How often do you think about the integration of wires, cables and switches allowing your computer, printer, scanner, fax and Internet to function simultaneously? Have you taken a peek at the inside of the electrical equipment room in your office? What about the computer software you are using right now? More often then not, technical aspects like these may not interest you if you are not in that particular line of work. But for the leading providers and manufacturers of cable management rack cabinets, desktop consoles, software solutions and monitoring services, these solutions are essential to the everyday process of your business. This month, we are bringing your attention to the people behind the scenes who make sure your office is equipped with the best monitoring products technology has to offer.
Rack and Console Solutions
ImageVision, Inc. offers control room consoles and computer room furniture designed for the DCS console or process control console users and integrators. Included in the family of consoles are the AgileVIEW operator consoles, the MediVIEW consoles of medical imaging furniture and operator workstations and the SecureVIEW security consoles. Featuring steel construction, the SecureVIEW family of consoles is optimized for 19-inch EIA rack-mounted security equipment and includes enclosed and open monitor security consoles. Additional features include standard integral power and control wire ways and dual-pivot monitor mounts for open-style flat screen displays.
For more information, visit www.imagevisioninc.com
Middle Atlantic Products WMRK Series Configured Server Enclosure, designed to simplify cable, thermal and power management when mounting servers or other data-specific components, allows fully integrated racks to be ganged. Configured for passive thermal management, it facilitates natural airflow with perforated front and rear doors and includes a temperature model for local monitoring. Included are electrical knockouts, a removable rear panel, cable pass-throughs and a powerstrip with 20 Amps and 20 or 10 outlets. With a 1,000-pound weight capacity and 24-inch width, the WMRK Series is optimal for use on raised floors.
MAP's series of Monitoring Desk Systems provide an ergonomic workspace for any professional. Part of the mounting security system solution, they feature highly adjustable monitoring support for up to six screens per desk, repositioned cable entry points and contoured edges for operator comfort and efficiency.
For more information, visit www.middleatlantic.com
Winsted Corp., provides the Sight-Line consoles, which feature an ergonomic and modular design adaptable to any control room environment. Sight-Line consoles provide the Versa-Trak monitor support system, smart equipment and cable management, easy access to data/power and monitor viewing angles and sight lines, which are easily optimized based on personal needs. Equipped in two-, four- and six-foot modular frames, the consoles feature Winsted's Insta-lock fastening system.
For more information, visit www.winsted.com
SOFTWARE MONITORING APPLICATIONS AND MORE
ABM Data Systems (ABM) offers Raptor, a software that allows a base station to monitor radio communication between policemen, firemen and emergency medical technicians. The software solution provides easy entry of radio assignments and logs an entry each time a radio message is transmitted. Raptor customers can retrieve archived data and design custom reports. The software uses an open source code, which makes it adaptable to any work environment.
For more information, visit www.abmsystemsllc.com
Alarm.com offers a wireless, web-enabled security and monitoring service that allows customers to remotely monitor and control their systems from computers, cell phones and Web-enabled PDA's. Its video solution provides real-time monitoring via the Web and video clips, eliminating the need for an on-site Digital Video Recorder (DVR). Alarm.com sends signals to the dealer's central station via a GSM two-way radio. In the event of an alarm, the signal can be routed immediately to the central monitoring station for 24/7 emergency response.
For more information, visit www.alarm.com
Bold Tec hnologies, Ltd. partnered with Connexion2, Ltd. offers the Identicom Lone Worker Protection device, which integrates Manitou's alarm monitoring software. The product features an ID cardholder design and single-button operation, when pressed, activates an alarm sent to the Manitou alarm station. It can be worn with a lanyard or by use of a clip. Once activated Identicom can open a call that can be managed, recorded, listened to and if necessary escalated with an immediate response. The lanyard includes a ‘rip alarm', which automatically activates an alarm if the Identicom is forcibly removed from the wearer.
For more information, visit www.boldgroup.com
Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) offers the SCS Virtual Receiver, a software application designed to run on redundant server configurations with a Microsoft SQL database. The SCS-VR manages all network alarm signals, supervision and substitution messages while reporting appropriate alarms and system messages to automation via IP. The application replaces an SCS-1R when using DMP network alarm messaging.
For more information, visit www.dmp.com
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Iveda Solutions provides video hosting and real-time 24/7 remote surveillance services, using a combination of Internet-enabled cameras, a secure data center and intervention specialists. Proactively monitoring a customers premises, intervention specialists take snapshots of events and store them in Iveda's proprietary reporting system, Iveda Detailed Monitoring Report (DMR). Additional features include continuous auto pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera controlling, immediate notification of serious incidents to customers and a visual link via email to police.
For more information, visit www.ivedasolutions.com