Smiths Detection, which specialises in threat detection and security screening technologies, has launched an Open Architecture (OA) initiative. Named the Ada Initiative after Ada Lovelace, a 19th Century English mathematician and writer, who was the first person to publish an algorithm, it will benefit customers across Smiths Detection’s markets in aviation, ports and borders, as well as defence and urban security.
Hardware, software and algorithms from different product suppliers can be plugged together using OA. By driving the continued development of OA, Smiths Detection will work with both start-up and established third parties for technology to be seamlessly and safely integrated with Smiths Detection’s own software and equipment.
Richard Thompson, VP Marketing Smiths Detection said: “In security operations, where there are often fragmented physical and digital components from different suppliers, OA can help get the most out of all these elements. With the Ada Initiative we are working to ensure all components seamlessly and compliantly work together, so customers can achieve operational efficiencies, improved safety outcomes and work with a more relevant, precise data ecosystem.”
He added that, “throughout this initiative, we’re working with a growing number of stakeholders to ensure we achieve a responsible, reliable and practical interoperability of technologies, and deliver ever higher standards of safety, infosec and operational benefit to users.”