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Technology Hub. Extend the Advantages of the Ethernet-The American-made Ethernet Extender 865 with PoE+ from Ethernet Extension Experts addresses the problem with long-range IP-based security deployments such as IP cameras and WiFi Access Points. With the Ethernet's distance limitation of just 328 feet, rather than spending thousands of dollars to install fiber or multiple Ethernet bridges/repeaters, an inexpensive solution is for a dealer or integrator to purchase an 865 kit. Send data, voice and power (up to 24V) all the way out to 3,500 ft./1,067m. In addition, the 865 performs on the often abundant, yet underutilized, Telco copper wiring or category rated structured cabling. This saves dealers and integrators infrastructure, administration and security costs thereby enabling them to offer large-scale security solutions at a lower price. The 865 Ethernet Extender Kit with PoE+ includes two LRE units, a 60W-56VDC high-power injector, two 10 foot Ethernet patch cords, a country-specific wall power adapter and an installation manual.

Activate Lockdown in 10 Seconds-Alarm Lock's Trilogy Networx DL6100 and PDL6100 locksets communicate wirelessly over any size network eliminating door-to-door programming and audit trail retrieval to save time and resources. The Trilogy Networx DL6100 and PDL6100 are Grade 1 BHMA Certified, support up to 5,000 users and 500 scheduled events, with a 35,000-event audit trail. Other features include unattended programming and activate emergency global lockdown/unlock in 10 seconds.

Validation Entry Control-Alvarado Manufacturing's GateLink Validation system provided secure spectator entry control at the 2010 Australian Tennis Open. The validation system consisted of TAS interactive scanning turnstiles and GateLink Validation software for entry access for all spectators. Alvarado provided 44 TAS interactive scanning turnstiles for the event. In addition, wireless handheld scanners validated tickets at special entry points.

Disk Array Protects Recorded Video-Bosch Security Systems released the DSA-N2B40 iSCSI Disk Array Series, which offers reliability and scalability for video surveillance applications. The DSA Series is the second generation of Bosch Digital Video Disk Arrays engineered as part of the company's partnership with NetApp. The DSA-N2B40 assures protection of recorded video with RAID-4 or RAID-DP technology. The system features real-time health reporting and advanced warning capabilities.

Solutions Unveiled-The upgraded Web site of Coleman Cable features renewed ease of use. Customers will now be able to perform custom searches using Google-type search functionality. The new catalog section features user-friendly product navigation, easy to locate product data sheets and a "request more information" link on each catalog page.

Transition from Point-to-Point-Communication Networks (ComNet), introduced a new fiber optic transmission product to aid in the transition from point-to-point systems to Ethernet network systems. The FVT/FVR10D1E series are fiber optic video transmitters and receivers that support digitally encoded video, serial data as well as 10/100 Ethernet. The ComNet FVT/FVR10D1E provides 10-bit digitally encoded RS-250C short-haul quality video, serial data and 10/100 Ethernet on a single optical fiber.

Three-Inch Minis-IQinVision expanded its IQeye line of Mini Domes to include main profile H.264 and vandal-proof models. The original VGA, 1.3MP, and 2.0MP Mini Domes are available in standard or vandal models and IQinVision has added HD480p and HD720p H.264 main profile models that are also available in standard or vandal proof. Vandal-proof models feature a cast aluminum base and tamper-resistant screws.

Camera at Work Day or Night-Compro Technology launched the VideoMate IP70 day/night camera with true infrared (IR) lighting and HD megapixel resolution targeted at the home/SOHO market. IP70 features a cluster of professional class IR LEDs for 24/7 surveillance under any lighting condition. A light sensor turns on the array of IR LEDs to illuminate the scene automatically when the lighting condition is too dark for the image sensor and switches off the IR LEDs when the lighting condition turns normal.

Protective Eyewear with Flair-Workers tired of out-of-date designs have an alternative in Gateway Safety's introduction of Cover2. The compact design is a lightweight lens with a soft, flexible temple tips for comfort. Featuring an impact-resistant polycarbonate lens, Cover2 also offers a wide, unobstructed field of vision.

Remote Event-Driven Video Notification-Honeywell added video capabilities to its Total Connect Remote Services. Total Connect integrates with IP cameras that employ video analytics, enabling customers to receive event-driven e-mails with video clips when something of interest has been triggered by cameras. The IP cameras and built-in analytics let Total Connect monitor for specific events such as a person approaching a front door or a child returning home from school and can alert consumers via e-mail or text messages.

Servicing Options-The Master Lock Company added an upgrade to its Python 8491 disc tumbler rekeying kit. The kit includes an assortment of Master Lock No. 1 keyway plug assemblies which expand the servicing options for numerous Master Lock products.

Custom Consoles-ViewPoint console systems from Middle Atlantic Products feature welded modular construction for easy delivery and strength. Ergonomic factors, equipment cooling and cable management feature increased functionality and installed system reliability. Consoles are independently tested for mission-critical applications with UL and seismic certifications, as well as carry the Greenguard listing.

A Solution to Open Video- Mirasys introduced an open Video Content Analysis (VCA) platform so that customers can select any VCA solution that addresses their specific surveillance security needs without complex and costly infrastructure changes. As a bidirectional interface, the Open VCA Platform enables VCA solutions to access raw image data from both the Mirasys platform and the CCTV hardware.

Remote Monitoring ECS Goes Digital-Notifier announced its IP-based emergency communications platform has gone digital to optimize speed and intelligibility of emergency communications. The OnyxWorks workstation enables users to distribute live audio messages digitally via its Notify-IP Internet gateway to local, regional, national and even international facilities.

Supports Open Streaming Architecture-Optelecom-NKF announced the release of its H.264 Siqura MD6x PTZ IP camera series.The mini dome (MD) camera line offers two PTZ IP cameras: the indoor MD60 and the outdoor MD62 are for professional installations where a reliable solution is required. All of the MD6x cameras support open streaming architecture (OSA) for integration with video management systems.

Rugged Drywall Saw-Platinum Tools announced the launch of the PRO Drywall Saw. The PRO Drywall Saw is for cutting drywall, plywood, plasterboard, wallboard, plastic paneling and ceiling tile. The saw has a heavy-duty handle designed with a non-slip grip, a hardened blade tip designed to score or punch with ease, a clog-free hardened steel blade and a one piece handle and blade design.

External Motion Detector- PIR-TECT Motion Detectors introduced by Potter are versatile external motion detectors which simplify project design through the ability to program a single device for short-range, mid-range, or long-range applications. The PIR-TECT's flexible mounting height (up to 20 feet) and adjustable pan allow the view of a security camera and the PIR-TECT sensor to coincide, providing more accurate threat detection.

Fully Loaded Product Catalog- Premier Mounts released a revamped product catalog with dozens of new products in an easy- to-use format. The catalog showcases more than 225 pages of mounting solutions and accessories.

Protect Against the Harsh Outdoors-The hinged cover introduced by STI takes hard knocks while helping to protect smaller-sized electrical units. Both the cover and its hinges are molded of tough, clear polycarbonate material. The Mini Bopper Stopper (STI-6516) is designed to protect keyless door lock units, card readers, physical identification systems such as thumbprint readers and similar smaller access control devices from the elements.

Performance Storage-Sans Digital introduced a dual channel iSCSI storage solution in 1U and 2U rackmount formats. The EliteRAID ER104I+B and ER208I+B are 1U 4-bay and 2U 8-bay rackmounts implemented with iSCSI hardware and RAID engines provide up to 100MB/s per channel, or over 190MB/s per dual channels, and up to RAID level 6 or 60 for data protection.

HD Over Coaxial Cable-Use IP cameras to achieve the same HD quality without replacing the coaxial cable. There is no network to set up, no bandwidth issues to deal with, just replace the existing analog cameras and DVR with HD cameras and DVR. Introduced by SG Digital, HDCCTV is a new CCTV video surveillance system using serial digital interface (SDI) transmission, implemented by the broadcast industry for transmission of HDTV signals digitally over coaxial cable.

Servers with High Definition Voice-Zenitel announced its latest in security communications with the Stentofon AlphaCom XE series of audio servers. AlphaCom XE is powered by the next generation CCoIP processor IP board, providing flexibility and increased audio bandwidth. AlphaCom XE utilizes IP audio edge devices; IP masters, IP substations and SIP stations, that provide high definition voice, active noise cancellation, adaptive jitter buffering, and an integrated managed switch with advanced networking and security functions (VLAN, IEEE 802.1X).

Optimum Smoke Detection-System Sensor released a line of accessories designed to optimize the capabilities of the company's i3 Series of photoelectric smoke detectors. The series includes both two- and four-wire photoelectric detectors that are available with or without a fixed 135 degree F thermal sensor.

Cable Challenges Addressed-Berk-Tek introduced the 10G Limited Distance (LD) UTP cable, featuring a reduction in the cable diameter versus existing category 6A UTP cables. The Berk-Tek 10G LD cable is designed to support IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T to a maximum distance of 60 meters specifically in high density applications such as data centers. The biggest challenge in producing a reliable UTP cable for 10 gigabit applications is to assure the elimination of alien crosstalk.

Welcome to the Family-A new family of iCVR dome cameras has been introduced by VideoIQ. iCVR dome cameras are the world's only cameras with adaptive analytics, on board Network Video Recorder (NVR) and an advanced Video Management System (VMS). VideoIQ iCVR dome cameras build upon the success of VideoIQ's iCVR box cameras and encoders, with up to a half terabyte of intelligent, onboard NVR storage within each camera,

High Traffic Motion Detector-Inovonics announced Underwriters Laboratories(r) (UL) has completed its approval of EchoStream EN1261HT, a high-traffic motion detector designed to deliver four years of battery life at 200 activations per day, the typical number of activations in a commercial environment. The EN1261HT motion detector has a detection range up to 50 feet, as well as increased immunity to radio frequency interference, vibration, static, lighting, ambient temperature changes and other sources of false activation.

Security Center 4.0-Genetec released of the latest version of its unified security platform, Security Center 4.0. The Security Center now seamlessly unifies Genetec's Omnicast IP video surveillance and Synergis IP access control systems with its AutoVu IP license plate recognition (LPR) system, offering customers a single point from which to monitor their security and safety systems. Significant enhancements include the unification of AutoVu, Genetec's IP LPR system, within the Security Center.

Real Time Network Camera-Hikvision Digital Technology Co. released a two megapixel CCD-based real-time network camera, model DS-2CD876BF. The network camera delivers a compressed video stream with resolution of up to 1600x1200 in real time, using the H.264 video codec based on TI's high performance DaVinci(tm) platform. It also supports the optional HDMI for high-definition video display up to 1080P resolution.

All Around Coverage-Sentry 360 unveiled FullSight(tm) Mini or FS-IP2000, the size of a computer mouse and the only 360-degree of its kind to adopt industry leading H.264 compression. With the combination of low compression, small form factor and on-board storage capability the FullSight mini has a series of features that are unmatched in the immersive 360-degree market.