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A look at what’s new in the market


Ideal Cuts Testing Time—Ideal Industries introduced its upgraded VDV PRO™ Cable Tester. Ergonomically designed for handheld orientation, it features a backlit full dot matrix screen viewable in low-light. Ideal integrated RJ11/12 (voice), RJ45 (data) and coax F-Connector (video) interfaces directly into the top of the unit, reducing the time needed when transitioning between voice, data and video cable testing, eliminating the need to replace lost adapters.

BACS, Integrated and Certified—The TRU650 Biometric Access Control System (BACS) from Integrated Biometrics secures physical access to enterprise environments with a centralized database providing real-time control and record of activity. Now Lenel factory-certified, customers are able to administer both the TRU650 and OnGuard by using the Lenel System’s management interface.

Secure Servers Come in Pairs—The EDS 1100/2100 secure terminal/device servers from Lantronix come in one- and two-port versions and quickly connect any device with a serial port to the network using robust SSH or SSL enterprise-level security. The EDS 1100/1200 servers round out Lantronix’ EDS family, which currently includes a 4, 8, 16 port product portfolio.

Designed for Extreme Environments—The ruggedized Hardened MobileTrace® handheld trace detection system from Morpho Detection can detect and identify chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals. It is engineered to meet the U.S. Department of Defense’s MIL-STD-810-G standard for temperature, dust, impact and humidity.

High-Density Video Server—The Siqura S-68 E video server from Optelecom-NKF features capacity to compress and stream video in H.264 from 88 analog cameras per one 19-inch/3U power supply cabinet. Through an intuitive access-controlled Web interface, it is possible to configure an array of features included in the S-68 E, such as the use of video motion detection (VMD) or serial data streams to control a PTZ camera or implement access control.

Sensor for Mobile Applications—OmniVision Technologies’ ¼-inch, 5-megapixel RAW CMOS image sensor is based on its 1.4-micron OmniBSI backside illumination (BSI) technology. The OV5647 sensor supports a digital video parallel port or two-lane MIPI® interface and provides full-frame, windowed or binned 10-bit images in RAW RGB format with complete user control over formatting and output data transfer.

Support Across the Cable—The HDMI Econo Plus Extender Kit from Muxlab allows one HDMI cable to be replaced by two Category 5e/6 twisted pair cables. The 500401 features improved distance performance over the current 500400 by supporting 1080p up to 150 ft. (45m) via Cat5e cable. The product also supports 1080p Deep Color up to 90 ft. (27m) via Cat6 cable.

SmartCode with Home Connect Technology—Kwikset has introduced a smarter way to connect to your home with Home ConnectTechnology. It works by allowing your lock to wirelessly talk to other technologies in your house, such as the security system, lighting, thermostat and entertainment system.