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Remote managed access ready to take off
Integrators could stand to make some extra money by selling remote access control — if they can get their head around selling services and the concept of RMR (recurring monthly revenue), according to a panel of experts who spoke recently at a CANASA Ontario Chapter meeting.

ObjectVideo names Bosch, Samsung, Sony in lawsuit
The maker of video software for security and business intelligence takes aim at hardware heavyweights

It's the people who make shows a success
The tradeshow season is well under way and from what I can tell attendance appears to be up. Following the ISC West show in Las Vegas organizers reported a 10 per cent increase in attendance this year.

Q&A with Bob Lafrance, Vice-President Marketing and Sales with RCI
Bob Lafrance talks to SP&T News about Rutherford Controls Engineered Solutions Services


ADT reveals Pulse home automation details for Canadian launch
ADT chief marketing officer Don Boerema talks to SP&T at ISC West

Samsung plunges into Canadian market with new hire
Canadian director of sales and marketing Antoinette Modica talks strategy at ISC West

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Platinum Tools troubleshoots coax
Platinum Tools’ 4Mapper Coax Tester is the easy and quick solution to troubleshooting and identifying multiple coax cables connected to security cameras, televisions, monitors, routers, and splitters.
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"Extra medium" flat panel mount available
The low profile FP-XMFT holds most medium-sized flat panels from 32- to 52-inches and up to 120 lbs.
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HID updates card personalization software suite
New Asure ID 7 features include the addition of Swift ID template importing, resin panel capabilities, iCLASS encoding support and an industry-unique feature which automatically notifies users of updates.
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Coming up in the May 2011 issue of SP&T News

Installation Focus: Wireless cameras

Tech Focus: Future of Video Management Software
With more manufacturers shipping video management software on board their cameras what will be the evolution of standalone VMS systems?

Special Topic: The Greening of Security
What measures are security manufacturers taking to make themselves and their product more environmentally appealing?

Q&A: with Entrust CEO Bill Conner
Entrust is most closely associated with encryption, digital certificates and PKI security. Its client base is largely public sector, but the company is looking to grow its private sector business and make a bigger splash in the physical/logical access space by getting more of its technology on to smart cards.

Product focus: Detection systems

In every issue:
Fast Forward with Steve Bocking
CANASA update with JF Champagne
In the Trenches with Ivan Spector
Ask the Expert with Jimmy Palatsoukas, Genetec
Convergence Corner with Robert Moore
Company profile

Calendar of Events:
Axis Partner Refresh May 3, 2011 Canadian Tour Dela London London, ON

Anixter Showcase May 4, 2011 Registration - 8 - 8:45 a.m., Welcome and Seminars - 8:45 a.m. - 12 Noon, Buffet Lunch - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Exhibits - 1:00 - 6:00 p.m., Mississauga Convention Centre 75 Derry Road West, Mississauga (at Hurontario St). Free Parking

Tri-Ed Customer Appreciation Day & Dinner May 5, 2011 Mississauga, Ont. For details, call 905-677-8997

Graybar Canada All Access Keyscan Training May 5, 2011 9:30am - 12:00pm Graybar Canada, 5895 Whittle Rd, Mississauga, ON

Tri-Ed Customer Appreciation Day & Dinner May 12, 2011 St John’s, NS For details, call 902-481-8743

Graybar Canada Training Seminar for ACTi IP Camera/NVR May 16, 2011 12:00pm - 5:00pm (Lunch provided) Cost: Free

International Association of Health Care Safety and Security May 22 - 25, 2011 Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

Security Canada Alberta May 25-26, 2011 Deerfoot Inn & Casino, Calgary, Alberta

Axis Partner Refresh Canadian Tour June 8, 2011 The Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, Calgary, Alta.

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