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CohuHD Costar Awarded US$2.4 Million Surveillance Video Camera Contract for Major Critical Infrastructure Project in Saudi Arabia


CohuHD Costar, a Costar Technologies, Inc. company (OTC Markets Group: CSTI) announced today that it has been awarded a $2.4 million video surveillance camera contract for a major critical infrastructure project in Saudi Arabia. With the recent introduction of the RISE 4290HD series, CohuHD Costar expands the reach of its RISE series platform into long-range, day/night, thermal video surveillance applications. Working with one of the leading security solutions providers and systems integrators in the Middle East, the RISE 4290HD will provide 24/7 video surveillance for a major critical infrastructure project in Saudi Arabia. This large-scale deployment of RISE 4290HD cameras marks another important milestone for the RISE platform that requires the cameras to operate under extreme environmental conditions and at long distances.

"We're seeing increased demand for rugged cameras that can provide long-range video 24/7 in a variety of environmental conditions. The RISE 4290HD does this, and does it at a price point we believe makes it very attractive for applications such as critical infrastructure and intelligent traffic systems. We expect this project to be the first of many major security monitoring projects for the 4290HD around the world," stated Doug Means, Senior VP and GM of CohuHD Costar.

The RISE 4290HD Series dual-spectrum positioning system is the latest addition to CohuHD Costar's RISE family of products and has been awarded the 2017 GSN Airport, Seaport, Border Security Award for Best Long-Range/High-Res Camera by Government Security News. The RISE 4290HD Series combines crystal clear HD visible spectrum imaging along with standard resolution LWIR thermal night vision imaging.
The RISE 4290HD is designed to operate in harsh weather with its purged and pressurized IP67 enclosure protection to eliminate the effects of water intrusion, pollutants and corrosives. The ultra-rugged design of all CohuHD RISE products allows the company to offer a lifetime warranty against water ingress.


About Costar Technologies, Inc.

Costar Technologies, Inc. develops, designs, manufactures and distributes a range of security solution products including surveillance cameras, lenses, digital video recorders and high-speed domes. The Company also develops, designs and distributes industrial vision products to observe repetitive production and assembly lines, thereby increasing efficiency by detecting faults in the production process. Headquartered in Coppell, Texas, the Company's shares currently trade on the OTC Markets Group under the ticker symbol "CSTI". Costar was ranked 41 in a&s magazine's Security 50 for 2016. Security 50 is an annual ranking of the world's largest security manufacturers in the areas of video surveillance, access control and intruder alarms, based on financial performance.


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The Global Passenger Security Equipment Market Is Expected to Reach $79,042 Million in 2023, from $43,398 Million in 2016, Growing at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2017 to 2023


LONDON, Dec. 6, 2017 -- Passenger Security Equipment Market by Transport Infrastructure (Airports, Train Station, Bus Stations, and Seaports) and Type (Baggage Inspection System, Explosive Detection System, Video Surveillance, Intrusion Detection and Prevention System, Fire Safety & Detection System, People Screening Systems, and others) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023
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The global passenger security equipment market is expected to reach $79,042 million in 2023, from $43,398 million in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2017 to 2023. Passenger security refers to a technique, which helps them protect from accidentals harms, crimes, and other threats. Such procedures help the government to avoid any crimes and allow passengers to travel from one place to another without any harm. Honeywell International, Orbocomm, and L-3 Communications are some of the leading key players of the passenger security equipment market.
Increase in terror attacks on public transport infrastructures drives the passenger security equipment market growth. Further, rise in demand of biometrics technologies for identity verification by the government also fuels the market growth. However, high installation cost is anticipated to hinder the passenger security equipment market during the forecast period.
Based on type, the global passenger security equipment market is categorized into baggage inspection system, explosive detection system, video surveillance, intrusion detection and prevention system, fire safety & detection system, people screening systems, and others. The people screening systems segment dominated the global passenger security equipment market, in terms of revenue, and is expected to maintain this trend.
Honeywell International, Orbocomm, L-3 Communications, Kapsch, Siemens AG, Rapiscan Systems, Rockwell Collins, Safran Group, Raytheon Group, and Smiths Group are some of the leading key players of global passenger security equipment market.
KEY MARKET SEGMENTS
BY TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
Airports
Train Stations
Bus Stations
Seaports
BY TYPE
Baggage Inspection System
Explosive Detection System
Video Surveillance
Intrusion Detection and Prevention System
Fire Safety & Detection System
People Screening Systems
Others
BY REGION
North America
U.S.
Mexico
Canada
Europe
UK
Germany
France
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
Rest of Asia-Pacific
LAMEA
Latin America
Middle East
Africa
KEY PLAYERS
Honeywell International
Orbocomm
L-3 Communications
Kapsch
Siemens AG
Rapiscan Systems
Rockwell Collins
Safran Group
Raytheon Group
Smiths Group
The other players in the value chain include (profiles not included in the report):
Anixter
Avigilon
Harris
HID Global
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman
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Kirstjen Nielsen Takes the Oath of Office as the Sixth Secretary of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON – Today, Ms. Kirstjen M. Nielsen was sworn-in as the sixth Secretary of Homeland Security. Secretary Nielsen was joined by White House and Department officials during a brief swearing-in at the White House. Secretary Nielsen is now the first former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employee to become the secretary.
“It is my greatest honor to serve as Secretary alongside the remarkable men and women of DHS,” said Secretary Nielsen. “Our nation faces a complex threat landscape that is constantly evolving. I will do my utmost to ensure that the Department meets the threats of today and tomorrow, and to ensure our frontline personnel have the tools and resources to accomplish their vital missions.
“I am humbled by the trust placed in me to lead our Department. I want to thank Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke for her exceptional leadership over the past four months - especially her work leading the response during the destructive Atlantic hurricane season. I look forward to continuing this Administration's work to raise the standards for the security of our homeland in all areas - including securing our borders, protecting Americans from terrorist threats, and securing our cyber networks.”
 


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Approaching video forensics with fresh intelligence

New AI technology that mimics the human brain can help law enforcement and intelligence organizations rapidly identify patterns, objects and faces in large amounts of archived and live streaming video

 

Video is a critical element in crime prevention and investigation, yet current law enforcement systems are increasingly unable to cope. The sheer volume of surveillance material captured and stored every day is staggering, and set to rise dramatically. Adding more cameras to gather more information will only ever be useful if processes to search and analyze the mountain of data keep pace. As it stands vital information may be missed because the vast majority of video is simply never viewed. 

 

Information technology firm Cisco estimates than in 2021 it would take more than 5 million years to watch the amount of video traffic across the globe – each month. Market researcher IHS forecasts that 127 million surveillance cameras and 400,000 body-worn cameras will ship this year, in addition to the estimated 300 million cameras already deployed. By 2020 it is predicted there will be more than 1 billion cameras operated by smart cities worldwide, providing 30 billion frames of video per day. Internet video surveillance traffic alone increased 71 per cent in 2016 according to Cisco, and is set to increase sevenfold by 2021. Globally, 3.4 per cent of all video traffic crossing the internet will be video surveillance.

 

Give that a major problem for surveillance operators is directed attention fatigue, where the brain naturally alternates between periods of attention and distraction, it would require a superhuman effort to identify and classify all these images. What is required is a system that is never distracted and can work in conjunction with people to reduce errors, which is what artificial intelligence-driven video systems promise. 

 

AI in video surveillance can potentially deliver four times the performance of conventional video search – in contrast to human vigilance, which studies have shown can degrade by 95 per cent after about 20 minutes.

 

The cost of deep learning

 

Since 2012, when AI video analytics took off, the systems trained to recognize objects and facial IDs from different types of image have proved expensive to run and slow to compute, and require large datasets to generate results. These systems, which are based on convolutional neural networks (CNNs), employ an AI technique known as ‘deep learning’. They excel at churning through data but lack the ability to refine and react to streams of information gathered from the surrounding environment – which the human brain is extremely good at.

 

What’s more, CNNs exhibit limitations including poor noise immunity, particularly when random pixels appear in an image due to noisy sensors or lens contamination. They can serve false classifications if the network becomes confused – for example by someone wearing glasses, or if it cannot find a new face in a crowd without a large set of labelled images relating to that face being added to the database. The network parameters of CNNs need careful adjustment, and even then the accuracy rate for correct image classification may not be sufficient for video surveillance applications.

 

Spiking neural networks

 

A relatively new approach is the spiking neural network (SNN), which simulates and models the different aspects of the human brain’s operation much more closely than a CNN.

 

For instance, a police department that is looking for a suspect in live video streams does not have thousands of images of that suspect; nor does it have weeks to train a CNN system. In an SNN-based system, it can find patterns and people in videos in milliseconds and from a single image – which, importantly, can be as small as 24 x 24 pixels: it doesn’t need to be high definition. The system excels in recognition in low-light, low-resolution, noisy environments, making it ideal for the large amount of previously installed video surveillance systems.

 

Unlike current CNN technologies that require extensive pre-labelled datasets and expensive cloud-based training and acceleration, an SNN system can be implemented in software with traditional computer processors (CPUs) and trained on-premises. The one-shot technology learns in real time and requires only modest processing power – typically a Windows- or Linux-based x86 desktop computer or server – as well as consuming little energy.

 

This enables a greater number of law enforcement organizations to capitalize on the opportunities offered by AI. It means AI algorithms can be used with legacy systems without requiring expensive hardware or infrastructure upgrades, and it can be deployed in the field in highly secure environments that may not have cloud connectivity.

 

Tasks that seemed impossible for machines just a few years ago are becoming almost routine, and SNN technology has perhaps the greatest potential to bring valuable new capabilities into mainstream automated video surveillance today.

 

About the author:

Bob Beachler is Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at BrainChip. He can be reached at: [email protected]

The Global Anti-Drone Market Is Expected To Grow With A CAGR Of 25.2% Over The Period Of 2017 - 2023

LONDON, Nov. 30, 2017 --The report on The global anti-drone Market provides qualitative and quantitative analysis for the period of 2015 to 2023.

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The report predicts The global anti-drone Market to grow with a CAGR of 25.2% over the period of 2017 - 2023. The study on anti-drone Market covers the analysis of the leading geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW for the period of 2015 to 2023.

The report on anti-drone Market is a comprehensive study and presentation of drivers, restraints, opportunities, demand factors, market size, forecasts, and trends in The global anti-drone Market over the period of 2015 to 2023. Moreover, the report is collective presentation of primary and secondary research findings.
Porter's five forces model in the report provides insights into the competitive rivalry, supplier and buyer positions in the market and opportunities for the new entrants in The global anti-drone Market over the period of 2015 – 2023. Further, IGR- Growth Matrix given in the report brings an insight on the investment areas that existing or new market players can consider.

Research methodology

• Primary Research
Our primary research involves extensive interviews and analysis of the opinions provided by the primary respondents. The primary research starts with identifying and approaching the primary respondents, the primary respondents are approached through

Key Opinion Leaders associated with Infinium The global Research
Internal and External subject matter experts
Professionals and participants from LinkedIn, Hoovers, Factiva and Bloggers
Our primary research respondents typically include

Executives working with leading companies in the market under review
Product/brand/marketing managers
CXO level executives
Regional/zonal/ country managers
Vice President level executives.
• Secondary Research
Secondary research involves extensive exploring through the secondary sources of information available in both public domain and paid sources. At Infinium The global Research, each research study is based on over 500 hours of secondary research accompanied by primary research. The information obtained through the secondary sources is validated through the crosscheck on various data sources. The secondary sources of the data typically include

Company reports and publications
Government/institutional publications
Trade and associations' journals
Databases such as WTO, OECD, World Bank, and among others.
Websites and publications by research agencies
Segments Covered
The global anti-drone Market is segmented on the basis of Application, Technology, and Vertical.

The global anti-drone Market by Application

Detection and Disruption
Detection
Positive Displacement
The global anti-drone Market by Technology

Traditional Kinetic System
Laser System
Electronics System
The global anti-drone Market by Vertical

Military and Defence
Commercial
Homeland Security
The global anti-drone Market by Regions

North America
Europe
Asia-Pacific
RoW
Companies Profiled

Thales Group
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Dedrone Inc.
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
Raytheon Co.
Droneshield Ltd.
Theiss Uav Solutions, LLC
Saab AB
Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd.
How this report delivers?

Comprehensive analysis of The global as well as regional markets of anti-drone Market.
Complete coverage of all the segments in anti-drone Market to analyze the trends, developments in The global Market and forecast of market size up to 2023.
Comprehensive analysis of the companies operating in The global anti-drone Market. The company profile includes analysis of product portfolio, revenue, SWOT analysis and latest developments of the company.
IGR- Growth Matrix presents analysis of the product segments and geographies that market players should focus to invest, consolidate, expand and/or diversify.
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Huawei and Gemalto team up to accelerate NarrowBand IoT deployments

Amsterdam, – To help device manufacturers meet a growing demand for long-lasting low-power NarrowBand (NB) IoT modules, Gemalto and Huawei – via its semiconductor arm, HiSilicon – are working together to develop the next generation of modules that combine an extra level of security and consume very low power. By combining the expertise from both companies, these NB-IoT modules will help manufacturers reduce the cost and size of their devices, and lengthen the battery life of the devices to up to ten years. 

NB IoT has been developed to address lower bit rates and lower cost segments, and works virtually anywhere. It offers ultra-low power consumption enabling devices to be battery operated for periods of up to 10 years. Applications include smart parking sensors, intruder and fire alarms, personal healthcare appliances, tracking devices, and street lamps to name a few. According to ABI Research, NB IoT modulesconnecting objects to networks are forecast to represent over 20% of all cellular shipments by 2021. 

"2017 is the year of commercial NB IoT rollouts for us, and we will be building 30 such networks in 20 countries worldwide by the end of the year. Huawei has been a major player in this arena, and we continue to capitalize on this vast opportunity," said XiongWei, president of LTE solution, Huawei. "We look to supply the market with solutions that provide stable connectivity, low energy consumption, and cost efficiency. The network roll-out will now come with an enhanced integration and flexibility thanks to this collaboration with Gemalto." 

"The combination of our expertise in IOT cellular connectivity, and digital s​ecurity, and Huawei's high-performance NB IoT chipsets will help device manufacturers and service providers take the plunge into cellular IoT mass deployment thanks to a standardized solution," said Suzanne Tong-Li, SVP Greater China and Korea for Mobile Services and IoT and China President, Gemalto. "Our collaboration simplifies the implementatio​​​n of NB IoT projects combining solid security and flexibility."

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2016 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

From secure software to biometrics and encryption, our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Our 15,000+ employees operate out of 112 offices, 43 personalization and data centers, and 30 research and software development centers located in 48 countries.

 

Intracom Telecom Supplies Advanced Radios for Video Surveillance Backhauling in Warsaw

ATHENS, Greece, November 21, 2017 - Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, supplied Zakład Obsługi Systemu Monitoringu m. st. Warszawy (ZOSM), the Monitoring System Services Company of the Capital City of Warsaw, with its latest generation Point-to-point and Point-to-Multipoint wireless systems, along with company's network management system, to address the demanding backhauling needs for the video surveillance network of Warsaw.

More specifically, Intracom Telecom, in partnership with Xentia, a Polish wholesale distributor of broadband wireless solutions for surveillance systems, has been supporting ZOSM to renovate and expand their network gradually since 2015. The Intracom Telecom radios (WiBAS™-OSDR, OmniBAS™ and StreetNode™), as well as company's Network Management platform (uni|MS™), enable ZOSM to create a high-speed, secure and high-performance network that supports over 425 cameras installed in 18 districts of Warsaw. This network provides 24-hour surveillance of the most threatened places in the capital.

ZOSM Warsaw selected Intracom Telecom's state-of-the art radios following a public tender and after extensive testing of the systems' capability to support the heavy bandwidth distribution required for high-definition IP cameras controlled by the 15 Watch Centres, located in the District Police Headquarters and Police Commissioners.

Intracom Telecom's wireless equipment provides the Warsaw Metropolitan Police with prompt and accurate information about crimes, offenses and other events occurring in areas covered by the surveillance system. It is noteworthy that the equipment was first installed and used to cover the surveillance and data traffic needs of ZOSM during the 2016 NATO Summit held in Warsaw.

Mr. Jacek Łukomski, Head of Technical Department in ZOSM, said: "We are pleased to have selected the right partners who address public safety as a top priority and helped us build a network that ensures real-time information for crime events, enhancing the degree of physical security for the citizens of our city. By exploiting Intracom Telecom's comprehensive SON wireless portfolio and Xentia's implementation support, we were able to easily deploy cameras in all required locations."

Mr. John Tenidis, Marketing Director of Intracom Telecom's wireless solutions portfolio, commented: "Intracom Telecom has been investing in advanced security offerings and capabilities for microwave networks. We are pleased to cooperate with Xentia and ZOSM of Warsaw and look forward to further contributing with our products and services to other critical projects."

About Xentia 

Xentia Sp. z oo was established in 2010 in response to market demand for innovative, yet proven technologies in the telecommunications industry and video monitoring systems. We are focused specialists with many years of experience in the field of radio broadcasting, CCTV, automation, network equipment, and also in terms of obtaining EU funds. This knowledge allows us to provide our customers with professional services for investment planning, support in obtaining sources of financing and supervising the execution of the task. Our ​​big advantage is the comprehensive knowledge and experience in designing, building and servicing the transmission system. We have many years of experience in implementing radio links in the band licensed and released. Consistently since the beginning of Xentia we follow the principles that ensure sustainable development and recognition in the industry. For more information please refer to webpage: www.xentia.pl

About Intracom Telecom  

Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor operating for 40 years in the market. Intracom Telecom innovates in the areas of small-cell backhaul, wireless transmission and broadband wireless access and has successfully deployed its industry leading point-to-point and point-to-multipoint packet radio systems worldwide. Moreover, the company offers a competitive portfolio of revenue-generating telco software solutions and a complete range of ICT services, focusing on big data analytics, converged networking and cloud computing for operators and private, public and government clouds. The company invests significantly in R&D developing cutting-edge products and integrated solutions that ensure customer satisfaction. Over 100 customers in more than 70 countries choose Intracom Telecom for its state-of-the-art technology. The company operates subsidiaries in Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Africa, Asia and North America. For more information, visit www.intracom-telecom.com

SOURCE Intracom Telecom

SEI Seeks Participants for Cyber Intelligence Study Sponsored by Office of the Director of National Intelligence

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16, 2017 -- The Emerging Technology Center at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University today issued a call for organizations to participate in a cyber intelligence study sponsored by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).Cyber intelligence—acquiring and analyzing information about cyber capabilities, intentions, and activities to enhance decision making—is a rapidly changing field. The study, which the SEI will conduct over the next 18 months, will provide ODNI with insight into how organizations across the federal government, industry, and academia conduct cyber intelligence activities, identifying common challenges and best practices.

This study is a follow-up to the SEI's Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Project, a 2013 study that examined 30 organizations and their approaches to cyber intelligence. The 2013 study has been widely cited and now is the basis of some university courses in cyber intelligence. Key findings from the 2013 study can be found at: https://www.sei.cmu.edu/library/assets/whitepapers/citp-summary-key-findings.pdf

"In 2013, we found areas where organizations struggled and where they were doing well," said Jared Ettinger, SEI cyber intelligence researcher and study technical lead. "Organizations were able to take the report and follow best practices, so now we'd like to see what has changed," he said.

Elements of the new study will include preliminary interviews with selected organizations to identify common themes and then a quantitative questionnaire to gain greater insight on those identified themes from a large number of respondents. The SEI will issue a report based on the study in early 2019.

Organizations participating in the study will benefit by:

understanding their unique cyber intelligence capabilities and challenges in an environment that safeguards participant anonymity
receiving access to study results prior to public release
identifying technology gaps and challenges to influence potential research/prototyping efforts
For more information about the study, see https://www.sei.cmu.edu/about/organization/etc/citp.cfm. Organizations wishing to participate in the study should contact the SEI at [email protected]

About the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI works with organizations to make measurable improvements in their software engineering and cybersecurity capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering and security. For more information, visit the SEI website at http://www.sei.cmu.edu.

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NEC Announces Expanded Footprint in Washington, D.C. Opening of Government Relations Office Adds Focus and Support to Global Technology Leader's Safety and Security Customers

Tokyo, Japan & Irving, Texas – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and NEC Corporation of America (NECAM), an industry leading provider of biometrics and communications technology and integrator of IT solutions, today announced the expansion of its offices in Washington, D.C., to include a new government relations function.    

The office will be responsible for understanding U.S. government requirements for areas such as effective border management and counterterrorism as part of assuring NEC innovation and R&D are aligned to the needs of the United States. The office will also seek to improve NEC's brand awareness throughout the D.C. area.

The new government relations office will be led by Shinsuke (Shin) Takahashi, current Chairman and former President and CEO of NECAM.  In this role, Mr. Takahashi will further strengthen NEC's relationships with government agencies by aligning NEC's strategic initiatives with the goals of the U.S. government. Specific areas of collaboration will focus on security policy, international trade and other matters that affect national safety and security.

NECAM first opened its sales office in Washington, D.C., in May 2016 with a focus on providing biometric security solutions to the U.S. government.  In a short time, NEC has expanded its federal government business, where NEC was selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Biometric Exit pilot program using NEC's NeoFace® Express face recognition rapid matching technology.

"In my previous role as President and CEO of NECAM over the past five years, it was exciting to be part of our growth in the U.S. government," said Mr. Takahashi. "My aim as Head of Government Relations is not only to advance our business, but to collaborate and build relationships in Washington so that we can contribute to a safer, more secure society."

In addition to the office's focus on U.S. government issues, Mr. Takahashi will also be responsible for developing relationships with international organizations like World Bank, IDB, and the United Nations. NEC's expansion in Washington D.C. will become effective in early December.  

Avinor Oslo Airport Expands its Qognify Security Solution With Situator

Qognify, the leader in big data solutions for physical security and operations, today announced that it has recently expanded its security solution at Gardermoen Oslo Airport with Situator, the company's market-leading situation management solution. Avinor, the group responsible for managing Norway's airports, decided to not only expand and upgrade Oslo Airport, but unify its different systems to create a unified security platform.
Extending to Situation Management

A Qognify video management solution user since 2008, the Airport, with the support of Racom, Qognify's partner, the airport now added Situator Situation Management solution. The comprehensive platform integrates all existing systems - Qognify and third-party, including thousands of surveillance cameras, access control and other sensors. Situator structures and correlates the information from these different systems for greater situational awareness, incident management and effective response.
Flexigate override support
Being a major European airport, Oslo serves many Schengen flights, meaning flights to the 26 European countries that have officially abolished passport and all other types of border control at their borders. Allowing the area to function as a single country for international travel purposes dictates special operational requirements using advanced Flexigate system. The Flexigate system avoids incidents where the wrong doors are opened to ensure that passengers who should go through the border control actually do so. Situator integrates with the advanced Flexigate access control system, and overrides switching of gates between Schengen and non-Schengen flights, as well as the domestic flights if the control systems are out of operations.
Avinor Oslo Airport: "Situator allows us to leverage our existing technology, and extend the capabilities of those systems for increased value. Our long-term partnership with Racom and Qognify has given us the ability to smartly and cost-effectively upgrade our security without having to rip & replace previous, viable investments."
"Adding Qognify Situator to the security and operations program at Oslo Airport has enabled us to confidently build true best-of-breed solution," said Frode Igland, CEO, Racom AS. "The new capabilities provide a common operating picture for all stakeholders, improving security and operations."
"Oslo Airport's security program is one of the most advanced ones among the many airports we are involved in," commented Moti Shabtai, Qognify's CEO & President. "Our partnership with Avinor and Racom is a testament to how deep, long-term collaboration can produce exceptional return on investment for the airport."
About Racom
Racom is a privately owned Norwegian company providing intelligent technology solutions with value added professional services. Our mission is to optimize operations, security, safety, network and communication to critical infrastructure and critical community functions, for the purpose of facilitating to future needs.
http://www.racom.no
About Qognify
Qognify helps organizations mitigate risk, maintain business continuity, and optimize operations. The Qognify portfolio includes video management, video and data analytics, and PSIM/ Situation Management solutions that are deployed in financial institutions, transportation agencies, airports, seaports, utility companies, city centers, and to secure many of the world's highest-profile public events.
http://www.Qognify.com

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