Internet-based training has long provided a less-expensive alternative to in-person classroom time. There are even universities that provide most or all of their instruction online. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has expanded acceptance even more and increased usage of internet-based meeting and learning tools. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How can remote or internet-based training benefit the physical security market?
Zenitel Group and AMAG Technology have collaborated to deliver to the market more innovative and intelligent integrated solutions. This comes at a time in the security industry where interoperability of core systems, and the high functionality of those individual system components, is most crucial. Zenitel and AMAG both acknowledge this demand and exceed it by providing easy to configure, plug and play solutions through IC-EDGE and Symmetry Access Control v9.1 and Symmetry CompleteView Video Management System platforms without compromising on visual quality or audio intelligibility. Responding to incidents in real-time “Voice communications are critical to the operation and to the security program of all organisations,” said Kelly Lake, Director, Strategic Alliances, Zenitel USA. “It provides a level of engagement at the time of need not found in other forms of technology. By integrating intelligible two-way and broadcast voice communications into a unified security strategy with access and video, the user can respond to any incident real-time without the lag time of a guard response.” “With a unified Zenitel and AMAG solution, the operator can more securely guard entrances with dual-authentication through audio and visual verification,” said Jason Schimpf, VP Product & Partner Programs, AMAG Technology. “Additionally, users can automate and synch responses to critical events, and fully manage all system reports through the Symmetry solution.” Intelligent communication solution Zenitel and AMAG are designed to expand in order to continuously meet the needs of any industry so that as a company grows, security can easily accommodate new demands. This ensures that the investment a company makes in an intelligent communication solution is one that will continue to be effective as it adapts to meet the ever-changing environments of your unique enterprise. “When you are able to see, hear, and interact from virtually anywhere, you are able to make better decisions and be more efficient with your resources,” said Lake. “It is the only way to be truly present at the time of need.”
AMAG Technology, a provider of unified solutions that help organisations mitigate risk, meet compliance and save money, announces the integration of its Symmetry Access Control v9.1 software with Suprema’s BioLite N2 and BioEntry P2 Biometric readers. The integration allows Symmetry users to gain biometric access to a door using their fingerprint and a credential. Suprema is a long-time member of AMAG’s Symmetry Preferred Partner Program. Both AMAG and Suprema have tested and certified the integration. “The Symmetry Access Control integration with Suprema’s biometric readers provides a powerful, yet flexible security option for our customers who demand multi-factor authentication security for highly secure areas such as data centres,” said AMAG Technology, Vice President of Products and Partner Programs, Jason Schimpf. “We are pleased to continue our long and successful relationship with Suprema and are excited to provide our customers with a reliable biometric option for their security needs.” Customised biometric security “Our partnership with AMAG and integration with Symmetry provides customers with a dependable and fast biometric reader that can operate in any environment,” said Suprema, Managing Director, Hanchul Kim. “Our fast fingerprint matching provides a quick response for users, and customers will benefit from the two or three factor authentication available to them.” When integrated with Symmetry Access Control software, the Suprema readers provide end users with several options for access. In high-security environments, organisations can implement card+PIN+biometric to obtain access. In areas where a biometric is not needed, card+PIN is an option. Decreasing network traffic Biometric enrollment of Symmetry cardholders is performed within the Symmetry Access Control interface. The user can store the enrolled biometric templates in the Symmetry database or on the card. When the fingerprint is stored on the card, all authentication is performed at the reader, decreasing network traffic while delivering a more efficient system. The reader will operate if the connection to the server fails. The BioLite N2 provides superior protection against moisture, dust and liquid in the harshest environments. Featuring Suprema’s fingerprint algorithm along with its latest optical sensor, BioLite N2 also provides exceptional performance and high level of security.
AMAG Technology hosted its annual Security Engineering Symposium in Miami, Florida, February 15-18, 2019 at the Trump National Doral Miami. Eighty end users, consultants and integrators were in attendance. Guests were treated to two days of interactive presentations with thought leaders in compliance, AI, edge technology, insider threat, and open technologies and were taught how to apply what it means to them to understand how to utilise the right solutions to mitigate risks, ensure compliance and save money. AMAG Technology President, Kurt Takahashi and Director of Business Development, Kami Dukes opened the conference by welcoming attendees and introducing honoured guests and AMAG staff. Chief Operating Officer, Howard Johnson and Vice President of Products and Partner Programs, Jason Schimpf presented Your Voice, Our Vision, and discussed AMAG’s vision for the future which is based on customer feedback and the technology innovation needed to meet today’s threats. Discussing security trends Our goal this year was to change and improve the format to provide digestible, useable content that was valuable to our attendees"A Platinum panel based on the theme, Achieve More Together, discussed security trends, customer needs and how best to move forward together to be successful. Two TED style talks featured Open Ideas with Dukes and Senior Director of Global Sales, Justin Wilmas and People Within with Business Development Manager, Dan Bissmeyer. “Our goal this year was to change and improve the format to provide digestible, useable content that was valuable to our attendees, and I believe we met that goal,” said Dukes. “Our diverse audience inspired impactful discussions surrounding topics that affect vertical markets dealing with compliance challenges, and I am proud to announce that together we raised nearly $9,500.00 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.” Integrating access control with video “AMAG hosted a first-class event that provided the opportunity to network with AMAG, as well as many end users and vendors," said Salt Lake City Police Department Captain, Scott Teerlink. "The format allowed for much discussion not only about the Symmetry solution, but with how to better integrate access control with video, audio, and other innovative solutions to improve our site security while simplifying and reducing time needed to complete the critical tasks necessary to ensure our facilities are secure. “I left with a better understanding about AMAG, the Symmetry solution and what's new in the security industry. Most importantly, I met outstanding people that will be a tremendous asset as we work to adapt and evolve our systems to best meet our changing environment and needs." Building relationships with security professionals The Security Engineering Symposium provided a wonderful opportunity to network and build relationships with fellow security professionals"Ten certified technology partners worked together to deliver theme-based presentations to attendees. Platinum Level sponsors, ASSA ABLOY and Vingtor Stentofon presented Living on the Edge. Gold level sponsors Axis Communications and Salient Systems presented Take Tech to the Biz. Gold sponsors LifeSafety Power and Winsted presented Automation & Compliance. Silver sponsors shared a breakout session and included Idemia, IRIS ID, LiveSafe and Wavelynx. "The Security Engineering Symposium provided a wonderful opportunity to network and build relationships with fellow security professionals," said Jorge Gomez PE, RCDD, Managing Member/Project Engineer, J&A Engineering Consultants. "The event revitalized me and renewed my excitement about the security industry." During the closing banquet, a representative from St. Jude’s Research Hospital presented about the mission and advances St. Jude’s is making in paediatric cancer research. Our generous SES19 sponsors and attendees together raised $4,728.00, which was matched by AMAG for a record setting total of $9,456.00! “We are so thankful to our integrators, consultants, partners and end users for their generosity, and are thrilled to donate such a large sum to St. Jude,” said Dukes.
AMAG Technology announces the release of Symmetry Control Room. Control Room provides a single operational window for situational awareness and managing video, alarms and events. It will integrate with AMAG’s entire Symmetry portfolio, which includes video, visitor, identity, incident management, intrusion and access control, as well as best-of-breed manufacturers that are part of the Symmetry Preferred Partner Program. Monitoring Symmetry’s platforms through Control Room delivers real-time intelligence for better decision making, more efficient operations and quicker responses to incidents. Custom graphic interface for efficient navigation Control Room comes standard with a powerful graphics engine enabling users to create a custom graphic interface for clear and efficient navigation “In the past three years, AMAG has released video, visitor, identity and incident management platforms. Control Room brings all these solutions into one operational window for optimal efficiency and total situational awareness,” said Jason Schimpf, VP of Product & Partner Programs, AMAG Technology. Control Room comes standard with a powerful graphics engine enabling users to create a custom graphic interface for clear and efficient navigation. Its advanced mapping capabilities support the most popular graphic formats (PNG, JPG, WMF) as well as direct support for Autocad files (DWG or DXF), providing users with flexibility and total graphical freedom. Users can respond to events in real-time using dynamic, multi-layer vector-based maps to better visualise a unified security environment. Control Room integrates with OpenStreetMaps for easy geolocation of events and navigation of all sites. Users can use geo-coordinates to dynamically place and find objects (cameras, card readers, transport vehicles, guards, etc.). From the map, users can view alarms, unlock doors and track events or activity by map location.
“AMAG welcomes Third Millennium to the Symmetry Preferred Partner Program and looks forward to a long, productive relationship," said Jason Schimpf, Vice President Product/Partner Programs, AMAG Technology. Third Millennium’s OSDP reader with OC1 converter can now be used with the Symmetry Access Control system. Cost-effective solution Legacy controllers can be upgraded to OSDP by just changing the reader and fitting an OC1. The OC1 takes the OSDP output from the Third Millennium reader and converts it to Symmetry’s Wiegand signal removing the need to rewire the connection to the controller. End users simply use the existing cable and controller for a cost-effective solution.
AMAG Technology, a security solution provider specialising in access control, video management, policy-based identity solutions, visitor management and incident and case management, welcomes TagMaster as its newest member of the Symmetry Preferred Partner Program. TagMaster’s XT 1 and XT Mini long-range readers integrate with AMAG’s Symmetry™ Access Control software. AMAG Technology and TagMaster cooperatively tested and approved this integration. The quick and easy configuration of our TagMaster long distance RFID readers enables safe and secure access to AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Access Control Long-range reader integration “We welcome TagMaster into the Symmetry Preferred Partner Program and look forward to a long, mutually beneficial partnership,” said AMAG Technology Vice President, Products and Partner Programs, Jason Schimpf. “Joint customers will benefit from the Symmetry Access Control and TagMaster Long-Range reader integration when controlling vehicle access is critical to having a secure environment.” “We are very happy that TagMaster has become part of the Symmetry Preferred Partner program and to be AMAG certified for our RFID long distance readers,” said Peter Grøntved - International Sales Director EMEA, Traffic, TagMaster. “The quick and easy configuration of our TagMaster long distance RFID readers enables safe and secure access to AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Access Control. Partners and security professionals now have an outstanding opportunity to connect TagMaster RFID long range readers to their local Symmetry Access Control when needing long range identification for automatic vehicle detection.” The readers communicate with Symmetry to secure locations like hospitals, schools, gated communities and airports Vehicle tracking TagMaster’s XT 1 and XT Mini RFID long-range readers integrate with Symmetry to provide flexible long-range access to secure areas from 10-26 feet, and are perfect for tracking vehicle entry into parking lots or large scale systems. The readers communicate with Symmetry to secure locations like hospitals, schools, gated communities and airports. About TagMaster TagMaster designs and provides advanced identification systems based on radio and vision technologies; RFID, ANPR and Infomobility, for use in demanding environments. TagMaster’s innovative solutions use RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) and Traffic Monitoring technologies to optimize mobility and communication – thus creating safer societies with smoother traffic flows and more sustainable urban environments.
Arecont Vision®, a provider of IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced that Visual Management Systems Ltd., the developer of the TITAN VISION PSIM (Physical Security Information Management System), has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. Visual Management Systems “We are excited to team with Arecont Vision and to be part of their Technology Partner Program”, said Jay Shields, Managing Director for Visual Management Systems Ltd. “Our complete, tailored PSIM solutions help our customers and partners to integrate and manage the largest and most complex security systems in a variety of verticals. The excellent image quality from the Arecont Vision cameras allows our applications to work at peak performance, providing the best solution for our mutual customers.” Visual Management Systems Ltd. is the provider of Titan Vision, the open platform, vendor independent, comprehensive security information management system. Developed in the UK for the protection of critical national infrastructure, police and military installations, airports, oil, and gas assets, the TITAN portfolio has custom deep integration with the Arecont Vision camera family, and is fully ONVIF conformant. Technology Partner Program “Visual Management Systems Ltd. prides themselves in being able to provide significant cost savings, future proof solutions, reliability, and ease of use to their customers,” said Jason Schimpf, Director, Marketing Programs, Arecont Vision. “This is a great fit with the installer friendly, highly reliable, and feature-rich megapixel cameras built by Arecont Vision. Our unique architecture allows new features and capabilities to be added to both new and existing Arecont Vision cameras to extend their useful life, and provides cybersecurity protection that is unmatched in the industry.” Through the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program, sales, development, and support contacts are established between the two companies to better engage with end user customers and systems integrators, validate integration of new features and technologies, and quickly resolve any customer support issues. As part of the programme, Arecont Vision cameras are in the Visual Management Systems test labs in the UK, while Visual Management Systems software is in the Arecont Vision MegaLab™ test and certification facility in Los Angeles, California.
Arecont Vision, the provider of IP-based megapixel camera technology, announces that Code Blue Corporation has recently joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Programme. Code Blue Corporation is the manufacturer of emergency communication solutions in their industry, and Arecont Vision cameras are successfully installed with Code Blue products in a wide variety of verticals and applications. “More and more customers are enjoying the value of integrating cameras with our signature Help Point enclosures,” Code Blue Chief Design Officer David Fleming said. “By combining Arecont Vision cameras with our emergency phones and software solutions, institutions can provide comprehensive security solutions for their locations.” Founded in 1989 with a focus on making campus settings safer and more secure, Code Blue has expanded its emergency communications solutions with an extensive catalogue of speakerphones and award-winning software and hardware offerings. Their products can be found in thousands of locations worldwide, from parking garages and corporations to open spaces and educational facilities. Complete HD video coverage “We are extremely excited to have Code Blue join the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Programme,” said Jason Schimpf, Director of Marketing Programmes. “Our joint customers have benefited from using Arecont Vision SurroundVideo panoramic 180o and multi-directional SurroundVideo Omni cameras with Code Blue towers to provide complete, non-stop high definition video coverage. These cameras provide much better visibility and situational awareness around the call box than PTZs or fixed view single sensor cameras can achieve.” The Arecont Vision Technology Partner Programme established sales, development, and support contacts between the two companies. This connection facilitates better engagement with end users and integrators, helps produce new features and technologies, and aids in efficiently resolving customer support issues. Customers are already benefitting from integrated Arecont Vision and Code Blue installations.
Wren enclosures are another important option Arecont Vision customers can now employ with confidence Arecont Vision, a provider of IP-based megapixel camera technology, announced that Wren Solutions, a developer of innovative camera housings and accessories, has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. Multiple Arecont Vision cameras are certified with Wren Solution housings. Stainless-steel camera housings “We are excited to further develop our partnership with Arecont Vision,” said Andrew Wren, President of Wren Solutions. “Our business has been built on understanding customer needs and finding unique ways to solve their problems with our innovative products. This partnership will allow Arecont and Wren to work together to bring new solutions to the market—with our stainless-steel housings serving as a great example of both companies working together to serve our customers.” Wren Solutions has a 30-year history of developing products that solve specific problems for a variety of vertical markets, including industrial, transportation, marine, food processing, retail, banking, and education. With in-house design teams and on-site fabrication capabilities, Wren takes market feedback from idea to product in a short time. Multi-sensor megapixel camera technology Arecont Vision is a provider of single- and multi-sensor megapixel camera technology, designed and manufactured in the USA. Since introducing the industry’s first megapixel cameras in 2004 and first multi-sensor cameras in 2006, Arecont Vision cameras have been customer proven around the world for use day or night and in and outdoors, with high performance and outstanding reliability. Wren enclosures are another important option Arecont Vision customers can now employ with confidence. “We are very pleased to have Wren solutions as part of the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program,” said Jason Schimpf, Director of Marketing Programs, Arecont Vision. “The Wren stainless steel dome enclosures enable our customers to take full advantage of excellent image quality delivered by Arecont Vision cameras in harsh areas like extreme moisture or corrosive environments. Customers can feel confident in the solution when they pick Arecont Vision cameras that are certified with Wren’s housings.” Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program Through the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program, sales, development, and support contacts are established between the two companies to better engage with end user customers and integrators, integrate new features and technology, and quickly resolve any customer support issues. A growing number of customers are already benefitting from integrated Arecont Vision and Wren Solutions.
The MegaLab features dedicated servers for VMS, other software solutions, and NVR appliances Arecont Vision, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced that its MegaLab facility has launched a 3rd generation expansion to benefit customers worldwide while continuing to move the surveillance industry forward. The MegaLab is a dedicated testing facility and knowledge centre located at Arecont Vision’s headquarters, development centre, and manufacturing facilities in Glendale, California that is used by Arecont Vision and by many manufacturers of video management software (VMS) platforms, network video recorders (NVRs), storage, servers, cybersecurity solutions, utilities, lighting, and network infrastructure. Growing industry leadership The MegaLab is a key component of Arecont Vision’s continued commitment to maintaining and growing its 13 years of megapixel technology industry leadership. The facility is used to test new products, features, and capabilities with the latest products from a wide range of Technology Partner Program members to ensure the best possible integration. The MegaLab is now closely integrated with the Arecont Vision Quality Assurance (QA) labs as part of the most recent facility expansion. This allows the Quality team to leverage the MegaLab and the wide range of partner hardware and software systems prior to the release of Arecont Vision products. It also provides a vehicle for the Technical Assistance Centre (TAC) team to simulate, identify, and resolve post-installation support issues. "The MegaLab was initially created for Arecont Vision engineers to verify the integration of industry leading VMS platforms with our pioneering megapixel cameras" Testing facility for manufacturers “The MegaLab was initially created for Arecont Vision engineers to verify the integration of industry leading VMS platforms with our pioneering megapixel cameras,” said Jason Schimpf, Director of Marketing Programs at Arecont Vision, and the creator of the MegaLab. “The MegaLab has grown dramatically in scope, and today is used by a growing range of VMS and Infrastructure Partners to test their products with Arecont Vision cameras onsite or remotely. The MegaLab provides a physical environment with professional security cameras and typical network infrastructure, far superior to using software to simulate real world conditions.” This testing capability is a free service available to the hardware and software manufacturers that are participants in the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. The original Arecont Vision certification program launched in 2008 with 64 of the company’s megapixel cameras and a basic network infrastructure setup. Eight years later the MegaLab has evolved into a dedicated workspace located in the centre of the Engineering, Quality, and Technical Assistance Centre departments, and has been used by many manufacturers. The MegaLab is now a 24 hour a day, 365 day a year proving ground, troubleshooting testbed, certification lab, remote load test environment, and a customer design verification centre. The facility features over 120 cameras permanently installed, along with capability to expand to well over 500 cameras when needed. ONVIF integration “ONVIF integration is important, and fully endorsed by Arecont Vision,” commented Schimpf. “Through the MegaLab, we are able to move beyond ONVIF and integrate the features and capabilities that we are often the first in the industry to deploy with the latest products of our Technology Partners. This brings outstanding customer solutions to the market that are well integrated even before the standards groups catch up.” "We are able to test every new firmware update and eachcamera with the industry’sleading VMS, storage, network,and analytics platforms before release for sale" Dedicated servers for VMS The MegaLab features dedicated servers for VMS and other software solutions in physical and virtualised environments, as well as NVR appliances. A robust network backbone with network switch hardware from several manufacturers is available for dedicated testing and troubleshooting. This type of flexibility allows Technology Partners and Arecont Vision’s TAC, QA, and Engineering staff to test to precisely what needs to be checked, verified, or corrected. “Access to the MegaLab has greatly enhanced our quality assurance testing. We are able to test every new firmware update and each camera with the industry’s leading VMS, storage, network, and analytics platforms before release for sale,” said George Feldman, Director of Quality at Arecont Vision. “Since our cameras have maintained a unified API since 2008, the new cameras and firmware versions are plug and play with many of our partners. This allows us to verify that our new features and cameras are designed properly, and ensures a deep level of integration when new products are released.” Save
The programme includes sales, development, and support contacts between the companies Arecont Vision, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced that Veracity, a leading manufacturer of storage and network products, has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Programme. Innovating new products “The Arecont Vision partnership has allowed Veracity to innovate new transmission products that accelerated the growth of the megapixel marketplace,” said Scott Sereboff, CEO of Veracity. “The COLDSTORE storage system has been tested and in use in Arecont Vision’s MegaLab for several years. Having access to over 130 real megapixel cameras rather than using simulation software when combined with the top-tier video management software selection in the MegaLab allows us to ensure that we continue to provide the best integrated solution for our customers.” Integration benefits “The innovation that Veracity built into the COLDSTORE storage system mirrors the outside-the-box thinking that Arecont Vision has continued to bring to the security market,” said Jason Schimpf, Director of Sales Operations and Partner Relations. “Our end user customers and integrators will benefit from having these products integrated together.” The Arecont Vision Technology Partner Programme includes sales, development, and support contacts between the two companies in order to better engage with end user customers and integrators, integrate new features and technology, and resolve customer support issues.
Viakoo provides Operational Intelligence for IP-based physical security environments like access control and video Arecont Vision®, a provider of IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced that Viakoo, an Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) company, has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Programme. Arecont Vision-Viakoo partnership to benefit customers “Video surveillance is one of the most important aspects to a critical infrastructure company,” said Bud Broomhead, CEO, Viakoo. “In many cases, the video application, camera network, or storage is not properly specified or configured for high resolution video. Our software automatically and accurately pinpoints the issue and provides suggestions on how to fix it quickly.” “Arecont Vision was one of the very first partnerships we built when Viakoo was launched,” said Broomhead. “We are very excited about becoming part of the Technology Partner Programme and the benefits it will bring to customers.” Viakoo provides Operational Intelligence for IP-based physical security environments like access control and video. They have built an extensible cloud-based Industrial IoT framework and implemented their first solution for the management of physical security systems. Viakoo’s products continuously monitor the entire physical security network and delivers alerts, diagnostics, and performance metrics to ensure physical security uptime. Providing visibility to security system's performance “System uptime is absolutely critical when it comes to video surveillance,” said Jason Schimpf, Director of Sales Operations & Partner Relations, Arecont Vision. “Having Viakoo as a Technology Partner Programme member gives our customers visibility to the performance of their security system and helps to ensure critical video from Arecont Vision cameras is being recorded at critical times.” The Arecont Vision Technology Partner Programme includes sales, development, and support contacts between the two companies in order to better engage with end user customers and integrators, integrate new features and technology, and quickly resolve customer support issues.
Talkaphone products are integrated with Arecont Vision cameras in a wide variety of verticals and applications Arecont Vision has announced that Talkaphone, a manufacturer of emergency call box products, is now part of the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. Talkaphone products are integrated with Arecont Vision cameras in a wide variety of verticals and applications including parks and open spaces, schools, corporate campuses, parking lots and structures, and city streets. High quality security products “Talkaphone is very proud that our products are made in the USA, just like the Arecont Vision cameras,” said Bob Shanes, Vice President of Sales for Talkaphone. “Together, this ensures that our installations are of the best possible quality that will stand up to the most challenging applications, ensuring safety regardless of location.” Talkaphone is a designer and manufacturer of security and life safety communication products and solutions for customers around the globe. With over 80 years of experience creating communications solutions, Talkaphone designs attractive, robust, and reliable products, focuses on continuous technology advancement, and pledges a total commitment to customer and partner success. Talkaphone emergency call boxes with SurroundVideo “Talkaphone emergency call boxes serve as a critical alarm system on campuses and businesses across the country,” said Jason Schimpf, Director of Sales Operations & Partner Relations, Arecont Vision. “Adding an Arecont Vision IP megapixel camera, such as our unique SurroundVideo® Omni G2 featuring 4 independently adjustable motorised sensors, provides the system operator comprehensive coverage and excellent detail leading up to, during, and after the emergency button was pushed. This allows emergency units to respond quickly while providing the operator continuous and complete situational awareness.” The Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program includes sales, development, and support contacts between the two companies in order to better engage with end user customers and integrators, integrate new features and technology, and quickly resolve customer support issues. Customers are already benefiting from integrated Arecont Vision and Talkaphone installations.
Theia’s portfolio of high performance 4K and megapixel lenses are available in the Arecont Vision MegaLab Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced that Theia Technologies, the IP video surveillance lens specialist, has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. Theia lenses are available in the Arecont Vision MegaLab™. Arecont Vision expands Technology Partner Program “Arecont Vision has consistently pushed the envelope of high resolution and great image quality security cameras,” said Mark Peterson, VP Advanced Technology, Theia Technologies. “Their high resolution cameras combined with Theia’s portfolio of high performance 4K and megapixel lenses provides for a concentrated pixel density and crisp image to yield the best forensic evidence.” All-optical distortion correction Theia Technologies’ Linear Optical Technology® enables an ultra-wide field of view without barrel distortion through all-optical distortion correction, and without using software. Theia offers a select range of wide-angle and telephoto lenses that are designed for 5MP and 4K cameras. “Theia Technologies lenses offer great advantages in that they provide the excellent wide-angle image quality without barrel distortion or vignetting,” said Jason Schimpf, Director of Sales Operations & Partner Relations. “The lenses provide greater pixel density at the edges of the image versus traditional fisheye or other ultra-wide-angle lenses allowing the operator to see high quality images through the entire scene.” The Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program includes sales, development, and support contacts between the two companies in order to better engage with end user customers and integrators, integrate new features and technology, and quickly resolve customer support issues.
Iluminar products are available in Arecont Vision MegaLab as part of agreement to enable pre-installation integration and new product testing Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced that Iluminar, a leading manufacturer of IR and white light illumination products, has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Programme. Iluminar products are available in the Arecont Vision MegaLab™ as part of the agreement to enable pre-installation integration and new product testing. “The opportunity to pre-test Iluminar IR and white light illuminators with Arecont Vision megapixel cameras will be of great benefit to our integrators and end user customers,” said Eddie Reynolds, President and CEO of Iluminar. “The result will be easier design work and faster installations, with the advanced knowledge of what configurations and models work best together.” Integration to benefit mutual customers Iluminar offers innovative lighting solutions for the professional video surveillance market. The complete range of highly-efficient infrared and white light LED lighting products offered by Iluminar provides significant operational cost savings over traditional bulb-based competitors. Illuminator lighting products are vandal resistant and feature a five-year warranty. “We are excited to have Iluminar join the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Programme,” said Jason Schimpf, Director of Sales Operations and Partner Relations. “Many customers around the world rely on Iluminar lighting products to support Arecont Vision megapixel cameras. With Iluminar participating in the Technology Partner Programme and included in the available technology in the MegaLab, we are now able to offer even closer integration for the benefit of our mutual customers than ever before.” The Arecont Vision Technology Partner Programme includes sales, development, and support contacts between the two companies in order to better engage with end user customers and integrators, integrate new features and technology, and quickly resolve customer support issues.
Dotworkz products are available in the Arecont Vision MegaLab as part of the agreement Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced that Dotworkz, a leading manufacturer of protective camera housings for extreme environments, has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. Dotworkz products are available in the Arecont Vision MegaLab™ as part of the agreement. “Integrators and end customers will greatly benefit from the ability to pre-test and verify Dotworkz domes and housings with Arecont Vision products,” said Will Ferris, CEO of Dotworkz. “The goal is to give customers a product that is cost-effective to install. Being part of the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program will give us the ability to work closer with their design and support teams to achieve that goal.” Dotworkz protection solutions for extreme environments For 18 years Dotworkz has continued to produce professional grade outdoor and extreme climate camera protection solutions. The products give integrators, dealers, distributors, and IT consultants access to an extensive product line that is engineered to withstand and thrive in all-weather environments. These products are American-made to the highest standards and certification levels to ensure quality and performance while extending the life of cameras and sensitive electronics such as NVRs. “We are pleased to have Dotworkz as part of the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program,” said Jason Schimpf, Director of Sales Operations and Partner Relations. “The dome enclosures from Dotworkz enable customers in the harshest weather regions of the world to take full advantage of Arecont Vision cameras in reducing their total cost of ownership while increasing their situational awareness.” Arecont Vision technology Partner Program The Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program includes sales, development, and support contacts between the two companies in order to better engage with end user customers and integrators, integrate new features and technology, and quickly resolve customer support issues.
Siklu products are available in the Arecont Vision MegaLab™ as part of the agreement to enable pre-installation integration Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced that Siklu, a leading manufacturer of gigabit throughput wireless products, has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. Siklu products are available in the Arecont Vision MegaLab™ as part of the agreement to enable pre-installation integration and new product testing. Leading the wireless security market “The Arecont Vision megapixel cameras have completely changed the landscape on how security consultants and systems integrators design video surveillance systems,” says Ilan Moshe, General Manager of North America, Siklu. “The Siklu radios are designed to handle large bandwidth applications without the need to trench or pull fibre optics. Wirelessly transmitting high data rates at a cost effective price gives more users access to high quality, high resolution cameras for their video security system.” The Siklu gigabit throughput E-band (70/80 Ghz) and V-band (60 Ghz) radios are the market’s most cost-effective solutions for short-range wireless point-to-point links. They are based on more than 30 patents, and include the first SiGe E-band chip and other unique achievements. Siklu has sold thousands of radios worldwide to service providers, mobile operators, wireless security network operators, and enterprises. And with 30% market share, Siklu firmly leads the millimetre wave radio market. Top operators have tested their radios rigorously, and they are now deployed in all climates, working smoothly even through monsoons and hurricanes. Best-of-breed video technology “The innovation that Siklu has put into their products allows for customers to take advantage of the latest and greatest, best-of-breed video technology available in the security market”, says Jason Schimpf, Director of Sales Operations & Partner Relations, Arecont Vision. “I am excited to have a company like Siklu in the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program because they bring more reliable wireless capability to the benefit of our customers.” The Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program includes sales, development, and support contacts between the two companies in order to better engage with end user customers and integrators, integrate new features and technology, and quickly resolve customer support issues.
Arteco, a global provider of video event management systems software solutions, announced recently that Arteco Video Event Management Software (VEMS) successfully passed integration testing at the MegaLab™ by Arecont Vision. Arteco’s event-based video intelligence platform now integrates with Arecont Vision megapixel cameras, as verified in the dedicated IP video testing facility. Integrated network solutions The integration strengthens both companies’ ability to deliver comprehensive, best-in-class security and business services to joint customers across the globe. The combination of these feature-rich, open video surveillance and recording platforms helps ensure security, control liability and compliance. “The Arecont Vision MegaLab enables us to prove an advanced level of integration with our technology partners in a hands-on environment,” said Jason Schimpf, Director of Partner Relations, Arecont Vision. “The MegaLab certification provides joint customers with seamlessly integrated networked solutions, which helps further enhance the adoption of IP-based technologies in a wide variety of market applications.” The MegaLab, located at Arecont Vision’s headquarters in Los Angeles, ensures a high level of integration between Arecont Vision’s line of megapixel cameras and industry-leading video management applications. The MegaLab is part of Arecont Vision’s Technology Partner Programme, which was designed to further support partnerships between the company, and VMS and software platform providers through tighter integration, sales collaboration and joint marketing. Building key partners with integrations “Our continued focus on superior integration with today’s leading technology solutions demonstrates our commitment to providing customers with seamless technology options that best fit their specific security and business requirements, while strengthening compliance and safety,” said Steve Birkmeier, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Arteco. “Additionally, close technical partnerships are the foundation of our continued efforts to deliver increased flexibility to partners and customers, and we look forward to continuing to build out robust integrations with key partners.” Video event management software (VEMS) is a crucial component of today’s powerful surveillance applications. It enables users to achieve a higher level of situational awareness than previously thought possible. Arteco delivers intelligent solutions that allow users to gain more insight into security processes and overall operations to ensure safety is maximised. To learn more about Arteco, visit the company at ISC West 2016 in Las Vegas at booth #6097.
The new Infrastructure Partners segment expands access to manufacturers of world-class security and IT products Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, has expanded the popular Technology Partner Program to pre-test integration with complementary security and IT industry products under the new Infrastructure Partner category. Expanding Arecont Partners segment Manufacturers of the industry’s top-tier VMS, NVR, and analytics products have participated in the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program since it was introduced in 2010. Joining the programme portfolio, the new Infrastructure Partners segment expands access to manufacturers of world-class security and IT products. Participation is open to manufacturers of products that include servers, storage, network infrastructure, wireless, cybersecurity, PSIM, structured cabling, illumination, optics, enclosures, utility software, and accessories. Criteria for security manufacturers To participate as an Infrastructure Partner, manufacturers must have a track record of successful joint installations with Arecont Vision products, as well as a commitment to continuing sales, development, and support collaboration to benefit customers. The Arecont Vision MegaLab™ is used by manufacturers to test new products and releases, as well as by systems integrators to test system designs in advance of installation at a customer site. The award-winning Arecont Vision Technical Assistance Center (TAC) team also uses the MegaLab to replicate, troubleshoot, and resolve field-reported issues. Programme members provide their products for use in the MegaLab to advance these efforts. “Continued Arecont Vision investment in the MegaLab has enabled custom integration and ongoing testing with Arecont Vision megapixel cameras for a growing number of top-tier VMS, NVR, and analytics products,” said Jason Schimpf, Director of Sales Operations and Partner Relations, Arecont Vision. “With the addition of the Infrastructure Partner category, we are giving our end user customers and system integrators new integration-tested product choices that they can rely on for their video surveillance projects.” Visit Arecont Vision at ISC West, April 6 – 8, 2016.
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