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 Finland Tenders  2019/20

SrNo. Description Deadline Date
1 Fiber optic cables and fiber accessories (DPS) 14/02/2025
2 Surgical Medical Equipment 2020-2024 (DPS) 08/01/2024
3 Robotics Devices (DPS) 18/04/2023
4 Psychotherapy education services 31/01/2023
5 Request for Information: Integrating System that Produces Situation Pictures for Land and Maritime Border Surveillance (C2, Command and Control System) 03/04/2021
6 Market research: HR systems and related services 16/03/2021
7 Request for Information (RFI): Point Detonation Fuzes and Multi-option fuzes for 155 mm Artillery 13/03/2021
8 Request for Information (RFI) for 122 mm Rocket Solution 27/01/2021
9 Software programming and consultancy services 31/12/2020
10 Underwater Surveillance System (‘VEVA’) 01/11/2020
11 Electricity and Portfolio Management 2020-2024 17/10/2020
12 The target of the acquisition is an aerial photography service and the provision of data and metadata resulting from aerial photography 14/10/2020
13 Purchase of Smart City IoT System and Outdoor Lighting Control System 11/10/2020
14 Software Robotics and Artificial Intelligence 2019-2023 DPS 10/09/2020
15 Invitation to Market Dialogue: Acquisition of Smart City IoT System and Outdoor Lighting Control System 31/05/2020
16 Framework Agreement for Landline Telephone and Switch Gear Systems and Related Applications / Components 20/05/2020
17 Hattula winter maintenance 2020–2021 15/05/2020
18 Purchase of high volume printing, printing, stripping and distribution services 13/05/2020
19 Winter maintenance contract for the main cycling routes in the Oulu region 2020–2024 12/05/2020
20 Purchase of aircraft, passenger aircraft with jet engine (used) 11/05/2020
21 Energy metering data service for fixed line points in the line network 10/05/2020
22 Bus tender 51/2020 08/05/2020
23 Moving Target System for a Shooting Range 07/05/2020
24 Battle simulators 07/05/2020
25 The Päijät-Häme Welfare Association requests bids for manual surgical fracture equipment in accordance with this invitation to tender and its annexes for two (1) and 1 (1) additional year options to be decided separately for a two (2) year contract period. 07/05/2020
26 Case management system as a software service and related services 05/05/2020
27 laptops 04/05/2020
28 The subject of the acquisition is the operation, airworthiness control, maintenance, necessary repairs and storage of the Turbo Commander 690a aerial reconnaissance aircraft 04/05/2020
29 Winter maintenance of Sodankylä church village plans 2020–2023 04/05/2020
30 Telecommunications services 02/05/2020
31 Media Monitoring and Media Analysis 30/04/2020
32 Interpretation services 30/04/2020
33 Dental units (units), treatment room cabinets, intraoral devices and wet suction system including treatment room suction systems 28/04/2020
34 Laurea University of Applied Sciences - Acquisition of Learning Platform: Technical Dialogue 26/04/2020
35 Dump truck with chassis, road maintenance equipment 26/04/2020
36 Framework Service Contract for the Provision of Consultancy/Advisory Services, Project Services and Managed Services Based on Microsoft Products and Technologies to the European Chemicals Agency 24/04/2020
37 Tanker vehicles and trailers 24/04/2020
38 Winter maintenance contract for snowmobile tracks and snowmobiles 24/04/2020
39 SAP SuccessFactors Deployment Projects and Support Service / Kymenlaakso Social and Health Services Municipal Association (Kymsote) 24/04/2020
40 Tampere Region Central Treatment Plant Ltd will build a central wastewater treatment plant for the needs of the Tampere economic area with a design capacity of 430,000 inhabitants. 24/04/2020
41 1. Vehicle with wheelchair access, 1 + 8 person minibus 22/04/2020
42 Expert duties in design, digitization and data management 22/04/2020
43 Content management system solution, implementation of website interface and provision of web service as SaaS service. 20/04/2020
44 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 20/04/2020
45 Cartridges (Repair Notice) 16/04/2020
46 ERP business system for the public sector 16/04/2020
47 Military Service Glasses, Eyeglasses for Crisis Management, Special Worker Glasses for Pilots and Staff 15/04/2020
48 Translation services 15/04/2020
49 General surgical equipment (456) 15/04/2020
50 : Translation services 15/04/2020
51 The strategic acquisition of the City of Turku is requesting bids for three (3) fire truck chassis and bodywork to be commissioned by the Southwest Finland Regional Rescue Service. 14/04/2020
52 FSA request for information on the planned acquisition of valuation services 08/04/2020
53 Translation services 08/04/2020
54 Software package and information systems 08/04/2020
55 Software package and information systems 08/04/2020
56 Acquisition of Kouvola city traffic signs 08/04/2020
57 : Translation services 08/04/2020
58 Acquisition of ERP system for pre-school, basic and upper secondary education 07/04/2020
59 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 07/04/2020
60 Protective and workwear for students and staff 07/04/2020
61 Caruna is looking for the reliable and cost efficient suppliers for prefabricated 20 kV (medium voltage) secondary substations and switching stations to be used in Caruna's electricity network. 07/04/2020
62 Security services of the South Savo Municipal Social and Health Services Association 07/04/2020
63 Telecommunications services 06/04/2020
64 Project audit services for financing provided by Business Finland 06/04/2020
65 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services 06/04/2020
66 Helsinki City Environment (later also a customer) requests tenders for the construction and maintenance of the City of Helsinki's outdoor lighting and traffic light networks. 06/04/2020
67 Servers 06/04/2020
68 Investment management software development services 06/04/2020
69 Purchase of trucks (3) for the City of Vantaa 03/04/2020
70 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 03/04/2020
71 Trucks 01/04/2020
72 Solar Power Plants 2020-2026 (DPS) 31/03/2020
73 Engine Maintenance Services (EMS) for Honeywell TPE 331-10 Aircraft Engines 31/03/2020
74 The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland is planning to award a framework supply and service contract for the supply, maintenance, after-sales service of armoured vehicles and the supply of spare parts 31/03/2020
75 consulting, software development, Internet and support 30/03/2020
76 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 30/03/2020
77 consulting, software development, Internet and support 30/03/2020
78 Tracing system services 30/03/2020
79 Tracing system services 30/03/2020
80 Advertising and marketing services 30/03/2020
81 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 30/03/2020
82 Software package and information systems 30/03/2020
83 Payroll management services 30/03/2020
84 Adult and other education services 27/03/2020
85 Adult and other education services 27/03/2020
86 Adult and other education services 27/03/2020
87 Business and management consultancy and related services 27/03/2020
88 Request for information: Printers and drug stickers 26/03/2020
89 Printers with centralized printing 26/03/2020
90 Business and management Consultancy and related services 26/03/2020
91 INVITATION TO THE MARKET DIALOGUE: Acquisition of a land and water asset management system 25/03/2020
92 Obtaining SSL certificates 24/03/2020
93 The procurement is for a GNSS simulator for testing and research purposes. The available GNSS simulator enables testing and evaluation of various GNSS receivers. 24/03/2020
94 Postal and telecommunications services 24/03/2020
95 Software package and information systems 24/03/2020
96 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security 24/03/2020
97 Bus tender 50/2020 23/03/2020
98 Pilatus PC-12NG Simulator Training for Year 2020 and Options for Year 2021 and 2022 23/03/2020
99 Advertising and marketing services 23/03/2020
100 Training and simulation in aircrafts, missiles and spacecrafts 23/03/2020
101 Access Control Software Product (IDM / IAM) 22/03/2020
102 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 20/03/2020
103 Psychiatry ERP System 20/03/2020
104 Translation services 20/03/2020
105 consulting, software development, Internet and support 20/03/2020
106 Industry specific software development services 20/03/2020
107 Ambulances (2 + 2), Class A2 Ambulances for HYKS Acute Ambulance 19/03/2020
108 Purchase of boat traffic on the island of Korsholm 19/03/2020
109 Procurement of full-page travel document readers and their software, including reference template database, used for border check purposes. 19/03/2020
110 Consulting, software development, Internet and support 19/03/2020
111 1 truck 6x2 (CL) + crane 18/03/2020
112 Digital marketing and marketing automation 18/03/2020
113 Business and management consultancy services 18/03/2020
114 Software package and information systems 18/03/2020
115 Consulting, software development, Internet and support 18/03/2020
116 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 18/03/2020
117 Enterprise resource planning software package 18/03/2020
118 Parking Payment ATMs 17/03/2020
119 Purchase of main power transformer 16/03/2020
120 The market concerns the acquisition and maintenance of a general purpose supercomputer, running Linux, and its private storage (~ 2 Po). This supercomputer must enable the CEA to meet the needs of par ... 16/03/2020
121 Environmental management 16/03/2020
122 Purchase of electric bus charging service 16/03/2020
123 Advertising and marketing services 16/03/2020
124 Vehicle Tracking and Management Service for managing ELY Centers, TE Offices and KEHA Center official cars 16/03/2020
125 Procurement of security services for cultural centers 16/03/2020
126 Tendering of auditing and internal audit services 16/03/2020
127 Accounting and auditing services 16/03/2020
128 Education and training services 16/03/2020
129 Adult and other education services 15/03/2020
130 Adult and other education services 15/03/2020
131 Euro HPC Data Center (Kajaani), main power contract 13/03/2020
132 Personal protective equipment and work clothing and footwear 13/03/2020
133 Investment management software development services 13/03/2020
134 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security 13/03/2020
135 Total ambulance and bodywork procurement 13/03/2020
136 Invoicing and digitization service for the Defense Forces and the Supply Security Center 12/03/2020
137 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 12/03/2020
138 Asset Management and Maintenance Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 12/03/2020
139 Ambulances (2 + 2) HYKS Acute Ambulance 11/03/2020
140 Software package and information systems 11/03/2020
141 Purchase of Detergents, Cleaning Bags, Garbage Bags, Cleaning Tools, Tissues, Disposable Gloves and Dishes, and Social and Health Care Cleaners 10/03/2020
142 EuroHPC Data Center (Kajaani), piping and refrigeration contractor 10/03/2020
143 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services 09/03/2020
144 Accounting, auditing and fiscal services 09/03/2020
145 Influence Model of Road Projects Traffic Maintenance and Development of IVAR3 09/03/2020
146 Worker clothes 09/03/2020
147 Research and development consultancy services 09/03/2020
148 Procurement of Explosive Detection Systems for Cabin Baggage, EU Standard C3 (or Higher) 09/03/2020
149 Asset Management and Maintenance Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 09/03/2020
150 Enterprise resource planning software development services 09/03/2020
151 Interior glass walls and doors 09/03/2020
152 Dynamic purchasing system: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 08/03/2020
153 Security services Municipality of Kempele 06/03/2020
154 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security 06/03/2020
155 consulting, software development, Internet and support 06/03/2020
156 Purchase of ambulances 05/03/2020
157 consulting, software development, Internet and support 05/03/2020
158 Telecommunications services Deadline mentioned in this tender is an Assuming date, Vendor should contact Tendering Authority for more details 05/03/2020
159 Software package and information systems 05/03/2020
160 Ammunition 04/03/2020
161 consulting, software development, Internet and support 04/03/2020
162 consulting, software development, Internet and support 04/03/2020
163 consulting, software development, Internet and support 04/03/2020
164 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff 04/03/2020
165 400 kV 400 MVA Power Transformers 2022-2025 04/03/2020
166 Electronic payment service for personnel benefits of the City of Ylöjärvi 03/03/2020
167 Call for expressions of interest: Purchase of spare parts for F / A-18 Hornet fleet engines 03/03/2020
168 consulting, software development, Internet and support 03/03/2020
169 Histology Cartridge Printers 03/03/2020
170 Provision of language courses 03/03/2020
171 consulting, software development, Internet and support 03/03/2020
172 consulting, software development, Internet and support 03/03/2020
173 Advertising and marketing services 03/03/2020
174 Public transport services between Mynämäki-Askainen-Mynämäki. 03/03/2020
175 RV7 Entity H13 Equipment Maintenance: Spotting Scrubbers 02/03/2020
176 Purchase of ambulances 02/03/2020
177 consulting, software development, Internet and support 02/03/2020
178 Competitive Asset Management 02/03/2020
179 Reserve Power Plant Gas Turbine Maintenance Services for 2 x Frame 5 Gas Turbine Generator Sets 28/02/2020
180 Software package and information systems 28/02/2020
181 Purchase of eyeglasses / opticians' services, staff special glasses and protective goggles 28/02/2020
182 Software package and information systems 28/02/2020
183 The items to be procured are military fighter weapons, helmet lights, search lights, and ID flashes. 28/02/2020
184 Purchase of a fire truck 27/02/2020
185 Computer equipment and supplies 27/02/2020
186 Aggregate snowblowers for Finavia Corporation's airports. 27/02/2020
187 Invitation to Market Dialogue: Purchase of Smart City IoT System and Outdoor Lighting Control System 26/02/2020
188 Software package and information systems 26/02/2020
189 Customer services 26/02/2020
190 Access control system and related servicing and maintenance services 25/02/2020
191 Software package and information systems 25/02/2020
192 thermal Imaging Cameras 25/02/2020
193 Fire trucks 2020 24/02/2020
194 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 24/02/2020
195 Information Display Management System 24/02/2020
196 Software-related services 24/02/2020
197 Advertising and marketing services 24/02/2020
198 Consulting, software development, Internet and support 24/02/2020
199 Embassy of Finland Addis Ababa, Security Services 1.4.2020-31.3.2023 24/02/2020
200 Interpretation services 24/02/2020
201 Supply of Auditing services 24/02/2020
202 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 23/02/2020
203 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 23/02/2020
204 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 23/02/2020
205 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 21/02/2020
206 Application Notice: Spare Parts for Hawk Mk51, Mk51A and Mk66 Jet Training Machines. 21/02/2020
207 Procurement consultancy services 21/02/2020
208 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 20/02/2020
209 Research and development services and related consultancy services 20/02/2020
210 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 19/02/2020
211 The acquisition includes the construction work of a substation to be built in Tammisto, Vantaa. 18/02/2020
212 Acquired Nursing Invitation and personal security solution as a SaaS service for Aeaenekoski City Service Units customers and staff. 17/02/2020
213 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 17/02/2020
214 consulting, software development, Internet and support 17/02/2020
215 Computer-aided design (CAD) software package 17/02/2020
216 Software package and information systems 17/02/2020
217 Airbus Helicopter AS332L1/H215 component maintenance services for main dynamic components overhaul. 14/02/2020
218 Ambulance vehicles (medical units) 14/02/2020
219 Data storage services 12/02/2020
220 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 11/02/2020
221 Software package and information systems 11/02/2020
222 Road lighting service contract 2020-2023 (option 2 years), Central Finland. 10/02/2020
223 Software-related services 10/02/2020
224 Expert services related to rail track maintenance 08/02/2020
225 Request for information: Providing strong electronic identification services 07/02/2020
226 Administration, defence and social security services 07/02/2020
227 Broadband service 03/02/2020
228 Real-time operating system software package 03/02/2020
229 Software package and information systems 03/02/2020
230 The target is to purchase a new extinguishing vehicle for the Eastern Uusimaa Rescue Service in 2020. 31/01/2020
231 Purchase of x-ray scanners to Eastern Finland border crossing points 31/01/2020
232 Mass Spectrometer for Proteomics and Protein Analysis 28/01/2020
233 Traffic Management Finland Oy (Procurement Unit) is requesting quotes from the Traffic Management and Control reporting and analytics service. 28/01/2020
234 Parking Operations Services, Tays Central Hospital Parking Garage 9221 / PAL / 19 28/01/2020
235 Parking Services 28/01/2020
236 Purchase of telecommunications services for the City of Espoo 27/01/2020
237 Software Asset Management System 27/01/2020
238 HSL Payment Services (PSP) 24/01/2020
239 Public transport services Loppi – Röykkä – Loppi 24/01/2020
240 Suction vectors and oxygen and air flow meters for the HUS Municipal Association, the Kymenlaakso Hospital and Social Services Association and the South Karelia Social and Health District 22/01/2020
241 TP19 / 055 Endoscopic supplies for stomach diseases 21/01/2020
242 VSSHP access control systems 21/01/2020
243 Management and financial management information system 20/01/2020
244 Elenia Palvelut Oy: Secondary Substation Automation Procurement 20/01/2020
245 Elenia Palvelut Oy: Acquisition of mass change installation for electricity meters (AMR) 20/01/2020
246 X-ray Microtomography System 18/01/2020
247 Haaga-Helia Laptop Purchase 2020-2021 (2022) 17/01/2020
248 Document management system as a software service 16/01/2020
249 The subject of the contract is winter and summer care of street areas, markets, parks, playgrounds, beaches, carpet washing areas, harbors, real estate yards and street and street green areas in the eastern part of Mikkeli, with the exception of those in Anttola and Anttola general winter and summer maintenance hourly contract and Haukivuori general winter and summer maintenance hourly contract 15/01/2020
250 Logistics Services 15/01/2020
251 Equipment maintenance and repair services- 5. Sweepers, . 7. Repair and installation work on vehicle accessories, incl. plows, sanders, brushes, etc. (does not include special works such as crane repairs to be agreed upon separately) 13/01/2020
252 Framework contract for traffic management and intelligent transport development consultancy 13/01/2020
253 TeeSe Botnia Oy Ab is requesting offers for framework contracts for transport services on an hourly basis for the following equipment: 2-3 axle rigid dump trucks, 4 axle rigid dump trucks and crane trucks on site. 13/01/2020
254 Water-treatment chemicals 08/01/2020
255 Electronic Warfare Service 2020-2024 07/01/2020
256 Delivery and repair of in-vehicle computers, automatic license plate recognition and average speed measurement system, and digital video recording system 07/01/2020
257 Finnish commemorative coins 04/01/2020
258 Request for information: Service voucher service and management service 03/01/2020
259 Municipal ERP system integrator services 02/01/2020
260 City of Light - Jyväskylä: Lighting Coordinator 02/01/2020
261 The acquisition includes a UPS contract for the EuroHPC Data Center construction project 31/12/2019
262 The acquisition includes a security contract for the EuroHPC Data Center construction project 31/12/2019
263 The ID/Account-Based Ticketing System 28/12/2019
264 EuroHPC Data Center - Main / building contract 23/12/2019
265 Launching a market call for the sale of Hollolas kerosene labels 21/12/2019
266 Purchase of a document management system 20/12/2019
267 Centralized Identity and Access Control Solution (IAM) 19/12/2019
268 Employee benefits electronic payment service for employees of Lapland University Group 19/12/2019
269 Total ambulance and bodywork procurement 19/12/2019
270 Indoor Footwear 16/12/2019
271 Purchase of LED street lights 16/12/2019
272 Financial and Human Resources Information Management Solution 16/12/2019
273 Risk Management, Privacy Risk Management and Incident Reporting System (GRC), Deploying the GRC Application Layer, and Support, Maintenance and Upgrade Services for the GRC Application Layer, as well as Service Management for the period 2020-2023. 16/12/2019
274 Building Automation Design - Satisfaction Psychiatry 16/12/2019
275 Traffic System Expert Services may include needs analysis for individual sub-area projects 16/12/2019
276 The acquisition includes the implementation of a traffic management system for Highway 1 between Munkkivuori - West III of Ring Road III in accordance with the customer's construction plan. 13/12/2019
277 JVP-Eura Oy is asking for your offer as a comprehensive service for the transportation, further treatment and disposal / recovery of the sludge from the Eura municipal wastewater treatment plant and biological treatment plant.W 12/12/2019
278 Buses and coaches 12/12/2019
279 F / A-18 Purchase of Spare Parts for Landing System for Hornet Fighter Fleet, 4000001226 11/12/2019
280 Camera surveillance system VMS platform, installation work, maintenance and equipment 09/12/2019
281 Fire trucks 2020 09/12/2019
282 Summer and winter maintenance of the premises owned by the Espoo Parish Union. Contract program 2019 attached. 09/12/2019
283 Blank Ammunition Replacement System (BARS) 04/12/2019
284 4103/2018 Blank Ammunition Replacement System (BARS) 04/12/2019
285 Dumper truck with chisel blade, road maintenance equipment 03/12/2019
286 Bodywork and tank trailers for pressure tankers 29/11/2019
287 The fairway agency requests your tender for the construction of the Raja-Jooseppi border crossing and for monitoring services for the fairway and traffic management according to the building plan 29/11/2019
288 Acquisition of Finavia Oyj's security and security services at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport from 2020 29/11/2019
289 Document management for the Roti system 28/11/2019
290 Worker clothes 25/11/2019
291 Commander and Staff Trainer 2 (CAST 2) 23/11/2019
292 F / A-18 Hornet Fighter Brakes Spare Parts, 34 Items. 21/11/2019
293 Purchase of a platform truck for the Central Uusimaa Rescue Service 21/11/2019
294 Boots felt M91 21/11/2019
295 Purchase of completed road signs 21/11/2019
296 RFI Blank Ammunition Replacement System (BARS) 20/11/2019
297 Surgical Helmet System 20/11/2019
298 Purchase of digital parking machines in the Turku area during the period 2019-2021, approximately 100-150 devices in total. 20/11/2019
299 Outdoor work in Turku (Skinnarvik). (Snow clearing services) 18/11/2019
300 Fighter gloves 18/11/2019
301 Request for information / RFI: Manufacture and delivery of passports and identity cards and a mobile identity card 15/11/2019
302 Work on a winter maintenance contract for real estate yards in the city center of Kerava and the surrounding area. 15/11/2019
303 Acquisition of Direct Digital Mammography Equipment (2 + 1) for HUS Imaging 11/11/2019
304 F / A-18 Purchase of Spare Parts for Hornet Fighter Aircraft Control and Power System, 4000001208 11/11/2019
305 Market dialogue, procurement of a numbering system 07/11/2019
306 Tampere University of Applied Sciences sr: Information Platform and Reporting Solution 04/11/2019
307 Finland-Tampere: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 04/11/2019
308 Purchase of ERP system for pre and basic education as Saas service 04/11/2019
309 Purchase of electronic storage system and electronic signature solution 01/11/2019
310 The Municipality of Sipoo is requesting an offer for the performance of service tasks related to winter maintenance in the Sipoo area for the contract period 20.11.2019-15.5.2022 01/11/2019
311 Purchase of electronic storage system and electronic signature solution 01/11/2019
312 Purchase of electronic storage system and electronic signature solution 01/11/2019
313 Winter maintenance of the property, town plan and light traffic routes in the municipality of Puolanka 31/10/2019
314 Winter maintenance 31/10/2019
315 Ambulance vehicles (medical units). 30/10/2019
316 The contract will cover separately ordered 0.4 and 20 kV overhead and underground cable networks and distribution transformers 30/10/2019
317 Tuomi Logistiikka Oy, on behalf of the Pirkanmaa Hospital District (PSHP), is requesting offers for angiography equipment suitable for use by TAYS 28/10/2019
318 Finnish collector coins, coin sets and collector coins 28/10/2019
319 The Procurement Office of North Karelia is requesting to submit an offer for printers and MFP toner cartridges 28/10/2019
320 Winter maintenance services 25/10/2019
321 Purchase of an oral health information system 25/10/2019
322 Winter Maintenance for Winter Seasons in Jalasjärvi Real Estate Yards 2019-2021 23/10/2019
323 Framework for roof snow works 23/10/2019
324 Fighter,s backpack and mask cover and a medical man,s backpack 21/10/2019
325 Ambulances at Satakunta Rescue Department 21/10/2019
326 Cutting Explosive Charge 2308/2019 18/10/2019
327 AV equipment servicing, maintenance and supply of spare parts and supply of AV installation supplies 18/10/2019
328 Student Web Booking System (SaaS) 18/10/2019
329 Tampere Region Central Treatment Plant Ltd will build a central wastewater treatment plant for the needs of the Tampere economic area with a design capacity of 430,000 inhabitants. 17/10/2019
330 Substation pre-planning and general design 15/10/2019
331 Request for information on patient monitoring monitors 14/10/2019
333 Information Request (RFI): Police officers clothing and related services 08/10/2019
334 The acquisition concerns the snow plowing of streets, cycle paths and courtyards in the Seinäjoki and Nurmo districts 07/10/2019
335 Winter maintenance of streets and waterways 2019-2022 07/10/2019
336 Framework Agreement on Traffic Control and Monitoring Devices 04/10/2019
337 Snow contract for Espoon Asunnot Oy 04/10/2019
338 Icebreaking Services 04/10/2019
339 Winter machine services in the inner city of Joensuu 03/10/2019
340 The North Ostrobothnia Hospital District Municipal Association (PPSHP) is requesting a quote for professional workstations and displays 02/10/2019
341 High Pressure Washes and High Power Vacuum 2020-2021 01/10/2019
342 Request for information: Certificate management 30/09/2019
343 Tank fire truck 2020 27/09/2019
344 Plowing and sanding services 27/09/2019
345 Periodic maintenance, periodic inspection and troubleshooting of substations 27/09/2019
346 Winter maintenance of the city of Kaarina 2019–2022 25/09/2019
347 The acquisition concerns real estate snow removal services for the periods 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. The service includes outdoor cleaning, anti-skidding and snow removal. 24/09/2019
348 Winter Maintenance Works Nov 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2021 24/09/2019
349 Snow work for the season 2019-2020, 2020-2021 24/09/2019
350 In this acquisition, Veikkaus procures data center, operating and capacity services for the gaming and service system entity as well as other services that complement them. See Annex 6 for a more detailed 20/09/2019
351 Route-based public transport services in Northern Savonia. Waltti ticketing and payment system is used in this competition. 20/09/2019
352 Winter maintenance of the streets and public areas of the town of Kankaanpää, as well as private roads maintained by the town 18/09/2019
353 Snow removal services and anti-slip services for the planning areas and properties of Hattula municipality 16/09/2019
354 Purchase of small area snow and winter vehicle maintenance services 16/09/2019
355 Winter maintenance of skating rinks 16/09/2019
356 Procurement for regular air traffic on the route between Mariehamn and Stockholm 1.3.2020 - 29.2.2024 15/09/2019
357 Maintenance and installation of information display and ticket machines 13/09/2019
358 Winter maintenance of the streets and public areas of the town of Kankaanpää, as well as private roads maintained by the town 13/09/2019
359 The task will include the construction and supervision of a traffic management system for highway 1, between Ring Road III and Munkkivuori. 12/09/2019
360 F / A-18 Purchase of Spare Parts for Landing System for Hornet Fighter Fleet 11/09/2019
361 The acquisition is for two (2) identical automatic immunohematology devices to be installed in the SataDiag laboratory in Satu Hospital in 2019 10/09/2019
362 Wheeled excavator 10/09/2019
363 Research on cyber warfare 09/09/2019
364 Electronic payment solution for the Defense Forces to support employee voluntary sports and cultural activities 09/09/2019
365 Winter maintenance of streets and areas 2019-2022 09/09/2019
366 Purchase of winter maintenance services 2019-2020 09/09/2019
367 Truck with plow attachment 09/09/2019
368 Truck with sander, crane and plow equipment 09/09/2019
369 Acquisition of ERP system 04/09/2019
370 Purchase of Cartridges 130-155 02/09/2019
371 The University of Åland requests applications to participate in a competing dialogue about the procurement of a new or upgraded navigation and engine room simulator. 30/08/2019
372 Construction work 29/08/2019
373 Video platform, streaming service, and support for webcast production by the Government Office 28/08/2019
374 Prior notification: Gaming point of sale terminals and applications life cycle services 27/08/2019
375 Water Meter and Ball Valves 2019 - 2021 TP 15/19 26/08/2019
376 Oral Healthcare Enterprise Resource Planning System 26/08/2019
377 Purchase of a plow truck. 23/08/2019
378 Truck with sander, crane and plow equipment 23/08/2019
379 North Karelia,s Procurement Office invites you to bid for winter maintenance of the Kitee City traffic lanes and yards for the contract period 1.10.2019-30.9.2021 23/08/2019
380 Office and computer accessories 23/08/2019
381 Tendering of Metering Equipment for District Heating Networks 23/08/2019
382 Winter maintenance of Sodankylä church village plans 2019-2022 23/08/2019
383 The contract includes winter maintenance of skiing, snowmobile, walking and cycling routes in the municipality of Kittilä. 22/08/2019
384 Winter care for streets, fairways, real estate etc. 20/08/2019
385 The acquisition is aimed at EOD diving boats used for the clearance of the Defense Forces. 16/08/2019
386 Winter Maintenance: Work Machine Services 16/08/2019
387 Koivuniemi solar power plant 16/08/2019
388 Application for participation: HN-fuse-protection cartridges, 4000001174 16/08/2019
389 Winter maintenance work in the southern area of ​​Kerava and green area and sanitation work in the summer. 15/08/2019
390 ambulances 15/08/2019
391 Acquisition of Oral Healthcare Enterprise Resource Planning System 14/08/2019
392 Kellokoski winter maintenance contract 2019–2023 12/08/2019
393 Winter maintenance contract for ski slopes 12/08/2019
394 Telecommunications and other services 09/08/2019
395 The object of the acquisition is a CT simulator for radiotherapy. 09/08/2019
396 Vihti winter maintenance 2019–2022 (+ option 2023) 07/08/2019
397 Winter maintenance of streets and roads in Keminmaa 2019–2021 07/08/2019
398 61105 Neuroradiological Procedures 05/08/2019
399 Additional plates for vest protection boots 05/08/2019
401 The contract includes the planned dredging and dredging works in the sea area of ​​Pitäaja, as well as field work. 01/08/2019
402 Joutseno area winter care contract for 2019–2022 (+ option 1 year) 01/08/2019
403 Used trucks, trailers and fire trucks 29/07/2019
404 Carriers transportation 26/07/2019
405 The City of Aka asks for tenders for the winter maintenance of streets and courtyards for the winter season 2019–2022 25/07/2019
406 Fitness and Field Testing of Unmanned Aircraft (Surveillance2 Project) 18/07/2019
407 Adding Electric Vehicle Charging Locations 18/07/2019
408 Design and equipment of surveillance vehicles and dangerous vehicles on the platform of MB Unimog off-road vehicles, altogether ten (10) pieces. 15/07/2019
409 A large minibus for passenger traffic in the campus, in accordance with the invitation to tender. Includes: Teisko school transport. Routes may also consist of other transports organized by Tuomi Logistics. 15/07/2019
410 Printers with centralized printing 11/07/2019
411 Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, extension of border inspection; passport booth contract 09/07/2019
412 The first order of the contract includes a delivery of maximum twenty (20) pcs of fusion night vision devices with a spare part package and user and level 1 maintenance training. 08/07/2019
413 E-government solutions 08/07/2019
414 Acquisition of X-ray Devices - 2x Mobile X-Ray X-ray for Regional Hospital Náchod, as 05/07/2019
415 Purchase of X-ray and metal detector ports 05/07/2019
416 Printing / binding (id cards) Supply of laptops, printer 05/07/2019
417 Digitization of purchase invoices and expense receipts 04/07/2019
418 Winter Care at Levi Streets 2019–2024 04/07/2019
419 Gas chromatograph-mass spectrometric equipment with consumer goods and services 03/07/2019
420 1.5 T Full Body Magnetic Imaging Device for South Karelia Central Hospital of South Karelia Social and Health District. 01/07/2019
421 Construction work 01/07/2019
422 1. Trucks 2. Excavators 3. Wheel loaders 4. Compact tractors 01/07/2019
423 Telecommunications Services 01/07/2019
424 Electronic identity solution service for foreign user identification 26/06/2019
425 Toll's passenger traffic according to the invitation to tender 25/06/2019
426 Request for participation: Main transformer of Mustankallio substation 25/06/2019
427 Broadband broadband and TV services for property and residents 24/06/2019
428 Finavia Corporation s Helsinki-Vantaa Airport security check-up area for snow maintenance and runoff for 2019–2022 24/06/2019
429 DNA assay kit for producing a DNA tag 19/06/2019
430 Emergency and ambulance services 19/06/2019
431 Construction of a multipurpose hall in Suonenjoki 18/06/2019
432 Specialist services in clinical neurophysiology 17/06/2019
433 Magnetic imaging equipment 1.5 T (1 pcs) 7637 / HAN / 19 17/06/2019
434 Tactical Emergency Products 17/06/2019
435 Document management system deployment and continuous service 17/06/2019
436 Construction work 17/06/2019
437 ICT research and analyst services 17/06/2019
438 The target of the acquisition is the equipment and related services mentioned in this call for tenders for the new hospital system of the new hospital Nova in the Central Finland Hospital District. design, installation, warranty and after-sales service, customer service, expert services. 17/06/2019
439 Purchase of a computed tomography device for the first aid unit 17/06/2019
440 The framework contract for traffic management ICT consulting 17/06/2019
441 Purchase of Winter Care Services 2019-2022 + possible option 2022-2023 16/06/2019
442 The purchase is subject to payment transaction services as defined in the invitation to tender and its annexes. 14/06/2019
443 Acquiring Virter Oy's General and Specialists, Other Consulting Services and Special Research 14/06/2019
444 Fantom units and dental units with accessories 14/06/2019
445 Machine learning prediction algorithm for routing and invoicing invoices. 14/06/2019
446 Integration platform and related maintenance services 14/06/2019
447 Acquisition of digitization of archives 14/06/2019
448 Mechanical Dose Distribution Service for Medicines, Forssa Region Welfare Municipality, Elderly Services 1.9.2019-31.8.2022 (Option 1.9.2022-31.8.2023) 13/06/2019
449 T3 hospital radio network contract 12/06/2019
450 Aalto University (contracting entity) is inviting candidates to leave a request to participate for the Travel and Expense Management Solution procurement. 12/06/2019
451 Provision of a collection warehouse automation system and related maintenance services 07/06/2019
452 Financial and Human Resources Information System 07/06/2019
453 Application for participation: Spare parts supply system for HN fighter equipment, 4000001163 07/06/2019
454 Tampere Ev. The Congregation asks for one (1) motor machine and one (1) motor machine and a suitable pressure washer and water tank. 06/06/2019
455 Purchase of wheel loaders 05/06/2019
456 Purchase of wheel loaders 05/06/2019
457 Electronic identity solution service for foreign user identification 04/06/2019
458 The Military Logistics Department acquires single-phase power lines (1-v) in two (2) different lengths. 03/06/2019
459 Your customs will ask for your cash payment system in accordance with this call for tenders and its annexes. 31/05/2019
460 Computer tomography equipment / Siun sote 31/05/2019
461 Procurement of X-ray equipment for Ålands health and medical care. The equipment will be placed at the Radiological Clinic in Ålands health care system. 30/05/2019
462 Workshop Services (Summer & Winter Maintenance) 30/05/2019
463 Acquisition is a supply of goods in accordance with the Special Sector Procurement Act (1398/2016), which is implemented through a negotiated procedure. 30/05/2019
464 Excavator, tracked 29/05/2019
465 Winter Maintenance Work in Tampere 27/05/2019
466 The purchase is for a 4-axle timber truck, a 5-axle timber trailer and a timber crane with 2 and 4 lever controls. 27/05/2019
467 The acquisition includes winter, winter, 2019–2021 + access to winter maintenance of roads, streets and pedestrian and bicycle roads 27/05/2019
468 Identity and Access Management System (IAM) as an Innovation Partnership 27/05/2019
469 Identity and Access Management System (IAM) as an Innovation Partner 27/05/2019
470 Kastek Oy: Winter Maintenance 27/05/2019
471 Fire fighting suit 2018 25/05/2019
472 Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Operator 24/05/2019
473 Extension of the Jämsä wastewater treatment plant / electrical and LVIA works 24/05/2019
474 Winter care work for diggers in Mäntyharju municipality 2019-2022 23/05/2019
475 snow works at HUS Lohja Hospital 23/05/2019
476 Acquisition of ambulances 22/05/2019
477 Purchase of ambulances 22/05/2019
478 The acquisition targets cleaning machines for use by the City of Tampere and Pirkanmaa Hospital District units. 22/05/2019
479 Anesthesia devices 22/05/2019
480 Road lighting service contract 2019 - 2021 (option 1 + 1 year), Kymenlaakso 20/05/2019
481 Oracle eBS ERP application management and development services 20/05/2019
482 Caruna is looking for a contract partner for helicopter services 20/05/2019
483 Road lighting service contract 2019-2021 (option 1 + 1 year), Satakunta 17/05/2019
484 M91 shirt and M98 trousers 16/05/2019
485 Framework Agreement on Access and Maintenance of the Rescue Operational Human Resource Planning and Work Time Management Information System (HESU-2020) 15/05/2019
486 Telecommunications Services 14/05/2019
487 Economic forecasting, budgeting and planning system 14/05/2019
488 Cleaning machines and equipment 13/05/2019
489 Cleaning machines and equipment 13/05/2019
490 Acquisition of sewage and hot water treatment and cleaning chemicals 13/05/2019
491 HSI, Overhauls, Repairs and Modifications for PT6A-67P Engine and its LRUs 13/05/2019
492 Road marking in the city of Kotka 09/05/2019
493 Fabrics used for military and military uniforms for the Finnish Defense Forces. 07/05/2019
494 The acquisition is subject to the Framework Agreement on Airborne Mobile and Electrified Enclosures for Local Area Network and UPS Equipment for the Defense Forces 2019–2022. 07/05/2019
495 Gamma spectrometers and scintillation detectors 07/05/2019
496 Pupil transport by taxi and minibus 06/05/2019
497 The city of Espoo (later also the subscriber) requests an offer for one (1) fleet of vehicles for use by the West Uusimaa Rescue Department. A more detailed description of the delivery is given in Annex 1 to the 06/05/2019
498 Research Gloves 06/05/2019
499 The acquisition targets ambulances to be used by Kymsoten, Kymenlaakso, and the Kymenlaakso Rescue Department (a total of 3 units + 3 options). 03/05/2019
500 Cable TV and broadband access 29/04/2019
501 Winter maintenance work on excavations, real estate and waterworks in the municipality of Liper 29/04/2019
502 Direct Digital Native X-ray Imaging Device 26/04/2019
503 Purchase of Thermal Cameras 26/04/2019
504 E / D class oil spill response vessels 25/04/2019
505 Snow removal and anti-slip on fixed Åland and Vårdö 2019 - 2022 + option 2023 18/04/2019
506 The Strategic Procurement of the City of Turku, on behalf of the Turku Vocational Institute, invites offers from one (1) used bus, one (1) new truck 18/04/2019
507 Spare parts for the F / A-18 Hornet fighter equipment flight control system. 17/04/2019
508 The target of the acquisition is the installation of Fingrid's electrical energy meters and fault repair services. The duration of the contract is three (3) + one (1) years. 17/04/2019
509 Military Logistics Facility : 40mm Grenade Gun Ammunition Purchase 17/04/2019
510 Framework contract for traffic management and monitoring equipment 15/04/2019
511 HVAC design, Kotka campus project 15/04/2019
512 Hospital Care Enterprise Resource Planning System 15/04/2019
513 Provision of Teaching Software to Support Mathematics, Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics 15/04/2019
514 Heavy rescue vehicles: Tank trucks 2 pcs, fire trucks 2 pcs 15/04/2019
515 Western Metro Matinkylä – Kivenlahti project, access control contract for KVU 15/04/2019
516 In 2019, the Central Finland Rescue Department will acquire three (3) ambulances 12/04/2019
517 Vantaa WtE2 Lot 3: Waste Handling Cranes 12/04/2019
518 Glock Guns 12/04/2019
519 See 3 Traffic Management System Klaukkala – Nurmijärvi, Building Design 11/04/2019
520 Obtaining an Excavator at a Cemetery 11/04/2019
521 Purchase of card payment services 10/04/2019
522 The object of the acquisition is the charging stations of electric cars installed under the terms of the framework contract. 10/04/2019
523 Supply of ambulances. 08/04/2019
524 Disposable vacuum cleaner with accessories 08/04/2019
525 Lifting platform and crane truck services 08/04/2019
526 Voice control systems for air traffic control 08/04/2019
527 Planning and design of a new installation of XA-202 base station vehicles, a total of 24 tracks 08/04/2019
528 The acquisition is based on payment software as a service, its implementation, and separately ordered expert services. A more detailed description of the acquisition is given in Annex 1. 05/04/2019
529 Spare parts for avionics systems for the Hawk Mk51 / 51A and Mk66 Exercise Machines, 4000001118, 21 items 05/04/2019
530 The acquisition targets two (2) ambulances for HUS Acute Medical Transmission. 03/04/2019
531 The purpose of the procurement is to award a contract for the development of a ticketing and fare collection system 03/04/2019
532 VSSHP Architectural Design, Structural Design, HVAC Planning, Electrical Design and Fire Design 02/04/2019
533 Oral Healthcare Enterprise Resource Planning System 01/04/2019
534 Purchase of batch tanks 130-155 28/03/2019
535 Tuomi Logistiikka Oy asks for tenders from Coxa, a techno joint hospital, for X-ray illumination equipment (C-arc) suitable for artificial joint surgery. 26/03/2019
536 Pilatus PC-12NG Simulator Training 26/03/2019
537 Rescue vehicles: Ambulances 3 pcs 18/03/2019
538 The object of the acquisition is the enterprise resource planning and medical device management system of HUS. 15/03/2019
539 YH park transformers 15/03/2019
540 300 liters multifunctional pads for the kitchenette, and a scrubber system 15/03/2019
541 Tank truck acquisition for the River Valley Rescue Service (1 pcs). The acquisition will be included in the Ylivieska City Leasing Financing Agreement. 14/03/2019
542 Army Rifle Acquisition 14/03/2019
543 Western Metro Matinkylä – Kivenlahti project, passenger information system INFO 14/03/2019
544 Framework agreement for the construction of streets and public areas 2019-2021 13/03/2019
545 Buying a fire truck (2 pcs) 12/03/2019
546 Wheel loaders for airport use 12/03/2019
547 Procurement of Explosive Detection Systems for Cabin Baggage, EU standard C1 (or Higher) 12/03/2019
548 Laser Based Powder Bed Fusion Metal 3D-Printer 11/03/2019
549 Acquisition of ambulances (4 units) to the Rescue Department of Central Uusimaa 11/03/2019
550 Combination car for sanitation and winter maintenance, City of Joensuu 11/03/2019
551 Sweeper vehicles 11/03/2019
552 School Sports Equipment 10/03/2019
553 Request for information: Road and street lighting control service 2019-2026 (2031) 06/03/2019
554 Implementation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations 04/03/2019
555 Framework agreement for traffic management and monitoring equipment 01/03/2019
556 The object of the procurement is the production, packaging and delivery of Finnish Euro circulation coins including commemorative coins as well as possibly Euro circulation and commemorative coins in special quality and packaging, e.g. coin sets. 28/02/2019
557 telecommunications Services 28/02/2019
558 Purchase of fire trucks 28/02/2019
559 Purchase of ambulances 28/02/2019
560 Competition for X-ray, Ultrasound and Radiation Safety Expert 28/02/2019
561 New crane truck and parts and equipment 28/02/2019
562 Sale of Stamps 28/02/2019
563 The patient cranes 27/02/2019
564 : Electronic Signature Service 27/02/2019
565 Distribution Transformers and Shunt Reactors with Petersen Coil Functionality 27/02/2019
566 Printing Services 2018-2020 (2022) 26/02/2019
567 Group account and payment services as a framework agreement 22/02/2019
568 The acquisition will cover the construction work at Tampere-Pirkkala Airport with related tasks during 2019. 22/02/2019
569 Purchase of a public transport planning system 21/02/2019
570 Telecommunications Services 21/02/2019
571 INFORMATION INVITATION: Purchase of a ticket and travel system 20/02/2019
572 Helleasu M04 20/02/2019
573 Self-service and payment system solution for the Sortti stations TP54 / 18 14/02/2019
574 Finnish Euro Circulation Coins and Commemorative Coins 11/02/2019
575 Design and installation of a new installation of XA-202-based messaging station vehicles, a total of 24 pieces 11/02/2019
576 HUS Acute Ambulance 08/02/2019
577 Request for participation: Development of Haapajärvi Download Center (total delivery of grenade packaging line development) 07/02/2019
578 Kotka Groups administrative and financial audit services 06/02/2019
579 Hoist-car crane equipped 05/02/2019
580 Framework contract for traffic management and monitoring equipment 04/02/2019
581 Customer magazine and calendar printing and distribution, Puhas Oy 04/02/2019
582 IAM User and Authorization Management Information System 31/01/2019
583 Ambulance Vehicles 31/01/2019
584 The objective of this acquisition is to purchase a light weight, hand-held, rugged, analog and digital video downlink receiver for the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) use. 31/01/2019
585 Request for Information / RFI - Night Vision Equipment 26/01/2019
586 Economic and human resource management information system 24/01/2019
587 Road lighting service agreement 2019-2024, Kymenlaakso 22/01/2019
588 National Schengen Information System 21/01/2019
589 Road lighting service agreement 2019-2024, Satakunta 21/01/2019
590 Road lighting service agreement 2019-2024, North Savo 21/01/2019
591 Optical instruments and tools 18/01/2019
592 The Helsinki Region Travel Card System is an electronic ticketing / fare collection system introduced in 2002. The Travel Card is valid on all modes of public transport in the HSL area 17/01/2019
593 400 kV 400 MVA Power Transformers 2020-2023 17/01/2019
595 Antenna measurement system for millimeter waves 10/01/2019
596 Request For Information (RFI) for Small Arms Indoor Training Simulator (SAITS) 08/01/2019
597 Electronic voucher management system 07/01/2019
598 Payment Services 07/01/2019
599 Further development services for the identity card and passport system 02/01/2019
600 Further development services for identity cards and passports 02/01/2019
601 Acquisition of waste water heat exchangers at Helen Oy,s Katri Valka heat pump plant 02/01/2019
602 RIV and MFV rescue vehicles 31/12/2018
603 Personal protective equipment for 1 February 2019 (target) -31.1.2021 (+ 2 years option) 21/12/2018
604 Acquisition of X-ray equipment, metal detectors and hand-held detectors, and bodyscreens. 21/12/2018
605 Printing Services Aivoluoto, The Union of First and Security Shelter, The Central Union of the Old Workers Union and the SOSTE Finnish Social and Health Association 20/12/2018
606 Espoos basic 400 kV 400 MVA transformer 19/12/2018
607 66 mm shields 18/12/2018
608 Purchase of X-ray equipment, metal detectors and bodyscreens 14/12/2018
609 Purchase of traffic signs and road marking components 13/12/2018
610 Purchase of traffic signs and road marking components 13/12/2018
611 Suomenlinna ambulance 12/12/2018
612 Independence Square Parking Facility 03/12/2018
613 Ambulances 2019 03/12/2018
614 Purchase of Pori LED streetlights 30/11/2018
615 Ground handling services 30/11/2018
616 Service of fire alarm and sprinkler systems 29/11/2018
617 Laboratory medical devices and medical refrigerators framework agreement 29/11/2018
618 Purchase of RV18 series 27/11/2018
619 Leopard 2 A 6 Platoon Simulator 26/11/2018
620 Prior notice for the purchase of mineral fertilizers for 2018. 22/11/2018
621 Telecommunications network equipment and associated expert services. 22/11/2018
622 Acquisition of Financial Management System 2018 16/11/2018
623 Passenger Information Management and Control System 16/11/2018
624 Cartridges for racing shooting 15/11/2018
625 Procurement of card payment services. 15/11/2018
626 Request for information: Workstation and printing services. 13/11/2018
627 Request for Information (RFI) for Small Arms Indoor Training Simulator (SAITS). 10/11/2018
628 The Flir E75 thermal imager is purchased 09/11/2018
629 Request for information (RFI) for Small Arms Indoor Training Simulator (SAITS). 08/11/2018
630 Service of fire alarm and sprinkler systems 05/11/2018
631 The ambulance / rescue vehicle 05/11/2018
632 Space Management, Room Booking, Attendance Monitoring and Scheduling System 05/11/2018
633 Economic and human resource management services 31/10/2018
634 Composite Helmets M05 22/10/2018
635 The Defense Forces Logistics Facility (hereinafter referred to as "the Procuring Entity") will apply for your application for a protection libel to the Defense Forces in accordance with this request to participate and its annexes. The modular M2010 navy bomber is used as a personal protective equipment for combatants in combat and intelligence tasks. Their job is to protect the neck, thorax, shoulders, sides and back from shards, bullets and knife attacks 22/10/2018
636 Maintenance of Passenger Information Field Devices 2019-2022 18/10/2018
637 The payment card and services related to the sports and cultural services of the City of Jämsä 15/10/2018
638 Radome for Metsähovi Radio Observatory radio telescope 12/10/2018
639 Ilola Substation Substation 09/10/2018
640 Request for information: Information systems for the financial, personnel and payroll administration. 06/10/2018
641 X-ray Equipment for NDT with HDR Imaging Capability 04/10/2018
642 Road Traffic Control Service 2019-2026 (2031) 28/09/2018
643 Unit Investigations (Narrow Night Vision) 28/09/2018
644 Invitation to Participate: Purchase of spare parts for a flight control system for HN fighters, 4000001066 28/09/2018
645 Payment Solution 2018-2023 (2024). 27/09/2018
646 ALPR control-based parking control service 27/09/2018
647 Helen Sähköverkko Oy,s distribution transformer transformers 24/09/2018
648 Winter maintenance machines, winters 2018-2020 17/09/2018
649 Invitation to the negotiated procedure: Building automation for the T3 hospital 17/09/2018
650 Telecommunication Services, Vihd Municipality 14/09/2018
651 High Volume Document Scanning Devices. 12/09/2018
652 PPSHP ​​Printing Service 12/09/2018
653 Electronic payment instruments for staff benefits TP 29/18 31/08/2018
654 Winter maintenance for the winter season in the Kurikka, Jalasjärvi and Jurva areas for the years 2018-2021 31/08/2018
655 Purchase of payment terminals for Veikkaus slot machines 27/08/2018
656 Rescue vehicles: 3 steering cars and 1 skid steer loader 24/08/2018
657 Procurement, Installation and Maintenance of Automated Border Control System with Self-Service Systems and e-Gates. 24/08/2018
658 Solar power plant. 23/08/2018
659 Purchasing a truck 22/08/2018
660 Payment Services 21/08/2018
661 One Ultra-high Performance Liquid Chromatograph (UHPLC) and 1 Tandem Mass Spectrometer exploiting Triple Stage Quadrupole (QQQ) 17/08/2018
662 Winter maintenance work on real estate in Tuusula area 2018-2021 17/08/2018
663 Identity and Access Control (IAM) system 15/08/2018
664 Acquisition of a business management system 15/08/2018
665 Acquisition of audit services for the Savo Education Federation 14/08/2018
666 Parental Control Automation System 13/08/2018
667 Chemical ionization mass spectrometer with a switchable inlet for sub-ppt level field and laboratory measurements 07/08/2018
668 Spare parts for Hawk Mk51, Mk51A and Mk66 aircraft, 4000001038 06/08/2018
669 Request for information: Hyvaristonmaki wastewater treatment plan 03/08/2018
670 Tammela municipal telecommunications services 02/08/2018
671 Tender for truck 30/07/2018
672 Ambulances 3 pcs (+ possible option 1 pcs) 27/07/2018
673 Purchase of ambulances (4) 27/07/2018
674 Pillow beds for the Satakunta hospital district. 26/07/2018
675 Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, extension of border control; The stone floor Construction 24/07/2018
676 Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, extension of border control; Glass wall and equipment work 23/07/2018
677 Technical Dialogue: The Selection of a Biological Treatment Process Option for Koukkujärvi Wastewater Treatment Plant. 18/07/2018
678 Baggage handling systems for Finavia Corporations Rovaniemi, Kittilä and Ivalo airports 18/07/2018
679 Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, extension of border control; Passport booth contract 11/07/2018
680 Purchasing a financial management system 09/07/2018
681 Supply of Ammunition. 05/07/2018
682 Cleaning machines and textile handling equipment 05/07/2018
683 Work and protective clothing, work and protective gloves, safety and protective footwear, rainwear and occupational footwear 29/06/2018
684 Wheel loader with tilted cutter 27/06/2018
685 Small Arms Indoor Training Simulator (SAITS) 25/06/2018
686 Procurement of EU standard 2 Walk-Through Metal Detectors and Management System for Finavia s Airports 25/06/2018
687 Purchasing a payment system 22/06/2018
688 Combat gloves 20/06/2018
689 Financial management systems 18/06/2018
690 Provision of cards under the responsibility of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency 18/06/2018
691 Printed and external copy services 11/06/2018
692 Police Application Development IT Expert Services (Intelligent and Learning Systems, Software Robotics and Automation) 04/06/2018
693 Satellite gas station 31/05/2018
694 Pilatus PC-12NG simulator training 29/05/2018
695 Purchase of work and safety footwear 28/05/2018
696 Purchase of ambulances 28/05/2018
697 Aviation refueling system 25/05/2018
698 Maintenance of field equipment for passenger information system 2019-2022 23/05/2018
699 Internal audit services 18/05/2018
700 Indoor Footwear 14/05/2018
701 Other printing services and printed matter 07/05/2018
702 Purchasing a financial management system 07/05/2018
703 Heavy duty vehicles: 2 tankers and 2 fire extinguishers (+ 2 options) 04/05/2018
704 Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, extension of border inspection; sprinkler 03/05/2018
705 Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, extension of border control; electrical contract 02/05/2018
706 Air-to-air towing target system for Finnish Air Force Hawk-fleet, 4000001011 01/05/2018
707 Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, extension of border control; HVAC contract 30/04/2018
708 Framework for Environmental Technology Consultancy Services 2018-2020 (option for 2020-2022) 25/04/2018
709 C-lk oil spill boat 20/04/2018
710 Acquisition of an uninterruptible power supply system 20/04/2018
711 Request for Attendance, rescue parachute for the Grob G115-E 20/04/2018
712 Procurement of helicopter services 17/04/2018
713 Rovaniemi airport, terminal building extension, construction work 16/04/2018
714 EASA Part FCL Helicopter Training 13/04/2018
715 Purchase of F / A-18 Hornet fighter flight control system spare parts, 4000000984 13/04/2018
716 Purchase of wheel loaders (2 pcs) 12/04/2018
717 Grader 12/04/2018
718 operating software for passenger screening in Finavia s Airports. 10/04/2018
719 operating software for passenger screening in Finavia s Airports. 10/04/2018
720 Purchase and construction of street lighting in Kerava city 08/04/2018
721 Acquisition of Helen Oy,s Mustikkama cave heat exchanger heat exchangers 06/04/2018
722 Ventilation Automation Workshop at the Ryttyllä School Renewal (phase 3), invitation to tender 05/04/2018
723 Auditing services 03/04/2018
724 Acquisition of Business Services Consultancy 03/04/2018
725 Tactical helmet 03/04/2018
726 Purchase of trucks (2 pcs) 28/03/2018
727 TOBACCO CERTIFICATE 2018 28/03/2018
728 Ambulances 2018 27/03/2018
729 Acquisition of road construction and crushing contracts for 2018 26/03/2018
730 Telecommunications Network Devices and UPS Devices 26/03/2018
731 Purchase of mineral fertilizers for 2018 24/03/2018
732 Voice access systems for air traffic control 23/03/2018
733 Invitation to participate - Spare parts for Hawk Mk51, Mk51A, and Mk66 aircraft, 4000000975 19/03/2018
734 Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS) for lipid analytics 15/03/2018
735 RFID Solution 13/03/2018
736 Traffic Signs and Traffic Controls 12/03/2018
737 Request for Information / RFI - Night Vision Equipment 09/03/2018
739 Invitation to Participate: Spare Parts for Hawk Mk51, Mk51A and Mk66 aircraft, 4000000964 05/03/2018
740 printing Services 05/03/2018
741 Electronic Document Documentation System 05/03/2018
742 Truck-mounted suction vehicle 05/03/2018
743 A service voucher system for the city of Jyvaskyla 27/02/2018
744 Diver Sonar System (DSS) 26/02/2018
745 Transports of ambulances and A1 vehicles 26/02/2018
746 Air-conditioning services for ICS trains (participation request) 22/02/2018
747 Building Automation Control room 21/02/2018
748 Public transport services of Kuopio Nilsiä and Vehmersalmi areas based on gross traffic agreements 21/02/2018
749 Baltic Connector: Compressor Station Inkoo, building construction work 16/02/2018
750 Acquisition of a work-time monitoring system 15/02/2018
751 Purchase of payment cards 14/02/2018
752 Purchase of video production services 12/02/2018
753 Multibiometric identification and information management system 12/02/2018
754 Special Designers at the Stations Service and Parking Facility, Hämeenlinna 09/02/2018
755 Purchase of ambulances 08/02/2018
756 High-suction, vacuum, steam and high pressure washing services, framework arrangement. 31/01/2018
757 Aircraft maintenance services for Dornier 228-212 30/01/2018
758 Procurement of vehicle license plates and containers for automated image capture and identification systems 29/01/2018
759 Printed textbooks, e-learning materials and other supporting material 29/01/2018
760 Service Procurement of Vehicle Access Control and Load Authentication for Helsinki Snow Reclamation Sites 29/01/2018
761 Road Signs Service Agreement KAS ELY TMPS 2018-2021. 24/01/2018
762 Light vehicles and trailers with service 2018-2020 (2022) - Trailers for 6x6 ATVs 23/01/2018
763 Acquisition of audit services. 22/01/2018
764 Purchase of tank truck (1 - 2 pcs). 19/01/2018
765 Acquisition of a fire truck 2018. 19/01/2018
766 Traffic signs and related accessories. 12/01/2018
767 Procurement of Environmental Services and Waste Management in the Vaasa Region. 08/01/2018
768 Gift certificate for culture and sports a personal gift. 08/01/2018
769 Print Cartridges. 05/01/2018
770 Parish Election Letter Printing Service. 05/01/2018
771 Parish Election Letter Printing Service 05/01/2018
772 Electronic payment instruments for personal benefits. 03/01/2018
773 Renovation and extension of the Teräväniemi Wastewater Treatment Plant 2.1. 27/12/2017
774 Purchase of tractors (2 KPL). 27/12/2017
775 Pirkanmaa Hospital District Staff Magazine (Life Star) and Customer Magazine (Terve Pirkanmaa) Printing Services. 18/12/2017
776 Satellite phones with their accessories. 15/12/2017
777 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer. 15/12/2017
778 The purpose of the acquisition is to provide the Defense Forces Telecoms Vehicles (TEA) and the Armored Rolling Vehicles (MTLB), tackling systems that may make it difficult to detect, classify and identify, in particular, from airborne intelligence. 15/12/2017
779 Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, extension of border control; demolition contract. 14/12/2017
780 Invitation to participate: Spare Parts For Hawk Aircraft, tender round 4000000940. 12/12/2017
781 Invitation to participate: Procurement of F/A-18 avionics spare parts, 4000000927. 11/12/2017
782 Ticket sales system with ancillary services. 11/12/2017
783 Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, extension of border control; construction and foundation works. 07/12/2017
784 Photovoltaic power plant. 04/12/2017
785 Telecommunications Services. 04/12/2017
786 Information Request: Finavia Oyj, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport terminal and an award exterior signage. 03/12/2017
787 Mustikallio and Nikkiläs 20 kV switchgear prices. 30/11/2017
788 Electronic payment service for sporting and cultural services - Siun sote. 29/11/2017
789 Trucks and trailers 2018-2020. 23/11/2017
790 Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, extension of border control; construction and foundation works. 23/11/2017
791 Toner cartridges (672). 20/11/2017
792 Tc-99m generator. 20/11/2017
793 Ambulances 2018 (2 pcs). 20/11/2017
794 Submission of military bombs to the Defense Forces. 20/11/2017
795 Architectural design of the service and parking facility in the station region Hämeenlinna. 20/11/2017
796 Submission of military bombs to the Defense Forces 20/11/2017
797 Traffic signs, supplies, signposts and real estate guides. 20/11/2017
798 Auditing services for the financial years 2018-2019 of the Jyväskylä City and Jyväskylä Group subsidiaries. 20/11/2017
799 Production and distribution of smart cards. 17/11/2017
800 Tampere ev.lut. parish consortium: printing, distribution, folding and advertising sales and production of parish magazines. 16/11/2017
801 Rescue vehicles: Ambulances 3 pcs. 15/11/2017
802 HSLs payment services. 13/11/2017
803 Transformer Measurement Services 2018-2020. 13/11/2017
804 Transport by ambulance or by light vehicle of hospitalized patients 09/11/2017
805 Acquisition of print, peeling and mailing service for Suomi.fi messages. 08/11/2017
806 Equipment and operation of the Ylen Pasila car park. 01/11/2017
807 Framework contract for the construction of street lighting and public areas for lighting, traffic light and electricity. 30/10/2017
808 Printing of public transport schedules and route maps. 30/10/2017
809 Maintenance and maintenance of ticket vending machines K1917-00500. 30/10/2017
810 Bidding for a bus 42/2017. 24/10/2017
811 Telecommunications Services. 23/10/2017
812 Original Authentication Information System Service 18/10/2017
813 Racing gun cartridges 16/10/2017
814 Waste Management Services Hameenlinna Service Unit. 16/10/2017
815 High performance mass spectrometer for proteomics and protein analysis. 11/10/2017
816 High Performance Mass Spectrometer for Proteomics and protein analysis 11/10/2017
817 Performance-based training service for the trade sector. 10/10/2017
819 Request to Participate: HSI, Overhauls, Repairs and Modifications for PW127G engine and its LRUs, RFQ 4000000901. 04/10/2017
820 Application for Participation - HN Vehicle Self-Tracking Cartridges, 4000000888. 02/10/2017
821 Purchase of spare parts for F / A-18 Hornet fighter flight control system servos, 4000000872. 29/09/2017
822 The main contract for renovating and extending the Haponniemi sewage treatment plant in Vakka-Suomen Vesi. 28/09/2017
823 Oral health care information system. 28/09/2017
824 TP Foam Truck (MFV) with after-care service. 19/09/2017
825 Medium Voltage Switchgeards to be Distributed by Helen Sähköverkko Oy in 2018. 06/09/2017
826 Hearing aids and hearing aid accessories + eartips / Pirkanmaa Hospital District. 05/09/2017
827 Based on the identification plate automatic parking control service contract. 04/09/2017
828 Automatic traffic control equipment. 01/09/2017
829 Police Administration: Automatic Traffic Control Equipment 01/09/2017
830 Outdoor transformer 31/08/2017
831 The acquisition of traffic signs and road equipment. 31/08/2017
832 The Visa Information System. 28/08/2017
833 MPA-2016 pv2, pv2-class sea rescue boats. 28/08/2017
834 HR information system. 25/08/2017
835 Katurit (local buses) 4 pcs. 24/08/2017
836 Construction project management systems. 21/08/2017
837 Hand extinguishers and fire extinguishers. 21/08/2017
838 Photovoltaic power plant. 17/08/2017
839 Acquisition of a RIB boats. 11/08/2017
840 Partiokengät. (Footwear) 10/08/2017
841 RISE - The electronic control system 09/08/2017
842 Ambulance Vehicles period 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2019 and options, spread over 1.1. - 31.12.2020 and 01.01. - 31.12.2021. 09/08/2017
843 Unmanned aircraft systems. 28/07/2017
844 Dump Truck. 21/07/2017
845 Building Automation System Framework. 21/07/2017
846 Supply wheel loader (3 pieces). 10/07/2017
847 Truck. 07/07/2017
848 Light hovercraft. 07/07/2017
849 Catering and freight transport. 04/07/2017
850 Information Request: New children,s hospital passive RFID solutions. 29/06/2017
851 Haaga-Helia project and working time management system. 23/06/2017
852 NET - economic governance. 22/06/2017
853 Request for information (RFI) / prior information notice: remote-controlled aircraft systems. 21/06/2017
854 Supply of Backpack small M05. 19/06/2017
855 Hospital and nursing beds. 14/06/2017
856 Purchase a new harvester. 12/06/2017
857 Extinguishing purchase of automobiles (4) Central Uusimaa Rescue Department. 10/06/2017
858 Financial and personnel management system to service contracts. 09/06/2017
859 Espoo acquisition of the traffic lights of the platform. 06/06/2017
860 Passenger information system dynamic display devices, a framework agreement. 06/06/2017
861 Used or renovated harvester. 06/06/2017
862 Acquisition kindergarten bus. 05/06/2017
863 Project management system and business financial planning and forecasting system acquisition. 05/06/2017
864 The toner cartridges. 05/06/2017
865 Vehicle Tracking and reporting system. 02/06/2017
866 Purchase of spare parts for various F / A-18 Hornet fighter equipment. 01/06/2017
867 RFI 3000000054, for Littoral Engagement Weapon System (LEWS). 30/05/2017
868 Ambulances. 29/05/2017
869 Finavia Corporation is requesting tenders for supplying Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) with adequate Image Servers, Workstations, Interfaces, Spare Parts and Design & Engineering work needed (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Supplies’) to be used to screen hold baggage. 29/05/2017
870 Request fo Information: New Fingerprint or Multibiometric System and Gateway. 23/05/2017
871 Procurement Winter Road construction and snow plowing Lapland in 2017. 23/05/2017
872 Passenger information system static signage, a framework agreement. 23/05/2017
873 Personnel Centers payment solution for the acquisition of sports and cultural services. 22/05/2017
874 Request for information (RFI) No. 3000000063 / Counter Artillery Targeting System. 17/05/2017
875 Supply of personal protective equipment for Fire and Rescue Service. 17/05/2017
876 The toner cartridges. 15/05/2017
877 Supply of Ambulance. 12/05/2017
878 Trafi and Transport Agency,s road traffic management, intelligent transport systems and technologies, international consulting and professional services. 11/05/2017
879 Yle acquires all the network services use an automated SaaS cloud service, which enables the automatic publication of moderation of comments sent from the audience in real-time clock and all year round. 11/05/2017
880 Vehicle license plate and container identification system. 10/05/2017
881 Procurement of real-time travel time information service 07/05/2017
882 Ambulances 2017. 05/05/2017
883 Glazing, halytyslasitustyöt and mirrors for 06/01/2017 - 31/05/2019. 05/05/2017
884 Acquisition of protective gloves, personal protective equipment and first aid supplies. 05/05/2017
885 The subject of the contract are ballistic body armor and related products for ballistic protection as well as related equipment, accessories and spare parts for Finnish police. 02/05/2017
886 Ambulances 2017-2018. 28/04/2017
887 Rovaniemi City Real Estate Ltd, the Ounasjoki a new building premises, building automation task. 26/04/2017
888 THE SHOES, M05. 25/04/2017
889 The object of the contract is passenger screening X-ray equipment with remote screening capability and supporting conveyor lane with tray return system and SCADA software. 24/04/2017
890 Hospital and nursing beds TRH109. 20/04/2017
891 Lievestuoreen school construction, building automation task. 19/04/2017
892 Military and Uniforms 18/04/2017
893 Pacific street lighting network contract 18/04/2017
894 F / A-18 Hornet fighter purchase stock of spare parts for the landing gear system 18/04/2017
895 Acquisition of ambulance cars (4) Central Uusimaa Rescue Department. 18/04/2017
896 The operative 3D imaging device and neuronavigator. 18/04/2017
897 Police work and safety footwear. 17/04/2017
898 DDRESS District of passenger and freight transport. 13/04/2017
899 Ambulances 2017-2019. 12/04/2017
900 Vehicle tracking and management service. 12/04/2017
901 The subject of the contract is the production, maintenance and data services, data and information on the state of roads, as well as data development, maintenance and professional services. The system limits the information content of the data for the road network. 11/04/2017
902 By trucks and other vehicles transportation services performed, City of Joensuu. 06/04/2017
903 Automatic traffic control system 05/04/2017
904 This request for information is intended to collect information on the market, moving walkways ( "Horizontal Travellator", "horizontal moving walkway", "horizontal sliding walkway") suppliers and moving walkways delivery times, prices and reference projects. 03/04/2017
905 The procurement of ambulances. 03/04/2017
906 Sports hall, building automation task. 31/03/2017
907 Speech Recognition Solution. 30/03/2017
908 Roadway markings of Kotka in the region from 2017 to 2019. 27/03/2017
909 Call for Participation: Weapons, weapons, reduced the use of force equipment, as well as their equipment, accessories and spare parts. 24/03/2017
910 Acquisition of the Helsinki-Vantaa airport terminals signage 2017-2021. 23/03/2017
911 Spare Parts For Hawk Aircraft 19/03/2017
912 Financial Planning System. 15/03/2017
913 This acquisition is subject to container management m15 maastouttamisjarjestelma. 13/03/2017
914 The modular bullet-proof vest, model M13, is used as a personal accessory protective fighter combat and Intelligence-telutehtävissä. Its function is to protect the chest and back, shrapnel, bullets and knife attacks. Bullet-proof vest M13 is a lightweight and simple III and IV level carrier plates bullet vest MOLLE attachments. 10/03/2017
915 The fire engine and tank fire engine. 09/03/2017
916 Airborne Camera System for stereomodel and orthophoto production. 06/03/2017
917 Cold Water Meters and one-way valves 2017-2018 TP 4/17. 06/03/2017
918 Automatic recording of surveillance monitors and wireless measurement data recording of nursing. 06/03/2017
919 The purpose of the acquisition is to produce MAJOPO - the project staff to the tent (5 x 6m) maastouttamisjärjestelmä, which can be difficult to detect, classify and identify particular air reconnaissance against the manual. 06/03/2017
920 T203-1 Security and access control 06/03/2017
921 T203-2 CCTV surveillance systems. 06/03/2017
922 Helen Electricity Network Ltds Vuosaari substation toisiouusinnan acquisition, total delivery. 06/03/2017
923 Part 1. Brush blower vehicle with a working width of at least 5.5 m 35-degree brushing angle. Part 2. Turning Snow Plough has a working width of at least 6.5 m 37-degree angle plowing. 06/03/2017
924 The acquisition of the tankers and tank fire-fighting vehicle. 03/03/2017
925 Hospital and care furniture, toiletries, mattresses, patient lift and the reception. 03/03/2017
926 UHF III+Antennas (Omni-directional and directional). 01/03/2017
927 Acquisition of ambulance cars. 28/02/2017
928 3 pcs 6x2 truck (HL). 24/02/2017
929 Electrical telecom, traffic light and outdoor lighting networks in the logistics supplies service. 23/02/2017
930 City transport minibuses 22/02/2017
931 Electricity, security systems and audio-visual systems design services. 22/02/2017
932 NH90-helicopter spare parts, 9 items (4000000692). 20/02/2017
933 Intelligent lighting service area of the total supply, the municipality Tyrnava 20/02/2017
934 Joensuu city outdoor lighting and traffic lights design, construction and maintenance. 17/02/2017
935 Finavia Corporation Helsinki Airport Baggage Reconciliation System (BRS) hosted service. 15/02/2017
936 Illuminated sections of road lighting design and construction. 14/02/2017
937 Cash acquisition system as a whole. 13/02/2017
938 The acquisition of programming robotics solutions and services. 26/01/2017
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  •  This provides for control of surface transportation and better utilization of roads and networks. NextTraffic
  •  The statement quoted Mr Robert Dickerman, the Chief Executive Officer of EEDC, as expressing hope that the use of meters would boost revenue collection and reduce lost of energy.
  •  Speed Identity has supplied 35 biometric data capture stations and 200 fingerprint readers to Moldova as a result of an EU-supervised tender aiming to increase security and quality of the countrys passports.

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

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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  •  Regulating body armour wont stick, said retailers.

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

    Officers will soon be able to charge people wearing bullet or stab-resistant vests, along with seizing the armour if they dont have a permit. And those people can expect to pay a fine up to $10,000, along with serving six months in the clink.

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

    This initiative doesnt penalize those with a legitimate reason to wear body armour, such as police or security personnel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.zawya.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.openpr.com

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  •  OSWEGO Aging police vehicles are slated for discussion during tonights Administrative Services Committee meeting, as Oswegos police chief submitted five requests to bolster the departments fleet, which would include the addition of an armored surplus military vehicle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  •  RR Donnelley isnt a name you see very often in TechCrunch, but companies dont survive for nearly 150 years without having one eye trained on the future. With 2011 revenues at an estimated $10.6 billion, the company is one of the worlds largest commercial printers. The printing giant has been stepping up its digital investments of late, and today announced that it has invested $2.5 million in Real Value Corporation, the makers of iPad shopping app, CoffeeTable.

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://techcrunch.com

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

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

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

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

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

    Because it deals with global acceleration, the technology should protect lighter cars as well as armoured vehicles. You dont carry around huge amounts of mass to counteract the blast, said Sloman. You can double the mine blast capability of a system, at least.

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

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

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

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

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

    Self-sculpting smart sand

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

    Make your own robot

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: FutureGov- Asia
  •  MONEY printer De La Rue has cashed in on strong demand for banknotes and passports but stayed quiet over talk it was stockpiling new Greek drachmas.
    The group, which produces more than 150 national currencies, stamps, driving licences and cash sorting equipment, printed 6.4 billion banknotes last year, 8 per cent more than the previous year.
    The start of production on a UK Government deal to produce passports also contributed to a 73 per cent rise in annual profits to 57.7million on revenues up 14 per cent to 528million.
    The firm has won contracts from countries such as South Sudan, which introduced a new currency following independence.
    But it stayed tight-lipped on talk that it had drawn up draft plans to print a new Greek currency should Athens quit the euro.
    De La Rue said last year that the eurozones problems could create opportunities.
    Chief executive Tim Cobbold said: Its always our policy not to comment on matters like that.
    The group, the profits of which in 2011 tumbled after paper production issues with major customer the Reserve Bank of India, has begun a shake-up to boost profits to more than 100million next year.
    It said it made good progress, achieving efficiency improvements that contributed about 8million to operating profit.
    A new banknote sorter, which can handle up to 2,000 notes a minute, drove a 14 per cent rise in revenue in the cash processing gear arm.
    But lower customer demand led to falling profits and flat revenues at its security product division, which makes holograms for sports tickets and other valuable printed items.
    De La Rue said orders rose 14 per cent to 248million and it was on track to hit annual hopes. Cobbold said: The face value of cash in circulation is growing, particularly in countries where populations and affluence are rising.
    The shares fell 32p to 976p.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.deccanherald.com

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  •  With big government contracts up for grabs, we take a look at six of the vehicles vying for military money.
    In service since 1984, the Humvee isnt getting any younger. Right now the United States military is in possession of nearly 18,500 of them, all of which are set to be replaced by an as-of-yet-to-be-determined successor in 2015. Enter the suppliers and contractors who are all vying for a piece of the government pie. And who can blame them? With $5 billion being awarded across three winning companies each liable to receive up to $65 million for preproduction engineering, manufacturing, and development the race to supply the military with its next Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is underway.
    Of course, whenever government contract money is at stake rest assured there are multiple players in line gunning for it. And with the United States government preparing to dish out billions in contract cash in order to replace the iconic military Humvee, competition is fierce.
    Last month, AM General, makers of the original Humvee, unveiled its Blast-Resistant Vehicle-Off Road (BRV-O) in Detroit, but they arent the only ones aiming to win those government greenbacks. Stiff opposition from Oshkosh Defense, Lockheed Martin, and BAE Systems, among others, all of which are vying for one of three contracts on the line.
    Given that these hardcore military machines are truly a sight to behold, here is a quick rundown of the six vehicles battling it out.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The ACLU also sent requests to the Utah Highway Patrol and the Iron County Sheriffs Office.

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

    Ogden Police Chief Mike Ashment said he understands the ACLUs concern about the possible misuse of citizen information, but proper safeguards are in place to make sure that doesnt happen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I think just the time its going to save us is going to be huge, he said. Its a pretty vast area that we try and cover.

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

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

    Officials with the Iowa City Police Department didnt return calls for comment, but Assistant to the City Manager Geoff Fruin said LPR technology hasnt been discussed for the ICPD.

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

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

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

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

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

    Weve got 16,000 parking spaces, he said. Yes, it would help.

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

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

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

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

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

    But not everyone is excited at the sound of that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://nvonews.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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

    Source: http://www.inautonews.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    By October 2006, only four trucks had been delivered.

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

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

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

    There were other problems.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Whyte managed the armoured carrier company at the time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Similarly, the department is also planning to introduce embossed number plates for vehicles. The introduction of embossed number plates will help control criminal activities. Embossed number plates cant be changed easily, so it will reduce the use of vehicles in crimes, he said.

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.thehimalayantimes.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.thestar.com

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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

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

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

    Biometric Identification

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

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

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

    Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Cryptographic Technology

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

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

    The ePassport

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.planetbiometrics.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

    They claim CBN offered a black-and-white polycarbonate card they say is less secure than their color-picture IDs on cards made of Teslin. The losing bidders say they also werent informed the state wanted a black-and-white polycarbonate card and that CBN received an illegal advantage. De La Rue and MorphoTrustUSA said they could have offered a bid on that type which could save taxpayers money.

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

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

    The state Department of Motor Vehicles wont comment until the comptrollers review concludes and the contract award is final. State records show cost was valued at just 20 percent of the evaluation of bids, with a 30 percent emphasis on security. Other categories included production and quality control, the production site and data security, the imaging device and experience and expertise, according to the record.

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

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

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

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

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

    The state comptrollers office is now evaluating the bids.

    While I cant comment on specific contracts, our impartial review of bid protests is essential to protect New Yorkers from millions of dollars in unnecessary costs, said Kate Gurnett, spokeswoman for state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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

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

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

    Source: http://libn.com

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

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

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

    Osprea plans its first-year production of Mamba Mk5s to be over 100 vehicles, which can translate to work for over 200 people, said Salih Brandt, the chairman of Osprea Logistics in an email response to the Business Daily.

    Kenya is strategically located and offers great access to the rest of Africa compared to South Africa where Ospreras other manufacturing plant is.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.libyaherald.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://graphic.com.gh

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.rnzi.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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

    With such an obvious synergy and benefit to taking a more holistic view of enterprise security, why hasnt this yet happened? What are the real barriers preventing companies from moving in this direction?

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

    Who was that (really)?

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

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

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

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

    Its more than just about security

    Weve all seen it: business grinds to a halt after the deployment of a new security system. Designing an authentication solution that is both secure and convenientthats where the value is for the customer.

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

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

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

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

    What about customers?

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

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

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

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

    Deploy an enterprise-wide

    authentication solution

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

    Security integrators know who. Theyve been integrating biometrics at the door for some time now. Perhaps its time to walk across the hall and have a conversation with the IT manager about integrating biometrics into an enterprise-wide authentication solution.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.ghanaweb.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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