Delta’s Single Shallow Foundation Bollard Gets M30 Rating

Delta Scientific announced the successful testing of its ASTM F2656-20 M30/ P1-certified model DSC633, a single shallow foundation bollard design that stops and destroys a 15,000 pound (6.804kg) test truck with -8.82 feet (-2.69m) of static penetration and -3.63 feet (-1.1m) of dynamic penetration. The simulated bomb load remained intact and contained on the truck bed. The test vehicle weighed 15,000 pounds (6,804kg) and was traveling over 30 miles per hour (48kpm). The truck was stopped and completely disabled. “The negative penetration levels recorded on this test continue to prove…

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Long John Silver’s Implements ‘Network of the Future’ with Interface

Long John Silver’s, the largest quick-service seafood restaurant chain in the United States, has chosen Interface Security Systems, a leading managed service provider delivering business security, managed network, UCaaS and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises, to enhance network connectivity across 430 of its restaurants. To build this ‘network of the future,’ Long John Silver’s implemented Interface’s fully managed, restaurant-technology-in-a-box solution that includes prefabricated network equipment ready for SD-WAN expansion, wireless WAN backup and VoIP connectivity. In order to continue offering consistent and satisfactory customer service, the IT team at…

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Quantum Acquires Surveillance Portfolio and Assets from Pivot3

Quantum Corporation recently announced an agreement to acquire the video surveillance portfolio and assets of Pivot3, a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and a player in intelligent software solutions for the security and surveillance markets. The acquisition brings a diverse portfolio of video surveillance appliances, network video recorders (NVRs), and management applications along with a scale-out hyper converged software platform, which going forward will all be offered under the Quantum VS-Series product portfolio. Together with Quantum’s current line of NVR servers, the StorNext™ File System, and ActiveScale™ object storage, the…

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HID Global Expands RFID Tag Family with Options for Item Tracking and Broader Inventory and Supply Chain Security

HID Seal Tag that protects metallic assets during storage and distribution HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, recently announced two additions to its broad family of RFID asset-tracking tags. The HID SlimFlex Ultra technical label is optimized for the strongest durability compared to other labels, and the HID Seal edTamper Aura is designed to securely track and trace highly sensitive materials and digitally detects unauthorized access to sealed containers like boxes or crates. “We continue to solve customer challenges across a variety of RFID applications, from monitoring…

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NIST Evaluates Face Recognition Software’s Accuracy for Flight Boarding

The most accurate face recognition algorithms have demonstrated the capability to confirm airline passenger identities while making very few errors, according to recent tests of the software conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The findings, released recently as Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) Part 7: Identification for Paperless Travel and Immigration (NISTIR 8381), focus on face recognition (FR) algorithms’ performance under a particular set of simulated circumstances – matching images of travelers to previously obtained photos of those travelers stored in a database. This use of…

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Hikvision Unveils its Digital Showroom

  Hikvision, an IoT solution provider with video as its core competency, has launched the online Hikvision Digital Showroom. The showroom allows customers to explore core technologies, flagship products, and trending applications of Hikvision through a new virtual experience on the web. “Digital communication is becoming a long-term trend and is profoundly changing our marketing strategy, platforms and content,” said Keen Yao, Vice President of Hikvision, “We are very happy to unveil the digital showroom, and to interact with customers and partners in more direct ways.” With the showroom, leading…

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Thousands of Fake Online Pharmacies Shut Down in INTERPOL Operation

  A record number of fake online pharmacies have been shut down under Operation Pangea XIV targeting the sale of counterfeit and illicit medicines and medical products. The operation coordinated by INTERPOL involved police, customs and health regulatory authorities from 92 countries. It resulted in 113,020 web links including websites and online marketplaces being closed down or removed, the highest number since the first Operation Pangea in 2008. In Venezuela a man was arrested after he developed an e-commerce platform on WhatsApp to sell illicit medicines. In the UK, in…

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Milestone Systems Promotes Barry Norton to Vice President of Research

Milestone Systems Promotes Barry Norton to Vice President of Research As of today, Barry Norton is promoted to Vice President of Research. Barry Norton joined Milestone Systems in May 2018 as Director of Research. In his new role as VP of Research Barry will, in addition to continue leading Milestone’s growing research department, also be responsible for an increased collaboration with universities to move forward the state-of the-art in machine learning, especially in application to computer vision. Milestone believes that an even closer collaboration and exchange of knowledge with universities…

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NIST Will Conduct Technical Investigation Into the Collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently announced that it would launch a full technical investigation into what caused the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Florida, on June 24, 2021. “This is an unspeakable tragedy, and like all NIST investigations, we will conduct a fact-finding study to prevent tragedies like this in the future,” said James Olthoff, who is currently performing the duties of the Undersecretary of Commerce for standards and technology and NIST Director, “We intend to undertake…

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FARO Expands Digital Twin Product Suite Acquires HoloBuilder Inc.

FARO® Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of 3D measurement, imaging, and realization solutions for the 3D Metrology, AEC (architecture, engineering & construction), and public safety analytics markets, recently announced the acquisition of HoloBuilder, Inc. HoloBuilder brings to FARO its leading photogrammetry-based 3D platform, which delivers hardware agnostic image capture, registration and viewing to the fast-growing Digital Twin market. With an initial focus on construction management, HoloBuilder’s technology platform provides general contractors a solution to efficiently capture and virtually manage construction progress using off-the-shelf 360° cameras. HoloBuilder’s SaaS platform will…

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