Airport Security


L-3’s Multi-View Platform Meets European Requirements For Checkpoint Liquid Explosive Detection Systems

L-3 Security & Detection Systems announced recently that its ACX 6.4-MV, a next-generation Advanced Technology (AT) X-ray system, meets European requirements for Liquid Explosive Detection Systems (LEDS), which qualifies the system to screen for liquid explosives at airport checkpoints.

LAX Completes Implementation of NICE's Situation Management Solution

NICE's open platform integrates information from over a dozen safety and security systems into a cohesive command and control platform, to streamline operations and improve real-time situational awareness in one of the world's busiest airports.

DHS Announces Guidance For FY 2011 Preparedness Grants

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently announced the release of FY 2011 grant guidance and application kits for 12 DHS grant programs totaling $2.1 billion to assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments, non-profit agencies, and the private sector in strengthening the nation's ability to prevent, protect, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.

Honeywell Wins $38 Million FAA Contract

The company will maintain FAA security systems at more than 1,000 locations.

Americans' Security Concerns Jump on Internet and National Security Worries

U.S. Unisys Security Index finds concern rises to highest levels ever following WikiLeaks incident, new unrest in the Middle East and national and financial security threats.

Everyone Gets Touched (With Video)

It’s rare for me to stick up for TSA in an airport setting, but I had to laugh the other day as I flew from Charlotte to Dallas, reading about a former Miss U.S.A., howling that a federal agent had “molested” her.

Next Possible Use Of Terahertz Radiation? Invisibility

Invisibility appears to be the next possible advance in the use of Terahertz radiation in medicine, security and communications.

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Port of Boston Not Playing Games with Its Security

The Port of Boston is working with the University of Southern California on a pilot program that uses computer modeling to randomize the Coast Guard's patrol schedule, essentially optimizing its use of the port's limited resources to protect critical infrastructure.



IndigoVision Deploys Largest IP Video System In Asia At Delhi International Airport

IndigoVision’s integrated end-to-end IP Video solution has been used for a more than 3,700 camera surveillance system in the new Terminal 3 at Delhi International Airport.

TiaLinx Launches Breathing Detector for Live Objects Hidden in Cargo Containers

The lightweight handheld sensor system with remote display screen provides an ultra-wideband (UWB) radio frequency beam that can detect a variety of live objects concealed inside a container.

Codebench Integrates PIVCheck with Quintron's PACS

Codebench has formed a partnership with Quintron Systems Inc. to provide the federal government and its agencies with a high-assurance access control solution that meets guidelines as outlined by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology.

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Millimeter Wave “Camera” Has Potential to Reduce Need for TSA Pat-Downs

A professor at the University of Missouri has created a millimeter wave scanning device that can create and display images in real time. It has the potential to ease the stress of airport security lines, speeding them up and reducing the number of pat-downs.

DFW Airport Uses NICE’s IP Video, Incident Information Management Solution

NICE Systems Ltd. recently announced that the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has placed a multi-million dollar order to expand its NICE implementation. DFW will be deploying NICE’s IP video surveillance solution and the NICE Inform incident information management solution.

L-3 Security and Detection Systems Supplies Systems to Latin American Airports

Six airports located throughout Mexico, Colombia and Costa Rica have selected L-3 to address their passenger, hand-carried and checked-baggage screening requirements.

Eduardo Parodi

A Conversation with Eduardo Parodi

Smiths Detection recently announced that it would be providing X-ray screening equipment to the 2011 Military World Games in Brazil. We sat down with Eduardo Parodi, the company’s director of sales and marketing for Latin American and the Caribbean, to get some details on the games, the systems Smiths’ would be deploying and the high-profile world of event security.

States Seek to Criminalize Some TSA Pat Downs

Workers could be charged with sexual assault, labeled sex offenders.

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Facial Lie Detection Tech Being Developed for Airports, Border Crossings

The AVATAR kiosk uses non-invasive artificial intelligence and sensor technologies to gauge suspicious behavior.

New Camera Makes Seeing The ‘Invisible’ Possible

The science similar to the type used in airport body scanners could soon be used to detect everything from defects in aerospace vehicles or concrete bridges to skin cancer, thanks to researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Terminal Turmoil

Flying may still be the best -- or at least fastest -- way to get from Point A to Point B in the United States, but anyone who’s done it lately can aver that the process is not without its hassles.

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A Conversation With Franco P.L. van Heijningen

Franco P.L. van Heijningen recently joined Honeywell as the general manager for its Vindicator Technology business, which focuses on critical assets and personnel within the government, military, commercial and industrial markets. His 30 years of career experience has crisscrossed the globe, with positions at consulting organizations in Asia and the Netherlands. We sat down with him to talk about infrastructure security.

AS&E To Develop General Aviation Aircraft Z Backscatter Screening System

American Science and Engineering Inc. recently announced a research and development contract award under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s Small Business Innovative Research program to design and build a prototype to screen general aviation aircraft.

Lumidigm and Verimetrics Collaborate on Biometrics-Based Single Sign-On Solutions

Lumidigm has announced that Verimetrics has selected Lumidigm’s Mercury and Venus fingerprint readers as its preferred biometric platforms for SmartProfile deployments in a wide range of environments, including hospitals, emergency response vehicles and retail stores.

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IndigoVision Boosts North American Sales Team

IndigoVision has added two new regional sales managers for the Pacific Northwest and Great Plains, and the Southeast and Caribbean regions. More additions are planned in the coming months to enhance service and support the IndigoVision Certified Partner organization as well as provide end-user customer knowledge and awareness of the IndigoVision brand.

Research Group Says Suicide Terrorism On The Rise

The frequency of suicide terrorism has increased in recent years, with more than 90 percent of all suicide attacks from 1970-2008 occurring between 2000 and 2008.

Russian News Agency Says Airport Blast Killed 31

The early report posted by the Itar-Tass news service also says 130 people were injury by the explosion at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport at 4:32 p.m. Monday local time.

Researchers Develop Laser-Based Source Of Terahertz Radiation With Possible Security Applications

JILA researchers have developed a laser-based source of terahertz radiation that is unusually efficient and less prone to damage than similar systems. The technology might be useful in applications such as detecting trace gases or imaging weapons in security screening.

AS&E Wins $14M Contract for Non-Intrusive Air Cargo Inspection

The Department of Homeland Security R&D award provides $2.2 million for system development.

IMS Research Predicts 2011 Security Industry Trends

IMS Research recently released its prediction of hot trends in the security industry for 2011.

Smiths Detection Wins Canadian Contract for X-ray Scanners

The Canadian Air Transportation Security Authority is upgrading airport checkpoints with multi-view systems.

L-3 Earns a Place on TSA's Qualified Technologies List

Twelve of the company's X-ray screening systems meet the agency's requirements.

Morpho Detection Receives Fourth TSA Order for Trace Explosives Detection System

Morpho Detection Inc. announced the fourth delivery order of Itemiser DX to the TSA of more than 1,200 additional Itemiser DX desktop explosives trace detection systems.

They're at it Again

Seldom when the federal government speaks do I believe what I hear. Officials brought this distrust upon themselves through years of pulling our collective leg on issues that affect the American public, or when they’ve failed to issue information that concerns us, the citizenry.

Taking New Flight

There are many challenges to creating an effective security program in any airport infrastructure. Technology plays a significant role in any robust airport security initiative and, when deployed properly, can help security personnel address potential vulnerabilities in a more timely fashion, in addition to increasing effectiveness overall. With this in mind, airport officials seek out new technologies that help them meet these goals while maintaining high levels of protection for passengers and employees.

Researchers Patent Algorithm To Use Kinect Gaming Device For Surveillance

Alexandre Alahi, a Ph.D. student in the Signal Processing Lab at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)used open-source software released online just days after the Kinect’s launch to develop a new, patented algorithm that leverages multiple Kinects instead of just one to detect crowds -- even in the dark.

Magal Receives Repeat Orders Totaling $1.7 Million

Magal Security Systems Ltd. has received $1.7 million in three repeat orders in the last part of the year.

Grand Jury Indicts CBP Officer for Smuggling Cash, Guns

Devon Samuels allegedly used his clearance to move cash and guns through security at an Atlanta airport.

Hoyos to Unveil Iris-Scanning Technology for Airport Security Screenings

Hoyos Corporation will partner with Herta Security to implement iris-scanning technology in airports to deal with airline security issues and create a more-secure process from check-in to boarding.

New Orleans Airport Implements NICE Situator Technology In New Security Center

NICE Systems recently announced that the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport has implemented NICE's open platform situation management solution, NICE Situator, in its new Security Operations Center.

Identity checking can be a time-consuming process at border crossings.

HID Global Fuels e-Passport and e-ID Adoption in Europe

RFID reader technology deployments expand role in the accelerating buildout of the worldwide e-Passport, e-Visa and e-ID infrastructure.

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