Herve comes with nearly 20 years of experience in the security industry Schneider Electric announced recently the appointment of Herve Fages as Managing Director for MultiSight – an innovative VSaaS offering designed for companies with mulitiple facilities (eg. Retail, Banking, etc.). “The opportunity to launch video surveillance as a service is a unique and exciting challenge,” explains Fages. “MultiSight has the look and agility of a highly innovative start-up, with the incredible backing of Schneider Electric – a multi-billion-Euro company.” MultiSight – an innovative VSaaS offering The MultiSight offer is designed for retailers, convenience stores, restaurants and other businesses with many locations, allowing managers to stay abreast of their stores’ operations — no matter where they may physically be. Since everything’s included, businesses save with a low monthly fee, which covers hardware, installation, apps (Apple and Android), cloud services and storage, support, maintenance, updates, and system health monitoring. About MultiSight Video Service: Provides mobile HD video access that’s as easy as playing a YouTube video Fits companies of all sizes, anywhere in the US or Canada Easy central administration via the web at MultiSight.com Provides store operation analysis with built-in tools such as Heat Maps and Customer Counting Easily accessible to functions outside of traditional Security and Loss Prevention teams Operational data supports Marketing, HR, Sales and Operations With nearly 20 years experience in the security industry, having led the Pelco Video Line of Business in addition to his leadership roles in Sales, Marketing and Product Management, Fages is uniquely positioned to bring his sales and marketing expertise to focus on a unique offer that is well positioned to change how businesses deploy and use video in their day-to-day operations. As Greg Millar, CTO, SVP Solutions and Technology Office, notes, “MultiSight was introduced to the security industry earlier this year. We’ve built a strong foundation which we know Herve will grow exponentially. Having him as a full-time resource to drive our offer in North America and beyond will undoubtedly take MultiSight to the next level.” Fages currently serves on the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Board of Directors as well as the Board for Mission 500, the Security Industry’s flag ship charity benefitting children in need globally.
Pelco honours brave men and women who sacrificed so much in 2001 Pelco by Schneider Electric hosted honoured guests and the public in commemoration of the Fourteenth Anniversary of September 11, 2001, and to celebrate the lives of the fallen heroes from that day. Following the devastating events in 2001, a permanent monument was built at the Pelco by Schneider Electric Clovis Campus and has been recognised as the California Memorial for more than a decade. The silent ceremony included a wreath procession, a piped rendition of “Amazing Grace” and a twenty-one-gun salute. “The September 11th Memorial Ceremony is a proud Pelco tradition,” said Herve Fages, Pelco by Schneider Electric Senior Vice President. “We thank our local agencies who come together to recognise the many heroic sacrifices that were made on this day fourteen years ago. I speak not only for Pelco and the Central Valley, but for the entire nation when I say that the first responders and fallen heroes of September 11 will always be in our hearts. Their actions, strength, courage, compassion and patriotism have inspired our nation, and indeed the entire world.” Honoured guest Andy Isolano, former FDNY firefighter and survivor delivered a heartfelt and emotional tribute. “Our lives were forever changed by the devastating events of September 11th. It was with the determination of our service men and women and our first responders that we saw examples of courage and honor that have truly changed our lives.” Other honored guests included the Combined Command Military Honor Guard and numerous first responders from the local area.
Many of the new products being promoted at IFSEC International this year at ExCeL London were previously unveiled at the big ISC West show in the United States in April. Now the IFSEC audience of Europeans and other international visitors are seeing them for the first time. Traffic seemed a little slow the first day, and you heard some exhibitors grumbling about it, but IFSEC exhibitors are finding a lot of new things to talk about with attendees. The cool London weather is perfect for a trade show. Panasonic 4K cameras 4K cameras have been a common new product category lately. At IFSEC, Panasonic is taking the idea of 4K one step further by unveiling an end-to-end 4K solution. The system is a reflection of Panasonic’s new strategy of selling specialised solutions for vertical markets, rather than their historic emphasis on products. Panasonic has invested in its engineering team to help develop market-specific solutions, some in partnership with other companies including access control and even logistics system providers (one system ties tracking of parcels being shipped with video along the route.) Panasonic’s system offerings in Europe are different than the Japanese giant’s U.S. emphasis. For example, Panasonic sells a line of fire products in Europe, but not in the U.S., and a thermal camera line has been designed and built in Europe. It’s an example of how the global market still has to cater to local market preferences -- a recurring theme at IFSEC. Related to 4K, Sean Taylor of Panasonic expects the new technology to be adopted more quickly than was HD, for example, although it’s hard to predict when the new level of resolution will become “mainstream.” Meanwhile, Panasonic sees immediate opportunity for 4K in markets such as banking, transportation, government and enterprise, and other high-end applications. Focusing on those markets will keep the company busy until wider implementation kicks in. Panasonic is holding off on embracing H.265 compression, having instead developed a powerful “H.264-plus” compression that uses Panasonic’s UniPhier chip (and is compliant with H.264). "We have always been an end-to-end supplier, but we want to be sure we are the best in key areas, such as the PTZ, panoramic cameras and the VMS platform," says Herves Fages, Senior Vice President, Pelco by Schneider Electric Pelco Optera IMM Pelco is another big video company focusing on end-to-end solutions while also emphasising the advantages of “best in breed.” Specifically, Pelco has brought its VideoXpert video management system (VMS) and Optera IMM 12-megapixel, multi-sensor camera to the European show (both were shown at ISC West). Patents cover the “seamless” image provided by the multi-image camera (working with the VMS). The multiple images are perfectly aligned and colour-balanced to provide an “immersive” video experience when coupled with the new VideoXpert VMS. Pelco also has a nifty new dome -- a Spectra Enhanced Series High-Speed PTZ dome -- introduced just within the last couple of weeks. “We have always been an end-to-end supplier, but we want to be sure we are the best in key areas, such as the PTZ, panoramic cameras and the VMS platform,” says Herve Fages, senior vice president, who manages Pelco for Schneider Electric. “The other products in a system -- housing, accessories, etc. -- are a convenience sale.” Pelco has seen some softness (and price sensitivity) in the European market in the beginning of 2015, especially in southern Europe and Spain. However, the Middle East has been strong, especially in mid- and large-size projects that are Pelco’s strong suit. “Because we offer end-to-end solutions, we have been less impacted by aggressive pricing,” says Fages. A focus on services As 4K becomes more common and camera counts increase, there is more expected of video storage solutions. The role of video storage has increased as more systems emphasise the criticality of data. “At one time, the hard drive was seen as a component, but now it’s an asset because the data has more value,” says Andrew Palmer, Seagate’s U.K., Ireland and Israel sales manager. To ensure data isn’t lost, Seagate offers a recovery service that is included in the price of some of its products. The service ensures the ability to recover data from a damaged hard drive -- with success an estimated 95 percent of the time. “Making data available gives you intelligence for business,” says Palmer. Another storage company, WD, is featuring the WD Purple NV, designed for larger-scale network video recorder (NVR) surveillance systems utilising higher hard drive bay counts and greater numbers of attached cameras, which demand increased storage capacity and durability. Emphasising a focus on providing service as well as products, Milestone unveiled the “Milestone Care” initiative, a multi-tiered maintenance and support program. Four service tiers -- Basic, Plus, Premium and Elite -- are designed to provide protection of Milestone products both directly to end users and working through dealer/integrators. The higher-end options, which come at a price, include benefits such as committed resolution times and assignment of a technical “account manager.” More to come as IFSEC continues ….
This global alliance partnership will enable deeper collaboration on technology development and interoperability Pelco by Schneider Electric recently announced that they are strengthening their relationship with Avaya to deliver superior performance and simplicity to IP video security and surveillance customers. This global alliance partnership will enable deeper collaboration on technology development and interoperability, providing customers with an easy-to-install, easy-to-scale network platform optimised for demanding video surveillance systems. “Supporting thousands of cameras and high levels of redundancy, Pelco IP video systems are designed for 24/7 mission critical operation”, said Stuart Rawling, Pelco Director of Partnering & Integration. “The performance of the network is a critical part of any IP video system. Aligning with Avaya for network infrastructure makes it easier for us to provide the video quality and system performance our customers demand.” “Users and installers often struggle to realise the full potential of IP video surveillance technology due to limitations of the underlying network. Our approach with Avaya Fabric Connect is to provision only the ports attached to the cameras and the monitoring stations and receivers, without having to provision any of the core switches in between,” said Marc Randall, Senior VP and GM Avaya Networking. “This allows video surveillance networks to be deployed faster and easier than ever before, with the ability to add, move and change cameras on the fly.” “Avaya and Pelco have been working together for several years and already have many joint customers and a number of large deployments with thousands of cameras,” added Herve Fages, Senior Vice President, Pelco Video Line of Business. “The formalising of the relationship will allow us to take what is working very well in several regions and deploy it to current and future customers around the world.” “Avaya Fabric Connect technology is a perfect complement to the scalability of Pelco video management systems. Customers who deploy the systems together find that installation and configuration is uncomplicated. The simple installation reduces time and implementation costs to deliver high-quality performance with consistent around-the-clock availability,” added Fages. By combining resources and jointly promoting these solutions Pelco and Avaya are able to leverage the experience, capabilities and strength of both companies to bring best-in-class end-to-end open solutions to our joint customers.
As Vice President of Marketing, KimLoy will drive strategic marketinginitiatives on a global level Pelco by Schneider Electric announced the appointment of Kim Loy to the role of Vice President of Marketing for the Pelco Video Line of Business. In this role, Loy will drive strategic marketing initiatives on a global level in support of the company’s continued investment and commitment to its Pelco IP video surveillance solutions. "Kim has a great deal of experience managing global marketing activities and we are pleased to welcome her to the Pelco family," said Herve Fages, senior vice president, Schneider Electric, Pelco Video Line of Business. "Her knowledge of the security and surveillance industry will be instrumental in carrying out Pelco’s strategic vision and help drive global marketing efforts that amplify our presence as a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of video security systems, software and services." "I’m excited to be working with the Pelco team to build upon the company’s prestigious reputation for high-quality, innovative products and exceptional customer service within the surveillance and security space,” Loy said. “We will continue to define a well-planned strategic roadmap and maintain Pelco’s standing as a leader in the video business." Loy has more than 20 years of marketing and management success within the security and surveillance industry and previously served as VP of Global Marketing and as the General Manager of the Security Business Unit for Xtralis and held senior management positions with G4S, GE Security, and Siemens. Additionally, Loy has served on the SIA Board of Directors for two years, and served as Chair of the Access Control Industry Group for the Security Industry Association. As the new VP of Marketing for Pelco, Loy is responsible for managing global marketing activities, including alignment of marketing strategies across vertical markets and developing effective advertising, marketing, and communications for the video business.
Pelco by Schneider Electric recently announced new capabilities to its Sarix™ Enhanced Range with SureVision™ 2.0. The Enhanced Range are Pelco’s high end cameras in their trusted line of Sarix fixed IP cameras, which also includes the Sarix Professional Range and Sarix Value Range. New features in the Enhanced Range, include Pelco’s integrated analytics suite and ONVIF profile G compliance at a competitively reduced price. Today’s news builds on Schneider Electric’s existing IP-driven camera solutions that are designed for any lighting condition, application and environment and reinforces the company’s commitment to being IP-driven, customer-focused. “Last year we completely revamped our fixed IP camera offering with more than 100 different camera models, making the Sarix product launches among the most ambitious and innovative launches in Pelco’s history,” said Herve Fages, senior vice president, Schneider Electric, Pelco Video Line of Business. “We’re adding impressive new features to the Sarix Enhanced Range to meet the needs of our customers by delivering superior functionalities that will solve monitoring challenges.” The latest advancements are ideal for difficult lighting environments and provide exceptional reliability in mission critical situations. Advancements include: Integrated Analytics Suite: Pelco’s built-in analytics suite uses intelligent algorithms to monitor scenes continuously and without the risk associated with human error. Every Sarix Enhanced Range camera with firmware version 2.1 or later comes standard with eight intelligent video analytics. These analytic tools detect any potential threats caught on camera and send an alarm to notify system operators of abnormal activity, enabling a timely and educated incident response. Edge Storage: The Sarix Enhanced Range now leverages edge storage to store video, audio, and metadata to an SD card directly in the camera for uninterrupted monitoring if the connection to the VMS is lost. This enhanced functionality enables any ONVIF G compliant VMS to retrieve missing video when network connection is restored for reliable security supervision. Any ONVIF G compliant VMS now has standardised access to storage in the camera to complement head end storage. This capability is advantageous for mission-critical installations, such as at an airport, where edge storage in cameras could be a critical part of the strategic backup plan. In addition to the latest system enhancements, Pelco customers can continue to expect the image quality and reliability available in the wide range of Sarix Enhanced indoor, environmental and vandal options, including box cameras and domes. Key benefits include: Performance IQ: SureVision 2.0 technology delivers advanced low-light capability, true wide dynamic range (WDR), and anti-bloom technology for industry-leading image quality. SureVision 2.0 technology delivers the best possible image, even in difficult light situations, through 3D noise filtering, smooth response to illumination changes, and improved tone mapping to retain color accuracy and overall image contrast. Robust Processing Speed: Sarix Enhanced cameras offer up to two full HD full frame rate video (up to 1080p 30 ips) using H.264 compression for optimised bandwidth and storage efficiency and two simultaneous, independently configurable video streams for the most demanding applications – like casinos and city surveillance. Mission Critical Applications: These rugged fixed IP cameras were designed with superior reliability and fault tolerance for mission-critical applications to ensure users always get the video needed. Operating temperatures for environmental models can range from up to -40? to +50?C (-40? to 122?F) for environments covering the desert to the arctic. Dome models include options that are IP66 rated for dust and water protection, plenum rated for in-ceiling applications, and impact rated for up to 50J for vandal protection. With its Pelco video portfolio, Schneider Electric is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of video security systems. All new Sarix cameras integrate with major third-party video management systems through the Pelco API, and other third-party software / systems through the open ONVIF profile S and G protocols, to work seamlessly with Pelco video management systems.