News August '05

Software that Stands Up in the War Zone The Marine Corps is putting ObjectVideo’s intelligent video software, VEW, to work in Iraq. It is used to create a virtual perimeter around forward-operating bases to immediately detect and identify...


  • IndigoVision is partnering with Wavesight, outdoor radio technology provider, to create Wavesec, a suite of outdoor wireless radio/video surveillance systems. The systems, which are available in single and multi-channel formats, provide high quality video solutions for system integrator partners and offer the benefits of rapid deployment, scalability and secure data transmission.
  • In other partnership news, Integral Technologies recently partnered with SST & Intercon Security, a FirstService Security company and security systems integrator in North America. Together, they offer integrated security solutions to businesses of all sizes.
  • East Coast security provider, Matrix Security Systems, and North Carolina based SafeGuard Security have completed their recent consolidation. Under the transaction, the owners of Matrix Security Systems, LLC traded their LLC membership interests for stock in Lotus Security Services, Inc., d/b/a SafeGuard Security. While the company will conduct business as Matrix Security Systems, the SafeGuard Security name will continue to be used in the Carolinas.
  • ObjectVideo and IPIX announce an partnership to bring 360-degree intelligent video surveillance solutions to market. The combined technologies simultaneously identify potential threats in all directions and can pan, tilt and zoom in on objects of interest. In other developments,

ObjectVideo and Texas Instruments Incorporated are implementing ObjectVideo OnBoard, a product line that includes ObjectVideo’s intelligent video application software optimized for operation on TI’s DSP-based digital media processor.

Setting A New Standard
Vicon Industries Inc. has upgraded its SurveyorVFT Dome Cameras to the latest National Transportation Communications ITS Protocol (NTCIP). Vicon has been dedicated to the ITS industry and the development of NTCIP software for its SurveyorVFT Dome Cameras and is setting the new standard by implementing NTCIP directly into the dome as a flash download. The company continues to implement newer versions of NTCIP as they are published.

NBFAA Relocates
The National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) has moved its headquarters to Irving, TX from Silver Spring, MD. The Association had been evaluating locations based on a number of key criteria and considered possible sites in several states, including Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. Executive Director Merlin Guilbeau reports. “From DFW International Airport, we can travel anywhere in the continental United States within four hours or less. The region’s Central Time Zone provides added flexibility in supporting and servicing our members and the savings on facility costs alone will translate into better programs and enhanced deliverables for our membership.”