Author: Jay Bartlett

DSRC – Dedicated Short Range Communications

Substantial efforts have been made to the Federal Highway Administration Roads and Weather Management Program. For instance, the DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communications) technology which uses IEEE 802.11p in the 5.9 GHz band is now being used in connection with various federal and state connected vehicle programs, these programs pinpoint opportunities of obtaining data from vehicles acting as mobile device platforms.

Avigilon Launches Highly Anticipated Appearance Search Technology

Avigilon Corporation (TSX: AVO), provider of trusted security solutions, announced that it has further enhanced its self-learning video analytics capabilities by introducing Avigilon Appearance Search technology immediately available with Avigilon Control Center (ACC) 6.0 video management software. Avigilon Appearance Search, Avigilon’s newest and most advanced video analytics technology, is a sophisticated deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) search engine that sorts through hours of footage with ease, allowing users to quickly locate a specific person of interest across all cameras on an entire site.

Honeywell Introduces New Performance Series IP-Cameras

Honeywell further expands its Performance Series IP Family to include new, affordable, easy to install 1080p and 4MP Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) IP-cameras. The new Honeywell Performance Series IP-cameras deliver high quality video, a superior user experience, easy video integration with other solutions, and improved user account security with enhanced risk reduction, all of which increases revenues and lowers installation, operation and maintenance costs.

Pivot3 Delivers More Than 80% Revenue Growth In 2016

Pivot3, a technology leader in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions for the modern data center, announced that the company experienced record growth throughout 2016, with the year’s total revenue increasing by 84 percent over the prior year —including a more than 200-percent increase in Q4 2016 from Q4 2015— and significant deals secured across federal, healthcare and education customers.

SoCal School District Selects Nexsan For Petabyte Video Storage Project

Nexsan™ announced that Corona-Norco Unified School District has deployed Nexsan’s E-Series Model E60™ solution to meet increasing storage demands and accommodate the s chool districts new video surveillance mandate. CNUSD expects these projects to exceed a petabyte of storage. Corona-Norco has more than 20,000 desktops to protect and growing volumes of data, including data generated from a large new video surveillance implementation, the district continued to face difficulties with its existing Fibre Channel-based storage infrastructure and associated high cost per terabyte.

Andrew Teich, FLIR CEO, To Retire After 33 Years Of Service

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that Andrew C. Teich, its President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors, plans to retire after 33 years of service. Mr. Teich will continue to serve in his current roles until a successor is appointed. As part of FLIR’s succession planning process, the Board will conduct a comprehensive search for a new CEO. FLIR has retained Korn Ferry International, a leading executive search firm, to assist in the search process.

ISONAS Unveils Pure Mobile Credentials; Opens Door To Hassle-Free Access Control

ISONAS Inc., a leading Pure IP™ access control system manufacturer, announced that Pure Mobile Credentials are now available and complimentary until April 30, 2017. Pure Mobile allows consumers to take the convenience of their mobile phone to the next level and turn access control into a simple, hassle-free part of their day. Pure Mobile is available with the next generation hardware family from ISONAS, the RC-04, which was introduced in December.

Four More States Propose Biometrics Legislation

In recent years, the plaintiffs’ class action bar has focused its efforts on pursuing claims under legislative schemes that provide for statutory damages. The litigation explosion under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a textbook example of how enterprising lawyers exploit laws that provide for such uncapped damages in an attempt to extract large settlements for technical violations that, in many cases, have caused no cognizable harm. As plaintiffs begin to explore new claims under these legislative schemes, we seek to help our clients minimize their risk through heightened awareness of the technical requirements of new and existing laws, vigilant compliance programs, and aggressive defense against litigation. Biometrics is one such area.

Milestone Releases New Version Of XProtect: 2017 R1

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), has released XProtect 2017 R1. Milestone is committed to delivering three VMS product releases every year, in addition to bi-monthly device pack releases supporting third-party devices. This frequent release schedule will ensure Milestone’s rapid response to market and Milestone community needs.

Hackers Hit D.C. Police Surveillance Camera Network, City Officials Disclose

Hackers infected 70 percent of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras eight days before President Trump’s inauguration, forcing major citywide reinstallation efforts, according to the police and the city’s technology office. City officials said ransomware left police cameras unable to record between Jan. 12 and Jan. 15.