Articles by Moshe Levi
OnSSI has released a new software module that integrates OnSSI’s Ocularis video-centric PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) with version v2.20 of Software House’s C•CURE 9000 security and event management system. The integration enables customers to utilise two combined best-of-breed solutions: Ocularis for IP video and C•CURE 9000 for access control. The revised and updated integration with OnSSI enhances the C•CURE 9000 event management capabilities by reducing memory consumption when presenting video. This reduction in memory consumption greatly improves the video popup response time and enables users to display more than 100 cameras simultaneously. The integration will run as a Windows service, providing users with a familiar, easy-to-use interface. Through the C•CURE 9000 monitoring station, users can monitor groups of up to 16 cameras connected to different recording servers at multiple sites. The video window can be set to display manually or automatically as an event pop-up, with up to four live video windows displayed based on event activation. Controls available to the user include digital PTZ during both live and playback operation, optical PTZ, virtual PTZ joystick and start/stop recording, among others. The integration was certified for Ocularis models IS, CS, LS and ES. “Our collaboration with Software House delivers the concrete benefit of increasing users’ ability to view video without overtaxing system storage capabilities,” said Moshe Levi, Product Manager, OnSSI. “This integration is one more example of our commitment to deliver the leading-edge capabilities customers demand in an event management solution.” “By integrating with OnSSI Ocularis, we offer customers greater value and opportunities to expand system functionality to fit their particular security needs,” said Cheryl Shea, Sr. Product Manager, Strategic Integrations, Tyco Security Products. “We are committed to bringing key integrations onboard from industry leaders that we feel maximise the value of C•CURE 9000 for our customers.” OnSSI’s Ocularis offers comprehensive video surveillance and access control event management for streaming, recording and managing an unlimited number of cameras at multiple sites combined with PSIM functionality. Ocularis’ straightforward workflow provides a collaborative environment in which video and alerts from across the organisation are organised into meaningful events for efficient shared handling and documentation. Available in five feature sets, each of which employs 64-bit architecture for optimised performance, Ocularis meets the video surveillance and security needs of organisations of all sizes and structures. C•CURE 9000 security and event management system combines leading access control capabilities with an easy-to-use “Outlook-like” user interface, IT-friendly architecture and a growing list of integration partners. With the C•CURE 9000 SiteServer security appliance and remote monitoring via a web interface, the C•CURE 9000 is designed to serve the needs of enterprises big and small. Leveraging Microsoft® .NET® 3.5 technology, C•CURE 9000 provides native encryption and XML data transfer, making it one of the fastest, most secure systems in the industry.
As part of the company's continuing growth and worldwide expansion, Magos Systems, a state-of-the-art radar technology and perimeter protection solutions provider, announces that it is expanding into the North American market with veteran security executive, Yaron Zussman as general manager. Founded in 2007 in Israel, Magos first specialised in advanced radar solutions for the military and defense markets. In 2015, Magos’ technology was declassified, allowing the company to focus on developing best-in-class systems for the commercial security market. Today, Magos radars are used in over 30 countries in critical infrastructure, data centers, electric utility sub stations, and oil refineries as well as in other commercial verticals like vineyards and car lots. Now, Magos is positioned to see increased adoption of its solutions in the U.S. Magos has also welcomed both Moshe Levi and Javier Arias as program managers to the North American operation Security management systems Magos has also welcomed both Moshe Levi and Javier Arias as program managers to the North American operation. Moshe Levi brings over 18 years of experience in the IT and security industries to the team. Levi holds a degree in computer science from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv. Prior to joining Magos, Levi worked with companies such as FST Biometrics and spent two years with ML-TEC Consulting as a technology and business development consultant and product manager. Levi also worked with OnSSI as a product manager and held the position of director of partner alliance with BriefCam. Javier Arias has spent over 20 years in the security industry and holds a degree in computer engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also previously worked with FST Biometrics. Arias gained experience as a project manager for G4S Technology, as a security consultant with Critigen, and worked with CH2M Hill and Security Management Systems for almost a decade. Enabling excellent performance “We are excited to expand our customer base and technology partners in North America, and we look forward to the new opportunities this strategic move will lead to,” said Yaron Zussman, general manager of Magos America. The Magos product offering includes a variety of ground-based radar solutions with varying coverage range for a broad base of applications, along with an automated radar management software. Magos radar technology allows for 24/7 all-condition detection of a protected site in a cost-effective manner. The technology boasts an ultra-high range accuracy, enabling excellent performance and false alarm reduction even in the most cluttered environments. Cost-efficient solution SR-1000 is Magos’ radar for larger-size applications with a detection range of 1000 meters for vehicles and over 800 meters for humansThe SR-1000 is Magos’ radar for larger-size applications with a detection range of 1000 meters for vehicles and over 800 meters for humans, allowing for the earliest possible detection and over 200 acres of coverage. The SR-500 features a detection range of up to 700 meters for vehicles and 400 meters for humans. The SR-250 is Magos’ newest solution in its perimeter protection lineup. Utilizing the same Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO) and digital beam forming technologies found in the SR-1000 and SR-500, it can cover an area of more than 15 acres, detecting targets at up to 250 meters. With azimuth coverage of 120-degrees and elevation coverage of 30-degrees, the radar provides superior coverage in all weather and lighting conditions, providing a cost-efficient solution that delivers military grade performance. The SR-250 consumes less than three watts of power and boasts a small size, making it another ideal, easy-to-install solution for both static and mobile deployments. Yielding wider coverage Magos also offers customers its Magos Area Surveillance System (MASS), a fully automated software for handling, monitoring and logging security events based upon inputs from an unlimited number of sensors, including radars and video surveillance cameras. MASS is able to seamlessly integrate with existing video management software (VMS) to create a more wholistic approach to perimeter protection. Once a target enters a pre-defined area of interest, MASS triggers an event in the customer's VMS and cues all the relevant pan-tilt-zoom cameras to continuously follow all detected threats, capable of following over 100 targets simultaneously. This enables Magos to deliver a fully integrated perimeter protection solution that covers the same area with fewer sensors while yielding wider coverage in all weather conditions.