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G4S Technology Security Integration Services at Port of Tacoma

January 17 2012

This $2.3 million contract includes engineering, project management and system configuration in the Port facilities and port-operated terminals

G4S Technology LLC (formerly Adesta) a systems integrator and project management company for communication networks and electronic security systems, has been awarded a $2.3M contract from the Port of Tacoma, one of the largest container ports in North America to perform security systems integration services.

This contract will include engineering, project management and system configuration turn-up and testing in the Port facilities and port-operated terminals. The contract includes an enhanced Access Control system with TWIC readers, and a new Video Management System with Video Analytic capabilities. The work is currently underway and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2012.

In 2010 the Port handled 1.5 million containers, contributing to nearly $28 billion in international trade and about $3.5 billion in trade to Alaska.  Port activities account for more than 43,000 jobs in Pierce county and 113,000 jobs in Washington State and contribute more than $90 million each year in state and local taxes.

“Security is of utmost importance to the Port of Tacoma,” said Bob Sommerfeld, President of G4S Technology LLC. “The strong G4S Technology history and solid performance in the Maritime industry will help the Port realize the best solutions that will fit their unique needs, and will help them maintain their progressive status.”

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About G4S Technology
G4S Technology (formerly Adesta) brings innovative, flexible and cost-efficient thinking to the design, construction and maintenance of stand-alone or integrated communication networks and security systems. For nearly two decades, G4S Technology has offered commercial, industrial and governmental clients an efficient single point of contact for all their project issues. A trusted partner to customers and suppliers around the world, G4S Technology takes great pride in delivering outstanding technology, superior control and a great return on investment.

G4S Technology has deployed over two million fiber miles in more than 200 rural and metropolitan areas and completed over 1,500 electronic security systems projects in the United States, Europe, Asia, Central America and the Middle East.

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, G4S Technology is managed by executives from the telecommunications, construction and security industries. The company is a leader in providing innovative, turnkey solutions for advanced communication and security systems.

About G4S
G4S is the world's leading security solutions group, which specializes in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.

G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has an additional stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.

G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 635,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit