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R & R Trucking, Inc. implements new military Veterans Trucking Hiring Program

Joplin, MO, February 22 - R & R Trucking, Inc., Joplin, Mo., a leading transporter of sensitive cargo for the Department of Defense (DOD), announced the implementation of a new military veterans hiring program to enlist military veterans in becoming team drivers for R & R.

To spearhead the veterans hiring program, R & R’s executive management team retained the services of retired Lieutenant Colonel, Andy DesJardins and his wife, Lisa. The couple will work directly with military institutions and veteran organizations to recruit highly trained veterans that can meet the qualifications necessary for transporting sensitive cargo for the DOD.

DesJardins served for 24 years in the U.S. Army with tours in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. “I know firsthand the great work ethics of the men and women that serve our country,” said DesJardins. “R & R is a great fit for military veterans that want to continue to serve their country.”

Lisa DesJardins claims camaraderie is an important factor in all branches of the military. “Camaraderie to me means -- I got your back,” she said. “I see that same spirit of camaraderie in all departments at R & R and that gives us a competitive edge when recruiting military veterans.”

R & R places a major emphasis on being military friendly. “Being military friendly is more than just lip service,” said Phil Nelson, CEO of R & R, “it is taking veterans out of their current environment and helping them transition along with helping them and their families make a good living.”

According to R & R Vice President of Administration, Kevin McKelvy, R & R is a great fit for those military veterans that want to drive a truck and make great money. “Our qualified team drivers at R & R can earn over $120,000 per year if they have the right endorsements,” said McKelvy.

As part of the overall initiative to train military veterans so they can obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), R & R is working closely with Crowder College Transport Training, a member of the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS). Crowder, located in Neosho, Mo., has received a VA approved grant to assist military veterans in obtaining a CDL. The grant and waiver program give credit for a veteran’s past military driving experience.

“We believe working with Crowder and other NAPFTDS member schools, along with partnering with truck driving schools located in close proximity to military bases, will enhance our long term goals to attract more military veterans to R & R,” McKelvy said.

In an effort to increase awareness of the new program nationwide, R & R added a new military veterans driver recruiting page to its website, and released a driver recruiting video on YouTube targeted solely at veterans.

For more information about R & R Trucking, Inc., contact Andy DesJardins, 417-623-6885 ext. 2151, or Lisa DesJardins, 417-623-6885 ext. 2152.

Honeywell acquires Movilizer, leader in simplifying operations for remote connected workers

Fort Mill, SC, March 1 - Honeywell has completed its acquisition of privately held Movilizer, which created one of the world's first cloud platforms for field service applications. Movilizer is used by remote workers performing service or maintenance, sales and distribution, and warehousing activities away from the office. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Movilizer's cloud software enables a distributed workforce to create, deploy and manage workflow solutions – whether at the point of sale, in the field, in a warehouse or distribution center. Customers can seamlessly collect, transmit and analyze data generated by their workers on their existing information technology (IT) systems, enabling them to harness the power of their workforce from anywhere to best serve the needs of their end customers.

"Acquiring Movilizer's cloud software platform advances our vision of the connected worker, driving growth, value through data, and new business models for our customers," said Alex Ismail, president and CEO, Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions. "Movilizer will drive greater productivity and flexibility for our customers and also helps us rapidly expand our software capabilities as a provider for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to enable greater safety, security and productivity for buildings, industrials and workers."

"Businesses that operate with a distributed workforce want software solutions that can be rapidly developed, are massively scalable and that make their mobile teams more connected and more valuable to the enterprise," said John Waldron, president, Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions. "Movilizer's Gartner-acclaimed, industry-leading cloud platform technology is the perfect complement to Honeywell's Workflow Solutions portfolio of mobile productivity technology, including data collection, voice solutions, rugged mobile computers, bar code scanners and workflow printing solutions."

Movilizer's multi-tenant, cloud and mobile applications are currently used by more than 200 multi-national companies in 30 countries, executing more than 1.5 million mobile business application transactions daily in the utility, manufacturing and engineering, transportation and logistics, and consumer packaged goods industries. The platform allows customers running SAP for example, to more quickly build native mobile applications from scratch inside SAP or to rapidly deploy out-of-the-box mobile applications for service, maintenance, sales, distribution, warehouse or track-and-trace environments in just days.

Movilizer was named a 2015 "Cool Vendor in Mobile App Development" by Gartner, a leading information technology research and advisory company. In addition to Movilizer's solutions for track and trace, direct store delivery and field maintenance environments, its platform has enabled more than 100 partners and customers to create more than 1,000 unique applications for fleet management, field service, direct store delivery, asset rental management, mobile order entry, time and attendance reporting, among others.

Movilizer is headquartered in Mannheim, Germany, and has a team of more than 100 people. Movilizer is now part of Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions, based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, a business unit within Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions.

 

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About Honeywell

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. 

About Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions

Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions (S&PS) is a global leader providing custom-engineered sensors, switches and controls, and productivity solutions built around our high performance data collection hardware including rugged mobile computers, voice-enabled software, bar code scanners, radio frequency identification (RFID) and workflow printing solutions. Our solutions serve customers in aerospace, automotive, field service, healthcare, industrial, manufacturing, medical, retail, supply chain, test and measurement, and transportation and logistics markets. We provide unparalleled precision and durability that improves efficiency, increases operational productivity and enhances customer service capabilities.

AMAG Technology hosts 15th annual Security Engineering Symposium

Torrance, CA, February 29 - AMAG Technology hosted its 15th Annual Security Engineering Symposium (SES) in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Shingle Creek February 19-21, 2016.   Attendees experienced a weekend of educational seminars, networking and engagement with experts about technology trends and end user expectations.  AMAG Technology is the worldwide leader of end-to-end security management solutions for access control, video management and identity management.

AMAG conducted educational sessions about their newest products: Symmetry™ GUEST Visitor Management, policy-based software Symmetry CONNECT™ and Symmetry™ v8.1 scheduled for release in Q2.  President, Matt Barnette held a session about Product Vision and the future, and Senior Vice President of Sales, Kurt Takahashi presented on Unified Security Technology.  Break-out sessions offered attendees opportunities to learn about several technologies that integrate with Symmetry Access Control and Symmetry CompleteView Video Management.  Special sessions included: “How to do Business with Consultants,” “How to Design a Symmetry system,” and “Why Yale University chose Symmetry for their Security Management Platform.”

“Our 15th Annual SES attracted the best of the best again this year, including many new faces in the consultant, customer and reseller communities,” said AMAG Technology, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Jody Ross.  “The action-packed agenda provided insight into AMAG Technology and the direction the company is heading with new solutions for our customers.  The educational sessions and networking opportunities proved valuable to all who attended.”

“I’ve attended this event several times because of the incredible value I receive,” said Ross & Baruzzini, Senior Systems Project Manager, Ted Wheaton.  “I like to learn about AMAG, as well as learn about their technology partners and where they are heading in the future with their product development.  Not only do I learn about technology trends, but there is a lot of time for networking with consultants, manufacturers, integrators and end users.”

The strategic technology partners who sponsored the event valued the interaction with the consultants, integrators, end users, AMAG staff and other partners.  Technology partners included: ASSA ABLOY, HID Global, Hikvision, NEC, Salient Systems, Winsted and Zenitel/Vingtor-Stentofon, FST Biometrics and Risk 360.

“The SES is set up in a way that affords ASSA ABLOY many opportunities to be in front of the customer,” said Donna Chapman, Security Consultant Relations Manager, ASSA ABLOY.  “Between the small group break-out sessions, networking and social time, I believe we had several opportunities to do a deep dive on our products and partnership with AMAG.  This was one of the best events I’ve attended.”

Dan Rothrock, Senior Vice President Global Strategic Alliances, Zenitel USA, Inc. said, “It’s hard to believe we’ve been doing this for 15 years.  AMAG’s Security Engineering Symposium is an original event that’s been often copied, but it’s never been duplicated.  We are looking for relationships.  We are looking for return on investment, and we are looking for ideas for the future.  All those things come out of this event every year that we attend. It’s been the best event for a return on our investment from a dollar AND relationship standpoint, and from what it helps us develop for the security industry.  We are looking forward to coming back for our 16th year next year.”

“The AMAG Security Engineering Symposium is unique for Salient because the forum enables us to collaborate and strengthen our engagements on several different levels,” said Tom Chamard, Executive Vice President, Salient Systems.  “On one front, we’re collaborating with various AMAG resources with regards to our OEM strategy and integration enhancements of our joint platform.  In addition, we view this event as the opportunity to reinforce our value propositions to integrators, end users and consultants alike.  Not only do we get to extend and refine our OEM strategy with our partner, we have the opportunity to continue to support these channels and hopefully renew and fortify our position within the VMS space.  The combination of these factors makes the SES conference an uncommon value for Salient.”

Randy Smith, President, Winsted said, “This is the best event we do all year long.  AMAG’s SES allows us to get in front of important decision makers in the security industry.   It’s a key marketing event for Winsted and we make it a priority to sponsor and participate every year.”

“I think this event was great,” said Yaron Zussman, CEO, FST Biometrics America.  “It’s rare that you get an opportunity to see so many consultants, VAR's, and end users over a period of a weekend.  For a new technology like IMID Access that is a fusion of facial recognition and behavioral biometrics, this has been great exposure to let people experience and understand our product.  AMAG’s SES has generated much excitement for our product and how it integrates with AMAG’s Symmetry Access Control System.”

About AMAG Technology

AMAG Technology’s Symmetry™ Security Management Solutions can be found in a wide spectrum of markets: government, commercial, education, transportation, healthcare, utilities and banking. Symmetry architecture has been rigorously tested and approved for federal government compliance by Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM), HSPD-12 and FIPS-201 regulations.

Headquartered in Torrance, California with sales and support located throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC, AMAG provides customers with industry leading security solutions. AMAG Technology is part of G4S plc, the leading global integrated security company which has operations on six continents and 611,000 employees. As AMAG Technology looks to the future, the next generation of products will bring the core aspects of security to evolve beyond integrated solutions – Symmetry.

About G4S

G4S is the leading global, integrated security company, specializing in the provision of security services and solutions to customers. Our mission is to create material, sustainable value for our customers and shareholders by being the supply partner of choice in all of our markets.

New AgeCheq cloud tech fights mass privacy breaches with encryption

York, PA, February 29 - Today, PrivacyCheq is spotlighting an important new feature of its AgeCheq 3.0 privacy compliance cloud service.  AgeCheq is used by leading web and mobile game publishers to help protect child privacy by complying with the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Huge 'data breaches' are a commonplace occurrence in today's highly interconnected online world. Recently hackers have targeted leading publishers of child directed content, including VTech (photos, videos, chat logs, names, gender, birthdates from 6.4 million children breached) and SanRio, owner of the "Hello Kitty" brand (full names, birth dates, email, passwords and password reset questions from 3.3 million children breached).

PrivacyCheq CEO Roy Smith said, "Because successful sites and apps use personal user information to add value and engagement for users, these companies are very concerned about data breach, and many of them have asked AgeCheq for help.  The PIICRYPT technology is our solution to dramatically reduce the likelihood of a data breach of personally identifiable information (PII) happening to our customers."

AgeCheq's solution to PII data breaches is built on a very simple fact. Hackers are attracted to easy targets that can be exploited for monetary gain if they get lucky and break in.  By removing the potential monetary reward and protecting stored PII with 'best of breed' security, companies that use PIICRYPT become extremely unattractive targets for hackers. 

PIICRYPT works by giving apps and websites the ability to store each users 'personally identifiable information' (PII) in an encrypted 'vault' that exists within Amazon's highly secure S3 cloud.  Each user vault is secured with its own unique AES 256 bit 'key', which is saved only on the user's device.  This individual encryption feature makes PIICRYPTed data difficult and impractical to exploit because the keys to the data are located in millions of individual users devices, and without the keys, cracking millions of 256 bit encrypted vaults with brute force computer attacks is out of the question.

As an integrated feature of the AgeCheq 3.0 service, PIICRYPT supports websites, mobile apps and games, regardless of platform, and is compatible with all popular game engines.

Precise BioMatch Mobile integrated in smartphone from South Korean vendor

February 22 - Precise Biometrics’ product for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch™ Mobile, has through cooperation with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) been integrated in a new smartphone from a South Korean vendor.

The integration will generate royalty revenue starting from the first quarter 2016. Royalty revenues are based on the number of sensors FPC delivers to the mobile phone manufacturer and cannot be forecasted at this point.
”We are very pleased that this South Korean vendor has chosen to switch algorithm solution from a local supplier to Precise BioMatch Mobile. It is a sign of strength of our technology and confirms that we offer the best performance for fingerprint recognition. Precise Biometrics fingerprint software is now integrated in products from 30 vendors and has become the preferred choice to ensure a superior user experience and secure identity verification on mobile devices”, says Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics.

Precise BioMatch Mobile is the industry leading algorithm solution for convenient and secure fingerprint recognition on smartphones and tablets. The unique and patented hybrid algorithm solution is optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. Precise BioMatch Mobile offers fast, accurate, and secure verification of user’s identity, creating a convenient user experience when unlocking mobile devices or authenticating to services.

ABOUT PRECISE BIOMETRICS

Precise Biometrics is a market-leading provider of solutions that prove people's identities through smart cards and fingerprint recognition. The company´s products can be used for ID, enterprise and bank cards as well as access to mobile solutions, computers and networks. Precise Biometrics serves business and government organizations throughout the world and its products are licensed to close to 160 million users. 

Galaxy Control Systems announces 2016 USA Roadshow schedule

Walkersville, MD, March 1 - Galaxy Control Systems, a leading provider of integrated access control, video and security solutions, today announced the schedule for their upcoming 2016 USA Roadshows. Starting in Frederick, MD in April, and ending in Seattle, WA in November, the free technical event will showcase Galaxy Control Systems’ newest services and applications in a full day workshop of product demonstrations and interactive discussions.

“The industry is developing rapidly and keeping pace with technological advances is essential,” said Robert Laughlin, President, Galaxy Control Systems. “Our Roadshow will help keep security industry professionals informed so that they can continue to meet the growing demand for access control solutions that deliver value to security and compliance programs.”

Presentations by Galaxy Control Systems’ personnel will feature product demonstrations along with opportunities to learn more about the most effective way to deploy these systems. Topics for discussion will include Cloud Solutions, Mobile Apps, POE Controllers and Remote DRM Configuration, Upgrade Best Practices, CEU Credits for A&Es, Online Software Registration, Online Tech Ticket Generation, Large Project Funding, and a General Overview of Current Hardware and Software. At the end of each session, attendees can participate in an open Q&A session with Galaxy Control Systems personnel. 

The Galaxy Control Systems 2016 USA Road Show will kick off in Frederick, MD on April 14, 2016 and will continue on to the following cities:

  • April 20 – New York, NY
  • April 26 – Natick, MA
  • April 28 – Rocky Hill, CT
  • May 11 – Nashville, TN
  • May 18 – Broward, FL
  • June 15 – Columbus, OH
  • June 29 – Southern CA
  • July 13 – Denver, CO
  • August 17 – Atlanta, GA
  • August 24 – St. Louis, MO
  • August 31 – Detroit, MI
  • October 12 – Dallas, TX
  • November 16 – Lakeland, FL
  • November TBD – Seattle, WA     

Registration is free and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Seating is limited and registration for each location will close when capacity is reached so early registration is encouraged. 

About Galaxy Control Systems 

Galaxy Control Systems, a privately held company headquartered in Walkersville, MD, is a leader in the integrated access control industry. The company’s hardware and software solutions, all manufactured in the USA, provide access control, video surveillance, alarms, photo-imaging, badging, elevator control, building management and time and attendance for small applications, fully integrated security management systems and enterprise-class control systems. All Galaxy Control Systems products are scalable and backwards compatible, designed and engineered to deliver lower Total Cost of Ownership and a higher Return on Investment than competitive products. With unsurpassed technical support, Galaxy supports their reseller partners with free on-going training while providing the highest levels of system implementation and maintenance.

Oshkosh Corporation clears legal challenge related to the $6.7 Billion JLTV Production Contract

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, is clear of the legal challenge related to its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) production contract award after a competitor withdrew its protest from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Last week, the Court of Federal Claims denied the competitor’s request for a preliminary injunction, which allowed Oshkosh to continue work under the $6.7 billion JLTV contract. The JLTV program is cited among the Department of Defense’s top modernization priorities.

“Throughout this protest process, we have remained confident that Oshkosh provided the most capable vehicle and best overall value in the JLTV competition,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. “Because the U.S. Army and Marine Corps’ JLTV testing and evaluation process was extremely thorough, our nation’s Soldiers and Marines can rest assured they will be receiving the most advanced light tactical vehicle ever built.”

The JLTV program is a top priority for the Department of Defense, filling a critical capability gap for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy HMMWV fleet with a modern light vehicle that provides unprecedented protection and off-road mobility, as well as transportability via air, land and sea. The JLTV production contract calls for Oshkosh to deliver a total of nearly 17,000 vehicles, as well as kits and sustainment services over an eight-year period.

About Oshkosh Defense

Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company.

About Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse collection businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount.

Crystal Group's rugged embedded computer selected for Rapid Imaging's LandForm+ Mission Management System

Hiawatha, IA, February 25 - Crystal Group Inc., a trusted manufacturer of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) custom-developed computers, displays, switches, and storage devices, announced today the availability of a new case study detailing how the company’s RE0412 Rugged Embedded Computer helped Rapid Imaging to offer a high reliability and low maintenance software system for moving map, sensor control, target manager, video recording, and augmented reality overlays.

Rapid Imaging Software, Inc. specializes in augmented realty used in manned and unmanned ISR missions, wildlife research, and airport obstacle management.  “Our customers operate in challenging airborne conditions. We needed hardware that would integrate easily and operate reliably and Crystal had the solution,” said Rapid Imaging Vice President of Operations, David Geisler.

Crystal Group’s RE0412 Rugged Embedded Computer was selected for the project, customized to meet Rapid Imaging’s engineering requirements, and private labeled as Rapid Imaging Software. The system offers easy hardware integration, reliable hardware performance, easy-to-use interface, and enhanced situational awareness.  “Our superior SWaP performance combined with an airworthy (DO160) compliant DC power supply in a 4.5 lb. package makes this an excellent selection for Rapid Imaging Software Inc.,” commented Crystal Group’s Jim Shaw, Executive Vice President of Engineering.

About Rapid Imaging

Rapid Imaging Software, Inc. has been specializing in augmented realty since 1995.  The company offers a variety of software applications that blend 3D map data with video.  The combination gives sensor operators complete information from the field of operation.  Rapid Imaging is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

About Crystal Group Inc.

Crystal Group Inc., an employee-owned small business located in Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, is a technology innovation leader specializing in both custom and COTS products for defense, government, and industrial markets since 1987.  Crystal Group designs and manufactures installation-ready rugged servers, displays, networking devices, embedded systems, power supplies and storage devices that fit critical applications in demanding environmental conditions.

The company is certified to quality management standards AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008.  Crystal Group products meet and exceed MIL-STDs 810, 167-1, 461, MIL-S-901, IEEE and IEC industrial standards.  Additionally, the company offers integration services, configuration management, product life-cycle planning and 5+ year warranties.

Thales delivers Digital Trust Management at RSA Conference 2016

San Francisco and Plantation, FL, February 29 - RSA Conference 2016 -- Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, will be showcasing its high assurance cryptographic solutions for digital trust management at this year's RSA Conference, February 29-March 4, 2016.

Digital trust management 

Trust in the digital world is a tremendous challenge – mobile applications, cloud-based systems, and the Internet of Things – the scale of millions of devices and systems makes trusted relationships difficult to create. Trusted cryptography has long been seen as the 'go-to' technology to help ensure the confidentiality, authenticity and integrity of transactions. Thales's trust management vision builds upon our leading Hardware Security Module (HSM) platforms and extends into the management of those platforms to enforce broad levels of trust and secure operations, as well as the applications that utilize the cryptographic services of those platforms in solving customer problems. Visit us at RSA Conference to see how our portfolio of products delivers digital trust management.

Trust in applications

Learn how Thales's unique CodeSafe feature secures the execution of software and controls its access to keys and crypto to create a tamper-resistant application, supporting everything from secure device credentialing during manufacturing, digital content distribution and online authentication to Bitcoin transactions.

Trust in the cloud

Thales hardware security modules (HSMs) have provided reliable high-assurance key management for on premise deployments for more than a decade. Now it is bringing that same level of trust to keys in the cloud as a component of the Microsoft Azure Key Vault. With a unique 'Bring Your Own Key' capability, organizations can remain firmly in control.

Trust in the IoT

Thales's recently launched nShield XC delivers the high assurance crypto processing demanded by high volume PKI deployments and service providers required to build trust and control across large-scale distributed systems.

Trust in payments

Thales technology can help you incorporate mobile payments into your business while maintaining the highest levels of performance and security. Find out about our secure solutions for mobile point-of-sale (mPOS), host card emulation (HCE), secure mobile issuance and provisioning of payments credentials and security for cloud based wallets and peer-to-peer payments.

Encrypt everything everywhere

Thales recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire Vormetric Data Security, strengthening our trust management strategy with the addition of Vormetric's data security and encryption solutions. Come and find out how together Thales and Vormetric will deliver seamless data-centric security to customers across the enterprise, with confidence, speed and trust.

New Global Encryption and Key Management Trends Study

Thales is releasing the 11th edition of its annual research report –  2016 Global Encryption Trends Study at the RSA Conference. The study, which is independently conducted by the Ponemon Institute, looks at the use of encryption, how it has evolved and its effect on the security posture of an organization. It reveals how and where different types of organizations are deploying encryption and addressing the key management challenges that result. Come and pick up your copy from our booth.

Visit Thales at booth #S1107 South Expo, RSA Conference, Moscone Center, San Francisco, February 29–March 4, 2016

About Thales e-Security

Thales e-Security is a leading global provider of digital trust management and data protection solutions that protect the world's most sensitive applications and information. Thales solutions address identity and privacy related challenges with hardware and software-based encryption, digital signature, and management capabilities.  In today's increasingly connected world, our solutions help thwart today's targeted attacks and reduce the risk of sensitive data exposure introduced by cloud computing and virtualization, consumer devices in the workplace, increased mobility, big data, and more.  Thales e-Security has a worldwide support capability, with regional headquarters in the United States, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. 

About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

Positioned as a value-added systems integrator, equipment supplier and service provider, Thales is one of Europe's leading players in the security market. The Group's security teams work with government agencies, local authorities and enterprise customers to develop and deploy integrated, resilient solutions to protect citizens, sensitive data and critical infrastructure.

Drawing on its strong cryptographic capabilities, Thales is one of the world leaders in cybersecurity products and solutions for critical state and military infrastructures, satellite networks and industrial and financial companies. With a presence throughout the entire security chain, Thales offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions ranging from security consulting, intrusion detection and architecture design to system certification, development and through-life management of products and services, and security supervision with Security Operation Centres in France the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.

Motorola Solutions completes acquisition of Airwave

Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions

Schaumburg, IL, and London, February 19 - Motorola Solutions today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Airwave, the largest private operator of a public safety network in the world.

“The acquisition of Airwave enables us to significantly grow our managed and support services business and reflects our commitment to the public safety users in Great Britain,” said Greg Brown, chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions. “The combination of our years of experience as a trusted global leader in mission-critical communications and Airwave’s proven service delivery platform will provide Great Britain with innovative emergency services technology that enhances public safety today and into the future.”

Airwave delivers mission-critical voice and data communications to more than 300 emergency and public service agencies in Great Britain, including police, fire, rescue and ambulance services.Motorola Solutions has been a trusted, reliable communications partner to the emergency services community in Great Britain for more than 45 years. Recently, the UK Home Office awardedMotorola Solutions a long-term contract for the user services (Lot 2) for the Emergency Services Network (ESN), the future public safety network based on long-term evolution (LTE) technology.

Motorola Solutions purchased Airwave on a debt-free basis with a net cash payment of approximately £700 million (approximately $1 billion) at closing. In addition, a deferred cash payment of £64 million (approximately $90 million) will be made in November 2018. 

About Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions creates innovative, mission-critical communication solutions and services that help public safety and commercial customers build safer cities and thriving communities.

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