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Major Zetron Systems Upgrade for Guernsey Port

Guernsey Harbour Authority has upgraded its communications control system to the Zetron DCS-5020 Digital Console. “After 12 years with the earlier Zetron system, we had no doubts about the vendor whose solution we wanted,” says harbour master Captain Peter Gill. “The original system helped us cope well with our workload, but technology moves on and we were aware that a current generation system would enable us to work smarter and even more efficiently. The acid test of this busy summer season on Guernsey has shown that we got it right.”

Guernsey lies in the English Channel, 113 km (70 miles) from England and 48 km (30 miles) from France. The 62 square km (24 square mile) island has a population of some 62,000, and is a popular tourist destination. Guernsey harbour and coastguard staff manage marine traffic in the approaches to Guernsey, as well as the operation of the bustling harbours of St. Peter Port and St. Sampson’s that together see up to 2,000 pleasure craft movements a day, plus commercial shipping that annually moves some 500,000 passengers and many thousands of tons of freight and bulk cargo. The same staff are also responsible for controlling remote harbour closing lights, and fog horns around the coastline that warn shipping of hazards, as well as coordinating search and rescue by sea and air in the event of a marine emergency. Deployed widely throughout the world* with public safety, transportation and utilities, the Zetron DCS-5020 Digital Console enables small to medium sized operations control rooms to combine telephony with both digital and analogue radio control. It supports combinations of up to 30 resources including up to 16 screen-based operator consoles.

Analogic Enters Long-Term Supply Agreement with L-3

Analogic Corporation has announced that it has entered into a new long-term, exclusive purchase and supply agreement with L-3 Security and Detection Systems in connection with the TSA-certified eXaminer® SX, eXaminer 3DX, and eXaminer XLB threat- detection systems for checked-baggage screening. Under the agreement, Analogic will also provide engineering services related to system improvements and upgrades. The agreement runs through the year 2023.

NICE Exceeds 1,000 Installations of NICE Inform

NICE has announced that it has installed more than 1,000 NICE Inform incident information management solutions globally. NICE Inform was the world’s first such solution for the security sector, capturing and fusing diverse multimedia content, thereby enabling authentic and synchronised incident reconstruction and case management for investigations, debriefings and training purposes. NICE Inform helps Public Safety agencies and security operations in transportation, utilities and other industries capture, consolidate and manage multimedia incident information, including audio, video, text, Geographic Information System (GIS) and other data. NICE Inform fuses these different types of media into a common application and interface. It provides structure to unstructured multimedia data, seamlessly combining the information for a complete, authentic, chronological audio/visual timeline and 360-degree view.

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Smiths Supplies HCVS to Nigerian Customs for Benin Border Control

Smiths Detection has announced a multi-million Euro order from Nigeria for its dual view high energy cargo scanner which includes a state-of-the- art material discrimination system. The order placed by Global Scansystems Ltd is part of the Destination Inspection Programme, established by the Nigerian Ministry of Finance for the Customs Authorities of Nigeria. The stationary scanner, the most advanced system of its kind in West Africa, will be deployed at the customs and border checkpoint between Nigeria and Benin.

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