Cypress Integration Solutions of Lapeer, Michigan; and LRG Inc., of Jasper, Texas, are proud to announce that LRG Inc. now represents Cypress in 16 central U.S. states.
"Having LRG Inc. represent Cypress is a win-win partnership," said Paul Ahern, Cypress president. "LRG is a company which is focused not just on selling pieces and parts, but on solution selling. They are known for providing outstanding technical as well as sales support, and have dedicated personnel which get to the root of customer needs."
"The Cypress lineup of access control solutions perfectly complements our portfolio of access control and contractor technology solutions," said LRG President Chris Lanier. "We are excited to help integrators stand out from the competition with Cypress solutions which bridge and extend component capability. We will be able to provide companies a complete, flexible access control package to save time and money for both legacy and new access control installations."
LRG Inc. will now represent Cypress within the states of Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Established in 2001, LRG has become one of the largest security representative firms in the Central U.S., providing true independent consultation for the access control contractor, along with a six-person support center for pre- and post-installation needs and project assistance.
Since it was founded in 1983, Cypress Computer Systems, dba Cypress Integration Solutions, has remained a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of award-winning electronic security solutions and technologies, with products made in the U.S.A. Currently available solutions include wireless credential readers, data format converters, wireless Wiegand extenders, fiber and wired Wiegand reader extenders, and Wiegand splitters-- solutions which are used worldwide to solve unique design and installation challenges. Cypress also custom-engineers solutions, and supplies products to make the transition to the Security Industry Association's Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard.
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Under the terms of the new partnership, TRENDnet’s IT, security, and AV customers will soon have access to TRENDnet branded network management hardware that is Powered by Domotz. TRENDnet will also become part of the award-winning Domotz Pro ecosystem, giving TRENDnet customers access to a comprehensive suite of network management features including remote access, remote power management, alerts, network diagnostics, a customer facing app, SNMP monitoring, automation system integration, multi-protocol support, and more.
TRENDnet’s new Powered by Domotz network management box will empower integrators to deliver a better customer experience and more advanced services, while also reducing service costs. TRENDnet integrators will have access to a wide range of benefits including:
Ability to offer new innovative services (remote monitoring, network security, remote support)
In 2001, LRG was born and served only Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico out of a spare bedroom home office. From there, LRG has expanded to cover 16 states from Texas to Minnesota and grown to a 16 person sales team, outgrowing the whole house, per se. In 2009, moving into the J. L. Lanier building, the LRG Support Center is home to 6 sales support personnel who team up with 10 outside sales representatives scattered throughout LRG territory.
Thank you for your continuous support and we are proud to be serving our vendors, distributor and dealers for 16 years and look forward to many more years to come.
LRG celebrated 105 years of family ownership Thursday afternoon, July 27th at the J. L. Lanier building in downtown Jasper, Texas. The Lanier building was acquired on July 29, 1912 by Joseph Linton Lanier. The cash-register pictured is the original used in the J. L. Lanier & Company store. It was registered for use on May 8, 1930.
Chris Lanier, the owner of LRG, is the great grandson of Linton Lanier and Roberta Victoria (Hicks). Linton Lanier was the major owner of J. L. Lanier & Company, a men's clothing store located at 155 North Main Street for 65 years. The store stocked name brand items such as; Florsheim shoes, Curlee suits, Arrow shirts, etc. The Lanier family retained the building after Linton passed away, as his son Joe Lanier took over at that time. Since 2009, the building is home to LRG's support center, which houses 7 sales support personnel.
This year the anniversary date coincided with a meeting of the outside sales representatives for LRG. Chris and his office staff hosted 16 LRG Associates and vendors from a sales region that cover territories from Texas to Minnesota.
We at LRG are proud of the legacy this building holds. The history, memories, and family lineage ingrained in these walls will never be forgotten.
Canadian distribution partner InfoLogic EBM coordinated the implementation of a hub-and-spoke server design that saw four central servers in different cities cross-connected and extended with TRENDnet gigabit fiber converters to six satellite towns. From there, fiber stretched from the smaller towns to designated educational and healthcare facilities in remote areas. Whether customers need to connect networks across floors, buildings, or far-reaching regions, TRENDnet fiber switches, chassis systems, and small form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules provide a reliable and cost-effective option.
While the fiber cabling materials and practices have remained constant, TRENDnet has adapted to shrinking connectors and devices. Instead of full-size gigabit interface converters (GBIC) that use SC connectors, according to Senior Manager Evan Davis, TRENDnet produces SFPs and mini-GBIC modules that use LC connectors, which are about half the size of SCs.
“This reduction in size allows you to fit more SFP slots on a switch than you could with a full-size GBIC module,” said Evan, who leads the company’s solutions engineering department.
TRENDnet has also witnessed the addition of 10G connections, which is 10 times faster than previous gigabit technology.
“More throughput is necessary when transferring large amounts of data around the network for switches,” he said. In addition to recently released 10G switches and SFP modules, Evan added the company will be concentrating efforts on adding more 10G options for fiber networks.
Vanco announced Jim Kotz as July Manufacturer’s Representative of the Month. Jim represents LRG as Regional Sales Manager in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin. Jim is an appointed Vanco Specialist and conducts accredited training classes for Vanco. With his expertise and knowledge, Jim continually helps distributors and integrators design necessary systems for HDMI distribution and video walls. Additionally, Jim actively pursues new customers to expand distribution.
Frame drop is one of the key problems in IP surveillance systems. The consequence of dropped frames are recording gaps which translate into lost images that could cost a company unmeasurable financial damages.
Rasilient sought to design a recording server combined with a storage system that could support up to 1,000 cameras and over one petabyte of storage. “We wanted the NFD Systems to be the basic building block of large projects, for example we recently had a project in Qatar with over 2,600 cameras and eight petabytes of storage which used several of these systems,” explained Wan, Director of Middle East Operations at Rasilient Systems.
Rasilient’s solution was designed with video surveillance in mind. “Other storage companies are IT-based, and the storage technology employed by other vendors caters to random access, i.e., including read and write. Whereas our system is built for over 95 percent write and minimum read access,” remarked Wan.
Rasilient chose the Seagate Technology's SkyHawk drive to be implemented in their systems. “The biggest reason we chose Seagate was the reliability and support we were getting during the qualification process,” explained Wan. “It allowed us to lower the total cost of ownership and achieve great performance in large scale deployments. After switching to Seagate we have lower disk failure rates and we also achieved a remarkable NFD (no frame drop) during our solution partner certification with Milestone System’s XProtect VMS,” Wan added.
Under the Milestone certification criteria, a frame drop rate of under 0.1 percent is acceptable. Rasilient’s achievement was even more remarkable: “We had 1,000 2-MP simulated cameras streaming for 72 hours at 25 FPS at HD quality,” said Wan. “To make the test even harder and stress test the system even more, we increased the recording bandwidth to 2.1 GB/s. In the meantime, we simulated a disk failure by pulling out a drive out of a live system, and again no frame was dropped. SkyHawk is definitely a contributing factor to this success,” he concluded.
Steve Reddington has assumed the Regional Sales Manager position for the Illinois and Eastern Wisconsin for our territory applicable vendors. Steve brings over 25 years of security, safety and automation experience to LRG. He has an extensive background in various technologies as an integrator and has career experience in both regional and national territory management. Steve has also previously been owner of his own security company, Advanced Security & Safety Products Co., located in the Chicago area. Steve currently lives in Des Plaines, IL with his wife, Kristy. Michele Fancher will continue his sales partner at the Support Center for his region.