Vistacom Inc., a provider of audiovisual and communications solutions, announced the availability of the enhanced version of its Vistacom SecureView video wall solution. Vistacom SecureView 2.0 is an intelligent visual solution that enables organisations to view data from multiple services and solutions in a single operational picture. Vistacom SecureView 2.0 Today’s mission-critical environments require efficiency and intuitiveness to maintain an effective and intelligent security postu...
Where does the time go? Before you know it, here we are at mid-year reflecting on an eventful first half of 2018 in the physical security market. It’s also a good time for our Expert Panel Roundtable to pause and look ahead at what we might expect in the second half of the year. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What technology development will have the greatest impact in the second half of 2018?
A North West demonstration venue launched by eyevis UK has generated £3million of new businesses and provided a boost to the local economy. The control room video wall and audio-visual experts launched the facility at the Business First Burnley Business Centre in 2016 so potential customers could see their ground-breaking technology in action. The control room video wall and audio-visual experts launched the facility at the Business First Burnley Business Centre in 2016 New demonstratio...
At InfoComm 2018, in booth N1322, North Hall front entrance, Matrox will be showing its award-winning line of Maevex quad 4K enterprise encoders, Extio 3 IP KVM extenders, Mura IPX video wall and multi-viewer cards, and Monarch LCS lecture capture appliances—including the Monarch LCS Radar monitoring application. The showcase features Matrox’s best-of-class capture, real-time encoding, streaming, recording, switching, decoding, extension, and fully-programmable command-and-control o...
Control room furniture manufacturer Winsted is set to return to IFSEC 2018 unveiling their exciting and futuristic new console – The Prestige WAVE, on stand F202. Expanding capabilities Designed and constructed specifically for today’s control room technology, the sleek new console, ergonomically designed with its impressive appearance and aesthetic options, is the latest addition to the company’s portfolio and is a clear demonstration of the company’s on-going and expa...
Comelit Group is introducing a new fire division at IFSEC 2018, created to integrate with its smart security solutions, including stylish new video door entry systems, home automation and CCTV. Following an acquisition of an established fire manufacturer, Comelit will be unveiling a range of specialist fire solutions, including conventional and addressable panels, on stand E120, which has already proven successful across Europe in complementing its renowned security portfolio. Comelit wi...
Wisenet WAVE VMS servers are based on BCDVideo’s newest Apollo and Neptune Series powered by Dell EMC. Both series feature newest-generation Intel Xeon processors, dual RAID capabilities, redundant power supplies, worldwide remote secured system management, and a five-year on-site warranty. For enhanced data security, the warranty also includes data media retention, keeping any replaced hard drive on the premises for proper customer disposal. “BCDVideo servers are specifically designed for video processing and storage purposes enabling users to gain maximum value from our Wisenet WAVE VMS,” said Tim Biddulph, Head of Product & Solutions for Hanwha Techwin Europe. “While possible to run Wisenet WAVE on virtually any manufacturers’ servers, subject to a minimum specification, the pre-loaded servers we are offering will minimise installation time and ensure the highest level of reliability, performance, and compatibility.” Each of the pre-loaded servers is equipped with high-performance Intel quad-core processors for fast, powerful and reliable processing of video Turnkey IP surveillance solution “The collaboration between Hanwha Techwin Europe and BCDVideo delivers the ultimate performance in a turnkey IP surveillance solution. Today’s security projects demand best-in-breed technology and Hanwha’s Wisenet WAVE certainly fits the bill." "We are thrilled that Hanwha chose BCDVideo as the platform to best deliver this technology,” said Gary Sykes, Territory Manager, UK and Ireland - BCDVideo. Each of the pre-loaded servers are equipped with high-performance Intel quad-core processors to ensure fast, powerful and reliable processing of video for mission critical applications. Effortless video monitoring Introduced in January 2018, Wisenet WAVE makes it almost effortless to monitor up to 64 high-definition video streams. An auto-discover feature ensures connected cameras and a wide range of third-party IP network devices can be addressed and set up within just minutes. An intuitive ‘drag & drop’ tool makes setting up a display of live and recorded images on a single screen or video wall effortless with customisable layouts and sizes. Other key features include a virtual PTZ which – with just a simple click of the mouse – enables operators to zoom in to see close-up detail of any suspicious activity while motion detection and video analytics support can be configured to generate alerts when user-defined incidents occur.
Veracity, a global designer and manufacturer of innovative IP transmission products, long-term surveillance storage and an advanced, modular integration platform for Command and Control Centers, is a key sponsor of the IAPSC Annual Conference and will be presenting to the attended delegates in San Diego, CA during the three-day event. Veracity will be promoting VIEWSCAPE, their comprehensive Command and Control system. Featuring an advanced, modular integration platform, VIEWSCAPE gives operators flexible and immediate control over complex surveillance and security functions. VIEWSCAPE includes visual information received from IP and deployable CCTV cameras combined with interactive maps and incident management. Its flexibility adapts to new requirements whilst minimising the challenges of integration with legacy systems.Live views may be mixed with playback and media streams such as broadcast news, online data streams, maps or other graphical displays TRINITY direct-to-storage architecture VIEWSCAPE is fully integrated with Veracity’s TRINITY direct-to-storage architecture and the award-winning, advanced COLDSTORE surveillance storage system. It also features a full video and media wall display option that can be reconfigured on-the-fly and in response to specific incidents or emergency situations. Live views may be mixed with playback and media streams such as broadcast news, online data streams, maps or other graphical displays. Cost-effective security solution “Our solution brings a new level of cost-effectiveness to the integrated Command and Control system market,” says Jack Meltzer, Director of A&E Programs at Veracity. “COLDSTORE has already established itself as the most reliable and cost effective long-term storage solution available, and the addition of VIEWSCAPE to our portfolio brings significant added-value for any project."Veracity’s innovative solutions will be presented to the attending conference delegates at the IAPSC Annual Conference IAPSC Annual Conference "The system can provide integration with access control, building management, intruder detection, VOIP intercom systems and video analytics including LPR and facial recognition” added Meltzer. “A number of native security functions can be added to the system in a modular, customisable way, such as guard tour, lone worker monitoring, dispatch, alarm monitoring and key management.” Veracity’s innovative solutions will be presented to the attending conference delegates at the IAPSC Annual Conference between the 29th April and the 1st May in the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego, California.
Established in 2000, Security Dynamics is one of the fastest growing distributors operating within the UK’s electronic security sector and has built an enviable reputation for providing installers, system integrators and resellers with the very highest levels of pre and post-sales support. “We are delighted to be able to add Wisenet cameras, recording devices and video management software to our product portfolio,” said Francesco Bellavia, Sales and Marketing Director for Security Dynamics (Europe) Ltd. “Wisenet products have proven to be ultra-reliable and offer true value in terms of their price/performance ratio. Equally important, the innovative technology built into Wisenet products, much of which is unique to Hanwha Techwin, will provide our customers who are looking for an end-to-end solution, with a competitive edge.” WAVE video management software In addition to offering system design, pre-configuration and on-site commission support for any Wisenet products which it supplies, Security Dynamics will be able to claim that it is the only UK distributor offering to deliver Wisenet Network Video Recorders (NVRs) complete with soak tested pre-installed hard drives to individual customer specification. Security Dynamics will be supporting the entire range of Wisenet cameras and recorders as well as the recent launched Wisenet WAVE video management software (VMS) Security Dynamics will be supporting the entire range of Wisenet cameras and recorders as well as the recent launched Wisenet WAVE video management software (VMS). Customisable video wall Introduced in January 2018, Wisenet WAVE makes it almost effortless to monitor up to 64 high-definition video streams. An auto-discover feature ensures connected cameras and a wide range of third-party IP network devices can be addressed and set up within just minutes. An intuitive ‘drag & drop’ tool makes setting up a display of live and recorded images on a single screen or video wall effortless with customisable layouts and sizes.
Arteco, a global provider of video event management solutions, has announced a wide range of intelligent solutions and integrations that propel the advanced capabilities of tomorrow’s security operations centre (SOC). Video surveillance data is more in-demand than ever as organisations across the globe find new ways to leverage video information. Gaining rapid access to the most relevant video data when needed is critical to empowering quick response and informed business decisions. At this year's ISC West conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Arteco will showcase its expanded portfolio of intelligent capabilities, designed to ensure the security and business information that organisations seek is available at their fingertips. Organisations can use the speed, reliability and accuracy of Arteco Face Recognition (AFR) to enhance data capture and awareness Artificial Intelligence Organisations can use the speed, reliability and accuracy of Arteco Face Recognition (AFR) to enhance data capture and awareness. AFR can use images and video evidence of varying quality and standards to provide real-time and forensic surveillance solutions. The company’s license plate recognition (LPR) solution allows organisations to use standard IP cameras instead of dedicated LPR cameras. Identifying critical video is streamlined with detailed layouts and maps, as well as metadata of the plate in each event. The AFR and LPR platforms are made powerful through deep learning and 3D technology The AFR and LPR platforms are made powerful through deep learning and 3D technology. AFR can manage millions of templates and databases, making it scalable enough to fit a wide range of analytic requirements. Both applications expand the capabilities of SOC operators, empowering them to make quick, effective decisions based on the most relevant information at any given time. Integrations with leading analytic solutions Arteco recently completed certification and testing of the integration of Hanwha Techwin on-board video and audio analytics, and Axis Communications analytics, including its guard suite and loss prevention suite. Both integrations also support behavioural analytics, line crossing, image enhancement, and motion and face detection analytics. Arteco Videowall delivers a rich experience by combining data, integrated third-party systems and event notifications, into a single visual interface Detailed analysis and viewing Designed for modern SOCs, Arteco Videowall delivers a rich experience by combining data, including videos, maps, peripherals, Web pages, integrated third-party systems and event notifications, into a single visual interface. Other specialised content, such as real-time news feeds, weather monitoring, system status information and operator protocols, can be easily shared with others, facilitating joint and immediate action. Completely scalable, Videowall supports a wide variety of operations and emergency centers, from single-operator stations to critical, enterprise-level facilities. The solution can also be leveraged across multiple sites in different locations, such as a local emergency operations center or a law enforcement organisation. The newest Arteco mobile app delivers instant access to all functions within the Arteco video event management platform Enhanced mobility The newest Arteco mobile app delivers instant access to all functions within the Arteco video event management platform and provides immediate notification of customised alerts and alarms. Users can manage cameras remotely and view video on their smart devices to ensure situations are addressed in real time. Fully customisable, the Arteco app enhances the ability to view the events that are most critical to an organisation because it allows users to analyse the most important images, video and security data at any given time and from anywhere. “As the market continues to evolve and the demand for video data grows, we have refocused our efforts on helping our customers gain access to artificial intelligence-based video solutions that enhance safety and increase intelligence,” said Giampaolo Sabbatani, CEO, Arteco. “Tomorrow’s business and security solutions will be driven by data gained from captured video footage and we have ensured our platforms support the widest range of analytic applications possible.”
Barco, global supplier of professional visualisation technology, is launching a new tiled LCD video wall. The OverView KVD5521B is a price-competitive tiled LCD system for video wall applications, destined to further strengthen our position in the LCD video wall market. Compatible with any VESA mounting structure, it presents some of the benefits recently introduced in the award-winning Barco UniSee platform. These include a modular structure for easy maintenance, noiseless operation, automatic color and brightness calibration, and the option of operating the power supply remotely. Modular approach for easy servicing and shorter interventions Fan-less solution for noiseless applications Superb inter-tile color and brightness calibration, thanks to integrated sensors in the back for automatic and real-time color and brightness calibration, following the Sense X algorithm 500 nits brightness, with a 3.5 mm bezel User-friendly video wall setup and control interface via the LCD connect box Optional 5-year service packages Suitable for 24/7 operations and mission critical applications, also thanks to the remote redundant power supply option Clear and clean DOA procedure Enhanced user-friendlinessThe OverView KVD5521B is an improved and optimised version of Barco's 55" LCD video wall (KVD5521) The OverView KVD5521B is an improved and optimised version of Barco's 55" LCD video wall (KVD5521). The complete video wall produces a perfectly balanced image at all times, thanks to Sense X − Barco’s automatic, continuous and real-time color and brightness calibration system. The absence of cooling fans not only minimises noise, but also means that no moving parts are used (which are susceptible to wear and have a limited lifetime). Plus, the introduction of DisplayPort V1.2, which enables feeding 4 displays in loop-through with 4K@60Hz content, is very important for easy connection with a limited number of cables. To guarantee optimal uptime, the new video wall has a number of features to both prevent downtime and speed up servicing. The input boards and power supplies can be quickly removed from the display to be easily maintained or replaced. The use of LCD Connect makes it much easier to control the video wall, further enhancing user-friendliness. Superior image quality “After having launched the award-winning Barco UniSee at the end of last year, Barco is taking a new step in transforming the LCD video wall market and expanding our portfolio,” says Chris Sluys, VP Operator Experience at Barco. Barco evolves into a one-stop-shop supplier with an extended portfolio of LCD and rear-projection based video walls" “The modularity of a number of key components for easier servicing, more user-friendly control, and the possibility to introduce an external power supply to further guarantee uptime, all contribute to the system’s uptime and low cost of ownership." "Barco’s service CarePacks offering ensures that the LCD video wall receives the best care for worry-free operation. As such, Barco evolves into a one-stop-shop supplier with an extended portfolio of LCD and rear-projection based video walls (for both mission-critical, high and mid end segment applications), and connectivity and workflow solutions.” The OverView KVD551B is available worldwide as of April 2018.
Johnson Controls is introducing the latest version of exacqVision video management system (9.2) adding innovative features that enable users to individually configure and customise their system while providing strong security to help protect against cyber-attacks. With a simple click and drag of a mouse, exacqVision 9.2 allows users to create a customised video wall layout with custom icons to deliver more meaningful information, facilitating faster and intuitive responses. VideoPush lets operators quickly send, or ‘push’ video search results to another user’s screen or spot monitor to aid in investigations for powerful user collaboration. Video continuously plays from your mobile device, reducing lost surveillance when the device ‘goes to sleep’ due to lack of interaction Video surveillance via Exacq mobile For uninterrupted situational awareness, users can now receive email notifications if a camera has stopped recording for a certain amount of time to ensure all video is recorded. Accessibility to video on the go with Exacq Mobile is also enhanced. Video continuously plays from your mobile device, reducing lost surveillance when the device ‘goes to sleep’ due to lack of interaction. To save valuable bandwidth, video panels can be configured to time out when interaction with the mobile app or web client stops. Measures for data security exacqVision 9.2 also improves the login experience for users with access schedule restrictions and further supports cybersecurity best practices for password administration and management, such as easy-to-remember passphrases instead of shorter, complex passwords. Further, Exacq Mobile and the web client now disable form autocompletes to prevent theft of critical information that could provide network access.
Five leading manufacturers specialising in secure technologies have teamed to provide safety and security at the 72nd Annual Little League Baseball World Series (LLBWS) for the players, coaches and fans. For the first time BriefCam and Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS Company are joining Axis Communications, Lenel and Milestone Systems to provide video surveillance systems, access control and network connectivity for the 10-day tournament. The five technology providers have come together to develop a comprehensive security strategy for the 16 Little League Baseball teams and worldwide fans participating in the World Series from August 16-26, 2018, in South Williamsport, Pa. The Little League International officials strive to promote a fun, exciting experience for players and fans, while ensuring the highest level of security during the games. BriefCam’s groundbreaking video content analytics platform detects, tracks, extracts and identifies people, objects, their attributes and behaviour from raw video feedsProviding safety and security to visitors “Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come out to Williamsport to enjoy their time at the Little League Baseball World Series,” said Jim Ferguson, Little League Assistant Director of Risk Management and Safety. “Along with the safety of all of 16 participating teams, our top priority during the Little League Baseball World Series is to provide a safe and secure facility for visitors from all over the world to enjoy. Thanks to these providers, we can continue to offer all of our fans, players, and volunteers a fun and safe location to create lifelong memories and exciting experiences during their visit.” BriefCam, one of the newest contributors, is providing the company’s latest video content analytics platform to this year’s Little League Baseball World Series state-of-the-art security solution. BriefCam’s groundbreaking video content analytics platform detects, tracks, extracts and identifies people, objects, their attributes and behaviour from raw video feeds. By presenting objects that have appeared at different times within the video simultaneously, BriefCam enables security operators to review hours of video in minutes. Comprehensive video surveillance and analytics solution For the LLBWS, this means if children and parents are accidentally separated during the event, the security team will be well equipped to potentially locate and reunite related parties more quickly. Additionally, BriefCam’s solution can be used to optimise operations such as attendee and vehicle traffic flows to ensure a safe and positive guest experience. The company’s video content analytics platform aligns with Axis IP-based digital video surveillance cameras and Milestone’s XProtect video management software for a comprehensive video surveillance, management and analytics solution. The T300s—the Ruckus flagship outdoor APs—ensure top-notch performance for high-definition video over Wi-Fi, enabling every video stream to be captured “As this global event draws families from far and wide, it is important to further enable comprehensive safety, security and operational efficiencies,” said Stephanie Weagle, CMO, BriefCam. “Our technology will be on-hand to support the Little League in their endeavour to extract actionable intelligence from their video surveillance in the event that parents or family members need assistance in finding each other or streamlining operations to ensure that all involved have a great experience.” Top-notch performance for HD video over Wi-Fi Ruckus Networks, the second newest technology contributor, is providing a wireless mesh backhaul to deliver connectivity to both the scoreboards and surveillance cameras. Ruckus is deploying its T300 access points (APs), along with its SmartZone 100 management controller, to ensure seamless connectivity for the outdoor environment. The T300s—the Ruckus flagship outdoor APs—ensure top-notch performance for high-definition video over Wi-Fi, enabling every video stream to be captured. For the LLBWS, this capability allows all the video cameras in the stadium to be constantly streaming, ensuring maximum safety and security at all times. “In a digitally connected world, safety and security are critical elements that need to be part of every network,” said Bart Giordano, Vice President, Worldwide Business Development and Cloud, Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company. “We are teaming with other companies to bring the most innovative security capabilities to the games so that every family can feel safer onsite. Our robust wireless technologies ensure every video stream is captured from all cameras, at all times, helping make this annual event fun and secure.” The 4K resolution provides four times as much detail as the standard HDTV 1080p resolution, improving the video quality significantly 4K resolution for improved video quality Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, has been a technology provider with Little League for nine years and is providing AXIS Q6128-E PTZ Network Camera, a compact, outdoor-ready PTZ dome, offering 4K resolution at 30 frames per second, 12x optical zoom and autofocus. The 4K resolution provides four times as much detail as the standard HDTV 1080p resolution, improving the video quality significantly. Both of these cameras will be integrated into the scoreboard in Lamade Stadium. "Each year we look forward to evolving the security system by leveraging the newest technology in the industry," said Robert Muehlbauer, Senior Manager, Business Development Partner Ecosystem, Axis Communications, Inc. "The total solution provides a comprehensive system to help keep players and fans safe so they can enjoy America’s favourite pastime, baseball. We are proud to collaborate with all of the companies involved and to continue our work with Little League Baseball.” OnGuard access control platform and XProtect VMS For the 20th consecutive year, Lenel, a provider of advanced security systems, will provide its OnGuard access control platform. Players, coaches, officials, staff and vendors are all enrolled in the system and receive a photo identification badge providing access to predetermined areas. The system is integrated with the Axis surveillance cameras so when someone presents a badge at one of the access card readers, live video and the cardholder’s photo are displayed on a nearby monitor, allowing a guard to authenticate the identification. Technology provider Milestone is providing XProtect Corporate video management software, which is installed along with a Milestone Husky M500A NVR as one of the recording servers Technology provider Milestone is providing XProtect Corporate video management software, which is installed along with a Milestone Husky M500A NVR as one of the recording servers. The XProtect Smart Client interface includes advancements in system performance by leveraging the processing power of NVIDIA GPU cards for measurable hardware acceleration, enabling more concurrent High Definition or Ultra HD video streams on high-resolution monitors. Easy access to video The LLBWS is also using the XProtect Smart Wall for viewing and sending pertinent video to monitors around the facilities, including a mobile command centre. BriefCam is embedded in the XProtect Smart Client with a dedicated screen tab for easy access to search hours of video in just minutes. “It’s truly inspiring to see the open platform community of partners coming together for this great international family event, ensuring safety through ongoing technology innovations,” said Jeremy Scott, Strategic Alliances Manager, Americas, Milestone Systems. “Every year brings new winners - on the field, in the stands and behind the scenes.”
With security and safety a major focus during the recent World Cup in Russia, IDIS surveillance technology was chosen for a surveillance upgrade at the 45,000 capacity Rostov Arena and the 35,000 capacity Kaliningrad Stadium. At both locations an IDIS Total Solution was installed with a total of 3000 IP cameras comprising full HD and H.265 models and PTZ cameras featuring Smart UX Controls v2.0, a range of full HD, true wide dynamic range (WDR), IR bullet cameras and full HD box cameras with all external cameras equipped to withstand Russia’s often harsh weather conditions. IDIS technology deployed at these response centres enabled security staff to rapidly detect and respond to any breach of health and safety, suspicious behaviour or terrorist threat IDIS Critical Failover to prevent data loss A centralised surveillance monitoring centre utilising an IDIS ultra-thin bezel 55” video wall delivered command and control of the two stadiums and allowed security staff to access 60 days of archived footage from 50 remote IDIS DR-8364 NVRs implemented at situational centres. IDIS technology deployed at these response centres enabled security staff to rapidly detect and respond to any breach of health and safety, suspicious behaviour or terrorist threat. For complete protection, IDIS Critical Failover was installed in order to prevent loss of vital recorded data during a range of fault conditions. The system automatically steps in to ensure continued recording in the event of network instability, network failure, storage failure, recorder hardware failure and power supply failure, in each case ensuring that no data is lost. Our advanced technology helped to ensure safety and security by preventing unauthorised intrusion" Preventing unauthorised intrusion "The IDIS surveillance system, installed inside and around the stadium gave security controllers a complete overview of the site and perimeter fences,” said Joon Jun, President of the Global Business Division of IDIS. “Our advanced technology helped to ensure safety and security by preventing unauthorised intrusion. "We are proud that our brand credibility and product stability has been recognised on the global stage at an event which was the focus of world attention. To safeguard thousands of visitors at these key venues, it was essential to use the most reliable technology including high-resolution surveillance cameras with waterproof and dustproof functions and a solution that prevented data loss in the event of network instability."
Safety is at the forefront of hospitals across the nation. According to a landmark report To Err is Human (2000) by The Institute of Medicine (IOM), between 44,000 and 98,000 patients die a year in the U.S. due to preventable medical errors including wrongful administration of medication. Beyond the cost of human life, these errors cost the healthcare industry as much as $29 million per year. This figure takes into account the expenses associated with additional care, loss of income and disability so as to reduce medication administration errors, hospitals are modifying their current medical dispensing systems in operation to prevent and eliminate these errors. Based in Portsmouth, Ohio, Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) is one such hospital that is addressing this concern. A 222-bed hospital that provides emergency and surgical care, as well as a wide range of other health-care services, SOMC employs 2,200 full and part-time doctors and volunteers. SOMC has a medical staff of more than 140 board-certified or board-eligible physicians and specialists and is supported by more than 800 volunteers. WALLaroo 2000 wall station The WALLaroo 2000 wall station featured a cabinet mounted outside each patient’s room to temporarily stock the non-narcotic medications prior to dispensing One of the “Best Practices” outlined in the IOM report calls for the healthcare industry to utilise technology, such as bed side bar coding, to improve patient identification. To meet these standards, SOMC quickly modernised their process from relying heavily on a two-cart dispensing system that included laptops on wheels (LOW’s) and pharmacy carts, to a system that was more efficient and accurate. The new solution, the WALLaroo 2000 wall station, featured a cabinet mounted outside each patient’s room to temporarily stock the non-narcotic medications prior to dispensing. SOMC’s IT department was tasked with finding a way to integrate the wall stations with a state-of-the-art access control system that was equipped with an access-controlled lock and reader. By implementing this solution, SOMC has been able to strictly adhere to their patient’s rights as they pertain to medication dispensing, which includes: the right patient, the right medication, the right dose, the right time and the right route of administration. Centrally networked access control system “When we started our quest for an access-control solution, we looked for two things,” said Dennis Ward, information services and applications manager for SOMC. “First SOMC needed a solution that would be centrally networked with the current eMAR system, as well as have a main power source. Additionally, we needed to replace the magnetic strip on employee badges with a more effective technology.” Ward consulted with several companies within the security industry, including Accu-Tech, SecuriCo, Microman and HID Global, before finding the optimal solution- SecuriCo’s Securus Web software solution. The solution operates with a HID EdgeReader coupled with iCLASS 2K (37-bit) smart cards and Rutherford Controls 3513 Lock. SecurusWeb software solution SOMC project requirements indicated that both a Web-based software solution and an IP PoE Access Control solution were required" “SOMC project requirements indicated that both a Web-based software solution and an IP PoE Access Control solution were required,” said Jim Andrews, president of SecuriCo, Inc. “After Dennis and I reviewed the project requirements and discussed the design options with AccuTech and Microman, everyone agreed that the SecurusWeb software solution with a pre-configured HID EdgeReader and iCLASS 2K (37-bit) smart cards were the perfect fit for the hospital’s unique access control needs.” According to Ward, “As I conducted product research in the security information space, I noted that most available solutions were based on HID technology. This was important since the hospital was growing, and our security needs would grow, too. HID Global has a great industry reputation so it was a natural and easy decision to select the company’s solutions and OEM partner, SecuriCo, Inc.” Installing WALLaroo wall stations and HID EdgeReader Since Ward had never implemented a project like this before, he obtained samples of one of the WALLaroo wall stations, a HID EdgeReader and evaluation software from SecuriCo. Using the samples, he created a prototype that would fit all his access control needs and serve SOMC in the best possible way. Installed by Microman, these pre-programmed wall units have the SOMC specifications that Ward devised. While physical access control is delivered through the HID EdgeReader and iCLASS cards, the control of the hardware is provided through SecuriCo’s Securus Web software. The software controls which individuals are granted access to each station based upon a preset access level, which includes the day and time access is allowed. In addition, the application also records how access is added and removed. This innovative solution also enables pharmacy technicians to deliver barcoded, 24-hour scheduled, non-narcotic medications to the secured wall mounted stations. Using their authorised HID iCLASS cards, the nursing staff is then able to access and administer the medication. SecurusWeb and HID Global’s Edge IP access solutions SecurusWeb and HID Global’s Edge IP access solutions can make it easier to meet the unique and demanding needs of healthcare applications, as experienced by SOMC Thinking outside the box and using innovative products like SecurusWeb and HID Global’s Edge IP access solutions can make it easier to meet the unique and demanding needs of healthcare applications, as experienced by SOMC. Accuracy for patient medication dispensing has improved significantly thanks to the new solution. Workflow is also more efficient because the amount of time it previously took nurses to go to the medication room and retrieve new medications has been significantly reduced. Additionally, medication is secure and located where the staff expects it to be, while eliminating the need for medication carts, making the hospital hallways accessible and less cluttered. With the original installation of 73 of HID’s EdgeReaders being such a great success, SOMC ordered and installed an additional102 EdgeReaders in the hospital’s new North Tower, including 12 on the first floor Heart Care Unit (HCU), 30 on the second floor in the Surgical-Vascular Care Unit (SVCU), 30 on the third floor in the Medical-Surgical Care Unit (MSCU), and 30 more that are located on the fourth floor in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU).
Siemens Rail Automation is a supplier of signalling systems to the rail industry worldwide. The signalling system is fundamental to the safety of a rail network as it maintains safe separation and prevents collisions. Signallers rely on the safety critical signalling features to ensure safe operation in both normal and degraded conditions. Thorough initial training and regular refresher courses in a realistic environment is essential to maintaining the signallers’ competency and knowledge of operating procedures. Siemens collaborated with Matrox to implement a unique, IP-based simulation environment for their European-rail-network client with an innovative use of streaming and recording of multiple video feeds. Simulator for signal monitoring A simulator allows a trainer to vary scenarios—by changing the weather, introducing obstacles on the line, incidents in stations, broken-down trains, or other things that affect the scheduling of movement of rolling stock. Additional screens from other collaborative applications, such as timetabling, are displayed for the trainee The trainer needs to monitor a trainee’s reaction(s) to a particular scenario, as it transpires. To be able to view the entire session later, for analysing, and pinpointing areas of improvement, each individual trainee’s performance needs to be recorded as well. The trainee operator’s signalling desk contains multiple monitors for the signalling application that shows, amongst other things, the state of the signals, dynamic speed limits, state of points on the track, and train positions. Additional screens from other collaborative applications, such as timetabling, are also displayed for the trainee. Trainers too have multiple screens where they define and manage the training scenario. Networked training ecosystem Siemens Rail Automation met their client’s need by leveraging Matrox’s video wall and enterprise encoding portfolio as building blocks to create an end-to-end, IP-based simulation system—all on the client’s 1 Gigabit Ethernet network. At the individual trainee stations, ‘operator’ workstations host a Matrox multi-display graphics card to power an eight-monitor, 4x2 desktop configuration. In the same PC system are two Matrox Maevex 6100 quad 4K enterprise encoder cards. Capable of simultaneously capturing, streaming, and recording up to four 4K inputs, Maevex 6100 in this case captures quad Full HD inputs, composites them as a single 4K signal, and streams them to a collaborative video wall. Doing so ensures that the time correlation between the individual screens is not lost—a cursor moving across a desktop from screen to screen is seen as it happens. One of the training objectives is to support the team working between the signallers and planners Monitoring trainee cursor movements This is important for the trainer to get a realistic picture. A jerky or delayed cursor movement could be construed by the trainer as indecision or hesitation on the part of the trainee. If the cursor movement by the trainee—including between screens—is smooth, it is imperative for it to be seen live and recorded as being smooth. In addition to the above are three dual-monitor timetabling workstations and a quad-monitor trainer workstation, each with a Matrox graphics card and Maevex 6100 encoder card to stream desktop content to the collaborative display wall. The timetabling workstations are used by trainee timetable planners to make on-the-day changes. One of the training objectives is to support the team working between the signallers and planners. Reviewing training sessions On the video wall are 12 monitors in several arrangements that enable the trainer to control the simulation environment and monitor trainee signallers and planners. The video wall can also be used collaboratively to replay and review the training session. This is all from a single, low-footprint Blue Chip Ultima 2M system that hosts a combination of Matrox Mura IPX decoder cards and Matrox Mura MPX input/output video wall cards, which work together to seamlessly decode and display the various incoming streams. The rail network uses Matrox MuraControl for Windows video wall software to manage the incoming IP sources, presenting the information on the wall in a way that looks like the original setup at the trainee’s desk. Matrox provided product and configuration training for Siemens personnel, onsite at Siemens Rail Automation’s headquarters Product and configuration training These ‘video wall copies’ allow trainers and other decision makers to remotely, and instantaneously, see the trainee’s reaction to a given situation. Desktop views are easily switched between trainees. Additionally, Maevex 6100 allows training sessions to be simultaneously recorded to network storage from where the simulations are played back on demand to the individual trainee, or to other interested parties. To complete the offering, Matrox provided product and configuration training for Siemens personnel, onsite at Siemens Rail Automation’s headquarters. Successful implementation Siemens Rail Automation has deployed the IP-based signalling simulator as part of a major project in a leading European-rail-network organisation where it is performing in line with the rail industry’s stringent standards. Similar deployments for other clients are being planned. Using Matrox’s video wall and recording technologies has been instrumental to the successful implementation of this IP-based signalling simulator" Using the standard network to stream the various elements of the simulator in real time has offered many benefits to the client. The video wall displays copies of the trainer’s own screens, as well as a selected trainee’s screens. This IP-based implementation is easily scalable and allows multiple trainees to be participating in the same training session—with the trainer able to select which trainee to be overseeing at a given time. Andy Powell of Siemens Rail Automation says, “Using Matrox’s video wall and streaming and recording technologies has been instrumental to the successful implementation of this pioneering IP-based signalling simulator in our client’s organisation. Without Matrox, this clearly wouldn’t have been achievable.”
Dahua Technology, manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products provides its patented HDCVI solution to secure Lulu Hypermarket in Muscat, Oman. Lulu Hypermarket is a hypermarket chain and retail venture started by Lulu Group International in 2000. It has over 30,000 employees of various nationalities. Lulu Hypermarket is one of the largest retail chains in Asia and is the biggest in the Middle East, with 115 outlets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and one in Kochi, India. It is amongst the world’s 50 fastest growing retailers, according to research firm Deloitte. Dahua’s security solution Dahua provided HDCVI technology to secure the branch of Lulu Hypermarket in Muscat with cooperation from its system integrator China Communications Services. This is the first time that Dahua and China Communications Services have cooperated for an entire CCTV project. The two teams’ deep experience in CCTV resulted in a smooth and successful implementation for Lulu. Lulu mainly used Dahua HDCVI Professional series products, including HDCVI cameras, HDCVI DVRs, VMS, IP storage, video wall, etc. Around 250 HDCVI cameras, including bullet, dome and PTZ, were provided by Dahua. A video wall display unit was used in the control centre and IP SAN storage devices are used to meet 90 days recording requirements.Dahua appreciated the teamwork with China Communications Services, which made the project successful and was happily accepted by Lulu Hypermarket" Dahua HDCVI Professional series adopts the patented DH5000 chipset and high-performance CMOS sensor. The camera retains the ease-of-use of an analogue system while offering up to 1080P HD video output. Pro series is suitable for the users who want to secure small-and-medium-scale applications like airports, hospitals, schools, upscale hotels or banks. Collaborations for success "HDCVI is Dahua-patented technology featuring HD analogue video transmission over coaxial cable, allowing reliable long-distance HD transmission at lower cost. As for the Lulu Hypermarket, we provided our HDCVI professional series products to protect the whole market,” said Rio Mao, Sales Director of APAC at Dahua Technology. “Dahua appreciated the teamwork with China Communications Services, which made the project successful and was happily accepted by Lulu Hypermarket. We are obviously looking for further cooperation with China Communications Services for more projects.” "We really appreciate this great support from Dahua, and we have more confidence to work with Dahua together in the whole Middle East market,” said Zhu Linghua, Manager of Overseas Department at China Communications Services. “I believe we can achieve more mutually-beneficial project starts from this successful case and continue cooperation with each other in the near future.”
Security has become one of the priorities to be focused on for the operation of commercial buildings because many people come in and out of the buildings every day. IP surveillance solutions are particularly essential for those commercial applications generally used in a wider and more open areas, owing to the requirement of system scalability. Surveon commercial solutions, including high-reliability cameras with wide monitoring area, feature-rich CMS with multiple access as well as RAID NVR with flexible storage expansion. These enterprise solutions help commercial buildings to prevent the incidents such as thefts or other illegalities, effectively safeguarding the property and profits in time. Enhanced storage and data security When designing a suitable surveillance system, commercial buildings might encounter some major challenges such as open field and wide monitoring area. Under such circumstances, Surveon’s 3-megapixel camera will be the best solution. Surveon’s RAID NVR allows users to scale up the storage capacity through iSCSI (SAN/NAS) and JBOD It provides 1.5-time larger monitoring range at 30 FPS, offering a cost-effective option for monitoring wide areas. Besides, Surveon cameras are with industrial-grade components and 3-year warranty to ensure long-term operations. Its quality can be proved by the extremely low RMA rate, and reliability can be assured. The data protection of recorded videos and the flexible expansion of storage capacity for future scale up are of great importance to the planning of commercial surveillance. Surveon’s RAID NVR allows users to scale up the storage capacity through iSCSI (SAN/NAS) and JBOD, bringing commercial buildings a convenient and budget-saving option that they can expand storage capacity by demand or yearly budget instead of buying entire system at the beginning. Efficient management with reduced risk Surveon’s enterprise Central Management Software provides superior features including interactive video walls, matrix screen displays, centralised alarm management, and high scalability for thousands of cameras and multiple clients, allowing the management level and the security guards to keep every detail under control and review both live and stored videos through browsers or mobile applications anytime, anywhere. Surveon was chosen as the supplier of a comprehensive networked security solution for KL Tower, the highest building in Malaysia. The security project manager for the KL Tower said, “Surveon’s full end-to-end integration, including enterprise VMS and storage that supports up to 300TB, helps us manage the project in the most efficient way and brings the lowest risk.” Surveon's commercial solutions have also been deployed at Historic Buildings in Poland, ISP server rooms in Taiwan, and the building of airline catering service provider in Hong Kong.