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December 5, 2008 - Volume 4 Issue 25

Q&A with Mike Capulli, SAMSUNG GVI Security

Contrary to what might be perceived from all the talk within the security industry, less than 15 per cent of video surveillance applications in the Americas are buying or using IP/digital video. We find out why and what’s coming from Mike Capulli, senior vice president of North American sales for SAMSUNG |GVI Security.

ISC launches product to protect lone Canadian workers

Windsor, Ont.-based Integrated Security Communications (ISC) has partnered with U.K.-based Connexion2 to supply Identicom, a system for lone worker protection.

Ask the Expert: What should I know about the new PoE standard?

Indeed a new proposed standard, 802.3at, is expected to come out in 2009 and will be backward compatible with the 802.3af standard, which is about five years old. Essentially, both standards enable organizations to avoid using separate power cables in IP-based surveillance systems, but differ in the maximum power they permit.

B.C. division creates G4S's electronic monitoring

It’s a safe bet that very few people in the business are aware that all the electronic monitoring devices for the justice services subsidiary of the big multinational are developed and manufactured by a small company located in an out-of-the-way neighborhood in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey.

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IndigoVision uses algorithm to adapt to movement
IndigoVision has introduced the 9000 H.264 PTZ IP dome that overcomes the high data rates or loss of video quality associated with traditional IP domes when a camera is moving.

Schlage announces bright blue
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies announced the release of its new bright blue web-based access control system from Schlage. Bright blue lets users access, monitor and manage their system from any computer running a standard web browser. Bright blue is designed for applications with 1-32 doors, such as small commercial buildings, K-12 schools and institutions.

Maxon updates controllers
Maxon recently upgraded their line of EPOS positioning controllers to make them more efficient and applicable. The controllers have a variety of operating modes including position, speed and current regulation modes, use point-to-positioning drives and can run with both DC and EC motors. The controllers are compatible with standard CANopen models and can also be controlled through several serial interfaces.

On deck: Coming up in the December issue of SP&T News

Installation focus:
Remote Security. At construction sites and remote areas without power or phone lines, security has always been an issue. And hiring security guards isn’t necessarily a feasible option.

Technology focus:
At the Medical Simulation Centre in McGill University in Montreal,Quebec, students and professors are doing something which has been taking off around the world — learning through the use of security cameras.

Special topic:
Trends for 2009. The SP&T News Editorial Advisory Board discusses what technologies and issues will take centre stage next year.

Company profile:
G4S Justice Services

Product focus:
Communications tools

In every issue:
Ask the Expert
Tales from the Trenches
Fast Forward
Product Previews


January 12, 2009
Preventing Workplace Violence: Assessing and Managing the Risks
Ontario Hospital Association
Toronto Board of Trade,
1 First Canadian Place

April 1-3, 2009
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Las Vegas, NV

April 21, 2009
Security Canada East
Sheraton Laval, Laval QC

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