ZURICH, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Global safety and security organization announces participation in the Skolkovo Innovation Centre project
AGT International will this week exhibit its safe city and critical asset protection solutions, at the Integrated Safety and Security Exhibition 2012 (ISSE) in Moscow.
AGT International's participation follows the announcement in March 2012, that it has been selected to design a concept for an integrated security solution and anti-terrorism protection for significant parts of the Skolkovo safe city project as part of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre. This concept will become the foundation for intelligent, technology based solutions that enable the authorities to predict, manage and resolve threats to human, physical or financial assets.
"Safe city solutions bring improved safety and efficiency to a city and increase the well-being of the people who live and work in them and those who visit them, helping to attract and retain businesses and commerce," said Mati Kochavi, Founder and CEO of AGT International. "The growth of the Russian and CIS markets and the increase in the sophistication of threats to citizens and corporations make clear the need to bring the latest, most innovative safety and security solutions to this region. I am delighted that we have the opportunity to showcase this technology at ISSE and in the Skolkovo project."
During ISSE, Ilia Rosenberg, Chief Technologist of AGT International's Global Delivery Organization, will speak at the congress on safety in the Russian energy and fuel industry. Highlighting AGT International's oil and gas solution, he will discuss how technology can be used to successfully protect onshore, offshore and coastal assets and infrastructure from a wide-range of internal and external threats. "Traditional, reactive approaches to safety and security in this sector are proving inadequate in the face of increasingly sophisticated threats," Ilia Rosenberg said. "We believe that the way forward is solutions that gather, fuse and analyze data from multiple sources, including integrated sensors, customer databases and the web, in order to help our customers detect, prepare for and manage security breaches and risks; ensure proper handling of liquefied natural gas and hazardous materials; and transport cargo safely across long-distance, cross-country routes. This is exactly what we have done while planning, developing and implementing the largest and most sophisticated oil and gas project in the world, across a diversity of challenging terrain."
Notes to editors
Analysts Frost & Sullivan recently highlighted AGT International as leaders in the field in C31, Analytics and Integration and as Services and Systems Integrators and highlighted that the organization has "deployed one of the world's largest and leading edge safe city projects and innovated urban management solutions worldwide." (Frost & Sullivan Global Safe Cities Market Assessment, March 2012).
Oil and gas
AGT International's biggest oil and gas solution covers more than 30 onshore, coastal and offshore facilities and comprises thousands of sensors, including radars, LR-EO, cameras, access control and hundreds of kilometers of smart fences across a diversity of challenging terrain and environmental conditions.
On 1st March 2012, AGT International was awarded the contract, in collaboration with the Russian Telecom Equipment Company (RTEC), to develop several key elements of the Skolkovo project. AGT International's support includes design of the following:
- Command and control
- Video surveillance
- Access control
- Transportation security
About AGT International
AGT International is a public safety and security solutions organization headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, with operations across the globe. It develops and implements intelligent, technology-based products and solutions that keep people, assets and infrastructure safe, in the areas of critical infrastructure and border protection, urban management, cyber security, transportation, law enforcement, and natural disaster preparedness. AGT International employs 2,300 people worldwide, representing more than 50 nationalities. The organization was founded in 2007, and is managing $8 billion in projects. AGT International is led by Founder and CEO, Mati Kochavi
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