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Semiconductor industry shows security how 'green' is done
Advancements in chip manufacture can help IP video systems with power consumption issues

2gig gaining ground in Canada
A year after launching their product quietly at ISC West in Las Vegas, 2gig Technologies is picking up steam with four distributors in Canada and a major partner in Reliance Protectron.

Should security organizations tweet?
by JF Champagne
In many ways, social media tools have failed to live up to their promise

Time to nominate a security integrator you trust
The deadline for Security Integrator of the Year nominations is fast approaching. If you know of a project that's worthy of recognition, we want to hear about it. Click on the nomination form and let us know. Don't hesitate. We're closing nominations on June 30th.
Click here to access the nomination form


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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NVT launches Ethernet over Coax (EoC) product
Network Video Technologies (NVT) has released a new Ethernet over Coax solution positioned to support coax-based legacy CCTV installations that are migrating to IP.
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FLIR reduces prices on thermal cameras
FLIR Systems has announced a new low price for select models of its thermal security cameras.
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Bosch video client software to ship with IP cameras
The software is delivered free of charge with all Bosch IP cameras and is ideal for installations of up to 64 IP channels
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On deck:

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 Toronto Annual Customer Appreciation Event – Vendor Expo, Dinner & Casino Night May 5, 2011 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Event Location: Verdi Banquet Hall 3550 Derry Rd East Mississauga, ON 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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