Winners’ Portraits: GSN 2016 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awa to design, develop and implement the framework to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure following 9/11. Early in his career, Mr. Liscouski worked in law enforcement as a homicide and undercover investigator and special agent for the Diplomatic Security Service before joining a Fortune 500 to develop security systems to protect information technology and intellectual property. TODD SILVESTRI, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Mr. Silvestri joined Implant Sciences in September, 2008 as Vice President, Technology and Product Development to lead the Company’s product development and certification process. Under his leadership, the QS-B220 was successfully launched in 2010 and has been certified by the TSA, ECAC, CAAC and other worldwide organizations. Mr. Silvestri was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in October, 2015. He holds a Masters Degree in Business from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as a BS in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University. DR DARRYL JONES, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Joining Implant Sciences in May, 2012, Dr. Jones brings significant homeland security industry experience to the Company’s sales and marketing efforts. He was previously Vice President of Global Product Management at Safran’s Morpho Detection, where he managed one of the largest ETD and EDS product portfolios in the industry, and helped launch the X-ray and Raman spectroscopy product lines. Prior to GE Security’s sale to Safran, Dr. Jones was General Manager of Global Security Sales at GE Secu- 38 rity, where he recruited and developed a glob al sales team focused on six key markets and achieved yearover-year top line growth. Dr. Jones has been issued a patent, authored six papers in scientific publications, and delivered nine presentations. He received his PHD in Optical Science and Engineering from the University of Alabama, and a Master of Arts in Physics from Fisk University. The staff of Government Security News, Lead Sponsor HID GLOBAL and Lead Judge Chuck Brooks congratulate Implant Sciences as 2016 Winner in the category of “Best Explosives Detection System” in the GSN 2016 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program and wishes the company many more years of brilliant technological success!
ds Program PureTech Systems: 2016 Winner, Best Video Analytics Solutions By Adrian Courtenay June 24, 2016 – PureTech Systems describes itself on its website as follows: “Founded in March, 2005, PureTech Systems is an Arizona based computer vision software company that develops and markets its patented PureActiv video analytics surveillance software, which is used for perimeter protection of critical facilities and infrastructure. Current customers include large deployments in several seaports, airports, military bases, transit railways, and country borders.” The company’s performance in the 2016 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program certainly supports this description, and a GSN Interview with Larry J. Bowe, Jr, Founder and President and Eric Olson, Vice President of Marketing, provided lots of further examples of PureTech’s activities that confirmed the claims. As the company put the case in its entry into the GSN Awards Program, “PureActiv geospatial video analytics provide security professionals with accurate, real-time alarms and video of suspicious activity in outdoor and remote environments while minimizing nuisance alarm.” That’s a mouthful, but when you consider the company’s markets, it’s clear that every word in that sentence is appropriate. One of the company’s large deployments is along the Southern Border of the U.S, where PureTech Systems is a technology supplier to General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), providing all video technology including: 1) “Full motion video” (i.e. streams full frame rate and full quality video to the agents), 2) geospatial mapbased camera control, and 3) longrange video analytics including PTZ Auto-tracking. The border deployment, referred to as RVSS (Remote Video Surveillance System) is currently deployed at the Arizona border and is scheduled for deployment along the Texas border. Detecting and computing the locations of intruders and left behind objects is a very important capability of the software. – Security personnel need to know where the intruders are, where they have been, 39 and where they may have dropped a package. Knowing this information then enables automated control of PTZ cameras equipped with PureTech’s Auto-tracking capability and deterrent sensors, such as, an acoustic loud hailers like those provided by the LRAD Corporation (another Winner in this year’s Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards). In this environment, Larry Bowe explained, the PureActiv technology can be thought of as turning surveillance cameras into “passive radars.” While radar emits a signal and expects a return, cameras do not have active return signals. When cameras are integrated with PureTech’s powerful geo-referencing software, in addition to pointing PTZ cameras and deterrent devices, security personnel are provided with the location of security targets, which they can use to orchestrate apprehensions. Water and electric utilities are another logical client for PureTech Systems, for the simple reason that oftentimes first responders may not be able to arrive at a remote substation for several minutes after being