New Innovations and Applications

Arecont Vision Announces Price Reductions…Arecont Vision, Glendale, Calif., significantly reduced costs for their line of H.264 MegaVideo cameras by employing new advanced chipsets on its core platform. Advances in design and manufacturability of the product line have lowered the overall cost which is being passed on to its customers, further closing the price gap with MJPEG cameras. In addition, the company is restructuring their go-to-market pricing platform even further based on an MSRP price list with associated discounts depending upon clients’ buying level. This will standardize Arecont Vision’s pricing at all levels and result in across-the-board reductions for many customers. For more information, visit

MAP Adds Custom Options to CL Series…Middle Atlantic Products, Fairfield, N.J., expanded its line of CL Series cable ladders and accessories with custom sizes. The selection of cable ladders and accessories includes standard widths of up to 24 inches and features a range of custom widths and rung spacing for installations with special requirements. For more information, visit

Honeywell Power Products Offers New Resources…Honeywell Power Products, Northford, Conn., created a new library of materials to assist specifiers, dealers and distributors in the application of power supplies for video, intrusion, access control and fire alarm installations. A new applications guide, product catalog, pocket catalog and resource CD are now available at no cost. For more information, visit

American Fibertek Unveils Web Site Redesign…American Fibertek Inc., (AFI), Somerset, N.J., offers its newly redesigned Web site which extends the reach of AFI’s popular V’nes Video Network Enterprise Solutions to its audience of architects and engineers, system integrators and resellers and end-users. The site now features: expanded product-related content; a new user-friendly search engine and intuitive site navigation; and a secure login section which offers new partnership opportunities.

AFI’s Web site visitors can also learn more about enhancements made to AFI’s V’nes Video Network Enterprise Solutions, debuted at the ISC West show in April. Among some of the new feature additions to the V’nes Pilot Series Video and Network Management Software include: full integration with H.264 video; a Web interface; improved viewing features; an alarm interface from any external source; and a video capture driver for USB devices such as Web cams. For more information, visit

Eliminating Card Access on Campus…Students at the UC Irvine Campus Recreation Center, Irvine, Calif., will no longer need their access cards thanks to a recently installed biometric Schlage HandKey reader from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, Carmel, Ind. With the hand geometry registration process already begun, the reader simultaneously analyzes more than 31,000 points and instantaneously records more than 90 separate measurements of an individual’s hand, including length, width, thickness and surface area, to verify the person’s identification. In conjunction with a pin number, the registered individual can gain access to the facility. For more information, visit