Drone Mesh Network
Governments, militaries and industries, such as oil and gas,
mining and telecommunications, need a solution that enables
companies to scale unmanned vehicle fleets while allowing
drones to overcome weak or nonexistent communication networks, bolster flight times and improve security, say officials
with Rajant Corporation, Malvern, Pennsylvania. To address
these issues, the company has announced a partnership with
Latvian company UgCS to develop the AirMast Tethered
Drone System, which includes UgCS’s ground-based command and control software, Rajant’s BreadCrumb drone module and a tether system from Elistair, Lyon, France.
The Rajant drone module is billed as a light, small form-fac-tor radio that can be integrated on a single drone or a cluster
of drones for fleet management. Capable of handling various
payloads, including audio, camera, light detection and ranging
(Lidar) and chemicals, the lightweight BreadCrumb module
overcomes long distances, flight time and limited functionality. In addition, the AirMast Tether System with the BreadCrumb module allows users to establish a broadband network
for their drones.
UgCS’s ground control software manages an entire fleet of
drones simultaneously, allowing multiple operators to connect to a single server. Furthermore, UgCS supports map
customization by importing terrain elevation models or map
overlays with a 3-D interface. Rajant announced that the U.S.
Federal Aviation Administration has issued the company a
waiver allowing operation of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles concurrently.
For more information, visit www.rajant.com/
Pentek Inc. has unveiled the RTR 2623, which is described as
a “ 6 GHz radio frequency (RF) Sentinel intelligent signal scanning portable, rugged recorder.” The system combines intelligent signal scanning with real-time signal monitoring and
detection and is fully user configurable, company officials say.
The Talon RTR 2623 comes in a portable, 30-pound package and is designed for signal, communications and electronic
intelligence applications. The recorder performs in nearly any
mobile platform, even when subject to challenging vibration
levels, according to a written announcement.
Sentinel users can scan the entire available spectrum or
select a region of interest. Selectable-resolution bandwidth
allows for the trading of sweep rate for a finer resolution and
better dynamic range. RF energy in each band of the scan is
detected and presented in a waterfall display. Any RF band
can be selected for real-time monitoring or recording.
For more information, visit www.pentek.com/
Industrial Control Cybersecurity
Nozomi Networks, Menlo Park, California, has released
the latest version of SCADAguardian, making it faster and
easier for cybersecurity engineers and plant operators to guard
against cybersecurity attacks, monitor processes and manage
industrial control system (ICS) environments.
Nozomi Networks bridges the science of automation,
machine learning and network behavior analytics with ICS
cybersecurity for deep detection of ICS risks and rapid prevention or impact mitigation. Instead of receiving multiple alerts that must be associated with their logical cause,
SCADAguardian groups alerts by incident, providing an
explanation of the cause and making it more actionable.
It also simplifies and streamlines the standardization of
corporate policy, security monitoring and operational reporting across plants, entities and even industries. Furthermore,
it allows operators to understand and visualize changes in
the ICS environment with the highest possible context and
granularity, company officials say. In addition, SCADAguardian improves response time twentyfold, providing near-instant
answers to complex ad hoc queries and assertions along with
government compliance checks.
For more information, visit nozominetworks.com
The Automatic Injury Detection (AID) system provides help in seconds when a bullet, a knife or shrapnel pierces its sensing panel. The AID panel sends
an automated emergency alert to a phone, a radio or
other communication system.
The AID panel consists of a thin film with a conductive ink trace encased throughout. When that
conductive trace is broken by a sharp edge or a bullet, AID automatically sends an emergency alert
over Bluetooth or other communication method to
a phone or a radio that can forward the notification to emergency services, backup personnel and/or
dispatch or command. The panel can be worn in the
front and back, typically in the body armor carrier.
The app’s emergency notification message includes a
map link to the location, and the phone’s microphone
is open for emergency communication.
For more information, visit www.datasoft.com
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