News & Notes: Business News
Dedicated Micros Acquires TSSDedicated Micros Inc., Chantilly, Va., has acquired Traffic Safety Systems (TSS), specialists in traffic law enforcement and mobile video surveillance technology.
Cognisa, EasyLobby Reach AgreementCognisa Security Inc., Atlanta, and EasyLobby Inc., Needham, Mass., have an agreement that enables Cognisa’s security customers in the United States to receive discounted pricing on EasyLobby’s secure visitor management system.
RGB Contracts with Homelend SecurityRGB Spectrum, Alameda, Calif., will provide Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection advanced visualization technologies to enhance border security. Tony Spica Jr., of RGB Spectrum explains, “The mission critical situation room is designed to integrate real time monitoring from video surveillance with a variety of other media to provide a comprehensive situational awareness picture to border patrol agents.”
A key criterion in the room specification was the ability to display many different input signals on one large screen and be able to manipulate these images so that agents zero in on specific areas and data as the situation dictates. The display system was also required to provide high resolution output quality and support high-definition television.”
Zeosoft Partners with InterTechZeosoft Technology Group Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a developer of mobile infrastructure software and application development technologies, is working with InterTech Technical Services Group specific to Zeosoft’s Mobile Badger. InterTech technology support solutions for small to enterprise businesses.
Health Club Hires Argens Inc.Argens Inc., Seattle, a security solutions provider, has completed a major security implementation for PRO Sports Club. In conjunction with a substantial remodel of its Bellevue facility and construction of its new Seattle location, PRO Sports Club hired Argens to assess each facility’s security needs and install security systems.
Expanding from its traditional safe and lock roots in the 1980s, Argens provides products and services integrating hardware with electronic systems such as security video and access control systems. In addition to PRO Sports Club, Argens has recently completed projects for the Washington Holdings/Unico Properties, Seattle Central Community College, Safeco Field and Legends Casino.
Saudi Oil Field Selects VindicatorVindicator Technologies Inc., Austin, Tex., a manufacturer and integrator of high-end electronic security systems, was selected by Saudi Aramco and Abdulla Fouad as the key equipment and systems integration supplier for intrusion detection and assessment systems at several refineries across Saudi Arabia.
Smithsonian Chooses Johnson ControlsThe Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex and research organization, has selected Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, to upgrade the security and fire systems at two of its Suitland, Md., support facilities – the Museum Support Center and the Cultural Resource Center. As part of the contract, Johnson Controls will design, install and integrate security and fire alarm systems.
Linear Acquires OSCOLinear LLC, Carlsbad, Cailf., has acquired Operator Specialty Company (OSCO), Casnovia, Mich., a maker of residential and commercial gate and door opener systems. Its line includes models for the automatic operation of swing, barrier, and slide gates, as well as commercial and industrial slide/swing doors.
Viisage Takes Bite Out of Big AppleThe New York State Department of Social Services has awarded Viisage, Littleton, Mass., a contract to continue producing secure identification cards through 2004. The new $1.6 million contract comes at the close of a nine-year contract granted by the NYDSS to GTECH Corp. Viisage is a subcontractor to GTECH.
NCSC Elects OfficersThe National Cargo Security Council (NCSC) elected officers for 2004 at its annual meeting. New officers include David Jones of Tommy Hilfiger USA Inc., chairman; Scott Smith, Alpha Cargo Technology, vice chairman; Mike Harthcock, USG Logistics Services Inc., Secretary; Kelby Woodard, Target Corporation, treasurer; and, John Detlefsen, Gabriel Technologies, At-large member of the Executive Committee.
Thomas E. Sheets, CFE, The Sheets Group, immediate-past chairman, will remain on the 22-member NCSC board.