ASIS 2013 Highlighted by New Product Releases, Portfolio Additions

CHICAGO — With the 59th annual ASIS Seminar & Exhibits now in the books, let’s recap just some of the products and technologies that were unveiled during the event, held this week in the Windy City’s McCormick Place Convention Center.

Altronix released the eBridge Plus Ethernet over Coax/PoE adapters, which provide a high-performance and cost-effective transmission solution for IP video, data, and power over coaxial cable. Designed for plug-and-play installation, the devices transmit video, data, and power up to 1,500 feet without repeaters. The units also provide automatic detection and protection of legacy non-PoE cameras and devices. The eBridge Plus is UL listed in the United States and Canada, is C-Tick approved, and carries a lifetime warranty.

Arecont Vision demonstrated its news SurroundVideo Omni Cameras, which features four multi-megapixel sensors that can be individually adjusted to capture different fields of view within a full 360° range. This allows a single camera to provide detailed coverage of a wide area including the ability to provide views directly under the camera or multiple fields of view using a variety of different lens options. The added versatility can replace the need for multiple cameras and reduces overall system costs. The new SurroundVideo Omni cameras will be available in 5-megapixel (MP), 8MP, 12MP and 20MP configurations, plus will have multiple lens options available from 2.8mm up to 16mm.

ComNet expanded its line of wireless Ethernet transmission products, including NetWave, a commercial grade and industrially hardened point-to-point kits, as well as point-to-multipoint models. The NetWave NWK-1, available exclusively as a kit, contains all the components needed to transmit a single Ethernet stream between a remote location and an access point. All NetWave products feature LED arrays that assist installers in aligning antennas for optimal performance.

D-Link introduced what it bills as the world’s first IP camera with wireless 802.11ac support. The Wireless N Day/Night Camera DCS-2136L provides users the most up-to-date wireless standard ensuring Wi-Fi compatibility. In addition, the new camera features Color Night Vision, a new technology combined with an integrated white light LED, which allows the camera to show images in complete darkness while remaining in color mode. With mydlink support, the DCS-2136L offers simple installation and integration into an existing network with mydlink portal to view streaming video from a PC, notebook, iPhone, iPad or Android device, as well as enhanced remote capabilities via the mydlink+ and free mydlink Lite app.

Galaxy Control Systems launched its System Galaxy Software (v.10.3), which enables users to maintain their existing investment in access hardware from the company without having to rip and replace entire infrastructure. The new System Galaxy Software includes support for a 485 multidrop to facilitate the interface with all previously installed Galaxy hardware and infrastructure. Additional enhancements include active directory support to enable real-time identity management, individualized identity-based door access, and the ability to generate specific reports for each screen view or credential holder. Data can be shared with other systems such as time and attendance, visitor management, time clocks, parking garages and personal messaging.

Genetec announced the “Smart Analog Package” for analog users looking to upgrade to more versatile IP-based video surveillance capabilities while still leveraging existing infrastructure. The package will be broadly available to all Genetec Certified channel partners through Ingram Micro for a limited time, with orders accepted the first week of October and ending March 31, 2014.The promotion will initially be introduced to the United States and Canadian markets at $2,090 (U.S MSRP) via a special bundle that includes Genetec’s latest Security Center 5.2 platform with 1-year software support and maintenance, and the VIP X16 XF E — a 16-channel video encoder from Bosch Security Systems.

Honeywell featured the MAXPRO NVR/VMS2.5, which provides enhanced productivity with efficient search capabilities and reduced false alarms. The system offers sustainable access control and video system integration. Situational awareness is provided in a 360-degree immersive experience for increased coverage with fewer cameras. Its open structure gives increased flexibility and greater freedom of choice with support for ONVIF Profile S compliant devices, in addition to PSIA and RTSP.

HID Global introduced the iCLASS Seos credential, which is part of the iCLASS SE platform. The standards-based technology manages and authenticates identities, delivering maximum interoperability by supporting current, emerging, and future technologies, such as NFC-enabled smartphones. To support contactless communications, iCLASS Seos provides data integrity and privacy protection by leveraging industry-standard cryptographic algorithms. The credential can be securely embedded on NFC smartphones for physical access control, computer logon, biometrics, and other applications.

Interlogix, part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., unveiled major additions to its line of TruVision cameras, including IP models offering high performance at prices highly competitive with analog units. The company also introduced a line of premium resolution analog cameras featuring 960H technology. The 29 new TruVision IP cameras include resolutions from 1.3 to 3 megapixels; indoor and outdoor models; bullet, wedge and dome form factors; pan-tilt-zooms (PTZs); and up to 25-meter infrared (IR) range for low-light use. The outdoor models are enclosed in metal, vandal-resistant enclosures. All models support open standards by ONVIF and PSIA.

Linear released the eMerge Elite-36™ embedded access control platform. With embedded browser-based management, the four-door eMerge Elite can support eight readers and up to 20,000 cardholders with as many as 80,000 cards. It is also capable of expanding to 36 doors and 72 readers with expansion modules; upgrades are expedited with an easy set-up wizard, plus options like power-over-Ethernet and elevator control modules. The eMerge dashboard makes for intuitive installation and monitoring with floor plans and event logs offering a full system status at a glance, optimized for viewing on computer monitors, iPhones, iPads, Androids and other mobile devices.

Mobotix introduced the M15 camera platform based on the company’s new Mobotix 5-megapixel technology. The camera includes two exchangeable sensor modules and further builds on the camera platform concept and decentralized approach to surveillance pioneered by the company. As the modules can be easily exchanged, users will have access to an up-to-date surveillance system for their specific application, according to the company. The 5-megapixel sensors allow users to gain more than four times better light sensitivity in all conditions. The new sensor technology offers a frame rate of up to 30 frames per second and the zoom capabilities are increased by 27% in color and by more than 200% in black-and-white.

Panasonic released theWV-ASR500 software recording solution as an expandable Windows server-based video recorder. The solution provides customers with the flexibility required to build a powerful surveillance recording and monitoring installation around a single scalable software-based platform. In addition to the high capacity and field extendable core recording capability, the ASR500 features include multi-camera-time-synchronized playback, event- and time-based search and multiple video export and archiving functions. In addition, when coupled wi
th Panasonic ASM200 or ASM970 client applications, the ASR500 system serves as a complete video management solution (VMS) featuring broad support for IP cameras and encoders as well as integration with third-party security hardware and access control systems from a wide range of leading manufacturers.

Samsung Techwin introduced the latest addition to its WiseNetIII camera line. The SNV-6012M mobile flat camera is IP66-rated and equipped with a rugged M12 connector to withstand vibration and harsh weather environments. Utilizing H.264 compression along with the option to use MJPEG compression, the SNV-6012M can capture high quality color images with a lighting level as low as 0.03 lux, with a frame rate of 60fps at 1080p. The 2-megapixel, full HD (1080P) vandal-resistant camera is fully mobile and has been designed to meet the challenging conditions for surveillance aboard trains, buses and other modes of public transport.

Sony Electronics launched the IPELA Engine Pro camera lineup with four rapid dome IP cameras. The new W Series cameras feature the highest-rated optical zoom, fastest pan speed, highest frame rate and widest dynamic range of any full HD camera on the market, according to the company. The W Series cameras are the first full HD cameras to feature 130dB of wide dynamic range, which delivers clear picture quality even in strong backlit environments. The SNC-WR630 and SNC-WR600 are rated for indoor use with full HD and HD resolution. The SNC-WR632 and SNC-WR602 unitized models are IP66 rated for outdoor use with full HD and HD resolution.

Stanley Security introduced the Sargent & Greenleaf (S&G) Alarm Module for electronic lock integration. Integrating an S&G electronic lock with the S&G Alarm Module allows for communication of critical information from a safe or vault and the lock to an alarm system. The module allows customers to monitor the status of the lock bolt (extended or retracted) or the safe door (closed or opened), and can enter a duress code to trigger the alert of the customer’s monitoring center, or even start/stop services, such as video surveillance, to improve security.

Recommended for You:

If you enjoyed this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

Security Is Our Business, Too

For professionals who recommend, buy and install all types of electronic security equipment, a free subscription to Commercial Integrator + Security Sales & Integration is like having a consultant on call. You’ll find an ideal balance of technology and business coverage, with installation tips and techniques for products and updates on how to add to your bottom line.

A FREE subscription to the top resource for security and integration industry will prove to be invaluable.

Subscribe Today!

Get Our Newsletters