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emaratech, a technology and management consulting company which is part of the Investment Corporation Dubai (ICD), is capitalising on its strong participation in the 2019 edition of Airport Show to showcase its collection of cutting-edge technology products, with the key highlight being the Smart Corridor, a first of its kind in the world product that is helping authorities in effective border control and ensuring seamless passenger experience at airports. As the pressure to effectively handle 450 million passengers by 2020 increases, airports in the Arabian Gulf are deploying smart airport solutions for driving efficiency, increasing security and improving the passenger experience. emaratech, the Arab world’s undisputed leader in Border Control and Seamless Passenger Experience solutions, is going all out to tap the global smart airport market expected to be worth US$14.87 billion by 2021. Smart and seamless airport experience We have been playing a crucial role in making the airport experience smart and seamless"In its 19th edition, the Airport Show will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) from 29 April 29 – 1 May. Airport Show is being organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. emaratech will use its long-standing participation in Airport Show to reach out to the world. Thani Alzaffin, Director General and Board Member of emaratech, said: “We have been playing a crucial role in making the airport experience smart and seamless. We focus first on people and then on processes. We want the UAE to play a leading role in shaping a better and smart future and enrich travel experiences, leading to the fulfilment of the paperless government objective by Smart Dubai Government.” Smart Trolley way finding device Because of AI capabilities and Iris recognition biometrics, officials are allowed recognition while the passengers are movingIn addition to displaying eyen, Smart Corridor, and Next Generation Border (NGE) solution, emaratech will also be showcasing the Smart Trolley which allows passengers to power their personal devices and acts as a real-time way finding device in the airport via an interactive 3D-map. For flight and gate information, the device updates the information on a real-time basis for passengers at the airports. The biggest Seamless Passenger Experience product is Smart Corridor, which enables passengers to enter the corridor in a sequence and their Iris will be captured on the fly without the need to present any travel document or stand in queue for Iris capture. Smart Corridor is currently under operational experiment at T3 Departure. Because of Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities and Iris recognition biometrics, officials are allowed recognition while the passengers are moving, wearing sunglasses or contact lens, and even running – accurately and quickly. eyen iris recognition system The ‘eyen' iris recognition system performs simultaneous document and iris scans to verify a traveller's identityWith a record capture speed of less than two seconds, ‘eyen’ is the most convenient and secure verification technology in the region. The ‘eyen' iris recognition system performs simultaneous document and iris scans to verify a traveller's identity. The ‘eyen’ technology enhances passengers’ experience with minimal amount of changes in habit norms. emaratech has been at the forefront of developing and maintaining web-based solutions for government operations, automating a host of administrative processes, including the issuance of visas, residence permits, national IDs and medical fitness as well as many other services in the UAE. The company’s smart gates are operational at international airports in the UAE, Jordan and Sultanate of Oman.
Milestone Systems, a pioneer in open platform IP video management software, recently hosted the regional partner and customer events MIPS (Milestone Integration Platform Symposium) in Nashville, Copenhagen and Bali. The three events attracted nearly 2,000 attendees and 124 exhibitors, to discuss industry-relevant themes such as the impact of disrupting innovation, blending human and machine intelligence, and how the power of the platform economy is a game-changer for players who build intelligent video technology and security solutions. On stage, C-level Executive Advisor and author Sangeet Paul Choudary spoke about the platform revolution within the security industry and the transition from pipelines to platforms, examining the core interaction between consumer and producer. As a true platform-based business and business community orchestrator, Milestone Systems unveiled their new digital platform Milestone Marketplace. Marketplace helps unleash the innovation power of the Milestone Systems partner community and makes it easier for them to explore new business opportunities outside their existing partner network and customer base. Responsible use of software and technology The core message in the Copenhagen Letter is that one must ensure that technology is used in a balanced mannerWith the innovation power and reach that Milestone Systems and its partner community bring to the market, comes a need to advocate responsible use of software and technology. This was the overarching theme of all three regional events. Milestone Systems has taken an active role in creating the Copenhagen Letter, a technology declaration developed by 150 people from all industries and signed by more than 5,000 individuals. The core message in the Copenhagen Letter is that one must ensure that technology is used in a balanced manner. This message was well received by the partners, end-customers and industry professionals present at MIPS. Other highlights from the events Other highlights of the three regional events include a presentation of the Milestone Systems platform roadmap, cloud strategy, a new Technology Partner Program, a new driver framework, and the status on the company’s Accelerate Innovation program in Research & Development. External industry professionals included Futurist Brian Solis, who talked about Innovation in the era of Darwinism, entrepreneur Ola Ahlvarsson, who discussed exponential technologies and industry transformation entrepreneurship, and IHS Markit, elaborating on the development in the surveillance industry. Recognising the partners Milestone Systems celebrated its all-important foundation of the business model, namely the partner communityWith the Milestone Systems community events in Nashville, Copenhagen and Bali, Milestone Systems celebrated its all-important foundation of the business model, namely the partner community. Partners were officially recognised with awards saluting top performances in sales, marketing, technology, collaboration and innovation for camera partners, solution partners, technology partners, distribution partners, channel partners and installations of 2018. “Once again, the interest, engagement and commitment from our community of partners have been overwhelming. MIPS is no longer a Milestone Systems event; it is truly a partner event. It shows the strength and the opportunities that lie within our platform and within our community. “I’m very excited to see where the future brings us and how we can create new innovations within video technology in new and even more responsible ways,” said Kenneth Hune Petersen, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Milestone Systems.
Comelit Group successfully inspired at the industry first, ‘The Security Event,’ presenting new and existing customers with its latest smart solutions in stylish door entry, home automation, fire and CCTV. On stand SE28 at the premiere exhibition, Comelit unveiled its innovative Switch solution, which has been developed solely for installers to enable a simple ‘switch’ upgrade to an audio or video panel option. Also well-received was Comelit’s latest simple to install Ciao audio panel, with die-cast aluminium front panel that can be assembled in many configurations to suit all housing needs in a simple and functional way. Fire detection solutions Comelit’s latest fire detection solutions were on display, including its accredited automatic fire detection systems, together with stylish conventional and addressable panels. Says Francesca Boeris, Managing Director Comelit Group UK: “As a founding partner to The Security Event, we had high expectations and we are naturally delighted that these have been delivered, both in terms of quality visitors to our stand and the opportunity to present our latest products and services.” Switch and Ciao are just two examples in our growing portfolio to illustrate how Comelit is listening to customers" “Switch and Ciao are just two examples in our growing portfolio to illustrate how Comelit is listening to customers and creating solutions that offer high performance, cost effective simple installation capability. Our fire detection display was also well received, with The Security Event being the perfect platform to illustrate how it complements our globally recognised security product portfolio.” Connected lifestyle The Security Event allowed Comelit to demonstrate its latest range of CCTV systems, including its state-of-the-art AHD100 series to complement the professional CCTV range will be on display. The AHD100 comprises three DVR versions at 4MP with the possibility to offer four to six channels, six cameras and 2 PTZ. Francesca concluded: “The Security Event was Comelit’s opportunity to present its evolution into becoming an all-encompassing security and fire detection solutions provider, presenting simple to install systems to ‘bring to life’ customer requirements for a stylish, mobile connected lifestyle. And as our stand campaign of ‘Your Security, Our Job,’ implied, we will continue to offer products and services capable of meeting the demands of today’s ever changing working and home environment.”
The yearly Euralarm Symposium is the place to get insights about where the fire safety and security industry is heading in the near future. The annual event, this year organised on May 13th in Madrid, is all about innovation, legislation, regulation and standardisation, impacting one of the most successful Industries in Europe: electronic security and fire safety. This years’ keynote speaker is Alberto Garcia Mogollon, Head of Innovation Policy with BSI, the British Standards Institution. The symposium, organised by the industry’s main European representative body and trade association, focusses on significant market developments. The event will take place in the Melia Madrid Serrano Hotel in Madrid, Spain, on May 13th. Fire and security professionals, installers, manufacturers, end users, building managers and certifiers will gather in the Spanish capital to discuss the latest trends and developments in the fire safety and security Industry. Trends affecting fire and security industry The focus will be on key trends affecting the fire and security industry, providing participants insight into the latest and upcoming developmentsThe Euralarm Symposium’s broad and inclusive approach will allow the security and fire safety community to discuss a variety of up-and-coming topics impacting the industry. The focus this year will be on key trends affecting the fire and security industry, providing participants insight into the latest and upcoming developments, standardisation and regulations that will shape the future of the sector. Euralarm is thrilled to introduce the keynote speaker for the 2019 Symposium: Alberto Garcia Mogollon. Alberto is the Head of Innovation Policy with BSI, the British Standards Institution. Alberto is BSI’s expert on the role of standards to support innovation. Alberto was recently selected as one of the five experts on the CEN/CENELEC Innovation Steering Committee, which provides strategic direction to the CEN/CENELEC Innovation Plan actions. With his knowledge and expertise, Alberto will shed light on how standardisation can drive innovation, and vice versa. New Euralarm Manifesto The Symposium will address innovation and standardisation and the impact of these themes on our industryThis year's Symposium will also be the moment that Euralarm unveils its new Euralarm Manifesto, outlining strategies and focus areas for 2019 - 2024. It will also address innovation and standardisation and the impact of these themes on our industry. The symposium’s Networking Lunch will start at 12:30. The programme will kick off at 14:00 until 18:00. A Networking Break during the afternoon and a President’s Dinner in the evening (optional) will allow participants to share insights and exchange views on the industry. Professionals who want to participate in the Euralarm Symposium can start their registration for this event at the Euralarm website.
Nortek Security & Control LLC, a provider of wireless security, home automation, access control and health and wellness technology, introduced the 2GIG eSeries, the next generation of the 2GIG security and control ecosystem that includes two all-new GC2e and GC3e panels and a new line of encrypted sensors. The introduction was made at ISC West 2019 in Nortek Security & Control Booth #20015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to Nortek Security & Control Vice President of Products Quinto Petrucci, the 2GIG eSeries offers both end-users and dealers an enhanced security and control ecosystem that builds on the reliability and peace-of-mind that are synonymous with the 2GIG name. New encrypted sensors This is a major update to the line, designed to benefit both dealers and their homeowner customers" “This is a major update to the line, designed to benefit both dealers and their homeowner customers,” Petrucci said. “For homeowners, the new encrypted sensors enhance peace of mind, knowing their system is even more secure and resistant to hacks and breaches.” “The new panels deliver an upgraded user experience, including a contemporary new design that will look at home in any setting. For dealers, the encrypted sensors will only communicate with an eSeries panel, which prevents a competitor from taking over an eSeries installation by only installing a new panel.” Glass break sensor Compatible encrypted 2GIG sensors include the Standard Door/Window Sensor, Motion Sensor, Glass Break Sensor, Key Fob Sensor, and Recessed D/W Sensor – with more to come in the near future. And the two new panels support all traditional 2GIG sensors and other legacy 345 sensors for easy system upgrades. “For dealers, this is a best-of-both,” said Petrucci. The new GC2e panel includes a larger, brighter 5” capacitive touch screen, while the GC3e features a 7” touchscreen. Both panels have best-in-class 2-way audio and front-firing speakers for exceptional audio performance. Additionally, the new GC3e panel exclusively includes the 2GIG Smart Areas feature, enabling security partitioning that makes it easier than ever to set up independently protected areas in homes. Simplifying installation Smart Areas delivers greater personalisation and functionality for the end user" Smart Areas delivers greater personalisation and functionality for the end user, while simplifying installation for the dealer. “Think of it as four systems for the price of one,” said Petrucci. "The GC3e panel also includes on-board demo and promo videos that keep users in-the-know and a screen saver mode with slideshows that displays homeowners’ favourite images when alerts and alarms are cleared.” “We have taken our proven GC2 and GC3 panels and added essential features and upgrades to enhance peace-of-mind for the homeowner,” Petrucci concluded, “and we are giving dealers an exceptional new product line to help them win and retain more business.”