made in Qatar
ADGS is a Research and Development company founded in Qatar. ADGS develops keystroke dynamics (biometric) security systems for governments, banks, oil industry and large companies. It has developed HADUN/BLUP long-range data communication systems. ADGS SIRGA system helps manage emergency situations for the Civil Defense. ADGS is conducting researches in the field of emergent behavior, replicating biological behaviors in groups using Artificial Intelligence: this brings A.I to autonomous mobile systems like robots, autonomous cars and some advanced defense systems.
ADGS is conducting investigations in the field of natural disaster rescue, with a new technology to localize survivors under several layers of rubble.
ADGS also works on innovative and extremely energy-efficient chemical and physical processes to produce drinking water from highly polluted, contaminated or sea water.
Relying on highly secured layers U.S Government-approved built-in WebDNA, ADGS develops advanced web systems allowing a safe and modern experience for the users. WebDNA technology has been chosen by services at the University of Stanford, the Texas University, the M.I.T, the U.S Government and companies like Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Disney or Kodak.
ADGS delivers comprehensive IT services ranging from custom Web Presence to development of complex software applications. Combination of business domain knowledge with technology competence and innovative methodologies allows to deliver high-quality, cost-effective results.
ADGS has strong partnership and bilateral cooperation agreements with laboratories, universities and foundations (CPIC, UTN, FUNDESCO….)
HASSAN AL ANSARI, President, is also the founder of ADGS. Educated in France, he is a qatari businessmen who’s goal is to make ADGS a major Technological company in the Gulf region, produce innovative solutions to practical problems and develop their commercial application. Investing in promising technologies, surrounded by a competent and experienced team, Hassan has a long-term vision where Qatar plays a major role as technological exporter of new technologies.
GERHARD BRODIL, Marketing and Communication Director, from Austria, is a specialist in business engineering. He served as a counsellor to a Member of the European Parliament and coordinator of European Affairs both in industry and national politics. He is a member of ADGS Board. He works in the field of business development. He is globally operational as VP Human Resources and International HR Executive for a number of Italian multinationals. Gerhard provides consultancy on Management and HR issues to multinational ADGS clients.
CHRISTOPHE BILLIOTTET, General Manager of ADGS, educated as a fighter pilot in the french Air Force, has a 25 years experience with internet technologies, security, software engineering, database systems and business re-engineering. He is CEO of WebDNA Software Corporation (USA), CEO at Zarcrom Industries Corporation (USA) and has been President of Zarcrom S.A.S (France). He is a member of ADGS Board.
What is BioType?
BioType is a software that collects keystroke data and uses mathematic and statistics to vectorize the data to build a "profile" that allows to identify, authenticate and compare user's patterns.
How does it work?
BioType software collects keystroke dynamics, analyzes them using in-house mathematical and statistical algorithms and authenticates users just by the way they use a keyboard. It is a bit like "graphology in the computer age". It has been extensively tested and has proved to be reliable and robust.
Non intrusive, no hardware
Compared to other biometrics, keystroke biometrics has desirable properties due to its user-friendliness and non-intrusiveness. Keystroke dynamics data can be collected without a user’s cooperation or even awareness. Unlike other biometrics, the temporal information of keystrokes can be collected to ascertain a user using only software and no additional hardware.
Continuous user validation
This argument stems from observations that similar neuro-physiological factors that make written signatures unique, are also exhibited in a user’s typing pattern . When a person types, the latencies between successive keystrokes, keystroke durations, finger placement and applied pressure on the keys can be used to construct a unique signature (i.e., profile) for that individual. For well-known, regularly typed strings, such signatures can be quite consistent. Thus, Biotype offers a way to continuously validate the legitimate identity of a user. As long as user interaction with the system through input devices persists, keystroke pattern can be constantly monitored and reevaluated.
ADGS innovative, tokenless authentication system delivers strong security through a combination of keystroke dynamics, behavioral and environmental characteristics to minimize identity theft, web fraud and other system vulnerabilities. Password are vulnerable: they can be stolen, lent, shared, hacked.... but the way a user types on a keyboard is unique. It is not anymore what you type, but how you type. BioType software solution creates a unique personal security pattern that recognizes authorized users while keeping hackers out.
ADGS BioType is truly innovative for securing accesses, ensuring imposters masquerading as the valid user are unable to access private or corporate information.
BioType adds an invisible biometric layer that can be implemented into any existing system access, from the Microsoft Windows system to a simple webpage on the internet. Users do not change anything to their login habits, while allowing a control center to transparently certify a user identity in real time. BioType is based on the concept of behavioral biometrics, or neuromuscular behavior.
Keystroke patterns are harder to reproduce than written signatures. With security systems allowing only a limited number of erroneous input attempts before locking down the account, integration of BioType leaves random password guessing attack obsolete, and stolen credentials entirely insignificant, since successful possession of the secret key is only a mere condition of the entire authentication chain.
BioType is ideal for National Security, Administration, Military, Banks, Oil Companies and more generally, companies with needs to identify and certify users to protect their sensitive information.
Psychological state detection and future developments
Free text keystroke dynamics refers to the habitual patterns or rhythms an individual exhibits while typing on a keyboard input device. These rhythms and patterns of tapping are idiosyncratic, in the same way as handwritings or signatures, due to their similar governing neurophysiological mechanisms.
Although keystroke dynamics is governed by a person’s neurophysiological pathway to be highly individualistic, it is also influenced by his or her psychological state. As a "behavioral" biometrics, typing exhibits instabilities due to transient factors such as emotions, stress, drowsiness or early stage of neurodegenerative diseases. ADGS is currently developing methods to detect, classify and report these states of mind.
What is AquaMunda?
AquaMunda means "Pure Water" in latin. AquaMunda is a new water purification process that does not rely on evaporation Multi Stage Flash ((MSF) or Multi Effect Distillation (MED), or reverse osmosis (RO), which are the three usual technics. Instead, AquaMunda purifies the water at molecular level by using chemical processes
How does it work?
Without chemical or physical processes, many substances could not be removed from wastewater.
If the wastewater contains water-insoluble substances or colloids, for instance, sedimentation, centrifugal separation become necessary to achieve efficient wastewater treatment. In order to retain solids we employ a two step centifugation process to obtain an ultra clarification of the wastewater. Our centifugation filtration process can achieve separation of nearly 100% of the solids and the stratification of liquid phases differing in 10% of density value.
Clarified water now can go through chemical treatment. Chemical treatment alters the chemical water conditions to a degree where harmful substances dissolved in the filtered water can be separated more easily. Many chemical reactions are involved in this process, precipitation, ionic exchange, flocculation, adsorption, UV and Gamma treatment and advanced oxidation processes.
We designed the chemical process to make the pollutants molecules unstable (for example, making them vibrate with gamma radiation) and easily degradable. Unstable molecules ionic bonds become weaker and by the presence of specific ionic compounds new bounds are formed resulting in new molecules. This means that harmful compounds are treated to become inocuos new compounds that can be extracted from water.
The widely known problems of the membrane technologies like bacterial infection, clogging filters with decreasing permeability, etc. do not exist with AquaMunda.
AquaMunda is a hydraulic system built inside a 20’ or a 40’ container and designed to purify, recycle and make drinking water from any type of contaminated or polluted water (city sewage, polluted river, sea water, water with hydrocarbon contamination, animal greases, hormones, AOXs, taladrinas, heavy metals, chemical contamination or biological contamination…)
The drinking water AquaMunda produces follows the NSF/ASI United States norms and the ISO 9000 / ISO 14001 European norms.
Energy: AquaMunda used 10 to 20 times less energy than conventional systems; 260 Watts is enough to produce one cubic meter of drinking water. It is easy to make it completely autonomous using solar panels. AquaMunda can operate without any CO2 emission.
Yield: The incoming volume is transformed, in real time, in two different volumes: the mass of solid particles (i.e salt, heavy metals which may or may not be used in an industrial process) and the treated water, with a yield of 90 to 95% compared to a generous 50% for the other technologies. The treated water is left free of micro-organisms, fungi, bacteria, algae, and other organic contaminants. In the future, AquaMunda will also be able to produce Oxygen and Hydrogen at an extremely low cost.
Size of the equipment: a unit producing 100 cubic meter of drinking water per hour can be built inside a single 40’ container.
Mobile water desalination units provide emergency water supply wherever and whenever needed. The units can be easily moved (via air, land, or marine transport) and deployed to drought stricken and water stressed areas. Mobile desalination units provide a very flexible way of supplying potable water to communities by hooking-up to existing municipal water storage and delivery systems. They can also be quickly and easily decommissioned or moved to other locations should drought conditions ease.
Mobile systems can also be used almost everywhere and it is offering islands, touristic agglomerations, industrial sites, sea vessels, areas stricken by natural disasters, etc. instant clean drinking water made out of seawater.
Costs: The very low operational costs of AquaMunda is partly due to the very low level of energy needed to operate the system, but also the low labour costs and the very limited service and maintenance needed.
Potential customer of AquaMunda
Nahuel González is Researcher on distributed systems, emergent behaviour, security and biometrics. Research and Development specialist in the gaming industry. He collaborates with national agencies to prevent tax fraud. Specialist on keystroke dynamics analysis in free text as a reliable authentication technology.
Alejandro Pedro Yaya has a Master Degree in Civil Engineering, is an experienced advisor in technical innovation management and technological transfer processes. Specialist in National Defense and Security.
ADGS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Gustavo Heredia is a Political and legal advisor for more than ten years on problems concerning technological transfer processes for oil, gas and energy companies. Specialist in National Defense and Security.