Ubisense, a market leader in location based smart technology, today announces that S3 ID, its partner in the oil and gas industry has entered into an agreement with AGIP to deploy an integrated personnel security system at its facility in Kazakhstan. The solution, which uses unique technology from Ubisense, will play an important role in creating and maintaining the safety and security of personnel at the facility.
A new rapid damage assessment (RDA) system developed to aid disaster recovery has stormed through its first major test with flying colours. The Western Australian (WA) Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) prototype enables Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams to instantly map property and infrastructure damage using mobile devices.
Images from spy planes and sensors that detect wires that trigger explosives have helped to mitigate the No. 1 threat to U.S. troops in Afghanistan — roadside bombs — over the past year. The Pentagon has filled the skies over Afghanistan with high-tech sensors, and the effect has been measurable. From March through May, troops in vehicles found 64 percent of improvised explosive devices before they blew up, an 11 percentage-point increase over the previous quarter. Troops on foot patrol discovered 81 percent, a 4 percentage-point increase, according to the Pentagon's Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). Read More
Algorithms are everywhere, lending us money, writing the news and potentially diagnosing illnesses. For a few years researchers have also been exploring their use in fighting crime too, typically by sifting through a wealth of statistical data about criminal events in a certain location over previous years, then using that data to extrapolate when crime might happen in that same area. Methods like this are being shopped by tech companies like PredPol and tested by police in LA, Santa Cruz and elsewhere. Read More
A new sensor and software suite sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently returned from West Africa after helping partner nations track and identify target vessels of interest as part of an international maritime security operation, officials announced July 10.
Researchers deployed the system, called "Rough Rhino," aboard U.S. aircraft, ships and partner nation ships operating in waters off the coast of Senegal and Cape Verde. Sailors and Coast Guardsmen could access and control the sensors both afloat and ashore, as well as share information in a real-time common operating picture.