3xLOGIC, the provider of integrated and intelligent security solutions, announces the appointment of Alex Buckle as UK business development manager. Following its successful launch into the European market last year, this is a significant appointment for 3xLOGIC and Buckle will be responsible for continuing to build the profile of the company in the UK. After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University, Buckle entered the security industry in 2015 as sales executive for Dedicated Micros. He subsequently took up positions with NetVu and Arkessa, before joining Vista in 2017 as its business development manager, where he remained until joining 3xLOGIC at the end of 2019. Business intelligence platform “So far my career has given me tremendous insight into the supply chain and the specific needs of end users, consultants and systems integrators,” commented Buckle. “It’s this experience that has allowed me to develop an excellent level of commercial awareness and understanding, and I intend using these attributes to create new opportunities in line with 3xLOGIC’s strategic growth plan.” Buckle is tasked with promoting the numerous benefits of 3xLOGIC’s solutions “I was attracted to this position due to 3xLOGIC’s integration of CCTV & Access Control coupled with its business intelligence platform, allowing customers to take enormous amounts of data and turn it into actionable information. This role gives me a massive opportunity to help organisations across the UK drive operational improvement from data in new and exciting ways.” Multi-dimensional security infrastructures An innovator in server, artificial intelligence, internet of things and cloud-based technology for over 15 years, US based 3xLOGIC has a wealth of expertise in the development and integration of access control, video surveillance and video management systems. Buckle is tasked with promoting the numerous benefits of 3xLOGIC’s solutions, which provide comprehensive, cost-effective and multi-dimensional security infrastructures that are easy to manage, simple to install and can scale in line with changing needs. Gary Rowden, 3xLOGIC’s vice president commercial sales, concluded, “I’m delighted that Alex has joined us and his extensive skills, knowledge and experience will help us rapidly expand our presence in the UK. We have an enviable track record in redefining what’s possible with security technology and our success in the highly competitive US market is testament to our ability to stay one step ahead of our competition. I’m already enjoying working with Alex to replicate this level of success over here and establish 3xLOGIC as the security solutions provider of choice.”
3xLOGIC, global provider of integrated and intelligent security solutions, has announced its launch into the European market, bringing with it a wealth of knowledge and expertise. A renowned innovator in server and cloud-based security technology for over 15 years, the US-headquartered organisation is now part of STANLEY Products & Solutions (SPS), joining PAC/GDX and PACOM within SPS to build the strongest, most innovative security manufacturer in the industry. The businesses will continue to operate under their own brand identities as usual and will report to a global management team as STANLEY Products & Solutions (SPS) under the leadership of CEO Matthew Kushner, ensuring a consistent product and innovation strategy. 3xLOGIC access and video solutions All 3xLOGIC products are designed to be fully integrated, to provide customers with comprehensive, cost effective and state-of-the-art security infrastructures With its launch in Europe, customers will now be able to enjoy the numerous benefits of 3xLOGIC’s access control, video surveillance and video management system (VMS) technology. All 3xLOGIC products are designed to be fully integrated, to provide customers with comprehensive, cost effective and state-of-the-art security infrastructures that are easy to manage, simple to install and can be scaled to meet evolving needs. Just as importantly, these advanced integration capabilities offer security installers and system integrators significant opportunities to work with their customers on more innovative and multi-dimensional security systems. Commenting on this exciting industry development, Gary Rowden, vice president commercial sales at SPS, said, “3xLOGIC has an enviable track record in redefining what’s possible with security technology and its success in the highly competitive US market is testament to its ability to stay one step ahead. I’m delighted that our customers in Europe will now have the opportunity to find out exactly why 3xLOGIC leads the way in security system integration, and I believe it offers a unique and exciting proposition to customers across the entire continent.” 3xLOGIC in Europe via PAC channel 3xLOGIC products will be available in Europe through the existing PAC channel, with full access to its customer service and technical support teams. This means that users will be able to rely on a tried and trusted supply chain, delivering products that are specified correctly and delivered on time, every time. 3xLOGIC is also in the process of recruiting significant Business Development positions for the UK and mainland Europe As part of ambitious plans to expand quickly across Europe, 3xLOGIC is also in the process of recruiting significant Business Development positions for the UK and mainland Europe to drive further growth and market penetration, with details of these appointments announced imminently. This activity will also be augmented with a dedicated partner programme, which will offer installers and integrators a wide array of benefits. Security TWENTY 19 Birmingham Those wishing to find out more about what 3xLOGIC has to offer are invited to visit us at the Security TWENTY 19 Birmingham Conference and Exhibition, which takes place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on 21st February. Company experts will be present to answer any questions and provide hands-on demonstrations of some of the 3xLOGIC products that are now available and in the future. “I’m looking forward to meeting as many people as possible at Security TWENTY 19 to talk about the solutions from 3xLOGIC and PAC and the benefits of working with us,” concluded Gary Rowden. “This move extends our product portfolio giving our customers more choice and flexibility backed by a global organisational structure. I’m delighted to be part of this next chapter in 3xLOGIC’s history.”
IFSEC International 2018 kicked off last week at London’s ExCel Centre. Visitors were lucky enough to experience a rare three days of British sunshine as they came together to discuss the latest trends and technologies in the physical security industry. Many exhibitors commented on how the show seemed smaller than previous years, with stands more spread out, and fewer ‘double-decker’ offerings than earlier shows. Although exhibitors represented all aspects of physical security, including access control and intrusion detection, the show was largely dominated by video surveillance. Video manufacturers Avigilon and Dahua were key sponsors, while the largest stand by far was occupied by Hikvision. Rather than hosting large product portfolios, exhibitors chose to demonstrate how integrated solutions could provide a more holistic solution If stands seemed more modest than in previous years, this may be a reflection of the industry shifting away from its long-standing product focus. Displaying large product portfolios takes more exhibit space. In an increasingly commoditised market, security integrators are combatting price erosion by emphasising holistic solutions rather than products and features. While some manufacturers have responded by collaborating with partners to offer a broader portfolio of solutions, others have invested in building end-to-end systems. Both these trends were reflected at the show; rather than hosting large product portfolios with a wide range of features, exhibitors chose to demonstrate how integrated solutions could provide a more holistic solution to end users’ challenges. Integrated systems approach One manufacturer opting for a solutions focus was security, access control and door entry systems provider STANLEY Product and Technology. The stand was represented by a range of STANLEY brands including PACOM and PAC GDX, as well as technology from recent acquisition 3xLOGIC. The PACOM team was on hand to demonstrate integrations of PACOM’s Graphical Management System (GMS) with workflow management software from RightCrowd, and biometric authentication products from EyeLock. PACOM Systems’ Commercial Director Gary Rowden explained that the stand was designed specifically to showcase all of STANLEY’s brands and partners in one place, encouraging customers to buy into the STANLEY solutions approach, rather than focusing on specific products. The show was largely dominated by video surveillance, with video manufacturer Avigilon a key sponsor Connecting with partners Another company emphasising partner solutions was Milestone Systems. Milestone’s Vice President for EMEA, Malou Mousten Dyhr Toft, who joined the company in March, explained how IFSEC International continues to be a key show. It was an opportunity to meet with Milestone’s expansive community of existing partners, as well as connecting with new partners and end users. Milestone hopes to enable community customers to process more video data with fewer servers, increasing scalabilityIn February this year, the company launched the Milestone System Builder initiative, allowing partners to optimise their hardware to pre-load Milestone’s XProtect VMS software. Several system builder partners were present at the Milestone stand. By collaborating with NVIDIA, Milestone hopes to enable community customers to process more video data with fewer servers, increasing scalability and reducing the total cost of ownership of its partner solutions. The stand showcased Milestone’s latest XProtect 2018 R2 VMS that leverages NVIDIA’s high-powered graphics processing units (GPUs), which can handle up to 2,000 video streams on one single server. Commitment to open systems MOBOTIX took this year’s IFSEC International as an opportunity to spread the word about its increased commitment to open systems. Since the company’s majority acquisition by Konica Minolta in 2016, and the subsequent addition of CEO Thomas Lausten last year, the company has undergone a significant change in approach, all-the-while guarding its core decentralised IP video product offering and made-in-Germany DNA. Lausten was previously a key figure at Milestone Systems and has brought to MOBOTIX a new approach focused on collaboration. Partners present at the MOBOTIX stand included Milestone, Kentix and Wavestore. The company also demonstrated its commitment to open systems by unveiling MOBOTIX MOVE, the manufacturer’s first line of ONVIF G compliant cameras. Visitors were lucky enough to experience a rare three days of British sunshine at IFSEC International this year Security system provider Vanderbilt had many new developments on show, including integrations both within Vanderbilt systems and with partner systems. The company’s SPC intrusion detection system now integrates with Milestone software, allowing SPC users to trigger events and control alarm systems from within the Milestone platform. A further highlight was Vanderbilt’s ACTEnterprise access control system, which now integrates with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless locking solution. Vanderbilt hopes that the integration will provide customers with faster, more cost-effective access control installations.Vanderbilt hopes that the integration will provide customers with faster, more cost-effective access control installations Reducing costs, increasing ease-of-use Many exhibitors were keen to demonstrate how integrated solutions could reduce costs for integrators by unifying systems on one easy-to-use platform. Arecont Vision unveiled its new Contera cloud-based video management solution at ISC West in April, making IFSEC the technology’s first outing in the European market. Contera is Arecont’s first video management offering and will allow customers to benefit from end-to-end solutions from the US-based company. Since the Contera system is designed to be web-based from the start, integrators will not be faced with the additional cost of adapting a legacy VMS system to the cloud. IDIS was another manufacturer highlighting their enhanced user experience and reduced cost offered by end-to-end systems. Visitors experienced demonstrations of the IDIS Center video management software, which is designed to offer smart user experience controls, and a user-friendly interface. Also on display were the company’s latest ranges of analogue and IP cameras. The IDIS system allows users to ‘mix-and-match’ HD analogue and IP video depending on the requirements of the project, with all surveillance operated from the same IDIS software interface. The mix-and-match approach avoids the additional cost of unnecessarily ripping and replacing legacy analogue systems. IFSEC 2018 presented a snapshot of how manufacturers from across video, access control and intrusion detection are continuing to innovate and collaborate to stay competitive in an increasingly challenging market, without losing sight of the most pressing needs of end users and integrators.
Vista is proud to announce its latest partnership with BCDVideo. As one of Vista’s core technologies continual improvements and updates are always being made to the qulu range so that the best user experience can be offered. The IP video server is the heart of any video surveillance project. It communicates directly with networks, monitors, cameras, and every part in between and the new partnership means an even stronger server offering. BCDVideo support and technical development As the new supplier of qulu servers, BCDVideo can provide the support and technical developments required for Vista to continue offering an innovative, high end video storage solution that works seamlessly with its existing software package. The biggest enhancement to the range is the new SFF (Small Form Factor) server which replaces the current Microserver. The new SFF version provides additional features such as updated processing power and graphics capability, a more powerful CPU processor and increased performance via the on-board INTEL graphics processor unit. These improvements mean reduced costs for the end user as the SFF server now allows both live video and recorded footage to now be viewed, in addition to recording, meaning there is no need to purchase an additional viewing client PC. Increased functionality, greater storage Jeff Burgess, President/CEO BCDVideo comments, “Having had the privilege of knowing Gary Rowden for six years, his approaching BCDVideo about innovating new robust solutions for Vista made for an exciting endeavour. The payoff for the Vista customer is a synchronised solution born from the collaboration of two engineering teams functioning as one.” Designed by BCDVideo, the new qulu servers offer some of the best performing and efficient video management systems on the market today, whilst maintaining the same great qulu experience. The move to BCDVideo allows Vista to take advantage of the technological developments detailed above, but also to improve lead times and support. Gary Rowden, Divisional Director for Vista comments, “Our partnership with BCDVideo will allow us to offer increased functionality and greater storage levels on our qulu server range and will benefit us and our customers with even higher levels of support. This is an exciting partnership that further enhances the qulu offering.”