To support the company’s new open systems solution, Panasonic Security Systems, Secaucus, N.J., a division of Panasonic System Solutions Company (PSSA), announced its alliance with AirVisual Inc., New York, a producer of remote access, monitoring and control solutions. AirVisual’s open and software-driven remote monitoring and control application allows users to remotely access, monitor and control their security systems using any computer or handheld device such as a cellular phone, PDA or tablet.

“The integration of Panasonic’s video surveillance products with AirVisual’s IntelliViewer remote monitoring and control application broadens the application and utility for conventional and IP networked systems beyond their physical limitations,” said Tom Hansen, founder and CEO of AirVisual Inc.

The integrated system allows multiple users to view live streaming video or event-based video with remote control of PTZ cameras on any platform. By employing newly developed video analytics, the system can also be programmed to call, e-mail and/or page security personnel in the event of an alarm condition or any set of predetermined parameters.

Panasonic’s open infrastructure initiative was launched in 2005 to further enhance the company’s systems integration capabilities by establishing a higher level of cooperation between leading manufacturers of video surveillance systems equipment and complementary specialized manufacturers and systems integrators.

In other Panasonic news, the company announced a number of new appointments. Patti Markiewicz was named distributor-based national accounts manager and Les Black and Ricardo Boyce were named area business managers of East and West, respectively. In addition to personnel realignment, Panasonic assigned Muckle Sales as sales representatives serving Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and territories of current manufacturer representative organizations CBX and Pacific Group were expanded.