For 2 days over the 6th/7th of March, Kinetic Six took part in the SCTX Security and Counter Terror Expo 2018. It was a fantastic couple of days, during which we carried out live demonstrations, met some great people who are leaders in their fields and even found the time to connect with some old friends! It was empowering to share a space with so many innovative organizations and individuals, and especially humbling to be recognized for the work that we do with an official commendation! Read on to find out more…
The week began with lots of hard work and prepping from both the Kinetic Six and Patriot One teams. Pictured above is our CEO Shaun Leavy with Patriot One CEO Martin Cronin, Vice President Paul Borselli and members of both Kinetic Six and Patriot One technical teams, all proudly sporting our Kinetic Six polos from our partners at Raging Bull, ready to kick off the expo and the soft launch of PATSCAN tech into the UK.
Coffee on the day was provided by our friends and neighbours at HR4K, official UK suppliers of Black Rifle coffee. Their generous supply of coffee kept us and our guests going throughout the busy two days, so a huge thank you to them!
The highlight of the first day came at the awards ceremony, presented by Sir Michael Fallon. We were honoured to be recognized for our contribution to counter terror technology and even more pleased to receive a special commendation! Huge congratulations to all the winners, nominees and participants that day in what was some stiff competition!
A great first day. Pictured below are Patriot One’s Martin Cronin, Paul Borselli and Phil Lancaster at the evening debrief, looking ahead to the next day and preparing for the upcoming ambitious live demonstrations.
Day two kicked off with Martin being interviewed for SWIPE. SWIPE is Sky News’ technology show and is updated weekly with the latest in the tech world. With the UK soft launch of PATSCAN and upcoming demonstration being streamed from Las Vegas later that afternoon, Martin appeared on the show to talk more with SWIPE’s Kit Bradshaw.
In the afternoon we had the main event; in a UK premier we held two live demonstrations of Patriot One’s PATSCAN, streamed via secure VPN from Las Vegas to our base at Phantom House, then into our stand at Olympia, utilising the Ovzon T5 Satellite terminal. Both demos ran seamlessly, demonstrating the power of our covert weapon detection software, and the Ovzon high broadband service.
To round off the day, we were joined in a toast by our friends and partners Trifibre. Trifibre, who were only two stands down from us, supply us with all our packaging and boxes for all our Kinetic Six products. It was brilliant to see them in a rare face-to-face encounter and catch up over a well-earned glass of wine.
From the moment we opened to the moment we closed, we were surrounded by brilliant people, all interested in learning more about our technologies. A huge thank you to everyone who visited us and to all the other participants of what was a very successful SCTX expo 2018.