ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, a USA-based manufacturer of transmission and communication networking equipment, has introduced a new Cybersecurity feature in its latest generation of self-managed switches. The ComNet Port Guardian feature has the capability to physically disconnect a port if unauthorized access is detected.
For a number of years now, public life has seen an exponential increase of the use of video recording equipment. The question remains under which conditions video equipment can be installed and to which extent video recordings can be allowed as evidence within the European Union (EU) legal system. Not only in the public space, but also on the work floor are cameras deployed regularly. In addition, it is almost a certainty that most events are recorded by dashcams, drones, or smartphones. The opinions diverge on whether or not this is a positive evolution. What has become clear is that video recordings can be used as evidence in legal procedures.
Pelco by Schneider Electric, a global leader in surveillance and security products and technologies, has initiated a massive Roadshow Tour across the USA and Canada commencing this summer. The extensive Road Show schedule covers more than 25 cities featuring both half and full day sessions. The complimentary roadshows offer the opportunity for attendees to engage with product and technology subject matter experts to learn about new Pelco solutions, and experience the latest Pelco products and technologies.
The recent attacks to national security and the rising crime activities worldwide have compelled governments to scrutinize their existing security measures. The demand for resilient and secure infrastructure is therefore at all-time high. As governments and private organizations look for advanced technologies for improved security, the demand for video surveillance and VSaaS market will rise in response. Given the scenario, persisting investments in infrastructure such as railways, roads, airports, and communication networks are fuelling the demand for video surveillance and VSaaS solutions.
A leading provider of IP surveillance management software, OnSSI is continually evolving the Ocularis platform to deliver higher levels of performance and value. The integration of OnSSI’s Ocularis 5.3 with S2 Security Corporation’s NetBox software Version 4.9.08 allows the users to bring Ocularis video and events into the S2 NetBox platform.
Video analytics should be an integrative component of every video management software. NETAVIS Software pioneered this concept over five years ago. With the initiative iCAT Jump Start, iCAT Video Analytics is now included for free with every Observer installation. Besides improving perimeter security, creating heat maps, and providing vital customer frequency data, iCAT also offers highly accurate object counting. The complex tripwire algorithm detects the direction of objects in the video stream, includes a self-learning component, and prevents double counting. This significantly improves the accuracy and solves a wide range of scenarios.
Bosch expands its LECTUS secure card readers to support new functionalities and highest level encryption. Bosch has extended the flexibility and security of its LECTUS secure Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP)* series with a new card reader and added functionality. Taken together, these expansions enable both economical adoption of the series and continuous encryption from controller to card.
Avigilon Corporation (TSX: AVO), provider of trusted security solutions, reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2017. “Marking our 37th consecutive quarter of year over year revenue growth, in Q1 we increased cash flow from operations by $12.5 million and reported strong gross margins,” said Alexander Fernandes, Avigilon’s Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), announced that Jesper Just Jensen, former Head of Front End Innovation in the LEGO Group, will take on a new role as Milestone’s Vice President, Products. As VP, Products, Jesper Just Jensen will drive Milestone’s product strategy, including product management and product marketing, with focus on rolling out new open platform products to meet the future needs of the Milestone community.
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that James J. (“Jim”) Cannon has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 19, 2017. Mr. Cannon will succeed Andy Teich, whose retirement after 33 years of service was previously announced on February 14, 2017.