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February 2019 Industry News


Elbit Systems Ltd. has a contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency to provide maritime unmanned aircraft system patrol services to countries in the European Union. In cooperation with CEiiA, the company will operate its Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol and its Ground Control Station. The long-range maritime surveillance system is tailored for littoral and blue water operations with a maritime radar, satellite communication, and a receiver to enable persistent monitoring of vast areas of sea and shore and identification of suspicious activities and potential hazards.


The Forte Wireless Data Glove from BeBop Sensors was named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions 2018. The affordable glove incorporates haptics and rapid sensing for a wide variety of applications, including industrial, medical, virtual reality, design, and more. ​​


The Central Bank of Armenia worked with Louisenthal to produce new banknotes using the latest security features, including a security thread with machine-readable design elements, a watermark, a window, and an iridescent strip. G+D Currency Technology contributed the design and printing of the series. ​


Nonprofit Warrior to Cyber Warrior Foundation announced a nationwide program to provide veterans of the U.S. armed forces with free cybersecurity training and certifications to help veterans succeed as cyber professionals. 


Retail Security
Edesix and CBES teamed up with British retailer Asda to create a wearable CCTV system.

Access and Video
ISONAS INC. is integrating its Pure Access software with Panasonic Video Insight 7 for combined video and access control.

Titan HST provided emergency communications for the Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting.

Armored Vehicles
The Arab Organization for Industrialization and the Armored Group, LLC, formed a strategic alliance to combat terrorism and improve armored vehicles.​

Mergers & Moves

Convergint Technologies & SI Technologies, Inc.
The acquisition will augment Convergint’s service capabilities. 

Moxa Inc. & Trend Micro.
Joint venture TXOne Networks will focus on the Industrial Internet of Things.

Infineon Technologies AG & NEXT Biometrics
The companies will develop a reference design for biometric payment cards that include a fingerprint. 

PRÆSIDIAD & Drehtainer GmbH
PRÆSIDIAD’s Hesco will incorporate Drehtainer to innovate military and security technologies.​