HID: Mobile Ticketing for Public Transportation with Calypso-certified Software

HID SOMA™ Atlas 4Digital SDK Host Card Emulation (HCE) has received the certification by The Calypso Networks Association for mobile ticketing as compliant to its security requirements for automated fare collection on NFC-enabled smartphones and other devices. HID Global announced that it is the world’s first ticketing solution provider with a software development kit (SDK) that is fully certified and...

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ONVIF: add-on concept for increased feature interoperability & flexibility

ONVIF announced the add-on concept, which extends the ONVIF conformance process to individual product features that can solve a specific use case or end user need. This new concept enhances the ability of ONVIF to more quickly respond to the needs of the market with increased interoperability and flexibility of choice for end users and systems integrators. “The demand for more standardized solutions that can solve a wide variety of use cases - says Leo Levit, chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee...


September 11: Lest We Forget

September 11, 2001 - September 11, 2021: Today it has been exactly twenty years since that day. We all probably remember where we were on September 11, 2001. I was in the desert. In the desert of Saudi Arabia. Eight jeeps lined up, and our vehicle was in the middle. My interpreter, a security guard and the driver - both Saudi nationals - and me. The others were from Al-Mukhabarat al-'Amma, Saudi Arabia's main intelligence service. About thirty men under the command of a brigadier general, whose name I cannot remember after twenty years...


Securex West Africa: New Dates in May 2022

Securex West Africa, the regional leading exhibition and conference for Security, Fire and Safety will take place for the 10th  year from the 10 to the 12th of May 2022 at Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. Securex has established itself as an important industry event of the year with world-leading brands taking part and senior government representatives and buyers in attendance. “ There's been no regional gathering – Securex underlines – of industry since our last event in 2019 and the population growth in Nigeria and West Africa has fuelled...


Intersec Saudi Arabia: New 2022 Dates Confirmed

Intersec Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, will take place in 2022. The new dates for the 4th edition of the exhibition have been confirmed and scheduled from 13-15 September 2022, at the Riyadh Exhibition Center. The annual three-day event is organised by Saudi-based Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE) Group under licence from UAE-headquartered Messe Frankfurt Middle East, which organises Intersec to be held from 16 - 18 January 2022 in Dubai, UAE. “We’re pleased – Alexandria Robinson, Intersec Saudi Arabia’s Show Director, says – to lock...

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EN54 Voice Emergency: PASO and its safety route across Italy

Safety first: an important role is played by this motto in the PASO R&D department. The Lombard company is oriented towards a production aimed to reinforce and increase its presence in the EN54 Voice emergency field of business  while the established relevance in the field of PA broadcasting sound systems dedicated to the public , within domestic and international markets, does continue. Paso's design and constant research have made available a series of solutions and devices over the last...


HID Widens Its RFID Leadership with Omni-ID

HID Global has acquired Omni-ID, a leading producer of RFID tags and industrial IoT hardware devices for passive and active tagging, tracking, monitoring and alerting applications. The acquisition extends HID’s market leadership in RFID technology and reinforces its footprint in India and China. “I am very pleased – underlines Björn Lidefelt, EVP and Head of HID Global (in the photo) – to welcome Omni-ID into the ASSA ABLOY Group and HID. Omni-ID is a strategic technological addition to HID and reinforces our current RFID and IoT offering. Expanding our sales and manufacturing footprint in India and in China with Omni-ID will further enhance...

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PASO: Made in Italy among the dunes

PASO and its Made in Italy solutions are the protagonists in an important and advanced installation in Saudi Arabia. In fact, the versatility of Paso broad range of solutions covers different installation technical needs and peculiarities as well as wide projects design sizes from the simple and small area to the large and complex venues and facilities. When it matters complexity and vastness of the buildings, Hospitals are definitely within the classical applications that come into mind. The Al Mouwsat...


ONVIF will end support for Profile Q as it is out-of-date for cybersecurity

ONVIF has announced that it will no longer support Profile Q starting from March 31st, 2022 because of certain specifications that are no more consistent with up-to-date cybersecurity best practices. Profile Q was developed to provide easy setup of a conformant device on an IP network. It requires a Profile Q conformant device to allow anonymous access to all ONVIF commands during the setup process in the factory default state. This does not follow current cybersecurity best practices, which recommend, among other things, that a network device require users to set passwords and other access rights before the device can...

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