November 2017 Industry News

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November 2017 Industry News
 

​VIKINGS STADIUM OPENS DOORS

The new U.S. Bank Stadium—home of the Minnesota Vikings—hosted more than 66,000 fans at the first Monday night game of the 2017 season. Completed last year, the 1.5 million-square-foot stadium campus is flexible enough to serve as a true multipurpose stadium that can host football, soccer, baseball, basketball, motorsports, major concerts, and other events.

ASSA ABLOY was tapped to provide more than 1,500 doors and openings for the state-of-the-art stadium. A truncated construction timeframe provided the impetus for using preassembled openings. The ready-to-install openings improved onsite management of multiple components and saved time through a streamlined installation process.

The openings included products from ASSA ABLOY Architectural Door Accessories, including McKinney hinges, Pemko accessories, and Rockwood door trim, as well as Curries hollow metal doors and frames; Sargent locks, exit devices, and door closers; Medeco high-security cylinders and keys; and Securitron access control components.​

PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS

Dahua Technology is partnering with Anixter International to market Dahua products throughout the United States and Canada.

Anomali and NSS Labs, Inc., announced a strategic partnership that provides enterprise customers with a unified view of unmitigated threats and empirical data regarding the effectiveness of security controls.

Bold Technologies completed the integration of ManitouNEO with innoVi from Agent Video Intelligence to provide monitoring centers with a video intrusion system. 

Boon Edam product data and customized specifications for the Americas are available through the ARCOM software platform to architects, engineers, and design professionals.

Brady announced that its Brand Protection business partnered with Kezzler and Honeywell to bring product authentication labeling and tracking to Genetron 134, a refrigerant. 

ByteGrid Holdings LLC announced an agreement with Empowerment through Technology and Education to provide greater compliance and control of hosted business-critical data.

Baltimore Cyber Range LLC and Cyberbit Ltd. announced the opening of the new Baltimore Cyber Range cybersecurity training and simulation center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Camden Door Controls retained manufacturer’s representative JClemente & Associates to service its southern California territory.

Cellebrite is joining the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Project VIC in the global fight against child exploitation. 

Claroty and Schneider Electric are partnering to address safety and cybersecurity challenges for the industrial infrastructure sector.

Conformance Technologies announced that Pivotal Payments selected its solutions to enhance business effectiveness and protection of its North American merchant portfolio. 

The addition of deverus, Inc., background checking software to the iCIMS partner ecosystem will provide cost savings and improved speed to customers.

EventTracker announced that its SIEM platform was implemented at OneBlood, Inc.

Exabeam and ThreatConnect, Inc., announced a product integration designed to improve overall cybersecurity and incident response.

EyeLock LLC entered into a partnership with CSD (Central Security Distribution) to deliver EyeLock’s product suite in Australia. EyeLock is also developing iris authentication solutions to work with Qualcomm Mobile Security. 

Farpointe Data helped Secure Our City, Inc., improve security access for a parking garage.

Galaxy Control Systems completed an integration with IP-enabled solutions from ASSA ABLOY. 

Genetec and Alutel Mobility partnered to offer extended access control capabilities to open areas without having to rely on physical readers or installations.

Hikvision Canada Inc., provided cameras for the JPPS Children’s Centre in Montreal that were installed by integrator Alarme Sentinelle. Petite Echelle Centre in Montreal worked with integrator Intelgest to upgrade its security system with Hikvision.

Honeywell and eDist Security expanded their relationship around the Genesis Series Cable product line. 

Huttig Building Products selected TierPoint to provide colocation and data center migration services.

Imagination Technologies and Sierraware are collaborating to make Sierraware’s SierraTEE available for devices based on Imagination’s MIPS CPUs.

ISONAS Inc. announced that Transportation Impact selected the ISONAS Pure IP access control solution to secure its corporate headquarters.

Johnson Controls announced that its American Dynamics victor Video Management Software integrates with the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System from Shooter Detection Systems.

Karamba Security joined the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Project and The Linux Foundation to help develop its cybersecurity best practices.

The Legrand On-Q Digital Audio System has been integrated with Alarm.com.

Netwrix Corporation announced that its Netwrix Auditor empowers Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative to minimize insider threats and improve database security.

OnSSI and Seagate teamed up to provide a robust recording solution designed for more efficient system expansion and scalability.

Ever and Pinn formed a technology partnership to integrate Ever’s facial recognition into Pinn’s secure attribution platform.

Enterprise Performance Consulting joined the PSA Business Solutions Program to offer business consulting and operations team training programs to PSA integrators. 

Point Blank Enterprises and Special Ops Bunker made an exclusive global marketing agreement to offer Special Ops Bunker products through the Point Blank global network.

Golden Lion Marbella, a casino in Panama, selected Qognify VisionHub to upgrade its security, safety, and operations.

RapidSOS is partnering with WiseWear, Fusar, Kairos, Lumenus, and ROAR for Good to provide a rich data link to 911 from wearable products, so users can connect to 911 by pushing a panic button or by detection from a wearable device during a crash or medical emergency.

Sky and Cisco have a multi-year digital security agreement to support the expansion of Sky video services across any screen.

Suprema announced that its BioSign mobile fingerprint authentication algorithm was selected by Samsung for two smartphone models.

Traka UK joined forces with Edesix, to ensure that equipment used across the U.K. Prison Service is safely stored and managed.

TruTag Technologies’ signature authentication solution will be used by Hongyang Biotechnology Co. to protect the livestock supply chain from counterfeiting and diversion.

Visual Management Systems Ltd. was invited to join the Airports Centre of Excellence, which aims to improve the passenger experience.

Vodafone Group joined the prpl Foundation to focus on enabling the security and interoperability of embedded devices.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. and ITS Russia signed a partnership agreement concerning the development of intelligent transport systems for border crossings. 

Watermark Risk Management International, LLC, and TEAM Software, Inc., created a strategic partnership where Watermark will be a preferred provider of consulting services on TEAM software solutions.

WestJet Airlines realized improved efficiency and streamlined communication by partnering with Send Word Now.​

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

AirMap and the Kansas Department of Transportation will deploy Unmanned Traffic Management technology across Kansas to support the growth of the state’s drone economy and ensure safer skies.

ATS Armor LLC received an order from Miami-Dade Police Department for 1,500 active shooter kits, enough for every patrol car.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., received two BLI PaceSetter Awards in the Document Imaging Security and Mobile Print categories from Keypoint Intelligence.

Cardiac Science announced that Boston Public Schools will purchase Powerheart G5 automated external defibrillators.

The State of Louisiana is working with CA Technologies to enable citizens to securely access information across government services through the Louisiana Enterprise Architecture Project.

An Elbit Systems of America Integrated Fixed Tower border security system passed U.S. Customs and Border Protection systems acceptance testing.

The city of Troy, Alabama, selected Extreme Networks software-driven networking technology to provide reliable, fast, and secure connectivity across 70 locations.

FirstNet and AT&T will deliver a specialized wireless broadband network to Arizona’s public safety community.

Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota will use GUARDIAN RFID technology to mitigate risk and improve operational efficiency in the Sherburne County Jail. 

IPVideo Corporation was selected by the San Jose Police Department to help improve and upgrade its interview recording platform. 

Janus Global Operations will clear areas of Mosul, Iraq, of ISIS-placed booby traps and other explosives under an agreement with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.

Milestone Systems completed a security surveillance solution for Goyang City in South Korea.

NEC Corporation provided a facial recognition system for South Wales Police in the United Kingdom through NEC Europe Ltd.

Scott Safety was selected to provide technology and equipment to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Southern Linc entered into a partnership with the City of Huntsville and Madison County Alabama’s 911 dispatch center to add LTE wireless data transmission equipment to connect first responders to the new network. 

Agencies, including the U.S. General Services Administration, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the U.S. Army, have used eSignLive from VASCO Data Security for secure and compliant electronic signing of documents using Personal Identity Verification cards or Common Access Cards.​

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Atomic Data attained SOC 3 certification for the seventh year in a row from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Conduent Incorporated was awarded a U.S. patent for technology that automatically recognizes facial expressions using images from low-resolution cameras.

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., achieved MEF CE 2.0 certification for carrier grade, interoperable Ethernet services. 

Day & Zimmermann earned a ranking of 188 on the Forbes America’s Largest Private Companies list. It is also on the Defense News Top 100 List.

Everest Technologies received ISO 27001:2013 accreditation for its information security management system.

Fornetix, LLC, gained a U.S. patent that covers breakthrough solutions for the management of encryption keys and other security objects.

Hesco was placed in the Commander’s Choice category and recognized as a Superior Supplier to the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency.

Frost & Sullivan recognized IriTech, Inc., with the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation.

StoneLock is the winner of the annual Government Security News Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program for Best Facial Recognition Technology.

TEAM Software, Inc., is the winner of the Web.com 2017 Small Business of the Tournament Award for Nebraska.

Vinson Guard Service, Inc., gained national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by WBEC South, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. 

Zentera Systems, Inc., was awarded Best of Show for Best Security or Privacy Solution at IoT Evolution Expo.​

ANNOUNCEMENTS

AngelTrax relocated all operations into a renovated facility that serves as its new headquarters and manufacturing, inventory, and distribution centers.

ASSA ABLOY acquired SMI (Shree Mahavir Metalcraft), a leading OEM manufacturer of architectural hardware in India.

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and IBM announced that APCO International’s new guide card software will use IBM Watson Speech-to-Text and Watson Analytics.

CEDIA and The Electronic Security Association announced a strategic reciprocal training relationship that will expand the educational opportunities for members of both associations.

Columbus State University received a grant from the U.S. National Security Agency to develop a new tool for rapid cybersecurity training and curriculum development. 

EventTracker introduced the EventTracker Partner Program. 

EY opened its advanced cybersecurity center in Dallas, Texas, to help clients stay ahead of emerging threats.

Lantronix, Inc., joined the Kepware IoT Alliance Program.

Marks USA, a division of NAPCO, launched a new website at marksusa.com.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. is expanding its operations in the United States, enabling its U.S. facilities to manufacture security chips for government applications.

ONVIF announced the final release of Profile A for broader access control configuration and the Release Candidate for Profile T, a draft specification with advanced streaming capabilities that adds in support for H.265 video compression.

Proficio expanded into Hong Kong to broaden its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

PSA is working with Matterhorn Consulting to enable PSA members to hire military veterans.

Stanley Black & Decker opened a new Breakthrough Innovation center in Boston dedicated to advancing technological innovation in its security business.

The Protection Bureau awarded scholarships to 10 children of company employees.

ThetaRay opened its first U.K. office in London.

Top Notch Distributors updated its website at topnotchinc.com.

Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products Group launched its Safe Scholar program to help schools reduce the total cost of video surveillance system ownership. 

WatchGuard Technologies acquired Datablink, a provider of advanced authentication solutions. 

Webroot acquired the assets of Securecast, a security awareness training platform, and launched Webroot Security Awareness Training as a beta program.

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