Smiths Detection Launches Handheld Explosives Trace Detector

Smiths Detection has introduced TRACE-PRO, a compact, handheld, ruggedized, non-radioactive explosives trace detector (ETD) for mobile screening. Smiths say that TRACE-PRO provides identification of common explosives in less than 10 seconds. The device includes a built-in camera and GPS to facilitate evidence collection by allowing the user to record and store data in the immediate location of the suspect substance. TRACE-PRO uses a probe-based sampling technique and reusable swabs, allowing users to take quick consecutive samples to enhance the speed and efficiency of the screening operation. The device operates on AA batteries, is certified to MIL-STD-810G for rugged use, and weighs less than 4-pounds. Smiths Detection says TRACE-PRO is for military, emergency response, law enforcement and security professionals.

FLIR Introduces Pager-Sized Radiation Identifier

FLIR Systems [FLIR] has introduced the wearable identiFINDER R2000 pager-sized radiation identification tool that enables first responders to perform front-line detection and response during a radiological event. FLIR says the belt-worn device weighs less than a pound and complies with the ANSI N42.32 personal radiation detector standard. The identiFINDER R200 also provides continuous radiation monitoring for use during routine traffic stops, high visibility events, and in mass transit or critical infrastructure entry control points, without requiring user interaction. FLIR says the device combines the company’s Silicon Photomultiplier technology wit a Cesium Iodide detector to provide high resolution identification to enable front line officers to quickly determine whether a gamma radiation source is a true threat or benign source.

Vidsys and Edesix Team on Real Time Mobile Platform for Body Cameras

Situation management software provider Vidsys has teamed with body-won camera solutions provider Edesix Ltd. to offer an integrated solution enabling real-time streaming of live video directly to the Vidsys Converged Security and Information Management software platform from Edesix’ VideoBadge cameras. Vidsys says the integrated solution allows for real-time situational awareness as part of an operation center’s management system.

Preferred Systems Solutions Acquires Consulting Firm GSM

Preferred Systems Solutions (PSS) has acquired GSM Consulting, a software engineering and cyber security services firm in a deal that strengthens PSS’ position as a provider of software, cyber and mobile solutions to the intelligence community. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The acquisition of GSM, with a successful track record of outstanding customer support within the intelligence community, expands our commitment to those men and women,” Scott Goss, CEO of PSS, said in a statement. PSS has customers in the federal civilian, Defense Department and intelligence community.

SecureAuth, BehavioSec Partner on Behavioral Biometric Technology

Logical access control firm SecureAuth Corp. says it will add BehavioSec’s behavioral biometric solutions capability to its SecureAuth IdP sign-on capability for web and mobile applications. BehavioSec’s solution performs keystroke analysis, mouse movement analysis, and touch-based analysis on mobile devices. SecureAuthIdP allows for two-factor authentication, adaptive authentication, and single sign-on in a single solution. BehavioSec is part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program for frictionless user authentication research. “This is a truly sophisticated technology, in that the end user’s experience is only impacted if their keyboard, mouse, or touch interactions raise a red flag,” says Keith Graham, chief technology officer of SecureAuth. “Combining BehavioSec’s patented approach with SecureAuth’s adaptive authentication will further help businesses stay ahead of advanced threats.”  SecureAuth says the new feature is slated for inclusion in its SecureAuth IdP 9.0, which is slated for release in early 2016.

Farpointe says Card Readers Meet Pending NERC Requirements

Farpointe Data, part of DORMA Group, says its Pyramid P-640 proximity card reader with keypad and its Delta6.4 smart card reader with keypad meet the pending CIP-006 requirements for 2-factor authentication as described by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC). The company says that the new NERC protection standards under CIP-006 require that the network be segmented to prevent an attack on one network being spread to the next network and that strong two-factor authentication be used to ensure only authorized individuals may have physical and logical access to the critical assets. The deadline for electric utilities to incorporate 2-factor authentication is March 31, 2016.