Product Watch

Oct. 11, 2011
A look at what's new in the market

Lock It In-The Accell AVGrip Pro Locking High Speed HDMI cable features locking connectors which deliver up to 16 pounds retention force. When the locking connector is inserted into any HDMI device, the built-in mechanism automatically engages.

Fiber Connector Inspection-AFL's SimpleView software for optical fiber and connector inspection lets technicians use existing field-issued laptops as a fiber inspection system by plugging in a NOYES DFS1 FiberScope. The system provides a 250 æm field of view, 1.0 æm optical resolution and detects particles and scratches as small as 0.5 æm.

Fire Detection Integration-Apollo Fire Detectors' OpenConnect Gateway integrates fire detection with building management systems (BMS), relaying information from a panel into the BMS using standard protocols such as BACnet, Modbus or LonWorks. The hardware features Tridium's JACE designed in conjunction with its Niagara AX Framework.

Triple the Technology-Advance Technology Video's Pixim chip SEAWOLF P690WDR camera series offer 690TVL-E resolution, progressive scan, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and day-night operation capability. Three cameras are available as an interior/exterior dome camera: the FDP690WDR exterior vandal dome camera; the VDP690WDR and the CBP690WDR box camera.

Stay in the Loop-BEA's Matrix single and double digital induction loop detector provides vehicle access control and safety for doors and gates in industrial applications. An integrated potentiometer allows fine tuning of sensitivity and presence time, which can be selected in increments from one minute to infinity.

Get the Clear Picture-Bosch Security Systems Dinion HD 1080p 2-megapixel day-night IP cameras produce images in 16:9 aspect ratio and feature built-in Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) which flags alarm events on screen to ensure operators don't miss suspicious activities.

Tablet Functionality Aids Installers-The Control4 seven-inch Portable Touch Screen includes Ethernet, AC or Power-over-Ethernet and network connectivity and makes it easy for installers to add functionality and install firmware upgrades. Users simply tap the display screen to access any of the home's subsystems, including lighting; security; surveillance; and Flash-based control apps for energy monitoring, streaming radio services or door locks.

Door Control with a Touch of Elegance-Corbin Russwin's DC5000 Series Cam Action Door Closer provides a 110-degree opening range for push-side and pull-side installations. It features a one-piece, high silicone-content aluminum alloy body. Adjustable spring power, latching speed backcheck intensity and closing speed foster use in multiple environments.

AV Controls Pass the Test-Crestron's PRO2, RACK2 and AV2 control systems, TPS-6L and TPS-4000 touchscreens and the QM-RMC room controller are certified Class A items approved for use on Nimitz class aircraft carriers following its U.S. Navy Class A Shock Test certification. This testing certification verifies that the Equipment Under Test (EUT) will operate prior to, during and after a near-miss explosion.

Remember This Face-The C-Entry Face Recognition access control solution from C-True Ltd. delivers 1:1 face authentication with a response time of up to one second when the subject is at a distance of approximately 50 to 60 centimeters, using a token (RFID reader and pin entry on the touchscreen are included).

Try It On for Size-Digital Monitoring Products' (DMP) False Alarm Question feature is designed to help end users quickly and easily cancel false alarms. When the False Alarm Question feature option is selected, the end user can silence an alarm by entering their code. When prompted, a user can respond to an alarm by pressing "Yes" to cancel the alarm or "No" to confirm the alarm and summon help.

Can You Handle This?-DORMA Architectural Hardware's Locking Ladder Pulls incorporate a pair of tubular lockable pull handles with thumb turns made from Grade 316L stainless steel. They feature a patented anti-break-in technology and steel deadbolt locking on the reverse side of the key insertion. This technology conceals the cylinder-fixing screws.

Biometrics-Enabled Barcode Scanner-DAP Technologies' M2000 pocket-sized barcode scanner is available with the Microsoft Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system and a new add-on rugged biometrics module with fingerprint and credential-reading capabilities.

Get 'Wired' about Foil Connectors-ETCO FWC Series Connectors are designed for attaching eight to 22 AWG wires to aluminum- and copper-foil or film laminates from 0.001- to 0.095-inches thick. They can be used in transformers, capacitors, relays, flexible heaters and electro-luminescent lighting and displays.

Eye on Fixed Applications-Genetec's AutoVu Sharp VGA license plate recognition (LPR) camera comes equipped with on-board analytics and is designed to capture plates of cars passing in a contained zone such as a parking lot entrance. It can also be used as a security tool, alarming operators when unwanted guests or stolen vehicles are detected.

Top These Cameras-Geutebruck's TopLine series of progressive scan cameras includes eight box cameras and a fixed dome unit with resolutions from 720p through full HD to 2 megapixels and frame rates of up to 30fps. Features include sensor types (CCD and CMOS) as well as standard color and true day-night options with automatic IR cut filters.

Keep It Connected-Honeywell Security's QuickNetwork Wireless Router can be used as a wireless and wired router, or as a wireless access point for IP cameras to transmit images digitally. Its structured enclosure simplifies integration in new construction and allows dealers to offer remote monitoring capabilities.

Make It Shine 24/7-Iluminar's IR312 series 850 nanometer infrared illuminator is equipped with LED technology and offers a field of illumination of 60 degrees. It comes with an integral three-meter power lead and is available in 10-, 30-, 60-, 100- and 120-degree field of views.

Power It Up!-Para Systems' Minuteman PRO-LCD Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) series are equipped with more battery capacity, providing longer run-times during blackouts. The LCD display shows input and output power status, estimated battery run-time (based on attached load) and operational mode. Minuteman's SentryPlus power monitoring and management software is free with all models.

Homeowner App-Using MyVisonic, with PowerLink2 Web portal, homeowners on the move can utilize Android smartphones to remotely control their PowerMax home security system. Homeowners can arm or disarm the security system; view system status; see live and alarm-time recorded video from wireless and wired IP cameras; and control X-10 communicating home devices.

Access Control Integration-Nedap AVI's UHF-HID Prox credentials can be identified up to four meters at a parking lot entrance with a uPass Parking Access Reach reader. The credential has two technologies which, when programmed the same way, enable the controller to read a single number with a single Wiegand format and Facility code.

The Fast Track Tool-Pelco's (by Schneider Electric) network device installation tool, Device Utility 2, is now included with Pelco IP cameras and available for download. It allows users to set and adjust multiple IP addresses simultaneously and enables advanced configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of supported network devices.

Tool Simplifies Cable Stripping Procedures-Platinum Tools' All-in-One Stripping Tool can strip RG11, RG7, RG6Q, RG6, CAT5E, CAT6, CAT6A and other audio and multi-conductor cables. It features a built-in cable cutter and coaxial replaceable cassette blades are pre-set.

Now Shipping-Premier Mounts' GB-AVSTOR5 GearBox, now shipping, is designed to reduce projector installation complexity. It features integrated power receptacles, a removable equipment mounting tray and adjustable projector mounting platform for 1 1/2-inch NPT pipe.

A Phone Call Away-Silent Knight's Fire Fighter Telephone (SK-FFT ) non-proprietary system offers up to 48 supervised, remote audio connections and operates on a single loop of standard wire. It features a patented JumpStart auto-programming utility for system set-up and supports up to 24 remote handset jacks.

Military Response Solutions-Smiths Detection's Sensa-LINX wireless communication system integrates into its chemical warfare agent and toxic industrial chemical sensors for military and emergency response applications. It enables remote control of deployed sensors and transmits data to a Command and Control (C2) post.

Wireless Camera Ups the Value-The IK-WB16A-W 2-megapixel IP camera from Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video comes equipped with IEEE 802.11n wireless connectivity and a 1/3.2-inch CMOS progressive scan sensor that delivers video up to 30fps without blur. User-selectable resolutions range from megapixel 1600x1200 to cellphone size 176x144 pixels.