Honeywell Spearheads Open Technology Alliance
Honeywell announces the formation of the Open Technology Alliance, a group of global security manufacturers that will collaborate to increase interoperability between third-party IP systems.
As part of the initiative, Honeywell says it will work with security manufacturers to integrate their IP cameras and systems with its flagship MAXPRO VMS video management system, as well as make its own devices more readily compatible with other vendors’ management platforms.
The alliance currently includes North America and Europe-based manufacturers such as Milestone Systems, OnSSI, Heitel and IproNet Sistemas S.A.
“Because security needs are becoming more complex and unique, we’re seeing more companies and organizations today using technology from multiple manufacturers to create the solutions they require,” says Don Roberts, strategic corporate accounts, Honeywell Security Group. “The goal of the Honeywell Open Technology Alliance is to give these companies and their integrators more choices when designing their security systems, and to make the process easier.”
Currently in use at several major sites, MAXPRO VMS helps personnel control video subsystems dispersed across multiple facilities, and by enabling IP and analog systems to seamlessly work together. MAXPRO VMS integrates with several high-profile Honeywell systems, such as its Pro-Watch security management system and Rapid Eye and Fusion digital video recorders, and displays data to security staff through a customizable graphical user interface.
In addition to helping manufacturers integrate their products with MAXPRO VMS, Honeywell will offer software development kits (SDKs) to enable its growing portfolio of IP cameras to integrate with other third-party VMS solutions.
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