Hearing of Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance (Committee on Financial Services)
Founded in 1980 and based in the Netherlands, CycloMedia provides a rich end-to-end B2B geo-data and software platform and has an established presence in the US, Dutch, German and Scandinavian markets. Using proprietary cloud-based technologies, CycloMedia’s high accuracy data sets allow governments and enterprises to assess, analyze and measure physical infrastructures, including buildings, roads and other assets, remotely, and on any device. CycloMedia is uniquely global in its ability to deliver its customers actionable insights from geo-data rapidly and at scale.
Based on its unique technology platform and well-established market position in the Netherlands with many long-lasting customer partnerships, CycloMedia has doubled its sales over the last 4 years. In partnership with Avedon Capital Partners, CycloMedia has achieved strong organic expansion in the US (where revenue has doubled annually in the last 2 years) and Germany, starting and scaling local operations successfully. CycloMedia has further invested in its world-leading technology platform, accelerating the scalability of the company by renewing its Content-as-a-Service platform, introducing geo-referenced object databases using object recognition and AI analytics, and developing a next generation capturing system.
“We would like to thank Avedon for supporting us in bringing the company where we are today by entering new markets, investing in new technologies and substantially expanding the organization. At the same time we are very pleased to have Volpi Capital on board, and look forward to working with them as we continue to scale our presence globally,” says Frank Pauli, Chief Executive Officer of CycloMedia.
CycloMedia’s customer base includes the largest cities in the market where it is active, including New York City, Washington D.C., Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Frankfurt and Stuttgart, many other government customers as well as a growing number of enterprise customers in the utility, construction and engineering as well as real estate and financial vertical markets.
The vision and strategy of CycloMedia will remain unchanged with the new capital partner, and CycloMedia will continue to give its customers the same support and service it has always done. The company plans to accelerate its investments in growth and in further professionalizing its operations, while also creating next generation capturing and sensor systems and most importantly the further investment in Data Analytics capabilities. These will be developed in-house as well as in close cooperation with selected partners, for which CycloMedia will pursue an active partner- and acquisition strategy.
Founded in 1980 CycloMedia is a leading international provider of data and software solutions virtualising the outside world accurately on-screen. CycloMedia’s customers derive actionable insights from the geo-data platform to power day-to-day decisions remotely and with more accuracy, delivering exceptional ROI. CycloMedia focuses its solutions on tax assessment, asset management, public safety, construction & engineering, utility & transportation and insurance & real estate. CycloMedia employs 140 people and is based in Zaltbommel, the Netherlands, with operations in the US, Germany, and Scandinavia. For more information, please visit http://www.cyclomedia.com/
Napatech™ (OSLO: NAPA.OL), the leading provider of reconfigurable computing platforms, today announced that one of Central Europe’s leading cybersecurity government agencies has selected Napatech’s FPGA-based SmartNIC software and hardware to strengthen its national security posture within new lawful interception applications.
Lawful interception refers to the methods and procedures by which government agencies with legal authorization can selectively monitor individuals’ communications. Modern lawful interception applications are complex, requiring electronic surveillance of IP-based voice, video and data communications that are often encrypted.
The agency and their IT services design and integration partner chose Napatech’s reconfigurable computing platform as the foundation for their next-generation lawful interception system. The solution uniquely met the challenging requirements of their lawful interception application by providing lossless, line-rate networking performance from 1 to 100 Gigabits, with high-precision nanosecond timestamping. Its open-system approach allows it to be deployed in standard server platforms, radically reducing system costs and making wide-scale deployments practical. Finally, the highly programmable nature of the FPGA-based SmartNICs ensures the platform can easily and quickly adapt to new applications that adversaries may exploit to evade surveillance.
Jarrod J. S. Siket, chief marketing officer of Napatech, said: “Government and enterprise IT organizations are deploying a wide range of software applications on standard server platforms. Our reconfigurable computing platform improves the performance of networking and security applications with the most challenging performance requirements.”
Napatech helps companies to reimagine their business by bringing hyperscale computing benefits to IT organizations of every size. We enhance open and standard virtualized servers to boost innovation and release valuable computing resources that improve services and increase revenue. Our reconfigurable computing platform™ is based on a broad set of FPGA software for leading IT compute, network and security applications that are supported on a wide array of FPGA hardware designs. Additional information is available at: www.napatech.com
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today the successful launch of the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) to the International Space Station (ISS) on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Over the next three months, the DESIS instrument, designed and built by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), will be installed and tested on Teledyne Brown Engineering’s Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES) aboard ISS.
DESIS is a hyperspectral sensor system with the capability of recording image data using 235 closely arranged wavelength channels across the visible to near-infrared spectra. With continuous coverage at an altitude approximately 250 miles above the Earth, the DESIS instrument will broaden our knowledge about agriculture, biodiversity, geology, water ecosystems and detect natural or man-made changes to the Earth’s surface.
Teledyne’s MUSES platform was developed as part of a cooperative agreement with NASA to create opportunities for both Government and Commercial applications such as imaging, technology demonstration, and space qualification payloads supporting research, scientific studies and humanitarian efforts. MUSES provides a precision-pointing environment on the ISS for earth-viewing instruments and it can accommodate up to four payloads simultaneously. It also offers the ability to robotically retrieve, upgrade, and service those instruments as well as return them to earth.
“Our partnerships with NASA and DLR expand the commercial use of the ISS and will provide our Governments with unique imaging data,” said Robert Mehrabian, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Teledyne. “Leveraging the infrastructure of the International Space Station and the remaining available payloads on MUSES, we hope for additional opportunities to support cost effective development and installation of other instruments designed for low earth orbit observation missions.”