Tech Briefs: November 2012
Speco Technologies mailed its most recent 48-page Audio Catalog, which contains products for both commercial and residential installations. Some of the highlights include information about the first model of the company’s PBM-A series of commercial amplifiers, the PBM120A; a new family of value amplifiers; several new speakers; and the Corner Mount modular speaker series.
“Due to overwhelming demand, we have re-incorporated our 70V Commercial Audio Guide into the center of the catalog. There’s often confusion about the differences between commercial and residential audio, and this guide helps eliminate a lot of the guesswork and provides you with handy reference charts, diagrams and formulas to help you complete your job,” the company stated.
To obtain a copy of the catalog, call 800-645-5516, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RedCloud (www.redcloudsecurity.com), a provider of Web-based, physical access control systems, announced that Mercury Security, a supplier of OEM access control hardware, recognized RedCloud among the industry’s select few members of Mercury’s Platinum Partners Program.
“Mercury Security created the Platinum Partners Program to reward those partners who continue to demonstrate superior performance,” said Frank Gasztonyi, CEO and CTO, Mercury Security. “RedCloud is among our very best and most deeply integrated business partners and we are proud to recognize their product innovation, industry contributions and customer momentum as a Mercury Platinum Partner.”
Members of the Platinum Partners Program receive preferred pricing and early access to Mercury’s latest technology advancements,including new product features and the opportunity to provide input on Mercury products.
Innovative Security Designs (www.isdcam.com) announced the integration of its Jaguar camera line with the Genetec Omnicast video management solution (www.genetec.com). When ISD’s Jaguar cameras are combined with Omnicast, which provides seamless management of digital video, audio and data across any IP network, users gain access to the highest quality IP video without the complexities normally associated with network camera deployments, the companies stated.
“Today, more than ever, customers seek innovative ways to manage their growing network of cameras and Genetec provides technology solutions that streamline system management,” said Ian Johnston, CEO, Innovative Security Designs. “The flexibility and scalability Genetec provides offers us possibilities to better fulfill our commitment of hassle-free IP installations to our customers.”
Yale Locks & Hardware (www.yalelocks.com), an ASSA ABLOY Group company, announced that its Yale Real Living™ portfolio of access control and home security solutions is now integrated into 2GIG’s Go!Control panel (www.2GIG.com). As a result of this integration, Go!Control users can now remotely lock and unlock doors over any Web interface, whether through a desktop computer, laptop, cell phone or tablet. Through the Go!Control panel (which uses Alarm.com as the backend service), users also will be able to activate and deactivate user codes; create personalized access-control scenes; and an audit trail to track activity.
“2GIG has long been recognized as one of the most reputable players in the security market,” said Jason Williams, general manager of Yale Residential. “Our integration with the Go!Control panel dovetails perfectly with Yale’s strategy of aligning our Real Living line of locks with the security industry’s premier companies.”
CNL Software (www.cnlsoftware.com), a provider of PSIM software, partnered with Kratos|HBE (www.hbe-inc.com). Kratos is a specialized national security technology business providing mission-critical products, services and solutions for United States national security priorities. The partnership with CNL Software will enable Kratos to offer its customers integrated PSIM solutions based on the IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM platform, under the CNL Software Channel Alliance Program (CAP).
“Our customers demand the best possible safety and security systems available on the market. We continue to provide innovative, cost-efficient solutions by maintaining strong partnerships with technology leaders such as CNL Software,” described Ben Goodwin, president of Kratos|HBE.
Tamron USA (www.tamron-usa.com) reported that its joint partnership with Lumenera Corp. (www.lumenera.com), a manufacturer and developer of high-performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for scientific, industrial and surveillance markets, in the form of Lumenera’s Lu375C camera equipped with Tamron’s M12VM412 CCTV lens, received the award of Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS201) certification. The joint solution now meets United States federal government standards specifying Personal Identity Verification (PIV) requirements in facial image capturing systems.
“FIPS201 ensures full interoperability and compliance with existing as well as future PIV systems by putting stringent performance requirements on cameras,” stated Dany Longval, director of Product Management at Lumenera Corp. “Tamron has provided us with a superior lens, allowing our camera to deliver the full image resolution and quality required by FIPS201.”
Software House, part of Tyco Security Products (www.swhouse.com), announced the integration of the Elpas Active RFID/RTLS system with the C•CURE 9000 access control and event management system. The integration of Elpas with C•CURE 9000 offers security directors an economical way to protect high-value assets and ensure safety through location-based security, the companies stated. The Elpas RTLS system is valuable in any environment that requires real-time asset or personnel tracking.
“By layering the real-time location-based security data of Elpas into the C•CURE 9000…we can now offer greater protection and visibility for staff members and assets within a host of settings,” said Jeremy Krinitt, senior product manager, Strategic Integrations for Tyco Security Products. “This integration offers new capabilities to our security clients that can make a real difference in emergency situations by helping them pinpoint the location of individuals in need or threatened assets.”