18 Nov 09. Following international bidding within the context of the EU’s Schengen programs, Slovenia’s Border Police has selected Sagem’s (Safran group) JIM LR multifunction infrared imagers. As part of the bidding process, Slovenia’s Border Police tested the JIM LR for one month in open terrain and urban areas. In the face of stiff competition, these tests
highlighted JIM LR’s effectiveness and confirmed it is well suited to homeland security needs. Ergonomic and highly integrated, JIM LR provides border protection units with enhanced capabilities: day and night detection and identification of vehicles, boats, light aircraft and pedestrians at a distance of up to several kilometers, intelligence gathering for intervention teams, etc. (Source: army-technology.com)
18 Nov 09. VISLINK Significantly Advances Wireless Technology Surveillance. VISLINK, plc has significantly advanced the state-of-the-art in Law Enforcement & Public Safety (LE&PS) wireless surveillance with the introduction of its software defined KAMELYON family of digital transmitters and receivers. As a Software Defined Radio (SDR), the field upgradeable KAMELYON is compatible with legacy surveillance technology, emerging digital applications, and future technological advancements. In fact, based on KAMELYON, VISLINK has already developed next generation waveforms that provide greater reliability and security for covert video surveillance activities. The KAMELYON surveillance products enhance VISLINK’s market strategy of providing secure Mobile Network Centric Solutions (MNCS) to the worldwide LE&PS market. MNCS facilitates the movement of surveillance related data (voice, video, and data) seamlessly across disparate networks (both public and private) in support of strategic and tactical surveillance operations. MNCS provides a common platform solution for real-time imagery from covert, mobile, airborne, and fixed video collection assets to command staff engaged in crisis management. The MNCS strategy supports integrated Command, Control, and Communications on both a local and regional basis. As VISLINK’s MNCS technology continues to evolve, the KAMELYON products may be upgraded in the field to incorporate the latest advancements. The KAMELYON products were developed by VISLINK Technologies to primarily support the requirements of its LE&PS business unit. However, this innovative approach to digital video and radio frequency transmission technology has immediate applications in the Group’s News & Entertainment and Marine & Energy business unit’s as well. The KAMELYON technology is being adopted by VISLINK’s PMR, MRC, LINK, ADVENT, and Hernis brands for inclusion in the product offerings in their respective markets. With the adaptable KAMELYON technology in the product portfolio, each of the VISLINK brands can sustain a market leadership position through a reduction of the time required for product development and market introduction.
18 Nov 09. Following an international bid, Thales has been selected by the French Ministries of the Interior and of Immigration for the AGDREF II project. It aims at upgrading the system that manages the records of foreign nationals in France. As part of this contract, Thales will deliver its TAMMIS@ (Thales Automated Multi-Modal Identification System) application which prevents identity fraud as well as deploy biometric data enrolment software in more than 300 prefectures and sub-prefectures across France. This solution will process data from Thales’s Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) which contains the information of almost 4 million individuals. TAMMIS@ will help improve the management of foreign nationals, providing identification capabilities for the issuing of secure ID credentials across multiple areas, including Asylum, Residence, Family Reunification, Citizenship Acquisition, Deportation, Refusal of Entry, Travel and Appeals.