To reduce service calls and deliver additional benefits for clients, Luxul, the innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, announces Self-Healing capability for select managed network switches. Available via a free upgrade to firmware version 4.1.1 or greater, the new functionality empowers integrators with two advanced features: Auto-Recovery and Power Scheduling. Luxul's Self-Healing capability is currently available on the company's 12-port/8 PoE+ AMS-1208P, 26-port/24 PoE+ sta...
Altronix, global power and transmission solutions provider for the professional security industry, has enhanced the ACMS8 Dual-Voltage Access Power Controller with bi-colour output LEDs to visually indicate 12VDC or 24VDC at-a-glance. The unit’s switch-selectable versatility adds greater flexibility when combining 12VDC and 24VDC devices further facilitating ease of installation and adding a new level of protection in the same system. ACMS8 dual-voltage access power controller The ACMS8...
The RX Switch is designed to work seamlessly with the RX Series of advanced access control card readers and will separate multiple card technologies into individual data feeds for independent access control systems within a multi-tenanted environment. RX Readers and Switch The RX Readers and Switch can be installed at the buildings turnstiles and the various tenant card technologies are filtered and then sent to the corresponding tenant access control system. UK Designed and manufactured, the...
Pulse Secure, the provider of Secure Access solutions, announced that analyst firm Frost & Sullivan recognised Pulse Secure among the top four major NAC leaders in the SMB to Large Enterprise segment by market share and among the top three NAC vendors showing the most significant market share gains. The recent Frost & Sullivan ‘2018 Network Access Control (NAC) Market, Global, Forecast to 2022’ report states that network visibility is critical. Every device on a network is a...
Antaira Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of industrial networking devices and communication solutions for harsh environment applications and is proud to announce the expansion of its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the STM-60XC series of Serial to Modbus Gateways. Modbus networks have been around for a very long time. Markets are driving the need for Modbus RTU and ASCII devices to communicate with Ethernet and ultimately cloud devices with the h...
HSI Sensing (HSI), an Oklahoma-based manufacturer of custom reed switch and sensor technology, announced at Global Security Exchange (GSX) that its high-security sensors product line – Sentinel – now includes retrofit models. Sentinel Retro is compliant with existing models on the market to facilitate the ease of replacing outdated sensor technology with the newest innovations from HSI. “Our company is innovative, solutions-centred and responsive, so when we heard of cli...
Altronix, global provider of power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, is showcasing the new eBridge1600F 16-port EoC receiver with integral PoE switch here at GSX 2018 (booth #1950). The new and innovative eBridge1600F power and transmission solution further bridges the infrastructure gap by integrating coax, Ethernet and fiber along with PoE, thereby eliminating the cost and labor associated with installing new network cabling. eBridge1600F 16-Port EoC receiver “Altronix continues to design and deliver new power and transmission solutions that merge infrastructure with emerging technologies to accommodate greater capacity and speed for today’s advanced IP installations,” said JR Andrews, National Sales Executive, Altronix Corporation. “The new eBridge1600F allows coax users to cost-efficiently upgrade analog systems to IP with the ability to take advantage of new or existing fiber infrastructure to deploy IP devices at greater distances.” Coax to IP transmission upgradation Altronix eBridge1600F is an all-in-one, head-end solution for upgrading coax to IP that combines a PoE+ switch and EoC Receiver into a single integrated unit. It features 16 Ethernet ports rated at 100Mbps (full duplex up to 300m without repeaters) with 30W full power per port (500W total power), one 1Gb SFP (fiber port), and two 1Gb Ethernet uplinks. Additional features include a built-in battery charger, and embedded LINQ Technology to monitor, control and report power/diagnostics from anywhere over the network connection. As with all Altronix products, eBridge1600F is manufactured in the U.S.A., and is backed by a lifetime warranty.
Altronix, a recognised provider of power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, has enhanced its industry leading line of NetWay Midspans with the introduction of two high-powered additions here at GSX 2018 (booth #1950). The NetWay8GP 8-port Midspan provides up to 60W power per port to power PoE/PoE+/Hi-PoE devices (480W total), and the NetWay16G 16-port Midspan up to 30W power per port for PoE/PoE+ devices (480W total). NetWay8GP 8-port and 16-port Midspan “As IP devices continue to offer more features requiring higher power, our new NetWay Midspans provide the power and intelligence that today’s networked systems demand,” said JR Andrews, National Sales Executive, Altronix Corporation. The NetWay8G and NetWay16G both feature: a 1U rack enclosure; 10/100/1000 Mbps data rates at distances up to 100m; an integral battery charger for applications requiring backup; and embedded Altronix LINQ Technology to monitor, control and report power and diagnostics from anywhere. As with all Altronix products, all NetWay series products are manufactured in the U.S.A., and backed by a lifetime warranty.
Altronix, a globally recognised power and transmission solutions provider for the professional security industry, introduces the latest additions to its popular series of Trove Access and Power Integration Solutions at GSX 2018 (booth #1950). Trove1M1WP outdoor enclosure The new Trove1M1WP outdoor enclosure with backplane allows for easy integration with Altronix power and Mercury/Lenel access controllers. The new Trove Rackmount Series accommodates access controllers from leading manufacturers expanding versatility beyond wall-mount configurations. These new additions simplify board layout and wire management, while reducing installation time and labor costs. “Trove continues to win projects and grow in popularity with integrators because it delivers a highly pragmatic access and power integration solution that’s easy, fast and extremely cost efficient,” said Ronnie Pennington, National Sales Engineer, Altronix Corporation. Trove rack series with multiple access controllers Trove1M1WP is a NEMA 4/4X IP66 Rated outdoor enclosure with backplane designed for use with Mercury/Lenel access controllers and accessories, with or without Altronix power and sub-assemblies, while accommodating up to two 12VDC/7AH batteries. The durable enclosure is manufactured with stainless steel continuous hinge and lockable latches. Trove1M1WP can be wall or pole mounted using the optional PMK2 Pole Mount Kit. This outdoor series of Trove will expand to other leading brands of access control in the near future. The new Trove rack series accommodates a host of access controllers including Mercury/Lenel, HID/VertX, Software House and more. Additionally, an Altronix only backplane allows for the versatility to design a custom rack mount access control power supply. Integrators now have the option to incorporate power in the same rack mount unit with the access controllers or consolidate power for their system in a single enclosure, saving valuable rack space. All rack mount units include a tamper switch, cam lock and Z bracket for ease of installation and wiring.
Altronix, the provider of power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, introduces the latest additions to its popular series of Trove Access and Power Integration Solutions here at GSX 2018 (booth #1950). The new Trove1M1WP outdoor enclosure with backplane allows for easy integration with Altronix power and Mercury/Lenel access controllers. The new Trove Rackmount Series accommodates access controllers from leading manufacturers expanding versatility beyond wall-mount configurations. These new additions simplify board layout and wire management, while reducing installation time and labour costs. “Trove continues to win projects and grow in popularity with integrators because it delivers a highly pragmatic access and power integration solution that’s easy, fast and extremely cost efficient,” said Ronnie Pennington, National Sales Engineer, Altronix Corporation. The new Trove rack series accommodates a host of access controllers including Mercury/Lenel, HID/VertX, Software House and more NEMA 4/4X IP66 Rated outdoor enclosure Trove1M1WP is a NEMA 4/4X IP66 Rated outdoor enclosure with backplane designed for use with Mercury/Lenel access controllers and accessories, with or without Altronix power and sub-assemblies, while accommodating up to two 12VDC/7AH batteries. The durable enclosure is manufactured with stainless steel continuous hinge and lockable latches. Trove1M1WP can be wall or pole mounted using the optional PMK2 Pole Mount Kit. This outdoor series of Trove will expand to other leading brands of access control in the near future. The new Trove rack series accommodates a host of access controllers including Mercury/Lenel, HID/VertX, Software House and more. Additionally, an Altronix only backplane allows for the versatility to design a custom rack mount access control power supply. Integrators now have the option to incorporate power in the same rack mount unit with the access controllers or consolidate power for their system in a single enclosure, saving valuable rack space. All rack mount units include a tamper switch, cam lock and Z bracket for ease of installation and wiring.
Dortronics, global provider of off-the-shelf and customised door control solutions, is showcasing the latest enhancements to its extensive product portfolio here at GSX 2018 (booth #714). Featured solutions include: the highly versatile and economical 4800 Series Intelligent Interlock Controllers and 4900 Series PLC Mantrap Controllers; and a wide selection of door control switches, pushbuttons and annunciators that can be customised to meet specific user needs with quick turn-around times at competitive prices. Door access control solutions Dortronics is also promoting expansion of its popular lunch and learn accredited course offerings, which can be scheduled at the show. “The door control category is extremely price-competitive with commoditised products from offshore suppliers. Dortronics has carved a unique niche in this market by specialising in certain categories like interlocking door solutions and customised products,” said Bryan Sanderford, National Sales Manager, Dortronics Systems, Inc. “In addition to providing customers with the products they need and when they need them, every Dortronics product is designed and manufactured in the US with the highest levels of quality and reliability.” 4800 Series Door Interlock Controller The enhanced 4800 Series Door Interlock Controller accommodates up to five doors, including doors with automatic openers The enhanced 4800 Series Door Interlock Controller accommodates up to five doors, including doors with automatic openers ideal for numerous SMB, clean room and retail applications, and the upgraded 4900 Series 4900 PLC Mantrap with 12/24V selectable outputs delivering increased scalability and higher cost-efficiency for large installations with multiple door locks and alarm devices. Also on display is a wide sampling of Customised Door Control Products to demonstrate Dortronics’ ability to respond to fast-turnaround customised solutions, including switches with laser etched or engraved paint filled lettering, custom plate sizes and annunciators in multiple configurations and form factors. Dortronics’ course on access control Dortronics is also promoting the expansion of its Accredited Lunch and Learn Course Offerings with Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) and American Institution of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Credits. Two one-hour courses include: Door Interlocks: Applications and System Design, and Electronic Locking Devices for Access Control Systems. Show attendees are welcome to schedule on-site lunch and learn sessions with Dortronics while at GSX 2018.
Dortronics may be one of the only manufacturers of customised door control products at GSX 2018 (booth #714), or any other show across the U.S. one may have attended in past years. With all product design and manufacturing taking place on site at their Sag Harbor, NY headquarters, Dortronics has carved a unique niche in the access and door control category by providing customers with fast turnaround times and competitive pricing for customised products. Customised door control solutions “We’ve been manufacturing customised door control products with fast turnaround times since the inception of this company,” said Bryan Sanderford, National Sales Manager, Dortronics Systems, Inc. “At first, the customisation requests were more geared towards tweaking a product or manufacturing a specialty item for a specific application, but as physical security installations have become more prolific in high profile facilities, the need for custom finishes and engraving has really escalated. Aside from Dortronics, there are very few, if any, options available to have door control products customised with fast turnaround time and at a competitive price.” Dortronics’ highly flexible and versatile manufacturing facility can deliver a wide range of customised products including switches with durable, highly visible laser etched or engraved paint filled lettering, custom plate sizes and annunciators in almost any shape and size. Dortronics’ fast order fulfillment turnaround assures installers will get what they need fast to avoid installation delays. Dortronics also offers a comprehensive line of magnetic locks, push buttons and key switches in special finishes such as polished or brushed chrome or brass, as well as color anodised aluminum from stock.
A Japan based technological enterprise is working towards the formation of a technology corporate group. The company’s technologically advanced products include a diverse range of products that are used on land, sea, air and even space. The company offers a range of environmental and recycling plants, industrial plants to automobile and infrastructure equipment. And at every step, Kawasaki pays the utmost attention to humankind and the environment. This century old company has been able to establish a firm foundation as a technological enterprise. The company’s automobile division, which makes it one of the pioneer automobile companies, is spread on a global scale. Crystal clear images They also wanted to monitor how the employees interacted with customers, cleanliness of the premises The company having franchise stores operated by respective owners in India was concerned about the consistency in branding and customer service across these stores. They wanted a solution that could enable them to view the stores from a central location, specially the front end where their premium vehicles were displayed. They also wanted to monitor how the employees interacted with customers, cleanliness of the premises, whether the products were displayed in the right order, branding in the store and other process compliances. But at the same time, they did not want to invest in recorders as the numbers of cameras at individual locations were very limited. Matrix installed high resolution IP cameras at each store. These cameras provided crystal clear images of every corner of the store. This enabled the company to monitor every aspect of brand management such as order of vehicles, customer service, cleanliness, behaviour of employees, etc. Geographically separated locations A Matrix NVR was placed at the central location, and all the cameras from different locations were connected to itCameras were installed at each location based on the requirement and connected to a network switch with the help of CAT6 cables. Since there was a private connectivity between all the geographically separated locations of the company, all cameras at various locations were configured locally with VPN functionality (same class of IP address), and were viewed at a central location without port forwarding. A Matrix NVR was placed at the central location, and all the cameras from different locations were connected to it. This allowed streams from all twelve locations to be viewed on a single screen. In this way, Matrix helped the automobile giant maintain process compliance in its stores throughout the country. Centralised Control Better Brand Management Elimination of Compliance Check Costs Enhanced Security Employee Discipline Matrix products used: SATATYA CIBR13FL40CW: 1.3MP IP BULLET CAMERA SATATYA CIDR13FL40CW: 1.3MP IP DOME CAMERA SATATYA NVR24P: 24-CHANNEL NETWORK VIDEO RECORDER WITH 6TB STORAGE SUPPORT
Siklu Inc., a supplier of mmWave solutions, has announced that its radios have been selected by Israel Police as their main wireless fibre solution. These systems were selected for nationwide deployments as well as temporary events for the purpose of backhauling HD video surveillance systems and advanced sensors. The Israel Police, similar to police forces all over the world, face a considerable challenge when it comes to deploying a camera array at a city’s main centres within a short timeframe. Adding to the difficulties in securing these parades, is the legacy communication infrastructure in the old rock-based, mountainous terrain city of Jerusalem. When a wireless communication option is considered, the challenge of a dense urban environment packed with thousands of interfering Wi-Fi networks, needs to be addressed. Putting on a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem, the holiest city in the world presented an additional challenge – how fast the city’s technology partners, MER Group, SMBIT and Siklu would be able to design, supply and install the very small mmWave radios at the strategic locations marked by the security experts. The surveillance cameras serve as a deterrent, as potentially disruptive groups are aware that they are being filmed High-quality video streams Operating in the abundant 70GHz band, with 5GHz of continues spectrum, Siklu’s radios were not constrained by the costly and time-consuming frequency survey associated with legacy wireless solutions. At each location, the Police placed 2 HD cameras and simply deployed the Siklu radios back to back, eliminating the need for traditional multiple powering and switching devices. Simplified deployment was enabled by the Siklu EtherHaul radios with their integrated switch and dual PoE out. At each pole and rooftop along the parade route, a single EH-710TX radio was able to power the complete pack of cameras and radios. With these features and capabilities, the whole network was deployed in only 1 day. On the day of the parade, the event gathered four times the number of people (~20K) attending in recent years, and the Police commanders were more than satisfied with the quality of video streams arriving in real-time to the control rooms. The live, high quality video streams enabled real-time response from the Police to any possible provocations. The cameras also serve as a deterrent, as potentially disruptive groups are aware that they are being filmed. Siklu’s mmWave technology, carefully tailored for our security networks, was definitely the right call to make" Wireless fibre links Yoav Ludmer, SMBIT’s CEO stated that “for all city events, we should provide adequate safety measures for the huge crowds expected. The Israel Police tested and deployed Siklu’s mmWave radios a few months prior to the Gay Pride Parade in another sensitive part of Jerusalem, and the solution proved to be rock solid.” For the first time in Israel, Siklu’s mmWave wireless fibre links were deployed in hours to support Police surveillance cameras and sensors. “After experiencing the high-quality video cameras enabled by Siklu’s technology and integrated by the MER Group and SMBIT, we challenged them to deliver a complex solution in very little time for a very sensitive temporary event and the result was impressive” said Israel’s Police Chief Technology Consultant, Avi Gohar. “Siklu’s mmWave technology, carefully tailored for our security networks, was definitely the right call to make. It proved to be a real game changer for us, and indeed for the city.”
A rapidly-deployable temporary fence line has helped a construction giant deliver a key installation for National Grid to help meet London’s increasing energy needs. A new 400kV Gas Insulated Switchgear electricity substation has been constructed as part of the EAN Framework and connected to a £1bn 32km electricity superhighway deep below the capital. Perimeter security mesh manufacturer Zaun Ltd provided 155 metres of high-security Rapid Deployable System (RDS) fencing for temporary protection of the construction works. Zaun subsidiary Binns Fencing installed the system. Security for high-profile events RDS has won a number of security innovation awards, has been used to secure the main political parties’ autumn conferences over recent years and forms part of the National Barrier Asset. Three massive electricity transformers, each of which had to be delivered on a special 60m long trailer with a police escort, have been craned into place at the Seven Sisters Road substation. The new 32km electricity superhighway is part of a seven-year £1bn project – due to be fully operational this year – to help keep Londoners connected to safe and reliable electricity supplies. This involves reinforcing the high voltage network across London by installing new cables and wires in deep underground tunnels, from Hackney to St Johns Wood, Willesden to St Johns Wood and Wimbledon to Kensal Green. The project includes the longest single-length cable pull in an underground utility tunnel in the UK.
In early 2017, the Colombian government made its state-of-the-art Army Aviation Logistics Center (Spanish acronym, CLAVE), fully operational. Designed and built by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, CLAVE is an over 9,000 square meter facility designed to provide support for the transportation, storage, distribution, and security of the Colombian Army’s aeronautical equipment. To comply with international standards for aeronautical logistical activities, the implementation of a high-level security system was required, and this included deploying a complete IP CCTV surveillance system of over 100 cameras to monitor the entire centre and its surroundings. Requirement was for implementing an IP CCTV system that utilises the coaxial wiring in their new facility. However, barriers posed by long reach requirements between the cameras and surveillance control centre, and the financial costs associated with installing IDF closets to support the cameras at distances greater than those supported by standard Ethernet switches (328ft, 100m) – caused CLAVE to seek out a solution based on the principles of the Modern LAN, allowing them to deploy the new IP CCTV system quickly, efficiently, and affordably.Not only did the NVTP solution take the signal and transmit it through the wiring, but it also provided power to the camera" NVT Phybridge CLEER24 The Colombian Army was introduced to the NVT Phybridge CLEER24 (Coax Leveraged Ethernet Extended Reach) managed switch solution, by Colombian distributor SAC. The award-winning CLEER24 solution provides Ethernet and PoE+ over Coax with up to 2,000ft (610m) reach. In just 3 quick and easy setup steps, the plug-and-play switches transformed the cabling into the power-packed IP platform needed to support the new IP cameras for distances up to 2,000ft (610m) – 6Xs farther than standard Ethernet, with no need for costly IDF closets. “In our case where distance limitations were a critical issue, NVT Phybridge made all the difference when other solutions on the market could not,” said Paula Rosana Murillo, Business Development Coordinator at SAC. “Not only did the NVTP solution take the signal and transmit it through the wiring, but it also provided power to the camera.” Cost-saving security solution CLAVE was able to smoothly and flawlessly deploy 109 cameras across the entire facility, with virtually no disruption to operations and saving tens of thousands of dollars while doing so. For the integrator, this was a professionally enriching experience, “NVT Phybridge, through its Colombian distributor SAC, facilitated access to technical training and support – ensuring the proper usage of these products and allowing the integrator to have greater confidence in the implementation of NVTP technology,” commented Oscar Triviño, Project Manager in charge of the CLAVE facility construction. “The implementation of the NVTP solutions generated savings in wiring, electrical infrastructure, and manpower that were estimated at $56,000USD – with the connection of all cameras to the power source being achieved in the most effective way possible.”NVT Phybridge technology ensured the quality of all the video content, fully taking advantage of the quality, state-of-the-art cameras used in the project" IP surveillance and remote monitoring With CLEER24 technology, the customer was able to take full advantage of Modern LAN principles, fast-track their IP camera deployment, while eliminating risk and creating a robust platform that can be managed remotely: no Coax replacements, no service outages, no security risks, no network complexity, and no wasted budgets. “NVT Phybridge technology ensured the quality of all the video content, fully taking advantage of the quality, state-of-the-art cameras used in the project and providing an immensely satisfying result for the Colombian Army.”
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum was founded in 1972 and is the largest in Canada to house priceless and restored World War I and II warplanes, including bomber planes used by the Canadian military in Iraq and Afghanistan. The non-profit organisation is mandated to acquire, document, preserve and maintain a complete collection of aircrafts that were flown by Canadians and the Canadian military from the beginning of World War II to the present. Their role is to preserve the artifacts, books, periodicals and manuals relating to this mandate. Today, the Museum houses almost 50 aircrafts, an extensive aviation gift shop and exhibit gallery as well as host private events and offer group tours. The museum’s responsibility of staying open daily, year-round also requires a full-time staff making security a crucial priority. The primary objective is to secure indoor and outdoor premises, including visitor’s parking lot next to Hamilton International Airport. The main purpose is to deter all potential crime, vandalism and theft of property, and mainly to secure priceless World War I and II airplanes. VIVOTEK cameras with IR capabilities Deploying VIVOTEK cameras at the Warplane Heritage Museum was an ambitious task due to the structure of the site being an airplane hangar housing over 50 Warplane Heritage airplanes. The outside perimeters of the museum contain extremely dark zones and parking lots, requiring equipment with very strong IR capabilities to provide sufficient monitoring. Securing the indoor and outdoor premises, including a 400-vehicle parking lot adjacent to Hamilton International Airport took careful planning and a specific camera surveillance system to cover the extensive property. A new and upgraded security system would also deter potential vandalism and theft of property and vehicles, especially securing the priceless airplanes. VIVOTEK’s IB836B-HT Bullet Network camera was installed throughout the premises Earlier this year, the Ontario Government through the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, launched a project designed to update and improve the Museum’s existing video surveillance system. The process culminated in the selection of VIVOTEK’s valued partner, A.S. Security & Surveillance, Inc., a systems integration company headquartered in Southern Ontario that specializes in various residential, commercial, industrial and corporate security surveillance system installations. New VIVOTEK surveillance system The new video surveillance system features sixteen VIVOTEK Network cameras including a 32-channel Network Video Recorder, ND9541. VIVOTEK’s IB836B-HT Bullet Network camera was installed throughout the premises with its 2-Megapixel full HD sensor enabling smooth viewing resolution, capable of capturing high quality and high-resolution video with WDR and SNV technology, regardless of high contrast or low light environments. IB836B-HT is equipped with built-in IR illuminators up to 30 metres for superior image quality 24 hours a day and can withstand inclement weather and the IP66 and IK10-rated housing protects the unit against acts of vandalism, making these units a great selection for installation throughout the Canadian Heritage Warplane Museum. VIVOTEK’s PoE switch – IP surveillance Apart from the VIVOTEK cameras being used in the installation process, the ND9541, H.26 network video recorder equipped for up to 32-Channel network cameras with 4 hard drives offered ample storage space and AW-GEV-264-370, VivoCam Layer 2+ Managed PoE Switch provided extra power for all cameras used. VIVOTEK’s PoE switch enables IP surveillance management functions by not only being a standard Layer 2+ PoE switch, but also enabling set up and configuration of VIVOTEK IP cameras, NVR and CMS. Due to the building structure, AP-FXC-0210 was needed to extend the range for two cameras located indoors. The indoor PoE extender allows a daisy-chain installation with up to a 300M installation.
Whoever honours the homeland Switzerland visits this museum: The Landesmuseum Zurich. A huge medieval castle, it lies in the turbulent heart of the city. The values and history of the country that are preserved by the museum deserve the utmost protection. This is ensured by the security personnel at the front desk. The renovation of the museum (from 2013 to 2016) included a new security loggia. The goal was to ease the control and monitoring of all security systems and building technology from two desk positions, each with four / ten monitors, using a single multifunctional keyboard per desk. The solution integrated some seven different functions: Access control, management systems, video surveillance with 130 cameras, a legacy workplace from the old security counter, some pre-existing WEYTEC components and two IT system rooms. The goal was to enable the security staff to provide enhanced security in a more effective and intuitive manner. A turnkey solution and a migration plan without interruption to ongoing operations were further requirements. WEY Distribution Platform bundles and distributes KVM signals A WEY Distribution Platform bundles and distributes KVM signals between the equipment in the system rooms and the security desk. The staff, located at the security desk, controls and steers all the networked sources and monitoring functions using WEYTEC SMARTtouch keyboards. Video images and other information can be switched to and displayed on the monitors with the touch of a button. The security staff has a 24/7 view of the entire museum in real time. They also manage access control, alarms and much more. Non-disruptive migration to new systemWEY Technology assured the Landesmuseum of a seamless migration of security management to the new security loggia One of the biggest challenges was to ensure a non-disruptive migration to the new system. The Landesmuseum remained open and was monitored continuously during the renovation and installation work. After weeks of preparation and meticulous coordination between installation technicians, the change over was completed within one day. The old security counter remained fully functional at first. Meanwhile, the two security desks in the new loggia were configured, linked to existing and new systems and finally put into operation. WEYTEC solutions do not require any software or driver installations. They use KVM signal transmission that connects computer interfaces to KVM switches and works independently of hardware platforms and operating systems. The concept is compatible with almost any established IT infrastructure and can be implemented during ongoing operations. Thus, WEY Technology assured the Landesmuseum of a seamless migration of security management to the new security loggia. Security operator responsibilities Security operators at the Landesmuseum are responsible for a multitude of tasks. Among other things, they track images from 130 video cameras that monitor 6,100 sqm of exhibition space. They oversee movement and intrusion sensors, fire detectors and elevators. They control lighting, window shades and air-conditioning systems. All alarms must be processed immediately. The operators are also responsible for access control. They issue badges when someone needs to enter secure rooms. They keep track of the opening and closing of doors. The WEYTEC SMARTtouch keyboards facilitate multitasking. They store central functions, workflows and alarm processes that are immediately available per click. Screen layouts can be arranged and re-arranged efficiently. The security personnel always have the overview of surveillance cameras, management systems and all other sources, data and applications. Remote system rooms eliminate computers under desks Remote system rooms eliminate computers under desks. WEYTEC recommends this solution for every control room, including the security desk in the Landesmusuem. System rooms provide a protected, air-conditioned and easy-to-maintain environment as well as room for growth. With the WEY Distribution Platform, remote computers are operated latency-free over long distances, while a single keyboard operates any number of machines. The KVM signals are transmitted via Ethernet. The Landesmuseum maintains two system rooms. One hosts security systems and video system clients, the other facilities management, access control and office IT systems. WEYTEC seamlessly integrates new and existing equipment in both rooms into the solution infrastructure. The systems are connected to the KVM switch matrix via IP Remote transmitters located in one of the system rooms. From there, the signals are routed via IP Remote receivers to the desks and screens. Landesmseum Zürich, Château de Prangins, Swiss History Schwyz united under Swiss National Museum Three museums, the Landesmseum Zürich, the Château de Prangins and the Forum of Swiss History Schwyz are united under the Swiss National Museum umbrella organisation. The museums present Swiss history from its beginnings to the present day, and explore Swiss identity and the diversity of the country's history and culture.Using a single keyboard to operate all seven of our systems simplifies our work enormously" The Landesmuseum is located in the heart of Zurich. The museum management describes the building as an "ensemble of a fine old historical building and a new sculptural wing". The edifice was first built in 1898 by the architect Gustav Gull, a pupil of Gottfried Semper. Gull drew upon a variety of historical architectural elements from the late Middle Ages to modern times and brought them together to form a whole.Everything runs more efficiently, faster and we have a better overview" Due to a shortage of space, the Landesmuseum was expanded for the first time from 2013 to 2016. The new wing, designed by the Swiss architects Christ & Gantenbein and opened in 2016, complements Gustav Gull's building. It houses flexible exhibition halls, a modern library and an auditorium for public events. Equipped by WEY Technology, the museum's new security loggia is located at the juncture between the old and new buildings. Operating seven security systems “Using a single keyboard to operate all seven of our systems simplifies our work enormously. Everything runs more efficiently, faster and we have a better overview. We are very satisfied", said Heinz Baumann, Head of the Security Loggia Landesmuseum Zürich. Mr. Baumann also confirms: A decisive advantage of the WEYTEC solution was its trouble-free implementation with the existing security systems. The head of the security desk at the Landesmuseum Zurich recommends that other museums use WEY Technology control room solutions.