1. Wide-area Surveillance and Security Solutions
A number of security requirements are needed to protect public infrastructure such as urban areas, public transport facilities, and critical infrastructure facilities from threats such as natural disasters, cyberattacks, and terrorism. Hitachi has embodied these requirements in the H-ARC concept, named for the three characteristics of greatest importance—adaptive (A), responsive (R), and cooperative (C). Drawing on the H-ARC concept, Hitachi offers a wide-area surveillance/monitoring solution that functions as an effective crisis readiness measure and provides appropriate responses when crisis situations arise.
Specifically, the solution identifies constantly changing conditions in both physical space and cyberspace by using satellites, drones, radio wave monitoring, network monitoring, and other sensors to monitor public infrastructure from multiple locations while using real-time processing to automatically detect precursors of abnormal conditions. The surveillance information gained from these sources is used for analysis and prediction done with geographic information systems (GIS systems), imagery analysis, simulation technology, and other methods. These operations are used to assist in accurate decision-making such as by providing knowledge related to the processes of the observe, orient, decide, and act (OODA) process. Rapid responses to crisis situations are also assisted by solutions providing positioning, information-sharing, and other functions.
The solution helps minimize damage by enabling drills and exercises that simulate actual crisis situations. Systems can be created rapidly by flexibly selecting equipment configurations tailored to the operation mode or existing facilities at the time of system installation.