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Wed
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Csiro Air Cargo Scanner A World First

Called an 'Air Cargo Scanner', a device developed by CSIRO in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Australia can accurately and rapidly detect illicit drugs and explosives concealed inside air freight containers.

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The Australian Customs Service and CSIRO have already successfully prototyped and tested the unique Scanner which uses world-first neutron technology developed by CSIRO's On-Line Analysis and Control (OLAC) team at LucasHeights.

The team has an international reputation for developing novel instrumentation for the minerals and energy industries - the Scanner is one of their many successes.

The neutron technology is non-intrusive to minimise the impact of security measures on rapid freight movement, and it is estimated that scanning an air freight container will take less than two minutes.

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Brinks Grows 20 Per Cent

Revenue in the third quarter of 2004 increased 20% over last year's third quarter to $1.20 billion, reflecting improvement in each of the Company's business units. Revenues at Brink's, Incorporated and BAX Global also benefited from stronger European currencies relative to the U.S. dollar.

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The Company reported operating profit of $58.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2004, up from $22.4 million in the year earlier period. The operating profit increase reflects strong performance in International operations at Brink's, Incorporated, continued subscriber growth and solid operational execution at Brink's Home Security and increased freight volumes in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Americas and Asia at BAX Global.

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Wed
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Snocone Buys Riskeye

RISKeye mobile technology allows users to monitor closed-circuit television (CCTV), webcams and remote surveillance cameras from

their CellPhone through Openwave's widely used WAP 2.0 browser,

enabling the application to function on a broad number of

handsets worldwide without the need for client side software

downloads.

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One of the largest advantages of this technology is

the ability to zoom in on specific images or objects without

losing detail in picture quality, thus enabling the user to

pinpoint an object or person in the image frame using a numbered

grid pattern for precision zooming.

Once the object or person is selected on the grid, the image can

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Wed
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Asio Chief's Sydney Terrorism Speech

  • In this address I want to say something about:

    - Iraq and terrorism;

    - the global nature of the challenge; and

    - Australia as a terrorist target.

  • By way of explanation, I use the term 'al-Qa'ida' as a loose descriptor to cover both the organisation itself and other groups acting independently and without central direction, but which share al-Qa'ida's ideology and are inspired by the likes of Usama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al Zawahiri.
Iraq and Terrorism
  • Amongst the insurgents in Iraq there are:

    - former Saddam Hussein loyalists;

    - other Iraqis with a range of motivations; and

    - non-Iraqis, including militant Islamists, of whom al Zarqawi is the most prominent.

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Wed
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Groundswell Of Cell Monitoring Builds

The 3rd Generation Security System, from IST, is based on a patented, high-security, fault-tolerant RINGNET architecture offering greater flexibility than most, if not all, existing security control systems. Capable of integrating and managing security and fire alarm monitoring, access control systems, building management systems, and sending alert messages to pagers, the 3GS control panel replaces many earlier alarm security panels in the EUROPLEX product line.

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The integrated FT-S network access module from Numerex, is a component of the CellemetryXG suite of interactive, web-based, wireless, machine-to-machine (M2M) interface solutions, which monitors and controls fixed, mobile and geographically remote systems.

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Mon
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Nov
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Tyco Revenue Grows 13 Per Cent - US40.2 Billion For 2004

Included in EPS were net charges totaling $0.23 per share consisting of $0.11 per share for early retirement of debt, $0.05 per share from the restructuring program and $0.07 per share from divestitures.

Revenue grew 13 percent to $10.4 billion, with organic revenue growth of 7 percent in the quarter. Net income was $454 million, compared with a net loss of $297 million in the fourth quarter of 2003. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Cash flow from operating activities totaled $1.4 billion and the company had free cash flow of $1.4 billion in the quarter. Both were reduced by approximately $400 million due to voluntary pension contributions.

For the full year, the company had revenue of $40.2 billion, with organic revenue growth of 5 percent. Diluted GAAP EPS was $1.35 per share compared with $0.49 per share in 2003.

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Biometrics Looms Say Researchers

Three technologies in particular - fingerprint scanning, iris scanning and face recognition - have benefited most from homeland security and law enforcement activities, according the Erik Michielsen, director of RFID and ubiquitous wireless at ABI Research.

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However, the field as a whole is hampered by a pervasive lack of uniform standards, an important consideration in a security effort that spans the globe.

"But," says Michielsen, "because of the market opportunities biometrics developers and vendors have been afforded in the last three years, biometrics is now moving to broader markets based on low-cost, high volume deployments."

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Indala Teams With Philips

“The combination of two RFID technology leaders like Philips and Indala is impressive to say the least,” said Marc Freundlich, Indala president. “Philips’ worldwide leading contactless MIFARE platform has a strong track record in Europe and <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Asia.  And in the U.S. market, MIFARE DESFire is the first secure contactless smart card chip solution to meet the Government Smart Card Interoperability Standard (GSC-IS). There is no doubt that Indala customers worldwide will benefit from this alliance, and can be assured of a broad range of high quality product solutions from Indala in the near future,” he continued.

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Senstar-Stellar Delivers Dreambox

DreamBox is an embedded hardware and software product that integrates a number of CCTV related applications into one box. It contains twelve different applications, including Digital Video and Audio Recording, Video & Audio Matrix Switcher, Outdoor and Indoor Video Motion Detection System (VMD), Security Management System (SMS) and Transmission system.

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The system is economical, compact and avoids the use of complicated cable installations and network protocols integration.   

Multiple DreamBox units connect to each other using a distributed network topology.  This architecture doesn’t require any central server and thus has no single point of failure. 

Processing, data and storage space are easily shared between units over redundant data paths, which insure maximum system uptime in almost any event.

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New Non-Lethal Defence From Mace

Mace's new advanced product is a sticky gel that has a 10% pepper formulation. The sticky gel can be contained in various sized canisters, and is propelled out of the canister by compressed air.

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The product is a less-than-lethal personal defense device that has the ability to neutralize an assailant from up to 25 feet away. Mace believes that there are no other less-than-lethal personal defense devices on the market, including a stun gun, Taser(R) (1) and similar weapons, with the ability to neutralize an assailant from this distance.

The new product, which will be called Mace Gel(TM) in the civilian market and Pepper Gel(TM) in the law enforcement and military market, has been tested and will be launched into the marketplace this quarter.

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