Technology Solutions & Skills: January 2012
3 New DVR Apps From Clinton Electronics
“Choose your App and Download for FREE!” exclaims Clinton Electronics on its website at www.clintonelectronics.com, letting security professionals know about three new apps the company recently introduced to allow connectivity with Clinton’s Cricket Series DVRs and Pro Series/Contender Series DVRs.
The Cricket Connect app allows users to connect to their Cricket Series DVR anywhere, anytime using an iPhone or Android device. With the Cricket Connect app users can instantly have access to view live video, play back recorded video, and use the DVR address book. At this time, only one device (iPhone or Android) can connect to one Cricket Series DVR at a time.
Available for free at the iTunes App Store, Cricket Connect is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and requires iOS 4.0 or later. It is also compatible with most Android devices, and requires Android 2.0 and up. Available on the Android Market.
CEC Connect takes it to the next level with features such as multiplex view, image save, and PTZ control. CEC Connect also lets users view live, search recorded, freeze live video, connect multiple devices to one DVR, and save multiple DVRs to the built-in address book. It is designed to work with Clinton Electronics Pro Series and Contender Series DVRs only.
Available for free at the iTunes App Store, CEC Connect is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 4.0 or later. It is also compatible with most Android devices, and requires Android 2.1 and up. Available on the Android Market.
For iPad users, the CRK HD app — designed to work with Clinton Electronics Cricket Series DVRs only — features multiplex view where you can view up to 16 cameras at a time. Another unique feature is the ability to search and save video directly to your iPad. CRK HD also lets you view live, search recorded, save multiple DVRs to the built-in address book, and adjust remote view features. At this time, only one device (iPad) can connect to one Cricket Series DVR at a time.
Available for free at the iTunes App Store, iPad users will requires iOS 3.2 or later.
Editor’s Note: For more information about DVR apps, see related article, “Mobile Apps Bring Sizzle to Surveillance."
New White Paper Describes How Printer Fits into the Market
HID Global recently announced its Fargo-HDP8500 High Duty Cycle printer for large-scale ID badge issuance. In preparation for its launch, HID Global developed a white paper to explain where this printer fits in the marketplace and why/how such a rugged, high-duty cycle printer is important to very large and highly secure organizations, the company described.
Titled “Achieving Increased Productivity, Reliability and Security in Organizations Employing Distributed Credentials Issuance,” the white paper describes: “High duty cycle distributed card issuance is easily scalable, lowers operational and service costs and optimizes credential output — whether each finished credential requires physical, electronic or visual personalization, or any combination of these elements. Scalability, cost savings and optimized output make distributed card issuance a viable, effective alternative to centralized issuance for government agencies, card service bureaus, large universities and corporations. This white paper highlights key elements of a productive, secure and reliable distributed credential issuance system.”
The white paper defines distributed card issuance and describes key printer selection criteria in depth. For information about the Fargo HDP8500 or HID Global, visit www.hidglobal.com/hdp8500-whitepaper.