Biometrics wins top SIA honors
Iris on the Move from Sarnoff won the Best New Product Award at the Security Industry Association’s New Product Showcase on Wednesday at the ISC West Show in Las Vegas.
The awards were totally revamped this year, with some 80 entries. Jennifer Martin of Pixim honored winners on the show floor, representing SIA as the new chairperson of the event, now in its 30th year. The awards are designed to honor innovation in the industry, selecting a top product as well as a judge’s choice honor as well as winners in numerous categories.
Iris on the Move is an iris recognition device that can capture an iris image at a distance of as much as 10 feet while an individual is in motion and allows a throughput of as many as 30 people per minute.
CyberKey Vault from Videxreceived the Judges’ Choice Award, which recognizes an entry that offers an especially unique approach to a security solution. The CyberKey Vault is an intelligent key cabinet that automatically programs and dispenses electronic keys and requires the use of an RFID card or PIN.
“We had an outstanding group of entrants this year, making Sarnoff’s win all the more impressive,” Martin said. “We congratulate Sarnoff, Videx and the other winners and we thank all of the participating companies for launching their products and services in the New Product Showcase.”
The NPS, the premier awards-based marketing program in the security industry, is held annually in conjunction with ISC West. For the first time this year, the program had its own section on the ISC West show floor where attendees could view some of the most innovative security solutions on the market.
The category award winners included:
Best in Access Control: CyberKey Vault from Videx
Best in Biometrics and Identity Solutions: Iris on the Move from Sarnoff
Best in Commercial and Monitoring Solutions: Hosted Video 4-HVR from OzVision
Best in Convergence Solutions: PACE (Physical Access Control Events) Gateway from Hirsch Electronics
Best in Fire/Life Safety: Xtralis VESDA VFT-15 from Xtralis
Best in Integrated Software, Products and Systems: Virtual Video Recorder from IPVision Software
Best in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions: PoolSonix Solar Powered Wireless Pool Alarm System from S.R. Smith
Best in IP Devices, Products and Software: JKW-IP from Aiphone
Best in Public Safety Solutions: BreezeMAX Extreme 5000 from Alvarion
Best in Residential and Monitoring Solutions: AES-7094 IntelliPro from AES-IntelliNet
Best in Tools & Hardware: ViewPoint Console System from Middle Atlantic Products
Best in Video Analytics: AISight 2.1 from Behavioral Recognition Systems
Best in Video Device: PAIR (Pentax Atmospheric Interference Reduction) C61248 long-range zoom lens from Pentax Imaging
Best in Video Storage and Distribution: Intransa Video Appliance Simplicity Line Server/Storage Appliance from Intransa
Best in Wireless: EK7 – Wireless Bluetooth Access Control from ECKey