CNL , a provider for developing physical security information management (PSIM) software, announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Shield Safety and Security, the Military and Police Supply Division of Bin Salem Holdings. Shield is dedicated but not limited on serving the needs of government security and industrial corporations within the Middle East Region.
Through the partnership, Shield will add CNL's PSIM technology to their portfolio of solutions for homeland security, transportation, oil and gas, and critical security facilities.
CNL's software is designed to reduce the cost and deployment time in C2 and C4i command and control solutions, whilst increasing the effectiveness of these operations. With the ever-increasing need for integrated security, this partnership offers the benefits of situational awareness with the experience of a large scale security group. With its exceptional reputation in the region Shield is positioned to deliver this solution to the Middle Eastern market.
"The Middle East and particularly the Gulf States are a market where we see huge potential for our command and control software," said Keith Bloodworth, CEO at CNL. "We already have a deployment in the region and our partnership with SHEILD will open the way for many more. They have an excellent reputation and have relationships at the right level within key regional accounts."
"We are seeing strong demand for effective command and control software in the region, and CNL's software is suited to meet the demand of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Defence applications," said Ahmed Al Kaabi, GM of Shield. "Additionally, Safer City initiatives from across the region are taking place, and they are all looking at intelligent ways of managing large amounts of visual and data intelligence."