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Tyco Security/Software House integrates Inex/Zamir ALPR

Tyco Security/Software House integrates Inex/Zamir ALPR

Editor / Provider: Tyco Security Products | Updated: 5/7/2013 | Article type: Security 50

Inex/Zamir announced that its Insignia ALPR System solution is interfaced with the Software House C-CURE 9000 Security and Event Management System. Integration of the two technologies provides greater flexibility to existing C-CURE features.

Inex/Zamir, a global provider of ALPR systems, announced their having been granted the Software House Connected Program certification for the successful integration of the Insignia ALPR solution to C-CURE 9000 access control system. The Inex/Zamir system interfaces with C-CURE 9000 adding a capability for a vehicle's license plate to act as an additional means to grant or deny facility access. The direct interface with C-CURE 9000 provides real-time vehicle events to be created and sent to the C-CURE 9000 monitoring station, and provides the user multiple levels of management for collected ALPR plate data.

Key benefits to the end-user include the ability to provide "dual-credentialing" vehicle access control alongside the C-CURE 9000 card access system. Seamless command, control and administration from the C-CURE 9000 console gives the Inex/Zamir ALPR system the ability to function as a card reader, creating the option to use both systems in tandem for granting vehicle access. "Fully automated ALPR credentialing eliminates many time consuming problems associated with rapid vehicle identification and access, while still maintaining a comprehensive level of facility security," says Inex/Zamir's Director of Reseller Sales, Chuck Bartolomeo , who adds, "A typical system option could include instant vehicle-of-interest notification and alerting.'

VIVOTEK and valued partners party hard in Taipei

VIVOTEK and valued partners party hard in Taipei

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 5/2/2013 | Article type: Security 50

VIVOTEK hosted the "I Love VVTK" party for its partners at the W Hotel Taipei. More than a hundred of representatives from valued partners such as distributors and system integrators worldwide attended.

VIVOTEK's partners from around the world have gathered in Taipei to participate in the annual Secutech Taipei security exhibition, which takes place this year from April 24 to 26. VIVOTEK took advantage of this precious opportunity to hold the party for partners, not only showing its profound gratitude for its partners' commitment and dedication during the past year, but also aiming to foster mutual trust and build a foundation for further cooperation. During the party, VIVOTEK expressed thanks to its partners through an awards ceremony, recognizing partners' outstanding performance, growth and contributions. In addition, to make the evening an enjoyable and memorable one for its partners, a prize drawing with Sony Digital SLR Camera NEX7-K and iPad mini as top prizes was arranged. Moreover, every attendee received a splashily designed "I Love VVTK" T-shirt as a souvenir of this annual gathering.

Steve Ma, Executive VP of VIVOTEK, stated: "It was fantastic to meet and enjoy a fun evening with our global valued partners at the party. Maintaining close partnerships built on trust is one of VIVOTEK's core competencies. Through regular gatherings and open communications, our partnerships have undoubtedly been enhanced. We believe that the next business peak, which we can reach together with our global esteemed partners, is just around the corner!"

Cloud-based services simplify security deployment

Cloud-based services simplify security deployment

Editor / Provider: The a&s Editorial Team | Updated: 4/22/2013 | Article type: Tech Corner

After entering a strategic, multiyear agreement with Microsoft, Genetec unveils its cloud-based security solution, aiming its services at the SMB sector. With this new product, Genetec launches itself in the cloud, and shares with a&s its goals and how the company plans to help its customers start their adoption of this new solution.

Having come a long way from the garage where it was first created 15 years ago, Genetec has grown into a global entity with 458 employees, maintaining strong and steady growth in every region where it operates. Pierre Racz, President and CEO of Genetec, started with a vision for IP video management which was originally seen as being “too disruptive” to the already established industry of analog video surveillance. However, his pioneering objective has driven Genetec to evolve beyond IP video to create a unified security suite that encompasses IP video surveillance, access control, and automated license plate recognition/license plate recognition (ALPR).

Genetec is a global company serving customers of all sizes in the retail, transportation, education, gaming, and government sectors worldwide. “With an initial focus in North America, we are now further expanding our leadership into other markets around the world. We are currently undertaking a significant expansion of our APAC, EMEA, and Latin American operations to support strong market growth and enhance customer support,” said Racz. The company has recently expanded its office to Singapore, Tokyo, Paris, and Dubai with training facilities and solution centers. Furthermore, new subsidiaries were opened in the U.K., Brazil, and Mexico.

Open platform in video & access control
In 2013, Genetec is continuing to see strong growth opportunities in all global regions it has targeted. The company is positioned to not only deliver the most optimized physical security, video surveillance, and ALPR platform for its customers, but also to penetrate new markets with its recently announced web- and cloud-based video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) targeted at SMBs.

Already pinpointing several strategic areas of focus, Genetec has started with planned updates and new features for its unified security platform. The company also plans to assist customers in migrating and upgrading their traditional analog video surveillance and access control to an IP infrastructure that offers a superior, unified, and scalable approach to physical security. This transition reduces excessive equipment costs and moves away from proprietary wiring and cumbersome architectures, helping simplify communications, surveillance, access control, and network ALPR systems.

Genetec also noticed a great opportunity in access control. End users continue to face being stuck with using proprietary hardware, software, cards, and readers since the cost of switching is high. Seeing an increasing need for open solutions for access control, its newly launched network door controller introduces an open architecture door controller with device and hardware flexibility, allowing customers to deploy industry-standard equipment from HID and Mercury that is integrated with the Genetec unified security platform. With this new controller, customers are able to modernize their existing installations, allowing them to transform their infrastructure to a fully network-based access control system while offering them the opportunity to also integrate video surveillance as part of the system when/if desired.

Migration to cloud
Leveraging the 2013 launch of its new web- and cloud-based product, Genetec plans to offer SMBs an enterprise-strength way to realize the benefits of a fully hosted VSaaS solution. Genetec recently partnered with Microsoft, engaging in a strategic multi-year alliance, to develop a hosted, cloud-based security solution that will include video surveillance, access control, and ALPR as-a-service, built on the Windows Azure cloud computing platform. This new approach combines Genetec's unified security platform with the global reach, scalability, and reliability of Windows Azure.

Unique architecture
Genetec's unified security platform, released four years ago, is designed as a data-center friendly architecture to address the vast and varied needs of its customers. The base of the architecture allows customers to centrally manage large numbers of cameras, door controllers, and monitoring/recording systems in a single system. Leveraging this strong technology foundation, the company's knowledge of physical security and thousands of deployed systems across the world, Genetec was able to put together a strategy to deliver a cloud based system to address the industry's desire for internet based solutions. Genetec's focus is to deliver a truly hosted VSaaS solution and to help its customers break away from having to manage on premise networked servers and infrastructure hardware.

Also unique to the Genetec approach is its ability to offer a hybrid system where its unified security platform can centrally manage satellite locations that are federate to the central system via the cloud. Instead of standing up dedicated servers in remote office locations, it is possible to connect these sites to the platform at the organization's security head office.

Utilizing the cloud, Genetec is able to remove the repetitive IT-centric work that can cause difficulties for integrators by delivering a system where they can focus on security needs, while leaving the IT requirements for Genetec to manage, especially as constant software updates make it a challenge for the integrators to stay up-to-date.

Security in the cloud
It is possible that some people may be uncomfortable with the idea of hosting their potentially sensitive video footage in the cloud. In order to address this issue, Microsoft has designed the Azure platform with security in mind, building in a number of different security features and mechanisms in every layer of the cloud infrastructure to implement a defense-in-depth approach. This includes Microsoft running Windows Azure in geographically disbursed data centers that are managed and operated with both physical and data security practices.

"We understand very well that people are worried about the cloud and the security of their data. We think that in three years time, about 10 percent of businesses will be hosting their video surveillance in the cloud. The rest will remain on premise. But of this 10 percent, we see both small and enterprise businesses leveraging the flexibility that the cloud offers," said Racz. If users need additional storage, to install temporary or satellite facilities, or are rebuilding facilities, the cloud can play an integral part in their security strategy.

Different product, different crowd
Genetec plans to continue developing its unified security platform for larger business and to concentrate on its hosted, cloud-based video service for the SMB sector. While suitable for all business verticals, the hosted video is especially fitting for the needs of SMBs, because it offers them the opportunity to realize the enterprise level video surveillance features at an attractive entry-level price point and lower cost of ownership. Customers need not invest in additional storage solutions at their physical locations or install other IT infrastructure, thereby eliminating many expenses. With the new cloud-based solution, Genetec customers can view live and recorded videos that are stored safely in the cloud from any laptop, tablet, or smartphone. The solution can also be quickly set up and federated to the unified security platform for any temporary installation, satellite offices, and remote sites. “The retail market is one very important vertical for our cloud offering in North America as we introduce this new technology, but literally any SMB entity will be able to benefit immediately,” Racz said.

Partnership
In 2013, Genetec is expanding relationships with a broader network of third-party hardware providers, including camera vendors, access control hardware vendors, and infrastructure providers. Genetec is committed to offering its customers' the most flexible solution, offering pre-integrated support for other important industry technology. Working with its integrator channel, the goal of Genetec is to deliver solution that will fit any job requirement and budget. “Our recently launched Genetec Infrastructure Partner Certification Program is designed to qualify and certify solutions from storage vendors and ensure optimal use with the unified security platform. This is a Genetec ‘In-house' certification program that offers Genetec customers additional storage choices, and warrants the most efficient configuration for their security installations,” said Racz.

Honeywell Group reports 2013 Q1 sales of $9.3B

Honeywell Group reports 2013 Q1 sales of $9.3B

Editor / Provider: Honeywell Group | Updated: 4/22/2013 | Article type: Security 50

* Strong Productivity Driving EPS Growth of 16%, Up 12% Using Expected Full-Year Tax Rate
* Segment Margin Increase of 100 Bps to 16.2%, Operating Margin Up 120 Bps
* Increasing Low-End 2013 Proforma EPS Guidance to $4.80 - $4.95, From $4.75 - $4.95

Honeywell announced its results for the first quarter of 2013:

"Honeywell delivered better than expected quarterly earnings and margins even in a continued slow global growth environment," said Honeywell Chairman and CEO Dave Cote. "We had strong productivity in the quarter, and our balanced portfolio of both short- and long-cycle businesses continues to drive our outperformance. As a result of our strong start to 2013, we're raising the low-end of our full-year earnings guidance by five cents. We're achieving these results in a slow growth environment while also maintaining our seed planting for the future by investing in new products and technologies, geographic expansion, and driving our key process initiatives. And, it will continue. It's what will help Honeywell deliver top-tier earnings performance this year and over the long-term."

First quarter 2013 earnings per share (EPS) reflects a 23.1% effective tax rate compared to 26.5% last year. Using the expected full-year tax rate of 26.5%, EPS growth would have been 12%.

The company is updating its full-year 2013 sales and EPS guidance and now expects:
 


- Sales were approximately flat on both a reported and organic basis compared with the first quarter of 2012. Energy, Safety, and Security sales were up primarily due to growth in ECC and Security products, partially offset by lower sales in Process Solutions and Building Solutions and Distribution.
- Segment profit was up 7% and segment margins were up 80 bps to 13.8% driven by commercial excellence and productivity net of inflation.

What makes IP cams tick

What makes IP cams tick

Editor / Provider: Tevin Wang, a&s International | Updated: 3/21/2013 | Article type: Tech Corner

According to IMS Research's (part of IHS) 2012 forecasts, the global market for IP-based video surveillance equipment is expected to surpass US$5.4 billion this year (overall video equipment market at roughly $13.6 billion). As competition continues to intensify, a&s looks into how mainstream megapixel cameras differ and differentiate in terms of features, promotion, and after-sale warranties and services.

Today's mainstream IP cameras are 2-megapixel (MP) ones. “Even if a camera captures images in higher resolution than 2-MP, major displays support full HD only and the whole image cannot be shown in one display,” said Alex Iida, Senior Manager of Visual Security Solutions for APAC, Sony Electronics.

As more pixels do not necessarily translate to clearer and more usable footage, features that need to be highlighted and compared lie elsewhere. “In fact, the higher the resolution, the significantly less the sensitivity is. This is one of the most important considerations in security applications, especially in low-light environments,” Iida elaborated. “Capturing images with higher resolution means data sizes will be larger, which cause problems in network bandwidth and storage, and result in higher expenses in integration and implementation.”

Sensitivity & Bandwidth
Image sensors are the deciding factor between good and excellent megapixel cameras, as light sensitivity becomes tricky with more pixels crammed onto the same piece of silicon. Sony has dedicated significant R&D efforts to this area. “The aspect ratio of our image sensors in the 2-MP cameras we have developed and adopted is 16:9 native. Compared to conventional 4:3 or 5:4 image sensors, 16:9 ones enable a larger pixel size for each pixel.” Thanks to this bigger pixel size, even with full HD resolution at 2-MP, sensitivity improvement is clearly visible.

As a pioneer of network cameras, VIVOTEK has also invested significantly in optimizing image quality, with respect to brightness, contrast, gamma and sharpness. “We have many parameters for image tuning and testing,” said Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK. “Another difference would be bandwidth control. For more efficient bandwidth allocations, we advise our clients and integrators on ideal camera settings, such as SVC, CBR, cropping and local storage.” SVC provides more effective bandwidth and processor resource management by simultaneously dividing video data into multiple layers at different resolutions, picture sizes and frame rates, to meet the requirements of different client devices and network conditions. CBR offers flexible bit rate control in terms of maintaining stable bandwidth and allows users to simultaneously set an upper-bound mode for live viewing and choose an average mode for recording.

Multistream
Multistreaming means a number of video streams with different types of compression, such as H.264 and M-JPEG. These streams facilitate bandwidth-efficient viewing and recording. Streaming capability is highly dependent on the camera's processor and brand. Some make the most out of this feature as a key differentiator, while others do not believe it is a game changer.

Most manufacturers offer at least two streams, with some supporting three or even four independent streams. “Currently in our high line portfolio, we have three image sensors representing 720p and 1,080p resolutions. The sensor defines the maximum resolution for four streams and the type of streams that can be generated in HD streams; SD or HD streams, as a copy of the first stream; i-frame only streaming for recording; and MJPEG streams,” said Ad Biemans, Product Marketing Manager for Video Systems in EMEA, Bosch Security Systems.

Avigilon has a proprietary HD-stream management feature. “The feature enables users to manage video signals through the transmission and storage phases, without losing any of the visual quality of the signals,” said Rick Ramsay, Senior PM. “With this feature, only the requested portions of captured images are sent to operator workstations, optimizing the amount of bandwidth required. In addition to reducing client bandwidth usage, the feature also greatly reduces the processing load on the remote client, offering a unique way of working with multiple streams of H.264-compressed video to overcome many trade-offs. When a single stream is zoomed in for more detail, that stream will be automatically sent in full resolution while other streams are kept in low resolution for an overview version of the image.”

Verticalized Approach
Vertical segments such as commercial buildings, education, retail, transportation, city surveillance, traffic monitoring, airports and banking have specific demands for image clarity. “We have a range of cameras that are designed to be used in the most demanding conditions. One example is a vandal-proof corner-mount camera which is specified for prisons, hospitals and elevators,” Biemans said. Another example would be its ALPR line for vehicle surveillance and intelligent transportation applications.

Others like Axis Communications and Brickcom design and manufacture cameras for desert-like environments. “In desert areas — which make up about one-third of the earth's land surface — there are mining sites, oil and gas fields, pipeline installations as well as cities that need surveillance cameras that can withstand extreme heat and harsh conditions such as sandstorms,” said Erik Frannlid, Director of Product Management at Axis Communications. “It is critical for cameras with moving parts to have a high enough operating temperature to ensure optimal and reliable performance. The reason is that a camera with direct exposure to sunlight can be heated to a temperature of at least 15 degrees Celsius over the surrounding temperature, so an air temperature of 45 degrees may mean that the camera has to operate at 60 degrees. Our climate control system can handle rapid temperature changes to eliminate condensation.”

Similarly, Brickcom has launched cameras exclusively for places such as Russia, the Middle East, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand, for their volatile weather conditions. These cameras are IP67-rated with built-in fan and heater to cope with outdoor environments, said Max Fan, Sales Director for Brickcom.

With the rapid growth of cities, Hikvision is eyeing the opportunity of traffic monitoring. “With detailed recognition and fast image capture speed, our solutions bring smarter surveillance and relief to traffic monitoring,” said Adler Wu, PM at Hikvision Digital Technology. “The improved resolution allows authorities to not only assess situations more quickly, but to allow them to respond in a timely manner.”

Regardless of the countless opportunities that megapixel cameras bring, manufacturers are advised to look at creative service models and solution offerings, to stay in business amid difficult trading conditions. Although reliability has always been key, it is financially and operationally sound to think outside the box to cater to the needs of customers of different verticals, regions or even cultural practices.

Making a Sale
The HD benefits are clear. What is not clear is how users should approach this new technology and what they should expect from it. As seeing is believing, live demonstrations are gaining popularity.

Brickcom started out as a network gear provider and prefers using toy trains to display full HD images via wireless transmission in real time. “We also designed an interactive demo of 2-MP cameras to highlight the plug-and-play, easy-to-use and auto-focus features,” Fan said.

With the omnipresence of the Internet, Secubest puts detailed product information and live demonstrations of its 2-MP cameras online. “Customers can experience live HD footage, along with the durability and design of our cameras through online demos anytime,” said Eva Chu, GM of Sales and Marketing at Secubest.

Sensing the proliferation of social-media marketing, LILIN has readjusted its marketing and promotional strategies to better cater to local taste and unique requirements, with the help of its seven subsidiaries worldwide, said Steve Hu, PM at Merit LILIN.

Securing the Investment
Customers do not want to purchase disposable cameras that need to be replaced or require maintenance constantly. Camera maintenance can be a huge expense, which is why end users pay attention not only to specs, features and algorithms, but also to warranties and after-sale support. Most manufacturers provide two- or three-year warranties. If other types of warranty are requested, some solution providers offer extension programs.

To further differentiate itself, IQinVision offers an all-inclusive five-year warranty on the majority of its products. “The only products which come with our shorter, three-year warranty are those with auto back focus or motorized zoom and focus lenses,” said Alex Doorduyn, Director of Product Marketing. When certain models are no longer manufactured, “we charge for repairs but still offer free telephone support for cameras outside of warranty.” IQinVision believes that customers should not allow manufacturers with poor-quality products and manufacturing processes to dictate the life span of a technology, especially in such a vital industry like security.

NYC credit union relies on IP-based HD surveillance

NYC credit union relies on IP-based HD surveillance

Editor / Provider: Avigilon | Updated: 3/21/2013 | Article type: Commercial Markets

The Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union, New York City's fastest growing credit union, has deployed Avigilon's IP-based HD surveillance system. Spanning an entire block in the busy city, the credit union required a security system that went beyond traditional measures, remarked Bryan Schmode, Executive VP of Global Sales at Avigilon.

The credit union, which serves two of the borough's lowest income neighborhoods, needed technology to secure US$14.6 million (CAD 15 million) in assets, protect staff and members, and meet insurance requirements, while maintaining an open and accessible environment. The system was chosen under the recommendation of a board member, who was responsible for physical security at a large bank in Manhattan, explained Samira Rajan CEO at Brooklyn Cooperative. The Avigilon system's image quality, advanced management features, and storage capacity has met the union's open environment security demands.

The credit union can better meet requirements set by the insurance provider to lower premiums. With coverage of the ATM vestibule, Brooklyn Cooperative can resolve claims of debit card fraud to lower liability costs. The union can also monitor storage area and offices, protecting confidential information from theft or loss. Footage searches are also much faster compared to the previous video surveillance system. The union has also eliminated the risk of false alarms by monitoring the system remotely during off-hours before contacting police.

Brooklyn Cooperative has had no network bandwidth issues since deployment and plans to integrate its new branch when it opens later this year for central management. Monitoring fees are now a third of the cost of its previous security provider.

Assa/HID introduces RFID-based laundry tags

Assa/HID introduces RFID-based laundry tags

Editor / Provider: HID Global | Updated: 3/7/2013 | Article type: Security 50

HID Global announced the addition of its industry and logistics SlimFlex Laundry tag solution to the expanding SlimFlex Tag family of broadband UHF RFID transponders. This introduction provides integrators with a rich feature-set of RFID tags that deliver the characteristics of the SlimFlex tag's durability and flexibility in a format ideal for automated tracking and inventory for commercial laundry and health care linens and supplies.

HID Global's laundry tags withstand the chemical exposure and high temperatures of repeated commercial washing, drying and pressing cycles, as well as medical-grade sterilization procedures. The small, thin, flexible white strip-shaped tag can be discreetly sewn into the hem of clothing or linens, unnoticeable to users during everyday operations. With a long read range of up to 8.2 ft. (2.5 m), laundry tags enable automated sorting, inventory and accounting for commercial cleaners, and improved tracking and infection control processes for health care linens and supplies.

Building upon HID Global's successful LogiTag family of LF and HF tags, SlimFlex Tags with UHF technology enhance the potential for laundry and medical asset tracking and automation systems. The unique thermoplastic elastomer used in SlimFlex housings is made from the same materials used to manufacture automobile pipes and hoses with the ability to tolerate repeated bending or torsion, while maintaining excellent performance characteristics.

All SlimFlex tags are waterproof and food compatible; they provide high resistance to aggressive liquids and UV rays; and the tags deliver reliable performance and reading stability in high heat and sub-freezing temperatures. SlimFlex Laundry tags also provide added heat resilience, withstanding up to 428° F (220° C) during ironing.

Vanguard Video announces real-time, pure software H.265 encoder

Vanguard Video announces real-time, pure software H.265 encoder

Editor / Provider: Vanguard Video | Updated: 2/22/2013 | Article type: Component

Vanguard Video, a supplier for broadcast quality video compression technology, announces the availability of V.265, a new professional encoder based on the next-generation HEVC (H.265) International Draft Standard. Vanguard Video first demonstrated its HEVC encoder technology at IBC 2012, and now releases V.265 for evaluation by companies involved in high-demand video applications. V.265 can deliver up to 50% reduction in bandwidth and improved video quality compared to that of the existing H.264 standard.

HEVC is expected to be ratified as International Standard H.265 in the first quarter of 2013 and will be the dominant video compression technology deployed for the next decade. Application developers, hardware manufactures, and content distributors are all ramping up efforts to take advantage of the new standard, and Vanguard Video is the first to provide a software-only solution that performs real-time, broadcast quality encoding compliant with the protocol.

V.265 allows OEMs to determine HEVC's improvements in quality and performance and can take advantage of Vanguard Video's patented video compression technology yielding high-quality video while maintaining real-time operation. In addition, V.265 provides a powerful toolset for offline encoding especially suited for Cloud-based encoding implementations.

"Video distribution and broadcast companies around the world are searching for higher quality video solutions, especially with the huge increase in mobile video. HEVC provides a dramatic increase in bit-rate efficiency delivering high-quality video at half the bandwidth," said Irena Terterov, CEO and Founder of Vanguard Video. "We were the first to launch a professional level H.264 encoder, and now with V.265, Vanguard Video continues that tradition with the HEVC standard. In addition to our software encoder, we are also hard at work on an HEVC hardware codec for FPGA and ASIC implementations."

IDIS to launch total IP surveillance solution

IDIS to launch total IP surveillance solution

Editor / Provider: IDIS | Updated: 2/14/2013 | Article type: Security 50

With a fifteen-year history leading the surveillance market as an OEM for some of the world’s largest security organizations, IDIS will launch its own suite of IP HD cameras, NVR and VMS built on IDIS’s game changing DirectIP framework and protocols. The solution suite provides the industry’s first true one-stop-shop HD surveillance solution from a single source provider, while the DirectIP framework and VMS allow simple, low cost installation and ease of use previously only associated with analog systems.

Brian Song, European Director, IDIS, noted: "As the proliferation of IP and HD systems has grown, our customers and partners frequently report frustration with the many challenges presented by an overly fragmented and unnecessarily complex surveillance marketplace.

Customers, installers and end-users face difficulties related to increased integration and implementation costs, growing complexity in network configuration, and the sheer effort and cost tied to the maintenance of varied equipment from multiple vendors. IDIS’s new, fully integrated DirectIP solution suite addresses these challenges both definitively and affordably"

IDIS has drawn upon its extensive R&D and on-the-ground expertise to develop a best-in-class HD surveillance solution. This DirectIP solution suite will provide unrivalled simplicity, evident immediately from ease of installation and integration through to daily use of its user-friendly interface DirectIP from IDIS will provide the first true end-to-end, plug and play solution by delivering instant recognition by the NVR of every networked camera ~ enabling end users to start monitoring live video immediately without cumbersome network configuration requirements. It will further eliminate the complexities of traditional networked surveillance systems with an installation that no longer requires the manual input of device IP addresses or related port forwarding and routing. The DirectIP switching hub and camera registration will allow multi-connection structures between NVRs while supporting PoE devices and simple, uncomplicated integration with intruder alarms and other electronic security systems.

The IDIS solution will provide real-time live monitoring with HD resolution from outstanding network throughput maintaining a stable HD resolution regardless of external network traffic while cameras will record direct to the NVR in real-time (in an HD resolution or higher). In addition, the IDIS NVR will be equipped to perform five key Pentaplex processes simultaneously, with no degradation of image quality or network interruptions ~ live-view, record, playback, remote access and backup of audio and video files, giving users greater choice and ease in everyday use.

Morpho's Indian subsidiary Smartchip achieves IT standard certifications

Morpho's Indian subsidiary Smartchip achieves IT standard certifications

Editor / Provider: Morpho (Safran) | Updated: 1/29/2013 | Article type: Security 50

Morpho (Safran) announced that its Indian subsidiary Smartchip has achieved ISO 20000 and ISO 18000 certification.

ISO/IEC 20000 is an international IT standard that allows companies to exhibit excellence and demonstrate best practice standards in IT management. The standard ensures companies can achieve evidence-based benchmarks to continuously improve their delivery of IT services. Achievement of ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 demonstrates that smart chip complies with internationally recognized standards for IT Service Management, focusing on continuous improvement as a means to increase client satisfaction.

In addition, smartchip has also achieved ISO 18000 certification (or OHSAS 18001) which covers occupational health and safety management systems to enable businesses to be confident that they are doing all they can to protect their employees. It also allows the businesses to ensure they are operating according to their stated health and safety policies. Achievement of ISO 18000 certification has demonstrated a verifiable commitment of Smartchip in maintaining a safe working environment for staff and visitors, as well as an active approach to improving health and safety within the organization.

"These two certifications recognize smart chip's dedication to continuing to invest in delivering the highest standards of service to our customers, and towards maintaining the highest security standards and continuous improvement for the benefit of our customers as well as for our employees," said Sanjeev Shriya, Senior VP of APAC e-Documents Division at Morpho and MD of Smartchip.

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