Day one at ASIS International was productive for SDM’s editors, as we spoke with dozens of the exhibitors including Optex, Sony, Proximex, ioimage, JVC, HID, Honeywell Security, AES-IntelliNet, Milestone, and many more solution providers. The hall seems to go on into infinity, with more than 50 aisles of sleek displays.
Some of the products that stood out: more powerful and better-performing cameras; physical security information management (PSIM) solutions that are more intuitive; analytics that allow customers to purchase aspects that only apply to their needs. The displays were impressive, although the volume of attendees present to take it all in seemed thin compared with a typical ASIS show.
Here’s a sampling of what we saw:
SANYO Security Systems – booth 3624
SANYO Security Systems demonstrated the VCC-W8774 and VCC-WD8874 cameras. With a newly developed CMOS sensor from Texas Instruments and a processor incorporating Iridix technology from Apical Limited, these cameras have a dynamic range that far surpasses current wide dynamic cameras, the company said. (I saw it personally and can tell you that it provides so much detail and true color rendition in dark and light areas. Check it out.) –
Proximex – booth 1853
Proximex demonstrated Proximex Surveillint 3.5. With its new Business Logic Manager and open SDK, this new version is specifically designed to easily automate and enforce an organization’s security policies while minimizing the time and effort required to integrate new security technology, the company said. (I expected to be a bit overwhelmed by this demonstration; I mean, think about a platform that brings together dozens of separate security systems and business operations. But instead I found it easy to understand due to its interface and the way it brings together all of the myriad bits of information related to an alarm or incident, into one viewing area.) –
Computar Ganz
A four-page piece of literature available at this booth highlights the 12 new products brought out by Computar Ganz for fall 2008. These include a new megapixel lens series; day/night cameras; vandal-resistant IR dome; thermal imaging camera; 27x zoom lens; and more including a pre-assembled IP kit with power and network cables. –