New Product Showcase (NPS) Committee Chair Jennifer Martin announces the NPS winners.

The winners of the Security Industry Association (SIA)’s New Product Showcase were announced Wednesday.

Awards were presented in front of an eager crowd inside the exhibit hall, where for the first time the program had its own section on the ISC West show floor. Eighty five products and services were entered in the NPS, with winners awarded in 14 categories along with awards for Best New Product and Judges’ Choice honors.

Sarnoff’s Iris on the Move won the Best New Product Award. Iris on the Move is an iris-recognition device that can capture an iris image at a distance of as much as 10 feet. It works while an individual is in motion and allows a throughput of as many as 30 people per minute.

“We had an outstanding group of entrants this year, making Sarnoff’s win all the more impressive,” said NPS Committee Chair Jennifer Martin. “We congratulate Sarnoff, Videx and the other winners, and we thank all of participating companies for launching their products and services in the New Product Showcase.”

CyberKey Vault from Videx received the Judges’ Choice Award, which recognizes an entry that offers an especially unique approach to a security system. The CyberKey Vault is an intelligent key cabinet that automatically programs and dispenses electronic keys and requires the use of an RFID card or PIN.

The category winners were:
Best in Access Control: CyberKey Vault, Videx
Best in Biometrics and Identity Solutions: Iris on the Move, Sarnoff
Best in Commercial and Monitoring Solutions: Hosted Video 4-HVR, OzVision
Best in Convergence Solutions: PACE (Physical Access Control Events) Gateway, Hirsch Electronics
Best in Fire/Life Safety: Xtralis VESDA VFT-15, Xtralis
Best in Integrated Software, Products and Systems: Virtual Video Recorder, IP Vision Software
Best in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions: PoolSonix Solar Powered Wireless Pool Alarm
System, S.R. Smith
Best in IP Devices, Products and Software: JKW-IP, Airphone
Best in Public Safety Solutions: BreezeMAX Extreme 5000 from Alvarion
Best in Residential and Monitoring Solutions: AES-7094 IntelliPro, AES-Intellinet
Best in Tools and Hardware: ViewPoint Console System, Middle Atlantic Products
Best in Video Analytics: AISight 2.1, Behavioral Recognition Systems
Best in Video Device: PAIR (Pentax Atmospheric Interference Reduction) C61248 long-range zoom lens, Pentax Imaging
Best in Video Storage and Distribution: Intransa Video Appliance Simplicity Line Server/Storage Appliance, Intransa
Best in Wireless: EK7 – Wireless Bluetooth Access Control from ECKey
The award categories were changed this year based on input from previous years’ entrants, judges, and the SIA NPS Committee to more closely mirror the categories found on the ISC West show floor.
The 17 NPS judges represent a cross-section of the security industry.

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