Cassidian & Singapore Government to develop security solutions
Cassidian, a worldwide leader in defence and security solutions, together with its local partner NCS, has been awarded the Safe City Test Bed by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB). The test bed project, a research and development initiative, will be established in Singapore. It includes the development and live testing of innovative technologies and advanced analytics, such as video content, e-sensing and smart city sensors. This will provide added intelligence and operational benefits to the government agencies involved—the police and civil defence forces—as well as public urban transport, environmental and utility agencies, with the objective of keeping Singapore safe and secure.
“This government assisted test bed programme will enable companies like Cassidian and NCS to use Singapore as a unique ‘Living Laboratory’, creating concepts and solutions which can be commercialised given the growing demand worldwide for Safe City solutions,” said Gian Yi-Hsen, Director of the Safety and Security Industry Programme Office from SEDB. “Smart technologies will establish new paradigms on interagency coordination and automate processes that traditionally require tedious work. We hope our partnership with Cassidian will drive new standards in safety and security operations with wide public-private application,” said Anselm Lopez, Director Capabilities Development and International Partnerships of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Jens Nielsen, Head of Cassidian’s Integrated Systems Business Line stated, “We are proud to be part of this project and its unique concept in making use of live city data by contributing our expertise and solutions, and in collaboration with our local partner NCS, to support SEDB’s goals in developing the economy in Singapore”.
The goal of this test bed will be to extract value out of existing silo sensors by integrating and building advanced analytics into existing systems. Results from the test bed will be showcased at the World Cities Summit in June 2014 in Singapore.