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October 08, 2015 9:36 PM 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





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

Decatur Police Department Deploys Utility Associates, Inc.'s BodyWorn™ Cameras

Utility Associates, Inc. officially announced that the Decatur Police Department in Decatur, Georgia is currently deploying Utility's BodyWorn™ police body cameras—the only automated, policy-based body-worn police camera currently available on the market. The Decatur Police Department has equipped its police force of 47 officers with BodyWorn™ police cameras. In addition to BodyWorn™, Utility's Rocket™ vehicle router has been installed in 37 Decatur Police Department patrol cars to optimize each car with powerful and secure wireless internet capabilities for up to 1,500 feet around the vehicle. Utility's revolutionary BodyWorn™ camera system leverages the capabilities of a smart phone—unparalleled camera function, Wi-Fi connectivity, 4G LTE service and comprehensive GPS location system—and is the only available product to automatically start recording based on the individual police department's specific privacy policies using a number of policy-based triggers, including vehicle sensors and a built-in accelerometer. According to a recent national poll of 1,000 voters measuring the American public's perspectives of police body camera capabilities, two capabilities stand out in particular: 94% of those polled believe a body-worn camera should have an Officer Down Emergency Alert wireless reporting capability and 89% want Central Dispatch to be able to send out immediate Be On The Lookout (BOLO) alerts with pictures and text to all body-worn cameras. These two high rated capabilities enhance police officer safety, and both are included in Utility's Bodyworn camera system. In addition to its technological capabilities, BodyWorn™ offers automated real-time video uploading to a protected cloud-based storage system in a compressed HD format. This feature will enable the Decatur Police Department to store a larger quantity of video more securely and for a longer amount of time at a significantly lower cost compared to competing body-camera technology providers. The Decatur Police Department also has access to Utility's newly released redaction software, SmartRedaction™, which automatically identifies faces, body parts and other identifiable objects in a video and can selectively blur images based on need and specific privacy-policy restrictions as well as local, state and federal laws. This unique feature minimizes lead-time to publish redacted video taken by a body-worn camera, eliminates added labor costs and maximizes both accountability and transparency of law enforcement.

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.

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