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HID teams up with Microsoft to offer door-to-desktop access control smart card
Promise of interoperability signals true convergence, executive says

HID Global has launched its Crescendo series of smart cards at the RSA Conference 2007, announcing that it supports Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 and the Windows smart card framework.
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New standard published
Update for fire alarm installation requirements

The Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC) published the fifth edition of CAN/ULC-S524-06, Installation of Fire Alarm Systems in December. The ULC committee on fire alarm equipment and systems has approved this standard.
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Dedicated Micros opens Canadian office
All the better to serve its northern customers with

Dedicated Micros — part of AD Group, based in Warrington, U.K. — has opened a new office in Mississauga, Ont., as part of the company’s ongoing initiative to improve service to its Canadian business partners and customer base.
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SIAC welcomes new board member
Wisconsin appointee representing burglar and fire alarm industry

The National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) has appoined Mike Horgan of Stevens Point, Wis., to the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) board of directors.
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Security Business Wire

LVA bought by Vancouver investors
Group retains key employees of Calgary company

A group of Vancouver investors led by James Watt have purchased Longview Advantage (LVA) headquartered in Calgary, Alta.
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Innovation award to Virage
Analytics software recognized for its potential uses

Frost & Sullivan has awarded Virage Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Autonomy Corp., a supplier of intelligent video analytics, the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Award for Excellence in Technology for its efforts in developing an advanced suite of video surveillance software.
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320X Power Zoom Lens Camera

GVI-Samsung CCTV introduces the Built-in 32X Optical Zoom Lens Camera (SCC-C4307), includes a 1/4 inch Sony Ex-View CCD to provide you an excellent surveillance range. With auto focus, light level and iris controls, it takes zero time to focus the camera correctly. The camera includes a high sensitivity imager that provides unmatched low light performance as well as Day Night and Wide Dynamic Range to give you the best picture in all lighting conditions.

See online demo at www.samsung-security.com

Product Previews

Small business or home

SecurityMan has introduced a new four-channel DVR.
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Multiple uses

Matrox Graphics has announced the Extio F1220, an addition to the Extio series of remote graphics units (RGUs).
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Accesible by multiple users

The Sanyo VCC-XZ200N network pan-focus day/night weatherproof zoom camera integrates a camera, Pan Focus lens, housing and three-axis mount.
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Calendar of Events

March 4-7, 2007 BICSI Canada conference, the Westin Bayshore Vancouver, B.C., www.bicsi.org

March 20-22, 2007 Burtek Montreal Road Show in Ottawa and Montreal. www.burtek.com

March 25-27, 2007 ASIS European Security Conference, Berlin, Germany, www.asisonline.org

March 28-30, 2007 ISC West, Las Vegas, Nev. www.iscwest.com

April 25-26, 2007 CANASA Security Canada East, Montreal, Qué www.canasa.org

May 3, 2007 Canadian Fire Alarm Association’s annual technical seminar at York University (Schulich School of Business), www.cfaa.ca

May 7-9, 2007 ASIS International Emerging Trends in Security and Technology, San Antonio, Tex., www.asisonline.org

May 15-17, 2007 Canadian Technical Security Conference and Trade Show, Mississauga Convention Centre,

May 30, 2007 CANASA Security Canada West, Richmond, B.C. www.canasa.org

June 20 - 21, 2007 CANASA Security Canada Alberta, Edmonton, Alta., www.canasa.org

Sept. 6, 2007 CANASA Security Canada Atlantic, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, www.canasa.org

Sept. 24-27, 2007 ASIS International 53rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Las Vegas, Nev., www.asisonline.org

Oct. 16-18, 2007 CANASA Security Canada Central, Toronto, Ont., www.canasa.org

Oct. 19-24, 2007 CSAA Annual Meeting, Fairmont Orchid Hotel, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, www.csaaul.org.

Click here for a complete list of industry-related events

On Deck - In the March 2007 SP&T News

Technology focus:

RFID: bringing transparency to the supply chain

  • For years, as shippers prepared to send their cargo around the world, it seemed to disapper into a giant tube. They could see their cargo before it entered the tube and at the other end when it arrived at its destination, but what happened in between? Companies that ship sensitive products needed a way to bring more transparency to that tube. SP&T News speaks to experts about the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and how it can introduce transparency — the threats it may help deter, from the theft of pharmaceuticals to the protection of armaments as they make their way around the world.

Retail Security:

  • How The Source By Circuit City implemented high-security locking systems for product cabinets in more than 525 stores across Canada, improving customer service as well as reducing loss.

Legislation focus:

  • How are dealers and installers in British Columbia handling regulation? Some dealers say they are mired in red tape and warn other provinces to self-regulate or suffer the same fate. Regulation experts say it’s what the industry said they wanted.

Q&A with Allan Smith, Anixter Canada

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