Wednesday, 15 May 2013

more open source evidence

now we find another shelf company 4D security solutions
NYC borrows from Israelis to protect airports
Unique high-tech system by firm that 'arose from the ashes of 9-11'
Posted: May 05, 2006
1:00 am Eastern
Nearly five years after the 9-11 attacks, New York City-area authorities are turning to terrorist-tested Israeli technology to protect the region's four major airports.
The new system – to be implemented for the first time in the U.S. – employs a sophisticated "brain" that fuses data from cameras, sensors and radars into one display, enabling security personnel to make quick decisions amid a potential threat.
The small American company providing major elements of the system, 4D Security Solutions, "arose from the ashes of 9-11," said its chairman, Mati Kochavi, an Israeli citizen.
"Our company is waking up talking about homeland security and going to bed thinking about homeland security," Kochavi told WorldNetDaily.
Just two years old, the New York City-based firm is built on the assumption that big defense companies are not as well equipped to react to the new realities since 9-11 – a world of state-backed professional terrorists with more advanced methods, he said.
The Perimeter Intrusion Detection System, or PIDS, is expected to be fully in place within two years at four major airports run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey – John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and Teterboro.
A spokesman for the Port Authority did not respond to WND's request for comment.
Mati Kochavi
4D Security Solutions will be the major subsystem provider in a team led by Raytheon. Other companies involved are Intergraph Corporation, Mass Electric Construction Company, AMSEC, Louis Berger and Goshow Architects.
About 90 percent of the technology for 4D's system is from Israel, said Kochavi, noting that where terrorist threats are the highest around the world, authorities come to the Israelis for ideas.
"What is special is we have a field-proven technology," he said. "You can find it working in Israel at borders, airports and military installations."
Kochavi explained the system, which enables cameras and various sensors to "talk to each other" and form one readable picture for security personnel, creates a virtual fence.
With "smart sensors" buried underground or underwater, the system can immediately alert security at an onsite command center with audio and visual alarms. The smart sensors direct a host of cameras to focus on the intruder's location so security personnel can identify it on a display.
Kochavi said he could not talk about the cost of the system, but, according to Aviation Today, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey awarded the Raytheon-led team a two-year, $102 million contract to design, develop and deploy the system at the four airports. ...

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