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Ava Group (AVA), a provider of security risk management services and technology will be showcasing its portfolio of security solutions at Intersec Dubai 2019, stand S3-C48. Intersec Dubai features a rich selection of exhibitors in Security, Safety & Fire Protection, attracting visitors from the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and well beyond. Ava Group will be presenting the latest exciting solutions from its technology division - which incorporates Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) and BQT Solutions. As a provider of risk management services and technologies, Ava Group offers a portfolio of complementary solutions encompassing both fibre optic intrusion detection and high security access control and locking. Increased investment As a key event for the region and beyond, Intersec Dubai is the perfect way for security providers and buyers to start 2019" Mark Horton, Global Sales & Marketing Director commented, “As a key event for the region and beyond, Intersec Dubai is the perfect way for security providers and buyers to start 2019. Our solutions offer the very latest in security technology and the highest levels of protection, key benefits that we know are always well-received by visitors at the event.” Mark continued, “Over the last couple of years we have seen a significant growth in demand for our products in the Middle East, with increased investment in infrastructure across the region as a whole. Because of continued growth in the market, we have also invested in the expansion of our Dubai-based office and regional support team to ensure we are perfectly placed to supply and service our customers.” Reporting multiple disturbances Future Fibre Technologies will be showcasing its enhanced Aura Ai-2 controller. Featuring unrivalled high-sensitivity detection, location accuracy, cut resilience capability and the industry’s longest linear range - this product features new ultra-low noise optical detection electronics. This ensures a single controller can cover a distance up to 110 kilometres, accurately detecting, locating and reporting multiple disturbances to just +/- two metres. Also on stand S3-C48, BQT Solutions will be demonstrating the new high-strength Orca lock to the middle east market Also on stand S3-C48, BQT Solutions will be demonstrating the new high-strength Orca lock to the middle east market. Building on the success of the award winning YG10, the Orca lock is designed for securing gates, roller doors, shipping containers and any other large door or entryway. Alongside the Orca’s impressive physical attributes, a unique feature is its ability to fully integrate into an access control system, surpassing any other solutions available in the market. Security risk management Orca is fully monitored, weatherproof, and user configurable - providing the perfect indoor and outdoor locking solution. As well as the products themselves, the Ava Group team will be on hand to explain how its solutions are being used in real-world projects to address the latest threats. Mark concluded, “We are looking forward to discussing recent key examples of our technology in action, including a major military closed data network where our data network infrastructure protection solution is protecting against tapping and tampering. These projects illustrate the depth of our expertise in security risk management and highlight the level of protection which we achieve to client’s assets and infrastructure. If you are visiting the event come and have a chat with our friendly and expert team on Stand S3-C48 about your specific security needs.”
Ava Group, a provider of risk management services and technologies, announces new enhancements to its FFT Aura Ai-2 advanced fibre optic detection controller, which offers superior intrusion detection location accuracy together with extended range performance. The system is perfect for monitoring pipelines, perimeters and communications networks. Mark Horton, Global Sales and Marketing Director at Ava Group comments, “The Aura Ai-2 is our next generation controller and was released to industry acclaim last year, being recognised for its ground-breaking performance. However, the system has had further performance upgrades and now offers monitoring of optical distances of 80km for perimeter fence detection or 110km for pipeline or covert buried detection.” Fence mounted application “Accuracy has also been enhanced, the system can now pinpoint an intrusion location down to within +/- 2m metres on a fence mounted application. The controller is also able to cover different applications simultaneously, for example, fence mounted and covert buried detection. This essentially offers two units in one, saving on both procurement and operational costs.” The Aura Ai-2 controller works by pulsing laser light along optical fibre cables connected to each of its two detection channels The Aura Ai-2 controller works by pulsing laser light along optical fibre cables connected to each of its two detection channels. Dependent on the application these cables are either: laid adjacent to a pipeline, attached to a perimeter fence or buried along a perimeter boundary. Minute disturbances cause changes in the scattered light and the Aura Ai-2 controller automatically analyses this reflected light to detect, locate and report disturbances. Reduces nuisance alarms Advanced optical signal processing algorithms, combined with artificial intelligence, accurately and reliably analyse the reflected light to discriminate between intrusions and other causes of disturbance. This significantly reduces nuisance alarms whilst maintaining full awareness of any situation. When wired in a redundant loop configuration the two-channel controller provides cut resilience and continues to provide detection in the event of a deliberate or accidental cable cut. Dr Jim Katsifolis, CTO at Ava Group Technology Division comments, “As is the case with any fibre optic system, the key to increasing performance over distance is to maximise its optical power budget, that is, the maximum allowable optical signal loss the system can tolerate while still maintaining proper operation. We have enhanced our Aura Ai-2 platform by designing new ultra low-noise detection electronics that significantly increase its dynamic range (and consequently its optical power budget).” Protection solution for critical infrastructures “When combined with other design improvements that minimise noise while increasing detected signal strength, the Aura Ai-2 now has an industry leading power budget of 13.5 dB. We’ve achieved higher signal-to-noise ratios across the whole sensor, maximising the signals detected from both the near and far ends of the sensing fibre.” Aura Ai-2 is the ideal protection solution for critical infrastructures such as high-risk oil & gas pipelines, chemical or water pipelines As it utilises the sensitivity of fibre optic technology, Aura Ai-2 is also perfect for monitoring fibre optic communications networks. The system can monitor for tapping and tampering by connecting spare (dark) fibres inside each network cable to Aura Ai-2. Network cable disturbances, including removal of protective layers, attempted tapping or cable movement, will be instantly detected and generate an alarm indicating the location. Aura Ai-2 is the ideal protection solution for critical infrastructures such as high-risk oil & gas pipelines, chemical or water pipelines as they traverse often remote and inhospitable locations. It is also perfect for protecting long boundary perimeters alongside railway lines, airports and ports. Perimeter fence project Mark Horton added, “In the key terms of distance and accuracy, Aura Ai-2 easily outperforms its competitors and has already proven to be highly popular in the market. The system has already been chosen for a large Middle East pipeline and perimeter fence project, with the protection of both assets conveniently controlled from just one controller. In another project, the system has also been employed to monitor and alert of any rockfalls or landslides near a rail line that could endanger people or rolling stock.” Since its launch, Aura Ai-2 has already won awards including at the Securex Poland International Security Fair Awards in relation to its perimeter protection capabilities. With a combination of performance, reliability and flexibility, Aura Ai-2 is finding new and innovative uses as Mark Horton concludes, “This powerful solution has many potential uses and is already being utilised to protect the security of vital government facilities, military installations, critical infrastructure and custodial facilities.”
Ava Group (AVA), global provider of security risk management services and technology will be presenting its portfolio of security solutions at International Security Expo, stand E74. The expo also hosts a range of certified conferences and workshops covering every major sector of the security industry. Taking place over two days at London Olympia, the event focuses on the needs of government and CNI amongst other key sectors. Fibre optic intrusion detection Ava Group will be showcasing the latest solutions from its technology division - incorporating Future Fibre Technologies and BQT Solutions. The Ava Group is a market leader of risk management services and technologies, offering a portfolio of complementary solutions encompassing both fibre optic intrusion detection and high security access control and locking. Mark Horton, Global Sales & Marketing Director – Future Fibre Technologies commented, “Our brands have a strong pedigree in some of the expo’s key sectors including government and CNI, and we’re very much looking forward to discussing with visitors how Ava’s solutions can be applied to protect their organisations. Ava Group has had some major project wins in recent months including a major military closed data network, who have selected our data network infrastructure protection solution to secure its network against tapping and tampering. It is projects such as this that demonstrate Ava Group’s expertise in security risk management and protection of client’s assets and infrastructure.” Perimeter security technology New ultra-low noise optical detection electronics ensure a single controller can cover a distance up to 110 kilometres Ava Group’s CTO – Technology, Dr Jim Katsifolis will be presenting in the Perimeter Security & Intrusion Detection Technology Workshop on ‘Security within security in a converged perimeter intrusion detection solution’ on the first morning of the exhibition. An accomplished R&D professional, Jim will explore the latest generation of PIDS technologies, the convergence of intrusion detection and cybersecurity as well as addressing some common myths in this field. Featured on the stand will be the enhanced Aura Ai-2 controller from Future Fibre Technologies. This market-leading product offers unrivalled high-sensitivity detection, location accuracy, cut resilience capability and the industry’s longest linear range. New ultra-low noise optical detection electronics ensure a single controller can cover a distance up to 110 kilometres and can accurately detect, locate and report multiple disturbances to +/- 2 metres. Security management solution Ava Group is also previewing its Small Site Assurance range, which is designed to protect remote unmanned locations through a holistic security management solution. The solution incorporates intrusion detection, access control and locking as well as environmental monitoring - all controlled remotely from a simple graphical user interface. The Small Site Assurance range is particularly suited for utilities, telecoms, energy, oil & gas and data centres that are at risk from threats such as vandalism, opportunistic and targeted theft, terrorist attack, trespass, system failure, accident or injury. Orca locking security solution The Orca lock is a high-strength lock designed for securing gates, roller doors, shipping containers, and any other large door or entryway From BQT Solutions, Ava Group will be demonstrating the Orca lock. Building on the success of the award winning YG10, the Orca lock is a high-strength lock designed for securing gates, roller doors, shipping containers, and any other large door or entryway. Alongside the Orca’s impressive physical attributes, its ability to integrate into an access control system is what elevates it beyond anything available in the market. Fully monitored, weatherproof, and user configurable, the Orca is the perfect indoor and outdoor locking solution. BQT will also demonstrate the latest software integration between its miPASS Access TMS software and Paxton’s Net2 access control software. The integration enables the seamless addition of BQT biometric readers to new or existing Net2 systems, facilitating a smooth transition from less secure card technologies to more robust options like fingerprint biometrics and BQT’s own miPASS credentials.
Future Fibre Technologies (FFT), global provider of fibre optic technology for intrusion detection is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at ISC West, booth 19125. ISC West is the largest trade show for the US security industry with over 1,000 exhibiting companies. Taking place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, the show’s comprehensive program also features the SIA Education@ISC, running from 10-12 April. FFT provides products for a range of applications including perimeter intrusion, data network tapping and tampering detection Maximises probability of intrusion detection FFT are specialists in fibre optic intrusion detection, with a product range built on decades of knowledge and experience. FFT’s superior technology maximises sensitivity and probability of detection, whilst minimising the likelihood of nuisance alarms, providing a more reliable solution. FFT provides products for a range of applications including perimeter intrusion (fence mounted and covert buried), data network tapping and tampering detection and oil and gas pipeline third party interference (TPI). Erick Reynolds, Vice President (Americas) of FFT commented, “FFT have been exhibiting at ISC West for many years now because we recognise the huge benefits it offers. Even with our long-established presence in the US, we believe it’s important to stay connected to the market and give potential customers the opportunity to come along, meet our team and learn how we can help their business. It’s also fantastic to meet so many of our existing clients and continue to build on those relationships.” Aura Ai-2 introduces a next generation laser optics platform that brings the science of data driven artificial intelligence to the real world of perimeter intrusion detection AI driven laser optics platform FFT welcomes you to visit them at booth 19125 where their team will be pleased to introduce their world-class portfolio of advanced fibre optic end-to-end perimeter intrusion detection solutions. The most recent addition is Aura Ai-2 - a new product platform featuring extended detection range, enhanced intrusion location accuracy and cut resilient capabilities. Aura Ai-2 introduces a next generation laser optics platform that brings the science of data driven artificial intelligence to the real world of perimeter intrusion detection. This latest product launch demonstrates FFT’s commitment to developing robust and reliable security solutions for its growing list of global customers. Also at FFT’s stand will be representatives and products from access control manufacturer BQT Solutions. Visitors can benefit from a broader portfolio of complementary solutions encompassing both fibre optic intrusion detection and biometric and card access control. Comprehensive range of security solutions Together, Future Fibre Technologies and BQT comprise the technology division of the newly formed FFT Group, the result of FFT’s successful recent takeover of BQT’s parent company, MaxSec. The new group is well placed as a market leader of risk management services and technologies, already trusted by some of the most security conscious commercial, industrial, military and government clients in the world. Mark Horton, Global Sales and Marketing Director (Technology Division) remarked, “We are pleased to have FFT and BQT exhibiting together this year. ISC West represents another step towards integrating both companies so that we can offer our collective customer base a more comprehensive range of solutions to protect their businesses. I look forward to introducing current customers to a second range of high quality products that offers clear synergies with the solutions they are already familiar with. Both companies manufacture market leading products that are now available from a single source, for those requiring a superior risk mitigation solution.”
BQT Solutions, a manufacturer of high-security card and biometric readers and locks, will be exhibiting at ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas on April 10-13 at booth 20134. The company is proud to be showcasing a selection of new innovations this year including the YG10 Roller Door lock, which is also featured in ISC West’s new product showcase. BQT Solutions provides a wide range of both off-the-shelf products and customised access control solutions. BQT is trusted by some of the most high-risk organisations in the world and works with major system integrators, security consultants and end users to develop tailored solutions that fulfil a range of access control requirements. Daniel DeBlasio, Vice President of Sales, BQT Solutions America, Inc comments, “BQT is excited to see that the market is further embracing the convergence of physical access and IT, a trend that we at BQT Solutions have embraced from the beginning with our approach to open platforms. ISC West is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate to customers how BQT is continuing to bring new and exciting innovations that enable them to get the best out of their access control solution.” The YG80 lock is powered by a super capacitor instead of a battery backup, ensuring increased reliability and life expectancy Enhanced user experience BQT Solutions will be showing a sneak peak of their latest software integration between their miPASS Access TMS Software and Paxton’s Net2 Software. Dan continues, “We are very excited to be partnering with Paxton to produce a more streamlined user experience for our customers. With this integration users can be enrolled for our biometric readers directly through the Paxton Net2 Software. This eliminates the need to have two separate interfaces for managing your access control credentials.” BQT Solutions has also announced the impending launch of their latest roller door lock - YG80 or Orca lock. BQT has built on the success of the highly popular YG10 to offer a host of additional features to cater to a broader range of applications. These include a tamper detection switch and an internal heater for cold storage and transportation environment requirements. Furthermore, the YG80 is powered by a super capacitor instead of a battery backup, ensuring increased reliability and life expectancy. The unit is highly robust in extreme weather conditions, with a 3‐meter flying cable through an IP68 rated cable gland. This lock will be available from August 2018. The FFT Group is well placed in risk management services and technologies Fibre optics to biometrics BQT’s products will also be featured by Future Fibre Technologies at booth 19125. Together, Future Fibre Technologies and BQT comprise the technology division of the newly formed FFT Group, the result of FFT’s successful takeover of BQT’s parent company, MaxSec. The new group is well placed in risk management services and technologies, already trusted by some of the most security conscious commercial, industrial, military and government clients in the world. Visitors can benefit from a broader portfolio of complementary solutions encompassing both fibre optic intrusion detection and biometric and card access control. Risk mitigation solution Mark Horton, Global Sales and Marketing Director (Technology Division) remarked, “We are pleased to have FFT and BQT exhibiting together this year. ISC West represents another step towards integrating both companies so that we can offer our collective customer base a more comprehensive range of solutions to protect their businesses.” “I look forward to introducing current customers to a second range of high quality products that offers clear synergies with the solutions they are already familiar with. Both companies manufacture market leading products that are now available from a single source, for those requiring a superior risk mitigation solution.”