Hot New Products: March '05

New 19' Flat Panel CCTV Monitor AGN Professional (AGNPRO) adds a new 19' model its popular EP Series Flat Panel Security Monitor Line. Thin and affordable, the 19' monitor with composite, S-Video, and VGA inputs is specifically designed for...


System Software
Compass Technologies' new software for its 5E access control system, which will be featured at ISC West, Booth 17067, incorporates an industry standard MSDE or SQL server 2000 database. The 5E software is totally modular with components running as true Windows services. It is a true enterprise system capable of supporting up to 1,024 readers and 30 workstations per server. The software is designed to efficiently handle even the heaviest transaction loads using SOAP and extensible markup language (XML). For more information, visit www.compass-technologies.com.

An Expanding IP Family
DVTel Inc.'s new SecureLink 8500 Encoder Series is part of the expanding Latitude Network Video Management System (NVMS) family of components. The Series is an advanced motion detection IP-based video, audio and data video server encoder. It provides programmable motion detection and tracking, bi-directional audio, date, serial communications, and dry contact alarms in and out. It also delivers high quality video streams to the Latitude NVMS Virtual Matrix. Its powerful software significantly improves operator effectiveness in monitoring and responding to potential threats. For more information, visit www.dvtel.com/pSecureLinkTransmission.asp.

Some Like it Lite
Image Vault, a member of the FKI Security Group, introduces the Image Vault 'PRO-LITE' model. It's identical to the Image Vault 'PRO' Series, except that it does not offer interface capabilities to other devices such as access control systems, alarm panels, ATMs, and POS cash register systems. The Image Vault PRO-LITE model, Version 8.3, retains all the advantages of the Image Vault DVR, Version 8.0; including faster record rates, smaller image sizes and the migration from the Windows 98 operating system (OS) to Windows XPe. For more information, visit www.fkisecuritygroup.com.

Expanded Camera Line
New to the ChannelPlus line of high-performance video cameras are Models 7400B and W (black case, white case). They feature a ball-swivel design that allows the cameras to rotate within their surface-mount retaining rings so they can point in any direction.

Also new to the ChannelPlus line are bullet-style cameras on a universal mounting stand. They have an adjustable sunshade that can be removed for indoor installations. Three types of camera are available with this configuration - Model 7410 low light black & white cameras; Model 7420 color cameras; Model 7430 color cameras with automatic infrared lighting for black & white night vision. For more information, visit www.channelplus.com.

Touch Sensors
G.R.I.'s new series of touch sensors are designed to replace mechanical switch type applications found in 110 Volt AC 15 AMP situations. The G.R.I. CT11 detects near proximity or touch with no moving parts.

It's designed to fit inside a standard single gang electrical box. The G.R.I. CT11 series is very desirable as an access control or an activation device when dexterity and grip strength may be an issue. The switch is activated by touching the plate. Engraved plates for 'Touch to Open,' 'Exit,' and an ADA Handicapped symbol are standard. Custom plates are also available. For more information, visit www.grisk.com.

Heavy Duty Switch
Dortronics Systems Inc. introduces the W5287 R-E-X Pushbutton switch. It can be configured for a variety of installation options including momentary or alternate-action single pole double throw (SPDT) and double pole double throw (DPDT) contacts. It's available with pneumatic or electronic adjustable time delays. When used with access control software/hardware, the DC power to the maglock is routed through one set of normally closed and common contacts to assure unlocking of the maglock when the W5287 R-E-X Pushbutton is activated. A separate set of normally open and common contacts signal the access control system of a request for access/exit (R-E-X). For more information, visit, www.dortronics.com.