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Ginger Walker
Emergency Management Specialist Planning and Business Continuity

UHDPS Among Group Honored for Datacasting Project

UHDPS Among Group Honored for Datacasting Project

Houston, Dec. 11, 2015 — Security Technology Executive magazine and have named the University of Houston Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with other public safety users, as one of their 2015 Security Innovation Award winners.

The Houston Area Urban Area Security Initiative District, comprising members from the city of Houston, Houston Police Department, Texas Medical Center, NRG Stadium, Metro Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff's Office, were presented - along with UHDPS and Houston Public Media - the Grand Platinum Award for 2015.

The group was recognized for its work on the datacasting project. Datacasting is a way to broadcast encrypted secured data and video to a receiver (USB drive/Ethernet connection) to multiple individuals in the field by way of a TV antenna using specialized software.

Steve Lasky, editorial director of Security Technology Executive, described the datacasting project as "so unique in its scope and application that it was a unanimous selection as the 2015 Grand Platinum winner signifying the top overall security project of the year."

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves nearly 43,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.