Founded in 1976, Avrio RMS Group began as a custom software developer doing business as RMS Technology Solutions Inc. Over the last several decades we have expanded our focus a number of times to meet the fluid demands of the information technology marketplace and today Avrio RMS Group's experience in software, servers, storage, wired and wireless networking all comes together to serve municipalities and organizations with wide-area surveillance needs.
Thousands of PODSS have been deployed in dozens of cities across the country and have been used to protect high profile events like the Super Bowl, The Democratic National Convention, the Republican National Convention and the Presidential Inauguration.
Beginning in the late 1970s, Avrio RMS Group developed custom software. When the industry began to shift in favor of standardized application packages, Avrio RMS Group began to resell application packages developed by other organizations.
In 1982, Avrio RMS Group developed and marketed its own order management package for manufacturing companies. For five years, it was the premiere order management package used by clients throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. By 1988, Avrio RMS Group' business was split almost 50/50 between custom development and the sales and support of commercial application packages. The bulk of Avrio RMS Group customers were either manufacturers or distributors.
The late 1980s and early 1990s brought the advent of Open Systems Architecture and networking. Avrio RMS Group expanded from application solutions to providing services in the exploding area of technology. During the late 1980s, Avrio RMS Group began the transition from a services and solution package supplier to a services and technology provider.
During the summer of 2003 in Chicago, there was an outcry to lower violent crime and murders. Police officials knew they needed to disrupt the activities of gangs and drug dealers. The technology for the job needed to be: Portable since crime does move, Overt so its mere presence would deter crime and Digital to take advantage of emerging technologies in the IP world; and so the PODSS® were born. Avrio RMS Group worked with the local police department to create the nation’s first pole mounted wireless surveillance cameras. This deployment was a culmination of the various expertise developed over the last few decades in software, systems integration, servers, storage and networking. A combination of point-to-point, multi-point and mesh networking technologies were used to wirelessly connect hundreds of cameras and distribute the IP video to police stations and squad cars throughout the city.
As the pioneers in this space, we became very comfortable with the art of overcoming new challenges, the result has been a cutting edge crime-fighting tool for law enforcement agencies and we’re proud to say that since its inception the city has witnessed a 25% reduction in murders.
Protean Solutions was delivering mobile communications platforms for battlefield applications. When Protean was acquired by Avrio Group Surveillance Systems they brought with them unique battlefield methodology and technologies that expanded the groups focus from enterprise IT solutions to the municipal homeland security market.
Avrio RMS Group’s PODSS® (Portable Overt Digital Surveillance Systems) have become the model for systems across the country. Thousands of PODSS have been deployed in dozens of cities across the country and have been used to protect high profile events like the Super Bowl, The Democratic National Convention, the Republican National Convention and the Presidential Inauguration.
In 2011 Avrio RMS Group became part of Carrick Bend (www.carrickbendco.com), an international group focused in solving physical security and communication challenges through leading-edge technologies.