Technology Solutions & Skills - November 2011
The organizers of a pilot training class hosted by Allied Telesis, Bothell, Wash., faced challenges they never imagined when setting up the logistical details of their “Fundamental Solution Training – Video Surveillance,” workshop held in August at a meeting space in Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Amidst the loud whirring of an air conditioning fan, the happy notes of Wrigley Field’s organ a floor above, and an announcer blaring play-by-play for a private baseball game taking place on the field beyond the classroom window, Allied Telesis product training manager Kelly Jeffery not only managed to stay on task with the course material — but made it understandable, interesting and animated, too. And the ballpark proved to be a thrilling diversion for attendees during class breaks.
The agenda of the one-day class included an overview of Allied Telesis and its network products; an introduction to IP surveillance; local area networks; initial switch configuration; and PoE and cameras. This course is aimed to teach technicians how to install and configure Allied Telesis switches in a video surveillance environment. The course is designed with a major focus on hands-on tasks, mainly using the graphical user interface (GUI) to configure the products, the company stated.
Allied Telesis offers a suite of technical training courses including certification training on three levels (Technician, Professional, and Expert); Service Provider courses; and this new solution training course in video surveillance. Each course is a balance of instruction and hands-on lab work.
Although it was established in 1987, Allied Telesis is relatively new to the physical security industry. The company offers network products such as Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches of various types, routers, media converters, network management products, and more. Allied Telesis’ new 8100 switch “was built with video surveillance in mind,” Jeffery said.
A bonus of the class was guest speaker Robert J. Lomb, Jr., CPP, RCDD, PSP, senior security engineer at Chicago-based Teng & Associates. Lomb presented surveillance fundamentals in a way that even the most advanced security experts could gain from. Starting with analog fundamentals such as the origins of PAL and NTSC, Lomb covered a lot of ground in an hour or so of discussion. For example, on maximizing bandwidth, “Ninety percent of people can’t tell the different between 25 fps and 30 fps and it can save you bandwidth,” he said, noting that movies are shown at only 25 – 27 fps. Lomb also covered factors such as video loss, target size, scene ratio, and other meaningful details.
Allied Telesis’ Kelly Jeffery built on Lomb’s material by imparting knowledge about network products and network architecture — and how they fit into the scope of today’s video surveillance systems. “We don’t just sell you the products; we are a solutions-oriented company. This course is more about the ‘hows’ of networking, where others are about the ‘whys,’” Jeffery said.
For example, some of the content Jeffery covered during the class included:
• the difference between a managed switch and an unmanaged switch,
• how to select switches that can prioritize power to the ports upon camera startup, and
• how unicast, broadcast and multicast work.
Most importantly, he explained networking hierarchy, emphasizing the differences between Layer 2 and Layer 3 devices. “Layer 2 switches allow you to communicate in the same network. Routers are for communicating between networks,” he said, explaining that Layer 3 devices also do path selection or routing; they determine how to get from one network to another.
The final part of the class was spent hands-on, creating an Ethernet network using the Allied Telesis GS950/8POE, a Web-managed 8-port PoE switch and an Axis Communications camera, configuring the switch to recognize the IP camera. Class participants found it easy to do and all had their cameras up and running in a short amount of time.
Allied Telesis is currently setting up a schedule of Video Surveillance classes for 2012. Visit alliedtelesis.com/training for the most current schedule of dates and locations.
Milestone Systems, an open platform company in IP video management software, released Device Pack 5.6 that offers dedicated integration between Milestone XProtect™ software and the new Bosch 832 series of IP cameras. Milestone XProtect is the first third-party VMS to support the newest models in this Bosch line of IP cameras.
“Milestone and Bosch have worked closely together to ensure this integration of our products,” noted Rudolf Spielberger, alliance manager for Bosch Security Systems GmbH. “Due to their fast response and attention, Milestone is the first third-party VMS to support the Bosch 832 series of IP cameras. Our companies will continue to collaborate to support our product portfolios with many exciting new features already planned.”
The Dinion HD 1080p Day/Night IP camera delivers uncompromising vision even in busy, colorful scenes, according to Milestone. The entire advanced image pipeline, from lens to image processing, ensures images stay sharp throughout the scene. This allows reliable identification of faces, objects and alphanumeric information.
Milestone provides dedicated support through focused attention from the Device Team to ensure the fullest feature interoperability between camera models and XProtect VMS. The integration with these 832 Bosch cameras allows users of Milestone XProtect IP video management software to operate video streaming in both MJPEG and H.264 with RTP/UPD protocols, and audio streaming.
“Milestone is very pleased to be the first third-party VMS vendor to support the Bosch 832 cameras,” said Henrik Friborg, co-founder and vice president of Strategic Alliances, Milestone Systems. “We strive to support significant new cameras at the time they hit the market to provide customers with the freedom of choice they expect when working with Milestone XProtect open platform video management software.”
Schneider Electric and CNL Software announced they have completed the integration of the Endura Network Video Management System from Schneider Electric with CNL Software’s IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM Solution. The integration is the result of a close collaboration between the two companies, utilizing the benefits of the Pelco Partner First Technology Development Program. This solution will ensure field integration of critical systems that are both easy and worry-free.
The solution also will allow multiple Endura systems to be integrated through one platform, allowing video intelligence to be centrally managed, controlled and shared through a common operating picture for increased situational awareness.
CNL Software already has integrated several key Pelco products into its PSIM platform. This addition will strengthen the partnership and provide more choices to end users. “Pelco has long demonstrated its commitment to being an open systems provider with successful integrations and partnerships in a wide range of areas, including command and control and PSIM,” said Stéphane Lantoine, Pelco by Schneider Electric business development manager, Integration EMEA. “We see this security-enabling technology as a way of allowing physical security to engage with wider business operations.”
How can a video system integrator effectively determine how much resolution is needed in an IP camera project? According to a new white paper published by Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., that answer can be found by measuring pixels per square foot.
Pixels per foot represent the amount of detail or resolution you will see in a specific area of the image. The greater the number of pixels per foot the more detail you will see in the image. Best practices in the industry have determined that a minimum of 40 pixels per foot is necessary for facial or license plate recognition. Less than 40 pixels per foot is good for overall surveillance and greater than 40 is necessary for forensic work such as cash counting or currency evaluation.
To download a free PDF of the “Designing an IP camera Project” white paper, visit www.toshibasecurity.com.
As part of VideoIQ’s ongoing efforts to aid its partners, the company has added a variety of resources to its online library, including:
• Video case studies. VideoIQ has extended its library of video case studies so integrators and end-users can learn firsthand how organizations are deploying VideoIQ’s solution to meet even their most difficult surveillance challenges. Hear from integrators, end-users, architects and engineers as well as technology partners in these case studies.
• Online estimation tool. Video IQ’s online tool is designed to help its partners more quickly and accurately estimate the costs associated with specific projects.
• Integration guide. If a current or future installation requires integration with one of VideoIQ’s extensive list of VMS partners, the company’s integration page can provide access to the latest information. To aid its partners, Video IQ has provided a full list of its integration partners, detailed descriptions of the integrations, and in many cases the installation steps necessary to ensure a complete integration.
• A&E Specifications. To aid architects, engineers and system designers, Video IQ has created a robust page of detailed product specifications to allow for quick and accurate addition of VideoIQ cameras and encoders to any future project.
For information, visit www.videoiq.com and click on Resources.
Bedrock Learning, Holland, Mich., introduced a new series of Advanced Courses featuring in-depth technical training. “Network Security and Protection” and “Wireless Networks and Mobile Devices” are for professional systems integrators. Bedrock Learning’s Advanced Courses are in-depth, technology-specific, 90-minute online courses designed to equip integrators with technical expertise and the industry’s latest and best practices they can immediately implement in the field.
“Our new Advanced Courses provide integrators with the industry’s best real-world training on specific product categories and technology,” said Helen Heneveld, president of Bedrock Learning. “In addition to equipping integrators with the latest in advanced technical training, the online courses offer the benefit of accessing the materials from any location at a time that is most convenient for them.”
The “Network Security and Protection” Advanced Course provides up-to-date methods to protect networks from security threats such as hackers and malicious code. Topics presented include routers versus firewalls, types and features of firewalls, and securing the network when multiple devices are connected. Virtual Private Networks are discussed during the course, including hardware, software and examples. Students also will learn how monitoring traffic on the network helps identify unwanted and malicious traffic which helps protect the network and maximize performance.
The “Wireless Networks and Mobile Devices” Advanced Course details different aspects of wireless networks including standards, speed, bandwidth use and how these play out in the real world. Students learn how to install wireless networks, including layout and WAP placement, wireless bridge use, configuration and troubleshooting performance. Additionally, setting up mobile devices on the network is presented for numerous devices, including Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Microsoft, WebOS and others.
Bedrock Learning’s Advanced Courses include a comprehensive test at the end.
For information, visit www.bedrocklearning.com.
ONVIF released a new set of tools designed to aid member companies in designing and releasing new, innovative ONVIF-conformant products to the physical security market. The updated Test Tool (v1.02.4) and the accompanying Test Specification represents the continuing work of ONVIF’s Technical Services Committee to enhance and refine the ONVIF specification and the testing parameters by which products are declared to conform to the ONVIF specification. With this latest release, testing specifications are now divided into multiple documents, including: Base test, for IP configuration, device discovery and event handling; Media test, addressing media profiles and configurations as well as real-time viewing and streaming functionality; and PTZ test, defining the test procedures for handling PTZ nodes and configurations. As of November 1, this version of the test tool and test specification will be used by ONVIF member companies to declare ONVIF conformance.
Member companies with questions or feedback about the new test tools or other ONVIF technical items can now address those questions in the ONVIF Developer’s Forum, an online discussion space where members can discuss items related to ONVIF-implementation.
“The updates to our testing documents and member communication vehicles reflect the evolution of ONVIF and the value we place on member feedback to continually refine the specification and our related technical documents,” said Jonas Andersson, chairman of ONVIF’s Steering Committee.
As of Sept. 2011, ONVIF membership had grown to nearly 340 companies with more than 1,100 conformant products available in the market.
For information, visit www.onvif.org.
Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution recently added both Kwikset and Alarm.com to its roster of vendor partners. Kwikset offers residential security/access solutions and technology, including a line of door locks and door hardware, and electronic keyless entry locks for residential and light commercial applications.
Kwikset’s Home Connect Technology enables a door lock to wirelessly communicate with other devices in a home, such as the security system and the lighting, thermostat, and home automation systems. It also allows for remote access to lock or unlock doors via any Smart Phone (Blackberry, iPhone, or Android) through Alarm.com applications.
Offering convenience and control for security systems using wireless, Web and mobile technology, Alarm.com’s technology platform enables consumers to monitor everything that happens in their homes or businesses. Alarm.com doesn’t require a phone line or broadband connection; services work wirelessly through a secure GSM network to maintain a dedicated connection that will continue to work for 24+ hours after a power failure, according to Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution.
“Alarm.com is yet another great addition to our family of vendor partners who are technology leaders in the security industry,” said Pat Comunale, president and chief operating officer for Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution. “Our partnership will give customers access to Alarm.com’s line of fixed wireless cameras, pan and tilt wireless cameras, and outdoor night vision IP cameras.”
For information, visit www.tri-ed.com.
Iomega Corp., an EMC company in data storage solutions for small and medium businesses (SMB) announced the addition of a new U.S. distribution partner, Anixter Inc. Anixter said it leverages its technical expertise and sophisticated supply chain management as a value-added distributor in support of security integrators, and will now team up with Iomega to bring Iomega’s award-winning StorCenter™ network storage products into the growing SMB and distributed enterprise video surveillance markets.
“We are excited to be working together with Iomega and Axis Communications, two industry leaders in the quickly developing hosted video marketplace,” said Jim Ricker, vice president marketing – Security Solutions at Anixter.
“Anixter has strong relationships with security integrators, which will allow us to accelerate our delivery of dependable and economical hosted local and cloud video surveillance with Iomega network storage products,” said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega Corp.
Iomega network storage products that will be offered include the double-drive desktop Iomega® StorCenter™ ix2-200 Cloud Edition NAS unit, which ships with up to 6TB of networked storage capacity, the four-drive desktop Iomega® StorCenter™ ix4-200d Cloud Edition, with up to 12TB of storage capacity, and the new four- and six-drive desktop Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300d and px6-300d models, with up to 18TB of storage. There also are rackmount StorCenter models that offer up to 38TB of storage capacity.
All of Iomega’s StorCenter NAS devices utilize the EMC LifeLine™ software, a fully developed Linux operating environment compatible with video surveillance management solutions such as the Axis Video Hosting Service (AVHS).
Iomega StorCenter devices carry a three-year warranty with registration.
For information, visit www.iomegavideosurveillance.com.
In an effort to make clear, concise UL listing and NFPA 72 compliance information easily accessible, AES-IntelliNet added a new tool on its website that puts all pertinent fire code information at your fingertips. Whether in the office or on the road you can now access all AES UL listings and corresponding code compliance documentation needed for fire inspectors in one place.
Simply visit www.aes-intellinet.com and click on the Fire Authorities and Inspectors icon at the bottom of the page to access the new Fire Authority Reference page. Once there, you can access and have the ability to download all required UL listings, NFPA compliance documentation, links to them on official websites, and documentation that will allow you to answer questions that may arise during an inspection.
“We are confident that making this information so readily available will most certainly satisfy all necessary regulations and requirements of your local fire authorities and inspectors, as well as the needs of all AES-IntelliNet customers,” the company stated, adding that anyone with questions or comments, or those needing help finding anything on the website, may contact Dee Frazier at email@example.com.
Dortronics Systems Inc. recently demonstrated its line of door interlock and mantrap control products including the new 4300 Series, a low-cost base model configured for standard two-door applications, at ASIS Int’l Seminar & Exhibits. The 4300 Series is a cost-effective and convenient way to control two interlocked doors. Suitable for air locks or security man traps, the 4300 Series also provides outputs for traffic lights, forced doors and an emergency panic release input.
A new brochure, which was available at the show, incorporates the 4300 Series along with the company’s 4700 and 4900 Series to provide customers a complete selection of door-control products ranging from simple two-door units to custom-programmable, 128-door, multifunction units. The brochure also highlights related products such as locks, switches, traffic lights and annunciator/control panels.
“The market is full of simple, two-door applications that can benefit from our new 4300 series, and release of this new technology at ASIS helps us fill the void at the lower end of our line with a solid product that does the job effectively for cost-sensitive applications,” said Bryan Sanderford, national sales manager, Dortronics Systems Inc. “Our PLC-based controller products can handle any size door application, including air locks, clean room environments and security mantraps.”
Dortronics’ 4700 series mantrap control systems are PLC-based controllers that can economically control up to four normally unlocked doors or three normally locked doors. The system provides six digital inputs, two DPDT relay outputs and two SPDT relay outputs, and customized sequencing and timing functions with the optional LED display timer.
Dortronics’ 4900 Series interlock control is designed to handle systems of over 100 doors. The PLC-based controllers can be programmed to operate doors with automatic openers and to provide custom-timing and logic sequences for biological wash-down and air purging controls. The series is available with 8-input/4-output modules and optional 4-relay output expansion modules.
For information, visit www.dortronics.com.
The Canadian versions of the XR100 and XR500 Command Processor Panels™ from Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) have earned the ULC listing for combination Fire Communication and Commercial/Residential Burglary, for use with Network and Cellular communication paths – ULC S559-04 Equipment for Fire Signal Receiving Centers and Systems.
This new listing allows a separate fire alarm control panel (FACP) to use the XR100 and XR500 panel as the fire communicator and burglary devices. The panels communicate fire alarm, fire trouble, AC trouble, battery trouble, and ground fault for the FACP.
“The XR100/XR500 panels stand out for their communication capabilities,” said DMP vice president of Sales, Mark NeSmith. “With the receipt of this ULC authorization, dealers in Canada can now use one panel for their FACP systems, which adds to the cost-effectiveness of DMP products in this application. The XR100/XR500 provides them with the ability to add up to eight communication paths to FACP systems, providing multiple layers of redundancy and increased confidence in panel-to-central station communication.”
DMP XR100/XR500 panels can include any combination of network, cell, and dial-up communications. Cellular and network communication can be used alone or together, with either serving as the primary or backup communication path.
The ULC certification applies to Canadian XR100 and XR500 panels (CAN suffix) in a Model 350 (large) cabinet enclosure.
For information, visit www.dmp.com.
Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell, based in Northford, Conn., announced that its fire alarm and emergency communications systems have earned International Building Code (IBC) seismic certification. Life safety systems protecting essential facilities such as hospitals, utilities and fire/police departments in numerous U.S. territories are mandated to be tested and certified to IBC seismic requirements.
Gamewell-FCI recently completed a nationwide training tour aimed at keeping its ESDs up-to-date on the latest product developments and industry trends, including seismic requirements and applications. Paul Curry, vice president of SPC Inc., headquartered in Jessup, Md., attended the training, which was soon followed by the Virginia-based earthquake that shook most of the East Coast.
“Seismic certification has never been a big issue, but now engineering groups are showing more interest in it, especially those involved with federal government work,” Curry commented. According to Curry, whose firm spends approximately 80 percent of its time working on federal government projects, survivability and mass notification capabilities have been the primary life safety system requirements outlined in the engineering specifications for those facilities. “It’s our job to educate A&Es on what seismic certification really means,” Curry said.
Education on seismic certification for fire alarm and emergency communications systems is also the intent of Jerry Hanson, vice president of operations for Standard Electronics, Inc., a Gamewell-FCI ESD covering San Diego, Calif., and the surrounding area. “This has the makings of being a big deal in our area,” Hanson stated. “I intend to inform engineers of this certification and its importance.”
Hanson’s company recently performed a basic fire alarm upgrade for a local healthcare facility using an E3 Series® control panel from Gamewell-FCI.
“I didn’t even know this certification existed; no one had ever asked about it before,” he said. “Now that I know about it, I’m going to be sure our customers know and understand it. It’s an OSHPD (California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development) requirement.”
To achieve certification per IBC requirements, Gamewell-FCI’s systems endured a lengthy series of shake tests, performed under the witness of a Certified Seismic Qualification Agency, and were proven to remain “online and functional” immediately following the tests.
For information, visit www.gamewell-fci.com.
Secura Key recently updated its System Worksheet. This worksheet gives dealers the answers that they need for their most frequently asked question: “What components do I need to order a complete system?” The original document has been updated to include Secura Key’s new two-door kits, which are available with either contactless smart card or proximity technologies.
In addition to covering the kits, the worksheet covers panel and reader selection, spares, cards, system power, connection to the PC, lightning protection, software, cabling, and door locking devices.
The new worksheet can be found on the Secura Key website, www.securakey.com, under Support/Technical Support/Designing a System.
System Sensor, St. Charles, Ill., will soon have new Intelligibility Software from AFMG Technologies that will enable designers and installers to save time and money on voice evacuation systems by preplanning the system to meet new intelligibility code requirements, reduce post-installation changes, and limit over-design.
“With the new and expanded intelligibility requirements in NFPA 72-2010, there’s a huge need for this kind of design software,” said Christa Poss, System Sensor marketing manager. “Some of our customers are new to intelligibility, while others want to manage the costs associated with meeting code while providing the best system for their customers. This software meets the needs of both by taking a lot of the guesswork out of installing a code-compliant system.”
Powered by the EASE professional sound design technology, Intelligibility Software is scaled specifically for life safety professionals, so design is quick and intuitive. First, import the room dimensions and characteristics. Then, arrange speakers with desired settings and locations to obtain a prediction of intelligibility scores and sound pressure levels. For documentation, Intelligibility Software provides a printable PDF document of the completed project inputs and prediction outputs, which then can be included in the job file, submitted to the AHJ, or used as a device placement guide for installers.
For information, visit www.systemsensor.com/intel.
Telex Radio Dispatch, part of the Bosch Security Systems Inc., Communications Systems Division family of brands, made its ASIS Int’l Seminar & Exhibits trade show debut in September. The company said this marks the brand’s increased focus on security and mass notification applications. Telex has designed and manufactured radio dispatch equipment for more than 30 years, providing systems for the federal government, public safety, municipalities, schools, emergency response, airports, utilities, transportation industries, and more.
The Telex IP-223 IP network remote adapter panel forms the core of the Telex dispatch system, and is used in conjunction with Telex IP-based software consoles and peripheral equipment. The IP-223 allows the interoperable interfacing of multiple radios, telephones, satellite and cellular devices, intercoms, mass notification systems, and existing dispatch equipment, allowing complete cross-platform ROIP/VOIP communications connectivity and control from a single console position, via Ethernet.
“We are very pleased to introduce the Telex Dispatch solution to security industry professionals at ASIS,” said Craig Georgeson, product marketing manager, Telex Radio Dispatch, “and to share how these systems can work as part of general security operations and mass notification systems. The IP-233 can provide the missing link in security and life safety communications, helping to seamlessly connect, control, and coordinate emergency responders or outside agencies with internal security personnel, for example. Telex equipment can also be integrated to interface with audio mass notification systems like the Bosch Praesideo Digital Public Address and Emergency Sound System.”
For information, visit www.telex.com/radiodispatch.
ASSA ABLOY and AMAG Technology announced the integration of AMAG Technology’s Symmetry™ Security Management System with ASSA ABLOY’s range of Aperio™ wireless locks. AMAG Technology’s Windows-based Symmetry is constructed on a sophisticated software platform that offers standard features such as identity management, access control, visitor management, command center and alarm management. The system also includes an IP-enabled access control panel, and will subsequently interface to a variety of downstream devices, such as card readers and intelligent controllers. Aperio is a wireless technology from ASSA ABLOY that provides an easy, affordable way to connect additional openings to an existing electronic access control system, according to ASSA ABLOY. The Aperio locks will integrate with all four versions of the Symmetry system: Symmetry Business, Symmetry Professional, Symmetry Enterprise and Symmetry Global.
SentryNet staff has been busy over the past few months attending various national, state and regional trade shows, including CEDIA Expo, ASIS Int’l Seminar & Exhibits, ISC Solutions, and state shows in Mississippi and Tennessee. SentryNet has been demonstrating its new smartphone app for dealers at these shows. The app allows dealers to search customers, review history, place systems on test and then monitor activity.
The app is powered by NetConnect 3 and the second product being demonstrated. This Web-based, user-friendly interface give dealers, their staff and even their customers (if needed) access to their account information. Office staffs use it to quickly call up information while on the phone with customers. Technicians use it in the field while troubleshooting, testing and installing equipment. Security professional are watching their account activity live, providing the ability to be proactive for their customers.
Codebench Inc. integrated its PIVCheck Plus software with RedCloud Security Management Software. (RedCloud was formerly known as PlaSec.) This marks the first integration of PIVCheck Plus software with a physical and virtual network appliance access control platform. RedCloud Virtual is the industry’s first VMware Ready access control solution built for organizations that have migrated their IT infrastructure to a secure, private cloud environment. RedCloud Enterprise offers all the software features found in RedCloud Virtual, including PIVCheck Plus integration, and is packaged in a dedicated, all-in-one, industrial-grade network appliance. Both RedCloud Systems are 100 percent Web-based and leverage an open architecture, plus they offer integrated identity management and video surveillance. The integration was accomplished by Codebench by utilizing RedCloud’s REST API, one of many IT collaboration tools available from RedCloud. For information, visit visit www.pivcheck.com or www.redcloudsecurity.com.
Pixim Inc., a provider of imaging chips for enterprise security cameras, announced that inMotion Ltd entered production on two record-breaking cameras based on Pixim’s Seawolf chip. The in22 and in23 are the world’s smallest true day/night Seawolf-powered box cameras. The in22 is single voltage while the in23 is a dual-voltage camera with 12VDC and 24VAC. The Seawolf-based TDN camera requires just 0.1 lux of illumination to produce accurate color images at 30 frames per second. Visit www.pixim.com/cameras for a complete listing of Pixim-based cameras.
ASSA ABLOY announced an integration with RS2 Technologies, a technology-driven manufacturer of access management hardware and software. Aperio wireless locks integrate with RS2’s powerful Access It!® line of access control software, which includes Access It!® Lite.NETTM, an entry-level, single-user version, and Access It!® Universal, a multi-user, enterprise-wide system, according to the companies. Aperio also integrates with RS2’s access management hardware, which is built around its System Control Processor (SCP) family and is based on 32-bit microcontrollers. By combining the power of these resources, users can extend the reach of their access control systems through their existing infrastructure and significantly reduce hardware and labor costs, ASSA ABLOY stated in a press release. RS2 will be supporting Mercury Powered Aperio products, making integration into Mercury-based access control systems seamless.
Lumidigm announced that Innometriks added Lumidigm’s Mercury multispectral biometric sensor to the Innometriks Cheetah card reader, which meets or exceeds credential authentication requirements as set forth by U.S. Government identity programs including FIPS201/PIV, SP800-116 and TWIC. Mercury biometric sensors feature multispectral fingerprint imaging, a technology developed to overcome the capture problems conventional imaging systems have in less-than-ideal conditions. Lumidigm Mercury multispectral fingerprint sensors capture fingerprint data beneath the surface of the skin so that dryness or even damaged or worn fingers create no problems for reliable reads, the companies stated in a press release. For information, visit www.innometriks.com orwww.lumidigm.com.