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.
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 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 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.
Echodyne announced that its EchoGuard radar has been selected by Security Radar Integrators as its preferred 3D radar sensor for C-UAS security solutions. The radar is recognized in the industry as the best-performing sensor in its class and is a critical component for UAS detection, tracking, classification, and identification in multi-sensor systems. Echodyne’s breakthrough MESA™ technology delivers a high-performance radar in a compact, solid-state, commercially-priced format.
Security and Safety Things GmbH (SAST) will demonstrate their open IoT platform for video surveillance cameras at the 2019. The world’s first open and standardized operating system with a global IoT marketplace will feature applications from more than 15 partner software developers running on security cameras from more than five camera manufacturers in an innovative, airport-themed booth.
NEC Corporation has announced an order from Japan Customs, under the Ministry of Finance, for an electronic customs procedure system utilizing face recognition to be installed at the customs inspection areas of six major airports in Japan: New Chitose Airport, Narita International Airport, Haneda Airport, Chubu International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Fukuoka Airport. This electronic customs procedure system utilizes NEC’s face recognition technology.
Vision-Box and partners have signed an agreement to officially launch the “Known Traveler Digital Identity” service, which will facilitate paperless border clearance between Canada and The Netherlands. The program will allow travelers flying between the two countries to enjoy a seamless journey, whereby a simple face scan will be enough to identify the passengers boarding a plane at departure, and to clear immigration on arrival.
Vision-Box has submitted their facial recognition algorithm to tests by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), outperforming other top competitors. NIST provides an independent assessment of facial recognition technology for industry, governments and law enforcement agencies across the globe. The latest benchmark covering 109 algorithms from over 63 providers has ranked Vision-Box´s algorithm within the top 15.
Echodyne announced that Maureen Swanson, Manager of Public Policy and Partner Engagement, will speak June 5th at 2 PM at the FAA UAS Symposium in Baltimore. The event takes place at the Baltimore Convention Center. Swanson will participate on the panel entitled UAS Mitigation at Airports and discuss the importance of precisely tracking and classifying objects of interest so that mitigation protocols can be triggered when appropriate.
Delta Scientific announced that a Delta MP5000 portable barrier stopped a stolen Ford Edge crossover SUV at the North Gate of the Naval Air Station – Corpus Christi. The trespasser had driven across the base to escape but crashed into the Delta unit and erupted into flames. No excavation or sub-surface preparation is required. Once positioned, the mobile barricades will unpack themselves by using hydraulics to raise and lower the barriers off their wheels.
Rasilient Systems has completed Phase II of the video surveillance system upgrade at Fairbanks International Airport (FIA) in Alaska. Phase II at FIA continued the installation of modern video surveillance for the airport to meet the stringent demands needed to provide safety and security for the thousands of passengers FIA serves daily. FIA is a state-owned, public-use airport that averages more than 328 aircraft operations each day
TRENDnet® is excited to announce the expansion of its Specialty Switches line with a Hardened Industrial EN50155 M12 Gigabit PoE+ Railway Switch and two Hardened Industrial Gigabit PoE+ Wall-Mounted Front Access Switches. TRENDnet’s Specialty Switches line feature dependable network switches designed to meet very specific needs in varying niche industries. TRENDnet’s 8-Port Industrial EN50155 M12 Gigabit PoE+ Railway Switch (TI-TPG80) is specifically designed for use with moving buses, railways, and other rolling stock applications.
Vorpal has released a whitepaper in response to the growing global crisis facing airport operations and aviation security from commercial drones flying within controlled airspace. In order to guide effective and timely response efforts to such incursions, this document presents thoughtful analysis of the best technological solutions available for delivering complete drone situational awareness. Vorpal’s proven expertise in this area has resulted in operational deployment of its drone situational awareness solution, VigilAir, by discerning customers globally, and is aimed at the aviation, military, homeland security, critical infrastructures, corrections and UAS traffic management (UTM) markets.
The EN50155 standard determines the operation, design, construction, and testing of electronic equipment deployed for rolling stocks and railway applications. To ensure reliable performance under the unexpected power anomalies, such as voltage variations, power interruptions, and supply changeover, Lanner’s railway computing gateways have been EN50155 certified and undergone a series of environmental testing.
This innovative solution captures images of the user’s 4 fingertips from a single wave of the hand in less than a second. Its unique dynamic acquisition capability allows subjects to be ‘on the move’ during fingerprint capture. MorphoWave Desktop is therefore unchallenged in a wide range of applications where high-speed enrollment and matching, as well as convenience and security are key requirements. This includes border control, flow management and securing sensitive sites. By vastly reducing capture time to less than a second, efficiency and throughput are increased without compromising accuracy.
Surveon Technology is pleased to announce that the world leading maritime and naval CCTV systems integrator has chosen Surveon as their partner for surveillance application. The weather conditions on the sea are always changing, it can be challenging for the outdoor cameras to be able to function properly and record clear images all the time. Surveon 2MP CAM3371EM can handle harsh outdoor conditions, ensuring video footage can still be available in the environment of temperature from −40°C (−40°F) to 50°C (122°F) and 90%+ humidity.
I have mentioned in this space before that I have the opportunity to travel a lot and that this has afforded me an excellent view into how airports are run. But my perspective is not limited to their inner workings. In fact, from my office here in Montreal, I can see the O6L and 24R runways at the P.E. Trudeau airport. This means that, every once in a while, I get to watch these feats of engineering and technology move through the air. And I am reminded of the incredible precision required to get so many planes safely through take-off and landing every day. At the same time, I also know that any disruption on the airfield —no matter how small— can delay flights or threaten security.
With aircrafts, cargos, passengers, luggage and store operation in one huge area, airport operation is one of the most complex tasks. With so many people and things bustling around, security becomes the top priority for every section from check-in areas, passport control areas to runways in the airport. Surveon airport solutions help the administration bureau to deploy security at the highest level. The complete solutions include wide areas covering cameras with advanced video functions such as WDR, RAID NVR with large extended storage, and the best C/P value VMS with built-in 12 video analytics, keeping airport a safe environment.
Dedrone, the market and technology leader in airspace security, announced that its team of Echodyne Corporation, Squarehead Technologies and Battelle, won first place at ThunderDrone’s “Game of Drones” outdoor demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base and AFWERX enclave, June 18-20. Hosted by AFWERX, Team Dedrone bested five other teams in the last of three ThunderDrone rapid prototyping events focusing on countering small, unmanned aerial drones. Team Dedrone successfully demonstrated the capabilities of a layered detection, tracking, classification and mitigation solution that defends protected airspace against aerial drone threats.