Articles by Rob Mossman
Rapid expansion of access control into new roles has been fuelled by panel-less architecture Our world has changed and our industry has changed with it. Data now rules, and the network is king. The Internet of Things has driven customer expectations in how data is received and can be acted upon. Advances in panel-less pure IP technologies have allowed our customers to redefine the applications of access control. These two colliding forces have put us all in the business of managing access points and delivering real-time data… any access point, with new types of data. Traditionally, access control solutions have always been restricted to securing entry and exit points as well as securing access against unauthorised entries. We, as leaders, can no longer think in “doors”. Innovation in access control technology Technology leaders and analysts agree there will be over 25 billion connected devices in use by 2020, creating a $4 trillion revenue opportunity. In access control this now means that we must use open platforms to share information at a rate that we have never experienced. Hospitals, farms, ambulances, warehousing, mining, and manufacturing all have needs to control relays to improve efficiency, safety and security. Access control is being expanded from doors to cabinets, heavy machinery, vehicles, and production lines. Farms are using traditional access control technologies to solve problems from feed distribution to fuel pump access. Access control is becoming a tool to solve problems that were not traditionally in our domain. The benefits of a distributed Pure IP,panel-less, architecture combinedwith the desire for control,operational efficiency, and safety aredriving us all to think about accesscontrol as more than “doors” Rapid expansion of access control into these new roles has been fuelled by panel-less architecture. IP enabled access control systems have been reduced to a single reader-controller device that has the capability of panel systems in a centrally managed, fully distributed architecture. Constant power can be provided via Power over Ethernet delivering as much as 600 mA for locks and other devices. Local decision keeps the access control network running, even if the network goes down. These advances result in faster install, greater scalability, and a less expensive overall proposition. Healthcare applications and beyond The benefits of a distributed Pure IP, panel-less, architecture combined with the desire for control, operational efficiency, and safety are driving us all to think about access control as more than “doors”. A prime example of this new way of thinking about access control includes the way it is now being used in the healthcare industry. With the help of Carstens, Inc, the industry’s leading provider of wall-mounted workstations, authorised users can now open locked cabinets and other access points throughout a healthcare facility with a single swipe of their card. This powerful healthcare solution is revolutionising the industry. The WALLAroo,® Carstens’s new wall-mounted workstations are available with the advanced security of Pure IP access control technology. The simple topology of a single reader-controller device powered by a standard category 5 cable makes this solution viable. This technology can be found on medical cabinets and mobile carts throughout a myriad of healthcare facilities and helps to better secure medication distribution, critical supply storage and patient data and prevent any mishandling or unauthorised access. Adapting to growing needs The clarity of Charles Darwin applies to us all when he said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives but the most adaptable.” Each of us need to challenge ourselves to augment our historical product lines and way of thinking to seize new opportunity for our businesses. Providing customers the choice for Pure IP access control or the traditional solution allows your business to evolve as IP technology continues to the edge. As we move forward into 2016, the saying it’s not just about doors will continue to become reality. As technology continues to evolve, so will the applications of access control. From securing remote sites to medical cabinets even underground mines, the gateway to possibilities is endless and will continue to grow for years to come.
ISONAS Inc., a Pure IP access control manufacturer, announced that the company will be unveiling its new IP-Bridge 2.0 at booth #11121 at the ISC West trade show, the largest security event in the world. The ISC West show will take place on April 11th – 13th at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV. At the show, ISONAS will be featuring its Pure IP family of hardware and software products along with the launch of the next generation of the access control encoder; the new IP-Bridge 2.0. ISONAS has continued to expand their integrated community and will introduce additional partners at ISC West; further expanding the power of choice for customers. Paired with the ISONAS R-1 Wiegand readers, the IP-Bridge 2.0 provides access to Bluetooth Low Energy capabilities giving legacy system takeovers access to mobile credentials ISONAS R-1 Wiegand readers As IP technologies and IoT devices proliferate the security market, the IP-bridge has been the tool to migrate old legacy systems into the IP era. Just like the video encoder transitioned the analogue video surveillance market to IP, the new IP-Bridge 2.0 delivers this same simple path for the access control market. With more processing power and additional functionality local to the device, the IP-Bridge 2.0 expands on the core benefits of its predecessor allowing users to avoid a rip and replace scenario. Paired with the ISONAS R-1 Wiegand readers, the IP-Bridge 2.0 provides access to Bluetooth Low Energy capabilities giving legacy system takeovers access to mobile credentials along with a straightforward road to IP technology. Flexible badge printing solution In addition, ISONAS plans to reveal two new integration partners at ISC West, expanding the functionality of its software and hardware platforms. The newest integration with Entrust Datacard’s software, TruCredential, brings a flexible badge printing solution to Pure Access and delivers an easy-to-use card design, issuance and management system. The second integration is with a leading, global access control software company that will utilise the ISONAS hardware SDK to drive the benefits of Pure IP hardware with their enterprise level access control software platform. Our business is committed to the continued growth of our integrated partners and becoming the defacto standard for IP Access Control hardware" Educating customers on IP access control solution This new partner will be revealed at the ISONAS media event taking place on Wednesday, April 11th at 4 p.m. “We are extremely excited to launch our new IP-Bridge 2.0 at the ISC West show this year as well as our latest integration partners,” states Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. “Our business is committed to the continued growth of our integrated partners and becoming the defacto standard for IP Access Control hardware. We look forward to educating our customers on the benefits of our IP solution at our annual media event and keeping the Pure IP revolution moving forward.” For live product demonstrations at the ISC West show and to see first-hand these new ISONAS integrations, visit booth #11121. Attendees can also stop by the ISONAS media event on April 11th at 4 p.m. for a review of the entire product line.
ISONAS Inc., IP access control manufacturer, has announced that the company will be unveiling its new IP-Bridge 2.0 at booth #11121 at the ISC West trade show, the largest security event in the world. The ISC West show will take place on April 11th – 13th at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV. At the show, ISONAS will be featuring its pure IP family of hardware and software products, along with the launch of the next generation of its access control encoder; the new IP-Bridge 2.0. ISONAS has continued to expand their integrated community and will introduce additional partners at ISC West; further expanding the power of choice for customers. IP-Bridge 2.0 As IP technologies and IoT devices proliferate the security market, the IP-bridge has been the tool to migrate old legacy systems into the IP era. Just like the video encoder transitioned the analog video surveillance market to IP, the new IP-Bridge 2.0 delivers this same simple path for the access control market. With more processing power and additional functionality local to the device, the IP-Bridge 2.0 expands on the core benefits of its predecessor, allowing users to avoid a rip and replace scenario. Paired with the ISONAS R-1 Wiegand readers, the IP-Bridge 2.0 provides access to Bluetooth Low Energy capabilities, giving legacy system takeovers access to mobile credentials along with a straightforward road to IP technology. Pure IP access control In addition, ISONAS plans to reveal two new integration partners at ISC West, expanding the functionality of its software and hardware platforms. The newest integration with Entrust Datacard’s software, TruCredential, brings a flexible badge printing solution to Pure Access and delivers an easy-to-use card design, issuance and management system. The second integration is with a global access control software company that will utilize the ISONAS hardware SDK to drive the benefits of Pure IP hardware with their enterprise level access control software platform. This new partner will be revealed at the ISONAS media event taking place on Wednesday, April 11th at 4 p.m. “We are extremely excited to launch our new IP-Bridge 2.0 at the ISC West show this year as well as our latest integration partners,” states Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. “Our business is committed to the continued growth of our integrated partners and becoming the defacto standard for IP Access Control hardware. We look forward to educating our customers on the benefits of our IP solution at our annual media event and keeping the Pure IP revolution moving forward.”
ISONAS, a Pure IP access control system manufacturer, has announced that the company has expanded its team and added three new hires to its roster. ISONAS continues to foster a customer-centric philosophy throughout the company and created a new Account Executive and Senior Java Engineer positions to focus on deepening customer interaction and product development efforts. Driving feature and function Olivia Peralta was recently hired as an inside sales Account Executive responsible to create personal relationships with integrators, distributors and end users in the eastern territory. In addition, Olivia will work on the ISONAS lead generation front and build customer relationships through interactive communication, and provide ongoing solutions to ISONAS customers. Olivia comes with an open mind and great sense of determination to bring futureproof solutions to customers. With the overwhelming success of Pure Access, ISONAS’s cloud-based software, the necessity to continue to drive feature and function was imminent. Ben Gemperline joins the ISONAS Pure Access development team as a new Senior Java Engineer and will be responsible for back-end application support and scale the Pure Access system to the next level. ISONAS will continue to expand and deliver the simplest and most flexible solutions in the access control market Next generation of IoT products Ben comes with a vast knowledge of SaaS architecture and brings an incredible level of expertise to the ISONAS team. He will be an integral part of the ISONAS engineering team in developing the company’s next generation of IoT products and providing a performant application for ISONAS customers. “These additional ISONAS team members bring great expertise and an entrepreneurial spirit that matches our fast-moving culture and allow us to expand our application and customer interactions,” states Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. “We continue to invest our resources in our people and build a team that is second to none and pushes the Pure IP Revolution to the next level.” Growing sales on the West coast On a sales front, ISONAS hired a new Regional Sales Manager on the west coast, Brian Koeck. Brian will be responsible for growing sales on the west coast in states west of the Mississippi River and will be working closely with ISONAS partners and customers. ISONAS has built long-term relationships with a team of certified integrators, distributors and manufacturer rep firms that Brian will be fostering and continuing to grow business in the western territory. He will also interact with the ISONAS inside sales and operations team to ensure that customers continue to have their expectations exceeded by ISONAS. ISONAS has a culture of quick witted-entrepreneurs that move quickly and are fully focused on their customer. This culture drives their product development and customer interaction and this philosophy is clearly seen in their powerful cloud-based software solution, Pure Access, and the next evolution in IP access control hardware with the RC-04. With the right team in place, ISONAS will continue to expand and deliver the simplest and most flexible solutions in the access control market and take Pure IP access control to the next level.
ISONAS, the Pure IP™ access control system manufacturer, has announced that the company will be showcasing its Pure IP hardware integration with Open Options, an access control software manufacturer at the 63rd Annual ASIS International Seminar & Exhibition in Dallas, Texas on September 26th – 28th. ISONAS’ Pure IP hardware solution, integrated with enterprise software solutions like Open Option’s DNA Fusion platform, offers customers choice in access control software solutions. With the launch in April of 2016, the adoption has been extremely positive as customers can now select the best of breed software and pair it with the next evolution in access control hardware; the ISONAS Pure IP hardware family. Pure IP open architecture hardware system Attendees can stop by booth #625 and see first-hand the benefits that only a Pure IP open architecture hardware system can provide; a simple, scalable, and flexible solution. In addition, with the release of DNA Fusion’s Version 7, they can experience the latest and greatest from Open Options, including an updated user interface within personnel groups, access levels, and direct commands in addition to new integrations with industry leading technologies. “ASIS is always a terrific opportunity to showcase the cutting-edge features and technology our DNA Fusion product offers,” said Open Options President and General Manager Jonathan Berman. “We continue to incorporate valuable third-party integrations, such as ISONAS, which provides increased functionality and comprehensive solutions for our users.” Offering choice to customers in the security marketplace Open Options and ISONAS share the belief that open platforms and communities are the path forward for the industry and customers. With their integration, DNA Fusion has become the connection point for a variety of systems including best-in-class access control, video, data, and audio and now the ISONAS Pure IP all-in-one reader and controller. Customers are freed from proprietary, closed systems that are expensive, and provide limited solutions. “ISONAS is excited to showcase our Pure IP hardware solutions at the Open Options booth this year at ASIS International. We are looking forward to speaking with attendees about our integration with a world-class company such as Open Options,” said Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. “This integration signifies our commitment to offering choice to our customers in the marketplace.” Over the last few years, ISONAS has made the commitment to further develop powerful integrations and offer customers the opportunity to use Pure IP hardware with any software, specifically like-minded access control manufacturers like Open Options. Attendees can stop by the Open Options booth #625 to learn more about the benefits of the integration, DNA Fusion or the ISONAS Pure IP hardware family.
ISONAS Inc., a provider of Pure IP access control system, announced that they will be increasing the number of onsite certified partner trainings. The incredible adoption of their new product line is driving the need for more onsite training to continue educating partners and integrators on its new RC-04 hardware family and Pure Access software platform. In 2015, ISONAS launched a certified partner program which involved an online training programme and many other benefits. ISONAS onsite certification programme The programme took off with a strong adoption from the field and from there the ISONAS onsite certification programme was born. Now ISONAS is on the road creating a hands-on experience for partners and certifying them in a single day. ISONAS’s Technical Sales Manager is taking the ISONAS certified training programme to set locations throughout the country and will be hosting six lunch and learn training sessions during the month of May. The cost per technician is $500 and includes a full day session, lunch and now includes an ISONAS demo unit complete with an RC-04 reader-controller delivering a full experience in wiring, configuration, and set up. ISONAS is dedicated to making its partners successful selling and installing Pure IP access control solutions and continues to add sessions monthly. By offering onsite training, integrators can get hands on experience and exclusive product information to keep them-up-to-date on best practices when installing an ISONAS Pure IP access control system. Now ISONAS is on the road creating a hands-on experience for partners and certifying them in a single day Pure IP access control solution ISONAS offers one of the best integrator partner programmes in the industry. Certified Integrators can take advantage of the latest online training modules, pre-sales support, project registration, design tools, technical documentation, and access to ISONAS industry leading technical support. Through this comprehensive program, ISONAS Certified Integrators can provide superior support and installations to mutual customers; making it a win-win situation for all. “ISONAS values its partners and their dedication to the company’s products and brand. We continue to add more value to our programmes and simplicity to our product, driving a better experience for all. We are excited about offering our valued partners a free demo unit to assist them in helping their customers implement a Pure IP access control solution successfully,” states Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. “Knowledge is the key to our success and we firmly believe in sharing our resources with partners across the country by providing onsite training along with pre-sales support and design assistance to drive our partners’ success.”
Pure Access 2.0 offers a brand-new user interface and experience ISONAS Inc., a Pure IP access control system manufacturer, announced that the company will be exhibiting their new line of software and hardware products at booth #5117 at the ISC West 2017 trade show, the largest security event in the world. The ISC West show will take place on April 5th – 7th at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pure Mobile credentials At the show, ISONAS will be featuring its Pure IP family of hardware products, their new mobile credential platform as well as Pure Access 2.0; all wrapped up in a new look and feel with a revamped brand and booth, revealing a new ISONAS. In addition, attendees will be able to experience the new Pure Mobile credentials at the ISONAS booth and also enter a contest to potentially win a brand-new Amazon Echo. ISONAS is taking the market by storm, with a completely new product line and major expansion of its network and engineering team, who have delivered a simple user experience from the physical installation all the way to a credential presentation. The ISONAS Pure IP RC-04 hardware platform revolutionises the ease of install and the powerful addition of Bluetooth Low Energy capability makes access control hassle free by allowing for the use of a smart phone as a user's credential. “Our product vision continues to evolve and push the envelope in access control with a strong focus on making the customer experience easier each year,” states Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. Integration with Milestone XProtect Access Manager “We look forward to showcasing our new hardware and software line at ISC West this year and educating customers on the many benefits of our Pure IP solution at our media event on Wednesday April 5.” ISONAS continues taking Pure IP to the next level with a cutting-edge solution that creates a simpler and smarter access control solution for customers. “We look forward to showcasing our new hardware and software line at ISC West this year” ISONAS continues to unleash more technological advancement into the market opening the door to convenient access control for everyone and the release of Pure Access 2.0 does just that. The latest version offers a brand-new user interface and experience, that includes a direct integration with Microsoft’s Active Directory and a fresh integration with the Milestone XProtect Access Manager. Whether on premise or in the cloud, Pure Access offers ISONAS certified integrator partners an opportunity for an off-the-shelf, managed access control platform that empowers their existing RMR model.Amazon EchoIn February, ISONAS launched their new mobile credential, Pure Mobile, and will be offering these credentials FREE through April 2017. At the show, attendees can find out how to take advantage of this special offer at the ISONAS booth and see how simple and cost effective these credentials are by enrolling in a contest for an Amazon Echo. To enter, attendees can simply download the new Pure Mobile application from the iOS or Google Play store (Android coming soon), then enroll their mobile device at booth 5117. To claim your prize, simply return to the booth on Thursday, April 6th before 1 p.m. and present the mobile device to see if you are granted access to one of the hottest new products on the market, the Amazon Echo, a hands-free speaker you control with your own voice.For live product demonstrations at the ISC West show or to get your new ISONAS Pure Mobile credential to register for a chance to win a brand-new Amazon Echo, visit Booth #5117. ISONAS will also be hosting a media event at its booth on April 5th at 4 p.m. to further showcase its new product line.
Certified integrator partners and customers have moved onto the new ISONAS Pure Access 2.0 software and are extremely happy with the user experience ISONAS, a Pure IP access control system manufacturer, announced that the company has released Pure Access 2.0 to ring in the new year. Launched in 2016, Pure Access, is a family of leading access control software products comprised of a fully hosted platform, Pure Access Cloud and an on-premise option, Pure Access Manager. Pure Access provides a complete access control platform allowing for full installation, administration, and management of ISONAS’s patented Pure IP access control hardware. The Pure Access software platform provides a modern user interface that establishes a new standard for ease of use in managing an unlimited number of access points across any geography through a mobile device, tablet, or browser. The 2.0 update adds new features that expand the capability of the platform; which includes a direct integration with Microsoft’s Active Directory and a custom rules engine. Unifying IT and physical security platforms With the addition of Active Directory, users of Pure Access 2.0 can unify IT and physical security platforms and centrally manage people and groups from a single interface. The integration allows selected user information such as name, badge ID, PIN number, and access control permissions to be transferred from Active Directory to Pure Access with an automated synchronization. This eliminates any manual intervention and potential errors helping to simplify cardholder management. In many organizations, Active Directory is utilized as the main user management database, integrating to a wide range of other business systems, and with this integration ISONAS customers can now leverage their centralized source of user data and simplify their training process for an access control platform. "At ISONAS, the product vision continues to evolve and focus on making the experience of our customers even more efficient and simpler" Real-time notifications The second new feature in Pure Access 2.0, a custom rules engine, gives customers the ability to trigger actions or responses when a specific event occurs. An email alert can be set up to track a specific alert or credential along with dashboard notifications, giving ISONAS customers notification of actions in real-time. These rules allow users a more granular view and total control of their access control system. Efficient user experience With the official launch of the Pure Access software platform in 2016, a number of certified integrator partners and customers have moved onto the new Pure Access software and are extremely happy with the user experience, “At ISONAS, the product vision continues to evolve and focus on making the experience of our customers even more efficient and simpler,” states Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. “The release of Pure Access 2.0 is a testament to this and we continue to focus our resources on providing products focused on our customers’ needs in 2017.” The company continues to stay true to its culture of pushing the envelope in new access control technologies and driving the Pure IP revolution forward. Pure IP technologies are becoming the future in access control technology creating open platforms and providing customers with a choice in their access control.
ISONAS’s new software platform, Pure Access includes Pure Access Cloud, and Pure Access Manager ISONAS, a Pure IP access control system manufacturer, announces a major expansion of its network and engineering team. The security market has changed dramatically and the time for rapid adoption of IP access control is here. The ISONAS leadership team recognised this unique opportunity and sought out technology professionals who could create new innovative products and services that would not only lead the access control market, but to also become a technology leader in SaaS and IoT. These new engineers build upon an extremely solid foundation of access control knowledge and have elevated access control to a technological position that other competitors will chase for years to come. Technological leadership team ISONAS has taken this technological leadership position through a well thought out team structure of SaaS software, firmware development, IP and product quality assurance, and a new CIO. The SaaS team is led by a stellar software architect, Jesse Euton, who has spearheaded the creation and development of the ISONAS Pure access software. Jesse’s team is augmented by a talented Java developer, Kirill Novik, and together with other 3rd party resources have created and released a revolutionary SaaS and on premise access control software that allows for managed and hosted access control. The firmware team is now being led by what we believe is one of the greatest young talents in the access control industry, Sr. Firmware Engineer Chris Thuss. Chris brings a significant amount of experience from both domestic and international markets. The third leg of the engineering team additions is Ashton Mitchell who brings a significant knowledge of networking, product testing, SaaS modelling and quality assurance. Ashton’s team has elevated the quality of ISONAS released software and hardware product to a world class level. "Our mission is to enhance thecustomer experience at everytouch point and bring productsto market that drive the Pure IPrevolution forward" Pure Access software This team of tech savvy engineers have developed the newest products from ISONAS, which includes the entirely new software platform, Pure Access, launched in April of this year. This platform is comprised of a fully hosted platform, Pure Access Cloud, and an on-premise option, Pure Access Manager. In addition, the team is also responsible for the brand new Pure IP RC-04 hardware family, that is truly the next evolution in Pure IP access control. This next generation hardware delivers advanced technical functionality along with an entirely revamped aesthetic and multiple form factors. This hardware revolutionises the ease of install and the powerful addition of Bluetooth Low Energy capability makes access control hassle free by allowing for the use of a smart phone as a user's credential. IP access control SaaS model In addition to the new engineering team, ISONAS has appointed a new Chief Information Officer (CIO), Steve Calderoni. In this addition, ISONAS has further established itself as the leading IP access control with full recognition that their patented Pure IP hardware and software products are IoT devices that are best leveraged in a SaaS model. Steve brings incredible knowledge of networks and best practices for a SaaS platform. He will be dedicated to driving the technical interface with the ISONAS customer to the next level through the deployment, documentation, and support of ISONAS products. Steve has been instrumental in helping customers experience a smoother transition to the ISONAS Pure IP access control solution by ensuring their network infrastructures are secure and built properly. “This team of experts has been instrumental in delivering our next generation products this year,” states Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. “Our mission is to enhance the customer experience at every touch point and bring products to market that drive the Pure IP revolution forward.” ISONAS has built the right team of experts in 2016 and the addition of a CIO will push the network expertise to the next level. ISONAS is poised for a strong 2017 and committed to pushing the envelope in access control technology and taking Pure IP to new heights. Save
ISONAS's cloud-based software brings new features to access control that highlight the capabilities of a Pure IP solution ISONAS, a Pure IP access control system manufacturer, has announced that the company will be showcasing its new software platform – Pure Access Cloud in booth #3762 at the 2016 ASIS International seminar and exhibits. The 62nd Annual ASIS International kicks off on September 12th and runs through September 15th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Show attendees will find a full spectrum of security solutions along with ISONAS’s revolutionary Pure IP access control technology and new software platform, Pure Access Cloud. This cloud-based software brings new features and functionality to access control that highlight the unique capabilities of a Pure IP hardware solution. Technology leaders and analysts agree there will be over 25 billion connected devices in use by 2020, all the more reason ISONAS chose to take its Pure IP access control solutions to the next level. Pure Access Cloud softwareWith the official launch of the software platform earlier this year, a number of certified integrator partners and customers have moved onto the new Pure Access Cloud software and are extremely happy with the user experience, the simplicity and the flexibility that it offers. The Pure Access software platform provides a modern user interface that establishes a new standard for ease of use in managing an unlimited number of access points across any geography through a mobile device, tablet or browser. In addition, the cloud infrastructure provides an off-the-shelf recurring revenue model for certified integrator partners. Another unique capabilitythat only Pure IP cloud-basedtechnology can provide is aredefined solution that is capital expenditure free Internet of ThingsThe Internet of Things continues to evolve and drive expectations forward, while simultaneously shaping the requirements for everyone in all markets. Mysterious as the cloud may be to some consumers, it continues to be at the forefront of software platforms and is now taking off in the physical security industry, as well as transforming the way people interact with their access control systems now that it is accessible anywhere, at any time, on any device. “At ISONAS, the product vision continues to deliver access control solutions that take advantage of the Pure IP technology., Adding the flexibility of cloud technology, continues our strong focus on making the experience of our customers easier and more efficient,” states Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. The company continues to stay true to its culture of pushing technologies into the next frontier with the new cloud-based software. “Another powerful attribute of our Pure Access Cloud software is the opportunity our certified partners have to provide a high level of service to their customers through an off-the-shelf, managed access control solution empowering their existing RMR model. We look forward to another successful show at ASIS International this year and continuing to exceed our customers’ expectations now and in the future,” states Robert Lydic, Global VP of Sales at ISONAS. Another unique capability that only Pure IP cloud-based technology can provide is a redefined solution that is capital expenditure free, meaning costly investments on servers and other expensive hardware is eliminated. Pure IP technologies are becoming the future in access control technology creating open platforms providing customers choice in their access control software. Save
ISONAS named as one of Boulder Valley’s fastest growing private companies in 2015 ISONAS a pure IP access control system manufacturer, today announced that it has yet again made BizWest’s Mercury 100 list as one of the fastest growing companies in Colorado for 2015. The Mercury 100 event hosted by BizWest took place on May 25th at the Lionsgate Event Centre where the fastest-growing private companies in Boulder and Broomfield counties were honoured for their continued growth over two years in their respective industries. ISONAS continues to expand their Pure IP access control systems and offer its customers choice in open platform access control solutions; making the company a top contender for the Mercury 100 list. Compiled by BizWest’s research department, the Mercury 100 list is ranked by percentage revenue growth over a two-year period. The 100 companies are divided into 5 “flights” with a total of 20 companies per flight; flights are based on total annual revenue. The 20 companies in each of the five flights are then ranked by their percentage of revenue growth over a two-year period, with the top five in each flight being introduced at the Mercury 100 event. ISONAS ranked number 10 “ISONAS is truly honoured to make the Mercury 100 list for a second consecutive year. Our goal is to push the access control marketplace to the next level and have our Pure IP hardware solution be the de facto standard in the industry. This award demonstrates our success in delivering a revolutionary product and providing high levels of support to our customers year after year,” states Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. “Boulder County continues to be known as a global technology hub attracting the best of the best and we are thrilled to be recognized alongside some of the top companies in the state.” Out of the 20 competing companies in flight 2, ISONAS was ranked at number 10 with 58% growth between 2013 and 2015, which is an outstanding accomplishment. The growth for ISONAS is attributed to their patented Pure IP access control system that is pushing the market into the next level of technology, IP. With a new investment group and executive team, ISONAS has been delivering new products and catering to their customers’ needs and desires. Taking customer feedback and producing technology has allowed ISONAS to see this rapid acceleration in the last few years.
The ISONAS Pure IP family of reader-controllers can be used as a standalone product or with Pure Access software ISONAS Inc., a leading pure IP access control system manufacturer, recently announced that the company will be exhibiting and showcasing its new line of software and hardware products at booth #620 at the ASIS 26th Annual New York City Security Conference & Expo. ASIS NYC will take place on April 27th and 28th at the Javits Convention Center and bring together more than 2,200 security and law enforcement professionals to examine the latest trends, and discover the innovative products and services needed to ensure the safety and security of their property and people. ISONAS has brought its powerful Pure IP access control solution to NYC and has worked with high profile facilities in the area including the NYS Courts, NYC Ambulance, and various universities in the tri-state area. Pure Access family of access control software The new cutting edge software platform from ISONAS, Pure Access, will be featured at the show. ISONAS’s Pure Access platform is a family of leading access control software products comprised of a fully hosted platform, Pure Access Cloud and an on premise option, Pure Access Manager. Pure Access provides a complete access control platform allowing for full installation, administration and management of the patented Pure IP™ access control hardware. The modern user interface establishes a new standard for ease of use in managing an unlimited number of access points across any geography through a mobile device, tablet or modern browser. Pure Access brings new features and functionality to access control that fully leverage the power of Pure IP™ hardware solution. “ISONAS is excited to be part of ASIS NYC this year and showcase our new product line in the NYC area,” states Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. “This is a great follow-up to our successful unveiling at ISC West in Las Vegas in the beginning of April.” Pure IP family of reader-controllers In addition to the Pure Access launch, come get a sneak peek of the new ISONAS hardware, the Pure IP family of reader-controllers, available in August of this year. Whether used as a standalone product or with the Pure Access software, the new ISONAS Pure IP™ RC-04 hardware platform, with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) capability, delivers an entirely revamped aesthetic and forward functionality that increases flexibility for the customer in how and where their access control is installed. The ISONAS reader-controller will continue to be an all in one intelligent device and lead the industry in reader and controller technology. The RC-04 leverages our current patented technology and requires a single CAT5 cable to provide power and data; eliminating the need for a panel and providing a simpler and smarter alternative. For live product demonstrations at the ASIS NYC show, visit booth #620.
ISONAS announces its first integration with Open Options at ISC West 2016 in Las Vegas ISONAS Inc., a leading pure IP access control system manufacturer, recently announced that the company has partnered with Open Options, a premiere access control software manufacturer, to offer customers choice in access control software solutions. ISONAS continues to expand their open platform access control hardware solution and will announce their first integration with Open Options at ISC West. With the integration scheduled to launch in July, customers are now freed from complex software licensing and can reap the benefits that only a Pure IP open architecture hardware system can provide. ISC West attendees can learn more about the powerful new integration by stopping by the ISONAS booth #2077 from April 6th-8th at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Open architecture IT-centric access control software Open Options has been delivering global, open platform access control solutions since 1998. The company was among the first to embrace a true open architecture in an industry that offers proprietary, closed systems that trap users into an expensive and limited model. DNA Fusion, Open Options' award-winning open architecture access control software, is the most IT-centric product on the market, interfacing seamlessly with leading security systems including video, biometrics, and intercom. "Since our founding in 1998, Open Options has preached the concept and value of open architecture system design for the security industry. We're pleased to announce a new partnership with ISONAS that further adds to the many competent options in the open architecture marketplace. Today's customers demand more options and interoperability in software than ever before and to stay pertinent in this industry during market maturations, we continue to listen to these needs and work to deliver the most cost-effective solutions available that demonstrate the real monetary value of an open architecture," states Steve Fisher, Founder & CEO of Open Options. ISONAS and Open Options integration at ISC West "ISONAS is proud to partner with a world-class company such as Open Options and provide our customers with a simple, cost-effective access control solution. We are excited to announce this integration with Open Options at ISC West and show the industry the power of Pure IP hardware," states Rob Mossman, CEO of ISONAS. The "Internet of Things" is driving expectations and shaping requirements for everyone in all markets, making the user experience king. These expectations drive customers to demand choice in their system solutions. ISONAS has made the commitment to develop powerful integrations and offers the opportunity to its customers to use Pure IP hardware with any software, specifically like-minded access control manufacturers like Open Options. This integration is the first of many and will be instrumental in taking the access control industry to the next level with Pure IP technology. For more information on the Open Options integration, visit the ISONAS booth #2077 at the ISC West show.
ISONAS' open platform philosophy frees customers from proprietary, closed systems that are expensive and provide limited solutions ISONAS Inc., a leading pure IP access control system manufacturer, recently announced that the company will move to an open platform access control solution. ISONAS has been providing access control solutions that effortlessly integrate with many other systems including access control software. The company will now take these integrations to the next level by partnering with some of today’s leading access control software manufacturers launching the first integration in July 2016. These integrations will be featured in the ISONAS booth #2077 at the ISC West trade show on April 6th – 8th at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ISONAS Pure IP hardware platform ISONAS continues to set the standard for access control and with the launch of its new hardware product line, brand new software platform and open platform philosophy; customers can be freed from proprietary, closed systems that are expensive, and provide limited solutions. “Customers want the benefits that only our Pure IP hardware can provide, a simple and cost effective solution. With our commitment to an open platform, customers will have choice in their software solutions and whether that’s our new Pure Access cloud based solution or one of our integration partners, they win. This puts ISONAS hardware in the position to become the de facto standard for access control hardware in the industry,” states Rob Mossman, CEO of ISONAS. Customisable and integratable security solutions The simple topology of a Pure IP solution - an ISONAS reader-controller and a CAT 5 for power and data - allow flexibility that panel or IP-enabled panel systems cannot. The open platform enables customers to fully customise a security solution with access control software integrations or even video management systems. Pure IP access control enables customers to do things they never thought possible. Whether used as a standalone product or with the Pure Access software, the new ISONAS Pure IP hardware platform, with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) capability, delivers an entirely revamped aesthetic and forward functionality that increases flexibility for the customer in how and where their access control is installed. The ISONAS reader-controller will continue to be an all in one device and lead the industry in reader and controller technology. ISONAS will host a media event at its booth on April 6th at 4:00 p.m. to further showcase the new open platform architecture and new product lines. For live product demonstrations, visit the ISONAS booth #2077 at the ISC West show.
Lincoln Fire & Rescue (LF&R) in Lincoln, Nebraska offers an all hazards emergency response service including fire and emergency medical services with professional personnel on staff. Each member is sworn to protect the lives and property of all Lincoln city residents. The fire department promotes life safety through public education, fire suppression, emergency medical services, and hazardous materials, and by developing and enforcing ordinances and fire codes. Currently, the fire department is comprised of 232 firefighters, 60 captains, and 10 chief officers within 17 buildings servicing 272,996 residents of Lincoln, Nebraska and surrounding areas. With life safety as the mission of Lincoln Fire & Rescue, ensuring timely and efficient rescues and firefighting is imperative and requires quick access to buildings. Nearly 5,000 fire departments nationwide use the Knox-Box® system including L F & R for afterhours building access to investigate the possibility of a fire. The Knox-Box® system provides a secure, rapid entry after-hours solution specifically developed for fire departments. The system consists of hardened steel boxes installed on the exterior of a building near the entrance that business owners use to store entrance keys, access cards and floor plans. A single master key is controlled by the local fire department, making it vital that these boxes are heavily protected, and access to these keys is secured and restricted. Department personnel developed a mobile application using the ISONAS system to secure this single master Knox Box key on specific apparatus. The main challenges Lincoln Fire & Rescue needed to secure all 17 facilities within the department from unauthorised visitors and prevent access to costly medical equipment, oxygen tanks, uniforms, and other expensive fire equipment. Specifically, LF&R wanted to secure facilities that contained multiple access points covering a large geographic area and find a solution that could expand with them as they grew. New fire houses built in the department would need to be seamlessly added to the main access control system; which posed another challenge. Most importantly, LF&R needed to keep their fire trucks safe and inaccessible and needed to safeguard the on-site master keys associated with the Knox Box system for numerous businesses in the community. The solution Lincoln Fire & Rescue had previously worked with Cable Guyz Communications, Inc., a local systems integrator that provided systems and services for a variety of network based products, including computer networks, phone systems and access control. Initially, the integrator was contracted to help the fire department with their computer networking and cabling needs. Cable Guyz had established themselves as a reputable vendor for systems integration for the City of Lincoln and was chosen by LF&R to maintain and upgrade the department’s ISONAS Pure IP access control system. Cable Guyz handled the work very professionally. Their flexibility to work around fire trucks coming in and out of the garage and running wire through the high ceilings was sincerely appreciated and they were able to meet multiple deadlines with no delays. ISONAS was the clear choice for access control and worked within the department’s budget to deliver a custom designed solution that was second to none. “We chose the ISONAS Pure IP access control solution for a myriad of reasons,” states Patrick Borer, Assistant Chief at Lincoln Fire & Rescue. “The fire department was looking for a cost-effective, reliable solution that was capable of providing audits and reports while being web accessible. It was important for us to figure out which access points should be card access controlled and which doors should be locked. ISONAS and Cable Guyz were with us every step of the way in the decision making process and helped us make this project a huge success.” "The application of our Pure IPtechnology on the fire trucksdemonstrates that access controlis about more than doors and isflexible and scalable to meetmany customer needs" A total of 34 ISONAS PowerNet™ Reader-Controllers were installed throughout the department’s 17 facilities, and four additional readers were installed using wireless technology on the fire trucks. The ISONAS system was used with a vehicle inverter and modem to create a mobile security solution for the district’s Knox Box keys. The ISONAS card reader stores all of the entries remotely, and the ISONAS DB Crystal Windows-based software allows the fire district to monitor all access points in real-time and access reports for all activity throughout the facilities and fire trucks. “We are extremely proud of our work with Lincoln Fire & Rescue and helping to create a safer environment for the department with our Pure IP access control solution,” states Rob Mossman, CEO of ISONAS. “The application of our Pure IP technology on the fire trucks demonstrates that access control is about more than doors and is flexible and scalable to meet many customer needs.” The district chose to install card readers at the main employee entrance in each facility and issue all employees, interns, and vendors an ID card with the capability of being read by ISONAS card readers. The flexibility of the ISONAS system allowed L F & R to schedule multiple doors to be locked and only provide access with a card swipe. Set schedules allow all other facility access points to remain locked at all times as staff members have to leave the premises quickly in an emergency and do not have time to secure doors upon exiting. The importance of securing all access points The ISONAS Pure IP access control system offered numerous advantages to Lincoln Fire & Rescue. Previously, the staff felt apprehensive about leaving behind costly fire equipment and protective apparel without a security system in place, now they have peace of mind. Also, due to department budget limitations, LF&R needed to find a cost-effective, reliable solution quickly. The ISONAS solution was the perfect choice providing an affordable system due to the fact that it is easier to install and operate and provides flexibility and scalability that meet an immediate need as well as future expansion demands. The ISONAS Pure IP access control system eliminates the need for a panel and only requires our all in one PowerNet™ Reader-Controller and a category 5 cable to provide power and a network connection; creating intelligent access control at the edge. The Fire District’s future plans Lincoln Fire & Rescue is in a booming city that will continue to see significant growth in the future. In order to keep up with the growth, the department plans to build five new facilities within the next three years; two of which will be new facilities and three will replace older, existing facilities. While this is in progress, the department has identified the location of the next three fire stations that will open in the next few years. Being prepared is important to L F & R; whether it is an emergency situation or keeping up with the security of a growing department – the department is ready for anything that comes their way with the scalability of the ISONAS solution at their doors.
ISONAS will be hosting a media event at its booth on April 6th to further showcase the new Pure IP product line ISONAS Inc., a leading pure IP access control system manufacturer, recently announced that the company will be exhibiting and launching its new line of software and hardware products at booth #2077 at the ISC West trade show, the largest security event in the world. The ISC West show will take place April 6th – 8th at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV. At the show, the new cutting edge software platform, Pure Access, will be released as a cloud based option with an on premise option to follow in the summer. The software brings new features and functionality to access control that highlights the unique capabilities of a Pure IP hardware solution. The access point configuration wizard allows integrators to handle all diagnostic testing of their wiring at the door and ensure a fully functioning access point all from their mobile device. The completely overhauled look and feel of the user interface provides modern views and workflows while the customisable dashboard provides flexibility in monitoring access points. The new hardware platform is perfect as a standalone product or with the Pure Access software platform. An entirely new aesthetic and form factors provides flexibility to the customer in how and where their access control is installed. The ISONAS reader-controller continues to be an all in one device with an update to the reader functionality creating a device that continues to lead the market in reader and controller technology. The addition of BLE functionality provides for a simpler install and commissioning of the device. The new supplementary products provide greater flexibility to the ISONAS hardware product line meeting a wide variety of customer needs. The “Internet of Things” is driving expectations and shaping requirements for everyone in all markets, making the user experience king and this became the driving factor in how ISONAS developed this new product line. “At ISONAS, the product vision continues to push the envelope and provide solutions that take advantage of the Pure IP technology along with a strong focus on making the experience of our customers easier,” states Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. “We look forward to showcasing our new hardware and software line at ISC West this year and exceeding our customers’ expectations in 2016 and beyond.” Leveraging the unique capabilities that only Pure IP technology can provide redefines the way users interface with access control software and in turn the way the software interfaces with the hardware; making it the future in access control technology. In addition, ISONAS will be hosting a media event at its booth on April 6th at 4:00 p.m. to further showcase the new product line.
ISONAS Pure IP access controloperates at the edge & eliminatesthe need for separate power drops ISONAS Inc., a leading pure IP access control system manufacturer, is proud to announce its participation in the Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) 2016 event in Arizona being held February 22nd -25th. ISONAS will be featured as the first access control partner to fully integrate with the Milestone XProtect® Access software module; an add-on capability with Milestone XProtect video management software (VMS) that provides central, local and remote management of video and access control. During last year’s MIPS event, ISONAS was the proud winner of the Integration of the Year 2014 Award from Milestone Systems and continues along the same trajectory this year by providing a complete Pure IP solution to customers with a full integration to the Milestone XProtect 2016 platform. Unified interface for managing video and access control Uniting access control and video for monitoring access events and controlling access points creates many advantages for customers. The integration creates more efficient work processes, as operators can manage video and access control from a unified interface. With the addition of the deep links functionality in the Milestone XProtect 2016 platform, customers have a direct link from XProtect to the ISONAS EasyWeb 2015 web based platform, which creates an even more efficient workflow by allowing customers to move from one application to the other with ease. “As a member of the Milestone Open Platform Community, we are looking forward to educating our joint customers on the many benefits of upgrading to our XProtect Access integration at MIPS 2016. The implementation of deep links has made the integration of Milestone and ISONAS even more superior and we look forward to opening our customers’ eyes to the infinite possibilities of integrating with access control,” says Rob Mossman, CEO of ISONAS. Pure IP access control Last year more than 50% of the video surveillance cameras in the North American market were IP cameras. As our world continues to change, there is a need to see events that occur as well as control how they happen. Now that there is an installed base of IP architecture, users expect their access control to do things like their cameras; operate at the edge and eliminate the need for separate power drops. ISONAS Pure IP access control has the ability to meet these customer demands and is driving access control to the next level. “Our customers can get real-time video verification of ISONAS access control events viewed from the access control tab in the easy-to-use XProtect Smart Client interface. Operators can process the video for fast export with thumbnail searching in the Sequence Explorer, facility maps, bookmarking, storyboarding and Evidence Lock, among other great Milestone VMS functions,” says Reinier Tuinzing, Strategic Alliances Manager at Milestone Systems. ISONAS is proud to be the first access control partner to achieve fully documented testing and certification of our integration with the Milestone XProtect Access Control Module. ISONAS and Milestone have combined forces to help customers throughout the world transition to the pure IP revolution with a single-interface video management and access control solution.
ADI is ready to accelerate the Pure IP revolution and sell ISONAS products to certified ISONAS installers ISONAS Inc., a leading pure IP access control system manufacturer, recently announced that ADI, North America’s leading wholesale distributor of security and low voltage products, has made ISONAS part of its IP Select Dealer Programme. Accelerating Pure IP revolution For over 20 years, ADI has offered dealers the latest in burglar alarm, fire alarm, CCTV, access control, sound & communication, home automation, and structured cabling products. ADI stocks more than 70,000 products from 400 manufacturers and now adds ISONAS Pure IP Access Control technology to its extensive portfolio. ADI is ready to accelerate the Pure IP revolution and sell ISONAS products to certified ISONAS installers/dealers in North America. With a strong focus on IP, ADI is an excellent partner for ISONAS. “ISONAS is extremely proud to be part of the this exclusive programe and work with top tier security companies as Arecont Vision and Milestone to help bring an integrated approach to customers around the world, states Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. “Moving to a distribution model will help us drive the Pure IP Revolution even further in 2016.” ADI is committed to providing complete solutions to their customers. As the market continues to demand combined video and access control, ADI provides a seamless integration for customers with the power of three industry leaders in video management, video surveillance, and access control technology. Seamless and cost-effective upgrade The ISONAS PowerNet™ IP-Bridge and PowerNet™ Reader-Controller are now available and will be the signature access control products available to installers online and at select ADI branches located throughout North America. "Working with ISONAS Pure IP access control will enhance ADI's IP offerings to customers. ISONAS’s flexibility to multiple applications as well as simple VMS integration will greatly benefit our customers,” said Marco Cardazzi, Vice President of North America Marketing. The ISONAS Pure IP product family provides solutions for all types of installs from greenfield to legacy system conversions. The PowerNet™ IP-Bridge is becoming the encoder of access control; providing customers a seamless and cost effective upgrade path for legacy systems to a Pure IP environment. Customers can now seamlessly and cost effectively expand legacy systems to operate within a Pure IP environment. In addition, ISONAS’s network-based PowerNet™ IP Reader-Controller eliminates the need for a panel and takes advantage of your existing network infrastructure delivering more simplicity, greater value, and total flexibility over physical access-point security.
Since 1898, Provo City School District (PCSD) has been providing quality education that has been fundamental in preparing students for their future success. Located in Provo, Utah, about 43 miles south of Salt Lake City, PCSD is one of 41 public school districts in the state and serves approximately 14,200 students. The district operates traditional high schools, middle schools and elementary schools, as well as an alternative high school and a web-based school that serves all grade levels. PCSD is recognised as one of the 5 largest school districts in the greater Salt Lake City area and has built a reputation as being one of the best in Utah by offering such enrichment programs as advanced placement (AP), special education, music, career technology, elementary dual language, multi-cultural, gifted and talented, and many others in curriculum areas. With classrooms, labs and offices occupying space in 23 buildings, securing all facilities and grade levels continues to be a main priority and a significant challenge for PCSD. Over the years, the district invested in video surveillance, installing over 1000 cameras throughout the various buildings. The installation of an enterprise-level VMS (Video Management System) provides an easy to use and feature rich command centre for the 1000’s of cameras across campus. By working with ISONAS, the school was able to have a completely integrated solution that helps eliminate incidents district wide. PCSD: Security challenges One of the biggest security challenges for the district was knowing who was in which of the 23 buildings at any given time. With multiple keys disbursed to administrators and staff members, it was difficult to track individual keys when someone transferred to another building or left the district. Without having an access control system in place, it was possible that duplicate keys could be made granting access to non-employees creating a security risk that was near impossible to control. With 126 doors to secure across the district, administrators at PCSD knew they needed to work quickly to correct the problem before an incident occurred. Another huge challenge of this installation was the timeframe in which the job had to be completed. The school received a federal grant for improving their security measures, however it came with tight time constraints. The money had to be used within the year, which left limited time for the school to exercise due diligence and find the right vendors to complete the security upgrade. Working at the speed of light With the clock ticking, the job went out to bid, and Beacon Metals, a local company specialising in door security, won the project along with ISONAS, a Colorado based Pure IP Access Control manufacturer. The project commenced in February 2015 with the access control installation portion beginning in June 2015. ISONAS and Beacon Metals understood that the job had to be completed quickly, and there was no time to spare. “ISONAS worked around the clock with Beacon Metals to ensure that all doors were secured with our PowerNet™ IP Reader-Controllers within the tight time constraints. We are happy to help the Provo school district open the door to the new school year with confidence,” states Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. Over 120 doors needed to be secured within a two and a half month time span, with the goal to have everything installed and operational when the students and staff returned to school in September. On average the project consisted of securing 4 doors per day until the job was completed which is a key benefit of the ISONAS solution; a simpler and easier product leads to a faster installation timeline. "With the ISONAS Pure IP access control solution, it’s all centrally managed from one location and we were able to use our existing network infrastructure", states Jonathan Smith, Network Engineer at Provo ISONAS: The right security solution ISONAS’s network-based PowerNet™ IP Reader-Controller offers a patented technology that easily integrates with Windows-based software to deliver more simplicity, greater value, and total flexibility. ISONAS offers the industry’s first panel-free IP reader controller which delivers pure IP technology to the door because the only equipment needed is a PowerNet™ Reader Controller and a standard category 5 cable to each door. This technology provides the freedom to secure an unlimited number of doors without the hassle of having to run coaxial cabling, hiring an electrician or cutting into drywall. Working closely with the administrators and network engineers at PCSD allowed ISONAS to recommend the right solution for each building. In addition, to the PowerNet™ IP readers, PCSD is using the ISONAS DBCrystal Matrix software from a centralised location to manage all 23 buildings. With the responsive design administrators have the ability to “lock down” the buildings from their access control system. The Provo City School District made the right choice with ISONAS to help keep complications to a minimum and implement a seamless access control system that integrated with their current infrastructure. The result “We chose ISONAS because we didn’t want to have to run proprietary cables everywhere and manage 23 separate locations. With the ISONAS Pure IP access control solution, it’s all centrally managed from one location and we were able to use our existing network infrastructure. We already had PoE (Power over Ethernet) switches and the cabling ready, which made it a smart decision for us to go with ISONAS,” states Jonathan Smith, Network Engineer at Provo City School District. Future Plans for Provo City School District The Provo City School District has a bright future ahead and is already in the process of planning the construction of five new buildings scheduled to open within the next two years, which will consist of additional doors that need to be secured. With the ease of installation and scalability of the system, adding 30-40 doors to the system will be an easy job for the district. The ISONAS Pure IP Access Control Solution gets an A+ in creating a system that is flexible in meeting the changing needs of the PCSD now and in the future.
ISONAS provides Pure IP access control solutions to help improve safety in cities worldwide ISONAS Inc., a leading Pure IP access control system manufacturer, recently announced that the company will be exhibiting at the Secured Cities Conference in Houston, TX. This is the 7th Annual Secured Cities event and this year it will take place on November 10th -12th 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Reliant Park in Houston, TX. During the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with today’s top security solution manufacturers. ISONAS will be showcasing its PowerNet™ IP Bridge hardware at booth #407. The PowerNet™ IP Bridge, like the encoder, offers customers using a Wiegand panel system a simple transition path to a Pure IP Access Control solution without a rip and replace. This gives end users the opportunity to convert panel-based access control to a Pure IP solution. Customers can now seamlessly and cost-effectively expand legacy systems to operate within an ISONAS Pure IP environment. ISONAS will also be displaying their latest software addition, EasyWeb 2015. This browser-based software allows users to manage their credentials and monitor access points in real-time across the globe. Real-world solutions for public safety The Secured Cities Conference will focus on issues that affect public safety and will bring together law enforcement professionals, emergency management, security and government officials to collaborate and discuss real-world solutions. ISONAS has been instrumental in providing Pure IP Access Control Solutions to cities across the globe. This is evident by receiving the prestigious 2014 Security Innovation Award – Municipal Sector, for its work with the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut at the 2014 Secured Cities conference. The City of Bridgeport installation involved integrated security solutions to protect properties throughout the city, including historic Pleasure Beach, a recently re-opened public park with close proximity to many high-target security risks, as well as the city’s 40 public schools. “As one of last year’s award winners, we are very excited to be exhibiting at the Secured Cities Conference this year and have the opportunity to showcase our PowerNet™ IP Bridge hardware along with our other Pure IP-based solutions that can help cities across the globe improve safety,” states Rob Mossman, CEO of ISONAS. ISONAS is continuing to focus its efforts on protecting our cities by unlocking simpler solutions to a Pure IP world. Secured Cities attendees are invited to come by the ISONAS booth and learn how various cities have utilised this new technology to leverage their existing IT network and legacy security infrastructure to improve safety city-wide.
The Milestone Post will post blogs and other articles from it's universe of stakeholders Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), recently launches a new mini-website called The Milestone Post for publishing thought leader articles with its global ecosystem of partners and customers. The site will post blogs and other articles from the company’s own wealth of expertise and from its universe of stakeholders, with the goal to continue educating business people from a broad spectrum of industries about networked video monitoring in action, practical advice, trends, concepts and innovative visions. Premiers lead article Lead articles for the premier of The Milestone Post include ‘Recalibrating the Market’ by Milestone Director of Large Accounts Keven Marier, ‘The World Is Changing – Are You?’ by ISONAS CEO Rob Mossman, and ‘Too Many Cooks Don’t Spoil the Pot’ by consultant Paul Boucherle. A blog by long-time Milestone Communications Manager Courtney Pedersen called ‘It’s NOT a Wolf!’ describes the history and meaning of the popular Milestone Systems ‘mascot’ whose watchful eye has been used in the company’s worldwide branding since early 2004. Thoughtful pieces reflecting the viewpoints from Milestone managers, partners, consultants, customers and industry journalists will be posted. These will describe interesting concepts, new ideas and emerging trends; share technology know-how, best practice and blueprints; air opinions or comments and in-depth interviews. Customer stories and partner project ‘lessons learned’ will provide useful knowledge for all kinds of implementations. Convenient central repository “Over 17 years Milestone Systems has built up a treasure trove of documented expertise as the globally leading provider of IP video management software. This intellectual capital has been presented separately in different security media over time but now, in The Milestone Post, has a home of its own as a convenient central repository for easy access by all of our stakeholders - current and future,” says Karl Erik Traberg, Head of Corporate Communications, Milestone Systems. “Highlighting the expertise in our universe of partners and customers is integral to our open business model and vision. Our goal is to generate insights that inform our thinking, add value to our efforts and help shape the world in which we operate.” Milestone Systems has a worldwide ecosystem with thousands of partners: distributors, system integrators, resellers and A&E consultants who work with the company’s VMS to install video monitoring solutions. Milestone’s open platform technology also enables unlimited combinations with many alliance partners who are third-party manufacturers of cameras, storage devices and other systems. Thousands of customer installations have been achieved to date, in every business sector.