D-Fend Solutions, the leader in radio frequency (RF), cyber-based, non-kinetic, non-jamming, counter-drone takeover technology, who took Top Honors in the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program – recently Nominated to Compete in the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Awards, has released new software Version 23.03 for its Award-Winning C-UAS Solution.
This latest software upgrade validates D-Fend’s ongoing commitment to frequent software updates to expand threat air space defense coverage and extend EnforceAir’s capabilities.
This Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) security solution has been upgraded with features built on its existing market-leading capabilities, including enhanced core drone takeover capabilities and coverage, enhanced Remote ID functionality, new Reporting and Analysis features, and upgraded information sharing for the SAPIENT C-UAS standard.
EnforceAir Expands Core Drone Coverage and Capabilities
EnforceAir’s Version 23.03 provides a comprehensive update to the technology’s cyber detection and mitigation methods and capabilities:
New detection, identification, and/or mitigation capabilities for more than 20 new drones from leading drone manufacturers.
Strengthened and focused coverage on the most popular drones with high threat grades.
(See how D-Fend Solutions RF cyber-counter-drone technology offers authorized security personnel the optimal way to seamlessly detect, and when allowed, mitigate rogue drone threats, ensuring continuity of operations. Courtesy of D-Fend Solutions and YouTube.)
EnforceAir Enhances Remote ID Support
EnforceAir’s Remote ID capabilities have been strengthened as follows:
Support for long-range detection, identification, and tracking of drones and add-on modules that comply with Remote ID standards of the United States, EU, and Japan.
Situational awareness upgrade with seamless merger and data enrichment of Remote ID broadcasted data with other drone information.
Remote ID data layers are now embedded across all EnforceAir products and configurations, including tactical deployment configuration and networked MSC2 system, with real-time display, API, and analysis and replay capabilities.
EnforceAir Strengthens Reporting and Analysis
The update also provides an enhancement to EnforceAir’s data analysis capabilities which includes:
New Reporting capabilities to leverage Replay feature.
New Drone Activity Overview report, as first in a series of new Reports and Analyses.
(See a demonstration of anti-drone maritime capabilities with the integration of advanced multi-layered solutions to create safer airspace for maritime operations, ports, and critical infrastructure security. D-Fend Solutions, Liteye Systems – (Also a former ‘ASTORS’ Award Champion), Numerica Corporation, Romeo Papa Boats. Courtesy of D-Fend Solutions and YouTube.)
EnforceAir SAPIENT Support
EnforceAir now supports information sharing with external C2 systems via SAPIENT, the Sensing for Asset Protection with Integrated Electronic Network Technology (SAPIENT) standard from the UK MoD.
EnforceAir API Update
EnforceAir’s API has been updated to share more drone information elements across systems in an integrated defense.
Additionally, the system APIs will be periodically updated to ensure effective and holistic data sharing with connected, multi-layered C2 systems.
D-Fend Solutions is a leading counter-drone, cyber-takeover technology provider, enabling full control, safety, and continuity during rogue drone incidents across complex and sensitive environments, to overcome current and emerging drone threats.
(See a Slovak news report of how D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir anti-drone system successfully identified and fended off a rogue drone at Pope Francis’ mass with 60,000 worshippers. (English Subtitles & Voiceover). Courtesy of D-Fend Solutions and YouTube.)
With hundreds of deployments worldwide, EnforceAir focuses on the most dangerous drone threats in military, public safety, airport, prison, major event, and critical infrastructure environments.
D-Fend Solutions’ technology has been chosen as best-in-class and has been deployed by top-tier U.S. government agencies – including with U.S. military, federal law enforcement, and homeland security agencies – as well as major international airports globally.
EnforceAir autonomously executes RF cyber-takeovers of rogue drones for a safe landing and outcome, ensuring the smooth flow of communications, commerce, transportation, and everyday life.
To Learn More, please visit d-fendsolutions.com.
D-Fend Solutions Returns to Compete in 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards
D-Fend Solutions (First of Two)
Best Counter-UAS Solution
Unidentified drones entering unauthorized airspace and more specifically crossing borders and state lines have become a frequent occurrence that can pose a serious security threat.
Military agencies, public safety organizations, government agencies, border security, and critical infrastructure environments rely on aerial monitoring technology to help reduce the threat of rogue drones and to amplify situational awareness at these borders. Sophisticated aerial monitoring is also crucial in sensitive environments like airports and for VIP protection.
EnforceAir, D-Fend Solutions’ advanced, anti-drone, radio frequency (RF)-based cyber solution, passively and continuously scans and monitors unique communication signals used by commercial drones, without producing false positives.
Once detected, EnforceAir can understand drone information and protocols, for a classification process, and tag specific drones as authorized or unauthorized.
(See how D-Fend’s Solutions RF cyber C-UAS empowers security agencies to protect sensitive sites with quick detection and control capabilities, as permitted by regulations and performed by authorized personnel, for safety and continuity. Courtesy of D-Fend Solutions and YouTube.)
The EnforceAir system can obtain relevant information, determine the type of drone, and accurately determine the drone position, including the take-off position and often also the pilot position, in real-time, which can help security officials deal with the drone pilots.
This cyber aerial monitoring solution delivers accurate location, is not affected by weather, and may operate without a clear line-of-sight. Additionally, there is no need for human intervention to identify threats.
EnforceAir continues to showcase the most viable aerial monitoring solution for these high-risk situations. D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir had public case studies from the past year including detecting and mitigating a rogue drone during an open-air mass in Slovakia, as well as safeguarding world leaders at the G7 Summit in Cornwall, England.
(Slovak news report of how D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir anti-drone system successfully identified and fended off a rogue drone at Pope Francis’ mass with 60,000 worshippers. Courtesy of D-Fend Solutions and YouTube.)
D-Fend Solutions (Second of Two)
National and homeland security personnel face a wide variety of scenarios and drone threats. In response to these threats EnforceAir anti-drone technologies, feature counter-drone, cyber, and radio frequency (RF)-based takeover technology to provide users with operational agility and flexibility.
EnforceAir, in either autonomous or manual mode, detects, locates, and identifies rogue drones in your airspace and then neutralizes the threat by allowing you to take full control of the drone and land it safely in a predefined zone.
Since the system does not rely upon jammers or kinetic technology, EnforceAir avoids collateral damage, interference, disruption, and disturbance, and continuity prevails as communications, commerce, transportation, and everyday life smoothly proceed.
EnforceAir is lightweight, and its core elements can be easily transferred, mounted, and configured within minutes, enabling personnel to go anywhere at any time, including vehicle, stationary and tactical installations.
(D-Fend Solutions focuses on the real threats from potentially dangerous drones so that varied organizations worldwide can maintain full control of drone incidents in complex environments and be prepared for future threats. The EnforceAir anti-drone system, automatically executes radio frequency, and cyber takeovers of rogue drones for safe landings and safe outcomes. Courtesy of D-Fend Solutions and YouTube.)
D-Fend was also recognized as an ‘ASTORS’ Award Champion in the 2021 Homeland Security Awards Program.
The continually evolving ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program will highlight the trail of Accomplished Women in Leadership in 2023 and the Significance and Positive Impact of Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in our Next Generation of Government and Industry Leaders. Because #MentorshipMatters.
So be on the lookout for exciting upcoming announcements of Speakers, Presenters, Book Signing Opportunities, and Attendees at the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon in November of 2023 in New York City!
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These challenges have become a national priority with an influx of investments in innovative new technologies and systems.
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The pinnacle of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony Luncheon Banquet, an exclusive, full-course plated meal event, in the heart of New York City.
The 2022 exclusive sold-out ‘ASTORS’ luncheon featured representatives of law enforcement, public safety, and industry leaders who came together to honor the selfless service of those who stand on the front lines and those who stand beside them – providing the capabilities and technologies to create a safer world for generations to come.
Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which came out in force to discuss comprehensive collaborations between private and public sectors that have led to the development of intelligence and technologies which serve to protect our nation.
The keynote address was provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane Sabatino, who described the changes to CBP through the tragedy of 9/11 and the relentless commitment to its mission and ongoing investment in the latest technologies and innovations to protect our borders and Homeland.
The resounding theme of the DEAC’s remarks was her pride in the women and men of the CBP and their families who support them.
AST was also joined by Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton, who spoke about his love for the City of New York, the Profession of law enforcement to which he has dedicated his life, and for which he continues to drive thought leadership and innovation.
New York City Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Department Kenneth Corey, came out to address Luncheon attendees and shared some of his experiences and the changes in policing he’s witnessed over his more than three decades of service.
FDNY Chief Joseph Jardin honored the men and women of the FDNY, not only those who currently serve but all of those who have selflessly served, with special recognition of those lost on 9/11.
Chief Jardin spoke about the continuing health battle of many following 9/11 with cancer and respiratory disease, yet now knowing the full consequences, would not have made a different decision to respond.
As Chief Jardin noted, mission-driven service is the lifeblood of every firefighter, volunteer, and sworn member, and has been so throughout the history of the Fire Service.
Former head of the FBI’s active shooter program, Katherine Schweit joined AST to sign complimentary copies of her book, ‘STOP THE KILLING: How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis, thanks to the generosity of our 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Sponsors.
The 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by NEC National Security Systems (NSS), ATI Systems, Automatic Systems of America, guardDog AI, Fortior Solutions, IPVideo Corporation, Rajant Corporation, RX Global, and SIMS Software!
We were pleased to welcome the esteemed New York City Fire Department (FDNY); the New York City Police Department (NYPD); and the NYC Hospital Police, as well as Executive Management from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and many other DHS agencies, Federal law enforcement agencies, and private/public partnerships such as the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), the 30×30 Initiative, a coalition of professionals advancing the representation of women in policing; and Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) (rail safety advocates).
The prestigious Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
In 2022 over 240 distinguished guests representing Federal, State, and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms gathered from across North America, Europe, and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields.
Each year, to keep our communities safe and secure, security dealers, installers, integrators, and consultants, along with corporate, government, and law enforcement/first responder practitioners, convene in New York City to network, learn and evaluate the latest technologies and solutions from premier exhibiting brands at ISC East, the Natural Disaster & Emergency Management Expo (NDEM EXPO), and the ASIS NYC Expo.
ISC East is the Northeast’s leading security & public safety event, hosted in collaboration with sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA) and in partnership with ASIS NYC.
Corporate firms, the majority of which return year to year to build upon their Legacy of Wins, include:
Advanced Detection Technologies, AMAROK, ATI Systems, Axis Communications, Automatic Systems, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., Cellbusters, CornellCookson, CyberArk Fortior Solutions, guardDog.ai, Hanwha Techwin of America, High Rise Escape Systems, IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Safety, OnSolve, PureTech Systems, Quantum Corporation, Rave Mobile Safety, Regroup Mass Notification, Robotic Assistance Devices, Rajant Corporation, SafeLogic, Select Engineering Services LLC, Singlewire Software, SolarWinds Worldwide, Teledyne FLIR, Valor Systems, and West Virginia American Access Control Systems, just to name a few!
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The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old-school basics to what is Today – a fast-changing security landscape.
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Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture, and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.
These experts are from Government at the federal, state, and local levels as well as from private firms allied to the government.
AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website, and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.
AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.
Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.
To learn more, please see the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2022 ‘A Year in Review.’
The Annual CHAMPIONS edition reviews ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firm’s products and services, including video interviews and more.
The 2022 CHAMPIONS serves as your Go-To Source through the year for ‘The Best of 2022 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today – and can satisfy your agency’s and/or organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.
From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection, and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware, and Networking Security – to name a few), the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.
It also features guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders and recognized firms in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
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