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San Diego PD Builds Regional Emergency Services Network on Triveni Digital‘s SkyScraper™

PRINCETON, N.J. — March 6, 2007 — Triveni Digital, a subsidiary of LG Electronics, today announced that its SkyScraper™ Emergency Services Network (ESN) solution is being used by the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) within its new Regional Emergency Services Network (RESN). The network, established in partnership with public TV broadcaster KPBS, will enable more flexible training across San Diego‘s police departments and offer a low-cost distribution system for readily accessible emergency information to a broad range of agencies during large-scale disasters.

“The Triveni Digital SkyScraper ESN solution, the basis of our RESN, leverages existing infrastructures at our facilities and at KPBS to deliver valuable training and emergency information to regional agencies,” said Officer Sandi Lehan, special projects manager with the SDPD. “Because it‘s a cost-effective, easy-to-access system, we feel RESN is a very good fit for this region.”

The RESN will complement the interoperable “Command Control Communications” (3Cs) microwave-communications-based emergency response initiative under development by the SDPD, San Diego Sheriff‘s Department, California Fire (formerly California Department of Forestry), and San Diego Fire-Rescue. Once the RESN is in place, local agencies unable to tie into the regional 3Cs network — whether for financial, logistical, or other reasons — can still gain access to critical emergency information on demand via data broadcasting transmitted from SDPD offices. In emergency situations, outside agencies coming in to assist will also have access to RESN briefings and video from their command posts using fully equipped “suitcases” provided by the SDPD.

Additionally, RESN will play a key role in police training by allowing officers to download specific training via video on demand. With this on-site training capability, SDPD stations can avoid jumping squads or changing officers‘ hours for the sake of standardized regional training. With flexible access to training from specific police stations, or even other emergency response agencies, officers can prepare themselves for work in the field with those groups.

Information distributed via the SkyScraper ESN-based system may include emergency alerts, information bulletins, Homeland Security threat information, video from the scene, and event and shift assignment calendars, along with a library containing training materials such as video presentations, audio recordings, slideshows, documents, and any other type of digital content. This information is broadcast to SDPD sites in the form of files, and stored on-site for instant display and access as needed. The system supports broadcast of live video and playout of stored videos from playlists in digital signage style. Users access all this information via a TV-style remote control or wireless keyboard and mouse.

“San Diego has been singled out as a leader in developing interoperable emergency communications capability, and we‘re pleased to be working with the SDPD to enhance this capability using resources already in place,” said Ralph Bachofen, director of product management and marketing, Triveni Digital. “The Department has demonstrated a practical and comprehensive approach to emergency response, and SkyScraper ESN suits this strategy by giving geographically distributed users fast and simple access to the information they need, when they need it. We look forward to working together to encourage wider regional adoption and use of the SDPD RESN.”

The SkyScraper system from Triveni Digital provides a platform for highly efficient point-to-multipoint content distribution and also allows for targeted point-to-point delivery. Through this solution, public TV stations can use available DTV bandwidth to generate new revenues and aggressively support the public charter by providing efficient delivery of multimedia content for education, homeland security, and other public services. The SkyScraper ESN solution allows stations to prepare content and schedule it for insertion into the DTV broadcast stream for delivery to one or many local sites — such as schools, universities, police stations, fire stations, and hospitals — where the content is received and made available to intended viewers. The system, which delivers any type of digital content, can be customized to meet the specific needs of different broadcast stations and communities.

More information about Triveni Digital and its digital signage solutions is available at www.trivenidigital.com.

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About the San Diego Police Department
The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) is committed to working in a problem-solving partnership with communities, government agencies, private groups, and individuals to fight crime and improve the quality of life for the people of San Diego. Information about the SDPD is available online at www.sandiego.gov/police/.

About Triveni Digital
Triveni Digital, Inc., a subsidiary of LG Electronics, develops systems that provide for the management and distribution of data and metadata in digital television streams. Triveni Digital’s products for DVB SI, ATSC PSIP, data broadcasting, stream analysis, and monitoring are renowned for their ease-of-use and innovative features. Working with leading industry partners, Triveni Digital employs an open and standards-compliant approach to the digital television market. Visit www.trivenidigital.com for more information.

Note to Editors: When referring to Triveni Digital, please use the complete company name, “Triveni Digital,” and not just the word “Triveni.” Product and company names mentioned herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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