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SrNo. Description Deadline Date
1 Surveillance System 18/06/2019
2 The procurement concerns a framework agreement regarding MC-helmets. The future agreement includes two different helmets for the Swedish Armed Forces MC drivers and passengers 19/03/2019
3 Security alarms for special accommodations and regular accommodation 04/01/2019
4 Framework agreement for Advisory and Analytical Services 29/12/2018
5 Traffic and ticketing. 06/12/2018
6 Western Real Estate - Pre-announcement Construction procurement Högsbo specialist hospital. 04/12/2018
7 Printing services. 26/10/2018
8 Magnetic sweeper. 06/10/2018
9 Framework agreement regarding Motorcycle helmets 28/09/2018
10 Framework agreement Auditing services. 22/09/2018
11 Procurement of internal audit services 07/09/2018
12 Trailers to STA 07/09/2018
13 Frame Agreement Low and Medium Voltage Switchgear 06/09/2018
14 Road Marking Construction Management / Exit Södermanland County 04/09/2018
15 Competition Clothes - Armed Forces. 31/08/2018
16 New extinguisher / rescue vehicle, type BAS-2 31/08/2018
17 Snow removal Huge Bostäder AB and Huddinge Samhällsfastigheter AB 28/08/2018
18 Cleaning machines 23/08/2018
19 Production equipment printing company 20/08/2018
20 Audit Services 16/08/2018
21 Audit Services 16/08/2018
22 Purchase of 4 waste trucks 15/08/2018
23 Printing Services 13/08/2018
24 Procurement of safety net, locking grids, vehicle barrier and mass communication equipment 16/07/2018
25 Telescopic handler ÅVC 15/07/2018
26 Field Uniform 90 and related products 13/07/2018
27 Framework agreement regarding fire equipment 13/07/2018
28 Surveillance equipment for ambulance 12/07/2018
29 Bagage 2050, new baggage handling system, BHS (Bagage Handling System) 11/07/2018
30 Panoramic X-ray 06/07/2018
31 Procurement of Management and Support of Performance Systems at AP4 04/07/2018
32 Document and Case Management System 01/07/2018
33 Multifunction Printer (MFP) 28/06/2018
34 Print and document management 27/06/2018
35 2 pieces of waste trucks 26/06/2018
36 Procurement of a Mass spectrometer system for targeted proteomics 26/06/2018
37 A standard X-ray irradiator 25/06/2018
38 Side loading compaction truck 25/06/2018
39 Printers and copiers 25/06/2018
40 Guarding of parking and parking machines 21/06/2018
41 Purchase of power transformers Lidköping Electricity Grid 20/06/2018
42 Back loader (Cleaning vehicle) 19/06/2018
43 Security alarm and alarm reception 19/06/2018
44 Three Wheel Loader with optional three additional options 19/06/2018
45 Snow removal Vadstena municipality 18/06/2018
46 Auditing Services 2018 18/06/2018
47 Business cards, correspondence cards and stationery 18/06/2018
48 Tipper and Crane Truck 18/06/2018
49 Unmanned surface vessel (USV) 17/06/2018
50 Winter / Snow removal. 16/06/2018
51 Reading of registration plates in parking facilities 15/06/2018
52 Ticket system for the municipalitys events 14/06/2018
53 Operating and examination / protective gloves 13/06/2018
54 Baggage Automatic Identification and Reading System 12/06/2018
55 Supply of Giftcard. 11/06/2018
56 4 axle truck 11/06/2018
57 Energy Efficiency Ringstjänster 2018 08/06/2018
58 Energy Efficiency Ringstjänster 2018 08/06/2018
59 Frame Agreement Snowmobile Thanks 08/06/2018
60 Snow removal and anti-slip 07/06/2018
61 Procurement of Body Worn Cameras A063.916/2018 07/06/2018
62 Parking Control 07/06/2018
63 X-ray equipment for clinical mammography 07/06/2018
64 Fire extinguishers and services 06/06/2018
65 AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES AND MET 05/06/2018
66 Road signs o Traffic shutdowns, framework agreement 05/06/2018
67 Transformers Rotebro 04/06/2018
68 Graphic design and production and printing services 04/06/2018
69 Audit Services 04/06/2018
70 Truck with skylift TK 199 01/06/2018
71 Ellevio AB is in process of purchasing next generation automatic meter management systems and services comprising of rollout of smart meter units Cat 1 (≤63A) 31/05/2018
72 Ticketing and CRM system 31/05/2018
73 Multifunction Printers 29/05/2018
74 Parking surveillance and market surveillance 28/05/2018
75 Wheel loaders 25/05/2018
76 Tank car to the Rescue Service in Kristianstad Municipality 25/05/2018
77 Winter roadway Ljusdal municipality 24/05/2018
78 Power transformer MS Rimbo 23/05/2018
79 CCTV 22/05/2018
80 Certification of Management Systems 2018 20/05/2018
81 2-compartment compactor 17/05/2018
82 Heavy truck to the mains section 16/05/2018
83 Framework agreement for technical consultants regarding plumbing including energy and governance 16/05/2018
84 Airport light combo deck Vidsel Airport 2018 16/05/2018
85 For the construction of a new bridge over Skurusundet and rebuilding the traffic centers Skuru and Björknäs, project road 222 Nya Skurubron. 15/05/2018
86 Auditing services relating to management audit 15/05/2018
87 Airport Light Taxi Metro Urban South Kallax 2018 15/05/2018
88 X-ray and security equipment for security control and associated services 15/05/2018
89 Power Transformers 15/05/2018
90 Copying, printing services and signs 11/05/2018
91 Procurement of fire and burglary alarms and pass systems low voltage work 11/05/2018
92 Framework agreement electrical planning traffic management. 10/05/2018
93 Cleaning vehicles and aggregates 04/05/2018
94 Ultrasound X-ray 04/05/2018
95 Procurement of high voltage as low voltage switchgear Fo Theaters 04/05/2018
96 Security alarm special residents Norberg + Skinnskatteberg 02/05/2018
97 Order support technical specialist road traffic system and traffic control 02/05/2018
98 Truck with woodcraft equipment 30/04/2018
99 Swedavia is in need of a pre-sale and online parking booking system on our airports. The system chosen will have to work within the boundaries of the strategy outlined as specified in this procurement. 26/04/2018
100 8 Power transformers for Rural networks 25/04/2018
101 High pressure flushing, sludge recovery and TV inspection 24/04/2018
102 Design of simple printed matter 24/04/2018
103 For the execution of operation and maintenance and the new installation of Telecommunications, Radio, ITV, Passage and PA systems in complex road tunnels in Gothenburg as well as in simple facilities in Västra Götaland and Värmland 23/04/2018
104 cleaning machines 23/04/2018
105 Regular air traffic Arvidsjaur -Stockholm / Arlanda 20/04/2018
106 Data-MVNO SIM card and OTA platform 20/04/2018
107 Truck with trailer 19/04/2018
108 Chargers to Mora and Orsa Fire Brigade MK UH 2018/00023 19/04/2018
109 Road signs 18/04/2018
110 X-ray diffraction system 2018 15/04/2018
111 Helicopter service for forest firefighting - Gävleborg County. 13/04/2018
112 The procurement includes the manufacture and delivery of personal protective equipment (protective suits). The protective suit will consist of a suit, disposable protective gloves, disposable inner gloves and instructions for putting the protective equipment on and taking it off. The protective suit will be used for both in-hospital and prehospital in case of a CBRN incidents (incidents involving hazardous substances). 13/04/2018
113 Surte Purchase of power transformers 13/04/2018
114 Guarding of parking and parking machines 12/04/2018
115 Slam Trailer 11/04/2018
116 Mobile parking service 10/04/2018
117 Magnifying camera system 10/04/2018
118 Excavator 10/04/2018
119 For development, installation and configuration support and support of a national road lighting control and monitoring system (ÖVB) 10/04/2018
120 Contract. Procurement of parking services 2018. 09/04/2018
121 Tractor 09/04/2018
122 Installation of Glass Cockpit in the Swedish Coast Guards Aircrafts 06/04/2018
123 X-ray and metal detection equipment 03/04/2018
124 Configuration Management Leopard 2 System 18-21 29/03/2018
125 Fire protection and fire extinguisher service 28/03/2018
126 Fire extinguisher service 27/03/2018
127 Printing Services 27/03/2018
128 Food waste Vehicles 26/03/2018
129 Framework agreement - Production of e-learning 26/03/2018
130 Wheel loaders 26/03/2018
131 Framework agreement for the purchase and delivery of street lighting materials 26/03/2018
132 HF Antennas 2 23/03/2018
133 Excavators 23/03/2018
134 Invitation for prequalification, Procurement of Ticket Vending Machines 23/03/2018
135 Parking solution system 21/03/2018
136 Excavator 21/03/2018
137 Security alarm Ordinary accommodation and accommodation LSS and SÄBO 20/03/2018
138 2 pcs, 140/23 kV, 40 MVA transformer for Johanneberg, Lerum, Sweden 19/03/2018
139 Fire Trucks 18/03/2018
140 Office Supplies, Printing Services, Give-Aways, Profile, Marketing Products 15/03/2018
141 Parking Control 15/03/2018
142 Office Supplies, Printing Services, Give-Aways, Profile, Marketing Products 15/03/2018
143 Disposal of sludge from municipal wastewater treatment plant (ARV sludge) 12/03/2018
144 Parking monitoring Vaxholm city 09/03/2018
145 Invitation for pre-qualification — Procurement of Ticket Vending Machines 09/03/2018
146 Swedavia Framework PCA unit. 08/03/2018
147 E-Learning 08/03/2018
148 Batteries and battery chargers for assistive devices 08/03/2018
149 Two power transformer 08/03/2018
150 Excavator 07/03/2018
151 Printing Services 07/03/2018
152 SCADA-system 07/03/2018
153 Procurement of trucks 05/03/2018
154 Bagage 2050, Baggage Handling System 03/03/2018
155 Framework agreement audit services 01/03/2018
156 Management contract of plumbing and cooling systems within Stockholom schools, Management area 4-7 01/03/2018
157 IT Infrastructure services 28/02/2018
158 Security check to Stockholm-Vasteras airport 28/02/2018
159 Function procurement- Lawn mowing 28/02/2018
160 Parking monitoring and moving vehicles 28/02/2018
161 Electric buses and charging stations for Umeå city 2019 Reference number: 18024 27/02/2018
162 Construction of basic maintenance road on public roads in the area Bjäre-Åsbo, Skåne County. 26/02/2018
163 Printing Services 26/02/2018
164 Multifunction Printers and Printers 20/02/2018
165 Alarm and pass systems 20/02/2018
166 Purchase of waste collection in the municipalities of Munkedal, Sotenäs and Tanum 19/02/2018
167 Security camera (camera surveillance) day and night 19/02/2018
168 An integrated reservation and ticketing system and cash register system 19/02/2018
169 Ram agreement wheel loader 19/02/2018
170 Digital security alarm system. 16/02/2018
171 Mobile phone-based parking service 16/02/2018
172 Purchase of a bus bus of up to 3500 kg to the municipality of Västervik 16/02/2018
173 Parking Control 15/02/2018
174 key Management Systems 15/02/2018
175 1 pc. single-compartment bump-dump truck 15/02/2018
176 Tuvan i Mora, New construction of multi-family house. 14/02/2018
177 Framework agreement for Automation 14/02/2018
178 Heavy truck to the police authority 12/02/2018
179 Construction, road construction and VA pipelines within the Rosendals field 12/02/2018
180 50/130 kV switchgear in Dalarna 12/02/2018
181 This invitation covers the requirements and scope of supply for a new gangway tower with integrated crane, intended for jetty 801, located in Torshamnen, Port of Gothenburg, Sweden. 11/02/2018
182 Multifunction products, printers and scanners II 09/02/2018
183 The assignment covers the purchase of airplane stairs adapted for PRM (PRM = Persons with Reduced Mobility) delivered to Swedavia airports. Swedavias intention is to purchase about 4-5 stairs delivered to Arlanda airport and 3-5 other airports 07/02/2018
184 Hire of print, copy and scanning environments. 06/02/2018
185 Consultancy support - SCADA 05/02/2018
186 Beväringsgatan, New construction preschool, General consultant 05/02/2018
187 Strategy, operational excellence and performance management to ECDC. 01/02/2018
188 Ticket Slots 2018 Step 1 01/02/2018
189 3 Power Transformers 130 MVA for Wind Power 01/02/2018
190 Defibrillators 2018. 31/01/2018
191 Printers and Copiers (MFP). 31/01/2018
192 Accounting, Auditing and Consulting Services 31/01/2018
193 Lawn mowing and slats 31/01/2018
194 Local authority for air traffic control center ATCC Stockholm 31/01/2018
195 Supply of X-ray Equipment. 30/01/2018
196 Toner Cartridges and Ink Cartridges 29/01/2018
197 Waste collection truck. 25/01/2018
198 Procurement of printing services. 24/01/2018
199 Graders 24/01/2018
200 Parking Investigations. 22/01/2018
201 FMV will replace and/or add new personal clothing (pants, shirt, jacket and shell garment) and survival vests used in the Swedish Air Force. 19/01/2018
202 Preschool Buses. 18/01/2018
203 Ambulance helicopter. 18/01/2018
204 Ramavtal delivery of buses with biogas operation. 18/01/2018
205 Parking supervision Stockholm Parking. 18/01/2018
206 System for visual and electronic personalization of polycarbonate cards. 17/01/2018
207 Printing services. 17/01/2018
208 Skånetrafiken will install ticket vending machines mainly at train stations but also at a number of major bus stops. The new ticket vending machine needs to provide a better user experience than the current ticket vending machines. 17/01/2018
209 Printing services. 16/01/2018
210 Parking monitoring Borlänge municipality. 16/01/2018
211 Auditing services Municipality of Falköping. 15/01/2018
212 Printing services. 15/01/2018
213 Power transformer 63 MVA Högaberg 10/01/2018
214 Foreign weapons sets for education. 09/01/2018
215 Street cleaning truck. 08/01/2018
216 Procurement for installation of airport lights for lane 01-19, ILS as well as installation of connecting cable lane 01 at F7 Såtenäs airport. 08/01/2018
217 O15 Secondary Substations to Stockholm. 08/01/2018
218 Procurement Transformers and Network Stations. 04/01/2018
219 Banking card repayment. 03/01/2018
220 Printer. 02/01/2018
221 Tickets for parking machines. 01/01/2018
222 Terminal Tractor. 29/12/2017
223 New construction school, Brandstegen. 28/12/2017
224 License plates. 22/12/2017
225 2 compactor cars. 22/12/2017
226 Supply of Gift cards. 21/12/2017
227 Copy and reprint services. 21/12/2017
228 Ambulances with a load capacity of at least 700 kg. 21/12/2017
229 Mobile gas generators. 21/12/2017
230 Audit services for Uddevalla municipality. 20/12/2017
231 Batteries 2018. 20/12/2017
232 Framework agreement for service and maintenance of burglar alarms. 18/12/2017
233 Street lighting fixtures Habo municipality. 15/12/2017
234 Framework agreement - Traffic measurements. 15/12/2017
235 Tuna Hastberg Sodra Backa Transformers. 15/12/2017
236 Bandburen Excavator 18-21 ton (v2). 13/12/2017
237 Procurement of Printers and consumables and associated services. 13/12/2017
238 Purchase, delivery and installation of an ICP-MS — (Inductively Cou-pled Plasma Mass Spectrometry) system for the Swedish Radiation Safety Authoritys (SSM). 12/12/2017
239 Environmental protection in Västerbotten County. 11/12/2017
240 Framework agreement Consultancy services for inspection of fire alarms and sprinklers. 11/12/2017
241 Framework agreement for System Integrator SCADA System, dnr 1248/17. 11/12/2017
242 Procurement of project managers for new water treatment plants and exploitation projects. 10/12/2017
243 Printing services. 10/12/2017
244 System Specialist Traffic Equipment System. 08/12/2017
245 SCADA system. 07/12/2017
246 Coatings, Road Marking, Line Painting. 05/12/2017
247 Volume Printers. 05/12/2017
248 Power stations, switchgear and transformers. 04/12/2017
249 Framework agreement Technical consultants Field of expertise Environmental engineering services. 04/12/2017
250 Multifunction products, printers and scanners. 04/12/2017
251 Service for handling payments by bank and credit card for public public transport in Sörmland County. 03/12/2017
252 The Swedish Armed Forces intends to modify six (6) C-130 aircraft in order to ensure operation of the C-130 fleet beyond 2030. 30/11/2017
253 GIS system for primary map, web map and property register including option rights for other operating systems. 30/11/2017
254 FMV Invitation Procurement of Under armour shirts. 29/11/2017
255 Printing services. 29/11/2017
256 ERP-system. 29/11/2017
257 Purchase of a cleaning vehicle / pickup truck included an attachment. 29/11/2017
258 Gotland, Tofta shooting range, Etapp HUS. 29/11/2017
259 Winter road maintenance and construction work by truck. 27/11/2017
260 Personal Emergency Alarm. 26/11/2017
261 Procurement of one Gas Chromatograph with High Resolution Mass Spectrometer and one High Performance Liquid Chromatograph with in-line Solid-Phase Extraction and High Resolution Mass Spectrometer. 26/11/2017
262 Supply of Electricity meters category 1 and 2. 24/11/2017
263 Trucks. 24/11/2017
264 Systemintegratör Citect SCADA. 24/11/2017
265 Toner Cartridges and Ink Cartridges. 23/11/2017
266 Low voltage switchgear Framework agreement. 23/11/2017
267 Network installations. 22/11/2017
268 PCR equipment. 20/11/2017
269 Blast Sweeping. 20/11/2017
270 Truck and Truck. 19/11/2017
271 Parkeringsovervakning 2018. 17/11/2017
272 Distribution of printed matter. 17/11/2017
273 Printing services. 17/11/2017
274 GENSET 35 kVA 400 Hz GS/GPU. 16/11/2017
275 Mid-wheel Wheel Loader / Loader. 15/11/2017
276 Crane trucks and vehicles transported by Slaggrus with associated services. 14/11/2017
277 X-ray diffractometer. 13/11/2017
278 Coin counting and counting of coins in ATMs. 13/11/2017
279 Copy and print services. 13/11/2017
280 Airborne laser scanning with associated post-processing 104-2017 / 3984. 10/11/2017
281 This procurement concerns the delivery of magnetic sweepers for the Swedish Defence and includes all accessories, spare parts, documentation and education. 10/11/2017
282 Procurement of telephony service, certain telecom administration and reception service. 09/11/2017
283 Upgrade of an existing Acquity UPLC together with a new triple quadruple mass spectrometer instrument. 08/11/2017
284 Field deployable chemical ionization mass spectrometer. 08/11/2017
285 Framework Agreement Security Facilities (Burglary, Fire and Passage). 06/11/2017
286 Konsultstöd - SCADA. 03/11/2017
287 Power transformers Trelleborg. 03/11/2017
288 Winter Road Maintenance Services, Vimmerby Municipality. 02/11/2017
289 AD01 Water treatment plant at Brudaremossen, DE01 Machine, Building, Plumbing, Mark. 31/10/2017
290 Procurement of service agreement ROV. 31/10/2017
291 Power transformers 2018. 31/10/2017
292 Printing services for Svenska Bostäder and Vällingby City. 30/10/2017
293 Wheel loaders. 27/10/2017
294 Excavator for Hovgardens waste facility. 25/10/2017
295 Printing of tactile books. 24/10/2017
296 Satcom Modem System-Support 2018. 23/10/2017
297 Vacuum cleaner with high pressure washer and sweeper. 23/10/2017
298 Truck. 23/10/2017
299 Printing services. 20/10/2017
300 Power transformer 500MVA Grönviken. 20/10/2017
301 Earphones for hearing aids including accessories and imprint materials. 20/10/2017
302 Audit Services. 19/10/2017
303 X-ray computed tomography system. 18/10/2017
304 Auditing Services 2017. 17/10/2017
305 Audit services Klippans kommun 2017. 17/10/2017
306 Book printing services for the LL publishers publishing. 17/10/2017
307 Printer. 16/10/2017
308 Operation and maintenance of street lighting. 15/10/2017
309 Design and assembly of tactile picture books. 13/10/2017
310 Procurement of snow raising of country roads and in urban areas, 2017. 10/10/2017
311 Client, Printers and Mobiles. 09/10/2017
312 2 wheel loaders Torsby municipality. 06/10/2017
313 Procurement of a new GIS system, Nova GIS. 06/10/2017
314 Identity management system for handling service cards / passport management 06/10/2017
315 The police authority requests in this procurement duel stand for shooting lanes including delivery and assembly. Service and repair of duel sites are also included in the procurement. 05/10/2017
316 Printing services. 04/10/2017
317 Costumes and rocks. 03/10/2017
318 Audit Services. 03/10/2017
319 Mobile Helicopter Refuelling Equipment. 02/10/2017
320 Mobile Helicopter Refuelling Equipment. 02/10/2017
321 Procurement of framework agreements for delivery and testing of cold water meters. 02/10/2017
322 Digital technology for night surveillance in regular accommodation. 02/10/2017
323 Refueling domestic airports. 30/09/2017
324 Framework agreement — 120 mm practice ammunition. 30/09/2017
325 Coal alarm - Monitoring. 30/09/2017
326 The procurement relates to framework agreements for consultancy support for information and cyber security exercises. 29/09/2017
327 Printing services for billing. 28/09/2017
328 Winter Road Maintenance - Little Edet. 25/09/2017
329 Procurement of printers / copiers as a service. 25/09/2017
330 RFI Waste Management. 24/09/2017
331 Wastewater facility for the Scandica and Baltica working vessels. 22/09/2017
332 Snow removal. 22/09/2017
333 Print as a service. 20/09/2017
334 Consulting services in the field of auditing. 18/09/2017
335 Framework agreement for Maintenance of SwAF C-130. 15/09/2017
336 Satellite communication infrastructure solutions. 14/09/2017
337 Traffic signaling services. 14/09/2017
338 Audit Services. 13/09/2017
339 Procurement of 3 pcs. Trucks Fire Defense. 12/09/2017
340 Alarm Service - Installation and service of fire and burglar alarms. 11/09/2017
341 Operation, maintenance, rebuilding, construction of traffic signals. 11/09/2017
342 Framework agreement technical consultancy noise for Kungälv municipality, the foundation Kungälvsbostäder and Bokab. 11/09/2017
343 Delivery of IT environment and related services, products and equipment. 08/09/2017
344 Pipe Contracts Framework Agreement SFA. 07/09/2017
345 Procurement of Quality Control board Pagatag, City bus and city bus. 06/09/2017
346 Procurement of Anti-Tank Guided Missile System (RBS 58). 06/09/2017
347 Garbage truck 2017. 06/09/2017
348 TI 2017-1130 Transformer 63 MVA, H6 Bock height for Nets Telge AB. 04/09/2017
349 Medals. 04/09/2017
350 Two-axle vehicles for garbage collection. 03/09/2017
351 Snow removal of Gavle municipalitys streets, pedestrian and cycle paths. 01/09/2017
352 Combat vest system, bags and related products. 01/09/2017
353 Spare parts for AEV 3S Kodiak 01/09/2017
354 Business systems and digital security alarm. 31/08/2017
355 Demilitarization of ammunition. 31/08/2017
356 Framework agreement for power transformers. 31/08/2017
357 Procurement Parts and Tools for Heavy machine gun 12.7. 31/08/2017
358 MG Mount, Tripod; Flash Hider, Carrying systems 412389-AI931. 31/08/2017
359 TV inspection of sewage pipes. 31/08/2017
360 Road lighting service along road 99. 31/08/2017
361 Annual contracts 2018 Road signs, guard rails and house call. 29/08/2017
362 Payment card terminal 2. 29/08/2017
363 Fire vehicles 28/08/2017
364 Fire vehicles 28/08/2017
365 Medals. 28/08/2017
366 Ticket machines. 28/08/2017
367 Temporary sweeper vehicles with drivers. 27/08/2017
368 Procurement of X-ray equipment to Södersjukhuset AB 25/08/2017
369 Ambulansfordon. 24/08/2017
370 Framework agreement Product Supply: IT Network and Infrastructure. 23/08/2017
371 Telecommunication services 23/08/2017
372 Skånetrafikens procurement of Helsingborg bus. 22/08/2017
373 2017 loaders 11-13 tons. 22/08/2017
374 Truck winter. 22/08/2017
375 Buss 22/08/2017
376 Service and the purchase of fire-fighting equipment, etc. 2017. 21/08/2017
377 1 st. new wheel loader ME class 22.1516 Ljusdal Waste Management AB. 21/08/2017
378 Wheel loaders. 18/08/2017
379 Refuse collection vehicle. 15/08/2017
380 Procurement of gastight totally encapsulating suits. 15/08/2017
381 Snow and ice services Fagersta - Norberg. 15/08/2017
382 Transformers to switchgear station Vika FS, Falun. 10/08/2017
383 School bus. 09/08/2017
384 Truck construction truck. 08/08/2017
385 Security alarm Special Accommodation. 17/07/2017
386 Parkeringövervakning (Parking Services) 17/07/2017
387 Tractors for snow removal 14/07/2017
388 Procurement school bus. 12/07/2017
389 Air traffic services and MET. 09/07/2017
390 Parking Control and Torgmastarfunktion. 07/07/2017
391 Truck 07/07/2017
392 Snow removal Vadstena. 05/07/2017
393 Used bus. 03/07/2017
394 Security alarm. 03/07/2017
395 Efforts to hearing aids. 03/07/2017
396 Alarm Set and fire helmets Rescue, Uppsala. 03/07/2017
397 Parkeringsovervakning. 02/07/2017
398 Tank vehicles rescue service. 30/06/2017
399 Trucks side loaders 2. 30/06/2017
400 Administration management ticket route. 30/06/2017
401 Procurement of meters and AMR systems. 30/06/2017
402 Safety installations (fire, burglary, personal alarms and access control). 29/06/2017
403 NDS V-311 Build fence. 28/06/2017
404 Economy System. 27/06/2017
405 Marin Satellitkommunikation (VSAT). 27/06/2017
406 Fabriksny avfallskross. 26/06/2017
407 Ambulansfordon. 26/06/2017
408 Ground Support Software for Aviation 26/06/2017
409 Screening, X-ray equipment for airports. 25/06/2017
410 Framework agreement inspectors for fire detection and extinguishing systems. 23/06/2017
411 Procurement of parking services 22/06/2017
412 Extinguishing and rescue vehicle 22/06/2017
413 Procurement supply of new Fire Trucks rescue, Gällivare municipality. 22/06/2017
414 Procurement of Red dot sight systems for two weapon systems HMG/AR. 21/06/2017
415 Debit card terminals. 20/06/2017
416 TI 2017-1118 Preschool Bus to Södertälje. 20/06/2017
417 Garbage truck, tvåfacks baklastad. 19/06/2017
418 Hearing aids incl. accessories and spare parts RS2017-07698. 19/06/2017
419 Signs for displaying real-time information, the P-management systems. 16/06/2017
420 Systems for financial planning, forecasting and monitoring (EPU). 16/06/2017
421 Security alarm accessories. 16/06/2017
422 Application Invitation - Procurement of ammunition. 16/06/2017
423 Procurement of a piece Police boat between 9 and 11 meters long. 15/06/2017
424 Procurement framework agreements finance and accounting. 15/06/2017
425 Fyrfacks garbage truck. 15/06/2017
426 Waste collection truck. 14/06/2017
427 Supply of Metal detectors. 14/06/2017
428 Airplanes for Air Ambulance Transport. 12/06/2017
429 Government framework agreement financial system. 12/06/2017
430 Glazing Services. 12/06/2017
431 Truck with trailer. 12/06/2017
432 The police authorities are asking in this procurement equipment for stopping vehicles, ie spike strips and accessories. 07/06/2017
433 The purchase of 4 pieces. garbage trucks. 07/06/2017
434 ALPR software inc. development and support 2017. 05/06/2017
435 Pireva - front-loading garbage truck 2017. 05/06/2017
436 Prefabricated Switchgear Modules - 40- and 10 kV. 04/06/2017
437 Framework agreement - delivery of overhead wires. 02/06/2017
438 Tvafacks garbage truck. 02/06/2017
439 New check-in and integration SBD in Visby Airport. 02/06/2017
440 Service for the processing of payments via debit and credit cards for the general public transportation in Sormland. 30/05/2017
441 New SCADA production. 29/05/2017
442 Refuse collection vehicle compartment 4-cars. 29/05/2017
443 The assignment covers purchase of airplane stairs delivered to Swedavia airports. 29/05/2017
444 MFP (multifunction-product/printer). 23/05/2017
445 Sweeper 2 pieces. 22/05/2017
446 Procurement of function Firewalls, Mail Filter, SSL Portal and two-factor authentication. 21/05/2017
447 Road sweeping Port of Stockholm. 20/05/2017
448 Stora Essingen, Reconstruction of 11 kV, 0.4 kV and substations. 17/05/2017
449 Election Authority - Framework agreement printing and delivery of voting cards. 16/05/2017
450 Electricity / telecommunications / fire / alarm and data operations. 15/05/2017
451 Procurement of services for burglar alarms, fire alarms and access control systems. 15/05/2017
452 Industrial scale Inkjet printing system. 15/05/2017
453 The scope of this procurement is to sign a contract with one supplier for the supply of a laser based metal powder bed based 3D metal printer. 15/05/2017
454 Solcellsdrivna Parking meters. 12/05/2017
455 Digital security alarms for ordinary housing. 12/05/2017
456 Contactless cards Jönköping County traffic. 11/05/2017
457 Framework agreement RFID equipment. 11/05/2017
458 Freight transportation / warehousing. 10/05/2017
459 Transport of parcels and packages and pallets. 10/05/2017
460 Tanker to the rescue. 08/05/2017
461 Truck with crane and hook. 08/05/2017
462 Work clothes and shoes 07/05/2017
463 Mobile trailers for donation with the tractor. 05/05/2017
464 eGovernment for Children, Education and Culture. 05/05/2017
465 Police Authority asks for this procurement target material for weapons training, such as targets and cover piece etc. 04/05/2017
466 Ambulance Vehicles and related service and maintenance. 03/05/2017
467 Fire hook 26 tons. 03/05/2017
468 Wellness Clothes Armed Forces 02/05/2017
469 Freight Transport. 02/05/2017
470 Signs 02/05/2017
471 Parking Control Stockholm City: Region Southwest and Southeast Area. 30/04/2017
472 Wheel loaders. 30/04/2017
473 Digital payment of parking ticket. 28/04/2017
474 Election Authority - Printing of ballots name. 28/04/2017
475 Fire protection. 26/04/2017
476 Excavator Services to VA device. 25/04/2017
477 Wheeled excavator 17-19 tons. 25/04/2017
478 The contract covers the measurement of vehicle flows for calculating årsmedeldygnstrafik (ADT). The mandate includes carrying out the operations planning of traffic measurement, traffic measurement, the data management of the collected road data, the final verification of the collected road data and up-keeping of the Transport Administration records for road data. The contract is intended to result in a framework agreement, by geographic area, which will be used by the unit Road Data. 24/04/2017
479 Tvabarsambulans. 23/04/2017
480 The assignment covers purchase of airplane stairs delivered to Swedavia airports. 20/04/2017
481 Ship Agent for trade and logistics in international operations and exercises. 18/04/2017
482 LFV provides remote air traffic control at our Remote Tower Centre in Sundsvall 17/04/2017
483 Fire safety accessories and related services. 17/04/2017
484 2 + 1 extinguishing cars to Nerike Fire Brigade. 11/04/2017
485 One of them 4-compartment garbage truck for LRV. 11/04/2017
486 A piece 2-compartment garbage truck for LRV. 11/04/2017
487 Street lighting, luminaire switching to LEDs. 11/04/2017
488 Safety Benches 11/04/2017
489 OCT equipment 11/04/2017
490 Mobile measurement of road marking in Sweden 10/04/2017
491 Ticket control and order monitoring. 10/04/2017
492 Procurement of graders 10/04/2017
493 Compact tractors. 07/04/2017
494 Security Surveillance 06/04/2017
495 Wheeled excavators, Sector children and education Skovde. 06/04/2017
496 Procurement of Full-Scale Tests with platform barriers in the subway 06/04/2017
497 Waste collection truck. 05/04/2017
498 Buses running on biogas. 05/04/2017
499 Utilities, Medical Beds. 05/04/2017
500 Hire of wheel loaders for Kikas waste facility in Mölndal. 04/04/2017
501 Procurement of 4-bin refuse collection vehicles, stage third 03/04/2017
502 Supply of Wheel loaders. 03/04/2017
503 Procurement current baggage X-ray. 03/04/2017
504 Matarbank for water meters. 03/04/2017
505 An existing Target system, Målsystem 2010, referred to as the Target System 2010, is used by the Swedish Armed Forces. But the life-cycle of the system has been considered to be at its end, because of End-of-Life (EOL) and lack of spare-parts. A new generation Target system will take its place, referred to as Target System 2020 31/03/2017
506 New check-in and integration SBD Kiruna Airport. 31/03/2017
507 New check-in and integration. 31/03/2017
508 Rent small machinery, tools and TA traffic signs materials for shutdown. 30/03/2017
509 This procurement includes 22 ARFF vehicles - including several options such as emergency vehicles, training, spare parts, technical support, etc. - to be used in rescue operations and to fight fires at military airport operations. The vehicles will be delivered to FMV 2020. 30/03/2017
510 Procurement of digital key cabinets for Enskede Arsta. 29/03/2017
511 Fire-fighting equipment and related services. 29/03/2017
512 Low-power and battery-powered display units for real-time information on public transport. Preliminary contract value is approximately 45 million SEK in 4 years. Preliminary date for publication of the call for proposals is at the end of January 2017. 29/03/2017
513 Digital locking system. 29/03/2017
514 Fire Trucks 28/03/2017
515 Airport runway lights 11-29, Vidsel Airport 2017. 28/03/2017
516 Parkeringsövervakning.(Parking enforcement services) 27/03/2017
517 Election Authority - Printing of party ballots. 27/03/2017
518 Framework agreement brush sets for sweeping and blowing machine. 27/03/2017
519 Diesel-powered counterbalance truck to prison Tygelsjo. 27/03/2017
520 This pre-announcement is to inform the market that STIC will in 2017 carry out a procurement agent for contracts for the operation and maintenance of traffic facilities 26/03/2017
521 Hogdalenverket replacing switchgear A10. 24/03/2017
522 Procurement of banknotes. 23/03/2017
523 Personal protective equipment 2017. 23/03/2017
524 Garbage truck. 23/03/2017
525 Fire Trucks to Gastrikeleden Rescue. 23/03/2017
526 Procurement of coins. 22/03/2017
527 Installation and delivery of surveillance cameras to municipal schools. Estimated cost excluding VAT: 5,000,000 SEK 22/03/2017
528 School Transport buses 20/03/2017
529 System solution of licenses and software solution surcharge staff parking. 19/03/2017
530 Pireva - Sidlastande garbage truck. 17/03/2017
531 Digital information signs at bus stops. 14/03/2017
532 Frame Agreement for the supply of metering equipment. 14/03/2017
533 Traffic Striping. 13/03/2017
534 Presentation Devices for real time information on public transport. 13/03/2017
535 Service and support of PBX 2017. 12/03/2017
536 Framework agreement photovoltaic systems. 10/03/2017
537 Sweepers 09/03/2017
538 Sweeper Falkoping. 09/03/2017
539 Security cameras. 07/03/2017
540 Automatic meter digital water meter 07/03/2017
541 Parking Control Lysekil, Sotenäs and Munkedal. 07/03/2017
542 The National Centre of purchase, the Legal, framework agreements concerning Printers service and product procurement procedure shall be open procedure under the Act (2007: 1091) on public procurement, Chapter 4 Section 1, shall apply. 06/03/2017
543 The contract includes construction of vattenmatartjanster in Lerum municipality VA business which covers ca. 9500 subscribers. Vattenmätartjänsten refers to new use of water meters, audit changes of existing water meters, replacement of water meters at the breakdowns and malfunctions. The contractor is responsible for contacts with Lerum municipality subscribers for appointment and information. 06/03/2017
544 Construction managers road marking. 06/03/2017
545 Diesel-powered counterbalance truck to prison Boras. 06/03/2017
546 Framework agreement standby power and switchgear works. 06/03/2017
547 Toners. 05/03/2017
548 SCADA systems Umea Energi AB Electricity Networks. 02/03/2017
549 Delprojektledare – Automation. 02/03/2017
550 Combat Weapons Station 90th 01/03/2017
551 Alarm reception and security-building services. 01/03/2017
552 Security alarm Ordinary housing and accommodation LSS and Sabo, Söderhamn. 28/02/2017
553 Mobile Satellite System 2 Post Design Service. 27/02/2017
554 Procurement for the installation of the taxi light, flat edge lights and signs on the F21 Kallax. 24/02/2017
555 Procurement of expandable batons to police, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, Customs, Coast Guard and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. 23/02/2017
556 Printers and Copiers (MFP). 22/02/2017
557 Radar with Optical Tracking System. 21/02/2017
558 Purchase of container truck. 20/02/2017
559 Intensive care beds with wave. 20/02/2017
560 Procurement of the financial system to the Finance Unit at the University of Gothenburg 20/02/2017
561 Procurement concerning a frame agreement for ‘Prefabricated Secondary Substations for 12kV/24kV and Switching stations for 12kV/24kV and related services to Ellevio, Sweden. 20/02/2017
562 Electric buses and charging stations. 18/02/2017
563 Wheel loaders. 17/02/2017
564 Toner and supplies for laser printers. 16/02/2017
565 The contract covers the execution of road markings, restocking and frisiktsmätning during the contract period. The contract also includes, if necessary, clean the roadway from piecemeal spills and other contaminants before performing vägmarkeringsarbetena. 14/02/2017
566 Procurement Digital parking meters 2017.1. 13/02/2017
567 Trucks with demountable frame. 13/02/2017
568 Hospital beds and hospitals table. 13/02/2017
569 Extinguishing / emergency vehicle and the rescue service in Kristianstad. 13/02/2017
570 Purchase Gavleborg procure, for Gävle municipality, road sweeping, ie Sand removal for the winter season and accrual cleaning of public streets, squares, school playgrounds etc. 12/02/2017
571 Printer. 10/02/2017
572 Function Procurement - Multifunction printers - MFP. 09/02/2017
573 This contract includes one (1) fire truck with a water tank, designation tanker in the specifications and the option for an additional one (1) fire truck with a water tank for Bergslagen Emergency behalf. 08/02/2017
574 Procurement of chassis, hook, crane trucks and 2 shafts platform to VA department, Karlskrona. 07/02/2017
575 Printers and Copiers. 06/02/2017
576 Flottsbro ski area is in need of a new piste. Huge Fastigheter AB invites suppliers to tender for the leasing of factory new vehicles of the piste, which will be used to prepare the ski slopes and produce snow park in the ski resort Flottsbro in Huddinge. 06/02/2017
577 DU and installation of mechanical and elektomekaniska lock. 06/02/2017
578 Procurement concerning power transformers with two bid objects with delivery time Q2-Q4_2018. Only delivery for Mora 100 MVA 145/ 55 kV transformer is March 2018. 05/02/2017
579 Procurement of eGovernment and operating systems according to the attached documents. 03/02/2017
580 The contract relates beds for home care. 02/02/2017
581 The contract includes glass and glazing services for retrofitting and replacement glass and glazing. 01/02/2017
582 Emergency vehicle to the Rescue West Blekinge. 01/02/2017
583 Framework agreement Special Ammunition. 31/01/2017
584 The contract relates Glass Service and includes both interior and exterior work. 31/01/2017
585 Operation, maintenance, renovation, new construction of traffic signals. 30/01/2017
586 Contract for the purchase of machine washable beds and mattresses to DSAB. 30/01/2017
587 Printers and Multifunction Printers and related services in 2016. 30/01/2017
588 Procurement of printers and copiers. 30/01/2017
589 Reception of security alarms - care department. 30/01/2017
590 The purpose of the Overboot is to provide increased protection against cold during
station and sentry.
The upper part is made of waterproof and water vapor permeable outer fabric and a
lining made of warm and low moisture absorbent pile. The bottom part consists of a
detachable, insulating insole and an abrasion resistant and highly flexible outer sole.
It is designed primarily to cover the Winter boots 90 and is manufactured in six sizes.

27/01/2017
591 Fatigues. 27/01/2017
592 This contract relates to manufacture, supply and erection of billboards designed in accordance with the sign program for the County Council in Uppsala. The contract also relates to the design of signage. 27/01/2017
593 Oskarshamn Energy Networks AB intends during 2017 - 2018 reinforce the feeding of Oskarshamn city by replacing existing power transformer T2 in the station Väderum with a new one. The tenderer must order placed by the buyer supplying, transporting and installing power transformer 55 / 10.5 kV, 40/52 MVA to the operation finished state, the existing transformer pit. 26/01/2017
594 The contract covers machine washable electric hospital bed, hydraulic hospital bed 26/01/2017
595 Fire Trucks second 25/01/2017
596 The purpose of this procurement is to acquire a modern, reliable and comprehensive firefighting / emergency vehicle with a focus on quality and safety based on standard chassis and low environmental impact 24/01/2017
597 Jönköping, Waste, is up 2 pcs. 2-compartment trucks for refuse collection. 23/01/2017
598 The assignment is for the design, supply, installation, commissioning and performance testing of a complete and fully functioning security alarms systems with associated alarm equipment, technology, software and accessories. 23/01/2017
599 The contract relates to the signing of a framework agreement for glazing work. 23/01/2017
600 Procurement of Maternity beds for successive call off the Halland Region. 23/01/2017
601 Procurement of trucks and truck service. 22/01/2017
602 As the current framework agreement expires Correctional invites interested suppliers to submit tenders for the installation, operation and maintenance of the fire alarm system in accordance with the conditions specified in this inquiry and its annexes. 20/01/2017
603 The contract relates to a framework agreement on exchanges, new installation, maintenance, emergency and on-call at Solna's properties and Solna's leased premises for security installations on the following subject areas:
- Access control,
- Intruder System
- Fire Alarm System
- Emergency Alarm Systems,
- Electrical locking system
- Port telephony systems
- Video surveillance systems ( CCTV),
- electronic key cabinets.
18/01/2017
604 Acquisition and renting of trucks. 16/01/2017
605 Framework agreement tramway project signal and overhead. 16/01/2017
606 The aim of the procurement is to sign agreements, current total print function. The agreement covers the printing function where everything should be included, such as printers, installation, service, control of toner consumption and in good time to send out new, spare parts, brackets, support, monitoring, support systems for support and case management, as well as training at startup. 16/01/2017
607 Copiers, printers and services. 15/01/2017
608 Burglary, passer and CCTV installations, design 13/01/2017
609 The contract covers the purchase of new GIS switchgear to Lidköping municipalitys new Station OT15 Ekestubben. 12/01/2017
610 Truck with hook and crane. 09/01/2017
611 Customs Service intends to procure mobile camera solutions partly a solution with cameras on tripods and secondly a vehicle solution where the cameras are placed in the vehicle. 09/01/2017
612 This procurement relates to the delivery of equipment and support for the validation of mobile tickets, referred to as the Ticket Validation Equipment (TVE). 09/01/2017
613 Procurement for the installation of airport lighting, etc. on the F17 Ronneby Airport. 09/01/2017
614 The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) invites you to apply for tendering for additional installations of Sea Traffic Management (STM) compliant onboard system prototypes for the STM Validation Project. The SMA has previously conducted a procurement of STM compliant ship system within the STM-project and has recognized that for a full utilization of the project and to ensure the final goal of making a standard. The SMA has therefore made decision to carry out an additional procurement.

09/01/2017
615 Garbage truck 03/01/2017
616 Parking Control and investigation of the vehicle fled. 03/01/2017
617 The contract relates to a framework agreement for the purchase of photocopiers MFP.

30/12/2016
618 This procurement is for 24 kV switchgear for substations. 30/12/2016
619 Fire Rescue vehicles Mjlby, Boxholm. 29/12/2016
620 The contract includes reception service and wheel loader services mainly Skedala landfill and that it can even be commissioned at HEM's other facilities 27/12/2016
621 Framework agreement Traffic and Road Traffic.
- Traffic management and traffic systems,
- Traffic Signals
- Traffic, capacity studies and calculations,
- studies, evaluation and other areas.
27/12/2016
622 The County Council currently has framework / operation agreement with one (1) provider for the entire Region Gavleborg. Financing is a solid click price for black and white and color copies / prints, regardless of print volume. The County Council intends to sign a framework agreement with one (1) suppliers for the supply of printers and multi-function devices called MFP devices.

26/12/2016
623 Printers and copiers.
Rent / purchase and Print-to-service of copiers / printers,
follow-me-print,
print-as-service (PST).
22/12/2016
624 Procurement concerning frame agreement for Distribution transformers for approximately 30 kVA up to 2000 kVA. 22/12/2016
625 Supply of Digital informationstavlor(Variable message signs) 21/12/2016
626 Framework agreement for consulting services - fire and risk consultants. 20/12/2016
627 Intensivvrdssngar(Hospital beds) 20/12/2016
628 Parking Control Agreement area 1 Gothenburg.

19/12/2016
629 RFID equipment. 12/12/2016
630 The contract includes measuring transformers and related products and services. And related products and those for equipment that is coupled to voltage and current transformers and relevant services 12/12/2016
631 Transmission lines VA and district heating.
Bors Energy and Environment AB intends to build new lines of VA and district between Boras and Refuge starting in spring 2017. The contract includes earthworks, laying, jointing, recovery etc.
are hereby invited interested parties to submit their application to tender.

12/12/2016
632 Police Authority intends to procure mobile alarm units for persons under police authority assessment needs protection. 07/12/2016
633 Trucks with demountable TK 102. 07/12/2016
634 New 12 kV Switchgear. 05/12/2016
635 Rebuilding substations in Hlsingland and Skaraborg. 02/12/2016
636 Purchase of trailers.

30/11/2016
637 Traffic Office intends to implement a framework agreement procurement of consultants for Traffic Signals - Investigation and project support.

29/11/2016
638 Traffic Office intends to implement a framework agreement procurement of consultants for Traffic signals - detailed design.

29/11/2016
639 Procurement of air traffic services and MET at Kristianstad Airport AB.

29/11/2016
640 This contract relates to the purchase of the new 1 st. height vehicles to Strmstads Rescue accordance with the attached specifications.
In this contract the Buyer will sign a contract with a supplier where all the terms are laid down.
28/11/2016
641 Vsters invites submission of tenders for the purchase of multi-function printers and printers with related services.

28/11/2016
642 Helmets for helicopter unit 28/11/2016
643 The tenders relate to the following categories (hardware / vehicle types):
- 2-axle vacuum truck,
- 3-axis vacuum truck,
tractor - trailer with tilt function and grapple and rope games / crane,
tractor - admission sweeper and weed brush / wire brush.
28/11/2016
644 The contract relates to traffic investigation services in connection with MLAB planning regional transport in Mlardalen for the period after the current service agreements.

28/11/2016
645 Procurement covers utdatatjnst for the production of the European health insurance card, plus the option of 2 other health insurance card (retired status) and pension cards.

26/11/2016
646 The contract covers traffic operation and traffic management, board services as well as any compensation and gain traffic. The Client will provide the rail vehicles to be used in traffic and be responsible for their maintenance.

25/11/2016
647 Procurement of services regarding Reinsurance of General Liability 2017.

24/11/2016
648 Procurement of services regarding Personal Accident Excess of Loss Reinsurance.

24/11/2016
649 Purchase Gavleborg procures a refuse collection vehicles to Gstrikeleden Recycler.

23/11/2016
650 Framework agreement regarding maintenance and repair of glass on buildings, schools, etc.

23/11/2016
651 Buses in 2016. 23/11/2016
652 External consultation regarding the procurement of helicopters.

23/11/2016
653 Klippan municipality needs to replace an existing dump truck with a new one. 22/11/2016
654 The contract aims to sign a framework agreement with several suppliers for delivery and erection of fencing in Gauteng. 21/11/2016
655 The contract is for 1 pcs. extinguishing / rescue vehicles equipped according to specifications. 21/11/2016
656 The contract is for 1 pcs. extinguishing / rescue vehicles equipped according to specifications. 21/11/2016
657 For performing checkpoints in Backa, Roadside equipment in the municipality of Gothenburg, Vstra Gtaland County contract consists of the following main parts: Body 1: Construction of new checkpoints Body 2: Operation and maintenance, refurbishment / relocation and construction of new checkpoints. Body 3: Operation and maintenance of control stations.

21/11/2016
658 Procurement of service and installation of alarms and access covers framework agreements concerning services and certain supply and installation of:
- burglar alarms,
- fire alarms,
- access control,
- combined alarm system,
- duress
- evacuation alarm
21/11/2016
659 Control and monitoring SCADA. 21/11/2016
660 Exchange of low-voltage switchgear and associated drives.

18/11/2016
661 The rescue re buyer (1) tank. The rescue re will adopt a supplier.

17/11/2016
662 Regular air traffic Gllivare - Stockholm / Arlanda from xx November 2016 to October 2019th 15/11/2016
663 Framework agreement on the trailer, and the purchase of 5 pieces. 4-axle trailer to hook, according to the attached technical specifications. 15/11/2016
664 Passenger - school bus, turbundna travel, tour bus 14/11/2016
665 Height Rescue vehicles / executives.

14/11/2016
666 The contract includes a service that will convert files to invoice printing.
The mission also consists of the processing of files, printing, enveloping and mailing to recipients
14/11/2016
667 Execution of maintenance of the tunnel 1 and tunnel 2 on the road 44 in Uddevalla. Performance of road, soil, rock, construc- and management work, and the construction of new lighting. The client provides temporary traffic and safety devices.

14/11/2016
668 Procurement of finance and business support (financial system).

14/11/2016
669 The contract relates mainly to cover the need for intensive care units (ICU) in Vrnamo 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
670 HR-system.
Invitation:
Mlndal City invites interested suppliers to requests to participate in tendering for the delivery of HR systems. Agreements will be signed with a supplier.
The contracting authorities covered by the invitation referred to below as the "Buyer" and potential bidders hereinafter referred to as "candidates", "Provider" or "Provider".
13/11/2016
671 Procurement of new 52 kV GIS switchgear. Delivery, installation and setup to operation finished state. 09/11/2016
672 Electronic driver log.

08/11/2016
673 Procurement of editorial production Our Huddinge. 08/11/2016
674 Rddninggsfordon airport fire truck. 08/11/2016
675 FMV has decided to purchase a new UAV/Target Drone Launcher System, to be used at the FMV Test and Evaluation Directory (T&E) test ranges, primarily at Vidsel Test Range. The Swedish FMV Missile Test Range at Vidsel is the largest Test Area in Western Europe above land for air-toair and ground-to-air missile testing. The Test Area is situated in the northern part of Sweden close to the Arctic Circle. It is a 1 650 square kilometres large low mountainous region with no inhabitants. At the Test Range FMV has been operating several types of Aerial Targets over more than 50 years. The complete launcher system needs to support different UAV types and be mobile and easy to transport, maintain, store, set up, control and use for all its purposes. 07/11/2016
676 UAV/Target Drone Launcher System. 07/11/2016
677 Gothenburg City Upphandlings AB (Procurement Company) carries out a blanket contract for glasses.

07/11/2016
678 The contract for audit of portable fire extinguishers, indoor hydrants and evacuation plans. Delivery and ongoing operation of the web-based management system mainly SBA (systematic fire prevention), establishment of fire protection drawings self-control. 07/11/2016
679 City of Stockholm stermalm District through Stockholm's service management invites you to submit tenders for internal security alarm system to 4 nursing and care homes under the conditions specified in the tender documents and related specifications 07/11/2016
680 The contract includes glass and glass works in terms of installations and repairs of windows, doors, gates, etc. of municipal properties associated with glass damage.

07/11/2016
681 Near-IR (thermal) imaging camera 07/11/2016
682 Ronneby Environment and AB procures 3 pcs. Trucks complete with bodywork (trucks) according to the specifications.

03/11/2016
683 Digital / keyless lock system for exceptional accommodations.

03/11/2016
684 Procurement of fire extinguishers and fire protection products.

02/11/2016
685 rebro County Council to carry out an upgrade of the SCADA system.
Existing SCADA systems are manufactured by GE iFix which will be upgraded to version 5.8.
01/11/2016
686 The protection and plant technologies throughout delkompetensomrden:
- Conventional weapons
- Elmiljhot,
- CBRN,
- Access protection,
- Risk and vulnerability analyzes,
- Construction Technology.
31/10/2016
687 The contract relates to the purchase of trucks with suction mounting for suction with high-pressure washing.

31/10/2016
688 Electric buses and charging stations. 28/10/2016
689 Lidkping grid will build a new 130/40/110 kV substation, OT15 Ekestubben, during 2016-2018.
This delivery includes erection and installation to operation finished state of new power transformers T1 and T2.

27/10/2016
690 Electronic key cabinet for authentication and secure storage of keys.

26/10/2016
691 The contract relates to the purchase of a crusher for waste such as wood, mattresses, rolls etc. including service contract for 2 years 26/10/2016
692 The contract includes printed books and audio books in Swedish and foreign languages, as well as music, movies and games to the municipalities in cooperation family Helsingborg. The contract includes libraries and school libraries, and branch offices in Helsingborg, Bjuv, Bastad 26/10/2016
693 Road markings AB County (longitudinal).

25/10/2016
694 The contract relates to a framework agreement for the buses to the city traffic in Uppsala.

25/10/2016
695 The contract relates to printing services such as digital printing, offset printing, etc. for the various activities in Mark Municipality. 25/10/2016
696 Ambulansfordon. 24/10/2016
697 Delivery of alarms work by certified anlggarfirma fire alarm SBSC and certified according anlggarfirma burglar according SBCS, for successive withdrawals when needed during the contract period for the municipality of Kunglv and Kunglv homes. 23/10/2016
698 St.Hgdalen, change of 220/110/30 kV transformer and 110 kV substations. 21/10/2016
699 Procurement of repair of police command and control systems and repair of alarm devices.

19/10/2016
700 Procurement for the development services to the Police vehicular control and operating systems.

19/10/2016
701 The city intends to purchase two suction sweepers including a chassis built and a compact sweeper according to the requirements and conditions in the tender documents.

19/10/2016
702 Printers and photocopiers in 2016.

17/10/2016
703 Procurement of Real-time information and dynamic formation. 16/10/2016
704 External Referral current care-printers and associated consumables. 13/10/2016
705 Framework agreement Printers, MFPs, Receipt and label printers with accessories.

13/10/2016
706 The assignment is for the supply and installation of Wi-Fi equipment on trains (IOB). The installation will be carried out on AB Transitio railway vehicles.In total the mission installation of Wifi in about 40 Regina (X50-54) vehicles as a fixed part and up to an additional 90 vehicles as options. The options include several types of vehicles. The commission may also include stock options for connecting services, products and functionality such as monitoring services, maintenance services, CCTV equipment, passenger counting system (APR), infotainment systems and eco-driving system. The detailed specification of their assignment takes place in the specifications.

11/10/2016
707 Procurement of 2 pieces 2-compartment trucks for LRV.

10/10/2016
708 Procurement of the pieces 4-compartment garbage truck for LRV. 10/10/2016
709 Procurement of 4-bin refuse collection vehicles, phase 2.

10/10/2016
710 Extinguishing Vehicles 10/10/2016
711 This contract relates to printers, personal grid-connected and multi-functional, including expendable materials and related products and services relating to computer hardware. 10/10/2016
712 Cable low and medium voltage. 10/10/2016
713 Facultative Reinsurance of the primary Tram Rolling Stock programme with an insured limit of 75 000 000 SEK. 09/10/2016
714 Facultative Reinsurance for the primary property program insuring Gteborg Energi and Renova with an approx total sums insured of 40 000 000 000 SEK. 09/10/2016
715 Facultative Reinsurance for the primary general liability program including railway and traffic liability with sums insured of 300 000 000 SEK. 09/10/2016
716 Renewal of FS Hgerstalund incl. New 33 and 11 kV switchgear. 09/10/2016
717 Skurup Municipality, invites interested suppliers to tender regarding 2 pieces trucks to Nils Holgersson School in Skurup. The trucks will be used or demo run of the 2015 model or newer, as specified in the attached documentation.

06/10/2016
718 FMV wishes to procure a combat identification (CID) system. The CID system consists of patches, markers and beacons with accessories. 05/10/2016
719 Procurement of reinsurance cover for Kommunassurans South.

05/10/2016
720 Payment solutions for parking fees.

05/10/2016
721 Chassibyten on vg ambulanser 04/10/2016
722 Innovation procurement aims to partly new, correct secure solutions for payment service area suitable for designated target groups; on the one hand, to gain more knowledge about the implementation of an innovation process. 30/09/2016
723 Supply of Military uniforms. 30/09/2016
724 Framework agreement for the parade uniforms,Military uniforms 30/09/2016
725 Municipality of Upplands Vsby agreement for HR and payroll system expires in 2017 and the municipality is therefore in the procurement of HR and payroll system.

30/09/2016
726 Tax Agency invites to tender regarding the Printing of two A4 brochures in relatively large editions (6 200 000 ex. 600 000 copies.).

27/09/2016
727 The contract relates to a coordinated procurement with a view to signing an agreement with a provider of digital security alarm to ordinary housing including alarm monitoring, communication and other related products and services.
Kunglv municipality implements a coordinated procurement for the municipality of Kunglv, Tjrn and Lilla Edet.

26/09/2016
728 Gotland Electricity Networks Ltd. intends to build a new 12 kV substation in Visby on Gotland. The new substation is placed in the existing building.
The delivery and installation includes: New 12kV switchgear with control.
Various interior renovation of switchgear building included. Connection of the power transformer 75 / 12kV.
26/09/2016
729 Printed matter and related products
Printed books, brochures and leaflets
Miscellaneous printed matter
Print shop software package
26/09/2016
730 The contract relates to the purchase and delivery of a fire engine / rescue unit type BAS 3 to the Rescue in Osby. 24/09/2016
731 AB Enkpings Rental housing - EHB - is a municipal property in Enkoping Sweden's nearest town. The company has about 34 employees frvalatar today about 2700 apartments and 30 000 m of space. The company is in an active expansion stage with about 600 apartments in ongoing and planned new construction.
The contract includes a framework agreement for the purchase of light truck, van (bovrds and repair vehicles) and passenger cars, with the possibility of EHB to call off the ongoing framework agreement period.
16/09/2016
732 The transformers procured by negotiated procedure as Flux (2007: 1092).
The items consist of 3 pieces of transformers to be supplied free at the foundation of the operation finished state.
14/09/2016
733 The contract relates to display and protective glasses, sight-testing, testing, counseling, frames, lenses and cases.

12/09/2016
734 Trelleborg invites you to submit bids for the garbage truck, 4-bin.

12/09/2016
735 rebro County Council intends to procure a SCADA system for crossing.
Today, there are a number of local access control within the rebro County Council, which is administered separately. There is a great need for a comprehensive system for managing existing access control in an integrated way.
08/09/2016
736 Sanitation and waste management at the new production of 74 pieces. rental apartments. 08/09/2016
737 The contract covers the purchase / leasing and print the service of copiers and printers. 08/09/2016
738 The contract includes materials for teaching such as printed textbooks, digital textbooks and other educational material for preschool, elementary school, primary special school, secondary school, secondary school, municipal adult education and special education for adults. 07/09/2016
739 Procurement of printers.

06/09/2016
740 Procurement of Parking services 06/09/2016
741 Multifunction printers to be procured to Bollnäs, Hudiksvall, Gävleborg, Nordanstig, Gävleborg municipalities including in-depth local companies and foundations. 05/09/2016
742 Staffanstorp Municipality invites tenders concerning the rental of digital security alarms and IT support for planning, recording and monitoring efforts in ordinary housing. The municipality also calls for the option of renting the keyless read management. Welcome to bid! 05/09/2016
743 Vstra Gtaland County Council invites you to submit tenders for beds and patient trolley. 05/09/2016
744 Security alarm Special housing. 05/09/2016
745 Guard rail (fall protection) of fractions around containers. Purchase of materials Excl. Assembly. 01/09/2016
746 Procurement Finance System 01/09/2016
747 Contracts on the purchase agreement for the truck with a crane for the production department.

01/09/2016
748 You are hereby invited to submit an application in emergency vehicles for ambulance care in the Vstra Gtaland region.
The contract covers about 30-40 emergency vehicles per year.
01/09/2016
749 Uppsala municipality intends to procure a framework agreement for engineering services in track, traffic signal installations and ITS (intelligent transport systems). 31/08/2016
750 Procurement of mobile libraries to Hrby municipality. The bus will be used as a library bus in Horby Municipality. 31/08/2016
751 Switchboard Solution to Salem municipality. Salem municipality wants a modern, flexible and easy to use PBX solution. 31/08/2016
752 Procurement of production color printers.

30/08/2016
753 Lerum inviting interested suppliers to submit tenders for municipal needs of multifunction printers. Supply agreement is 48 months from the entry into force but only until 1/10/2020.

30/08/2016
754 Lulea port has a request for design services for a high performance ice class 1A Super ASD tugboat with good icebreaking capacity.

28/08/2016
755 Jnkping is the framework agreement with the contractor in the field of security systems, telecommunications and alarm for current jobs.

26/08/2016
756 The contract is intended to cover the city of Gothenburg with collaborative GR municipalities need fire extinguishers and related services. 26/08/2016
757 Eskilstuna Strngns Energy and Environment AB intends to procure three (3) pcs. new garbage trucks:
- Vehicle 1 and 2: two (2) pieces. New Garbage Trucks 2-compartments.
- Automotive 3: one (1) pc new Garbage truck 1 slot.

26/08/2016
758 Open procurement for framework agreements for call-off of stationskläder and Sport (excluding shoes). 25/08/2016
759 This procurement relates to the framework agreement for the Region with regard to patient beds and Jönköping bedside table as described in these specifications with the corresponding annexes. 25/08/2016
760 Halmstad Municipality invites you to submit tenders for purchase right one (1) new truck. 25/08/2016
761 Arvika AB, Department Street, invites the submission of tenders for the purchase of 1 piece. truck mounted sweeper in accordance with this inquiry.

25/08/2016
762 Civil Aviation Administration (LFV) invites you to come in with requests to participate in the administration's need for insurance coverage in the form of property and business interruption insurance for LFV's operations 25/08/2016
763 Garbage trucks Tierp procures on behalf of the framework contract for refuse collection vehicles to Tierp Energy and Environment AB (Temab).

25/08/2016
764 Transporter with tipper and crane trucks. 23/08/2016
765 The County currently has framework agreements/operating agreement with one (1) vendor for the whole Region Gävleborg. 22/08/2016
766 DOU and possibly occurring reinvestments Traffic signals RWIS and other ITS equipment Norrbotten and Vsterbotten.

22/08/2016
767 The Armed Forces have a developed infrastructure for telecommunications and data communications, consisting of fiber and copper, all over Sweden. Extensions and maintenance is continuous. This work requires that FM are able to get products and services to an extent where time, space differs between the respective performance. To meet this need, FMV has decided to implement this framework agreement procurement. FM has, to varying degrees, need for installation, commissioning, cable release and related support services in technology areas. 19/08/2016
768 Framework agreement for successive deliveries of compactors and balers for Renova AB and Renova Environmental AB, and any future subsidiaries.

19/08/2016
769 The contract relates to the purchase of a piece of heavy truck-type hook and crane truck with steered tag axle and plow and salt spreaders for cker Municipality. 18/08/2016
770 A prerequisite for the care administration should be able to provide security alarm and perform home care action is for the user to leave a home key to care administration. To store and manage the user's home keys is a big responsibility and it is of utmost importance that the storage and processing is done safely.
Care administration intends to minimize the management of user home keys. This can be achieved by introducing electronic key management.
17/08/2016
771 This contracts relating to school buses for skolskjutsberättigade pre-school and elementary school students during school days in Vårgårda municipality, for students who cannot use existing public transport. Tours go school days with the exception of holidays during the school year. Vehicles for these shipments tendered in accordance with the current classes of vehicles Bus 2014, class B and class III. 15/08/2016
772 The purchase of the trailer as well as décor for the mobile blood donation in Västmanland. 12/08/2016
773 stersund, Technical Management, Sanitation, procure a new garbage truck for food waste. 12/08/2016
774 The contract intends to sign a framework agreement for the supply of copiers and Mulitfunktionsprinter (MFPs) and related service. Framework agreements will be signed with a supplier. Existing machines, copiers and MFPs, should be replaced with a uniform fleet 10/08/2016
775 Purchase Gävleborg procures on behalf of Söderhamn Near a fresh hooklift truck with their trailers intended for the transport of containers. 09/08/2016
776 Digital security alarms. 07/08/2016
777 Real Estate, Stockholm city, want through this advance advertising announce that later this year, is scheduled to be awarded a framework agreement for works related to switchgear and equipment for emergency power. Agreement is planned to start late in 2016 01/08/2016
778 Hrryda Energi AB intends to procure power cables 52 kV 1 x 500/35 mm. 01/08/2016
779 Security alarm inside the home LSS and Sabo, Hudiksvall Municipality. 28/07/2016
780 The contract relates to the purchase of security alarms for specific accommodations in Laholm. 28/07/2016
781 Procurement Supplier for GPS units including mounting hardware, services, software and training. 25/07/2016
782 Security alarms for staff (personal alarms). 17/07/2016
783 Supply of 4-axle truck to the technical management. 11/07/2016
784 The Mission relating to the delivery of a fire vehicle type loaders. 11/07/2016
785 New check-in and integration SBD re-stersund Airport. 11/07/2016
786 New check-in and integration SBD Visby Airport. 11/07/2016
787 New check-in and integration SBD Kiruna Airport. 11/07/2016
788 Purchase Gavleborg procures 1 pc. new garbage truck on behalf of Soderhamn Close. 07/07/2016
789 Procurement of current traffic measurements. 06/07/2016
790 The contract refers to printers and copiers with service and support during the term of this agreement. The municipality refers to sign framework agreement for the period starting from o.m. signature even that 31.12.2017 with the possibility of extension for a further year. 05/07/2016
791 The purchase of ambulances of the passenger car model to Region Jönköpings läns 3 ambulance areas. 05/07/2016
792 The purchase of ambulances of the passenger car model to Region Jönköpings läns 3 ambulance areas. 05/07/2016
793 Umeå Energi AB with subsidiaries tender Cable low-and medium voltage (MV) for calls if necessary during the term of this agreement. 05/07/2016
794 The purchase of ambulances to Jönköping Region 3 ambulance areas. 05/07/2016
795 The contract includes navigation equipment for installation on high-speed rigid inflatable boat, FRB (Fast Rescue Boat). 05/07/2016
796 New Vasteras Airport AB invites to tender for the purchase and delivery of one (1) brand new fire engine failure that will be used for new Vasteras Airport Operational rescue team. 04/07/2016
797 Procurement of printers. Chalmers ambition is to control purchases to alleged typkonfigurationer (according to specifications) in addition to the need for other types of printers//scanners/copiers. 04/07/2016
798 Procurement of snow removal vehicles to Smaland Airport 02/07/2016
799 Degerfors municipality intends to procure a garbage truck for the municipal recycling and waste management, refer to established specifications. 30/06/2016
800 Banking services in the form of payment and transaction brokering, salary transfer, internet banking, group account system and card acquiring.
Winning supplier will act as a partner of the contracting entities and promote improvements for entities related to bank services.
29/06/2016
801 Ticket System to Norrbottensteatern 29/06/2016
802 The contract is for the procurement of care beds in Jnkping, Habo and Mullsj municipalities. 28/06/2016
803 The contract refers to equipment for the irradiation of blood components based on x-ray technology. 26/06/2016
804 Jönköping municipality, acting up a tipper and crane truck. 22/06/2016
805 Multifunction printers, laser printers, scanners and services.
22/06/2016
806 Road signs. 21/06/2016
807 Optofiberkabel. 20/06/2016
808 The contract relates to the replacement of existing monitoring, SCADA systems for water and sewage which consists of 5000 Sattgraph and Pcman. 16/06/2016
809 Procurement of fire and rescue equipment.
13/06/2016
810 Sölvesborg Energi AB intends to procure 1 unit of new 25/32.5 MVA power transformer for the transformer station Svarta Led in Sölvesborg and with option for a second unit. 13/06/2016
811 Bridge over the airport road. 13/06/2016
812 Procurement of transmission line. 13/06/2016
813 The procurement of electrical power cables, power supplies and logistics solution. 13/06/2016
814 2. Digital information signs for public transport management. 08/06/2016
815 Procurement of school bus to schools both within and outside the municipality. 08/06/2016
816 Vnns Municipality procures laying of ducting for fiber optic lines. Vnns Municipality's urban network Vannas.net intends during 2016-2020 implement the expansion of the fiber-optic broadband network in the municipality, as well interurban as a number of area network 07/06/2016
817 Delivery of the optical fiber cable, cable protection systems and related equipment and materials for the development of broadband networks in Vnns municipality. 07/06/2016
818 Purchase Gävleborg conducts a procurement of trucks with driver – hudiksvall municipality. 07/06/2016
819 Uppsala municipality invites you to tender in respect of multi-function Product printers (MFP) including a voluntary option on the smaller A4 network printers. 05/06/2016
820 The contract intends to sign a framework agreement for vehicles that meet the municipality's needs for passenger cars and light trucks. 03/06/2016
821 Procurement of air filters for ventilation systems. 03/06/2016
822 Framework agreement with 3 contractors regarding contracts, deliveries and service of action of physical security in the form of access control and burglar alarms to real estate. 02/06/2016
823 Framework agreement with one (1) contractors in respect of contracts, deliveries and service of action of physical security in the form of locks to the premises. 02/06/2016
824 Procurement truck with extension for timber transport Hälsinglands educational Union, Staffan high school. 01/06/2016
825 Swedish Maritime Administration (SjV) gives you the opportunity to tender for the supply, installation, commissioning and training of Side Scan Sonar systems for seabed survey.
30/05/2016
826 The contract relates to a framework agreement with contractors regarding service and installation of mechanical locks and locking systems, establish lsschema, service and installation of automatic doors 30/05/2016
827 The contract relates to a brand new fire engine / emergency vehicle to Orust municipality Rescue. 30/05/2016
828 Consultant to plan, environmental impact, geotechnical cultural, naturm. 30/05/2016
829 New construction and refurbishment of switchgear Mockfjrd and Forshult. 30/05/2016
830 Northern Jmtland Rescue Association (Purchaser) invites you to submit tenders for chimney sweeping and fire control in the area Hrjedalen municipality. The aim is to conclude a framework agreement for successive call-off of services purchased during the contract period. The Framework Agreement sets all conditions for the call. The framework agreement will be used by the area's property owners. 26/05/2016
831 Protective and safety clothes, safety shoes, gloves and personal equipment. 25/05/2016
832 6 PCs brand new kärltömmande end tipping (incl. chassis mounted enfacks garbage units), 3-axis including electronic vessel registration and on-board computer that includes a car with chassis scales and equipment in General for vippcontainertömning. 25/05/2016
833 Truck with crane. 24/05/2016
834 Disposal stra Skaraborg (AOS) invites tenders for the purchase of 2 complete sidlastande tvfacks garbage trucks. 24/05/2016
835 Framework agreement for execution of repair and maintenance work relating to locks and security within the SGA Fastigheter AB's property portfolio.
The work requires great experience of locks / access control systems.
24/05/2016
836 Trelleborg invites you to submit bids for the three garbage trucks.
23/05/2016
837 Street unit in Karlshamn Municipality intends to buy a truck with a crane for the management of municipal streets, roads and green areas.
23/05/2016
838 The procurement of three brand new refuse collection vehicles (trucks with mounted sopskp) operated with 100% synthetic diesel HVO (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil). The cabinet must be 4-fackat and used for the collection of waste and food waste as well as packaging and newspapers. 23/05/2016
839 . Purchase of 125 pieces of parking meters,
. Montage
. Commissioning
. System support on back office services.
The option of additional purchase of 75 parking meters.
23/05/2016
840 Disposal stra Skaraborg (AOS) invites tenders for the purchase of a complete tvfacks rear loading garbage truck.
23/05/2016
841 The contract includes various types of ducts/conduit/protection tubes and primarily for ground installation. Examples of in-demand products are conduit/protection tubes for: electric cables, signal cables, telecommunications, fiber, etc. Products can be delivered to Värmeks all 148 member companies throughout Sweden. 23/05/2016
842 Contract notice inviting all to participate in selective tendering procedures of accounting systems. 23/05/2016
843 The contract relates to disposable surgical fabrics, such as masks, clothing, surgical drapes, towels, drapes, caps, etc. 22/05/2016
844 Jnkping (Purchaser) invites bidders (Supplier) to tender in accordance with this inquiry regarding printers and copiers / MFPs. 22/05/2016
845 Reconstruction of 11 kV / 0.4 kV substations O74. 22/05/2016
846 Reconstruction of 11 kV / 0.4 kV substations O74. 22/05/2016
847 Pireva - baktmmande garbage truck, 2016.
20/05/2016
848 Hgersten, towards underground cables of 0.4 kV overhead line. 20/05/2016
849 Hgersten, towards underground cables of 0.4 kV overhead line. 20/05/2016
850 The contract for rental of security alarms for specific accommodations in Ronneby Municipality.
19/05/2016
851 The Swedish Armed Forces requires a framework agreement for the provision of simulator training for
its Helicopter Gunners.
19/05/2016
852 Framework agreement for continuous control and monitoring work (service and maintenance including acute errors, mostly in rooms with existing activities) and minor renovation and extension of existing systems. Although present construction. The contract consists of the following separate areas:
of lots A1 SCADA systems / SCADA system makes Schneider Vista and StruxureWare,
of lots A2 SCADA systems / SCADA system makes Siemens Desigo Insight,
of lots A3 SCADA systems / SCADA system makes Regin Exoscada,
of lots A4 SCADA systems / SCADA system makes Trend,
of lots B Fieldwork.
18/05/2016
853 The contract is intended to meet the municipality's needs of water treatment chemicals to the sewage treatment plant and the bathhouse.
18/05/2016
854 Call-off contracts for helicopter transport.
17/05/2016
855 Bus tours with driver.
17/05/2016
856 SUPPLY OF Electricity meters 17/05/2016
857 The contract relates to the provision of air traffic services (ATC, FIS, ALRS and MET) at Kristianstad Airport, in accordance with EC Regulation 1035/2011.
16/05/2016
858 The framework agreement is intended to cover the client's need for services in the glass works, glass works referred repairs, measures of acute glass damage and renovation work. Work will be performed in Kiruna Kiruna Bostder and Nutritional Properties' real estate and in Kiruna Municipality's premises. 16/05/2016
859 Of Lund, Fastighets AB invites interested suppliers to tender regarding video surveillance services (CCTV). 16/05/2016
860 Liseberg AB invites the market to submit an application to participate in the procurement of Cash Systems.
The contract covers three cash systems:
Dimension 1 - Entrance ticket,
Action 2 - Food and beverage (option A Stock and Class B Table function)
Subarea 3 - Shop (option A-Inventories).
Additional information about the procurement items are available in the attached documents.
16/05/2016
861 Economy System. 16/05/2016
862 The new system will communicate with existing substations and the central communication solution to be included in the delivery.
GEAB has 42 000 customers.
16/05/2016
863 Within Sobacken, a new detached building erected for the CHP. Woodchip-fired boiler, turbine, switchgear and related equipment are not included in this contract. 12/05/2016
864 The project mainly refers to the construction of new plates with associated control surfaces and taxiways for helicopter operations at F17. Hard surfaces is performed mostly with asphalt, but the areas where clarification of helicopter conducted built with concrete. New stormwater systems are carried out. A ground placed fuel system consisting of 11/05/2016
865 City of Stockholm, lvsj District through Stockholm's service management invites you to submit tenders for internal security alarm system to 3 nursing and care homes and sheltered under the conditions specified in the tender documents and related specifications. Crystal manor care home. Solbergavrd- and care homes. Fairfield sheltered.Crystal manor care home and lvsj sheltered parts of building. 11/05/2016
866 Mora municipality Inkpscentral invite tenderers to submit tenders for a framework agreement for successive order requests for printers and copiers, mainly MFP (multifunktionsprintrar) and related services / products.
11/05/2016
867 Procurement framework agreements Multifunction Printers of Kalix Municipality's activities. 09/05/2016
868 Procurement of parking. 09/05/2016
869 The contract relates to Arvika and Eda municipalities need work / protective clothing - alarm set to emergency personnel.
06/05/2016
870 The contract relates to Arvika and Eda municipalities need work clothes / Station clothing for firefighters 06/05/2016
871 Painting of traffic marking in the municipalities of Skvde, Falkping and Tibro. 04/05/2016
872 The Swedish Defence Material Administration is making this procurement for Dispenser Cabinets 17 HKP for refuelling of Helicopters and Dispenser Cabinets 17 FLP for refuelling of Fixed Wing Planes.
03/05/2016
873 Helicopter services for the County Administrative Board of Norrbotten, as well as in other counties where the authorities can have their temporary operations 03/05/2016
874 Extinguishing vehicle BAS 1 to Fagersta - SDR.
03/05/2016
875 Acquisition of 3 pieces. extinguishing / rescue vehicles including 2 vehicles to the Rescue East Blekinge and a vehicle to the Rescue West Blekinge. Procurement of vehicle number 2 to the Rescue East Blekinge completed provided the necessary political decisions. 03/05/2016
876 Military Boots Framework agreement 02/05/2016
877 Railway equipment 02/05/2016
878 The contract includes ongoing deliveries of overalls falling:
1.0 workwear,
2.0 Care Clothing,
3.0 Meal,
4.0 Leisure and bath,
5.0 shoes and gloves
6.0 Protection & safety clothes,
7.0 Cleaning Clothes.
02/05/2016
879 Procurement of new altitude vehicles of the type including aerial appliance trade-in of existing older aerial appliance, placing in Falkenberg Municipality.
The contract also includes an option for an aerial appliance including the trade-in of existing aerial appliance, placing in the municipality of Varberg.
02/05/2016
880 The contract is intended to cover the city of Gothenburg with collaborative GR municipalities need of fire extinguishers and related services. Estimated cost excluding VAT: 10 million SEK

27/04/2016
881 Purchase an AUV designed to meet the special challenges described here. A general description of the mission types envisaged for the AUV is provided in Appendix. 27/04/2016
882 Technical Surveillance 27/04/2016
883 System management, administration and monitoring of vehicle fleet. The system should be on the side that also manage electronic driver's log.
27/04/2016
884 Police are asking in this procurement ballistic body armor and ballistic protection plates and accessories 26/04/2016
885 Trelleborg, Tekniska Frvaltning, invites Suppliers from eligible local and international firms for the supply, delivery, installation, testing as an Turn Key delivery of: 1 complete 130(50)/10 kV kV, 25 MVA 3-phase power transformers as detailed in Technical Specification Substation SF, new power transformer 130(50)/10 kV, 25 MVA.
26/04/2016
886 The contract relates to fences and fencing work and the purchase of fencing materials.
25/04/2016
887 The contract relates to a framework agreement for the purchase of fire-fighting / rescue vehicles to the Southern lvsborg Rescue Association. 25/04/2016
888 Cloud-based PBX solution 21/04/2016
889 Procurement of project management for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). 20/04/2016
890 Existing power transformers T1 and T2 in substation M1 Uddevalla stra replaced with new.
Existing power transformer T2 in substation M2 Uddevalla Northern replaced with new.
Procurement of construction measures in existing buildings and switchgear is made in a procurement.
18/04/2016
891 The procurement of meters and AMR systems Upplands Energy, generator Vallentuna electricity network and Hallstaviks Generator. Total 28 000 metering points relating to electronic metering for category 1 and 2. The measurement points are located in Uppsala, Heby, sthammar, Vallentuna and Norrtlje municipalities.
18/04/2016
892 2016 - Replacement of cold water - Gagnef, Leksand, Rttvik and Vansbro. 17/04/2016
893 Lund Municipality Surveillance services monitoring services. 16/04/2016
894 Purchase of power transformers. 14/04/2016
895 Prequalification for obtaining specifications regarding the following items:
Hrryda Energi intends to install four new power transformers in 2017. The contract is for the delivery, installation on existing foundations, FAT tests and acceptance testing of transformers. Transformer Data; 45 / 22.5 kV 40MVA ONAN (M1 Sunstone 2 pcs.), 25MVA ONAN (M5 Skalmered 2 pcs.).
14/04/2016
896 Procurement of consultants for the development and management of Region Halland business intelligence environment based on SAP Business Objects in a SQL Server architecture.
13/04/2016
897 Trelleborg invites you to submit bids for the service of fire protection incl. material. 11/04/2016
898 Helsingborg procures multifunction printers with accessories, services and full service. 10/04/2016
899 Camera surveillance and installation of camera systems in the Municipality of Sigtuna Sigtuna and water and sanitation properties 10/04/2016
900 Procurement of technical consultant with expertise Electrical designer substation.
10/04/2016
901 Installation and maintenance of surveillance cameras. 07/04/2016
902 Purchase Gavleborg procures current bank services group account incl. overdraft, flows and payment solutions for municipal groups in lvkarleby, Ockelbo and Hudiksvall.
06/04/2016
903 Procurement of 2 pcs. easy-care ambulances with delivery during 2016. Option on 1 st. easy care ambulance with delivery in 2017.
06/04/2016
904 Procurement of naval and air service uniforms, and development of new products. 05/04/2016
905 Products and services to remotely make oversight of user accommodation through night vision camera with an option on supervisory service via security central or equivalent. 31/03/2016
906 That of the Swedish University of agricultural sciences procure wood chips. 31/03/2016
907 Purchase Gavleborg procures a height vehicle for Gstrikeleden Rescue behalf. 31/03/2016
908 FMV has been instructed to modify rjdykfartygen Spr HMS and HMS Sturk the Armed Forces. 31/03/2016
909 The safety systems include mainly the following subsystems:
- Flerfunktionsnt for security.
- Centralized monitoring and accounting.
- Burglary and panic alarm systems.
- Zone Alarm.
- Entrance and access control - Access control.
- entrance and access control - Electronic key systems, card readers, etc.
- Quick Phone, LKC.
- Quick Connect, elevator and intercom systems.
- Wireless signal system, panic alarm.
- Transfer systems - TV monitoring.
- Automatic Fire Alarm systems.
30/03/2016
910 The contract refers to printers and copiers with service and support during the term of this agreement. The municipality refers to sign framework agreement for the period starting from o.m. signature even that 31.12.2017 with the possibility of extension for a further year. 29/03/2016
911 Jönköping municipality together with vaggeryd municipality is up 3 St. släckbilar. 28/03/2016
912 Government framework contract for payment services, etc. 21/03/2016
913 Procurement of work and protective clothing to kristianstad municipality. 21/03/2016
914 Procurement and purchasing at Umeå University purchases a 3D printer incl. service agreement on behalf of the Institute of Design. 3D printer can be used to help students to visualize their design ideas. 21/03/2016
915 Framework agreement – entrepreneurs for purchase and set of traffic signs. 21/03/2016
916 Malm invites interested suppliers to tender for the supply of digital locks with a mobile key solution to the city's health care business 21/03/2016
917 This contracts relating to the purchase of digital multifunctional full-color copiers with laser printing including service commitment to Region Örebro County. 21/03/2016
918 Maintenance and repair services of electricity works. 18/03/2016
919 This contract refers to systems engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the new SCADA system for Saint Cross Fastighets AB (real estate inside and outside Ebbepark) and other managers within Ebbepark with functions under this description. Training of operating personnel and system owners. 16/03/2016
920 Operation and technical maintenance of PBX and support systems. 16/03/2016
921 Search and rescue suit Fire 15 is a fireproof costume that included search and rescue in Person-borne flight deck equipment M15, which is designed to meet both the SOLAS and the requirements for a fire protective suit. The suit will be used by defence forces personnel aboard naval vessels with landing place for flying vehicles as well as in connection with education at armed forces schools. 16/03/2016
922 Tenderers shall undertake that after separate order / call-off from the buyer, supply substations, medium voltage switchgear and low voltage switchgear in accordance with what is stated in this inquiry. 15/03/2016
923 Contract notice for the supply, installation, removal and maintenance of traffic sign plates, supplementary and informational signs and set equipment and barrier equipment and related installation, Assembly and shut off supplies in parking lots and p-House. 15/03/2016
924 Staffanstorp municipality fastigheter AB, staffanstorp hus AB and staffanstorp municipality (the requester), invite you to bid in respect of electricity supplies. 14/03/2016
925 Safety-related systems, products Inc. related services (fire alarms, burglar alarms, access control systems, video surveillance and integrated security system). 14/03/2016
926 Purchase, delivery and installation of 700 solar-powered parking meters. 14/03/2016
927 Annual maintenance inspection, service and recharging of fire-fighting equipment, including the possibility of digital/Web-based documentation and maintenance report. 11/03/2016
928 Purchase of easy-care ambulances with a total weight of max 3.5 ton to Jönköping Region 3 ambulance operations. 11/03/2016
929 This procurement aims at a framework agreement for ambulances Vsternorrland County Council, ambulance service. The contract is divided into two areas - subcompact and Storbil, where the County Council intends to sign a contract for each area. 09/03/2016
930 State Trading Centre procures government framework agreement for telephony products and includes hardware, software and related consulting services.
Typical telephony products covered are:
PABX, contact centers, unified communications and paging systems, and software for monitoring and management of these. Support systems for management, manpower planning, office phone (subscriber) database, billing, recording, traffic recording, voicemail, voice control, voice mail, reference, automatic call management, queue management, management of fixed and mobile extensions
07/03/2016
931 Framework agreement for fencing works for grazing in protected areas on islands without a fixed link in stergtland.
07/03/2016
932 The contract includes security alarms for specific accommodation. 07/03/2016
933 Delivery of Maintenance Repair Overhaul Tools and Personal Protection Equipment and Workwear Handling Service. 04/03/2016
934 Management of system WEBAS (web-based Ticket Machine System), which is an activity adapted plant records and management of system light source that is a business system for Stockholm's lighting. WEBAS and the light source is built on the same platform. The supplier's commitment includes services for the management, support and further development of the systems under the agreement. 04/03/2016
935 The contract refers to planned and corrective maintenance for eight (8) pieces of fire alarm system and twenty-two (22) pieces gasslckanlggningar on the county line sites and MSB Stockholm and Karlstad 01/03/2016
936 Municipalities in the Umeå region has a common technical platform for telephony. Local authorities working together on this in the Umeå region is Umeå, Vännäs, Nordmaling, Bjurholm, Vindeln and robertsfors. 24/02/2016
937 Running orders for workwear and high visibility clothing as well as shoes, gloves and personal protection to the authorities of the municipality. 23/02/2016
938 Function the procurement of security alarms. The function includes, installation, hardware, operation, service, maintenance service and emergency service. 22/02/2016
939 Delivery of separate high-voltage switchgear and low voltage switchgear 15/02/2016
940 Electricity supply and price assurance of electricity to Vimmerby municipality. 00/00/0000
941 Electricity supply and price assurance of electricity to Vimmerby municipality. 00/00/0000
942 Electricity supply and price assurance of electricity to Vimmerby municipality. 00/00/0000
943 Police Department intends procuring rental of equipment, transport, set-up, etc. at events that require additional security as sporting events, demonstrations, Royal anniversaries, State visits, etc. 00/00/0000
944 Procurement of medical and other gases. 00/00/0000
945 Missions relating to on-and new construction of the receiving stations for electric power distribution. (0.4-145 kV) This includes, among other things. earthworks, construction work, electrical work etc. All calls will be made in the form of turnkey projects in ABT06 but in different partnership. 00/00/0000
946 Nässjö business AB intends to procure management materials to VA operations for both work as grids. In business, there are 14 St. waterworks and 9. waste-water treatment plants as well as collecting systems for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater. 00/00/0000
947 X-ray equipment to some of the Countys health centers. 00/00/0000
948 Trucks, accessories/options, service and education. 00/00/0000
949 The contract refers to a new receiving station (130/10 kV switchgear) at KARLSTAD Karlstad city network for electricity and Eastern Ltd. (NB! Negotiated procedures). 00/00/0000
950 Gotlands electricity networks AB intends to replace an existing 12 kV switchgear in Slite, Gotland. 00/00/0000
951 Procurement of library bus to Simrishamn municipality. Previous contracts was interrupted as a result of a lack of competition. The municipality now advertises the contract again with some changes in the specifications which we hope will give a greater competition. 00/00/0000
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  •  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 countrys 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. Moldovas 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 Lfgren, CEO at Speed Identity.

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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  •  Regulating body armour wont 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 dont 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, Albertas Solicitor General and Minister of Public Safety.

    This initiative doesnt 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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  •  Visiongains 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


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  •  OSWEGO Aging police vehicles are slated for discussion during tonights Administrative Services Committee meeting, as Oswegos police chief submitted five requests to bolster the departments 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 departments 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. Im sure the chief will tell us what its 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 departments 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 years 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 mayors 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 departments 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 citys 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 citys fire chief regarding special details for the citys 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 isnt a name you see very often in TechCrunch, but companies dont 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 worlds 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.

    CoffeeTables 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 its 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 dont 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 Defences 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 Frances 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 travelers 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 GPOs continued support of the Department and our efforts to modernize the U.S. passport. Passport issuance, a function of the Departments 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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  •  Chinas 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 applicants 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 eurozones problems could create opportunities.
    Chief executive Tim Cobbold said: Its 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 32p to 976p.

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

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  •  Indias 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 Gemaltos 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 Pakistans 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 holders 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 isnt 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 arent 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.

    BRV-O:
    Makers of the original Humvee, AM Generals 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-Os tactical maneuverability.

    Eagle:
    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 its a repurposed version of the Eagle IV, which General Dynamics European Land systems has supplied to the German military since 2008.
    The Eagle isnt as new, but it is tried and tested; and, perhaps more importantly, its 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 Pentagons requirements changed for the second phase of the competition.

    Saratoga:
    Launched in October of 2011, Navistar Defenses Saratoga is yet another entry into the U.S. militarys 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.

    Valanx:
    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. Its 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 were not entirely sure whether the engine specs in the Valanx will exactly match up with that of a 2012 F-250 Super Duty.

    L-ATV:
    While the Valanx may score points with its tough-as-nails name and rather futuristic mobile-command-on-wheels design, it is the Oshkosh Defenses 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 Oshkoshs 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 Sheriffs 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 ACLUs concern about the possible misuse of citizen information, but proper safeguards are in place to make sure that doesnt 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 departments 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 thats the envy of many law enforcement officials.

    The citys 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 its going to save us is going to be huge, he said. Its 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 its too expensive.

    We couldnt afford it right now, said Sgt. Cristy Hamblin, spokeswoman for the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

    Officials with the Iowa City Police Department didnt return calls for comment, but Assistant to the City Manager Geoff Fruin said LPR technology hasnt 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 youre 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 departments 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 wouldnt be able to tell whether a vehicle is stolen or whether theres a warrant for the owners 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.

    Weve 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 its enforcement, cashiering or security, but were headed that way.

    The Polk County Sheriffs 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 hes concerned about the governments 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 thats 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 Malaysias new national electronic identity cards. Known as MyKad, the smart card features Infineons 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 bearers 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 Infineons 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 others correct function by utilizing error detection.

    Infineons 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 Mexicos 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 partys 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 Mexicos 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 worlds security.
    HID Global says it has shipped more than 100 million components used in ePassports in 30 countries, which comprises approximately 28% of the worlds 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 countrys most advanced secure technology facilities to accommodate the growing global trend toward eIDs and ePassports. Now one of Connemara Gaeltachts largest employers, the operation is dedicated to eGovernment product research, development and manufacturing, and includes a world competence centre for HID Globals 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 firms 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, Whytes 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 Canadas 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, Armets 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 womans 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 its 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. Were 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 thats 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 well provide with spares and repair parts, he said. Well hold some in reserve in case other females get added to the teams. Theyll do user evaluations, then provide feedback to us that well 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 cant 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 Frances 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 systems configuration includes automated leafing, inline inkjet printing, smart card encoding, laser perforation and enhanced lamination of secure thin-film overlays. The systems universal interface comes through Datacards 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 passports 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 travelers 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 travelers 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 ICAOs 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 ICAOs 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.

    Conclusion

    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 governments 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 Canadas 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 Kingdoms 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.


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    The implementation of Canadas 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 Canadas 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 countrys 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 bearers 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 Ministrys 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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    Trb 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 Trb 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 countrys Ministry of Internal Affairs.
    It is widely recognised that the Lithuanian biometric passports are a valuable indicator of the countrys 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 bearers 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 countrys 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 holders 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, Finlands 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 drivers 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 its 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 drivers 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 CBNs 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 werent 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 drivers 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 wont comment until the comptrollers 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 drivers licenses and other documents.

    The losing companies claim poor judgment and mishandling of the bid is apparently to blame for the states 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 comptrollers office is now evaluating the bids.

    While I cant 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 drivers 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 Mk5s 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 Ospreras 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 Kenyas 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 regions 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 years 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 Septembers 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 SCAs 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 its 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 governments 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 Omans goal to provide enhanced services and protection to its citizens, using digital security technologies. ??

    The solution includes Gemaltos 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 holders 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 Cte dIvoire, 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 UAEs 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 its 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 associations 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.
    ABIs 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 its 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 Guineas 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 Poks 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 PNGs 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 its 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 markets 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 hasnt 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 weve 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, its most important to focus on the whoand coordinating that task between IT and security is becoming important.



    Who was that (really)?

    Although privileges are assigned to people, its 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 personand neither can establish who exactly that is. Only biometric technology can do that.



    Its more than just about security

    Weve 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 convenientthats 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 objectivesecurityis 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 perfectlyon 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. Thats no compromise, thats 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 couldnt 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. Its 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 its 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. Theyve been integrating biometrics at the door for some time now. Perhaps its 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 77s 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 Peoples 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 Germanys 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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