Industry News September 2006
To reduce the costs of the 2010 Census and improve data quality, the U.S. Census Bureau is planning a field data collection automation (FDCA) program. It will provide logistics, training, and help-desk support for 12 regional centers, more than 450 local offices, and up to 500,000 field staff as it automates collection of data.
The bureau has selected Harris Corporation for systems integration and program management. Among other tasks, Harris will develop wireless PDA devices with GPS systems for canvassing neighborhoods and collecting census data. AuthenTec is providing fingerprint sensors for the devices. These sensors will ensure that only authorized workers have access to the collected information.
Dress rehearsals for the 2010 Census will take place in San Joaquin County, California, and nine counties around Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 2008. The rehearsals will test the new technology and other initiatives the bureau believes will improve the census process.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
ACG Identification Technologies is providing its RFID reader plug-in module for hand-held devices to be used in a jewelry identification project by The Jewellery Store DMCC.
AMAG Technology and Axis Communications have formed a business alliance for using Axis network cameras with AMAG’s security management system and video solutions.
Axalto has been selected by GIE Sesam Vitale as a primary supplier for the next generation of health insurance cards in France.
AXCESS International Inc. and Media Recovery will provide an RFID solution that manages and secures banking records stored on magnetic tape.
Bioscrypt Inc. announced that ASUSTeK Computer Inc. has selected VeriSoft for providing encryption, support for authentication, and single sign-on functionality for ASUSTeK notebooks.
Blue Coat Systems and Vontu are joining to provide complete monitoring, managing, and preventing data loss in SSL-encrypted communication.
Campus Management Corporation will provide its enterprise administration solution to Lancaster Bible College.
FATS Inc. and the University of Findlay are partnering to produce new video training courseware for law enforcement and security markets.
F-Secure Corporation has signed a strategic agreement with Barclays Bank to provide online banking customers with a free two-year license of F-Secure Anti-Virus.
Gamania Digital Entertainment Inc. has become F-Secure’s 100th service provider partner.
An IP video solution from IndigoVision is providing surveillance for the new Automotive Centre of Excellence at Gateshead College in the UK.
March Networks’ visual-intelligence software system has been deployed at Warringah Mall near Sydney, Australia.
The Orange County Transportation Authority has selected March Networks for mobile video surveillance and managed-video network services.
Massively Parallel Technologies, Inc., and Fulcrum Strategic Partners, Inc., have formed a partnership to apply Massively’s software technologies to Fulcrum’s biometric solutions.
MetaInfo and StillSecure have announced a partnership that provides secure IP address management for network access control.
Alternative Security Systems has installed Mitsubishi Digital Electronics digital video recorders at Special Devices, Inc., a pyrotechnics manufacturer.
NeoScale Systems Inc. has been chosen by California Credit Union to secure information on its enterprise tape backup systems.
North American Video completed a large security system installation at the Cummins Inc. Distribution Center in six weeks.
ObjectVideo analytic software is being deployed for the Barcelona Metro.
Passfaces Corporation facial-recognition technology will be incorporated into Integrated Care Management offerings from Paradigm-Health.
Blue Ridge Networks will provide secure VPN services for nationwide remote access for the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys. The High Speed Remote Access project will support up to 14,000 users across 254 offices.
Fluidmesh Networks wireless technology is being used in the CCTV system at Vespucci Airport in Florence, Italy.
Guardian Technologies International, Inc., announced that its PinPoint nSight explosives-identification technology is being field-tested by the City of Miami Bomb Squad.
A security management software platform from Honeywell is part of an upgraded security system at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
NICE Systems has been selected by Lockheed Martin to supply its NICE Perform voice monitoring and analysis technology for FAA Automated Flight Service Stations.
NOTIFIER is supplying fire alarm systems as part of an upgrade to the fire prevention program at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Plateau Systems has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security to provide training programs for emergency preparedness and disaster recovery.
The EG&G Division of URS Corporation has been awarded a contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide security preparedness services for the U.S. Coast Guard.
Vidient Systems announced that its SmartCatch 2.5 software has been added to the GSA Schedule for government agency purchase.
ADT Security Services will resell Speedway Gen 2 RFID readers from Impinj, Inc., throughout North America.
Bandit Solutions will make its fog security products available through ADI, a distributor of security and low-voltage products.
Edentify Inc. and Innerwall Inc. have announced a joint marketing agreement to give banks and consumers an identity management solution that combines the technologies of the two companies.
Honeywell has selected INS Integrated Security Solutions as an authorized dealer for Commercial Security Systems.
Hunter Manufacturing has entered into a joint marketing agreement with Portsmouth Aviation to increase international market opportunities and enhance product offerings in their respective core markets.
Initial Security has launched “The Power of ‘i,’” a marketing campaign to emphasize the company’s core values and services.
IQinVision has signed manufacturer’s representative agreements with Security Innovations in eastern Canada and with Everlight Technologies in Singapore.
Milestone Systems has formed a partnership in Japan with KT Workshop, which has installed the company’s access control software in the Royal Danish Embassy and other venues.
ObjectVideo and Milestone Systems have announced a technology and marketing alliance that will enable more comprehensive video surveillance solutions for their customers.
Panasonic Security Systems has appointed The Atkins Group as manufacturer’s representative in the New England region.
Perimeter Internetworking announced that Citadel Perimeter has joined its Instant MSSP channel partnership program.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
The Intelligent Video Management System from 3VR Security, Inc., has been honored by Frost & Sullivan as the 2006 Security Product of the Year.
AMAG Technology was awarded Microsoft Gold Partner Status for 2006.
Arxceo Corporation announced that its Ally ip100 security appliance was named Best Buy for small and medium-sized businesses by SC Magazine.
Avvenu, Inc., was honored by PC World with a 2006 PC World Innovations Award for its remote access and sharing service.
Frost & Sullivan presented Axis Communications with the 2006 Award for Market Penetration Leadership in network video.
Bioscrypt Inc. announced that its fingerprint technology has been certified by NIST for use in the U.S. government’s personal-identity verification system.
Digimerge has received continuing-education accreditation from the NBFAAfor its new IP networking course. Professionals who complete “Basic Networking for DVRs” will receive two CEUs.
DSC was recognized by SDM Magazine for its falsealarm-prevention program with a Securing America Award.
GE Security was honored by Frost & Sullivan as the 2006 Homeland Security Company of the Year.
GRISOFT is a recipient of the Red Herring 100 Europe Award. It is the only company representing the Czech Republic to win an award.
Honeywell Security was awarded a Silver Telly Award for its Rapid Eye video, which shows how the product helped one business owner manage his operations.
The 0350 Cube Case by Pelican Products was awarded the Industrial/Military Design Excellence Award by the Society of the Plastics Industry and Design News Magazine.
Quadrox US received the Keeping America Strong award in association with the “Heartbeat of America” TV series.
S2 Security Corporation has received UL-294 certification from Underwriters Laboratories Inc. for its S2 Net-Box products.
Dayton T. Brown, Inc., confirmed that Siemon’s category 7 class F TERA end-to-end network cabling system is suitable for use in high-security, classified networks such as those that follow TEMPEST/EMSEC guidelines.
SmartLabs, Inc., has won the AeAHigh Tech Award for Innovative Technology of the Year for its wireless home-control technology.
SSH Communications Security announced IBM ServerProven certification for its SSH Tectia Server.
Vanguard Managed Solutions renewed its registration to the ISO 9001:2000 standard following a recent audit.
AIS Corporation provided security and protection services for the recent BMW Charity Pro-Am.
ASSA ABLOY ITG has acquired the Austrian-based Schwab & Partner Group. Communications Supply Corporation completed the acquisition of Liberty Wire & Cable, Inc.
Dataleach Data Recovery is renaming the company SalvageData Recovery Inc.
Genetec has redesigned its Web site for quick access to information about the company and its products.
The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council has launched a redesigned Web site atwww.homelandcouncil.org.
Milestone Systems is offering a free one-camera license to businesses to promote market awareness of IP video surveillance software.
The National Association of Security Companies held a contract security summit to focus attention on trends and issues in the contract security industry.
National Guardian Security Services, Inc., has acquired TVR Service Systems & Engineering, Inc.
The Homeland Security Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at Northwestern University has awarded challenge grants to Sensor Synergy; SSS Research, Inc.; and Uponus Technologies, LLC.
The Smart Card Alliance has launched the online Smart Card Career Center to help companies recruit qualified professionals.
Sonitrol Corporation has acquired the territory and operating rights of its Columbus, Ohio, dealership, Sonitrol of Central Ohio.
Triware Networld Systems has donated network services to Rio Vista CARE, Inc., a provider of mental health and substance abuse services.
Universal Protection Service hosted a terrorism awareness course provided by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operation Archangel.
UTC Fire & Security has opened a new engineering research and development center at the company’s headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut.
VTI Security has moved to larger quarters in Golden, Colorado.
Wells Fargo Retail Finance has acquired LP Innovations, a provider of loss-prevention solutions.
More Programs in San Diego
The ASIS International 52nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in San Diego, September 25-28, will offer more than 150 educational sessions, plus a plethora of exhibits. There are also educational opportunities before the seminar sessions begin. ASIS and other sponsors are presenting five programs during the weekend of September 23-24. There is still time to register and take advantage of an extra helping of security education. Visitwww.asisonline.org for more information.
Up first is “Detecting Deception in Statements,” sponsored by the ASIS Investigations Council, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24. This seminar is an intensive, hands-on introduction to statement analysis, a powerful investigative technique. Students will learn how to detect deception in verbal and written statements, allowing truthful persons to be eliminated as suspects and the perpetrators pinpointed. Actual cases that were solved using the technique will be used as class work. The cost for this program is $595 for ASIS members, $695 for nonmembers.
The second preseminar program—also to be held September 23-24—is “Successful Security Consulting.” This seminar will give attendees the tools to launch a new consulting practice or jump-start an existing one.
Seasoned security consultants will reveal practical tips that will save time, money, and frustration. The program, sponsored by the International Association of Professional Security Consultants, includes a workbook of sample proposals and reports to give you a clear advantage when competing for a security consulting assignment. Fees for this program are $595 for ASIS members, $695 for nonmembers.
The third full-weekend program is “Defending Against Terrorism,” sponsored by the SITE Institute. An organization’s security is only as good as the information and intelligence to which it has access. By mining public records, databases, and other public sources, as well as by monitoring English- and Arabic-language Internet sites, you can get strategic, tactical, and operational information to help obtain a near-real-time picture of the terrorist enemy here and abroad. Students will learn some of the latest techniques from two terrorism experts during this hands-on program.
According to its Web site (www.siteinstitute.org), the SITE Institute, founded in 2002, “is guided by the principle that everyone must understand our enemy in order to prevail in the war on terrorism. In addition to its research and investigative activities, SITE seeks to educate the public about the history, ideology, tactics, and methods of Islamic terrorists.” Staff members have accumulated years of experience in the research and analysis of terrorist networks. The cost for the program is $595 (ASIS members), $695 (nonmembers).
“Emergency Management Planning and Cost-Effective Institutional Protection Management,” will take place on Sunday, September 24. Sponsored by the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection, this full-day workshop covers the spectrum of protection management issues for facility, operations, and security managers, and others involved in the protection of public buildings, valuable assets, and cultural facilities.
Sessions will include emergency management planning, conflict management, guard force selection and management, selection of electronic systems, business continuity, and more. Attendees will learn how to involve the entire staff in emergency preparation and evacuation planning. Sessions will be presented in a dynamic and unique format and extensive handouts will be provided, including checklists and draft policies. The cost is $395 for ASIS members, $495 for nonmembers.
There will also be a San Diego State University (SDSU) Visualization Center tour on September 24. The SDSU Visualization Center is a rapid prototyping center focused on delivering visualization and communication capabilities to first responders and homeland security professionals globally. The center acts as a sensor hub for data fusion and decision support and generates global geospatial data sets for net-centric delivery in response to natural or manmade disasters, as well as training and mitigation of the disasters before they occur. The fee for this event is $100 for ASIS members, $150 for nonmembers.