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Protest over, Raytheon to begin work on $600m contract to sustain and modernize U.S. Army strategic software systems

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is beginning work on a contract to sustain and modernize missile defense and other strategic systems operated by the U.S. Army, combatant commands and other government agencies.

The $600-million, three-year contract was first announced last June and a protest was withdrawn in February. Within the next 30-60 days Raytheon will begin accepting directions from the Army to conduct software sustainment and system engineering services for critical systems including THAAD, AN/TPY-2 radars, the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System, the Sea-Based X-Band Radar and Upgraded Early Warning Radars.

Raytheon will use the company's expertise in commercial software practices to speed delivery of software upgrades across the supported systems to improve them without interrupting critical missions. 

"We're bringing state-of-the-art, commercial software practices, such as DevOps and Agile, to make sure the systems the Army depends on stay ahead of evolving threats," said Todd Probert, vice president of Mission Support and Modernization at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services.

Work will be conducted at the Systems Simulation, Software and Integration Directorate, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center at Redstone Arsenal. The contract is expected to directly employ approximately 800 people in the Huntsville, Ala., area and Raytheon will begin transitioning and or hiring experienced software and hardware engineers, program managers, and other professional services experts in the coming months.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Follow us on Twitter.

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U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center provides increased responsiveness to the nation's Warfighters through aviation and missile capabilities and life cycle engineering solutions.

Raytheon in final phase of GPS OCX software build

AURORA, Colo. -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, is in its final software development phase. This phase focuses on increasing automation and building controls for both L1C, a civilian GPS signal aimed at increasing international access, and M-code, a military GPS signal with better anti-jam capability.

Once complete, the team will begin integration and testing to keep the program on track for full system delivery in June 2021.

Our team has two primary goals this year," said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. "We will support the U.S. Air Force's GPS III launch this fall and complete the software build for the full operational system by year's end."

GPS OCX is the enhanced ground control segment of a U.S. Air Force-led effort to modernize America's GPS system. The program is implementing 100 percent of DODI 8500.2 "Defense in Depth" information assurance standards without waivers, giving it the highest level of cybersecurity protections of any DoD space system. For protection against future cyber threats, the system's open architecture allows it to integrate new capabilities and signals as they become available.

Because GPS OCX can manage nearly twice the satellites of the current system, it will increase signal strength in hard-to-reach areas like dense cities and mountainous terrain. Also, advanced automation will free crews to focus on mission-critical tasks such as updating satellite positions more often.

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Statement from Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on the Confirmation of CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan

Today, Kevin K. McAleenan was confirmed by the United States Senate as the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
 
Commissioner McAleenan has served admirably as the Acting Commissioner of CBP since January 2017. In that time as the head of the nation’s largest law enforcement agency, he has worked tirelessly to secure our border and protect national security, while also promoting economic prosperity and facilitating legal trade and travel.
 
Prior to his time as Acting Commissioner, Commissioner McAleenan served as Deputy Commissioner of CBP. In that role, he managed the day-to-day operations of the 60,000 person agency. He has also held several other leadership positions within CBP, including Acting Assistant Commissioner of CBP’s Office of Field Operations and Area Port Director of Los Angeles International Airport.
 
In 2015, Commissioner McAleenan was awarded a Presidential Rank Award for his sustained extraordinary accomplishments at CBP. In 2005, he received the Service to America Medal, Call to Service Award, for his efforts to develop and implement a comprehensive anti-terrorism strategy for border security post-September 11, 2001. Commissioner McAleenan has been a member of the U.S. Government’s Senior Executive Service since 2006. Prior to government service, he practiced law in California, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College. 
 
Please join me in congratulating Commissioner McAleenan and his family. I want to thank Kevin for his many years of dedicated service at CBP and his commitment to our nation’s security. I am proud of all he has accomplished at CBP and look forward to continuing to work with him as he drops the “Acting” title and formally takes on the role of Commissioner.

Netwrix launches new global channel program in North America

Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for data security and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, today announced the launch of a new global channel program in North America. Ken Tripp, Director of Channel Accounts at Netwrix, will be responsible for running this program and expanding the partner network in North America.

The aim of the new partner program is to accelerate growth across all North American regions and create a proactive partner community network that addresses all industry verticals, sizes and routes to market. The new channel program includes:

  1. Acknowledgement of highly engaged partners. The new channel program will reward top performers that grow the Netwrix business. Netwrix supports highly motivated partners who represent its award-winning platform, and protects their investments as they develop new opportunities.

  2. New tools to help partners stay ahead of the competition. Netwrix provides partners with various sales and marketing enablement tools, such as a revamped partner portal and prebuilt campaigns-in-a-box, to help them run their businesses better, faster and more efficiently.

  3. Focus on all industry verticals and organization sizes. Netwrix targets both SMBs and the enterprise sector, and supports the activities of all partners, from local boutique partners that focus on certain industries to large international resellers with broad portfolios.

With almost 20 years of work in the IT industry, Ken Tripp brings substantial experience to his role at Netwrix, including channel sales and management, business development, strategic planning, and product marketing. Prior to joining Netwrix, Ken worked for AT&T and Futura International.

"Our new channel strategy aims to strengthen relationships with our partners in North America, as well as encourage more companies in the region to join our partner network. The revamped channel program enables us to acknowledge highly motivated companies and bring more value to partners by providing them with all the resources and tools they need to respond to increasing customer demand and drive successful sales."
Ken Tripp, Director of Channel Accounts at Netwrix
"One of our top priorities is to build relationships with partners in North America based on trust and healthy competition. A new, solid channel strategy is a very important step for us, since it empowers us to acknowledge our most enthusiastic partners and make doing business with Netwrix easier. We offer even more transparency into opportunities with Netwrix to help our partners track their milestones and grow their businesses. Netwrix will continue to collaborate with partners in the US and offer them continuous sales and marketing support, as well as reward top-performing companies regardless of their size or the markets they operate in."
Michael Fimin, CEO and Co-founder of Netwrix

For more information about Netwrix Partner Programs, visit: https://www.netwrix.com/netwrix_partner_program.html

Global Market Survey: 77% of Businesses Expect to Fall Victim to Email Fraud in the Next 12 Months

Global market research from Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading cybersecurity company, today reveals 82 percent of boards are concerned with email fraud and more than half (59%) consider it a top security risk—no longer just an IT issue. Yet almost a third (30%) of respondents cited a lack of executive support as a key challenge to email fraud protection deployment.

“Email fraud is highly pervasive and deceptively simple; hackers don’t need to include attachments or URLs, emails are distributed in fewer volumes, and typically impersonate people in authority for maximum impact,” said Robert Holmes, vice president of Email Security Products for Proofpoint. “These and other factors make email fraud, also known as business email compromise (BEC), extremely difficult to detect and stop with traditional security tools. Our research underscores that organizations and boardrooms have a duty to equip the entire workforce with the necessary solutions and training to protect everyone against this growing threat.”

Proofpoint’s 2018 Understanding Email Fraud Survey, asked 2,250 senior IT decision makers across the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Australia for their email fraud experiences from the last two years. The survey, conducted by research firm Censuswide, demonstrates that email fraud is pervasive, disruptive, and in many cases, catching businesses unprepared. Insights include:

  • 75 percent of organizations experienced at least one targeted email fraud attack, with 41 percent suffering multiple attempts in the last two years. However, some organizations are taking proactive measures to protect both their brand and their employees. More than half (57%) have implemented a user-awareness program on phishing, and 46 percent use email authentication.
  • More than 77 percent of businesses expect they will fall victim to email fraud in the next 12 months, and yet only 40 percent have full visibility into email threats. There is a disconnect between the anxiety felt by IT decision makers in relation to protecting the organization from email fraud and the buy-in from the boardroom to implement preventative methods.

  • Cyber criminals are reaching deeper into the organization beyond the C-suite.  
    Respondents deemed the Finance and Accounts Payable departments most at risk of receiving spoofed emails, with the C-level executives almost on par with the general workforce.

  • More than half (56%) of respondents who were aware of a breach in the last two years, suffered downtime and disruption, and a third (33%) experienced a loss of funds.
    Email fraud also puts employees directly at risk. Nearly one in four attacks (24%) resulted in employment termination.

“With 59 percent of organizations considering email fraud one of the top security risks to their business, it is encouraging that some are adopting techniques to protect their employees, partners, and customers. As the volume of attacks and level of sophistication employed by cybercriminals increase, organizations need to proactively shut down these tactics before the damage is done,” continued Holmes.

Proofpoint research shows email fraud has a direct impact on both employers and employees. Businesses suffer downtime and loss of revenue, and individuals could potentially lose their jobs. By implementing a multi-layered defense strategy, organizations can protect their systems from advanced data-stealing attacks and their employees by blocking, detecting, and responding to email fraud attacks.  

To download Proofpoint’s 2018 Understanding Email Fraud Survey, please visit: https://www.proofpoint.com/us/resources/white-papers/understanding-email-fraud-global-survey

And to access the infographic, please visit: https://www.proofpoint.com/us/resources/infographics/global-survey-understanding-email-fraud

 

About Proofpoint, Inc.

Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions to protect the way people work today. Proofpoint solutions enable organizations to protect their users from advanced attacks delivered via email, social media, mobile, and cloud applications, protect the information their users create from advanced attacks and compliance risks, and respond quickly when incidents occur. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com

 

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OSI Systems Facilitates Significant Drug Seizure In Albania

OSI Systems, Inc. (the “Company” or “OSI Systems”) (NASDAQ: OSIS) today announced that Albanian Customs and State Police, facilitated by the OSI Systems’ turnkey scanning program, seized 1,350 pounds of cocaine being smuggled into Albania. The narcotics were hidden in a false floor of a produce shipment, and were detected by Rapiscan® Systems Eagle® scanning systems operated by the Company’s S2 Albania subsidiary. Albanian State Police estimate the value of the seizure to be $220 million.

The Company’s turnkey scanning program has been deployed in multiple countries and in each case has a proven track record of benefits, including:

Significantly reducing the trafficking of contraband, including narcotics, weapons and currency

Increasing accuracy in declaration of imported and exported goods, leading to accurate payment of duties and significant fiscal benefit to sponsoring governments

Improving transparency and speed at customs checkpoints, benefiting international cargo shippers

Enhancing public safety

The Company deploys image analysts trained through a proprietary S2 University™ process to analyze scan images and alert law enforcement to specific anomalies. The programs use the Company’s proprietary CertScan® system to match scan images to identifying data such as cargo manifests, vehicle license plates and customs declarations, so that shippers pay only legally required duties at customs inspection points.

OSI’s Chief Executive Officer, Deepak Chopra, stated, “The February 27 seizure in Albania adds to the solid track record of our integrated services programs in impacting duties evasion and international trafficking of contraband, in Albania and elsewhere. We’re proud to support Albanian Customs and State Police in their continuing efforts to combat such illicit activities.”

About OSI Systems

OSI Systems is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components for critical applications in the homeland security, healthcare, defense and aerospace industries. The Company combines more than 40 years of electronics engineering and manufacturing experience with offices and production facilities in more than a dozen countries to implement a strategy of expansion into selective end product markets. For more information on OSI Systems or any of its subsidiary companies, visit www.osi-systems.com. News Filter: OSIS-G

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements relate to OSI Systems’ current expectations, beliefs, projections and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements involve uncertainties, risks, assumptions and contingencies, many of which are outside OSI Systems’ control that may cause actual results to differ materially from those described in or implied by any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based on currently available information and speak only as of the date on which they are made. OSI Systemsassumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement made in this press release that becomes untrue because of subsequent events, new information or otherwise, except to the extent it is required to do so in connection with its ongoing requirements under Federal securities laws. For a further discussion of factors that could cause OSI Systems’ future results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in OSI Systems’ most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and other risks described therein and in documents subsequently filed by OSI Systems from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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FLIR Launches Thermal Traffic Sensor for Vehicle-to-Everything Communication

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the launch of the FLIR ThermiCam V2X, a thermal traffic sensor for the emerging vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology market. The FLIR V2X-enabled traffic sensor for urban traffic will allow vehicles and traffic infrastructure to communicate and share data in a system that aims to improve motorist, pedestrian, and bicyclist safety and efficiency.     

V2X technology is an emerging crash avoidance system that relies on the communication of information between nearby vehicles and traffic infrastructure to warn drivers about potentially dangerous situations. In a V2X system, both the vehicles and infrastructure have communication units installed to transmit information. The FLIR ThermiCam V2X mounts on existing traffic signals and detects vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists at intersections using thermal imaging data. Utilizing dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) technology, vehicles transmit real-time speed and direction data, while the ThermiCam V2X communicates the presence of pedestrians and bicyclists, along with data from other vehicles.

The ThermiCam V2X can prioritize traffic signaling at busy intersections and arterial roads for emergency and public transport vehicles, ultimately improving traffic flow and safety for all drivers. Also, because the ThermiCam connects with existing city traffic systems, city traffic planners can future-proof traffic infrastructure and avoid major investments in retrofitting technology. 

“As car manufacturers design V2X technology into future vehicles, FLIR technology is being deployed today to ensure cities are ready for their arrival,” said James Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR. “By detecting pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles in real time, while also enabling communication between vehicles and traffic infrastructure, FLIR ThermiCam V2X will play a critical role in improving the movement and safety of the world’s roadways.”

FLIR will demonstrate the ThermiCam V2X sensor at Intertraffic 2018 in Amsterdam at booth #10.403, from March 20–23, 2018. The product is available for testing today, with general availability starting in the second half of 2018. For more about FLIR’s video detection and monitoring solutions for traffic applications, visit: United States: www.flir.com/traffic; Europe: www.flir.eu/traffic.

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High-power microwaves and lasers defeat multiple drones during US Army exercise

FORT SILL, Okla., March 20, 2018 -- Forty-five unmanned aerial vehicles and drones fell out of the sky during a U.S. Army exercise after Raytheon's (NYSE:  RTN) advanced high-power microwave and laser dune buggy engaged and destroyed them. These common threats were knocked down during a Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment at the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence.

The event, known as MFIX, brought military and industry leaders together to demonstrate ways to bridge the Army's capability gaps in long-range fires and maneuver short-range air defense.

The vehicle-mounted laser combined a solid state laser with an advanced variant of the company’s Multi-Spectral Targeting System™ and installed them on a small, all-terrain Polaris militarized vehicle. The system delivers 300 seconds of invisible, precise and instantaneous energy and five hours of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance from a single charge. Coupled with a generator, the HEL weapon system provides military members with counter-UAV capabilities and a virtually...

 

  • Raytheon's high-power microwave system engaged multiple UAV swarms, downing 33 drones, two and three at a time.

  • Raytheon's high energy laser, or HEL, system identified, tracked, engaged and killed 12 airborne, maneuvering Class I and II UAVs, and destroyed six stationary mortar projectiles

 

"The speed and low cost per engagement of directed energy is revolutionary in protecting our troops against drones," said Dr. Thomas Bussing, Raytheon Advanced Missile Systems vice president. "We have spent decades perfecting the high-power microwave system, which may soon give our military a significant advantage against this proliferating threat."

Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory worked together under a $2 million contract to test and demonstrate high-power microwave, counter-UAV capabilities.

"Our customer needed a solution, and they needed it fast," said Dr. Ben Allison, director of Raytheon's HEL product line. "So, we took what we've learned and combined it with combat-proven components to rapidly deliver a small, self-contained and easily deployed counter-UAV system."

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Follow us on Twitter.

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DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office announces a new program called COMPASS Making Gray-Zone Activity more Black and White

An emergent type of conflict in recent years has been coined “gray zone,” because it sits in a nebulous area between peace and conventional warfare. Gray-zone action is not openly declared or defined, it’s slower, and is prosecuted more subtly—using social, psychological, religious, information, cyber and other means to achieve physical or cognitive objectives with or without violence. The lack of clarity of intent—the grayness—makes it challenging to detect, characterize, and counter an enemy fighting this way.

To better understand and respond to an adversary’s gray-zone engagement, DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office today announced a new program called COMPASS, which stands for Collection and Monitoring via Planning for Active Situational Scenarios. The program aims to develop software that would help clarify enemy intent by gauging an adversary’s responses to various stimuli. COMPASS will leverage advanced artificial intelligence technologies, game theory, and modeling and estimation to both identify stimuli that yield the most information about an adversary’s intentions, and provide decision makers high-fidelity intelligence on how to respond–-with positive and negative tradeoffs for each course of action.

“The ultimate goal of the program is to provide theater-level operations and planning staffs with robust analytics and decision-support tools that reduce ambiguity of adversarial actors and their objectives,” said Fotis Barlos, DARPA program manager. “As we see increasingly more sophistication in gray-zone activity around the world, we need to leverage advanced AI and other technologies to help commanders make more effective decisions to thwart an enemy’s complex, multi-layered disruptive activity.”

Current military decision-making follows a well-understood and effective OODA loop—Observe, Orient, Decide and Act. This is how planning is done in various geographic areas around the world, which works for traditional kinetic scenarios, Barlos said. This process, however, is not effective in gray zone warfare. Signals in the environment are typically not rich enough to draw any conclusions, and, just as often, adversaries could implant these signals to induce ambiguity. COMPASS aims to add a dynamic, adaptive element to the OODA loop for complex, gray-zone environments.

The COMPASS program will leverage game theory for developing simulations to test and understand various potential actions and possible reactions by an adversary employing gray-zone activity. Barlos quickly noted, however, that the program is not about developing new sensory technologies, virtual reality systems or other advanced hardware. The program focuses rather on advanced software that would quickly present options to decision makers by assimilating a large amount of intelligence collected using existing, state of the art systems (such as standard video exploitation, or textual analysis tools) related to rapidly changing scenarios.

“We’re looking at the problem from two perspectives: Trying to determine what the adversary is trying to do, his intent; and once we understand that or have a better understanding of it, then identify how he’s going to carry out his plans—what the timing will be, and what actors will be used,” Barlos said. “The first is the what, and second is the where, when, and how.

“But in order to decide which of those actions is important you need to analyze the data, and you need to understand what different implications are and build a model of what you think the adversary will do,” he said. “That’s where game theory comes in. If I do this, what will the adversary do? If I do that, what might he do? So it is using artificial intelligence in a repeated game theory process to try to decide what the most effective action is based on what the adversary cares about.”

The COMPASS program seeks experts in AI, machine learning, game theory, modeling and simulation, control systems, estimation and other related fields. A Proposers Day is scheduled for March 30, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia. Registration instructions and more details are available on FedBizOpps (FBO): https://go.usa.gov/xQqjt. A Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) solicitation is expected to be posted on FBO prior to the Proposers Day and will be available on DARPA’s FBO solicitation page: http://go.usa.gov/3W53j.

Image Caption: DARPA’s Collection and Monitoring via Planning for Active Situational Scenarios (COMPASS) program aims to developed advanced decision-making tools for commanders and other decision makers in complex and dynamic gray-zone conflict.

 

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Beeper Communications and Kopis Mobile Form Technology Partnership to Improve Safety and Awareness for First Responders

JACKSON, Miss.-- The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA,) which is the state of Mississippi's lead economic and community development agency, and Governor Phil Bryant, this week hosted the 2018 Homeland Defense and Security Summit with a goal of fostering cross-border and bilateral cooperation between the United States and Israeli companies, and the sharing of advanced technology platforms. As a result of the Summit, Kopis Mobile, a Flowood, Mississippi company, and Beeper Communications Israel have formed a technology partnership to advance and improve safety and awareness for first responders and military personnel. This new partnership exemplifies the goal of the Summit and will result in an immediate economic impact for Israel and the State of Mississippi.

For law enforcement officials and first responder leadership, understanding a rapidly-evolving situation is critical for a timely and effective response. Live video has become the preferred method for building this awareness, but is hindered by two major challenges: lack of cameras in the ideal locations, and overwhelmed communications links. The Beeper-Kopis partnership directly eliminates these problems through a network of tactically-deployed cameras that actively seek the best available communications route. Beeper and Kopis now offer this integrated system to interested government agencies.

Beeper Communications is a leading provider of advanced SD WAN communications platforms, early warning and alert technologies and other wireless solutions. Beeper attended the Summit as part of an Israeli delegation with the International Defense Cooperation Directorate of the Israel Ministry of Defense - SIBAT, (IMOD). Israel is known around the world for its pioneering, operationally-proven defense systems. SIBAT facilitates international cooperation through its various services facilitating B2B and B2G relationships. SIBAT works closely with the Mississippi Development Authority and the Governor's office to facilitate and promote business between the State of Israel and Mississippi. 

The Beeper IE 5000 SD WAN Cellular Bonder, is a Comprehensive Communications Device (CCD,) delivering high capacity wireless broadband connectivity. It provides a "network in a box" that actively and dynamically analyzes and profiles existing cellular (3G, 4G, LTE, etc.) networks for capacity and availability. It identifies the four most available channels (regardless of frequency), aggregates that capacity, then bonds the four channels into one high-capacity Virtual Private Network (VPN) which is securely managed by the end user.

Kopis Mobile provides electronic products and mobile applications for LAN (Local Area Network) communications for public safety and military users.  Kopis is the fastest growing technology company in Mississippi, and number 384 on the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list. Kopis Mobile designs and deploys Networked Tactical Television (NTtv) for the personnel on scene or responding to an incident. NTtv is a first-person video sharing system which connects to any type of camera and allows any team member to view multiple video streams by simply swiping the screen of any smart device that is wirelessly connected to the system (e.g. iOS, Android). NTtv can be body worn, put in vehicles, buildings, and ships, connected to certain unmanned aerial systems, put on dogs, robots or connected to stand alone devices like day/night thermal cameras.

The integration with Beeper's SD WAN (Software Defined Wide Area Network) multi-channel bonder, will now allow command and control concerns to also access video, voice and data communications from anywhere without limitation. Kopis will provide the local "inter-connection" among users, while Beeper will now provide the "intra-communications" and backhaul for the combined system, which will greatly enhance access, common operational picture and situational awareness for state agencies and leadership.  

The Beeper system is fully backward compatible, frequency/device agnostic and ideal for the transmission of low-latency (less than one-half of a second), analog and digital, real-time data and video from the field to the command center, anywhere in the world. The system provides untethered mobility in the most challenging environments. Additionally, by integrating the SD WAN Cellular Bonder with the Kopis system creates a highly scalable solution, as multiple feeds for any, data and video can be daisy chained through the Bonder, leveraging other existing PD/SWAT/MIL assets. 

Each company already deploys their technologies globally. Most recently, Beeper has completed projects with Police Departments in Baltimore, Maryland and Houston, Texas. Kopis Mobile customers include each branch of the U.S. military and multiple civilian first responder agencies.

"The Beeper solution is unique and we were very pleased to find such a complementary technology to enhance our platforms for public safety communications. The integration of our two platforms will provide an even more comprehensive and cost-effective solution for our law enforcement customers to enhance their situational awareness," stated Dr. Henry Jones, co-founder of Kopis Mobile. "We can see the direct impact that the cooperation between our companies will have to create new high-tech jobs at Kopis and for the State of Mississippi as we expand the initial pilot and develop our complete solution."

"I am extremely pleased with the welcoming atmosphere and open exchange of ideas that the Governor, the Mississippi Development Authority and SIBAT provided throughout the Summit. I am even more pleased to have entered into our agreement with Kopis, as they are exactly the kind of partner we look for as we further commercialize our solution and deploy for U.S. LEA and Military. We will be starting our collaboration immediately and look forward to providing enhanced capabilities for the State of Mississippi," stated Moshe Levinson, SVP Business Development and Special Situations for Beeper Communications.

The companies expect to begin their first technical integration and deployments in April 2018.

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