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Company also introduces new integration of Network Manager alarm reporting system and Symphony™ video management system
Dallas, Texas (ASIS 2017) – September 26, 2017 - Senstar today announced the beginning of a transition period to bring Aimetis under the Senstar brand. Senstar, a world leader in perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS), acquired Aimetis, a world leader in video management systems (VMS) and analytics, in April 2016. Since that time the two companies have worked in parallel to continue to provide market-leading PIDS and VMS solutions, but over the coming months, Senstar and Aimetis will become one company, resulting in reduced complexity, improved performance, and unified support.
“Bringing together the PIDS expertise of Senstar with the VMS and analytics knowledge of Aimetis enables us to offer an unrivaled range of innovative security solutions and world-class support,” said Senstar President Brian Rich. “Throughout the transition period we are committed to ensuring as little disruption as possible to our business. Our customers and partners can expect the same accessible, responsive and flexible sales and support they have always relied on, and to be well-informed regarding any changes that may affect them.”
The combination of PIDS and VMS addresses a growing trend in the security industry to reduce complexity by enabling customers and partners to source comprehensive security solutions from a single provider, resulting in reduced costs and greater accountability.
Senstar is also pleased to introduce the integration of its Network Manager alarm reporting system and Symphony VMS (formerly Aimetis). Network Manager is a software gateway that allows communication with a wide array of Senstar sensors, including FlexZone®, FiberPatrol®, OmniTrax®, and UltraWave™. Symphony, the new benchmark for intelligent video management, is an ideal software solution for recording, monitoring and analyzing video from both single server installations and multi-server deployments.
The integration enables Symphony to receive the full range of alarm and status information from Senstar sensors via an IP connection. For each sensor alarm the full range of Symphony’s security responses can be initiated, including commanding camera actions and providing visual and audio alerts.
To learn more about the transition and the integration, and to check out our market-leading PIDS and VMS products, including the new Senstar LM100™ perimeter lighting and sensing solution, visit Senstar at ASIS 2017 Booth 4296.
About Senstar Corporation
Senstar has been safeguarding people, places and property with the world’s largest portfolio of perimeter intrusion detection sensors for over 35 years. Now combined with world-class video management systems and analytics (formerly Aimetis), Senstar offers a comprehensive suite of proven technologies that work together to reduce complexity, improve performance and unify support.
For more information, please contact:
Miriam Rautiainen Director of Marketing
+1 613 839 5572 ext. 4357
Cell: +1 613 878 3905
San Jose, September 25, 2017 – VIVOTEK, the global leading IP surveillance solution provider, today presents the latest IP surveillance solutions at ASIS 2017, September 26th to 28th in Dallas, Texas (Booth #3863, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center). Drawing in more than 550 exhibitors and over 22,000 security professionals, ASIS has been the premier event for security professionals worldwide, providing industry-leading education, countless business connections, and the latest products and services that shapes the future of the security industry.
VIVOTEK’s booth at ASIS will exhibit its latest technology in surveillance security that includes H.265 to H.264 solutions, panoramic solutions, compact solutions and cameras with enhanced cyber security application.
Extensive H.265 to H.264 Solutions: VIVOTEK introduces a lineup of network cameras ranging from 2 to 12-Megapixels, compatible with H.264 or H.265 compression technology. What makes VIVOTEK’s H.265 solutions stand out from others in the field is the bandwidth and storage saving technology, Smart Stream II. By adopting VIVOTEK’s Smart Stream II and H.265 technology, users will benefit from reduced bandwidth and data storage demand by up to 80% more than other systems using H.264. Models exhibited include FD8169A, FD836BA, FD9171-HT, FD8377-HW, FD9181-HT, SD9161 and MS8391-EV.
180 Degree to 360 Degree Panoramic Solutions: VIVOTEK’s panoramic solutions are designed with multiple sensors or fisheye lens providing higher resolution, maximizing the field of view and ultimately reducing the total number of cameras required, conclusively saving on installation costs. This solution can monitor full horizontal views and deliver high-quality comprehensive coverage, making it an ideal outdoor surveillance solution with sharper and more detail images. Models on display include FE9182-H, FE9181, MA8391-ETV, MS8392-EV, FE9382-EHV, CC8371-HV, CC8370-HV and MS9390.
Compact Surveillance Solutions: VIVOTEK demonstrates a wide range of cameras focused on discretion and compact in size, including FE8182, FE8180, FD8366-V, FD816CA-HF2, FD8166A-N, IB8369A, IB8360-W, and IP8160-W. This diverse range of
inconspicuous surveillance for indoor or outdoor use is ideal for retail operations, banks, restaurants, offices and other public areas.
Enhanced Cyber Security Application: Recognizing the growing risks of cyber security, VIVOTEK unveils its first cyber security solutions with the Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cyber security solutions during ASIS. The specific models of VIVOTEK’s network cameras are armed with Trend Micro’s IoT Security Software, making it a robust and enhanced cyber security IP surveillance solution to secure both public and data safety.
VIVOTEK invites you to visit their booth, #3863 at ASIS International in Dallas, Texas, September 26th to 28th. Discover VIVOTEK’s new and comprehensive security solutions in HD and megapixel IP surveillance cameras and ask knowledgeable VIVOTEK’s sales representatives questions about your surveillance needs and how you can See More in Smarter Ways with VIVOTEK’s cameras.
For more information about VIVOTEK and its extensive product lines, please visit: www.vivotek.com.
VIVOTEK Inc. (TAIEX: 3454) was founded in Taiwan in 2000. The Company markets VIVOTEK solutions worldwide, and has become a leading brand in the global IP surveillance industry. Its comprehensive solutions include network cameras, video servers, network video recorders, PoE solutions, and video management software. Through the growing proliferation of IoT, VIVOTEK aspires to become the Eye in IoT by drawing on its expansive technological capabilities in image and audio. The Company has established offices and subsidiaries in the United States (California), Europe (Netherlands), India (Delhi), Middle East (Dubai), and Latin America (Mexico) in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, respectively. To create a sound industrial ecosystem, VIVOTEK has expanded strategic alliances with leading international software and hardware partners and works with over 183 authorized distributors across 116 countries. For more information, please visit www.vivotek.com.
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Hikvision partners rely on Hikvision field support to win before, during and after the sale
DALLAS—Sept. 25, 2017—Hikvision USA Inc., and Hikvision Canada Inc., the North American leaders in innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, today, on the first day of ASIS 2017, introduced its new “Partner.Win.” advertising campaign, which is focused on how the Hikvision team works with its partners to win business and garner customer loyalty.
“Partner.Win. is more than an advertising campaign, it’s a top priority for Hikvision North America,” said Alex Asnovich, Hikvision North America director of marketing. “In addition to providing high tech enterprise-level products, we have built a network of professionals that is dedicated to our partners’ business success. If one of our partners has an issue with a product or a project, they can call Hikvision and get immediate onsite support, before, during or after the sale,” Asnovich added.
The Partner.Win. theme is evident in Hikvision’s newly designed 3,600-square foot booth (#3703) at ASIS 2017, which opened today in Dallas. View a video of the Hikvision Partner.Win. campaign here and in the Hikvision Booth at ASIS 2017.
“Winning a soccer match, summiting a mountain, catching the big fish, the Hikvision Partner.Win. campaign captures winning moments and powerful partnerships that produce wins,” said Manny Gonzalez, Hikvision creative manager. “The imagery conveys the feeling of excitement during a winning moment and the confidence of knowing you’re on a winning team.”
Visit Hikvision Booth #3073 at ASIS to see Hikvision’s enterprise-level video surveillance solutions, including vertical market-focused solutions, thermal and new deep learning technology. Check out Hikvision’s “Hall of Innovation,” participate in Thought Theater events, and learn more about Hikvision’s Dealer Program. See more details and a schedule of events here.
Hikvision is the world’s leading supplier of video surveillance solutions. Featuring the industry’s strongest R&D workforce, Hikvision designs, develops, and manufactures standard- and high-definition cameras, including a variety of IP cameras, analog cameras, and cameras featuring the latest in high-definition analog technology. Hikvision’s product suite also includes digital video servers, hybrid and standalone DVRs, NVRs, and other elements of sophisticated security systems for both indoor and outdoor use. Committed to the utmost quality and safety of its products, Hikvision encourages partners to take advantage of the many cybersecurity resources Hikvision offers, including the Hikvision Security Center.
Martha Entwistle, Senior Manager Strategic Communications
Hikvision USA Inc.
HID Global Unifies Identity Lifecycle Management for Physical Security with Quantum Secure SAFE Enterprise Software
Quantum Secure SAFE Enterprise
Austin, Texas, September 25, 2017 – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today introduced Quantum Secure SAFE Enterprise, an off-the-shelf addition to its SAFE Physical Identity and Access Management (PIAM) offering that brings together everything organizations need to streamline and centralize management of the entire lifecycle for employee, contractor and visitor identities.
- Badge Manager: Provides a platform to use external identity sources to pre-load identity information, capture badging prerequisites and print badges for employees and contractors.
- Advanced Access Manager: Streamlines central management of the physical access lifecycle for an organization’s employees and contractors.
- Visitor Manager: Securely and quickly manages the entire visitor lifecycle from easy pre-registration to welcoming visitor invitations through rapid check-in and check-out.
- Security Reporter and Operations Analytics: Enables organizations to understand and coordinate all on-boarding, badging, and access and visitor management activities.
By Melissa Cruz - Communications Associate at the American Immigration Council. She oversees media relations and content creation for ImmigrationImpact.com, the Council’s daily online publication.
While undocumented immigration remains a concern among two-thirds of the American public, most Americans, including Republicans, support proposals which provide law-abiding immigrants a chance to remain in the country.
This ongoing shift in public opinion was calculated by a new poll from Monmouth University, which showed that support for two of President Trump’s key immigration proposals—a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and ramped up deportations—has severely dropped.
73 percent of Americans see undocumented immigration as a serious problem for the United States, but they split when faced with different proposals for resolving the issue.
Among Trump supporters, roughly 20 percent believe that all undocumented immigrants should be deported and 19 percent see undocumented immigrants as a threat to their personal way of life.
Yet among Republicans more generally, support for mass deportation is on decline from 43 percent in 2015 to 30 percent.
Among all parties, the survey showed that 76 percent of Americans believed undocumented immigrants who have lived and worked in the U.S. for at least two years should be given a chance to keep their jobs and eventually apply for legal status.
A major component of Trump’s immigration policy agenda has also seen a significant drop in support, with just 35 percent of Americans currently favoring a wall along the Mexican border. The decline in support for the wall among Republicans dropped from 73 percent in 2015 to 65 percent today, independents dropped from 47 percent to 35 percent, and Democrats dropped from 31 percent to 10 percent.
With respect to the Dreamers, 7-in-10 Americans support allowing them to automatically become U.S. citizens as long as they don’t have a criminal record, while just over 1-in-4 oppose it.
“The rhetoric on illegal immigration may remain red-hot, but many Americans, especially Republicans, have shifted to a more moderate position since last year’s presidential campaign,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.
HAUPPAUGE, NY – SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 - VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation (VASC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX), today announced the Company will showcase ACCU.C 4G, a streaming 4G wearable body camera at the upcoming ASIS Show in Dallas, TX (April 25 – 28). ACCU.C 4G was designed for the specific needs of law enforcement officials and will also service the private security and public safety sectors. ACCU.C 4G will be demonstrated inside the EyeLock booth (#1201) at the show. EyeLock, a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, is a majority owned subsidiary of VOXX International.
ACCU.C 4G, a streaming 4G wearable body camera integrates streaming communication into a rugged, portable and reliable design, which is sure to surpass all expectations with a perfect combination of form and function. Designed for the specific needs of law enforcement officers, the ACCU.C 4G body camera provides clear, accurate video and audio footage for limitless use cases far beyond the capabilities of standard body cameras available today. Recording in full high-definition video with a super-wide viewing angle up to 120-degrees and built-in GPS for real-time location tagged videos, the ACCU.C 4G body camera provides users the ability to stream and/or record events as they happen. This device also provides certified users with a real-time assessment of ongoing events as they are happening and can live stream footage to nearby connected devices with text alert notifications.
“The introduction of ACCU.C 4G provides advanced technology to law enforcement, private security, public safety and other organizations with the ability to stream, capture and record real-time situations as they occur, beyond what is available in the traditional body camera market today. The addition of the ACCU.C 4G body camera for law enforcement officers will now give them the same capabilities that most cell phone equipped bystanders have today,” said Tom Malone, President, VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation.
Additionally, this camera features a 2.0” digital LCD screen for instant playback and review, offers the ability to set pre/post event recording, captures still-photos during video recording and enables audio memo recording. The ACCU.C 4G body camera is extremely versatile in any situation with up to a 10-hour battery life, waterproof housing, infrared night vision, and multiple mounting options and accessories.
The ACCU.C 4G body camera provide a complete and secure end-to-end solution, with a smooth transfer from event capture to file upload always preserving the complete integrity of a secure chain of custody for all audio and video content. The camera will automatically upload content captured via Wi-Fi, LTE and/or direct download when placed into charging stations, so footage is never handled by human hands. The data management software is the last piece to making this a complete end-to-end solution, providing users with remote archiving capabilities to store, manage, search, and review captured footage.
Learn more about the ACCU.C Body Camera at the EyeLock Booth (#1201) on the ASIS Show floor at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
For more information about the ACCU.C 4G Body Camera please visit: www.voxxadvancedsolutions.com.
For more information on becoming a VOXX Advanced Solutions Dealer in the U.S., please email [email protected]
About VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation (VASC):
VOXX Advanced Solutions leverages VOXX International’s extensive worldwide distribution network to attract technology partners who benefit from VOXX’s speed to market, logistics, manufacturing and sourcing expertise, and market knowledge. Our vast experience in the consumer and automotive space will allow us to grow top line sales within existing channels, increase profitability and expand into new markets and categories.
For additional information, please visit our website at www.voxxadvacndsolutions.com.
About VOXX International Corporation: VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) has grown into a worldwide leader in many automotive and consumer electronics and accessories categories, as well as premium high-end audio. Today, VOXX International Corporation has an extensive distribution network that includes power retailers, mass merchandisers, 12-volt specialists and most of the world's leading automotive manufacturers. The Company has an international footprint in Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America, and a growing portfolio, which now comprises over 30 trusted brands. Among the key domestic brands are Klipsch®, RCA®, Invision®, Jensen®, Audiovox®, Terk®, Acoustic Research®, Advent®, Code Alarm®, Car Connection®, 808®, AR for Her®, and Prestige®. International brands include Hirschmann Car Communication®, Klipsch®, Jamo®, Energy®, Mirage®, Mac Audio®, Magnat®, Heco®, Schwaiger®, Oehlbach® and Incaar™.
For additional information, please visit our Web site at www.voxxintl.com.
Kelvin Hughes leads the way in detection for security and surveillance applications. Utilising its SharpEye™ solid state X-Band radar, paired with the latest in multi-role camera mounts, provides versatile and flexible detection and identification systems.
With personal identity verification (PIV) and common access card (CAC) credentials, US federal agencies and military bases have issued the most powerful ID credential for their employees and contractors. PIV/CAC credentials provide a secure, standardized identification that can be trusted across US government organizations thanks to the use of US Federal Bridge Certificate Authority. PIV/CAC credentials are used to login to computer, network and applications; digitally sign emails and documents; encrypt/decrypt data; provide visually identification and physical access to secure sites.
The physical access itself is more secure and more interoperable than traditional physical access solutions thanks to the use of digital certificates and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure). There are more than 5 million active PIV/CAC credentials in use across the US Federal Government. However, by design, the PIV/CAC credentials do not cover all people that need access to federal facilities. For example, federal employees and contractors that need access to a government site for less than 180 days are not eligible to be issued a PIV credential. The population that is not PIV-eligible covers short-term employees/contractors (e.g.: seasonal workers) as well as visitors that may be at a site for short term (from a day visit to a few weeks).
This creates a challenging situation for security teams where they have high assurance credentials in the form of the PIV/CAC credential for long-term employees/contractors but still have to rely on traditional physical access credentials for the rest of their population. Mixing technologies can make things more complex and does not provide a uniform security posture. In addition, agencies are being encouraged to modernize their physical access systems and discontinue traditional physical access control badges and only rely on PKI type credentials for physical access.
To address those challenges, agencies have a few options available to them:
Option #1 If they already have a PIV/CAC issuance system, they may be able to configure the PIV/CAC issuance system to also issue short term credentials that are PIV-like (that is, behaves like a PIV/CAC credential from an interoperability standpoint, even though they would not be recognized as proper PIV or CAC). A very large number of agencies do not have a PIV issuance system and instead rely on a managed service, like USAccess, to provide PIV credentials to their users. The DoD issues CAC credentials from a central location as well. In these cases, standing up a PIV/CAC issuance system may not be economically realistic due to the cost of deploying and manning a PIV/CAC issuance system.
Option #2 Issue PIV-I credentials to short term employees and visitors. PIV-I credentials are very similar to PIV/CAC credentials but can be issued to personnel that are not PIV-eligible. The challenge with this approach is that PIV-I credential’s cost is comparable to PIV credential’s and this may not be economically viable for the short-term population, since those credentials are personalized with the user information and cannot be reused after the user complete his short term visit.
Option #3 Issue a temporary card credential solely for the physical access control system that does not require the identity proofing of a PIV or PIV-I card, but still rely on the PIV standard for technical interoperability.
Option #3 could be the most cost effective by far. The HID Crescendo Temporary Access Card is the first trusted credential available on the market that can be used for option #3. The Crescendo Temporary Access Card comes pre-initialized from the factory with digital certificates and can simply be registered into FIPS 201 compliant physical access systems and is ready to use right away. A PACS that is tested in the GSA’s FICAM lab will fail should it recognize an access card that is not created using the FIPS201 standards. By using the Crescendo Temporary Access Card for visitors, the same security features of a PIV/CAC, including PKI @ the Door, can be maintained by the physical access control system. Because the Crescendo Temporary Access Card does not contain user information, the Crescendo Temporary Access Card can be reassigned to a different visitor and reused many times over, lowering costs for agencies. And Since the Crescendo Temporary Access Card comes pre-initialized from the factory; agencies do not need to deploy additional software. No need for additional PKIs, credential management systems or hardware security modules.
Those new Temporary Access Card options provide ways for federal agencies and military bases to:
- Modernize their physical access systems
- Retire traditional physical access credentials and focus on PKI/PIV-like credentials
- Increase their physical access security posture
- All the while, doing it in a cost conscious way by avoiding the need to deploy and manage additional software
LONDON – Sept. 14, 2017 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) showcased its key missile defence capabilities this week at MSPO, Poland's International Defence Industry Exhibition.
The Northrop Grumman exhibit included a demonstration of integrated air and missile defence command and control, and a family of programmes including Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM), Integrated Battle Management System (IBMS), and Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS).
“Northrop Grumman is committed to Poland and Polish industry, particularly in air and missile defence. Enabled through programmes like WISLA, Poland’s missile and air defense system, we are well-positioned to help create innovative solutions to meet Poland's national security needs,” said Tarik Reyes, vice president, Missile Defence and Protective Systems, Northrop Grumman. “We are excited to offer our range of core capabilities, and to establish a presence in Poland to enable us to build closer relationships with our key customers and support in-country business development activities more effectively.”
IBMS provides integrated planning and operations management capabilities that are connected by a cyber-secure network. The system is scalable from strategic (military command posts and civil operations centres) to tactical (vehicles and individual soldiers and first responders) providing situational awareness of the common operational picture, and communications with joint and coalition forces.
IBCS is a revolutionary integrated air and missile defence command-and-control system developed to deliver a single, unambiguous view of the battlespace. It significantly enhances aircraft and missile tracking and improves the ability of combatant commanders and air defenders to make critical decisions within seconds. With a modular open systems architecture, IBCS allows integration of current and future sensors and weapon systems. IBCS enables “any sensor, best shooter” operations to optimize limited resources and facilitate flexible defence designs.
Also highlighted was the Citadel Enterprise Battle Command System that delivers an integrated C4I capability to execute effective air and missile defence. The Citadel uses a modern, open systems approach with commercial standards that enables affordable systems integration of current and future air and missile defence systems.
Northrop Grumman's Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS), which provides rapid wide-area reconnaissance and assessment of mine threats in sea lanes, littoral zones, confined straits, choke points and amphibious areas of operations, was also featured. The first of its kind, ALMDS leverages a sensor pod to rapidly sweep the water using laser technology. The sensor pod can also be rapidly installed on a medium lift helicopter and quickly removed after its mission completion.
Northrop Grumman signed a letter of intent with Poland’s largest defence company, the state-owned Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa in February 2017, aimed at creating a long term strategic partnership and exploring potential areas of industrial cooperation.
Also at MSPO, Northrop Grumman’s German subsidiary, Northrop Grumman LITEF, highlighted its range of Fibre Optic Gyros and MEMS Accelerometers as well as innovative Inertial Navigation and Reference Systems for air, land and maritime applications.
Northrop Grumman has a well-established presence in Europe with a significant presence in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Please visit news.northropgrumman.com and follow us on Twitter, @NGCNews, for more information.
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