April 24th 2012 - General Dynamics UK showcases security capability at Counter Terror Expo 2012
London, United Kingdom – General Dynamics UK is showcasing its global leadership in securitysolutions at Counter Terror Expo 2012 (Stand D18) which opens tomorrow at Olympia, London.General Dynamics UK will be demonstrating its control room solutions for emergency services, twonew security software applications, and its wide range of imaging solutions.
Emergency Services Control Rooms
General Dynamics UK’s emergency services control room approach is based around a fully integratedcommand and control system that enables operators in any emergency service to react to scenarios in arapid and controlled manner, and most importantly coordinate with other emergency services. Whenan emergency situation occurs, a centralised control room is often the most effective tool forcoordinating a response. It provides a centralized location where key operators can monitor, track andcoordinate a response, and provides the means for the organization to communicate with allemergency services appropriate to that response, be they paramedics, police, army or public safetyofficials. Representatives from General Dynamics UK will be present to further explain how itsapproach to control rooms can deliver tangible, affordable benefits to police and counter terror forcesaround the UK and farther afield.
Security software applications
General Dynamics UK’s representatives will also be demonstrating two new security-focused softwareapplications, GeoSuite™ and 3D GIS (Geographic Information System). GeoSuite is a web-based,multimedia common operating system that allows users at all levels of operations to collect report andshare information. It improves situational awareness and facilitates collaboration as well asinformation-sharing and analysis between users. GeoSuite is designed specifically for first respondersincluding police officers, rescue workers, field agents, and volunteers. It provides critical informationacross the full spectrum of operations and connects users in the field to leadership, supervisors, andanalysts in the operations centre. The user interface is customisable to a variety of user needs andprovides immediate access to critical near real-time information, data sensor feeds, and historical data.
General Dynamics UK’s 3D GIS software tool represents a further stage in the Company’s approachto systems integration for telecommunications and security systems. With the introduction of the 3DGIS tool, the benefits of an integrated system can be further leveraged as entire facilities can bescanned, mapped and geo-referenced using the tool to build a virtual 3D model of all assets, allowingthe user to see a detailed virtual representation of his facilities and surrounding environment. Thiscapability has many uses including allowing security forces map a building or area in order to conductplanning and practice before a real-time operation, thereby improving success rates and reducing thethreat to the team.
General Dynamics UK will also be demonstrating its imaging solutions for surveillance at this year’sCounter Terror Expo, with three camera systems on display. The first, the Portable SituationalAwareness System (P-SAS), is the larger of the three camera systems. It is designed to provide aportable situational awareness capability for periods of time ranging from one hour upwards with 360oday, night and all weather capability. Based on field proven technology, the system has beenintegrated and packaged to be rugged, quick to assemble even in low light conditions and simple touse. Typical time into service when unpacked is less than 20 minutes. The P-SAS can be supplied tosuit operation specific objectives including an optional laser range finder, Infra-Red (IR) pointerdevice and alternative power sources such as vehicular power, intelligent battery packs or even powerfrom portable solar panels. Its design flexibility enables P-SAS to be used for a number of challengingroles including persistent surveillance and vehicle based reconnaissance.
The Short Range Situational Awareness System (SR-SAS) is a smaller and lighter camera system thatcan be hand carried and also provides situational awareness with colour, low-light monochrome andzero-light thermal recognition and identification.
Third, the Modular Situational Awareness System (M-SAS) provides a patrol ultra lightweightsurveillance system. It provides interchangeable colour, low-light monochrome and zero-light thermalrecognition and identification. It is designed for dismounted operations and flexible uses in mind.
Join General Dynamics UK on stand D18 at Counter Terror Expo 2012, Grand Hall, Olympia,to learn about its security solutions.Back to News Index