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DALLAS May 9, 2017 Unmanned systems technology innovator Milrem fills the markets need for a fully customizable unmanned ground vehicle with its open architecture UGV THeMIS.
The THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) features a diesel-electric hybrid drive, has a payload of 750kg/1650lbs and a top speed of 24km/h / 15mph. However, its most innovative feature is the ability for rapid configuration that allows it to take the form of several mission specific solutions.
The multipurpose vehicle can serve as a transportation platform carrying a squad’s gear, a remote weapon station equipped with small or large caliber weapons, IED detection and disposal platform and much more.
The UGV was launched last October in cooperation with QinetiQ North America. The joint product has been equipped with QNA's UGV control technology - the Tactical Robot Controller (TRC) and Robotic Appliqué Kit (RAK). This vehicle, codenamed Titan, is aimed at the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) program initiated by the US Army. It will be exhibited during AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 in Dallas this week.
The UGV has been developed meeting requirements detailed in the Army’s Robotic and Autonomous Systems Strategy. “It will significantly reduce warfighter workload, serve as a force multiplier and increase situational awareness,” explained Kuldar Väärsi, the CEO of Milrem.
The vehicle has also been developed for the commercial sector aimed at industries such as mining, mobile off-road mapping, search and rescue etc.
For more information about the THeMIS, please visit Milrem’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/milrem.
Milrem is an Estonian technology solutions provider specializing in military and commercial engineering, repair and maintenance. The company’s two main lines of business include the research and development of unmanned vehicles and repair and maintenance of heavy-duty military vehicles.
PHILADELPHIA May 9, 2017 Security 101, one of the nation’s fastest-growing security integrators, has opened a new franchise office to serve the Philadelphia area. Security 101 – Philadelphia is owned and managed by industry veteran Andrew Benson. There are now two Pennsylvania Security 101 offices, located in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Benson has 17 years of security industry experience, beginning as a service technician and working his way to area management for a regional integration firm.
“Andrew has a solid track record for assembling and sustaining high performing teams to build strong relationships with his customers, always putting their needs first,” said Steve Crespo, Security 101’s chief executive officer. “He will be a great asset to Team101.”
Benson said his wide-ranging experience prepared him for becoming the owner of a security integration firm.
“Security 101 – Philadelphia is off to a great start with a team of seasoned security professionals ready to handle any size commercial electronic security systems project or service needs,” he said. “Our team also has the dedication to provide second-to-none service to the Philadelphia community. “
Connect with Benson and the Security 101 – Philadelphia sales team at [email protected] or by calling 484.369.7101. Security 101 – Philadelphia is located at 118 Commons Court in Chadds Ford, Pa.
About Security 101
Security 101 protects business assets and employees through an industry-first, systems integration franchise of experts who work locally to engineer, install, operate, monitor, manage and maintain integrated security solutions. Customers have the best of both worlds — a trusted national company with local ownership. Security 101 currently has offices in 37 U.S. cities and is constantly expanding. For more information about Security 101, visit the web site at www.security101.com.
NICOSIA, CYPRUS April 28, 2017 The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards seek out and celebrate the most innovative companies that are changing the way ordinary people and professionals interact with finance. AU10TIX has been nominated for the Regtech category thanks to its standard-setting BOS platform. AU10TIX BOS enables 100% automated KYC initiation with a simple submission of an ID photo augmented by biometric Selfie-to-ID face comparison. AU10TIX technology in fact exceeds current regulatory requirements by offering forensic level forgery, counterfeiting and risk factor detection made possible by latest machine-learning and deep learning technology. AU10TIX BOS technology also introduced multi-lingual ID support which opens more markets to new regulated financial services. AU10TIX technology makes ID authentication and onboarding not just far safer but also seconds-fast and data-entry-free.
“Customer ID authentication and content retrieval is the gateway to onboarding and KYC,” says Ron Atzmon, Managing Director of AU10TIX: “What's new here is the levels of performance, ability to work with a broad range of ID image qualities, ability to handle non-standard documents, multi-lingual support and rapid-response exception reporting. Now, as ID authentication and biometric face matching become standard, AU10TIX is pushing the boundaries with innovative machine-learning and deep-learning algorithms. What was deemed impossible only a short while ago is now becoming reality. Obviously, recognition by Benzinga is a reward in itself.”
“This is not an academic exercise we're in. It is a battle of brains between sophisticated fraudsters and authentication experts,” says Ofer Friedman, VP Marketing of AU10TIX: “You don't win this game by developing OCR content extraction and logical checks. We learn the ways fraudsters work to beat them at their own game. Much of what we can detect cannot be seen with a naked eye. This mindset has helped us stay ahead of the game and if fact introduce a whole new generation of technology. This technology is now recognized by Benzinga”
AU10TIX Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of ICTS International N.V, deals with the authentication and digitization of identifying documents including Passports, identity cards, driving licenses and other complementary identifying documents. The company specializes in implementing hardware & software based applications used for scanning, identifying, content retrieval, authentication and validation of identifying documents. AU10TIX is a pioneer of all-channel (front-end and online) ID authentication and processing solutions. The company's products drastically reduce identifying document-based fraud, reducing the costs associated with client processing and enabling effective regulatory compliance, while making the sales and support operations speedier and considerably more efficient.
For more information, visit http://www.au10tix.com
About ICTS International N.V.
ICTS specializes in the development and implementation of innovative security concepts and solutions designed to meet the needs of a variety of industries, mainly aviation transportation, border control and sensitive facilities. ICTS International benefits from over two decades of expertise and international operational experience in transportation security, with a particular emphasis on high-risk environments, passenger processing transactions and the integration of security services to provide a comprehensive security solution. It also offers a wide variety of customized training programs, tailored procedures and a wide range of security consulting services. The company has developed and implemented unique technological solutions, based on its comprehensive approach to security, designed to enhance the level of security while accelerating the security check process.
For more information, visit http://www.icts-int.com
FORT WORTH, TX May 1, 2017 Elbit Systems of America, LLC, will highlight unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) capabilities at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's XPONENTIAL. The event will take place May 8-11, 2017 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Elbit Systems of America's exhibit will be located at booth 2830.
As a global innovator in the use of unmanned aircraft systems, Elbit Systems of America's parent company, Elbit Systems Ltd., has logged hundreds of thousands of mission flight hours with systems such as the Hermes 450 [TM] and Skylark [TM] I-LE. Elbit Systems of America has adapted these units to U.S.-unique operational requirements by incorporating new electronics, sensors, command and control, and mission packages. The results are low risk, low cost, unmanned systems that are tailored to meet diverse requirements.
"Elbit Systems is a proven global leader in advancing UAS technology and innovative applications," said Raanan Horowitz, president and CEO of Elbit Systems of America. "We continue to demonstrate the extensive UAS capabilities our company has to offer across a broad range of applications, including emerging commercial applications such as precision agriculture and storm damage assessment of power lines."
UAS capabilities and solutions being highlighted at XPONENTIAL include:
Versatility in a Small Package. The Vidar is a small, fixed-wing UAS. It features a universal payload mounting system that supports multiple types of vertically-mounted payloads during any deployment. Designed to be waterproof and durable, Vidar offers a small logistical footprint when launched by hand or by pneumatic launcher. Landings feature a low altitude deep-stall maneuver followed by the deployment of landing gear prior to touchdown.
Advanced Aerial Observation. Designed for commercial and military applications, the THOR and NOX are multi-rotor UAS with vertical take-off and landing capabilities. These unique UAS allow for quick deployment and advanced aerial observation.
Commercial UAS. Equipped with advanced sensors and high resolution cameras, our Large Scale UAS are capable of covering large areas at high scan rates, providing timely high resolution crop data from a high altitude. The large UAS is also capable of long endurance flights. In collaboration with our partners, Elbit Systems of America works with farmers to gather and analyze data to improve crop management, efficiency and yield. Elbit Systems of America also collaborates with other end-users and partners to provide capabilities for other commercial applications.
About Elbit Systems of America, LLC
Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly-owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems-us.com or follow us on Twitter.
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.
For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com or follow us on Twitter.
ALEXANDRIA, VA May 2, 2017 Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is proud to announce it is now officially 100% employee owned. The distinction represents the completion of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) initiated in 2008 for MTSI, an engineering services and technology solutions provider for the defense industry, intelligence community, and commercial markets.
MTSI has generated revenue gains every year since its inception in 1993. By establishing an ESOP, founders Phil Soucy and Tom McMahon sought to ensure a stable, independent foundation for the company that used its successes to reward its employees. Those efforts have paid off as the company boasts an employee retention rate over 93%, a recompete success record of 100% on customer contracts that have come up for renewal over the last three years, and numerous best places to work designations at locations throughout the country.
“MTSI’s talented and hardworking people have driven its continual growth over the last 24 years,” said Phil Soucy, MTSI Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board. “Transitioning to a full 100% ESOP provides the opportunity for all employees to participate in the company’s current and future success.”
“Many years ago, one of the best decisions in the company’s history to date was made by opting against an opportunity to be bought out,” said Tom McMahan, MTSI Co-Founder. “MTSI employees are assured that the company stays true to its number one core value of ‘Employees Come First’ with a lasting opportunity for them to grow personally and professionally as it does too.”
“Phil Soucy and Tom McMahan shared a long term vision of MTSI as an independent, enduring company solving problems of global importance built upon a foundation of core values that drives all aspects of operations and decision making. The transition to 100% ESOP enables us to realize this vision and it preserves a unique business model that has been highly successful for both employees and our customers,” said Kevin Robinson, MTSI CEO and President. We will continue to aggressively invest in our people and capabilities with a long term focus, allowing them to provide our customers with the high quality, specialized solutions MTSI employees are known for.”
About Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI)
MTSI is a 100% employee-owned engineering services and technology solutions company delivering first- choice capabilities to solve problems of global importance in the critical mission areas of missile defense, cyber security, intelligence, unmanned/autonomous systems, aviation, space, and homeland security. MTSI’s mission is to make important and lasting contributions to the nation’s defense and security by providing leadership and best- value solutions to solve America’s most technically challenging strategic problems. Founded in 1993, MTSI today has over 730 employees, based at 20 offices and field sites worldwide. Read more at www.mtsi-va.com. For more information on available job opportunities with MTSI, please visit www.mtsi-va.com/careers.
BALTIMORE April 26, 2017 Baltimore bio tech firm, PathSensors, Inc., announced today it will be demonstrating its new Bioflash MailGuardtm mail security screening solution at the National Postal Forum 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland, May 21st through May 24th. The Bioflash MailGuard system provides a fast, highly accurate, easy to use and low cost threat detection solution for government and commercial mail room operations that need to screen mail and packages for potential threats such as anthrax. The system is now in use at major commercial mail room screening facilities.
“Government agencies, document management companies, outsourced mail room screening operators and commercial mail room managers need a turn key bio threat detection solution that has no false alarms; is fast to detect threats and is able to handle high volumes of mail and packages; is easy to use, and, above all, has a much lower cost of ownership than alternative approaches,” commented Ted Olsen, CEO, PathSensors, Inc. “The Bioflash MailGuard meets these requirements and the results – as demonstrated by a successful field launch earlier this year with a major commercial mail room operation – show that the Bioflash MailGuard is a true breakthrough technology. We are excited to be able to demonstrate the MailGuard with our partner, DualDraw, at the National Postal Forum.”
The BioFlashTM MailGuard System consists of an integrated biological testing unit, down flow booth, mail jogger, and compact medical refrigerator and requires standard 110v power to operate. The biological testing unit has the ability to connect to the Internet via an optional tethered laptop computer, which permits remote system diagnostics and secondary testing confirmation as needed. It can detect over 25 biological threats in concentrations as low as 100 CFU in less than five minutes. The Bioflash MailGuard uses PathSensor’s CANARY technology, which is currently deployed by Defense and Homeland Security customers, and which can be Integrated with x-ray, chemical and other threat detection technologies. PathSensors will be exhibiting at Booth # 1024, at the National Postal Forum (http://www.npf.org) in Baltimore, May 21st to May 24th.
About PathSensors, Inc.
PathSensors is a leading biotechnology solutions and environmental testing company. PathSensors provides high speed, highly sensitive pathogen and threat detection solutions for the defense, homeland security, public health, medical countermeasures, mail room screening, first responder, food processing and agricultural sectors. PathSensors’ innovative BioFlash and Zephyr detection systems use CANARY® technology licensed from the MIT-Lincoln Laboratory and are deployed by government and commercial agencies due to their speed, accuracy and ease-of-use. For more information, visit http://www.pathsensors.com.
SINGAPORE Apr 18, 2017 Evolis, the worldwide leader in personalization systems for plastic cards, has been selected by the Shandong Social Security department for the personalization and instant issuance of multifunctional plastic cards. The cards are co-branded by the Shandong Social Security authority and six Chinese banks, and combine a debit card with a social security card.
400 Avansia printers by Evolis, integrating retransfer printing technology, were equipped with smart card encoders by Chinese system integrator Boya Wuzhou, and deployed across the banks in December, 2016. The contract, worth $1.2M, includes consumables and spare parts. "We are proud that our company was selected as part of this innovative high-tech project in China, where multifunctional smart cards have become a real trend," explains Emmanuel Picot, CEO of Evolis.
- Several million cards to be issued over the next years -
The Eastern Chinese region of Shandong is one of the most populous and most affluent provinces in the People's Republic of China counting a population of around 97 million people. This innovative project has the aim to further develop the applications of the classic social security card, up to now issued centrally by the social security bureau.
The new financial security card can be issued in the six partner banks ICBC, ABC, CCB, BC, PSBC and Rural Credit Cooperative as a multi-application card offering life insurance, medical insurance, unemployment insurance, work-related injury insurance and maternity insurance as well as all functions of common debit cards such as cash withdrawal, transfer, card consumption, investment and wealth management and bill payment, etc.
"Preparations are going very smoothly thanks to our local partner Boya Wuzhou," says Eirik Bakke, Global Sales Director at Evolis.
- Evolis again proves its expertise in the banking and governmental sector -
Evolis has been widely recognized as a leading provider of card issuance solutions to the Banking and Government sectors for the past 10 years.
Numerous projects with governments around the world have been awarded to the French company for the instant issuance of secure identification cards, such as social security cards, national ID cards, voter cards or driver's licenses and whereby hundreds of thousands of citizens can be equipped with a highly secure official card with minimum delay.
In 2015, Evolis also became the world leader in decentralized issuance of payment cards with more than 55,000 systems installed in bank branches worldwide.
- A dedicated project team -
To meet the needs of such complex projects, a dedicated project team develops tailored solutions for system integrators willing to support any card-based project, whether local or global. Due to its flexible manufacturing capabilities and technical expertise, Evolis is able to position itself both on projects requiring large volumes of card issuance terminals and/or strong product customization.
- Avansia, a system designed for high resolution printing -
The Avansia system, released at the end of 2014, represents a new technology for Evolis, that of retransfer. It allows users to print in offset quality and distinguishes itself by high durability. Additional encoding modules, magnetic, chip with and without contact, can be combined to be installed on the Avansia to issue any type of highly secure card.
Retransfer technology is suitable for a large variety of applications such as secured access cards, student IDs, payment cards, official identification cards, driver's licenses, and more.
Mr Weimin Dong, Sales Director at Boya Wuzhou explains: "The Avansia system is well designed with excellent printing quality and the technical support from Evolis is always responsive."
HIAWATHA, IA April 21, 2017 Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer hardware announces plans for a $17.5M business expansion development in Hiawatha. The current industrial site, located at 855 Metzger Road will be completely developed for a new 111,500 square foot office and manufacturing location to expand production capacity and drive continued growth. The project will create 45 new jobs in manufacturing, engineering and sales. Crystal Group Inc. received regulatory and governmental approval and financial assistance for the project.
Crystal Group Inc. is an employee-owned small business providing server, switch, display, storage and embedded computer architectures and related integration services for mission critical installations worldwide. The company designs, manufactures, integrates and supports rugged computer-based systems for intelligence, communications, reconnaissance, navigation, surveillance and critical control applications in government and industrial segments. The current Hiawatha location employs 165 people.
"Last year Crystal Group experienced tremendous growth in the defense and industrial markets that we serve, especially in the emerging autonomous segment. Our strategic plan calls for increasing our revenue at least double digit percentages annually," said Crystal Group President Scott Kongable. "This expansion underscores our commitment to that growth in Hiawatha with adequate space, staffing, and funding to accommodate rapid progress and an expanding customer base."
Currently, Crystal Group operates from two buildings totaling 58,000-square-feet in Hiawatha located on Kacena Road. The new building will be situated on land that is located directly behind the current plant.
"Our production and manufacturing capabilities must evolve with our products to meet the changing needs of our defense and industrial customers," said Michael Kruger, Vice President of Manufacturing at Crystal Group. "Our investment in updated equipment, improved manufacturing processes and facilities reflects our focus on maintaining our competitiveness, as well as our commitment to the community."
The City of Hiawatha approved economic development assistance for this project at its meeting on April 19, 2017. The City also approved sponsorship of the state financial assistance application, which was approved earlier today by the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board. State financial assistance will be primarily in the form of state tax credits. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance assisted in preparation of the state application that was sent to the Iowa Economic Development Authority earlier this month.
"Crystal Group has been an asset to our City, and this expansion shows their confidence in Hiawatha and long-term commitment to the area," said Hiawatha Mayor Bill Bennett. "It has been wonderful to see the growth of Crystal Group as leaders in their industry and a true success story."
"It is a pleasure to facilitate expansion projects for our members," said Brian Crowe, Economic Development Strategist, Economic Alliance. "We're pleased to be a small part of Crystal Group's impressive growth."
Primus Construction of Cedar Rapids, Iowa will serve as the general contractor for the project.
A groundbreaking celebration is planned for Monday, April 24 at 11:00 a.m. – Noon at 855 Metzger Drive in Hiawatha. Construction plans will begin in May 2017 with an anticipated completion date of third quarter in 2018.
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.
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2017 Subsentio, the CALEA Compliance Company®, today announced that it has received U.S. government approval to provide Subsentio cloud-based virtual services to a client in Europe.
Subsentio’s authorization by the U.S. government supports the company’s strategy of international expansion, offering foreign communications service providers (CSPs) legal compliance solutions that meet technical standards of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). ETSI standards are used by CSPs in Europe and other nations.
“Satisfying strict U.S. government rules for approval to export sensitive electronic surveillance technology is a major achievement,” said Steve Bock, Subsentio President and CEO. “By authorizing Subsentio to provide our solutions to an international destination, the U.S. government demonstrates its confidence in Subsentio to uphold the highest standards of national security and public safety.”
Already recognized as the market leader in Trusted Third Party legal compliance solutions in the United States, Subsentio is building on the company’s first U.S. government export license approval to seek subsequent licenses for delivering cloud-based virtual lawful intercept to communications service providers worldwide.
Subsentio, the CALEA Compliance Company®, provides total solutions for records production and compliance with surveillance laws including the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act. Subsentio’s CALEA Compliance Bureau model is unique in the industry, providing all components essential to compliance with the law, including outstanding technology, legal expertise, and direct experience in law enforcement. The company is based in Centennial, Colorado and Chantilly, Virginia. www.subsentio.com
SILVER SPRING, MD April 6, 2017 TSC Advantage, a leader in cybersecurity consulting and enterprise risk assessment, announced the launch of a Managed Security Services division to support businesses of all sizes that are challenged to mitigate evolving cyber threats with limited budgets and time.
TSC Advantage will provide vulnerability management solutions that fit clients’ exact needs:
TSC Operated – Full vulnerability management program including design, build, and operation of system; continuous analysis and reporting; TSC Advantage account manager.
TSC Supported – Shared responsibility for vulnerability management including as-needed scans, and analysis by a TSC Advantage security expert.
Customer Managed – Guided implementation using TSC Advantage’s infrastructure.
After a decade providing cybersecurity and intelligence services to the federal government, and enterprise security assessments and consulting to Fortune 500 companies, Managed Security Services is a natural addition to the TSC Advantage suite of solutions. “As trusted advisors, we become an extension of a company’s team, removing the administrative and analytic burden of security,” said Evan London, Director of Technical Solutions at TSC Advantage. “Our Managed Security Services program optimizes investments, prevents and detects threats, and speeds compliance.”
TSC Advantage security experts have thousands of hours of hands-on experience using leading vulnerability management products in commercial and government environments. They provide personal service, rapid response, and custom analysis and recommendations. To learn more about TSC Advantage Managed Security Services, please visit https://tscadvantage.com/solutions/managed-security-services/.
About TSC Advantage
TSC Advantage is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and leader in enterprise security assessments and cybersecurity consulting. Since 2006, government and commercial clients have relied on TSC Advantage to solve evolving cybersecurity challenges. TSC Advantage helped global insurance underwriters pioneer a proactive methodology to assess cyber risk within the U.S. utility and energy sector.
To learn more, visit https://tscadvantage.com.