Product watch

A look at what’s new in the market

Canon U.S.A. released the VB-C500VD, built for indoor use and designed with features to make it suited for locations where a fixed indoor security camera is needed and may be susceptible to vandalism or tampering. Part of the design of this camera is Canon’s multi-directional shock absorber, a four-spring mechanism designed to protect the camera by lessening the effects of impact from various angles.

Accelerator Board

Continental Access offers a high speed accelerator board upgrade to its SuperTerm or Turbo SuperTerm controllers to provide continuous use for panels for years to come. With speeds of 921.6Kbs, downloads and communications take 1/10 the time of previous speeds.

Long Range Identification

Deister Electronic U.S.A. released the Deister TransSpeed line which offers long range identification. The product is designed for automatic vehicle identification (AVI) and driver identification applications and uses UHF and microwave technology

Software Protects Exhibits in Museums and Galleries

Geutebruck’s ‘VA-Missing’ software detects the removal of static objects from video-monitored scenes in museums, galleries and other exhibition venues. VA-Missing compares the current image with its own background model of the scene and checks out discrepancies for matches with freely-defined criteria such as location, duration and object size.

‘Clean’ Desktop Reader

HID Global’s OMNIKEY®5321 CR USB Reader is a waterproof contactless PC-linked smart card reader that enables the use of logical access in hygienic environments. It features support for HID iCLASS® and MIFARE®, as well as three ISO standards for contactless cards, including ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693 and Microsoft® WHQL.

Economical DVR

Infinova’s V3009 4L, an economy 4-channel digital video recorder (DVR) supports CIF resolution and features H.264 compression technology with the capacity to support up to four serial ATA (SATA) hard disks. The V3009 embedded DVR can work independently at a local site, or as part of a powerful security surveillance network.

Quotation Software

A new solution from iQuote Xpress is their new quotation software product, an ideal sales tool for any company which issues sales quotes to generate orders. It hosts and administers the contents of your sales catalog on its secure server farm.

Telephone Entry Plus Access Control

Kantech offers the Telephone Entry System, an integrated telephone entry intercom and access control panel designed for applications including multi-tenant apartment buildings and commercial offices. For small sites such as professional offices, the Telephone Entry System comes complete with a simplified version of the EntraPass software for system configuration and firmware upgrades.

Plug-in Wireless Network Module

Secura Key released a wireless network module allowing the company’s SK-ACP 2-door access control panel to connect to a local area network. The SK-WLS MOD for 802.11b/g plugs directly into the SK-ACP panel (Revision N or later) and receives its power from the panel. This module replaces outboard network adapters and provides network access in locations where there is no preexisting Ethernet cable.

Internet Communications for Security Panels

Sequel Technologies offers enhanced Internet capabilities for its alarm panels. Ethernet Interface Module is fast, customizable and compatible with IP cameras and smart phones. The latest version of Sequel’s Ethernet Interface Module (EIM) provides a faster graphical user interface (GUI), support for IP cameras and the ability for dealers to customize the Web interface with their logo and contact information.

High Capacity Ethernet Switch

ComNet offers the Comworx CNGE2FE24MSPoE Ethernet switch, which provides a high port density in a compact package and Power over Ethernet to peripheral devices such as IP cameras and video encoders. This hardened Ethernet switch is designed to operate in environments where extremes of temperature and vibration are a consideration. All 24 ports support IEEE.802.3af based PoE.

Single Server Software and Turn Key Solution

DVTel offers its Solus VMS, an IP-based video surveillance software and turnkey solution for the entry-level marketplace. Developed for configurations of up to 32 cameras, this out-of-the-box solution is for installations where the end-user wants a networked system and is looking for a single-server solution.