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Israeltech set to shine at RIO Olympics (via @Israel21c)

(Original and complete story appears at Israel21c)

Israel will make its 16th appearance at the Olympic Games this August with its largest delegation of athletes ever.

But Israel’s representation in Rio de Janeiro extends beyond the sporting contests to the tech arena where startups will show their prowess in security technologies, live video transmission technology, public transportation navigation, AR systems, satellite technologies and sports tech.

Israeli company International Security and Defense Systems (ISDS), BriefCam and the EROS-B satellite will likely snag the most attention as they take on security.

ISDS, which has been providing integrated solutions for complex security projects since 1982, is the “Official Supplier” of security solutions for the Games.

“It’s an honor for ISDS to be the very first ever Israeli group to be part of the Olympic family,” Leo Gleser, ISDS president and a former Mossad agent, told JTA.

BriefCam will help Brazilian security authorities with surveillance at street level. The Israeli company’s proprietary video-synopsis technology scrunches 24 hours worth of footage into one minute making it easier for security personnel to keep track of what’s really going on among the hundreds of thousands of Olympic attendees.

 

In the run-up to the August 5-21 global sporting event, visitors and athletes heading to the Rio Olympics have been inundated with warnings about cybersecurity hacking, terror threats, the Zika virus and crime.

Though Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann told an international press conference in July that his country is ready to provide a safe environment as required by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), following the terror attack in Nice, France, the Brazilian government announced it would boost security for the Olympics above its already planned 85,000 police and soldiers — double the number in the 2012 London Games.

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For more information about Homeland Security technologies from Israel, contact Josh at the Israel Economic Mission in NYC.