NIST New Roadmap Charts Path to Reduced Fire Hazards from Materials

NIST firefighters Justin Grossnickle and Martin Neal look over the end of a controlled test to study the impact of fire on cross-laminated timber buildings. CLT is a construction material identified in a new NIST report as needing more flammability research. Fire researchers tell that there’s a simple solution for reducing fire hazards and that is to eliminate flammable materials. If it doesn’t burn, the experts say, then there won’t be a fire. Of course, that option isn’t very practical or realistic; after all, who wants to sit on a…

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Airports Soar to Smarter, Safer Airside Operations

Honeywell has recently announced new smart airport technology that helps enhance the safety and efficiency of airside operations. The Honeywell NAVITAS™ software suite intelligently integrates air and ground traffic control with maintenance operations so airports can more easily accommodate growing air traffic while promoting safety and on-time performance.   Developed to comply with the latest industry standards set forth by organizations – including the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE)…

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Port of Guaymas Selects Avigilon Solutions

Avigilon Corporation, a Motorola Solutions company has been selected to enhance security for the Port Authority of Guaymas, Administración Portuaria Integral (API) de Guaymas, in north-western Mexico. As one of Mexico’s busiest and most strategically located freight ports, API Guaymas imports and exports nearly 6 million metric tons of cargo to and from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas each year. To strengthen safety and comply with government regulations, the port, in partnership with telecommunications solutions company, Global VoIP de Mexico S.A. de C.V., installed a complete Avigilon security solution…

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Westpac New Zealand uses state-of-the-art Video Surveillance System

Security has come a long way in the banking business. At one time, for example, Westpac New Zealand supplied firearms to employees and had a gun range in the basement of one of its branches to train staff in marksmanship. It was only in 1975 that firearms were removed from the branches and the gun range deemed redundant. Today, Westpac New Zealand relies on a state-of-the-art video surveillance system from March Networks to protect its customers, employees and assets. Part of the Australian-based Westpac Group, Westpac New Zealand is the…

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Gemalto Awarded Multi-Year Service Contract for New British Passports

Gemalto has won an open tender with the Home Office, acting through Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO), for the production of the next generation of British passports and associated services. Gemalto, an international security company with substantial operations in the UK, won the contract following a rigorous competitive process which rated each bidder against strict requirements that included security capabilities, processes, technical quality and the value for money for the taxpayer. The contract is for 11.5 years, including 10 years of production and issuance services. British citizens will soon carry…

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Gemalto Protecting 5G Next Generation Networks

Gemalto is bolstering protection against cyber-attacks for the new generation of cloud-based virtualized networks being planned and deployed with Intel® technology. This new initiative combines the Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) trusted ‘enclave,’ deployed in the company’s industry-leading cloud server CPUs, with Gemalto’s advanced SafeNet Data Protection On Demand security software services to create a robust processor-level security solution for virtualized networks. With physical network functions being migrated to the cloud resulting in increased ‘attack surfaces’ for malicious forces, one of the challenges for the mobile industry is to…

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Vicon Statewide Surveillance Solution in Mexico

Vicon Industries, Inc., designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components, is working closely with the State of Sinaloa, Mexico to create a statewide surveillance network that unifies the systems of all of its metropolitan areas including the cities of Culiacan, Mazatlan, Los Mochis and others. The new statewide initiative, built upon Valerus VMS software, will allow for greater coordination between all municipalities and their law enforcement agencies in their efforts to combat the influence of powerful drug cartels entrenched within the region. Valerus 100%…

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NEDAP Fast Ground Transport Access at Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport is the major connection between the world and ‘the land of the long white cloud.’ Over 70% of visitors enter or leave New Zealand via Auckland Airport, which handles over 19 million passengers a year. More than 20 international airlines serve Auckland Airport, Australasia’s third busiest international airport. As New Zealand’s major transport hub, Auckland Airport is continually developing the capacity and services to ensure it will cope with an anticipated 40 million passengers a year by 2044, reflecting New Zealand’s growing popularity as one of the world’s…

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