Radio frequency Identification
HID Global, global provider of trusted identity solutions, announced that it has won the 2018 RFID Journal Live! Best New Product award for its new Mini Tamper-Evident Beacon, the industry’s first Bluetooth beacon to provide anti-theft protection for IoT-based location services and conditioning monitoring applications. “The latest addition to our IoT services for asset management addresses the escalating need to protect sensitive assets and equipment in more connected and inte...
SALTO BLUEnet Wireless has been developed to meet the highest demands related to security and ease of use. This access control system is networked through Bluetooth RF and especially designed for doors where real-time control is required. SALTO BLUEnet can be installed as an independent system or can complement SALTO Virtual Network (SVN) in areas of a building where real-time control is required. Control and management of all access points can be done remotely and in real-time from one or more...
Cost-optimised digital technologies are the fastest-growing digital licensed mobile radio (LMR) technology, as global LMR users migrate to digital. Deployments of cost-optimised digital technologies increased by 16 percent in 2017, reaching more than $1 billion in revenue, compared to an average of 7 percent growth for the overall LMR market. More than 3 million users adopted cost-optimised digital technologies for the first time in 2017, and the installed base of these types of soluti...
Siklu Inc., the global supplier of mmWave wireless solutions, has awarded Convergint Technologies, worldwide service-based systems integrator, as their Top Security Systems Integrator Partner in North America in 2017-2018. This decision was based upon the successful partnership between the companies over the past 2 years. Siklu wireless fiber solutions Siklu’s wireless fiber solutions were chosen by Convergint in a number of video surveillance projects across North America, includi...
AMAG Technology, a security solution provider specialising in access control, video management, policy-based identity solutions, visitor management and incident and case management, welcomes TagMaster as its newest member of the Symmetry Preferred Partner Program. TagMaster’s XT 1 and XT Mini long-range readers integrate with AMAG’s Symmetry™ Access Control software. AMAG Technology and TagMaster cooperatively tested and approved this integration. The quick and easy configurat...
As physical stores look to push the boundaries of retail design, demand for non-intrusive security systems at the store entrance/exit is growing. Checkpoint Systems, a supplier of source to shopper solutions for the global retail industry, has responded with the launch of an underfloor RFID antenna, UF-1. Delivering the same market-leading quality as Checkpoint’s more traditional EAS antennas, but using unique, patented RFID reader technology, the UF-1 system offers a large read range, wi...
Former Managing Director (MD) of Defence and Intelligence for Lockheed Martin, Andy Madge, has joined the Managing Board of Frequentis UK, taking over responsibility for the UK and Ireland subsidiary of Frequentis AG. The phased handover from existing MD John Gurney will conclude John’s 18 successful years with Frequentis to begin his retirement in early spring. Frequentis UK is active in the United Kingdom and Ireland markets with projects in all Frequentis business segments – Civil and Military Air Traffic Control, Public Transport, Public Safety, Maritime and Aeronautical Information/Data Management. Over the course of his 18-year tenure, John Gurney was the driving force behind the development and expansion of Frequentis UK. The subsidiary experienced incredible market growth under his leadership, expanding the London-based company from a small branch into one that delivers significantly to the international Frequentis Group we see today. Continual experience in related sectorsExperience, leadership and strong customer relationships are a key to Frequentis’ success" His successor, Andy Madge, is an experienced leader with background in aerospace, defence, intelligence and air traffic management. He served for 20 years in the Royal Air Force as an aero systems engineer before joining Cobham Aviation Services, in a general management role for both the engineering and air traffic control businesses. Most recently, from 2012 to 2017, Andy worked for Lockheed Martin, initially as Project Director in the air traffic management business before becoming MD for the defence and intelligence business. “Experience, leadership and strong customer relationships are a key to Frequentis’ success. Over the past 17 years, John Gurney has led the development of the UK business outside of what was the traditional air traffic control environment, achieving major account success in all of the key business areas of the Frequentis Group, while developing the UK and Ireland subsidiary into one of the largest markets globally for the Frequentis group. I would like to thank John for his exceptional service and commitment to Frequentis and wish him well with his retirement.” “I am delighted that we have a leader of Andy Madge’s caliber joining Frequentis. He will ensure continuity while driving the company forward and implementing our regionalisation strategy for the UK and Ireland," noted Frequentis CEO Hannes Bardach. UK and Ireland a strong platform Frequentis AG sees the UK and Ireland market as a particularly strong platform for its range of control room solutions with a focus over coming years to deliver more projects and expanded capabilities in this area. This regionalisation approach for delivering local competences is at the core of the Frequentis strategy for continued growth.Frequentis UK has seen recent success in securing the Ambulance Radio Programme with the National Health Service Frequentis UK has seen recent success in securing the Ambulance Radio Programme with the National Health Service (NHS), as well as delivering defence ATM upgrades under the Ministry of Defence’s MARSHALL programme. The company continues to provide control room solutions for the Metropolitan Police Service, Network Rail and NATS, among others. Andy initially joined Frequentis in September 2017 to begin the preliminary handover of the UK and Ireland responsibilities and will continue the phased handover with John until his departure in March 2018.
Checkpoint Systems, a supplier of source to shopper solutions for the global retail industry, has announced a radical shake-up of its range of electronic article surveillance (EAS) antennas, with the introduction of a revolutionary new electronics platform. Unveiled at NRF’s Big Show, NEO will deliver enhanced detection and connectivity to retailers, enabling them to improve store operations. The powerful new electronics represent a seismic shift in the way radio frequency-based (RF) EAS solutions perform in store and enable the sensors to become a key part of the connected store environment. Available immediately, NEO will debut in a range of new, more aesthetically pleasing antenna designs, aiding retailers that are looking to create a more enticing shop entrance. NEO pushes the capabilities of RF-based EAS solutionsNEO will debut in a range of new, more aesthetically pleasing antenna designs to create more enticing shop entrances NEO pushes the capabilities of RF-based EAS solutions, boosting the standard detection range by up to 35% so that retailers can increase the distance between each antenna to 2.7m. The unique electronics deliver superior detection and mean the sensors are capable of protecting the smallest of labels – including those used on cosmetics products against theft, in either the current aisle width setup or wider. A first for the retail industry, NEO-enabled antennas will feature wireless Bluetooth connectivity. This means that stores will no longer have to connect antennas via underfloor cabling – a costly and time-consuming process. Its remote connectivity ensures that the EAS investment is maximised, with Checkpoint providing a live system health check and online service support, while alarm-related data can be synchronised to the cloud to provide real-time actionable insights. New NP10 and NP20 sensors With smaller, more efficient electronics, the antenna’s footprint has been minimised. The new NP10 and NP20 sensors – the next generation of the highly successful P10 and P20 devices are the first to include NEO electronics. Developed for grocery and big box retailers, they will feature a less intrusive, lightweight, more contemporary look with a brushed metal frame. Importantly the antennas have been designed with RFID in mind, with retailers able to seamlessly upgrade their sensors without any impact on the antenna frame. The challenges faced by retailers 50 years ago are inherently different than those faced today" Simon Edgar, Senior Director of Product Management for EAS/RFID Systems and Software at Checkpoint Systems, commented: “We designed the blueprint for the very first EAS antenna and it’s exciting to be the one ushering in a new era for the technology. The challenges faced by retailers 50 years ago are inherently different than those faced today. Retailers are now led by data and NEO is pivotal to loss prevention sensors becoming part of the connected store. The revolutionary electronics that we’ve developed allow for the seamless transfer of data to the cloud which ultimately helps stores to make informed business decisions, based on analytics.” The NP10 and NP20 sensors are available immediately, and Checkpoint will unveil further designs for other vertical markets throughout 2018.
Global Net Solutions (GNS), an innovator in facilities-based smart security and business intelligence solutions unveiled its S-Badge, a revolutionary IoT-based security solution designed to improve safety and tackle insider threats and breaches in high security environments, such as airports, hospitals, school districts and college campuses, government agencies and more. The S-Badge solution is the world’s first security system leveraging a multi-sensor Bluetooth low energy beacon, multiple data sensors and High Frequency RFID technology to track people, property and assets with location monitoring in indoor and outdoor settings. Each badge is individually customised with a printed photo ID on a scratch-proof and water-resistant bevelled surface. Artificial intelligence and machine learning Unlike other systems, the S-Badge leverages the latest IoT technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to enhance security and unlock an entirely new range of functionality and data that go far beyond today’s standards. The proprietary, turn-key solution utilises an innovative system of on-site LoRa gateways and a battery-smart, all-in-one authentication badge that verifies a user's identity based on location, a biometric signature and a preprogrammed NFC chip. The S-Badge also features a panic button to discretely signal an emergency, along with the badges’ location. “We’re living in a time when security and privacy have never been more important, yet no company is tracking people once they’re in the door,” said Michael Elias, director of business development, Global Net Solutions. “Existing systems let the fox in the hen house, so we developed the S-Badge. Now you can be 100% sure of who is accessing what, where and when, without risk of security breaches from negligence, oversights or abuse. Most importantly, we only track individuals when they are within the campus or facility, not at home or off duty.” The S-Badge’s unique three-factor authentication process provides the highest level of security while solving the most common problems that plague existing systems, such as badge abuse and lost or stolen badges. This is an ideal method for protecting an individual’s privacy – as the badge cannot be tracked off site S-Badge processes Biometric Authentication – the S-Badge must be activated using advanced fingerprint verification, which also measures moisture, temperature and electricity in the live skin to ensure that only the authorised individual can activate the badge Location Authentication – the S-Badge communicates with surrounding gateways to verify its authenticity and exact location at any time Secure Element Authentication – an individually-programmed NFC chip verifies whether the user is authorised to access a specific area or assetsTo further enhance security, the S-Badge utilises advanced AI and machine learning to create a prediction model To further enhance security, the S-Badge utilises advanced AI and machine learning to create a prediction model, which can help identify threats in real time based on past behavior and location data. When the prediction model recognises unusual behavior – like spending too much time in a restricted area – the system can send an alert to security to notify a potential problem. Individual privacy protection Advanced features, like location monitoring, the emergency distress signal and machine-learning prediction modelling capabilities, are powered by the stationary gateways throughout a structure or site that communicate with the S-Badge. This is an ideal method for protecting an individual’s privacy – as the badge cannot be tracked off site – but still enables data and business insights that can increase employee productivity, improve the customer experience and further enhance safety and security. “Existing systems and standards are riddled with flaws – they’re simply outdated. Also, there is a goldmine of data that, up until now, has been completely ignored,” Elias added. “What we came up with is the first complete system designed to work in any environment – it’s scalable, easy to use and can be deployed immediately.” S-Badge features: LoRa Transceiver Module – low-power, long range radio for communication with gateways up to five miles away Panic Button – any user can discreetly signal an emergency along the badge’s exact current location Flexible Infrastructure – cloud-based or on premise server infrastructure giving customers complete control, liability and security of their own data Wireless charging – capability via an NFC wireless charging pad
Identiv, Inc. announced the company has entered into a distribution partnership with Development Trading Company (DTC), the first and leading security printing and services company in Saudi Arabia. In partnership with DTC, Identiv will bring its portfolio of highly secure smart card reader technology and credentials to the Middle East for the first time. This global expansion reflects Identiv’s goal to make affordable, high-security access and identification solutions universally available. Identiv’s smart card-based products for physical and logical access control Utilized around the world, Identiv’s smart card-based products and solutions enable security and identification applications, transaction systems, e-health and e-government applications. Identiv’s smart card reader portfolio features the broadest variety of contact, contactless, and mobile smart card reader and terminal technology, and digital identity and transaction platforms. Available in varied form factors, Identiv’s comprehensive, end-to-end portfolio of credentials can be used for physical and logical access control, converged access solutions for building and computer access, transit payment, brand protection, time and attendance, cashless vending, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Identiv’s cards are available as single-technology credentials, multi-technology, or credentials with a contact chip for high-assurance deployments using digital certificates. DTC joins Identiv’s 400+ distribution partners and customers in over 50 countries worldwide. “Identiv shares DTC’s enthusiasm of forging into the connected future of physical and logical access control,” said Dr. Manfred Mueller, Identiv COO and General Manager, Smart Card Readers and Transponders. “For the first time ever, Identiv will offer its complete portfolio of smart card reader technology and credentials to the Middle East, made possible by this exciting new partnership.” DTC aims to bring RFID technology, classified document protection and high security access control to the Gulf region “DTC is focused on bringing radio frequency identification (RFID), brand authenticity, document protection, secure credentials, and the highest security access control to the Middle East,” said Sultan M. Al Ammari, DTC Operations Manager. “We are thrilled to partner with Identiv, the most trusted global provider of physical security and secure identification solutions, and provide our partners with Identiv’s cutting-edge smart card reader and credential technology.” Identiv is proud to be connected to a growing number of national distribution partners who support the company’s smart card reader, credential, and radio frequency (RFID), near field communication (NFC), and inlay business units. This expert network of security solution distributors supports the industry by delivering progressive, innovative technology to their customers.
Widely used in over 180 countries and regions around the world, Dahua’s products and solutions must be able to meet the demands of tough environments such as snowy mountains, plateaus, deserts, wetlands, rainforests and coastal regions. In order to achieve robust performance in the environment for which they were designed, Dahua’s products have undergone rigorous tests to meet very tough standards which in most cases exceed the normal industry practice and the datasheet specifications. The purpose is to provide sufficient margins to ensure the product provides the utmost reliability expected of Dahua products when performing in the field. Toughness: withstanding physical impact whether natural or man made Dahua video surveillance solutions, such as Smart City and Intelligent Building, are widely applied in many countries worldwide. Installed everywhere in our life, Dahua cameras may be exposed to physical impact. For example, when installed outdoors, the cameras are exposed to numerous risks, ranging from being hit by a basketball, small stones blowing in strong wind, to getting scratched by tree branches. Indoor cameras may be damaged by daily use or people intentionally throwing things at them. As shown by the test results, Dahua vandal proof cameras withstand the challenges in these scenarios, thereby reducing the cost of maintenance. Dahua vandal proof cameras withstand the challenges in tough scenarios, thereby reducing the cost of maintenance Product Validation: Outdoor cameras have passed IK10 test (standard IEC62262) in which a steel ball weighing 5 kg is dropped from 40 cm above, generating 20 joules of impact energy on five separated spots on every exposed surface (including 3 impacts to the lens). For indoor cameras, the test level ranges from IK06 to IK10 (both standard IEC62262), which covers most possible scenarios. Vibration: life span is unaffected In some cases, Dahua cameras are required to work somewhere with high frequency vibration. For instance, places near railways, bridges with fast driving cars and strong crosswinds, or construction sites with piling. Dahua cameras, not only guarantee smooth operation, but also able to maintain the same lifespan. Even in extreme circumstances, such as car accidents, earthquakes or hurricanes, cameras will remain safely attached to the poles. Due to their strong structures, the possibility of accidents caused by falling cameras is eliminated. Product Validation: All cameras are tested against a frequency of up to 200 Hz with 1G acceleration from X, Y, Z axes for 4.5 hours, ensuring they can function as usual. When it comes to hanging dome cameras, in order to make sure they won’t fall down in even some extreme cases, an extra test which triples the vibration rate is conducted whereby Dahua’s cameras can endure several times longer than the standard average. The cameras are designed to enjoy long working lifespan against tough temperatures Temperature: reliability 10 degrees beyond the standard range Inevitably, Dahua cameras are sometimes installed in extreme heat and freezing environments, be it factories that are hot during processing, or chilled-storage warehouses that are maintained cold, or deserts that are scorching hot during the day and freezing cold at night. Coldness and heat will cause shrinkage, which may very likely to shorten a camera’s lifespan. In addition to long hours of usage, the cameras are also designed to enjoy long working lifespan against these tough temperatures, saving the costs of repairing and replacing. Product Validation: All Dahua cameras have been through low and high temperature, continuous operation test for no less than 16 hours (standard IEC62599-1) with spec temperature to guarantee product performance. Besides, all Dahua cameras have gone through intensified HALT (High Accelerated Life Test) and ALT (Accelerated Life Test) tests, to ensure that the cameras can properly work in -50℃ to 80℃, 10 degrees beyond the standard range (-40℃ to 70℃). This aims to trigger potential product failures from increased extreme environmental stress, helping to locate and improve the weaknesses and identify potential defects of our cameras at the earliest possible stage. No less than 3 cold starts were required in each of the tests. Via these unique tests, Dahua’s cameras come out as extra tough when used in practice. Even when installed in the most extreme environments imaginable, Dahua cameras bring along smooth and condensation-free operation Humidity: not a hindrance Extreme temperature and humidity are major threats to the smooth day-to-day functioning of intricate devices. But this is not the case for Dahua cameras. Even when they are installed in the most extreme environments imaginable, a snow mountain like Mount Everest, a tropic rainforest like Amazon Rainforest, or a desert like the Hobq Desert, where there are dramatic weather shifts, exacerbating humidity issues, they bring along smooth and condensation-free operation. Product Validation: For fully enclosed cameras such as PTZ cameras, Eye Ball cameras, and Bullet cameras, Alternating temperature and humidity tests (damp heat cyclic) With temperatures varying between 25℃ and 55℃ and relative humidity reaching a maximum of 100% (camera surface allow condensation) were conducted for two cycles lasting a total of 48 hours. For cameras not fully enclosed, Steady Damp-heat Tests at 40℃ and 93% humidity (no condensation) were conducted for 96 hours. Both tests have been developed on the basis of International IEC Standards, ensuring that all cameras are capable of working with the humidity varying from 0 to 100%. Dahua cameras are able to resist long time waterfall as well as intentional or accidental manmade sprays Waterproof: natural rain or man made spray Working in regions and countries like northeast Indian, Burma and Sierra Leone which are known for abundant rainfall, or Asian cities that experience weeklong plum rains, Dahua cameras are able to resist long time waterfall as well as intentional or accidental manmade sprays. Product Validation: Outdoor cameras are required to go through IPX6 or IPX7 tests. Standard IEC62262 IPX6 test requires camera surface to be sprayed by 100±5 L/min of water for 3 minutes. It is worth mentioning that Dahua cameras are tested for at least 10 minutes in the same conditions, 3 times tougher than the standard one. In addition, Dahua has developed its own standards which include tests where, 5±0.5 L/min of water (equivalent of middle rain in plum rain season) was sprayed to cameras for 192 hours from above. On top of the water ingress tests, every Dahua camera needs to go through an airtightness test, too, to make sure that it is sufficiently water-proof. Corrosion protection: quadruple of IEC standards Dahua Port Solution and airport solution require the cameras to be installed in seaports and airports where it’s highly likely to be wet and salty. Salt spray and electrochemical effects may result in serious corrosion on metal surfaces, which may cause the fall of the cameras. However, Dahua cameras won’t be bothered by this problem. All of these tests ensure Dahua to deliver lasting performance for customers all over the globe Product Validation: A salt water solution of 5% NaCl and pH 6.5 to 7.2 was sprayed for 2 hours, then a 40℃ and 93% damp heat test for 166 hours per cycle for 4 cycles over a period of 28 days, a remarkable performance of quadruple the International IEC Standards. It was in an effort to simulate the cyclic salt spray environment in coastal cities and to identify the likelihood of a camera falling following possible metal corrosion. Tests ensuring lasting performance In addition to the tests above, Dahua cameras have also passed a Drop Test that decreases the risks of damage during transportation; a Life-span Test that promises a life of at least 4 years in normal conditions; and a Dust Resistance Test ensuring a performance undisturbed by dust. Together, all of these tests ensure Dahua to deliver lasting performance for customers all over the globe. Demonstrating the mission to enable a Safer Society and Smarter Living, Dahua will continue to focus on “Innovation, Quality, and Service” to serve partners and customers around the world.
AES Corporation, a manufacturer of long-range wireless private mesh radio alarm communication products and services, announced Patrick Moran has been named as President and Chief Operating Officer. Patrick brings strong leadership experience to AES with extensive knowledge of strategic implementation, project management, employee engagement, change management, global initiatives, and organisational diversity. Patrick's appointment supports the company's vision, mission, and business plans to advance corporate goals and objectives. He will be providing expertise in strategy, operations, and finance. Expanding security solution offerings "This is an exciting time to join AES, which is rolling out strategic efforts to take the business to the next level and expand our security solution offerings through customer-driven innovation and service," said Patrick. "I'm honoured to be coming on-board at this time of great momentum. I look forward to working with the entire AES team to drive long-term sustainable success for our customer partners and within AES." Prior to joining AES, Patrick held high ranking positions and strategic advisory roles at investment banking, management consulting, renewable energy technology and non-profit companies. He holds a BA degree in History/Political Science from Boston College, a MA degree in Conflict Management from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a MBA degree in Strategic Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
HID Global, global trusted identity solutions provider has announced that it has been appointed the ‘official ticket maker’ for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the largest and most important sports event in the world. HID Global will deliver more than 3 million secure RFID tickets for the 64 matches of the 2018 World Cup, which will be held in 11 host cities of the Russian Federation from 14 June to 15 July 2018. The 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket is a smart ticket containing a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) inlay and manufactured with special security papers The 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket is a smart ticket containing a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) inlay and manufactured with special security papers and integrates several security features designed to prevent counterfeiting and forgery. Data that is stored in a ticket’s RFID chip is encrypted and digitally signed. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tickets “HID Global is providing FIFA with a formidable defence against ticket fraud and simplifying the process of a fan’s picking a ticket and using it to tap and go into the stadium,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. “We’re confident that this RFID solution, along with the other advanced ticket security features, will give FIFA and attendees an extra level of security and a better overall FIFA World Cup experience.” Illicit ticket sales are a major concern for FIFA World Cup events, where tickets are always in very high demand. In a recent press release, FIFA reminded prospective tournament attendees that “FIFA regards the illicit sale and distribution of tickets as a serious issue and in cooperation with local authorities, including consumer protection agencies in numerous countries, strives to identify and curb unauthorised ticket sales.” FIFA cautions soccer fans that tickets obtained from any other source than the official FIFA.com/tickets website will be automatically cancelled once identified, barring the holder access to the stadium or to any refund or other compensation. RFID differs from traditional barcoded tickets, which can more easily be counterfeited RFID technology helps curb ticket fraud RFID differs from traditional barcoded tickets, which can more easily be counterfeited. RFID transmits the unique identity of a ticket and ticket holder via radio waves. Unlike barcode readers, RFID scanners do not need a line of sight with the RFID chips. This means attendees can simply tap their tickets to a reader to validate them and gain access to an event, speeding up admissions dramatically in high-volume events such as World Cup matches. As part of the project, HID Global has also provided pre-personalisation, fulfillment, consignment and delivery services for the secure tickets, in addition to the development of middleware and a key management system dedicated to the event cycle, including the libraries for the access control device key management. HID’s ticketing solution represents a new way to provide secure tickets at an event and play “goalkeeper” against fraud.
Airbus has expanded the range of its application portfolio for the Tactilon Dabat and partnered with new professional application developers. The aim is to better serve the communications markets in the field of public safety, transportation and healthcare. At the CCW exhibition in Berlin from 15 to 17 May 2018, Airbus is showcasing selected applications for professionals that combine multimedia real-time functions with highest standards of security. “The apps that we showcase at the CCW work in various areas, whether it is industry, public safety or the health sector. They meet specific customer needs and requirements for different regions in the world,” explains Rahim Zaknoun, Head of Innovation & Developer Ecosystem at Secure Land Communications of Airbus. "We selected these apps for our customers and created them for the hybrid Tactilon Dabat.” For instance, the digitalised Triage application from Exomi helps first responders (paramedics) to send complex health data of patients from the ambulance on the scene to the hospital. The delivery of the constantly updated information is standardised and reliable. It can easily be shared not only via the Tactilon Dabat, the Android smartphone and Tetra radio in one device, but also on other platforms in control rooms or in the field. Thus, the application streamlines processes and accelerates a more accurate treatment for the patients. Commanders and group members (Tetra and smartphone users) can easily follow each other on the Dabat’s display based on a map configuration with GPS Live video sharing platform The application ES-Core features a live video sharing function that is secure and supports external video sources, such as from drones or vehicles. Even with little radio coverage the transmission is of high quality. Moreover, footing can be stored as evidence or for the purpose of analysis. “Clearly, this is a tool for police officers. However, paramedics work increasingly with this app on the scene and companies can also master situations by transmitting a live video stream,” says Rahim Zaknoun. Another application can fill frequently the gap of non-existing radio coverage in many public buildings: the ‘indoor positioning’ system for large sites creates a real-time situational awareness when communication groups move around in- and outdoors. Based on a map configuration with a GPS function, commanders and group members (Tetra and smartphone users) can easily follow each other on the Dabat’s display. The application serves especially security personnel in airports, train stations, or event sites: no configuration is needed, a seamless in- and outdoor positioning is put in place and the app works without broadband connection. Track Worker Protection In order to save lives of railway track workers and minimise the risk of collisions, the company Intelligence on Wheels invented the app ‘Track Worker Protection’. This application with a clear map display receives permanent train location updates. Our SmarTWISP application developer programme is the key reference point when it comes to creating secure apps" The signals will be sent from the train operator’s control room and the train itself, which is equipped with a Train Collision Avoidance System. Critical scenarios can now be easily managed with the Tactilon Dabat and the ‘track worker protection’. “Our SmarTWISP application developer programme is the key reference point when it comes to creating secure apps,” says Rahim Zaknoun. “It enables the innovation and professional application development on the top of Airbus’ existing communication technology. It boosts our strong developer ecosystem."
Multitone Electronics plc, a specialist in the design, manufacture and implementation of integrated communications, will be exhibiting its Eko range of patient and staff protection systems on Stand 404 at the Design in Mental Health conference and exhibition. The event takes place at the National Conference Centre near Birmingham, from 15th-16th May. Multitone will exhibiting its Eko family of safeguarding systems, which includes the award winning EkoTek and EkoCare communications solutions for staff/patient protection and lone workers. The Eko range is an onsite two-way wireless protection system that raises an alarm or summons help at a touch of a button. Matt Byrom, Product Manager at Multitone commented, “The Eko family of products is designed to provide reliable but discreet protection, that is perfect for mental healthcare facilities." "The system has been proven in hospitals around the world, including The Retreat in York, a treatment centre for mental health needs, where it enables staff and patients to easily summon assistance to their exact location using either a portable device or wall-mounted button.” The Design in Mental Health show is the perfect opportunity for anyone in the NHS or private healthcare industry to understand the advantages of Multitone’s solutions" Failsafe wireless technology With separate alarm levels for assist and emergency, alerts are routed via a smart radio-based network of beacons and repeaters. The alert can be forwarded to any device or set of devices including pagers, two-way radios, DECT phones, email or a mobile smart device, via a dedicated and highly secure app. Using wireless, failsafe technology, EkoTek and EkoCare both offer cost-effective installation (with no need for mains rewiring), long battery life and impressive reliability. In the unlikely event of a network repeater failing, the message is rerouted to ensure the alert is always delivered. The devices are also IP67 rated (resisting dirt and cleaning with sprays or disinfectant) and the system can also be integrated with fire alarm systems. Matt concluded, “This event focuses on the design of mental health facilities and creating calm therapeutic environments for the benefit of patients and staff alike, which is precisely the approach of the Eko family of products. The Design in Mental Health show is the perfect opportunity for anyone in the NHS or private healthcare industry to understand the advantages of Multitone’s solutions and to discuss specific requirements with the team on our stand.”
Siklu Inc., a global supplier of mmWave solutions, has announced that its wireless radios have been deployed in the City of Lincoln, United Kingdom. These systems provide 14 high capacity wireless data links in support of a modern IP networked CCTV system, primarily to provide surveillance for the city and public spaces. The new wireless network is part of the Vision 2020 project announced last year. Vision 2020 is a three-year plan to build a smart city improving the city’s infrastructure, roadways and parks, and includes investing in a new transportation hub. Previously, the cities CCTV system was transmitted back on traditional analogue fibre circuits, these were both costly and bandwidth limiting. To install the wireless network, the City of Lincoln Council worked closely with security systems integrator Videcom Security Ltd, a company specialising in large multisite Town and City Centre public safety CCTV systems. Videcom chose Siklu as their wireless partner following previous successes in Watford, London Borough Richmond, Ipswich and Cambridge City where Siklu hardware had already been successfully deployed, demonstrating the best cost and performance solution. Ultralow latency combined with high reliability and accurate forecasted uptime and resilience, added weight to the tendered design and installation mmWave EtherHaul E-band radios The project involved installing Siklu’s mmWave EtherHaul E-band radios to deliver 1 Gbps full duplex capacity for the main backhaul resilient ring over the 80 GHz frequency. Utilising Siklu’s Layer 2 switch functionality to deliver resiliency and diversity routing, the network provides ‘mission critical’ up-time with automatic fail-over. In addition, Videcom installed Siklu’s 60 GHz V-band frequency radios to connect 300 cameras at the street level including city wide Urban Traffic Cameras. Ultralow latency combined with high reliability and accurate forecasted uptime and resilience, added weight to the tendered design and installation. Significant cost savings on transmission and reduction in maintenance have also helped to reduce the total lifetime cost of the CCTV system. Videcom city-wide CCTV surveillance “At Videcom, we have always been impressed with the level of support and in particular, Siklu’s commitment to training of our engineers and the ongoing direct support offered,” said Bill Mead, Managing Director of Videcom Security. “We are pleased to work closely with Siklu and are looking forward to the next project.” The recent project with the City of Lincoln Council is part of our commitment to providing the most reliable, interference free mmWave technology"The extended CCTV camera coverage, including the creation of a Safe Zone, utilising Siklu radios connecting high specification Dahua cameras is already providing significant results, both proactively and reactively. Spare transmission bandwidth is allowing the planning of smart services to the City as well as Wi-Fi connectivity and car park data sharing. “We’re pleased to have had such a successful working relationship with Videcom Security on numerous projects throughout the United Kingdom,” said Eyal Assa, Siklu’s CEO. “The recent project with the City of Lincoln Council is part of our commitment to providing the most reliable, interference free mmWave technology available to the market for Smart City and surveillance system networks.”
Siemens is working with NS Stations, the operator of railway stations in the Netherlands, to improve cycle parking at 47 Dutch railway stations by implementing a user-friendly and secure self-service cycle parking solution. The unmanned bike parking facilities will be available for parking privately owned as well as rental bikes. In addition to modernising and equipping the parking stations, Siemens will provide 24/7 system monitoring to ensure system availability as well as predictive maintenance for a period of eight years. The Security Operations Centre of NS Stations will supervise passenger safety using an intelligent CCTV camera system, also delivered by Siemens. Siemens will work with NS Stations to jointly develop future innovations in access systems for cycle parking facilities using RFID technology Using RFID technology in parking facilities The value of the contract is 14.2 million Euros. Furthermore, Siemens will continue to work with NS Stations to jointly develop future innovations in access systems for cycle parking facilities using RFID technology (Radio Frequency Identification). "This is a great opportunity for Siemens to support diverse and alternative modes of transport,” explains Siemens Building Technologies Netherlands Country Manager Joanne Meyboom. “We’re working collaboratively with NS Stations to optimise the implementation, providing access to safe and easily accessible cycle parking to facilitate passenger journeys and deliver a more positive travel experience.” The Netherlands has a long-standing culture of commuters using cycling as the initial part of their journey, with 400,000 passengers using their bikes to travel to the station every day, according to NS Stations figures. The Siemens Netherlands Customer Support Centre will provide system monitoring for the new parking facilities Secure and convenient parking solution Responding to the growing demand for safe and accessible parking stations, NS Stations commissioned Siemens to modernise their facilities. These provide cyclists with a secure entrance with glass gates, and an efficient and safe method to park their bike. Cyclists can expect a quick transition from bike to boarding the train, utilising safe parking stations that are free of charge for the first 24 hours. The Siemens Netherlands Customer Support Centre will provide system monitoring for the new parking facilities, including a detailed dashboard with the ability to predict malfunctions so they can be diagnosed and addressed before any problem occurs. The new parking solution was successfully tested in the Dutch towns of Bilthoven and Heerenveen before implementation began at other stations. The remaining 45 self-service parking facilities will be delivered throughout 2018. At the test stations, a follow-up survey showed greatly improved customer satisfaction and a significant increase in the use of the parking location.
Milestone Systems, a provider of video management software (VMS), is the chosen solution for protecting the Port of Antwerp, the second largest seaport area in Europe, covering more than 12,000 hectares, the equivalent of 20,000 football fields. Large areas like ports are very difficult to secure in a traditional way. Reporting incidents using only radio communications can lack information at an optimal level of detail and accuracy. It takes time for responders to reach incidents. Analogue video solutions have issues with very long distances, meaning video amplifiers must be used which lead to fragile and inflexible infrastructure. Milestone XProtect Corporate and XProtect Smart Client have enabled the port authorities to establish a central control centre with a consolidated view of the harbour. This enables rapid and relevant response to incidents, reducing the impact of incidents on assets and persons. Milestone steps in to ensure that this business-critical system in the port receives a high level of supportOpen platform technology The open platform technology pioneered by Milestone combined with the solution power of the Milestone Partner Community enabled the Port of Antwerp to choose the perfect infrastructure components and cameras for their challenges. Lenovo, Dell and multiple camera partners are elements of the solution. Thanks to the usability of network video, the port can utilise Milestone open platform for solutions that augment the already rich functionality of XProtect VMS. In addition to the infrastructure, the Port of Antwerp is taking advantage of Milestone Care Premium. Milestone Care is a complete suite of operational maintenance and support services grouped into four different packages, enabling Milestone customers to choose the support coverage that fits their exact need, now and in the future. With the chosen level of support, Milestone steps in to ensure that this business-critical system in the port receives a high level of support. Advanced security installation Furthermore, Milestone Professional Services has also been in play for this advanced installation, to guide and counsel the port on the best capabilities of the open platform VMS. This consultancy service ensures the port can adapt and expand this system as needed for an ever-expanding, always relevant surveillance solution. “We are extremely pleased to have been chosen by Port of Antwerp for their video safety system,” says Michaël Fontaine, Country Manager Benelux, Milestone Systems. “This is a clear testimonial to the solution power of XProtect and our open platform partner community. This has already been proven in a number of other ports worldwide, and now in the modern Port of Antwerp.”