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Virsig Provides Operational Equipment to Law Enforcement for First Presidential Debate between Clinton & Trump

Hofstra University hosts the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

(New York, NY) September 20, 2016 - Virsig, LLC (“Virsig”), an award winning New York City-based networked technology company, will be providing advanced security technology for the 2016 United States Presidential Debate.

The debate, the first between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, is scheduled to take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY on Monday, September 26, 2016. The event has been deemed a National Special Security Event (NSSE) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as it may be a potential target for terrorism or other criminal activity.

Virsig is teaming with NYC-based Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”); among the specialized equipment they will bring to the event, is Persistent’s Wave Relay® Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) technology via Persistent’s latest product release, the MPU5. The United States Presidential Debate and other high profile events require a tremendous footprint of sensors, cameras, and advanced security systems designed to detect threats and alert law enforcement. All of these systems require connectivity to unite them with the security personnel who are continuously moving around the venue and its perimeter. The MPU5 provides that high-throughput, fully-mobile connectivity and enables security personnel to stay informed. The Wave Relay® MANET enables real-time threat detection, operational security, and situational awareness, thus empowering authorities to examine and handle the potential threat before it ever becomes a danger to the public. 

Persistent Systems' equipment compliments other proven technologies, including Milestone Systems, Advanced Video Management Software (VMS); a solution favored by law enforcement officials, that was successfully deployed during the previous Presidential Debate in 2012, and will be utilized once again.

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For the full press release, visit Virsig.com