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    LONDON, Dec. 6, 2017 -- Passenger Security Equipment Market by Transport Infrastructure (Airports, Train Station, Bus Stations, and Seaports) and Type (Baggage Inspection System, Explosive Detection System, Video Surveillance, Intrusion Detection and Prevention System, Fire Safety & Detection System, People Screening Systems, and others) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023
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    The global passenger security equipment market is expected to reach $79,042 million in 2023, from $43,398 million in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2017 to 2023. Passenger security refers to a technique, which helps them protect from accidentals harms, crimes, and other threats. Such procedures help the government to avoid any crimes and allow passengers to travel from one place to another without any harm. Honeywell International, Orbocomm, and L-3 Communications are some of the leading key players of the passenger security equipment market.
    Increase in terror attacks on public transport infrastructures drives the passenger security equipment market growth. Further, rise in demand of biometrics technologies for identity verification by the government also fuels the market growth. However, high installation cost is anticipated to hinder the passenger security equipment market during the forecast period.
    Based on type, the global passenger security equipment market is categorized into baggage inspection system, explosive detection system, video surveillance, intrusion detection and prevention system, fire safety & detection system, people screening systems, and others. The people screening systems segment dominated the global passenger security equipment market, in terms of revenue, and is expected to maintain this trend.
    Honeywell International, Orbocomm, L-3 Communications, Kapsch, Siemens AG, Rapiscan Systems, Rockwell Collins, Safran Group, Raytheon Group, and Smiths Group are some of the leading key players of global passenger security equipment market.
    KEY MARKET SEGMENTS
    BY TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
    Airports
    Train Stations
    Bus Stations
    Seaports
    BY TYPE
    Baggage Inspection System
    Explosive Detection System
    Video Surveillance
    Intrusion Detection and Prevention System
    Fire Safety & Detection System
    People Screening Systems
    Others
    BY REGION
    North America
    U.S.
    Mexico
    Canada
    Europe
    UK
    Germany
    France
    Rest of Europe
    Asia-Pacific
    China
    Japan
    India
    Rest of Asia-Pacific
    LAMEA
    Latin America
    Middle East
    Africa
    KEY PLAYERS
    Honeywell International
    Orbocomm
    L-3 Communications
    Kapsch
    Siemens AG
    Rapiscan Systems
    Rockwell Collins
    Safran Group
    Raytheon Group
    Smiths Group
    The other players in the value chain include (profiles not included in the report):
    Anixter
    Avigilon
    Harris
    HID Global
    Lockheed Martin
    Northrop Grumman
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    CohuHD Costar, a Costar Technologies, Inc. company (OTC Markets Group: CSTI) announced today that it has been awarded a $2.4 million video surveillance camera contract for a major critical infrastructure project in Saudi Arabia. With the recent introduction of the RISE 4290HD series, CohuHD Costar expands the reach of its RISE series platform into long-range, day/night, thermal video surveillance applications. Working with one of the leading security solutions providers and systems integrators in the Middle East, the RISE 4290HD will provide 24/7 video surveillance for a major critical infrastructure project in Saudi Arabia. This large-scale deployment of RISE 4290HD cameras marks another important milestone for the RISE platform that requires the cameras to operate under extreme environmental conditions and at long distances.

    "We're seeing increased demand for rugged cameras that can provide long-range video 24/7 in a variety of environmental conditions. The RISE 4290HD does this, and does it at a price point we believe makes it very attractive for applications such as critical infrastructure and intelligent traffic systems. We expect this project to be the first of many major security monitoring projects for the 4290HD around the world," stated Doug Means, Senior VP and GM of CohuHD Costar.

    The RISE 4290HD Series dual-spectrum positioning system is the latest addition to CohuHD Costar's RISE family of products and has been awarded the 2017 GSN Airport, Seaport, Border Security Award for Best Long-Range/High-Res Camera by Government Security News. The RISE 4290HD Series combines crystal clear HD visible spectrum imaging along with standard resolution LWIR thermal night vision imaging.
    The RISE 4290HD is designed to operate in harsh weather with its purged and pressurized IP67 enclosure protection to eliminate the effects of water intrusion, pollutants and corrosives. The ultra-rugged design of all CohuHD RISE products allows the company to offer a lifetime warranty against water ingress.


    About Costar Technologies, Inc.

    Costar Technologies, Inc. develops, designs, manufactures and distributes a range of security solution products including surveillance cameras, lenses, digital video recorders and high-speed domes. The Company also develops, designs and distributes industrial vision products to observe repetitive production and assembly lines, thereby increasing efficiency by detecting faults in the production process. Headquartered in Coppell, Texas, the Company's shares currently trade on the OTC Markets Group under the ticker symbol "CSTI". Costar was ranked 41 in a&s magazine's Security 50 for 2016. Security 50 is an annual ranking of the world's largest security manufacturers in the areas of video surveillance, access control and intruder alarms, based on financial performance.


    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements
    This press release contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements related to the demand for our products and future projects, that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. You can identify forward-looking statements by words such as "believe,""may,""estimate,""continue,""anticipate,""intend,""plan,""expect,""predict,""potential," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations but they involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of the risks and uncertainties.
    You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions, or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable laws.
     
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    DENVER, Dec. 11, 2017 -- According to Acuity Market Intelligence, border authorities have embraced digital identification and biometric-based automation to simplify and accelerate border control processing. Acuity's latest report on border control kiosks reveals that 71 installations deploying 2283 border control kiosks are active at 59 ports of entry across the globe. These include Automated Border Control (ABC) Kiosks, Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks, and Primary Inspection Kiosks (PIK).

    "As airports and other ports of entry struggle to keep up with increasing volumes of global travelers, automation is the only solution for border control," says Maxine Most, Principal at Acuity Market Intelligence. "integrated digital Identification technology, including document readers and biometrics, allow border agents to securely facilitate low risk international travelers while focusing expensive, high value human resources on genuine threats."
    "The number of border control kiosks increased more than 60% over last year with CAGR projected to exceed 20% for the next 3 years," Most says. "The US and Canada dominate the market landscape with 60% and 35% of all border control kiosks deployed. Though only about 100 kiosks are deployed at ten locations across the Caribbean, Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, Acuity expects the use of these highly efficient and cost-effective border control solutions to migrate broadly within existing regions while expanding to include Asia, Latin America, and Africa over the next few years."
    Today, kiosks are deployed at just a few cruise ports, but Acuity expects broader use of kiosks at more seaports and land crossings over the next three to five years. Vancouver Airport's Innovative Travel Solutions group dominates the global market with more than 60% kiosks unit and installation market share.
    Acuity Market Intelligence's "APC Kiosk Deployment List" (http://www.acuity-mi.com/APCdep.php) provides details for all kiosk border control deployments including location, program, owner, units, vendors, costs, and market share analysis.
    Acuity's border control research and analysis also includes the "ABC eGate Deployment List" (http://www.acuity-mi.com/eGatedep.php) and "The Global Automated Border Control Industry Report: Airport eGates and Kiosks" (http://www.acuity-mi.com/ABCair_Report.php).
    About Acuity Market Intelligence: Acuity Market Intelligence (http://www.acuity-mi.com) is an emerging technology strategy and research consultancy with a proven record of accurately anticipating biometric and digital identity market trends. Follow us on twitter @cmaxmost.
    Contact: Acuity Market Intelligence +1 303 449 1897
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    WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen spoke with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner James O’Neill regarding the details of the attempted terrorist attack in New York City. Secretary Nielsen released the following statement on the Department’s role in coordinating a federal response to terror-related incidents.

    “The Department of Homeland Security is taking appropriate action to protect our people and our country in the wake of today’s attempted terrorist attack in New York City. We will continue to assist New York authorities with the response and investigation and we urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity. More broadly, the administration continues to adopt significant security measures to keep terrorists from entering our country and from recruiting within our borders. The enemy we face is persistent and adaptive. But they should know this: Americans will not be coerced by terrorism, and we will not allow it to become the new normal. We will fight back aggressively and bring terrorists to justice.”

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    Ouster, a San Francisco-based developer of high performance LIDAR technology emerged from stealth today, announcing the launch of the company's new OS1 model LIDAR, and $27 million in Series A funding, led by Cox Enterprises. The OS1 represents a step-change in LIDAR sensing technology that is available on the market today, with marked improvements in mass, form factor, and power requirements. The 64-channel LIDAR sensor, which also matches the resolution of the highest performing automotive LIDAR technology on the market today, has begun shipping to customers, and is rapidly ramping up commercial-scale production at a price point approximately 85% below that of its competition.

    "Ouster's OS1 LIDAR is a truly compelling piece of technology that we believe is going to accelerate the autonomous driving development curve," said David Blau, VP of Corporate Strategy and Investments at Cox Enterprises, who will join the Ouster Board. "We are excited to back Angus, Mark, and the entire Ouster team as they are now positioned to be the first true competitor in what's largely been a one-player market to date."
    The company was founded by CEO Angus Pacala, co-founder and former head of engineering of Quanergy Systems, and CTO Mark Frichtl, a prior Quanergy Systems engineer who also spent time at Palantir Technologies, First Solar, and the Apple Special Projects Group. Pacala and Frichtl formed Ouster with the vision to create a high-performance, reliable, and small form factor LIDAR sensor that could be manufactured at a scale and price that would allow autonomous technology to continue its rapid expansion without the cost and manufacturing constraints currently present in the market.
    "The company has maintained a low-profile for over two years – staying heads-down and focusing on getting the OS1 ready to ship," noted CEO and co-founder Angus Pacala. "I'm incredibly proud of our team for their hard work to produce the most advanced, practical, and scalable LIDAR sensor on the market, and we're very excited about the impact our product will have in autonomous vehicles and other applications in robotics," Pacala added.
    Ouster's Series A funding will primarily be used for the manufacturing and the continued development of its next sensor designs. The company anticipates manufacturing capacity in the tens of thousands of sensors in 2018 based on its current product design, and Ouster's product roadmap supports continually improving resolution, range, and alternative form factors. Additionally, the new capital will support the company's expansion from approximately 40 employees today to 100 employees by summer 2018.
    "Ouster is poised to be a key enabler of the future of mobility," said Chris Thomas, a founder and partner of Fontinalis Partners.  "We spent the past 12 months researching the broader perception space, with a specific focus on LIDAR, and feel strongly that Ouster's team, technical approach, and focus on manufacturing at volume positions them to capture a market leadership position today and power the autonomous systems of the future."
    About Ouster
Ouster is a leading developer of LIDAR and perception technology for the autonomous vehicle and robotics sectors. The company's flagship product, the OS1, provides industry leading performance, scalability, reliability, and form factor.  Ouster's corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in the Mission District of San Francisco. For more information, visit www.ouster.io.
    About Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).
    About Fontinalis Partners
Fontinalis Partners, with offices in Detroit and Boston, is a venture capital firm strategically focused on next-generation mobility solutions. The firm was founded in 2009 by Bill Ford, Ralph Booth, Chris Cheever, Chris Thomas and Mark Schulz. Fontinalis invests across all facets of the world's mobility systems on a stage- and size-agnostic basis. Fontinalis is not affiliated with Ford Motor Company. More information is available at www.fontinalis.com.
    About Constellation
Constellation is a leading competitive retail supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation's family of retail businesses serves approximately 2.2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Baltimore-based Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with 2016 revenues of approximately $31.4 billion, and more than 35,500 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation's cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Learn more at www.constellation.com or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.
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    Despite official murmurings a few months ago that the fiscal year 2011 budget request for DHS might decline slightly, the budget package unveiled on February 1 actually shows a three percent increase in “discretionary spending” by DHS in 2011, versus the prior year, and modest growth, at approximately the predicted rate of inflation, in the outer years.

    “The total fiscal year 2011 budget request for DHS, including fee funded and mandatory spending, is $56.3 billion, a two percent increase over the fiscal year 2010 enacted level,” said Peggy Sherry, the acting  chief financial officer at DHS, in a telephone conference call with journalists on February 1. “The department’s fiscal year 2011 net discretionary or appropriated funding request is $43.6 billion, an increase of three percent over the fiscal year 2010 enacted level.”

    In releasing his overall budget request, President Obama proposed a freeze in government spending for a portion of the discretionary domestic spending plan for three years, but he specifically exempted homeland security expenditures from that freeze. “It won’t apply to our national security – including benefits for veterans,” said Obama in remarks he made in the White House on February 1.

    Some observers speculated that the slight bump up in DHS spending may have resulted from the nationwide trauma caused by the failed Christmas Day underwear bombing attempt, and the urgent call for stronger screening measures at the country’s airports. However, a DHS official who participated on the conference call with journalists, but requested anonymity, would not attribute the budget increase to that terrorist attack.

    “As part of the budget process, we examined different scenarios and options,” explained the official. “Those are discussions that are internal to the Administration and what you see in the budget release today is the end product of all those budget deliberations.”

    Among the thousands of individual line-items for specific programs and planned procurements are the following highlights:

    Advanced imaging systems– The 2011 budget requests an additional $214.1 million to install about 500 extra advance imaging technology machines at airport checkpoints, above and beyond the 500 systems that had already been planned. These funds will place such whole body scanners in 75 percent of the country’s largest airports, said Sherry.

    Explosive detection – Beyond body scanners, DHS will seek an additional $85 million to bolster international flight coverage by federal air marshals, an increase in $60 million for an additional 800 explosive trace detection machines and a $71 million bump up to pay for an additional 275 K-9 teams at airport check points.

    Border Patrol – The new budget envisions a decrease of 180 personnel in the ranks of the Border Patrol, which will be achieved largely through attrition. A DHS official suggested that the overall operating effectiveness of the Border Patrol will not be affected by this decline in personnel slots because the Border Patrol has almost doubled in size during the past five years. “A lot of the agent workforce, the substantial portion of it, has only a couple of years experience,” said this DHS official. “As they become more seasoned and more mature in their jobs, their effectiveness will increase, and because we are not doing the extensive hiring of 2,000 to 3,000 new agents a year, we can afford to put less into training improvement.”

    Cyber-security – By contrast, DHS is planning a substantial beef-up in its cyber-security efforts. The new budget seeks $379 million to develop the National Cyber Security Division, which will attempt to safeguard the dot.gov and dot.com domains, and limit the nation’s vulnerability to computer attacks. DHS wants to add another $5 million to the $5 million that was in last year’s budget for the National Cyber Security Center, which one DHS official characterized as “still in its infancy.” The budget envisions an increase in the Center’s staffing to 40 people and the enhancement of its expertise, so it can integrate with other cyber-centers throughout the federal government.

    Terror trials – Contrary to media reports that a terror trial in Manhattan might require a billion dollars in security measures, the 2011 budget request for DHS includes only $200 million for such security measures, which would be available through the traditional urban area grant programs. “The department took a look at it and we think $200 million is really our best estimate of the costs,” said the DHS official.

    Federal contracting – In what it calls “re-balancing the workforce,” DHS is planning to rely less on outside vendors and more on internally recruited and trained personnel, particularly in the areas of cyber-security --  where DHS is authorized to hire as many as 1,000 new cyber-specialists – and the intelligence work often referred to as “connecting the dots.” “In our analysis and operations activity, we have a major increase in the number of feds doing intelligence type work,” said Sherry.

    Coast Guard – A DHS fact sheet issued by the Office of Management and Budget points out that the budget request includes $538 million for a fifth National Security Cutter and $240 million to produce four new Fast Response Cutters. Even so, the new budget seeks funds for 1,100 fewer active duty Coast Guard personnel. “We are looking to reorganize and restructure certain elements of the Coast Guard to create greater efficiency,” explained a DHS official, “and there are obviously tradeoffs made as part of that to ensure we could continue to recapitalize the Coast Guard.”

    President Obama’s budget request was delivered to Capitol Hill and will now undergo months of scrutiny by lawmakers. Fiscal year 2011 begins officially on October 1, 2010.

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  • Scott Schnell, CEO, describes Video IQ’s next generation of video surveillance, where each of its high-definition cameras has video analytics plus half a year of storage with the camera itself, thus eliminating the high cost of storage and networking. According to Schnell, VideoIQ’s cameras with high-definition sensors can track up to 24 objects simultaneously and have 3X the field of view of conventional high-definition cameras with analytics.
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    Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program  will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.

    The 2011 program contains a number of exciting new categories, reflecting the dynamically changing threat environment, in all three of the overall awards groupings: Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions, and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.

    The cost for each entry in the 2011 program is $295 for vendors of IT security and physical security products and solutions. As in previous years, there is no cost for entries in the 10 categories of awards for federal, state and local government agencies.

    Vendors of IT and physical security products and solutions may nominate themselves or be nominated by colleagues or government clients, while government agencies or departments may similarly nominate themselves or be nominated by other agencies, colleagues or vendors.

    Adrian Courtenay, Managing Partner of GSN’s parent company, World Business Media, LLC, cited two intriguing new categories in the government sector that have been selected to acknowledge solid “boots on the ground” achievements of federal, state or local agencies in responding to emergencies, countering terrorism and stopping crime. These categories are “Most Notable Emergency Response Implementation – Federal, State or Local” and “Most Notable Law Enforcement Interdiction, Arrest or Counter Terrorism Program – Federal, State or Local.”

    Acknowledging the increasing importance of cyber security and the threat of cyber war among nation-states, Courtenay also pointed out that the government awards in 2010 have been expanded to include a category titled, “Most Notable Cyber Security Program or Technology – Government or Military.”

    Returning for its third year as a sponsor of the GSN Awards Program is founding sponsor ArcSight, now a business unit of Hewlett Packard Software and Solutions, whose enterprise threat and risk platform is an integrated product for collecting, analyzing and assessing security and risk information. ArcSight is also a repeat winner in the GSN awards program for its Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) products for collecting, analyzing and assessing security incident event information.

    Also returning as event sponsors are General Dynamics C4, located in Phoenix, AZ, a major developer and integrator of secure communications and information systems and technology; and  Mutualink, another GSN award winner, which creates networks of interoperable communities that can instantly share radio, voice, text, video and data files, and telephone communications in a secure environment.

    The fourth and final sponsor to date in the 2011 Awards Program is Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc., of Houston, TX, also known as BRS Labs, whose software uses the fascinating, scientifically developed cognitive reasoning and artificial intelligence of behavioral analytics to leverage a stream of intelligence from millions of surveillance cameras worldwide, in order to provide alerts regarding abnormal or suspicious behavior.

    Profiles of each of the 2011 sponsors will be posted on the GSN Web site in the coming weeks.

    Additional companies or organizations interested in joining the ranks of 2011 sponsors of the GSN 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program should contact GSN Publisher and World Business Media President, Edward Tyler, at 212-344-0759, ext. 2001.

    According to Courtenay, the 2011 Awards Program will culminate with the annual awards dinner in early November at a venue to be announced shortly. “It’s going to be hard to top last year’s elegant dinner and spectacular after-dinner keynote presentation by four-star General Barry McCaffrey (USA-Ret.). But we’re going to try!”

    In 2010, the GSN awards were presented to a sold-out ballroom at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC, that included many distinguished government and military officials, academics, law enforcement and public safety professionals from across the country, along with the systems integrators, defense contractors and vendors of products and solutions used in homeland security.

    Photos of the 2010 awards reception and dinner are available at:

    www.flickr.com/photos/44536438@N06/.

    Further information and entry forms for the 2011 Awards Program are available at:

    www.gsnmagazine.com/hsa2011/welcome.

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    The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.

    Returning as corporate Sponsors of the 2012 Program are BRS Laboratories of Houston, TX -- a leading software development company for video behavioral recognition software that deploys easily and rapidly on large scale video networks and provides actionable information without inundating end users with false alarms -- and Entrust, Inc. , of Dallas, TX, which offers physical/logical access, mobile security, certificate management and other identity-based solutions to governments and large enterprises.  Additional sponsors will be announced, and profiles of all 2012 sponsors, will be published in coming weeks. Companies interested in joining the ranks of sponsors of the 2012 Awards Program should contact GSN Publisher and World Business Media President, Edward Tyler, at 212-344-0759, ext. 2001.

    The cost to submit an entry in the 2012 program is $295 for vendors of IT security and physical security products and solutions. As in previous years, there is no cost for entries in the 10 categories of awards for federal, state and local government agencies. Vendors of IT and physical security products and solutions may nominate themselves or be nominated by colleagues or government clients, while government agencies or departments may similarly nominate themselves or be nominated by other agencies, colleagues or vendors.

    According Adrian Courtenay, managing partner of World Business Media, several new categories created in 2011 to acknowledge successful initiatives of federal, state or local agencies in responding to emergencies, countering terrorism and preventing crime will again be included in 2012. These categories are “Most Notable Emergency Response Implementation – Federal, State or Local”; “Most Notable Law Enforcement Interdiction, Arrest or Counter Terrorism Program – Federal, State or Local”; and “Most Notable Counter Terrorism or Crime Prevention Program”.

    In the 2011 contest, the Bastrop Country, TX, Unified Command (including county, state and federal government agencies) was awarded the trophy for “Most Notable Emergency Response Implementation” in battling 2011 Texas wildfires in Bastrop County. The United States Customs and Border Protection, Detroit Sector, was winner in the “Most Notable Law Enforcement Interdiction or Arrest” category for a dramatic arrest on St. Clair River in Detroit, and the Los Angeles Police Department was recognized for having the “Most Notable Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism or Crime Prevention Program.”

    Another category that was new in 2011, “Most Notable Cyber Security Program or Technology – Government or Military”, will also be continued, in recognition of the emergence of Cyber Security as a vitally important component of overall security for any nation. The winner of this award in 2011 was the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    The 2012 Awards Program will once again culminate with a gala awards dinner in the fall, at a venue to be announced shortly. In the 2011 program, the “GSN/Raytheon Award for Distinguished Leadership and Innovation” was introduced and presented to Admiral Thad Allen (US Coast Guard-ret.), who came out of retirement twice in recent years to serve his country, first in heading up the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and later in managing the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

    In remarks for the 2011 Awards Dinner audience, Admiral Allen said the continuing work of technology companies and first responders was key in any disaster. He urged everyone to become a “lifelong rapid learner” to better cope with disasters, both man-made and natural. He also said “reconciling opportunity and competency” when disaster strikes is essential to any effective recovery, and being on top of the latest, most effective technology is a product of being a lifelong rapid learner. He also said clear communications is also a key to effective response and amplified his call for a nationwide interoperable first responder radio network. 

    Photos of the 2010 awards reception and dinner are available at www.flickr.com/photos/44536438@N06/, and video interviews with Admiral Allen, as well as sponsors and winners in the 2011 Awards program, are available at the GSN Video Center at www.gsnmagazine.com/videocenter.

    Entry forms and other information about the 2012 Awards Program are available at www.gsnmagazine.com/hsa2012/welcome.

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    Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.

    The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.

    Not only were the best tools and technologies acknowledged , but the people and groups who use them, from local police departments in Florida and Washington state, to the White House, were honored at the event.

    During the awards ceremonies, Richard Reed, Deputy Assistant to President Obama for Homeland Security, received the second annual Government Security News/Raytheon Award for Distinguished Leadership and Innovation in Public Safety and Security. Reed was chosen for tireless work in his key role in leading the development of national policy related to resilience, transborder security and community partnerships. He has been described as the president’s eyes and ears during disasters. In crises, such as the Gulf oil spill, H1N1 pandemic, and Haiti earthquake, Reed has sprung into action at the White House, coordinating information and gathering people to cope with these catastrophes.

    Reed told Government Security News in an interview after the dinner that gatherings like GSN’s awards ceremony were invaluable in demonstrating that the hard work of creating a resilient, strong response to crises is performed by thousands of individuals, like those in attendance. Gatherings that bring the diverse emergency response and homeland security communities together can broaden perspectives and spur new ideas, he said.

    Reed has been a determined, mostly behind-the-scenes, captain of federal emergency response efforts during the Bush and Obama administrations, helping prepare for, and respond to, some of the worst natural disasters the nation has known, from one of the deadliest tornado seasons in history in the Midwest, to historic wild fires in the west, and massive storms in the eastern U.S.

    Reed said the key to capable response to such staggering events lies not only in federal hands, but in enabling state, local and even personal responses. Getting resources and training in place before disasters happen goes a long way in an effective response and recovery, he said. “The true first responders are friends, neighbors and co-workers” in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, said Reed. Local police, firefighters and other agencies arrive second, he said. Enabling people with information concerning what resources are available or where they can go for help or supplies empowers them, said Reed.

    Government Security News managing partner Adrian Courtenay has made the GSN/Raytheon award an annual tradition. The prize is sponsored by the Raytheon Company, a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world, which is headquartered in Waltham, MA.

    Notable 2012 government excellence award winners included the local police departments in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL, for their ground-breaking work in preparing for the Republican National Convention in Tampa this past summer. The departments put together comprehensive plans to gently defuse potentially volatile political demonstrations at the event. Both departments were also praised for implementing an innovative interoperable communications network during the GOP convention.

    The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was recognized for its groundbreaking work on a small radiation detector. The Naval Air Systems Command won an award for its work on the Kestrel Wide Area Persistent Surveillance program, which developed an aerostat for long-term surveillance capabilities to protect ground soldiers in Afghanistan.

    The complete list of GSN’s 2012 Award winners appears below: 

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    Best Anti-Malware Solution

     

    Invincea

     

    Best Identity Management Platform

     

    Alert Enterprise

     

    Best Certificate Management Solution

     

    Entrust

     

    Best Compliance /Vulnerability Assessment Solution

     

    Agiliance

     

    Best Data Security/Loss Management Solution

     

    WAVE Systems

     

    Best Endpoint Security Solution

     

    StillSecure

     

    Best Forensic Software

     

    Silvertail

     

    Best Intelligence Data Fusion and Collaborative Analysis Solution

     

    Lookingglass Cyber Solutions

     

    Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution

     

    Intellidyne

    Vanguard Integrity Professionals

     

    Best Network Security/Enterprise Firewall

     

    Black Lotus

     

    Best Privileged Access Management Solution

     

    Kikusema

    Xceedium

     

    Best Real-Time Dynamic Network Analysis

     

    Fidelis Security

     

    Best Continuous Monitoring Solution

     

    ForeScout

    Redseal

     

    Best Security Incident/Event Management Solution (SIEM)

     

    NetIQ

     

    CATEGORY 2 – VENDORS OF PHYSICAL SECURITY PRODUCTS & SOLUTIONS

     

    PHYSICAL SECURITY ACCESS CONTROL & INDENTIFICATION

     

    Best Biometric Identification Solution

     

    Fulcrum Biometrics

     

    Best Integrated System for HSPD 12/FIPS 201 Compliance

     

    Brivo

     

    Best Platform for Physical and Logical Access

     

    Alert Enterprise

     

    COMMUNICATIONS

     

    Best Interoperable First Responder Communications

     

    Covia Labs

     

    Best Mass Notification Systems

     

    AtHoc

     

    Best Regional or National Public Safety Communications Deployment

     

    Desktop Alert

     

    DETECTION PRODUCTS

     

    Best Explosives Detection Solution

     

    AS&E

     

    Best Long Range Detection Systems

     

    Vidisco

     

    Best Nuclear/Radiation Detection

     

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

     

    VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

     

    Best Intelligent Video Surveillance Solution

     

    Panasonic

     

    Best Thermal/Night Vision/Infrared Cameras

     

    HGH Infrared Systems

    Vumii

     

    Best Network IP Cameras

     

    Axis Communications

     

    Best Video Storage/Digital Transmission Systems

     

    Panasonic

     

    OTHER PRODUCTS

     

    Best Perimeter Protection Solution

     

    Senstar

     

    Best Crash Barriers

     

    Nasatka

     

    Best Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) Solution

     

    NICE Systems

     

    SERVICES

     

    Best Disaster Preparedness or Disaster Recovery & Clean-up Service

     

    High-Rise Escape Systems

     

    Best Facility Security/Force Protection Service

     

    Whitestone Group

     

    Best Homeland Security Training/Higher Education Solutions

     

    Bellevue University

     

    Category 3: Government Security News 2012 Government Excellence Awards

     

    Most Notable Airport Security Award

     

    Defense Manpower Agency

     

    Most Notable Maritime/Port Security Program

     

    Ohio Department of Public Safety/Northern Border Initiative

     

    Most Notable Railroad/Mass Transit Security Program

     

    Denver Regional Transportation Authority

     

    Most Notable Critical Infrastructure Program, Project or Initiative

     

    U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital, Tucson, AZ

     

    Most Notable Cyber Security Program, Project or Initiative

     

    U.S. Department of Energy

     

    Most Notable Emergency Response Implementation

     

    U.S. National Guard

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

     

    Most Notable Law Enforcement Interdiction, Arrest or Counter-Terrorism Program

     

    Orange County Intelligence Assessment Fusion Center

     

    Most Notable Municipal/County Programs, Projects or Initiatives

     

    Seattle, Washington Police Department

    Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida Police Departments

     

    Federal Government

     

    Naval Air Systems Command (Kestrel Wide Area Persistent Surveillance)

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    WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 12, 2017 -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) to design and develop a cradle lock Electro-Mechanical Actuator Power Conditioner / Controller (EPCC) replacement for the VIRGINIA Class Block V Weapon Stowage and Handling System (WSHS).  The EPCC is a rack of hardware and software designed to control a number of precision actuators and is used throughout the VIRGINIA class fleet.  Similar systems will also exist on the upcoming COLUMBIA class of submarines.

    "We are very excited to have been chosen by General Dynamics Electric Boat to design this critical piece of equipment to support the Virginia Class submarine program. QNA has years of experience designing and producing control equipment for the Navy. This effort aligns with QNA's strategic goals of providing similar technologies and products to help modernize our submarine fleet," stated Andrew Courier, Vice President of Maritime Systems at QNA.

    Design, development, and testing of the cradle lock EPCC will take place at QNA's Waltham, MA facility.

    About QinetiQ North America
    QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:QQ.L). QNA delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to the defense, security, and commercial markets. Customers rely on QNA products to increase situational awareness, aid in personal safety, enhance security and streamline operations. QNA products include unmanned systems, military protection and power sensors and control systems. QNA is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts and operates as the US arm of QinetiQ Group's Global Products division. For more information, visit www.qinetiq-na.com.
     
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    PHOENIX, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Long established as a key component within defense applications, navigation technology from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is now available to a wide range of new industries that can benefit from the advanced precision and performance of reliable, rugged and easy-to-install Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs).

    Since the mid-1990s, Honeywell has pioneered the development of IMUs and most recently launched the next phase in that technology's growth — the HG4930. Honeywell's newest offering applies the principles of reliability, dependability and performance from aerospace and defense, and tailors it for "straight out of the factory" integration and use in various nondefense and nonaerospace industrial applications. These applications include autonomous vehicles, surveying and mapping, ground and underwater robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, and gimble stabilization.

    IMUs are extremely valuable tools that help people, vehicles and machines measure motion and calculate changes in position, anywhere in the world, even where global positioning system (GPS) signals are intermittent. In industries where automation is taking hold and working conditions where GPS may be out of touch, an IMU can help fill in the moments of disconnect and keep things like an autonomous underwater vehicle or a robot in a factory informed about how they are moving relative to their surroundings.

    "For more than a decade, we've designed our IMUs to perform in the extremely harsh and demanding environments for our aerospace and defense customers. But there is no shortage of possibilities for how that same IMU technology can support a wealth of markets hungry for the next level of enhanced navigation and control," said Chris Lund, senior director, Industrial IMUs, Honeywell Aerospace. "The HG4930 tactical grade IMU is a highly competitive and cost-efficient variant of our industry-leading navigation technology. Whether helping your industry evolve toward autonomy or augmenting a platform or solution's precision in domains where GPS is unreliable, the HG4930 delivers the needed performance."

    In addition to the HG4930 IMU being an extremely small, lightweight and low-power product ideal for spearheading new uses or bolstering current navigation capabilities, Honeywell's HG4930 IMU is not classified under an International Traffic in Arms Regulation category, but instead is free from the burden of an export license for all but a few military-related use cases. This means a broader availability for customers around the world.
    With more than 500,000 tactical grade IMUs produced to date, the HG4930 builds on a proven Honeywell legacy of reliable inertial technologies. It is the highest-performing microelectromechanical system (MEMS)-based IMU of its size and price, and benefits from world-class inertial sensor development, calibration and compensation. The HG4930 has been tailored to provide significantly improved gyroscope and accelerometer performance for the environments and use cases experienced by nonaerospace and nondefense users. So, for industries that currently depend on less reliable MEMS or large, power hungry and expensive fiber-optic gyroscopes for navigation and control capabilities, the HG4930 offers three off-the-shelf performance grades for easy replacement and new capability.
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    Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft, and its turbochargers are used by nearly every automaker and truck manufacturer around the world. The Aerospace business unit develops innovative solutions for more fuel-efficient automobiles and airplanes, more direct and on-time flights, safer flying and runway traffic, along with aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity services, logistics, and more. The business delivers safer, faster, and more efficient and comfortable transportation-related experiences worldwide. For more information, visit www.honeywell.com or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero and @Honeywell_Turbo.
    Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.
     
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    SALEM, N.H., Dec. 13, 2017 -- On Call International, a leading provider of holistic travel risk management solutions, has entered a joint partnership with the Center for Personal Protection and Safety (CPPS), a leading developer and provider of customized security training and consultation solutions. This initiative is aimed at offering organizations customized travel security trainings to supplement the proactive risk mitigation and emergency response services they already receive through On Call.

    CPPS provides scalable training and consulting for International Travel Safety, Active Shooter Response, and Workplace Violence Prevention. On Call's clients now have the opportunity to distribute this expert travel security advice and best practices throughout their organizations. CPPS's top-of-the-line trainings, coupled with On Call's proactive engagement and analysis services, allow organizations to fulfill their duty of care requirements by helping travelers understand what to do when faced with extremely dangerous situations.

    In addition to an array of training videos with actionable advice on what to do if involved in a violent event such as an active shooter or terrorist attack, On Call and CPPS can create customized e-learning solutions tailored to each organization's specific protocols, procedures and processes.

    "CPPS's top-tier training solutions enhance On Call's ability to offer our clients an efficient and cost-effective way to ensure their travelers have a baseline knowledge of risks and safety best practices prior to departure," said Ryan DeStefano, Vice President of Security at On Call International. "Together, On Call and CPPS are committed to offering customized travel risk management training programs that are aligned with an organization's size, budget and unique duty of care requirements."

    Also commenting on the partnership, Randy Spivey, Founder and CEO of CPPS said, "When it comes to a risk management approach, we often find that the weakest link in an organization's plans is the individual traveler's safety education level. Our trainings provide On Call's clients with baseline education and resources that can be used to inform individual travelers of the risks prevalent in their destinations and how to mitigate these risks accordingly." To learn more about On Call International's customized travel risk management services, please visit www.oncallinternational.com.

     

    About On Call International

    When traveling, every problem is unique – a medical crisis, a political threat, even a common incident such as a missed flight. But every solution starts with customized care that ensures travelers are safe and protected. That's why for over 20 years, On Call International has provided fully-customized travel risk management services protecting millions of travelers, their families, and their organizations. For more information visit: www.oncallinternational.com; follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn; like us on Facebook and visit the On Call blog. About CPPS

    The Center for Personal Protection and Safety (CPPS) is the leading developer and provider of scalable training and consulting solutions in the U.S. for Workplace Violence Prevention, Active Shooter Response, and International Travel Safety. CPPS was founded in Spokane, Washington by its CEO, Randy Spivey, in 2002. In 2015, the company relocated its headquarters to Reston, Virginia, and established the Global Training Center. CPPS has worked together with thousands of organizations – large and small – to include over 50% of Fortune 100 corporations, over 1600 colleges and universities; 2000 hospitals and many of the largest non-profit/charitable organizations in the U.S. For more information, contact: David Heffernan SHIFT Communications for On Call International oncallinternational@shiftcomm.com SOURCE On Call International Related Links http://www.oncallinternational.com

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    SALEM, N.H., Dec. 13, 2017 -- On Call International, a leading provider of holistic travel risk management solutions, has entered a joint partnership with the Center for Personal Protection and Safety (CPPS), a leading developer and provider of customized security training and consultation solutions. This initiative is aimed at offering organizations customized travel security trainings to supplement the proactive risk mitigation and emergency response services they already receive through On Call.

    CPPS provides scalable training and consulting for International Travel Safety, Active Shooter Response, and Workplace Violence Prevention. On Call's clients now have the opportunity to distribute this expert travel security advice and best practices throughout their organizations. CPPS's top-of-the-line trainings, coupled with On Call's proactive engagement and analysis services, allow organizations to fulfill their duty of care requirements by helping travelers understand what to do when faced with extremely dangerous situations.

    In addition to an array of training videos with actionable advice on what to do if involved in a violent event such as an active shooter or terrorist attack, On Call and CPPS can create customized e-learning solutions tailored to each organization's specific protocols, procedures and processes.

    "CPPS's top-tier training solutions enhance On Call's ability to offer our clients an efficient and cost-effective way to ensure their travelers have a baseline knowledge of risks and safety best practices prior to departure," said Ryan DeStefano, Vice President of Security at On Call International. "Together, On Call and CPPS are committed to offering customized travel risk management training programs that are aligned with an organization's size, budget and unique duty of care requirements."

    Also commenting on the partnership, Randy Spivey, Founder and CEO of CPPS said, "When it comes to a risk management approach, we often find that the weakest link in an organization's plans is the individual traveler's safety education level. Our trainings provide On Call's clients with baseline education and resources that can be used to inform individual travelers of the risks prevalent in their destinations and how to mitigate these risks accordingly." To learn more about On Call International's customized travel risk management services, please visit www.oncallinternational.com.

     

    About On Call International

    When traveling, every problem is unique – a medical crisis, a political threat, even a common incident such as a missed flight. But every solution starts with customized care that ensures travelers are safe and protected. That's why for over 20 years, On Call International has provided fully-customized travel risk management services protecting millions of travelers, their families, and their organizations. For more information visit: www.oncallinternational.com; follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn; like us on Facebook and visit the On Call blog. About CPPS

    The Center for Personal Protection and Safety (CPPS) is the leading developer and provider of scalable training and consulting solutions in the U.S. for Workplace Violence Prevention, Active Shooter Response, and International Travel Safety. CPPS was founded in Spokane, Washington by its CEO, Randy Spivey, in 2002. In 2015, the company relocated its headquarters to Reston, Virginia, and established the Global Training Center. CPPS has worked together with thousands of organizations – large and small – to include over 50% of Fortune 100 corporations, over 1600 colleges and universities; 2000 hospitals and many of the largest non-profit/charitable organizations in the U.S. For more information, contact: David Heffernan SHIFT Communications for On Call International oncallinternational@shiftcomm.com SOURCE On Call International Related Links http://www.oncallinternational.com

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio —Battelle will continue its work to help the nation keep counterfeit and untrustworthy integrated circuits and embedded systems out of the military supply chain.

    Under the Microelectronics and Embedded Systems Assurance (MESA) contract vehicle, two awards worth $23 million were recently announced for research that will be conducted at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

    The contracts build on Battelle’s experience in conducting basic and applied research on technologies designed to address the increasing threat and proliferation of counterfeit microelectronics and integrated circuits.

    All modern defense weapon systems are inherently reliant on microelectronic devices and embedded systems for their operation. Any threat to the integrity of these components can result in significant harm to operations, people and systems.

    “We’re excited to leverage our innovative cyber trust and assurance research and solutions in continued support of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Sensors Directorate,” said Tom Bergman, cyber program manager at Battelle. “Ensuring the security and reliability of military microelectronics and embedded systems against the growing threat is an imperative.”

    The work, which will occur over the next four and a half years, will be performed with teammates from MacAulay-Brown, Inc. and the BerrieHill Research Division of Applied Research Associates.

    “Hardware device security is a strategic focus of the Cyber Innovations business unit, and these contract wins continue to build on our expertise in the research and development of technologies for hardware trust and assurance,” said Lisa McCauley, general manager of the unit. “Battelle is dedicated to supporting our customers’ national security mission, and we are pleased that AFRL recognizes the strength and innovation of our team with these awards.”                     

    For more than a decade, Battelle has been trusted by government clients to solve some of their most perplexing cyber challenges and manage the ever-changing cyber landscape through custom solutions, discipline-diverse talent, and unique tools, technology and expertise.

    About Battelle
    Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.battelle.org. 


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    CHELMSFORD, Mass., Dec. 14, 2017-- Endeavor Robotics, the U.S.-based global leader in tactical ground robotics is proud to welcome two former senior government officials, Eric Rosenbach and Katrina McFarland to its advisory board. The primary role of the board will be to offer critical and strategic guidance on issues related to national security threats, advancements in unmanned ground robotics and future technology needs of first responders and military personnel.


    Eric Rosenbach is a former Pentagon Chief of Staff and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Security and Homeland Defense. As Chief of Staff, he managed the Department's most sensitive decisions and ensured implementation of transformative changes in the Department's technology, budget and talent management.  As Assistant Secretary, Rosenbach was responsible for leading all aspects of the Department's cyber strategy, policy, and operations.  Prior to his public service, Rosenbach was Principal for a global management consulting firm where he advised executives on risk mitigation strategies. He currently serves as Co-Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School.


    Katrina McFarland comes to Endeavor's advisory board having recently retired from the Department of Defense. McFarland served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, where she was the principal advisor to both the Secretary and Under Secretary of Defense on all matters pertaining to acquisition. McFarland's honorable career also included serving as the Assistant Secretary to the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

    "Eric and Katrina's unparalleled experience will provide invaluable insight into the Department of Defense's long-term vision for robotics. We are deeply honored that they have chosen to join Endeavor's Advisory Board," said Endeavor Robotics CEO, Sean Bielat. "Their support will be an important part of our continued leadership in the ground robotics industry."


    About Endeavor Robotics:
    Endeavor Robotics is the world's largest supplier of unmanned ground vehicles and has delivered over 6,500 units to 40+ countries, totaling 3 million hours of robot operation. Every day Endeavor products operate in areas of conflict, assist law enforcement agencies and respond to natural disasters to protect human lives. Endeavor Robotics is 100% based in the United States – including R&D, manufacturing, staffing and ownership. Endeavor employs over 100 people and draws on 28 years of experience.

    Endeavor Robotics is expanding. To see a list of available opportunities visit: www.endeavorrobotics.hirecentric.com/jobsearch/

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    DUBLIN, -- The "Global Biodefense Market 2017-2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

    The global biodefense market to grow at a CAGR of 5.41% during the period 2017-2021.

    Global Biodefense market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

    The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Government initiatives. Biological agents are easy to obtain as these are naturally present in the environment. The possibility of developing novel weapons through the use of these agents is alarming. Laboratories, across the world, are working on the development of advanced detection systems to identify areas and populations at risk of bioterrorism, provide early warning, and facilitate prompt treatment. Forensic technologies in many countries such as the US are working on identifying biological agents, their environmental origins, and their initial sources. Efforts include sanitization technologies to reinstate facilities without causing any additional concerns.

    According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Growing threat of bioterrorism. Bioterrorism is defined as a form of terrorism that involves the intentional release or distribution of harmful biological agents for mass destruction of life. These biological agents can be viruses, fungi, protozoa, or bacteria. They are ubiquitous in the natural environment, where they are found in soil, water, plants, and animals. However, they can be genetically modified in laboratories to enhance their lethal properties. Bioterrorism agents being relatively inexpensive and easy to obtain when compared with weapons and chemical agents, can be used for mass destruction. Further, since they can be easily disseminated, their use as bioterrorism agents is unconstrained. They adversely affect human health, ranging from mild allergic reactions to serious medical conditions that can be life-threatening.

    Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Lack of information about bioengineered organisms attack. Genetically altered organisms are widely used in the scientific study and have facilitated the development of new medical therapies, preventive strategies, and diagnostic tools. However, such organisms can be maliciously used such as their use in bioterrorism. Intentional or accidental transmission to humans can lead to adverse health effects. However, the unique microbial properties of genetically engineered organisms and the clinical symptoms shown by persons infected with them may obstruct the normal diagnostic, and clinical assessments or preventive approaches as the genetically modified strains are never field-tested. Hence, the actual virulence potential of these microbes remains unknown. Concerns about biotechnology being used to develop new pathogens with exclusive properties or to create completely new classes of biological threat agents is a huge challenge for the global biodefense market in the current scenario.

    Key vendors
        •    Altimmune
        •    Bavarian Nordic
        •    DynPort Vaccine Company (DVC)
        •    Emergent BioSolutions
    Other prominent vendors
        •    Acambis
        •    Achaogen
        •    Cleveland BioLabs
        •    Elusys Therapeutics


    Key Topics Covered:

    Part 01: Executive Summary

    Part 02: Scope Of The Report

    Part 03: Research Methodology

    Part 04: Introduction

    Part 05: Market Landscape

    Part 06: Five Forces Analysis

    Part 07: Market Segmentation By Application

    Part 08: Regional Landscape

    Part 09: Decision Framework

    Part 10: Drivers And Challenges

    Part 11: Market Trends

    Part 12: Vendor Landscape

    Part 13: Appendix

    For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qv8t9n/global_biodefense?w=5


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    Cerritos, CA – Digital Watchdog (DWTM), the industry leader in digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, announces the release of our new Long Range Bullet Cameras, MEGApix® 4MP (DWC-MB44Wi650) and STAR-LIGHTTM Universal HD over Coax® 2.1MP/1080p (DWC-B6263WTIR650).The new cameras and provide IP and analog HD surveillance users a powerful 6-50mm long range lens with Motorized Zoom Auto-Focus P-Iris Lens (IP) or Varifocal P-Iris Lens (Universal HD over Coax®), and up to x8.3 optical zoom. These cameras are ideal for any solution requiring true optical zoom and extremely clear details.


    The MEGApix® IP camera delivers crystal-clear images at 4 Megapixel resolution at real-time 30fps. The DWC-MB44Wi650 model includes a 6-50mm Long Range Motorized Zoom Auto-Focus P-Iris Lens that allows for a simple and automatic remote focus adjustment, allowing the camera to remain in focus at all times. The camera features True WDR at 100dB, Smart DNRTM and Smart IRTM for quality video in challenging lighting environments. The IP66-rated weather resistant housing is easy to install and will Cold Start at -40o F/-40o C.

    STAR-LIGHTTM 2.1MP Universal HD over Coax® cameras offer dynamic image enhancement features such as STAR-LIGHTTM Super Low Light Technology, True WDR at 100dB, Smart DNRTM and Smart IRTM. The DWC-B6263WTIR650 STAR-LIGHTTM 2.1MP Universal HD over Coax® Camera features a 6~50mm varifocal p-iris lens in an IP66 environmental rated bullet housing. STAR-LIGHTTM Universal HD over Coax® cameras are engineered to work with our VMAX A1TM Universal HD over Coax® DVRs, using your existing coaxial infrastructure for a cost-effective, high resolution surveillance solution.


    “Over the years, Digital Watchdog® has developed a loyal following of integrators who rely on our long range cameras to fill a specific need without requiring an additional or third-party lens,” said Mark Espenschied, Director of Marketing, Digital Watchdog®. “We are excited to now make high resolution and phenomenal optical zoom available in cameras for both coax and IP infrastructure.”


    Additional features include:
STAR-LIGHTTM Universal HD over Coax®
    DWC-B6263WTIR650 Features:
        •    Universal HD over Coax® Technology with HD-Analog, HD-TVI, HD-CVI
              and all Analog to 960H Signal Support 

        •    STAR-LIGHTTM Super Low Light Technology 

        •    2.1MP/1080p 1/3" Image Sensor at Real- time 30fps 

        •    6~50mm Varifocal P-Iris Lens 

        •    True Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) 

        •    OSD Control Via Coaxial (UTC) 

        •    150' Smart IRTM with Intelligent Camera 
Sync. 

        •    Smart DNRTM 3D Digital Noise Reduction 

        •    True Day/Night Mechanical IR Cut Filter 

        •    De-FogTM Extreme Weather Image 
Compensation 

        •    Highlight Masking Exposure (HME) 

        •    Auto Sensing 24VAC/12VDC with Line 
Lock 

        •    Easy Icon Driven OSD Menu with Built-in 
Joystick 

        •    Programmable Privacy Zones 

        •    Auto Gain Control (AGC) 

        •    Backlight Compensation (BLC) 

        •    Dynamic Range Compressor (DRC) 


    MEGApix® 4MP DWC-MB44Wi650 Features:
        •    4MP 1/3” CMOS Sensor at Real-Time 30fps
        •    6~50mm Motorized Zoom Auto-Focus P- Iris Lens
        •    True Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)
        •    Dual Codecs (H.264, MJPEG) with Simultaneous Dual-Stream
        •    Cold Start -40°F (-40°C)
        •    140’ Smart IRTM with Intelligent Camera Sync.
        •    Smart DNRTM 3D Digital Noise Reduction
        •    True Day/Night with Mechanical IR Cut Filter
        •    Programmable Privacy Zones
        •    Auto Gain Control (AGC)
        •    Auto White Balance (AWB)
        •    Motion Detection
        •    Two-Way Audio
        •    Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Class 10 Card Slot (Card Not Included)
        •    Alarm Sensor Input
        •    Relay Output
        •    Web Server Built-in
        •    PoE Class 3 and DC12V
        •    Reveals Low Light Detail
        •    Auto White Balance (AWB)
        •    RS-485 Built-in
        •    IP66 Certified Weather and Tamper 
Resistant
        •    5 Year Warranty
        •    OnVIF Conformant, Profile S
        •    IP66 Weather and Tamper Resistant
        •    5 Year Warranty


    Learn about the new DWC-B6263WTIR650 and DWC-MB44Wi650 cameras, the complete STAR- LIGHTTM Universal HD over Coax® 2.1MP/1080p and MEGApix® 4MP camera families and all of Digital Watchdog’s industry-leading video surveillance products at www.digital-watchdog.com.

    ABOUT DIGITAL WATCHDOG
    Digital Watchdog® (DWTM) empowers our customers as the industry-leading single source of value- driven complete solutions for all video surveillance applications (HD over Coax® / hybrid / IP enterprise), focusing on ease of use and ROI. DWTM products offer technologically-advanced features including multi-sensor HD cameras at real-time 30fps, Star-LightTM super low light technology, WDR, Smart DNRTM and Smart IRTM. Complete IP megapixel surveillance solutions include single- and multi- sensor MEGApix® cameras and edge recording systems, Blackjack® NVRs and DW Spectrum® IPVMS for server, mobile and on-camera control. Complete HD over Coax® surveillance solutions include single- and multi-sensor STAR-LIGHTTM HD over Coax® cameras, VMAX® Universal HD over Coax® DVRs and mobile management applications.

     

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    Mark Espenschied
Director of Marketing
Digital Watchdog marke@digital-watchdog.com Toll Free: 866.446.3595 x283 www.digital-watchdog.com


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