Managing Crises with Artificial Intelligence

Decision and deployment support for control and situation centers

In June 2021 the “SPELL“ research project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has been launched. With exciting project partners and future-oriented goals, a step is to be taken toward the digital transformation of the economy.

„SPELL“ – this is the abbreviation for “ Semantic platform for intelligent decision-making and deployment support in control and situation centers“. The aim of this project is to use artificial intelligence to initiate emergency response, emergency aid and supply measures for the population more quickly and in line with the situation in case of crises (e.g. major incidents, pandemics, natural disasters or widespread power failures).

Precondition is a data-based overview of all relevant information as an overall picture of the situation and the networking of all involved parties. Artificial intelligence can create this basis and significantly support decision-making and implementation in order to minimize incorrect decisions.

Over the next three years, 12 project partners will develop future-oriented solutions within the scope of the SPELL project: the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence as consortium leader, Advancis Software & Services GmbH, apheris AI GmbH, BASF SE, Corevas GmbH & Co, DRK-Landesverband Rheinland-Pfalz e.V., Empolis Information Management GmbH, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V. with its institutes IESE and Fokus, ISE Informatikgesellschaft für Software-Entwicklung mbH, LiveReader GmbH, Technische Universität Darmstadt as well as VfS (Verband für Sicherheitstechnik) and further associated partner organizations.

Advancis’ focus within the project is in particular on the integration, harmonization and utilization of sensor data from security, building management, communication and information technology in near real time. With the help of artificial intelligence as well as data technologies, a significant information and time gain in incident management is to be achieved in crisis situations. Advancis will primarily test this in concrete applications of networked BOS and industrial control centers with the aim of ensuring resource-efficient incident management through artificial intelligence.

 

Security TWENTY 21 in Birmingham

On 29th June 2021, Security TWENTY 21 in Birmingham is aimed at end users, buyers and those who specify security products and will update attendees on the latest technology and developments in the security industry. The accompanying exhibition will present cutting edge security solutions and services. Visit Advancis’ exhibition stand to find out how the open PSIM platform WinGuard facilitates the management of critical situations and daily control centre tasks.

Entrance is free and tickets can be obtained via the event website.
We look forward to seeing you!

IFSEC Connect 2021

Connect 2021 brings the security industry together online in June 2021. Experience the latest security developments, watch product demos and have 1:1 meetings with leading international security suppliers.

Agree an online meeting with Advancis to learn how the open PSIM platform WinGuard simplifies event processing in the control centre. The platform offers dynamic workflows to support the operator in event processing and is available with over 470 interface drivers to technical systems, new ones constantly being released and open for 3rd party developments. You can also join Richard McClellan, Sales Director UK & Ireland, and Allan Dickinson, Technical Manager UK & Ireland at Advancis for a demo and to answer your individual questions on Tuesday, 22nd June 2021 at 10.45 h BST.

Register now free of charge via the event website. We look forward to many interesting discussions.

Virtual Show: Wiley Industry Days 2021

Be part of the Wiley Industry Days from 07th-09th June 2021: a virtual trade show and congress providing a meeting place for Safety & Security, Structural Engineering, Healthcare & Hygiene as well as for Automation, Machine Vision & Photonics.
 
Visit us at our online stand and learn how the vendor-neutral PSIM platform WinGuard simplifies event processing in the control centre.

In addition to the virtual exhibition, there will be a congress program with technical presentations. On Monday, 07th June 2021 at 03.00 pm, Rainer Holsteg, Regional Sales Manager at Advancis, will present about “Security in Hospitals: How can protection goals be realized in a holistic and cost-efficient way?” (in German language).

Furthermore, the Panel Discussion “PSIM: Managing the Risk” on Wednesday, 09th June 2021 at 10:00 am will answer frequently asked questions in regard to PSIM: Which system type is suitable for which application? What is the criteria for and against a vendor-neutral platform? In addition to Patrick Geldmacher, International Sales Manager at Advancis, further companies active in this business sector will also participate in the Panel Discussion.

Register here free of charge for the virtual show. We look forward to many interesting discussions.

 

System Partner Certificate 2021 for SPIE Telba Berlin

Besides several other companies of the SPIE Group, SPIE Telba GmbH in Berlin is an official WinGuard System Partner. On 15 April 2021, Kai Eckstein (Head of Sales Germany/Switzerland) and René Jendrics (Regional Sales Manager) from Advancis handed over the certificate for 2021 to Michael Brase (CEO) and Thomas Stretz (Head of Center of Competence PSIM) from SPIE Telba GmbH.

We are looking forward to realise further WinGuard projects together with SPIE Telba in the future and would like to thank them for our excellent collaboration.

CWI Partner Silver: Congratulations to Bravida Danmark A/S

We are very pleased to announce that our integration partner Bravida Danmark A/S has improved its WinGuard CWI Partner Status from Blue to Silver. This certifies the very high qualification of Bravida’s technical and sales personnel as well as comprehensive experience from successfully realised WinGuard projects.

Filip Jordan (Product Engineer) and Jack Boye Hansen (Head of Department Fire & Security) took receipt of the official CWI Silver Certificate for Bravida. We look forward to continuing the great collaboration with Bravida in Denmark!

New Advancis office in Sweden

Advancis is further expanding its activities in the Scandinavian market and has recently opened its Sweden office which is located around 40 km southwest of Stockholm. The office is managed by Christoffer Lindblom who has long-term experience in the IT industry, in particular in perimeter detection, identity verification, customer screening and CCTV technologies.

Christoffer looks forward to establishing contact with customers and system integrators from the region. To arrange a meeting with Christoffer please contact him on mobile +46 (0) 720 143065 or by e-mail: [email protected].

The new WinGuard Android App

The new WinGuard Android App (version 2.0) is now available in the Play Store. The most important new features are the secure encryption of all connections via TLS (as of ASIPServer 8.4.8.2) as well as the logging of fault reports to improve analysis and faster troubleshooting. The WinGuard App, which is of course also available for iOS, is particularly helpful in the current situation as it facilitates working from home or from remote workstations.

Review 2020

The year 2020 has not been an easy one, but fortunately Advancis as an IT company were able to adapt to the changed conditions very quickly.

Now, at the end of the year, we can look back on numerous successes and would like to thank all our partners and customers for our trustful collaboration.

Award for Advancis trainee

We congratulate Jan Zwirner on passing his final exams and being awarded the federal state of Hesse’s best trainee in the profession of IT Specialist for system integration.

Mrs. Kirsten Schoder-Steinmüller (President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Offenbach am Main) and Mr. Markus Weinbrenner (General Manager of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Offenbach am Main) visited Advancis in Langen and presented the certificate to the happy graduate. Jan is one of three trainees who achieved the best results in their respective professions throughout Hesse.

The people responsible for the trainees at Advancis are proud with the performance of Jan Zwirner, who is now permanently employed at the company: “Jan fits perfectly into the Advancis family and we look forward to accompanying him on his further career path, continuing to challenge and support him. For us, the training of young people is an important element in recruiting skilled workers,” says Andre Meiswinkel (COO of Advancis). In the past, three Advancis trainees have already been honored as the best graduates in their professions. A total of 20 young people have successfully completed their training in the company, which was founded in 1994. Advancis currently employs eight trainees.

Especially in times of a shortage of skilled workers, training is an ideal tool for attracting qualified employees in the long term. Within the scope of the training, we not only impart technical knowledge, but in particular also our corporate values. We are looking forward to new applications for the 2021 training year – for more information on the training professions and further job offers, please visit our career section.