Cassidian's integrated security system for the protection of Tanger Med harbour now in full operation
Tangier, 13 June 2013
- To combat illegal immigration, terrorist attacs and smuggling
- Biggest port in Africa and the Mediterranean Sea
Cassidian has completed the integrated security system for the protection of Tanger Med harbour in northern Morocco. The Integrated MARitime SECurity (IMARSEC) system is now in full operation. It encompasses video surveillance and video content analysis, maritime surveillance, an access control system that includes biometry and optical character recognition, a public address system, a communications network and a control room. The integrated security system combats illegal immigration, terrorist attacs and smuggling on the territory of Africa's biggest port.
In addition to all the security measures that make up the system, Cassidian has installed its innovative port security management system, known as SecuriSyte, allowing the operators to manage the integrated subsystems with a single, unified interface.
The General Manager of the Tanger Med Port Authority (TMPA) Najlaa Diouri states: ‘We have choosen a world leader in aeronautics, space and defence as a partner to provide an efficient and innovative system, effective at any time and against any threat.‘
Jens Nielsen, Head of Integrated Systems at Cassidian states: "Cassidian is proud to contribute with this highly sophisticated integrated security system to the protection of people, goods, maritime traffic and the environment within the port, coastal and maritime area of this international hub."
The system is operated by most of the port security authorities such as customs and police, thereby fostering cooperation between these organisations.
Tanger Med is the biggest port of Africa. Once Tanger Med II – the extension of the current facilities – has been completed in 2015, the harbour will have a total capacity of 8.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit), making it as well the biggest port in the Mediterranean Sea. The construction of Tanger Med was launched in 2004, and the first commercial operations began in 2007. Cassidian embarked on the project in 2008.
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Cassidian, the defence division of EADS, is a worldwide leader in defence and security solutions. The company delivers advanced defence systems along the whole action chain from sensors through command & control systems to combat aircraft and unmanned air systems. In the area of security, Cassidian provides customers worldwide with border surveillance systems, cyber security solutions and secure communications. In 2012, Cassidian – with around 23,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.7 billion.
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