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AFCEA International honors Leidos' Johnson with Women's Appreciation Award


RESTON, VA Feb. 23, 2017 Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a global science and technology company, today announced that Alvie Johnson, Leidos' Army-Principal Business Developer, was recognized as a recipient of the Women's Appreciation Award by AFCEA International. Johnson received this award at the AFCEA West event in San Diego, for his leadership and support of advancing women in business.

Johnson consistently demonstrates a commitment to developing and mentoring female professionals to grow their careers. He is an active mentor, providing guidance and structure in career development, as well as facilitating introductions with other industry leaders. He is also a staunch advocate for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. As the former AFCEA Belvoir Chapter President, he helped create a program that provided scholarships and grants to local students looking to pursue higher STEM education tracks. He has been a member of AFCEA since 1982 and currently serves as the Regional Vice President for the National Capital region.

"Alvie is a true role model, who recognizes the importance of encouraging women to achieve their business goals," said Gerry Fasano, Chief of Business Development & Strategy for Leidos. "This award underscores his dedication to the industry and belief in developing the best and brightest talent to support STEM fields."

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit non-lobbying membership association serving the military, government, industry and academia.

About Leidos Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Sword & Shield named top managed security provider


KNOXVILLE, TN Feb. 23, 2017 Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading national cybersecurity firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, was named by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, to the 2017 Managed Service Provider 500 (MSP500) list in the Managed Security 100 category.

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security is the only Tennessee-based company recognized in the Managed Security 100 category.

Managed Service Providers (MSPs), like Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.

“MSPs help organizations streamline their spending, effectively allocate limited resources, and benefit from advanced expertise in the latest technologies,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We congratulate Sword & Shield Enterprise Security for being recognized on CRN’s 2017 MSP500 list, as they have continually succeeded in meeting their customers’ changing needs and help them get the most out of their IT investments.”

The MSP500 list is broken down into three groups: the Elite 150 are largely traditional, enterprise-focused resellers that have a significant managed service offering; the Pioneer 250 have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services; and the all new Managed Security 100 highlights MSSPs/resellers with a significant managed security practice.

“Our goal at Sword & Shield is to go beyond the threats and risks and the bad things that can happen and focus on real solutions and actions for our clients,” said John McNeely, president and CEO of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. “Everyone who dips their toe into the internet runs the risk of being compromised, but it’s how we prepare for and engage threats that makes our services so valuable to our customers.”

Sword & Shield has received several other awards from CRN, including seven Fast Growth 100/Fast Growth 150 awards, as well as being recognized on the Solution Provider 500 list for 10 years in a row.

The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. Follow the Channel Company on http://www.thechannelco.com/.

About CRN

CRN is the leading source for all channel news, trends, analysis and best practices that today’s solution provider community needs to be successful. We supplement our flagship offering with a wide range of solutions and platforms that enable leading technology suppliers to reach our highly engaged solution provider community to inform, promote and inspire action. CRN reaches 550,000+ unique visitors per month with breaking news, exclusive channel editorial and highly acclaimed lists and rankings. It’s the most authoritative, dominant news site for the IT channel. To learn more, visit http://www.crn.com/.

About Sword & Shield Enterprise Security

Protecting critical data for 20 years, Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. is a nationally recognized cybersecurity provider with solutions designed to meet the needs of a dynamic security and compliance landscape. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sword & Shield specializes in security, risk and compliance assessment, managed security services, enterprise security consulting, security incident response and forensics, and technical solutions. Sword & Shield services a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, retail, legal, banking and finance, manufacturing, and the public sector.

In 2016, Sword & Shield hosted the inaugural Edge Security Conference, EDGE2016, a world-class cybersecurity conference where complex business problems meet real world solutions. The second annual Edge Security Conference, EDGE2017, will take place on Oct. 17-18, 2017 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Early registration is available now through March 31, 2017. To learn more about EDGE2017 and to sign up, visit https://edgesecurityconference.com/.

For more information about Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, visit https://www.swordshield.com/.

TiaLinx showcases sensor product lines at IDEX 2017

IRVINE, CA Feb. 17, 2017 TiaLinx, Inc., a developer of multi-spectra sensors integrated with drones and land robots, announced the presentation and showcasing of its Eagle5 and Lynx10 family of products at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX-2017) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on February 19-23, 2017. Trust International Group, LLC has been chosen as TiaLinx's UAE reseller and will showcase many of the products such as the Eagle5-NN (sense-through-the-wall module capable of seamless integration with legacy robots), Eagle5-NC (dual function GPR, and breathing and motion detector of persons behind thick concrete), as well as its Lynx10-B (sense-through-the-air module for detecting live persons underneath the rubble of a collapsed building).

The light advanced sensors are designed to detect the existence of live persons inside a compound, while their high-resolution display capabilities clearly indicate the precise location of live persons. Unmatched in the industry, TiaLinx's patented Wafer-Scale™ beamforming and use of coded ultra-wideband radar technologies enables the sensing and networking of the units to identify and track multiple individuals through thick concrete walls. The impulse-based ultra-wideband system is superior to the single or multi-frequency ultra-wideband Doppler technologies in many ways: (i) traditional Doppler solutions are based on motion sensing and thus become inefficient in motionless scenarios, where a person is hiding or pretending to be expired; and (ii) significant attenuation is also encountered in sensing through thick concrete, which forces the use of higher power transmissions that are environmentally hazardous or cause the failure of communication devices. In contrast, ultra low-power transmitter of TiaLinx's impulse radar system boasts superior performance from massive signal processing to enhance its detection capability and is undetectable by adversaries.

About TiaLinx, Inc.

TiaLinx, Inc. (TLNX) is a privately-held U.S. company that develops advanced electronic modules with very small form factors, highly integrated functionality, and highly differentiated performances for a wide range of defense and security applications. TiaLinx has more than eighty granted patents, as well as numerous pending patent applications related to its sense-through-the-wall, sense-through-the-ground™, sense-through-the-roof™ and sense-through-the-air™ products.

In addition to the defense communities, TiaLinx is uniquely positioned to serve port authorities, border protection agencies, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as first responder communities in spreading their life-saving efforts globally.

Live performances of TiaLinx's products have been extensively covered by the History Channel's "Modern Marvels" and Reuters.

For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.TiaLinx.com

Hikvision Canada launches French language Web site

MONTREAL Feb. 21, 2017 Hikvision Canada Inc., the country’s leader in innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, today launched a French language website to better serve its growing customer base in French-speaking Canada and to continually expand its footprint in the North American security market. The French website complements the Hikvision Canada website, which was launched in August 2016.

Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision Canada Inc., and Hikvision USA Inc., said Canada is a key element of Hikvision’s strategic growth plan. He noted that Quebec is Canada’s second-most populated province, and because of its French-speaking citizens, Quebec represents an important and distinct market in Canada. The new website will help explain Hikvision products in French, and will help Hikvision adapt security offerings to this market.

“Under the leadership of Lorne Terry, our sales director in Canada, we have an outstanding team of sales, marketing, technical and engineering talent in place across Canada. Many of our employees are bilingual, and we have plans to further expand the team this year,” He said. “We also announced last week that we’ll be enhancing our services to all North American customers, especially our enterprise partners, with the establishment this year of the Hikvision R&D Centre here in Montreal.”

Hikvision has made significant investment and enjoyed rapid expansion in Canada. “With its headquarters in Montreal, Hikvision Canada is already an important participant in the economic development of the region,” said Lorne Terry, sales director for Hikvision Canada. “The new French website will enable Hikvision Canada to foster even closer ties with the Montreal business sector.”

Hikvision Canada’s 4K Tech Tour will visit several cities in the next few weeks. Hikvision will also exhibit its enterprise-level solutions on April 26 at Security Canada East at Booth 202 at the Sheraton Laval, in Laval, Quebec. In the US, Hikvision will exhibit at Booth 18037 at the ISC West Show in Las Vegas, April 5-7, 2017.

About Hikvision

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.

ISC West 2017 to feature inaugural Unamanned Security Expo


MONTVALE, NJ Feb. 17, 2017 The buzz attendees will be hearing at what ISC calls “the leading physical security event in North America”, might just be from aerial drones flying overhead or unmanned ground vehicles cruising around. Unlike any other event, ISC West 2017 will feature its inaugural Unmanned Security Expo complete with a fully functional flight cage and robotics demonstration area. Vendors, representative of the latest robotic technology for security, will be showcased and some will participate in free exhibit floor educational sessions.

Robolliance, a forum for technology partners and industry experts in robotics, surveillance and security, created to advance the understanding and awareness of the Autonomous Robotics marketplace, is one of the four primary supporters of the Unmanned Security Expo. Robolliance sponsors, comprised of technology companies, security integrators and industry thought leaders, will be on hand April 5th-7th to welcome attendee inquiries and address the greater questions of “Why Robotics? Why Security? Why Now?”.

Founding sponsor of Robolliance, Sharp Electronics Corporation, will also take part in the Unmanned Security Expo by featuring its Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (“A-UGV”). Debuted in September 2016, the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV is a cost-effective, multi-terrain, mobile sensor platform that can capture video, audio and environmental data, while providing a visible deterrent. The data it collects can enhance outdoor surveillance, security, safety and maintenance inspections, which will help organizations meet the challenges of an ever-changing security landscape by augmenting a skilled guard force. Other Robolliance technology sponsors having booth presence at the Unmanned Security Expo include Rajant, Nightingale Security, and National Solar Technologies. Robolliance technology sponsor IPVideo will be on the main exhibit hall floor.

Cliff Quiroga, Vice President of Sharp Robotics Business Development, the division of Sharp Electronics responsible for the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV, is proud to support ISC West in this way. “Sharp determined over four years ago the necessity of robotics for outdoor security perimeter patrol. By studying the market and through innumerable conversations with security integrators, guard companies and end users, we not only brought to the industry a product that is integral in safeguarding infrastructure, assets and people . . . Sharp brought to the industry a profit-making opportunity for resellers and a true technological partner for manpower guarding. Additionally, out of those conversations emerged the ecosystem of Robolliance, where thought leaders can together shine a light on the transformative nature of robotics for security. The Unmanned Security Expo is yet another example of like-mindedness around this technology.”

To foster awareness and understanding about UGVs for security, visit Robolliance.com. Then stop by the Robolliance Sponsor Showcase as well as the Robolliance Expert Corner in booths #3135 and #4136 to meet the sponsors.

For a full list of “right fit” properties and missions for the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV, visit SharpINTELLOS.com. There you will also find all the features and benefits as well as see the unit in action. The Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV can be found in booth #3137 during the ISC West 2017 Unmanned Security Expo.

About ISC West

ISC West is the security industry's premier event for new products, solutions and technologies. Each year, ISC West hosts over 1,000 international and domestic security product manufacturer companies, making ISC West the largest exhibition hall in North America for Security. The show provides over 29,000 security professionals from all segments of the industry with the latest products, solutions and insights. ISC West 2017 will take place April 5-7 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV. SIA [email protected] will kick off a day prior to the exhibits, on April 4. Interested exhibitors, speakers and sponsors can learn more at http://www.iscwest.com/For-Exhibitors/Interested-in-Exhibiting/ or may contact Sherida Sessa at 203-840-5831 or ssessa(at)reedexpo(dot)com.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays, robotics and energy systems. For more information, visit SharpUSA.com.

Report: Large-scale DDoS attacks up 140 percent in 2016's fourth quarter


CAMBRIDGE, MA Feb. 14, 2017 Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, today released its Fourth Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet / Security Report. The report, using data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, provides analysis of the current cloud security and threat landscape, as well as insight into seasonal trends.

Download the latest State of the Internet / Security Report for data, analysis, and graphics at akamai.com/stateoftheinternet-security.

“As we saw with the Mirai botnet attacks during the third quarter, unsecured Internet of Things (IoT) devices continued to drive significant DDoS attack traffic,” said Martin McKeay, senior security advocate and senior editor, State of the Internet/Security Report. “With the predicted exponential proliferation of these devices, threat agents will have an expanding pool of resources to carry out attacks, validating the need for companies to increase their security investments. Additional emerging system vulnerabilities are expected before devices become more secure.”

Highlights from Akamai’s Fourth Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet / Security Report include:

DDoS Attacks

  • Attacks greater than 100 Gbps increased 140 percent year-over-year from Q4 2015
  • The largest DDoS attack in Q4 2016, which peaked at 517 Gbps, came from Spike, a non-IoT botnet that has been around for more than two years.
  • Seven of the 12 Q4 2016 mega attacks, those with traffic greater than 100 Gbps, can be directly attributed to Mirai.
  • The number of IP addresses involved in DDoS attacks grew significantly this quarter, despite DDoS attack totals dropping overall. The United States sourced the most IP addresses participating in DDoS attacks – more than 180,000.

Web Application Attacks

  • The United States remained the top source country for web application attacks, showing a 72 percent increase from Q3 2016.
  • SQLi, LFI, and XSS web application vectors accounted for 95 percent of observed web application attacks in Q4 2016, similar to Q3 2016.
  • The number of web application attacks in Q4 2016 was down 19 percent from Q4 2015; however, research into retail traffic over the United States Thanksgiving holiday week revealed an upward trend for four sub-verticals (apparel and footwear, consumer portals, consumer electronics and media and entertainment) that all suffered from significant web application attacks.

Top Attack Vectors

  • Of the 25 DDoS attack vectors tracked in Q4 2016, the top three were UDP fragment (27 percent), DNS (21 percent), and NTP (15 percent), while overall DDoS attacks decreased by 16 percent.

Akamai added a new reflection DDoS attack vector this quarter, Connectionless Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (CLDAP), which attackers abuse to amplify DDoS traffic.

“If anything, our analysis of Q4 2016 proves the old axiom ‘expect the unexpected’ to be true for the world of web security,” continued McKeay. “For example, perhaps the attackers in control of Spike felt challenged by Mirai and wanted to be more competitive. If that’s the case, the industry should be prepared to see other botnet operators testing the limits of their attack engines, generating ever larger attacks.”

A complimentary copy of the Q4 2016 State of the Internet / Security Report is available for download at akamai.com/stateoftheinternet-security.

About Akamai

As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com.

Hiperwall unveils fault-tolerant video wall control software


IRVINE, CA Feb. 14, 2017 Hiperwall, Inc., an industry leader in commercialized video wall technology, today is unveiling the next generation Hiperwall Premium Suite video wall management software designed with fault tolerance, future-proof expansion, limitless resolution, overlapping display boundaries.  Because Hiperwall Premium Suite does not require expensive proprietary hardware, it is cost-effective and budget friendly.  The Suite contains the software components considered necessary to set up a video wall or a distributed dynamic visualization system.

The Hiperwall solution features software with a simple user interface designed for non-technical users which does not require specialized servers or switches.  This helps the customer to reduce costs, complexity and power usage while providing the greatest configuration flexibility.  The software features an ultra-high resolution display capability with scalable size that can support a combination of objects including still images up to 1GB resolution, HD and UHD videos, and streaming content and PC applications.  

The Hiperwall Premium Suite software is highly cost-effective because:

  • Fail Safe: Hiperwall is now fault tolerant delivering full active-active fault tolerance capability at a price that was until now out of range except for the most mission critical video wall operations.
  • Future Proof: Hiperwall Premium Suite's software-only platform will work with future technology and hardware advancements.  A customer can update or enlarge their existing video wall with Hiperwall's software upgrades and off-the-shelf hardware.
  • Limitless Resolution: There is no limit to the source resolution customers can display or the number of screens they can use for high resolution output.  Hiperwall Premium Suite is the only software product that can display high-resolution content, even gigapixel content, at an industry-leading resolution of more than one billion pixels.
  • Budget-friendly: Hiperwall is a powerful, flexible, cost-efficient and convenient solution enabling the connection of virtually unlimited number of sources via an Ethernet network to a virtually unlimited number of displays in a video wall.  You can start small and expand with any of today's standard displays and PC systems.
  • A Digital Canvas with no Boundaries: The user can place content anywhere on local or remote video walls.  Sizing the content within the video wall via drag-and-drop, and adding transparency, rotation or shading is simple and intuitive.  As you make changes on the user interface, the same thing happens on the video wall with no lag.  

The ability for Hiperwall technology to enable individuals or groups to view large amounts of information at a single glance makes Hiperwall uniquely suited to meet the visual communication requirements of multiple classes of applications.  It is particularly well adapted for command and control room environments, digital signage, trading floors, education and the presentation of high-resolution images in science, medicine or for urban and rural planning.  The system's easy installation, usability and low cost make video wall technology more available than ever for companies of all sizes.

Hiperwall Core Suite

Hiperwall Core Suite, also released today, is an entry-level system that provides the core Hiperwall capabilities.  Hiperwall Core Suite provides users with the ability to control what, where, how and when content is displayed.  The content manipulator works in real-time showing finished content as it appears on the wall without display boundaries.  

"Hiperwall is helping video wall designers of all kinds – from control rooms to digital signage and from education to entertainment – create a cost-efficient solution with virtually no boundaries," said Tom Scott, CEO of Hiperwall, Inc.  "The new Hiperwall Premium Suite changes the video wall paradigm by offering higher performance, higher standards at a lower price point that makes video walls affordable for SMBs, city and county agencies, fusion centers, and educational institutions." 

Currently, the Hiperwall system is available through Network Integrators, System Integrators, IT Consultants, AV Integrators, A/V Rental, and VARs (Value Added Resellers).

About Hiperwall, Inc.

Hiperwall develops video wall software used by customers in more than 50 countries around the world in the command and control, lobby and meeting room, digital signage, education and entertainment market segments. Our software is used to save lives, improve security, enrich communication, foster branding, improve sales, enhance instruction and enliven entertainment experiences. Hiperwall provides full situational awareness for real-time decision support. Hiperwall's cutting-edge technology allows the user to look at multiple content sources on one video wall and change the views instantly as needed. Video feeds and data may be displayed on a single video wall, distributed throughout a facility, sent from a remote location to others around the world, or a combination of all three. Hiperwall is a flexible, hardware-agnostic, scalable, easy to use and affordable solution that enables organizations of any size to have access to video wall technology. For more information, visit www.hiperwall.com.

Federal Resources acquires Marley International Group

STEVENSVILLE, MD Feb. 13, 2017 Federal Resources of Stevensville, Maryland has acquired Marley International Group, a global product marketing firm with focused operations in the Arabian Gulf.

Federal Resources, a prime supplier of defense and security solutions to the U.S. government, is expanding its presence to include allied nations where U.S. interests are served.

Marley International Group was founded as a multi-national partnership of professionals from the medical, defense, and energy industries. Specializing in all aspects of the contract selling process, the team of experts provides strategic advice to U.S. manufacturers who wish to expand in the Arabian Gulf.

Robert McWilliams, CEO of Federal Resources, announced to shareholders and employees that the acquisition is imperative in following the company’s strategic efforts to expand upon its global reach and continually enhance the key product and service solutions for which the company is known. “We believe the Marley acquisition gives us tremendous reach and insight into emerging markets vis-a-vis its established customer and agent base.”

“Marley International has built a strong network of relationships and established product pipelines in key markets that will continue to propel and position Federal Resources as an internationally known solutions provider,” says Marley International’s Managing Director, David Loeser.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed but Federal Resources reported they would merge operations in its Stevensville, Maryland headquarters and potentially establish offices abroad.

About Federal Resources

Founded in 1986, Federal Resources provides mission critical solutions to United States Military, Department of Defense, Federal Government, and State and Local responder markets. The company integrates expertise in innovative technologies, best practices in business procurement, comprehensive technical services, and training into a total life-cycle solution to support and sustain the warfighter and first responder.

About Marley International Group

Marley International Group is a multi-national partnership of professionals from the medical, defense, and energy businesses. Providing comprehensive approaches to its clients, the company specializes in all aspects of the contract selling process to include trade compliance (ITAR/EAR/FCPA), banking and trade finance, contract negotiation, export services, transport, and bilateral relationship building. Marley International Group operates in the continental U.S. and the Arabian Peninsula.

3xLOGIC management software allows security professionals to monitor multiple cameras, networks

WESTMINSTER, CO Feb. 8, 2017 3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of integrated intelligent security solutions today announced continued solid uptake of its VIGIL Central Management (VCM) software, amid excellent feedback on the deployment of VCM in the field.

VCM provides security professionals with the tools they need to effectively manage and monitor multiple 3xLOGIC VIGIL Servers and VISIX cameras over IP networks. With VCM, users are notified immediately if there is an issue with a server or camera connected to their network. This allows potential problems to be resolved proactively before a loss of critical video or service occurs.

Bates Security Finds RMR Success

Jeremy and Bryan Bates, owners of Bates Security (and Sonitrol of Lexington, KY and Jacksonville, FL), are among the most successful to date in implementing VCM as a managed service offering for their customers. “We don’t sell systems unless there is a full-service maintenance contract,” explained Jeremy Bates. “With 3xLOGIC’s VCM as part of that system, we offer a whole new level of service, a true managed service. Now, we know when a camera is down before the end user does. Unlike in the past, when you found out a camera was malfunctioning because you had no video of that recent incident you really needed to see.”

Bates Security has 176 3xLOGIC video surveillance systems and counting that are utilizing the VCM managed service offering. “VCM as part of our managed services significantly strengthens our value proposition,” said Bryan Bates. “Our video systems also include a monthly investment. This monthly investment provides real value to the client because of the work Bates Security does every day to deliver the best possible video solution. Clients can rest assured that their cameras and video servers are functioning and that they will deliver video when it matters most. The monthly investment also covers the equipment, should it have problems, and even replaces a camera with the latest, best model if it can’t be repaired.

VCM Facilitates Deeper Customer Relationships

VCM as part of a managed services agreement sounds great in theory, but the Bates have repeatedly seen it in action. One customer had accidently turned off a camera that provided views of a parking area. VCM sent an alert, and a Bates Security administrator contacted the end user to get the camera back online. Within a day or two, the video surveillance system caught two perpetrators throwing a brick through a car window in the parking area and making off with a purse. The video images were quite clear, and the police were able to apprehend the suspects based on the video evidence. Without this level of technology and service, it’s likely the camera would have remained down and the incident left unrecorded.

“If that end user had bought his system off the internet or from an integrator not providing full service, he’s probably got nothing,” said Jeremy Bates, “because he didn’t invest in a total solution.” Bryan Bates added, “VCM gives us many opportunities to ‘touch’ the client, to provide consistent value, to have a conversation and stay current with their needs and mindset. It’s a very valuable tool for us.”

The 3xLOGIC VIGIL Central Management software’s main end user benefits include,

  • VIGIL Server, NVRs and VISIX camera health monitoring
  • Email/text alerts of health monitoring events (number of recording cameras, hard drive storage, processor utilization)
  • User account and permissions management
  • Remotely deployable VIGIL Software Suite updates
  • Back-up and storage for Server configuration files

About 3xLOGIC

A leader in the Security industry for more than 15 years, 3xLOGIC is known for providing complete, easy-to-use surveillance solutions that seamlessly integrate audio, video, access control and disparate data such as ATM, Point-of-Sale (POS), analytics, etc. 3xLOGIC’s video surveillance solutions are engineered for scalability and are remarkably simple to install, use and service. Employing the latest advances in NVR, VMS, IP camera, analytic, cloud, and now access control technologies, 3xLOGIC delivers high-value business intelligence anywhere, anytime and from any device. For more information about 3xLOGIC, please visit our website www.3xlogic.com.


AMTANK Armor to rollout low-cost armor vehicle at IDEX

CLEVELAND Feb. 9, 2017 AMTANK Armor, a subsidiary of AT&F, and their technology partner Composhield A/S are proud to announce a new low-cost, highly-protected vehicle that will meet a specialized need in the defense community. The Raven concept vehicle can be built on commercially available platforms.

OEM customers can select any of the following vehicles based on their mission needs: upgraded Toyota Land Cruiser, modified Mercedes Sprinter 4 x 4, or a complete standard Ford F350 or F550. AMTANK Armor will provide a complete Technical Data Package (TDP) to upgrade the vehicle with a full composite armor kit and any corresponding third-party hardware. The customer has the ultimate control of the manufacturing process. They choose their vehicle, side and belly protection levels, seat configuration, and plenty of customized hardware options—all without jeopardizing important payload concerns.

"Our standalone composite armor technology allows us to offer the optimum balance among price, payload, and performance targets," stated Ken Ripich, President of AMTANK Armor. "This enables our customers to utilize a vehicle such as the F350 without costly modifications to the engine, transmission, suspension, or braking systems."

The Raven will be formally unveiled at the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) in February. IDEX is one of the world's largest defense exhibitions which is being held in Abu Dhabi February 19 – 23, 2017.

The Raven will be on display in the Composhield booth, 10-C09. Please contact AMTANK Armor at [email protected] or call 216-920-3370 to schedule an appointment to view the vehicle at the show. You can also visit the Composhield A/S website at www.Composhield.com.



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