Swappable Storage Drives Receive Patent

American Video Electronics Inc., Denver, has been a granted a patent for the company’s removable storage and systems hard drives contained in their LX series Digital Video recorders. The patented, hot-swappable storage drives help to eliminate downtime due to drive failure, and also allow for the removal and safe keeping of the storage drives. They can be removed and replaced without powering down the system. Visit www.aveitech.com.

Winsted Catalog Details Expanded Product Lines

Minneapolis-based Winsted’s new product catalog is now available. In addition to the company’s usual selection of modular racks, consoles and accessories, the 180-page catalog includes a wide array of product lines, as well as a new 7-page section on custom consoles. Expanded product lines include the popular Prestige Series Slim-Line consoles, new LCD and plasma mounts and the Pro Series II line of accessories. Visit www.winsted.com.

Training Programs Raise the Standard of Fire Protection

SimplexGrinnell, a business unit of Tyco Fire & Security, announced at last June’s NFPA World Safety Conference & Expo an expansion of its commitment to advance the fire protection industry through company-sponsored education and training programs. The company plans to reach out even more broadly to the industry, sharing its wealth of institutional experience and organizing events, seminars and programs where its fire and life-safety specialists can present the latest in technology, codes, standards and industry best practices. Visit www.simplexgrinnell.com.

MESH Secures New Labette Bank Headquarters

Viscount Systems Inc., Burnaby, British Columbia, announced the company’s MESH. system is being installed at the new headquarters of Kansas based Labette Bank. The reader server and operating system is being used to control digital access readers at key doors and to provide database management and event logs. “We were excited to move to a digital, IT based card access system for our new building,” said Nicholas Borror, Manager of Information Technology for Labette Bank. “We have saved on both wiring and hardware and MESH. was the only operating system available that supports these digital card readers.” Visit www.viscount.com.

ObjectVideo Selected by Memphis Airport

ObjectVideo, Reston, Va., announced that it has been selected by Memphis/Shelby County Airport as a critical component of an Aviation Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (APIDS) to enhance perimeter security and protect against various types of threats to the airport and arriving and departing aircraft. ObjectVideo VEW will be integrated with closed CCTV cameras to proactively detect security threats along 34,000 feet of fenced perimeter, as well as to alert airport and law enforcement authorities. Visit www.objectvideo.com