Johnson Controls has launched a new podcast series called “Building Connections.” The series connects Johnson Controls leaders and industry experts with customers, employees and others to offer insight into the evolving technological connections within built environments. In the first episode of Building Connections, the company interviewed Imran Riaz, vice president of User Experience (UX). Learn how Riaz’ team is uniting the Johnson Controls Buildings product portfolio with a consistent look and feel to create a better experience for customers. You’ll also learn about the influence Apple designers have had on Riaz’ career, the new GLAS smart thermostat, his background as a fighter pilot and much more.
Johnson Controls introduces C•CURE 9000 v2.70 SP1 from Software House, one of the industry’s most powerful security management systems providing 24×7 mission critical security and safety protection for people, buildings and assets. This new service pack provides software improvements for C•CURE 9000 v2.70 and new capabilities to enhance the security and safety of a facility and improve system administration. C•CURE 9000 can now be deployed under an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, reducing or eliminating the need for onsite server hardware.
Johnson Controls announces the release of the Cheetah SE High Assurance Smart Card Reader from Innometriks, providing end users with an economically priced, compact, high assurance reader for installations requiring two-factor authentication to meet federal credentialing requirements. With a wide range of communication options, Cheetah SE readers can seamlessly integrate into various existing physical access control systems for authentication and network environments for administration. The easy to deploy, flexible Cheetah SE High Assurance Smart Card Reader provides tiered authentication levels designed to enable the incremental rollout of PIV-enabled access points.
Johnson Controls is announcing two new camera models to the Illustra Pro line, with the Pro Compact Mini-Domes in 2MP and 3MP resolution, ideal for applications such as retail stores, healthcare facilities and banks where low profile and aesthetics are important. The Illustra 2MP and 3MP Pro Compact Mini-Domes are equipped with various viewing angles including corridor mode, a 9×16 field of view aspect ratio for vertically oriented scenes, which is optimal for hallways, aisles or any area where a landscape format is not ideal.
March Networks® announce the winners of its annual North American Partner Awards. The awards recognize companies for their excellence in delivering on customers’ video surveillance and video-based business intelligence requirements, and for driving exceptional results. In total, March Networks is honoring 12 certified solution partners (CSPs) for continuing to win new business in 2017 leading with March Networks’ complete video solutions. March Networks certified partners enjoy access to the physical security industry’s most reliable video surveillance products and fully integrated business intelligence applications.
Johnson Controls has announced the expansion of its high-resolution IP camera portfolio with new models of Illustra Flex Mini-Domes and Box IP cameras in 4K resolution. These new cameras are designed to offer a high-image quality and feature rich surveillance option intended for a wide range of applications. The Flex 4K cameras provide increased detail and efficient bandwidth management technology for both indoor and outdoor models. The versatile Illustra Flex cameras feature effective bandwidth management technology and highly reliable and redundant recording features that ensure continuous and cost-efficient video streaming.
Johnson Controls introduces a new line of high-capacity, front-accessible hard disk drive (HDD) recorders within its exacqVision A-Series portfolio in response to the increasing demands for video storage expansion. The use of video surveillance to detect, deter and prosecute crime has grown significantly, and increases in camera resolutions and frame rates have caused the need for video storage to surge at an unprecedented rate.
Johnson Controls introduces the new iotega wireless Touchscreen, an easy to install Wi-Fi enabled solution that gives customers the freedom to manage and monitor their smart security and home automation platform from a full seven-inch touchscreen display. Designed for residential and small business properties, the iotega wireless Touchscreen is part of the iotega line of safety, security and lifestyles solutions. With state of the art encryption, the iotega wireless Touchscreen securely connects to the iotega panel wirelessly.
Johnson Controls is introducing Illustra® IntelliZip, which enables users to lower the amount of bandwidth and storage needed by their video surveillance system while maintaining video quality and reducing costs. The Illustra IntelliZip smart compression engine uses intelligent bitrate control to adjust the level of compression during live video streaming of Illustra cameras to VideoEdge® network video recorders, minimizing network bandwidth and storage requirements beyond H.264 and H.264+ video streams.
Johnson Controls announces the next generation of its affordable IP video solution anchored by 4-and 8-channel Holis network video recorders (NVRs) and 2MP Illustra Essentials IP cameras. A reliable surveillance solution for many small and mid-size deployments, the Holis NVRs support up to 1080p resolution cameras at an economical price while offering a high level of video quality. The easy-to-use recorders allow users to search, record, zoom and export data.