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Avigilon's Control Center high definition (HD) surveillance software now offers support for cameras developed by Panasonic, Axis and Sony. The Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based company's Control Center 4.0 records and manages video from a wide range of 3rd-party IP cameras and analog encoders for the purpose of building hybrid systems and preserving existing assets. SSI Staff · April 14, 2009

San Francisco-based 3VR Security Inc. released its S-Series SmartRecorder, a compact and economical video system built upon 3VR's searchable surveillance platform. The S-Series is a hybrid DVR/NVR offering video management features and expandability without sacrificing support for video analytic, biometric, data integration and search features, according to the company. SSI Staff · April 14, 2009

The security surveillance market is changing. A system that simply solves today’s problems is not enough. Integrators need to make choices that provide customers an upgrade path that is forward-compatible with IP architecture. April 12, 2009

The first generation of convergence has given way to Convergence 2.0 and the recognition that the joining of physical and logical security is truly transforming the way solutions are designed, sold and used. Although the waters have been choppy along the way for stakeholders, this evolution is ushering in solutions that provide newfound organizational efficiencies and cost savings. By Rodney Bosch · April 12, 2009

Even with the current business hardships, 68 percent of integrators kept revenue stable or, in many cases, grew sales by more than 5 percent in 2008, according to SSI’s annual Systems Integrator Study. Nearly 300 leading security system integration companies participated in the in-depth electronically administered survey, which consisted of more than 60 questions and was conducted by Bobit Business Media Research. By Scott Goldfine · April 12, 2009

JVC, a distributor of video and audio equipment, has consolidated its U.S. operations under a newly formed American subsidiary to combine the company’s three ... April 08, 2009

Pelco has introduced the new Sarix ID Series fixed-dome cameras. The series features high definition (HD) and megapixel resolutions, exceptional low light performance, Auto Back Focus, consistent color science, H.264 compression and built-in analytics, according to the company. The Sarix ID Series cameras also incorporate the latest IT standards while adhering to open architecture principles, to ease integration with IT networks. SSI Staff · April 01, 2009

At the first developers' meeting of the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) at ISC West 2009, the first working implementation of the PSIA 1.0 API Media Device specification was presented. April 01, 2009

I ran across someone on an CCTV installation the other day using a device called a Balun. What is it? March 31, 2009

Amid today’s business hardships, most security integrators (68 percent) kept their revenues stable or in many cases grew them by more than 5 percent in 2008. SSI’s Systems Integrator Study shows how the thirst for networked surveillance has yet to be quenched and reveals the real effects of the recession. By Scott Goldfine · March 31, 2009




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