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Upgraded SentiVeillance solution reduces time for successful facial recognition


VILNIUS, Lithuania, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotechnology, a provider of high-precision biometric identification and object recognition technologies, today announced the release of the SentiVeillance 6.0 software development kit (SDK), which provides improved facial recognition using up to 10 surveillance, security and public safety cameras on a single computer. The new version uses deep neural-network-based facial detection and recognition algorithms to improve accuracy, and it utilizes a Graphing Processing Unit (GPU) for enhanced speed. Also, now users can more quickly and easily adjust the tradeoff between speed and accuracy as needed for different applications.

"We developed SentiVeillance 6.0 as a self-adapting system based on deep neural networks that were trained on a larger quantity of data," said Ignas Namajunas, surveillance technologies research lead for Neurotechnology. "This ensures better generalization for a variety of conditions. Additionally, by making use of the GPU processing capabilities, we were able to improve the processing speed significantly."

Because SentiVeillance 6.0 can process information from up to 10 surveillance cameras with one GPU, it provides faster, easier, more accurate identification of faces against watch lists, making it suitable for a wide range of surveillance applications.

As with previous versions, the new SentiVeillance also provides real-time moving object detection; tracking and classification for pedestrians, vehicles and other predefined object classes based on size and speed of movement; and area control that triggers "events" when people or objects enter, leave or stay in restricted areas.

The SentiVeillance 6.0 SDK is available through Neurotechnology or from distributors worldwide. For more information and trial version, go to: www.neurotechnology.com. As with all Neurotechnology products, the latest version is available as a free upgrade to existing SentiVeillance customers.

About Neurotechnology

Neurotechnology is a provider of high-precision software and development products for biometric fingerprint, face, iris, palmprint and voice identification; object recognition; AI and robotics. Drawing from years of academic research in the fields of neuroinformatics, image processing and pattern recognition, Neurotechnology was founded in 1990 in Vilnius, Lithuania and released its first fingerprint identification system in 1991. Since that time, the company has released more than 130 products and version upgrades for identification and verification of objects and personal identity. More than 3000 system integrators, security companies and hardware providers integrate Neurotechnology's algorithms into their products, with millions of customer installations worldwide.

Tyco Security unveils newest version of security and event management platform

WESTFORD, MA March 16, 2017 Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, introduces the newest version of its C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform that offers new functionalities for enhanced compliance controls and increased operational efficiency.

C•CURE 9000 v2.60 offers advanced access control policy enforcement and customization, after-hours reader groups, expiring clearances and other notable features, as well as increased operational efficiency. This latest version of the C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform also supports IPV6 address protocols for the iSTAR Ultra door controller and introduces a new C•CURE 9000 Web Client user interface.

The usability enhancements to the C•CURE 9000 v2.60 platform give end users the power to configure the platform to create a new event after a number of consecutive rejections. With this feature, end users can define the threshold for event creation by configuring the number of consecutive retries allowed within a given time period.

The platform's after-hours reader groups allow security officers to funnel access through a central entry point, for example when disabling all but a single, central entry point in an office building after 5 p.m. Once the cardholder has passed through the central entry point and has been visually identified by the security officer, the cardholder can access specific areas within the building according to his/her access privileges, ensuring that only those with special clearances gain access to specific areas after normal hours.

“The newest version of the C•CURE 9000 includes features that are invaluable to airports, government buildings and other large-scale facilities because they automate processes, and provide process and procedure accountability for meeting compliance standards,” said Jason Ouellette, Global Product Line Director, Access Control, Tyco Security Products. “The v2.60 release can also improve operational efficiency by moving administrative tasks, such as adding new card holders, to specific individuals who can use their mobile devices to access the system.”

Expiring clearances allow end users to assign clearances with expiration dates to individuals for multiple doors/readers, while random screening automates screening selection for airports and other high security areas. Additionally, the two-person and team rule for entry occupancy feature, which is ideal for R&D and government facilities, restricts access to sensitive areas to specific combinations of card holders. And, local time zone awareness for monitoring and reporting.

Included in the latest version of C•CURE 9000 is a new version of the C•CURE 9000 Web Client that provides remote access to C•CURE 9000 directly from a computer with an Internet browser. The new web client is based on the RESTful protocol and true web services, and includes a new look GUI and new installation process.

For more information, visit http://www.swhouse.com/.

About Tyco Security Products

Tyco Security Products is now part of Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. With its world-leading premium access control, video, location-based tracking and intrusion solutions, Tyco Security Products employs over 2,800 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential. Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world's top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences.

Centinel Solutions announces enhancements to its gun-based camera system

WEST PALM BEACH, FL March 14, 2017 Centinel Solutions, provider of the first-ever encrypted Shield™ firearm mounted camera and network sensor system, today announced further enhancements to its Shield App. Currently, the Centinel Solutions system is patent-pending and the only commercially available end-to-end solution that provides law enforcement agencies an unobstructed first-person point of view every time an officer draws their weapon.

By incorporating proprietary Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communication protocols, the Centinel Solutions system - Shield Camera, Shield App and Shield Portal - offers in-depth use-of-force reporting. These new features allow law enforcement the ability to track and upload additional metadata for escalations in use of force.

Additionally, the Shield App is optimized with the latest sensor-based technology to provide law enforcement with complete situational awareness to sync with body cameras, in-car video systems, mobile video applications, and other intelligent devices that work together to deliver the best possible perspective and evidentiary value – all while keeping the officer safe and focused on handling the situation.

“Adding these enhancements to the Centinel Solutions system, allows any law enforcement agency the ability to drive interoperability for all types of police cameras to help increase accountability, transparency, and improve community relations,” said Max Kramer, CEO of Centinel Solutions. “We strive to innovate and create the most technologically sound investment for the law enforcement community, while helping agency leaders manage the public’s expectations. When creating this system, we wanted to ensure whenever a firearm is drawn, there is not only a video, but an accompanying data trail to help manage standards and expectation.”

“The Centinel Solutions firearm mounted camera system offers a critical and invaluable element of officer-involved use of force,” said Robert Khedouri, Co-Founder of Centinel Solutions. “By supplementing available evidence with a first-person perspective and advanced recording and storage capabilities, the Shield Camera provides unobstructed video of the perceived threat during an incident for law enforcement officers, local communities and the criminal justice system. What’s more, this solution activates automatically upon removal of a weapon from the holster, ensuring that recording starts at the most critical moment and automatically signaling a potential use of force via the network, while also limiting extraneous or unnecessary recordings that may impinge on community privacy or needlessly drive up storage costs. The balance we have struck allows officers to focus on the task at hand, not on the questions of when or if to record.”

Centinel Solutions Shield App is compatible with iOS and Android devices to ensure accessibility for all officers. Its application was built from the ground up with insight from law enforcement experts with the goal of optimizing the capabilities of existing camera technology, both in the field and at headquarters. The Shield App allows officers to easily report critical engagements in real time to the Shield Portal, capturing important metadata, and transferring it into advanced analytics for both the community and the full spectrum of police agencies.

As technology evolves, the Centinel Solutions Shield Portal remains the front-runner in developing common sense, state-of-the-art management resources for law enforcement. The future-proof Shield Portal allows law enforcement to organize evidence and analyze metadata more efficiently and effectively than ever before.

“As public expectations demand improvements in how police use of force is documented and reviewed, the Centinel Solutions system offers the best solution for recording what an officer really sees during a critical encounter,” says Ron Brooks, retired Assistant Chief with the California Department of Justice and Past President (for 16 years) of the National Narcotic Officers’ Associations’ Coalition. “In his experience, traditional body cameras often fail to record what the officer sees because the camera view is blocked when the officer takes cover or the officer’s head and gun arm swivel to address a threat while the torso mounted camera remains stationary, failing to catch the critical seconds of a critical encounter.”

The Shield Portal offers all of the traditional features of the most advanced management systems at a fraction of the cost. Leveraging the leading cloud technology systems, and strategic partners, the simple-to-use Shield Portal will expand the horizon of law enforcement capabilities by providing officers and commanders with advanced data-drilling and analytics features connected to the Shield Camera device. And unlike other systems, Centinel Solutions is about evidentiary video, not bulk data.

Brooks added, “The Centinel Solutions system offers that ‘final mile’ of documentation with robust backend analytics to support the documentation and review of the video captured by Centinel’s camera.”

To learn more about Centinel Solutions and its police gun camera, please visit CentinelSolutions.com.

About Centinel Solutions

Centinel Solutions provides law enforcement, security, and military agencies the first-ever, patent-pending, firearm mounted camera end-to-end encrypted solution that offers clarity and support to law enforcement agencies. The Centinel Solutions system allows for an unobstructed first-person point of view of officer-involved shootings at the moment that view matters most, without the limitations commonly found with other police-issued camera technology. Centinel Solutions products are developed, engineered, and manufactured in the United States of America. For more information about Centinel Solutions and its firearm mounted camera, please visit CentinelSolutions.com or call 646-205-1269.

Hikvision announces technology partnership with cloud-based video surveillance provider

Jeffrey He

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA and AUSTIN, TX March 15, 2017 Hikvision USA Inc., the North American leader in innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, and Eagle Eye Networks, Inc., the leading cloud-based video surveillance provider, today announced a technology partnership to deliver customers a seamless and cybersecure cloud video surveillance solution.

Hikvision and Eagle Eye are expanding an established business relationship with its new technology partnership. It will enable a deeper bi-directional integration between Hikvision’s world class products and Eagle Eye’s purpose-built cloud platform, which will have significant, direct benefits for systems integrators. Those benefits include ease of installation and even more extensive technical support. Integrators and their end user customers will also reap the benefits associated with cloud platforms: lower up-front costs, flexibility, scalability, cyber-secure remote management and flexible on-premise cloud storage.

“We are pleased to be working with a partner so clearly focused on cybersecurity and ease of use for our integrator partners,” said Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA Inc. “Eagle Eye’s Cloud Security Camera VMS provides businesses with a true cloud solution that is cyber-secured with multiple levels of encryption and advanced security features."

Those features include Eagle Eye’s recently announced Camera Cyber Lockdown, which blocks cameras from communicating with the Internet, blocks attacks from reaching cameras, and will not allow any Trojans ex-filtration. The feature greatly increases the security of video surveillance systems, reduces risk, and reduces camera maintenance.

While the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS works with hundreds of manufacturers’ cameras, the Hikvision partnership is particularly valuable for customers who don’t have in-house IT resources. The combined Hikvision/Eagle Eye technology is particularly well suited to multi-site enterprises with small camera counts at each site, including retail, banking, and quick serve restaurants.

Eagle Eye Network’s CEO Dean Drako stated “Hikvision’s leadership team has been exemplary to work with for making a great customer solution. They really understand the benefits of solving installation and cyber problems in a way that makes it easier for the customer. Hikvision's global presence aligns with Eagle Eye's global data center investment."

Eagle Eye Networks’ global footprint of data centers enables its customers to easily deploy surveillance video systems at their sites around the world while maintaining consistency and cybersecurity.

Hikvision will exhibit its enterprise-level security solutions at ISC West, Booth 18037, in Las Vegas, April 5-7, 2017. Eagle Eye Networks will be exhibiting in Booth 23109.



Logicalis recommends colleges consider three digital solutions to make campuses safer


NEW YORK March 7, 2017 When people talk about safety on college campuses, it's an unfortunate fact that many people's minds jump straight to active shooter scenarios. While such deadly incidents garner the top spot in news headlines, there are thousands of other incidents that never make the news, but deserve our utmost attention. For many students, college represents the first time they have been left to make their own decisions about what is safe and what isn't. And despite the efforts most colleges employ to create protected environments free from the elements of the outside world, thousands of assault cases are reported across American college campuses every year. What can be done? According to Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), the first step is to get campus safety/facilities people and IT experts talking to one another.

"We're seeing a very unusual phenomenon taking place on college campuses nationwide," says Adam Petrovsky, GovEd Practice Leader, Logicalis US.  "In the past, the technologies used for security and access control were all analog, and they were largely governed by the security or facilities teams directly.  But as newer technologies came to market, the entire idea of security was transformed into a digital solution.  Since IT and security were traditionally two separate departments, we've seen many college campuses that are now running dual networks with one complete network for security managed by the safety or facilities teams and another for all other technology services on campus managed by IT.  This kind of redundancy of systems and personnel is very costly – and oftentimes less effective – than having a unified solution, so the first step is to get IT and security or facilities experts working in tandem to provide, monitor and support the most effective digital security solutions available."

Three Safety Technologies Every College Campus Needs

Criminals look for places where they believe they will be the most successful. Therefore, the key to reducing crime on college campuses is to be proactive in thwarting criminals' success by creating a technology-driven, visually aware, video surveillance and access-controlled campus with mass notifications for emergencies. Doing this – and talking about it publicly – will send criminals a "steer clear" message while giving prospective students and their families an increased level of comfort as students make the transition to daily college life.

  • Video Surveillance: Newer video surveillance cameras run on an IP data network, which means they are less expensive and easier to make, install and maintain. The newer cameras aren't bandwidth hungry, either, and the quality of the video they deliver is so superior to their predecessors from even five years ago that they are becoming nearly ubiquitous in school systems everywhere. There are both wired and wireless solutions available, and even wireless solutions are capable of transmitting HD-quality, full-color video streams. Users can choose from motion-detected recordings or running a continuously recorded feed that is processed on site, then stored in the cloud.
    As a result, today's campuses are installing commercial tamper-proof, ruggedized cameras at every intersection, on every building, and strategically peppering them inside buildings as well – and there's a two-fold advantage to doing this: First, studies show cameras can be a powerful deterrent to crime.  And second, for those crimes that are committed, cameras that capture the crime in progress and can track the criminal's movements throughout the campus make it easier to identify – and prosecute – the perpetrator. With the sophistication of today's cameras, it's not unusual for a large university to have as many as 10,000 cameras on campus.
  • Access Control: Today's newer systems make use of – yes, again, the IoT. Many college campuses today use proximity cards that are held or swiped at an entrance to electronically activate a sensor that unlocks the door.  The problem with proximity cards is that, if they are lost, stolen or borrowed, the holder gains access to the property whether or not that person is authorized to do so. But today, with the IoT and the kind of near-field communications available on most cell phones, the phone itself can be used as a key to gain access to proximity sensors.  Why is this better? While fingerprint and iris scanners are expensive and better suited to high-security areas rather than high-traffic areas, most newer cell phones have a biometric lock or key code which increases the likelihood that the user is the authorized party. Additionally, faculty members that need network authentication to lock or unlock a door can use their cell phone to quickly identify themselves.
    With more modern access control systems, campuses can also control access through any entry point – a door or sequence of doors, windows, buildings, even entrances to the campus itself – through a series of exciter technologies. And, using IP technology, it's possible to automate cascading workflows that trigger key security solutions in a lockdown scenario – turning on video cameras or halting all access to a particular building, for example.  However, before creating these automated security workflows, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced IT security consultant like Logicalis that can walk the management team through a variety of "if-this, then that" scenarios.
  • Emergency Notification System: Another critical component to safety and security on college campuses is the ability to push mass notifications to groups of people which may include students, parents and staff as well as local law enforcement or other emergency personnel. Typically, these are automated calls that send either a text alert or voice message – or sometimes both – to recipients' cell phones or to a series of on-campus Cisco IP phones, for example, in classrooms or on faculty members' desks.
    Most universities also have digital video displays in high-traffic areas throughout the campus. Typically offering information about sporting events or meals in the cafeteria, these displays can be overridden with a digital display management solution that will allow college security personnel to convey important safety messages to a widespread audience very quickly.

Before implementing new security technologies, Petrovsky suggests universities consult with a trusted IT solution provider who can assess their network infrastructure, data storage, and redundancy needs to ensure the new solution will work seamlessly with the existing infrastructure.  It's also critical, he says, to conduct regular drills and to test emergency preparedness systems monthly to ensure they're ready to do their job when needed most.

Want to Learn More?

  • Explore Logicalis' GovEd microsite to learn more about our expertise in IT solutions for government and education, then read our recent GovEd news as well as a series of related blog posts from Logicalis experts here: http://ow.ly/l8ug3099Psa.
  • Learn about our custom-designed physical security solutions, then download a datasheet to see how Logicalis' GovEd practice can help colleges and universities use technology to provide a borderless digital learning environment: http://ow.ly/MY8O309ukJj.
  • What are five of the top IT security challenges K12 CIOs face every day? Find out here: http://ow.ly/DBS53099Ppf.

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.

Our customers cross industries and geographical regions; our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers' vertical markets including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and to apply the skills of our 4,000 employees in modernizing key digital pillars, data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization.

We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world's leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the LSE, with revenues of over $6.5 billion.

For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.

Hikvision, Screenwave partner to provide new security system for Reno Ronald McDonald House


CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA March 7, 2017 Hikvision USA Inc., a North American leader in innovative, award-winning video surveillance products, worked with dealer partner Screenwave Solutions to provide a new security system for Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada. The Reno Ronald McDonald House welcomes families of seriously ill children who live more than 30 miles away from Reno and have a child undergoing treatment at a local hospital or clinic.

“We were glad to help,” said Art Verling lead integrator for Screenwave Solutions. “But, without Hikvision’s support, Screenwave Services could not have completed this project. The RMHC staff was super impressed by the clarity of image. Once they saw it, they were knocked over. Everything is just way better than the previous system.”

Founded 12 years ago, Screenwave is based in Sparks, Nev., and specializes in video surveillance, computer network support, and telephone systems. Distributor ADI introduced Verling to Hikvision three years ago, and since then, he has been installing Hikvision products exclusively.

With the new security system, 15 Hikvision 4MP WDR Dome Network cameras render high-caliber video night and day. Featuring an IR range of up to 100 feet, 4-megapixel sensors and full HD 1080p resolution at the monitor, the cameras also come with smart features, alarm control, and IK10 protection.

Marty Ozer, executive director for the Reno Ronald McDonald House said the facility “never had this kind of capability before with the older surveillance system. The video quality is great.”

Installed to cover outdoor areas, the single TurboHD 1080p Analog IR PTZ Dome Camera boosts the overall security setup. With this PTZ dome, Verling programmed a regular patrol of the parking lot and playground. The previous outdoor camera rendered a display where viewers could just barely make out the color of a car on the screen. Now, the video from Hikvision’s signature TurboHD PTZ dome is so sharp the security staff can zoom in—and clearly read—license plates even across the street from the house. If an incident occurs, the house is well equipped to identify suspected vehicles.

Lastly, a single 8 TB TurboHD Tribrid DVR connects all 16 cameras. This “Tribrid” model has inputs for HD-TVI, analog, and IP cameras. If swapping out cameras becomes necessary, the DVR won’t miss a beat in the process, as the connectivity stands ready to go. These DVRs also provide a powerful custom video tagging feature so video can be easily referenced and called back when needed. Since played-back footage is a crucial function in case of an event, video tagging is a cardinal feature.

“At Hikvision, we do not just sell products—we strive to build relationships and deliver solutions,” said Alex Asnovich, director of marketing for Hikvision USA. “This project was a great opportunity to expand our partnership with Screenwave Solutions and to support the incredibly important services that Ronald McDonald House Charities provides to families who are caring for their seriously ill children.”

Hikvision will exhibit its enterprise-level security solutions at ISC West, Boot 18037, 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.

Tyco Security Products introduces palm-sized video control solution

WESTFORD, MA March 3, 2017 Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, introduces the iSTAR Ultra Video, a palm-sized solution that delivers integrated, small site security scaled for enterprise management and performance. Using C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management software from Software House or American Dynamics’ victor Unified client, iSTAR Ultra Video brings access control and video recording to the edge, allowing users to remotely control up to eight doors and eight IP video cameras using a single appliance, without the need for server software at each site.

The cost-effective iSTAR Ultra Video combines access control and video surveillance functionality in a single appliance, reducing installation and infrastructure costs by eliminating the need for separate devices and network connections. With scalability to thousands of sites, it is ideal for enterprise environments with unmanned sites that require a high level of security, such as power sub stations, data centers, server farms, fiber huts and other utility and telecommunication sites. AES 256-bit FIPS 140-2 network encryption with custom key management and DoS protection help avert potential network threats. Up to 500,000 cardholders can be managed in the device’s local memory.

Using a 1TB on-device storage drive for video surveillance and a separate solid state drive for its local database for access control storage, iSTAR Ultra Video remains operational even when the network is down, capable of making access decisions and recording video until network connectivity is restored. Each iSTAR Ultra Video device includes American Dynamics’ VideoEdge Network Video Recorder firmware that enables end users to use transcoding, Smart Search and other VideoEdge features. Up to 6 TB of external storage can be added to the device, providing extensive local recording capacity.

“With iSTAR Ultra Video, enterprise customers can easily extend the power and functionality of their C•CURE 9000 or victor Unified system to large networks of distributed sites without many of the traditional costs and installation concerns of adding separate access control and video products,” said Rick Focke, Senior Product Manager for Tyco Security Products, Hardware. “This secure, cost effective solution enables single point monitoring and control of a security system that can encompass even remote locations.”

End users can monitor video surveillance and access control events, manage personnel, create reports, display dynamic views, and monitor system activity from a PC or by using C•CURE 9000 or victor Unified full clients, a web client or mobile app. iSTAR Ultra Video provides access control through IP-ACM Ethernet door modules, which feature AES-256 encryption, PoE and a configurable offline mode.

iSTAR Ultra Video can be used in both LAN and WAN environments, and offers secure connectivity over a public network using fully secured gateway software that also enables cloud connectivity.

For more information, visit http://www.swhouse.com/.

3xLOGIC releases new all-in-one multi-sensor camera

WESTMINSTER, CO March 1, 2017 3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of integrated intelligent security solutions, today announced release of their new All-in-one Multi-Sensor camera, along with a significant upgrade to the company’s VIGIL Software Suite, which includes VIGIL Server and Client, VIGIL Central Management (VCM), VIGIL POS and the View Lite II Mobile App.

Multi-sensor Camera

The VISIX V-Series 2MP indoor Multi-Sensor camera goes far beyond being an IP video camera. The Multi-Sensor boasts the ability to host VIGIL Server, allowing the camera to record video to the onboard SD card, with full search capabilities in VIGIL Client and in the View Lite II and infinias mobile apps. Use VIGIL Central Management (VCM) to monitor online/offline and recording status as well as number of days of recorded footage. A true all-in-one solution, built-in Passive Infrared (PIR) sensors, 2-way audio with VIGIL Server, and digital I/O allow the Multi-Sensor to be an alarm annunciator, audio system, and video recorder in one, small unit. Paired with an eIDC32 and inifinias CLOUD, users can achieve a completely serverless access control and video system without having to store video in the cloud.

The Multi-Sensor camera was designed for quick, easy deployment, and acts as a stand-alone or integrated security surveillance solution. With our VSX Setup App, even untrained installers can have the camera up and running in minutes with guided installation on their smart device.

A powerful all-in-one device in a tiny package, the 3xLOGIC Multi-Sensor camera provides combined PIR and pixel-based motion detection to reduce false alarms and on-board DIO for alarming and relays. Combine this with infinias CLOUD access management and you have an incredibly low-cost, serverless video and access control solution.

Edge-based devices are a leading trend in video surveillance, and this all-in-one, standalone camera provides a host of benefits including simple remote accessibility, high image quality, easy set-up, scalability, flexibility and affordability. “No other product on the market today can match our combination of built-in features, ease of installation and flexibility. This solution provides every business, regardless of size, the ability to deploy a true enterprise-class, commercial grade cloud-based video and access control at an affordable price,” commented Matt Kushner, CEO, 3xLOGIC.

Upgraded VIGIL 9.5 Software Suite

The VIGIL Software Suite provides a powerful, enterprise-grade video management system (VMS) with unrivaled ease of set-up and use. VIGIL Server software is the core program upon which all other 3xLOGIC applications are built. With an Easy Set-up Wizard to guide users through installation, the application has users up and running in minutes. Designed with limited bandwidth in mind, VIGIL Server utilizes 3xLOGIC proprietary RapidStream technology and Substream Motion Detection capabilities to provide high resolution over low bandwidth networks. Server is compatible with all ONVIF Profile S cameras, including 3xLOGIC’s Time of Flight, Thermal, V- and S-Series cameras, and it boasts a library of more than 150 Point-of-Sale integrations.

VIGIL Client offers unrivaled access to live and recorded video from any networked 3xLOGIC NVR. Advanced playback and intelligent SmartSearch™ functionality helps identify events of interest quickly, for fast, easy review. The result is a more accurate and efficient investigation of incidents with simple export of evidence material. Additional software packages for VIGIL Server are available, including POS, Video Analytics Reporting, and VCM for centralized health monitoring and management.

What’s New with VIGIL 9.5

  • Advanced POS Exception Reporting: POS and Video Analytics users can now see daily, monthly, and yearly reports. POS events are broken out by rule and by cashier to provide at-a-glance views of which cashiers are initiating the most exceptions. Users deploying 3xLOGIC Time of Flight or V-Series cameras can now see average wait times and people counts from a monthly overview, on down to a specific hour in a specific day.
  • Digital PTZ Presets: With new multi-megapixel and multi-sensor cameras being released at a record pace, cameras are now used to monitor multiple areas of interest. Digital PTZ Presets can save areas of interest as separate cameras, allowing these views to be associated with POS and alarm data for easy event review.
  • Email Overview in Client: VIGIL Client now offers the ability to set-up and manage all email alerts from a single location. Whether it’s POS Exceptions or local Health Monitoring, emails can be set-up remotely, in one location.
  • VIGIL Remote Update Utility: Large projects involve many users looking at video remotely. Updating all those devices presents a challenge. With the Remote Update Utility, users specify a centrally-located FTP location as the host for all new versions of VIGIL software. Once a file is uploaded, the utility has the option to check for, download, and/or install the updates. Alternatively, the 3xLOGIC Cloud FTP offers downloads of new versions as soon as they are available.

“We are very excited about the 9.5 release. This new version provides a host of new features designed to help business owners understand their business trends and identify areas for improvement. VIGIL 9.5 reaffirms our commitment to providing enterprise-grade video management to all our VIGIL users,” said Kushner.

Both the Multi-Sensor camera and VIGIL 9.5 Software Suite are available today and will be on display at ISC West in Las Vegas, NV April 5-7 at 3xLOGIC’s booth# 23067.

About 3xLOGIC

3xLOGIC Inc. has been a leading innovator in server and cloud-based security technology for 15+ years. The company is recognized for providing easy-to-use surveillance and business intelligence solutions that seamlessly integrate video, access control, and disparate data such as ATM, Point-of-Sale, analytics, and more.

3xLOGIC’s video surveillance solutions are engineered for ease of installation, scalability and affordability combined with a managed services portfolio that enables integrators to effectively evolve from dealers to high-value strategic partners. For more information about 3xLOGIC, please visit our website www.3xlogic.com.


Axon announces body camera orders from law enforcement agencies in seven states

SCOTTSDALE, AZ March 2, 2017 Axon, a business unit of TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR) and the global leader in connected apps and devices for law enforcement, today announced multiple large orders of its body-worn video cameras and digital evidence management solution, Evidence.com. These orders were received in the fourth quarter of 2016 and first quarter of 2017. They were shipped in the fourth quarter of 2016 and will continue shipping throughout multiple phases in 2017.

"We're thrilled to see the accelerating adoption of our technology by our law enforcement customers," said Rick Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of TASER International. "Recent wins from our first State & Provincial police customers, Nevada Highway Patrol and Georgia State Patrol, are great examples of where our investments in new product lines like the Fleet in-car camera solution are impacting purchase decisions today. We're looking forward to continuing the expansion of the Axon network with new products like the Axon Signal Sidearm, our new Records Management System (RMS) and new Axon Artificial Intelligence capabilities in 2017 and beyond."

Significant orders were received from the following domestic agencies:

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department (CA): 1200 Axon Body 2 cameras with with five years of Evidence.com on the Unlimited Plan. Orders placed in the first quarter of 2017 and will be shipped in four phases of 300 cameras.

Nevada Highway Patrol (NV): 446 Axon Body 2 cameras with five years of Evidence.com with Signal technology on the Unlimited Plan.

Broward County Sheriff's Office (FL): 167 Axon Body 2 cameras with five years of Evidence.com on the TASER Assurance Plan (TAP). Add-on order.

Florida Department of Corrections (FL): 155 Axon Body 2 cameras with one year of Evidence.com on the Basic Plan.

Fort Myers Police Department (FL): 142 Axon Body 2 cameras with five years of Evidence.com with Signal technology on the Officer Safety Plan.

Midland Police Department (TX): 133 Axon Body 2 cameras with five years of Evidence.com on the Unlimited Plan.

Beaverton Police Department (OR): 110 Axon Body 2 and seven Axon Flex cameras with three years of Evidence.com on the Basic Plan.

Duluth Police Department (MN): 100 Axon Body 2 cameras with one year of Evidence.com with Signal technology on the Standard Plan.

South Dakota Department of Game Fish and Parks, Division of Wildlife (SD): 96 Axon Flex 2 cameras with five years of Evidence.com on the TASER Assurance Plan (TAP).

To date, more than 100,000 licenses have been contracted on the Axon network worldwide. The Axon network seamlessly integrates devices and apps to enable powerful capabilities for building safer communities. The Axon network includes:

  • Smart Devices – Body cameras and in-car video that leverage technology such as Bluetooth® wireless technology and Wi-Fi® to better track and manage data
  • Mobile Apps – Evidence management for iOS and Android devices with Axon View and Axon Capture
  • Unified and Integrated Digital Evidence Management System (DEMS) – One platform that removes siloed DEMS through cloud computing, integrations across media points, and open file standards that do not require proprietary file formats or media players
  • Forensic Suite Tools – Forensic analysis via Axon Five and Axon Detect and proprietary video format conversion via Axon Convert
  • Connected Ecosystem – From capture to courtroom, securely share and track digital evidence across public safety stakeholders
  • Digital Verification and Audit Logs – Record every interaction with any piece of digital evidence including capture, ingest, retrieve, manage, and share
  • Advanced Security – Industry–leading people, practices, and products that comply with CJIS at both the infrastructure and application layers and ISO/IEC 27001

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About TASER International, Inc.

TASER International makes communities safer with innovative public safety technologies. Founded in 1993, TASER first transformed law enforcement with its electrical weapons. TASER continues to define smarter policing with its Axon brand which includes a growing suite of connected products and services from body cameras and digital evidence management tools to mobile apps. More than 178,000 lives have been saved from death or serious injury with TASER's products and services. Learn more at www.taser.com and www.axon.io or by calling (800) 978-2737.

Florida police department to use Point Blank, Genetec body camera and case management solution

POMPANO BEACH FL and MONTREAL Feb 28, 2017 Point Blank Enterprises (“Point Blank” or “PBE”), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a five year contract by the North Miami City Council to provide the North Miami Police Department with IRIS Cam body worn cameras, together with a collaborative case management system from Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading provider of open-architecture security and public safety solutions.

PBE and Genetec will offer the city of North Miami Police Department an integrated system that combines 120 IRIS Cam body-worn cameras and Genetec Clearance™, a case management system designed to accelerate investigations by enabling different organizations to collect, manage and share video evidence.

The IRIS Cam is designed to meet the growing demand for law enforcement agencies to provide a visual and audio record of officers’ interactions with the public and help agencies improve evidence collection and enhance officer accountability. Built in a ruggedized enclosure, the IRIS cam provides ultra-high definition recording with a 140° FOV, for getting even closer to the action. Additionally, the IRIS Cam ensures not a moment is missed with 30 seconds of pre-recording.

The Genetec Clearance™ case management system is designed to speed up investigations by enabling different organizations to collect, manage and share video evidence, and other relevant case information. It allows police officers, investigators and security managers to gather digital evidence from the IRIS Cam and other sources—such as cellphone footage from bystanders and witnesses and store surveillance video—and easily store, manage, review and share it from a single application.

The integration of the IRIS Cam system with Genetec Clearance™ allows for quick and simple uploads, saving officers time at the end of their shift. Post-incident tagging can also be added to the recording, to help with further classification of the event and to aid in locating the file for future searches or investigations.

With built-in video redaction, Genetec Clearance™ protects the privacy of bystanders by allowing identifiable information to be masked, if video must be shared with 3rd parties or when fulfilling public record requests. All user actions initiated within the system, whether internal or external, are automatically tracked to ensure the chain of custody of the evidence is maintained at all times.

“The IRIS Cam system and Genetec Clearance will help the city of North Miami Police Department achieve a streamlined and highly effective process of capturing, managing and administrating video evidence, which will ultimately save the city time and resources in managing cases over the long term,” stated Paulo Motoki, Chief Operating Officer, Point Blank Enterprises. “With over 40 years of trusted service to law enforcement agencies around the world, we are proud to provide a unique hardware/software turnkey solution that will help strengthen accountability and transparency. This will result in more constructive encounters between the police and members of the community,” added Motoki.


About Genetec

Genetec™ develops open-architecture software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based access control, video surveillance and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, Genetec™ is headquartered in Montréal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, certified channel partners, integrators and consultants in over 80 countries. Genetec™ was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify IP physical security systems. For more information about Genetec™, visit: www.genetec.com

About Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.

Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. (“PBEI”) is a leading provider of high performance protective solutions, including bullet, fragmentation and stab resistant apparel and related accessories. Through its key brands, Point Blank Body Armor, Protective Apparel Corporation of America (PACA), Protective Products, PARACLETE®, Advanced Technology Group (ATG) and The Protective Group (TPG). The Company ranks as the largest global supplier of ballistic and soft armor systems in the world. The Company’s ballistic solutions have been credited with saving countless lives for the most important customers in the world, including the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense, Federal Government and law enforcement, corrections and security personnel, both domestically and abroad. For more information on our Company, please visit our website at www.pointblankenterprises.com.



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