Articles by Shiraz Kapadia
As organisations look to reopen, management needs to implement new processes and technologies to help keep employees and visitors safe whilst adhering to government mandates and various industry compliance regulations. However, many specifics still remain unclear, creating apprehension for enterprises as they look for new solutions to ensure the health and safety of their personnel and businesses. This poses many challenges from a security and workforce management perspective. The need for elevated body temperature detection There has been much public discussion on the topic of fever detection, and you’ll hear a range of other terms being used to describe it as temperature detection, elevated body temperature (EBT) detection, temperature screening, and temperature measurement to name a few. All these words have different clinical meanings, not to mention different language nuances as companies try to decipher which solution best fits their needs and requirements. The problem with any or all of these new external detection “solutions” is that none provide a way to determine if an individual has a true clinically-defined fever. A clinical thermometer that measures one’s internal temperature usually requires insertion into the mouth, ear, rectum, or armpit. While no equipment can be 100% accurate, clinical thermometers have a variation of 0.3 to 1⁰F, with the ear being the most accurate location to measure core body temperature. COVID-19 creates a new problem for using clinical thermometers But, COVID-19 creates a new problem for using clinical thermometers: individuals responsible for taking temperatures cannot socially distance themselves while inserting an instrument into someone’s body. That instrument, which has now been in someone’s ear, must then be cleaned after contact. Conventional clinical core body temperature measurement is not only unsanitary to do on an enterprise-scale, it is also very, very slow. These challenges preclude large businesses from using this method for these very clear and pragmatic reasons. Thermal imaging technology Thermal imaging technology, which we refer to as “thermography”, provides a touchless option which serves the purpose of pre-screening without putting anyone at risk. However, thermography cannot detect a fever, which is any temperature reading above a specific point in a person. Being a reading of radiated heat, thermal imaging cannot measure the temperature inside the body. Instead, we can use thermography to screen elevated body temperature (EBT) to infer that someone may have a fever. EBT requires a reference point where we can safely say there is a core body fever based on surface temperature. What is a normal surface temperature? How high is too high? What is the threshold? Thus, thermography devices need to be calibrated against a black body. This is a large metal box where the device, like a thermal gun, is held to read a set temperature. Black bodies are used as the reference point for EBT; set the black body to the threshold temperature (e.g. the CDC’s threshold for a fever), calibrate the gun, and compare the black body’s radiated temperature to the forehead of the person being screened. This process, while quicker than using and cleaning clinical thermometers, still takes time and effort to set up every time the environment changes. Further, a black body is an additional expense businesses must incur to begin pre-screening temperatures. Touchless measuring The reason why we see so many thermal guns in lobbies now is because they are the simplest way to touchlessly measure temperature. The gun is held about an inch (2.54 cm) from the forehead, where there is the highest percentage of thin skin exposed on the body. The temporal artery on the forehead heats up the fastest in response to core body temperature changes, so thin skin is important to an “accurate” reading. In a practical sense, it’s just convenient. Until now, thermography was only occasionally used to screen temperatures in people. It’s more commonly used in cars and microwaves, where variation within an acceptable range matters less than it does in healthcare. Companies that make devices like thermal guns and other readers saw the market’s need and shifted into healthcare because businesses required a solution as quickly as possible so they could get back to being productive. Companies that make devices like thermal guns and other readers saw the market’s need The conversation right now is lingering on ambient temperature, and how the skin heats up in response to external factors. Is it cold outside? Is someone wearing a knit hat? Did they just dry their hair with heat? The reading on thermal guns and cameras can be higher or lower than the core body temperature as skin temperature changes with the environment, and that can prohibit someone who isn’t sick from going to work, or, worse, allow someone who does have a fever to enter the building and infect others. In a situation as dire as the one we’re in with COVID-19, those risks aren’t worth taking. Two cameras are better than one So, we now know that we need a quick, accurate and touchless way to measure elevated body temperature without it being affected by the environment. This is a big ask, but there is a solution. The medial canthus, the inner eye where the tear duct is located, is the only place on the face where thermography can come very close to determining core body temperature without the effects of ambient temperature. The tear duct is near the facial and temporal arteries and is not very susceptible to temperature variation from heat or cold from external sources. The only question is, how do we read a temperature from it? One would need a very high-resolution camera. IXM TITAN, our flagship biometric device, has a high-resolution camera for face recognition. Our research and development resulted in a solution where existing cameras work together with a secondary thermal infrared camera to screen body temperature. Dual-camera technology works like this: a high-resolution face recognition camera reads the face, then, based on an algorithm developed by Invixium, it pinpoints the tear duct and triggers the thermal camera to take a rapid reading of that area with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. The technology offers a variety of workflows if it reads a temperature above the threshold set in software. For example, if the technology detects an EBT, the system can deny access and keep the door locked, an alert can be sent out to HR, supervisors, or onsite security, or popup messages can be displayed on screen to provide next steps such as “report to security station” for further screening, which may be a clinical temperature check. Because it is self-contained and automated, there is no need for human intervention, and it can monitor temperature data to whatever extent an enterprise needs it to. This new, enhanced technology doesn’t replace true clinical temperature measurement devices, but does provide a safe, fast and accurate access control and workforce management solution that can help organisations get back to work with confidence in the new post-pandemic world. A safe, fast and accurate access control and workforce management solution Security in the new normal COVID-19 is changing our world in a lasting way. Technology can serve the purpose for right now, but also can be beneficial if it is scalable to incorporate other useful screening measures as an organisation's security needs change. In short, the best technology for your business is any technology that can grow with your company’s needs and the demands of the environment you do business in. Manufacturers of security products must always be conscious of how our solutions can be future-proofed using modern technology that pushes boundaries so we can continue to develop the most intelligent solutions for tomorrow’s world.
Invixium, a manufacturer of innovative touchless biometric solutions, has been selected by LightEdge Solutions as the standard for its access control solution. The system has been implemented in multiple LightEdge data centers in the Midwestern United States to manage access for hundreds of people including data center employees, tenants, and visitors at each location. Invixium IXM TITAN Before modernising their access control, LightEdge had been using a hand geometry-based system to activate visitor cards, both as part of their check-in process and to secure critical areas with mantraps. To update the system, LightEdge chose the Invixium IXM TITAN for its combination of air-tight access control and sophisticated design. A high-security biometric solution, IXM TITAN blends multi-biometric capabilities and elegant construction, with an all-aluminum body and a 5.0” LCD screen to display authentication instructions. In addition, the new solution is compatible with LightEdge’s existing RS2 access control software and HID SEOS cards, helping the data centers leverage their existing investment in technology. The installed system is integrated with AccessIt! by RS2 Technologies and has replaced hand geometry and card readers at two of LightEdge’s seven locations so far. Benefits of access control with IXM TITAN The overall benefits to LightEdge of migrating to access control with IXM TITAN include: Future-Focused Security: Biometrics offers the highest level of security possible and touchless face recognition like that offered by IXM TITAN project an outward appearance of future focus and sophistication. Seamless Transition: Integration with RS2’s access control software ensures a smooth transition from LightEdge’s previous biometric solution to Invixium’s solution, so employees and visitors can enjoy a seamless experience. Sophisticated Design: The overall design of IXM TITAN, featuring an aluminum body and large IPS LCD screen, evokes an image of design consciousness and elegance for users. Standardised Support: Standardising on Invixium and RS2 allows the centralised LightEdge IT and security teams to better support each data center. Security expertise with exquisite design “Uncompromising security is integral to Invixium’s DNA,” said Shiraz Kapadia, CEO & President at Invixium. IXM TITAN continues to deliver high-security solutions to assure LightEdge's client's protection from theft “We understand that data centers like LightEdge need high-security solutions to assure their clients that their information and assets are protected from theft. IXM TITAN continues to deliver that and more with our signature security expertise and exquisite design that perfectly meet the demands of our most future-focused customers.” Biometric security “LightEdge requires uncompromising security. Biometrics helps us ensure the high level of accuracy we demand from our access control system.” “Our direct relationship with Invixium provides us with tailored support from a company that’s large enough to support our needs, but also intimate enough to be very personal. Standardising on RS2 and Invixium helps us ensure that our system upholds our values of high security, modernness, and futuristic design,” said John Martin, Director of Data Center Operations at LightEdge Solutions.
Invixium, a premier manufacturer of innovative touchless biometric solutions, has been chosen to provide PPG, a global pioneer in manufacturing paint and other specialty chemicals, an automated touchless solution to accurately measure employee temperatures at staff entry doors. When faced with the overwhelming cost of screening employee temperatures during the COVID-19 pandemic, PPG sought to invest in a solution that achieved high accuracy without breaking their budget. Need for integrated screening When the COVID-19 outbreak took hold in the United States in March of 2020, PPG took swift action by hiring additional security professionals to screen employee temperatures before entering their chemical plant. PPG hired multiple professionals to accommodate the thousands of employees that enter and exit the plant every day, costing PPG up to US$40,000 monthly just to manually screen employee temperatures before they gained access via a card-based turnstile system. Management at PPG saw a clear need: integrating automated temperature screening with their access control system would save them hundreds of thousands year over year. Automated temperature screening Integration of temperature screening with the access control system was key quality-of-life feature management wanted PPG reached out to Louisiana Radio Communications (LRC Wireless), a system integrator in the Southeast United States with expertise in chemical plant security. As the plant was already using OnGuard® by LenelS2 for access control, integration of temperature screening with the access control system was key quality-of-life feature management wanted. Enter Invixium Invixium is a manufacturer of healthy access solutions and an OAAP partner of LenelS2. LRC Wireless proposed IXM TITAN with Enhancement Kit to PPG for its automated functionality, integration with LenelS2 for access control, and because rapid automation keeps shift changes fast while saving nearly US$500,000 in staffing costs compared to manual temperature screening solutions. Protecting staff under budget “Businesses must accept that they need for healthy access is here to stay,” said Shiraz Kapadia, CEO & President at Invixium. “Leaders like PPG know it is their responsibility to assure staff that everyone around them is healthy and they are not at risk of illness. Our solution achieves this in a way that is fast and accurate while also minimising security costs by automating the entire process. The results of this installation and cost savings are proof that automated health screening is the future of healthy access.” Modern solution “Invixium offers a portfolio of really impressive products. These are exciting, relevant solutions that LRC is proud to offer customers like PPG who need a modern solution to a problem we couldn’t even imagine having two years ago.” “Working with Invixium, LenelS2, and PPG’s in-house team, we were able to create a system that met every need PPG had,” said Jacob Brown, Sales Executive at LRC Wireless.
Gallagher, a pioneer in access control and perimeter security solutions, and Invixium, a premier manufacturer of innovative touchless biometrics, jointly announce a global agreement where Gallagher will distribute Invixium products for access control. This distribution agreement aligns with Invixium's and Gallagher's continuous efforts to modernise and adapt physical security in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This agreement also follows the successful integration of Gallagher’s command centre with IXM WEB. Healthy access solution The new integration unlocks the full potential of Invixium temperature screening, mask detection and face recognition while wearing a mask. The joint solution, provided by integrating Gallagher’s command centre with IXM WEB, delivers a complete answer for visitor screening, access control or healthy workforce management, including temperature screening, mask detection and more. The command centre platform will notify administrators of elevated body temperature The command centre platform will notify administrators of elevated body temperature or mask-related access events in the Alarm Viewer. Along with Invixium's flagship healthy access solution, Gallagher will re-sell Invixium products to provide their global customers with a range of products to satisfy their most demanding health and safety requirements. Securing healthy buildings "Gallagher is proud to offer our customers innovative solutions that meet today's demands," said Mark Junge, Global General Manager for Security at Gallagher. "This partnership is one of many activities that allow us to remain at the forefront as a security provider, and we look forward to offering our customers new technology options that complement our security platform and deliver a safer, healthier future.” “This distribution agreement with Gallagher allows Invixium to expand our global reach and respond to the needs of customers that demand high security,” said Shiraz Kapadia, CEO & President at Invixium. “Our Healthy Access biometric solutions integrated with command centre permit Gallagher customers to manage Invixium products from within command centre easily and secure their healthy buildings for the future.”
Gallagher Security, a globally renowned company in access control solutions and Invixium, a premier manufacturer of innovative touchless biometric solutions, have announced software integration between Gallagher Command Centre and Invixium’s IXM WEB software. As part of their COVID-19 response, Gallagher and Invixium collaborated to develop an integrated, user-friendly solution to address the global market's immediate, health-oriented needs. IXM TITAN with Enhancement Kit IXM TITAN with Enhancement Kit is Invixium’s flagship biometric reader and hallmark of its COVID-19 solution, which delivers simultaneous face recognition and elevated body temperature detection at the medial canthus (tear duct). Through this integrated solution, TITAN will now communicate health events, such as temperature screening and mask detection, to Gallagher’s security management platform, Command Centre. Alarm notification events, such as elevated body temperature or the absence of a face mask, will be captured in Command Centre’s Alarm Viewer. Seamless integration with Command Centre Seamless integration allows users of Command Centre to perform biometric enrollment and device management Furthermore, this seamless integration allows users of Command Centre to perform biometric enrollment and device management directly within the Gallagher software, along with two-way synchronisation of cardholders and access groups. This integration also supports multiple access card assignment (up to 10 cards per cardholder), so businesses that issue more than one card to the same person can fully employ TITAN’s card-reading features. Touchless face recognition and temperature screening “At Gallagher, we place high importance on offering our customers high-security solutions that meet their ever changing needs,” said Mark Junge, Global General Manager for Security at Gallagher Security. Mark adds, “This drive has put us at the forefront of security providers and led us to integrate with Invixium, whose rapid, touchless face recognition and temperature screening (while wearing a protective mask) solution adds highly sought-after features to our portfolio. We are excited about the additional value this integration contributes to creating a safe and assured future for our customers globally.” User-friendly, intelligent solutions “COVID-19 has been a wake-up call for security manufacturers,” said Shiraz Kapadia, CEO & President of Invixium, adding “As a company focused on creating healthy, safe environments for staff and visitors, this deep integration with Gallagher serves as a testament to our commitment to ensuring security through user-friendly, intelligent solutions. We look forward to continuing our work with Gallagher to build a healthier, more secure future.” The features of this integration are available from Command Centre v8.30, a Gallagher REST API Licence is required, and IXM WEB version 188.8.131.52, an Invixium IXM Link Licence is required.
LenelS2 has announced a global distribution agreement to resell Invixium’s contactless biometric solutions through the LenelS2 OnGuard and NetBox value-added reseller (VAR) channels. The agreement also includes a new interface with the OnGuard and NetBox systems to enhance access control and proactive screening to help protect people and optimise building health and efficiency. The solutions are offered as part of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program, an expanded suite of advanced solutions to help deliver healthier, safer, more efficient and productive indoor environments. LenelS2, an internationally renowned company in advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Corporation, a global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. IXM TITAN solution with Enhancement Kit LenelS2 will now offer the IXM TITAN solution with Enhancement Kit: an intelligent dual-camera biometric solution LenelS2 will now offer the IXM TITAN solution with Enhancement Kit: an intelligent dual-camera biometric solution that performs contactless facial recognition authentication with no mask removal required, and mask detection and elevated body temperature detection measured at the tear duct. The Invixium TITAN solution offers an API interface with the NetBox access control system and an interface with the OnGuard security management system through a certification in the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). Flexible configuration of workflows The interface enables flexible configuration of workflows utilising any permutation combination of card, biometric fingerprint, facial recognition, temperature screening and mask detection access parameters. “The collaboration with Invixium provides our users with a versatile access control and proactive screening solution that can help them navigate today’s complex safety and security requirements,” said Jeff Stanek, President, LenelS2, adding “The advanced biometrics and built-in mask detection add new functionality to our Healthy Buildings portfolio.” TITAN solution and LenelS2 access integration “The powerful interface between the TITAN solution and LenelS2 access control systems provides very relevant biometric solutions that meet the world’s most pressing demands,” said Shiraz Kapadia, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of Invixium. Shiraz adds, “Our health-focused portfolio combines temperature screening with mask detection for contactless access control and workforce management in one elegant device, allowing businesses in key industries to easily create healthy business environments.” Touchless biometric security and access control TITAN solution delivers touchless biometric security through face recognition via a 21-megapixel camera The TITAN solution delivers touchless biometric security through face recognition via a 21-megapixel camera and adding the Enhancement Kit transforms the TITAN solution into a health kiosk capable of measuring temperature for biometric access control. Not only can the TITAN solution authenticate 12 to 18 users’ faces in one minute with high accuracy, but it can also screen each of those users’ temperatures at the tear duct in the same amount of time. Bolstering entrance controls The TITAN solution features an easy, one-piece installation and installs just like a traditional reader. In addition to its touchless access and proactive screening capabilities, the TITAN solution can be easily used to bolster entrance controls. These readers, purchased through LenelS2, do not require any additional licensing fees. TITAN readers and Enhancement Kits must be purchased individually or as part of a kit from LenelS2.
Invixium, a globally renowned manufacturer of innovative touchless biometric solutions, is opening its new Middle East headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates that will serve the Middle East, Turkey, North Africa and Pakistan regions. The new MENA headquarters has been established to best respond to the growing interest in Invixium's health-focused, temperature-based workforce management and access control biometric solutions that are in high demand as businesses reopen during COVID-19 pandemic spread. MENA headquarters Invixium's new office is centrally located in Dubai Internet City, which is regarded as the innovation and technology hub of the region and where Microsoft, HP, IBM, Vodafone, 3M and other tech-centric companies maintain a presence. To launch this expansion, Invixium also announces the hiring of Wisam Yaghmour as the Senior Director of Sales, MENA. Yaghmour joins Invixium after five years at HID Global, where he oversaw operations at the MEA corporate office and served as the lead for all sales activities in the region. He brings a solid track record in developing new markets, partnering with key strategic customers and expanding product distribution bases. New appointment to help meet security challenges "As Invixium continues to develop solutions that resolve continually emerging security challenges, we're focused on ensuring we have the best position to support our growing customer base," said Shiraz Kapadia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of Invixium. Shiraz adds, "Our new MENA headquarters in the technology epicentre of the region and the addition of a highly experienced sales expert who understands the nuances of this market allow us to continue our trajectory of innovation." Biometrics and access control solutions expert I was drawn to join Invixium because of their impressive advancements in biometrics" "I was drawn to join Invixium because of their impressive advancements in biometrics that deliver the perfect blend of access control, visitor screening and workforce management," said Wisam Yaghmour. Wisam adds, "I am excited to expand Invixium's presence in MENA, where new and existing customers can greatly benefit from the high level of confidence and security that these innovative solutions provide." IXM TITAN with Enhancement Kit Expansion into MENA supports Invixium's recent product launches and updates. IXM TITAN with Enhancement Kit continues to be well-received worldwide as businesses strategise healthy reopening plans. The solution now pairs with the licenced software feature, IXM Health, to report on staff and visitor health through temperature screening measured at the medial canthus (tear duct). Further, IXM TITAN now allows for mask detection and face recognition while wearing a mask to enable businesses to safely reopen and follow government mandates for masks or face coverings to be worn in public spaces.
Invixium, a global provider of advanced touchless biometric solutions and CQR Security Ltd., a UK based manufacturer of detection devices, sounders and cabling for the global intrusion and access control markets, jointly announce an exclusive distribution partnership for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. As a respected global player in the intrusion prevention and access control markets, CQR brings nearly 40 years of trusted industry experience as a manufacturer and distributor of high quality security and access control products to over 60 countries worldwide. Invixium recently announced an upgrade for its flagship product IXM TITAN, which enables temperature-based access control and workforce management for businesses looking to reopen during COVID-19. As the only two-camera solution for simultaneous and touchless face recognition and Elevated Body Temperature (EBT) detection, the TITAN with Enhancement Kit achieves up to +/- 0.5°C (1°F) accuracy with ease. Outdoor installation capabilities When used in conjunction with IXM Health, a new feature within the accompanying IXM WEB software, the overall solution can be used to screen employees, visitors or individuals upon entry. Utilising innovative technology, the TITAN unit detects and records a precise temperature reading from the tear ducts of those individuals being scanned rather than a general heat mapping of the individual. The TITAN unit is also vandal-proof, IP67 and IK10 rated which presents a broader spectrum of outdoor installation options IXM WEB also enables businesses to customise their responses in the event of EBT detection, such as preventing access to their premises or sending push warning notifications to HR, security or management personnel. The TITAN unit is also vandal-proof, IP67 and IK10 rated which presents a broader spectrum of outdoor installation options. The TITAN unit is also vandal-proof, IP67 and IK10 rated which presents a broader spectrum of outdoor installation options. Temperature screening “Invixium and CQR have a shared passion and vision for developing and providing to the market integrated system offerings that can offer a differentiated value proposition to our customers,” said Stuart Adams, Managing Director at CQR. “At CQR, we care deeply about providing our customers with high quality, innovative and value creating products and services, and we have identified Invixium as a bespoke manufacturer of biometric solutions that complements our values as an organisation. Invixium has an innovative range of cutting-edge security and access control products and services that can be applied across many industry sectors." "When considering the additional assurance provided by IXM TITAN’s thermographic sensor for temperature screening, I envision us being able to offer a more complete and integrated value proposition to our industry partners and end user customers. We believe that one of the primary advantages of the Invixium range is the ease with which their hardware and software can be integrated into existing system architectures and instantly add value whilst increasing overall employee and employer assurance during these uncertain times.” Virtual VIP event launch announcement “Instead of being inactive due to COVID-19, Invixium has been working tirelessly to develop a solution that serves a real-world need for these unprecedented times,” said Shiraz Kapadia, CEO and President at Invixium. “We’re proud that our products feature the design, durability and technology that companies need right now as global economies slowly start to re-open. Invixium is excited to partner with CQR given their stature as a premier distributor of security products. We don’t want CQR to be just a distributor; Invixium wants to see them become our operating partner in Europe. We are very much looking forward to growing together.” Invixium and CQR plan to jointly host an invite-only virtual VIP event to officially launch their partnership in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Event programming includes a keynote address by Invixium’s CEO and live demos including the IXM TITAN Enhancement Kit.
Invixium, a global provider of innovative touchless biometric solutions, has been contracted by Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the provider Wellness Groups and manufacturer of hygienic paper products, to deploy IXM TITAN devices and integrate Invixium’s workforce management solution with FHH’s Oracle HR cloud as part of its corporate digital transformation initiative. Businesses like FHH that have many operating locations require a workforce management solution where data from all facilities is readily available. Invixium’s IXM WEB is a web-based, cloud-ready biometric access control and workforce management software that the TITAN devices installed at FHH’s sites in Jordan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt constantly share data with. This data, including time tracking, is visualised in IXM WEB’s playful interface through interactive dashboards and intuitive reports showing employee data and the overall health of the biometric system. Payroll and employee time management FHH’s existing ORACLE Fusion time management system created a unique challenge for all stakeholders, including Invixium and their partner ElectroSec, from an implementation and support perspective to cover all FHH’s operations across the MENA region. For the TITAN installation to be effective, employee clock-ins (i.e. punches) needed to be immediately exported to ORACLE Fusion, where FHH’s Human Resources could manage payroll and employee time. Invixium’s team of experts worked with FHH and ORACLE to bridge IXM WEB with Fusion, allowing TITAN to seamlessly share data with FHH’s existing human capital cloud. After three consecutive pay periods with 100% time accuracy, Invixium and FHH share that this custom digital transformation implementation was a complete success. Zero human intervention “We had very tight timelines in 2019 to ensure we go live in 2020 for all our Phase 1 Cloud transformation programmes, where the core focus was on Human Resource processes, technology and improvements. Working with Invixium, Oracle, FHH’s technical team, supported by the HR team, we were able to implement a system that is 100% accurate on employee records for Time and Attendance and then integrated it into the Oracle platform. This leaves very little room for fraud and zero human intervention, and provides FHH with a foundation for the future for all HR related systems and processes," said FHH’s CIO Yahyah Pandor. “Invixium is very proud of what we accomplished with Fine Hygienic Holding,” said Shiraz Kapadia, President and CEO of Invixium. “Our products are made to be highly customisable, so we accepted this challenge knowing that TITAN and IXM WEB were the right fit for FHH’s unique needs. IXM WEB especially is designed with the end-user in mind; we want our customers to have the freedom to build their system around their business needs. Our engineers worked tirelessly with FHH and ORACLE to make this digital transformation happen, and the results have been incredibly positive.”
Invixium, a global provider of modern biometric solutions, announced the release of IXM WEB 2.1, a faster and more responsive version of their enterprise level management software platform. IXM WEB 2.1 is 6X faster delivering seamless navigation and includes a variety of new features and numerous stability and performance related bug fixes. It incorporates the latest development technologies and the highest encryption standards for data privacy and secure communication. The application was designed with the customer in mind. Firmware and software updates IXM WEB 2.1 is not just a mere update but a major upgrade over all previous versions The company announced that their new software release IXM WEB 2.1 is available from their website as an upgrade to existing customers with an Annual Support Contract (ASC). The ASC covers post-sales support from the Invixium Technical Services team for biometric products, software, IXM Customisations, various third-party products and integrations, as well as firmware and software updates that may include new features, enhancements and bug fixes. The ASC for the first 12 months is included in the purchase of the product or software. IXM WEB 2.1 is not just a mere update but a major upgrade over all previous versions. While major upgrades are usually chargeable, as an exception, Invixium has decided to provide this new version free of charge, to all customers with an active ASC. Security and stability of installation Invixium strongly recommends keeping your IXM WEB and device firmware up-to-date to take advantage of new features, enhancements and bug fixes but also to ensure the security and stability of your installation is always maintained. “The Invixium ASC delivers tremendous value,” said Shiraz Kapadia, CEO and President of Invixium. “Our desire is to continue providing an exceptional level of support that has differentiated us in the market. The revenue from ASC sales will be directly reinvested back to fuel the expansion of the Invixium Technical Services team and infrastructure to better serve our network of customers worldwide,” added Kapadia.
Invixium, an innovator of biometrics solutions, made its North American debut at ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas and unveiled an impressive lineup of modern biometric products including its newest - IXM TITAN, featuring an impressive suite of features and technical specifications. TITAN offers customers a multitude of options for access control applications in need of multimodal biometrics (facial recognition as a primary and fingerprint or finger vein authentication as a secondary), with additional functionality for time and attendance, video intercom and video surveillance. Visitors from the security industry including experts, consultants, installers and media were impressed by the company’s design and attention-to-detail as exhibited by the inviting nature of the booth, product displays, brochures and attractive packaging. “We had a fantastic ISC West!” said Shiraz Kapadia, CEO and President of Invixium. “From security consultants, end users to integrators, we received numerous compliments and positive reactions to our products and solutions. It only reinforces our vision of creating biometric solutions that are beautiful, but also rugged enough to be installed in any environment.” Surveillance and physical security systems will continue to play a critical role in keeping organisations, staff and visitors safe Understanding cybersecurity threats At ISC West 2018, Kapadia was one of the esteemed security leaders to participate in a panel discussion of industry experts to address cybersecurity. Kapadia joined expert panelists from leading manufacturers Galaxy Control Systems, Pelco by Schneider Electric, Boon Edam, SureView Systems, Manything, and Viakoo to discuss how cybersecurity is not restricted to the IT department – it threatens and affects every connected device in every department. The panelists shared their views regarding connectivity in the security industry, and how as it expands, risks will increase. In this environment, surveillance and physical security systems will continue to play a critical role in keeping organisations, staff and visitors safe. They communicated to the audience how it is vital to understand what the cybersecurity threats are to physical security systems, how protections from cyber-attacks can be implemented and how security professionals must be proactive in planning for incident recovery and ongoing protection. Advanced biometric applications “Invixium will continue to develop advanced biometric applications and help educate the market on the many benefits of multimodal authentication technologies,” continued Kapadia. “We are on a mission to become the market leader in the biometric physical access control market, one project at a time and will continue our impressive growth trajectory.”
Invixium, a manufacturer of next-generation biometric products for enterprise access control, time and attendance and smart home markets, introduced its IXM TITAN at ISC West 2018 (booth #6109). TITAN incorporates facial recognition and fingerprint or finger vein biometric modalities into one multifunctional device capable of access control, time tracking, video surveillance and video intercom applications. “Biometric authentication is now relevant and continues to trend across many markets, rapidly becoming a mainstream solution for physical security applications,” says Shiraz Kapadia, CEO and President of Invixium. Invixium’s new TITAN solution combines highly accurate biometric technologies and diverse functionality into one exquisitely designed unit" Facial recognition algorithm “Security professionals continue to accelerate the replacement of traditional and antiquated access control methods using physical credentials with advanced biometric solutions. Invixium’s new TITAN solution – which combines highly accurate biometric technologies and diverse functionality into one exquisitely designed unit – delivers higher levels of security, is easy to deploy and implement, and provides lower total cost of ownership.” TITAN’s hallmark features include a revolutionary facial recognition algorithm based on a single 21-megapixel camera solution. With the fastest enrollment time and smallest biometric record size, TITAN delivers superior throughput, authenticating approximately 15 faces per minute with extreme accuracy and includes onboard memory to store an unprecedented 100,000 facial biometric records. Finger vein technology TITAN also incorporates Hitachi finger vein technology with liveness detection, making it virtually impossible to spoof. Vein technology provides increased privacy by eliminating latent prints and is not reproducible as vein patterns are beneath the skin. Two industry-leading fingerprint sensor options: Lumidigm Venus utilises multispectral imaging technology that virtually eliminates common real-world problems experienced by conventional fingerprint sensors. Fast, accurate and reliable, the Venus fingerprint sensor delivers best-in-class biometric authentication along with liveness detection. SecuGen U20 is an FBI certified, high-performance, maintenance-free optical fingerprint sensor resistant to scratches, impact, vibration and electrostatic shock. Additional features of TITAN include: Android Nougat Operating System A 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor providing supreme power, graphics, reliability and battery efficiency Inbuilt RFID card reader options: iCLASS SE, MiFARE DESFire, MiFARE DESFire EV1 and 2, EM Prox A 5.0” IPS (in-plane switching) LCD for better colour reproduction and wider viewing angles An aluminium enclosure that makes it suitable for all environments including extreme heat, cold or rain. This construction is especially ideal for mines, construction sites, seaports, petro chemical and nuclear power plants Advanced connectivity options such as Gigabit Ethernet, RS485, RS232, customizable Wiegand, 3G for remote locations, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth But it doesn’t stop there. TITAN was designed to be future proof and anticipates more functionality to be added in the near term.
Invixium, a provider of next-generation biometric products for enterprise access control, time and attendance and smart home markets, unveiled its innovative IXM TITAN multimodal, multifactor, multipurpose biometric solution at ISC West 2018 (booth #6109). The company is also highlighting its growing family of access control integration and technology partners that continue to contribute to the development of superior solutions and integration capabilities. Combining biometrics and surveillance “This past year has reached unprecedented growth in sales, integration partnerships and product advancements for our company,” says Shiraz Kapadia, CEO and President of Invixium.TITAN was engineered using a distinct set of design parameters including application versatility, modern communications and beautiful aesthetics “We look forward to showing ISC West attendees how our beautifully designed TITAN solution transcends the siloed capabilities, complexity and limitations of traditional biometric devices.” The new TITAN consolidates the functionality of biometric authentication, time and attendance, video intercom and video surveillance devices into a single unit that accommodates a diverse host of applications for the ultimate in performance and convenience. TITAN was conceived and engineered using a distinct set of design parameters including: application versatility, simplicity of use and implementation, modern communications and beautiful aesthetics that uniquely differentiates it from traditional biometric devices. Facial recognition TITAN’s revolutionary facial recognition algorithm delivers superior throughput, authenticating approximately 15 identities a minute with extreme accuracy. With the fastest enrollment time and smallest biometric record size, TITAN’s on-board memory can also store up to 100,000 facial biometric records. Invixium also continues to expand its ecosystem of technology partners, which has grown to include: HID, SecuGen, Hitachi, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, Corning and NEXT Biometrics, to name a few. Integrations with access control partners continue to grow as well and now include: Galaxy Control Systems, RS2 Technologies, Honeywell, Genetec, Gallagher Security, Paxton Access, Siemens, Remsdaq and S2 Security, with many more to come.
Invixium, a global manufacturer of next-generation biometric solutions for enterprise access control, time and attendance, and smart home markets, continues to add new integration and technology partners to support the company’s global expansion and growth. Integrations with the industry’s leading access control companies compatible with Invixium’s portfolio of biometric solutions are all on display here at ISC West 2018 (booth #6109).Link allows for two-way synchronisation of user/cardholder data between IXM WEB and various access control software platforms IXM WEB enterprise software Invixium’s IXM WEB enterprise software includes their newest module IXM Link, which plays a major role as the foundation in making these integrations possible. Link allows for two-way synchronisation of user/cardholder data between IXM WEB and various access control software platforms, making the entire process of management and system administration simple and efficient for installers and system integrators; eliminating the need to enter user/cardholder data in two places and dramatically reducing set-up time. Invixium’s list of integration partners to date include Galaxy Control Systems, RS2 Technologies, Honeywell, Genetec, Gallagher Security, Paxton Access, Siemens, Remsdaq and S2 Security, with more to follow shortly. Integration partnerships “Establishing a long list of integration partners is a pragmatic and proven way to further increase market penetration and growth,” says Shiraz Kapadia, CEO and President of Invixium. “Invixium’s IXM Link makes it easier for system integrators to implement our best-in-breed biometric solutions quickly and accurately; significantly speeding up deployment and setup time. Invixium has so far completed eight integrations with various access control companies in just nine months – a testament of our focus and pace and we look forward to adding more integrations in the next few months.”We selected the experts in the field of card access, sensors, processors and cover glass and harnessed their technologies to the fullest" IoT-centric biometric solutions By leveraging the industry’s most trusted technologies along with the most dependable fingerprint sensors on the market, including multispectral imaging, active thermal and high-resolution optical, Invixium has crafted a suite of exquisitely designed, modern, IoT-ready biometric authentication solutions for a myriad of applications that are robust and easy to deploy. “We selected the experts in the field of card access, sensors, processors and cover glass and harnessed their technologies to the fullest,” says Kapadia. “The result is a portfolio of visually stunning, feature-rich biometric products engineered and designed to deliver the best user experience possible.” Invixium’s Technology Partners have grown to include: HID, SecuGen, Hitachi, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, Corning, and NEXT Biometrics, to name a few. Working closely with these experts has allowed Invixium to incorporate numerous features and functionalities across the company’s entire portfolio of biometric products.
Invixium, an innovator of biometrics solutions, will be unveiling a new benchmark in multimodal authentication technology at ISC West 2018 at booth #6109. The new IXM TITAN promises to be the most advanced biometric product ever engineered, reflecting Invixium’s drive to become the world leader in multi-purpose authentication solutions. TITAN is equipped with facial recognition as the primary biometric modality, fingerprint or finger vein authentication as the secondary and consolidates features for access control, time and attendance, video intercom and video surveillance into a single device that accommodates a diverse host of applications with extreme efficiency and convenience. TITAN was conceived and engineered using a unique set of design parameters including unparalleled application versatility, simplicity of use and implementation, industry-leading processing power and exquisite aesthetics that clearly differentiate it from traditional biometric devices. The introduction of IXM TITAN at ISC West is a milestone for Invixium as this marks our entry into North America with a plethora of biometric products and solutions" Multimodal biometric authentication versatility “TITAN is a master stroke,” says Shiraz Kapadia, CEO and President of Invixium. “We engineered TITAN to be an iconic biometric product; beautiful enough to be installed in luxury homes and corporates, extremely rugged for installation in the harshest environments, technologically futuristic to be an IoT connected device and security-focused with its multimodal and multifactor authentication versatility." "The introduction of IXM TITAN at ISC West is a milestone for Invixium as this marks our entry into North America with a plethora of biometric products and solutions,” adds Kapadia. TITAN’s impressive suite of features and technical specifications will be unveiled at ISC West 2018, where the product will be featured at booth #6109.
In today’s highly interactive and interconnected world, cybersecurity is not restricted to the IT department – it threatens and affects every connected device in every department. As connectivity continues to expand, the risks will increase. In this environment, surveillance and physical security systems will continue to play a critical role in keeping organisations, staff and visitors safe. It is vital to understand what the cybersecurity threats are to physical security systems, how protections from cyber-attacks can be implemented and how security professionals must plan for incident recovery and ongoing protection. Combating cyber security risks At ISC West, on April 11, 2018 from 3:45-4:45 pm located in Sands Room #309 - Level 1, a panel discussion of industry experts, comprised of renowned executives representing surveillance, cloud access control, biometrics, identity management, and other categories will address these important cybersecurity topics. The ISC West Education Session, ‘Another Brick in the Firewall: Security Leaders Discuss the Elements of Complete Cyber Protection’, will include discussions about how individual countermeasures help to build an overall protection system. It’s critical that cybersecurity countermeasures are implemented to create a proactive and effective cyber defence" The panellists will include Rick Caruthers, Executive VP for Galaxy Control Systems; Stuart Rawling, Director of Business Development for Pelco by Schneider Electric; Kurt Meason, VP of Technology and Product Support for Boon Edam; Simon Morgan, CTO of SureView Systems; Shiraz Kapadia, CEO and President for Invixium; James West, CEO and Co-Founder for Manything, and Bud Broomhead, Chief Executive Officer of Viakoo. It will be moderated by Tim Purpura, VP and Group Publisher of Security Systems News. Effective cyber defence “Cybersecurity risks continue to be an ongoing and increasing threat to installed surveillance and physical security systems, as well as organisations’ data,” said Rick Caruthers, Executive VP for Galaxy Control Systems. “It’s critical that cybersecurity countermeasures are implemented across physical and logical infrastructure to create a proactive and effective cyber defence.”
Galaxy Control Systems is adding to its growing list of partners by integrating with Invixium to offer biometric access control solutions. The combination of Galaxy’s System Galaxy access control and security management platform with Invixium’s MERGE, MYCRO, SENSE and TOUCH products will deliver biometric solutions in a variety of configurations to the market at a reduced price point. “This partnership grew from the demand for this product from our Middle East and African region integrators,” said Rick Caruthers, Executive VP, Galaxy Control Systems. “System Galaxy’s integration with Invixium biometric readers will make it possible for integrators to deploy these solutions in a cost-effective manner to clients around the world. Therefore, we have decided to become a global reseller of Invixium products.” IP-enabled fingerprint authentication solutions This partnership enables us to benefit from the Galaxy sales channel" Engineered and designed with the user in mind, Invixium’s IP-enabled biometric solutions feature the latest in cutting-edge technology to provide lightning fast results and enjoyable experiences. By leveraging the best fingerprint sensor technologies on the market including multispectral imaging as well as active thermal and high-resolution optical imaging, Invixium is able to craft a suite of products with superior performance in ideal indoor applications as well as in rugged harsh outdoor environments. Invixium’s biometric development expertise has also made provisions for sensor interoperability among all three options, allowing the freedom to enroll users on any device with seamless authentication across a mix of products on the same network. “We have created a cost-effective product portfolio that is easy to integrate with,” said Shiraz Kapadia, CEO & President, Invixium. “This partnership enables us to benefit from the Galaxy sales channel and the integration provides Galaxy integrators the option of expanding their biometric solution offerings with modern, exquisitely designed solutions at a reduced price point.” Real-time identity management System Galaxy, a scalable, enterprise-class access control and management solution, seamlessly integrates security and building management functions. Additional features include active directory support to enable real-time identity management, individualised identity-based door access, and the ability to generate specific reports for each screen view or credential holder. Data can be shared with other systems such as time and attendance, visitor management, time clocks, parking garages and personal messaging. System Galaxy accommodates unlimited users and is also accessible from mobile web browsers, and is designed for backward compatibility with all legacy Galaxy systems.
The Invixium biometric readers combine sophisticated matching algorithm at 10,000 matches per second Laidlaw Security Systems’ commitment to innovation and quality has been demonstrated yet again with the announcement that it is fully integrating Invixium biometric readers into its products. Invixium, a world-class manufacturer of next-generation biometric products, is a system that is based on smart innovations and functionality. Cutting-edge technology This cutting-edge technology will be included in Laidlaw’s security portfolio of products, enabling customers to benefit from a seamless, fully integrated system that provides some of the highest levels of protection in a wide range of applications. Stuart Griffiths, Laidlaw Security Systems’ UK Sales Director, said: “This is an exciting development for Laidlaw. By integrating technology from Invixium, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium biometric systems, into our security systems, we are able to offer our customers robust, future-proof products of the highest quality.” “We pride ourselves at being at the forefront of innovation when it comes to our security systems and partnering with Invixium will undoubtedly give us the edge. Its revolutionary technology is the perfect complement to our product portfolio.” Orbis door controller "By integrating technologyfrom Invixium into our security systems, we are able to offerour customers robust, future-proof products of the highest quality" Invixium is integrated into Orbis, Laidlaw’s ground-breaking, licence-free software that offers unparalleled features for any access system. Orbis also includes premium features, including alarm processing, card format decoding, and device management as standard. The Orbis door controller, the world’s first native PoE/PoE+ BACnet access control unit, is also available from Laidlaw.The Invixium biometric readers combine sophisticated matching algorithm at 10,000 matches per second along with multispectral fingerprint sensor technology supplied by Lumidigm, which maximises performance and return superior quality images. The sensors detect the subsurface fingerprint, which increases biometric performance and enhances the throughput and accuracy of any application, even for the 2-5% of the population who have problem fingerprints that fail to enrol on conventional sensors. The result is close to zero failure to enrol rates.In addition to being the first biometric product developed on the Android platform, Invixium products are equipped with industry-leading trusted technologies. These include capacitive touchscreen LCD with antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass, presence detection, IP65 rating, power over Ethernet (PoE), and HID’s iCLASS SE card reader, making them the most modern and exquisitely designed biometric offerings on the market today.“Biometric access control is the future,” says Shiraz Kapadia, CEO and President of Invixium. “In addition to incorporating various technologies and feverish focus on quality, we give paramount importance to design and usability. We are delighted with Laidlaw’s decision to incorporate our innovative biometric products into its Orbis software platform, providing a great opportunity for its customers to upgrade existing installations with biometric access control seamlessly.”