With the ISC West Show in Las Vegas, Nev. around the corner, companies in all sectors of the industry are getting ready to unveil their latest projects and news. With general optimism from the industry on improving economic conditions, this year’s show promises not a dull moment and may require careful planning to ensure nothing is missed. As you plot your assault on the show floor and prepare for information-gathering, here are some new offerings and announcements you may want to add to your agenda.
GVI Replaces Samsung with LG
After terminating an 11-year relationship with Samsung at the beginning of this year, GVI Security Solutions, Carrollton, Texas, a developer and producer of video surveillance solutions for the mass mid-market, will announce at ISC West, a similarly structured strategic partnership with LG Electronics, Seoul, Korea. GVI will serve as LG’s master distributor and will represent LG’s line of advanced video surveillance solutions in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
LG is perhaps best known for extensive offerings in consumer electronics and appliances. In fact, the company has an established presence in the security market under its own brand globally, with the exception of North America. One of the primary drivers of this new relationship with GVI is LG’s deep interest in North American expansion. “LG’s senior management has made it a corporate wide objective to become big player in the North American security market,” said Steven Walin, chief executive officer at GVI.
Silas Choi, group leader of the Security Overseas Marketing Group, LG Electronics, added, “GVI has a verified channel management capability in the security business, local technical support and service, which LG Electronics doesn’t have at the moment. In addition, GVI has a long-term relationship with a Korean company so that GVI may understand the Korean style of business, working and culture.”
According to Choi, the short-term goal of this partnership is to create a strong market presence and establish a meaningful market share for the LG brand in the security industry. Its long-term goal is for the partnership to expand its business-to-business areas which both companies can cover.
Visit GVI at ISC West in booth #14077.
Monitoring in the Cloud
SureView Systems, Tampa, Fla., developer of Immix®, a video-based automation platform for the security alarm industry, plans to announce Immix Cloud to the media, customers, partners, and industry analysts in attendance at this year’s ISC West show on Wednesday, April 6 at booth # 17125.
Immix Cloud is a private cloud offering enabling central stations and command centers to deliver the next generation of monitoring services such as event-based video monitoring, remote guard tours, video escorts and unattended deliveries while reducing operational costs. Immix Cloud achieves this by consolidating video, access control, audio and alarm events into a single point of control. The software, due to be released in the third quarter of this year, builds on the success of Immix Enterprise, SureView’s UL classified automation platform, being upgraded for Windows® 7 this April, used by customers worldwide, the company said.
SureView plans to announce a Software as a Service (SaaS) version of Immix Cloud in the fourth quarter of 2011 aimed at the physical security information management (PSIM) market. “The addition of Immix Cloud to our product portfolio creates a new option for the market in the way users deliver service to their customers. The architecture simplifies deployment and delivers the cost efficient and fast implementation models users are demanding,” said Scott Haugland, chief operating officer of SureView Systems.
StanleyCSS ‘Gold Certified’ by Honeywell
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (Stanley CSS), Naperville, Ill., received Gold Certification in Honeywell’s Service Certification program for the Pro-Watch® Security Management platform. Gold Certification is an honor reserved for security integrators that demonstrate a high level of expertise and commitment in Honeywell’s Enterprise level systems and products. Stanley CSS is ranked No. 5 in SDM’s 2010 Top Systems Integrators Report.
This national certification includes all of Stanley CSS’s 65-plus U.S. locations serving the nation’s largest metropolitan areas as well as the Stanley CSS Convergence Center of Excellence (CCE). Gold Certification acknowledges an integrator’s dedication to investing in training and certification of Honeywell products and services for their sales staff, engineers and technicians.
To be gold certified, Stanley CSS met Honeywell’s qualifying criteria for service performance on Honeywell’s enterprise-level products within the areas of project management, product training, technical expertise, CAD capabilities, test facilities, support software agreements, Microsoft certifications and customer satisfaction.
See Stanley CSS at ISC West in booth #25110.
Axis Certification On-Site
ISC West attendees have the opportunity to become Axis Certified Professionals at Axis Communications’ on-site testing center from April 6-8. To help individuals prepare for the Axis Network Video Exam, Axis and its partners have also announced one-day certification preparation courses beginning March 10 across the United States.
Axis’ ISC West on-site testing center will be open during show floor hours in the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Room 101, and will be managed by third-party testing partner, Prometric, a global provider of testing and assessment services. This will be the first time security professionals can take the Axis Network Video Exam and become certified at a public event. People can register to take the exam while in Las Vegas through Axis’ ISC West microsite at www.axis.com/iscwest/cert_prof.html.
To best prepare for the exam, Axis Communications’ Academy has introduced one-day Axis Certification Program Prep Courses beginning in early March at numerous locations. A full calendar of Axis classroom-based trainings is available online, and interested security professionals can contact the Axis training team at 978-614-2000 to find a partner prep course in their area.
Avigilon & Intransa Establish Partnership
Intransa, Cupertino, Calif., the VideoAppliance company, and Avigilon, Vancouver, a provider of high-definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, announced that Avigilon Control Center Network Video Management Software (NVMS) with High Definition Stream Management™ (HDSM) has achieved Intransa VideoAppliance SELECT Partner Certification and is now available pre-loaded on Intransa VideoAppliance platforms.
AvigilonControl Centermanages HD video, delivering both situational awareness and complete image detail. Avigilon Control Center captures, transmits, manages, stores, archives, plays back, and exports HD video while efficiently handling bandwidth and storage.
Intransa’s VideoAppliances are specially built to deliver installer-ready IP physical security right out of the box. Each appliance is built to incorporate the power of certified partners, such as Avigilon’s HD Control Center software, in a certified, risk-free deployment.
The Intransa VDMR Appliance pre-installed will be on display in the Intransa booth, 8100, at ISC West 2011, April 6-8, 2011 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. To schedule an advance appointment with Intransa executives, please e-mail Peter.Dumont@intransa.com.
Register to Win an iPad
The ISC West 2011 Expo Hall — where Intransa will be exhibiting in booth 8100 — is available free-of-charge with preregistration. The Expo is open April 6-8, 2011, in the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. Drop by the booth and register for your chance to win an Apple iPad 2!
Follow the link below to sign up for the Expo for free at http://www.iscwest.com/DP266 and don’t forget to register for your chance to win a daily Apple iPod Touch and the grand prize of an Apple iPad!