Volunteering for HOSPICE, Casa Speranței

On May 14 current year, BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY has taken a break from innovation, research and production. The offices, the hall, the laboratory and the warehouse were at rest for a whole day, and if you looked for us on the office number, we are sorry that we could not answer you, because we were volunteering for HOSPICE, Casa Speranței.

Where were we?

You could have found us on Tămăioarei Street, Nr. 121-123, Sector 2, Bucharest, at the HOSPICE, Casa Speranței, where the entire BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY team mobilized and reconditioned approximately 20% of the entire center, becoming one of the largest teams of volunteers of the HOSPICE foundation, Casa Speranței.

Since 2019, our company has interacted and supported the activity of HOSPICE, an NGO that deals with palliative care, changing the lives of those living with an incurable disease, through care and compassion, offered unconditionally, in order to give dignity and hope.

Our support is reflected in countless initiatives and gestures that we make constantly throughout the year, but the activity of May 14, 2021 allowed us to be more present, involved and dedicated than we have been so far.

Who is HOSPICE, Casa Speranței?

HOSPICE Casa Speranței, a Non-Profit Organization established in Brașov, in 1992 has introduced the concept of palliative care in Romania.

MORE DETAILS ON THEIR WEBSITE: https://www.hospice.ro/en/hospice-casa-sperantei-en/

HOSPICE is the largest foundation in the country offering free palliative care services. The organization runs two hospitals in Braşov and Bucharest, as well as mobile teams in Făgăraş and Zărneşti, for the care of patients diagnosed with incurable illnesses. HOSPICE has developed complete palliative care services, offered in day centres, in patient units, out patient units, as well as in the patient homes and in the partner hospitals. In its 29 years of existence, HOSPICE has brought comfort and hope to approximately 40.000 children and adults suffering from an incurable illness.

Their story is full of admiration, being the only organization offering the full range of palliative care services, all for free.

How did we help?

We arrived at the center in Tămăioarei Street at 9:30, armed with rollers, brushes, gloves and all the necessary logistics to complete the proposed tasks. The volunteer activity ended around 15:00, when we celebrated together with the HOSPICE team a full day, but extremely important both for us and for them.

We met the people, their team, employees and volunteers, who constantly invest work, time and soul for all those who need help, and for one day, we were a little of them, by volunteering for HOSPICE.

Under the best and safest organization, BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY volunteers whitewashed, varnished, painted, cleaned and arranged the areas that needed refurbishment.

The satisfaction is enormous and is felt even at this moment, when you read our article. Thus, HOSPICE patients can benefit from the best treatment offered in the best and most beautiful conditions by the HOSPICE foundation, and we are proud that we were able to contribute to their comfort.

We noted May 14, 2021 in the BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY calendar to remind us of perhaps one of the most productive days our company has had over the years. No innovations, no research, no projects won, just us and the same spirit of perseverance and dedication, given this time to every patient of the HOSPICE center, and to all the people who will ever need their services.

We thank the HOSPICE team and foundation, Casa Speranței, for everything they do, but also for letting us be part of their family!

BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY has gained NATO recognition

Today, 28.01.2021, the company BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY obtained the recognition of NATO (North Atlantic Treathy Organization) as a producer of TEMPEST, thus becoming the only company in Eastern Europe that receives this official recognition.

The list of companies recognized by NATO as TEMPEST producers can be consulted here: NIA – NATO Information Assurance. There are currently only 31 companies worldwide that have obtained this accreditation: 9 from the USA, 9 from Germany, 3 from the United Kingdom, 3 from Norway, 2 from Canada, one company from France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland and starting today, a company from Romania – our company.

The only Romanian company recognized by NATO as a TEMPEST producer

Obtaining this recognition was one of the strategic objectives of BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY, set since its establishment in 2016. To achieve this objective significant investments were made, endowments with appropriate equipment, training of specialists, development of production capacities, completion of all stages necessary for this recognition.

The accreditation of the “TEMPEST Measurement Laboratory and screened enclosures” of BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY and implicitly the inclusion of our company on the list of NATO approved TEMPEST vendors, also meant the successful completion of the following steps:

On National level:

  • RENAR accreditation, according to which through the TEMPEST Measurement Laboratory and screen enclosures, meets the requirements of SR EN ISO / IEC 17025: 2018 and is competent to perform testing activities.
  • ORNISS accreditation, according to which BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY S.R.L. is accredited as a TEMPEST production entity, with TEMPEST assessment capabilities, in accordance with the Methodology on the accreditation of entities carrying out TEMPEST – INFOSEC production activities 15.

On International level:

The process of actually obtaining this NATO recognition took almost a year, after investments and preparations started a long time ago. The accreditation plan and the necessary steps in this direction were started before knowing the difficulties that the COVID-19 pandemic generated.

However, BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY never deviated from its intended purpose. With this determination we managed to bring our company to the top of TEMPEST manufacturers nationwide and to win the trust of our customers.

We believe in our capabilities and we have invested time, perseverance and knowledge in them, through a team of professional and dedicated engineers. Their expertise will pave the way for the international specialized market TEMPEST, thus exploiting the opportunities opened by the recognition of the EU and NATO.

In the official mission, declared, of our company is found the following fragment: “Let’s meet the standardization criteria imposed by national, European and NATO bodies”. Today we can say that we have achieved exactly what we set out to be, being consistent and guided by a common goal, reflected in everything we research, develop, build, and produce.

BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY is a Romanian company, with activity in Romania and own production. On each list in which the name of our company will be found, it will refer to the tricolor of the country.

About NCI Agency – They acquire, deploy and defend communications systems for NATO’s political decision-makers and Commands; they are on the frontlines against cyber-attacks, working closely with governments and industry to prevent future debilitating attacks.

A new Romanian product destined for the training of the personnel from the national defense services

Bucharest, 22nd of April 2021

The Romanian company BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY delivered in April c.y. the latest product developed locally, an innovative solution for light weapons training of personnel in national defense structures – TRAINING POLYGON.

The first range, from a series of solutions to modernize the training structure for all national defense personnel, is available starting this month. The project was realized through the sustained effort of research, development and production of a customized solution, a brand of the 100% Romanian technological innovation company, which meets the NATO accreditation criteria.

This project incorporates the latest technologies for training grounds, including intelligent target systems and automatic trolleys mounted on carousel structures, through which shooting personnel will be able to experience the realistic dynamics of a shooting exercise. The training session is permanently managed through the control / access system, constantly communicating with all the terminals of the polygon. Through this control system, multiple and varied combat scenarios are generated, simulated in a real and pragmatic environment, but extremely safe at the same time.

Being a customized solution, BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY also introduces its latest design for the bullet collector as well as architectural solutions for ballistic protection of the firing area. The integration of the complex and complete ensemble of a training ground would not have been possible without a rigorously designed architectural structure. The solution was built through the partnership between Ubitech Constructii SRL, Ascon Serv SRL and Leviatan Design SRL. Due to their individual professionalism and multilateral perspective, the association of the three reputable companies in the construction market offered BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY the opportunity to assert modern technologies for defense in this branch.

Our goal is to support the activity of the Ministry of National Defense and to make a significant contribution to the defense industry, through innovative, state-of-the-art technologies, designed to improve national security and response capacity of the Romanian army,” said Constantin Pintilie, CEO and Founder of BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY.

Along with the training ground, the company has in its portfolio state-of-the-art technological products and services: TEMPEST equipment and related services, electromagnetic shielding solutions, container and building shielding solutions, radio and communications equipment, surveillance, detection and alarm systems, integrated security solutions, access control systems.

Considering the high-tech field in which it operates, the company constantly invests in research, development and professional training (courses, specializations, performance equipment). The main advantage of the Romanian company is the human asset represented by top specialists, with solid expertise and vast experience, through whose effort all the innovation solutions that propelled the company to the position of important competitor in the international specialized market were identified and developed.

Note to editors:

BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY started its activity in 2016, in the private defense industry and offers its customers, from the market leader position, IT security solutions, electromagnetic shielding solutions, software applications and engineering, radio and telecommunications solutions. The company has in its portfolio the RENAR Accreditation according to which, through the TEMPEST Measurement Laboratory and shielded enclosures, it meets the requirements SR EN ISO / IEC 17025: 2018 and the ORNISS Accreditation, according to which it is certified as a TEMPEST manufacturing entity, with TEMPEST evaluation capabilities, in in accordance with the Methodology on the accreditation of entities carrying out production activities in the field of TEMPEST – INFOSEC 15. At international level, BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY is the Romanian company that managed to meet all the criteria required to be recognized in the European Union as a TEMPEST producer and which met NATO accreditation criteria.

The only Romanian company certified TEMPEST at European Union level

As of today, 08.12.2020, BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY is the only Romanian company certified TEMPEST at European Union level, officially listed among the TEMPEST certified companies recognized by the European Council.

The list of TEMPEST certified companies at European Union level is an official list issued by the Council of the European Union and you can find it at https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/

The only Romanian company certified TEMPEST at European Union level

This recognition ranks our company among the only 5 entities in the European Union, accredited as TEMPEST manufacturers. Moreover, BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY is the only company at European level that meets all 8 indicators considered by the EU representative of compliance with the required standards:

1. ISO 9001:2015

2. Development of TEMPEST equipment 

3. Production short tests 

4. Production of TEMPEST equipment

5. Production of zoned equipment

6. Sells TEMPEST equipment

7. Sells zoned equipment

8. Self certification*

*Degree of self certification: The authority of self-certification of a prototype of an IASG 7-03 level A equipment

Since its beginning, one of the company’s main objectives has been the fulfilment of all NATO accreditation requirements and BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY certification among EU-validated companies. Steps have been taken to achieve this, significant investments have been made, production capacity has been expanded, a team of experts has been formed, every effort and diligence has been made to meet the validation criteria.

Here we are at the end of 2020, fulfilling that objective of being accredited at EU level as TEMPEST producers. This was made possible by dedication and perseverance, BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY being a company recognized for the high performance in the area of activity and tenacity in achieving the proposed objectives.

In this process we have been guided by one thing, namely, the fulfilment of one of the directions of our mission, namely ‘Let us meet the standardisation criteria imposed by national, European and NATO bodies’, and by this directive we raise ourselves, but more importantly, we raise the flag of the country on as many pillars of recognition, appreciation and due respect as possible.

BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY has obtained the Accreditation Certificate as a TEMPEST manufacturer

”To meet the standardization criteria imposed by national, European and NATO bodies.” – part of the officially declared mission of BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY.

By obtaining this certificate, BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY becomes the only private entity in Romania accredited as a TEMPEST manufacturer.

BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY – Accredited as a TEMPEST manufacturer

Having the Accreditation Certificate as a TEMPEST manufacturer, issued by ORNISS, we mark one of the most important stages in the process of developing and expanding our activity. The complexity and long time of the accreditation procedure reflects the company’s desire to excel and bring everything we achieve in terms of performance.

By the above-mentioned certificate we declare that S.C. BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY S.R.L. is accredited as a manufacturing entity in the field of TEMPEST, with TEMPEST evaluation capabilities. These official competencies are in accordance with the Methodology on the accreditation of entities carrying out production activities in the field of TEMPEST – INFOSEC 15.

The capacities mentioned in the certificate were evaluated both within BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY and in our own TEMPEST Laboratory for Measurements and Shielded Enclosures. The entire accreditation process was carried out under the close supervision of a specialized commission at national level.

According to the final decision submitted by the Office of the National Register of State Secret Information, through the Certificate of Accreditation as a TEMPEST manufacturer issued, we meet all the necessary requirements to be able to test and verify your equipment.

ISO 17025 – Mandatory clause for the issuance of the Accreditation Certificate as a TEMPEST manufacturer

The list of mandatory criteria included in the ORNISS certification process includes obtaining RENAR accreditation. The latter certifies that BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY, through the TEMPEST Laboratory for Measurements and Shielded Enclosures, meets the requirements of SR EN ISO / IEC 17025: 2018 and is competent to perform specific activities.

Specifically, all the equipment we use in the TEMPEST testing, verification and measurement processes is calibrated at an ISO 17025 certified laboratory, at EU level. An extremely important feature, given that this unit calibration is found in few laboratories in the European Union.

The RENAR accreditation for ISO 17025 brings considerable benefits to the company to the internal activities we carry out, but especially, an opening to the international market, in the field of TEMPEST.

What follows?

”We won another battle, but the war is not over.” We are preparing for the next stage, namely: we have already begun due diligence for NATO and EU accreditation.

Through everything we achieve every day for BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY, we want to bring the flag of our country to the list of international recognition in the field of TEMPEST and beyond.

ORNISS – Office of the National Registrar of State Secret Information

ORNISS is a public institution in Romania, subordinated to the Government. It exercises attributions of regulation, authorization, evidence and control in the field of protection of classified information, of the National Standards for the protection of classified information in Romania and of the Norms regarding the protection of classified information of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Romania. More information about their activity can be found on the website: http://www.orniss.ro/ro/prezentare.html

RENAR – Romanian Accreditation Association

RENAR is a non-profit, non-profit organization in Romania, which is officially recognized as a single national accreditation body. It operates under the coordination and under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy. More information about their activity can be found on the website: https://www.renar.ro/