Craig combines a unique blend of technical expertise with business acumen and management experience CNL Software, a provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, announced that it has appointed Craig Menzies to the role of General Manager - Middle East, to assume direct responsibility for all customer-facing departments as the company prepares for further expansion in the region. IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution Craig joins CNL Software from Tyco Fire & Security UAE where he was the Security Division Manager, overseeing multi-disciplinary teams working on state-of-the-art security solutions for high profile projects including Dolphin Energy, KOC, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, and the Road Transport Authority. He brings over 30 years’ experience of providing technology leadership and innovation in security solutions, of which 25 have been spent in the Middle East, resulting in an in-depth understanding of customers and partners in the region. “We are excited to have Craig join CNL Software in the Middle East, particularly at a time when we are strengthening our teams globally and deepening collaboration with our partners to support the growing demand for our IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution,” says James Condron, VP Global Sales & Marketing at CNL Software. “Craig’s understanding of the local market and his experience of managing both delivery and commercial teams in the region will be a great asset for CNL Software.” Business acumen and management experience “Aside from security, CNL Software has the right approach and technology to contribute towards regional smart programmes” “I have worked alongside CNL Software for several years on some exceptional security programmes and believe firmly in the solution the company has to offer. I am delighted to join an already impressive team with a great track record of innovation and with the aptitude to shape the future of security within the region,” adds Craig Menzies. “Aside from security, CNL Software has the right approach and technology to contribute towards regional smart programmes, such as the ‘UAE Strategy for the Future’ which encompasses the future of smart technology to support national development.” As a proven security and technology senior sales executive, Craig combines a unique blend of technical expertise with business acumen and management experience. His career has ensured the development of close relationships with key decision makers in multi-faceted industries identifying partners for large-scale projects enhancing the UAE’s technology capabilities and security position on a worldwide platform. He will assume the role of General Manager from Daniel Bloodworth, who has been promoted to Global Strategic Account Director as part of the strengthening of the company’s Global Business Development Team.
The demand for integrated, automated, intelligent, and large scale management systems has never been greater CNL Software, a provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, announces that it will be showcasing the latest advancements to its IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution at Intersec 2017 on Stand No. S2-D40, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The latest version of IPSecurityCenter PSIM adds a wide range of enhancements to enable large scale federated systems to support mission critical environments, both in government organisations and private enterprise. Greater demand for large scale management systems Intersec comes at a time where the rise in the number of security incidents globally is driving security professionals to look at better methods to fight against the evolving threats from new technologies such as drones and new threats such as small organised criminal cells. This has created the need for more situational data, and has meant that 90 percent of today’s data has been created in just the last two years, with more being created every second. The demand for integrated, automated, intelligent, and large scale management systems has never been greater, both in public space and private enterprise. “We are seeing larger and more complex control room systems every year within the region. Interestingly security is not the only focus, with organisations looking to leverage intelligence to support other business and operational functions utilising the technology, people and processes that were traditionally considered as purely security investments”, says Daniel Bloodworth, General Manager – Middle East. “At the same time, we are seeing our solutions expanding into more security sensitive environments, with technologies such as radar, sonar and tracking becoming part of infrastructure protection programs. Both trends are creating more data, and with it comes the need to architect solutions that can be scaled, distributed and managed across vast enterprises.” Intersec 2017 “The 2017 edition of Intersec is set to be the largest and most international edition to date, the perfect platform to meet our industry peers and discuss the huge strides we have made in managing complexity out of security operations” comments Adlan Hussain, VP Marketing. “The next 12 months will see even more data to manage from a wider range of sources in the control room. It will be complex, and often challenging, but will help the security industry increase its capabilities, its value and ultimately its relevance in today’s information age. We have prepared for this change and are now helping customers and partners to drive it.”
IPSecurityCenter is enabling a new era of intelligent and safe security CNL Software, a provider of physical security information management (PSIM) software, announced that it will be showcasing its IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution for the first time in Qatar at Milipol 2016. This highly advanced command and control software solution provides integrated security and facility management at the utmost level.IPSecurityCenter PSIM solutionToday, major cities are battling with increasing populations and tightening budgets, often leaving citizens, infrastructure, and commerce at risk. Fortunately, technology is helping to bridge this gap for security professionals, creating force multiplier scenarios to help leverage visual and data based intelligence, and optimise resourcing.Every day, IPSecurityCenter is helping security professionals to protect cities, critical infrastructure, and corporate enterprise in the Middle East and across the globe. IPSecurityCenter is enabling a new era of intelligent and safe security, providing unprecedented correlation capabilities, which allow organisations to leverage from Big Data, social media, and the Internet of Things. Today it provides law enforcement agencies in Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Washington and London with the framework needed to reach both public and private systems, enabling greater multi agency collaboration as well as leading the way for new public-private asset sharing initiatives.Increased scalability“We are looking forward to attending Milipol Qatar for the first time. Over the last few years, we have seen Qatar become one of the regions leaders when it comes to technology adoption. It is an exciting market with some significant safety and security challenges with the upcoming World Cup, and the ongoing protection of oil and gas production,” says Daniel Bloodworth, General Manager at CNL Software - Middle East.“We will be showcasing some of the latest developments in IPSecurityCenter which have been designed to meet these challenges, including enhanced field collaboration capabilities, increased resilience and scalability and greater options for 3D visualisation. Of course, all of our core capabilities will be shown such as management and distribution of the huge amount of data generated in today’s control room.”For more information about CNL Software’s solutions, please visit them on Stand D048 at Milipol, Qatar, October 31-November 2, 2016.
ISNR has established itself as a leading regional show for fire and security professionals CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, will be presenting its IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution at the biennial International Security National Resilience Exhibition & Conference (ISNR) in Abu Dhabi, 2016. It comes at a time when CNL Software increases its commitment to the Middle East region, with the addition of senior operations, technical and development staff to its team in Abu Dhabi. Expanding presence in the Middle East At the last ISNR show in 2014, CNL Software announced its intentions to open a local office and Centre of Excellence in Abu Dhabi. Two years on and the company now has a fully functioning team in Abu Dhabi, which offers operations, sales, delivery, support and development capabilities to support its PSIM customers and partners in the Middle East. “Our IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution has been in great demand in the Middle East and we have secured strategic projects in the GCC region from Safe City, mass transportation, national security and state-of-the-art buildings”, says Daniel Bloodworth, General Manager, CNL Software – ME. “We have increased our staff count in the region by over 300% since our last visit to ISNR and will continue to strengthen the team over the next 24 months to support our PSIM customers and partners.” “ISNR has established itself as a leading regional show for fire and security professionals. The UAE Ministry of Interior and Reed Exhibitions have done a sterling job in creating a platform to engage with regional decision makers.” says Adlan Hussain, VP Marketing - CNL Software “Our PSIM technology has become the region’s leading integration and management product for mission critical environments. ISNR has been part of that journey, allowing us to meet with the right people to demonstrate the unique capabilities of IPSecurityCenter.” For more information about CNL Software PSIM’s solutions and deployments, please visit us on Stand: 3131 at ISNR, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 15-17, 2016.
IPSecurityCenter PSIM is deployed in some of the largest rail projects in the world CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, will be demonstrating its IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM solution for mass transit at Middle East Rail in Dubai, on the 8th and 9th of March 2016. It comes at a time when rail security becomes of increasing significance in the Middle Eastern region. Enhanced passenger safety Rail security has an increased significance in the region not only with the introduction of a multi-billion dollar project to connect GCC nations with over 2000km of rail infrastructure but also with the investment in faster and more efficient transportation networks for cities such as Dubai, Riyadh and Doha who are undertaking major metro projects. IPSecurityCenter PSIM is deployed in some of the largest rail projects in the world from significant national rail projects in the UK, and metro and subway projects in major global cities; protecting billions of passenger journeys each year, centralizing the monitoring of CCTV footage and increasing the storage capability for forensic data. Rail customers using IPSecurityCenter PSIM have experienced increased operational efficiency, faster detection of threats and dramatic reductions in time taken to obtain footage – all helping to keep the networks from facing extended downtime in the event of an incident. Protecting Middle Eastern rail networks “The new GCC rail network is due to be operational in 2018 with a planned 2,177-km line linking all six Gulf States for the first time as well as major industrial zones, cities and ports which will bring with it the need for heightened security”, comments Daniel Bloodworth, General Manager ME - CNL Software. “Our IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution sits at the heart of some of the largest security solutions in the world and is perfectly positioned to offer integrated security solutions to protect Middle Eastern rail networks.” “The organisers of Middle East Rail estimate that there are some 16 major railway projects worth US$352 billion currently under way to establish a strong passenger and freight transport networks across Middle Eastern & North African countries”, says Adlan Hussain, VP Marketing - CNL Software “Mass transport security is now becoming of increasing concern in global cities. From passenger safety to accident response to terrorist threats, the need for an intelligent security system has never been greater.” CNL Software will be on Stand F33 in the UK Pavilion, where it will be exhibiting along with other leading UK companies.
CNL Software will be discussing current developments in its PSIM technology, including its 'Federated' edition CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing the latest advancements to its IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution at Intersec 2016 on Stand No. S1-F30, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. CNL Software will be discussing current developments in its PSIM technology, including its 'Federated' edition, which offers enterprise scaled security deployment and centralised digital content distribution; allowing instant global publishing, management and distribution of SOPs. 'Federated' PSIM solutions There is a growing interest in 'Federated' PSIM solutions, which allow standalone PSIM deployments to manage their own environments on a day to day basis, while allowing collaboration with each other in the event of a major incident or threat by handing over control to a dedicated emergency response centre. Federated PSIM also enables centralised management of processes and threat levels irrespective of local configurations or equipment, and with no expertise needed in local sites. For example, in a large corporation the global security operations centre (GSOC) is able to manage processes while maintaining real-time situational awareness at the remote sites. With large-scale deployments already in action and some of the world’s largest security operations utilising Federated architecture, CNL Software is leading the way in this segment. “Increasingly, we are being asked for large scale interconnected deployments, particularly at a National State level, which is where we lead the PSIM field in highly scalable solutions. Intersec is a great forum for us to share the latest on our IPSecurityCenter PSIM software such as our Federated features, as well as best practice and trends in the industry”, says Daniel Bloodworth, General Manager - ME. “Our partners and end users in the Middle East expect leading edge, innovative security solutions and we always look forward to our discussions. Keeping in close touch with our customers at events such as Intersec is key to our continuing innovative product development.” Provides single view of mission critical security systems CNL Software’s IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution provides a single view of all of an organisation’s mission critical security systems, increasing emergency preparedness, delivering intelligence to the point of need and providing process guidance to enhance security responses. Layouts, sequences and process guidance can be created in Arabic and operators are able to work using Arabic to view alarms, search for cameras and locations as well as display maps, gauges, charts and address details. For more information about solutions and deployments, please visit the company on the CNL Software Stand S1-F30 and on the Infinova Stand No: S1-D11 at Intersec Dubai, International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai, January 17-19, 2016.
The Aviation Security Conference willallow AVSEC professionals to exploresolutions for security challenges CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that it will be a key sponsor at IXG’s upcoming Aviation Security Conference. The event brings together AVSEC professionals from across the Middle Eastern region and will take place at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort in Dubai from September 16-17, 2015. Rising emphasis on security and safety in Aviation Sector Aviation Security presents a labyrinth of challenges for AVSEC professionals; from activism and terrorism, to smuggling and petty theft. Damage from a security breach within an airport can have a long term effect on the reputation and financial wellbeing of the airport itself, a debilitating impact on the economic, environmental and political well-being of the host country, as well as life safety consequences. “Regionally, the rising value and rapid growth in the Aviation Sector has led to ever more emphasis on security and safety concerns in the Middle East and AVSEC professionals need to be prepared for every possible threat to people, property and infrastructure.”, explains Daniel Bloodworth, General Manager at CNL Software Middle East. “We look forward to having discussions about our IPSecurityCenter PSIM technology and how it can play a key role in mitigating security risks”. CNL Software showcase PSIM technology IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM is a software based integration and management platform, which has been deployed to support mass transportation projects around the world. It connects and manages disparate building and security technologies such as video surveillance, facial recognition, ANPR, scanning systems, CBRNe, radar, analytics, HVAC, PIDS, GPS tracking and GIS mapping. Through aggregating intelligence from these systems, IPSecurityCenter allows organisations to react faster and more precisely to incidents and threats.
CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that it has completed the integration of IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM with the ANPR range of products from Candid Security Solutions LLC, a specialist manufacturer and developer of ANPR application software and traffic solutions. The two companies have been collaborating on major safe city, Government and law enforcement projects in the UAE to deliver integrated and scalable vehicle monitoring and parking security solutions. Based on a high accuracy LPR Engine, Candid provides a full range of sophisticated and secure capabilities for ANPR applications, including speed control, electronic tolling, access control, parking systems and red light enforcement. Integration of PSIM and ANPR solutions for Safe City, Government and Law Enforcement Formalised under the CNL Software Technology Alliance Program (TAP), the integration is in response to several major safe city, Government and law enforcement projects in the UAE. The incorporation of Candid’s ANPR range of hardware and software with IPSecurityCenter PSIM allows all license plate information to be analysed in conjunction with data from other connected systems; such as violation databases, historic video evidence, barrier control and other security technologies. “Our collaboration with IPSecurityCenter PSIM enables ANPR data to be combined with information from other security systems providing the highest degree of awareness and control for end users from gate house security to the largest law enforcement traffic solutions”, explains Tawfiq Zaki Al Jaja, General Manager at Candid Security Solutions LLC MENA Office. “Candid and CNL Software are both committed to providing flexible, innovative solutions for our end users and we look forward to working together on more projects.” “The integration between IPSecurityCenter PSIM and Candid is part of a comprehensive situational intelligence solution which optimises the level of security for organisations including those managing secured access areas for vehicles, car parks and public traffic infrastructure”, says Daniel Bloodworth, General Manager at CNL Software Middle East. “Our work with technology partners such as Candid is key to developing intelligent management solutions for all aspects of security within our customers. To ensure we continue to support our partners and end users we are growing our team in the UAE even further with the addition of four more staff; including the relocation of highly skilled staff from our UK headquarters.”
The centre offers an enhanced project services and complete technical support in a region CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that it has opened its Middle East Centre of Excellence in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi offering enhanced project services and complete technical support in a region at the forefront of the company’s ambitious expansion plans. CNL Software’s new GCC Centre of Excellence is located in the Incubator Building in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, alongside other prominent multinational organisations, such as Siemens, General Electric, Mitsubishi, Schneider Electric and Lockheed Martin. As one of the world’s most sustainable cities, Masdar City is developing a “greenprint” for how cities can accommodate denser populations, while reducing waste, energy and water consumption as well as being a hub for innovation and entrepreneurs. “We are delighted to welcome CNL Software to our growing cluster of technology innovators at Masdar City, a sustainable, low-carbon urban development that is also home to major international companies”, says Ahmed Baghoum, director of Masdar Free Zone. “The Masdar Free Zone offers companies such as CNL Software an excellent launching pad for reaching local, regional and international markets from one of the world’s most sustainable living and working urban developments.” “CNL Software has been a pioneer in the expanding PSIM market and we are proud to be associated with other leading visionary companies here in Masdar City. At the same time, we are pleased to announce that we are growing our team even further with the addition of four more staff in the UAE; including the relocation of highly skilled staff from our UK headquarters”, says Daniel Bloodworth, General Manager - CNL Software Middle East. “CNL Software has already secured a number of strategic projects in the GCC region from Safe City, mass transportation, national security and state-of-the-art buildings through our partners here. Our Centre of Excellence in Masdar City will provide the increase in skills and manpower required to match the delivery and support needs of these partners and their customers”.
The IPSecurityCenter provides a single view of all of an organisation's mission critical security systems CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing new enhancements to its IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM solution, as chosen by leading law enforcement, safe city and critical infrastructure organisations in the Middle East, at Intersec 2015. Intersec is the leading international meeting platform for the Security & Safety industry in the Middle East. Intersec 2015 is the 17th edition and is located at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event is under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. “We know that the Middle East is leading the world in the implementation of complex, customised command and control solutions. Intersec has been a great place for us to share PSIM information and best practices as well as discussing new projects, partnerships and ideas”, says Daniel Bloodworth, General Manager - ME. “We have a number of exciting developments to discuss at Intersec, such as our growing footprint in the region and product enhancements including Federation, video export, advanced alarm correlation and improved mapping.” Bloodworth continues, "We are finding that agencies responsible for Safe City and Critical Infrastructure projects, in particular, are now looking towards 'Federated' solutions. These solutions allow standalone PSIM deployments at facilities such as law enforcement, highways and critical infrastructure to work collaboratively with each other; handing over control to a dedicated emergency response centre in the event of large-scale, emergency situations. We look forward to having discussions about this and other aspects of PSIM at the show." CNL Software’s IPSecurityCenter PSIM Solution provides a single view of all of an organisation’s mission critical security systems, increasing emergency preparedness, delivering intelligence to the point of need and providing process guidance to enhance security responses. Layouts, sequences and process guidance can be created in Arabic and operators are able to work using Arabic to view alarms, search for cameras and locations as well as display maps, gauges, charts and address details.
CNL will discuss different aspects of PSIM at the summit CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the Teleste Video Surveillance Summit in Dubai on December 7, 2014. Focused around the deployments of surveillance systems in urban environments, the summit will demonstrate the latest technologies and innovations available to solve today’s challenges in Middle Eastern cities. Organised by Finnish technology company Teleste Corporation, the summit will be opened by Ilkka-Pekka Similä, Ambassador from the Embassy of Finland and the Keynote speaker will be H.E Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Hamed. Highlights from the agenda include PSIM for Safer Cities, trends in IP camera technology, microwave transmission in urban environments, technical integration in project planning and analytics in the urban environment. The event brings together leading experts in video analysis, IP cameras, PSIM and security system integration to discuss how today's best security solution providers work together to build reliable, cutting-edge security systems that solve our customers’ problems in the real world. “It is great to have so many of our ecosystem partners together at this event. The Middle East is at the forefront of technology adoption, building safer environments for residents, visitors and commerce”, comments Luis Coello, Regional Sales Director at Teleste. “CNL Software has deployed its PSIM solution in some of the World’s leading cities including Abu Dhabi, London, Washington D.C., Manchester and Atlanta. We welcome their experience and look forward to a great summit.” "Security management professionals with a responsibility for Urban Security are increasingly aware of the benefits of PSIM technology. More and more are specifying higher levels of integration with security and business technologies; offering increased awareness, faster response, process guidance and scalability", says Daniel Bloodworth, General Manager Middle East at CNL Software. "We are finding that agencies responsible for Safe City projects are now looking towards 'Federated' solutions. These solutions allow standalone PSIM deployments at facilities such as law enforcement, highways and critical infrastructure to work collaboratively with each other and hand over control to a dedicated emergency response centre in the event of large-scale, emergency situations. We look forward to having discussions about this and other aspects of PSIM at the summit."