Surveillance & Security News for September 2009

Panasonic forms alliance with leading IP infrastructure supplier

  Collaboration between Panasonic and Berk-Tek will further enable end-to-end solutionsPanasonic, the provider of industry-leading i-Pro network video products and edge devices, announces an agreement to cooperate with a leading company in the Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure market to bridge the convergence gap and expedite development of enhanced end-to-end system solutions. Joining Panasonic in a technical, marketing, training and testing alliance is industry veteran Berk-Tek,...

British Security Industry Association publishes BT 21st Century Network test results

  The 21CN test results focus on 21CN compatibility and network delay induced by the network changeThe British Security Industry Association has published the results of its members' testing on the BT 21st Century Network.The testing, which has taken place over 18 months, has been undertaken on a live 21CN network in order to understand how communications equipment is affected by the network. BT has been the only Communications provider that has fully engaged with the security industry...

Octavian Security appoints Ken Livingstone as new operations manager

  Ken Livingstone's new role will include focusing on the provision of security for the broadcasting industry Award-winning Octavian Security has announced the appointment of Ken Livingstone to the role of operations manager. In his new role, Ken will oversee the day-to-day operations of sections of the business, reporting directly to operations director, Jot Engelbrecht.He will also focus on the provision of security for the broadcasting industry, with clients including the BBC,...

Integrated Biometrics bolsters Board of Directors as well as international sales staff with two new appointments

Integrated Biometrics appoints Patrick Taylor to the Board of Directors and Richard Hamlin to its sales staffIntegrated Biometrics, a leading provider of certified fingerprint identity solutions, announces the addition of Patrick Taylor to the Board of Directors and Richard Hamlin to its sales staff. Taylor, a renowned expert in operational management and integrity monitoring, will utilise his experience with early stage companies to assist Integrated Biometrics with rapid growth. Hamlin will wo...

artec cooperates with MultiPix, UK

Now artec's MULTIEYE® software and hardware products will be available from the MultiPix Imaging LTD.In August 2009, the value added distributor MultiPix Imaging LTD.,UK signed a partner agreement with artec technologies AG on cooperation in England (and Ireland). The mid-sized distributor based in Petersfield, Hampshire, sells Basler cameras for production surveillance since 2001 and has extended its product range to Basler IP cameras this year. From now on, the MULTIEYE®...

Intercept secures virtual solutions portfolio with CRYPTOCard

  Intercept is the latest company to adopt the award-winning managed authentication service CRYPTO-MAS from CRYPTOCardCRYPTOCard, a leading developer of two-factor authentication (2FA) technology, today announced that award winning virtualisation and cloud computing specialists, Intercept, is the latest company to adopt its award winning managed authentication service CRYPTO-MAS. Bundling CRYPTO-MAS into its portfolio of virtual application and network services, Intercept is able to de...

Genetec secures Denver International Airport with IP surveillance solution

Denver International Airport (DIA) in Colorado has selected Genetec's Omnicast to secure their facilityGenetec announced recently that Denver International Airport (DIA) in Colorado has selected Omnicast, Genetec's advanced IP video surveillance solution, to secure their 53 square-mile (137 square-kilometre) facility. Ranked the 10th busiest airport in the world in 2008 for passenger traffic by Airport Council International, DIA was looking to upgrade their outdated analogue system to a new...

Excel launches re-designed website

Excel Networking Solutions launched its new official websiteExcel Networking Solutions, the copper and optical cabling infrastructure provider has this week, launched its new official website. The website has been totally re-vamped and updated with a new look and feel. A whole host of exciting new features have also been introduced.One of the key developments is that the site is now multilingual, initially launching with English, Spanish, French and Italian. More languages will be added in time....

First ONVIF conformant products available from Merit Lilin

One of ONVIF's members, Merit Lilin, announced the release of the world's first ONVIF conformant productsOne of ONVIF's members, Merit Lilin, has announced the release of the world's first ONVIF conformant products, including both cameras and an encoder. According to an ONVIF representative, it is only a question of time until we see a wide range of ONVIF conformant products available. The forum now has more than 70 member companies and a recent analysis from IMS Research shows that these compan...

VIVOTEK secures NT$1.3 billion Taipei City surveillance project

VIVOTEK to help the Taipei city government create a safer, more pleasant environmentVIVOTEK is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with system integrator MiTAC to help the Taipei city government create a safer, more pleasant environment by installing comprehensive IP surveillance systems throughout the city. Over 10,000 points across Taipei City will be covered, including the Taipei City Police Department, police precincts, and local police stations.The large-scale upgrade is aimed at...

Canon moves up three places in Business Week’s Best Global Brands Ranking 2009

Canon holds 33rd position in Business Week's ranking of top 100 Best Global BrandsCanon, world-leader in imaging solutions, has moved up three places in Business Week's 100 Best Global Brands 2009, an annual ranking of the world's top 100 companies. The study was independently evaluated by Interbrand.The 100 Best Global Brands report identifies the top 100 brands that have managed to create and sustain strong worldwide performance in today's competitive market. To qualify, each brand must derive...

ASIS International calls for submissions for its 9th European Security Conference

ASIS International is now accepting abstract submissions for its 2010 European Security ConferenceASIS International has announced that it is now accepting abstract submissions for its 2010 European Security Conference.The 9th ASIS International European Security Conference will take place on 18-21 April 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference will feature more than 33 high-level educational sessions that will provide valuable new insights and perspectives on security challenges faced regionall...

Axis Communications further increases UK team

Axis Communications appoints Ian Littell as Key Account ManagerAxis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, continues to expand its UK and Ireland team with the appointment of Ian Littell as Key Account Manager.Littell will take responsibility for the south and south-west region and will work closely with system integrators and end users to specify network video surveillance systems. Ian is also dedicated to delivering ongoing support and training to new and exis...

ISC East to present 'State of the Industry' panel discussion

ISC East organisers will present a special panel discussion on the "State of the Industry" during the eventWith businesses in the security industry looking for ways to deal with the economic downturn, ISC East organisers have announced that they will present a special panel discussion on the "State of the Industry" during the event.Key industry leaders representing manufacturers, dealers, integrators and end-users will analyse industry trends during the discussion on Thursday...

Bosch Security Systems joins Twitter

Bosch is now using Twitter to communicate new product launches, software upgrades, and general newsBosch Security Systems is embracing modern social networking tools to get vital news to installers, specifiers and end-users as soon as it happens.The company is now using Twitter to communicate new product launches, software upgrades, and general news on incentives and other promotions instantaneously, and with the opportunity to create an immediate dialogue with their customers. It is also upload...

Cisco and Pelco form strategic technology agreement

Pelco and Cisco announced a strategic technology agreement to develop co-branded video security cameras Pelco by Schneider Electric, and Cisco recently announced a strategic technology agreement to pursue the joint development of new high-definition (HD) Internet Protocol (IP) video security cameras built upon Pelco's award-winning Sarix™ technology platform. The new co-branded video security cameras will bring together Pelco's leadership in imaging with Cisco's IP networking expertis...

Supercircuits enhances SC Black dealer programme

SC Black dealer programme from Supercircuits promisesto offer security dealers the best value in the industryWith the recent introductions of several new regional Manufacturer Representative Groups and additions to the programme's dedicated sales, support and product management teams, the SC Black dealer programme from Supercircuits is building on its promise to offer security dealers the best value in the industry. Programme elements include a dealer-only website, an exclusive line of premium b...

Honeywell extends integral-infrared illuminated camera range with mini dome and bullet models

Honeywell added two infrared (IR) cameras to its Integral-IR Illuminated Camera rangeHoneywell added two infrared (IR) cameras to its Integral-IR Illuminated Camera range that have been designed for maximum performance in both day and night time. The HD4DIRX mini dome and HCD95534X bullet cameras capture clear, high-resolution images even in absolute darkness, employ the latest noise reduction technology and are enclosed in vandal-resistant housings. Both products meet the recurring requirements...

RISCO’s Engineered Services strengthens scope of support for systems integrators

RISCO Group USA runs RISCO Engineered Services (RES) programme for RISCO Certified IntegratorsRISCO Group USA, a leading provider of integrated security systems,announced recently, at ASIS Anaheim, their RISCO Engineered Services (RES) programme, an all-inclusive support service available exclusively to RISCO Certified Integrators. The fee-based, value-added service for integrators who have been awarded an installation, assists in specifying projects, writing scope of work estimates, instal...

Arecont Vision welcomes OnSSI into Technology Partner Program

Arecont Vision announced the OnSSI as one of the newest members of their Technology Partner Program Arecont Vision, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, recently announced the introduction of On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) as one of the newest members of their Technology Partner Program. The announcement, made at ASIS 2009, will allow for the integration of Arecont Vision's H.264 megapixel cameras into OnSSI's Ocularis IP Video Management pla...

Arecont Vision increases growing list of technology partners with NICE Systems

Arecont Vision and NICE Systems integrate megapixel imaging devices into IP video management platforms Arecont Vision, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, continues to expand enrolment in its Technology Partner Program. Announced recently at ASIS, Arecont Vision and NICE Systems are working together to ensure seamless integration of megapixel imaging devices into their IP video management platforms. "Using Arecont Vision H.264 cameras, we have be...

Arecont Vision announces first PSIA H.264 baseline implementation at ASIS

Arecont Vision's line of IP cameras to feature compliance with PSIA 1.0 API media device specificationArecont Vision, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, recently announced the compliance of their popular MegaDome™ and MegaVideo® H.264 line of products with The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance's (PSIA) 1.0 API Media Device Specification. The PSIA, a global consortium of physical security providers focused on promoting interoperability of IP-enabled d...

Panasonic showcases new IP and analogue video surveillance technologies at ASIS 2009

Panasonic is demonstrating an impressive array of new technologies and systems products at ASIS 2009Panasonic is demonstrating an impressive array of new technologies and systems products at ASIS 2009. In addition to enhancing its industry leading line of i-Pro Series Network Solutions, Panasonic continues to introduce select analogue products incorporating the latest technologies in support of legacy system users. Panasonic is also showcasing its innovative retail management solution that provi...

IDenticard Systems named Platinum Partner by Mercury Security Corp at security trade show

IDenticard Systems named a Platinum Partner by Mercury Security Corp of Long Beach, CaliforniaIDenticard Systems, a market leader in access control, personal identification and custom ID badges, announces at ASIS 2009 that they have been named a Platinum Partner by Mercury Security Corp of Long Beach, California, a leading provider of access control hardware. The Platinum Partners Program recognises the performance and contributions of a select few of Mercury Security's business partners."W...

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