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16 Jun 11. General Dynamics C4 Systems is delivering 300 rugged Sectera┬« Edge(TM) Smartphones to the U.S. Air Force. For use by senior leadership at the air staff and major command levels, the Smartphones are part of a broader Air Force plan to integrate Secure Mobile Environment – Portable Electronic Devices (SME-PED) like the Sectera Edge into its consolidated enterprise network. The Sectera Edge is the first SME-PED certified by the National Security Agency for classified voice and data, using wireless access to commercial WiFi and cellular networks that provide access to classified and unclassified government networks.

16 Jun 11. Human Recognition Systems (HRS), winners of the Home Office TD2 Innovation 2011 award, is launching its latest multi-modal biometric technology platform, ‘MForce’ at the National Security 2011 conference on 5 July. MForce is designed for organisations that operate in remote, difficult or temporary environments and need to manage identities and gather intelligence. The system is configurable and provides considerable functionality including biographic and biometric data capture, latent fingerprint capture and searching, location mapping, access control, skills and asset tracking. MForce is the most comprehensive biometric system in a single multi-functional package, combining positive identification with portability. HRS has been able to develop MForce thanks to its practical, hands-on deployment experience and knowledge gained in delivering rugged, mobile biometric systems for the military and other agencies operating in difficult environments. The MForce team also includes in-theatre experienced professionals and translation staff ready to perform data collection and identifications services.

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