Bosch Security & Safety Systems Limited, part of Bosch Building Technologies, is delighted to announce that its Public Address and Voice Evacuation products portfolio is now available in the UK market at ADI Global Distribution, a Resideo company. Andrew Pigram, UK General Manager for Bosch Security Systems explains, “The combination of Bosch’s 60 years of global experience in developing communication systems combined with ADI’s 30 years delivering extensive global distribution provides our customers and the market place with complete peace of mind.” Dedicated support team ADI stocks a broad portfolio of Public Address and Voice Evacuation systems from Bosch ADI stocks a broad portfolio of Public Address and Voice Evacuation systems from Bosch, including a wide range of loudspeakers for a broad range of applications, underpinned by the enhanced features, build quality and reliability installers have come to expect from Bosch. ADI offers support on these systems, including guidance on product selection and presales support in the form of site surveys, system design, pre-build and configuration and commissioning via a dedicated ADI project support team. New market opportunities Hemant Trivedi, regional director for UK and Southern Europe at ADI says “this collaboration will enable system integrators and installers to confidently pursue new market opportunities and add devices to existing installs, from small retail and commercial applications, such as churches, corner shops and doctors surgeries, to football stadiums and large shopping malls.” To ensure customers receive dedicated support in the field, there will be a comprehensive training roll out around the UK, providing hands on demonstrations across the local ADI branch network and at ADI EXPO’s throughout the year.
Andrew’s knowledge about access control, fire detection and integrated systems will be a valuable asset for Bosch Bosch Security Systems Ltd have announced the appointment of Andrew Pigram as the new Managing Director for the UK and Ireland. Andrew joins Bosch Security from AMG Systems Ltd where he spent the last couple of years as Sales & Marketing Director.Industry knowledge Fredrik Thor, Bosch Security Systems, Vice President of Sales for Nordics, Great Britain & Ireland said “I am delighted that Andrew has decided to head up the Bosch Security Systems team in the UK. Andrew brings with him a wealth of knowledge about the UK security industry combined with extensive experience of working within the distribution channel across a variety of business-to-business roles. This will be a huge benefit to Bosch Security Systems’ significant growth ambitions in the UK, as we expand the Bosch product portfolio available in the UK, and Irish, markets. Andrew’s knowledge about access control, fire detection and integrated systems will be a valuable asset.” Thor continued, “Bosch Security’s industry leading spend on research & development, combined with the knowledge, and innovative technology, provided to us by the Robert Bosch Group, means we will continue to launch industry leading solutions. Andrew’s role will be key in ensuring we maximise any opportunities in the UK and continuously develop Bosch Security’s position in the market.” Bosch's UK growth Andrew Pigram stated “Coming from the industry I am incredibly proud to be joining one of the security industry’s leading companies with an almost unrivalled brand name and reputation for quality. Having worked in the industry for many years I already know members of the UK team, having dealt with them during my time at Norbain, and look forward to working with them to accelerate the growth of the UK operation. Bosch will always be developing exciting new products, and systems, and over the next few years you will see Bosch move into new sectors. The opportunity to grow the UK business is one that I am delighted to have been given.”
AMG announces the launch of a completely new range of compact, industrial-grade 1, 2 & 4 port media converters, unmanaged and semi-managed switches. Designed and built in the UK, these ruggedised network devices are designed specifically for deployment in IP CCTV security applications where size constraints exist and where 24/7 reliability for high bandwidth external cameras is demanded. Andrew Pigram, Sales and Marketing Director at AMG Systems, says, “Since the majority of outdoor cameras are located beyond standard Ethernet’s normally restrictive 90m range, all the new units incorporate SFP (small form-factor pluggable) slots for optical media or Ethernet allowing data transmission up to distances of 120km. With the option of 100Mbps or 1Gbps speeds and 30W of available power per Ethernet port, PoE & PoE+ enabled cameras or other network devices can be powered directly from the AMG switches or media converters, eliminating the need for additional camera PSUs, power cables and installation expense.” Ideal for larger CCTV applications The new semi-managed switches eliminate multicast flooding to local Ethernet connected devices, which makes them ideal for larger CCTV applications where unmanaged switches are not sophisticated enough to handle multicast traffic and where fully managed switches demand an unwelcomed overhead of individual programing, additional cost and network complexity. All models can be quickly surface mounted or simply clipped on to a DIN rail for rapid installation and servicing. AMG’s wide range of compatible SFPs offer huge flexibility in choice of optical media, including multi-mode and single mode optical fibre and extended copper Ethernet allowing up to 500m at 100Mbps using CAT5e.
AMG Sales and Marketing Director Andrew Pigram authored the Basics of IP Video Network Design whitepaper AMG, the British manufacturer of CCTV transmission solutions and sophisticated 5 Megapixel cameras, has produced a free downloadable whitepaper that guides readers through the basics of IP video network design. Written expressly for those who have analogue CCTV knowledge and who want to understand the basics of IP video system design, the whitepaper takes into account the significant changes in technology that have taken place over the past 15 years. It looks specifically at: How the different elements of an IP video system function How these differ from analogue CCTV How system design impacts network requirements And, which equipment can be utilised to ensure optimum performance, investment, and future proofing Using simple, straightforward language and clear examples, the whitepaper takes an unbiased look at both the advantages and challenges of using IP video for surveillance installations, and illustrates the differences in approach required to design an IP video network, as opposed to the traditional analogue system. AMG Sales and Marketing Director Andrew Pigram, who authored the whitepaper, says: “We wanted to provide a no-nonsense, easily understood whitepaper which would serve as a useful starting point for those interested in learning about IP video network design. Network video can be perceived as overly-complex and perhaps daunting. This whitepaper offers concrete, pragmatic information, and provides the key considerations which should be addressed when designing any new IP system.”
AMG manufactures CCTV transmission solutions and 5 megapixel cameras AMG, the British manufacturer of CCTV transmission solutions and sophisticated 5 Megapixel cameras, announces that Andrew Pigram has joined to company as Sales and Marketing Director. In addition and as part of the company’s drive into new industry sectors - Sara Bullock takes up a new position as Business Development Director. Founder and MD of AMG Systems Alan Hayes says, “AMG’s technology is very innovative and we have unique expert knowhow and track record within the Security & Transport sectors. Our focus on R&D means that we are now set on a path that will allow AMG to address new industry sectors and markets. As a result, we expect significant growth over the next few years and this also means that we have a focused drive on new business development. Sara Bullock will, therefore, take up a new position as Business Development Director. I am delighted that Andrew Pigram has accepted the position as Sales & Marketing Director. As Ethernet and IP (Internet Protocol) become more the technology of choice in systems, AMG has been leading this trend, becoming a UK Centre of Excellence in this area. Now designing and manufacturing high functionality managed switches specifically for security industry. Designed from the ground up, AMG can make sure they are totally fit for purpose, include all the added features necessary for this market. Andrew’s depth of knowledge will drive forward this sophisticated UK based expertise into the growing global markets.” Andrew Pigram, Sales & Marketing Director of AMG Group, says, “I have known, and worked with, AMG systems for many years, and with the new initiatives the company is currently in the process of setting on track, the challenge of helping to shape the future of the company is irresistible. Over the next few years AMG will move into new sectors and with a new development programme, currently under implementation, I expect that the organisation will see significant growth. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to help shape the future of AMG.” Andrew Pigram joins AMG after having worked 10 years in Norbain, one of the largest Security & Surveillance distributors in the UK. He has more than 20 years’ experience in leading marketing and business development teams in international B2B companies. He also brings in-depth knowledge and understanding of retail, industrial and commercial markets within EMEA. Andrew is highly commercially driven, with a flair for identifying business opportunities and developing the required strategies and roadmaps necessary to drive through implementation plans.