Orolia, the world leader in resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions, has won the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards in two key categories.
The awards, sponsored by American Security Today, were presented at the ISC East Conference in New York City to recognize organizations that were actively addressing today’s evolving Homeland Security challenges in innovative ways.
The Awards Included:
- VersaPNT – Platinum Award Winner for Best Resilient PNT Solution
- MEOSAR Search and Rescue (SAR) Satellite Ground System – Platinum Award for Best SAR Satellite Ground System
(What is MEOSAR – Reaching you faster, when every minute counts. Courtesy of the European GNSS Agency and YouTube)
“We are honored to receive these awards in recognition of the contribution our products and solutions are making to homeland security.
“Orolia is dedicated to ensuring the availability of data for critical systems to sustain operations,” said Rohit Braggs, vice president of networks and sources at Orolia Global Leadership in Resilient PNT.
“From maintaining situational awareness for defense to capturing distress alerts for search and rescue, we continue our long history of innovation in technologies that keep our citizens safe.”
American Security Today’s 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program is the most comprehensive homeland security awards program in the industry, organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors and agencies for their outstanding efforts to keep the United States secure.
VersaPNT is the first all-in-one, always-accurate positioning, navigation and timing solution that delivers accurate, software-configurable position, navigation, altitude, time, and frequency signals under all circumstances.
(Spectracom’s very own Ron Dries showing the VersaPNT demo at the 2017 AUSA Show. Learn more about our new all-in-one, compact resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solution. Courtesy of Spectracom and YouTube)
It was develop by Spectracom, an Orolia brand, with more than 40 years of experience designing solutions that improve the reliability, performance and safety of critical, remote or high-risk operations.
MEOSAR, the Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue System, is an advanced next generation satellite-based technology that is revolutionizing the Cospas-Sarsat search and rescue ecosystem.
It was developed by McMurdo, an Orolia brand, and the world leader in emergency readiness and response.
Over half of the world’s MEOSAR satellite ground infrastructure has been installed by McMurdo, including all systems for the United States.
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
American Security Today’s 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East was an overwhelming success, with distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government.
Over 100 professionals gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies, and
- Leaders in Private Security
Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.
American Security Today was formed after careful reflection of 9/11 and its aftermath when the Department of Homeland Security was established and there was an immediate explosion of new products and solutions for what was perceived as an imminent second attack on primary targets in the United States.
As time moved forward from 9/11 itself and in recent years, the threats to our nation have evolved from a large scale 9/11 type attack to:
- Domestic and International Terrorist Attacks carried out by ‘lone wolves’ and coordinated individuals
- Cybersecurity breach attacks against our government agencies, financial institutions and critical infrastructure facilities
- Unprecedented urban violence
- Cultural shifts and societal media bias, which make it increasingly difficult to secure our nation in this constantly evolving threat environment.
These current circumstances have put forward another rapid expansion of new ideas, products and solutions to combat these ever changing challenges.
These changes have called for a new generation of security experts in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields who need real time knowledge of our ever growing threats.
These experts include the Government at the Federal, State and Local levels as well as from Private Firms specializing in Physical Security, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security responsible for implementing coordinated security measures to ensure our Nation’s Security and improve Public Safety.
Together, each of these entities work together seamlessly on the front lines of protecting our communities, to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’