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Cross Texas Transmission Enhances Physical Security

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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September 13, 2016
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Quantum CEO Tinker to Speak at Grid Resilience & Security Conference

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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July 6, 2016
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Trippe Becomes Interim Board Chair

Cocoa Beach, Fla. – February 24, 2016 – Quantum Technology Sciences, a perimeter intrusion detection solution provider, announces the board appointment and interim chairmanship of Stephen Trippe. Trippe assumes the chairmanship from Company Founder Freddie “Chick” Garcia who will remain as a director. Trippe, an energy industry veteran, made a career of successfully launching and selling entities in various industry segments including upstream oil and gas, midstream services, and energy marketing. Trippe was president and owner of Kimball/Trippe Energy Associates, a natural gas marketing company, which was sold to Dominion Energy, Inc. He also served as a partner in Saltwater…
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February 24, 2016
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CEO to Speak at Technologies for Security & Compliance Summit

CEO Mark Tinker, PhD Invited to Present Seismic-Acoustic Solution for Perimeter Intrusion Detection Mark Tinker is CEO of Quantum Technology Sciences. A seismologist with tactical geophysics and security expertise, his background includes development of a security technology which significantly expands situational awareness for critical infrastructure. 4th Annual Technologies for Security and Compliance Summit set for August 5-6 at the  Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin. On Thursday, August 6, Dr. Mark Tinker, Quantum Technology Sciences CEO will present the company's new seismic-acoustic technology and it's role in physical security for critical infrastructure safety and operational efficiency. This summit serves…
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July 16, 2015
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Deterrence Drives Next Gen Grid Security

How to protect assets using awareness zone technologies  BY MARK TINKER, Quantum Technology Sciences Theft, destruction, disablement, vandalism, and terrorism: any of the aforementioned words receive the attention of organizations with susceptible critical assets. Physical security and its costs, benefits, and risks are becoming more important as each day passes. Important, not only from a safety and security point of view, but also from the perspective of its value to operations, strategy, and even the overall bottom line. INTRUSIONS Historically, physical security mainly described stopping intrusions such as by installing physical barriers around substations. Traditional sensors, if any, monitored critical…
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March 23, 2015
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Government Security News: New CIP standards provide a catalyst to unite security with operations in electrical utilities

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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March 10, 2015
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Security and Surveillance Firm Quantum Technology Sciences Lands $2.3M Investment for Commercialization

Cocoa Beach, Fla. - February 4, 2014 - A Florida-based security and surveillance tech company, Quantum Technology Sciences has secured $2,300,000 of investment from an initial funding round led by private investors to commercialize the company’s groundbreaking technology. Quantum developed technology to establish a real-time intrusion notification system to detect threats from the air, water, land and underground. As concerns over critical infrastructure and border security become increasingly prevalent, companies especially in the energy sector require security and surveillance solutions to ensure uptime and protect assets. The company’s product line combines patent-pending, buried, vibration sensors with a sophisticated suite of…
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February 4, 2014