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July 2018 Industry News


When the Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds, needed to upgrade its visual systems, it turned to integrator Nor-Com. The state-of-the-art video distribution system would enable the ball park to distribute HD video to a range of sources throughout the venue. Nor-Com outfitted the ballpark with the intelligent Ultra HD Over IP platform from Just Add Power (J+P).

The platform has kept pace with changing video distribution requirements, progressing through the extensive upgrades around the stadium. As a result, new video spaces continue to be brought online and updated for a seamless video experience. Most recently, Nor-Com used J+P's 2G and 3G transmitters and receivers within the redesigned Scouts Club, Champions Club, HandleBar, and Reds Connect Zone. The team can distribute transmissions from multiple sources throughout the facility, including HD tuners for the game feed, Blu-ray players, the scoreboard feed, laptop and PC inputs for digital signage, social media feeds, and a press feed.

In each space, users can control and switch any source via an iPad, with minimal training. The modular approach to video distribution allows the team to build upon its existing infrastructure and keep pace with evolving video content requirements and standards.​


ASSA ABLOY announced partnerships with Averics, BluB0X, Dot Origin, Identiv, and Viscount. Also, AccessNsite, Lenel, Open Options, and RS2 are the first partners to integrate with ASSA ABLOY's PIV-enabled solutions.

Anchore and stackArmor announced a strategic partnership to deliver enhanced container security and compliance solutions.

Integrating Arteco Video Event Management Software with Paxton's access control platform gives users insights into potential risks or incidents. 

Auth0 was selected by National Geographic Partners, LLC, to centralize identity for its properties around the world.

BlackRidge Technology International, Inc., is collaborating with Marist College to develop a blockchain application to eliminate fraud from philanthropic contributions.

Bold Technologies integrated its ManitouNEO with the CHeKT video monitoring platform to enable alarm-based video.

The Cambridge Pixel Video Security Display system was selected for a military mobile protection program in the Middle East, partner Defense Integrated Solutions Security Systems.

Captis Intelligence signed a national dealer agreement with NAVCO.

FST Biometrics installed its In-Motion Identification solution at the Wellington College Health & Fitness Club in the United Kingdom.

A surveillance system provided by Hikvision Canada Inc. was installed by Off Grid Surveillance Platforms for Ajax Hyundai in Ontario, Canada.

Invixium is working with integration partners Galaxy Control Systems, RS2 Technologies, Honeywell, Genetec, Gallagher Security, Paxton Access, Siemens, Remsdaq, and S2 Security.

Interactive and home automation features from can now be controlled by iotega.

JCB Co. Ltd. is testing its latest JCB Biometrics Card with fingerprint authentication. The payment solution is provided by IDEMIA, and Toppan Printing is personalizing the cards.

Kentec Electronics Ltd. supplied its Taktis fire detection and alarm technology to Scotland's Dumfries Baptist Church.

Manything signed on three new distribution partners: Brooklyn Low Voltage Supply, DSG Distributors, and Tristate Telecom.

Milestone Systems' open platform IP video management software is helping Carrasco Lakes in Uruguay provide better security control. The networked solution, executed by Foxsys, allows ongoing expansions, including more than 30 new cameras from Hikvision and Arecont Vision.

MOBOTIX is partnering with ClearSite Communications, Inc., to provide a platform that allows cameras and sensors to be deployed at remote locations.

The National Fire Protection Association and ASTM International created a joint working group to create "use-case scenarios" for law enforcement and first responders using drones in operations.

NETSHIELD Corporation is partnering with ZON Digital Insurance to include cyber insurance coverage bundled with its suite of cybersecurity solutions for small and medium enterprises.

Nozomi Networks Inc. and SecureLink are working together to broaden SecureLink Germany's delivery of services to customers across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Nuvias signed a pan-European distribution agreement with FireEye.

Overland-Tandberg announced that ABP Tech now offers its SnapServer Network Attached Storage integrated with ABP Tech's Mx-MSP remote video surveillance monitoring software.

The Quantum video surveillance storage portfolio is now available through Convergint Technologies.

Transition Networks partnered with ScanSource, Inc., to expand delivery of its edge connectivity solutions with a focus on physical security networks.

TrapX Security is collaborating with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. to provide a real-time visibility, threat detection, and rapid threat containment solution.

TÜV Rheinland and SecurityMatters announced a strategic partnership to help worldwide industrial services clients detect and remediate cybersecurity threats.

Virsec entered into an alliance with Raytheon to help defend government and critical infrastructure entities from advanced cyberattacks.​


Kent Police and Essex Police will deploy Axon cameras, along with licenses on

Dedrone announced a partnership with Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, a U.S. Department of Defense organization, to experiment with technology for assessing, measuring, and responding to adversarial unmanned aircraft systems.

Ellipse Global will supply mobile base camps to support field operations under a contract with the U.S. General Services Administration.

ESO announced that its Electronic Health Record and Fire Incidents software platforms were chosen by the Indianapolis Fire Department to collect and analyze data and comply with reporting requirements for the National Emergency Medical Services Information System and the National Fire Incident Reporting System.

Uruguay's Ministry of the Interior worked with the Uruguayan Football Association and H&O Tecnología to implement Herta facial recognition technology for three major football venues.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate's Silicon Valley Innovation Program awarded a contract to iProov to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection improve the passenger entry operation process.

MSA Safety Incorporated will provide G1 self-contained breathing apparatus and accessories to the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and Country Fire Authority in Victoria, Australia.

NC4 announced that the Lansing Police Department chose the NC4 Street Smart solution to support community-based, problem-oriented, and data-driven policing strategy.

Neurotechnology completed a multibiometric voter registration deduplication project for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, working directly with the Independent National Electoral Commission. It compared 46.5 million multibiometric facial and fingerprint voter records in less than two months and identified more than 5.3 million duplicates.

The United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office is using OpenText Axcelerate to expedite its investigations by automating document analysis.

QinetiQ North America was selected for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the U.S. Department of Defense Common Robotic System (Individual) program.

A Sielox layered security solution is securing New Jersey's Upper Township School District.

Israel Police selected Siklu wireless links to secure the Gay Pride Parade in the City of Jerusalem.

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration chose Unisys to secure, operate, maintain, and protect screening equipment in U.S. airports.

VirTra, Inc., received a purchase order for its training simulators under a contract with the U.S. Department of State.

WidePoint Corporation received an award from U.S. Customs and Border Protection for cellular wireless managed services.

Spokane Valley City Hall in Washington has integrated video surveillance, access control, and intrusion systems, specified by Coffman Engineers and configured and installed by EVCO Sound & Electronics.​


Mission 500 presented its Corporate Social Responsibility Award to Altronix Corporation.

Amika Mobile announced that its Amika Mobility Server platform for critical and emergency communication was selected as the Best Emergency Communication Solution by Security Products and Security Today Magazine for the fourth year in a row.

Attivo Networks and Exabeam were among the 2018 Best Places to Work listed by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Bates Security won a SAMMY award for Integrated Installation of the Year for a school security project. The project involved Sonitrol of Lexington, Bates Security, and 3xLOGIC collaborating on an advanced access control system for Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, Kentucky.

Camden Door Controls received UL 294 listing for its new electric strikes.

The Texas Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognized Delta Risk with the Pro Patria Award in the Small Business category.

Essence Smart Care was awarded the 2018 SilverEco & Ageing Well International Award for its Care@Home Smart Alerting solutions.

HGH Infrared Systems won the SECONA Shield 2018 Award in the category Innovative Product of the Year - Hardware CCTV.

Middle Atlantic Products was recognized with two Stellar Service Awards by the readers of Systems Contractor News for its Middle Atlantic website and design services.

Milestone Systems announced that Soko Aoki won its Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest 2018 for integrating XProtect VMS with 360-degree enabled cameras and a head-mounted display.

Pivot3 won multiple technology awards for the latest version of its critical video surveillance software platform. The honors include a 2018 MVP Award from Security Sales & Integration, a 2018 Government Security Award from Security Today, and a 2018 Secure Campus Award from Campus Security and Life Safety.

Safe-T Group Ltd. announced that its Reverse-Access Technology was granted a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Sectra's encrypted smartphone was approved by the European Union for the communication of information at the RESTRICTED security level.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards Program. IPConfigure was recognized with the Best New Product award for its Orchid Core VMS for AXIS Camera Application Platform. The Judges' Choice Award was presented to Allegion for its Von Duprin Remote Undogging and Monitoring Kit. The judges presented awards in a total of 29 product and service categories. Find the full list of winners at

Security Innovation won eight Info Security Product Guide Global Excellence Awards, including a Grand Trophy prize.

Securonix announced that its Next Gen SIEM solution was recognized as the top security information and event management solution in the 2018 SC Magazine Trust Award for the Best SIEM Solution.

Sielox LLC named Milsk Company Inc. as its 2017 manufacturer's representative firm of the year.

Trillium Secure, Inc., took home the grand prize at CyberTech Asia 2018 for its SecureIoT cybersecurity suite and cybersecurity as a service business model.

The University of Ryerson granted Privacy By Design Certification to the Vision-Box Identity Management Platform Orchestra.

VITEC announced that its EZ TV video wall processor won the Best of Show Award at the 2018 NAB Show from Sound & Video Contractor magazine.​


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and University of Washington researchers have developed a new method to detect fake accounts on most types of social networks, including Facebook and Twitter.

Bold Technologies introduced its new learning and training platform, BoldU.

Camden Door Controls launched an enhanced switch-selection wizard on its website.

Clery Center and StopHazing partnered to develop a data-driven Hazing Prevention Framework based on principles of prevention science and findings from the Hazing Prevention Consortium. The partners released the Hazing Prevention Toolkit for Campus Professionals.

Corporate Investigative Services is celebrating 30 years in business.

Critical Start completed the acquisition of Advanced Threat Analytics.

Datavant acquired Universal Patient Key, a provider of HIPAA-compliant de-identification services for healthcare data.

Memphis-based Electronic Security Specialists purchased required commercial fire alarm accounts from neighboring Frase Protection.

The Gaming Standards Association launched its new Blockchain Committee.

The California Hotel and Lodging Association partnered with Guardian Group to provide all hotel members with the Guardian Seal Recognition and Response Training to prevent human trafficking.

Honeywell opened an industrial cybersecurity center of excellence in Asia, with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board.

InfoArmor, Inc., unveiled a new brand identity, with a redesigned website, an updated logo, and an improved user experience.

KPMG acquired cybersecurity firm Egyde to help clients with cybersecurity risks.

Mavin Technologies is offering Mavin Prime, a free edition of Mavin's Security Management Platform that supports up to eight readers.

NuState Energy Holdings, Inc., changed its name to Visium Technologies, Inc., to reflect the company's primary focus on technology and cybersecurity.

OnSSI released The Hardening Guide for Networked Video Surveillance Systems. The free downloadable guide provides specific recommendations for applying cybersecurity measures to protect systems from potential threats. released free security software utility PDF Page Lock, which enables users to lock or hide selected pages of a PDF document with a password encryption.

PeopleFacts and SNH Capital Partners I, LP, acquired TRAK-1 to create a leading competitor in the U.S. background screening market.

Polaris Alpha recently opened a new laboratory designed to help federal agencies understand the impact of the Federal Communications Commission's auctioning of communications spectrum.

Qualys, Inc., acquired the software assets of 1Mobility of Singapore.

RapidDeploy installed its computer-assisted dispatch platform in the testing laboratory at the Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center at Texas A&M University.

ShotSpotter published the 2017 National Gunfire Index.

Spearfish West Africa opened in Abuja, Nigeria, as a subsidiary of Spearfish Security.

Tourism Malaysia announced the launch of My Tourist Assist, a mobile app to support safe travel for tourists in the country. The app was developed by UST Global and managed by Jana Tiga Holdings Sdn Bhd.

VirtualArmour International Inc. established the VirtualArmour Academy, a new institution for cybersecurity education and training.

VOTI Detection opened new global headquarters in Montreal to produce leading-edge x-ray security scanning systems. ​