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Tactical Micro Secures Mobile CCTV System Contract Award in Portland, Oregon

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Santa Ana, CA (August, 28, 2015) – Secure Communication Systems Inc. and operating division Tactical Micro Inc. are pleased to announce that Tactical Micro has been awarded a contract for the procurement and installation of a new Mobile Closed Circuit Television (Mobile CCTV) security system with the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Portland, Oregon (TriMet).

Tactical Micro has teamed with Milestone Systems, the globally leading open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), and Axis Communications, the global leader in network video surveillance, to provide a state-of-the-art solution that records, transmits wirelessly and tracks security video through the complete TriMet operating system. Tactical Micro has also partnered with Oregon-based Reece Complete Security Solutions to provide installation, integration and support services. This system gives real-time control providing outstanding service and safety to the citizens of Portland using the TriMet transportation system.

Milestone IP video software is based on open platform architecture for reliable and scalable monitoring solutions that also enable future expansions through integrations with new technologies that become available over time. Milestone has worked with Tactical Micro on previous contracts for military Simulation and Training programs, so it seemed a natural fit for the two companies to work together to explore opportunities in transit security.

Milestone XProtect Playback Interface with Evidence Lock

“Milestone is ecstatic to be part of another project with Tactical Micro for mobile CCTV. As that market matures and starts to embrace the IP platform, our open architecture allows them to utilize the widest choice of cost-effective and powerful off-the-shelf hardware, network cameras like Axis, and other software integrations. This freedom of choice gets them out of the analog ‘proprietary jail’, opening a new world of technological possibilities. With Milestone XProtect Corporate and Milestone Interconnect, they no longer have to pull hard drives for evidence in investigations, and they can share live video for situational awareness – even over limited bandwidth,” said David King, Senior Key Account Manager, Milestone Systems.

Axis Communications works with several suppliers of security type products and has the right solutions of ruggedness, viewing angles, resolution, and audio to meet the needs of the Tactical Micro/Milestone software and hardware. “The shift from analog to IP video continues and is now really taking hold in the onboard environment as seen in monumental projects like TriMet,” said Anthony Incorvati, business development manager for transportation, Axis Communications, Inc. “Axis not only invented the IP camera, but was also the first to develop a commercial-off-the-shelf IP camera purpose built for mobile use on buses and trains. Paired with specialized companies like Tactical Micro, we can better meet market demand for mobile IP video.”

Axis cameras were selected because of their versatility, resolution, viewing range and integrated sound

Reece Complete Security Solutions is a local supplier in the greater Portland area. Reece rounds out the outstanding team and provides the local capability that the TriMet system needed.

The base contract will cover 214 TriMet buses currently utilizing legacy analog cameras and software systems. The new Mobile CCTV video monitoring system will utilize the most current wireless network cameras and a single, streamlined software platform. Future contract options will expand the new mobile CCTV system onto 194 additional buses and 105 light rail vehicles.

This will be Tactical Micro’s second public transit Mobile CCTV contract award. “Tactical Micro is quickly becoming a trusted name in innovative, real-time public transit mobile security systems,” added Robert Korb, President of Tactical Micro, Inc. “We look forward to working with TriMet and our partners while continuing to serve the expanding needs for real-time security systems within the public transit sector.”

Pictured above: Tactical Micro’s NVR device selected for use by TriMet


Secure Communication Systems, Inc. is a privately held company located in Santa Ana, CA. Operating division Tactical Micro is located in Fredericksburg, VA and Orlando, FL. The combined companies provide electronic hardware and software solutions to DoD programs as well as commercial rugged applications. Tactical Micro specifically supports PEO STRI in digital training activities. For more information about Secure and Tactical Micro, please visit our web sites at: and or contact us at: or

Press Contact: Anna Kozlowski, Marketing Coordinator
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About Milestone Systems
Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, founded in 1998 and now operating as a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. Milestone technology is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations, providing flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help organizations to manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes and reduce costs. For more information, visit:

Press Contact:
Courtney Dillon Pedersen, PR Manager
Email:; Tel. +1 (503) 719-3439

Axis Communications, Inc.

Press Contact:
Kelley Brescia, Axis Communications, Inc.
Email:; Tel. +1 (978) 614-2137

Craig M. Ravenell Expands Strategic Sales for Secure Communication Systems

Secure Communication Systems Inc., announces the new hire of Colonel Craig M. Ravenell, USA, Ret. as Director of Business Development. Ravenell is a Retired Army Acquisition Officer with more than 23 years of experience leading soldiers in challenging military operations and managing complex defense acquisition programs. Ravenell has intensive acquisition experience with chemical and biological defense equipment, ballistic missile defense systems, modeling, simulation and training technologies in various stages of product life cycle.

In his new position, Ravenell will be responsible for identifying and developing strategic relationships with the Department of Defense (DOD) and partners as well as commercial markets. The specific projects Craig will be heading up includes: Live Fire Audio/Video Training Tools for the Cannon Artillery Weapon Systems and Un-Stabilized Gunnery, and Degraded Visual Environments (DVE) Programs for Rotary Wing customers. Ravenell will work out of the Orlando, FL office with other team members from the Tactical Micro, Inc., a division of Secure Communication Systems, Inc.

Secure Communication Systems President, Robert Korb stated, “We are very fortunate to bring on board to the Secure/Tactical Micro team a person with the caliber of Craig Ravenell, a man that brings experience in technology, operations and sales and most importantly understands the needs of our customers.”

Ravenell has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Voorhees College in Denmark, SC and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

His military career highlights and training includes:
• Army Selected and Promotion to Colonel
• Centralized Select List (CSL) for Product Manager (PEO STRI – PM Digitized Training)
• DAWIA Level III Certified – Program Management
• Graduate – Defense Acquisition University – Program Management Course
• Graduate – Army Command and General Staff College
• Graduate – Army Material Acquisition Management Course
• Graduate – Army Field Artillery Basic & Advance Courses
• Awarded the Bronze Star Medal (Afghanistan)

Secure Communication Systems, Inc. is a privately held company located in Santa Ana, CA. Operating division Tactical Micro is located in Fredericksburg, VA and Orlando, FL. The combined companies provide electronic hardware and software solutions to DoD programs as well as commercial rugged applications. Tactical Micro specifically supports PEO STRI in digital training activities. For more information about Secure and Tactical Micro, please visit our web sites at: and or contact us at: or

Secure Awarded Development Contract For Soldier-Worn Low Power, Wireless Physiological Sensor System

Secure Communication Systems Inc., a Secure Technology Company, is pleased to announce it recently received a contract from the United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) to develop a low power wireless communication system that connects several soldier borne physiological sensors together in a body area network.

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Secure Communication Systems, Lark Engineering, and Smart Electronics Bring Vertical Integration to MTT International Microwave Symposium In Phoenix

Secure Communication Systems will support Lark Engineering and Smart Electronics, leading developers and providers of RF focused electromechanical solutions for high reliability applications in the defense, commercial aerospace and industrial markets, at the IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium next month in Phoenix.

The IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all facets of microwave theory and practice. The symposiumconsists of a full week of events to include technical paper presentations, workshops, tutorials as well as numerous social activities. Additionally, the symposium hosts a large commercial exhibition featuring over 550 companies.

Products Featured:

Lark Engineering:

  • Tunable Filters
  • Classified RF Filters
  • Ultra Thin Filters

Smart Electronics:

  • RFCCA’s

For more information, please visit Lark Engineering, Smart Electronics, and Secure Communication Systems.

Smart Electronics and Lark Engineering Emerge as a Full Service Components Solutions Provider

Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2015

Smart Electronics and Lark Engineering, both part of Secure Technology Company, are pleased to announce they are working together to be a full service components solution provider for the industrial, aerospace, and military market segments.

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Secure Wins Integrated Soldier Power and Data Distribution System Hub and DAGR Adapter Contract

November 14th, 2013

SANTA ANA, California – November 14, 2013 – Secure Communication Systems Inc. (Secure), announced today that it was awarded a $17,434,072 firm-fixed-price contract from the Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) for the Integrated Soldier Power and Data Distribution System (ISDPS) Basic and Expansion Hubs as well as for the Defense Advanced Global…

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IGOV Awards Secure $4 Million Subcontract to Build Next Generation USAF High Performance Workstation

May 25th, 2011

SANTA ANA, CA — May 25, 2011 – Secure Communication Systems (Secure), an innovator in rugged handheld and deployable computer systems, announced today it has been awarded a subcontract by iGov to build the US Air Force High Performance Workstation (HPW). The $4 million award was given on March 31, 2011 and includes support for…

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Secure Communication Systems Inc. Honored as Finalist for 2010 Customer of the Year Award from Supplier Excellence Alliance.

November 29th, 2010

SANTA ANA, CA — November 29, 2010 — Secure Communication Systems Inc. (Secure) announced today that it was honored by the Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA) as a 2010 Aerospace & Defense Industry Supply Chain Award finalist. Secure was a finalist in the 2010 Customer of the Year category which “recognizes companies for their outstanding examples…

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Secure Communication Systems Inc. Awarded U.S. Army CECOM LCMC Spares Contract

October 1st, 2010

SANTA ANA, CA – October 1, 2010 – Secure Communication Systems Inc. (Secure), an innovator in rugged handheld and deployable computer systems, announced today it has been awarded an IDIQ contract by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) to provide spare parts to the U.S. Army. Secure was awarded the…

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Secure Communication Systems Inc. Acquires Tactical Displays Inc. Product Lines

December 2nd, 2009

Santa Ana, CA – December 2, 2009 – Secure Communication Systems (Secure), an innovator in rugged handheld and deployable computer systems, announced today that it has acquired the intellectual property of Tactical Displays Inc. (TDI). The two companies have combined to deliver the exceptional technical expertise of TDI with the manufacturing capability, reliability and size…

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Secure Communication Systems and Raytheon Awarded $43 Million for Air Warrior EDM Production and Post-Production Support.

March 30th, 2009

SANTA ANA, CA — March 30, 2009 — The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon a 5-year IDIQ contract to continue production on the Electronic Data Manager (EDM) for the Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier’s Air Warrior program for which Secure is a prime subcontractor. Secure will also handle production, RMAs, and end-of-life management, with Raytheon…

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Secure Communication Systems Supports Hickory High School Robotics Program with $500 Donation.

January 15th, 2009

CHESAPEAKE, VA — January 15, 2009 — In an effort to foster student involvement in the sciences, Secure Communication Systems (Secure) has donated $500 in support of Hickory High School’s First Robotics Competition Team in Chesapeake, Virginia. The donation will be used by the team to purchase equipment and parts needed to design and build…

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