Immix Teams Up With Techevolution to Provide UL 827A Compliance

Immix clients can now monitor and manage interactive video sites that fall under the UL 827A security and life-safety standard.

TAMPA, Fla. — Immix, a provider of commercial central station and remote SOC software for managed video and security services, announces a partnership with Techevolution, a technology hosting solutions and managed IT services provider.

The partnership will allow Immix central station and security operations center (SOC) customers to monitor and manage sites and facilities that fall under the UL 827A standard for security and life-safety applications.  Techevolution is the only data center that does not also provide central station or SOC services that holds the 827A designation, according to the announcement.

UL 827A permits existing UL-listed centers, hosted by Techevolution, to earn the additional UL 827A listing. This addition provides the guidance for a UL 827A-listed central station to offer alternative methods related to the structure, location and implementation of their software and/or hardware, including new options on the hosting placement and the location of their servers, software, central station receivers and telephone systems.

“Our UL partner stations can now choose to partner with a data center in North America that is 827A compliant; thus, eliminating the need to possibly have to partner with a competitor center or spend a great deal of expense and resources to stand up their own environment,” says Immix CEO Chris Brown.

Under 827A, monitoring centers using Immix can choose to adopt a central station host structure through Techevolution to include hosting automation systems, telephone systems as well as receivers in a remote location. An essential benefit is that a hosting service can relieve some of the burden from the central station, alleviating the need for IT staff experts or incurred costs of routine hardware and software licensing and upgrades. Outsourcing allows the central station to focus its resources on service delivery to its customers.

In addition, the partnership is said to fill an essential gap for central stations that eclipse the UL-mandated monitoring equivalent weight (MEW) factor. Central stations with a certain alarm activity factor that are mandated to maintain fully redundant operations can now choose to partner with a UL 827A-listed hosting provider.

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