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July 02, 2015 1:26 AM ET

Communications Equipment

Company Overview of Utility Associates, Inc.

Company Overview

Utility Associates, Inc. engineers, manufactures, and supports critical connectivity and mobile video solutions for public safety/service, transit, and utility industries in the United States. It provides an operating platform for locating, tracking, and supporting various aspects of mobile field operations. The company’s products include Mobile Internet of Things (IOT) Engine, a multimedia communications ecosystem combining voice, video, and data from a single source, as well as elements comprising router options, such as The Core, a multimedia powerhouse that fuels The Engine and keep people safe and connected combining Wi-Fi capabilities with video recording and management; and The Rocket...

1484 Brockett Road

Suite 200

Tucker, GA 30084

United States

Founded in 2000

Phone:

404-816-0300

Fax:

404-795-0525

Key Executives for Utility Associates, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Vice President of Corporate Operations
Vice President of Business Development and Chief Revenue Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Utility Associates, Inc. Key Developments

Federal Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of Digital Ally’s Lawsuit Against Utility

Utility announced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed the April 2014 dismissal of a Digital Ally Inc. lawsuit against Utility. In October 2013, Digital Ally filed a declaratory judgment complaint against Utility in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas seeking a determination that Digital Ally did not infringe any claim of Utility’s U.S. patent 6,831,556 (556 patent). The declaratory judgment action was dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction April 9, 2014, and that dismissal was affirmed without opinion by the Federal Circuit February 10, 2015. Additionally, the Federal Circuit has taxed Utility’s costs related to the appeal against Digital Ally. Utility filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Digital Ally in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in June 2014. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages for all unauthorized acts of infringement as well as an order permanently enjoining Digital Ally from continued acts of infringement of the 556 patent. That lawsuit has been stayed pending Patent Office proceedings between the parties. In the Georgia lawsuit, Utility asserts that Digital Ally’s DVM-800, DVM-750, and DVM-500 Plus video recording systems infringe on its 556 patent. The 556 patent is directed to digital multimedia systems that may be utilized with emergency response vehicles.

Utility Associates, Inc. to Launch New CORE Vehicle Server

Utility Associates, Inc. will launch a new device - the CORE vehicle server - that combines Utility's 4G LTE wireless router technology with solid-state storage and digital ports for telemetry and accessories, including HD IP digital video cameras. The CORE will debut on October 26, 2014, at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference at booth 759. The CORE combines, into one unit, HD digital IP video recording capabilities, 120GB of solid-state storage, Bluetooth, ZigBee and additional Ethernet and digital I/O ports with Utility's proven 4G LTE wireless router technology used in the company's Rocket(R) vehicle router product. Additionally, the CORE integrates automatically with Utility's new Ultimate Witness Generation 2 BodyWorn(TM) camera - allowing for BodyWorn cameras to start recording automatically when the CORE video recording is triggered by the siren, lightbar or other automatic recording triggers. CORE vehicle server features: 4G LTE cellular connectivity and optional satellite data connectivity, 802.11ac WiFi client for video offload that is four times faster than 802.11n, 8 Digital I/Os and 2 relays for vehicle triggers such as siren, lightbar, and doors, WiFi Host, Bluetooth, and ZigBee for mobile IoT connectivity, 120GB solid-state storage, Ethernet ports for front and back seat HD digital IP cameras, Dual MIMO cellular and WiFi antennas, Automatic recording triggers, Automatic synchronization with Utility's Generation 2 BodyWorn video camera, Integrated vehicle diagnostics, asset tracking, and future IoT connectivity. The CORE will be offered at $3,399 - including dual MIMO cellular and WiFi antennas and front and back seat HD digital IP cameras.

Digital Ally, Inc. Files Unfair Competition Lawsuit against Utility Associates, Inc

Digital Ally, Inc. announced that it has filed an Unfair Competition lawsuit against Utility Associates, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Digital contends that Utility has defamed Digital and illegally interfered with Digital's contracts, customer relationships and business expectancies by falsely asserting to Digital's customers and others that Digital's products violate the so called Boyken '556 Patent, of which Utility claims to be the holder. Digital has already instituted proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office to Annual the '556 Patent, and Utility itself has admitted, in the context of prior litigation between these parties that, in truth, it does not claim that Digital's products infringe upon, or that Digital or its customers have infringed upon, the '556 Patent. Digital's suit also includes claims against Utility for tortious interference with contract and violation of the Kansas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (KUSTA), arising out of Utility's employment of a former Digital employee, in violation of that employee's Non-Competition and Confidentiality agreements with Digital. In addition to damages, Digital seeks temporary, preliminary, and permanent injunctive relief, prohibiting Utility from, among other things, continuing to threaten or otherwise interfere with Digital's customers.

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