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Pelco, Inc., a provider of intelligent video surveillance solutions, is attending Intersec 2020 (booth #SUA26) in Dubai on January 19-21 to showcase a number of new products, solutions and services. Intersec will offer an opportunity for Pelco leaders to demonstrate the latest upgrades to the popular Sarix and Spectra video camera lines as well as its video management system, VideoXpert, to end-users, integrator partners, and the media. Advanced compression capabilities Here are a few of the key innovations that will be on display: Sarix Professional Series 3 Fixed IP Cameras (launched): Available in mini-dome, bullet, box and wedge configurations, the latest Sarix cameras offer a variety of exclusive features for customers that need high-definition video in low or no-light conditions as well as protection against vandalism and extreme temperatures. The Spectra 7 PTZ IP Camera (soon to be launched): The latest iteration of Pelco’s line of PTZ IP cameras can capture up to 30 images per second at 4k resolution. It boasts true wide dynamic range, advanced low-light performance, anti-bloom technology and comes with significantly reduced storage requirements due to advanced compression capabilities. VideoXpert v 3.7 (launched): The most recent update of Pelco’s world-renowned video management system, VX v 3.7 includes valuable new features, such as high frame rate playback, SMS notifications for alarms, recording schedules that can be triggered by any event, and new architecture that allows you to connect to the VxOpsCenter from a different network. Company-designed VMS software Pelco’s solutions, services and products address the distinct needs of clients in a variety of sectors Pelco’s solutions, services and products address the distinct needs of clients in a variety of sectors, including education, health care, hospitality, airports, city surveillance, and energy. Pelco provides end-to-end solutions that include Pelco cameras, customised firmware and company-designed VMS software. Pelco also offers professional services, either on-site or remotely, to quickly set up systems with the latest software and customised configurations to address each customer’s unique needs. Visitors stopping by the Pelco booth will also get a sneak preview of thermal cameras with unmatched resolution that are planned to hit the market later this year. Future of security technology A number of company leaders will be attending to meet with integrator partners, end users, media and other guests with an interest in the future of security technology. Those available include: Brian McClain, President and COO Brandon Reich, VP Product Strategy Stuart Rawling, VP Market Strategy Philippe Roux, VP Global Sales Modern video surveillance solutions Rawling will be giving a presentation Tuesday at noon at the Intersec Arena on how modern video surveillance solutions are transforming security at shopping malls and other major retail centers. “The past year has brought major changes for Pelco,” said CEO Kurt Takahashi. “The company has updated its roadmap and our team is both motivated and equipped to turn our steep ambitions for future growth into reality. We’re excited to explore and develop new products as well as to continue to enhance those that have already established us as the world’s premier provider of surveillance technology. I would strongly encourage anybody interested in meeting the new Pelco to swing by our booth at Intersec.”
Matrix announces that it will be participating in the prestigious and the world’s premier trade fair for Security, Safety & Fire Protection Intersec 2020. The expo is in the Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai from 19th to 21st January 2020. Matrix will be launching its new door controller and exhibiting its time-attendance, access control and IP video surveillance solutions at the event. Matrix is well-known for its indigenous and innovative range of solutions for IP video surveillance, access control, time-attendance and unified communications. The solutions are specifically designed for large, multi-location enterprises, SME and SMB organisations. Indigenously engineered security solutions COSEC READER CB is a convenient solution for access control applications in any organisation Matrix Comsec continuously works towards keeping abreast with the constantly upgrading technology by designing and manufacturing solutions that are equipped with the latest technology. Matrix will be presenting some of its indigenously engineered security solutions at Intersec 2020 in Dubai. Matrix unveils – Matrix COSEC READER CB - a bluetooth based contactless smart card reader which allows credentials from a smartphone. It connects seamlessly with a door controller and supports the widely used smart and proximity RFID cards for different applications. COSEC READER CB is a convenient solution for access control applications in any organisation. Providing secure communication Matrix ARC Series – A next-generation door controller is based on ‘IP to the door’ concept, a concept that eliminates the need of age-old individual cable laying requirements between access panel to a reader or lock for access control applications. Leveraging the use of new-age bluetooth based credentials, it allows access to the user via mobile application from a distance. It is an SSL enabled access control IP panel which provides secure communication between controller and server, making it ideal for any - critical or simple - access control organisational applications. Matrix COSEC face recognition is based on innovative and deep learning technology Matrix face recognition - Matrix has revolutionised authentication technology by introducing face recognition which provides a great and effortless user experience. Matrix COSEC face recognition is based on innovative and deep learning technology with a powerful user identification algorithm that identifies users accurately within no time, even in challenging environmental conditions. Live Demonstrations Matrix will do a live demonstration of two of its unique and innovative solutions: COSEC VYOM – solution experts will discuss how COSEC VYOM assists users in using applications, hardware and software as a service. COSEC ARGO – solution experts will discuss at length its differentiating features and how they make the device the next-gen door controller when it comes to access control. Products and Solutions Matrix NETRA series of 2MP and 3MP IP cameras – offer superior image quality along with true WDR, intelligent video analytics and edge recording. Matrix PARAM series of NVR – Network Video Recorders offer high resolution recording, live view of multiple streams, centralised monitoring without a server, powerful investigator and instant notifications. Weighbridge integration - collects pictorial evidence of inward or outward vehicles by mapping unique numbers such as license plates, challan numbers or token numbers for further verification and auditing. Parking management - addresses the need for automated functioning of small, medium or large parking areas.
VSS, a division of the BCD International brand of companies, specialises in offering video recording appliances via authorised security distributors. These are pre-engineered with Milestone XProtect video management software, built on the latest generation of Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Seagate Skyhawk surveillance-grade drives. VSS appliances also feature innovative and disruptive technology such as its Storage Accelerator, which significantly increases storage scalability, performance and reliability. Video management software “We are excited to invite everyone to stand SA-A34 to witness the power and functionality that the VSS appliance portfolio is bringing to the market. In particular, we want visitors to see the power of our ground breaking Storage Accelerator, the industry’s first disruptive technology which allows users to better utilise Milestone Systems video management software, by eliminating the need for expensive 10K/15K RPM SAS drives normally required to run a live database”, says Rohit Khubchandani, Regional Sales Director - METAI, Video Storage Solutions (VSS) According to the company, this technology also enables customers to better utilise the real estate on the recording server, in order to be able to run more storage drives per server, thereby reducing the overall footprint of the project. This can deliver huge financial savings by reducing operational costs normally incurred, such as rack space, cooling and power.
Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) has announced that it will be launching a new safety seminar this year at the 2020 FIT Show at the NEC in May. The free seminar is specifically aimed at those with responsibility for automated gates and industrial doors and will take the form of a two-hour session. In addition, the pro-active federation has produced a free ‘owners guide’ entitled: Guidance for owners and managers of Industrial Doors, Garage Doors, Powered Gates and Traffic Barriers, which is based on DHF TS 011 and DHF TS 012, that attendees can take away with them following the talk. The seminar will be open to both DHF members and non-members. Educate a wider audience Both the seminar and owners guide will highlight the dangers of not taking maintenance seriously" “DHF will be exhibiting as part of FIT’s education and training program, and through our new seminar, we are hoping to inform and educate a wider audience on how to keep their products safe and compliant,” explains DHF’s Commercial Manager, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens. “Both the seminar and owners guide will highlight the dangers of not taking maintenance seriously. As we know, in the past, owners have been prosecuted because they have not maintained their product in a legal and appropriate manner. With the seminar free and open to all, we are once again placing education at the heart of our activity.” Software solutions This year’s FIT show takes place from 12-14 May and continues to be the UK’s only dedicated event for the window, door, hardware, flat glass, and components market. It attracts annual audiences of approximately 10,000, from fabricators and installers through to architects and specifiers, all of whom come to explore the latest equipment and software solutions and enjoy networking opportunities. “FIT is a natural platform to attract local authorities to come along to the seminar and see what their responsibilities are with regards to their product,” concludes Patricia. “We look forward to welcoming attendees to our seminar, and our stand.”
Member companies and representatives of the Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) will be present at the INTERSEC 2020 show in Dubai next month. OSSA – an industry body comprised of leaders, influencers and innovative organisations from all facets within the security, safety and surveillance space – formed to help the industry focus on creating new value by reducing market fragmentation and addressing common challenges. The aim is to bring together the industry to move forward together with one united, global approach to: Create harmony across security and safety solutions focused on common Operating Systems and Application Programming Interfaces (API); Drive the creation of one digital marketplace regardless of brand; Define hardware and software measures to increase the levels of data security and privacy protection across brands; Define specifications to ensure the right levels of performance OSSA Technology Stack specification In the first full year of existence, OSSA member companies by creating the first common Technology Stack specification In the first full year of existence, OSSA member companies achieved a major component of the organisation’s vision by creating the first common Technology Stack specification including a vendor-agnostic Operating System (OS) hardened for the security and safety market. This first big step allows for installation and execution of third-party apps on video security devices. It enables app developers to develop one single software application that is suitable for all cameras leveraging OSSA’s Technology Stack, independent of brand. The next steps in early 2020 are firstly for the OSSA-driven digital marketplace to go live and secondly for camera manufacturers to introduce their first commercial versions of products leveraging OSSA’s Technology Stack. The marketplace will give integrators and users the ability to easily add customised functionality to their cameras and security systems by way of installing apps (already developed by the early adopters and available at the launch of the marketplace) on video security cameras. It’s expected additional app developers will soon contribute solutions downloadable across devices and brands. INTERSEC Dubai 2020 From INTERSEC, some OSSA member companies will showcase prototype cameras based on OSSA’s commonly defined Technology Stack. Visitors can learn more about the vision of OSSA, its progress and how involved companies are revolutionising the market, by visiting the Hanwha Techwin booth and enquiring with one of the OSSA representatives.