Blackboard Announces Video Surveillance Solution
Allows Campuses to Monitor and Record Live Video
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 10, 2008--Blackboard Inc.
(Nasdaq: BBBB) has announced a new campus security solution,
Blackboard Video Surveillance(TM), which will be part of the
Blackboard Commerce Suite(TM), a suite of applications supporting
campus payment and security management.
Blackboard Video Surveillance is part of a complete security
management suite offered by Blackboard that also includes access
control and mass notification modules. Blackboard Video Surveillance
allows campus administrators to view live or recorded video over their
campus network. With sophisticated image zooming, frame by frame
playback, and a configurable screen layout, Blackboard Video
Surveillance is an easy-to-use solution that meets the growing need
among college administrators to secure their campus environment.
"Universities have historically had to conduct separate
evaluations for the various components of campus security, ultimately
implementing technology from multiple vendors and performing their own
system integrations," said Russ Carlson, Blackboard Commerce
President. "With the addition of video surveillance to our existing
access control and mass notification capabilities, Blackboard now has
a complete security offering. Our mass notification and video
surveillance solutions take advantage of recent advances in
technology. Mass notification is moving from text-based to multi-modal
communication, which has shown to be more reliable and effective.
Video surveillance is moving from analog cameras to cameras based on
standard internet protocols, which allows campuses to manage the
system using the same network, server infrastructure, and management
techniques already in place for their other enterprise applications."
Blackboard Video Surveillance is a powerful and highly flexible
-- Images can be mapped to any authorized desktop on a continual
or exception basis and stored locally, on network drives or
Digital Video Recorders (DVRs);
-- The system can also initiate automatic notification of events
via email, PDA or text message, and can include an attached
video clip of the event;
-- Supporting cameras from nearly all major manufacturers,
Blackboard Video Surveillance can provide real-time
customizable views of live pictures, with the ability to
deploy an unlimited number of cameras across campus.
About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB) is a leading provider of enterprise
software applications and related services to the education industry.
Founded in 1997, Blackboard enables educational innovations everywhere
by connecting people and technology. Millions of people use Blackboard
everyday at academic institutions around the globe, including
colleges, universities, K-12 schools and other education providers, as
well as textbook publishers and student-focused merchants that serve
education providers and their students. Blackboard is headquartered in
Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Australia and
Educate. Innovate. Everywhere.(TM)
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CONTACT: Media Contact:
Amy Storey, 202-828-8819
Public Relations at Blackboard:
Brian Cooley, 202-463-4860 ext. 2377
SOURCE: Blackboard Inc.