Tech Briefs: May 2012
Uplink (www.uplink.com) launched a lifetime guarantee for all of its 2G cellular communicators. Alarm companies will be able to enroll individual Uplink 2G units in the guarantee program for a nominal set monthly fee, according to the company. Should enrolled devices be rendered inoperable by a permanent, carrier-initiated change in the type of cellular service, Uplink will provide an exchange unit to the alarm company. In addition, the guarantee plan includes existing installed products against defects for as long as the communicator is enrolled in the program. The Lifetime Guarantee is available to alarm companies only.
“Uplink and our partners plan to support the operation of the installed base of Uplink 2G alarm communicators late into the decade or longer. But our lifetime guarantee means that if 2G service is permanently discontinued, Uplink will provide an exchange unit with newer technology to the enrolling dealer,” said Michael Boyle, general manager of Uplink.
Security Management Systems (SMS), an integrator of IP-based security solutions, was named a partner of Juniper Networks Inc. (www.juniper.net). SMS (www.securitymgt.com) will now offer and support solutions from Juniper’s line of EX, SRX, and switching and routing gear. These products will be made available to its diverse range of clients in real estate, healthcare, education, data center and other markets.
As one of the few major physical security integrators in the Northeast in the partner program, SMS’ staff has undergone significant training and certifications with the commitment to deliver high-performance security solutions for their customers riding the JUNOS platform.
“We’re pleased to be part of this program and look forward to partnering on major integrated security projects incorporating Juniper solutions,” said Craig Albrecht, SMS vice president.
The Toshiba IK-WD14A video surveillance camera and the company’s SCS™ VMS software are SELECT certified for use with Intransa’s optimized physical security server and storage infrastructure platforms.
“We are pleased to have not one, but two products, SELECT certified with Intransa,” said Sergio Collazo, director — Sales & Marketing, Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products Group, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (www.toshibasecurity.com). “Being preloaded for use on Intransa’s platforms provides customers with additional choice when they are looking for a combination of VMS software, cameras and a security and storage infrastructure that is designed and built for video surveillance.”
Salient Systems Corp. received Lenel factory certification and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). Salient’s CompleteView video management system platform integrates with the OnGuard access control system and simplifies the management of security video surveillance by combining video and access control event information into a single, powerful interface, the companies stated. For information, visit www.salientsys.com/products/lenel.
As part of a new partnership, CNL Software (www.cnlsoftware.com), a provider of physical security information management (PSIM) software, will allow systems integrator Convergint Technologies LLC (www.convergint.com) to resell CNL Software’s PSIM platform, IPSecurityCenter™. This will allow Convergint to enable clients with an off-the-shelf solution for their security integration and management needs, the companies stated. The two companies will work together to market, promote, sell, deliver and maintain PSIM projects in the United States.
“We have long recognized the need for products that integrate, manage and aggregate multiple subsystems into a central command and control platform. We are now beginning to see an increase in the adoption of this technology. It is a great time to be part of this move toward more intelligent physical security solutions,” said Tony Varco, vice president, Security Division at Convergint Technologies.
IQinVision (www.iqeye.com) is expanding its product warranty program to include the Alliance dome family and the new 3 Series cameras. The IQinVision five-year “No Exceptions” warranty is being extended to the entire Alliance dome family — Alliance-pro, Alliance-mx, Alliance-mini — and to the new 3 Series cameras. All other IQeye cameras enjoy a three-year warranty period. IQinVision’s warranty covers all moving parts, sensors, filters, fans, motors, lens assemblies, shrouds, and slip rings. The company’s “No Excuses” warranty policy covers all IQinVision cameras from the date of purchase beginning March 1, 2012.