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VIRTUAL INTERLINING MAKING SENSE OF PASSENGER DATA HANDLING

VIRTUAL INTERLINING MAKING SENSE OF PASSENGER DATA HANDLING

Surveillance Balloon Belonging to China Spotted over U. S.

Joy Finnegan

A large surveillance balloon was spotted over U.S. airspace for several days this week. U. S. Pentagon officials opted not to shoot it down citing concerns of not being able to predict where it might land and causing harm to people on the ground. A senior defense official said the U.S. has “very high confidence”…

D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir Wins 2023 Intersec Homeland Security Product/Service of the Year Award

Joy Finnegan

D-Fend Solutions, a leader in radio frequency cyber-based counter-drone, takeover technology, announced that their flagship product, EnforceAir, is the recipient of the 2023 Intersec Homeland Security/Service of the Year Award. This honor was announced at the 2023 Intersec Expo on January 18 at the Ritz Carlton DIFC in Dubai, UAE. “They’ve developed a product that…

Veridos to Become Majority Shareholder in NetSeT

Joy Finnegan

Veridos has acquired a majority stake in NetSeT Global Solutions. The acquisition of the company, a developer of identity management systems, strengthens Veridos’ position as a full-service provider of integrated identity solutions. The Serbian company NetSeT is specialized in the development of complex information systems for the management of citizen data and information security. Veridos…

Highlander Partners Acquires Black Sage Technologies, Counter-UAS Technology and Solutions Provider

Joy Finnegan

Highlander Partners announced the acquisition of Black Sage Technologies from Acorn Growth Companies. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Black Sage is a multi-mission platform provider of Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS or Counter-UAS) and security solutions for military, internal security, and critical infrastructure industries. The rise of drone activity has created an immediate…

Smiths Detection Deploys Multi-Site Central Image Processing Solution for DHL Express Australia

Joy Finnegan

Smiths Detection announced that it has deployed a fully operational multi-site central image processing and management solution for DHL Express Australia.  The solution connects existing Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 10080 EDX-2is high-speed automatic explosive detection scanners at the sites in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane into one intelligent network that allows all X-ray images to be analyzed…

Materna IPS Implements Self-Service Solutions at Pisa Airport and Florence Airport

Joy Finnegan

The Toscana region in Italy is well-known for its rich history and beautiful landscapes which attract millions of tourists every year who wish to visit the area. The region’s capital city Florence, with its airport, is one of the main gateways to and from Toscana. The city of Pisa with its popular leaning tower is…

Collins Aerospace, Materna IPS Collaborate to Improve Airport Operations, Passenger Processing and Baggage Management

Joy Finnegan

In December, Collins Aerospace and Materna IPS announced a memorandum of understanding to work together to provide passenger processing for airlines and airports around the world. This focus on creating value from data is a key aspect of this collaborative approach and will result in increased efficiencies and enhanced passenger experiences, the company says. “Materna…

Zurich Airport Deploys Self Bag Drop Installation with German Supplier Materna IPS

Joy Finnegan

Switzerland, Zurich Airport (ZRH) has integrated an automated baggage handling system to streamline the baggage drop process. The self-service kiosks are the latest in progressive technology coming from ZRH, which was named Europe’s Leading Airport (25-40 Mio. Pax) at the World Travel Awards for the 19th time in 2022. Since April 1st 2022, a total…

UK Travel Staffing Shortages Set to Peak in Summer 2023, But Industry Identifies Path Forward  

Joy Finnegan

New research released by SAP reveals that the worst is yet to come for the UK’s travel industry as staffing shortages continue to challenge airlines and rail operators.   In a survey of 401 senior decision makers from within the UK’s airline and rail operators, fifty-five percent of respondents say staffing challenges will impact customers’ 2023 travel plans…

NOTAM System Failure Shuts Down U. S. Airspace

Joy Finnegan

The FAA issued a nationwide ground stop to flight operations because the Notice to Air Missions system, or NOTAMs “failed,” impacting flight operations “across the National Airspace System” last evening and today. Technicians reportedly worked to restore it, the FAA said, and eventually it was restored just before 9am. FAA said the ground stop was…

BadgePass ONE Integration Launches Cloud-Based Access Control with Schlage Intelligent Electronic Locks and Readers

Joy Finnegan

Security products and solutions provider Allegion announced its Schlage intelligent hardware integration with the BadgePass ONE platform. With this integration, BadgePass is the first to offer a subscription software package that includes all hardware and software needed to issue secure ID badges and manage door access privileges within a facility. It is also one of…