Surveillance & Security News for March 2009

CCTV specialist AD Group appoints Pauline Norstrom to Group Board

AD Group announces that Pauline Norstrom has been appointed to the main Group Board CCTV specialist AD Group - the parent company of Dedicated Micros - announces that Pauline Norstrom has been appointed to the main Group Board.Pauline's new role will incorporate her existing responsibilities for the direction of Worldwide Marketing but in addition she will now contribute directly to the overall strategic direction of the Group.Commented Nigel Petrie, AD Group Chairman: "I am delighted that...

Mirasys appoints new Chairman - Adam Wiseberg to bring wide-ranging expertise

 Adam Wiseberg joins Mirasys as ChairmanMirasys, one of the world's leading providers of open platform digital CCTV and video surveillance solutions, appointed Adam Wiseberg as group chairman following its Annual General Meeting in Helsinki yesterday. Wiseberg was most recently a main board director at CCTV manufacturer AD Group, where he spent 12 years and helped in growing turnover from under £1 million to nearly £90 million in 5 years, winning widespread industry recogni...

Hikvision digital video recorders provides prime security for 2008 Olympics

 Hikvision was selected to provide its high-definition DVRs and technical supports to enable the monitoring solutions for the GamesOlympics 2008, celebrated from Aug. 8 to Aug. 24, 2008 in Beijing, China, gathered hundreds of thousands of athletes, state officials, as well as journalists and tourists. Naturally, security is the top priority to guarantee a safe and smooth Olympic Games.ChallengeThe priority in security for Olympics is to have a centralized platform to manage the surveillance...

Alvarion® builds broadband wireless public safety network for Operation Green Light in the city of Lenexa, Kansas

 Electronic Technology Inc. chose Alvarion's BreezeACCESS VL and BreezeACCESS 900 product lines to build the entire OGL networkThe challengeFor some time, officials in Lenexa wanted to extend the fibre and other wired infrastructure to meet the broadband needs of the growing city, however the cost of expansion proved to be prohibitively high. As a result, city officials sought a cost effective solution to provide wireless broadband access for a public safety network, mobile broadband for mu...

Alvarion's award-winning Sailor Network connects public agencies throughout Maryland

 Alvarion's point-to-point and point-to-multipoint BreezeACCESS suite extended the sailor networkAfter extensive research, Sailor realized that using broadband wireless technology was the only way to bring multi-megabit speeds to Maryland's 24 counties, many of which are rural. To design and install this point-to-point wireless backbone network, the Sailor Operations Center in Baltimore contracted with Business Information Group (B.I.G.) of York, Pennsylvania. Since providing wireless links...

Hikvision digital surveillance solution secures burger king in United Kingdom

 Burger King decided to use the Hikvision's digital surveillance products to secure the restaurantBurger King, one of the biggest worldwide fast food chains, has over 11,300 restaurants in 69 countries. And in Glasgow, United Kingdom, approximately 90 percent of Burger King Restaurants are operated by independent franchisees in different locations, which have been providing convenience of food for hundreds of people every day. Ensuring the security of restaurants as well as offering unified...

Lieutenant General Kenneth A. Minihan to keynote at Public Security & Safety Expo at ISC West

 Lieutenant General Kenneth A. Minihan, former NSA director to discuss the Comprehensive National CyberSecurity initiative at ISC West 2009Lieutenant General Kenneth A. Minihan, former director of the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency, will deliver the keynote address at Public Security & Safety Expo at ISC West on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 11:00 am in the Sands Expo Center Room 602 in Las Vegas. Lt. Gen. Minihan will present on the challenges and opportuniti...

WD enters solid-state drive market with acquisition of SiliconSystems, Inc.

 Western Digital Corp. announced that it has completed a $65 million cash acquisition of SiliconSystems, IncWestern Digital Corp., a world leader in hard drive storage for computing and consumer electronics applications, announced that it has completed a $65 million cash acquisition of SiliconSystems, Inc., Aliso Viejo, Calif., a leading supplier of solid-state drives for the embedded systems market.Since its inception in 2002, SiliconSystems has sold millions of SiliconDrive® products...

City of Naucalpan de Juarez (Mexico) selects SAMSUNG | GVI Security video camera system

 SAMSUNG | GVI Security's video camera system covers over 70% of one of Mexico's most crime-ridden citiesSAMSUNG | GVI Security recently announced that Naucalpan de Juarez, a city of over 1 million people on the outskirts of Mexico City, is using SAMSUNG | GVI Security cameras to help better police the city, one of Mexico's most industrialized municipalities. Because of the accelerated development of its industry, today Naucalpan is considered one of the most important municipalities i...

Alvarion's broadband wireless network used for video surveillance in Italian City

  Cost effective Alvarion wireless network  provides connectivity for monitoring trafic in the cityThe challengeAfter consulting Essentia, a value added distributor with expertise in system integration, Molfetta Multiservizi realised that building a wireless broadband network to provide connectivity between the cameras and the control center would be the cheapest, quickest and most cost-effective option.The solutionTo help build the network, Molfetta Multiservizi contacted Alvario...

Samsung Techwin to showcase new access control and RFID product ranges at IFSEC show

 Samsung Techwin's ambition to be a total solutions provider will be further advanced at IFSEC 2009Samsung Techwin's stand at IFSEC 2009 (stand C70, hall 5) will be almost twice the size of last year's stand, which is just as well, as the company, which is one of Europe's fastest growing professional security brands, is planning to have a vast array of new products on display."Installers and system integrators looking for a competitive  edge will have the opportunity to see demons...

Cognitec exhibitor at ISC West show

Cognitec Systems GmbH exhibits its latest products at the ISC West to be held at Las Vegas, USACognitec Systems GmbH, - a leader in face recognition technology and systems, will be presenting its latest products at the ISC West International Security Conference and Exposition to be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA, April 1st - 3rd, 2009.Cognitec's presentation includes:♦ A new version of Cognitec's biometric face recognition software for video surveillance:...

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