Products for March 2013

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

PPM 2000 Inc. of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has integrated its computer-aided dispatch component, Perspective Dis­patch­Log, with the Intelligent Notification platform from San Diego-based MIR3. The combined solution allows dispatchers to initiate full-scale, managed, targeted notifications without exiting the core dispatching system. This improves coordination, reduces wait time, and enhances information sharing. The combined solution can rapidly launch a message to groups of any size in one location or worldwide.

HD CAMERAS

IQinVision of San Juan Capistrano, California, has introduced the next generation of its Alliance-pro indoor and outdoor cameras. The multi-megapixel H.264 Main Profile vandal dome camera supports up to five-megapixel resolution, providing multiple H.264 and M-JPEG streams. Remote motorized zoom and focus (for some lenses), a hinged pivoting shroud, and three-axis gimbal combine to make installation easy. It can operate on power over Ethernet or via AC or DC power. A mova­ble infrared filter accommodates day and night operations. Other features include two-way audio and an on-camera micro SDHC memory expansion port.

HOSTED SURVEILLANCE

Salient Systems Corporation of Austin, Texas, has introduced a hosted video surveillance service powered by Dell OEM Solutions. Salient Systems uses Dell Cloud with VM­ware vCloud Datacenter Service to host customer video and provide a simple interface for user access. The secure cloud-based CompleteView Video Management System simplifies the deployment and integration of video surveillance, delivers a flexible solution for growth, and helps companies control costs without sacrificing quality. It uses Video Surveillance-as-a-Service technology from Axis Communications to stream video from IP cameras and encoders over the Internet.

IP CAMERAS

Four new cameras from Canon U.S.A. of Lake Success, New York, integrate sophisticated technology and high-definition lenses to produce superior low-light performance, picture quality, and tonal accuracy. Using the second-generation Canon DIGIC NET II network video processor, they offer powerful compression, encryption, and transmission. The four cameras also include sophisticated analytic capabilities and ONVIF Profile S conformance. Other features include privacy mask function, two-way audio connectors, built-in SD memory card slot, and low power consumption. Models include a pan-tilt-zoom version, fixed domes for indoor and outdoor use, and a box-style unit.

IP-BASED ACCESS CONTROL

The PowerNet access control system from ISONAS, Inc., of Boulder, Colorado, combines the functionality of the panel and the reader into one compact, easy-to-install reader-controller. Combined with the pre-integrated software capabilities of the Windows-based ISONAS Crystal Matrix Software System, all devices use power over Ethernet for power and data transmission. Eliminating separate control panels reduces installation and maintenance costs and facilitates growth of a system. Users can add video surveillance and intercoms using the system’s multiple integration methodologies.

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