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Deloitte Digital launches new digital platform for government services

New York, NY, March 17 - Deloitte Digital today announced the launch of CitizenConnectTM, a software platform that delivers a consistent government experience for citizens and businesses across digital channels. Using an improved digital experience, the new platform will provide enhanced government services for users, streamline government processes, and open up new economic development opportunities. The CitizenConnectTM platform combines Deloitte's extensive public sector experience with Adobe's innovative cloud solutions for Government – and signifies Deloitte Digital's continued investment in its alliance with Adobe to enhance its portfolio of digital marketing services for customers.

The platform enables citizens to access multiple software applications that support government services in one place and minimize redundant data entry. For example, citizens can obtain a copy of their birth certificate or update a driver's license all through one system without having to interact with multiple government agencies. With this centralized platform, citizens can experience a common look and feel even though individual government agencies still maintain their backend systems. This single gateway also enables government agencies to provide more effective customer relationship management.

"Government's current approach to self-service is often siloed along agency and service lines, which can result in an inconsistent and often frustrating experience for its citizens," said Kristin Russell, director at Deloitte Digital, Deloitte Consulting LLP. "This next-generation citizen engagement platform combines our extensive government experience with best-of-breed digital creativity from Adobe, allowing government entities to bring user-friendly, retail-like experiences to their citizens."

By leveraging Adobe's FedRAMP-authorized cloud services along with Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Target, and Adobe eSign Manager DC tools, government entities will be able to better manage content and messaging directly rather than relying upon third-party software and service providers. The platform enables government agencies to deliver personalized content to citizens in real time for specific life events – such as a move, a marriage, or a birth of a child – by using capabilities such as Web content management, electronic forms with e-signatures, Web-conferencing, e-learning, and document rights management. Rather than waiting for citizens to reactively access applications and information, government agencies can now proactively anticipate citizen needs and deliver relevant content anywhere, anytime, on any device.

"Moving to a citizen-focused platform opens the door for government to innovate how public services are delivered and to anticipate the needs of their communities, all while keeping citizen data protected," said Barry Leffew, vice president, public sector at Adobe. "The ability for government to deliver engaging digital experiences that matter, using personalization, user-centric design and analytics is revolutionary."

CitizenConnectTM has several key features, including:

  • Built-in mobile access to provide citizens with on-the-go access to services
  • Intelligent search and wizards to help find specific information quickly and accurately
  • Content bidirectional feeds to downstream systems such as legacy applications
  • Notifications to proactively communicate new, relevant information to citizens
  • Smart triggers to suggest services based on information available about households
  • Federated application forms to help avoid downloading multiple, disparate applications to access government services

Deloitte's Alliance with Adobe 

Deloitte and Adobe share a history of teaming for client advantage since 2002. Collaborating from insight to impact, Deloitte Digital and Adobe are delivering dynamic digital solutions that drive sales and inspire user loyalty with each interaction. The tested capabilities and technology innovation of the Adobe Marketing Cloud, paired with Deloitte's industry insights and deep experience in digital, design, technology implementation and operations are helping clients transform marketing.

About Deloitte Digital

Deloitte Digital is creating a new model for a new age — a creative digital consultancy. That means bringing together all the creative and technology capabilities, business acumen and industry insight needed to help transform our clients' businesses with digital. With Deloitte Digital's end-to-end capabilities, clients bring their biggest challenges, knowing we've got what it takes to bring a new business vision to life. Let us show you how. 

SWaP-optimized, scalable compact rugged avionics interface computer

Bohemia, NY, March - Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduces the new BU-67125W Compact Avionics Interface Computer (AIC-RC), offering a completely customizable, off-the-shelf solution, that can be optimized for specific application requirements, and enable faster time to market. The AIC-RC combines best-in-class performance from Intel’s embedded computing architecture, with DDC’s avionics data networking expertise and custom I/O capabilities, to deliver unmatched avionics connectivity computing in a small form factor, deployable, rugged enclosure.  

Benefits:

  • Embedded Intel® Atom processor
  • Provides low power computing performance, programming, and flexibility
  • Enables the AIC-RC to serve high density protocol bridging and application needs
  • Qualified for rugged air and ground environments
  • Expandable: mPCIe and I/O expansion modules to support a wide range of I/Os
  • Custom front panel connector configurations to support unique deployed I/O requirements
  • DDC’s additional modes of operation:
  • Remote Access…allows easy access to 1553/429 connection via Ethernet network
  • Protocol Conversion…allows users to create embedded software that seamlessly transfers data between 1553, 429 and Ethernet interfaces

“The combination of DDC’s avionics data networking experience, along with highly customizable I/O connectivity and best-in-class computing performance, makes DDC’s new compact, rugged avionics computer the optimal solution for a wide range of I/O requirements and application needs” stated Greg Tiedemann, DDC’s Data Bus Solutions Director.

Data Device Corporation (DDC) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-reliability Connectivity, Power and Control solutions (Data Networking; Power Distribution, Control and Conversion; Motor Control and Motion Feedback) for aerospace, defense, and industrial applications. With awards for quality, delivery, and support, DDC has served industry as a trusted resource for more than 50 years… providing proven solutions that are optimized for efficiency, reliability and performance.  Data Device Corporation brands include DDC, Beta Transformer Technology Corporation, National Hybrid Inc., Pascall Electronics Ltd., and XCEL Power Systems Ltd. DDC is headquartered in Bohemia, NY and has manufacturing operations in New York, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. 

Omnitron launches 10/100/1000 to 10G fiber media converter

Irvine, CA – March 9, 2016 – Omnitron Systems, a leading provider of fiber connectivity products, today introduced the new iConverter® 10GXT, the first 10/100/1000 RJ-45 to 10G fiber media converter.  The iConverter 10GXT enables connectivity between network equipment with 10G fiber ports and laptops, workstations, test equipment and switches with 10/100/1000 RJ-45 ports.  The 10GXT conforms to 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-X and 10GBASE-R specifications, and supports 1000BASE-X SFP, 10GBASE-R SFP+ or 10GBASE-R XFP transceivers for standard or CWDM wavelengths.

Auto-negotiation and auto-crossover on the 10/100/1000 RJ-45 port simplifies installation, and fault detection modes can be configured to provide fault identification and isolation for easy troubleshooting of network faults. The iConverter 10GXT is available as a compact, unmanaged standalone unit, and supports jumbo frames up to 10,056 bytes.

The iConverter 10GXT is made in the USA, backed with free 24/7 technical support and a lifetime warranty, and supports an industrial temperature range of -40 to 75 degrees Celsius.

The 10GXT is the latest member of the iConverter product family of media converters (including several 10G copper-to-fiber and fiber-to-fiber media converters), CWDM multiplexers and T1/E1 multiplexers. 

About Omnitron Systems 

Omnitron Systems provides fiber connectivity solutions that extend network distances, enable copper and fiber network integration, and expand the capacity of fiber infrastructure.   Omnitron’s media converters, CWDM multiplexers and T1 multiplexers are deployed in enterprise, government and service provider networks worldwide.  

Tangible Security appoints Matt Rahman SVP/GM of commercial cyber solutions

Matt Rahman, Tangible 

McLean, VA, March 15 - Tangible Security, Inc. announced today that it has appointed Matt Rahman as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Cyber Solutions. The strategic hire of Mr. Rahman to lead this business practice supports the company’s aggressive focus on growth and operational excellence. And, it adds an experienced industry veteran to its executive team. 

Mr. Rahman comes to Tangible Security from IOActive, a global leader in hardware, software, and wetware assessments and security services, where he was the Chief Strategy Officer. While at IOActive, Mr. Rahman fast tracked healthcare medical device testing, worked with a research team to operationalize automotive and transportation security, and brought new services to market including IoT Services. His efforts yielded tremendous global growth under his tenure. 

Mr. Rahman said, “The extraordinary people at Tangible Security have been delivering military grade security solutions to both national security and corporate clients for over a decade. I’m thrilled to join them, to help them continue to innovate and scale the Commercial Cyber Solutions business to new heights.” 

Dr. Mark Mykityshyn, Tangible Security’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are excited to have an accomplished professional like Matt join the Tangible executive team. Matt’s reputation as an expert in executing and exceeding growth strategies will contribute significantly to putting Tangible Security on the map in an evolving cyber landscape as well as to enhancing our growth strategy.” 

About Tangible Security
Since 1998, we have served the Federal and corporate sectors with both enterprise and software security services.  Our expertise has been manifest in defense and intelligence mission critical infrastructure for many years, withstanding the worst from nation-state attackers. We provide adversary-centric security assessments of our clients’ enterprise infrastructure and/or software products with respect to industry best practices frameworks.  Our engineers and executives help clients fill the gaps found and plan for achieving ever-higher levels of security maturity and resilience.  We also augment client cyber functions with operational services as well as onsite or virtual personnel that possess skill-sets and knowledge many organizations cannot find or afford.  What sets our services apart from those of others? Our personnel do; they have served on classified projects, written industry leading books, presented at cybersecurity conferences, published original research, and participated on expert panels.

Canon U.S.A. expands lineup of interchangeable lens projectors with its first-ever laser model

Melville, NY, March 16 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the LX-MU800Z, the company’s first single-chip DLP Projector with a Laser Phosphor Light Source which delivers at maximum brightness 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Additional key features on the LX-MU800Z projector include native WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution, up-to-8000 lumens, a dynamic contrast ratio up to 10,500:1, and seven interchangeable lens options with motorized lens shift for installation flexibility. The projector’s combination of a long-life laser light source, sealed filter-free system, and wide array of advanced features make the LX-MU800Z projector ideal for a range of applications where high image quality and minimized maintenance are critical, including higher education and corporate environments, as well as houses of worship, entertainment, and trade shows/exhibitions.

“We are pleased to add this important technology to our growing line of interchangeable lens projectors,” explains Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon’s LX-MU800Z Laser DLP Projector is an outstanding product on many levels and we are confident that it will meet and exceed the expectations of our current customers, and strengthen and expand our reach into new markets as well.”

Installation Flexibility
The LX-MU800Z Laser DLP Projector can be rotated 360 degrees at any angle on the vertical axis, and can also be used to project in portrait applications1. The LX-MU800Z projector also offers seven interchangeable lens options (see chart below) and all lenses can be quickly installed and then removed with the simple push of a release button. For enhanced installation flexibility, the LX-MU800Z projector also offers motorized lens shift, which makes it possible to adjust the vertical and horizontal positioning of the projected image, as well as motorized zoom and focus, all of which can be easily adjusted using the included remote. Additionally, the projector’s lens memory function can be used to store up to eight different custom lens positions, each including lens shift, zoom and focal length.

Ease of Use and Advanced Imaging Functions
Other significant advantages of utilizing a Laser Light source are that the LX-MU800Z projector’s start-up and shutdown durations are minimal as the need to warm up or cool down a lamp is eliminated, and continuous projection is also supported. The LX-MU800Z projector also offers an array of advanced geometric and professional imaging adjustments that can be used to accommodate custom installations.

Versatile Connectivity and Network Management
The LX-MU800Z Laser DLP Projector is amazingly versatile with multiple built-in terminals including 3G-SDI, HDMI, DVI-D, and a built-in HDBaseT™ receiver3 allowing uncompressed HD video, audio and control signals to be transmitted over a single LAN cable with a maximum distance up to 328 feet (100m).

The LX-MU800Z projector is compatible with Crestron, AMX and Extron devices enabling control of multiple projectors on a network, and also supports PJLink™ which allows users to control and monitor the projector over a network - a feature that is ideal for observing lamp hours, usage and more.

Pricing, Availability and Warranty
The new Canon LX-MU800Z Laser DLP Projector will have a suggested list price of $17,969*, and is currently scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers and distributors beginning  July 2016. The LX-MU800Z projector is backed by the Canon Three-Year Projector Limited Warranty, and Canon's award-winning Professional Service & Support, which includes both a Three-Year Advanced Warranty Service Exchange Program and a Service Loaner Program.

Digital Signage Expo 2016
The LX-MU800Z Laser DLP Projector will be on display in the Canon booth #2631 at the Digital Signage Expo Conference Wednesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 17, 2016.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. 

COBRA software chosen for Belgian national information system for cooperation in disasters

After extensive national and international comparison and through a public procurement process, the Belgian Interior Ministry has chosen to collaborate with CEMAC (BE) and Defense Group Inc. (DGI, US) for the development of a national information system for co-operation in disasters. 

The "Incident & Crisis Management System" abbreviated ICMS, is based on the COBRATM software platform, which will be adapted to the specific needs of the Belgian users. This first phase of the rollout is to include all cities and municipalities, provinces and relevant federal authorities. 

Through 2016, ICMS will arise as a national security network that will allow users to draw up contingency plans and work together during an emergency through various media and platforms, including the sharing of maps, combined logs, tracking the deployment of the emergency services and resources and more. 

In later phases, this network will be expanded to also connect utilities, ports, high-risk companies, hospitals and other organisations. 

CEMAC, a Belgian company with expertise in the field of emergency planning and crisis 

management and DGI, an American software developer who has provided emergency management software around the globe, signed a strategic cooperation agreement in 2014 and since then have worked together for the further internationalisation of COBRATM software and the development of new modules. 

The first version of the software dates back to 2000. COBRATM was used recently in Brazil as the Common Operating Picture and Emergency Management System for the World Cup Soccer and will also be used during the 2016 summer Olympics. 

“The choice to establish a strategic partnership with DGI has proven right, since COBRATM was selected after a six month evaluation process involving 13 national and international competing systems.The creation of an “entire country” system including authorities and private sector is a very ambitious endeavour and it is with pride that we start this project.” said Luc Rombout, CEMAC CEO and ICMS project leader. 

“DGI has a wide breadth of experience and past performance in the emergency management and incident response domain and we look forward to working with our partner CEMAC and the Belgian government to deliver this important state-of-the-art ICMS” said Chris Boehm, DGI group vice president, emergency and security management solutions. 

Vehicle barrier system control protects entry and collects system data

St. Michael, MN, March 15, 2016 – CINCH systems, Inc. is pleased to announce a U.S. Patent* award for the Rampart VBS (Vehicle Barrier System) controls with data collection functionality.

The Rampart VBS is a high-security control and data (event) logging system for precise vehicle barrier/bollard and door/security gate management. The Rampart VBS utilizes patented End-To-End AES Encryption for secure system communication with a memory capacity to log and store 233 million entry/exit events—delivering reliable, split-second barrier activation with forensic data. 

“Vehicle barriers and bollards are used to control vehicle access to the perimeter of a high profile facility. When a barrier/bollard is deployed to prevent entry or exit, it will stop and render a suspect vehicle completely inoperable. The Rampart VBS control system is designed to fit the demand for high security in both retrofit and new installations,” says Joel Christianson, CEO, CINCH systems, Inc. “The Rampart VBS is a microprocessor control with distinct advantages over PLC controls, including: better input and output protection for longer life, reduced labor costs, lower equipment costs and easy system upgrades with no custom programming necessary. Rampart records and stores up to 233 million events [actions and movements], something PLC controls do not offer,”adds Christianson.

* United States Patent Number: 9,286,799  

About CINCH systems, Inc.    

CINCH systems, Inc. is a leading supplier of patented, high security and life safety technologies with offices based in St. Michael, Minn. CINCH systems offers the industry's leading-edge high security product portfolios including:

  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
  • Vehicle Barrier Systems (VBS) Controls

Door and Security Gate Controls
CINCH systems products provide complete patented, AES Encryption End-To-End, secure fiber conversion, and the easiest to use touch screen interface in the security industry. Products are used to protect people and property across a wide-range of facilities for U.S. Government Agencies and Military facilities, SCIFs–Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities, Law Enforcement, and Commercial Faculties. For more information call: (763) 497-1059 or email: [email protected]

CertiPath hires new Chief Operating Officer

Reston, VA, March 15 - We are pleased to announce the recent addition of Mr. Paul C. Retzbach to CertiPath as the Chief Operating Officer.  He is a vibrant leader with over 20 years of experience in the global security and software markets.  He has led teams in business development, project management, business process improvement and P&L management for many business segments in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.  He has garnered a reputation for consistently improving operating efficiency and bottom line results for companies.

He began his career with ADT Security Systems/Tyco International.  He spent many years moving quickly through their ranks holding a variety of roles last of which was Director of Operations.  In 2003, he relocated with his family to the United Kingdom where he was responsible for offices located across southern England. He eventually repatriated back to North America through Tyco's SimplexGrinnell division becoming the Regional Manager for the branch offices in Eastern Canada.

Mr. Retzbach has also worked for United Technologies Corporation (UTC), where he drove all North American operations which included procurement, Six Sigma/Lean initiatives, installation and customer services.  He then joined the privately held M.C. Dean organization just outside of Washington, DC.  He was responsible for the capture and overall program management of integrated security systems in the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community markets. 

As a Vice President at Stanley Security Solutions, a division of Stanley Black and Decker, he stood up the Government Vertical Market Solution Group.  It was established to increase revenue across the multiple Stanley business units.  Most recently he served as Vice President of Customer Services for VidSys, Inc.  In this position his team was responsible for assisting in the sales capture, contract review, solution deployment, technical troubleshooting, maintenance and end user support. 

Mr. Retzbach earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland – College Park and has his MBA, with a concentration in change management, from Johns Hopkins University.  He is a certified Physical Security Professional (PSP) through the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). 

Raytheon to offer new long-range missile for U.S. Army fires requirement

Huntsville, AL, March 16 - Raytheon Company will offer a new missile design to meet the U.S. Army's Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF) requirement to replace current army tactical missile system weapons.

"Our LRPF design will provide the U.S. Army with double the combat power of its ground launchers by utilizing a new design that fits two missiles in a single launcher pod -- increasing effectiveness at a fraction of the cost of the current weapon," said Dr. Thomas Bussing, Raytheon vice president of Advanced Missile Systems. "Advances in propulsion will enable LRPF to fly faster over longer distances -- approximately 500 kilometers -- to defeat fixed land targets. This is the definition of overmatch against future threats."

Raytheon will design LRPF to integrate with the M270 MLRS and M142 HIMARS rocket launchers. The new missile's range and speed will provide U.S. Army combat units to engage targets over vast geographic space in a high-threat environment.

About Raytheon LRPF

LRPF is intended to replace current weapon systems, increasing combat power by doubling the launch pod load-out and engaging targets at approximately 500 kilometers in a faster and more affordable way than current weapons.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

PSEG is investing $1 billion in solar

People haven't thought of PSEG as a solar company, but to a growing extent, it is. There isn't a cleaner or more inexhaustible power source and we recognize how critical it is to meet the demand for cleaner energy. 

So we are following Thomas Edison's advice and have invested more than $1 billion over the last seven years in solar technology – yielding a rich and growing harvest of green energy and jobs on the path to a more sustainable future. The company has dedicated the largest part of this investment to develop or help finance solar installations in New Jersey. PSEG's efforts are playing an important role in helping the Garden State achieve its renewable energy goals – benefiting all of our customers, creating jobs and growing a new industry.

Public Service Enterprise Group is a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $10.4 billion. Its operating subsidiaries are: Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), PSEG Power, and PSEG Long Island.

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