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Bosch-Sony deal: what do the systems integrators think?

Bosch-Sony deal: what do the systems integrators think?

In November, Bosch Security Systems and Sony signed a contract to establish a business partnership that will result in cooperation between the two company's video surveillance units. What do the syste...
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  • Announcing the era of IP-based PA and intercom
    For a long time, PA and intercom systems have been based on analog, which has become quite inadequate in fulfilling users' more complex demands. As a result, like their video and access control counterparts, PA and intercoms are more and more migrating towards IP, which allows many benefits that tra...
    2016/11/30
  • IHS reports Ethernet market weak, what do the companies say?
    According to a recent IHS report, the industrial Ethernet components market remains weak in 2015 and 2016, mainly due to the weak oil prices and instabilities in Europe. This situation is forecast to change in 2017 with growth estimated to pick up, but what do the Ethernet companies think about the ...
    2016/11/23
  • Amping up the audio in surveillance
    Whenever people talk about “physical security,” discussions typically revolve around systems that employ cameras, barriers or locks. However, companies are now realizing the potential of audio technology to enhance existing surveillance systems.
    2016/11/04
  • H.265: Revolution, or just hype?
    H.265 is claimed to be able to reduce bitrate and storage consumption by as much as 50 percent from H.264. There are, however, limitations as well. Before the technology replaces H.264 to become the mainstream, several challenges and issues need to be resolved.
    2016/11/03
  • Analytics as service: demand and challenges
    Video analytics in itself can be considered as one of the key segments in the future of security industry. Its availability as an affordable, convenient service makes it all-the-more appealing the customers.
    2016/11/01
  • The rise of analytics as a service
    VSaaS market is expected to reach US$2,390.9 million by 2017, growing at a CAGR of 31.5 percent from 2012 to 2017. The global access control as a service market, on the other hand, is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 24 percent from 2016 to 2020.
    2016/10/27
  • The drivers, and models, of physical-logical access convergence
    More and more, access to both the physical doors as well as IT resources – those that reside on the network – is converged, resulting in what is called physical and logical access integration on a single credential.
    2016/10/25
  • How advanced video redaction tools help law enforcement
    WatchGuard Video, which focuses solely on the law enforcement sector, recently released REDACTIVE, video and audio redaction software that expedites the redaction process and makes the job easier for evidence technicians and law enforcement officers.
    2016/10/21
  • How to properly plan outdoor surveillance projects
    Outdoor projects can be simple as hanging cameras on the outside of a building and routing cables internally to the network. However, the projects can also get complex very quickly.
    2016/10/20
  • How schools can benefit from turnkey PA systems
    In many school projects, the PA is consisted of different components/subsystems from different suppliers. This can be troublesome for administrators who need to call different parties for repairs and maintenance. Getting a complete end-to-end solution would make much more business sense.
    2016/10/19