Supply Chain Opportunity: Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA)
January 17, 2011

January 17, 2011

Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA) Seeks Technologies & Services to match its technology & innovation focus

  • Collaboration opportunities with the Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA)
  • For Canadian Advanced technology enterprises and service providers
  • Targeting technologies aligned with the SDCTA's Technology & Innovation Focus
  • Respond by: February 28, 2011
++ Call to Action:
Confirm your interest in Doing business with the Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA) by email to Emily Boucher

Phone: (902) 404-8816

Atlantic Canada, January 17, 2011 - Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA) wishes to identify innovative Canadian organizations developing technologies and capabilities which are a strategic match with its technology and innovations focus

The SCTA is focused on providing governments around the world with interoperable, city-wide security solutions that can be rapidly deployed, easily managed and will enable instant coordination for dramatically improved public safety and emergency response.

The market for these types of integrated solutions is large, global and growing - with spending predicted to accelerate by 30 percent annually to reach US $5.7 billion by 2014, according to projections based on data from IMS Research and Infonetics Research.

Sir Terence Matthews, a technology industry enthusiast who has founded or been actively involved in more than 80 technology companies serves as SCTA Chairman. Mr. Matthews is also the National Spokesperson for CATAAlliance and in that capacity advocates for the industry's Innovation Nation program.

About SCTA

The Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA) is an association of technology and market leaders in the physical security and telecommunications industries. SCTA is focused on providing governments around the world with interoperable, city-wide security solutions that can be rapidly deployed, easily managed and will enable instant coordination for dramatically improved public safety and emergency response. SCTA members work with systems integrators and consultants to deliver end-to-end wireless solutions that support integrated voice communications, video surveillance, sensor monitoring, mass notification and telecollaboration capabilities. SCTA founding members comprise industry leaders in wireless networks and services, video surveillance, and data and voice networking, and include: BelAir Networks, Benbria, Bridgewater Systems, DragonWave Inc., March Networks, Mitel, Solace Systems and the Wesley Clover Group.

Businesses Opportunities in Advanced Security markets Teleforum

In a one hour recorded discussion with advanced security leaders, Mr. Matthews has scoped out the advanced security market and discussed challenges and threats. He identifies a number of areas where technologies and services can help provide solutions.

In addition, George Krausz , CATA Leadership Council Director, has provided an update on the status of a new Broadband for Public Safety Campaign now underway to help foster the growth of the sector.

For interested parties, the Teleforum is now available for download at the CATA Research Repository.

SCTA's Technology & Innovation Focus:
In terms of looking at technology and services from Atlantic Canada, areas of interest could include: Areas of interest include, solution for: First responders: police, fire and ambulance services; City wide video surveillance surveillance; State or nation wide sensor data collection and distribution; Airports; Ports; Railways; City traffic signal management; Road and highway flow management; Utilities: electric power generation and distribution, water utilities, oil and gas; Industrial and mining complexes; Large campuses: universities, research and industrial parks, and hospitals.

The goal is to provide customers with an integrated platform for: Scalable, end-to-end, reliable, and interoperable telecommunications and security solutions; Easy to deploy wireless based solutions for security, mass notification, unified voice communications, telecollaboration and data fusion; and, Solutions that enhance a customer's efforts to quickly deploy and operate a large scale surveillance or security operation.

Qualification of Interests and Next Steps
  • Review the Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA) Focus List (see above), and the Advanced Security Teleforum materials.
  • Ensure that your organization has relevant published scientific papers, presentations and/or patents that can be reviewed by the Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA) evaluation team.
  • Contact CATAAlliance with your expression of interest, providing key contact and background information. Your organization will then be provided with a simple template for completion.
  • Confirm your CATAAlliance membership status. Processing fees may apply.
  • All expressions of interest must be submitted by February 28th, 2011, 17:00 EST by email to Emily Boucher, Director of Communications, CATAAtlantic at
Next Steps
  • Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA) will review information from selected candidates to determine which areas are of specific interest for future follow-up.
  • Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA) will coordinate internally to make sure that each selected Canadian company would be able to meet with the appropriate Director. Follow-up could take several forms including teleconference, videoconferences and site visits to determine the appropriate method for collaboration.
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