Matrox Graphics Inc. is proud to announce that Meiko Electronics Co., Ltd. has selected Matrox Mura-brand video wall controller boards, Matrox Maevex-brand multi-channel encoders, and Matrox Extio-brand high-performance IP KVM extenders as core components of Meiko’s advanced control room and collaboration suite embodied in the new Meiko MVC-IP Series. A manufacturer of video wall systems in Japan, Meiko will demonstrate their full suite at Inter BEE 2018 (booth#: 2615) at Makuhari Messe i...
Campus environments experience many challenges when it comes to securing their students and faculty. As traditional CCTV solutions were no longer able to meet the needs for long hour storage with high quality images, authorities started looking for an advanced surveillance solution. Surveon provides campus solutions with complete product lines, enabling a campus to provide students and faculty a safe learning environment. To provide evidence for investigation of crime, the data retention of rec...
Looking to aggressively extend their existing presence throughout the South-Central US, BCDVideo announced they are appointing Campion Sales to represent their product portfolio. Campion Sales, a ninety-year-old company, has spent the last twenty years focused on the security industry. BCDVideo’s products will interweave with Campion’s wide array of complementary products ranging from building automation, 4K IP cameras, detection systems, video walls, and dozens of other solutions f...
There is no expectation of privacy in a public space. That’s the premise on which most video surveillance applications are justified. But new concerns about privacy, specifically the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe, are changing expectations. And what if a camera must be positioned where a private area happens to be within its range? Fortunately, there are technology approaches to solving these dilemmas, as our Expert Panellists explain. We asked: What new technologies...
Vistacom, a provider of audio-visual and communications solutions, announced the addition of Martin O’Donnell as its new Control Room Territory Sales Representative in the Northeast. In this role, O’Donnell will spearhead, support and expand upon the sales efforts of Vistacom’s command-and-control technologies in target markets and regions. O’Donnell is an experienced business development professional with more than 25 years of client relations and sales experience. He h...
Video wall and visual display solutions experts eyevis UK has changed its name to Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) following the acquisition of eyevis GmbH by the Leyard group. The rebranding will allow the company to offer an expanded range of products and services and remain at the forefront of providing turnkey solutions for all types of audio visual and visual display applications. eyevis UK Ltd operated as a private entity from eyevis Germany and was the sole UK distributor of its video wal...
Hikvision USA Inc., the global supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, will showcase new technology and its extensive integration capabilities at the GSX 2018. Central Management System To highlight unique features and demonstrate how products can be combined to address the specific needs of end users, HikCentral—Hikvision's Central Management System (CMS)—will be the centerpiece of the Hikvision showroom. "End users and integrators come to GSX to figure out how to solve security problems and run businesses more efficiently. For integrators, building a solution that addresses customers' specific pain points has never been easier," said Eric Chen, general manager, Hikvision North America. "Our video wall display will provide a live demo including remote monitoring outside of the conference centre, showing how HikCentral provides a totally integrated solution for all Hikvision and partner products." TurboHD 4.0 cameras Well suited for complex projects in a variety of vertical markets, HikCentral is easy to use and configure. New products in several categories will be on display including: Value Express Series entry level IP and Turbo cameras, access control with UL294 certification, residential two-wire intercom and multiple PanoVu cameras including the new 32 MP 180° Panoramic, PanoVu 180°/360° IR PTZ, and PanoVu mini cameras. TurboHD 4.0 cameras enhanced with power-over-coax (PoC), panoramic view camera, and higher 5MP/8MP image resolution will be showcased, along with Hikvision's PTZs, ranging from 1” or 2.5” mini DE series to the advanced DF series. In addition to cameras, Hikvision’s access control product line will be demoed with HikCentral. The Hikvision showroom is located at the Westgate Las Vegas Pavilion #9 and will be open during exhibit hall hours.
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 posture. In a modern Security Operations Center, overview video walls play a critical role in helping leaders and control room operators gather data, identify potential risks, and engage in intelligent, proactive response. Vistacom’s SecureView 2.0 provides operators with a single-pane-of-glass view of operations across their infrastructure Vistacom’s SecureView 2.0 provides operators with a single-pane-of-glass view of operations across their infrastructure. Multiple data feeds are combined into a single system while creating a more simplified workflow through an intuitive user interface. The newest version of the innovative solution also incorporates a simplified touch panel to enable operators to change layouts and sources based on evolving security or operational requirements. Advanced displays are comprised of 1.7mm near-seamless bezels with less depth for a streamlined installation. Vistacom SecureView was developed to be sold and installed by local security integrators with the full weight of a remote team of Vistacom specialists to preconfigure the video wall system and provide support during installation and the life cycle. Video wall solution The solution can be configured with four, six or eight 55-inch commercial, 24/7-rated, ultra-thin LED displays that can be wall-mounted or floor-mounted. The video wall solution is pre-configured and tested by Vistacom’s technical experts prior to shipping and includes a two-year warranty. “Vistacom SecureView 2.0 delivers a highly affordable solution that still delivers the advanced features that intelligent command centers require,” said Dan Gundry, Director of National Control Room Sales, Vistacom. “This updated technology offering allows us to help our customers and partners build the next generation of security operations centers, which require new levels of intelligence to quicken response and ensure rapid decision-making.”
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 demonstration facility eyevis UK managing director Steve Murphy said that more than 300 representatives from a wide range of national sectors, including national and regional government, security, police, security, transport, facilities management and broadcast had all visited the venue. He added that it had also hosted a number of open days and catered for growing demand for the Burnley-based company’s products in the North West and across the North of England. eyeUNIFY wall management software He said: “Many of our clients and potential clients are either in the Lancashire and North West area or can arrive quickly and easily at our front door thanks to the M65 and the motorway network and the superb rail links. It makes sense to provide a demonstration venue that gives an easily-accessible destination where people can come and see what we have to offer. As well as being directly responsible for £3million of new business, the venue has also provided a boost for the local economy in terms of the overnight accommodation, food providers and transport that many of our visitors have utilised.” Among the products at the showcase venue are: eyeUNIFY is the only open-source video wall management application available today eyeUNIFY, a unique and revolutionary professional wall management software. eyeUNIFY is the only open-source video wall management application available today. It is fully code transparent, making it the most secure video wall management software on the planet. Additionally, it can be adapted to specialist wishes and customer needs. Netpix video wall controllers for the very latest in control room video wall technology The new INFINITY network distributed display wall feature with IP-streamed sources delivered to displays via the network whilst retaining all the unique eyevis control software functionality. eyevis UK industrial LCD display technology including ultra-narrow bezel LCD and QHD Touch screen displays eyevis LED illuminated rear projection technology The venue is operated on an appointment basis and clients can provide details of the issues they face in advance so eyevis UK can demonstrate how their technology can help. Control rooms and video walls are used in a wide variety of applications, such as traffic control, transportation, energy plants, aerospace, airport and data centres" Control rooms and video walls eyevis UK managing director Steve Murphy added: “Control rooms and video walls are used in a wide variety of applications, such as traffic control, transportation, energy plants, aerospace, airports, water and sewage plants, public utilities, emergency services and data centres. Our demonstration venue provides the opportunity to see eyevis technology in action and learn how it can help make any operation in any sector more efficient and provide operational staff with a real-time overview.” eyevis UK provides video wall displays and audio-visual solutions to a range of clients across the UK. It has just launched a new London demonstration venue to cope with increased demand for its technology. CCTV video surveillance The move will allow a wide range of sectors, including CCTV, security and traffic control to see state-of-the-art products which can help them. The venue, at Woburn Place, a short walk from Euston Station, is operated on an appointment basis and clients can provide details of the issues they face in advance so eyevis UK can demonstrate how their technology can help.
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 of multi-channel AV distribution systems. Matrox experts will additionally share industry insight and expertise in an InfoComm presentation titled Networked AV, Remote Monitoring, and Security on June 7, from 12:30-2:00 PM, at the Westgate Hotel (Pavilion 10). Also, as a fierce advocate of interoperability and standards, Matrox has been early to support the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol as an open-source video transport protocol designed to help with low-latency streaming across unpredictable networks. SRT Alliance partners have joined forces to show multi-vendor camera, encoder, media server, decoder, video wall, and social cast products, all working together using the SRT protocol. The Monarch LCS encoder appliance and radar monitoring application offer simple, affordable lecture capture workflows Maevex 6150 quad 4K enterprise encoder Matrox boasts a complete portfolio of world-class technologies designed to meet all of today’s AV distribution requirements. The Maevex 6150 quad 4K enterprise encoder will highlight game-changing 4K streaming and recording, while the Extio 3 IP KVM extender will demonstrate industry-leading 4K IP extension and switching at low bitrates. Mura IPX video wall cards meanwhile, will exhibit high-density 4K encoding, decoding, and display on networked display walls and multi-viewers. The Monarch LCS encoder appliance and Monarch LCS Radar monitoring application for simple, affordable lecture capture workflows, will also be on display. Networked AV to remote monitoring The Networked AV, Remote Monitoring, and Security presentation will provide an introduction on some of the fundamental considerations when evaluating networked AV. The session will enable attendees to develop a deeper understanding of the most common streaming protocols, identify key performance metrics and monitoring protocols for IT network management, and recognise and safeguard against security vulnerabilities created by networked AV equipment. Session details: Name: IS081 - Networked AV, Remote Monitoring, and Security Date: June 7, 2018 Time: 12:30-2:00 PM Location: Westgate Hotel - Las Vegas - Pavilion 10 Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) Renewal Units (RUs): Max RUs: 1.50 CTS RUs: 1.50 CTS-D RUs: 1.50 CTS-I RUs: 1.50 Website: Register to attend, space is limited While Matrox encoders, such as Maevex 6150 and Mura IPX, support all the popular transport protocols for IP video streams, Matrox is collaborating and participating in great industrious initiatives, like SRT, to help the market deal with upgrading the performance, security, ease-of-use, and interoperability of performance video streams on large networks and over the cloud. Come by the Matrox booth to see multiple manufacturers’ products from the SRT Alliance working together using the SRT protocol.
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 expanding capabilities. Engineered as a modular system, it enables the configuration to be tailored specifically to meet precise operating or room requirements. A range of finishes and accessories are available including monitor mounts, CPU holders and storage to fully customise any workspace. Round-the-clock monitoring Terry Shough, Winsted’s General Manager, hails the new Wave console as an important and innovative addition to the company’s comprehensive line-up of control room furniture, Shough commented, “The smart modular solution is highly adaptable, designed to meet the rigorous demands of a 24/7 environment, but not at the expense of style or aesthetics.” Winsted representatives will be on-hand throughout the event to discuss customer-specific requirements and provide helpful information on the latest trends and developments in the industry in order to equip visitors with the best solution to meet their control-room requirements.
Videowall technology supplied by Ultimate Visual Solutions (formerly eyevis UK) is at the heart of a new customer experience centre unveiled by independent system integrator Capula. UVS videowall technology The installation allows Capula to showcase a wide range of software technologies, including the latest IoT solutions, to clients from within the energy, manufacturing and utilities sectors at its headquarters in Stone, Staffordshire. Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) installed four eyevis EYE-LCD-5500-XSN-LD-FX 55-inch LCD displays to make up the videowall, along with a custom-made sound bar and a Netpix 4900 video wall controller. Netpix 4900 videowall controller We are delighted to have been chosen to complete such an important project for Capula" The installation also includes two 65-inch Samsung DM-65E touch interactive whiteboards; which give the Capula team the ability to show content from the Netpix videowall controller and allow them to annotate over it mid-discussion and feed content back to any display. UVS managing director Steve Murphy said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to complete such an important project for Capula, which will showcase the solutions we provide to visitors to their headquarters.” Capula Business Manager, Neil White commented: “We are very pleased with the service provided by Ultimate Visual Solutions. The expertise, guidance and follow on support was second to none. The technology installed in our prestigious customer experience centre has provided an excellent showcase for our business’ solutions.” Video wall and audio-visual solutions Burnley-based UVS, formerly eyevis UK, provides video wall displays and audio-visual solutions to a range of clients across the UK. Capula specialises in industrial control, instrumentation and automation and has decades of expertise, having worked in some of the most complex and demanding industrial environments. The Netpix 4900 is a network-based graphic controller for the management of video wall systems, single displays or projectors. The controller creates a big joined desktop for network-applications, video and graphic sources.
Videowall technology supplied by Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) is at the heart of a new security control room at iNTU Trafford Centre. High-end videowall technology The new facility helps ensure 30 million annual visitors have a safe and enjoyable time at what is the single best-known and most iconic retail and leisure destination in the UK. Burnley-based UVS, formerly eyevis UK, provides video wall displays and audio-visual solutions to a range of clients across the UK. UVS Full HD Videowall As part of the new state-of-the-art facility, UVS installed a 7.2m wide by 2.7m high videowall As part of the new state-of-the-art facility, UVS installed a 7.2m wide by 2.7m high videowall, made up of 24 eyevis 55-inch XSN extremely narrow bezel LCD screens with Full HD resolution. The displays offer 1920 × 1080 pixels, direct-LED backlight technology, a mechanical bezel width of only 3.5 mm between two displays and a brightness of 500 cd/m2. The installation also includes a control room meeting space featuring a videowall made up of four eyevis 46-inch XSN screens with 3.5mm bezel. Netpix 4900 videowall controller Both videowalls connect to a Netpix 4900 videowall controller configured for multiple analogue video feeds, IP video feeds, graphic PC data and web browsers. iNTU security staff, who monitor the centre and liaise with visitors, will be able to send live videos from their tablets directly back to the video wall to share incident video with security staff. Video monitoring and visitor management iNTU Trafford Centre is a retail and leisure destination and it is important that the control room has the latest videowall technology" UVS managing director Steve Murphy said: “iNTU Trafford Centre is a retail and leisure destination enjoyed by millions of people each year and it is important that the control room has the latest videowall technology.” He adds, “We are delighted to have been involved in such a prestigious and important project.” Lee Barlow, Security Manager, iNTU Trafford Centre said “The security and safety of our customers, retailers and staff is our number one priority so having a control room that allows us to keep them safe is really important. The new videowall and meeting room screens allows us to do just that and we are really happy with them.” New control room with videowall The new control room was designed and refurbished by Intech Solutions, which specialise in technical and control room furniture including full control room fit-outs in the UK and worldwide. UVS also worked to deliver the videowall with its security integrator partner, Nottinghamshire-based Quadrant Security Group.
AxxonSoft technology speaks to product simplicity, ease-of-use and advanced functionality during the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Within the framework of preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, AxxonSoft's tech support customised settings on more than 1,350 video channels at 3 stadiums and at a central monitoring station to meet the Ministry of Internal Affairs' needs through a centralised monitoring system. AxxonSoft, in collaboration with this global high calibre event, launched this state-of-the-art technology system within just 1 month, utilising team members to rollout. Videos were streamed from stadiums and surrounding territories, fan zones, and other locations deemed critical from the point of security Situational video analytics AxxonSoft's Intellect software managed a total of 960 video surveillance channels at Samara Arena, Mordovia Arena, and RZD Arena — the latter of which was used as a training base for referees. 250 of those channels employed AxxonSoft's situational video analytics to monitor the stadiums, 41 license plate recognition channels to monitor vehicle traffic, and 9 facial recognition channels to monitor for individuals prohibited from accessing the stadiums. Video monitoring was also integrated with access control, fire and security alarm systems. The Ministry of Internal Affairs' central monitoring station, powered by AxxonSoft's Intellect PSIM platform, pooled over 390 video channels from all 11 World Cup host cities with video feeds displayed on an interactive map. Videos were streamed from stadiums and surrounding territories, fan zones, and other locations deemed critical from the point of security for participants and guests of the World Cup. Integrated access control software The World Cup stadium security project included requests to integrate access control software, as well as develop a screen manager to adaptably manage camera layout and the video wall. These functions were successfully implemented at the World Cup stadiums and will be incorporated in Intellect 4.11.0. Over 9,000 Intellect-powered video surveillance cameras were used to monitor the security of over 2 million spectators The Intellect PSIM platform was employed in various areas of 10 out of the 12 stadiums where 49 World Cup matches were played. Over 9,000 Intellect-powered video surveillance cameras were used to monitor the security of over 2 million spectators who attended the games. AxxonSoft software was also widely used at training camps, fan zones, transportation infrastructure, and other sites where teams and fans arrived and moved around the country. Advanced stadium security technology “The team at AxxonSoft were really excited to be part of a project of this calibre. We were able to demonstrate product simplicity, ease-of-use and advanced functionality through our stadium security technology. The FIFA World Cup was a great success in Russia and just proves how we can work together with top agencies and companies to provide a safe environment for all,” says Global Marketing Director for AxxonSoft, Colleen Glaeser. FIFA president Gianni Infantino called the 2018 World Cup the best in its history. In addition to commenting on match attendance and television viewership numbers, Infantino gave high praise to the quality of infrastructure and security.
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).