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 Industry-Furniture  Tenders 2017/18

SrNo. Description Deadline Date
1 construction and installation fire fighting system for people’s foreign culture centre 17/12/2015
2 Procurement of 20 units Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher 19/01/2016
3 The subject of the tender is the supply of medical equipment, tables, chairs, chairs, beds and mattresses, furniture and other equipment for Bķloveckį hospital, as (it is the second, repeated the tender for the part of the public contract for which was the first no announcement selected supplier.) 06/06/2016
4 Entry into contract regarding Birthing beds and special beds (bed frames) for the maternity department.
5 Supply, through Framework Agreement, the non-medical furniture, medical furniture and furnishings of various required inpatient rooms at PO di Mazara and PP.OO. Districts and ASP Trapani. 30/05/2016
6 Delivery and installation of hospital beds, mattresses and bedside tables to the Regional Hospital Nachod as 19/07/2016
7 Open procedure for the acquisition of furniture and equipment and related maintenance contracts devoted to setting up the hospital hall Michelangelo of the bridge. 10/06/2016
8 Lot1: 18 Pieces beds for the maternity ward with 18 pieces and 18 pieces mattress bed eight tables / lot 2: 66 pieces Clinic lowest beds with 66 mattresses and 66 piece piece bed night tables according to LV. 31/05/2016
9 Supply and commissioning of 80 piece electric, car wash suitable for hospital beds and 80 pieces bedside tables. 00/00/0000
11 Supply and Delivery of 1 unit Dental Chair with complete accessories – RHU 02/05/2016
12 16-23 Portable Dental Chair 04/05/2016
13 Bidding for Supply, Testing, Training and Commissioning of Twenty One (21) units Multifunctional Medical Bed for ICU / SICU and Twenty One (21) Units Hospital Stretchers for PACU / OR / ICU and ER 29/04/2016
14 OPERATING TABLE 05/05/2016
15 Supply and Delivery of One (1) Unit Universal Operating Table with Longitudinal Slide, Kidney Brake and Universal Arm Support 17/05/2016
16 Therapeutic Traction Unit with Traction Table 03/05/2016
17 Supply, Delivery, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of:1 unit of Operating Table with traction system (Ortho OT) 10/05/2016
18 Acquisition of hospital beds for various hospitals under the CHIS 31/05/2016
19 Supply of furniture and equipment 16/05/2016
20 Medical Beds and Mattresses 10/05/2016
21 The stretcher to the Provincial Hospital of Safi 23/05/2016
22 The subject of the public contract is the supply of 12 new operating tables, including related equipment, collection of original equipment and provide customer service for an indefinite period. Estimated cost excluding VAT: EUR 15 743 801 LotsThis contract is divided into lots: no 01/01/1900
23 Supply of stretcher to the regional hospital Moulay Youssef Casablanca to the prefecture of arrondissements Casa Anfa 23/05/2016
24 Supply and installation of medical furniture for the Department of Orthopaedics and Injury as well as supply and installation of metal shelving for archives. 10/05/2016
25 HOSPITAL BED 05/05/2016
26 Supply of furniture and chairs for the Hall of the new medical centre and headquarters of the territorial Directorate of Araba / Ɓlava Mutualia sita in street Beato TomƔs de Zumarraga, no. 10A of Vitoria-Gasteiz. 00/00/0000
27 Purchase and delivery of furniture equipment for Units Medical University of Silesia in Katowice 10/05/2016
30 Hospital Furniture for PHC 05/05/2016
31 Supply, installation & operation of non-medical devices and furniture for Nursery Housing at Al Qahma General Hospital 08/06/2016
32 Stretchers patient or accessories stretcher 03/05/2016
34 Hospital Bed 25/05/2016
35 The Red Cross medical centre of Munich is done in the hospital requirement plan of Bavaria with 2 operating sites with 435 beds of the plan. 00/00/0000
36 Hospital composite Feldbach- Furstenfeld annex intensive unit Fixed furniture. 14/06/2016
37 Medical Furniture 20/05/2016
38 Construction of furniture in Maternity and Children hospital in Buraidah 01/06/2016
39 Acquisition of furniture and medical furniture 26/05/2016
40 It is a market of supplies of medical, non-medical, computer equipment and furniture for the implementation of the F Wing. 00/00/0000
41 Medical equipment and medical furniture purchase 17/05/2016
42 Stretcher inside the hospitals under the Provincial Hospital TIZNIT. 25/05/2016
43 Hospital Electrical Bed 13/05/2016
45 Stretcher inside the Provincial Hospital Al-Hoceima 30/05/2016
47 Purchase of furniture serv. Emergency 11/05/2016
50 ETU BED 30/05/2016
51 Acquisition and installation of medical furniture, medical equipment, audio and visual equipment for screening children for Department of Medical centers. 01/06/2016
52 Supply of furniture and bedding. 02/06/2016
53 The subject of the public contract is the supply of 2 PCs operating tables in the operating rooms of the clinic cardiovascular surgery. Estimated cost excluding VAT: 8 300 0000 CZK LotsThis contract is divided into lots: no 01/01/1900
54 CGM/PRO/T/19/2015-2016: Beds for coast general provision hospital 23/05/2016
55 Hospital Beds 30/05/2016
56 Production of table in stainless steel, iN SEE ATTACHMENTS ATTACHMENTS TDR 18/05/2016
57 The subject of the public contract is the supply of a total of 430 pieces of hospital beds, including mattresses and mattress covers, for medical equipment of the South Moravian region. 00/00/0000
58 Hospital beds. 00/00/0000
59 Equipment and furniture Dental office 27/06/2016
60 Bid for package 4: supply patient beds and bed head cabinet for wards 13/05/2016
61 Bid for supply spinal stretcher for Phu Cu District Medical Centre. 23/05/2016
62 Supply of medical tables: part. 1 - translucent table for the Department of Internal Medicine Clinic of Horses, Dogs and Cats, cz. 2 - tables operational and treatment for the Department of Surgery. Case R0AP0000.272.15.2016 19/05/2016
63 Delivery of hospital beds 19/05/2016
64 Supply of Furniture and Fixtures 19/05/2016
66 National procurement of office furniture and other non-medical furniture for public and personnel areas at and in connection with the hospitals. Estimated cost excluding VAT: Range: between 135 000 000 and 190 000 000 NOK LotsThis contract is divided into lots: no 01/01/1900
67 PGHB/FC/16/27 :- Supply of Beds for Maternity Wards with Mattress 01/06/2016
68 2 :- Supply of Operating Table. 31/05/2016
69 Supply, installation, operation and maintenance system (Ophthalmic Operating table) needed eye operations in Jordan University Hospital 18/05/2016
70 Intensive care bed scale type 19 17/05/2016
71 Stretchers patient or stretcher accessories 16/05/2016
73 Delivery of hospital beds for Addiction Treatment Department of the Provincial Hospital in Konin. 20/05/2016
74 Stainless steel cross examination bed lift 2 16/05/2016
75 Lan Yang school district number of beds in a variety of 23/05/2016
76 Procurement of 21 units Wheeled Stretcher under HFEP Equipment Program 07/06/2016
78 General construction works with the delivery and installation of laboratory furniture 31/05/2016
83 Hospital Furniture 29/05/2016
84 Acquisition of hospital furniture, which meet the needs of the Belém Air Force Hospital. 01/06/2016
85 Purchase of furniture 02/06/2016
86 Purchase of single beds with metal frame complete with mattress and mattress cases 02/06/2016
87 Supply and installation of 3 beds childbirth 27/05/2016
88 Bedding and sleeping equipment purchase to the Provincial Hospital Sefrou (Mohamed V Hospital). 22/06/2016
90 Trade: Z. 604 moving furniture 00/00/0000
91 Trade Union R. 602 hospital beds. 00/00/0000
92 Trade: R. 604 moving furniture. 00/00/0000
93 Bid for supply patient beds for Cau NGiang General Hospital. 03/06/2016
94 Patients' beds for the Clinical Hospital Sisters of Mercy 09/06/2016
95 Acquisition of Permanent Hospital Furniture. 06/06/2016
96 Delivery bed hospital for resuscitation. 01/06/2016
97 Supply, Delivery, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of: 1 unit of Operating Table_Orthopaedic 01/06/2016
98 1 (A) Stretcher for C.T.N.I. TRAUMA PATIENTS 42199 26/05/2016
99 Soft furniture. 00/00/0000
100 Call for applications for framework agreement for alternating systems for hospital beds (anti-decubitus) for a period of 4 years with 1 supplier. 00/00/0000
101 Acquisition of bunk type beds, air conditioning, May table, auxiliary table hospital, and foam single mattress for the Municipal Health. 07/06/2016
102 Patients' beds with bedside tables pcs 25 09/06/2016
103 Gradual supply of medical beds with electric drive to the Capital Center for Social and Therapeutic Sp. z oo, 03-131 Warszawa, ul. Mehoffera 72/74 31/05/2016
104 Bid for supply and installation medical bed for construction HCM city Children’s Hospital 16/06/2016
105 The contract is for the procurement of care beds in Jönköping, Habo and Mullsjö municipalities. 28/06/2016
106 Patients electric beds and bedside cabinets with shelves for storing - 88 pieces 14/06/2016
107 Purchase of hospital furniture to the National Oncology Institute: 15/06/2016
108 The Contracting Authority requests tenders for the delivery of furnishing to the new Children and Youth Hospital.
The procurement includes products such as patient furniture, office furniture, environment furniture, waiting room furniture, lounge furniture, dining room furniture and play furniture.
109 The establishment of a single double-morbidity 10 beds Sha'ar Menashe 27/06/2016
110 Chair with armrests and head fixation 07/06/2016
111 Furniture medical 21/06/2016
113 Medical furniture 24/06/2016
114 Bid for package 02: supply medical beds, mattress, bedside cabinets, chairs. 24/06/2016
115 Supply of Furniture for PI Jonava Hospital 13/06/2016
116 Inox Furniture for MINISTRY OF HEALTH 10/06/2016
117 Furniture (desk, auxiliary desk, table for medical examination of babies, removable drawers, working chair, visitor chair, round seat chair, closet, wardrobe, table, working armchair, hanger, bed, waiting room chair) and service for its servicing for the needs of PHI Health house of Skopje. 00/00/0000
118 Construction of 30-bed hospital in Khost Farang Plfy Baghlan province 18/06/2016
119 Acquisition of hospital furniture in stainless steel 16/06/2016
120 stretcher Sick of the Interior of the Hospital Prefectural Ain Sebaa Hay Mohammadi Hospital Mohammed V Reporting to the Prefecture of Districts Ain Sebaa Hay Mohammadi-Casablanca single lot. ... 27/06/2016
123 3/9/17-3/2016: Hospital furniure 27/06/2016
124 Purchase of hospital furniture 27/06/2016
125 Supply of intensive care unit beds 14/06/2016
126 The University Hospital Essen is a House of the maximum supply with a capacity of around 1,300 beds we serve annually 225 000 patients with over 6 000 employees in 26 clinics, 23 institutes and centres of expertise. 00/00/0000
127 Instrumental tables and trolleys for medical procurement 16/06/2016
128 DRAFT CALL medical furniture, medical devices, INSTRUMENTAL 15/06/2016
131 Medical furniture purchase 18/07/2016
132 Delivery of hospital beds 16/06/2016
134 HOSPITAL BEDS 17/06/2016
135 Purchased medical furniture and Office Gynecology operating. 00/00/0000
137 Futura and eventual HOSPITAL FURNITURE ACQUISITION, aiming to supply the health establishments of the Bethlehem Municipal Health Department (SESMA), as the conditions set out in this Notice and its Annexes 22/06/2016
138 This procurement relates to the framework agreement for the Region with regard to patient beds and Jƶnkƶping bedside table as described in these specifications with the corresponding annexes. 25/08/2016
139 Supply of medical furniture 20/06/2016
140 Delivery of hospital beds 29/06/2016
142 Supply of intensive care unit ICU beds 14/06/2016
143 The subject of the public contract is the supply of 2 PCs operating tables in the operating rooms of the clinic cardiovascular surgery. 00/00/0000
144 Framework agreement for the supply of wheelchairs for use in hospitals and the institutions of the National Health Service services. 16/07/2016
145 Supply of furniture of hospitalization with destination to the Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Ourense, dependent on the organizational structure of integrated management (EOXI) of Ourense, Verin e O Barco de Valdeorras. 00/00/0000
146 The contract concerns the supply of 500 hospital and 170 nursing beds. 12/07/2016
147 Afar National Regional State Health Bureau 2008 fiscal year, if you want to perform legal services for a variety of medical institutions lebiro’achini service providers to purchase furniture invites sealed bids from eligible 23/06/2016
148 Metal bed Purchase 27/06/2016
149 Portable Folding Bed 22/06/2016
150 Laboratory furniture delivery 04/07/2016
151 Delivery of hospital beds for the Division of Hematology Mazowiecki Hospital Sp. z oo 29/06/2016
152 Supply, Delivery & Installation Of Outdoor Furniture For Alexandra Health Pte Ltd c/o Khoo Teck Puat Hospital 27/06/2016
153 The subject of the contract is to sell and deliver to the contracting authority hospital beds and medical apparatus and equipment. The order is divided into 17 parts: part 1: hospital bed 39 PCs., part 2: bedside 39 PCs., part 3: camera elektrokardiograficzny 3 PCs., part 4: infusion pump volume 3, part 5: Trolley for transporting patients with underlying set of 3, part 6: set to lipotransferu 1 PCs., part 7: Morcelator 1 pack, part 8: Bilirubinometr 1 pack, part 9: blood glucose meter 2 PCs. Part 10: Test Engine urodynamicznych 1 PCs., part 11: the coagulation 1 PCs., part 12: apparatus for cryosurgery, 1 PCs., part 13: the linear Head ultrasound camera Philips Affiniti 50 1 PCs., part 14: Delivery 1 PCE., part 15: Chair drips 5 PCs., part 16: ultrasonic fetal detector 4 PCs., part 17: a wheelchair 6 PCs. 00/00/0000
154 Sivas Susehri 50 beds (75 beds Capacity) State Hospital Construction of 18/07/2016
156 LA-019GYR010-E183-2016 LPT medical furniture, medical devices, INSTRUMENTAL. 01/07/2016
157 Delivery and installation of hospital beds, mattresses and bedside tables to the Regional Hospital Nachod as 08/08/2016
158 ICU Beds 22/07/2016
159 Medical beds (project "Public Institution Klaipeda Republican Hospital 29/06/2016
160 Acquisition - Hospital beds to SHS and emergency care (Annie), 2016 01/09/2016
161 Prices registration for possible acquisition of dental materials; hospital doctor; furniture 13/07/2016
162 Hospital Furniture Acquisition and Office, to meet the different areas of administrative detention and the HUCAM / UFES. 05/07/2016
163 Futura and eventual FURNITURE HOSPITAL ACQUISITION to meet the needs of the Care Division Basic / DAB / DEAS / SESMA as the conditions set out in this Notice and its Annexes 01/07/2016
164 The supply of furniture, equipment and medical instruments to SPSK No. 1 PUM OS ZP 44 16 05/07/2016
165 Delivery of the operating table and apparatus for anesthesia 05/07/2016
166 Delivery of 2 pieces of stretcher together with the conveyor for Ambulance Service in Legnica 01/07/2016
167 ORTHOPAEDIC BED WITH TIE-PIECE x 4 unit 19/07/2016
168 Prior information notice (PIN) and call (invite) for consultation behalf procurement beds, mattresses and bedside tables. 22/09/2016
169 LWL - Klinik Münster, LWL - Klinik Münster, hospital replacement building with 140 beds, heating, plumbing equipment; 16-181 E. 14/07/2016
170 Delivery of furniture 30/06/2016
171 Furniture 08/07/2016
172 Supply of medical furniture and equipment for medical gases to the University Hospital of the Medical University of Bialystok, divided into four parts. 06/07/2016
173 Supply of furniture for primary health care centres. 11/07/2016
174 HOSPITAL BEDS 06/07/2016
175 The Red Cross Hospital Lindenberg is administered by the sisterhood München eV the Bavarian Red Cross and is expelled by 2016 184 planned beds in the Bavarian hospital requirement plan (56 beds surgery, 10 beds gynecology, 8 beds HNO, 91 beds in internal medicine, 3 beds Children's Hospital, 1 bed orthopedics, Urology 15 beds). 19/07/2016
176 The Red Cross Hospital Lindenberg is administered by the sisterhood München eV the Bavarian Red Cross and is expelled by 2016 184 planned beds in the Bavarian hospital requirement plan (56 beds surgery, 10 beds gynecology, 8 beds HNO, 91 beds in internal medicine, 3 beds Children's Hospital, 1 bed orthopedics, Urology 15 beds). 19/07/2016
177 Supply, delivery and installation of furniture to the health facility 12/07/2016
178 Loose furniture UMC Utrecht (Green Deal pilot procurement circular). 08/09/2016
179 Västra Götaland County Council invites you to submit tenders for beds and patient trolley. 05/09/2016
181 Delivery beds for intensive care with mattresses przeciwodlezynowymi, centrifuge containers with marrow and low temperature freezers for Oncology Centre - Institute for them. Maria Sklodowska - Curie Branch in Gliwice. Sign this proceeding DO / DZ-381-1-75 / 16 06/07/2016
182 Purchase and delivery of beds farrowing Katowice Oncology Center 07/07/2016
183 Hospital Electrical Bed 04/07/2016
184 Hospital Electrical Bed 04/07/2016
185 Hospital Electrical Bed 04/07/2016
186 The contract is the purchase of operating tables and surgical plates for two operating theaters clinics transplant surgery. 09/08/2016
187 medical beds 18/07/2016
188 Acquisition of an orthopedic surgical table with all accessories used in the art. 12/07/2016
189 Purchase of equipment and furniture, and medical equipment 08/07/2016
190 FURNITURE (CHAIRS) 04/07/2016
191 Purchase of furniture for medical purposes 30/07/2016
192 Medical furniture 22/07/2016
193 Medical furniture (furniture Medical) 29/07/2016
194 This is the tender of the European public procurement 'Wash resistant adult hospital beds and mattresses "UMC Utrecht. The tender will be put on the performance sourcing methodology in the market.

195 Supply of office furniture and medical furniture and their transport, assembly and setting in rooms University Hospital of them. Jan Mikulicz - Radecki in Wroclaw. 13/07/2016
196 Supply of medical furniture, chairs and other equipment 12/07/2016
197 Contract to supply and install equipment, materials, furniture and devices for medical purposes, and operational equipment and office furniture at 3 district hospitals, 6 integrated health centres and the maternal and child health centre's technical facilities in Agadez 05/09/2016
198 National Framework Agreement for Generic Furniture. 10/08/2016
199 Supply of medical furniture and medical equipment to SPZOZ in Lukow 15/07/2016
200 medical furniture 31/07/2016
201 Buying furniture 27/07/2016
202 120 bed development for the National Rehabilitation Hospital, 10/08/2016
203 Delivery of furniture 19/07/2016
204 Delivery of a fire department vehicle type RW 16/08/2016
205 Supply & Installation of Medical Furniture 03/08/2016
206 Medical furniture 01/08/2016
207 Supply of hospital furniture 26/07/2016
208 Acquisition of equipment and furniture for medical use (dermatology, ophthalmology, urology, internal medicine and surgery), dental, laboratory 25/07/2016
209 3 :- HDU Beds 05/08/2016
210 Supply general – purpose patient beds 26/07/2016
211 Medical furniture 03/08/2016
212 Delivery chair treatment for urological procedures, as part of the investment Modernization and expansion of the Hospital Prague. 22/07/2016
213 2 :- Patient Bed 04/08/2016
214 Acquisition of Permanent Material (hospital beds) 27/07/2016
215 Replacement of Furniture in Hospital Housing 07/08/2016
216 Laminar closet Furniture medical, surgical, dental and veterinary;hair dresser chairs and similar chairs; their parts 27/07/2016
217 1. Object of the contract is the implementation of the project under the name: "The purchase of electric beds for Branches Neurological Rehabilitation Hospital Department 22/08/2016
218 1. The subject of this contract is to supply equipment for the Pediatric Hospital Medical University of Warsaw, divided into packages:
Package 1 - racks archiving,
Package 2 - wardrobes type BHP,
Package 3 - A cache cabinet - wrzutnikowe,
Package 4 - containers with equipment sterilization of tools, their transport and storage trolleys for transportation of tools in a closed system,
package 5 - Medical furniture made of stainless steel,
219 Electronic Auction - Acquisition of various products and others, such as anthropometric scale, laboratory centrifuge,( hospital bed,) Dutch auger kit, penetrometer, Munsell charts, hydrometer of boyoucos, others. 28/07/2016
220 Hospital beds / hospital bedside tables - EK UNICO. 22/08/2016
221 Acquisition of medical furniture (gynecological chairs) 27/07/2016
222 Acquisition of medical furniture 27/07/2016
223 Purchase, delivery and installation of furniture for the rooms of the Centre for Oncology 01/08/2016
224 Delivery and installation of furniture for the operating department of anesthesiology and Team Health Care Olesno 27/07/2016
225 The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust are seeking a partner who can provide a full service for a total bed management and pressure area care solution for the new Royal hospital. Construction is well under way and the ‘New Royal’ is due to open September 2017. It is expected the new contract will be awarded initially for a period of 7 years with the option to extend for a further 3 years maximum. 20/10/2016
226 Dialysis Chair Bed 29/07/2016
227 LKH 2020 annex surgery-BA1, table, cart, stand, among others 21/10/2016
228 Open procedure telematics Community importance for the adjudication of n. 100 electric beds for hospitalization.

231 Acquisition of medical furniture 27/07/2016
232 [Furniture for DHAFunding Project (LH)]PR#11643195,T
233 Supply and installation of medical furniture system for aluminum Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin 02/08/2016
235 Delivery of furniture for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences 03/08/2016
236 "Supply and installation of sixty-nine (69) electric hospital beds to Health services' 19/08/2016
237 Furniture medical, surgical, dental and veterinary; hair dresser chairs and similar chairs; their parts 26/08/2016
238 Supply beds, cabinets, chairs. 03/08/2016
239 Supply of hospital beds 05/09/2016
240 Supply 20 emergency beds, 10 children beds, 20 newborn beds, 160 bedside cabinets, 130 patient beds 18/08/2016
241 medical furniture 15/08/2016
242 Delivery of furniture 08/08/2016
244 Furniture medical 31/08/2016
245 Secure furniture is a medical hospital, the eyes of the valley 23/05/2017
246 Supply of meditsinsko Furniture for the needs of University Hospital Aleksandrovska EAD 03/08/2016
247 Functional medical beds 15/08/2016
248 Resuscitations beds 22/08/2016
249 Purchase and Installation of automatic doors 540-bed hospital. 15/08/2016
250 Delivery of specialized hospital beds to the University Hospital of the Medical University of Bialystok, divided into two parts. 07/09/2016
251 Hospital care beds and mattresses 01/09/2016
252 4 surgical supplies for operating rooms General Hospital Universitario de Alicante tables. 06/09/2016
253 Supply of hospital equipment for the needs of the Medical Simulation Centre of the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin,Hospital beds

254 LA-019GYR031-E201-2016 ADQ. MEDICAL FURNITURE HGZ 144 BEDS, NOGALES [JCGE] 12/08/2016
255 Delivery of an interactive table to study the anatomy of the needs of the Medical Simulation Centre of the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin.

256 Supply beds and stretchers for Vinh Phuc Obstetrics and Paediatrics Hospital 15/08/2016
257 Provision of medico hospital furniture and bedding for the Prefectural Hospital AL HASSANI CASABLANCA 25/08/2016
258 Supply of medical furniture and medical products 12/08/2016
259 Purchase of medical furniture 09/08/2016
260 Functional medical beds 15/08/2016
261 Supply, rental, delivery, installation and maintenance of medical equipment and furniture transfer, mobility assistance, bariatric furniture, accessories and spare parts. 14/09/2016
262 Purchase of multifunctional beds for anaesthesiology and intensive care departments 22/08/2016
263 Supply of medical furniture and medical products 12/08/2016
264 Supply, Delivery, installation, maintenance of Medical Furniture for Cecilia Makhiwane Hospital 19/08/2016
265 Project II - Hospital Furniture 20/11/2016
266 Supply, delivery, installation, commissioning and preventive maintenance of electrical childbirth 7 beds. 26/08/2016
268 procedures room furniture buying 12/08/2016
269 Supplying medical-dental chair" -RITENDER announcement on signing the contract - Supply of medical equipment-Chairs dentare.doc 15/08/2016
270 Providing blood samples beds and screens in mobile teams.
Reference number: 2016EFS-PDLO59
271 Purchase of medical furniture and medical products 15/08/2016
272 PERH furniture 19/09/2016
273 1: supply and installation GM – HS surgical equipment. +package 2: supply and installation operating table – surgical luminaire . +package 3: supply and installation surgical tool. +package 4: supply and installation endoscopy equipment , PTNS. Funding source: state budget . Method of bidder selection: National open bidding 31/08/2016
275 Acquisition of Furniture and Medical Administrative IMSS Prospera 11/08/2016
276 4 - Delivery Beds 31/08/2016
277 Acquisition of furniture and medical equipment for the services of the Northern Department. 22/08/2016
278 Electrical intensive care beds.

279 Purchase of medical furniture 30/08/2016
280 Patient beds and lockers delivery (block A) 03/10/2016
282 The supply and installation of "medico-technical equipment and accessories", "hospital furniture" and "bedding and sleeping material" for new hospitals Salé and Temara. ... 29/09/2016
283 Hospital Beds 25/08/2016
284 Supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of technical furniture for anatomo-cytopathology laboratory Valencia's Hospital 12/09/2016
285 Bariatric hospital bed.

286 Supply and installation of medical furniture 19/09/2016
287 [Furniture for HQ-Medical Fitness]PR#11641622,T 28/08/2016
288 Open procedure for the award of the supply, divided into 3 lots, electric beds and beds high technology required for ASL TO 1 intensive care. 20/09/2016
289 The subject of the public contract is the delivery of laboratory instrumentation - desktop glucose analyzer for Sampling Center Department of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, General University Hospital in Prague, including accessories, transport, customs, installation, commissioning, briefing under the relevant provisions of Law no. 268 / 2014 Sb. The Medical Devices (hereinafter the Act no. 268/2014 Coll.), including instruction manufacturer, eventually. operator training buyer and delivery of documents, which relate to the delivered goods, especially declaration of conformity and operating instructions in Czech language in print and electronic form, warranty service and other conditions according to the tender documents. Delivered instrumentation must be new, unused. 27/09/2016
290 Antiescara beds with scale and enable respiratory therapy - 8 pieces.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 206 666.67 RON
291 Supply of Medical furniture 05/09/2016
292 Gendarmerie requires medical furniture 24/08/2016
293 LA-919044992-E12-2016 GENERAL HOSPITAL FURNITURE FOR Montemorelos AND GENERAL HOSPITAL Sabinas 2nd round 09/09/2016
294 The purchase of hospital furniture to the National Oncology Institute: 07/09/2016
295 Purchase of furniture for the department of preventive health care for children aged 6-18 years 29/08/2016
296 Supply of furniture and equipment for health affairs facilities 11/10/2016
297 Medical furniture (hoods) 08/09/2016
298 Supply of Emergency unit beds x 3 22/09/2016
299 For the benefit of UZ Gent is issued a general invitation to tender for the maintenance of electric and non-electric hospital beds.

Framework contract for maintenance of electric and non-electric hospital beds.
300 Supply emergency beds 13/09/2016
301 HOSPITAL BEDS FOR INTENSIVE CARE WITH Antidekubitalnimadrac 16/09/2016
302 Supply and installation of medical furniture 26/09/2016
303 8 - Furniture 31/08/2016
304 Acquisition of two operating tables for blocks of maxillofacial surgery and urology indoor robot CHU Grenoble Alpes - 16M025 folder. 12/09/2016
305 Prices registration for a period of twelve (12) months for possible future acquisition of INPUT ACQUISITION OF HOSPITAL-FLOWMETERS and vacuum gauges to meet the needs of the HU / SE / Ebserh as terms and conditions the Notice and its attachments. 02/09/2016
306 ACQUISITION equipment and hospital furniture 05/09/2016
307 Hospital furniture 05/09/2016
308 Supply stainless steel beds for Que Vo District Medical Centre 09/09/2016
309 Stretcher beds 12/10/2016
310 HDU beds 20/09/2016
311 Purchase of hospital furniture for the benefit of the Centre Hospitalier Mohammed VI-Oujda 28/09/2016
312 Medical furniture (laboratory) lots ?? 1-6 05/09/2016
313 Hospital Furniture for AlBadae Dental]PR#11650009 04/09/2016
314 Hospital Furniture Acquisition 09/09/2016
315 Hospital Furniture Acquisition for Pronto Socorro Municipal Hospital HumbertoMaradei Pereira. 08/09/2016
316 1. Hospital beds and tables patient hospital services 10/10/2016
317 Office and laboratory chairs, stools Born 22:03. 30/09/2016
318 Supply of Medical Equipment & Furniture 27/09/2016
319 The subject of the public contract is the supply of medical equipment - hospital electrically adjustable beds with lateral tilt for geriatric clinic of the General University Hospital in Prague, including accessories, transport, customs, installation, commissioning, briefing under the relevant provisions 13/10/2016
320 Supply of medical stretcher 30/11/2016
322 Supply of medical furniture, non-medical and other equipment for the USK. WAM-CSW. 06/10/2016
324 Medical furniture (UKS number 98/16 EA) 20/09/2016
325 Purchase of medical furniture 12/09/2016
326 Supply of hospital beds and mattresses. 07/10/2016
327 Buy bedding and sleeping equipment for the needs of hospitals under the Hospital Mohammed VI Marrakech. 29/09/2016
328 Medical furniture, medical equipment 14/09/2016
329 Medical furniture purchase 14/09/2016
330 Specialty Medical Beds 21/09/2016
331 HMC/TCS/379/2016: Supply of furniture for women's hospital 27/09/2016
332 Supply and delivery of furniture and equipment 04/10/2016
333 Information Request: intensive care beds and mattresses 07/12/2016
334 Mechanical functional beds purchase 22/09/2016
335 Rental, supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of treatment beds, fluidized beds, and screens of Alzheimer beds. 15/11/2016
337 Supply and delivery of two theatre tables for Barberton Hospital and Carolina Hospital 06/10/2016
338 Performance relates to the supply of various ICU beds incl. Commissioning and training of users and technicians for the individual hospital sites the Oö. Health and hospital AG (gespag). 11/10/2016
339 Selection of office and ward furniture for Phase 2B. 10/10/2016
340 Equipment Purchase and medical and hospital furniture 26/10/2016
341 Various furniture supply LLU Faculty of Veterinary Medicine needs 23/09/2016
342 MTIUG/FUN/001: Supply of furniture for health centre 23/09/2016
343 Medical hydraulic beds 22/09/2016
344 Medical operating furniture and equipment.

345 Provision of beds and bedside tables - care campus LO. 08/11/2016
346 Kon Tum Health Service Bid for supply emergency beds for Kon Tum Health Service. 29/09/2016
347 Medical operating furniture and equipment 25/10/2016
348 The scope of the works are to form an additional 14 Critical Care beds comprising part new build and refurbishment of existing internal accommodation in phases.
349 Purchase of medical furniture 14/10/2016
350 Salisbury Commercial Services (part of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust) are establishing a Framework Agreement for the provision, installation and maintenance of powered storage systems for storing hospital beds, wheelchairs and mobile large items. 17/10/2016
351 Klinikum Herford AöR - delivery of patient beds and bedside tables. 18/10/2016
352 Supply and Delivery of Patient Transfer Trolley Beds at MOT & Clinics 07/10/2016
353 Patient beds shall be procured for the Emergency Psychiatric Centre St Olavs Hospital 31/10/2016
354 ‘Pressure Area Care and Patient Handling including Beds Mattresses Cushions Hoists Slings Slide Sheets Associated Accessories Rental and Decontamination’.

355 Medical furniture 06/10/2016
356 Purchase of furniture for medical 23/09/2016
357 TP16 / 018 intensive care beds and mattresses. 04/11/2016
358 Purchase of multifunctional beds for anaesthesiology and intensive care departments 10/10/2016
359 Furniture (chair gydytoko) equipment - Furniture (gydytoko chair without back) and the purchase of equipment 03/10/2016
360 Medical furniture (laboratory) lots ?? 1-6 07/10/2016
361 Bedding material purchase to services of the Hospital Hassan II Settat under the Provincial Hospital of Settat - Settat Province 20/10/2016
362 Framework agreement for the provision of intensive care beds. 01/11/2016
363 Supply of Medical Furniture. 06/10/2016
364 Supply, Delivery and Assembling of Furniture for Polio Emergency Operations Center 13/10/2016
365 Acquisition of medical furniture for the various hospitals under the Chuis 27/10/2016
366 Hospital beds 31/10/2016
367 Resolution Consorci Mar Parc Salut Barcelona to bid for supply and installation of specialized furniture for clinical Consorci Mar Parc Salut de Barcelona. 07/11/2016
368 Operating table 07/10/2016
369 Provision of fixed beds of variable height beds ISoSL. 22/11/2016
370 Hospital equipment (furniture) 06/11/2016
371 Medical equipment and medical furniture 06/12/2016
372 Obstetric beds HUS Women's Hospital. 31/10/2016
373 Bed medical ICU; 10/11/2016
374 The contract relates mainly to cover the need for intensive care units (ICU) in Värnamo and Eksjoe associated with their new construction. Ryhov Hospital has, however, also within the next few years the need for a number of ICU beds. 13/11/2016
375 Hospital furnitre 22/10/2016
376 Hospital Furniture 02/11/2016
377 Construction/Equipping of 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Project in Kaduna State 06/12/2016
379 Purchase and delivery of electric residential care beds and matching bedside tables within a framework contract with one supplier. 25/11/2016
380 Supply of electric hospital beds. 13/01/2017
381 Supply and installation of three beds for gynecological examination Health Services 14/11/2016
382 Acquisition of equipment and Hospital Furniture 26/10/2016
383 Hospital beds 15/11/2016
385 Equipment Purchase Medical and hospital furniture for the Provincial Hospital Khouribga. 09/11/2016
386 Beds for Patients 24/11/2016
387 PHCC/TAC/61/2016: domestic equipment, hospital furniture package and medical equipment package 20/11/2016
388 Supply of electric hospital beds. 02/12/2016
390 Acquisition of furniture and medical equipment.

391 Providing medical furniture. 28/11/2016
392 Medical furniture - Feldkirch State Hospital - surgical clip South / intensive monitoring. 29/11/2016
393 Replacement elektomotorischer, machine aufbereitbarer hospital beds and bedside tables at the site Offenburg Ebertplatz. 25/11/2016
394 Purchase of furniture 08/11/2016
395 Purchase of equipments, instruments and hospital furniture 14/11/2016
396 Purchase of hospital furniture 08/11/2016
397 Creation of 35 medical beds - site Montdidier. 12/12/2016
398 Procurement of hospital and nursing beds. 28/11/2016
399 Purchase of medical furniture 29/10/2016
401 Purchase of furniture 08/11/2016
402 Supply and installation of hospital equipment, instrument and furniture 07/11/2016
403 Fixed assets - Hospital beds and bedside tables 04/11/2016
404 KNH/T/66/2016-2017:- Supply & Delivery of Stretchers 10/11/2016
405 Supply of medical furniture, non-medical and other equipment for the USK. WAM-CSW. 06/12/2016
406 Healthcare furniture (beds, bedside tables, armrests chairs, tables). 29/11/2016
407 Supply, delivery and installation of furniture to 20 health facilities in multiple area of Myanmar
408 Supply, delivery and installation of furniture to the 20 health facilities 08/11/2016
409 Procurement of hospital beds. 29/11/2016
410 G-18 : hospital beds 30/11/2016
411 FURNITURE MEDICAL 23/11/2016
412 Renting a remote radiology table. 01/12/2016
413 Patient beds - Hospital Düren gGmbH. 01/12/2016
414 370 - establishing central emergency department at the hospital Amberg - Gewerk 5081-01 cabinets and workbench systems. 13/12/2016
415 Hospital beds 30/11/2016
416 Supply of furniture - (the office, beds, cozy) 11/11/2016
417 Bed examination coach for OPD 21/11/2016
418 Purchase intensive care beds for burn patients. 05/12/2016
419 Intensive care unit bed and others 1 set 22/12/2016
420 All kinds of hospital furniture 20/12/2016
421 Acquisition of hospital beds for the Clinique Saint-Pierre.

422 Beds Intensive Care Adults and Central Medium Care. 23/12/2016
423 Equipment Purchase and furniture for the Upgrade of Emergency Hospitals in the region TangerTetouan - Al Hoceima 20/12/2016
424 The purchase of medical hospital furniture for the needs of hospitals within the Centre UniversitaireHospitalo Mohammed VI in Marrakech 05/12/2016
425 Purchase of equipment and medical and hospital furniture to the provincial hospital Al-Hoceima. 06/12/2016
427 Intensivvårdssängar(Hospital beds) 20/12/2016
428 Mental Health Mobile Crisis Beds 02/12/2016
430 Supply of furniture of room and hospital beds. 13/12/2016
431 Supply, delivery, installaion and commissioning of medical and non-medical equipment and furniture 12/12/2016
432 The contract concerns the supply and installation of new tandklinikunits dental clinics in Grųnnemose school Skovbrynet school and regulation clinic at Stengård School in Gladsaxe. In addition, old tandklinikunits dismantled, partially disposed, partially storing and partly reinstalled at senior centers Hare Skovbo, Rosenlund, Mųllegården, Egegården and Bakkegården. 20/12/2016
433 Purchase of equipment and medical and hospital furniture to the provincial hospital Al-Hoceima. 06/12/2016
434 The stretcher at the prefectural hospital IFAD EL MERS SULTAN Mohamed baouafi hospital. 21/12/2016
435 Framework agreement for the supply, and make use of care beds with matching bedside tables.

436 AnGiang Cardiac Hospital Bid for supply medical beds for An Giang Cardiac Hospital. 25/11/2016
437 Hospital equipment (such as hospital beds, saline stands) 15/12/2016
438 Furniture refurbished premises.

439 Stretcher inside the hospitals under the Provincial Hospital of Taroudant 16/12/2016
440 Mental Health Mobile Crisis Beds 09/12/2016
441 Provision of medical furniture 23/11/2016
443 St. Pölten University Hospital, 2.BA/2.BE, contract section 4 House C + G - 505 001 / 04.5A.11.01 - Portable device - swivel chair. 10/01/2017
444 Procurement of medical equipment and furniture for the general hospital 01/12/2016
445 Acquisition of Furniture and Fixtures Various for SENEPA 29/11/2016
446 Framework agreement for the supply medical furniture.

447 Pressure Area Care Equipment, Medical Beds & Related Services Framework 2017. 22/12/2016
450 Equipment Brno University Hospital for follow-up care - bed. 25/02/2017
451 2. The Ministry of Health/Project Implementation Unit intends to prequalify suppliers for the completion of the construction works and the supply of the Medical Equipment and Medical Furniture in TUHC main building, so-called A.1 building. This building actually hosts logistic services (sterilisation) and imagery at the basement level, examination and emergency area at the ground floor, 60 beds of general surgery ward at the 1st floor, laboratories and 15 beds of ICU at the second floor. 29/12/2016
452 Supply, delivery and installation of small equipment and furniture for the care of Poitiers University Hospital. 03/01/2017
453 Electric Hospital Bed to use at Kawasaki Municipal Hospital (Unit Price Contract) 04/01/2017
454 Delivery of patient beds including mattresses with plating, and other accessories according to specifications. 25/01/2017
455 Delivery beds for standard care including passive anti-decubitus mattresses. 28/02/2017
456 Viet Duc Friendship Hospital Bid for supply beds, beds head cabinets for patients. 08/12/2016
457 Provision of Beds and Pressure Area Care Equipment — Preliminary Market Consultations.
The Trust currently has a Managed Service contract for the planned and ad-hoc rental and maintenance of beds and pressure area care equipment which expires late 2017.
458 Supply and Delivery of Day Beds 12/12/2016
459 Provision of beds and furniture isolation room for psychiatric care facilities. 09/01/2017
460 Surgical tables (HIK ID 88) for delivery two Helse Bergen HF; Haukeland University Hospital, Voss Hospital and Kysthospitalet in Hagevik. 23/01/2017
461 Supply of furniture tailored to different areas of the Hospital Alfredo Espinosa. 11/01/2017
462 TraVinh General Hospital Bid for supply medical beds. 16/12/2016
463 Purchase equipment and accessories sick bed. 13/01/2017
464 Purchase of hospital beds 17/01/2017
465 The contract covers machine washable electric hospital bed, hydraulic hospital bed 26/01/2017
467 Medical beds 15/12/2016
468 LKH 2020 annex surgery-BA1, intensive care beds for ICU and IMCU area. 27/01/2017
469 Contract for the purchase of machine washable beds and mattresses to DSAB. 30/01/2017
470 Delivery, installation of medical furniture with accessories to the Lower Silesian Oncology Center in Wroclaw divided into two tasks. 25/01/2017
471 Beds for private patients rooms. 20/01/2017
472 Procurement of Maternity beds for successive call off the Halland Region. 23/01/2017
473 Framework agreement providing medical devices - medical beds. 20/01/2017
474 The contract relates beds for home care. 02/02/2017
475 Hospital bed with the patient tables and skapīiem delivery 06/01/2017
476 Medical furniture 15/01/2017
477 Medical and commercial furniture purchases A housing (medical furniture) 08/02/2017
478 Purchased medical furniture: hospital beds and cabinets to the bed. 20/02/2017
479 Supply of medical furniture for the Department of Ophthalmology. 08/02/2017
480 Purchases of hospital beds. 01/02/2017
481 medical furniture 15/01/2017
482 Supply & Delivery of Furniture (Tables, Chairs, Lamps, Stool & Bench) to Admiralty Medical Centre. 27/01/2017
483 Supply of hospital beds 09/02/2017
484 65Prosthetics STOCK hospital beds, accessories 06/01/2017
485 Framework agreement providing medical devices - medical beds 20/01/2017
486 Purchase of electric hospital beds, bedside tables, mattresses, and others for the purpose of nursing use in various departments of the hospital. 14/02/2017
487 Framework agreement for the purchase of hospital beds. 03/02/2017
488 Operating bed purchase case 16/01/2017
489 Vinh city General Hospital Bid for supply beds, bedside cabinets, stretchers for Vinh city General Hospital. 18/01/2017
490 Electrical intensive care beds. 09/02/2017
491 The subject of the tender is the supply 1 pc operating table with interchangeable plates 2 and 2 height-adjustable transport trolleys for Central operating rooms I, Department of Adult Age Medicine, University Hospital Brno. 09/02/2017
492 Medical Furniture 01/02/2017
493 Supplying 50 beds at Al Arda and Al Tawal Hospital in Jazan 22/02/2017
494 Acquisition of furniture and medical and dental equipment for the Ambulatory Health Service 18/01/2017
495 Renewal and modernization of the bed fund follow-up care at the University Hospital Pilsen. 15/02/2017
496 Delivery of electrically operated hospital beds for the Vorarlberg State hospitals and called polling permission. 31/01/2017
497 Expansion of Applied Sciences Nursing 108 hospice beds lot 9A: interior joinery. 24/02/2017
498 Acquisition of furniture for the residents of the environment, patients and their families. 17/02/2017
499 Hospital beds and hospitals table. 13/02/2017
500 Supply, delivery and installation of hospital beds and furniture for a firm period of 12 months, renewable for two further periods of 12 months. 13/02/2017
501 Delivery of hospital beds to University Hospital "St. Anna" - Sofia. 27/02/2017
502 Intensive care beds with wave. 20/02/2017
503 Provision of beds and armchairs and scale its service post-warranty three-year technical assistance for dialysis facilities Local Health Authority of Taranto. 01/03/2017
504 Framework contract for the supply of semi-mobile and mobile operating tables. 10/03/2017
505 Wall Landesklinikum - overall expansion - Phase 1, hospital beds Psychiatry. 21/03/2017
506 Acquisition of medical equipment and medical furniture for various services of Phopital LA RABTA 02/03/2017
507 Supply and bedroom furniture installation for the new nursing home Nedonchel. 27/02/2017
508 Acquisition of patient beds 08/02/2017
509 Hospital and care furniture, toiletries, mattresses, patient lift and the reception. 03/03/2017
510 Nursing beds 03/03/2017
511 Delivery of 129 pieces Hospital beds (127 pieces Normal Care / 2 pieces Intensive beds) and their accessories, mattresses and bedside tables. 03/03/2017
512 Supply & delivery of hospital beds x 5 10/02/2017
513 El rehabilitation beds. adjustable. 09/03/2017
514 Electrically adjustable beds, mattress. 09/03/2017
515 European tendering electric stretcher systems. 16/03/2017
516 Framework agreement for the supply of standard furniture for civilian facility at the University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf and subsidiaries. 14/03/2017
517 Procurement of Hospital Equipment: - Hospital Bed-300 27/03/2017
518 Operating table for urological department, Regional Health, Inc. - Hospitals Most oz II. 14/05/2017
519 Acquisition of 11 (eleven) intensive care beds with mattress and balance to the Intensive Care Unit - Internment - HSM. 03/04/2017
520 Supply of No. 160 beds with electric movements and position required cardiology at different SS.CC. 03/04/2017
521 Acquisition of accompanying folding beds in hospitals. 20/03/2017
522 Supply of hospital beds and mattresses. 24/03/2017
523 Medical furniture for 7 OPs with adjoining rooms. 23/05/2017
524 Prime Big Wheel Stretcher 28/02/2017
525 Medical equipment and furniture 23/03/2017
526 Medical furniture 15/03/2017
527 Utilities, Medical Beds. 05/04/2017
528 Medical furniture 15/03/2017
529 Supply and installation of medical furniture for dental hospital building 02/04/2017
530 Secure furniture is a medical hospital, the eyes of the valley Qassim 20/04/2017
531 Weifang Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone Peoples Hospital beds, medical card procurement 10/03/2017
532 Hospital and nursing beds TRH109. 20/04/2017
533 Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of Patient Transfer TrolleyThis is a Request for Information (RFI) 22/03/2017
534 Lot 1 - inventory (furniture) acquisition stage 2 - semi-precious medical equipment purchase 18/04/2017
535 Hospital beds, including additional equipment, bedside tables, mattresses and warranty service. 21/04/2017
536 Medical furniture 21/03/2017
537 Supply of hospital beds, including accessories supplied, as indicated in art. 2 of the Technical Specifications 20/04/2017
538 Tender beds, mattresses and bedside tables. 11/05/2017
539 Supply of Stretcher for emergency care 07/04/2017
540 Supply of office furniture, medical furniture and medical equipment. 03/04/2017
541 Non Medical Furniture 19/04/2017
542 Construction of a nursing home beds 81 Saint Rambert en Bugey "The Cornillon" (01230). 20/04/2017
543 UNN A-wing MTU: Hospital beds, intensive care. 24/04/2017
544 Supply and delivery of two theatre tables for Barberton hospital and carolina hospital 06/04/2017
545 Supply of medical equipment and medical furniture 06/04/2017
546 Equipment Brno University Hospital for follow-up care - bed. 28/04/2017
547 Neonatal bed with hypothermia and monitor brain activity. 12/04/2017
548 Acquisition of accompanying folding beds in hospitals. 24/04/2017
549 Medical furniture 04/04/2017
550 Supply of medical furniture. 03/04/2017
551 Supply of Hospital Beds 05/04/2017
552 Electric bed 12/04/2017
554 Supply of office furniture, medical furniture and medical equipment. 12/05/2017
555 Push bed, patients with the purchase of the case 17/04/2017
556 Supply of hospital beds and bedside tables. 08/05/2017
557 Supply, rental, delivery and installation of medical furniture, household hygiene, maternity items, accessories, consumables and spare parts. 05/05/2017
558 Purchase and delivery of medical beds. 09/05/2017
559 Supply of medical equipment and medical furniture for the Central Sterilization and surrounding areas as part of the project "Development of Building 1 on the needs of the Integrated Operating Block. 16/05/2017
560 Supply and installation of specialized medical equipment, minimally And medical furniture destined for the Regional Hospital of Occidente, Quetzaltenango del Guatemalan Social Security Institute -IGSS 25/04/2017
561 Supply of office furniture, medical furniture and medical equipment. 21/04/2017
562 Patient Beds 04/05/2017
563 Delivery of hospital beds and bedside cabinets. 19/05/2017
564 Medical furniture 14/04/2017
565 Procurement of medical furniture 27/04/2017
566 Medical Furniture. 24/04/2017
567 Supply and Installation of Medical Furniture and Equipment 03/05/2017
568 Hospital beds 03/05/2017
569 N1-126 furniture. 13/07/2017
570 Purchase of medical furniture 29/04/2017
572 Delivery of hospital beds and bedside cabinets. 27/04/2017
573 Medical furniture Q2. 2017 04/05/2017
574 Medical Furniture 27/04/2017
575 Hospital beds 11/05/2017
576 Supply of medical furniture. 28/04/2017
577 MEDICAL FURNITURE 21/05/2017
578 MEDICAL FURNITURE 17/05/2017
579 Medical furniture 10/05/2017
580 Purchase of furniture 12/05/2017
581 Supply of office furniture, medical furniture and medical equipment. 08/05/2017
582 District Hospital St. Anna Hƶchstadt - structural improvement and optimization hygienic - 6121 Medical beds and accessories. 30/05/2017
583 009 - District Hospital St. Anna Hƶchstadt - structural improvement and optimization hygienic - 6126 Medical furniture. 30/05/2017
584 The supply, delivery and instalaltion of fire fighting equipment and services 19/05/2017
585 Supply and delivery of 400 hospital beds 23/05/2017
587 Purchase of medical furniture 19/05/2017
588 Hospital Furniture,IPR# 11711413-21701506/WMG, Medical Fitness 17/05/2017
589 Medical furniture bought admission and emergency department, it is a transport trolley for patients and medical armchair. 19/06/2017
590 Supply of n. 170 inpatient beds. 20/06/2017
591 Supply beds and blankets for Yen Bai General Hospital 17/05/2017
592 Acquisition of Clinical Furniture 11/05/2017
593 Furniture for HATTA HOSPITAL 23/05/2017
594 Supply and installation of furniture and equipment for the development of the nursing homes. 14/06/2017
595 Announcement of the Hospital ClĆ­nic of Barcelona on procurement notice Contract Framework Agreement for the provision of hospital furniture. 19/06/2017
596 Hospital and nursing beds. 14/06/2017
597 PHCC/TAC/30/2017: Supply, installation and commissioning of hospital furniture 03/07/2017
599 04 x supply and delivery of trauma stretcher bed as per attached picture 19/05/2017
600 65--MPLS ICU Hospital Beds 23/05/2017
601 Supply of medical furniture. 25/05/2017
602 Purpose of buying a fire trucks (new) airports 20/06/2017
603 The donor mobile folding beds. 26/06/2017
604 Delivery of hospital beds, bedside cabinets and tables, treatment and truck transport and bathing. 27/06/2017
605 Purchase of medical furniture 08/06/2017
606 1 / DLII5 / GV396-hospital beds-BAIUDBw. 25/07/2017
608 Medical furniture Q2. 2017 - again 30/05/2017
609 Supply of medical furniture to the Center for Medical Simulation. 29/06/2017
610 Health Center Furniture 31/05/2017
611 Electrical intensive care beds 2nd 03/07/2017
612 Podiatery Hospital Furniture-PHC-IPR:11731648-21701739- MRA 11/06/2017
613 Purchase of furniture and technical equipment (purchase of medical and technical equipment, purchase of equipment and medico-hospital furniture, purchase of equipment for neurosurgery) for the Regional Hospital Center 22/06/2017
614 Beds for medical use - ICU 20/06/2017
615 Supply, installation and maintenance of medical beds and other furniture for hotel establishments GHT Rance Emerald (CH Saint Malo, Dinan CH, CH Cancale). 28/06/2017
616 360 - Expansion of Operations and Emergency Department at the hospital Tirschenreuth - 5080 steel furniture. 12/07/2017
617 Supply of MRS beds. 11/07/2017
618 Supply and installation one electric control recovery bed and one 5 parameters patient monitor 15/06/2017
619 Supply and installation of hospital bedding equipment for the deconcentral hospitals of Province of Azizal in the BĆ©niMellal-Khenifra region. 26/07/2017
620 Beds Hospital Care Group I - beds for intensive care with antidecubital mattresses Group II - Beds standard care with mattresses 29/06/2017
621 Supply and installation of hospital furniture 28/06/2017
622 Fire department HLF 10th 11/07/2017
623 Acquisition of Hospital Beds 21/06/2017
624 The procedure for awarding a public contract for the supply of beds for the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care for WWCOiT them. Copernicus in Lodz. 19/07/2017
625 MEDICAL FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT of Nephrology and Dialysis 29/06/2017
626 Medical furniture: tables 23/06/2017
627 Increasing the quality of follow-up care - beds VZ005. 12/07/2017
628 65--Hospital Beds Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System 14/07/2017
629 Medical furniture 06/07/2017
630 Hospital mattressess, beds, wheel chairs 30/06/2017
631 Delivery obstetric beds and investigative seats 25/07/2017
632 Replacement hospital beds. 20/07/2017
633 2 fire pump cars with a tank (II type) (Fitting) 26/07/2017
634 Purchase medical furniture. 21/08/2017
635 Supply of beds for hospitalization Urduliz Hospital (OS44) 31/07/2017
636 Procurement of medical furniture 12/07/2017
637 patient beds for KBC Sestre milosrdnice 17/08/2017
638 Acquisition and hospital furniture installation 16/08/2017
639 Prague - Zbraslav - supply tanker fire truck for JSDH. 03/08/2017
640 Beds and hospital bedside 25/08/2017
641 Supply medical euipment and medical furniture 14/07/2017
642 Supply of hospital beds, bedside tables and mattresses. 09/08/2017
643 42--Fireboy Fire Extinguishers 24/07/2017
644 Health care beds electric handling. 10/08/2017
645 Contract to supply 10 056 pcs. beds, of which: 14/08/2017
646 Framework agreement providing medical furniture. 16/08/2017
647 Supply, installation and maintenance of medical furniture 24/07/2017
648 Purchase of hospital furniture 28/07/2017
649 Supply, installation and commissioning of hospital beds for the New Hospital of CƔceres Health Area. 21/08/2017
650 Supply emergency beds 01/08/2017
651 Pediatric beds (large) 19 sheets 20/07/2017
652 Functional medical beds with mattress. 02/08/2017
653 Hospital furniture 09/08/2017
654 Acquisition of low medical beds and medical mattresses. 15/09/2017
655 Medical furniture 28/07/2017
656 Supply of Medical Furniture 15/08/2017
657 Supply of electrically operated hospital beds. 18/09/2017
658 Supply, Delivery, Installation And Commissioning Of Hospital Beds 25/07/2017
659 Provision of Turning Beds 11/08/2017
660 Conclusion of a contract for the supply of a total of 500 patient beds and 500 bedside tables and accessories in the years 18/08/2017
661 Procurement of medical furniture 27/07/2017
662 2017 / 600-01 patient beds and night tables (2 lots). 25/08/2017
663 I CP20160034 - Acquisition of various hospital furniture. 04/09/2017
665 Supply beds and bedside cabinets for Hai Duong General Hospital 01/08/2017
666 Supply of Hospital Beds and Mattresses. 27/08/2017
667 Pillow beds for the Satakunta hospital district. 26/07/2018
668 Hospital Beds -AB 04/08/2017
669 Hospital beds with mattress 23/08/2017
670 Delivery of hospital beds for IML Sp. Z oo 08/09/2017
671 Hospital beds, shower and toilet aids, mobility aids and person lifts, etc. 03/09/2017
672 Institution furniture and electro-medical aids. 08/09/2017
673 Supply of industrial safety & fire fightng euipment 17/08/2017
674 Hospital furniture and instruments 25/08/2017
675 FN Motol - Oncogynecology - JIP beds with monitors. 07/09/2017
676 Delivery of specialized beds for patients hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit. 15/09/2017
677 Supply beds for Lien Chieu District Medical Centre 11/08/2017
678 Provision of hospital beds for the Ernest Lluch Hospital in Calatayud. 20/09/2017
679 Provision of 96 Alzheimer type electric medical beds (3 lots). 11/09/2017
680 65--Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Hospital Beds for Nursing Facility 18/08/2017
681 Medical furniture and metal cases 31/08/2017
682 As & When Snow Removal, Sanikiluaq, Nunavut 05/09/2017
683 Medical furniture 28/08/2017
684 Medical furniture for the emergency room and reception department. 18/09/2017
685 Delivery of beds and accessories. 25/09/2017
686 Mt 48/17-PEA Medical furniture for the UZ of the Gomel region (Lot 90-Lot 119) 29/08/2017
687 FN Motol - Hospital beds for standard and intensive care. 25/09/2017
688 Lot of medical furniture - Lot 1 and 2. 22/09/2017
689 Purchase of cabinets, medical furniture and mattresses. 25/09/2017
690 ŠœŠ¢ 48/17-ŠŸŠ­Š Medical furniture for UZ of Gomel region (Lot 120-Lot 149) 04/09/2017
691 Conclusion of a contract for the delivery of a total of 180 hospital beds and 180 night tables and accessories. 25/09/2017
692 Hospital beds. 28/09/2017
693 Medical furniture 3 13/09/2017
694 HDU beds, Patient bed 18/09/2017
695 AK - Purchase of medical furniture. 27/09/2017
696 AK - Purchase of medical furniture. 27/09/2017
697 Supplier conference hospital beds. 05/09/2018
698 Medical furniture for obstetric department. 09/09/2017
699 Hospital beds. 17/10/2017
700 Purchase of medical furniture, equipment for kindergarten 14/09/2017
701 Medical furniture for the specialist health service. 08/09/2018
702 Medical furniture 16/09/2017
703 Medical furniture REPEATED Lots 21-23 20/09/2017
704 New COS pavilion including JIP and standard beds, Regional Health, as - Masaryk Hospital in ƚstƭ nad Labem, oz - project work. 11/10/2017
705 40 units hospital standard bed with mattresses 11/09/2017
706 E16888_NR: Hospital beds and accessories 18/09/2017
707 Beds II. 17/10/2017
708 Supply, installation and maintenance of medical beds with options and accessories. 13/10/2017
709 Supply of medical furniture and accessories. 18/10/2017
710 Medical furniture type medical furniture. 16/10/2017
711 Delivery of medical furniture and therapy aids to the University Hospital Medical Clinic in Bialystok, divided into seven parts. 24/10/2017
712 Acquisition of Hospital Furniture - Cradle. 26/09/2017
713 GCH 32/17/2018: Supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of general hospital beds for mothers 03/10/2017
714 Purchase of furniture required for the hospital 27/09/2017
715 20118-E7-0019 UniversitƤtsmedizin Rostock New building Central medical functions, medical furniture. 18/10/2017
716 LKH Villach Restructuring Position 1 - Medical Functional Furniture (Niro). 15/09/2018
719 Purchase of medical furniture 25/09/2017
720 Purchase of a set of medical furniture 03/10/2017
721 Medical furniture 09/10/2017
722 Furniture for Al Badda Dental 27/09/2017
723 Supply of medical equipment and medical furniture for Central Sterilizer. 03/10/2017
724 Supply electric bed for giving birth 02/10/2017
725 Medical furniture 05/10/2017
726 Medical (laboratory) furniture 02/10/2017
727 Supply beds and palanquins 05/10/2017
728 medical furniture 10/10/2017
729 Hospital Furniture and Equipment 03/10/2017
730 Framework agreement for deliveries. Reference P5410: Delivery of hospital beds for adults. 26/10/2017
731 Medical beds. 03/11/2017
732 Hospital furniture 10/10/2017
733 Delivery and commissioning of equipment: medical equipment, medical furniture, small medical equipment for SUM needs in Katowice. 13/10/2017
734 Medical furniture for obstetric department. 06/10/2017
735 Medical furniture (Lots 1-12) 20/10/2017
737 Supply of medical furniture and equipment under the project "Expansion of building No. 1 for the needs of the Integrated Operating Block in 4.WSK with Poliklinica SP ZOZ in Wroclaw". 20/10/2017
739 Supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of hydraulic beds and other furniture as part of a restructuring operation of hospital units. 03/11/2017
740 Hospital furniture 25/10/2017
741 Medical furniture (Lots 1-24) 01/11/2017
742 Procurement Of Furniture For health Department 24/10/2017
743 Purchase of medico-technical equipment and hospital furniture for the level 2 Drargua rural health center under the Delegation of the Ministry of Health. 31/10/2017
744 Purchase etc. Subject and Quantity Tokyo Rinkai Hospital Electric Bed Updated怀怀怀怀怀 24/11/2017
745 Medical furniture 30/10/2017
746 Supply, installation and operation of non medical furniture and equipment for Khamis Mushait hospital for Children and Maternity 23/11/2017
747 Clinical furniture for hospital Puerto Natales 16/10/2017
748 Hospital beds and beddings 16/11/2017
750 Medical Furniture 2017 13/10/2017
752 Rental of medical furniture, equipment and devices for the Hospitalization Service at the Hospital of Doullens 17/11/2017
753 Hospital Furniture - As Needed Basis 24/10/2017
754 Purchase Nature and quantity of comprehensive Advanced medical clinic furniture set怀怀怀怀怀怀怀 24/11/2017
755 Supply of medical furniture for KGBU" KMPD No. 1 "by small business entities, socially-oriented non-profit organizations 25/10/2017
756 Supply of medical furniture 18/10/2017
758 Supply of medical equipment and furniture for hospital use 10/11/2017
759 Delivery of intensive care beds for the Provincial Multiculturalist Center for Oncology and Traumatology im. M. Copernicus in ÅĆ³dÅŗ. 21/11/2017
760 Medical furniture 30/10/2017
761 Hospital beds and beddings. 16/11/2017
762 Supply and delivery of furniture 23/10/2017
763 Furnishing of the Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Children of 100 beds 26/11/2017
764 The purchase of hospital medical furniture for the needs of hospitals under the Mohammed VI University Hospital Center in Marrakech 09/11/2017
765 Medical furniture 08/11/2017
766 Supply and installation, in separate lots of electric hospital beds, static and dynamic antidecubital mattresses, hydraulic tanks, for ATS Sardinia - ASSL Sassari. 22/11/2017
767 Supply and installation of medical beds and other hotel furniture. 14/11/2017
768 Purchase of hospital beds (including night tables and mattresses) - EU-AUS-022/2017. 17/11/2017
769 Vertical Extension of Service Block of 500 bed hospital at Mugda 25/10/2017
770 Supply of medical furniture for upgrading the obstetrics and neonatology departments of the St. Petersburg State Budgetary Healthcare Institution "Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital" 23/10/2017
771 Supply of medical beds 26/10/2017
772 Supply of beds and matching bedroom furniture. 11/12/2017
773 Acquisition of medical furniture. 23/11/2017
774 Acquisition of medical furniture for the various hospitals under the CHUIS 13/11/2017
775 ITB - Psychiatric Hospital Beds 03/11/2017
776 Purchase of medical furniture 30/10/2017
777 "Medical furniture" 06/11/2017
778 Purchase of hospital furniture for the new prefectural hospitals of Sale and Skhirat Temara in the Rabat Sale Kenitra region in a single lot 15/11/2017
779 Supply of Fire Extinguishers 28/12/2017
780 Procurement of two Small Water tank fire-fighting truck and one Water tank fire-fighting truck k 04/01/2018
781 Replacement purchase of a rescue vehicle for the fire department Eschenbach SG 26/02/2018
 Procurement News 
  •  This provides for control of surface transportation and better utilization of roads and networks. NextTraffic
  •  The statement quoted Mr Robert Dickerman, the Chief Executive Officer of EEDC, as expressing hope that the use of meters would boost revenue collection and reduce lost of energy.
  •  Speed Identity has supplied 35 biometric data capture stations and 200 fingerprint readers to Moldova as a result of an EU-supervised tender aiming to increase security and quality of the country’s passports.

    According to Speed Identity, as part of the EU programme, countries with high volumes of people entering the EU, receive support in project management, know-how and financing by the EU in establishing reliable, high-security ID documents for travel. Moldova’s new ePassports now include digital, ICAO-compliant facial photos and fingerprints, as well as a number of other document security features to prevent forgery and the creation of false identities.
    Speed Identity says its Speed Identity SCL1000 (Speed Capture Light station), is a proven all integrated solution for instant live capture of facial photos, fingerprints and digital signatures. It has been in use with national authorities in Luxembourg and Sweden since 2008, in both mobile and fix-mount applications. The Speed Capture API has enabled the systems integrator to easily develop a customized enrolment workflow application controlling all features of the capture system, from data acquisition and photographic illumination, to data quality control and file output.
    “This is an important project where Speed Identity, being the expert partner, contributes in upgrading a non-EU country to comply with EU and ICAO regulations for travel document security. Normally such projects require a period of fine-tuning the system after implementation, but we have confirmations from the end user that the deployment phase went very smoothly,” says Magnus Löfgren, CEO at Speed Identity.

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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  •  Regulating body armour won’t stick, said retailers.

    Starting June 15, Albertans who own or want body armour need a legitimate reason under the Body Armour Control Act, or a permit from the Solicitor General and Public Security office.

    Officers will soon be able to charge people wearing bullet or stab-resistant vests, along with seizing the armour if they don’t have a permit. And those people can expect to pay a fine up to $10,000, along with serving six months in the clink.

    “Police now have another resource in their fight against gangs in our communities,” said Jonathan Denis, Alberta’s Solicitor General and Minister of Public Safety.

    “This initiative doesn’t penalize those with a legitimate reason to wear body armour, such as police or security personnel.”

    Albertans with professions in policing, security or safety are exempt from the act, while everyone else needs to explain themselves to the solicitor general and public security office.

    A body armour permit costs $50 per year and takes five days to process. Citizens have to pass a criminal background check in order to get a permit.

    Gordon McGowan, president of rearmament distributor MilArm in downtown Edmonton, thinks the act is “a knee-jerk reaction to a nonexistent problem.”

    Body armour vests are just an Internet search away from anyone who wishes to hide their purchase from the government, McGowan said.

    “If I have a reason to own body armour and I want it, why is it up to the government to determine if my reason is legitimate or not?” McGowan asked.

    Milarms carries around a dozen VestFriend stab-resistant vests and McGowan said they sell only a few each month. Their most common body armour buying customers are nightclub owners looking to equip their bouncers and doormen.

    He has a strict store policy not to sell body armour to civilians, which keeps the gang-bangers from inquiring said McGowan.

    Source: BY MATT DYKSTRA, http://www.edmontonsun.com

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  •  AMMAN -- An armoured vehicles manufacturing plant was inaugurated at the Zarqa Free Zone on Tuesday. The JD2 million Jordanian and Russian investment will provide regional countries, particularly the Iraqi market, with bullet resistant cars, generating around JD24 million in production annually, according to plant Executive Director Ahmad Suleiman.

    Built on a 3,200 dunums of land, the factory will employ 100 workers from the local community and exploit 80 per cent of the national resources, said Nasser Shreidah, chairman of the Jordanian Free Zones Corporation. He added that the plant, the first of its kind in the region, will provide the regional market with highly developed bulletproof vehicles according to European standards.

    Source: http://www.zawya.com

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  •  New legislation to guard against the use of body armour and fortified vehicles by gang members goes into affect this weekend. People who either have or sell the armour must now have proper licenses or permits. However licensed security guards, and corrections officers are exempt. Anyone driving or owning a vehicle that has been adapted to resist bullets or explosives must also have a special permit. All armoured vehicles must also be inspected. Failure to comply results in fines in the thousands of dollars, and possible incarceration.

    Source: http://www.cjob.com,

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  •  Visiongain’s analysis indicates that the global military body armour and personal protective gear market will be worth $1.07bn in 2012. The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 report finds that spending on military protective gear and body armour, despite pressure in the form of defence cuts from many predominant military nations, will remain central to defence budgets worldwide.

    The visiongain author of The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 report commented that: “Spending by militaries worldwide on body armour will remain a fundamental aspect of defence budgets for years to come, as despite budgetary pressures affecting many Western nations at present, an underlying desire and responsibility to provide the best protection to military personnel will spur demand for new and advanced equipment”.

    The report contains 100 tables, charts and figures that quantify and forecast the military body armour & personal protective gear market. Visiongain provides forecasts for the period 2012-2022 in terms of value (US$) for the military body armour & personal protective gear market 2012-2022, as well as for 3 submarkets and 12 leading national military body armour & personal protective gear markets. The report provides profiles of 20 leading companies operating within the market, and includes 3 interviews with experts in the field military body armour, providing specialist insight alongside visiongain analysis.

    The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 report will be of value to current and future potential investors in the field of body armour, as well as companies and research centres who wish to broaden their knowledge of the military body armour & personal protective gear market.

    For sample pages and further information concerning the visiongain report The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 please visit: www.visiongain.com/Report/794/The-Military-Body-Armour-Pe...

    For an executive summary of this report or to order it today please email:
    Sara Peerun at sara.peerun@visiongainglobal.com
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7336 6100

    Source: http://www.openpr.com

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  •  OSWEGO — Aging police vehicles are slated for discussion during tonight’s Administrative Services Committee meeting, as Oswego’s police chief submitted five requests to bolster the department’s fleet, which would include the addition of an armored surplus military vehicle.

    Oswego Police Chief Tory DeCaire is asking councilors to approve the purchase of a 2012 Chevy Tahoe and a 2012 Chevy Impala. The vehicles would be purchased at or below New York state contract pricing and the funds would come from the police department’s existing budget allotment for vehicles and equipment.

    Also up for discussion is the additional purchase of a 2012 Chevy Tahoe as part of the “Operation Stonegarden” grant administered through the U.S. Border Patrol. According to the Department of Homeland Security website, Operation Stonegarden accepted competitive proposals for $46.6 million available in 2012. The purpose of the grant money is to enhance “cooperation and coordination among local, tribal, territorial, state and federal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure U.S. borders along routes of ingress from international borders,” including Canada and Mexico as well as international water borders.

    Along with the updated traditional fleet vehicles, DeCaire is also seeking to acquire a used “up-armored” surplus military vehicle. Administrative Services Committee Chairman Ron Kaplewicz, R-7th Ward, said he looked forward to hearing about this unusual vehicle. “I’m sure the chief will tell us what it’s all about,” the chairman said.

    DeCaire noted in his request that there is no cost for the surplus military vehicle, as it will remain the property of the U.S. Department of Defense. He noted there would, however, be some cost associated with shipping the vehicle. The committee agenda described the “up-armored” addition to the fleet as useful to the police department in quality-of-life enforcement and outreach programs, as well as being available for use in the event of an armed emergency situation.

    Rounding out the department’s vehicle requests, the police chief would also like to accept a used 1998 Ford pickup truck as a result of a civil forfeiture. If the department of public works deems the vehicle safe, police plan to use it during investigative work. If the vehicle is deemed unsafe, it will be turned over to the DPW for disposal at auction or other approved means.

    During last year’s budget negotiations on Aug. 2, DeCaire informed council members that his request of $84,000 for equipment, which included three new police vehicles, had been reduced to $32,000 in the mayor’s proposed 2012 budget. That would be enough to buy only one new fully equipped police vehicle. The police chief noted that his department used to have a car replacement policy, with two new vehicles included in the budget each year to replace those in the fleet that had acquired high mileage and other maintenance problems from constant use.

    “Then we were told, ‘No cars,’ and we got behind the eight ball,” he told councilors at the time. “To maintain our cycle, we need two vehicles.”

    Councilors Mike Myers, R-2nd Ward, and Shawn Walker, R-4th Ward, looked for ways the city budget could accommodate the police department’s needs. City Chamberlain Deb Coad noted before the finalized budget that there were a few key items that had changed since she and former Mayor Randy Bateman had put the initial proposal together and she re-examined it to see if there was possible funding for an additional vehicle. As a result, additional funds were delegated to the police department, increasing the equipment line to $58,000 in the final adopted budget.

    Even though Crown Victorias would no longer be produced, DeCaire believed at the time that there should be enough of these police vehicles to supply his department through 2012.
    Other committee matters up for discussion will include the request to forward a zone change request at 253 W. Utica St. from an R-2 residential to a B-1 neighborhood business district; a request from the city’s purchasing agent to forward to the Common Council a resolution to accept the lowest bid submitted by WD Malone Trucking & Excavating Inc. in the amount of $1,341,736.00, for the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation project, Area 1-Turrill Street Basin; a discussion by the city’s fire chief regarding “special details” for the city’s ambulance service; and a proposal from the DPW commissioner for a life jacket loaner program.

    Committee meetings are held in the council chambers on the second floor of City Hall and begin at 7 p.m.

    Source: By JANET REBEOR-DEXTER, http://palltimes.com

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  •  RR Donnelley isn’t a name you see very often in TechCrunch, but companies don’t survive for nearly 150 years without having one eye trained on the future. With 2011 revenues at an estimated $10.6 billion, the company is one of the world’s largest commercial printers. The printing giant has been stepping up its digital investments of late, and today announced that it has invested $2.5 million in Real Value Corporation, the makers of iPad shopping app, CoffeeTable.

    The Series A investment is the first tranche of a larger investment by RR Donnelley and includes an exclusive marketing relationship between the two companies. CoffeeTable will be using the infusion of institutional capital to launch new personalization and engagement features and hire developers.

    For those unfamiliar, CoffeeTable is a free shopping app for the iPad that aggregates hundreds of retail catalogs to allow users to browse their products on the go, online or offline. CoffeeTable gives shoppers the ability to make purchases from their iPad through secure in-app checkout, while in turn giving retailers a suite of benchmark data and catalog analytics tools that they can use to boost their multi-channel marketing efforts.

    As RR Donnelley is one of the largest printers of retail catalogs in the world, it can now leverage its existing relationship with retailers to help bring CoffeeTable access to a wide range of content from the companies whose products it aggregates, while, in turn, giving those major retailers an additional point of access into the tablet market.

    CoffeeTable’s app allows users to browse full-screen images of products, with zoom functionality, adding products to a shopping cart, both online and offline. Users can subscribe to their favorite brands and have the latest catalogs delivered to their iPad from retailers that include Crate & Barrel, Lands’ End, West Elm, etc. Beyond offering quick checkout across all catalogs through its “Express Checkout,” CoffeeTable also offers giveaways, seasonal pop-up shops, and flash deals which are applied at check out.

    Catalogs are collectively a $270 billion industry, and while individual retailers may offer their own tablet shopping apps, CoffeeTable brings them all together in one place, presumably offering a better shopping experience for the end user. Together, the two companies seem to be looking to establish an Amazon for retail catalogs, and with further development of analytics tools, retailers will be able to get a better sense of the mobile purchasing behavior of consumers — something many of them are lacking.

    Source: http://techcrunch.com

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  •  A new blast defence mechanism could double vehicle protection against mine explosions without additional armour, according to its inventor.

    The active belly plate system developed by Advanced Blast & Ballistic Systems (ABBS) exerts a force against the floor of the vehicle to reduce floor deformation and help stop the vehicle from being thrown into the air.

    The technology, which has been taken to proof-of-concept stage, works by exploiting the short delay between a mine going off and the explosion hitting the underside of the vehicle, using this time to counteract the force of the mine.

    ‘Originally I was dealing with the global acceleration, which is the vehicle jumping in the air, and that on its own can kill you,’ Roger Sloman, managing director of ABBS and inventor of the system, told The Engineer.

    ‘And then I thought that if you put the force down a column in the vehicle onto the belly plate, you can keep the floor down as well, which is even more important. So it’s a very simple concept of actively opposing the force of the mine.’

    Because it deals with global acceleration, the technology should protect lighter cars as well as armoured vehicles. ‘You don’t carry around huge amounts of mass to counteract the blast,’ said Sloman. ‘You can double the mine blast capability of a system, at least.’

    The system detects the shockwaves of a blast, which travel at the speed of sound and arrive around 20 milliseconds before the mass of the explosion, providing enough time for the belly plate to react.

    ABBS received £116,000 from the Ministry of Defence’s Centre for Defence Enterprise to develop the technology and is now seeking funding to build a commercial prototype of the device.

    Sloman said it could be further developed to provide specific forces to match each explosion. ‘Either you can set everything off or you can analyse the strength of the shockwave and get an estimate of the size of the mine and where it is and therefore you can tune the response.’

    Source: By Stephen Harris, http://www.theengineer.co.uk

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  •  A liquid body armour is being developed by BAE Systems (a global defence company) that hardens on impact. The liquid is made up of "freely suspended" particles that "lock" together when disturbed. The benefits include its lightness, flexibility and a reduced injury risk compared to alternatives such as Kevlar.

    Self-sculpting smart sand

    Researchers at the Distributed Robotics Laboratory of MIT are developing robotic cubes that will work like smart self-sculpting sand. In one experiment, one-centimetre-squared cubes contained a microprocessor cabable of storing 32 kilobytes with tiny magnets on the edges that could enable the formation of complex 3D shapes.
    Via BBC.

    Make your own robot

    Another MIT initiative may allow people with no specialised training to become robotics engineers thanks to the ubiquitous technology of 3D printing. If a bespoke robot is required, any individual could download a blueprint, tweak it to suit their need and print a rudimentary robot that will be fully functional within 24 hours.

    Source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz

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  •  MEPs in Strasbourg have questioned the European Commission (EC) about the security of biometric passports following reports of problems with the documents in a number of countries including France and the Netherlands.
    Back in 2008, the European Parliament (EP) identified weak points in the system including problems with the reliability of fingerprints taken from children and the elderly; error rates; lack of experience of the technologies being used; and the risk of fraud at various stages of document deployment. As a result, the EP asked the EC to commission studies into these areas, which are expected to conclude later this year.
    According to the EP, between 500,000 and 1 million of France’s 6.5 million biometric passports in circulation are estimated to be false, having been obtained using counterfeit documents.
    In the Netherlands, an examination of 448 cases by local the authorities in Roermund found that 21% of the fingerprints were non-verifiable and therefore useless.
    As a result, MEPs invited EC representatives to a plenary session on 19 April 2012 to respond to their questions about the effectiveness of biometric passports. They have also asked if it will now consider re-evaluating the rules governing the issue of ePassports in the EU.

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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  •  The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has produced 75 million electronic passports at its secure production facilities in Washington, D.C. and Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

    The electronic, or e-passport program, launched in 2005 and includes an integrated, secure chip and antenna incorporating numerous security features. GPO and the Department of State developed the U.S. e-passport in response to the requirements for Visa Waiver Program countries in the 2002 Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act.

    The Department of State loads personal information, including the traveler’s photograph, digitally onto the chip in each passport. This is the same data that is visually displayed on the photo page of the e-Passport. No personal data is handled by GPO or its suppliers.

    “We appreciate GPO’s continued support of the Department and our efforts to modernize the U.S. passport. Passport issuance, a function of the Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, is our most visible domestic public service program,” said Michael D. Kirby, principal deputy assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs.

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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  •  China’s Ministry of Public Security announced that after three years of preparations, the authorities countrywide will start issuing electronic ordinary passports from May 15 onwards.

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    The e-passport will contain an electronic chip, which stores personal information of the holder, including name, data of birth, photo, fingerprint and signature.

    The Ministry says that the e-passports are compliant with standards released by ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), ensuring security and privacy of the personal information of holders.

    The application process will largely remain the same, with two additional steps to collect the applicant’s fingerprint information and signature. Citizens who are under 16 years old or whose fingerprints are missing are exempted from the fingerprint collection process, according the Ministry.

    The new e-passports will have a refined design, with images representing the 31 provincial level jurisdictions, Hong Kong & Macau Special Administrative Regions, as well as Tiananmen, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven.

    The Ministry says that more than 10 million passports were issued countrywide last year. And this figure is expected to rise by 20 per cent this year.

    Since 2004, more than 90 countries and territories have started issuing e-passports. And China started issuing electronic official & diplomatic passports last year.

    Source: FutureGov- Asia
  •  MONEY printer De La Rue has cashed in on strong demand for banknotes and passports but stayed quiet over talk it was stockpiling new Greek drachmas.
    The group, which produces more than 150 national currencies, stamps, driving licences and cash sorting equipment, printed 6.4 billion banknotes last year, 8 per cent more than the previous year.
    The start of production on a UK Government deal to produce passports also contributed to a 73 per cent rise in annual profits to £57.7million on revenues up 14 per cent to £528million.
    The firm has won contracts from countries such as South Sudan, which introduced a new currency following independence.
    But it stayed tight-lipped on talk that it had drawn up draft plans to print a new Greek currency should Athens quit the euro.
    De La Rue said last year that the eurozone’s problems could create opportunities.
    Chief ­executive Tim Cobbold said: “It’s always our policy not to comment on matters like that.”
    The group, the profits of which in 2011 tumbled after paper production issues with major ­customer the Reserve Bank of India, has begun a shake-up to boost ­profits to more than £100million next year.
    It said it made good progress, achieving efficiency improvements that contributed about £8million to operating profit.
    A new banknote sorter, which can handle up to 2,000 notes a minute, drove a 14 per cent rise in revenue in the cash processing gear arm.
    But lower customer demand led to falling profits and flat revenues at its security product division, which makes holograms for sports tickets and other valuable printed items.
    De La Rue said orders rose 14 per cent to £248million and it was on track to hit annual hopes. Cobbold said: “The face value of cash in ­circulation is growing, particularly in countries where populations and affluence are rising.”
    The shares fell 32½p to 976½p.

    Source: By Philip Waller, http://www.express.co.uk

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  •  India’s electronic passport project has hit a roadblock as the Amsterdam-based company Gelmalto, selected for supplying chips came under scanner for its alleged role in smart card rollout in Pakistan.

    The Ministry of External Affairs has sought a fresh security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs for Gemalto, which was selected to supply chips for the pilot project in 2008. The MNC was reported to be impementing smart card project in Pakistan.

    The Ministry of Home Affairs asked the Department of Economic Affairs under the Ministry of Finance to obtain a self-disclosure report from Gemalto, detailing its businesses in Pakistan. It is also understood to have engaged intelligence agencies to assess if Gemalto’s business in Pakistan could pose a security threat to India in case it is allowed to continue supplying chips for the project.

    Gemalto, however, claimed that the company had never participated in any government project in Pakistan. “We have never had any government projects with Pakistan,” a spokesperson of the company stated in response to queries from Deccan Herald.
    The Gemalto spokesperson said the company did serve governments of over 50 countries with its secure document and e-government solutions.

    Gemalto was known as Axalto before the latter merged with Gemplus on June 2, 2006. Axalto, however, had in August 2005 announced to have supplied high-end EMV (Europay-Mastercard-Visa) chip to Pakistan’s United Bank Limited.

    As the UBL had pioneered EMV rollout in Pakistan, Axalto had provided the bank with a package that included data preparation, cards supply and personalisation solution.

    Gemalto was in September 2008 selected to supply its “Sealys eTravel” solution to India Security Press for the e-passport pilot project, aimed at issuing tamper-proof and secure travel documents to diplomats and officials. The Sealys eTravel package included contact-less communications component of the electronic passports made by the India Security Press. It also included advanced secure operating system and microprocessor that stores and protects the holder’s digital identity as well as the communications antenna.

    The MEA had plans to start issuing e-passports to ordinary citizens in the second phase. But it recently said that the project had to be deferred as it had to seek “fresh security clearance from the MHA in respect of a technically qualified bidder (Gemalto)”.

    Gemalto did not give a specific reply to a query from Deccan Herald on whether the company had submitted the self-disclosure report to the Indian Government. However, in a consolidated response to a set of queries, its spokesperson said the company maintained the policy of customer confidentiality and did not comment on the details of its customers’ operations and processes.

    Notably, in a recent report, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs had expressed “concern over the doubtful background” of Gemalto.

    Source: http://www.deccanherald.com

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  •  With big government contracts up for grabs, we take a look at six of the vehicles vying for military money.
    In service since 1984, the Humvee isn’t getting any younger. Right now the United States military is in possession of nearly 18,500 of them, all of which are set to be replaced by an as-of-yet-to-be-determined successor in 2015. Enter the suppliers and contractors who are all vying for a piece of the government pie. And who can blame them? With $5 billion being awarded across three winning companies – each liable to receive up to $65 million for preproduction engineering, manufacturing, and development – the race to supply the military with its next Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is underway.
    Of course, whenever government contract money is at stake rest assured there are multiple players in line gunning for it. And with the United States government preparing to dish out billions in contract cash in order to replace the iconic military Humvee, competition is fierce.
    Last month, AM General, makers of the original Humvee, unveiled its Blast-Resistant Vehicle-Off Road (BRV-O) in Detroit, but they aren’t the only ones aiming to win those government greenbacks. Stiff opposition from Oshkosh Defense, Lockheed Martin, and BAE Systems, among others, all of which are vying for one of three contracts on the line.
    Given that these hardcore military machines are truly a sight to behold, here is a quick rundown of the six vehicles battling it out.

    Makers of the original Humvee, AM General’s BRV-O is somewhat of a latecomer to the party. Shown for the first time last month in Detroit, the BRV-O features a six-cylinder, 3.2-liter turbocharged engine which is said to churn out 300 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.
    Inside, the BRV-O ‘s crew capsule features energy-absorbing seats, shaped underbody, and modular armor for maximum protection. Of course, added armor can quickly pack on the pounds, reducing overall vehicular mobility. AM General seems to have addressed these issues thanks in large part to an increased payload that provides a margin for added armor, as well as a unique self-leveling suspension aimed at increasing the BRV-O’s tactical maneuverability.

    A joint effort between General Dynamics Land Systems and AM General, The Eagle may not appear as shiny and bleeding edge as some of its counterparts, but that may just provide it with the advantage it needs to allow the Eagle to soar over the competition. In fact, military buffs will no doubt already be familiar with the Eagle, seeing as how it’s a repurposed version of the Eagle IV, which General Dynamics European Land systems has supplied to the German military since 2008.
    The Eagle isn’t as new, but it is tried and tested; and, perhaps more importantly, it’s relatively cheap at less than $260,000 a pop.

    Lockheed JLTV:
    With utility in mind, the JLVT — a collaborative endeavor consisting of multiple companies including Meritor Defense, L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems, Vehma International of America, with Lockheed Martin at the helm — has been designed from the ground up to be one of more versatile and cost effective entries into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps JLTV competition.
    Already a winning bidder for the first phase of JLTV development, Lockheed was forced into making several modifications to its design by reducing the amount of exotic (read: expensive) materials such as titanium after the Pentagon’s requirements changed for the second phase of the competition.

    Launched in October of 2011, Navistar Defense’s Saratoga is yet another entry into the U.S. military’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program. Originally designed to target a gap in the light tactical vehicle market, the Saratoga provides a tactical salvo of components aimed at improved mission effectiveness, including metallic or composite add-on armor, and is capable of withstanding arms fire, mine blasts, and IEDs.
    Under the armored hood the Saratoga features a fire-breathing V8 capable of pumping out 340 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque.

    Aside from sporting the coolest name of the bunch, BAE Systems’ Valanx also happens to feature a Ford Power Stroke 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel engine, which BAE indicates gives it a leg up against the competition by providing the best fuel economy, horsepower, and torque of any engine in its class.
    Truck enthusiasts out there will immediately be familiar with the Power Stroke. It’s the same engine Ford uses in its F-Series Super Duty trucks. Previously, the Valanx utilized a Navistar engine in favor of its current mill, but made the switch to the more powerful Ford engine, which is capable of producing an impressive 400 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque.
    Other specifics regarding the powertrain remain undisclosed, so we’re not entirely sure whether the engine specs in the Valanx will exactly match up with that of a 2012 F-250 Super Duty.

    While the Valanx may score points with its tough-as-nails name and rather futuristic mobile-command-on-wheels design, it is the Oshkosh Defense’s L-ATV that wins us over with its rugged looks and take-no-prisoners attitude.
    Built independently and from the ground up, the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle will make use of Oshkosh’s Tak-4i intelligent suspension system already used in more than 20,000 vehicles. And because fuel economy is a growing concern, Oshkosh offers its ProPulse hybrid diesel-electric drive train.
    According to Oshkosh, the L-ATV features a scalable and advanced crew protection system which can provide dynamic defense capabilities depending on operational and battlefield needs.

    Source: BY AMIR ILIAIFAR, http://www.digitaltrends.com

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  •  OGDEN — After being questioned about their use of new license plate recognition technology, the Ogden Police Department put the equipment on display.

    The OPD gave a demonstration to local media Wednesday on how and why they use Automated License Plate Recognition, a new technology that provides continuous and high-speed monitoring of traffic areas.

    Ogden has one ALPR-fitted vehicle, which costs about $50,000 and features four cameras mounted on top of the police car, with a special computer inside. The department has had the vehicle for about one year.

    OPD crime analyst Dave Weloth said the technology can be used in data-mining efforts related to crime scene investigation, criminal travel patterns, hot spots and for other intelligence purposes.

    Weloth said that, among other things, the system can immediately alert officers of wanted individuals, assist in stolen vehicle recovery and assist in Amber alerts.

    Master Officer Tim Shelstead said he has found three stolen vehicles in the past year as a result of having the technology.

    “My job would be greatly hindered without it,” Shelstead said.

    But the Utah Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said it is concerned with how information associated with the technology is used, stored and protected.

    In late May, the OPD was one of three Utah law enforcement agencies targeted by the Utah ACLU with records requests seeking information about the technology.

    The ACLU also sent requests to the Utah Highway Patrol and the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.

    A copy of the records request to the OPD shows that the ACLU is seeking information on exactly what type of data is obtained with the technology, who within the OPD can access that data, what procedures those outside of the department must go through to obtain the data and how long data is stored.

    Ogden Police Chief Mike Ashment said he understands the ACLU’s concern about the possible misuse of citizen information, but proper safeguards are in place to make sure that doesn’t happen.

    “We implement the same policies we do with everything else,” he said. “This is no different than any other tool we use that involves information on people or their vehicle.”

    Ashment said the technology fits in with the department’s overall approach of using technology to be more effective and efficient in solving crimes.

    “We are tasked with ensuring the safety of the community,” he said. “This is another tool to help us do our jobs better and more efficiently.”

    Source: By Mitch Shaw, http://www.standard.net

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  •  Iowa City parking officers may soon hear an alarm if they pass vehicles parked illegally or harboring unpaid tickets using an expensive technology that’s the envy of many law enforcement officials.

    The city’s Transportation Services Department is looking for vendors and has set aside $154,000 in its budget for a License Plate Recognition system, which works by mounting a high-definition camera on top of a vehicle that takes photos of license plates and runs them through a scofflaw database. Such software still is rare in Iowa but is picking up steam as it becomes more affordable and accessible.

    The idea is to make parking enforcement more efficient, said Mark Rummel, associate director of Transportation Services. Rather than checking each vehicle in a parking lot or row of meters individually, the software would automatically scan nearby vehicles and sound an alarm if it detects a violation.

    I think just the time it’s going to save us is going to be huge,” he said. “It’s a pretty vast area that we try and cover.”

    Police departments in Iowa, including Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, have looked into such software, but most say it’s too expensive.

    “We couldn’t afford it right now,” said Sgt. Cristy Hamblin, spokeswoman for the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

    Officials with the Iowa City Police Department didn’t return calls for comment, but Assistant to the City Manager Geoff Fruin said LPR technology hasn’t been discussed for the ICPD.

    Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek said LPR would be ideal for recovering stolen vehicles or catching barred drivers, but it ultimately is too expensive to be worth it.

    “As you’re going through downtown Lone Tree, to be running every license plate you go by, I could see where that could be useful,” he said.

    Private vendors must submit their proposals to the city by July 12, and the City Council will need to approve the contract. Rummel said he hopes to have the software up and running by late fall at the earliest. It would be installed in one of the department’s Ford Connects but could be put in more in the future, he said.

    The Transportation Services Department only has access to parking violations, permits and meter records, Rummel said, so the software wouldn’t be able to tell whether a vehicle is stolen or whether there’s a warrant for the owner’s arrest, at least not without access to those databases. It would detect whether vehicles have more than $50 in citations that are more than 10 days old, he said.

    University of Iowa Parking and Transportation Director Dave Ricketts said that depending on the cost, his department would be interested in using the software as well.

    “We’ve got 16,000 parking spaces,” he said. “Yes, it would help.”

    LPR technology has become much more reliable and less expensive over the past 10 years, Ricketts said.

    “LPR is definitely going to be in our future,” he said. “How we use it is unclear yet, whether it’s enforcement, cashiering or security, but we’re headed that way.”

    The Polk County Sheriff’s Department installed an LPR system in one of its patrol cars last summer that can check for things such as arrest warrants, stolen vehicles and missing persons, Sgt. Jana Rooker said. The department received a nearly $26,000 Department of Justice grant to pay for the software.

    Rather than having the officer type license plate numbers into their computers while driving, the software automatically scans plates and sounds an alarm if it detects a warrant or violation, she said.

    “So as the officer is driving down the road, almost every vehicle it encounters on the road, that license plate can be checked within a matter of seconds with this software,” Rooker said.

    But not everyone is excited at the sound of that.

    Ben Stone, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, said he’s concerned about the government’s ability to store the data it collects through LPR software. Steps must be taken now while LPR use is in its early stages to ensure data that’s collected is destroyed, Stone said.

    “As databases become interconnected and synced, more and more and more of this kind of surveillance technology can create the ability of the government to instantly create a dossier, a profile of what people are doing,” he said.

    Source: By Tara Bannow, http://www.press-citizen.com

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  •  Infineon Technologies announced it is supplying the security chips for Malaysia’s new national electronic identity cards. Known as MyKad, the smart card features Infineon’s SLE 78 security controller with Integrity Guard security technology, combined with SOLID FLASH for fast deployment capability. ??

    MyKad is a multi-application national electronic identity card, including biometric identification, which will enable the implementation of additional functions such as driver license, health, ATM, e-signature and eGovernment services. In the past years, Malaysia issued approximately 2 million new identity cards each year.

    Identity cards are used for many years and are subject to intense wear. This is why they must meet specific high requirements. In particular, the bearer’s personal data should be secured during the entire life of the card. ??

    ?The Infineon SOLID FLASH product provides flexibility by using non-volatile memory technologies. The security certified flash product enables a faster reaction to market changes through short lead times and flexible product usage and offers advantages in logistics, development and throughout the certification process.

    A full range of SOLID FLASH products are Common Criteria certified by the Federal Office for Security in Information Technology in Germany as well as type approved by EMVCo making it the choice for many applications while keeping flexibility for upcoming changes. ??

    MyKad also uses Infineon’s Integrity Guard security technology. For identification documents with high demands on security, it offers long lasting security with encrypted Dual CPU-core. With this technology, data is encrypted along the entire data path during processing. The security controller core has two processing units, constantly checking each other’s correct function by utilizing error detection.

    Infineon’s SLE 78 product family with Integrity Guard is used in eGovernment applications, such as the electronic health card, the electronic identification card and in residence permits with biometric data

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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  •  May sound strange nevertheless true. The armoured car business is booming in the drug-hit Mexico, which, after Sunday election, voted back to power the Institutional Revolutionary Party after 12 years. This party had the unique history of ruling Mexico for over 70 long years between 1929 and 2000.

    The purchase of armoured car has been necessitated by the fact that the country has lost 55,000 people in the last six years in drug-related violence.

    To keep themselves safe (from various drug cartels) while travelling many people are opting to buy armoured cars. They consider their vehicles as safe havens.

    Media reports from Mexico suggests that the sale of armoured cars in the last four years have increased by 1000 per cent.

    A middle-size SUV outfitted with armour is bullet-resistant and can withstand 15 to 20 rounds of bullets fired from a handgun. They are also called “family tanks” and became a top issue in the recently held election.

    Enrique Pena Nieto, who finally won the presidential election, had said during the campaign that he wants to focus on curbing violence in the streets and less on catching drug cartel leaders and blocking the flow of drugs into the United States. The US wants most of the Latin American countries, where the drug mafia rules the roost, to intensify their battle against the drug mafia.

    Countries like Peru in South America, which saw decline in the drug cartel, has witnessed their re-emergence recently.

    President-elect 45-year old Enrique Pena Nieto had promised to reinvigorate the economy and reduce rampant drug violence. He will take office in December for a six-year term and thus will restore the party that dominated Mexican politics for most of the past century, at times ruthlessly.

    But against he general prediction of a big victory he ended up only 5.4 percentage points ahead of his leftist rival, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

    Pena Nieto got 37.6 percent support compared to 32.2 percent for Lopez Obrador and 25.4 percent for ruling party candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota.

    The ruling National Action Party (PAN) suffered a crushing defeat as it failed to curb the fierce violence of a drug war that has killed 55,000 people and battered Mexico’s image.

    Having run Mexico as a virtual one-party state for most of the 20th century, the PRI was ousted in an election 12 years ago. It finished third place in the 2006 presidential election.

    But Pena Nieto, a former governor of the state of Mexico (2005-11), restored the party’s pride.

    Not only has he promised to lift economic growth to about six percent a year and create jobs but also draw the heat out of a drug war that has killed more than 55,000 people since late 2006. His main reform proposals include allowing more private investment in Mexico’s state-run oil industry.

    Source: http://nvonews.com

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  •  Xtek has announced that it has completed construction of its first large scale XTclave body armour production plant.

    According to the company the new plant is capable of manufacturing more than 1000 high tech body armour plates per day, and will enable the Australian company to supply defence and law enforcement agencies around the world.

    The company has spent the last five years working towards construction of its commercial scale manufacturing plant, after building its initial small prototype plant in 2008.

    XTek says "the ability of this technology to consistently produce advanced technical composites, such as precision, void free, structural carbon fibre reinforced laminates, capable of withstanding extreme thermal loading is significant.

    "It is believed that this could have considerable utility in areas such as aerospace and aviation industries, in which small numbers of high value products are routinely manufactured according to exacting standards."

    Source: http://www.myfen.com.au

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  •  BANGALORE: From July, including the first Sunday, the regional passport office (RPO), in Bangalore will accept passport application manually at its office in Koramangala.

    "Beginning with the Passport Mela scheduled on June 30 and July 1, the applicants for passport can directly approach the counters at RPO and the passports issued at RPO will have all security precautions, though the applications are accepted manually," said a spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs ( MEA).

    Biometrics: The ministry will commence incorporating the biometrics as required in countries abroad from 2013. "The passports with biometrics will be introduced from next year and the ministry is trying to install required technical back up by then. For the present the passports will not have bio-metrics as per international standards," the spokesperson said.

    The ministry also held discussions with the employees representatives of RPOs across the country and has reached for an understanding to re-schedule of working hours in view of seven day working day for RPOs to overcome the large quantity of pending applications before the various RPOs.

    "We have convinced the employees of RPOs about the fatigue factor they had to face because of the long working hours, that include the week-end holidays. Once we stabilize the pending numbers of passport applications through the exercise we will revert back to five-days a week schedule. We hope that the pending applications can be cleared by July 7 and July 8, the last two days for Passport Mela," the he said.

    Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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  •  HID Global says it has shipped more than 150 million high-technology eID solutions to governments for citizen IDs around the world.
    The firm has marked this milestone at a ceremony in Ireland, where it has a high-security eID credential facility producing products for access and identification-related applications such as ePassports and contactless swipe ID/access cards.
    “We are proud to be a key provider of secure contactless technology to governments for eIDs worldwide,” says Anthony Ball, senior vice president, Identity and Access Management (IAM), HID Global. “More than 150 million people worldwide, almost a third of all citizens using high-security ePassports and identity credentials, carry our technology with them. We are exporting technology and know-how to every continent, and our local workforce and the entire community can be very proud of this milestone, as well as our contribution to a critical aspect of the world’s security.”
    HID Global says it has shipped more than 100 million components used in ePassports in 30 countries, which comprises approximately 28% of the world’s market. According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as of December 2011, a total of 355 million ePassports had been issued globally. The vast majority of EU countries, as well as numerous states outside of Europe, are now issuing machine-readable ePassports. The company has also shipped more than 50 million microchip-based inlays used in eIDs in 22 countries. Other notable achievements include providing tens of millions of units for a variety of European ePassports.
    Set up 15 years ago, the Ireland facility was acquired in 2007 by HID Global. According to the company, it has expanded the operation and made it into one of the country’s most advanced secure technology facilities to accommodate the growing global trend toward eIDs and ePassports. Now one of Connemara Gaeltacht’s largest employers, the operation is dedicated to eGovernment product research, development and manufacturing, and includes a world competence centre for HID Global’s high technology RFID-enabled components.
    “HID Global is at the centre of an important global trend,” says Craig Sandness, vice president of sales at the firm’s Government ID Solutions division. “Governments worldwide are shifting to eIDs to dramatically improve the security, privacy, convenience and confident authentication needed in border and access control, and other important identification-related applications such as national IDs, driving licences, electronic voting and health care. As a leading high-security ePassport and eID component producer, we are able to provide the complete assembly of these critical components from one source.”

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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  •  The International Armoring Corporation (IAC) was founded by Mark Burton in Ogden, Utah, in 1993. He initially planned to manufacture 24 vehicles, but ended up with more than 225 in the first year in business. Since then more than 8,000 vehicles have rolled out of the IAC facilities. Although at the beginning the company provided heavy-duty armored vehicles only for security companies and military contractors, the emergence of the civilian armored-vehicle market made IAC focus on conventional vehicles too.
    IAC offers a lightweight, flexible, bullet-resistant material, which is a blend of synthetic fiber laminates called Armormax, which weighs only 3.9 pounds per square foot. For $65,000 to $85,000 IAC can transform any car into an armor-plated automotive fantasy. The most popular choices are large luxury sedans and suburban-type SUVs, but IAC has also transformed smaller cars such as Toyota Camrys, Maybachs and Aston Martins.
    Burton estimates that around 20% of his customers seek protected transportation to mitigate a known threat or have been targeted for attack in the past, and around 50% just seek an insurance against random acts of violence, such as carjackings.

    Source: http://www.inautonews.com

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  •  William Whyte once boasted in an interview with a Toronto newspaper that his armour-plated vehicles were “pretty awesome machines” and that his customers included a good friend of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    But when the Canadian man entered into a multi-million-dollar contract to supply the U.S. Defense Department with 32 armoured gun trucks to protect VIPs in Iraq, he only delivered seven — and none of them met the bullet- and blast-protecting requirements, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed down this week in Virginia.

    Federal prosecutors announced late Thursday that Whyte, 67, president of Ontario-based Armet Armored Vehicles, and his company have been charged with three counts of major fraud against the United States, seven counts of wire fraud and three counts of false, fictitious and fraudulent claims.

    The charges have not been proven in court and in a statement emailed to Postmedia News, Whyte, who is not in custody, said he was “shocked at the allegations against me, which I totally deny.” He also said he was prepared to meet with U.S. prosecutors.

    John Lichtenstein, Whyte’s lawyer in Roanoke, Va., said Friday there was nothing he could say about the case.

    Armet, based in King City, Ont., has been armouring vehicles for more than 30 years and has manufacturing sites in Bradford, Ont., Danville, Va., and Tangiers, Morocco, according to a detailed company profile on Industry Canada’s website, which was updated in late 2011.

    The company has an “impeccable worldwide standing” and counts as its clients heads of state, diplomats, government agencies, multinational corporations, police forces and “discriminating individuals worldwide,” the profile states. Its government clients include departments in Canada, the U.S., United Arab Emirates, Europe and Russia.

    Officials with Public Works and Government Services Canada said Friday they were searching to see what, if any, contracts the government may have had with Armet.

    According to the indictment, the U.S. Joint Contracting Command in Baghdad awarded Armet a $4.7 million contract in April 2006 for 24 armoured gun trucks.

    A few months later, a $1.5 million contract was awarded to Armet to build eight more trucks.

    The vehicles were to be used to transport Iraqi VIPs through “hostile and dangerous” environments.

    According to the indictment, the first 24 vehicles were to be delivered by July 31, 2006, but Armet failed to meet the deadline.

    By October 2006, only four trucks had been delivered.

    The following month, Armet, citing cash-flow problems, sought an advance payment of $1 million, the indictment says. The U.S. military agreed to pay the company $824,531.

    But instead of using that money to build more trucks, the money was diverted for “other business and personal expenditures,” the indictment alleges.

    By early 2008, the company had delivered a total of seven vehicles, six of which were accepted by the U.S. military.

    There were other problems.

    The contracts required that the vehicles be bulletproof and that their undercarriages be able to withstand explosions. Armet had promised that the floors of the vehicles could withstand various assaults, including blasts from two U.S. M67 anti-personnel grenades.

    But none of the trucks delivered met the required specifications, according to the indictment.

    The vehicles were also supposed to be equipped with special tires that could withstand punctures. The first five vehicles did not have such tires.

    “(The defendants) knew that all of the armoured gun trucks they had provided were defective and would not protect the officials that they were intended to protect,” the indictment states.

    The U.S. military ended its contracts with Armet in March 2008.

    On Friday, Armet’s website, www.aavi.com, redirected visitors to the website of another company, Terradyne Armored Vehicles, based in Newmarket, Ont.

    In an emailed statement, Terradyne president Durward Smith said: “I can tell you that we have no affiliation with Armet nor its owner. A vehicle design was purchased from them with a temporary redirect of the website to capture any potential business as our understanding is that Armet is no longer making armoured vehicles.”

    Whyte, an ex-York Regional Police officer, has a connection to an infamous heist at an armoured car company 20 years ago.

    In November 1992, armed and masked robbers targeted National Armored Ltd. in Concord, Ont., and made off with more than $8 million in cash and cheques from a vault.

    Whyte managed the armoured carrier company at the time.

    Source: By Douglas Quan, http://o.canada.com

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  •  JD Leipold of U.S. Army public affairs has this article on female body armour:

    Today, both male and female Soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer a new type of body armor, designed for them, that will be shorter in the torso with more customized adjustments specific to the female form.

    Until that happens, the 14 percent of the Army who are women will continue to wear one of the 11 sizes of the Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, that are worn by their male counterparts.

    Following anthropomorphic sizing and fitting studies overseas, and also at Fort Bragg, N.C., West Point, N.Y., and Fort Campbell, Ky., between 2009 and 2011, Program Executive Office, or PEO, Soldier started developing female body armor prototypes that addressed the physical differences between the sexes.

    Lt. Col. Frank J. Lozano, the product manager for Soldier Protective Equipment, said one thing his shop realized quickly from the studies was that women generally have narrower shoulders than males. The shoulder area on the new IOTV design was brought in closer to the neck by adding more fabric and opening the area around the armpits.

    The change translates to increased range of motion in the shoulders and upper arms and also allows weapons to be seated in the shoulder weld. The extra material and adjustment straps also allows darting to be incorporated much as it is on a woman’s blouse which will give a more secure and customized fit.

    “Most females tend to have a narrow or thinner waist as it relates to the chest area, so we pulled the waist area in,” Lozano said, adding that it’s not always a one-to-one relationship. “Some women will want more room in the waist area so we allowed for adjustability in the cummerbund in the back which can be pulled in tighter or let out more than on the standard IOTV.”

    PEO Soldier also realized through its multiple studies that the typical torso length for women was for the most part shorter than that of men. The female IOTV will be shorter at the bottom. Lozano said the new design will keep the IOTV from rubbing on the hips, which can cause chafing while walking.

    Female Soldiers had also advised PEO Soldier that the standard IOTV, with its longer torso, causes the front armor plate to press into their thighs when they are seated. This cuts off blood flow to their legs. The female version of the IOTV, with its shortened torso, will address this issue. Additionally, a new exterior plate pocket will allow the armor plate to be inserted from the side in a more diagonal fashion.

    Though not part of the female version of the IOTV design, the Army is also looking for ways to develop armor plating that better conforms to the human body.

    “The challenge right now is that when you bring in those complex curvatures, the plate loses some of its strength,” Lozano said. “We’re working with some armor manufacturers to invest in a manufacturing capability that finds the right chemistry to develop the soft and hard armor necessary to have a complex curved plate at a light weight that still defeats the threats.”

    Developments in protective plate design will make ballistic protection more comfortable and form-fitting for both female and male Soldiers, but that’s a way off.

    Lozano said in the September-October timeframe PEO Soldier will begin fielding 100 prototypes to female engagement teams from the 101st Airborne Division to evaluate.

    “There are 30 females who we’ll provide with spares and repair parts,” he said. “We’ll hold some in reserve in case other females get added to the teams. They’ll do user evaluations, then provide feedback to us that we’ll wrap into the final iteration of the design and look to field to a brigade combat team by next summer.”

    Source: http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com
  •  KATHMANDU: The government is planning to introduce the smart card concept in the transport sector after a gap of two years. The Department of Transport Management has decided to introduce smart cards for driving licences and bill books from the current fiscal year.

    The department will call a global tender for the smart card soon, said director general of the department Chandraman Shrestha. “We have regenerated the concept following a directive from the Ministry of Physical Planning, Works and Transport Management,” he said. The ministry has decided to introduce smart cards in mid-July to reform the transport sector.

    Earlier, in 2010, minister for labour and transport management Mohamed Aftab Alam had tried to introduce smart cards for licences and bill books. However, the process was halted after the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority suspected irregularities in the process.

    Minister Aftab had formed a committee in the ministry to carry out the bidding process breaching the area of the department. According to law, the department should have started the bidding process. The commission found discrepancies in the process.

    According to Shrestha, the tender process will start in three months and implementation of the smart cards will begin at the end of the current fiscal year. “We are serious about implementing it,” he said, adding that smart cards can be effective in controlling the use of fake driving licences and bill books.

    The Asian Development Bank is providing financial support for the initiative.

    Similarly, the department is also planning to introduce embossed number plates for vehicles. The introduction of embossed number plates will help control criminal activities. “Embossed number plates can’t be changed easily, so it will reduce the use of vehicles in crimes,” he said.

    Former director general of the department Saradchandra Paudel had envisioned the concept three years back. “We have been conducting a feasibility study,” he said, adding it will be implemented this year once the study shows a positive result. Tender will be called soon, he added.

    Nearly 1.4 million vehicles are registered in the country including more than 850,000 motorcycles. The policy will affect vehicles plying across the country. The department is planning to implement the smart card from Bagmati zone where about 50 per cent vehicles are registered.

    Meanwhile, the department has completed building digital record of driving licences and bill books in all its 14 zonal offices. The process was started about a decade back. Similarly, the department has introduced e-billing system for collecting transport revenue — licence or vehicle registration and for renewing them.

    Source: http://www.thehimalayantimes.com

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  •  ALEXANDRIA, VA.—Prosecutors indicted a South Korean company and five of its employees on Thursday for stealing the recipe for making Kevlar body armour from the DuPont Co.

    The indictment in U.S. District Court in Alexandria alleges that Kolon Industries engaged in a seven-year conspiracy to steal secrets on the manufacturing process for Kevlar and a similar product called Twaron produced by a large Japanese chemical company, Teijin Limited.

    Kolon would hire current and former DuPont employees as “consultants” who would provide confidential information about Kevlar, including its polymerization process and details of the manufacturing process, according to the indictment. Kevlar is made at a factory in Richmond.

    Kolon used those secrets to improve its process for making Heracron, a product that competes with Kevlar, according to the indictment.

    Several longtime DuPont employees are identified as unindicted co-conspirators in the indictment who received payments of up to $143,000 (U.S.) to engage in the scheme, according to court records. One of the former employees, Michael Mitchell, has already been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role in the scheme.

    Last year in Richmond, a civil jury awarded DuPont a $920 million (U.S.) judgment against Kolon, which is appealing the verdict and also fighting an injunction that would bar it from selling Heracron in the U.S. for 20 years.

    Source: http://www.thestar.com

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  •  The Imprimerie Nationale, the official supplier and printer to the French government, has chosen Datacard Group to provide systems for France’s e-passport program.

    Datacard will install Datacard PB6500 passport issuance systems. These automated, inline high-volume passport production systems will be able to issue up to 25,000 passports a day.

    The system’s configuration includes automated leafing, inline inkjet printing, smart card encoding, laser perforation and enhanced lamination of secure thin-film overlays. The system’s universal interface comes through Datacard’s Syntera customization suite software to act as a bridge to link the PB6500 passport systems.

    With the system Imprimerie Nationale has been able to cut passport delivery time from six days to two.

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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  •  The ePassport is the culmination of a sustained process of development of technical specifications for machine readable travel documents (MRTD). It introduces a new dimension to aviation security in that, within the conventional machine readable passport with its machine readable zone, an additional layer of verification of information contained in an electronic chip is placed, which verifies the information in the passport’s machine readable zone by the use of a special reader. Much research has gone into the areas of the technology and verification in the development of the ePassport.

    ver 104 States are currently producing and using ePassports and there are approximately 400 million in circulation. This accounts for 33per cent of all passports used globally. The additional feature that the ePassport carries in the conventional machine readable passport is a chip containing biometric and biographic information which have to be validated accurately, efficiently and quickly while retaining the security and integrity of the information. Ideally, an ePassport should be issued in accordance with the technical specifications approved by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) . However, this does not happen in all cases of issuance of ePassports. This lapse could seriously compromise global security. The nuances of this threat are described and discussed in this article against their legal background.

    At a recent Symposium on machine readable travel documents, biometrics and security standards.held at ICAO on 10 to 12 October 2012, experts addressed ICAO machine readable travel documents (MRTD) standards and specifications, identity management best practices and related border security issues. Sri Lanka, an issuer of machine readable passports, was represented at this Symposium. Foremost among these discussions was the ePassport, which is defined by ICAO as a passport which has a contactless integrated circuit (IC) chip within which is stored data from the machine readable passport page, a biometric measure of the passport and a security object to protect the public key infrastructure (PKI) cryptographic technology, and which conforms to the specifications of Doc 9303 part 1 . The ICAO Facilitation Manual defines the ePassport as a machine readable passport that has a contactless integrated circuit embedded in it and the capability of being used for biometric identification of the machine readable passport holder in accordance with the Standards specified in the relevant part of ICAO document 9303 (Machine Readable Travel Documents) . ePassports are easily recognised by the international ePassport symbol on the front cover .

    Biometric Identification

    It is important to note that the operative terms in the definition of the ePassport are “biometric identification” and “public key infrastructure (PKI) cryptographic technology”. Biometric technology involves a measurable, physical characteristic or personal behavioral trait used to recognize the identity, or verify the claimed identity of a person. Biometric identification has been defined as “a generic term used to describe automated means of recognizing a living person through the measurement of distinguishing physiological or behavioural traits” .

    Biometrics target the distinguishing physiological or behavioral traits of the individual by measuring them and placing them in an automated repository such as machine encoded representations created by computer software algorithms that could make comparisons with the actual features. Physiological biometrics that have been found to successfully accommodate this scientific process are facial recognition, fingerprinting and iris-recognition which have been selected by ICAO as being the most appropriate. The biometric identification process is fourfold: firstly involving the capture or acquisition of the biometric sample; secondly extracting or converting the raw biometric sample obtained into an intermediate form; and thirdly creating templates of the intermediate data is converted into a template for storage; and finally the comparison stage where the information offered by the travel document with that which is stored in the reference template.

    Biometric identification gets into gear each time an MRTD holder (traveler) enters or exists the territory of a State and when the State verifies his identity against the images or templates created at the time his travel document was issued. This measure not only ensures that the holder of the document is the legitimate claimant to that document and to whom it was issued, but also enhances the efficacy of any advance passenger information (API) system used by the State to pre-determine the arrivals to its territory. Furthermore, matching biometric data presented in the form of the traveler with the data contained in the template accurately ascertains as to whether the travel document has been tampered with or not. A three way check, which matches the traveler’s biometrics with those stored in the template carried in the document and a central database, is an even more efficacious way of determining the genuineness of a travel document. The final and most efficient biometric check is when a four way determine is effected, were the digitized photograph is visually matched (non electronically) with the three way check described above . In this context, it is always recommended that the traveler’s facial image (conventional photograph) should be incorporated in the travel document along with the biometric templates in order to ensure that his identity could be verified at locations where there is no direct access to a central database or where the biometric identification process has not entered into the legal process of that location.

    Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Cryptographic Technology

    PKI Cryptographic technology uses a brand new technique known as quantum cryptography, designed to eliminate the terrifying vulnerabilities that arise in the way digitally stored data are exposed to fraudulent use. This new technique uses polarized photons instead of electronic signals to transmit information along cables. Photons are tiny particles of light that are so sensitive that when intercepted, they immediately become corrupted. This renders the message unintelligible and alerts both the sender and recipient to the fraudulent or spying attempt. The public key directory - designed and proposed to be used by customs and immigration authorities who check biometric details in an electronic passport, is based on cryptography - and is already a viable tool being actively considered by the aviation community as a fail-safe method for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of passport information.

    In order to assure inspecting authorities (receiving States) that they would know when the authenticity and integrity of the biometric data stored in the MRTD, which they inspect, are compromised and tampered with, the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) scheme was developed by the TAG/MRTD, which has been pioneering work on the MRTD for over a decade . The scheme is not calculated to prescribe global implementation of public key encryption, but rather acts as a facilitator enabling States to make choices in areas such as active or passive authentication, anti-skimming and access control and automated border crossing, among other facilitative methods. The establishment of a public key directory, through means of public key cryptology and in a PKI environment, is consistent with ICAO’s ultimate aim and vision for the application of biometric technology on the fundamental postulate that there must be a primary interoperable form of biometric technology for use at border control with facilities for verification, as well as by carriers and the issuers of documents. This initial premise is inevitably followed by the assumption that biometric technologies used by document issuers must have certain specifications, particularly for purposes of identification, verification and the creation of watch lists. It is also ICAO’s vision that States, to the extent possible, are protected against changing infrastructure and changing suppliers, and that a technology, once put in place, must be operable or at least retrievable for a period of ten years.

    The ePassport

    The story of the passport- the precursor of the ePassport – starts with the birth of an individual and his birth certificate, which records the event of birth and time and place thereof. The Civil Registry is able, with this document to primarily establish the identity of the person at birth and inform his country of his details for purposes of maintaining census and vital statistics. The passport, which uses this information, gives a person a name and natonality that is required for him to travel internationally. The passport is a basic document in the transport by air of persons. Its use therefore is of fundamental importance as a travel document, not only because it reflects the importance of the sovereignty of a State and the nationality of its citizens but also because it stands for the inviolability of relations between States that are linked through air transport.

    The key consideration of an ePassport is Global Interoperability — the crucial need to specify a system for biometrics deployment that is universally interoperable. a Logical Data Structure (LDS) for ePassports required for global interoperability. It defines the specifications for the standardized organization of data recorded to a contactless integrated circuit capacity expansion technology of an MRP when selected by an issuing State or organization so that the data is accessible by receiving States. This requires the identification of all mandatory and optional Data Elements and a prescriptive ordering and/or grouping of Data Elements that must be followed to achieve global interoperability for reading of details (Data Elements) recorded in the capacity expansion technology optionally included on an MRP (ePassport). The other considerations are Uniformity — the need to minimize via specific standard setting, to the extent practical, the different solution variations that may potentially be deployed by member States; Technical reliability — the need to provide guidelines and parameters to ensure member States deploy technologies that have been proven to provide a high level of confidence from an identity confirmation viewpoint; and that States reading data encoded by other States can be sure that the data supplied to them is of sufficient quality and integrity to enable accurate verification in their own systems; Practicality — the need to ensure that specifications can be operationalized and implemented by States without their having to introduce a plethora of disparate systems and equipment to ensure they meet all possible variations and interpretations of the standards; and Durability — the requirement that the systems introduced will last the maximum 10-year life of a travel document, and that future updates will be backward compatible.

    The major components of a biometric system are: Capture — acquisition of a raw biometric sample; Extract — conversion of the raw biometric sample data to an intermediate form; Create template — conversion of the intermediate data into a template for storage; and Compare — comparison with the information in a stored reference template.

    In terms of security and privacy of the stored data, both the issuing and any receiving States need to be satisfied that the data stored on the IC has not been altered since it was recorded at the time of issue of the document. In addition, the privacy laws or practice of the issuing State may require that the data cannot be accessed except by an authorized person or organization. Accordingly ICAO has developed specifications in Section IV regarding the application and usage of modern encryption techniques, particularly interoperable public key infrastructure (PKI) schemes, to be used by States with their machine readable travel documents as made in accordance with the specifications set out in Doc 9303. The intent is primarily to augment security through automated means of authentication of MRPs and their legitimate holders internationally. In addition, ways and means are recommended to implement international ePassport authentication and to provide a path to the use of ePassports to facilitate biometric or e-commerce applications.


    The foremost necessity is to establish a strong security culture in every State. For this, there must be a clear definition of State responsibility and accountability brought to bear by a close and unbreakable link between government and industry stakeholders. A security culture would make States aware of their rights and duties, and, more importantly, enable States to assert them. Those who belong to a security culture also know which conduct would compromise security and they are quick to educate and caution those who, out of ignorance, forgetfulness, or personal weakness, partake in insecure conduct. An ePassport must necessarily be the result of efficient and fail-safe organizational arrangements. It should be tested at border control by trained professionals.

    eGovernment and eID are the bare essentials for State security. The digital economy has also brought much facilitation that helps the world move to paperless processes which result in greater economy and streamlined processes. However, there must essentially be global harmonization in this process. In this regard ICAO has made remarkable progress in advancing its MRTD programme to the level it is at now. If harmonization means ensuring consistency between global practices, standardization means compliance with international Standards. There is no room for doubt that both harmonization and globalization are needed in this context.

    Source: by Dr. Ruwantissa Abeyratne, http://www.srilankaguardian.org

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  •  The Conservative government’s fervour for Canadian history will play out on the pages of your new passport, soon to be unveiled after nine years of delays and cost overruns.

    After a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign for the War of 1812 and the announcement that they plan to rename the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa as the Canadian Museum of History, the Tories are set to unveil new designs for Canada’s electronic passport that focus on key historical moments, HuffPost has learned.

    Bureaucrats at first recommended the government adopt images of fauna and flora to grace the inside pages of the new travel document, similar to the United Kingdom’s passport. The Conservatives chose instead to follow the example of the U.S. passport, which features images of the Declaration of Independence and Mount Rushmore, and focus on history.

    “It will be something that Canadians can be proud to carry,” said Rick Roth, a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. Roth refused to elaborate on the design sketches that will be part of the new electronic passport, which will be issued for five- and 10-year time periods.

    What would you like to see in the passport design? Share your comments
    The implementation of Canada’s ePassport, which includes an electronic chip with facial recognition information, has been delayed for nine years. A pilot program for diplomats and public office holders was planned for 2005 but did not get under way until 2009. The national roll-out was put on the back burner until the 2008 budget announced ePassports would be ready in 2011. Then it was 2012. Now, they should be ready in 2013.
    Canada is the last G7 country to implement the international standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2003. All of Canada’s key allies and more than 95 countries, including Pakistan, Sudan and Tajikistan, have pushed ahead with the technology.

    Source: By Althia.Raj, http://www.huffingtonpost.ca

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  •  Zimbabwe is exploring the implementation of ePassports before the end of the year, according to the country’s Home Affairs co-minister Theresa Makone.
    ePassports, also known as “biometric passports” contain an electronic chip that is encoded with surname, given name, date of birth, place of birth and gender information. It also includes a digital picture of the bearer’s face. Signatures are not reproduced on the chip.
    The Zimbabwe government believes that the introduction and mass production of the new travel document will reduce the price of the document. Currently, an ordinary Zimbabwean passport costs US$50 while other regional countries charge less than US$30.
    Makone said that a new digitalized document would curb counterfeit documents and would also allow the country to match the rapidly adopted international ePassport standard.
    The deployment of the ePassport also coincides with the Foreign Ministry’s new digitalized passport application processes, which allow residents to obtain passport applications online.
    Despite the online availability of ePassport applications, applicants will still need to go to the passport office to complete their applications in person, and will also require a national ID card in order to submit their application.

    Source: By Stephen Mayhew, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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    Trüb has signed a new agreement to continue to provide electronic and secure polycarbonate data pages for Republic of Lithuania ePassports.
    According to the firm, the electronic data page is attached to the ePassport booklet through a patented and robust page binding element, and is designed for a lifespan of 10 years. Issuance of passports with an electronic polycarbonate data page started in January 2008. The chip stores personal data, a facial image and two fingerprints of the document holder.
    The latest contract builds upon a 2008 agreement which engaged Trüb to supply highly secure polycarbonate data pages with embedded chip to the Lithuanian Personalisation Center of Identity Documents.
    The data pages are integrated into the Lithuanian passport booklets by UAB Garsu Pasaulis and then personalized by the Personalisation Center of Identy Documents, which is part of the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.
    “It is widely recognised that the Lithuanian biometric passports are a valuable indicator of the country’s distinctive attitude to security-oriented innovation,” said a Ministry of Internal Affairs official.
    ePassports, also known as “biometric passports” contain an electronic chip that is encoded with surname, given name, date of birth, place of birth and gender information. It also includes a digital picture of the bearer’s face. Signatures are not reproduced on the chip.

    Source: By Stephen Mayhew, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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  •  Morpho has won another international call for tenders from the Finnish National Police Board to supply the country’s new ePassports, as part of a consortium including Oberthur Technologies. The consortium has been providing Finland with secure ePassports since 2006.
    Within the consortium Morpho provides the passport booklet which includes a set of new and improved security features on its polycarbonate data page. The data page also contains an integrated microchip which stores the holder’s personal details and biometric data (fingerprints and facial image). Morpho also supplies its ICAO PKI system and its personalization solution.
    With enhanced physical and electronic security features, Finland’s new passport will provide greater protection against identity theft and fraud, and enable fast, secure identification of passport holders.
    Finland began issuing its new ePassports at the end of August 2012.

    Source: http://www.planetbiometrics.com

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  •  Cash-strapped New York has tentatively chosen the highest bidder to produce driver’s licenses under a disputed contract that would provide only black-and-white photos and end up costing the state nearly $38 million more than the current contract if it’s approved.

    According to court papers reviewed by The Associated Press, the losing vendors, including the company that has produced New York licenses with color photos for 16 years, are protesting the $88.5 million award to a Canadian company.

    The award to CBN Secure Technology Inc. of Ottawa is also being reviewed by the state comptroller.

    CBN is part of the Canadian Bank Note company that prints Canadian money, passports and driver’s licenses worldwide. Company officials did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

    The DMV tentatively awarded the contract to the high bidder 10 months after New York advised the current vendor, De La Rue North America Inc., that because of “significant budgetary constraints” the state would have to reduce the cost of the contract, according to the court filings. As a result, De La Rue submitted a bid 10 percent lower for the new, eight-year contract, which ended up being nearly $38 million less than CBN’s bid.

    De La Rue, based in England, and Massachusetts-based MorphoTrustUSA, another unsuccessful bidder, want a rebid.

    They claim CBN offered a black-and-white “polycarbonate” card they say is less secure than their color-picture IDs on cards made of “Teslin.” The losing bidders say they also weren’t informed the state wanted a black-and-white polycarbonate card and that CBN received an illegal advantage. De La Rue and MorphoTrustUSA said they could have offered a bid on that type which could save taxpayers’ money.

    The lawsuit also claims the state had required a color image ID, a requirement they claim CBN violated.

    The driver’s license contract is rebid under the federal “Real ID” measure from the Department of Homeland Security to make licenses more secure and more states are expected to face similar contract decisions.

    The state Department of Motor Vehicles won’t comment until the comptroller’s review concludes and the contract award is final. State records show cost was valued at just 20 percent of the evaluation of bids, with a 30 percent emphasis on security. Other categories included production and quality control, the production site and data security, the imaging device and experience and expertise, according to the record.

    Trade publications note the CBN technology and black-and-white photos are well-regarded for security in driver’s licenses and other documents.

    The losing companies claim poor judgment and mishandling of the bid is apparently to blame for the state’s decision.

    “Polycarbonate and Teslin are both highly secure materials suitable for drivers’ licenses,” said MorphoTrust Vice President and General Counsel Scott Boylan. “The key differences are value and flexibility. Polycarbonate is far more expensive than Teslin while providing no additional security benefit. Teslin cards also can accommodate color photos, which enable more security features, whereas polycarbonates cannot.”

    CBN “failed a mandatory technical requirement which related to the ability to provide color text for the cards, a mandatory requirement,” stated De La Rue in its lawsuit.

    State records show the DMV criteria for the bid, however, appear to not require a color image ID, according to a court filing.

    The state comptroller’s office is now evaluating the bids.

    “While I can’t comment on specific contracts, our impartial review of bid protests is essential to protect New Yorkers from millions of dollars in unnecessary costs,” said Kate Gurnett, spokeswoman for state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

    “Our bid exactly met the requirements of the (Request for Proposal) and at significantly less cost to the New York taxpayer,” said De La Rue spokesman Rob Hutchison

    CBN and De La Rue are close competitors with a long history of providing secure documents including driver’s licenses. CBN also holds government contracts to print postage stamps, passports and visas that must be counterfeit-proof.

    State records show no campaign contributions from its top officers to any New York officials. CBN, founded in 1897, also has a lottery systems division for gaming run by governments, but has no contracts with New York where Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to expand gambling.

    Source: http://libn.com

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  •  A UK-based military hardware manufacturer will open a Sh3.5 billion plant in Mombasa to capture the growing arms race in Eastern Africa as well as target peace-keeping missions.

    Osprea Logistics has started construction of the plant following approval from the Kenya Investments Authority to assemble armoured cars and military trucks under the Mamba brand — which is commonly used by Africa Union peacekeepers, private contractors in Iraq and several African countries.

    This will be the first armoured vehicle manufacturer in the region and the company is targeting regional governments and peacekeeping missions in Congo, Sudan and Somalia, which are emerging as a fertile markets for military hardware.

    “Osprea plans its first-year production of Mamba Mk5’s to be over 100 vehicles, which can translate to work for over 200 people,” said Salih Brandt, the chairman of Osprea Logistics in an email response to the Business Daily.

    “Kenya is strategically located and offers great access to the rest of Africa compared to South Africa where Osprera’s other manufacturing plant is.”

    Mamba is a South-African made armoured personnel carrier that offers protection against small arms fire and land mines.

    Powered by a Mercedes Benz engine, it is suited for a rough terrain and can carry up to 10 passengers plus the driver.

    This has made it a favourite for military operations in remote zones and it became the face of the Iraq war following increased use by private security contractors.

    Rising threats of terrorism, cross-border raids and internal conflicts in East Africa have seen countries increase their military budgets.

    Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have together increased their defense spending to Sh87 billion last year from Sh59 billion in 2007, according to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), an independent research organisation.

    The data shows that Kenya’s spending at Sh45.8 billion was far much higher than that of Uganda, which had a budget of Sh21 billion, and Tanzania whose budget stood at Sh22 billion.

    Kenya, last year, ordered 67 US-made heavy truck diesel engines from South Africa, 37 of which have so far been delivered at an undisclosed cost.

    Uganda also showed the highest number of military equipment imports among EAC member countries.

    Burundi depicted one of the highest military budgets on the continent according to Sipri making the region a good market for an arms manufacturer.
    The region’s defense forces buy their armoured cars and trucks mainly from Russia and South Africa.

    “There is a tangible move world-wide towards ‘smart investing’ in defence budgets, with an emphasis on domestic procurement and industry in order to capture a dual benefit of domestic investing as well as platform efficiency,” says Mr Brandt.

    Source: By RAWLINGS OTINI, http://www.businessdailyafrica.com

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  •  The Smart Card Alliance has released its second annual E-Yearbook, highlighting the events that happened in the North and Latin American smart card industry throughout 2012.

    This year’s review contains industry briefs, perspectives, insights and company profiles covering a wide range of markets and technologies. It also contains an expanded section on the EMV Migration Forum, information about the new Mobile and NFC Council, highlights of September’s Transportation Council meeting and reprints of white papers and position documents produced by the SCA throughout the year.

    The E-Yearbook is available at the SCA’s website. The SCA will send printed copies to members and have them available at Alliance conference events

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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  •  The UAE Central Bank and the Emirates Identity Authority have met to consider enhancing co-operation in regards to using the smart ID card and activating its applications in the financial sector.
    The two agencies discussed creating a joint committee to draft a strategic co-operation agreement that includes a number of initiatives aimed at promoting the culture of digital ID and knowledge-based economy, as well as enabling the UAE Central Bank to upgrade the performance of the financial sector while protecting the identity of consumers with the advanced features of the Emirates ID card.
    According to a report in The Emirates News Agency, the UAE Central Bank clarified that its draft strategic and operational plan includes an initiative for creating an e-wallet system using the ID card that would ultimately replace cash for the management and operation of the UAE Central Bank.
    Emirates ID says it’s ready to provide maximum support to ensure the success of all the development projects and initiatives that are implemented or planned to be implemented, as a part of the government’s initiative to engage in a knowledge-based economy in a manner that serves the top interest of the UAE.
    As reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, official transactions related to Emirates ID cards were disrupted for nearly two days following a technical glitch with its online e-form system.
    In 2009, Emirates ID developed a plan which contributed to doubling the number of population register and therefore, the fingerprints of individuals over the past three years by six times.

    Source: By Adam Vrankulj, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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  •  The Egyptian government has recently approved a new smart card system for subsidized fuels, originally proposed by the ministries of finance and petroleum.
    The program, designed to ensure that those in most need of these subsidizes are indeed those who receive it, would charge the ministries of petroleum and mineral resources with implementing and overseeing the new smart card program for the National Bank of Egypt and Ahly banks.
    In this process, contracts were awarded to both government banks without a bidding process, in order to quickly implement the new laws to take hold in April, Daily News Egypt reports.
    Logistically, daily transfers will be made to companies producing petroleum products and will be represented in the difference in price for fully and partially subsidized fuel for the amount consumed through the smart card program. A database of beneficiaries will also be created.
    Many distribution programs like this take off without a hitch, but there are also those that encounter resistance along the way.
    Reported in BiometricUpdate.com, a system in India has been implemented which sees the production and distribution of biometric food ration cards, though members of an indigenous group have demanded the withdrawal of the cards, citing irregularities and complications in obtaining food.

    Source: By Adam Vrankulj, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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  •  Gemalto is providing the Royal Oman Police with an electronic passport solution for the Sultanate. Applicants will be issued with secure travel documents in line with Oman’s goal to provide enhanced services and protection to its citizens, using digital security technologies. ??

    The solution includes Gemalto’s ICAO compliant Sealys e-passport documents and a full Coesys solution suite to enroll citizens, personalize and issue secure documents. The multi-year contract also covers training, support and maintenance services.

    Major Royal Oman Police offices will be equipped with fixed and mobile stations to register e-passport applicants with personal information and biometric data. Each e-passport will feature secure embedded software and a contactless microprocessor which will contain the holder’s digital fingerprints and. The solution will facilitate Omani travelers immigration control, and speed up the passport application and document issuance process. ??

    In the public sector, Gemalto is contributing to more than 80 government programs worldwide, supporting for example e-passport initiatives in Cōte d’Ivoire, Denmark, Estonia, France, Korea, Norway, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden and the U.S.

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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  •  Libya has taken delivery of 49 armoured support vehicles from Jordan. Some 120 of the UAE-designed and built NIMRs, in two variants, have already been in service with the Libyan army .

    The spokesman for the Libyan General Staff. Ali Shiekhi was quoted by Chinese news agency Xinhua today as saying that the new NIMRs had been supplied as a result of an agreement made last year, between the Ministry of Defence and Jordan. The new armoured vehicles are to be deployed immediately on border patrol duties.

    More than 500 NIMRs have been sold, mostly in Jordan, Lebanon, Libya and the UAE, and the firm says that it has a further 1,800 orders. The composite ceramic-armoured NIMRs, which come in four and six-wheel variants and a range of configurations, are according to the manufacturers, the first such military vehicles to be designed specifically to operate in extreme desert conditions. NIMR Automotive which conceived and makes the armoured vehicle, is a part of the UAE’s Tawazun conglomerate, which specialises in defence equipment. Algeria was last year seeking to establish a local plant to build and assemble NIMRs.

    Source: http://www.libyaherald.com

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  •  ABI Research forecasts 8.6 billion smart cards will ship in 2013, spanning all smart card markets. Of the total shipments, 16% are forecasted to use a contactless interface but that will rise to 30% by 2018.

    Government ID, transportation and ticketing, and payment cards continue strong double-digit growth in contactless adoption. Single-wire protocol SIM card volumes continue to strengthen, and are expected to break the 500 million mark in 2018.

    “The increase in contactless adoption is not limited to a selection of markets, although it’s the banking and government verticals which are adopting contactless technology at a quicker rate, with the SIM market close behind,” comments Phil Sealy, research analyst at ABI.

    Over the next three years ABI Research expects to see a shift in the penetration ratio of pure contactless and dual interface shipments. In 2013, ABI Research forecasts 59% of all contactless deployments will utilize a pure contactless interface, reducing to 38% in 2018.

    The increase in dual interface adoption is apparent across multiple markets. IC vendors NXP, Infineon, and STMicroelectronics are positioned to offer the best combination of convenience and high-end security over multiple applications. Additionally, the increase in dual interface adoption will deliver greater margins benefiting IC and smart card vendors alike.

    “ABI Research tracks new services and credentials regionally, including governments issuing new national ID and social welfare cards, mobile network operators with SIM-based NFC payment services and wallets, and banks jumping to next-generation dual interface EMV cards,” Sealy states. “As a result ABI Research forecasts that dual interface shipments will exceed the 1 billion mark in 2015.”

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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  •  The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) will this year introduce biometric identity cards which will be issued instantly at the point of registration to subscribers.

    It would also start work on piloting electronic claims (E-claims) processing and host an extended stakeholder review of the capitation pilot in the Ashanti Region to inform its improvement and the subsequent nationwide rollout of this provider payment method.

    The Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester A. Mensah, disclosed this when he addressed members of the core management team of the NHIS and some key stakeholders at a management retreat held at Elmina in the Central Region.

    Mr Mensah noted that although remarkable progress had been made in meeting targets, there was the need to consolidate those achievements and make the scheme more efficient, adding that 2013 would be a busy year for the authority.

    He said the NHIA intended to establish three more claims processing centres in the Northern, Central and Ashanti regions, to complement the centre in Accra. This, he maintains, would complete efficiency measures into claims management nationwide.

    Among other numerous initiatives, Mr Mensah disclosed that the scheme would be re-branded consistent with the new law, new vision and mission and operational architecture of the NHIS, adding that the financial manual of the NHIA would also be reviewed to place greater responsibility on the centre to prevent the abuse and fraud occurring at the regional and scheme levels.

    Others are: a permanent and joint clinical and claims audit team would be established to undertake forensic claims audit across the country all-year round to track isolated cases of connivance between schemes and providers.

    Mr Mensah mentioned that subscriber satisfaction was a key performance indicator for the NHIA, therefore, a subscribers’ handbook detailing the benefit package, medicines and subscriber rights and obligations would be compiled and made available to all subscribers at the point of registration and membership renewal.

    In order to further educate the public on the operations of the scheme, Mr Mensah said a quarterly NHIS policy dialogue forum to be beamed live on television stations would be instituted.

    Also, the NHIS medicines list/pricing would be reviewed to reflect market realities.

    He further said the authority would begin modernising and transiting from an ICT concept, “which places more emphasis on infrastructure, to a management information system (MIS) which places premium on generating information for management decision-making”.

    Among a litany of achievements recorded in 2012, he cited the passage of the new law, NHIA 2012, Act 852, the upward review of provider Tariffs by 26 per cent, creation of the condition to accommodate family planning in the NHIS benefit package, development of a consolidated premium account, the pilot of capitation in the Ashanti Region, the establishment of an operational call centre and functional clinical audit division.

    Mr Mensah told the management team that “posterity will not forgive us if, in nurturing this infant institution, it slips into structural, operational, and financial inefficiency”.

    The President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr Kwabena Opoku-Adusei, who was present at the event, pledged his association’s commitment to the NHIS.

    He gave an assurance that the GMA would continue to be a strong ally of the NHIS and would collaborate with the authority on the rollout of capitation across the country, if all their concerns were addressed.

    He said the GMA would continue to constructively criticise the NHIA to ensure that the scheme stands the test of time.

    Other participants and contributors included a former Health Minister, Dr Richard Anane, under whose watch the law which established the NHIS was passed in 2003 (Act 650), and other foreign delegations.

    Source: http://graphic.com.gh

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  •  New research from ABI Research forecasts 8.6 billion smart cards to be shipped worldwide in 2013; a combined number spanning all smart card markets. Of the total forecasted shipments, 16 percent are expected to use a contactless interface.
    ABI attributes most of this growth to the increase in adoption of Government ID, transportation and ticketing and payment card systems. In 2013, ABI forecasts 59% of all contactless deployments will utilize a pure contactless interface, reducing to 38% in 2018.
    According to the company, “The increase in dual interface adoption is apparents across multiple markets. IC vendors, NXP, Infineon and STMicroelectronics are positioned to offer the best combination of convenience and high-end security over multiple applications. Additionally, the increase in dual interface adoption will deliver greater margins benefiting IC and smart card vendors alike.”
    ABI’s Market Data report focuses on the collection of primary data from leading manufacturers of smart cards and secure ICs. The data includes the installed base and annual shipments of smart cards and secure ICs by technology and interface type, by region and vertical markets.
    “The increase in contactless adoption is not limited to a selection of markets, although it’s the banking and government verticals which are adopting contactless technology at a quicker rate, with the SIM market close behind,” Phil Sealy ABI Research analyst said. “ABI Research tracks new services and credentials regionally, including governments issuing new national ID and social welfare cards, MNOs with SIM-based NFC payment services and wallets, and banks jumping to next-generation dual interface EMV cards. As a result, ABI Research forecasts that dual interface shipments will exceed the 1 billion mark in 2015.”
    Last year, in a Biometrics Research Note, Rawlson King forecasted that the market for electronic identity cards – for which smart cards are often used – will reach US$5.2 billion by 2015.
    Smart cards often carry biometric data of the card holder and are finding their way into many workflow processes, identity programs among a long list of uses.
    BluStor is an emerging player in the smart card market, currently developing a smart card with an 8GB capacity, to enable the downloading of apps and to verify identity absent of a data connection. BiometricUpdate.com recently had a chance to talk shop with CEO Finis Conner about how BluStor came to be, his ambitions as chief executive as well as what the future holds for his company.

    Source: By Adam Vrankulj, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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  •  Papua New Guinea’s Defence Minister, Fabian Pok, says a two-million US dollar military aid grant from China will be spent on armoured cars, troop carriers and uniforms.
    The grant follows Dr Pok’s talks with his Chinese counterpart General Liang Guanglie in Beijing last month and meetings there with exporters of military ware.
    The visit comes as PNG plans a five fold increase in troops over the next decade.
    Dr Pok says PNG will also ask China to help maintain swimming pools and gymnasiums at PNG’s military barracks.
    “They want to be seen as not being too involved in our military issues here. China is also trying to export things like uniforms and armoured cars and all these things. So it’s also in the business interests of not the Chinese military but people who are building these things to market their products to countries like Papua New Guinea.”

    Source: http://www.rnzi.com

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  •  Frost & Sullivan has released new analysis stating that the global border control and biometrics market will see increased growth due to international cooperation. However, this growth may not be realized unless privacy issues are resolved and organizations are able to measure ROI.

    The analysis, “Global Border Control and Biometrics Market Assessment,” covers the security, military, government and law enforcement sectors of the industry. It found that the market’s 2012 revenues were $5.8 billion, and it anticipates that the market will earn $15.8 billion in 2021.

    Frost found that one of the main drivers in this market growth stemmed from agencies and organizations working together on an international level to collaborate on travel security, which has led to more implementation of electronic documents and readers.

    Western markets have been at the forefront of this trend, with many countries having e-passports and testing eGates. Many pilot projects are taking place in Europe, with facial recognition technology being the preferred biometric modality. Russia is also looking into the use of biometrics as an identifier.

    Eastern markets, such as China and India, are just starting to incorporate e-passports and eGates into their travel processing systems.

    While the opportunity for growth is good, Frost does caution that budget cuts and privacy concerns could have a detrimental effect on plans to invest in biometric technology; however, cheaper technology and public education could mitigate those possibilities.

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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  •  For many years now, IT professionals have become more and more active in discussions about physical access control systems and there has been an active debate about the need for convergence between physical and logical access. IT managers use electronic means to secure logical assets; security managers use physical access control methods to secure facilities. On the surface, it would seem that both departments would benefit greatly from collaboration since both of their problems boil down to permitting access to the right people.

    With such an obvious synergy and benefit to taking a more holistic view of enterprise security, why hasn’t this yet happened? What are the real barriers preventing companies from moving in this direction?

    Perhaps one of the answers lies with the fact that we’ve been more focused on the “what” than the “who.” If organizations are really going to make a meaningful impact on protecting their assets, whether physical or virtual, it’s most important to focus on the “who”—and coordinating that task between IT and security is becoming important.

    Who was that (really)?

    Although privileges are assigned to people, it’s not always clear who is entering a password or who is carrying an RFID card. The risk of not knowing “who” varies from asset to asset. Is it enough to be the holder of a swipe card to enter a parking garage? Probably. How about to access a medical record? Absolutely not!

    It is in this context that biometrics is playing a larger role in securing facilities and assets of all kinds. With the introduction of multispectral imaging, biometrics has become reliable enough to deal with the fundamental issue of knowing “who” to a much higher degree of confidence.

    In fact, by linking physical identity to a myriad of digital identities, converged identity and access management solutions become much more powerful. There is no meaningful access management without first establishing the “who” in transactions. Who is accessing my facility? Who is punching the time clock? Who is withdrawing funds from that ATM? The question is always, “Who?”

    Thus, while access and authorization have always been granted to individual people, knowing a password or having a key is only superficially related to the authorized person—and neither can establish who exactly that is. Only biometric technology can do that.

    It’s more than just about security

    We’ve all seen it: business grinds to a halt after the deployment of a new security system. Designing an authentication solution that is both secure and convenient—that’s where the value is for the customer.

    Convenience in an authentication solution is ease-of-use, accessibility, speed and all of the other things that become important to an organization after the primary objective—security—is met. Staffing help desks to reset passwords or reissue swipe cards while the employee is standing by is not an efficient use of resources. Nurses on a hospital floor cannot waste valuable seconds fumbling with the numbers and special characters in a password when accessing medical supplies.

    A biometric solution can lower risks, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. It can meet regulatory requirements, provide an audit trail and facilitate transactions, all without getting in the way of business. Today, biometric solutions authenticate people requiring access to secure facilities, sensitive records, government services and controlled substances. The possibilities and benefits are real if the biometric is chosen carefully.

    Security integrators are already aware that biometric technologies and scanners are not created equal. Some optical sensors work very well when the finger is clean and prepped with lotion. Is that convenient? Other sensors work perfectly—on the third or tenth try, while a line forms behind the user. These situations are the cases that cause security managers to abandon an application.

    On the other hand, multispectral imaging is capable of overcoming the myriad of fingerprint capture problems that conventional imaging systems have in less-than-ideal conditions. The high performance delivered by multispectral biometrics affects more than security, it allows authentication to recede into the background while authorized people go about their business. That’s no compromise, that’s convenience!

    What about customers?

    Because biometrics can be so quick and easy to use, they are ideal for customer-facing applications. Today, financial institutions around the world are embracing multispectral fingerprint biometrics for authenticating customer transactions. In addition to enhancing transaction security, banks are able to provide additional convenience for their customers because there is no need for training; customers just present their finger at the ATM.

    Biometric patient authentication is becoming important for reducing medical errors and for minimizing fraudulent access to healthcare. Government and private insurance programs around the world rely on multispectral fingerprint biometrics to prevent fraudulent use of the policy. Officials at one government program report that the biometric deployment actually facilitates faster access to medical service by authorized patients while saving costs.

    Theme park access is a customer-facing application where convenience plays a special role. To prevent ticket fraud, one major international theme park wanted to be able to link each ticket to a specific customer. However, because the overriding goal was to create a positive environment for paying customers, there couldn’t be even the illusion of a barrier between a customer and the park. The transaction had to be quick and intuitive for anyone to use. It’s significant to note that this biometric solution did not require identification of the customer, assuring the privacy of guests. Multispectral fingerprint authentication was chosen for its reliability and convenience. As a result, the solution reduced transaction time, enhanced customer experience and reduced ticket fraud.

    This scenario is being repeated in other commercial customer-facing situations, such as membership-only fitness clubs, large sporting events, nightclubs and other places where it’s important to maintain convenience for the customer, even during an authentication transaction.

    Deploy an enterprise-wide

    authentication solution

    IT managers have their hands full. Threats are coming from every direction and on top of it all employees want to use their own devices. Users hate security solutions that simply get in the way of them doing their jobs. Multifactor authentication is becoming a must, but the difficulty of managing point solutions is increasing risk, not reducing it. And the smartest smartcard still cannot assure the organization that the person holding is it the person it was issued to. They need to know “who.”

    Security integrators know “who.” They’ve been integrating biometrics at the door for some time now. Perhaps it’s time to walk across the hall and have a conversation with the IT manager about integrating biometrics into an enterprise-wide authentication solution.

    Source: By BY PHIL SCARFO, http://www.securityinfowatch.com

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  •  Brigadier-General Kwame Opoku-Adusei, the General Officer Commanding the Northern Command of the Ghana Army, on Tuesday said the government has purchased 34 armoured reconnaissance vehicles to argument the logistics of Ghanaian peacekeepers.

    The armoured vehicles are to facilitate the migration of Ghanaian peacekeepers from the “Dry Lease” to the “Wet Lease system,” Brig-Gen. Opoku-Adusei stated during Ghanbatt 77’s Medals Presentation Parade at Lebanon.

    He said the military high command had outlined plans to provide logistical support for the migration of the Ghanaian contingent on peacekeeping duties in Lebanon (Ghanbatt) from the “Dry Lease” to the “Wet Lease” system to enable it to be self-sufficient.

    A Ghana Armed Forces statement issued in Accra and signed by Lieutenant Commander M. A. Larbi and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said the Commander of the Northern Command commended the Ghanbatt 77.

    “I am personally satisfied with what I have seen and heard about your performance during my visit to the Ghanbatt Area of responsibility and I urge you all to continue with the good work”.

    Brig Gen Opoku-Adusei, who was the head of a six-member military delegation to Lebanon, used the occasion to update troops on current developments in the country as well as within the Ghana Armed Forces.

    The Commander and his team also paid a courtesy call on United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Deputy Force Commander, Brig Gen Patrick Phelan, who expressed appreciation for the performance of Ghanaian troops.

    The Commanding officer of Ghanbatt 77, Lt Col Francis Anemana, assured the delegation that Ghanbatt is poised in executing its assigned tasks successfully despite the challenges.

    Chief Military Personnel Officer, Col Reginald Yemo Odoi, thanked the government of Ghana for the high profile delegation to the Medals Day Parade and described Ghanbatt 77 as a wonderful battalion which executed its task with high professionalism to the admiration of UNIFIL High Command.

    Source: http://www.ghanaweb.com

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  •  The Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China has awarded a contract for the manufacture and development of smart ID cards for its residents.

    The new generation of ID cards will be purely contactless, and will store personal data and biometric information such as fingerprints on a digital chip embedded in the card. The IDs can be used as conventional IDs, providing sophisticated visual and electronic proof of identity, but will also allow citizens to carry out transactions with the government electronically, saving time and effort.

    The contactless system will also provide faster data transfer rates while card reading, useful especially for the large number of people who use their IDs in regular travel between Macau, Hong Kong, and China, as the processing time for travellers will significantly reduce. The new national ID card will also support contactless electronic signatures.

    A security protocol developed by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security will be used to ensure the security of data on the cards and during contactless transactions. Named PACE (Password Authenticated Connection Establishment), the protocol will create a secure connection between the chip in the card and a card reader, and encrypt data before the transfer.

    The contract for the manufacture and delivery of the cards was awarded to Munich-based technology company, Giesecke & Devrient. In addition to development and manufacture of the cards, G&D will develop the required smartcard applications and modify the existing infrastructure according to the needs of the new technology.

    The government will also receive an advanced operation system platform for smartcards, which will be ready to support additional features in the future, such as contactless payment. The new set of ID cards is expected to be introduced in October 2013.

    Source: By Sumedha Jalote, http://www.futuregov.asia/

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