Lockheed Martin-Mubadala STEM challenge selects finalists

August 7, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Six UAE-based university teams were selected as finalists for the inaugural UAE Unmanned Aerial System Payload Design Challenge, a joint programme run by Lockheed Martin and Mubadala Investment Company. Launched in March 2017, the year-long initiative challenges university students to design, develop and integrate

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Bail set for Brit cyber expert detained in U.S.

August 6, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

U.S. – A U.S. judge in Las Vegas set a US $30,000 bail on Friday for a famed Brit cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information. Marcus Hutchins, 23, gained international celebrity status within the hacker

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Cisco appoints David Meads as Vice President for MEA

July 31, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Cisco has announced the appointment of David Meads as Vice President for its Middle East and Africa operations. In the current era of digital disruption Meads, in this newly created role, will oversee the execution of Cisco’s strategy in these two regions, ensuring the technology

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Paxton open new Middle East office in Dubai

By Emma Procter

UAE – Paxton, the global brand of electronic access control and door entry systems, has announced the opening of its new Middle East office in Dubai. The new premises, located in the Dubai Silicon Oasis, will serve as the company’s first dedicated base in the area.

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American University in Dubai and Dormakaba in Expo 2020 collaboration

July 26, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – American University in Dubai (AUD) and security and access solutions firm Dormakaba collaborated to invite students to contribute to EXPO 2020. The spark to create this idea came from one of the AUD students Tania Mary George who collaborated with Simon Beckers of Dormakaba to


Milestone Community Days coming to South Africa

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Milestone Systems is planning a number of local community events and has confirmed that the Milestone Partner Open Platform Days (MPOP) 2017 in South Africa will take place on 19th September in Johannesburg and 22nd September in Cape Town. For both customers and partners, the open platform


Pelco Optera Multi-Sensor cameras integrate with top VMS solutions

July 19, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Pelco by Schneider Electric – a global leader in surveillance and security products and technologies – has announced that its Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras are integrated with over 20 of the industry’s leading Video Management System (VMS) solutions. “Panoramic cameras’ ability to increase situational awareness, lower TCO and increase security


HID Global acquires Arjo Systems to expand its government ID business

July 11, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Identity solutions brand HID Global has announced it has acquired Arjo Systems SAS, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications. Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs. “Our