• SFO testing video analytics

    Speaking of rail security, Congress may want to consider the use of video analytics — now under testing at several of the nation’s airports — in mitigating suspicious activity at rail stations

  • Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works demonstrates new UAV

    Unmanned vehicles — in the air, on land, and at sea — are the wave of the future; Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunk Works demonstrates a third-generation UAV/UCAV, nicknamed Polecat, made of composite materials; the Polecat is the company’s best hope of gaining ground in the UAV race — ground it has lost during the past ten years to Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and General Atomics

  • EPCglobal’s UHF Generation 2 air interface for RFID incorporated by ISO/IEC

    RFID technology is becoming more and more important in retail’s supply-chain operations and in homeland security-related cargo tracking missions; one more step is taken toward global standardization of the technology

  • Video analytics to protect railway tunnels

    Another measure to increase rail transportation safety is the continuous monitoring of rail tunnels, a Florida company beings video analytics to the task

  • BAE awarded SAFETY Act designation for handheld uncooled infrared cameras

    Large British defense contractor joins the exclusive SAFETY Act fraternity (fewer than 50 members) with its infrared cameras

  • Europe warms up to UAVs

    UVAs are a big thing in the U.S., and the Europeans are becoming more and more interested as well

  • Analysis: Questions about GPS-for-a-fee business proposition

    As more and more businesses use location-based services, and more and more consumers rely on them, why not loft satellites into space and offer GPS-information for a fee? Except that the pseudo random number (PRN) codes encrypting this information can be deciphered, and then the signal is available to all

  • Australia considers sole-source Global Hawk purchase

    UAVs are increasingly popular among militaries, homeland security agencies, and law enforcements units; the Australian government is on the verge of making a major UAV purchasing decision, and there are four companies competing for the contract and three options on how to buy the drones

  • AirGATE to deliver RFID-enabled phones to U.S. prisons

    There are 120,000 phones in more than 3,100 correctional facilities around the U.S., and inmates complete 750,000 collect calls daily on these phones; the prison authorities want to make sure that they know who makes what phone call, so prisoners will be equipped with RFID-equipped wristbands, and the phones will be equipped with RFID scanners

  • OSU researcher invents stealth radar

    Stealth technology was meant to conceal objects such as planes from being detected by radar; but what if you want to conceal the radar beam itself? A Buckeye researcher invents a method allowing for objects to be beamed without the radar beam being detected; the technology is also useful in finding people buried under rubble — and, in the future, tumors and porous bones in the human body

  • Age of implantable RFIDs nears

    As they say — just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you; sooner rather than later the fact that a paranoid complains that the government has implanted a microchip in his body would not mean that the government — or the local hospital — has not done so

  • Large Japanese order for H7's Silent Soldier

    The trend toward the adoption of video analytics is growing, and Silent Soldier is one of the more advanced video analytics solutions on the market; the company has just received a large order from Japan

  • Northrop opens Mississippi UAV production center

    Unmanned aerial vehicles enjoy growing popularity in the military and law enforcement; four years ago Northrop Grumman broke ground for a Mississippi UAV production facility which was supposed to be 40,000 sq.ft. in size; the facility officially opened two days ago is 100,000 sq.ft.

  • BroadWare's video surveillance integrated with Intergraph command and control solution

    Integrated technologies will allow for faster and more informed decision making and response in the event of an emergency

  • New York City installs first batch of

    New York is following London and other cities in building a “ring of steel” surveillance system around downtown, and the first installment in this plan is going up now