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EADS North America’s ECTOCRYP® Black high-capacity voice encryption device on its Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL, Department of Defense Secure Communications Device (DSCD). The listing follows successful evaluation at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) where ECTOCRYP® Black demonstrated its ability to operate seamlessly with U.S. government networks of a variety of classifications and with existing equipment. The device was granted an Approval to Operate by the National Security Agency in 2012.
“The high capacity and flexibility of ECTOCRYP® Black will make secure, interoperable voice communications possible for the U.S. government on a larger scale than ever before,” said Sean O’Keefe, EADS North America Chairman and CEO. “This listing is another major milestone for ECTOCRYP® Black and we’re very proud of the trust in EADS North America demonstrated by this listing.”
ECTOCRYP® Black has four T1 interfaces that allow for 92 simultaneous, individual calls per unit and the ability to store hundreds of cipher keys. It provides interoperability between classified and unclassified networks to a greater degree than any existing system of its size.
Through the device, users on unclassified networks equipped with Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol (SCIP)-compliant phones can communicate transparently with secured enclaves and engage in enterprise services, such as secure teleconferencing with multiple locations. Developed by EADS’ Cassidian division as part of a line of programmable cryptographic devices, ECTOCRYP® Black uses a common commercial off-the- shelf hardware architecture. The architecture can be programmed to accommodate new features and technology standards to provide interoperability with different types of networks as current networks change. When used in conjunction with media gateways, ECTOCRYP® Black gives red enclaves interoperability with both time division multiplexing and internet protocol-based voice systems.

12 Jul 13. New CyberGlove Demos at SIGGRAPH. At this year’s SIGGRAPH, CyberGlove Systems will be demonstrating the CyberGlove III MoCap glove and the CyberTouch tactile feedback device. However, these will not be your basic CyberGlove demos. For starters, the CyberGlove III will be integrated with a full-body motion capture suit and will connect in MotionBuilder, bringing characters to life in real-time. This is the first time that CyberGlove will have a live demonstration on the SIGGRAPH show floor showing both finger and body data being captured simultaneously. The seamless body and accurate finger data capture will ease the work flow in the motion capture pipeline and make the lives of animators and motion capture professionals easier. TheCyberTouch will be shown with a new prototype software application aimed at facilitating interactive and immersive computer aided drafting and design. This will be the first time that this prototype application will be shown to the public. Known as the CADeValuator, this solution is a fully immersive real-time 3D reach and ergonomics evaluation application, driven by
CGS’s CyberTouch articulated data gloves. The gloves are fully tracked in space by a magnetic tracking system and display configurations include 2D monitors and 3D TVs. Combined with a head-mounted display the result is that the user has a natural pair of hands and head-tracked vision in a realistic 3D world. The prototype system at SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim will demonstrate the system’s elegant two-handed object manipulation, viewpoint navigation, and snapping capabilities. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

19 July 13. Whitehall security expert to examine Huawei centre. Whitehall’s leading security official is to examine the workings of the Cyber Security Evaluation Centre in Banbury, which was established three years ago by Huawei, the Chinese telecoms group. Last month, parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee issued

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