Cobham, March 26, 2013 - Cobham’s Brazilian subsidiary – has secured its first major contract in Brazil to equip State Police helicopters with High Definition (HD) video surveillance downlinks which will be used on helicopters in 12 cities during the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup.
The contract was developed with a local integration partner following the opening of the Cobham’s Sao Paulo office in August 2012 and includes both airborne and ground based equipment.
This procurement was made through the newly formed Extraordinary Secretariat for Security at Large Scale Events (SESGE), following a UKTI sponsored handover post the London Olympic Games 2012, when Cobham was able to present its security and surveillance capabilities to SESGE.
Cobham’s cost-effective HD solution provides a highly robust and mission critical platform that is independent of public or commercially available networks such as expensive satellite communications. The solution transmits HD quality video that is sharper and clearer than ordinary standard definition, over long distances ensuring critical live operational information is available to keep cities safe. Cobham’s HD solution provides the ability to see more details or have a wider coverage of all events – a key consideration in video surveillance applications.
VP Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance, David Ashton commented, “This is an exciting development for Cobham’s Brazilian business, following the opening of our office in Sao Paulo last year. We are proud to be working with our partner in Brazil on this important contract to provide enhanced surveillance capabilities for the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup, which are events that will be seen around the globe.”
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About Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance: Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance (CTCS) has been at the forefront of innovation for over 50 years, developing leading edge surveillance and communication technologies that secure, share and communicate situational awareness in challenging environments, from urban surroundings to the digital battlefield It provides specialist communications, security and surveillance products together with integrated systems and solutions to 18 armed forces, over 750 agencies in the US and more than 140 agencies globally. Markets served include counter-terrorism and intelligence, law enforcement and public safety, critical asset protection and military platform communications. Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance also offers broadcast transmitter and receiver solutions for electronic news gathering, portable field monitoring and video-assist applications. Cobham's award-winning technologies include Command and Control Software, Audio Surveillance, Video Surveillance, IP Mesh Solutions, Wireless Broadcast Solutions, Cameras and Sensors, Tagging, Tracking, Locate and Intercept, Tactical Communications and Integrated Surveillance Solutions as well as 24/7 Client Services.