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News in brief: A round-up of some of the news happenings of the past month.
February 2019, News

Delta introduces new portable beam barricade

Delta Scientific has announced its new DSC1500 portable beam barricade that sets up quickly and temporarily to block vehicles. The new portable barricade secures locations during short-term events and anywhere a beam barricade is needed for interim security. With a clear opening of 4.8 m, the DSC1500 is M30 certified, able to stop a 15 000 pound (66.7 kN) vehicle going 48 km/h.

The DSC1500 tows into position to control vehicle access within ten minutes. No excavation or sub-surface preparation is required. Once positioned, the mobile barricades unpack themselves using manual hydraulics to raise and lower the barriers off their wheels. A self-deploying trailer with integrated lifting device facilitates rapid installation. The process is simply reversed when the event is over or the time comes to deploy the beam barrier at another location.

For more information, contact Delta Scientific, greg@deltascientific.com


Qognify completes acquisition of OnSSI

Qognify has completed the acquisition of the IP video management software (VMS) company On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI), including the pioneer of IP video technology – SeeTec GmbH. Backed by the global investment firm Battery Ventures, Qognify announced the agreement on December 22, 2018 and the deal closed on December 28, 2018.

Steve Shine
Steve Shine

With Qognify, OnSSI and SeeTec operating under one umbrella, the company is one of the largest VMS, Video Analytics, PSIM and Critical Incident Management companies in the world, serving mid-market and enterprise organisations. Steve Shine, CEO and President of Qognify states: “Following the swift closing of the deal, we look forward to focusing on 2019, supporting all Qognify, OnSSI and SeeTec partners and customers, whilst substantially expanding our geographic reach and market penetration.”

Qognify’s VisionHub, NiceVision, FAST and Situator solutions are trusted by financial services companies, mass-transit infrastructure, large international airports and seaports, as well as smart and safe city projects around the world. The OnSSI Ocularis and Cayuga VMS solutions are deployed across education, gaming, government, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, retail, public safety, transportation and utilities organisations, in more than 100 countries.


Milestone Systems releases new device pack

Milestone Systems has released Device Pack 10.1a for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect video solutions. The latest Device Pack offers new firmware support for partners Axis, FLIR Systems, Hanwha Techwin, Honeywell and MOBOTIX.

New features include support for SRTP (Secure Real-time Transport Protocol), a feature that ensures that camera video streams are received via secure end-to-end encrypted transportation method only by authorised clients, for an increased number of Axis devices. Also, Device Pack 10.1a carries implemented support for ‘Driver Command with Response’ on all Axis drivers, as well as bug-fixing for connecting through HTTPS and appropriate handling of the speaker device of M1065-LW.

Device Pack 10.1a has implemented support for thermal events for MOBOTIX M16 Series and new driver support for SonyGenX, including bug-fixing for failure on Edge retrieval for SNC-VB630 and Multicast Settings issues for Sony G7.

The new Device Pack offers support for the ONVIF specification 18.06. This includes a number of major enhancements and minor clarifications for better interoperability among ONVIF conformant clients and devices.

For more information contact Milestone Systems, +27 82 377 0415, arms@milestonesys.com, www.milestonesys.com


Hikvision joins FIRST

Hikvision announced that its Hikvision Security Response Centre (HSRC) is now a member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST, www.first.org), a global leader in incident response.

FIRST is an international confederation of trusted computer incident response teams who cooperatively handle computer security incidents and promote incident prevention programs. Full membership in FIRST will augment Hikvision’s ongoing efforts to enhance its incident response and communicate best practice, and enable HSRC to collaborate with more than 400 FIRST member teams from 90 countries. FIRST members include companies such as CISCO, Intel, IBM and Microsoft.

In October HSRC participated in the FIRST Regional Symposium Asia-Pacific in Shanghai. Wan Li, head of HSRC, shared a case study on IoT Botnet in Post-Mirai Age and called for collaborative actions of equipment manufacturers, security communities, regulators and other stakeholders to address the new challenges.

Hikvision products meet industry leading standards for safety and security that include ISO 270001, ISO 9001:2008, CMMI Level 5, and AICPA SOC. Additionally, Hikvision encryption module of IPCs and NVRs has been granted certification for Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, a US government standard established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

For more information contact Janis Roux, Hikvision South Africa, +27 10 035 1172, support.africa@hikvision.com, www.hikvision.com


Suprema partner awards

Suprema recently hosted its 9th Suprema Global Partner Program (SGPP) conference at Alpensia Convention Centre, Pyeongchang, South Korea. Over 100 executive-level participants from 45 countries attended the conference including Suprema’s key regional distributors, system integrators and strategic partners. This year’s programme covered exclusive showcases of upcoming technologies, pre-launching prototypes, technology roadmap and best practice presentations from partnering companies.

At the Partner of the Year Awards, AAM Systems from Russia was named ‘2018 Best Partner of the Year’ for its excellence in delivering major customer wins and new product sales. Suprema also recognised the achievements of its key channel partners for their growth, co-marketing, strategic focus and project wins. Specifically, neaMetrics from South Africa won the Best Marketing award for 2019.

For more information contact Suprema, +27 11 784 3952, enquiry@suprema.co.za, www.suprema.co.za


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