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Industry News: Chile’s Port of Valparaiso Improves Video Wall Monitoring

Enhancing Vital Monitoring Operations at Chile’s Port of Valparaiso

The Port of Valparaiso, the second-busiest port in Chile, installed a video wall processor in its command and control center. With an increase in cruise and freight activity, the port needed to improve real-time monitoring of its operations, such as loading and unloading ships and detecting illicit materials like drugs or explosives.

The RGB Spectrum processor powers a massive video wall with 33 high-definition displays across a 130-square-foot surface. The processor allows for visual data to be piped in from various sources, including computer feeds, surveillance video cameras, radio frequency sensors on vessels and containers, video management software systems, access control systems, local and national news, and weather broadcasts. To support collaboration between decisionmakers who sometimes work far apart from each other, the processor can mimic its entire video wall or selected sites of interest to other stakeholders—including command personnel, first responders, and other departments and agencies—through the system’s network.

Mergers & Moves


The $145 million acquisition of Identiv—a physical security, access card, and identity reader operations and assets provider—expands Vitaprotech’s access to North American customers in enterprise, hospital, and government sectors.

Westminster Security Group//Crown Consulting

With Westminster’s acquisition of a majority shareholding in Crown Consulting, the protective security services provider deepens its offering in risk management, crisis response, security, intelligence, and defense.

IDIS//Costar Technologies

The merger of surveillance technology company IDIS America with Costar, an advanced electronic security solutions provider, will form a new ISIS business unit with a combined portfolio of video solutions and AI-driven technologies.


LightEdge entered into an agreement to acquire Connectria, which would add six data center locations to LightEdge’s existing footprint in the United States and would make the company a secure and compliant infrastructure provider of both hybrid colocation and tailored multi-cloud solutions.

Assa Abloy//Nomadix and Global Reach

The agreement to purchase Nomadix and Global Reach—two providers of Wi-Fi access and engagement platform solutions for the hospitality and commercial real estate industry in the United States and United Kingdom—will expand Assa Abloy’s portfolio of hardware, software, and analytics tools for clients.


At the High Security Printing EMEA 2024 industry conference, Latvia’s new electronic passport won the Regional ID Document of the Year Award. The passport is equipped with security features from Veridos, including the combination of a transparent window and stripe elements with unique materials, personalized data, and special effects.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named Ricoh USA, Inc., an information management and digital services company, a 2024 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for sustained excellence.


Lockheed Martin Space awarded a contract to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems for missile warning, tracking, and defense payloads. The contract would support Lockheed’s efforts to deliver 18 satellites for a U.S. Space Development Agency program.


The U.S. National Safety Council is expanding awareness and new efforts to combat opioid overdoses in the workplace, including free overdose e-learning, an online workplace wellbeing hub, and the option for employers to bulk online purchase NARCAN nasal spray.

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation and The Allstate Foundation are working together on a pilot program to help six local non-profit organizations prepare for or mitigate the effect of natural disasters on communities in Houston, Texas.


Behavioral Threat Detection

Netskope and Egress launched a new partnership to improve behavioral-based threat detection and response in cloud email security. The combination of the companies’ products will better detect anomalies that could indicate insider threats, compromised accounts, and other threats across an organization’s cloud-hosted platforms and applications.

Access Control

Geokey teamed up with smart home security company Yale to offer multifamily property owners and operators greater flexibility and scalability in access control.

Artificial Intelligence

An agreement between the United Kingdom and United States signals that both nations are committed to together designing safety tests for popular AI tools.

Facility Management

Schneider Electric announced a new partnership with IPConfigure, which will combine Schneider’s building and energy management platforms with the Orchid video management system. The integration will offer customers a more comprehensive solution for monitoring and managing a facility.

Insider Threat Detection

EchoMark launched its strategic partners program with the announcement of partnerships with Adaptive Integration, CBTS, ManTech, and TachTech. The program leverages sales support, integration, and incentives to help organizations proactively prevent inside threats, such as leaks and intellectual property theft.

Security Operations Center

HiveWatch and Verkada partnered their respective GSOC operating system and access control and video solutions, allowing customers to bridge gaps in legacy infrastructure.


DeNexus announced a partnership with Cipher to provide operational technology and industrial control systems in industrial and physical critical infrastructure with support for cyber risks.

Authenticating Credentials

Biometric authentication company Keyless and online identification and digital signature company fidentity have partnered to provide continuous online authentication across the entire identity lifecycle, allowing users to verify and authenticate their identity with multifactor technology. The partnership combines onboarding and identity verification with login, payment authentication, step-up action, and account recovery.