Industry News October 2015
The Orlando law enforcement community teamed with the University of Central Florida (UCF), Valencia College, and Mutualink, a multimedia interoperable communications company, for a live demonstration of school safety technology during the Annual National Association of School Resource Officers Conference in Orlando. School resource officers from all over the country witnessed first-hand how schools and law enforcement officials can improve response time in emergency situations.
The simulated school emergency notification was initiated at UCF with the press of a panic button. Once the panic button was activated, the system simultaneously engaged law enforcement in real time and provided dispatchers with an immediate video feed along with instant communication with a school official’s radio. Mutualink’s communications technology enabled secure sharing of critical information, such as live video, radio, audio, images, data, and a map of the school.
The Orlando Police Department’s Mobile Command Vehicle, outfitted with Mutualink’s communications technology, was on-site for use in the live demonstration. The multifaceted vehicle uses a mesh network to enable the deployment of remote cameras at any scene.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Arteco and Samsung joined forces to create the Arteco ALPR license-plate reading system.
AVG Technologies N.V. announced a partnership with ZTE to provide mobile security across ZTE smartphones and tablets.
BlueSnap enhanced its fraud prevention services for merchants by partnering with Kount.
Boon Edam Trilock-75 turnstiles were installed at the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia.
Togo’s Eateries, Inc., is using U.are.U fingerprint readers from Crossmatch to increase security and reduce fraud.
DirectView Security Systems entered a co-marketing agreement with PositiveID Corporation to jointly market products to homeland security and first responders.
ENTERTECH SYSTEMS and DIGITUS Biometrics formed a technology partnership to create db BioConnect for biometric access control of doors, cages, and server racks.
The Israel Diamond Exchange deployed FST Biometrics In Motion Identification technology, which combines facial recognition and behavioral analytics, for access to its polishing house.
South Plains Electric Cooperative chose Genetec Security Center to manage security for its 32 substations.
Honeywell announced that its Enterprise Buildings Integrator offers easier integration with technologies from HID Global, SALTO, and SARGENT.
Etisalat Misr, a subsidiary of Emirati Etisalat Group, chose an IBM FlashSystem storage solution to protect its mobile customers against fraud.
Icontrol Networks now supports the Interlogix Simon XT/XTi line of security panels on its Icontrol One solution.
Identiv, Inc., entered into an agreement with Cisco Systems Inc. to provide solutions for the Internet of Everything.
Implant Sciences Corporation signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Ryan Security Technologies Ltd. to manage sales and service of its products throughout China.
Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc., is partnering with American Beverage Licensees to address the issue of underage access to alcohol via Intellicheck’s Age ID product.
The Langham, Chicago, installed Quantum RFID door locks from Kaba for all its luxury guest rooms.
Knowledge Consulting Group was selected by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions Services Corporation as a preferred partner for penetration testing and cybersecurity advisory services.
Fire alarm control panels from Kentec are being used by the Gym Group in the United Kingdom.
Barona Resort & Casino selected a gaming management system from Konami for its casino.
Leidos and RSA, The Security Division of EMC, joined forces to deliver security solutions through managed security service offerings for their joint customers.
MegaChips Corporation announced that its VoC technology is integrated into the Xingtera Ethernet to Coax Converter, allowing it to connect four IP cameras via coaxial cable.
Milestone Systems is working with Last Mile Communication to improve safety in maritime working environments. Westcon Power and Automation AS is helping install the video systems.
Morse Watchmans announced that its KeyWatcher Touch key control system supports the C-CURE 9000 security and event management system from Software House.
Mountain Secure Systems will provide ruggedized video management units for DRS Technologies, Inc.
The National Association of Software and Services Companies and Symantec are working on an initiative to develop skilled, certified professionals in India.
NICE Actimize is upgrading the financial crime solutions portfolio for Singapore’s DBS Bank.
OnSSI named SVC Marketing as its new representative for Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania.
PESA and VIQ Solutions joined to offer PESA A.C.E.S., a multichannel streaming media appliance for law enforcement and business applications.
PSA Security Network has added Razberi Technologies, Feenics, Inc., and Transponder and Reader Engineered Systems, Inc., as vendor partners.
Skyscape Cloud Services Limited announced a strategic partnership with DeepSecure for secure information sharing.
Carolina Bank has successfully implemented a multifactor authentication solution from SMS PASSCODE to secure remote access for employees.
Vox Mobile is partnering with Appthority to secure mobile innovation.
Astrophysics Inc. deployed a ruggedized x-ray system to a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier under a five-year contract.
Buffalo Computer Graphics was selected by the Alberta Emergency Management Agency to provide DisasterLAN for an Emergency Operations Centre Coordination Application.
D-Link delivered a comprehensive Internet access and security solution to Joaquin Independent School District in Texas.
International Student Identity Card France selected card printers and encoders from HID Global to produce student ID cards to the grandes écoles universities in France.
Implant Sciences Corporation sold desktop explosives trace detectors to Finland Airports.
Boston Police Department deployed an enterprise information management system from Intergraph for police report and crime data.
Professional Systems Engineering, LLC, is providing services for perimeter and electronic security system upgrades for a bridge replacement at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility.
SDI secured a contract to provide support for the integrated safety, security, and operations communications and control system program at O’Hare and Midway Airports.
Securus Technologies has signed a contract to upgrade technology for the San Bernardino County, California, jail.
Senstar was chosen by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency to provide perimeter security systems for NATO camps.
SST SecureCampus was installed at Newark Memorial High School in California.
Cook County Department of Corrections chose Tribridge Offender360 for managing its inmate population.
Unisys Corporation completed initial testing of a facial recognition system at Dulles International Airport under a contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Watchwood Resources Ltd. is working in partnership with the Ghana Marine Police to protect commercial vessels in the Gulf of Guinea.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
ADI was named 2015 North American Distributor of the Year by Arecont Vision.
AlliedBarton Security Services was named a top learning organization by Elearning! Media Group.
Altronix was awarded the Superstar Award by PSA Security Network.
Avwatch LLC attained ISO 9001 certification.
BeON Home is the first winner of a Z-Wave Labs competition designed to support Internet of Things innovation on the Z-Wave Platform. BeON Home invented a light to create the illusion of home occupancy and provide safety lighting in power outages.
Centerra Group, LLC, achieved the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation.
Global Tel Link was issued a U.S. patent for its telecommunication revenue management system. Other recent patents were awarded for investigative services and telephone voiceprint.
HID Global achieved ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standard certification from SGS for its Austin facility.
Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc., was awarded a U.S. patent for dynamic identity matching in response to threat levels.
Parabon NanoLabs, Inc., was part of an award-winning public service campaign to end littering in Hong Kong. Parabon’s Snapshot DNA Phenotyping technology can generate investigative leads by predicting the physical appearance and ancestry of a person from a DNA sample.
Raytheon received five James S. Cogswell Awards for industrial security excellence from the Defense Security Service.
SARGENT, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, achieved ISO 140001 and ISO 9001 certifications.
Securus received a U.S. patent for authorized presence verification during video visitation in correctional institutions.
Automatic Systems opened a new showroom and distribution center in Elmhurst, Illinois.
ASC Partners purchased ISMS Solutions and its Conformance Works software platform.
ASSA ABLOY Group brands Ceco Door, Curries, and Dominion Building Products produced a video highlighting solutions to government requirements for tornado-resistant openings.
AVG Technologies opened a global center of excellence for mobile in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Campus Security Products, LLC, launched the Safe@School Program that promotes safer schools with multitiered security strategies. It provides free marketing materials, sponsorship packs, and prizes for use by parent and booster groups.
The CERT Insider Threat Center at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute announced an Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor Certificate to train individuals to meet upcoming government standards. The courses are taught in Pittsburgh and in Arlington, Virginia.
Cipher Cloud acquired core technology from Anicut Systems to further its commitment to delivering a holistic cloud security platform.
The Coalition Against Illicit Trade (CAIT) is a new association dedicated to fighting the trade of counterfeit and contraband goods.
CompTIA launched a Cybersecurity Committee to focus on policies and initiatives to improve the security of critical information infrastructure.
Convergint Technologies acquired GS Security Systems, Inc., to expand its geographic presence.
CoorsTek acquired the assets of BLS Textiles, Inc., to extend its vehicle armor solutions to protect officers across a range of police, security, and law enforcement organizations.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the emPOWER Map, a GIS-based tool for health disaster readiness. It helps locate people who depend on electrical power for their health.
Iveda has installed its cloud video surveillance platform in four data centers for VNPT in Vietnam.
JENSEN HUGHES and Nexus Technical Services Corp. have merged.
ManTech International Corporation acquired Knowledge Consulting Group to increase its cybersecurity capabilities.
NYI announced that the Open Web Application Security Project, which aims to improve the security of software, chose NYI to host its virtual laboratory.
Pradeo created a subsidiary in the United Kingdom, which is based in London.
The Safariland Group acquired VIEVU, a company that provides body-worn video and data management solutions.
Sintel, a company that provides security print solutions is expanding its market beyond Kenya and East Africa.
Telgian Corporation opened a new regional office in Wilmington, Delaware.
Tiger Group has created GearXpres, an auction marketplace dedicated to offering professional-quality broadcast, A/V, and security equipment.
Utica College is implementing a new master’s degree program in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis.