments across Europe are in fiscal crisis; austerity is the order of the day. Against this backdrop, security risks are continuously increasing. There is a need to enhance public safety whilst reducing operational budgets.

Allevate, a technology company focusing on improving operational efficiencies and enhancing public safety through positive identification with biometric technology, and Tygart, developers of commercial software products for government and law enforcement agencies, cite an explosion in digital media due to the ubiquity of smart phones, other portable devices and CCTV. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies have amassed large collections of video and photographs from multiple sources such as confiscated hardware, online sources and surveillance cameras. However, there is no easy and cost-effective way to access the intelligence this media contains and respond rapidly when atrocities occur; experienced and expensive human capital must be assigned the rote task of watching countless of hours of video in the hope of finding useful information.

Tygart's MXSERVER, already providing a significant return on investment to US Federal Defence, Intelligence and Law Enforcement organisations, processes vast amounts of textual, video and photo collections quickly - automatically discovering, grouping and extracting segments depicting people. Using face recognition technology, this solution searches media archives to find other assets which depict individuals of interest. It also enables digital media content to be efficiently searched, previewed and analysed via an intuitive web-based user interface. Results become available in minutes rather than hours or days because the digital media files are processed in parallel over a distributed cloud architecture. MXSERVER delivers a Big Data solution for law-enforcement's growing video and photo assets that provides significantly enhanced identification of suspects quicker and more efficiently.

Supported by Tygart, Allevate has incorporated MXSERVER into its portfolio of solutions available to European intelligence, law enforcement and government agencies. Additionally, as the software is optionally available on a subscription basis in the UK, public sector organisations can minimise their capital outlay and realise immediate operational efficiency gains.

Carl Gohringer , founder and Managing Director of Allevate, said "Having previously supported Tygart on contracts to US Federal agencies, the significant advantage their solution provides by automating the processing of previously unmanageable quantities of multimedia was immediately apparent. Allevate is proud to be working with such a reputable organisation to help law enforcement enhance the safety of society in Europe."

John Waugaman , President of Tygart, added "Our years' of experience working with US government agencies has allowed us to build a robust and scalable platform to aid forensic investigation of media. MXSERVER can be right-sized to meet an organisation's current processing needs and is flexible to be incrementally scaled to meet future demand."

Waugaman continued "Allevate's experience of biometric technology, their extensive network and their comprehensive understanding of public safety in Europe make them an ideal partner for us, and we're delighted to be working with them to introduce the benefits of MXSERVER to the European market."

To better understand how MXSERVER can help to create actionable intelligence with less manpower by exploiting the masses of raw media in your possession, contact Allevate Limited at


About  Allevate Limited

Founded in London in 2007, Allevate works with law enforcement, intelligence and government agencies to enhance public safety by ensuring positive identification through the application of biometric and identification technology. AMAIS: Automated Media Analysis for Intelligence Searching.

Our relationships with best-of-breed technology suppliers and our extensive network of trusted industry experts coupled with our market intelligence and knowledge of trends ensures we are well positioned to deliver solutions that:

  • Ensure Positive Identification
  • Enhance Public Safety
  • Reduce Operational Costs

About  Tygart Technology

Tygart Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise-grade video and photographic analysis and biometric recognition systems. Tygart provides the U.S. Military, Intelligence Community and Law Enforcement markets with innovative software solutions that manage and automate the processing of massive volumes of digital video and photograph collections. Tygart's solutions save analysts and investigators valuable time and resources, allowing the delivery of more timely responses for a lower cost. More information about Tygart Technology can be found at



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