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MAY 2017

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briefs SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS Ma Y 2017 suppliers 27 By Paul Ragusa I R V I N E , C a l i f . — D a h u a Technology, a global manu- facturer of video surveillance solutions, is expanding its U.S. operations on the East Coast with a new facility in Franklin, Mass., to accommo- date the company's rapid growth. One of key areas of focus at the new facility, which joins Dahua's other loca- tion here on the West Coast, is on cutting-edge technologies including deep learning, artifi- cial intelligence, and business analytics, which the company highlighted at ISC West in April. " B e i n g t h a t w e a r e Lenel and Milestone Systems announce strategic alliance LAS VEGAS—Lenel at ISC West 2017 announced that it will begin selling Milestone Systems Video Management Software solutions directly through the Lenel Value Added Reseller channel in North America. "This alliance will reduce the total cost of ownership for users by offering both the industry-leading Lenel OnGuard access control and the Milestone XProtect VMS solutions through the same channel with reduced licensing fees. Lenel and Milestone Systems have a combined 40 years of industry experience in providing customers with open security solution technologies," Lenel said in its announcement. Lenel is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. Both Lenel and Milestone Systems have been committed to pro- viding open platforms that provide cus- tomers with the flexibility to select the optimal solutions to meet their needs. "Enabling users to obtain both Lenel OnGuard and Milestone XProtect plat- forms through our VARs will provide them with a unique value proposi- tion," Ron Virden, managing director, global access solutions, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, said in a prepared statement. "Not only can the solution be more cost effective, users will also be able to take advantage of a unified support infrastructure for their complete access and video system. And, the strong interface between the OnGuard and XProtect systems ensures custom- ers will have an industry-leading secu- rity system today and into the future." FLIR announces new cameras, updated VMS WILSONVILLE, Ore.—FLIR Systems, announced in early April the latest ver- sion of the company's flagship video management solution, and three high- performance security cameras, includ- ing the FLIR PT-Series HD thermal and visible camera system, the FLIR Quasar 4K fixed box camera, and the FLIR Ariel 3MP corner camera. All three cameras integrate with FLIR United VMS 8.0 and expand the com- pany's end-to-end line of security solu- tions. "The latest FLIR United VMS offering provides a flexible, end-to-end security management solution that allows cus- tomers to easily scale to their security needs," FLIR president and CEO Andy Teich said in a prepared statement. "With the addition of several new high- performance security cameras, includ- ing the FLIR PT-Series HD system ideal for perimeter security, FLIR expands its broad security product offerings and further advances our presence in enter- prise security." Dahua opens new facility in Massachusetts Princeton Identity: New name, new product By Spencer Ives LAS VEGAS—At ISC West 2017 Princeton Identity show- cased its new IOM Access200, its first offering following the company's August 2016 spin- off from SRI International. "Our main goal is to make security convenient, and we think we're accomplishing that and to make it affordable for the end user," Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton told Security Systems News. T h e I O M Access200 will have face and iris recogni- tion capabilities, as well as RFID or NFC technology and a five-inch touch screen. "It'll have anti-spoofing and security," Clifton said. "We think that that's very impor- tant, especially when you have security devices out at the edge that are recording a biometric they have to be extremely secure," Clifton said. "You can revoke a credit card number, you cannot revoke a biometric," he said. "I think that … using multiple modali- ties of biometrics will become more popular as well so that being able to spoof or trick the device into believing that you're somebody else would By SSN Staff LAS VEGAS—Galaxy Control Systems, a provider of inte- grated access control and security solutions, at ISC West 2017 unveiled its new Galaxy Cloud Concierge, a cloud-based access control and monitoring solution. "Security professionals— both channel and end users— are recognizing the operational and cost benefits of a hosted collaborative access control solution," Rick Caruthers, executive vice president, Galaxy Control Systems, said in a prepared statement. "With Cloud Concierge, we've reduced the complexity to allow resellers to comfortably sell a cost-effective solution to their base without having to assume responsibilities associ- ated with system monitoring and management." Galaxy Control Systems is offering Cloud Concierge in three configurations: Option one is an on-site, user-managed, cloud-based system. The customer purchas- es (or leases) the equipment from an authorized reseller/ integrator who installs the system and provides training. Option two is a remote cloud-based, user-managed integrated system. Equipment is purchased or leased from an authorized reseller/integra- tor who installs the hardware and provides training. The reseller hosts the integrated system with Galaxy System tools, including the mobile apps, and the user manages the activity. Option three is a remote cloud-based, reseller/integrator managed integrated system. Equipment can be existing or new, and the reseller both hosts the system and manages the activity. "The value proposition of Galaxy Cloud Concierge is easily articulated to both the reseller and the end user," Caruthers said. "For the resell- er, it offers recurring revenue and for the user, it eliminates upfront investment and ongo- ing maintenance costs." Caruthers continued, "By joining the Cloud Concierge program, integrators who specialize and excel in their specific areas can focus on what they do best rather than trying to provide an end-to-end solution themselves. Best of all, by working with trusted partners to deploy, administer and maintain systems, end users can devote their time and energy to their core business and operations." SSN be extremely difficult." Iris technologies are com- ing down in cost, he noted. "Because the price points have come down quite a bit, we'll be competing directly with a lot of the fingerprint readers that are out there." Clifton said that Princeton Identity will be delivering the product in Q3. F u n d i n g f r o m Samsung Ventures w a s i n s t r u m e n t a l in Princeton's spin- off. In late March, Princeton Identity's i r i s r e c o g n i t i o n technology will be i n c o r p o r a t e d i n t o Samsung's new line of phones, the Galaxy S8. "I think, because the price points have come down quite a bit we'll be competing directly with a lot of the fingerprint readers that are out there." Iris biometric technologies incorporated into a smart phone will lead to more adop- tion in the physical security space, according to Clifton. "When people start using iris recognition and things like that on their phones, like with the Galaxy S8, you're going to start to see people wanting to see that in their workplace and other applications," he said. partnering with NVIDIA and Movidius by Intel, that is what our engineers will be devel- oping on the East Coast, as we see how we can further integrate our cameras with that new tech- nology," Janet Fenner, head of marketing, Dahua Technology, USA, told Security Systems News. Dahua has already begun to offer some of these technologies on select cameras. At ISC West, the company announced that it is work- ing with NVIDIA to bring AI functionality to its next- generation deep learning prod- ucts. Equipped with NVIDIA GPUs, the Dahua DeepSense advanced high-capacity video analytics server provides deep learning capabilities, delivering a powerful, scalable method of extracting rich metadata and processing structural data to deliver fast and accurate analytics. Dahua also announced that Movidius' Myriad 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU) technol- ogy will power select Dahua video surveillance cameras with advanced intelligence functions that train the devices to gather, analyze, and retain information much like the human brain. Another focus Dahua is bringing to the new East Coast facility is a complete techni- cal and partner care support center. "We are going to have a total tech support team there, because we boast the best tech-support in the indus- try," said Fenner. "We have a 90-percent resolve rate within the first call and we have less than a one minute wait time on every single tech support call, so not only do we have 15 tech support people on the West Coast, but we are looking to put another 15 on the East Coast." With the launch of Dahua's new All-Star Partner Program, "the ability to support our customers and partners is our number one priority, and our new East Coast facility is a testimony to the commitment to achieve this goal," she said. Galaxy Control Systems unveils new solution Janet Fenner Dahua see page 29 Mark Clifton PI see page 28

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