OSCR360 Team to Promote School Safety and Emergency Preparedness at Indianapolis NASRO Conference 

INDIANAPOLISJune 15, 2023PRLog — The L-Tron team will attend the 2023 National Association for School Resource Officers (NASRO) School Safety Conference at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. The NASRO Conference will run from June 28 – July 3, and the L-Tron team will be available June 28 and 29th to show the OSCR360 system to attendees.

The NASRO 2023 Conference will feature three keynote presentations. Retired Deputy Chief of Arvada Police Department, AJ DeAndrea, and his daughter Madalena, an active shooter survivor, will present, “Dark Nights of the Soul; When Terror Hits Home.” Dr. Bernie James, Pepperdine University Professor of Law, will present, “School Safety and the Law 2023: ‘Fix-it Guide’ for Protecting and Educating.” Molly Hudgens will present, “Saving Sycamore: The School Shooting that Never Happened.”

The conference will offer several NASRO certification courses, as well as networking events, vendor exhibits, and dozens of breakout sessions on the trending topics of today.

Trevor DiMarco and Julianne Pangal will represent L-Tron at NASRO 2023 and look forward to sharing OSCR360 with conference participants.

“We are eager to meet and collaborate with school resource officers from all over the country at the upcoming NASRO 2023 Conference,” says Trevor DiMarco, L-Tron President and CEO. “Our shared goal is to equip school districts with the tools and training they need to keep students, teachers, and faculty safer on a daily basis.”

The patented OSCR360 is an emergency pre-planning tool that comprehensively captures, stores, and presents detailed 360-degree images of school campuses, inside and out. OSCR360 empowers school resource officers, law enforcement officers, first responders, and school administrators and staff by helping them prepare for the unthinkable (https://www.l-tron.com/oscr360-for-active-shooter-plannin…).

In addition to OSCR360’s emergency preparedness features, OSCR360 is used by agencies nationwide to investigate and prosecute major and minor crimes, crashes, and fire- and environmental-related crimes. Be sure to stop by Booth #812 at the NASRO 2023 Conference to meet the L-Tron team.

Additional Information:

To discover more about the conference and to register, please visit: https://www.nasro.org/conference-landing-pages/conference-landing-page/conference-information/.

About L-Tron

For two decades, L-Tron has partnered with public safety agencies to provide technology solutions built from your voice. We are a proud New York State business, and we are honored to “Back the Blue” in our own state, and in all 50 states nationwide, through a variety of educational events, non-profit sponsorships, and more. “Your Success is our Purpose.”

Japan – NTT and NEC collaborate to promote a decarbonized society

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT Anode Energy Corporation (NTT Anode Energy), NEC Corporation (NEC) and NEC Platforms Co., Ltd. (NEC Platforms) concluded a basic agreement for reducing the environmental impact of business activities and have begun collaborating on the promotion of a decarbonized society.

NEC Platforms Co., Ltd. Fukushima Plant

The outline of the agreement is as follows. Implementation methods and other details will be discussed and promoted following consultation between the companies.

1. NTT Anode Energy will provide 100% renewable energy to the NEC Platforms Fukushima Plant, which manufactures 5G base station equipment, with the aim of starting from June 2024. Part of the renewable energy will include power generated in an offsite PPA(1) as well as green energy sent directly from a power plant(2).
2. The NEC Platforms Fukushima Plant will be using renewable energy supplied by NTT Anode Energy to manufacture networking equipment, such as IOWN(3) products that incorporate cutting-edge energy-saving technologies.
3. NTT and NEC will jointly promote initiatives in support of a decarbonized society, including the supply chain.

In recent years, there have been increasing demands on companies throughout the world to decarbonize and make use of renewable energy. Accordingly, NTT has adopted a new environment and energy vision, “NTT Green Innovation toward 2040″(4) and NEC has established its “Guide to Climate Change Countermeasures for 2050″(5) as part of their overall efforts to support a sustainable society.

In addition to reducing NEC’s Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions(6), by providing the NTT Group with products manufactured using green power, a reduction in the NTT Group’s Scope 3 emissions(6) will be achieved, thereby promoting the environmental management of both organizations.

In addition to reducing its own environmental impact, NTT will promote initiatives that contribute to reducing the environmental impact of society and support a sustainable society. NTT is aiming to expand the reach of its power-saving IOWN infrastructure within the telecommunications and computing fields, as well as a variety of industrial sectors, which is expected to contribute to a 4% reduction in GHG emissions in Japan (a 2% reduction worldwide) by fiscal 2040. Regarding the procurement of equipment that comprises telecommunications services, including IOWN, NTT strives to improve energy efficiency, reduce both energy consumption and GHG emissions, and requests that its suppliers use renewable energy as much as possible(7).

For its part, NEC will continue to actively promote the introduction of renewable energy at its various plants. This is in addition to promoting the social implementation of IOWN technologies, such as the development of networking products(8), which are the foundation of the IOWN initiative, and contributing to the achievement of a decarbonized society.

Going forward, NTT and NEC will work together to develop and introduce renewable energy, such as green power and IOWN energy-saving technologies, and in this way, contribute to achieving the 2050 Carbon Neutral Declaration of the Japanese Government.

*IOWN is a trademark or registered trademark of NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION

(1) Offsite PPA (Power Purchase Agreement): An agreement in which power is transmitted from a remote power generation facility to a consumer (in this case, the NEC Platforms Fukushima Plant) via the transmission and distribution network of a general transmission and distribution operator.
(2) This includes green energy such as solar, wind, and biomass which are considered to have been transmitted directly from power generation facilities at remote locations.
(3) IOWN (Innovative Optical & Wireless Network): An advanced communications infrastructure incorporating cutting-edge photonics, computing and other technologies to achieve a smarter world promoted by the IOWN Global Forum (https://iowngf.org/).
(4) NTT Green Innovation toward 2040: https://group.ntt/en/newsrelease/2021/09/28/210928a.html
(5) Guide to Climate Change Countermeasures for 2050: www.nec.com/en/global/csr/eco/target.html#anc-03
(6) Scope 1: Direct emissions of GHGs by businesses themselves (fuel combustion industrial processes)
Scope 2: Indirect emissions from the use of electricity, heat or steam supplied by other companies
Scope 3: Indirect emissions other than Scope 1 and Scope 2 (emissions by other companies related to business activities)
(7) NTT Group Guidelines for Sustainability in Supply Chain:
PDF: bit.ly/3zBnZg8
(8) NEC open optical transport products (SpectralWave/WX series): www.nec.com/en/global/solutions/open-opt/

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of “Orchestrating a brighter world.” NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to rapid changes taking place in both society and the market as it provides for the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.

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Hong Kong – CE: Promote high-level co-operation and high-quality development in GBA to jointly achieve another leap forward (with photos/videos)

CE: Promote high-level co-operation and high-quality development in GBA to jointly achieve another leap forward (with photos/videos)


     The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, led a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government delegation to visit Guangzhou and Shenzhen today (February 23), meeting leaders of Guangdong Province and Shenzhen to exchange views on deepening Hong Kong’s co-operation with both places. This is Mr Lee’s first visit to Mainland cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) since taking office.

     Members of the HKSAR Government delegation include the Deputy Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Cheuk Wing-hing; the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Erick Tsang Kwok-wai; the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Algernon Yau; the Secretary for Education, Dr Choi Yuk-lin; the Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Professor Sun Dong; the Director of the Chief Executive’s Office, Ms Carol Yip; and the Under Secretary for Security, Mr Michael Cheuk.

     In the morning, Mr Lee and the delegation took a high-speed train at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and departed Hong Kong for Guangzhou. Upon arrival, Mr Lee met the Secretary of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee, Mr Huang Kunming; and the Deputy Secretary of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee and the Governor of Guangdong Province, Mr Wang Weizhong. Hong Kong and Guangdong agreed to hold the next round of Hong Kong/Guangdong Co-operation Joint Conference in the near future to further deepen co-operation between the two places.

     Mr Lee expressed his gratitude to Guangdong Province for its full support to the HKSAR when Hong Kong’s epidemic situation was of the most severe last year, and for its co-ordination on all fronts in the process of the resumption of normal travel. He said that since the full resumption of travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland, people-to-people exchanges between Hong Kong and Guangdong have grown rapidly, and various economic activities and exchanges of business and tourism have been enlivened, benefitting different sectors and members of the public in Hong Kong. Noting that Hong Kong has a close bond and a shared future with Guangdong, Mr Lee said that he was pleased to continue forging ahead and strengthening high-level interactions with Guangdong.

     Mr Lee then introduced to leaders of Guangdong Province measures in the Policy Address on promoting Hong Kong’s integration into the national development, including the establishment of the Steering Group on Integration into National Development. The Group is chaired by him, with three Secretaries of Departments as deputies, and aims to strengthen top-level co-ordination and leadership and to promote and supervise work on integrating into the national development from a macro perspective.

     During the meeting, Mr Lee said that the implementation of the exit endorsement for talents travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao in Mainland cities of the GBA on a pilot basis facilitates Hong Kong’s further integration into the national development and brings together talents for exchanges in Hong Kong. He looks forward to Guangdong and Hong Kong continuing to work together to promote the interaction of talents within the GBA, especially to facilitate talents in Hong Kong to work and exchange in Mainland cities in the GBA.

     Mr Lee also expressed his gratitude to the Guangdong Provincial Government for its strong support to the Quota-free Scheme for Hong Kong Private Cars Travelling to Guangdong via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB), noting that the scheme leads to considerable enhancement in utilising the HZMB and promoting connectivity within the GBA. Guangdong and Hong Kong strive to announce the detailed arrangement of the scheme in the first quarter this year and implement the scheme within the year.

     Mr Huang hosted lunch for Mr Lee and the delegation after the meeting.

     In the afternoon, Mr Lee attended a gathering with senior members of Hong Kong media organisations visiting Guangzhou. Mr Lee said that he hopes to commence high-level exchanges between Hong Kong and GBA cities with this visit, so as to promote high-level co-operation and high-quality development in the GBA, and jointly achieve another leap forward. He would visit other GBA Mainland cities and the Macao Special Administrative Region as soon as practicable, including leading senior officials of the HKSAR and members of the Legislative Council to visit the GBA in April, which will be the first large-scale visit to GBA Mainland cities after the full resumption of normal travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland.

     Mr Lee and the delegation then departed for Shenzhen and met with the Deputy Secretary of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee and the Secretary of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee, Mr Meng Fanli; and the Deputy Secretary of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee and the Mayor of the Shenzhen Municipal Government, Mr Qin Weizhong, to exchange views on Hong Kong’s co-operation with Shenzhen in areas including higher education, finance, tourism, development of the Northern Metropolis, innovation and technology (I&T) and intellectual property (IP).

     Mr Lee said that it is important for the HKSAR to continue strengthening exchanges with GBA Mainland cities, particularly Shenzhen. The Hong Kong/Shenzhen Co-operation Meeting 2023 was held in Hong Kong yesterday, after which three memoranda of understanding were signed, covering the areas of higher education, youth internship in financial institutions in Shenzhen, and tourism co-operation. The Meeting demonstrated that Hong Kong and Shenzhen are proactively seeking better development to the people of the two places through synergised co-operation. Mr Lee hopes that Hong Kong and Shenzhen will continue to press ahead the work of working groups actively and pragmatically, and enhance the exchanges in different areas under the principle of complementarity and mutual benefits.

     Mr Lee added that the Northern Metropolis, as a new engine for the future development of Hong Kong, is significant in promoting economic co-operation between Hong Kong and GBA cities, particularly Shenzhen. The close co-ordination with Shenzhen is essential in the planning of cross-boundary railways and control points, development of economic sectors, as well as eco-recreation and tourism. He hopes that Hong Kong and Shenzhen will strengthen their connection through the Task Force for Collaboration on the Northern Metropolis Development Strategy, with a view to jointly promoting the development of the Northern Metropolis and enhancing the co-operation between Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

     Mr Lee said that the HKSAR Government will continue to deepen I&T co-operation and exchanges with the Mainland, particularly GBA Mainland cities, including working together with Shenzhen in full steam to push forward the construction of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Co-operation Zone at the Lok Ma Chau Loop, with a view to exploring the trial implementation of cross-boundary I&T policy, premised on the basis of “one zone, two parks”. The first three buildings of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park will be completed in phases from the end of 2024 onwards. 

     He welcomed the promulgation of the “Opinion on Providing Financial Support for the Comprehensive Deepening Reform and Opening Up of the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone” today, and expressed gratitude to the Central Government for its continuous support to Hong Kong’s integration into the national development of the reform and opening up of the financial market.

     Mr Lee was also pleased to note that the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government and the Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen Municipality jointly promulgated the 16 Co-operation Measures for the Development of the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Intellectual Property and Innovation Hub today, covering areas of co-operation in IP protection, exploitation and transformation, exchange and study, promotion and education, and IP trading. The measures pave the way for the IP sector of Hong Kong to explore opportunities in the GBA, and at the same time, supports the IP sector of Qianhai to leverage on Hong Kong’s advantages and platform in connecting the world to conduct IP trading activities. Noting that the National 14th Five-Year Plan supports Hong Kong to develop into a regional IP trading centre, he believes that relevant measures will facilitate the IP sectors of Hong Kong and Shenzhen to jointly promote the development of IP innovation, with a view to bringing Hong Kong’s strengths into full play and promoting the development of IP trading in the GBA.

     The delegation led by Mr Lee then attended dinner hosted by Mr Meng and returned to Hong Kong by land in the evening.

Hong Kong – Police work with OFCA to promote anti-scam messages (with photos)

Police work with OFCA to promote anti-scam messages (with photos)


     In view of a marked increase in the number of deception cases in recent years, Police, in collaboration with the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) and mobile network operators, set up a working group in September 2022 to coordinate the formulation of telecommunications measures against telephone and online deception, as well as enhancing cooperation on anti-deception publicity and education in order to step up efforts in combatting deception and disseminate anti-scam messages to the public in a more comprehensive manner.

     A roving exhibition themed “Smart Use of Communications Services” from yesterday (February 11) for two consecutive days, with various activities including the display of informative panels, consumer education short videos and game booths, was organised by the OFCA at L3, The LOHAS, 1 Lohas Park Road, Tseung Kwan O, with an aim to enhance public knowledge about how to choose and use communications services smartly. In support of the exhibition, officers of the Anti-Deception Coordination Centre (ADCC) and CyberDefender of Police took part in the event to elaborate some common fraud typologies and educate the public to stay vigilant against deception when using communications services.  

     Police also took this opportunity to promote the 24-hour “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222” operated by the ADCC and the one-stop scam and pitfall search engine “Scameter” on the CyberDefender website. When the public encounters suspicious calls, messages and websites and the like, they can enter the platform account name or number, payment account, phone number, email address, URL, etc. on “Scameter” to assess the risk of fraud or call the “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222” for enquiries.

Canada – Minister Ng to promote inclusive trade and building back better at the APEC Global MSME Forum

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks and participate on the Ministerial panel for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Global Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Forum.

June 26, 2021 – The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks and participate on the Ministerial panel for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Global Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Forum.

The APEC Global MSME Forum will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry of the Philippines.

Event: Virtual conversation

Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021

Time: 9:00 pm Ottawa time / 9:00 am Boracay time on Monday June 28


Open coverage will be provided via livestreamed video
Media representatives are asked to register with Alice Hansen and log on no later than 8:45 pm

Alice Hansen

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and

International Trade

(613) 612-0482