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April 2020 Industry News

Cargo Center Surveillance

Avigilon Corporation, a Motorola Solutions company, was chosen to help protect the security of Independent Express Cargo Ltd. in Dublin, Ireland. Independent Express Cargo is one of the country’s largest pallet delivery operators, operating as a national transport network hub and full third-party logistics supplier, with 25 depots across Ireland and more than 1,000 active clients. The Dublin site’s new system includes Avigilon Control Center (ACC) video management software, which provides security operators with a central location for managing video feeds. The solution also leverages advanced artificial intelligence technologies, which has increased operational efficiencies and improved security of sites, assets, and resources.

Mergers & Moves

Leidos & L3Harris Technologies
The purchase of L3Harris’ Security Detection and Automation businesses adds airport security and automation to Leidos’ portfolio.

Potter Electric Signal Company & Tower IQ
Potter will expand its capabilities in life safety and emergency communication systems by providing partners and end users with wireless communications technology.

VITEC & IPtec, Inc.
The acquisition by VITEC, which provides advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, will grow its broadcast contribution and remote production.

ASSA ABLOY & Biosite
ASSA ABLOY’s acquisition will expand its strategic technological assets, offering the U.K. construction industry biometric access and workforce management solutions.


Data center and cloud security firm Guardicore received multiple awards for innovation in cybersecurity at the 2020 RSA Conference, including the Gold award for the Most Innovative Security Software of the Year from Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards.


The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service awarded General Dynamic Information Technology a $505 million contract to provide supercomputing resources, which will be used to model weather and climate patterns.


CUJO AI launched Incognito, an AI-powered privacy and tracking protection solution that offers users the ability to take control of their private information by automatically blocking tracking software that profiles them online.


Real Estate
Openpath will standardize and modernize technology solutions for Lincoln Property Company’s portfolio and planned developments of commercial spaces.

Cyber Threats
Vectra joined the Chronicle Index Partner program to help customers improve visibility of and response to cyber threats.

Application Security
Rapid7 and Synk will offer end-to-end integrated security for organizations developing cloud native applications.