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https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/group/pressroom?date[value]&tag=All&search= en 2716876 1 https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide-spanish/magazine/mexico-toluca-project-mock-deployed-madrid 2017-06-21 00:00:00 2017-06-21 00:00:00 Magazine https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/asset_image_small/public/assets/images/mexico_toluca_1.jpg?itok=L_eSK0em https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide-spanish/magazine/mexico-toluca-project-mock-deployed-madrid Worldwide Spanish Spain Spain Press contact https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/content/spain-press-contact GSM-R fibra óptica transporte ferroviario Mexico Toluca Thales España Thales Spain has set up a mock-up of the Mexico-Toluca project which will subsequently be installed in Mexico. <div class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image ” about=”/en/admin/content/assets/view/240795″ typeof=”” class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image”> <div class=”asset__image__file”><picture > <!–[if IE 9]><video style=”display: none;”><![endif]–> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_wide_1x/public/assets/images/mexico_toluca_1.jpg?itok=jN9r1_SR&amp;timestamp=1498038930 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 1220px)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_normal_1x/public/assets/images/mexico_toluca_1.jpg?itok=XZ_6O1w9&amp;timestamp=1498038930 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 980px) and (min-device-width: 980px), all and (max-device-width: 1024px) and (min-width: 1024px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_narrow_1x/public/assets/images/mexico_toluca_1.jpg?itok=pNgEXRWu&amp;timestamp=1498038930 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 740px) and (min-device-width: 740px), (max-device-width: 800px) and (min-width: 740px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/mexico_toluca_1.jpg?itok=kw497ZIt&amp;timestamp=1498038930 1x” media=”(min-width: 0px)” /> <!–[if IE 9]></video><![endif]–> <!–[if lt IE 9]> <img src=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/mexico_toluca_1.jpg?itok=kw497ZIt&amp;timestamp=1498038930″ alt=”Thales Group – Mexico” title=”” /> <![endif]–> <!–[if !lt IE 9]><!–> <img srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/mexico_toluca_1.jpg?itok=kw497ZIt&amp;timestamp=1498038930 720w” alt=”Thales Group – Mexico” title=”” /> <!– <![endif]–> </picture></div></div> <div class=”field field–name-field-articles-txt-leadblock field–type-text-long field–label-hidden”><div class=”field__items”><div class=”field__item even”>Thales Spain has set up a mock-up of the Mexico-Toluca project which will subsequently be installed in Mexico.</div></div></div><div class=”field field–name-field-articles-txt-body field–type-text-long field–label-hidden”><div class=”field__items”><div class=”field__item even”><div class=”rtejustify”>Thales Spain has set up a mock-up of the Mexico-Toluca project. The integration, verification, validation and certification of Thales’ Telecommunications Systems and Control Centre, which will subsequently be installed in Mexico, is done on the representative sample of the project in Spain.<br />  <br /> These activities will enable to speed up the installation and testing of all Thales’ Telecommunications Systems and Control Centre in the deployment and commissioning stage, conducting the systems tests and reducing times in the final stages of the project.</div></div></div></div> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:03:08 +0000 maria-jose.alvarez 2716876 at https://www.thalesgroup.com 2596131 1 https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/united-states/Digital-Transformation/New-norm-defense-and-space-networks 2017-03-27 00:00:00 2017-03-27 00:00:00 Magazine https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/asset_image_small/public/assets/images/defense_and_space_dt_graphic.png?itok=ulniiIZ6 https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/united-states/Digital-Transformation/New-norm-defense-and-space-networks Worldwide United States Spain Spain It’s no secret that the Internet, social networks and smart phones have disrupted markets and changed the way people communicate worldwide. The global adoption of these technologies has been breathtaking. There are 3.4 billion Internet users worldwide and 2 billion people on social networks. <div class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image ” about=”/en/admin/content/assets/view/156186″ typeof=”” class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image”> <div class=”asset__image__file”><picture > <!–[if IE 9]><video style=”display: none;”><![endif]–> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_wide_1x/public/assets/images/defense_and_space_dt_graphic.png?itok=Rt5hfhoE&amp;timestamp=1464812132 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 1220px)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_normal_1x/public/assets/images/defense_and_space_dt_graphic.png?itok=uQokeS38&amp;timestamp=1464812132 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 980px) and (min-device-width: 980px), all and (max-device-width: 1024px) and (min-width: 1024px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_narrow_1x/public/assets/images/defense_and_space_dt_graphic.png?itok=NDyCZWgm&amp;timestamp=1464812132 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 740px) and (min-device-width: 740px), (max-device-width: 800px) and (min-width: 740px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/defense_and_space_dt_graphic.png?itok=o3k6CogW&amp;timestamp=1464812132 1x” media=”(min-width: 0px)” /> <!–[if IE 9]></video><![endif]–> <!–[if lt IE 9]> <img src=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/defense_and_space_dt_graphic.png?itok=o3k6CogW&amp;timestamp=1464812132″ alt=”Thales Group – Digtial Transformatin_Defense ” title=”” /> <![endif]–> <!–[if !lt IE 9]><!–> <img srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/defense_and_space_dt_graphic.png?itok=o3k6CogW&amp;timestamp=1464812132 720w” alt=”Thales Group – Digtial Transformatin_Defense ” title=”” /> <!– <![endif]–> </picture></div></div> <div class=”field field–name-field-articles-txt-leadblock field–type-text-long field–label-hidden”><div class=”field__items”><div class=”field__item even”>It’s no secret that the Internet, social networks and smart phones have disrupted markets and changed the way people communicate worldwide. The global adoption of these technologies has been breathtaking. There are 3.4 billion Internet users worldwide and 2 billion people on social networks.</div></div></div> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 20:57:21 +0000 lcollins 2596131 at https://www.thalesgroup.com 2714329 1 https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide-spanish/magazine/innovative-solutions-fight-climate-change 2017-03-08 00:00:00 2017-03-08 00:00:00 Magazine https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/asset_image_small/public/assets/images/thales_t.s_s.s_photo_by_l.olivas_0_1.jpg?itok=ndBKcvYD https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide-spanish/magazine/innovative-solutions-fight-climate-change Spain Transportation Spain Each year, metro and urban rail networks transport over 40 billion passengers worldwide, with less of an environmental impact than cars. <div class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image ” about=”/en/admin/content/assets/view/239122″ typeof=”” class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image”> <div class=”asset__image__file”><picture > <!–[if IE 9]><video style=”display: none;”><![endif]–> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_wide_1x/public/assets/images/thales_t.s_s.s_photo_by_l.olivas_0_1.jpg?itok=aWEEUoxe&amp;timestamp=1488992689 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 1220px)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_normal_1x/public/assets/images/thales_t.s_s.s_photo_by_l.olivas_0_1.jpg?itok=whFBrJe2&amp;timestamp=1488992689 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 980px) and (min-device-width: 980px), all and (max-device-width: 1024px) and (min-width: 1024px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_narrow_1x/public/assets/images/thales_t.s_s.s_photo_by_l.olivas_0_1.jpg?itok=KrCg93ka&amp;timestamp=1488992689 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 740px) and (min-device-width: 740px), (max-device-width: 800px) and (min-width: 740px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/thales_t.s_s.s_photo_by_l.olivas_0_1.jpg?itok=LjWk-II2&amp;timestamp=1488992689 1x” media=”(min-width: 0px)” /> <!–[if IE 9]></video><![endif]–> <!–[if lt IE 9]> <img src=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/thales_t.s_s.s_photo_by_l.olivas_0_1.jpg?itok=LjWk-II2&amp;timestamp=1488992689″ alt=”Thales Group – ECO transport” title=”” /> <![endif]–> <!–[if !lt IE 9]><!–> <img srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/thales_t.s_s.s_photo_by_l.olivas_0_1.jpg?itok=LjWk-II2&amp;timestamp=1488992689 720w” alt=”Thales Group – ECO transport” title=”” /> <!– <![endif]–> </picture></div></div> <div class=”field field–name-field-articles-txt-leadblock field–type-text-long field–label-hidden”><div class=”field__items”><div class=”field__item even”>Each year, metro and urban rail networks transport over 40 billion passengers worldwide, with less of an environmental impact than cars.</div></div></div> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:47:33 +0000 pilar.gonzalez 2714329 at https://www.thalesgroup.com 2710941 1 https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/defence/magazine/thales-major-player-maritime-issues 2016-12-13 00:00:00 2016-12-13 00:00:00 Magazine https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/asset_image_small/public/assets/images/naval_thales_1.jpg?itok=BGIjskOb https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/defence/magazine/thales-major-player-maritime-issues Defence https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/asset/document/pommellet_pierre_eric_-_thales_acteur_majeur_des_enjeux_maritimes.pdf As economic and security challenges around the world take on an increasingly maritime dimension — and as states with regional and in some cases global ambitions build up their warship fleets — the role of naval forces is evolving, expanding and becoming ever more complex. RDN n° 794 – november 2016 <div class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image ” about=”/en/admin/content/assets/view/237941″ typeof=”” class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image”> <div class=”asset__image__file”><picture > <!–[if IE 9]><video style=”display: none;”><![endif]–> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_wide_1x/public/assets/images/naval_thales_1.jpg?itok=KiIbA0RR&amp;timestamp=1481645514 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 1220px)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_normal_1x/public/assets/images/naval_thales_1.jpg?itok=0W8RKtCp&amp;timestamp=1481645514 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 980px) and (min-device-width: 980px), all and (max-device-width: 1024px) and (min-width: 1024px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_narrow_1x/public/assets/images/naval_thales_1.jpg?itok=wR26xh6Q&amp;timestamp=1481645514 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 740px) and (min-device-width: 740px), (max-device-width: 800px) and (min-width: 740px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/naval_thales_1.jpg?itok=fq4OTLB5&amp;timestamp=1481645514 1x” media=”(min-width: 0px)” /> <!–[if IE 9]></video><![endif]–> <!–[if lt IE 9]> <img src=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/naval_thales_1.jpg?itok=fq4OTLB5&amp;timestamp=1481645514″ alt=”Naval Thales” title=”” /> <![endif]–> <!–[if !lt IE 9]><!–> <img srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/naval_thales_1.jpg?itok=fq4OTLB5&amp;timestamp=1481645514 720w” alt=”Naval Thales” title=”” /> <!– <![endif]–> </picture></div><div class=”asset__image__title”>Naval Thales</div></div> <div class=”field field–name-field-articles-txt-leadblock field–type-text-long field–label-hidden”><div class=”field__items”><div class=”field__item even”>As economic and security challenges around the world take on an increasingly maritime dimension — and as states with regional and in some cases global ambitions build up their warship fleets — the role of naval forces is evolving, expanding and becoming ever more complex. RDN n° 794 – november 2016</div></div></div> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:21:13 +0000 ascussat 2710941 at https://www.thalesgroup.com 2705736 1 https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/magazine/digital-transformation-defense-sector-requires-new-reality 2016-11-23 00:00:00 2016-11-23 00:00:00 Magazine https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/asset_image_small/public/assets/images/defense_dt_campaign_image_1.png?itok=HoOvAifF https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/magazine/digital-transformation-defense-sector-requires-new-reality Worldwide United States digital transformation Digital transformations are changing how people think about commercial and consumer products, the same progress and innovations are shaping the future of global security.&nbsp; <div class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image ” about=”/en/admin/content/assets/view/236466″ typeof=”” class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image”> <div class=”asset__image__file”><picture > <!–[if IE 9]><video style=”display: none;”><![endif]–> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_wide_1x/public/assets/images/defense_dt_campaign_image_1.png?itok=SJiTmR0e&amp;timestamp=1479931151 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 1220px)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_normal_1x/public/assets/images/defense_dt_campaign_image_1.png?itok=10GOARf8&amp;timestamp=1479931151 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 980px) and (min-device-width: 980px), all and (max-device-width: 1024px) and (min-width: 1024px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_narrow_1x/public/assets/images/defense_dt_campaign_image_1.png?itok=XYcB_Bwf&amp;timestamp=1479931151 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 740px) and (min-device-width: 740px), (max-device-width: 800px) and (min-width: 740px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/defense_dt_campaign_image_1.png?itok=5GF4YUg-&amp;timestamp=1479931151 1x” media=”(min-width: 0px)” /> <!–[if IE 9]></video><![endif]–> <!–[if lt IE 9]> <img src=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/defense_dt_campaign_image_1.png?itok=5GF4YUg-&amp;timestamp=1479931151″ alt=”Thales Group – DT Defense Main image” title=”” /> <![endif]–> <!–[if !lt IE 9]><!–> <img srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/defense_dt_campaign_image_1.png?itok=5GF4YUg-&amp;timestamp=1479931151 720w” alt=”Thales Group – DT Defense Main image” title=”” /> <!– <![endif]–> </picture></div></div> <div class=”field field–name-field-articles-txt-leadblock field–type-text-long field–label-hidden”><div class=”field__items”><div class=”field__item even”>Digital transformations are changing how people think about commercial and consumer products, the same progress and innovations are shaping the future of global security. </div></div></div> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 20:00:37 +0000 lcollins 2705736 at https://www.thalesgroup.com 2703731 1 https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/microwave-imaging-sub-systems/magazine/medical-imaging-and-surgery 2016-11-16 00:00:00 2016-11-16 00:00:00 Magazine https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/asset_image_small/public/assets/images/pixium_surgical_imaging_suite_8_1.jpg?itok=_4LMIXDn https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/microwave-imaging-sub-systems/magazine/medical-imaging-and-surgery Microwave & Imaging Sub-systems Medical Imaging empowers surgeons in the operating theatre. Thales is proud to be at the forefront of X-ray imaging innovation, helping to make surgery safer, less invasive and more effective. <div class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image ” about=”/en/admin/content/assets/view/236216″ typeof=”” class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image”> <div class=”asset__image__file”><picture > <!–[if IE 9]><video style=”display: none;”><![endif]–> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_wide_1x/public/assets/images/pixium_surgical_imaging_suite_8_1.jpg?itok=iT4UfefL&amp;timestamp=1479733274 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 1220px)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_normal_1x/public/assets/images/pixium_surgical_imaging_suite_8_1.jpg?itok=2t32Fdr0&amp;timestamp=1479733274 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 980px) and (min-device-width: 980px), all and (max-device-width: 1024px) and (min-width: 1024px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_narrow_1x/public/assets/images/pixium_surgical_imaging_suite_8_1.jpg?itok=fAzaFLGz&amp;timestamp=1479733274 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 740px) and (min-device-width: 740px), (max-device-width: 800px) and (min-width: 740px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/pixium_surgical_imaging_suite_8_1.jpg?itok=bFjn7S34&amp;timestamp=1479733274 1x” media=”(min-width: 0px)” /> <!–[if IE 9]></video><![endif]–> <!–[if lt IE 9]> <img src=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/pixium_surgical_imaging_suite_8_1.jpg?itok=bFjn7S34&amp;timestamp=1479733274″ alt=”Thales Group – Thumbnail – Pixium Surgical Imaging Suit ” title=”” /> <![endif]–> <!–[if !lt IE 9]><!–> <img srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/pixium_surgical_imaging_suite_8_1.jpg?itok=bFjn7S34&amp;timestamp=1479733274 720w” alt=”Thales Group – Thumbnail – Pixium Surgical Imaging Suit ” title=”” /> <!– <![endif]–> </picture></div></div> <div class=”field field–name-field-articles-txt-leadblock field–type-text-long field–label-hidden”><div class=”field__items”><div class=”field__item even”>Medical Imaging empowers surgeons in the operating theatre. Thales is proud to be at the forefront of X-ray imaging innovation, helping to make surgery safer, less invasive and more effective.</div></div></div> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:11:20 +0000 miles.safiruddin 2703731 at https://www.thalesgroup.com 2702641 1 https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/security/magazine/good-data-smart-city 2016-11-14 00:00:00 2016-11-14 00:00:00 Magazine https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/asset_image_small/public/assets/images/istock_000040274112_full_2_1.jpg?itok=UBEicd-9 https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/security/magazine/good-data-smart-city Security Critical Information Systems and Cybersecurity Thales has built its smart city approach on a combination of line-of-business expertise and world-class capabilities in smart data analytics and other key digital technologies. Sébastien Sabatier, export sales and manager, tells us more. <div class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–portrait entity entity-asset asset-image ” about=”/en/admin/content/assets/view/235641″ typeof=”” class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–portrait entity entity-asset asset-image”> <div class=”asset__image__file”><picture > <!–[if IE 9]><video style=”display: none;”><![endif]–> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_wide_1x/public/assets/images/istock_000040274112_full_2_1.jpg?itok=wBKKVCTC&amp;timestamp=1479114136 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 1220px)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_normal_1x/public/assets/images/istock_000040274112_full_2_1.jpg?itok=HIY_hepm&amp;timestamp=1479114136 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 980px) and (min-device-width: 980px), all and (max-device-width: 1024px) and (min-width: 1024px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_narrow_1x/public/assets/images/istock_000040274112_full_2_1.jpg?itok=gskKnSzJ&amp;timestamp=1479114136 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 740px) and (min-device-width: 740px), (max-device-width: 800px) and (min-width: 740px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/istock_000040274112_full_2_1.jpg?itok=G7RjyNox&amp;timestamp=1479114136 1x” media=”(min-width: 0px)” /> <!–[if IE 9]></video><![endif]–> <!–[if lt IE 9]> <img src=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/istock_000040274112_full_2_1.jpg?itok=G7RjyNox&amp;timestamp=1479114136″ alt=”Thales Group – City view good data” title=”” /> <![endif]–> <!–[if !lt IE 9]><!–> <img srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/istock_000040274112_full_2_1.jpg?itok=G7RjyNox&amp;timestamp=1479114136 443w” alt=”Thales Group – City view good data” title=”” /> <!– <![endif]–> </picture></div></div> <div class=”field field–name-field-articles-txt-leadblock field–type-text-long field–label-hidden”><div class=”field__items”><div class=”field__item even”>Thales has built its smart city approach on a combination of line-of-business expertise and world-class capabilities in smart data analytics and other key digital technologies. Sébastien Sabatier, export sales and manager, tells us more.</div></div></div> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:49:48 +0000 sarah.marty 2702641 at https://www.thalesgroup.com 2702866 1 https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/magazine/connectivity-people-key-increased-security 2016-11-10 00:00:00 2016-11-10 00:00:00 Magazine https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/asset_image_small/public/assets/images/istock_77034745_medium_1.jpg?itok=DXlKxI5p https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/magazine/connectivity-people-key-increased-security Security The strategic paradigm in which we have found ourselves over the past fifteen years is characterised, in particular, by three basic trends. These trends are going to become more pronounced, and each is capable of bringing about substantial destabilisation… <div class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image ” about=”/en/admin/content/assets/view/235761″ typeof=”” class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image”> <div class=”asset__image__file”><picture title=”LDProd”> <!–[if IE 9]><video style=”display: none;”><![endif]–> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_wide_1x/public/assets/images/istock_77034745_medium_1.jpg?itok=YNSDNK7Y&amp;timestamp=1479133790 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 1220px)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_normal_1x/public/assets/images/istock_77034745_medium_1.jpg?itok=17H0E_jV&amp;timestamp=1479133790 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 980px) and (min-device-width: 980px), all and (max-device-width: 1024px) and (min-width: 1024px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_narrow_1x/public/assets/images/istock_77034745_medium_1.jpg?itok=Y8w1o_8H&amp;timestamp=1479133790 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 740px) and (min-device-width: 740px), (max-device-width: 800px) and (min-width: 740px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/istock_77034745_medium_1.jpg?itok=xIMxjCLN&amp;timestamp=1479133790 1x” media=”(min-width: 0px)” /> <!–[if IE 9]></video><![endif]–> <!–[if lt IE 9]> <img src=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/istock_77034745_medium_1.jpg?itok=xIMxjCLN&amp;timestamp=1479133790″ alt=”Connectivity of people” title=”LDProd” /> <![endif]–> <!–[if !lt IE 9]><!–> <img srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/istock_77034745_medium_1.jpg?itok=xIMxjCLN&amp;timestamp=1479133790 720w” alt=”Connectivity of people” title=”LDProd” /> <!– <![endif]–> </picture></div><div class=”asset__image__title”>Connectivity of people</div><div class=”asset__image__copyright”></div><div class=”asset__image__description”>Man with a smartphone</div></div> <div class=”field field–name-field-articles-txt-leadblock field–type-text-long field–label-hidden”><div class=”field__items”><div class=”field__item even”>The strategic paradigm in which we have found ourselves over the past fifteen years is characterised, in particular, by three basic trends. These trends are going to become more pronounced, and each is capable of bringing about substantial destabilisation…</div></div></div> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:35:23 +0000 ascussat 2702866 at https://www.thalesgroup.com 2684386 1 https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/magazine/unmanned-aerial-vehicles-scenarios-solutions-perspectives 2016-09-06 00:00:00 2016-09-06 00:00:00 Magazine https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/asset_image_small/public/assets/images/rjs_9100_resized.jpg?itok=FbV4ueRI https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/magazine/unmanned-aerial-vehicles-scenarios-solutions-perspectives Worldwide The unmanned aerial systems for civil and military purposes are well known under many names: drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or remotely piloted air systems (RPA). Thales has over 40 years of experience in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance innovation. <div class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image ” about=”/en/admin/content/assets/view/230171″ typeof=”” class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image”> <div class=”asset__image__file”><picture title=”©Thales”> <!–[if IE 9]><video style=”display: none;”><![endif]–> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_wide_1x/public/assets/images/rjs_9100_resized.jpg?itok=mnj6MG1w&amp;timestamp=1473773276 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 1220px)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_normal_1x/public/assets/images/rjs_9100_resized.jpg?itok=w1NLONP1&amp;timestamp=1473773276 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 980px) and (min-device-width: 980px), all and (max-device-width: 1024px) and (min-width: 1024px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_narrow_1x/public/assets/images/rjs_9100_resized.jpg?itok=4r_3Ns5e&amp;timestamp=1473773276 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 740px) and (min-device-width: 740px), (max-device-width: 800px) and (min-width: 740px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/rjs_9100_resized.jpg?itok=SSRQA73v&amp;timestamp=1473773276 1x” media=”(min-width: 0px)” /> <!–[if IE 9]></video><![endif]–> <!–[if lt IE 9]> <img src=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/rjs_9100_resized.jpg?itok=SSRQA73v&amp;timestamp=1473773276″ alt=”Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 2″ title=”©Thales” /> <![endif]–> <!–[if !lt IE 9]><!–> <img srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/rjs_9100_resized.jpg?itok=SSRQA73v&amp;timestamp=1473773276 720w” alt=”Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 2″ title=”©Thales” /> <!– <![endif]–> </picture></div><div class=”asset__image__title”>Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 2</div><div class=”asset__image__copyright”></div></div> <div class=”field field–name-field-articles-txt-leadblock field–type-text-long field–label-hidden”><div class=”field__items”><div class=”field__item even”>The unmanned aerial systems for civil and military purposes are well known under many names: drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or remotely piloted air systems (RPA). Thales has over 40 years of experience in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance innovation.</div></div></div> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:45:31 +0000 laura.vannier 2684386 at https://www.thalesgroup.com 2683661 1 https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/magazine/paving-way-unmanned-aircraft-systems 2016-09-02 00:00:00 2016-09-02 00:00:00 Magazine https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/asset_image_small/public/assets/images/unmanned_aircraft_systems.jpg?itok=uJ9g1tVR https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/magazine/paving-way-unmanned-aircraft-systems Worldwide Defence Defence Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) As a leader in the fast growing market of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Thales has over 40 years of experience in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance innovation on which we have built our Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) systems and services. <div class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image ” about=”/en/admin/content/assets/view/230011″ typeof=”” class=”asset asset__image asset__image–full asset__image–landscape entity entity-asset asset-image”> <div class=”asset__image__file”><picture title=”©Thales”> <!–[if IE 9]><video style=”display: none;”><![endif]–> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_wide_1x/public/assets/images/unmanned_aircraft_systems.jpg?itok=25YgeFBP&amp;timestamp=1472809703 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 1220px)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_normal_1x/public/assets/images/unmanned_aircraft_systems.jpg?itok=wDRIlKDt&amp;timestamp=1472809703 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 980px) and (min-device-width: 980px), all and (max-device-width: 1024px) and (min-width: 1024px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_narrow_1x/public/assets/images/unmanned_aircraft_systems.jpg?itok=L1ztgECa&amp;timestamp=1472809703 1x” media=”all and (min-width: 740px) and (min-device-width: 740px), (max-device-width: 800px) and (min-width: 740px) and (orientation:landscape)” /> <source srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/unmanned_aircraft_systems.jpg?itok=qKIyejJV&amp;timestamp=1472809703 1x” media=”(min-width: 0px)” /> <!–[if IE 9]></video><![endif]–> <!–[if lt IE 9]> <img src=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/unmanned_aircraft_systems.jpg?itok=qKIyejJV&amp;timestamp=1472809703″ alt=”Thales Group – Unmanned Aircraft Systems ” title=”©Thales” /> <![endif]–> <!–[if !lt IE 9]><!–> <img srcset=”https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/resp_custom_user_mobile_1x/public/assets/images/unmanned_aircraft_systems.jpg?itok=qKIyejJV&amp;timestamp=1472809703 720w” alt=”Thales Group – Unmanned Aircraft Systems ” title=”©Thales” /> <!– <![endif]–> </picture></div><div class=”asset__image__copyright”></div></div> <div class=”field field–name-field-articles-txt-leadblock field–type-text-long field–label-hidden”><div class=”field__items”><div class=”field__item even”>As a leader in the fast growing market of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Thales has over 40 years of experience in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance innovation on which we have built our Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) systems and services.</div></div></div> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:44:51 +0000 laura.vannier 2683661 at https://www.thalesgroup.com

Algeria Travel Warning

While violence has reduced significantly in recent years, terrorist groups remain active in some parts of the country. Although major cities are heavily policed, the possibility of terrorist acts in urban areas cannot be excluded. Extremists have conducted attacks in the following areas:

  • mountainous region south and east of Algiers (provinces of Blida, Boumerdes, Tizi Ouzou, Bouira, and Bejaia)
  • further east outside the city of Constantine
  • southern and eastern border regions, including Tebessa and the Chaambi mountains area, south of Souk Ahras, near the Tunisian border 

Although most attacks are directed towards Algerian military or police, in September 2014, an ISIL-affiliated group abducted and killed a French citizen in the Kabylie region. In January 2013, an Al-Qaeda-linked organization attacked a gas production facility near In Amenas, Algeria, near the Libyan border, holding foreign and Algerian workers hostage, with dozens killed, including three U.S. citizens.  

U.S. citizens should:

  • avoid travel within 50 km (31 miles) of the eastern border and within 450 km (280 miles) of the southern border.
  • avoid overland travel across the Sahara. Travel to Saharan cities only by air.
  • remain on principal highways when traveling to coastal/mountainous areas east of Algiers and the mountains immediately south of Algiers.
  • always travel with reputable travel agents who know the area.
  • avoid staying overnight outside of the main cities and tourist locations.
  • inform local police when staying in locations outside of major cities.

The Algerian government requires foreign diplomats and most foreign workers to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when traveling between wilayas (provinces) so that the government can evaluate the need for police coordination, to include escorts. This requirement to coordinate travel may also limit the availability of U.S. consular services outside of the Algiers wilaya.

For further information:

How did dinosaurs 'proto fly'? Possibly like this


Discovery

How did dinosaurs ‘proto fly’? Possibly like this

Tiny parrotlets take wing like Archaeopteryx might have, and how future robots still could

May 30, 2017

How often does research reveal not only how dinosaurs could have moved in the past, but how robots might move in the future?

If a Pacific parrotlet (Forpus coelestis) needs to get to a nearby branch, it uses its legs to jump. If a target falls just outside of its jump range, however, it can add a “proto-wingbeat,” a small flapping motion that allows it to travel farther without using as much energy as full flight.

That method of “long jumping” by using a combination of wings and legs may have been how the parrotlets’ distant ancestors — dinosaurs — moved through trees to forage, according to a Stanford University research team supported by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Biological Sciences Directorate.

Researchers Diana D. Chin and David Lentink write in a new Science Advances paper that with a single proto-wingbeat, a bird-like dinosaur like Archaeopteryx or Microraptor could jump 20 percent farther than if it had just used its legs. The boost would only cost the proto-flier the amount of energy needed to support 30 percent of its bodyweight. That meant they could save more energy for other activities necessary for survival and reproduction — and gain an edge over competitors.

The paper focused on more than the distant past, however. Another key finding of the study was that parrotlets select takeoff angles that help them reduce the energy they need to jump and fly. Depending on the distance or incline, the parrotlets will change that angle.

Conserving energy is important for living beings and also for bimodal robots that have legs and wings. When traversing cluttered environments, these robots could optimize their takeoff angles like the parrotlets and use the conserved energy for other purposes, including longer operations.

To measure the forces parrotlets generate using their legs and wings, the researchers equipped the birds’ perches with force sensors and developed a new flight chamber that measures the aerodynamic forces of their wings. Measuring the forces exerted on the perch is relatively standard. To measure how the birds’ wings generate aerodynamic lift forces, the researchers outfitted the bottom floor and ceiling of the flight chamber with sensors. This new method, an innovation from Lentink’s lab, allowed the researchers to measure the pressure forces induced by the wing’s lift. The researchers found the leg and wing forces combined allow parrotlets to forage efficiently by making wing-assisted long jumps.

In future work, the research team plans to further study these short flights using a new method of recording bird flight in 3-D developed with support from NSF and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. The method involves projecting customized patterns of light on birds as they fly. The projected patterns deform on the birds’ bodies, and a high-speed camera catches the action. Information from the footage is then used to create a 3-D reconstruction of how the birds’ bodies move.

Investigators
David Lentink

Related Institutions/Organizations
Stanford University

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#1552419 CAREER: How Birds Lift Weight with Flapping Wings

Total Grants
$327,790

Secretary Cascos reminds voters of Feb. 1 Registration Deadline

voters must register by February 1 for March 1 Primary Election

January 26, 2016
Contact: Alicia Pierce or Mari Bergman
512-463-5770

AUSTIN, TX – Today, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos reminded Texans that February 1 is the deadline to register in time for the March 1 Primary Election.

“I encourage all qualified Texans who aren’t already registered or who need to update their registrations to do so before the February 1 deadline,” said Secretary Cascos. “This primary election will help decide which candidates will be on the ballot in November.”

Texans can register to vote in several ways including downloading a mail-in application at VoteTexas.gov. Applications must be postmarked February 1 or earlier to meet the deadline. Eligible voters may also apply in person at their county voter registrar’s office.

Texans can check their registration status through VoteTexas.gov and even make updates online if they are not changing their county of registration. The 30-day deadline also applies to registration updates such as changing your address.

Texans do not select a party when registering. Qualified voters are free to vote in either the Republican or Democratic Primary, but not both. This includes the primary runoff election.
 
Early voting begins February 16 and continues through February 26. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is February 19.

Photo ID is currently required for voting in person. The seven forms of approved photo ID are:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas handgun license issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States passport

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented at the polling place.

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Secretary Cascos reminds Texans Early Voting Starts Feb. 16

February 12, 2016
Contact: Alicia Pierce or Mari Bergman
512-463-5770

AUSTIN, TX – Today, Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos reminded Texans that early voting for the March 1 Primary Election begins on Tuesday, February 16, and runs through Friday, February 26.

“I encourage voters to take full advantage of the convenience of voting early,” said Secretary Cascos. “Don’t forget, during early voting you can cast your ballot at any polling location within your county of registration.”

The primary election will determine which candidates will appear on the ballot as the nominees from the Republican and Democrat parties in the November general election. Texas voters may vote in either the Republican or Democratic primaries, but not both.

The last day to register to vote in time for the March 1 Primary was February 1, but qualified Texans who missed the deadline can still register by April 25 for the primary runoff election on May 24.

Secretary Cascos also reminded voters they will need to bring photo ID if they cast a ballot in person.

“The photo ID requirement is still in effect,” said Cascos. “Voters will need to present one of seven forms of approved photo ID when coming to the polls.”

The forms of approved photo ID are:

  1. Texas Driver License – issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  2. Texas Personal Identification Card – issued by DPS
  3. Texas Concealed Handgun License – issued by DPS
  4. United States Military Identification card containing the person’s photograph
  5. United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  6. United States Passport – issued by the U.S. government
  7. Election Identification Certificate – issued free by DPS

Any citizen who does not have an approved ID can apply for a free Election Identification Certificate and should visit VoteTexas.gov or call 1-800-252-VOTE for more information.

Voters can contact their county elections office to locate the most convenient polling place, or they can follow the links at www.votetexas.gov. During Early Voting, polling place times will vary from county to county.

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Secretary Cascos reminds Texans early voting for runoff starts May 16

May 14, 2016
Contact: Alicia Pierce or Mari Bergman
512-463-5770

AUSTIN, TX – Today, Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos reminded Texans that early voting for the May 24 Primary Runoff Election begins on Monday, May 16, and runs through Friday, May 20.

“The primary runoff is an opportunity for voters to decide who will represent their party in races where no candidate secured a majority of the votes,” said Secretary Cascos. “It’s a time to finalize which Republican and Democrat candidates will be on the ballot in November.”

If voters participated in the primary election for either the Republican or Democrat party, they will be limited to voting in the same party for the runoff. Voters who did not vote in the primary or participate in any third party nominating conventions may still vote in the runoff and may select either party runoff election in which to vote.

Secretary Cascos also reminded voters they will need to bring photo ID if they cast a ballot in person.

“The photo ID requirement is still in effect,” said Cascos. “Voters will need to present one of seven forms of approved photo ID when coming to the polls.”

The forms of approved photo ID are:

  1. Texas Driver License – issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  2. Texas Personal Identification Card – issued by DPS
  3. Texas Concealed Handgun License – issued by DPS
  4. United States Military Identification card containing the person’s photograph
  5. United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  6. United States Passport – issued by the U.S. government
  7. Election Identification Certificate – issued free by DPS

Any citizen who does not have an approved ID can apply for a free Election Identification Certificate and should visit VoteTexas.gov or call 1-800-252-VOTE for more information.

Voters can contact their county elections office to locate the most convenient polling place, or they can follow the links at www.votetexas.gov. During early voting, polling place times will vary from county to county and voters may vote at any polling location in their county.

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Voters in HD120 special runoff election have additional ID options

July 24, 2016
Contact: Alicia Pierce or Mari Bergman
512-463-5770

AUSTIN, TX – As a result of a court order issued on Saturday, voters casting a ballot in the special runoff election for Texas House District 120 will have additional options for identifying themselves at the polls.

These provisions are temporary and apply only to this special runoff election.

If a voter does not have one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, a voter may vote provisionally and sign an affidavit attesting to the fact that the voter is the same person who personally appeared at the polling place, the voter is casting a ballot while voting in person, and the voter has a reasonable impediment which keeps the voter from obtaining an acceptable form of photo ID.  Along with the affidavit, voters may present either a valid voter registration certificate or current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name of the voter.

If a voter does not have one of those requested documents, the voter will need to provide their date of birth and the last four digits of their Social Security number as a part of the affidavit. Absent conclusive evidence of impersonation or an incomplete provisional ballot package, the provisional ballot shall be counted.

Only in-person voters without one of the seven forms of approved ID need to sign the affidavit in order to vote. The seven forms of approved photo ID are:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States passport

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.

Early voting in person for the HD 120 special runoff election begins on Monday, July 25, and ends on Friday, July 29. Election Day is August 2.

Previous to her resignation, HD 120 was represented by Ruth Jones McClendon. The district includes parts of Bexar County.

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Secretary of State Carlos Cascos Kicks Off Vote Texas Campaign

September 14, 2016
Contact: Alicia Pierce or Mari Bergman
512-463-5770

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos unveiled the state’s voter education campaign today to a University of Texas at Austin undergraduate American history class of future and first-time voters. Vote Texas is a statewide, bilingual effort to engage voters through the Nov. 8 general election about the state’s photo ID requirements and additional options for voters who cannot obtain an approved photo ID, mandated by court order.

“I’m excited to kick off Vote Texas with these first-time and future voters who are the cornerstone of our democracy,” Cascos said. “As the state’s chief election officer, I take very seriously the responsibility of making sure every eligible Texan who wants to vote in the upcoming election has the necessary information to do so.”

Cascos talked with the students about the seven forms of acceptable photo identification voters will be asked to present at the polls in November. He also reminded them that voters who cannot obtain one of the seven approved forms of approved photo ID, and who have a reasonable impediment or difficulty to obtaining one of the approved forms of photo ID,  now have additional options when voting in person. The session was moderated by Dr. H.W. Brands, a noted American history expert and professor at the University of Texas.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to ensure many of these first-time voters are prepared for the polls in November,” Brands said. “I applaud the secretary’s efforts to educate all Texans on what they need to know before voting.”

Kassie Barroquillo of UT Votes, a nonpartisan student organization that organizes voter registration and education activities to increase civic engagement and electoral awareness, provided information on how to register to vote.

As part of Vote Texas, Cascos and members of his team will be traveling the state through Election Day talking to all Texans in both English and Spanish about voting. Efforts include special outreach to first-time voters – both students and new Texans – seniors, members of the military and minority groups. The campaign will include advertisements in English and Spanish, which will run via television, radio, community newspapers and online throughout the state.

Voters with questions about how to cast a ballot in these elections can call 1-800-252-VOTE and visit www.VoteTexas.gov.

Early voting for the Nov. 8 election begins Oct. 24 and ends Nov. 4.

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Voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID have additional options at the polls

AUSTIN, TX – The Office of the Texas Secretary of State reminds voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain a form of approved photo ID that they now have additional options when voting in person. These additional options apply to current and upcoming school tax elections and the November General Election.

“My agency is working to make sure Texans know about these changes and that all qualified voters are ready to cast a ballot,” said Secretary Cascos.

Currently, Texas voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID have additional options when casting their ballots. As provided by court order, if a voter does not possess and is not reasonably able to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, the voter may vote by (1) signing a declaration at the polls explaining why the voter is reasonably unable to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, and (2) providing one of various forms of supporting documentation.

Supporting documentation can be a certified birth certificate (must be an original), a valid voter registration certificate, a copy or original of one of the following: current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck, or other government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, although government documents which include a photo must be original and cannot be copies. If a voter meets these requirements and is otherwise eligible to vote, the voter will be able to cast a regular ballot in the election.

  • The seven forms of approved photo ID are:
  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States passport

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the approved photo ID must be current or have expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.

Voters with a disability may continue to apply with the county registrar for a permanent exemption to showing approved photo ID (which now may be expired no more than four years) at the polls. Also, voters who (1) have a consistent religious objections to being photographed or (2) do not present one of the seven forms of approved photo ID because of certain natural disasters as declared by the President of the United States or the Texas Governor, may continue apply for a temporary exemption to showing approved photo ID at the polls.

Voters with questions about how to cast a ballot in these elections can call 1-800-252-VOTE.

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Secretary Cascos Reminds Texans Early Voting in Person begins Monday

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos reminds Texans early voting at the polls begins Monday, Oct. 24 and runs through Friday, Nov. 4.

“In-person early voting is a convenient option for voters,” Secretary Cacscos said. “During early voting you can cast a ballot at any polling place in your county of registration and also avoid lines that may form on Election Day.”

Secretary Cascos also stressed that early voting is a way to ensure voters are able to vote even if they encounter unexpected events on Election Day.

“Sometimes things happen like a flat tire or a sick child,” Secretary Cascos said. “By voting early you don’t have to worry if you can’t make it to the polls on Election Day.”

Just like on Election Day, identification requirements will be in effect.

Voters who possess one of the seven forms of approved photo ID must use it at the polls. The seven forms of approved photo ID are:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States passport

(With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the approved photo ID must be current or have expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.)

Currently, Texas voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID have additional options when casting their ballots. As provided by court order, if a voter does not possess and is not reasonably able to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, the voter may vote by (1) signing a declaration at the polls explaining why the voter is reasonably unable to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, and (2) providing one of various forms of supporting documentation.

Supporting documentation can be a certified birth certificate (must be an original), a valid voter registration certificate, a copy or original of one of the following: current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck, or other government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, although government documents which include a photo must be original and cannot be copies. If a voter meets these requirements and is otherwise eligible to vote, the voter will be able to cast a regular ballot in the election.

Voters with questions about the registration process and how to cast a ballot can visit VoteTexas.gov or call 1-800-252-VOTE. Texans can join the #VoteTexas conversation this election by following Vote Texas’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social platforms.

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