September 13, 2010
Classifieds in this issue include executive and managerial positions with transit agencies and vendors throughout North America!
WMATA to Upgrade Security Systems
The Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) has entered into a new five-year contract with Smiths Detection, under which the firm will continue to provide and will upgrade its existing anti-terrorism detection products in the Metrorail system.
The company administers two systems for WMATA: PROTECT, which stands for the Program for Response Options and Technology Enhancements for Chemical/Biological Terrorism, and FirstView. PROTECT provides early warning chemical detection and response protocols for safeguarding public locations, as well as accurate information and real-time modeling of hazard zones in large public spaces, while FirstView controls and coordinates thousands of cameras and detection devices through a single command and control sensor and video integration management system.
As part of the contract, Smiths Detection will upgrade the systems to include expanded chemical detection libraries and radiological detection capabilities.