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National Center for Sports Security to Host Industry Day in Washington, D.C. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Contact Van Arnold - 601.266.5568   

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the first Sports Security Video Management Industry Day on Wednesday, June 30 in the Washington, D.C. area.

The event will take place at the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) McLean Conference Center in McLean, Va.

The Industry Day event will provide an opportunity for sports security professionals and leading video vendors to convene and exchange perspectives on the evolving needs and capabilities of video management systems and solutions relevant to spectator venue operations.

“This forum serves as a conference for senior security personnel, stadium operations staff, sports domain subject matter experts and vendor video technology providers to openly communicate and share information regarding current and future operational needs,” said Steve Miller, director of Systems Integration at NCS4. “The event also provides an opportunity for vendors to demonstrate emerging technology capabilities at their exhibits.”

Sports security professional are faced with the accelerated introduction of new video technology including high definition imaging, IP-based cameras, improved analytics and intelligent edge devices capable of capturing and storing increases volumes of video data. During the Industry Day proceedings, practitioners will present operational requirements for surveillance and image processing to support critical spectator venue needs from their perspective.

Key areas of interest will be addressed such as person screening functions, venue access management and perimeter video surveillance that support deterrence, detection and forensic analysis objectives. Use of video technology for crowd management adjacent to and within a venue will be addressed as a topic of interest as well. Video Management System suppliers will have an opportunity to present and discuss new and evolving technologies.

Established in 2006, The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security was created to provide an interdisciplinary academic environment to further increase sport security awareness; improve sport security policies and procedures and enhance emergency response through evacuation, recovery operations and crowd management training.

To learn more about the Sports Security Video Management Industry Day contact Miller at 601-266-6186 or This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

To learn more about the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security call 601-266-6183 or visit

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