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Echosec Recognized as Finalist in 2016 VIATEC Technology Awards

Echosec is the next generation of search that connects you with billions of online pictures and posts made by millions of people, which never normally make it to common search engines.

Victoria, BC, Canada, May 25, 2016 — Echosec Systems Ltd., is pleased to announce they have been selected as finalists in 2 categories for the annual VIATEC awards. The awards celebrate achievements of technology companies and individuals responsible for making Greater Victoria one of the fastest-growing technology regions in Canada. Award recipients will be announced at a gala event on June 24, 2016 in Victoria, B.C.Echosec Recognized as Finalist in 2016 VIATEC Technology Awards

VIATEC has recognized 58 finalists for awards in 13 categories and according to the committee, 2016 saw a record number of finalists pulled from a total of 189 nominations!http://canadiangis.com/geomatics-acronyms-and-abbreviations.php

This year, Echosec has been recognized as a finalist in the following categories:

  • Emerging Technology Company of the Year
  • Innovative Excellence – Software or Service

About the VIATEC Awards

VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council), started in 1989 with a mission to serve as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow and promote the Greater Victoria technology sector. The awards celebrate the achievements of technology companies responsible for making Greater Victoria the fastest growing technology region in BC, as well as the leaders, creators and innovators that have driven the local tech sector to over $3 billion in annual sales and Victoria’s largest private industry. See more at https://www.viatec.ca/events/viatec-technology-awards

About Echosec

Echosec (www.echosec.net) is the next generation of search that connects you with billions of pictures and posts made by millions of people, which never normally make it to common search engines. Echosec is the first search engine of its kind to realize that ‘where’ matters as much as ‘what’. The unique way of collecting and displaying dynamic and user-generated content from sites like Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram, gives Echosec a completely unfiltered and real-time view of the world. Echosec has become an indispensable resource for journalists, government, and law-enforcement agencies looking for information on global events. Defence and security applications for Echosec’s technology are extensive, as are the use cases in journalism and media.

Take Echosec for a test drive at free.echosec.net and connect with them via Twitter @Echosec_search.

Note: A 10 Day, trial of Echosec Pro can be requested at https://pro.echosec.net/signup


EchoSEC Live Social Media Map Search Application

Echosec Systems, developer of the EchoSEC social map search is pleased to announce that EchoSEC Live, the ehnanced, “Pro” offering of the service is now available (Live.EchoSec.net) – Search and Explore Public Data Like Never Before!

EchoSEC social map search

Used by local government, police, military, OPSEC, national and local security agencies all over the World, Echosec search provides real-time map-based access to publicly shared social media posts from popular media sharing services (more than 450 services and growing) like Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Youtube, and many more. Live.EchoSec.net goes beyond EchoSec public (free) search and includes additional data access and functionality like:EchoSEC social map search

  • Footprint, mapping a user’s Twitter timeline
  • FlyTo, zooming to an updates location
  • AIS (ship tracking)
  • Youtube, Twitter, FourSquare, Instagram, Picassa, Panaramio & Flickr

EchoSEC is the next generation of the Search that connects you with trillions of pictures and posts made by billions of people, which never normally make it to common search engines. It also connects you with other dynamic data like flight and ship information. EchoSec’s unique way of harvesting and displaying dynamic and user-generated content from sites like Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram, gives EchoSec a completely unfiltered and real-time view of the world. And, as you would expect, the results from EchoSec are spectacular.

EchoSEC social map search

It excels in the urban environment, but it is equally extraordinary in places where you would not expect to find shared data. Areas like military bases, government facilities, private facilities, disaster zones like Tacloban in the Philippines, and even in ‘impenetrable’ countries like North Korea. According to Karl Swannie, CEO of EchoSec.

“This engine is not only good for finding the best local restaurant, but will also help in catastrophes where, for instance, we can virtually recreate a space with immediate and historic data, which is critical for first responders.” Early adopters, like the police, call EchoSec, “The most advanced contemporary analytic tool for law enforcement and security intelligence professionals” – Dr Kelly Sundburg – Chair of the Department of Justice Studies Mount Royal University.

EchoSec has experienced significant uptake globally and attracted an international user base and is currently working with public and private organizations to maximize public safety and minimize security breaches, while more deeply exploring the opportunities presented by this new technology for the public. Recently written up in SteamFeed and featured on Fox news Montana, Steamfeed shared the following” “Traditional news media, alone, will need to take heed, because the news of what is happening in the world won’t be coming from them. It will be coming from the feeds on the EchoSec map.”

EchoSEC FAQ:

EchoSec is the proximity search tool for analysts and users who want direct and immediate connection with the information around them.

This next generation of search connects you with trillions of pictures and posts, made by billions of people. Many of these publications go unfound by common search engines.

EchoSec’s unique location based harvesting and displaying dynamic and user-generated content from sites like Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram, gives an unfiltered and real-time view of the world with spectacular results.

EchoSec excels in urban environments, but is extraordinary for results from places where one would not expect to find shared data. EchoSec consistently delivers results from areas like military bases, government facilities, secure private facilities, disaster zones like Tacloban in the Philippines, and even ‘impenetrable’ countries like North Korea.

About Echosec
EchoSEC is the next generation of the Search that connects you with trillions of pictures and posts made by billions of people, which never normally make it to common search engines. EchoSec is the first Search Engine of its kind to realize that ‘where’ matters as much as ‘what’, and brings it all together to clearly show the insufficiencies of current data monitoring techniques to control ‘secret’ and ‘classified’information. EchoSec’s unique way of harvesting and displaying dynamic and user-generated content from sites like Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram, gives EchoSec a completely unfiltered and real-time view of the world.

Echosec Systems was recently named a Top 25 Innovative tech company in B.C in the DigiBC NextBC Showcase of companies recognizing the top technology and innovation that will shape the future of tech in British Columbia.

For more information on EchoSEC, please visit: https://echosec.net