ONVIF® announced that it will be presenting at TechSec Solutions 2018, Feb. 26-27, 2018, as part of a panel discussion on trends in new technology in access control. Bob Dolan, who sits on the ONVIF Technical Services Committee, will be one of four panelists discussing ‘Access Control Holds the Keys to New Tech.’ The panelists will examine how far access control has come, where it is headed, and how it will help to shape the future of the physical security industry.
Camden Door Controls celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018. The company is marking the milestone by unveiling a bold new rebranding look, spanning a new logo, web site and design of its product guides and other collaterals. Camden is also commemorating its 30 years of success with the introduction of a new range of industry leading products, and a continued commitment to lead the way in providing first choice door locking, activation and access control solutions.
Physical security that was often a second thought weighing against information security, is entirely changing its pose today. With threats starting from people inside an organization to external entities, organizations across the globe struggle for managing their security posture day by day. To help CTOs, CIOs, and CEOs find the right Physical Security Technology solution provider, a distinguished selection panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts, and CIOReview’s editorial board has selected a list of Physical Security Technology solution providers that exhibit innovative technologies and strategies.
There are ways to grow a business other than investing in existing assets and finding new customers. The physical security sector has witnessed a steady flow of M&A activity in recent years and there’s no sign of it abating. Keen to exploit growing demand for end-to-end solutions, some of the industry’s biggest beasts have snapped up brands in adjacent industries to broaden their portfolio.
Sielox LLC recognized their 2017 Business Partner Award recipients, announced by Karen Evans, Sielox LLC President and CEO. For the 19th consecutive year and 23rd time overall, MCM Integrated Systems of Van Nuys, California was named National Business Partner of the Year. Nine additional Sielox business partners were awarded commendations in the silver and gold categories.
Viakoo has joined Spiceworks Global IT Community and is sponsoring the Physical Security Group as of early 2018. Spiceworks’ global IT community includes millions of IT professionals, over 50,000 of which are subscribed to the Physical Security Group. Though the Physical Security Group is a recent addition to the Spiceworks Community, its rapid growth in recent years demonstrates how integral IT is becoming to many physical security professionals’ operational procedures.
Effective March 1, 2018, the Bosch Security Systems division will be known as Bosch Building Technologies. In the system integration business, Bosch Security Systems already offers its customers more than security, safety, and communication technology solutions. The division comprises two organizationally discrete units, the global product business and the regional system integration services business, which operates in eight countries.
BCDVideo announced the signing of an Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) agreement with Dell EMC OEM Solutions. The collaboration enhances BCDVideo’s robust product portfolio with the inclusion of end-to-end solutions featuring Dell EMC Server, Storage and Networking platforms, along with Dell commercial client products. As the market leader in data storage and server solutions, Dell EMC has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing security integrators unparalleled access to a wide range of best-in-class technologies. Entering an OEM agreement with BCDVideo reinforces that commitment.
Pivot3 announced it experienced accelerated growth in 2017, including significant traction among multi-workload environments in data centers and smart city and safe city initiatives. In 2017, Pivot3’s sales increased by more than 65 percent from the first half to the second half of the year, reflecting the increased market demand for high-performance products like Pivot3’s Acuity platform and purpose-built appliances for streaming media.
2017 was a big year for the LTO Program, and 2018 will be even bigger! At the end of 2017 LTO Program announced the specifications for the latest generation of tape technology. LTO-8 announced an expanded storage capacity of up to 30 TB of data, compressed. That’s double the compressed capacity of LTO-7! The LTO Program also released an updated product roadmap, outlining the specifications of the technology up to 12 generations.