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MAR 2017

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briefs SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS Ma RC h 2017 suppliers 31 By Spencer Ives B U R L I N G T O N , M a s s . — Everbridge, a software com- pany focused on critical com- munications and enterprise safety based here, acquired IDV Solutions in late January. "One of the beauties of this acquisition is that it was an acquisition of an existing part- ner with an existing integra- tion, an integration that is already working out there in the real world and being used by a variety of customers," Imad Mouline, Everbridge's CTO, told Security Systems News. Everbridge purchased IDV Solutions for "$18.7 million in cash, with additional time and performance-based cash pay- ments that could total as much as an additional $8.7 million," the company announced Jan. 31. IDV Solutions will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Everbridge. Tyco Security Products announced new cameras in its IP portfolio WESTFORD, Mass.—Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, intro- duced two new IP cameras—a 2MP PTZ and 12MP Fisheye camera. "We are always cognizant of our cus- tomers' need for excellent video qual- ity while keeping a careful eye on cost," Linda Natale, product manager, Tyco Security Products, said in a prepared statement. The Illustra Flex 2MP PTZ has 20x optical zoom with continuous auto-focus plus 10X digital zoom, which provides very effective video surveillance over long distances. The PTZ includes motion detection and advanced features such as WDR, auto-defog, backlight control and noise reduction. Outdoor models use 60W PoE+ power making the installation of outdoor cameras easier. The new Illustra Pro 12MP Fisheye provides high quality 360 degree or 180 degree panoramic video. The camera's ePTZ movements are ultra smooth, cre- ating even transitions between pan, tilt, and zoom movements, while onboard dewarping technology provides distor- tion-corrected video streaming. The camera's integrated IR illuminator pro- vides high-quality video up to 15 meters in even the worst lighting conditions. The Fisheye camera can be mounted on a wall or ceiling and uses Power over Ethernet which eliminates the need for cables and reduces installation time and cost. Speco releases new update for SecureGuard AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—Speco Technologies released SecureGuard 2.1, an update for its video management software that features custom branding capabilities, as well as NAS/DAS archiving. Now, with SecureGuard Branding, customers have the option to have SecureGuard VMS completely custom branded with their company's logo. With this feature, customers will see their logo integrated seamlessly across the entire SecureGuard platform: on the client-side toolbar, across all background grids, throughout the SecureGuard Player, on the configurator tool splash screen, as part of all SecureGuard desktop icons, and as a watermark on videos that are exported. The new branding feature is a complete full service offering by Speco Technologies at no additional cost to the customer. With the new NAS/DAS archiving capabilities, SecureGuard users can now archive their system recordings to either a network-attached or a direct-attached storage device. Archiving can be done both manually, as well as on a scheduled basis (such as daily or weekly). Users also have the ability to view and play- back those archived recordings through SecureGuard. IDV Solutions was acquired Dynetics releases 360-degree radar By Spencer Ives HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—Dynetics, which deisgns, builds and installs radar units, announced t h e l a t e s t o ff e r i n g i n i t s GroundAware line: GA1360, a 360-degree radar system with a range of 1 kilometer. "The utility industry spe- cifically wanted to be able to cover smaller sites for which a multiple-kilometer radar is just overkill. But also, some of our larger footprint customers are using it as gap fillers … they can put this system in to augment our other long-range systems and to create a com- pletely covered perimeter," Mike Stokes, Dynetics' GroundAware product manager, told Security Systems News. How does GroundAware dif- ferentiate itself from other offer- ings? "[Other radar systems] operate in higher frequency bands—KA- and X-bands, spe- cifically. Our system operates in S-band which is, we believe, [much] more suited for the ground surveillance environ- ment." Additionally, Dynetics' sys- tem continually monitors the By SSN Staff P E A R L R I V E R , N . Y. — O n S S I i n l a t e J a n u a r y announced enhancements t o i t s O c u l a r i s Vi d e o Management System that improve overall security w i t h n e w f e a t u re s a n d enhancements. "This latest release of O c u l a r i s a d d re s s e s t h e industry's continuously growing demand for more versatility and functionality to implement more sophis- ticated security solutions," Ken LaMarca, VP of sales and marketing for OnSSI, said in a prepared state- ment. To h e l p k e e p u s e r s informed at all times, the new Ocularis 5 Web allows simultaneously viewing of multiple live and record- ed camera streams on an improved and intuitive user interface. Automatic bandwidth optimization allows system administrators to control the streams from remote locations to ensure there is sufficient bandwidth available even if pulling video from a remote loca- tion over broadband. All Ocularis alerts and events stream to the Ocularis 5 Web interface where they can be viewed and sorted by priority with enhanced control of PTZ cameras. T h e n e w O c u l a r i s 5 Mobile provides event and alert processing directly from the mobile app along with the ability to stream live video from an Android smartphone to Ocularis. A d d i t i o n a l O c u l a r i s e n h a n c e m e n t s i n c l u d e e x p a n d e d d e w a r p i n g support for wide angle images, new Smart Camera Drivers for Bosch and FLIR P and FT series cameras a n d a n u p d a t e d S m a r t Camera Driver for Axis and Hikvision to easily add new cameras and support for Windows Server 2016. Ocularis 5.3 also includes 64-bit versions of every Ocularis system compo- nent: Client, Administrator, Event Proxy, Base, Recorder and Media Server. SSN environment, as opposed to other systems which turn on and off or rotate, Stokes said. "We don't have false tracks; if you see something moving on our system, it's a real-life entity." GroundAware also uses a proprietary classification algo- rithm for identifying objects and movement. "Most security professionals are moving toward a layered security architecture approach," Stokes said. The GroundAware systems can reduce the number of camera systems needed to monitor a site's perimeter, he continued. "We replace systems that [sometimes] have dozens of cameras with one or two radars, paired with one or two cameras." The new offering was unveiled Jan. 25 at the DistribuTECH annual electric power transmis- sion and distribution conference in San Diego. The company is also working on a longer-range 360-degree model, for release this summer. Dynetics, which employs about 1,500, is based here. The company primarily operates direct-to-consumer with some resellers. SSN " T h e c a p a b i l i t i e s t h a t Everbridge has developed and is continuing to develop, combined with our threat assessment and visualization technology r e a l l y h e l p s drive a much more powerful value propo- sition for our customers and for the mar- k e t , " S c o t t Morrison, EVP of mar- keting for IDV Solutions and Everbridge, told SSN. "From an IDV perspective, this is really great news for our customers, our employees and our partners," Morrison said. The deal also gives IDV Solutions enhanced techno- logical and financial resources, he said, and paves the way for deeper integrations with Everbridge's offerings. IDV Solutions' technologies contribute to Everbridge's CEM platform, which was first rolled out in 2012. T h e p l a t - f o r m w o r k s in three stag- e s . " F i r s t , I n e e d t o b e able to even detect the fact that there is something t h a t I n e e d to pay atten- tion [to]." The platform col- lects more than 100 sources of information, including threat data, social media, traffic cameras and information and monitoring information from IT systems. "Then, we give you visibility into all your assets, all of your people, all of your systems, and anything that may impact your brand," Mouline con- tinued. For example, if there is a critical event in one city, the platform looks at both the number of employees in that city or are headed there based on their travel itineraries. "The next thing that we do is allow you to act, allow you to make certain decisions," Mouline said. "Whatever stan- dard operating procedures you have to deal with these types of events, we can then auto- matically launch them." There are typically three groups of people to be contacted in a critical event, he said, includ- ing responders, those who are impacted, then those who should be informed. The CEM platform was also enhanced by Everbridge's pre- viously announced acquisi- tion Svensk Krisledning AB, a Swedish software compa- ny which developed Crisis "From an IDV perspective, this is really great news for our customers, our employees and our partners." —Scott Morrison, IDV Solutions Ev E rbr I d GE see page 35 OnSSI improves its Ocularis VMS

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