Envitia recently exhibited at Security and Policing 2016, the UK’s only secure event for police, law enforcement and security professionals tasked with security, civil protection and national resilience.
Having exhibited at the event in the past but after an absence of several years, we decided to return this year in order to show some of our applied research and how it can support security and policing. Our stand included a number of examples of our research developed on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence and other government customers, including:
- the assessment and application of uncertainty in information
- supporting increased automation through innovative techniques such as human agent collectives
- novel techniques to conflate authoritative and non-authoritative sources (eg open source data)
- clever techniques for geo-tagging multi-source datasets.
Although applied research was our focus, we also managed to spot our geospatial mapping development toolkit, MapLink Pro, being shown on other stands, including Blighter Surveillance Systems on the BlighterView HMI2, and Ultra Electronics’ TacViewC2 system. MapLink Pro allows developers to build high-performance mapping applications and is now deployed in more than 10,000 systems worldwide.
Teaming up with ADS and UKTI, the Envitia stand received a number of VIP and International Delegations, who showed a lot of interest in the research that we are leading and undertaking.
We also spent time walking around the exhibition, where we were impressed at the variety of innovative mapping technology being used in the security and policing space.
The show generated a number of excellent leads and proved the value of attending again. We are currently following up these leads and have already signed up to exhibit again next year. Congratulations to ADS on another successful show.
Sophie Phillips, Steve Wallace, Envitia