January 2018 Industry News

Security by Industry

​​

January 2018 Industry News
 

​AIRPORT CONNECTIONS

Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, is Norway's largest and Scandinavia's second largest airport, handling 26 million passengers in 2016. The airport had an analog communication system in the air traffic control tower, and wished to upgrade to an IP system that would provide operational analytics and error reporting of critical communications, redundancy for high availability and reliability, and integrated operational, passenger, and emergency communications capabilities. The communication devices also needed to stand up to dynamic ranges of noise and—outside the terminal—a variety of weather conditions.

Zenitel had worked with the airport in the past, and stepped up to provide the updated system, including TMIS-1 Turbine Mini Intercoms that plug and play with the airport's IP telephone system, as well as TCIS-4 Turbine Intercom Stations to support intelligibility, interoperability, and reliability standards of the airport. Passengers and airport personnel can easily use the devices for communications. In emergencies, the system provides direct and clear notifications to all parts of the airport.​

PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS

Software House, part of Johnson Controls, and Allegion are extending their partnership to include the pairing of Schlage LE and NDE wireless locks with Software House C•CURE 9000.

Arteco Video Event Management and Video Intelligence Solutions are now compatible with the new Hanwha Techwin Wisenet 5 chipset.

Top Notch Distributors is stocking an extensive inventory of ASSA ABLOY products, parts, and accessories in four U.S. locations.

IndigoVision incorporated BriefCam technology as part of its Control Center v15.0 security management solution.

Dataguise welcomed Computacenter to the Dataguise partner community.

Nuvias is the sole pan-EMEA distributor for Dtex Systems insider threat solutions.

ISONAS Inc. integrated its newest software application, Pure Access, with XProtect Access from Milestone Systems.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics unified its security operations with the deployment of victor and C•CURE 9000 security management platform from Johnson Controls.

Just Add Power announced partnerships with Tandem Marketing and Synapse Sales & Marketing to broaden its product support across the United States.

March Networks and Patriot One Technologies Inc. announced an integration that offers video-enabled covert weapon detection notifications.

For two decades, Mercury Security and Open Options have collaborated to deliver security systems to customers all over the world.

MONI Smart Security will provide a professional monitoring service for Nest Secure.

Nozomi Networks announced a new partnership with FireEye to provide next generation ICS security that extends visibility across IT and OT environments.

D-Tools, Inc., joined the PSA Business Solutions Providers, offering its estimation, system design, and project management software platform to PSA members and owners.

Zurich-based Sunrise Communications AG will implement cloud-based security technology from the German firm Secucloud.

SecuraTrac now integrates with Micro Key Systems and is introducing a version of its Mobile Defender Model S that works on the Verizon network in addition to AT&T and T-Mobile networks in more than 120 countries.

Setracon Incorporated announced the award of a pilot project providing enterprise security risk management services for General Atomics.

University of Georgia worked with Spectra Logic to implement a disaster recovery archive strategy, installing Spectra tape libraries, a converged storage system, and a disk solution to protect content.

V5 Systems was selected by Pelco by Schneider Electric for integration with its V5 Camera Adaptive Platform.

VIVOTEK formulated an IP surveillance solution for Varun Beverages.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ellicott City, Maryland, installed a VIZpin smartphone access control system that allows parishioners to enter the building for prayer most times of day.

Imperial Oil is expanding its use of 3D Perspective scanners from VOTI DETECTION to provide enhanced security and threat detection.​

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

French water utility Eau de Valence chose ASSA ABLOY's key-based access control technology, CLIQ, to replace its mechanical locking system.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., sold its 300th unit of the RadPRO SecurPASS Full Body Security Screening System to Clay County Jail in Manchester, Kentucky.

Maldives Immigration worked with DERMALOG to create an ID card that can be used for payments, as a driver's license, as a health and insurance card, and as a passport.

Daytona Beach Police Department used drones from DJI to conduct pre- and post-storm assessments of Hurricane Irma.

FLIR Systems, Inc., received an order to deliver Tac Flir surveillance cameras in support of the U.S. Army EO/IR-Force Protection program.

Frequentis and Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure were selected to supply mission-critical technologies for the ELKOS Austria project, a nationwide, unified command and communication system.

IDenta Corp. was approved as an official supplier for the European Union.

ISV Redwall Technologies is working with the U.S. Department of Defense on a project centered around mobile data integrity and confidentiality.

Janus Global Operations will provide risk management and security for the European Union organization working to help build maritime civilian law enforcement in Somalia.

Port Hedland in Australia chose the SharpEye SBS-900 X-Band radar system from Kelvin Hughes, which will be installed as part of a complete VTS system by AMS Group.

L3 Technologies announced that its ProVision 2 advanced passenger screening system has been purchased by the Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

Orolia, through its McMurdo brand, announced that the U.S. Coast Guard has activated a contract for up to 16,000 FastFind 220 Personal Locator Beacon units.

SparkCognition is providing collaborative thought leadership on the role of artificial intelligence in future warfare to the British Army.

UltiSat, Inc., announced that U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization awarded a task order for UltiSat to provide satellite services support for Global Hawk Unmanned Air Vehicle operations.

The Republic of Zambia awarded Veridos a contract to deliver polycarbonate electronic ID cards to Zambia. The Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg commissioned Veridos to install ten eGates for automated border control at the country's international airport.

The U.S. Air Force expanded its partnership with VOTI DETECTION as the preferred security screening system on bases worldwide.

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Agent Video Intelligence holds the largest market share of video analytics software, according to IHS Markit.

Allied Universal received two Outstanding Security Performance Awards: Outstanding Customer Service Initiative for the UCHealth Patient Watch Program and Outstanding Contract Security Officer for Site Supervisor Zach Ostergren.

Asurion was honored by Frost & Sullivan with the 2017 North American Product Leadership Award for Mobile Protection Services.

National Cyber Security Centre—Finland granted approval for the Bittium Tough Mobile LTE-smartphone and related Bittium Secure Suite back-end system to process material that is classified nationally as Confidential.

Concurrent Technologies Corporation's Johnstown, Pennsylvania facilities have been recertified under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Programs as a Star site.

ControlScan was approved by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to extend its Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) services to companies operating in Canada.

D-Link announced that its Smart Managed PoE Powered 5-Port Gigabit Switch received the 2017 New Product of the Year Award from Security Today in the Networking Support Solutions category.

Honeywell's BW Clip4 portable gas detector won the 2017 New Product of the Year in the Industrial Hygiene category from Occupational Health & Safety magazine.

Janrain obtained Cloud Security Alliance Level 2 (CSA) STAR Certification and ISO 27018:2014 certification for handling personally identifiable information.

Along with partner Video Analysis Solutions, Oncam won Most Innovative In-store Solution as part of Retail Risk Fraud Awards 2017.

OutSystems received ISO 27001, ISO 22301, and SOC 2 certifications.

Attendees at the 2017 ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits voted the Pelco by Schneider Electric VideoXpert Professional Video Management System the ASIS Accolades People's Choice Award winner. The Judges Choice awardee was the Cobalt intelligent security robot from Cobalt Robotics. Find the rest of the winners via SM Online.

RiskIQ won the Overall Web Security Solution Provider of the Year award from CyberSecurity Breakthrough.

Vaultive received a new patent relating to its ability to allow organizations to use cloud-hosted email while reducing the exposure of sensitive data.

Virtual StrongBox, Inc., earned two patents that recognize the way it gathers information from the digital consumer and protects that data.​

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Acuant acquired the Ozone line of identity products, intellectual property, and talent from Mount Airey Group.

Akamai Technologies, Inc., entered into an agreement to acquire Nominum, which provides enterprise security solutions for carriers.

AMG Systems participated in a trade delegation to the Baltic states organized through the United Kingdom Department for International Trade.

Anixter University offers an array of technical and standards-based information for contractors, integrators, end users and consultants.

ASSA ABLOY partnered with the USO to provide backpacks loaded with food and personal items for veterans returning from deployment. The 1,000 backpacks were packed on the show floor of ASIS 2017.

Carleton University, along with Queen's University and Cyberspark, launched Global EPIC, a new international cybersecurity initiative designed to combat growing world challenges by facilitating global collaboration.

CNL Software is moving its U.K. headquarters to larger premises in Watchmoor Park, Camberley, Surrey.

Dahua Technology established Dahua Technology Rus as a subsidiary in Moscow.

Dragos is a National Cybersecurity Excellence Partner with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

FirstNet and AT&T launched a developer program to help equip first responders with state-of-the-art communications tools.

Forensic Logic acquired the COP­LINK suite of products from IBM.

Gallaher released a new website, gallahersafe.com, in honor of its 44th year in business.

Gillmore Security Systems, Inc., acquired four Ohio companies: Digital Security, Courtland Security, Gen-X, Santee Security, and Buckeye Electronics & Security Technology.

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology introduced the Center for Cyber-Influence Operations Studies to examine the weaponized digital applications used by foreign nation-states for influence operations.

Iron Mountain Incorporated opened a new information management facility in Mabelvale, Arkansas.

JLT Cyber Risk Consortium developed a research and thought leadership hub exploring cybersecurity threats.

Johnson Controls sold its Scott Safety business to 3M.

Mimecast Limited will expand into Germany with a new office in Munich.

Pinkerton launched its 2017 Risk Index Report, A World Ranking of Business Risk.

PRAESIDIAD relocated its corporate headquarters from Ghent, Belgium, to London as part of a global access and communication strategy.

Pryme opened an Indiana Distribution Center and two satellite sales offices in Nevada and Arizona.

Safer Places, Inc., opened a new office in Portland, Maine.

Physical security specialist Safetell revamped its website to help users easily identify their security needs.

SmartRiskSolutions GmbH published a handbook on crisis management and crisis communications during a terrorist or active shooter attack. Find it via SM Online.

Stratfor announced a set of joint initiatives with the Clements Center for National Security; the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law; and the Intelligence Studies Project at The University of Texas at Austin to engage on geopolitical analysis, national security conversations, and graduate education.

VOTI DETECTION unveiled a company-wide rebrand including a name change from VOTI Group to VOTIDETECTION, website redesign, and more.