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ISC West 2012 Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 2012
Rob Zivney discusses Hirsch Identive’s Integrated Security and Identity Management Solutions for government agencies and other large enterprises.
David Liu describes Vivotek’s broad line of video surveillance cameras and equipment, including Vivotek’s first Megapixel WDR Fixed Domes, which the company introduced at ISC West.
Monty Lutzker explains that Morpho Detection is Safran Industries’s detection division, offering explosives and substance detection, as part of a security group which includes detection, biometrics and documentation. His interview includes a demonstration of the ITEMISER DX, a portable explosives detection and narcotics detection tool which he describes as the “gold standard in identification at security check points”.
Randall Foster indicates that Vumii specializes in nightvision, typically used at perimeters and borders. The company offers two families of surveillance – thermal imaging and LED and Infrared laser-illuminated camera systems that are used for detection, recognition and identification.
David Smith describes Optellios as being in the intrusion detection and perimeter protection business, using fiber optic cable above-ground or underground to protect military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as critical infrastructure, airports, seaports and for border protection in countries around the world.
Gary Jones indicates that MorphoTrak, a division of Safran Morpho, is the world’s largest and leading biometric company, whose technology manages 3 billion fingerprints worldwide at 500 government agencies in more than 100 countries. Mr. Jones demonstrates the award-winning single touch MorphoTrak finger vein and fingerprint FVP system.
Steve Williams explains that Intellicheck-Mobilisa, traditionally a supplier to the DoD and all four military services, specializes on Identity and Wireless solutions. Its identity products are deployed on more than 100 military bases and do six million scans a day. The company’s new wireless buoys, posted in the Potomac River and Puget Sound, operate autonomously and can track ships and detect anything in air, water or underwater within a range of 17.5 miles. In another new development, Williams says that law enforcement officials can now use iPhones, Blackberries and Androids to do identity checks with the company’s Fugitive Finder technology, opening up law enforcement as a new market for Intellicheck-Mobilisa.
Tim Palmquist characterizes Milestone Systems as an open platform manufacturer of video management software that works with a rich ecosystem of 3rd party suppliers of cameras, servers, video analytics, access control systems or other products that enable the integrators and end users to freely choose and architect best of breed solutions. City surveillance is a rapidly growing market at present, where their updated Xprotect version 5 and Smart Client products are being used, while other important markets include critical infrastructure, transportation and the federal market.
Chris Gaughan explains that Assa Abloy offers a full range of architectural hardware for door solutions for commercial and residential applications, and at ISC West, has encountered a lot of interest from federal customers who are interested in products from its Sargent division that read FIPS cards, and this technology is generating interest among state and local government representatives as well.
2012 ISC West Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Joe McDonald, Board of Directors Member, ASIS International
Joe McDonald states that ASIS International, which has deep roots in federal government and law enforcement, has had a banner year in which membership increased from 37,000 to 38,000, with interesting new changes in membership demographics, accompanied by strong growth internationally. As a standards and training organization, ASIS has written and released a new organizational resilience standard and a code of conduct standard for provide security service providers, and is working on a new standard for the Department of Defense. McDonald also discusses upcoming ASIS events and collaborations with other organizations in 2012.