Airports / Seaports / Railroads

London Heathrow Transforms Airport Operations with Genetec

Genetec announced that Heathrow Airport’s multi-year investment in Genetec solutions is enabling them to continuously innovate and transform operations. The joint effort provides Heathrow with a unified view across large-scale airport operations to secure people and assets, bringing efficiency and enhancing the passenger experience while ensuring data privacy and cybersecurity compliance.

D-Fend Solutions Bolsters US Team with Defense and Homeland Security Industry Veterans to Meet Surging Demand for Counter-Drone Solutions

D-Fend Solutions announced the expansion of its U.S. team. In response to the rapid growth in demand for the organization’s solutions, these additions to the company will support the continued advancement of its U.S. presence and operations from its Mclean, Virginia office. The company has appointed Gordon Kesting as Vice President, U.S. Sales and Business Development, and Glenn McArthur as Business Development Manager.

FAA Reauthorization Act Extends ASSURE UAS Program and Establishes ASSUREd Safe

The FAA Reauthorization Act 2024, signed by President Biden last week, marks a significant milestone in the advancement of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology and safety. Among its provisions, the extension of the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), FAA’s Center of Excellence for UAS programs, stands out as a crucial initiative driving innovation and collaboration in the UAS industry.

Barnacle Parking Helps the NYPD Solve Local Parking Compliance with Intelligent Device

Barnacle Parking announced its engagement with the New York City Police Department (NYPD). During a pilot program, the NYPD will assess the Barnacle’s ability to improve parking management and promote fairness and efficiency for all New York City residents and visitors. Initially, the NYPD will utilize the Barnacle in a preliminary capacity, primarily as a manual immobilization tool.

D-Fend Solutions Expands and Extends Participation in FAA Program for UAS Detection and Mitigation Testing and Evaluation Aimed at Enhancing Airport Safety

D-Fend Solutions announced expanded and extended participation in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Detection and Mitigation Research Program, aimed at achieving safe and efficient airport and National Airspace System (NAS) operations. The company’s core Counter-UAS system, EnforceAir, underwent testing at a second airport site, Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR).

Quanergy 3D LiDAR Security Solutions Safeguard Railroad Tunnels in One of California’s Largest Cities

Quanergy Solutions provider of 3D LiDAR security solutions, was chosen by a large municipality in California to bolster pedestrian safety in the city’s underground railways where fatality risks and costly liability issues were of growing concern. The California city’s management had been grappling with a substantial number of missed alarms within its underground railroad system due to the intricate terrain and challenging lighting conditions.

Airport Security Chief Upgrades Perimeter Protection Using AdvanceGuard

Perimeter surveillance is an essential aspect of any high-risk site’s operations, and Shannon Airport is no different. The airport’s security team have worked closely with Navtech Radar over the years to create a bespoke system that addresses the airport’s specific security challenges. Chief Security Officer John Francis believes that AdvanceGuard should become the dashboard for all air-side security operators, and here he tells Navtech Radar’s Security Segment Leader Simonas Mikuzis why.

Dedrone Expands FAA Partnership for Counterdrone Operations at Airports

Dedrone announced an expanded partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under Section 383 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which provides for testing of counterdrone detection, tracking, identification and mitigation technologies to develop clearer regulations around the use of these technologies at airports.

HGH Partner in the “Smart Border” Project Between France and the UK Securing the Coast Against Illegal Immigration

The fight against illegal immigration across the Channel is a top priority for the French and British authorities. To address this, the two countries have signed an agreement funded by London to the tune of 72.2 million euros for the period 2022-2023. The aim is to set up a “smart border” based on advanced technologies to secure the coastline and avoid drowning on board makeshift boats.

Genetec Helps Brazil’s Floripa Airport Enhance Safety and Leisure from Curb to Gate

Genetec announced that the company’s flagship unified security platform, Security Center, has been chosen by Brazil’s Hercílio Luz International Airport in Florianópolis (Floripa), to manage its physical security infrastructure, and provide operational insights. Named ‘best airport in Brazil’ by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Secretariat (SAC), Floripa is one of Brazil’s most modern airports.

Advancements in Airport Security with Video Surveillance

By Jay Jason Bartlett Airport security is a crucial aspect of air travel since it safeguards the safety and security of passengers, employees, and aircraft. In reaction to the rise in terrorism and other security threats, airports have implemented a number of security measures to fortify their defenses. One of the biggest advancements in airport […]

Liberty Defense Commences Beta Testing at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. announce that beta testing with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) at the Toronto Pearson International Airport (Pearson) has commenced November 1, 2022, and will continue for a period of two weeks. Toronto Pearson is located in Mississauga, west of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. It is Canada’s largest airport, the sixth-most-connected airport in the world, and the second-most-connected airport in North America.

New Urgent Airport Communication Tool Debuts from AtlasIED and Synect

AtlasIED and Synect invite air travelers around the world to experience LookHear, as the company unveils the first visual digital signage display to tap into Atlas IED’s GLOBALCOM enterprise-wide communications system. GLOBALCOM manages audio announcements and messages at 85 percent of airports in the United States, as well as in major cities around the world, and the new LookHear solution integrates visual content from Synect for multisensory airport communication. LookHear offers airport branding, messaging and swift, efficient deployment of urgent communications in a sleek, custom-designed digital signage endpoint.

Major Airports Turn to HID Global to Help Navigate Bumpy Travel Industry Recovery

As airports navigate an uneven return to pre-pandemic operations, many of the largest are using HID SAFE for Aviation as a unified physical identity and access management solution for defending against security and safety threats while consolidating, automating, and simplifying associated administrative and regulatory processes.

Teleste to Provide On-board Solutions for Alstom Coradia Stream Trains in Italy

Teleste is to provide its on-board solution for Alstom’s Coradia Stream trains in Italy. The companies have agreed on the deployment of Teleste’s solution to 31 of Alstom’s trains with FERROVIENORD, which manages the railway network in the region of Lombardy. With an option for an additional 30 trains, the now-agreed deliveries will begin in 2021, and they will continue the collaboration between Teleste and Alstom that was launched under a platform agreement in 2017.

Iris ID Partners with Securiport Poviding Contactless Biometric Authentication

Iris ID announced it has entered into an agreement to provide its contactless IrisAccess biometric readers to Securiport. Securiport’s automated kiosks and gates authenticate people’s identities at airports, seaports, border crossings and other critical locations. Dr. Enrique Segura, chief executive officer and president, Securiport, said the addition of Iris ID’s biometric technology to Securiport stations enhances the convenience and safety of travelers.

iProov to Provide Contactless Travel Entry for Eurostar as Part of Railway Innovation Initiative

iProov announced that its technology will be used to improve the speed and safety of train travel. Rail passengers using Eurostar services will be the first to take advantage of a facial biometric corridor to enable contactless journeys. The walk-through system will allow customers to complete ticket checks and border exit processes at St Pancras International station without needing to come into contact with people or hardware.

Stadler Continues with Teleste’s Passenger Information and CCTV Systems in the Company’s Trains to Norway

Teleste Corporation and a leading international rail vehicle construction company Stadler have agreed on deliveries of Teleste’s passenger information and CCTV systems to Stadler’s new FLIRT trains for Norwegian State Railways. The deployment will include on-board passenger information (PIS) and CCTV systems for more than 20 trains complemented with video security cameras and video recorders, intercommunication and public address systems.

Teleste Delivers Onboard Solution to Alstom’s New Coradia Trains for CFL in Luxembourg

Teleste Corporation will supply onboard Public Address, Passenger Information display and CCTV solutions to Alstom’s Coradia trains for the Luxembourg state railways, CFL (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois). With the deliveries taking place in 2020–2024, the agreement covers system deployment for 34 EMU trains and includes an option for an additional 20 trains. Today, more than 2,300 Coradia trains operate in Europe as well as in Canada

Genetec Introduces Security Center for Airports to Unify Airport Security and Operations

Genetec announced Security Center for Airports, a new solution designed to help airports of all sizes manage and optimize their security and airport terminal operations. Available immediately, Security Center for Airports enables security managers, control room operators, terminal and ground handling staff as well as passenger experience managers to work together using a single unified product tailored to their unique needs.