Lancaster is a charter city in northern Los Angeles County with a growing population of over 172,660. The city has been taking significant steps to leverage smart technologies to improve the lives of their citizens. In accordance with the city’s vision of Strategic Technology, Innovation, and Resilience (STIR), the City of Lancaster launched a number of projects and initiatives towards becoming a Smart City, and continues to implement changes that advance accessibility, engagement, infrastructure, safety, and sustainability.
Reflecting a major endorsement for decentralized identity, Ontology announced today that ONT ID, its decentralized digital identity application, has surpassed 1.5 million users. ONT ID uses blockchain and cryptographic technology to connect people, data, and services in a decentralized way. It allows users to take charge of their digital identity by giving them control of how and when their information is shared, and with whom.
Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America’s medical imaging division has a longstanding reputation for delivering Ultra HD micro-head cameras for today’s most sophisticated surgical robotics, scopes and diagnostic devices with outstanding results and reliability. A prime example of this would be the Sorgini Eye Institute’s use of the Panasonic i-PRO 4K Ultra HD Micro Camera for ocular surgery. Located in the city of Greater Sudbury, the Sorgini Eye Institute is the only permanent excimer laser clinic in Northern Ontario.
Keeping Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel safe on the job is a crucial part of the Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) mission. Nearly every day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents come across drones that may have been used to facilitate the movement of illicit drugs or people across the southern border.
Intrinsic ID announced a partnership with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to make its industry-leading digital authentication and security technology accessible to DARPA researchers. The Intrinsic ID QuiddiKey hardware IP and Apollo FPGA IP will be available through the DARPA Toolbox Initiative, which provides DARPA researchers open licensing opportunities with commercial technology vendors.
Snap One introduced new Control4 solutions that advance the smart home security experience at ISC West 2021. Debuting for the first time together since the merger in 2019, the Snap One stand features new products such as the all-new T4 Series Touchscreen that delivers a professional-grade smart home performance, and the Control4 Chime Video Doorbell that brings an unparalleled automation experience to the front door.
oneM2M is currently finalizing a set of specifications for Release 4 of the standard while conducting parallel work on features to include in Release 5. Some of the new features under discussion include the topics of AI for Internet of Things (IoT) systems, tools for data licensing and, controls to guarantee adherence to privacy regulation such as GDPR and PIPA (Korea). Participation in oneM2M’s technical standardization activities is open to organizations across the world.
Maptelligent provides indoor mapping capabilities for facility managers and public safety-first responders to ensure safer more efficient physical environments for schools, businesses, universities, and hospitals. MAPT has a team of experienced former first responders, emergency managers, and armed services professionals who have combined their boots on the ground knowledge with business experience obtained from working at leading technology providers.
Cloudastructure announced it has secured more than $29.6 million in crowd-sourced commitments from more than 10,000 investors and over $22 million in exercisable warrants in its first RegA+ offering. Since the $29.6 million raise began, Cloudastructure has rapidly grown its sales and engineering development team ten-fold and intends to scale even more in the coming months to achieve its revenue goals. The round is still open and you can invest here at invest.cloudastructure.com.
Altronix announces that their recently introduced NetWay4BT and NetWay8BT 802.3bt 4PPoE Managed Midspans are UL294 listed for access control systems. The UL294 listing reaffirms the high quality and performance of these solutions that end users, architects, and security consultants demand for mission critical access control applications. Altronix NetWay8BT 8-port 802.3bt compliant Managed Midspan provides up to 90W per port (480W max).
The terrain along our northern border with Canada is vast and unique, and features a diverse array of geographical landscapes including the grasslands, prairies, and lowland plains of North Dakota and the mountains and badlands of Montana. Safeguarding and securing the northern border against threats and illegal activities, such as human trafficking and smuggling of illicit drugs, presents unique challenges because of its various distinct landscapes and multiple points of entry into the country.
Iris ID will showcase its biometric technology at the National Sheriff’s Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition later this month, the company has announced. The company aims to capitalize on the law enforcement sector’s intensifying interest in biometric identification solutions. The company already has a strong footing in the law enforcement sector. Its OU7S-AK camera module, for example, was embraced by the County of Los Angeles for its prisoner release process last year.
Milestone Systems announce the appointment of Bill Rainey as Vice President for Channel Sales Strategy. To meet aggressive growth ambitions, Milestone is expanding its Global Sales team with several, new functions and has appointed Rainey to lead Channel Sales Strategy. The new organization is designed to empower Milestone’s strong partner community to sell true business outcomes to customers. Rainey will oversee and drive channel sales strategy as well as the design and implementation of high value partner engagement and enablement programs.
Qognify announced the launch of VisionHub 6.0, a VMS+ that enables organizations in critical and highly regulated environments to effectively and efficiently respond to security threats, and mitigate the impact of incidents. VisionHub is built around the core of a high-performance VMS. It centralizes, integrates and organizes core physical security systems and sensors into a single video-centric interface, providing control room operators with heightened situational awareness and powerful incident response management capabilities.
RS2 announced its strategy for delivering integrated solutions optimized for environments where advanced security and IoT data are required to provide security, operational efficiency, insight, and agility. It will offer bundled software solutions based on razberi™ servers and including the most recent release of Access It! Universal, to enable customers to achieve higher levels of resilience, management, and deployment across their infrastructures.
Allegion announced the unveiling of its next generation reader controller – the Schlage RC. This new innovative device combines the power of the Pure IP access control technology pioneered by ISONAS with Schlage’s intelligent hardware and credentials, delivering a comprehensive and cost-effective perimeter solution to customers. The benefits of having a panel and reader in a single enclosure not only eliminates the need for multiple devices, but creates a simplified architecture with ease-of-installation.
HID Global announced it has delivered a redesigned ePassport booklet and document issuance software to Estonia’s Police and Border Guard Board (PPA ). The European country, known worldwide as a pioneer of electronic identity and services, recently issued the new passport booklet, making it possible for citizens renewing their travel documents to receive the new ePassport. Document holders benefit from various forward-looking features.
Essence Group announced the launch of WeR@Home+, a next generation security and home management platform. Essence is partnering with European security services providers, including Securitas Direct Switzerland, to pilot the new offering. WeR@Home+ leverages state-of-the-art IoT technology to expand Essence Group’s existing WeR@Home
smart home management offering, including connectivity to LTE networks, a new family of connected security devices, and a rich set of reporting and analytics tools for service providers.
Genetec announced an update to its camera registry module for Genetec Clearance a digital evidence management system that facilitates collaboration between public safety agencies, corporate security departments, businesses, and the public. Video evidence is an invaluable tool to help investigators review events, assist the public, and solve crimes. The methods used to retrieve recordings from privately-owned cameras are cumbersome and time-consuming, as they rely on officers manually collecting video from the scene.
Interface Security Systems announced a new AI-based Anti-Loitering System designed to prevent intrusions before they happen. The system features an AI-based object detection system that can detect people or vehicles and trigger pre-recorded, scenario-specific voice messages to deter loitering. The Anti-Loitering System can be customized by loss prevention teams to play different warning and notification messages depending on location and dwell time.