Industry News: NYC’s Penn Station Gets Upgraded Audio Communications Solutions
NYC’s Penn Station Gets Upgraded Audio Coverage
When New York City’s main intercity and commuter rail station was building its latest expansion, Moynihan Train Hall, in 2021, it installed audio and emergency communications technology from AtlasIED.
The station is the busiest transportation facility in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 700,000 passengers bustling through the station and the Moynihan Train Hall every day. One of the essential requirements of the new hall was compliance with NFPA 72 audibility and intelligibility fire codes—ensuring that a facility provide and maintain a threshold for live or pre-recorded messages, specifically 15 decibels above ambient sound levels. Along with using architectural features and traditional solutions like loudspeakers to achieve this, a mass communication system from AtlasIED was also integrated, which manages the flow of announcements.
Beyond facility-wide announcements, the system, GLOBALCOM IP-116-D-CS, also helps manage messages between network endpoints, including digital communication stations, zone controllers, network power amplifiers, and other types of IP endpoints throughout the train hall. Other AltasIED products supported a variety of logistics and security functions, such as signal automation for installed loudspeakers, initiating passenger-facing announcements, and an option for the security center to issue announcements.
Mergers & Moves
BlackDice, an English firm providing AI-powered cybersecurity, is expanding into markets in North America and Asia-Pacific with multiple contracts estimated at $6.4 trillion and two new strategic hardware partnerships.
Trinity Cyber announced its expansion into Australia with the opening of an Australian subsidiary and the start of the deployment of its private cloud infrastructure at the largest Internet peering points in the nation. It also announced a strategic partnership with CyberCX, a cybersecurity services company in Australia and New Zealand, that will introduce local customers to Trinity’s active defense services.
WELL’s cybersecurity business unit, Cycura, acquired cybersecurity operations center services provider Seekintoo. Its other acquisition, Proack, provides offensive security assessments including red teaming, penetration testing, and more.
The Port of Portland—which is responsible for overseeing transportation infrastructure in Portland, Oregon, including the Portland International Airport—received the 2023 Prevention through Design Award for its leadership in reducing workplace hazards through design methods. The award is presented by a collaboration between the American Society of Safety Professionals, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the National Safety Council.
General Dynamics Information Technology announced it was awarded a $450 million eight-month base contract from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for operations and modernizing its accounting system.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded MixMode Inc. a contract for its generative AI Cybersecurity solutions that aims to improve federal government agencies efficiency through the GSA advantage portal.
DCS Corporation was awarded a five-year, $168 million contract for providing operational support services to the Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems in Michigan and Washington, D.C.
Allegany County, Maryland, selected DATAMARK for a three-year contract to provide indoor mapping services and solutions with the goal of increasing situational awareness and public safety indoors. The project will include the conversion of existing floorplans to indoor data models, plus indoor data collection from 25 high-occupancy buildings.
Leidos was recently awarded a 22-month, $180 million contract to provide the Defense Health Agency with new virtual health capabilities for providers and patients.
The International Bar Association Anti-Corruption Committee, the association’s Legal Policy and Research Unit, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development announced the launch of a new anti-corruption survey. The survey seeks data on the existence and effectiveness of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering legislation at a global level. It is open to all legal practitioners in all jurisdictions.
Canopy—a smart vehicle security startup that is the result of a joint venture between ADT and Ford—announced it selected Ambarella, Inc.’s CV25 AI computer vision system-on-chip for its flagship pickup cam system, as well as a partnership with Upstream Security, a provider of cybersecurity detection and response platform for the transportation industry. The system can provide real-time monitoring and threat detection for truck beds and is compatible with most pickup trucks.
Eagle Eye Networks expanded Immix, a central station monitoring provider, to create a solution that can connect an organization’s remote locations to its central location. The solution leverages cloud advantages, including end-to-end cybersecurity, centralized management, and AI-filtering to false-positive alarms.
Intellicene announced a strategic partnership with Oosto, a provider of facial biometrics, which will support Oosto technology within Intellicene’s suite of intelligent security software.
LogRhythm and D3 Security partnered to join their incident enrichment and response capabilities, which will allow users to manage alert queues, automated response actions, and content within the D3 platform.
Centific announced a new partnership with Prove Identity, which will result in bridging the gap between cybersecurity and fraud protection by offering a solution to ensure data privacy, identity verification, and digital fraud protection for businesses and their customers.
LTIMindtree, a global technology consulting and digital solutions firm, and Boardwalktech Software Corp, a digital ledger platform company, executed a teaming agreement to partner on the implementation of a Boardwalktech software solution that will improve data governance and compliance for banking and financial services clients.
Alcatraz AI agreed to a partnership with Milestone to provide Alcatraz’s flagship facial authentication product, the Rock, as part of the Milestone-tailored solutions for businesses.
Trust Your Supplier, a supplier information network, and Signzy, an AI-based digital onboarding and risk management solution provider for retail and financial institutions, announced a partnership agreement that will provide a single point of visibility and risk assessment during supplier onboarding and throughout the supplier lifecycle.
Viisights joined the Zeronow Coalition, an organization that aims to reduce violent incidents in schools. As an industry partner, Viisights can offer academic customers real-time video analytics solutions, such as the ability to detect when someone on a surveillance feed is holding a weapon.