Add a Photo ID to Access Cards
Avery Dennison Worldwide Office Products Group introduces Avery Photo ID Labels for access control cards. Designed in conjunction with HID Corporation’s Development Partner Program, the new labels offer facilities using access control cards an easy and affordable color-photo ID solution. Using everyday office inkjet printers, organizations can add sharp, professional-looking color photo ID labels onto access control cards. The labels have an alignment tab that makes applying the photo ID label directly onto the access control card quick and easy.
The labels are ideal for facilities already using blank access control cards without photographs or organizations that would like to issue access control cards with temporary photo ID to track guests and short-term visitors. Photo ID Labels for Access Control Cards are available with a removable or permanent adhesive. Templates for creating “Photo ID Labels for Access Control Cards” are available in Avery Photo ID System Software, version 2.0, and Photo ID Software Platinum and will soon be offered in other leading visitor management, access control and security software. For more information, visit www.photoID.avery.com.
It’s a Beautiful Thing
Sony Electronics launches its IPELA line of Internet protocol (IP)-based communications products ranging from IP monitoring and recording devices to IP-ready videoconferencing systems. Derived from the combination of IP and “bella,” (Italian word for “beautiful”).IPELA signifies the arrival of business communications equipment that blends Sony’s high-resolution imaging and audio technology with the universal reach of IP networks.
IPELA represents Sony’s vision of expanded IP-based business communications, which includes making global visual communications as commonplace as a phone call. The first products to be labeled IPELA include the PCS-G70 large room videoconferencing system and the PCS-TL50 desktop videoconferencing system.
Also included are network video monitoring cameras including the SNC-RZ25N and P-Series MPEG-4 enabled models and the DF40 and DF70 mini-dome cameras. Expected later this summer is the new XIS Series of IP video monitoring cameras. The company is installing interactive product showrooms in select U.S. cities to support the IPELA product line, which offers plug-and-play functionality. For more information, visit www.sony.com/ipela.
Built-In Picture Memory
Aiphone’s JB series has been enhanced with the addition of a new Master Station that features built-in Picture Memory. This new master records a snapshot of whoever calls in from any door station on the system. Up to 64 images are recorded and stored in memory for viewing at a later date. All images can be easily exported via an optional video output adaptor. The JB Series is available in 2 combinations of boxed sets. First choose either the regular Master Station or the Master Station with Picture Memory. Then determine which door station fits your customers’ needs best whether it is the plastic surface mount, the zinc die cast surface mount or the stainless steel flush mount door station. For more information, visit www.aiphone.com.
The A/V Balun Goes to Europe
MuxLab Inc., manufacturer of audio-video connectivity solutions for copper twisted pair, announces the SCART/PA©ritel Balun (500060, 500061), an audio-video balun for European equipment. It allows Composite Video, S-Video and stereo audio to be transmitted via Category 5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP).
The SCART/PA©ritel balun works as a transmit/receive pair and features two models; the 500060 connects to the audio-video source and the 500061 connects to the audio-video receiver. It also works in conjunction with MuxLab’s other Composite Video/S-Video/Audio baluns and hubs. Until the SCART Balun was introduced, the only way to connect most Euro AV equipment was via the traditional RCA and S-Video connectors on the rear of the equipment. For more information, visit www.muxlab.com.