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2010 Integrator of the Year winner: Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and partners for:  Mobile ID on board
If you work at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., a bus isn’t just four wheels and an engine — it’s a mobile data centre, wirelessly transmitting information about its passengers and location

Tyco's 'victor' VMS brings analogue and IP together
American Dynamics debuted victor, its Unified Video Management System (VMS) at the ASIS show in Dallas Oct 12. The system combines IP cameras, intelligent NVR and storage to provide an open-platform IP video system for existing analogue users.

Standards bodies push forward towards interoperability
ONVIF and PSIA, the two standards bodies trying to create a framework for physical security technology, recommitted themselves to the cause at the ASIS 2010 conference held earlier this month in Dallas, Tex.


Maturing technologies for a maturing industry
Edmonton might seem to be a funny place to find new interest in the future of this industry but it happened while I sat listening to presentations from Paul Freer from Anixter and Bob Moore from Axis Communications at the Anixter Edmonton Showcase at the end of September.

New Product Innovation Zone launching at Security Canada Central Oct. 20-21
The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) is partnering with Canadian Security magazine and SP&T News to produce The Innovation Zone — an exciting new attraction at Security Canada Central (SCC) this fall Oct. 20-21 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

Come see us at Security Canada Central:
SP&T News Editor Jennifer Brown will be moderating panel discussions during Security Canada Central today and tomorrow, Oct. 20-21 at the Toronto Congress Centre

Oct. 20 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Panel: Future role of the Integrator, Pinsent Room
What will the job of the integrator look like in five years? What will the relationship with the client be like? Managed services, intense service level agreements, IT-intensive components? And what will future business bring in areas other than security  

Oct. 21 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Women in Security Pinsent Room

Full list of SCC seminars and events


JVC NVR supports 32 cameras, doubles frame rates
With the purchase of separate additional camera licenses, the 16-channel VR-N1600UA can support up to 32 cameras.
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Vicon releases surveyor HD PTZ dome
Company announces expansion of its line of high-performance PTZ camera domes to include the Surveyor HD, a 1.3 megapixel model.
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Expiring badge now available for direct thermal printers
Time-expiring visitor badges change colour to prevent reuse and to eliminate the need for employees to collect them from visitors who have left a facility.
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On deck:
Coming up in the November 2010 issue of SP&T News

Integrator of the Year: Mobile ID on board
How the team at Horizon Oil Sands collaborated with technology partners to create real-time access control

iPad surveillance
How mobile technology is changing the way video is viewed in the field

Anixter Showcase
See who was at the Edmonton show

Product focus:
IP cameras

Ask the Expert:

In every issue:
Fast Forward with Steve Bocking
CANASA update with JF Champagne
In the Trenches with Ivan Spector

Calendar of Events:

Security Canada Central Oct. 20-21, 2010 Toronto Congress Centre Toronto, ON

Axis Communications' Solution Seminars: Spotlight on AVHS Oct. 26, 2010 Mississauga, ON

Graybar Canada IP-Based Physical Security Road Show Oct. 26, 2010 - Vancouver, BC Graybar Canada - 6741 Cariboo Road, Unit 115, Burnaby, BC

Trends in Security: Planning for the right technologies Oct. 27, 2010 Anixter Kitchener, ON Location: TBA RSVP: Dawn Herbert 519-951-3182

Trends in Security: Planning for the right technologies Oct. 28, 2010 Anixter London, ON Location: TBA RSVP: Dawn Herbert 519-951-3182

Graybar Canada IP-Based Physical Security Road Show Oct. 28, 2010 - Calgary, AB Location: Holiday Inn Express - 45 Hopewell Way, NE, Calgary, AB

Graybar Canada IP-Based Physical Security Road Show Oct. 29, 2010 - Edmonton, AB Executive Royal Inn - 10010-178 St, Edmonton, AB

ISC East Solutions Nov. 3-4, 2010 Jacob Javits Convention Center New York City

Tri-Ed Montreal Customer Appreciation Day Nov. 11, 2010 1-800-558-8899

Migrating to IP: Planning for the right technologies Nov. 11, 2010 Anixter 200 Foster Cres., Mississauga, ON L5R 3Y5 RSVP: Maria Commisso 905-502-2371

Check out the Calendar of Events on the SP&T News website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions. Got an event you want us to include on the website. Please send an e-mail to editor Jennifer Brown:

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