Product watch

A look at what’s new in the market

Web-Based Access Control—The C•CURE 9000 SiteServer from Software House, a Tyco International Company, is a compact, network device that provides a full-featured access control solution for small applications, such as K-12 schools, satellite offices and retail stores.

Listed Motion Detector—Digital Monitoring Products received authorization from Underwriters Laboratories to apply the UL Listed mark to its 1127 Wireless Passive Infrared Motion Detectors. These wall-mount detectors are available in curtain and wide-angle versions.

Megapixel Camera—Hikvision Digital Technology Co. released the DS-2CD886MF-E five-megapixel network camera. Using the H.264 video codec based on TI’s DaVinci™ platform, it delivers compressed video stream with resolution of up to QSXGA (2560x1920) at 8fps and HD 1080P (1920x1080) at full frame rate.

Regulatory Player—Inovonics received residential UL listing and California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) approval on its wireless EchoStream® smoke detector model EN1242. The EN1242 smoke detector uses GE® Interlogix technology for long battery life and Sentrol/ESLIs CleanMe® diagnostics, alerting the user when cleaning is needed.

Small But Mighty—A compact JPEG series of cameras in 1.3, 2, 3 or 5 megapixel formats has been released by Arecont Vision. These CMOS sensor cameras address cost sensitivities in the JPEG market as well as the size constraints of environmental housings. Compact JPEG cameras function via PoE, eliminating the need for auxiliary power.


New Fiber Design—Mohawk released its newly re-designed tactical fiber cable. The robust cable design was developed and constructed from rugged military mechanical standards and will stand up to harsh field abuse. The re-deployable cable can be used in broadcast, military communications, mining and industrial applications.

Dime-Sized Wi-Fi Adapters—D-Link now offers its DWA-121 wireless N USB adapter. It connects to a Wireless 802.11n network providing download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, allowing network users to access high-speed Internet services, transfer files and stream media from virtually anywhere in their home or office.

Surveillance in Parking Garages—Easy to install, the all-weather 5.8GHz wireless video transmitter and receiver systems from Videocomm Technologies are ready to operate, right out of the box. Simply connect a power supply, video cable, choose a channel, aim and shoot. With systems ranging from 500 feet up to 4 miles, these systems are the best choice for short to long-range wireless applications.

Wireless Times 2—Xanboo added two wireless video cameras, a pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera and a fixed camera, to its “Security Enhanced’ line of products. A unique feature of Xanboo’s system architecture is that the cameras use the Wifi link to connect directly to the Xanboo gateway, as opposed to the user’s router.