Tools of the Trade

ITW Linx introduces SecureLinx surge protection for security products. UL-listed and designed to meet UL primary standards, SecureLinx is premiere surge protection designed for all security, CCTV, access control, fire and alarm applications. The signal line supervision provides complete lightning and surge protection for analog and IP/network security cameras. The modules can be used in conjunction with SecureLinxs’ SurgeGate AC base units or standalone. Solid-state protection provides the fastest response to transient voltages by quickly diverting damaging surges to ground. For more information, visit

Cable Performance
Ideal Industries released a handheld cable tester that offers gigabit performance testing by transmitting 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet packets and measuring errors  on  the  link in accordance with the IEEE 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet standard. Simple ‘pass/fail’ testing determines within seconds whether or not the installed cable can support applications such as Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet. The tester also supports Bit Error Rate Testing (BERT) for VoIP, data and video  over-IP applications. For more information, visit

Security Systems
ICx Technologies introduces the new Stride Radionuclide Detection and Identification Systems. The Stride Systems include the Series 200, Series 300 Stanchion and the Series 800 Portal.  All are designed to automatically screen people, luggage and packages at critical checkpoints, as well as entries into facilities, to detect the covert movement of special nuclear materials or weapons.  Fully automatic, these three systems can be linked to the facilities current security network and do not require sophisticated interpretation of results. They are designed to effectively detect and recognize radioactive material in all potential areas of risk. Together, all three of the Stride series are ideal for fixed-wire installation, pedestrian security installation and establishing pedestrian portals into secure facilities. For more information, visit

Left/RIGHT Muffs
MSA’S new left/RIGHT muffs are designed to fit each individual user, capable of being worn directly on the head or on the helmet with the same comfort and adjustability. Shaped to fit all ear types and sizes with the left muff differing from the right for better fit, these muffs are available in low, medium and high noise reduction levels. Complete with NRR ratings, they are best used in such applications as chemical, construction, agriculture and sanding and grinding. Other features include thin, flexible noise reduction rings, new comfort headband design and hygiene kit to ensure muff cleanliness. For more information, visit

CCTV Tester
Matco Inc.’s MCT-100 is designed with the CCTV installer in mind. This hand-held multi-function, video display CCTV tester features a PTZ test function by communicating to a PTZ camera via its RS232, RS484 and RS422 simplex port and embedded multi-protocol. The OSD menu on the 2.5-inch, high -resolution LCD monitor allows for easy operation.  It is powered by two 3.6V batteries or DC9-12V and can be used to test the working status of UTP cable. For more information, visit

Rugged Tablet Computer
Handheld US introduces the new Algiz 10 rugged tablet computer. Developed especially for harsh environmental conditions and physical stress, this tablet PC features a 10.4-inch screen, shock-absorbing bumpers and sturdy magnesium housing. The Algiz 10 meets rigorous MIL-STD-810F military standards for shock, vibration and moisture and has an IP54 rating for protection against dust and water. It also handles extreme temperatures, from -4 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The Algiz 10 includes 1.2 GHz Intel Core Duo Yonah ULV Processor, an 80GB shock-mounted hard drive and up to 2 GB RAM. The Windows XP Tablet PC SP2 Edition operating system runs all the applications PC users rely on, featuring multiple integrated wireless technologies. Also included are several I/O ports.  For more information, visit