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Telent and DGS partner to defend against national security threats

Posted 6 November 2018 · Add Comment

Mission-critical network solutions provider, Warwick based telent Technology Services Ltd (telent), has partnered with Digital Global Systems (DGS), provider of enhanced RF perimeter monitoring technology, to provide critical asset protection.

The DGS CLEARSKY solution leverages patented and advanced analytics to detect and report on abnormal signal activity in real time. This provides early warning of potential threats beyond the range of cameras, indicated by the use of mobile phones and other active devices, making it ideal for telecommunications, transportation, utilities, public safety, government and defence organisations.

A major component of DGS CLEARSKY involves automatic RF recognition and classification of drones, due to the technology’s ability to identify the signal presence so quickly. By being able to capture and store IQ data, the authorities can utilise it effectively as evidence for any legal proceedings that may arise. DGS CLEARSKY also manages threats through increased spectrum monitoring and management.

“Critical Infrastructure needs to be protected at all costs, and abnormal signal activities are increasingly becoming more and more of a threat to both asset security and public protection. DGS CLEARSKY provides superior physical security monitoring at remote sites where incidents may be more likely,” said Shani Latif, Sales Director at telent. “Countering a multi-drone swarm or mobile intelligence leaks must be prioritised to avoid catastrophic damage.”

Telent’s new partnership will guard important infrastructure and personnel from safety concerns arising from abnormalities in signal activity from drones, mobile phones and other satellite enabled devices. By providing long distance location information for both the radio applications and the operator of the intruding system, authorities can detect and report the signal activity in seconds, preventing the user from stealing key information. The DGS CLEARSKY system can then target the unique operator and relay this information to the authorities.


Courtesy telent

Telent has the ability to diagnose and resolve incidents, often remotely, without the need for a site visit. Its service centres are manned 24/7/365 by highly trained and accredited staff, to manage any potential downtime of the system (above).

“Telent’s ability to centralise a monitoring and management system nationally to deliver coordinated threat assessment across selected UK areas is critical making them a key solution provider for Critical National Infrastructure Protection,” said Steve Fletcher, President of EMEA at DGS.

Other benefits include providing messages to direct cameras to directional zones or to individual personnel to investigate, minimising false positives and detecting cellular phones even when not on active calls. The solution has already been trialled in Spain for a utilities company based in a rural area with a fair amount of foot traffic and automobiles passing.

“Without 24/7 reliable monitoring and management, the solution would be open to risk of interference or downtime. While managing complex ICT programmes such as CLEARSKY are not easy, our proven track record in delivering expertise with effective solutions across the defence industry is second to none. With telent, you can be confident that any operational challenges, whether land, sea or air, will be backed by our extensive expertise, comprehensive security solutions and managed services to deliver always-on management when it matters most,” added Shani.

Dedicated to defining the ever-changing digital landscape, telent designs and delivers solutions and services that enable organisations to create, improve and maintain their mission critical communications networks.

Vital in the effective operation of the nation’s infrastructure and at the heart of many of the UK’s and Ireland’s best-known brands, telent operates within various industry sectors, including Transport, Service Provider, Public Safety, Defence, Government/Public Services and Enterprise. Telent’s industry expertise is employed by organisations at the forefront of the digital revolution. It was recently appointed as the new supplier to Highways England to operate and manage the National Roads Telecommunications Service, a vital component of the UK’s critical national infrastructure.

Clients include Highways England, Transport for London, Kent County Council, West Sussex County Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Network Rail, BAE Systems, BT, Interoute, London Ambulance Service, Merseyside Fire & Rescue, RNLI, Maritime Coast Guard Agency, Metropolitan Police, Sky and Virgin Media.

Digital Global Systems (DGS), headquartered in Washington DC, specialises in providing rapid detection of individual signals and classification of their unique attributes to create near real time actionable knowledge for security and asset protection.

 

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