Ranging from IP video, analog video and analytics to electronic access control systems, there is a lot of new technology and upgrades at the 2009 ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits. Here are some that caught my eye.

PSIM Concept Gets Centralized Command and Control Center Appliance

Going the next level with physical security information systems, the Proximex C100 is designed for small- to mid-sized companies, with PSIM functionality at an affordable price. With its ease of installation, the C100 brings business value to security operations in days instead of months. The Proximex C100 appliance is intended for security environments with little or no IT staff or expertise. It offers a guided tour that simplifies setup and comes pre-installed with best-in-class integration technologies that quickly discover and connect with existing video, access control, video analytics and other devices, according to Proximex. The base unit supports hundreds of sensors as well as operator and administrator workstation clients. Using Integration Modules and pre-defined policy templates, it leverages Surveillint tech to connect and correlate security data from disparate systems and elevate important incidents for response. Additional security systems, sensors and clients can be added without loading additional software.

Proximex in Booth 3443


A First? H.264 10 Megapixel Camera

From Arecont Vision, the AV10005 camera offers 3,648 x 2,752 resolution at up to 5 frames per second with dual H.264/MJPEG encoding. Targeting the most demanding surveillance applications, the camera provides full-format 10-megapixel resolution at full frame and H.264 compression types. The camera provides multiple variable frame rates, bit rates, resolutions and compression quality. Available bit rate control maintains desired bandwidth. Real-time streaming protocol assures compatibility with media QuickTime, Windows Media Player, VLC Player and others.

Arecont Vision in Booth 4401 


Hear Harmony as Sargent Adds iCLASS

SARGENT Manufacturing Company is telling ASIS exhibit attendees today that it has added HID iCLASS 13.56 MHz capability to its Harmony Series of access control locking hardware. The Harmony H2 Series provides seamless integration of Grade 1 security into an existing Wiegand-compatible access control system and is available in exit device, cylindrical and mortise lock configurations. Harmony incorporates an iCLASS card reader, Door Position Switch (DPS) and Latchbolt monitoring sensors, as well as Request-to-Exit (REX) signaling. The Harmony Series has a clean, crisp design and is available with many lever styles and hardware finishes to please the architect and designer while at the same time delivering Grade 1 strength and durability to meet the needs of most demanding applications.

Check it out in Sargent Booth 3501


Darkness Comes Clean with Threat Assessment Cameras

From Vumii, new Claritii threat assessment camera systems allow images to appear with natural contrast (not heat blobs), in daylight and at night. Claritii incorporates a new focused-beam LED technology that is able to project LED energy beyond 600 meters, using a 5° concentrated covert beam. Some other noteworthy points:

Check out the images in international go-to-market partner Nasatka Barrier Booth 1655.


SC Black Introduces New DVR Technology 

SC Black, the dealer program and fast growing Supercircuits initiative, is unveiling an embedded 16-channel DVR, offering several industry leading features this week at ASIS 2009. This new DVR utilizes the latest in ASIC technology from Mobilygen to offer high resolution H.264 compression and hybrid capabilities for future integration with IP cameras. The DVR also offers real time recording on all channels at D1 resolution, and allows simultaneous playback of all channels (4/8/16) for a more comprehensive and comparative review of recorded images – features that clearly set this unit apart from the competition. The new DH Series offers H.264 compression technology and full D1 recording at 30 fps (frames per second) on all channels, as well as audio recording capability on all channels (4/8/16).

SC Black and Supercircuits in Booth 2759


OnSSI IP Video Platform Integrates BriefCam

On-Net Surveillance Systems, with open-architecture, intelligent IP-based video surveillance software, has expanded the functionality of the Ocularis IP Video Management platform by incorporating BriefCam, Ltd.'s Video Synopsis technology. The new Ocularis Video Synopsis module creates a compressed summary of original full-length video to view time-compressed footage as a video stream within the application without the need to toggle between screens, rather than as an application in a separate window. This allows users to review hours of footage in a few minutes' time for faster identification of key events.

OnSSI at Booth 1639


3-Cabinet SmartKey Locker System

At this week’s ASIS 2009, Morse Watchmans is featuring a three-cabinet configuration for storing and controlling assets. The locker system is designed to accommodate laptop lockers, radio lockers and individual personal item lockers, further illustrating how asset and key control solutions from Morse Watchmans can be tailored for individual requirements.

Morse Watchmans in Booth 2719
Network Appliance for Managing Physical Security

Linear LLC, in IEI Booth 657, has a new product from its International Electronics’ (IEI) product group, eMerge Version 3.3, the latest of the well-known eMerge family of network appliances for managing physical security. The eMerge platform provides access control, video management, event monitoring, interactive reporting, and alarm panel interface -- all in one integrated system. It has a substantially upgraded architecture, including an expanded system memory for full on-board backups, custom reports tailored to individual needs, an enhanced ODBC compliant database, regional anti-passback, LDAP user authentication.


AMAG Technology Displays New STENTOFON Communication Integration

AMAG Technology, Booth 1623, has been chosen by STENTOFON to display its new AlphaCom E1U audio server. AMAG’s Symmetry Security Management System seamlessly integrates with the AlphaCom E1U to provide network based audio. AMAG is the only partner STENTOFON has chosen to display its new product. The AlphaCom E1U server combines the latest IP and embedded networking technologies, and comes in a single rack space and allows 552 intercom IP stations.


Video Decoding Accelerator Plug-in for Milestone XProtect Smart Client

Matrox Graphics, Booth 1177,  is showing a new VDA-1164 Video Decoding Accelerator plug-in for full integration with the Milestone XProtect Smart Client. The new VDA plug-in is designed for security surveillance consoles running the high-end Milestone Desktop Client application to monitor large-scale IP-based security networks. Matrox VDA-1164 accelerates video decoding by alleviating the host CPU and the host data bus of the decoding process to provide stutter-free viewing of full frame rate IP video streams.
New Personalization Systems from Digital Identification Solutions

A  new comprehensive program of ID personalization products built on the company’s existing backbone of retransfer printing solutions is being shown in Booth 1902. This new family of products includes a new “Business Line” retransfer printer generation based on the same reliable platform as the current EDIsecure XID5xxie series. The “Business Line” incorporates new manufacturing technology providing for a smaller footprint, less weight and versatility. The new “Business Line” also includes optional single-sided or dual-sided lamination in one pass in the new ILM-LS or DS Laminator, greatly improving productivity and throughput.