Tech Trends: The best of ASIS

A look at some of the technologies that caught my eye at the show

The other product is Iomnis’ Design Center, which allows consultants and integrators to custom design a rack configuration for video surveillance, complete with servers, video storage, switches, patch panels and power supply. With a library of hundreds of devices, the tool calculates server and storage requirements based on parameters identified and desired safety margin. It will also compute power draw and BTU load and produce a rendering of the rack system. Tools such as these which automate configuration, pricing, and performance analysis will no doubt be welcomed by designers throughout the industry.

Ray Coulombe is Founder and Managing Director of, enabling interaction with specifiers in the physical security and ITS markets; and Principal Consultant for Gilwell Technology Services. He can be reached through LinkedIn or at