Episode 208 – Geeks at Oshkosh 2012
Summary: Yohai West is Product Marketing Manager at NICE Systems and is an expert in airport security and safety technologies like video management systems, incident management, and physical security information management (PSIM). He consults with airports around the world on best practices and strategies to mitigate security risks by anticipating, managing, and mitigating the risks. NICE customers include Los Angeles Airport, Miami International Airport and Denver Regional Transportation District. We talk about the security functions at airports and their roles, what security threats actually exist, and how most airports now handle all the security inputs they receive. NICE Systems offers a technology that brings the video and other inputs together in a way that enables the airport to make the best possible decisions. We talk the tech, including the application of video analytics to airport security and operations. Learn more about this at the NICE YouTube Channel and also the NICE Situator Video Case Study New Orleans International Airport MSY AirVenture 2012: After attending AirVenture 2012 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Rob and David have a lot of observations and insight into this annual event. They talk about the places at the show they visited, the planes they saw, and most of all, the people they met, including: Karlene Pettit, Flight for Control, karlenepetitt.blogspot.com Amy Laboda, Women in Aviation, International, www.wai.org Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association www.aopa.org HondaJet: hondajet.honda.com Linda Meeks, Girls With Wings, www.girlswithwings.com Jamie Dodson, Nick Grant Adventures: www.nickgrantadventures.com David Allen, Other People’s Airplanes: otherpeoplesairplanes.com Benet Wilson: www.aviationqueen.com Rod Rakic: www.facebook.com/rodrakic Adam Fast: www.adamfast.com @ATCBen Uncontrolled Airspace: www.uncontrolledairspace.com Eden Grace Zeek, GE Aviation, US @NZAircraftFan @BrandiLAX Rimowa Luggage Ju-52: www.rimowa.de Sennheiser: www.sennheiserusa.com Orbis: www.orbis.org Teresa Stokes, wingwalker and artist: www.genesoucy.com/about_teresa_stokes.htm The week’s aviation news: Diesel Emerging As New Technology of Choice for General Aviation Debris from Boeing 787 engine sparks fire In this week’s Australia Desk report: Statistics are all the rage this week as all major Australian carriers claim to have the best “on time departure” ratings, more Qantas maintenance to move overseas as subsidiary company LTQ Engineering announces the closure of its Melbourne engine shop, Qantas rumoured to be back in talks with Emirates about code sharing to Europe while at Virgin, CEO John Borghetti says “bring on the competition,” RAAF Hawk 127 fleet achieves 75,000 hours or service, Indonesian Air Force Su27 and Su30 fighters arrive in Darwin to join in the multi national training Exercise Pitch Black. Find more from Grant and Steve at the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast, and follow the show on Twitter at @pcdu Steve’s at @stevevisscher and Grant at @falcon124. Australia Desk archives can be found at www.australiadesk.net. Rob Mark beats out Benet Wilson for the GE Aviation “Oshy” Trophy, presented by Eden Zeek. Benet promises revenge next time. Mentions: Commemorative Air Force Collings Foundation Wittman Airport Opening and closing music is provided by Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.