Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a Platinum Award Winner in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce its FORXAI Secure Access Intelligent Surveillance has been Nominated to Compete in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
Smart businesses, governments, and schools need smart security solutions to protect their assets, staff, and operations, and to guard against potential threats and liabilities.
With intelligent internet-protocol (IP) design, Konica Minolta customizes its Intelligent Surveillance options to proactively address your monitoring and security needs – indoor, outdoor, in low-light, in challenging weather conditions, or with thermal imaging – to ensure you have visibility to all activity around your buildings and their perimeters.
The company’s smart systems and intelligent video streaming capabilities allow for maximum coverage and maximum security.
FORXAI Secure Access (pronounced FOR-SIGH) enables automated, secure point-of-entry workflows that combine facial identification with mask detection, thermal temperature screening, and tailgating, utilizing an artificial intelligence (AI) rules-based engine, designed for various types of government organizations.
Developed by Konica Minolta’s North American Business Innovation Center with support from Konica Minolta Labs U.S., FORXAI Secure Access leverages the intelligent edge capabilities of the company’s MOBOTIX security cameras, internally developed AI algorithms, innovative facial recognition technology, and system integration solutions.
(See how FORXAI Video Security Solution enables enterprise workspaces to harness an automated suite of health and security screening tools designed to fully cover your place of business’s screening requirements. Automated security entry integration, temperature scan, and employee & visitor verification via identity recognition leveraging AI technology. Courtesy of KonicaMinoltaUS and YouTube.)
Developed with sophisticated algorithms that continuously adjust the running average of workers’ temperatures, your system makes to-the-minute adjustments to account for the camera environment and ensures error-free data. You can monitor your data via the dashboard or through several reports.
At its core, secure access lets you customize your own automated workflow. Using AI, you can cut operational costs and improve office efficiency with elegant, fully-automated secure entry and more streamlined access points.
“Today’s businesses need integrated video technologies and customer experience they can rely on, and Konica Minolta has built a comprehensive portfolio of cameras and technology complete with monitoring, secure access, and optimal oversight of facilities and operations through high-resolution images, analytics, and value-added capabilities that complement and augment each unique customer’s operations,” explains Vijay Raghavan, Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Businesses, Konica Minolta.
This convergence of technologies offers clients a comprehensive, flexible solution that guards against unauthorized access, automates the access process for authorized staff, residents, constituents, and visitors, and provides additional capabilities related to virus prevention and reporting.
FORXAI Secure Access provides an extensible platform that can be tailored to the specific needs of the facility.
Customize your workflow with add-on options to the core with its POINT-OF-ENTRY SCREENING & DASHBOARD REPORTING.
Build the configuration that meets your compliance needs.
(Find out how the FORXAI Video Security Solution enables schools to harness an automated suite of health and security screening tools designed to fully cover your school’s screening requirements. Automated security entry integration, temperature scan and student & staff verification via identity recognition leveraging AI technology. Courtesy of KonicaMinoltaUS and YouTube.)
FORXAI Secure Access for Education
Each respective platform can perform the following automated tasks:
Identify the student or staff member and unlock or lock a door
Send automated alerts to appropriate management personnel if a blacklisted individual is on school premises or an alert has been triggered
Issue an audible or visual alarm and automated alerting
Provide various reporting for compliance and attendance
Display activity and volume analysis through an easy-to-access dashboard
FORXAI Secure Access – Healthcare
Video surveillance security and point-of-entry control
Automated temperature screening utilizing MOBOTIX Thermal camera technology of scanning the inner canthus of the eye for more accurate readings
Optional mask detection with or without facial recognition
Issue an audible or visual alarm and automated alerting
Patient/resident Elopement detection
Custom integrated symptom questionnaire offering automated secure entry workflow with alerting
Options for health screening/consent forms and badge printing
(See how FORXAI Video Security Solution enables healthcare facilities to harness an automated suite of health and security screening tools designed to fully cover your facility’s screening requirements. Automated security entry integration, temperature scan and patient, staff & visitor verification via identity recognition leveraging AI technology. Courtesy of KonicaMinoltaUS and YouTube.)
SAFE AND COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH & SECURITY SCREENING, AUTOMATED
Compared to single-function point solutions, Secure Access uses Artificial Intelligence to provide superior ease of use and functionality while improving protection for your employees and visitors.
Cut operational costs and improve efficiency with elegant, fully automated secure entry and more streamlined access points.
Choose between high-volume and low-volume deployments, for a proven solution already protecting employees and visitors in government offices across North America.
The company’s identity recognition algorithm is ranked #1 in accuracy in the U.S. based on the most rigorous, diverse benchmark test with over 99% accuracy across all demographics according to NIST1, so you can create a fully automated workflow customized to your workplace and your needs.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., is reshaping and revolutionizing the workplace to achieve true connectivity through the Intelligent Connected Workplace, by guiding its clients’ digital transformation through its expansive office technology portfolio.
The portfolio includes IT Services (All Covered), intelligent information management, managed print services, and industrial and commercial print solutions.
Konica Minolta has been included on CRN’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list nine times, and The World Technology Awards named the company a finalist in the IT Software category.
Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for fifteen consecutive years, and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2021 America’s Best-in-State employers list.
The company received Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI 2021 A3 Line of The Year Award and BLI 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award for its bizhub i-Series.
To Learn More, please visit kmbs.konicaminolta.us .
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Takes Platinum in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Seventh Year, recognizes industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Best Image Technologies Solution
Business solutions are made easy with Dispatcher Suite which allows companies to effectively manage and reduce their printing costs, while increasing their document workflow productivity and security.
This feature-rich, integrated platform simplifies print and scan operations, maximizes office efficiencies, and provides businesses of all sizes with the flexibility they need.
The Dispatcher Suite platform combines two of Konica Minolta’s most powerful applications: Dispatcher Paragon for print management and our award-winning Dispatcher Phoenix for automated workflows, to provide a unified platform that allows customers to manage both their print and scan responsibilities simultaneously.
With the Dispatcher Suite’s single sign-on capabilities and dynamic toolset, users can easily create powerful, automated document workflows for capturing, indexing, processing, and routing documents with zero manual effort.
(Look to Konica Minolta to get the job done better, faster, and more efficiently, with solutions to combine advanced bizhub printing and scanning features with integrated software functionality to streamline workflows in any industry. Courtesy of KonicaMinoltaUS and YouTube.)
*Konica Minolta Business Solutions was also recognized in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards, and with Multiple Awards in the 2019, 2018, and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.
Last Weeks Accepting Nominations in the 2022 ‘ASTORS Homeland Security Awards
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Homeland Security remains at the forefront of our national conversation as we experience an immigration crisis along our southern border, and crime rates that are dramatically higher than before the Pandemic across the United States.
These challenges have become a national priority with an influx of investments in innovative new technologies and systems.
The pinnacle of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon, an exclusive, affordable, gourmet, full-course plated meal event, in the heart of New York City, held at the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC East) since it’s inception in 2017.
And who better to address the aforementioned challenges, and initiatives to meet today’s threat landscape than Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane J. Sabatino of the Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the opening keynote speaker at the much-anticipated 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon, on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022.
As the DEAC of the Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Mrs. Sabatino leads more than 31,000 employees and oversees an annual operating budget of $6.5 billion.
(Hear a recent interview with Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane J. Sabatino held at Identity Week Europe on leveraging biometric comparison technology in U.S. air, maritime, and land border environments for the security of passengers, enhancing the customer experience and limiting the transmission of biological pathogens while respecting personal privacies and educating the public as the CBP further expands the implementation of biometrics to keep up with threats to the aviation and other border sectors. These new technological tools are there to automate administrative functions so that the most valuable component of the process, the officers, are able to focus on critical issues as they arise. Courtesy of evie kim sing and YouTube. Posted on Jul 13, 2022.)
Enter, American Security Today, the #1 publication and media platform in the Government Security and Homeland Security fields with a circulation of over 75,000 readers and many tens of thousands more visiting our AST Website at www.americansecuritytoday.com each month.
The continually evolving ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program will emphasize the trail of Accomplished Women in Leadership in 2022, as well as the Significance and Positive Impact of Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in our Next Generation of Government and Industry Leaders. #MentorshipMatters
So be on the lookout for Special Guests, Presenters, Book Opportunities, and Attendees at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon in November of 2022 in NYC!
The United States forever changed on September 11th, 2001, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical need to protect our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000-member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
The 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by New PLATINUM SPONSOR: NEC National Security Systems (NSS), New Premier Sponsors Rajant Corporation, and guardDog AI, and returning Sponsors ATI Systems, Automatic Systems, RX Global, and SIMS Software!
In 2021 over 200 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, which included:
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
ICE Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI)
DHS Science & Technology (S&T)
The Metropolitan Police (MPD)
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)
The San Diego Harbor Police Foundation, and Many More!
ISC East is the Northeast’s leading security & public safety event, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA) and in partnership with ASIS NYC.
Each year, in order 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.
This combination of one-on-one conversations with top innovators, high-quality special events, and cutting-edge education and training, make ISC East the most comprehensive East Coast event to guide the industry in getting back to business.
Taking place November 15-17 at the Javits Center in NYC (SIA Education@ISC: November 15-17 | Exhibit Hall: November 16-17), ISC East will be co-locating again with the Natural Disaster & Emergency Management Expo (NDEM EXPO), a comprehensive trade event and online resource dedicated to the preparation, response, and recovery of physical and human assets of public and private organizations. Qualified professionals who register for ISC East will be granted access to both events.
Corporate firms, the majority of which return year to year to build upon their Legacy of Wins include:
AlertMedia, Allied Universal, AMAROK, ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Axis Communications, Automatic Systems of America, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., Fortior Solutions, guardDog.ai, Hanwha Techwin of America, HID Global, Mark43, IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Lumina Analytics, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Safety, OnSolve, PureTech Systems, Quantum Corporation, Rave Mobile Safety, Regroup Mass Notification, Robotic Assistance Devices, Rajant Corporation, SafeLogic, Senstar Corporation, ShotSpotter, Singlewire Software, SolarWinds Worldwide, Teledyne FLIR, Valor Systems, and Wiresecure, just to name a few!
Why American Security Today?
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.
American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State, and local levels of government as well as firms allied to the government.
American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers’ eyes throughout the story with cutting-edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.
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AST Digital Publications are distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals, in federal, state, local, and private security sectors.
‘PROTECTING OUR NATION, ONE CITY AT A TIME’
AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.
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.
(See just a few highlights of American Security Today’s 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East. Courtesy of My Pristine Images and Vimeo.)
To learn more about ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please see the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2021 ‘A Year in Review’.
The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of Annual ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firm’s products and services, including video interviews and more.
It serves as your Go-To Source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2021 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 – Just to name a few), the 2021 ‘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 includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
For a complete list of 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners, begin HERE.
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