Polaris Wireless Announces Altus Application Suite
The Altus application suite is aimed for law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
In July 2011, Polaris Wireless, a provider of high-accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions, announced the introduction of the Altus suite of applications for law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Altus is a software-based surveillance solution that enables accurate mass location – providing users the ability to simultaneously locate all subscribers in a wireless network in real time and on a historical basis. This capability enables functions, such as target identification, tracking via geo-fence, and post-event analytics, which are vital to the anti-crime and anti-terrorism surveillance efforts of Polaris Wireless customers. When powered by Polaris Wireless Location Signatures (Polaris WLSTM), the patented and standards-based RF Pattern-Matching technology, Altus serves as an end-to-end solution for advanced security initiatives.

Using the basic Altus application, customers can create a custom geo-fenced area and locate all subscribers in it, as well as receive alerts when designated targets enter or exit the geo-fence. The geo-fenced area can be identified in real time or at a specified time in the past, enabling government agencies to perform critical post-event analytics to discover, for example, which subscribers were near a busy downtown intersection during the hours before a terrorist event occurred. Altus now offers an enhanced graphical user interface, including advanced geographic mapping capabilities powered by Esri's GIS software. Altus also includes standardized APIs to enable integration with other surveillance solutions and lawful intercept systems. Polaris Wireless plans to expand the Altus application suite with the ability to assess risks based on multiple inputs, including user identity, call logs, and social data.
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