ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shrinking city resources. Growing crime rates. Increased security and parking needs. Jamming traffic. The future of our cities seems destined to be inadequately prepared to meet such challenges. Until you learn that Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISNS), a global leader in above-ground technology solutions, is dedicating significant resources to its "CitySync" initiative to improve safety and efficiency for cities and highways. "The world is ripe for new solutions," said Kris Tufto, CEO of Image Sensing Systems. "As the pioneer that invented video detection and radar detection, Image Sensing Systems has a legacy of innovation, and will continue to use imagination to anticipate and solve the critical issues facing our cities. ISS Labs is already investigating new ways to apply sensing capabilities that connect the physical and digital worlds – as is done with Google Glass and other barrier-breaking products – to make our cities more livable, efficient and sustainable." Through this research arm, Image Sensing Systems is investing thought leadership into CitySync by investigating new ways to combine leading-edge above-ground detection technology, radar, Big Data collection and analysis to give law enforcement, security, parking and traffic management professionals more precise and accurate information. With increased real-time reaction capabilities and in-depth analytics, these professionals will be able to make more confident and proactive decisions that will streamline operations and improve safety. In addition, Image Sensing Systems is offering its expertise and influence to help decision-makers work together and unify efforts through shared data and technology, as part of its CitySync initiative. The first of its official CitySync initiatives, Image Sensing Systems will preview its breakthrough new data analytics software, CitySync Safety, at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference, which begins October 20 in Philadelphia. The back office solution automatically turns data collected from license plate recognition (LPR) technology into crisply analyzed information, enabling law enforcement investigators to quickly extract the critical evidence they need to move from crime to conviction faster.