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 Wires & Cables  Tenders 2017/18

SrNo. Description Deadline Date
1 Installation, Testing And Commissioning Of Aluminium 33kV XLPE Underground Cables Single Core, And Accessories From PMU Residences To SSU Kelana Jaya No. 2, For TNB Distribution, Selangor 02/04/2015
2 Installation, Testing And Commissioning Of Single Core XLPE Aluminium 33kV Underground Cables, Accessories And Cuepacs SSU MRT, For TNB Distribution, Selangor 02/04/2015
3 SSO/GMST/90462/2015 :- Supply of Power Instruments Cables 14/04/2015
4 Work up of about 560 m VA facilities and cable trench, including crossing off. veg 30/04/2015
5 (Purchase of 779) "Cable accessories up to 10 kV" for the needs of JSC "DRSC" "Primorsk electrical networks", "Khabarovsk electrical networks" 14/04/2015
6 Construction of a 6 kV cable line laying around street. Saprygin (Youth Center) 21/04/2015
7 Procurement Service rehabilitation of MV cable line 10kV TS "Lapovo 15/04/2015
8 Call-off Contract for Distribution Cable Fault Location and repare (MV&LV) 23/04/2015
9 Installation And Commissioning Of Overhead 33kV 3 × 150mm² Aerial Bundle Cable (ABC) From PMU Temoh To SSU LHOIST, For TNB Distribution, Perak. 23/04/2015
10 DGM(CC)/EE(MM)/PPC/2015/024 :- Socket Cable Crimp type Bimetallic A1/Cu-LV /16Sqmm 29/04/2015
11 Supply and installation of 110 kV cable line 2 x 110 kV Murska Sobota - Mackovci. 17/04/2015
12 Design And Construction 0.4 Kv Cable Line From Transformer To Asp 0.4 Kv 20/04/2015
13 Working supply and install 'cable termination isolater' type of fibre on line installation in areas to 11kv tnb rawang. 16/04/2015
14 Restoration Of Public Works - Works Design And Build Cable Trench And Other Related Work In Cable Trench Rasa - Tjf 132 / 11kv, Maintenance Department Of Assets (Negeri Sembilan), Transmission 21/04/2015
15 Materials and construction M. p / structured cabling installation 28/04/2015
16 Works mill & pave for project svt pkg90319 - extending two 240mmp 11kv cable from the 5500 meter ppu botanik cb3 ke pe pe parklands cs and no 3 to overcome ntl element 3.16w 27/04/2015
17 Vahteronmäki medium-voltage line renovation of underground cables and CSS construction 30/04/2015
18 Telecommunications Cabling System – 320 Chestnut Street 23/04/2015
19 Installation, Testing And Commissioning Of Single Core XLPE Aluminium 33kV Underground Cables And Accessories, PMU From To PPU MSE jelly jelly, For TNB Distribution, Kelantan. 07/05/2015
20 Providing Test and Measurement and Monitoring of Electric Cable and Overhead Lines Transfer Operations Centers in Qom Contacts 13/05/2015
21 Establish a construction contract for the New Mexico Department of Military Affairs to install a 4 Cable High Tension Barrier System at Huey Road. 15/05/2015
22 Purchase and operation of cable network in the province 10/05/2015
23 62/2015 :- Installation of Underground Cable Feeders from Sohar Grid to Interlink 25/05/2015
24 Prior Information Notice for Installation cable for heating. Lots 30/06/2015
25 Supply, Laying & Termination of Power cable 240 sq mm 04 core with all allied material 13/05/2015
26 Supply of 110kV underground cable and accessories; Installation 110kV underground cable system; Connection the cable system to 110kV overhead line and GIS substation; Testing, Precommissioning, Commissioning and handing-over the Works. 22/06/2015
27 Supply and Erection of Cable 37/0.083" for 300 KVA Generator at Nowshera 20/06/2015
28 100/2015 :- Supply of 33KV Cable feeder from Buraimi Grid SS to Buraimi 4 Primary SS 01/07/2015
29 Replacement of underground LT power cable for different E/M installation at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (S.H. Providing & laying of LT under ground power cable from 400 KVA sub-station to newly constructed pump house near H-type area at Tejgaon R/A) Package# GD-03(100)/CAAB/E/M-I1(DEV)/2014-2015 25/06/2015
30 9. Lot-IX (Control and Power Cables) 24/07/2015
31 Supply of Power Cable (Copper) 4 Core, Size 240 mm2 25/06/2015
32 Supply of Power cable PvVng (B) -LS 18/06/2015
33 Supply of Power cables and wires 18/06/2015
34 Supply of Cables 29/06/2015
35 Supply of Cables 19/06/2015
36 Supply of Cables 19/06/2015
37 Qualification system with call for competition for Delivery of high-voltage cables and associated trimmings is greater than or equal to 50 kV. 30/07/2015
38 Supply of Cables (1 * 400 mm 2 33 kV length of 3,000 meters and 3 * 150 mm 2 33 kV 7,500-meter 08/07/2015
39 Power Cable Cross Frame 150 Mm 23/06/2015
40 Procurement of Goods: Cable 35 kV and 35 kV cable accessories for repair of faults on underground cables 14/07/2015
41 Purchase Of Electrical Equipment Of Low Voltage Cables And Accessories 30/06/2015
42 Supply of power cable 24/06/2015
43 Acquisition Of Power Cables 15/07/2015
44 Supply of power cable and consumables for the needs of Gause "GKB them 02/07/2015
45 Supply primarily aerial LV cables and overhead conductors HTA. 09/07/2015
46 Supply of Underground Cables and Accessories 02/08/2015
47 Supply parts of twisted low voltage cable 3X70 mm AL + 54,6 mm AAAC + 25 mm AL (5 species).
48 61CABLE ASSEMBLY,SPEC 06/07/2015
49 Laying of Power Supply Cable and Conduit for Explosion Proof Lights at Main Tank Truck Gantry - KTA 13/07/2015
50 Supply and Installation of Electrical Power Cable & Related Works at Kenya 09/07/2015
51 Procurement of Power distribution cables 09/07/2015
52 Procurement of power distribution cables 03/08/2015
53 Production And Supply Of Aluminum Cables In Class 5 (46 Km 1 X 185 Mm² And 32 Km 1 X 240 Mm²). 11/08/2015
54 Delivery of extruded XLPE underground AC cable systems with installation services for following operating voltages: 12/20 kV, 36 kV, 70 kV, 110 kV, 150 kV, 220 kV, 380 kV.
56 Power cables traction and troubleshooting. 03/08/2015
57 Supply and Delivery of Underground SCFF Transmission Cables 15/07/2015
58 Supply of Submersible round cable #6/3C (14mm2), 75 degrees celsius, 600 volts, PVC/PE material 06/07/2015
59 Installation And Commissioning Of Overhead 33kV 3 x 150mm² Aerial Bundle Cable (ABC) From To PPU Pleasure MEC PMU Hinai, For TNB Distribution, Pahang 03/07/2015
60 Replace Underground High Voltage Cable 15/07/2015
61 Working Supply And Installation Warning Sign High Voltage Line 250 Meter Cables For State Office Manager (S), Department Of Assets 05/08/2015
62 Appointment of a supplier for the supply of feeder cables and related components for transmitters for a period of three years 24/07/2015
63 the supply of power cables 4x4 KG 06/07/2015
64 Purchase of cable and wire products / Purchase of cable products 15/07/2015
65 Purchase of electric cable Section of the Court of Maintenance 16/07/2015
67 Electric Cables Acquisition Control, Signal and Instrumentation. 22/07/2015
68 Installation, Testing And Commissioning Of 33kV Aluminium XLPE Single Core Underground Cables, And Accessories From PPU Sg. Ular To H-Pole 30/07/2015
69 Works To Supply One (1) Unit For Unit Online Thermoscan & Cable Under Custody State Office Manager (Kedah And Perlis), Department Of Asset Maintenance 22/10/2015
70 Supply And Deliver Mcb, Cable Lug, O-Ring Aeg, Contactor And Timer For Under Custody Substations State Office Manager Ii 19/11/2015
71 Supply of control and special cables and wires for the needs of JSC "DGC". 26/10/2015
72 KPI/9AA-3/PT/05/15-16 :- Supply of Cables & Conductors. 30/10/2015
73 NMISA wishes to procure three terminal fixed standard capacitors (1 nf, 10 nf, 100 nf and 1 ìf), decade capacitance box and four BNC-BNC extended cables including delivery 23/10/2015
74 Red armor 69KV AC voltage test cable 20/10/2015
75 All kinds of signal / control cable (total 28) 19/10/2015
76 Supply of electrical power cables (MV and LV) and telephony 20/10/2015
77 Supply of Submersible Flat Cable 15/10/2015
78 Supply and Delivery of 80Meters Submersible Round Cable #2 20/10/2015
79 Request for Qoutation of Submersible Cable 20/10/2015
80 Design, Supply, Delivery, Installation, Splicing, Testing Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance of Brand New Fiber Optic Cable in Three (3) Regional Government Centers 06/11/2015
81 Supply of LV Cables 1C x 300mm2 for Syngas Generators 30/10/2015
82 Supply & Delivery of Underground Duct Cables 28/10/2015
83 Modernization Of Infrastructure Cables For Computer Network Structural In The University 11/11/2015
84 Supply of 33 kV Paper Insulated Copper Cable 19/11/2015
85 Proposed Fibre Optic Cable for Depot JKR at KG. Sinarubai. 15/10/2015
86 Supply of 33KV Paper Insulated Copper Cable. 19/11/2015
87 Laleh Abad self-sustaining rural development of power distribution cable southern Babylonia 18/10/2015
88 Tender - Cables GORE Navy 02/11/2015
89 Itabashi ~ Jieshou, Itabashi ~ Dingpu 161kV cable extension put cum Asia and two white - St. pavilion ~ Zhanmao, Qualcomm 161kV cable line, including GPS positioning inertial culvert project 28/10/2015
90 Collector cable to the left (321), and other two procurement 19/10/2015
91 R091600168 Cables 22/10/2015
92 Acquisition of Underground Cables and electrical materials for flight school and UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE MILITARY AIRCRAFT. 21/10/2015
93 Town feeder cable replacement. 20/10/2015
94 Supply of 350 km AAC wasp conductor. 22/10/2015
95 83-197 :- Insulated Conductor. 12/11/2015
96 Supply of combat wires. 15/10/2015
97 Manufacture, Supply, Delivery And Off-Loading Of Tubular Aluminium Conductors, Installation Of 132kV Post Insulators On Prepared Steel Support Structures, Tubular Aluminium Alloy Conductors 04/11/2015
98 Cables and electrical conductors 04/11/2015
99 Supply and delivery of antennas, cable and related equipment 04/11/2015
100 Supply of Wires and cables. 11/12/2015
101 Supply of cable 110 kV. 01/12/2015
102 Supply of Wire and cable, electrical and electronic, other 27.32.1 11/11/2015
103 Wires and Cables Electronic and Electrical products. 26/10/2015
104 Renewal of 3 kV cables feeding the catenary of the return of the traction current cables.
105 Request For Quotation for the Supply and Delivery of Six Hundred (600) meters Load Cell Cable, four(4) wires / conductors industry standard color coded 20/10/2015
106 RADIO FREQUEN CABLE 21/10/2015
107 Standard-11540044 Unarmoured Cables 19/10/2015
108 Supply of Medium Voltage Power Cables. 16/11/2015
109 Wire and cable requirements. 18/11/2015
110 Insulated conductor. 11/12/2015
111 Purchase of electrical grounding cable. 28/10/2015
112 Supply and install a 110 kV cable line.
113 Relating to the construction of power grid equipment eg. 20kV and 0,4kV wire and cable, 20 / 0,4kV transformers, 20kV disconnectors and the like.
114 PVC Cable 25mm - 4-Core. 05/11/2015
115 Pembekalan & Pengiriman Underground Cable & Conductor Pelbagai Saiz. 16/11/2015
116 Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 33kV Aluminium XLPE Single Core Underground Cables and Accessories, from PMU Sungai Ara (Point B) to PPU Jalan Kenari & SSU B.Braun, for TNB Distribution, Pulau Pinang. 02/11/2015
117 Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 33kV Aluminium XLPE Single Core Underground Cables and Accessories, at PMU Sungai Ara, for TNB Distribution, Pulau Pinang. 02/11/2015
118 Buy 9 font types Cable Fittings self-sustaining. 08/11/2015
119 Test System for manufacturing plants of medium voltage cables up to 20 kV. 01/10/2016
120 Supply of power cables 25/11/2015
121 Cables designed for older generations ERDF training campus 02/11/2015
122 Supply of clutch cables. 17/11/2015
123 Replacement of Ring feed 6,6 kv cable between distribution substations 10/11/2015
124 Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 24 crore 7.150 km Optical Fibre Cable from Bangladesh Air Force Communication. 03/11/2015
125 196/2015 :- Conversion of 11 Kv and LT OHL to UG Cable at Saham Area in Different Locations. 04/11/2015
126 Supply of Control cable aize 4*6 mm. 17/11/2015
127 10/PMU/FESCO/GSO/2015-16

Item No 4 :- Aluminium conductor 600 mm
128 supply bared wires
supply LV electric cables for Quang Binh
129 Testing and repair of power cables 10/11/2015
130 Supply of MS Black Wire (Soft) and HTS Wire (Lot 2). 25/10/2015
132 This company aims to the following supplies: 2000 meters of cable ExecWB 8.7 / 15kV - 3 X (X 1 95/25) Cu + copper earthing conductor 35 mm _ with lead sheath; 20 000 meters of cable ExecWB 8.7 / 15kV - 1 X 150/25; 6700 meters of copper earth wire 35 mm _ with lead sheath; 11,000 meters of signaling cables TWALVB 150 V 52 * 2 * 0.8 mm.
133 1000404892 Coaxial cables 27/10/2015
134 Supply of 7 modules, such as radio frequency cables 26/10/2015
135 W061600278 Cable 26/10/2015
136 R02160115B Conductor 23/10/2015
137 Framework agreement for the supply of contact wire.
138 Supply electric cable for Bac Ninh Power Co 02/11/2015
139 Supply MV underground cable for construction feeder 476 E1.26 03/11/2015
140 Supply electric cable 02/11/2015
141 61--CABLE,RADIO FREQUEN 02/11/2015
142 Projects become self-sustaining network of copper wire cables across the city Islamabad City West as the key (internal funds) 31/10/2015
143 Buy Cable spaced 150 * 1 medium xlp- as ccv 01/11/2015
144 To supply and deliver conductor traffic cable to the Halifax Regional Municipality - Traffic Management 03/11/2015
145 Replacement of conductor cables in scopes overlooking LAKE M.EDDAHBI 60 KV lines 374 and 377 'Ouarzazate - M.EDDAHBI 03/12/2015
146 1000405621 Coaxial cables 27/10/2015
147 R011600418 Combat Boots 28/10/2015
148 R02160141A Cables 27/10/2015
149 Supply & Delivery of ACSR DOG Conductor. 28/10/2015
150 Supply of fittings for insulated conductors twisted" and Ref. ? PPD 15-085 - Open procedure for concluding a framework agreement 14/12/2015
151 Self-supporting insulated conductor XLPE insulated, with Al core, up to 1 kV, NFA2X 0.6 / 1 kV. 07/12/2015
152 Tender to supply industrial and domestic cables cables.
153 Supply of AC cable & Audio cable. 09/12/2015
154 Supply of cables and wires LV and HV 14/12/2015
155 Cables Supply of SE fields and SE Araraquara. 06/11/2015
156 Buying electric cables and wires. 30/11/2015
157 Design, Engineering, Production and Installation of 3-core HVAC Sea Cables connecting 5 anticipated offshore transformer platforms to the on shore high voltage grid, optionally amended with minor quantities of other HVAC land cables.
Qualification will be valid for optional 3 separate offer phases.
Phase 1 ‘Borssele’ platform Alpha + the option for platform Beta
Phase 2 ‘NHK zuid’ platform Alpha + the option for platform Beta
Phase 3 ‘NHK noord’ platform Alpha.
158 Supply of 132 kV and 150 kV cables, installation of joints, link-boxes and terminations 06/11/2015
160 Supply electric cables 12/11/2015
161 Ship Spares - Cables & Cable Retractor 11/11/2015
162 supply LV copper cable 10/11/2015
164 Cable of component material supply 09/11/2015
166 Purchase of material and Conductors for transmission line 35-55 05/11/2015
167 Supply of 1C795KCM Conductor - Transmission, Fredericton, NB - N 09/11/2015
168 Supply of Cables and Conductors 06/11/2015
169 JEM 1400 Gun cable 04/11/2015
170 Supply & Delivery of ACSR DOG Conductor. 17/11/2015
171 Network cabling quality measurement devices 11/11/2015
172 Delivery of elevated plastic cable channels are used in connection with cable-laying work along the railways ÖBB. The award is made in the form of frame and / or individual contracts.
173 CABLE;Cu;3C;1.5mm;Cabtyre;PVC;Blk;100m 30/10/2015
174 Technical re-equipment of cable lines 10 kW from PS 150/35/10 kV "Zanasyp" to the AC-3, k.1, k.2 in. Kremenchug 26/11/2015
175 Supply of Cable and wire 24/11/2015
176 Power wire, power cable, wire. 07/12/2015
177 Supply of wire and cable 23/11/2015
178 Supply electric cables 10/11/2015
179 Supply coaxial cable 13/11/2015
180 Supply MV cable for investment and construction work 09/11/2015
181 Supply LV cable for investment and construction work 09/11/2015
182 Supply of Cable & LED Light Fixture for SPP 12/11/2015
183 61--CABLE,RADIO FREQUEN 03/11/2015
184 LV installation cables and wires, SN multi cables and insulated cables, accessories and equipment 18/11/2015
185 Supply of 11 kv & Pilot Power Cables. 10/12/2015
186 Electronic Cables, Power Distribution Block & Battery Load Tester. 17/11/2015
187 Deliveries of HV and LV cables 30/11/2015
188 Supply of power cables for Branch Coal Company SA in 2016.
189 Power cable 1/10/30 kV insulated overhead line and 1k.v 30/11/2015
190 Purchase of cable types of low and medium voltage and high voltage grid. 13/11/2015
191 Prior information notice for Self-supporting cable 3-core, XLPE insulation and PE sheath, U0 / U / Um 12.7 / 22/24 kV. 29/01/2016
192 Supply electric cable for production of 4th quarter year 2015 and 1st quarter year 2016. 24/11/2015
193 Supply super – insulation conductors and accessories 06/11/2015
194 Supply steel cables 02/11/2015
195 Framework Agreement for the Supply of Cable 01/12/2015
196 1000406448 Coaxial cables 03/11/2015
197 Procurement of ACSR Osprey Conductor. 01/12/2015
198 Supply of Cable. 24/11/2015
199 Supply of Cable. 01/12/2015
200 Telecommunication Cables (Minister of Agriculture and submarine cables). 08/12/2015
201 Framework Agreement for the Supply of Cable 01/12/2015
202 TenneT qualification system high voltage disconnectors and earthing switches.
203 Coaxial cables 03/11/2015
204 Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution (KF CGS) 150 kV 3 core submarine cable including transport, laying and installation. 18/11/2015
205 Cable Assembly 06/11/2015
206 Special Cable Assemblies 14/12/2015
207 Cable Power 09/11/2015
208 The Supply and Delivery of High Voltage Cable 06/11/2015
209 Replacement of wires with self-retaining cables between the Boulevard Shhydsamy and power management in the field of 3-Yazd 24/11/2015
210 Conductor 30/11/2015
211 Cable 10/11/2015
212 CABLE 05/11/2015
213 Supply of Electric Line Construction materials (Conductor & Wire) 01/12/2015
214 Digging and renewing underground cable ditch for the subproject of grid 220kv Nam Sai Gon in district 8 07/12/2015
215 Supply optical cable 14/11/2015
216 Construction MV underground cable line 22kv for improving MV source system, transformer station of Hoa Lac building 25/11/2015
217 Supply electric cable 17/11/2015
218 Supply LV, MV cable 16/11/2015
219 Supply electric cables for installation meters. 16/11/2015
220 Supply electric cable 12/11/2015
221 Cable 24/11/2015
222 Installation of Low voltage Cable 06/12/2015
223 Design & Supply of AAAC 95 sq mm conductor 13/12/2015
224 supply and delivery of Electrical PowerCables to the Mission. 19/11/2015
225 Lot 1: underground cable accessories 60 kV 630 mm² and 800 mm².
Lot 2: underground cable accessories 220 kv 800 mm².
. Lot 3: Fiber optic cable with 24 strands accessories
226 Design, Supply, Delivery,Trenching and Installation of Underground Fiber Optic Cabel 20/11/2015
227 Cable works 1 kV L16 and L35. 00/11/2016
228 Supply and delivery of BT twisted insulated cables of different sections 03/12/2015
229 Supply and delivery of HTA junction box retractable cold, cable 18 / 30kV line with the ST Onee-BE "D62-L62" delivered with suitable sleeve on behalf of the Regional Directorate Distribution Casablanca ... 03/12/2015
230 WPS-1/PPC/T/2015/52 Supply and Delivery of Copper Conductor (No. 04) - 6mm
500 kg
231 Supply & Delivery of:
? Sub Lot A: ACSR Zebra Conductors & Earth wires (GSW 7/3.25)
? Sub Lot B: OPGW Conductors and Accessories
? Sub Lot C: Insulator Sets (Complete) & Conductor and Earth wire Accessories
232 Supply and Delivery of Electrical Power Cables to UNAMID 19/11/2015
233 SP/DGM/C5/295/15 (M) :- Supply and Delivery of Aerial Bundled Conductor Alu. 24/11/2015
234 Supply & Delivery of AAC WASP Insulated Conductor and Carrying of 12m & 9m SPC Pole (Lot 2). 07/12/2015
235 121 ACSR Lynx Conductor 30/11/2015
236 Supply and Delivery of 250 KM AAC WASP Insulated Conductor. 25/11/2015
237 Installation, Testing And Commissioning Of 33kV Aluminium XLPE Single Core Underground Cables And Accessories, From PPU Desa Cemerlang To SSU See Hau Global, For TNB Distribution, Johor. 03/12/2015
238 Supply & Delivery of Aerial Bundled Conductors Alu.(ABC) 23/12/2015
239 O&M-011 :- Conductor 15/12/2015
240 Supply and Delivery of ACSR Conductor. 27/12/2015
241 Supply and transportation of primary equipment and materials, insulators, conductors, optical cable and accessories - Main content of the package 12/01/2016
242 supply and installation MV conductors 22kv, LV power system for agency at No 44 Giap Nhat. Funding source: expenses. 07/12/2015
243 Procurement of Clamp Assembly Low Voltage Overhead Twisted Cables 20/01/2016
244 Tender for the Supply & Delivery of, Spark Gap, APD - Arc Protector Device for Partially Insulated Conductors 06/01/2016
245 Supply & Delivery of ACSR Conductor. 28/12/2015
246 The fittings are used, for example, on fixed or collapsible connection of external conductors of electric wiring low (NN), high (VN), high voltage (VHV), or for anchoring and docking phase conductors and ground ropes (KZL), combined in the carrier and anchor slings, to protect drivers from izolátorových, the connection of the component parts in tow and their attachment to the consoles izolátorovom masts, but also serve to control vibration. 00/00/0000
247 1.1 kV grade PVC armoured aluminum cable 16/12/2015
248 The subject of the contract is the purchase of conductors for NSA: 00/00/0000
249 133 :Conductor 21/12/2015
250 supply electric cable and MV conductors 18/12/2015
251 STG-524 :- ACSR Lynx Conductor. 13/01/2016
252 Sibelga - SIB15EL1801 - small cables and insulated wires (BT). 00/00/0000
254 Fiber optic cable and new master hub. 03/05/2016
255 Provide cabling and networking services for voice, data cat6 and fibre optic cabling, installation and design of network racks, devices management 08/04/2016
256 Network cabling service: Furnish and install fiber and or station cabling 05/05/2016
257 ICTA/NCB/29/2015-2016: Provision of operation and maintenance service for government common core network optical fiber cable 26/04/2016
258 Procurement of Raw material for manufacturing of optical fiber cables 25/04/2016
259 Patch cord, cable / patch cord, the cord 13/04/2016
260 Purchase of 1 roll UTP CABLE , Cat 5E & etc. 12/04/2016
261 Procurement of UTP Cable, Cable Mouldings, Cable Tie, Double-Sided Tapes, and RJ 45 15/04/2016
262 Installation of new fibre cable systems. 26/04/2016
263 Provision of Hanging Cables, Fiber Optic Cable Cut. to Support the Service Lli & F2u 09/04/2016
264 Order to market for the installation by carrying or pulling fiber optic cables and connection of fiber optic cables. 11/05/2016
265 Order to market for the installation by carrying or pulling fiber optic cables and connection of fiber optic cables. 09/05/2016
266 Supply and installation of fiber optic and copper components.
267 Construction of the power line cable of street lighting in Ostrow Mazowiecka lane street inside a specified number if necessary. Plots 3811/5, 3811/4, 3811/8, 3811/9, 3811/10, 3811/11 and drawing up the inventory-built 28/04/2016
268 Supply, installation, testing and commissioning of IT network, fiber optic cable and accessories for structured cabling work 08/05/2016
269 CABLE HTA. 27/04/2016
271 Purchase HV cable plugs / Purchase plugs with high-voltage cable 19/04/2016
272 Lp1205-16 Acquisition Distribution Cables 05/05/2016
273 UTP cable (305m) 19/04/2016
274 Vännäs Municipality procures laying of ducting for fiber optic lines. Vännäs 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
275 medium voltage cables Acquisition (8.7 to 15 kV) and flexible low voltage cables (up to 1 kV) to the Power System Metro-DF as described in the Terms of Reference 28/04/2016
276 Bid for construction Gpon optical cable network in Bac Lieu city, Phan Thiet city, Soc Trang city. 04/05/2016
277 Bid for package 10: supply electric cable and conductors. 25/04/2016
278 Manufacture, testing, supply and delivery of heavy duty duct fibre cable and high density polyethylene (hdpe) duct 03/05/2016
280 ICT Cabling Services.
— Internal Fibre Optic Cabling.
281 Supply of cables and power cables, electrical and signaling. Part II: Supply of cables and telecommunication. Part III: "Supply of cables" within the project "Installation of complete pumping stations (1, 2 and 3) - wielobranzowo in modernized chamber pumps item. 825 m - pumping Pstrowski. 25/05/2016
282 Delivery of the optical fiber cable, cable protection systems and related equipment and materials for the development of broadband networks in Vännäs municipality. 07/06/2016
283 OTP cable Repeat / Repeat OTP cable 20/04/2016
284 Power cables of copper armored / armored power cables Copper 03/05/2016
285 1 lot of Optical Fiber Composite Overhead Ground Wire and its Subsidiary Equipment 18/05/2016
286 Service activities for carrying out the servicing and maintenance of telecommunication cables (copper and fiber optic cable) and transmission systems (CWDM, Switch, FMX, SHDSL, router), and other related activities on all operating systems Gasunie. 18/05/2016
287 Electrical Cable Supply 05/05/2016
288 Power cables of copper armored / armored power cables Copper 03/05/2016
289 Bid for supply optical cable and accessories for deploying cable network in Lam Dong, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Vinh Phuc provinces. 04/05/2016
290 The purpose of this tender is to build fiber optic cables to increase safety and stability of telecommunications in the municipality of Thingeyjarsveit, Iceland.
291 High-voltage cable repair Purchase 02/05/2016
292 Galvanized wire armored cable / wire armored bus cable 25/04/2016
293 supply MV & LV electric cable. 06/05/2016
295 Supply of electric cables 19/05/2016
296 10 kV and 0.4 kV power cables, concrete transit transformer BTT new construction (phase I and II) Brest g. 24, Kaunas, work 05/05/2016
299 ICTA/NCB/29/2015-2016: Provision of operation and maintenance service for government common core network optical fiber cable 11/05/2016
300 Supply and delivery of a very low frequency high voltage cable test unit 17/05/2016
301 Term Tender for Design, Manufacture, Supply, Delivery, Erection, Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance of 11, 22 and 33KV Underground cable and Accessories 20/05/2016
302 1.The Turkish ElectricityTransmission Corporation (TE?A?) has received a loan from the InternationalBank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), under the Renewable Energy Integration Project (REIP), in various currencies. Itisintended that part of the proceeds of this loan will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for 154 kV Yakuplu GIS S/S-Ambarl? DGKÇS S/S Underground XLPEPower Cable Connection (DB.KAB.11).

2. The Turkish Electricity TransmissionCorporation (TE?A?) now invites sealedbids from eligible bidders for the construction and completion of following Work: Supply ofGoods (154 kV cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulated powercables and accessories, fiber optic cables and accessories), testing, transport, delivery, services required at customs and storageat site, engineering and design services, complete erection, construction, installation, supervision, civil works, commissioning,site testing and handing over in satisfactory operating condition of 154 kV Underground Cable Connection Work. International competitive bidding will be conducted inaccordance with the Bank's Single-Stage Bidding Procedure.
304 Supply, rental and maintenance of optical fiber lines leased point to point to the academy of Creteil. 25/05/2016
305 supply optical cable and accessories for the project of DEP. 09/05/2016
306 Supply of Low Voltage Cable 25/05/2016
307 Provision of fibre optic cables. 00/00/0000
308 Hägersten, towards underground cables of 0.4 kV overhead line. 20/05/2016
309 Unions "4060 - early measure electrical installation" 00/00/0000
310 Bid for supply optical cable 01 FO for Da Nang Telecom 09/05/2016
311 FIVE YEARS SUPPLY OF ELECTRICAL CABELS ( ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ?????? ???????? ?????????? ) 25/05/2016
312 SUPPLY OF ELECTRICAL CABELS ( ????? ???????? ?????????? ) 25/05/2016
313 Delivery of equipment for installation of fiber optic cables 12/05/2016
314 Construction optical cable of grid 110kv from TBA 110kv Thap Cham – TBA 110kv Ninh Son – NMTD Da Nhim – TBA 110kv Don Duong – TBA 110kv Duc Trong. 06/05/2016
315 Bid for package 32: supply underground LV cable. 10/05/2016
316 Provision of optical cables, connectors and related accessories. 09/05/2016
317 Improving communication cabal on electric post on Pham Than Duat, Pham Tuan Tai, Lane 68 Cau Giay , Lane 49 Tran Cung, Cau Giay district, Hanoi. 06/05/2016
318 Improving communication cable on electric post on Mai Dich, Nguyen Kha Trac, lane 81 Lac Long Quan, Cau Giay district. Funding source: electric post rent, Method of bidder selection: National open bidding . 06/05/2016
319 Purchase of power cables / Purchase power cables 11/05/2016
321 10kV cable connecting the clutch Karazhal RTS 28/04/2016
322 10kV cable box terminal RTS Karazhal 28/04/2016
323 PCG Project 90014 - Works Work For HDD range 240MMP XLPE cables 3C From PPU Gateway To tackle NTL Source In the PPU ERDF. 04/05/2016
324 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
325 Galvanized wire armored cable / wire armored bus cable 05/05/2016
326 The subject of the contract is that of the successive delivery of the brand new power cables which meet the technical requirements specified in SIWZ. 00/00/0000
327 Supply and installation of optical cable in new FMC, CSW and the municipality building
B05 - 2016-059 - Notice Kontrate.docx
330 Accessory supply insulated cables LV underground. 13/05/2016
331 Acquisition of fiber optic links such as physical infrastructure for the creation of the ring of ultrafast CTnet network communications. 00/00/0000
332 Periodic certification of personnel under the "Medium-voltage (12 kV) cables, Electrician services Purchase 05/05/2016
335 Installation and lying of optical fiber cable 17/05/2016
336 Procurement of Raw Materials for Manufacturing of Optical Fiber Cables (OFC), Copper Cable and HDPE Silicon Duct 08/06/2016
337 acquisition Networks Infrastructure Materials (Optical Cable, Optical cord, pacth among others), confporme conditions 16/05/2016
338 Installation, Testing And Commissioning Of 33kV Aluminum
Single Core XLPE Underground Cables And Accessories, PPU At Tropicana 2, For TNB Distribution, Selangor.
339 Installation, Testing And Commissioning Of 33kV Aluminum Single Core XLPE Underground Cables, And Accessories At PMU Bayan Mutiara, For TNB Distribution, Penang. 12/05/2016
340 Installation, Testing And Commissioning Of 33kV Aluminum Single Core XLPE Underground Cables And Accessories, At PMY Batu Kawan, For TNB Distribution, Penang. 12/05/2016
342 Works - Cables To Supply Electricity To Messrs Eco Majestic Sdn. Bhd. (Formerly Known As Riverside Hill Sdn Bhd) 12/05/2016
345 Cash For Work Contractor Selection Scope High Voltage Underground Cables Up To 11kV Perak TNB Distribution Division. 31/05/2016
346 High and low voltage power cable 30/05/2016
347 Bid for supply and installation optical cable and accessories 27/05/2016
348 Supply and Delivery of Optical Cables and Accessories; Insulators and Fittings (included receiving formacilities). 21/06/2016
349 Bid for supply suspension optical cable PKL12Fo. 23/05/2016
350 Southern High Voltage Gridline Co Bid for package 5: construction optical cable of grid 110kv from TBA 110kv Thap Cham – TBA 110kv Ninh Son – NMTD Da Nhim – TBA 110kv Don Duong – TBA 110kv Duc Trong. 13/05/2016
351 The Icelandic Power Company, Landsvirkjun, seeks tenders for high voltage cables and terminations for Búrfell Extension Hydroelectric Project in the southern part of Iceland, in accordance with Tender Documents No 20216. 00/00/0000
352 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs needs a framework agreement for the hire of dark fibre in established 00/00/0000
353 The contract is laying fiber optic cable in the laboratory building.
Technical specification subject of performance - Laying fiber optic cables in the laboratory building záfukem into existing storage paths (micro) and termination of optical cables in optical switchboards, including the supply of materials needed for installation.
354 3. Supply and installation of new high voltage cables including earthworks, directional drilling, blockwork 08/06/2016
355 Optofiberkabel. 20/06/2016
356 Cable construction, installation and maintenance (fiber optic, communication, computr etc) 25/05/2016
357 Laying fiber-optic cable in the southern enclosure GBUZ Sakhalin region "Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City Hospital. FS Ankudinova" 19/05/2016
359 Fiber Optic Cabinets and Inserts -Network & Commication Services 19/05/2016
360 The procurement of electrical power cables, power supplies and logistics solution. 13/06/2016
361 New fiber optic lines cable with accessories in the RBS field railway. 00/00/0000
362 Purchase of works on installation of optical user input on the cable / air input for providing a service ID NET. 25/05/2016
363 Purchase of implementation and measurement of insulation electrical cables ATC, OCC, OB / Purchase 20/05/2016
364 Bid for package 05: supply electric cables for processing breakdown. 30/05/2016
365 Bid for package 32: supply MV electric cables 08/06/2016
366 Bid for package 04: supply electric cables for installation 30/05/2016
367 Electric power cable, and power cable shielding 21/06/2016
368 Supply of 38 km of 72.5 kV cables with synthetic insulation on several reels, as well as various FO, ground cables cables accessories, in Pont-en-Ogoz. 00/00/0000
369 Supply and delivery of low voltage and medium voltage cable 06/06/2016
370 Bid for supply optical cable and accessories. Funding source: production and business capital . 25/05/2016
371 Bid for construction Dong Anh – Viet Tri optical cable . 30/05/2016
372 Install optical cables and communication equipment in underground substation (Please see attached for details 26/05/2016
374 Commissioning, making trench and control cable laying of 33kv Patgram feeder. 26/05/2016
375 Design, manufacture, testing and delivery of the cable and accessories. 05/07/2016
376 Bid for package 9:supply cables for replacing MBA T1-40MVA on MBA 63MVA TBA 110k Vinh Thuy 26/05/2016
377 Bid for package 4: supply cables for the project of supply and installation electronic meters and remote data collecting system of An Bien, Ho Sen, Du Hang Kenh teams, Le Chan district. 02/06/2016
378 Bid for package 4: supply cables for the project of supply and installation electronic meters and remote data collecting system in Ngo Quyen district. 02/06/2016
379 Bid for supply optical cable and accessories for Dak Lak Telecom. 31/05/2016
380 Bid for construction Dong Anh – Viet Tri optical cable 30/05/2016
381 and a Purchase provoda.RSU cable / cable and Purchase provoda.RSU 02/06/2016
382 Installation, Testing And Commissioning Of 33kV Aluminum Single Core XLPE Underground Cables With Fibre Optic Cables And Accessories 31/05/2016
383 Interface Fiber optic cables / 4000000451.
384 Bid for package 17: supply electric cable for installation meters phase 1 in 2016. 13/06/2016
385 Construction Pho Noi – Hung Yen – Thai Binh optical cbale 02/06/2016
386 Cash For Work Contractor Selection To Kuala Lumpur Scope Cable Distribution Division. Underground Cables Low Voltage and High Voltage 11kV. 26/05/2016
387 Supply and laying of fibre-optic cables in the existing microduct empty pipes of the heating section 2016: 00/00/0000
388 48 of fiber optic cable 29/06/2016
389 Fiber Optic Cable Installation on Morón Air Base 07/06/2016
390 Cable Acquisition 09/06/2016
391 Electric power cable, and power cable shielding
392 Power cable 13/06/2016
393 Bid for supply optical cable and accessories. 06/06/2016
394 Interior telecommunication network unused telecommunications cables in TEO LT, communication cable channels dismantling services 03/06/2016
395 Set of fiber optic cable 02/06/2016
396 1 10000.00 METRE CABLE Tenders are
invited for supply
and deliver 25m
square LV cable
for street lighting.
397 The subject of the public contract is a contractual supply cable 110 KV cable terminals and connectors 110 KV (incl. supervision when laying the cable and the installation and supervision of the terminals and connectors) for the implementation of the contract, the 110 kV Cable in Pilsen, TR ELU III-TR via with the selected bidder for planned investment action to the year 2018. 00/00/0000
398 Designing and construction of fiber-optic line, segment customer connection B2B / B2G / B2O 15/06/2016
399 Designing and construction of fiber-optic line, segment customer connection B2B / B2G / B2O 15/06/2016
400 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
401 Power and control cables 03/06/2016
402 110 kV cable lines emergency repairs 07/06/2016
403 Supply, transportation of insulators, optical cable and accessories 12/07/2016
404 supply conductors, underground cable, optical cable, insulators and accessories for the project of Tam Thang 110kV substation and connectings. 13/06/2016
405 Optical cable in Ca Mau 2016 15/06/2016
406 Construction of fiber optic cable in the complexes military needs Communication Node in Grudziadz - preparing documentation and execution of works. 15/06/2016
407 Civil Works Associated with High Voltage Cables 14/06/2016
408 (Nr.5515) NV- MTT and 10kV power cables for new construction on veterinary g. 50, Biruliškiu k., Mountain View sen., Kaunas r., Works 13/06/2016
409 CABLE SUPPLY CABLE AND TWISTED BT U-1000 R2V 1x150 mm 28/06/2016
410 Supply of 33kV XLPE insulated cables. 00/00/0000
411 Purchase of 132kV XLPE cables CU 1C Size 800mmsq For Asset Maintenance Department, Transmission Division, TNB 23/06/2016
412 Supply of fiber optic cable and related material 08/06/2016
413 Power cable ASBl 10 kV 3h150 mm2 (or equivalent) 04/07/2016
414 Power simple electrical cable acquisition, insulation voltage V0 / V: 8.7 / 15kv, rated section 1x500mm2 to the Regional Maranhão transmission. 15/06/2016
415 Procurement of Semi-Flexible and Solid power Cable 30/06/2016
416 EMRC is seeking tenders for the supply and installation of a High Voltage (22 kV) Interconnect Cable between its Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park and Perth Airport Pty Ltd. 22/06/2016
417 cable / cable 08/06/2016
418 Holiday Black and secure optical fibers. 01/07/2016
419 High-voltage power cable 21/06/2016
421 Supply optical cable and accessories for feeders 110kv transformer station 220kv Can Tho 24/06/2016
424 Installation of new low voltage cables, about 20 km and connection work; 12/07/2016
425 Supply optical cable and accessories for the project of optical cable on road connection Ha Long with Bach Dang bridge 20/06/2016
426 Construction Cao Bang – Nguyen Binh optical cable . 20/06/2016
427 Fiber optic cable 11/07/2016
428 Supply optical cable and accessories for upgrading SCTV optical cable year 2016. 20/06/2016
429 Supply MV cables 14/06/2016
430 Guantanamo Bay to Puerto Rico Submarine Fiber Optic Cable System 22/06/2016
431 Supply of LV and MV cables and cable accessories. 28/07/2016
432 Construction optical cable from Km390+00 – Km 451+00 on highway 37 of section of Phu Yen – Co Noi 24/06/2016
433 Installation of fiber optic cables 16E from hardware to hardware ABK2 ... 15/06/2016
435 Air insulated low voltage cable samonosiv cable bundle (SCS) Uo / U 0,6 / 1 kV with self-supporting wire and cable bundle samonosiv 04/06/2018
436 Purchase a power cable of the brand AASHV 3 * 240 -10 or equivalent for the needs of "Bashspirt" 21/06/2016
437 The competition is announced 3x240Al + 35Cu 20 kV medium-voltage cable to the procurement of Electricity Distribution LLC to join the power grid 28/06/2016
438 UPE-insulated power cables Rated voltage Uo / U 12/20 kV nominal voltage Uo / U 20/35 kV 04/06/2018
439 KSMS/PROC/004/2016-2017: Design, supply, installation, tesing and commissioning of fiber cable 06/07/2016
441 Supply and delivery of cable - lv and related cable (local content) 24/06/2016
442 Cable supply 400 kV - the G5 project checkmark.

443 Supply optical cable 27/06/2016
444 Supply LV, MV cables 27/06/2016
445 Fiber optic cable acquisition for orthopedic surgery 30/06/2016
447 High-voltage power cable 04/07/2016
448 Fiber Optic Cable 21/06/2016
449 Fiber optic cable laying work 05/07/2016
450 Supply optical cable network system and LAN network system for District 4 Hospital 14/07/2016
451 Construction optical cable 16Fo from Km37+00 to Km78+00 on QL18 04/07/2016
452 Supply of armored singlemode fiber optic cable for external application. 01/07/2016
453 Optical fiber cable hire purchase 28/06/2016
454 Supply of power cable of the brand AABL 6 3h240 04/07/2016
455 Provide three power auto transformer 14/07/2016
456 Intensive Development of Capital Normal 1,655,311 - to Liangxiang Campus campus fiber optic cable laying project tenders Capital Normal University 08/07/2016
457 High-voltageCable 30/07/2016
458 Optical fiber Cable 29/06/2016
459 Supply Of Fibre Optic Cable 21/07/2016
460 Optical cable construction Alajõe 01/07/2016
461 Supply of power cable of the brand AABL 6 3h240 04/07/2016
462 CABLE ASSEMBLY, FIBER OPTIC (W8486-173302/A) 12/07/2016
463 Supply of different power cable and power cotactor 12/07/2016
464 Supply optical cable and accessories for feeders 110kv transformer station 220kv Can Tho 04/07/2016
465 optic fibers 06/07/2016
466 supply electric cables. 05/07/2016
468 Construction optical cable network GPON in Hue city Thua Thien Hue province phase 1. 11/07/2016
469 Supply, deliver, install, test and commission the internal & external fiber cables 11/07/2016
470 Maintenance of External Telecommunications Infrastructure Cable Pit At KL International Airport 14/07/2016
471 Delivery of equipment for installation of fiber optic cables 12/07/2016
473 Installation optical cable and copper cable for the project of upgrading cable television network in Quy Nhon city and enlarging network in Tay Son district, 08/07/2016
474 Härryda Energi AB intends to procure power cables 52 kV 1 x 500/35 mm². 01/08/2016
475 Installation of electrical and optic fiber cables 29/07/2016
476 Delivery of electrical cables, fiber optic cables, data cables and telecommunication cables No matter 17/4/20/16 18/07/2016
477 Supply of fiber optic cable 07/07/2016
478 Uninterrupted power cables 21/07/2016
479 Command cables, intermediate voltage, PVC coverings and high voltage cables 11/07/2016
480 Construction Ho Chi Minh – Go Cong – My Tho optical cable 20/07/2016
481 Supply and Delivery of Power Cables 19/07/2016
482 Power cable with aluminum conductors insulated and sheathed XLPE APvPug 1x120 / 25-10kV or equivalent 25/07/2016
483 Supply of electrical medium voltage cables 28/07/2016
484 Medium Voltage Cable 19/07/2016
485 Supply and installation of a 150-kV three-wire cable with accessories, including acceptance. The cable connections must be created as a three-wire cable (all 3 phase conductors in the same tube) due NIS Regulation (minimum non-ionizing radiation). 27/09/2016
486 Power cable ASBl 10 kV 3h150 mm2 (or equivalent)) - 04/08/2016
487 Procurement 110kV emergency cables in the project west coast line (Phase 2). 25/07/2016
488 Patch Monitoring System for fiber optic cables 09/08/2016
489 Purchase of cable network MKIO, optical cables, and harnesses 18/07/2016
490 Agreement for the supply of power cable 18/07/2016
491 Procurement of LT Aerial Bunched Cables. 24/08/2016
492 Construction Tien yen – Dinh Lap optical cable 21/07/2016
493 Request for proposals in an electronic form on the supply of optical cable 18/07/2016
494 Supply materials for manufacturing 2 high voltage cable connecting boxes and 2 underground pumps. 09/08/2016
496 Supply MV cable for installation MBA T2 Thanh Oai station 21/07/2016
497 Supply optical cable and accessories 19/07/2016
498 High-voltage Cable 26/07/2016
499 Purchase 30000 M Fiber Optic Cable 144(Sm)Channel 06/08/2016
500 47/2016: Medium and low voltage cable 03/08/2016
501 Supply and Installation MV underground cable. 29/07/2016
502 Fibre optic cables 24/08/2016
503 Optical fiber cables for acquisition and investment targets for network maintenance of existing fiber optic cables.

504 Delivery of kit X-ray emitter with high-voltage cable for the needs of the 'imaging' at University Hospital "St. Catherine" JSC and replacement of defective components. 02/08/2016
505 Construction standby optical cable network connection TBA 110kv Dam Doi – 110kv Ngoc Hien 05/08/2016
506 The supply of power cables self-supporting insulated crosslinked polyethylene resistant to flame spread of aluminum conductors for voltage of 0.6 / 1kV marked longitudinal notches.The supply of power cables insulation casing for the construction of overhead lines SN and signal cable, installation cables, power cables, telecommunication cables and data communications. 07/09/2016
507 Twisted low voltage insulated cables Supply 06/09/2016
508 Vendor of Record for Metropolitan Area Network Dark Fibre Connectivity 16/08/2016
510 Supply and Install Single Mode Optical Fibre Cable and Terminal Units - Cooloola Coast 09/08/2016
511 Construction Lam Dong – Ninh Thuan optical cable 03/08/2016
512 POWER CABLE 03/08/2016
513 Supply optical cables 15/08/2016
514 Provision of WAN/optic fiber cable network 09/08/2016
515 Supply and transporting optical cable and accessories for Lai Chau Power Co. 08/08/2016
516 Power cable with copper conductors, armored 12/08/2016
517 Supply, installation and testing of 110 kV Polymer-high voltage cables incl. Fittings and accessories for the 110-kV line Mettlen-Dierikon, Willisau Goldau Küssnacht. 09/08/2016
518 SUPPLY OF POWER CABLE 09/08/2016
519 Supply optical cable, accessories, insulators and grid accessories 110kv, 220kv for the project of transformer station 220kv Long Xuyen 2 and connectings grid in An Giang province 16/08/2016
520 Appointment of a contractor for cable trench excavation; installation of cable including backfilling;
medium (6.6 – 33KV) and high voltage (up to 132KV)
521 Purchase 30000 M Fiber Optic Cable 144(Sm)Channel 06/08/2016
522 Test system on 110kV high-voltage cables (laminated sheath cables, aluminum sheathed cable, optimized laminated sheath cable) and clothing, and carry out the assembly of sets. 01/09/2016
523 Electronic Auction - Supply of Electric Power Cables Low Voltage. 11/08/2016
524 Construction optical cable 19/09/2016
525 MV universal cable 3 x 70/16 mm² 12/20 kV 09/09/2016
526 Fibre Optic Cable 03/09/2016
527 DGM (CC)/EE (MM)/PPC/2016/094:- Supply & Delivery of Underground Fibre Optic Cable-10,000 Mtrs. 24/08/2016
528 Wolsong 1, and Control 2 Power Cables 12/08/2016
529 Yunnan to half-village highway tunnel 10kV, 0.4kV power cable procurement tenders 16/08/2016
530 Supply optical cable and accessories 16/08/2016
531 Supply optical cable and accessories for the project of Hung Yen – Vinh Thuan optical cable ( QL63) of RGA-CMU. 12/08/2016
532 Power cable with plastic insulation AVBbShv 4h95 (Supply) 24/08/2016
533 Purchase And Implement Terrestrial Fiber Optic 15/08/2016
534 Replacement of Deteriorated Double Circuit Low Voltage (LV) Sub Main Cable From Mosque Substation (MOS) To Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR)’s Road LightingFeeder At KL International Airport 16/08/2016
535 60--500' Fiber Optic Cable 23/08/2016
536 Delivery of low and medium voltage cables and rigid copper conductors for 2017th 29/08/2016
537 Supply of power cable AVBbShv - 0.4 kV 4 x 150 mm 11/08/2016
538 Supply of power cable AVBbShv - 0.4 kV 4 x 185 mm 11/08/2016
539 Supply of power cable AAB2l - 0.4 kV 4h185 mm 11/08/2016
540 Installation optical fiber cable link 16/08/2016
541 Supply of Cable;optic;48fibre;sgl mode;underground 12/08/2016
542 Pulling of 144 core fiber optic cable 11/08/2016
543 Supply of Cable;optic;24fibre;sgl mode;underground 12/08/2016
544 Procurement of required power cable and Tympvl Ministry of Finance 20/08/2016
545 Supply equipment and materials and construction optical cable network under the project of installation Recloser equipment on MV gridline 22/08/2016
546 supply optical cable 8,8 fibre. 20/08/2016
547 RS-485 connector / cable for low-voltage three kinds of AMI 479, 506EA 21/09/2016
548 Laying of 12 Fibers, Aerial Optical Fiber Cable for Provisioning of CIR circuit from NTC Exchange 18/08/2016
549 Study on Implementing an Alternative Fibre cable 19/08/2016
550 Study on Implementing an Alternative Fibre cable 19/08/2016
551 Supply of low voltage power cables 07/09/2016
552 Purchase of the cable network of power plants 05/09/2016
553 Feeder Line Cable From Main Distribution Source To New Terminal Building Power Plant ATS And ATS To Main Distribution Panel And Construction Of Fuel Day Tank, Surigao Airport 25/08/2016
554 Supply Accessories Cable Medium voltage 23/08/2016
555 ELECTRICAL CABLES 17/08/2016
556 Procurement of 11kv,1x185m XLPE copper cable 11/08/2016
557 Building fiber cable over Andsvatnet Sørreisa municipality / Målselv municipality 19/09/2016
559 Power cables for voltage of 1 kV and higher, with aluminum core and lead cladding 24/08/2016
561 Supply of medium voltage cables. 12/09/2016
563 Purchase Types Of Copper Cable 17/08/2016
565 Construction optical cable ADSS – 24 fibre for connection first point and end point with length of 45,604km. 26/08/2016
566 767/2016: supply of fibre optic cable network trouble shooting testing ools and equipment 06/09/2016
567 Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Optic Fibre, Power and Signal
Cables and Ancillaries at PUB Installations
568 Examination of extruded cables with a voltage of 525 KVDC 08/09/2016
571 Feeder cable for Deneb from Cygnus substation 22/08/2016
572 Group test system for power cables 16/09/2016
574 Supply copper and aluminium cable 25/08/2016
575 Supply optical cable and accessories for the project of Hung Yen – VinhThuan optical cable ( QL63) of RGA-CMU. 24/08/2016
576 Supply LV cables 0.4kV for repairing 2 water meters branch A and B. 22/08/2016
577 (SIPR)(NIPR) Armored Fiber Cable Installation & Associated 19/08/2016
578 Replacing of the existing low voltage cable 23/08/2016
579 Kp 3x120 cables 20 kV power network construction tender Electricity Distribution Ltd. 02/09/2016
580 6700 m fiber optic cable 18/11/2016
582 Supply and delivery of fibre optic cable and ducts 24/08/2016
583 Supply optical cable, accessories, insulators and grid accessories 110kv 26/08/2016
584 2. The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) (“the Purchaser”) invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the supply and delivery of Cables and Conductors for the Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) for the project area in Yangon. 22/08/2016
585 Purchase Types Of Copper Cable 11/09/2016
586 Supply optical cable and accessories for the project of transformer station 110kv Song Binh and connecting grid transition to Song Binh station to grid 110kv Dai Ninh – PhanRi. 06/09/2016
587 Supply electric cable and conductors 07/09/2016
588 Supplying L.V cable for Salah Al-Din & Diyala 19/09/2016
589 102E/2016: Supply of copper xple cable, 33kv 1x500 MM2 18/09/2016
590 Provide armoured power cable and accessories 25/08/2016
591 Procurement of XLPE Copper Cable 24/08/2016
592 15kv Primary Underground Distribution Cable 07/09/2016
593 Cable, 5kv #4 Sol 1/c Epr (Coils) 26/08/2016
594 Supply optical cable 25/08/2016
595 Construction Vinh Long – Can Tho optical cable 05/09/2016
596 350 MCM Copper 15 kV Power Cable 30/08/2016
597 Supply of Optical-fibre cables 22/09/2016
598 Group Test System for XLPE insulated power distribution cable (N) 2XS (F) 2YV 1x300mm 2 RM / 35, 18 / 30kV and (N) 2XS (F) HV 1x300mm 2 RM / 35, 18 / 30kV. 23/09/2016
599 Supply electric cable, meter boxes, circuit breakers and transformers. 09/09/2016
600 Puling of 144 core fiber optic cable from exchanges 30/08/2016
601 16FEI22590, IKI ring SO2 & 4, new fiber optic cable systems inkl.Kabeltrasse. 14/10/2016
602 Supply optical cable and accessories 30/08/2016
603 Construction and supply optical cable for the project of construction transmission line of telecom system in Thai Binh province. 05/09/2016
604 Supply of xple & pvc insulted power cables 21/09/2016
605 Supply of solar accessories/ power cables 14/09/2016
606 Providing a lot of industrial power cable 2000m on behalf of Acid Factory Gabes Phosphoric GCT 07/10/2016
607 Supply of (electric cables) 22/09/2016
608 Supply optical cable and accessories for the project of moving communication cable network for construction Nguyen Tat Thanh square in TuyenQuang city (phase 2). 31/08/2016
609 Supply optical cable 12/09/2016
611 Framework agreement - XLPE-insulated cables 30 kV and 10 kV; 2017/2018. 12/09/2016
612 Supply of various medium-voltage cables for the new ICE plant Nippes. 07/09/2016
613 Supply of fiber optic cables with different fiber number 27/09/2016
614 PVC insulted unarmored copper conductor cable 07/09/2016
615 Electronic Auction - Electric Cables Acquisition of Control, Instrumentation and Power Cables Low Voltage. 09/09/2016
616 Supply and delivery of 185 MM2 HT 11/11KV cable 16/09/2016
618 supply equipment and construction optical cable network ADSS/24 and accessories with total length of 26.6km under the project of construction internal transmission line in Si Ma Cai district. 12/09/2016
619 Supply equipment and construction optical cable network ADSS/24 and accessories with total length of 40.3km under the project of construction internal transmission line in Van Ban district. 12/09/2016
620 Supply of 33 kv power cable 27/09/2016
621 Supply of DC feeder cable 1 kV with total length of approximately 44.6 metres, around 180 cable sleeves and other materials in accordance with design project 10/10/2016
622 supply electric wire and cable for investment and construction 2016. 16/09/2016
623 Supply of power cable 15/09/2016
624 Security standby mode optical fibers in the towns of Jihlava and Hradec Kralove.

625 Supply and installation of optical cable in new FMC, CSW and the municipality building 07/10/2016
626 Supply copper cable and bared aluminium cable 14/09/2016
627 Supply imported optical cable and materials 20/09/2016
628 11 KV single core power cable 22/09/2016
630 Fiber optic cable system incl. Switch cabinetssow.div.Demontage- + assembly work. 19/09/2016
631 Lot 1: Design, Supply and Installation of 10 kV cable(203.17 km) at Janub RESSD; 28/09/2016
632 Upgrading of medium and low voltage electric cables 21/09/2016
634 Supply and installation of HT cable, Ht meter and switchgear 20/09/2016
635 Power cable, control cable, universal cable, wires assembly (Supply) 12/09/2016
636 The supply, installation and termination of a 132kV Cable as per supplied specification Juno Substation 27/09/2016
637 Supply electric cables. 12/09/2016
638 Supply, installation, testing and commissioning of fibre optic cable with accessories 13/10/2016
639 Supply equipment and installation cable 48FO connection from Hoa Lac to National Conference centre . 16/09/2016
640 Viettel Network Corp Bid for supply cable fixed direct 24 fibre . 22/09/2016
641 Supply of power cable 10/10/2016
642 Cables with copper conductors 1 kV and installation guides 30/09/2016
643 MV cable 3x300 20 kV power network construction tender Electricity Distribution Ltd. 22/09/2016
644 Bid for construction optical cable network GPON in Hong Hai, Hong Ha, Ha Tu, Ha Trung, Ha Lam, Cao Thang, Cao Xanh, Hong Gai, Bai Chay wards, Ha Long city Quang Ninh province. 23/09/2016
645 Can Tho Power Co Bid for supply electric cable. 28/09/2016
646 Supply of differently capacity fiber optic cable 19/09/2016
647 Qualification system for the supply of fiber optic cable.

648 Acquisition of Cable Fiber Optic 19/09/2016
649 FIber Optic Installation 22/09/2016
650 Construction optical cable network ADSS/24 on LV, MV pillars. 04/10/2016
651 Supply and delivery of electric cable 04/10/2016
652 Three stranded Single core MV cable acquisition.

653 Three stranded Single core MV cable acquisition.

654 Improving grid and power cable on Cong Duc – Lo Ren – Hang Ca – Ngo Gach - Nguyen Sieu – Cho Gao – Dong Thai streets, HoanKiem district. 22/09/2016
655 Supply optical cable and materials for TuyenQuang Telecom 19/09/2016
656 Supply of Power Cable for the execution of the production program of OAO "MKSM" 14/10/2016
657 Procurement and laying/ installation of underground optical fiber cable 10/10/2016
659 Market Consultation Supernet NL — 150kV HTS Cable System. 14/12/2016
660 Supply optical cable and accessories. 22/09/2016
661 Old Harbour No 15 AJ and AJ 8 exchange between the high-voltage cable 26/09/2016
662 Cable low and medium voltage. 10/10/2016
663 Acquisition of Cable Fiber Optic 19/09/2016
664 Trucking framework agreement ELMU Network Ltd -.. ÉMÁSZ Power Ltd. power cables and overhead lines procurement. 14/10/2016
665 Procurement of Medium Voltage Insulated Twisted Cable 26/10/2016
666 Procurement of Low Voltage Insulated Twisted Cable 12/10/2016
667 Supply MV underground cables 30/09/2016
668 Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program
Lot 1: Design, Supply and Installation of 10 kV cable(188.40 km) at Shimal –Garb RESSD
669 supply MV underground cables. 03/10/2016
670 Supply optical cable and accessories for grid 110kv for supply power at KCN Long GiangTienGiang province. 05/10/2016
671 Electrical Power Cable Low Voltage with delivery to Rio de Janeiro / RJ. 29/09/2016
672 BCA fiber optic cable with corrugated steel protection and thermoplastic sheath M1 race code. 20/10/2016
673 The installation of fiber optic cable for the interconnection of 27 traffic signal 25/10/2016
674 Acquisition of Fiber Optic Cables 26/10/2016
675 Supply electric cables. 29/09/2016
676 2016 Fibre Optic Cable Installation 05/10/2016
677 Supply and Delivery of Optical Cables and Accessories; 13/10/2016
678 Supply of fiber optic cable.

679 To upsize existing upstream electrical cables and breakers for ventilation fans in Terminal 2 North & South Car Park, Singapore Changi Airport 03/10/2016
680 Detailed design of low-voltage cable networks in Elektroslavonija Osijek 14/10/2016
681 FEP/GP/06: Supply of power cables, fibre optic cables, networking equipment and accessories 23/10/2016
682 MCM power cable 18/10/2016
683 Supply ADSS optical cable and accessories for installation optical cable transmission line 05/10/2016
684 Supply and Delivery of Optical Cables and Accessories 03/10/2016
685 Supply different size of fiber optic cables 03/10/2016
686 Supply optical cable and accessories. 30/09/2016
687 Bid for supply optical cable and accessories. 19/10/2016
688 Bid for supply LV cables for HoaBinh hydropower plant. 30/09/2016
689 Maintenance of fiber optic cables in the territory of the MEL - orders to market. 24/10/2016
690 Supply underground LV, MV cables. 10/10/2016
691 Jeju purchase of high-voltage cable 30/09/2016
692 Supply equipment and materials and construction optical cable network under the project of construction internal transmission line of private telecom network in Thai Nguyen province. 13/10/2016
693 Supply equipment and materials and construction optical cable network under the project of construction internal transmission line of private telecom network in Thai Nguyen province. 13/10/2016
694 Optical cable field conditions on the reel, 2 x 50 m and 2 x 100 m, the delivery period of three years 10/10/2016
695 Optical fiber cables for acquisition and investment targets for network maintenance of existing fiber optic cables. 31/10/2016
696 SMP/LP/239/2016: Supply of power cable 19/10/2016
697 supply optical cable and accessories. 10/10/2016
698 The provision of HTA cells 25 kV will strengthen the electric power train 25 kV single-phase via coaxial cables 25 kV 400 mm² Cu.

699 Small and supply of medium voltage cable assemblies 04/11/2016
700 Bid for package 80: supply optical cable and accessories for separating space conductors of grid 110kv 171 – 173 Cao Lanh 2 – 173 – 171 Cao Lanh, 26/10/2016
701 Bid for supply underground optical cable 48 fibre and 96 fibre 20/10/2016
702 Supply optical cable and accessories 18/10/2016
703 TR Czech Budejovice middle - HV cable
The subject of the public contract is the supply of 110 kV cable for the implementation of the new wiring 2x3x110 kV between the support point no. 105 V1366 lines and a substation of 110 kV BW Center (encapsulated switchboard). New wiring will begin on the support point no. 105 lines overhead lines V1366, will continue to be deceived into the ground, runs through the economic land, space and associated streets of the Czech Budejovice.Approximately every 1,000 meters will be made for cable clutch, in total will be made two cable connectors on each core cables of 110 kV.
704 Fiber optic cables and installations 18/11/2016
705 110kV XLPE laminated sheath cable, 1 200 mm 2 aluminum. 27/10/2016
706 Acquisition of Cable Multicore Copper. 16/11/2016
707 Construction of fiber-optic communication lines at polling stations Krasnoarmiysk - Dobropole - Oak 24/10/2016
708 Construction Tien Yen – Mong Cai optical cable network of QuangNinh internal transmission line. 24/10/2016
709 Copper power cable production armored 17/10/2016
710 Supply of low voltage cables, medium voltage cables. 10/11/2016
711 Underground Distribution Cable 24/10/2016
712 Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Fibre Optic Cables with Accessories for MRQB-FAQA 33 KV Circuit. 27/10/2016
713 The installation of fiber optic cable for the interconnection of twenty seven traffic signal 25/10/2016
714 Southern High Voltage Gridline Co Bid for package 15: supply cables for installation MBA T2 – 63 MVA TBA110kv Cai Be. 26/10/2016
715 Acquisition of fiber optic cable 24/10/2016
716 Delivery of NAYY cables with PVC insulation and aluminum conductors in lots for the needs of "Energo-Pro Grid" JSC. 22/11/2016
717 Energinet.dk wants to establish a framework agreement for the supply of fiber cables. The framework agreement consists of the following cables: Hybrid cable: fiber 4*12SM + 1*6MM, OM3 50/125 PD cable: fiber 1*8MM, OM1 62,5/125. 02/11/2016
718 Construction and maintenance of a through optical fiber telecommunication system between sites in the territory of Val d'Europe Agglomeration. 25/11/2016
719 V-001-16: fiber optic cable 20/11/2016
720 Purchase of cable tray and fibre cable 07/11/2016
721 Network Operation Center( NOC) Bid for supply 02 fibre optical cable on Bac Nam route of project of supply backbone Bac Nam transmission network equipment . 31/10/2016
722 Hanoi Power Information Technology Co Bid for construction optical cable from TBA 110kv Giam E1. 15/11/2016
723 Panel of civil work and fiber cabling services 25/11/2016
724 Supply of power cables MV and LV. 28/12/2016
725 Saigontourist Cable Television Co Ltd Bid for supply optical cable for transferring underground suspension network 2016 phase 3. 23/11/2016
726 "Supply of power cables for the branches of the Polish Group Mining Sp. z oo in 2017 '(Group assortment 313-2). 02/12/2016
727 Procurement of Measurement Equipment Equipment 2017 (Line Device and Cable Testing High Voltage AC) Location PT PLN (Persero) Ketapang Area West Kalimantan 15/08/2017
728 Supply and delivery of a high voltage cable sheath tester 04/09/2017
730 Kaohsiung Motor Station 6.6KV high voltage cable purchase case 29/08/2017
731 Procurement of 1x6mm2 H.T cable for AGL lighting system. 18/09/2017
733 Replacement of high-voltage cable 28/09/2017
735 High-voltage cable КГЭ 3 * 50 + 1 * 16 26/09/2017
737 High voltage cable KVGE-70 and other products 27/09/2017
738 Supply of a high-voltage cable 12/10/2017
739 Mermaid and Seastar offshore windfarms — Supply and installation of submarine high voltage cables. 28/11/2017
740 High voltage cable system 275-kV and 380-kV UW Laufenburg. 19/01/2018
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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 country’s passports.

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

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.zawya.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.openpr.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://techcrunch.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Self-sculpting smart sand

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

    Make your own robot

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.deccanherald.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    But not everyone is excited at the sound of that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://nvonews.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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

    Source: http://www.inautonews.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    By October 2006, only four trucks had been delivered.

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

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

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

    There were other problems.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Whyte managed the armoured carrier company at the time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.thehimalayantimes.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.thestar.com

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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

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

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

    Biometric Identification

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

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

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

    Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Cryptographic Technology

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

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

    The ePassport

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.planetbiometrics.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://libn.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.libyaherald.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://graphic.com.gh

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.rnzi.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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

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

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

    Who was that (really)?

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

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

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

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

    It’s more than just about security

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

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

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

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

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

    What about customers?

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

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

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

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

    Deploy an enterprise-wide

    authentication solution

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.ghanaweb.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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