from SourceSecurity.com http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/germany.html Copyright (C) SourceSecurity.com 2014 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT Security at your fingertips through Zwipe optical and capacitive sensorshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11521-ga-npr.15018.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11521-ga-npr.15018.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Zwipe has brought security to your fingertips. The technology behind fingerprint scanners can be categorised into two types: optical and capacitive.</p> <p>An optical sensor, using an internal light source, illuminates your finger allowing the scanner to turn the light signals into digital pixels like a digital camera. A processor then converts that image into a fingerprint template.</p> <p>A capacitive sensor, like those on an iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5, also uses images of a fingerprint, but creates that image with a different technology. The capacitive sensor contains an array of small capacitive plates, ranging from a few hundred to many 1000s, and each plate has its own electrical circuit. The sensor often looks like a raised bar (or stripe) and contains a single row of sensors. After swiping your finger over the sensor, the processor then <em>&ldquo;stitches&rdquo;</em> together each line of scans to create the image.</p> <p>One of the more...G4S Technology enters into Master Services Agreement with Cox Enterpriseshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-8519-ga.15017.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-8519-ga.15017.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The agreement allows G4S to offer Cox Enterprise single-source efficiencies through a unique layered security approach</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/g4s-technology-ltd.html" class="blue_bold">G4S Technology</a>, a pioneer in the design and construction of high performance broadband networks and reliable electronic security systems, has entered into a Master Services Agreement with Cox Enterprises. The agreement includes nationwide systems...Genetec’s Security Center enhances security at North Bend Central School District in Nebraskahttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-227-ga-co-2566-ga-co-823-ga.15016.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-227-ga-co-2566-ga-co-823-ga.15016.htmlApplications NewsThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 61px; height: 282px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>NBCPS uses Security Center to manage network cameras from Axis Communications and HID door readers</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/genetec-inc.html" class="blue_bold">Genetec&trade;</a>, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions recently announced that North Bend Central School District (NBCPS) has chosen and installed the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/technical-details/cctv/software.1/software/genetec-security-center.html"...STANLEY Security introduces ELITE Partnership Programhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2283-ga.15015.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2283-ga.15015.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The ELITE's mission is to recognise the loyalty and expertise of exceptional locksmiths, installers and technicians<br /></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/stanley-security-solutions.html" class="blue_bold">STANLEY Security</a>, a leading provider of access control and integrated security solutions, announces the launch of its new ELITE Partnership Program, offering recognition, rewards and extensive benefits to the...IDIS appoints John Psyllos as DirectIP Product Managerhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10191-ga.15014.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10191-ga.15014.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 281px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>John will work closely with IDIS technical support and sales &amp; marketing to increase sales of the DirectIP line up</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/idis.html" class="blue_bold">IDIS</a> has appointed John Psyllos to the role of Product Manager reporting to Brian Song, Managing Director, IDIS Europe based out of the Korean manufacturer&rsquo;s European headquarters in Brentford, London.</p> <p>John joins IDIS to lead <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/products-search-results/ip-cameras/make.mk-1365-ga.html"...HID Global releases its latest EDGE EVO® Solo IP-enabled solutionhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-823-ga-npr.15013.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-823-ga-npr.15013.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced the release of its EDGE EVO&reg; Solo IP-enabled solution that brings intelligence and decision-making to the door for advanced and highly customisable networked access control. As a single-door solution, EDGE EVO&reg; Solo is part of the company&rsquo;s new generation EDGE EVO&reg; open and scalable controller platform that enables an extensive range of access control functionality, including real-time monitoring, report generation and the use of the system hardware for complimentary applications.</p> <p>EDGE EVO&reg; Solo is a remotely managed stand-alone solution that utilises a standard web browser and does not require software to be installed on PCs. It also provides the ability to power all devices around a door using Power over Ethernet (PoE), significantly reducing total door installation costs by removing the need to install a separate, dedicated power supply. EDGE EVO&reg; Solo utilises...Providing technical support in the home systems environmenthttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12223-ga-co-5188-ga-sb.15012.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12223-ga-co-5188-ga-sb.15012.htmlSecurity BeatThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>A pessimist might see the coming &ldquo;Internet of Things&rdquo; as the &ldquo;Internet of Things that Could Go Wrong.&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>Clearly the networking of more machines in the home, including <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/tags/security-systems.html" class="blue_bold">video and security systems</a>, suggests that somebody (or something) needs to be available to make sure that the resulting home automation system is working as intended. If you need technical support for <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-74-ga-co-10903-ga-co-5188-ga-sb.13919.html" class="orangebold">home automation</a>, who do you call?</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not just a theoretical question, given the accelerating trend toward networked home automation systems that connect everything from lighting controls and big-screen TVs to climate control to (coming soon) refrigerators and even clothing. According to <a...TDSi to showcase access control readers at IFSEC Southeast Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiahttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1645-ga-co-8096-ga.15011.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1645-ga-co-8096-ga.15011.htmlEvents NewsThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 8px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>TDSi is demonstrating its new versions of TDSi&rsquo;s readers, which are offered in a variety of technologies including MIFARE PLUS and NFC</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Integrated security solutions manufacturer <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/tdsi.html" class="blue_bold">TDSi</a> will be giving visitors a preview of its new range of access control readers on stand UK17 at <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/ifsec-south-east-asia-2014.html"...QNAP releases tower-based Turbo NAS TS-x53 Pro series and 2.5inch-drive SS-x53 Pro serieshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-4180-ga-npr.15001.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-4180-ga-npr.15001.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>QNAP&reg; Systems, Inc. recently announced the release of the new tower-based Turbo NAS TS-x53 Pro series (available in 2, 4, 6, 8-bay) and the 2.5&rdquo;-drive SS-x53 Pro series (4 and 8-bay) that provide a powerful and reliable solution for data storage and mission-critical business applications for small and medium businesses. Coupled with exclusive QvPC Technology, these new series can serve as cost-effective PC substitutes that enable direct access to stored data, real-time surveillance monitoring with local display, XBMC digital entertainment, and more.</p> <p>The TS/SS-x53 Pro series is powered by a quad-core Intel&reg; Celeron&reg; 2.0GHz processor with burst speed up to 2.41GHz and 8GB/4GB/2GB energy-efficient DDR3L RAM (expandable to 8GB), supports 2 or 4 LAN ports that provide up to 400MB/s read &amp; write speeds in port trunking mode, and achieves 70+MB/s read &amp; write AES-256bit encryption performance. <em>&ldquo;The new models deliver high performance that...IHS reports market for security and fire equipment and services to be $1 billion+ in oil and gas industryhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9385-ga.14997.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9385-ga.14997.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Many oil and gas companies utilise independent systems for incident management, crisis management and security</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>It&rsquo;s no secret that the security and fire industry is home to hundreds of suppliers, each competing for a slice of a global $100+ billion market. In niche industries such as oil and gas, where <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/ihs-inc.html" class="blue_bold">IHS</a> sizes the market for security and fire equipment and services to be more than $1 billion, increased competition...ACTi offers E918, E920 and E922 mini dome cameras for mobile vehicle applicationshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2097-ga-npr.14983.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2097-ga-npr.14983.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>With increasing demands for mobile vehicle applications in the market, ACTi offers the latest Mini Dome cameras to satisfy security needs. E918, E920 and E922 come with high resolution image quality - 3/5/10 Megapixel respectively - to monitor drivers, passengers, cargos and surrounding environments. Clear image and recorded audio can be a key evidence against insurance claims or false accusations.</p> <p>These cameras are compliant with EN50155 standard, which means that they are tested to withstand various conditions such as EMC, shock, vibration and temperature fluctuations. Their small size and vibration proof capability make them ideal for mobile applications and places subject to heavy vibrations such as automobiles, buses, trains and heavy duty machinery.</p> <p>ACTi offers both cameras with rugged RJ-45 connector and with M12 connector. For mobile vehicle applications, the rugged RJ-45 connection has to be made fully vibration proof so that it could be equal to the...Honeywell enhances Tuxedo Touch with voice command capabilitieshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2173-ga-npr.14977.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2173-ga-npr.14977.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>The home of the future took another step toward reality today when Honeywell announced voice command capabilities for Tuxedo Touch, its touchscreen security and home automation controller that can serve as the central hub of a connected home or business. The technology now allows homeowners to use select voice commands such as <em>&ldquo;leaving the house&rdquo;</em> to perform a range of tasks, including arming their security systems, adjusting their thermostats, turning their lights on or off and locking their doors.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;Security today is just as much about the user experience as it is about keeping homes and businesses safe, and adding voice command capabilities to Tuxedo Touch is the latest illustration of that trend,&rdquo;</em> explained Alan Stoddard, senior marketing director, Honeywell Security Products Americas.</p> <p>In addition to the voice capabilities, Honeywell announced several other enhancements to Tuxedo Touch, including:</p> <ul> <li>The...Suprema launches Xpass S2 IP access control multi-smartcard reader and controllerhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2366-ga-npr.14966.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2366-ga-npr.14966.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Suprema, Inc., a leading global provider of technology in biometrics and security, recently announced the launch of a new model of IP access control multi-smartcard reader and controller, &lsquo;Xpass S2&rsquo;.</p> <p>Compared to its predecessor Xpass Slim, Xpass S2 is remarkably enhanced in RF performance as it now supports reading of various more card technology standards including MiFare, DESFire, ISO14443A/B, ISO15693 and FeliCa, as well as NFC. It also reads and writes data on the card sectors.</p> <p>In addition, with IP65 ingress protection rating, Xpass S2is equipped with built-in adaptive heater and works under a harsh environment at a wide operational temperate range of -35? to 65?. It also supports expanded capacity, up to 50,000 user badges and 100,000 event logs for enterprise level organisations as well as small and medium sized businesses.</p> <p>Xpass S2 comes not only with TCP/IP interface, but also more traditional interfaces such as RS485 and Wiegand to...Morpho unveils world’s fastest contactless four finger scanner – ‘Finger On the Fly’http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11321-ga-npr.15007.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11321-ga-npr.15007.htmlNew Product ReleasesWed, 27 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Morpho (Safran), recently announced the commercial launch of Finger On the Fly&reg;, the world&rsquo;s fastest contactless four finger scanner. Using advanced imaging technology, this innovation simultaneously captures four fingerprints from a single wave of the hand. Finger On the Fly&reg; will be on display at the 2014 Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Florida from September 16-18 (booth #301).</p> <p>Finger on the Fly&reg; simultaneously delivers high security through multi finger matching, and extremely fast touchless convenience. Delivering high-resolution fingerprint capture in less than one second, Finger On the Fly&reg; is also the market&rsquo;s fastest contactless biometric device.</p> <p>Finger on the Fly&reg; ensures that markets and industries which necessitate truly touchless operation can now also benefit from the world&rsquo;s leading fingerprint technology from Morpho. Finger On the Fly&reg; is ideally suited for applications such as border control at airports,...Researchers demonstrate how to thwart backscatter X-ray screeninghttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6432-ga-co-5188-ga-sb.15006.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6432-ga-co-5188-ga-sb.15006.htmlSecurity BeatWed, 27 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Backscatter x-ray is a full-body scanning technology, typically used for passenger screening at airports and to detect plastic bombs and other hidden weapons. The <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/transportation-security-administration-tsa.html" class="blue_bold">Transportation Security Administration</a> (TSA) has taken backscatter x-ray machines out of U.S. airports because of changing requirements, although they are still used internationally and at other venues, such as courthouses, prisons, etc. Controversy has plagued the devices since they were introduced in 2009, including concerns about safety and privacy.</p> <p>But how well do they work? More to the point, could a group of intrepid terrorists figure out a way to outsmart them? Several U.S. scientists from three universities decided to find out, and their results include a list of multiple ways to get around the detection provided by backscatter x-ray machines. Here are some ways a...Global unit shipments of smart cards expected to rise by 2.1 billion from 2014 according to IHS Technologyhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9385-ga.15005.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9385-ga.15005.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 27 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>IHS states Smart card shipments in 2019 will rise to 10.9 billion units, up from 8.8 billion in 2014</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Global unit shipments of smart cards are expected to rise by 2.1 billion from 2014 through 2019&mdash;about equal to the combined populations of China, the United States, Indonesia and Brazil, according to <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/ihs-inc.html" class="blue_bold">IHS Technology</a>.</p> <p>Smart card shipments in 2019 will rise to 10.9 billion units, up from 8.8 billion in 2014, as shown in the attached figure. To put this in perspective,...Samsung Techwin signs Premier SGI as its new manufacturer’s rep for Northern Californiahttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9381-ga-co-12219-ga.15003.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9381-ga-co-12219-ga.15003.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 27 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 133px; height: 282px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Premier SGI offers Samsung&rsquo;s lIP video products and solutions to systems integrators in the region</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/samsung-techwin-america.html" class="blue_bold">Samsung Techwin America</a> is pleased to announce it has signed <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/premier-sgi.html" class="blue_bold">Premier SGI</a> as its new manufacturer&rsquo;s rep for Northern California. The firm brings a lengthy track record of security product sales and marketing in the...CNL Software IPSecurityCenter PSIM latest release to be showcased at ASIS International 2014http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-177-ga-co-8497-ga.15000.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-177-ga-co-8497-ga.15000.htmlEvents NewsWed, 27 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 281px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>CNL IPSecurityCenter supports organisations to ensure compliance and homogenize security protection levels</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/cnl-software.html" class="blue_bold">CNL Software</a> will be demonstrating the latest release of its IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution, at <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/asis-international-2014.html" class="blue_bold">ASIS International</a> in booths 1043 and 2211...Software House introduces iSTAR Ultra 32 reader network door controllerhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2554-ga-co-1726-ga-npr.14999.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2554-ga-co-1726-ga-npr.14999.htmlNew Product ReleasesWed, 27 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Software House, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, introduces iSTAR Ultra, a 32 reader network door controller built on the Linux platform for improved security and scalability.</p> <p>iSTAR Ultra uniquely combines support for traditional hard-wired access control doors with support for wireless locksets, all in the same controller. Up to 32 readers are supported by iSTAR Ultra, of which 16 may come from the Access Control Module&rsquo;s (ACM) I/O units; the rest can be made up of ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless lock sets and devices. iSTAR Ultra communicates with the latest version of C&bull;CURE 9000 security and event management system for a complete access control solution.</p> <p>In addition to the increased reader capacity, iSTAR Ultra also provides a higher capacity of inputs and outputs per controller &ndash; near double the amount supported by iSTAR Pro today.</p> <p>Ideal for enterprise and government applications, iSTAR Ultra features dual GigE network...VIVOTEK network cameras safeguard factory operation at Shakelli Dairy Companyhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11388-ga-co-1795-ga.14998.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11388-ga-co-1795-ga.14998.htmlApplications NewsWed, 27 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>VIVOTEK&rsquo;s FE8172V, IP8372, IP8362, and FD8335H IP cameras were installed at the company</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>Upgrading a 100 year-old facility with a top of the line surveillance system</strong></p> <p>Like many companies before it, Shakelli Dairy Company started out small. Before making a splash in the food industry, Shakelli grew from roots planted in the northwestern Iranian town of Tabriz &ndash; a city that today boasts a population of almost 1.5 million people. Steady development throughout the...