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No Getting Past This Access Control System-Dortronics Systems' 4700 Series mantraps offer secure interlock door control. Suitable for air locks or security mantraps, with up to four normally unlocked doors or three normally locked doors, the PLC is factory programmed and tested to permit only one door, in any defined area, to be unsecured at a time.

IP Smart Panels-The Xantech SmartPanel series feature IP connectivity and video integration and offer complete zone control via RS422/232, IR and GPIO trigger. The new units range in screen size from 3.5 inches to 10.1 inches. New model numbers include: SP35G; SP43G; SP43VIP; SP70G; SP70VIP; SP100G; and SP100VIP.

Compact Listening Solution-The 6010A Bi-Amplified Active Speaker from Genelec Custom Installation Systems is designed for computer sound systems and other close proximity listening applications requiring a low-profile speaker solution. It is magnetically shielded for use in environments where video monitors are in close proximity.

Installers Get Comfortable with This Tool-Platinum Tools' JackAX(tm) 110 Termination Tool design ensures 110 jacks are properly terminated eliminating common NEXT and FEXT failures. Engineered for ease of use, including applications inside walls and junction boxes, the blade is securely held in place with simple screw and it weighs in at only 10.9 ounces. The JackAX comes available as the tool only, with a 110 EZ-Data blade, or with a standard 110 PDT blade.

Total Home Control-Lutron's HomeWorks QS provides increased energy savings, is easier to install and program, and features greater integration capabilities than before, including lights, shades, HVAC and appliances. It can control up to 10,000 zones via local wireless, centralized or hybrid system designs.

Lockers Store More Than Just Keys-A three-cabinet suite SmartKey(r) Asset Control Locker System from Morse Watchmans is controlled by a single console and access to the modules is gained by entering an authorized code on the keypad. Up to 2,000 codes can be programmed, or, alternatively, the system can be designed for access by identification access cards or by biometric fingerprints.

Partnership Creates Enterprise Storage Solutions-Aberdeen LLC integrated the NexentaStor software, a ZFS-based enterprise grade storage platform from Nexenta Systems, with its complete line of AberSAN Z-Series unified storage servers, creating the integrated AberSAN Z20. By bundling NexentaStor software on Aberdeen's scalable AberSAN Z-Series unified storage servers, businesses have access to an enterprise-level, highly-available storage appliance.

Audio Solutions Cross-Country-Onkyo audio solutions, a full line of A/V components and home theater systems, are now available at all ADI branches. The complete product offering includes: receivers; home theater systems; Blu-ray players; DVD players; amplifiers; tuners; speakers; subwoofers; remote interactive docks for iPod; CD players; accessories; and more.

House Your Devices Within These Towers-Chase Security Systems' CT 6088 and CT 5488 towers stand 60 inches and 54 inches tall and include a shroud which helps shield components from the elements. They can be used to house multiple devices at accessibility heights comfortable for pedestrian traffic and wheelchair access or vehicle traffic ranging from standard automobiles to semi trucks.

Touchscreen Backed by Zigbee Technology-The integrated uControl SMA Platform, a result of a partnership between uControl and Ember, includes a wide variety of ZigBee sensors including: motion; smoke and glass break detectors; door and window contacts; key fobs; wireless keypads; and more. These ZigBee-based security sensors will enable broadband service providers to enter the Security, Monitoring and Automation (SMA) market and deliver next-generation services for the connected home.

Home Alarm Detection Redefined!- Designed to be used as standalone alarms or in conjunction with a Swann home surveillance solution, Swann Security's Home Series Alarm Range is comprised of various alarms that emit a loud siren once a security breach has been detected. The series include: a window alarm; a magnetic window alarm; a PIR motion alarm; a magnetic keypad door alarm; a anti-flood alarm; ceiling alarm; and wireless doormat chime.

Transmission Protocol-Prodigy, a high performance 'intelligent' transmission protocol from Fluidmesh Networks, will now be integrated into all Fluidmesh products starting from Firmware version 5.1.2. This protocol is able to maintain a solid transmission in high-interference areas by using an 'intelligent' control on packet re-transmission. The network controls packet re-transmissions based on the packet type and on the link error rate and modifies the transmission parameters in order to achieve maximum reliability.

Mobile Box for Industrial Applications-ICC's configurable Multimedia Mobile Patch has six configurable openings that accept IC107 modules which include: voice; data; CATV; HDMI; component; USB; speaker; and many other A/V modules. Installers can mix and match modules depending on the applications.

Communication Alternatives-Full Spectrum's FullMAX software-defined radios are ready to leverage the new TV "White Space" frequencies being made available by the FCC, which would allow for more innovative data communications' networks. The FullMAX radios are designed to work in any frequency from 40MHz to 958MHz. Full Spectrum's FullMAX(tm) Broadband Wireless Platform is the first end-to-end private wireless system based on the Mobile WiMAX standard (802.16e-2005) for all Sub 1GHz frequencies.

Industrial Ethernet Switches-The ES range of managed and unmanaged switches from KBC Networks includes an unmanaged entry-level series, suitable for straightforward IP camera networks, as well as switches that offer fiber interfaces, embedded serial server data ports and Small Form Pluggable (SFP) ports. The switches are available in DIN rail or wall-mount configurations and include redundant power supplies and alarm outputs.

MAP Systems Environmentally Certified-Middle Atlantic Products' Environmental Management Systems are now ISO 14001 certified. In addition to the recent achievement of ISO 14001, Middle Atlantic has maintained ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification for consistent manufacturing and operations since 2003.

No Cutting Into These Padlocks-The ProSeries(r) Resettable Combination Padlocks from Master Lock feature: model 1174 with a stainless steel shackle; the Brass-body 1175 with two shackle styles and lengths; and the Die Cast 1178. The three ProSeries resettable locks boast an exclusive octagonal shackle, which offers less surface for a would-be intruder's bolt cutter and an enhanced boron-carbide alloy.

Worldwide Wireless Network Service-Numerex WorldPass(tm), a suite of cellular-based network services, connects and enables the management of M2M smart devices throughout the United States and in over 200 countries with a variety of flexible network plans and an easy-to-use single Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) interface.

Power Through Motion Detection-Norton Door Controls' SafeZone electromechanical closer/holder features a sensor that can be set to detect movement in one or two directions through the opening-enter only, exit only or enter and exit. The zone size and sensor direction angle can be increased or decreased, depending on the requirements of the application. In addition, the multi-point feature means that a door equipped with SafeZone will hold at any degree as long as movement is detected in the opening.

Access Control Appliance-PlaSec Access Appliance 2.5 offers a number of added benefits to its users, including a new search engine design which allows searching of identities by any identity field and tight integration with the Exacq Technologies' family of digital video servers. A new user interface is also available to define simple macros.

Rugged Duty Door Control-The weatherproof (IP66 Rated) RoxProx(tm) proximity reader from Essex Electronics reads HID 125kHz proximity cards and fobs (up to 91 bits) with up to a two-inch read range. It is an ideal input to door controllers in areas that require a durable or vandal-resistant device. Mullion mount and single gang versions are available for either flush or surface mount installations.

Biometric Signature Smart Card-With the the EAL5+ Common Criteria certification of Morpho's IDeal Citiz(tm) smart card, people can use their fingers to sign electronic documents with the same legally binding status as with a handwritten signature. Morpho's unique Match-on-Card (MoC) now makes "instant" and irrefutable signatures possible, with the strictest regulatory compliance.

SmartPACS Provides High Security-Through a partnership with BridgePoint Systems, Quintron Systems' AccessNsite(r) SmartPACS(tm) HSPD-12 solution maintains certificates extracted from the smart card during enrollment via a three-factor reader; an IP-based two-door control panel capable of full FASCN and UUID based smart card comparison; and both transparent and unique challenge-response readers capable of detecting and denying access based on the threat from cloned or copied smart cards.

Energy Efficient Tools on the Go-Included in Garvin Industries' release of 'green' and labor-saving products are the Universal Breaker Lock, which eliminates the need for manufacture-specific lock out devices; a High-Output Compact Fluorescent Work Light, which weighs four pounds and operates at 105 Watts; and a reusable, flexible metal conduit pulling tool, available in sizes 3/8 to two inches.

Unified VMS-Victor from American Dynamics, part of Tyco Security Products, is a unified security management system that enables users to migrate from analog to IP cameras at their own speed and provides a single solution to manage both Intellex DVRs and NVRs. Victor adapts to the needs of each user, offering instant layout switching across four monitors to quickly react to situations. It combines with Intellex and the new VideoEdge v4.0 to quickly and easily find and export incident video with instant Smart Search.

Water Sensor Works Around the Clock-Tane's WS-1 water sensor works on 12VDC alarm panels on a 24-hour zone, open loop circuit. The sensor draws a low current from the alarm panel's 24-hour open loop circuit. When the terminals on the bottom of the sensor get wet from the water, the transistor inside flip-flops and locks down to close the circuit. This causes the alarm panel to send an alarm.

Smart Card Targets Multiple Applications-The pcProx Plus contactless reader from RFIdeas allows customers in both 125kHz and 13.56MHz environments to use the same reader, regardless of the chip's frequency. It combines the power and capabilities of two distinct card and badge readers.

Access Control 'Enhanced'-Keri Systems' enhanced the capability of its Doors.NET and Eclipse.NET software solutions when used with Keri's NXT TCP/IP-based hardware by embedding the firmware from Mercury Security's hardware platform as an option into NXT Controllers. Customers can order standard NXT Controllers for Doors.NET and Eclipse.NET applications, or they can optionally order NXT controllers with the embedded Mercury firmware.

Locks Adhere to Digital Home-Yale Locks & Hardware, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, offers deadbolt and lever locks available with either a touchscreen or pushbutton keypad. The locks support both Z-Wave(r) and ZigBee(r) technology and integrate with the Control4(r) 2.0 user interface, allowing the homeowner to create personalized events or scenes triggered by the push of a button from anywhere in the home or remotely via the Internet.

Flat Panel Wall Mounts-Now shipping, Video Mount Products' FP-MWAB articulating wall mount holds most medium-sized flat panels from 24- to 37-inches, while the "Extra Medium" FP-XMWAB articulating wall mount holds most 32- to 52-inch flat panels. Both come available in black powdered coat finishes and have 45-degree rotation and up to 15-degree tilt capabilities.

Twist 'n' Turn-Liberty AV Solutions' EduLinx(r) system is now set for use with an enhanced interface called the EZ-Flex Turret(tm) which features a 26 AWG rotatable design. The EZ-Flex Turret makes the task of tying all of your cable runs into a standard wall box less time-consuming and more efficient.

Pull Station Cover, Big Brother to the 'Mini'-The STI-13000 series Universal Stopper features high strength continuous hinge; remote relay output; fits most dual action pull stations; free custom messaging; a low-profile design of less than four-inches deep (ADA compliant); a locking tab; and comes in six color choices (red, blue, green, yellow, white or black).

Lock Reversal Procedures-With The AUTO-REVERSE (patent pending) 5 Series Mortise LockSets from Marks USA are available in over 40 functions, all with thru-bolted trims for automatic trim-lock alignment. Lever trims and lock bodies include independent support springs and self- adjusting spindles. They are UL-listed and BHMA/ANSI certified to Grade 1.