Product Watch

A look at what's new in the market


On the Platform-Genetec's Security Center 5.0 platform supports an embedded video recording and streaming engine. Additional features include an enhanced architecture that facilitates the installation and maintenance of the platform; third-party intrusion integration of alarm panels and perimeter detection devices; a new plug-in architecture for adding third-party integrations; and standby and redundant archiving capabilities.

Ethernet Signal Transport Equipment-Meridian Technologies DigiNET Ethernet product line includes media converters, managed and unmanaged switches, POE switches and SFP optical devices. Products are hardened to ensure operation under the most demanding environmental conditions.

Security Where You Need It-The RD-MZ-3630-01 Rapid Deploy Wireless Video System from Industrial Video and Control (IVC) consists of a high-definition color camera capable of transmitting over 30fps of video in 1280 x 1024 resolution and an internal wireless radio. The system connects wirelessly to an IP network for remote viewing and recording using IVC's camera management software.

No Key Needed-SimpliciKey's Remote Control Electronic Deadbolt offers homeowners three convenient options for locking and unlocking their front door: a remote control key fob, keypad and a bump-resistant standard key. Two key fobs come with every lock and owners can order up to six more for eight total.

Access Granted/Denied!-Secura Key's Radio Key Dual Technology (RKDT)-SA-M/SA-S is a programmable single-door proximity access control system which controls access for up to 65,000 users. Read more about the RKDT line of HID compatible readers and standalone units in their white paper, which includes information on proprietary protocols; card data formats; standalone and Wiegand output reader compatibility; and the availability of HID compatible cards that work with these new readers.

Check Your Compatibility-Milestone Systems' Device Pack 5.4 is an online test tool for vendors to verify the compatibility of their hardware, including ONVIF-standard specifications. A detailed list of the Milestone Device Pack 5.4 newly supported network hardware is available on the Milestone Web site.

Emergency Integration Platform Updates-Systems integrators deploying Singlewire Software's InformaCast systems can now use Barix Exstreamer decoders (pictured) and Annuncicom two-way audio devices for encoding/decoding to distribute IP audio streams to end points. This adds more interface options to the InformaCast suite for two-way audio support and tighter integration to loudspeakers.

Keep It Light-Arecont Vision's H.264 compact cameras are half the size and a third of the weight of previous models. They include the AV3115 which provides three megapixel images at 20 fps; the AV5115 which provides five megapixel images at 14 fps; and the AV10015 which provides 10 megapixel images at seven fps and 1080p at 30 fps.