Geospace Technologies Corporation Acquires Quantum Technology Sciences

By | QTSI News

Houston, Texas – July 30, 2018 – Geospace Technologies (NASDAQ: GEOS) today announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding common stock of Quantum Technology Sciences, Inc., a Florida-based tactical security and surveillance systems solutions provider (“Quantum”). Quantum’s operations will remain in Florida, performing as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Geospace Technologies Corporation. Quantum has more than 27 years as a U.S. Federal Contractor supporting Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, and other agencies with geophysical sensing research and development. Quantum spent nearly a decade developing a proprietary detection system called SADAR®, the seismic-acoustic equivalent to…

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NYPA Installs Perimeter Area Security Monitoring System

By | Industry News, QTSI News

Seismic-Acoustic Sensing Technology will Enhance Security; Helps Realize Governor Cuomo’s Goal for More Resilient Energy System The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced plans to use a $65,000 research grant to install an innovative perimeter area security monitoring system that will demonstrate the use of underground sensors to strengthen existing security and provide monitoring beyond physical perimeter fencing. This technology helps advance Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to build a more resilient, as well as cleaner and more affordable, energy system for all New Yorkers. “This is cutting-edge technology that uses underground sensors to detect seismic or…

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Integrated with Milestone XProtect™ VMS Solutions

By | Milestone XProtect, QTSI News

Quantum Technology Science’s Vector Series intrusion detection system is now available for Milestone VMS users upgrading to XProtect 2017 R1. Vector directly integrates into the Milestone VMS XProtect Alarm Manager console to provide advanced alert messaging and initiate deterrence devices and slewing of cameras to the point of the intrusion. Immediately available for new customers, or as a seamless upgrade without a software update required from Quantum, simple integration eases installation or upgrading from 2016 R3 editions. It uses the existing configuration files to easily upgrade with minimal configuration changes to minimize any gaps in security awareness during the transition….

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Cross Texas Transmission Enhances Physical Security

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Austin, Texas – September 13, 2016 – Cross Texas Transmission (CTT), a utility company regulated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, announces recent physical security upgrades at some of its key critical assets in advance of deadlines associated with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards. Upgrades to CTT’s security include leveraging a cornerstone solution from Quantum Technology Sciences that uses seismic-acoustic sensors to automatically detect, classify and report on activity around critical assets. Quantum’s sensor systems were integrated seamlessly with existing more traditional security infrastructure to further enhance and provide implementation of more…

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Quantum’s Gunshot Detection Wins New Product of the Year for 2016

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DALLAS – August 31, 2016 – Quantum Technology Sciences recently earned 2016 New Product of the Year for intrusion detection from Security Products magazine and SecurityToday.com. An independently juried panel selected Quantum’s gunshot detection capability for outstanding and noteworthy product development achievement by a security equipment manufacturer. Security Products magazine will present the award to Quantum during the ASIS International 62nd Seminar in Orlando, Florida on September 12 – 15, 2016, where the company will be exhibiting its intrusion detection product line, know as Vector. The award-winning gunshot detection and classification capability enhances critical asset situational awareness by providing real-time notification of…

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Quantum CEO Tinker to Speak at Grid Resilience & Security Conference

By | Event, QTSI News

Noted tactical seismologist and Quantum Technology Sciences CEO Mark Tinker, Ph.D. will serve as a featured speaker on “Integrating Practical Technologies to Overcome Challenges in Physical Infrastructure Protection” during Grid Resilience and Security, a Marcus Evans conference. On July 14, 2016, Tinker will participate in an interactive securitytechnologies panel discussion along with Duke Energy Managing Director of Enterprise Protective Services Darren Myers and Omaha Public Power District Manager of Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Dennis Snook. Tinker will provide insight into new technologies, which raise operational efficiency, mitigate risk and strengthen security through increased situational awareness for electrical utilities. He…

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Protecting the Grid from Active Shooters

By | Industry News, QTSI News

  Originally published by Security Infowatch The facts are simple, straightforward, well-known, and unsettling. Gunfire and power utility substations are not friends. There are people in America with the means and motivation to disrupt local, regional and even national power distribution. In 2013, the Metcalf substation shooting highlighted the vulnerability of the nation’s electrical grid and became a case study regarding the expense of repairing and hardening of electrical system assets. Metcalf was an iconic event but multiple other shootings preceded it and have followed in Florida, New York, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, and Arizona. The risks and impacts are…

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Government Security News: New CIP standards provide a catalyst to unite security with operations in electrical utilities

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As published in Government Security News By Mark A. Tinker, Ph.D. In late 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) outlined new rules, which take effect in 2016, requiring electrical utility companies to determine the key electric transmission stations and substations that could have large scale impact on the US electrical grid. Heading into 2015, those tasked with securing the national electrical grid must proactively enhance their security posture to address these critical infrastructure protection guidelines. However, large power corporations are starting to realize it is possible to capitalize upon compliance by leveraging security investments across other departments. Enhancing security…

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