The global leader in power and data transmission solutions for professional Security, Surveillance, Access Control, and Fire Signaling applications, Altronix designs and manufactures innovative low-voltage electronics that provide the foundation for any physical security system.
Vanco International is pleased to announce Kenny Hilton as Vanco’s Manufacturer’s Representative of the Quarter – 4th Quarter. Kenny works for Lanier Rep Group as Regional Sales Manager. Kenny has shown aggressive growth in his Southeast Texas territory, especially by expanding the Beale Street Audio line of speakers and pushing our latest EVO-IP products. His hard work and dedication continue to be a key component in the success of Vanco. Thank you, Kenny for your hard work and dedication.
LRG inc, a Jasper-based manufacturer’s rep firm for the security industry, is seeking to hire a full-time Marketing Assistant.
The ideal candidate should be skilled in graphic design, and comfortable with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator). Responsibilities include design of flyers and brochures (for product promotions, training events and industry expos), develop and update Support Center digital signage and LRG promotional materials, regularly communicate (phone, email) with manufacturer marketing contacts (product promotions, print resources, and general marketing needs), maintain company website and develop the social media presence, author press releases for regional and national industry outlets.
The position is based in the Jasper, Texas Support Center. This is a full-time position, 7:45am-5:15pm, M-F, working in a great teamwork environment. (Company-specific training will be given.)
As we close the books on Security Sales & Integration‘s 40th year this month, let’s take one more look back to the 1980s when, under the oversight of then Alarm Installer & Dealer magazine Founder Bob Bargert published an amusing industry-themed cartoon each issue month.
Longtime readers no doubt fondly remember those illustrated moments of levity, which were contributed by Joe Lanier, whose son Chris Lanier currently serves as president of the manufacturer’s rep firm LRG.
Several of those golden cartoons are revived in slideshow format here as a tribute to both SSI‘s and Lanier’s legacies. Joe Lanier, 81, has long since retired but was kind enough to provide us with the following background on his second life as a security industry cartoonist …
“My mother was an accomplished water color artist, but what little talent I inherited leaned toward doodling in school. I later served in the military air police, followed by law enforcement work. Then the grass looked greener in the burglar alarm biz, so I became an installing dealer. Later jumped the fence to the wholesale supply side. That was followed by a field sales slot with Moose Products, and later the old FBI firm. Those companies sold to Aritech and Pittway, but I was fortunate enough to establish my own independent sales rep company for 10 years prior to retiring. I was able through most of these backgrounds to enjoy cartooning as a part time hobby with sales to some police and security trade journals. I especially developed a friendship with security publisher Bob Bargert, and he was kind enough to regularly publish my efforts.”
Step back in time and check out the cartoons here!
Pearl River, NY (October 23, 2018) – As part of its recently released Ocularis 5.6 Video Management Software (VMS), OnSSI announces the availability of a new Smart Camera Driver for VIVOTEK H.264 and H.265 Cameras. The new Smart Camera Driver eliminates the need for Ocularis VMS users to wait for drivers to be developed for newly introduced VIVOTEK cameras, as Ocularis 5.6 will automatically build the driver when it senses the new camera in the system.
“With the latest release of Ocularis, users and integrators alike will find our powerful VMS platform even easier to install, implement and use with new capabilities that now include a Smart Camera Driver for VIVOTEK H.264 and H.265 Cameras,” said Ken LaMarca, VP of Sales and Marketing, OnSSI. “In addition to Ocularis automatically accommodating VIVOTEK cameras, OnSSI joins VIVOTEK in supporting Trend Micro’s world renowned anti-intrusion cybersecurity software to provide users with the highest levels of protection for their security system architecture.”
The new Ocularis Smart Camera Driver supports VIVOTEK H.264 and H.265 cameras, including on-board events generated by the cameras’ internal analytics. Also supported are VIVOTEK camera features such as 4K resolution and dewarping for wide area surveillance applications. This latest software enhancement from OnSSI allows the Ocularis Recorder and VIVOTEK IP cameras to communicate with each other using VIVOTEK’s protocol to determine the model and capabilities of networked cameras, and then builds the required driver on the fly, eliminating the need for integrators & users to wait for model-specific drivers to come out. They can use their newest camera models and all of their features, as soon as they are released.
“We are extremely pleased that OnSSI’s industry-leading Ocularis VMS solution now automatically accommodates VIVOTEK cameras,” said David Liu, President of VIVOTEK USA, Inc. “The Ocularis Smart Camera Drivers make it easier and more cost-efficient for users to deploy VIVOTEK’s portfolio of innovative imaging solutions in their systems.”
On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) was founded in 2002 with the goal of developing comprehensive and intelligent IP video surveillance management software. OnSSI’s Ocularis IP security and surveillance VMS platform increases security, reduces operational costs, and helps organizations move closer to prevention. Ocularis delivers open architecture, flexibility, and scalability along with robust cybersecurity protections for a range of applications including education, gaming, government, healthcare, manufacturing, public safety, transportation, and utilities. OnSSI is headquartered in Pearl River, New York and has representation in over 100 countries. With its acquisition of Germany-based VMS company, SeeTec GmbH and the launch of Ocularis 5, OnSSI continues to drive global expansion and technological innovations.
SALTO Systems Partners with Altronix to Deliver Integrated Access and Power Solutions
New Trove™ Delivers More Versatility and Higher Cost-Efficiency
Brooklyn, NY (November 15, 2018) – Altronix announced it has added SALTO Systems to its expanding portfolio of Trove™ Access and Power Integration Solutions, which simplify access system design, configuration and installation, greatly reducing time and labor. The new Trove1SA1 from Altronix seamlessly accommodates SALTO access controllers providing a highly-efficient and scalable access solution.
“Our collaboration with SALTO Systems provides integrators with even more versatility,” said Alan Forman, President, Altronix Corporation. “Trove facilitates flexible access control configurations, which are ultimately more profitable for systems integrators and more cost-efficient for their customers.”
The Trove1SA1 accommodates up to 4 SALTO XS4 CU42E0, CU4200 and/or CU4EB8 controllers for direct control of up to 8 wired doors and/or 65,000 electronic locks. In addition to providing added design and configuration versatility, Trove1SA1 includes a removable backplane that allows systems integrators to test and configure SALTO access and Altronix power solutions prior to on-site installation. Trove1SA1 includes a tamper switch, mounting hardware and cam lock, along with ample room for wiring to accommodate backup batteries.
“We’re excited to announce SALTO Systems’ controllers are compatible with Altronix Trove access and power integration solutions,” said Bill Wood, President of SALTO Systems North America. “This partnership provides installers with a highly efficient access control configuration and installation solution.”
SALTO Systems is a global leader in the development and manufacture of world-class electronic locking and access control solutions. Its leading-edge hardware and software technologies are in use in more than 15,000 installations worldwide with an estimated 20 million daily users.
For more information on Altronix’s extensive line of products, please visit www.altronix.com.
Altronix Corporation is the leading designer and manufacturer of quality low voltage electronics for the video surveillance, security, fire, access control and automation markets. The company continues to enhance its series of products that deliver “More than just power” including LINQ™ Network Communication Technology, Trove™ Access and Power Integration, Pace™ UTP/Ethernet Long Range Ethernet Adapters, eBridge™ Ethernet over Coax Adapters, eFlow™ Power Supply/Chargers, NetWay™ PoE Solutions, NetWay Spectrum Fiber Solutions, HubWay™ UTP Video Solutions, VertiLine™ Rack Mount Power Solutions, ReServ™ UPS Series for video surveillance, WayPoint™ Outdoor Power Supplies, and StrikeIt™ Panic Device Power and Control. Altronix’s U.S. corporate headquarters located in Brooklyn, NY with the latest manufacturing technologies for the highest levels of quality and performance. Altronix is an ISO 9001 registered firm. Altronix products are manufactured in the U.S.A. and carry a lifetime warranty. Visit Altronix at www.altronix.com.
About SALTO Systems
SALTO Systems is a global leader in the development and manufacture of world-class access control solutions, particularly in sectors where security is critical – from airports and healthcare to government, education, sport and entertainment venues, hotels, and more. The company revolutionized access control with a pioneering approach that featured the first stand-alone, battery-powered electronic lock; the SALTO Virtual Network (SVN) data-on-card technology; and the first wireless access control system that combined a stand-alone locking device with online, real-time capabilities — all without using wires or mechanical keys. Its leading-edge hardware and software technologies are in use in more than 15,000 installations worldwide, with an estimated 20 million daily users. SALTO has local offices in more than 28 countries and a partner network that extends its reach to nearly every region of the globe. Visit www.saltosystems.com for more information.
The new XTSPlus Touchscreen is a stylish in-wall touchscreen that runs an embedded version of the popular MyRussound™ App. In an exciting update to the popular XTS Touchscreen which it replaces, the XTSPlus offers several compelling new features:
The XTSPlus offers a 5" (12.7cm) 1280 x 720 HD display. The new display is perfect for taking advantage of upcoming changes to the embedded MyRussound app for the new MBX-Series of streaming audio products coming soon.
A powerful quad-core A53 Cortex processor lies at the heart of the new XTSPlus. The faster processor pairs with increased memory and storage to allow more versatility for future features and updates.
More Flexible Installation Options
The new XTSPlus has been re-designed so that it will not only fit in any single-gang wall box just like the XTS, but it will also now fit in any standard 60mm Euro boxes, too!
Built-in Proximity Sensor
The XTSPlus includes a built-in sensor to allow it to wake up as soon as you approach it, providing instant access to full audio control: changing the volume, playing or pausing, selecting a favorite, etc.
More efficient PoE Design
The XTSPlus uses a more efficient 802.3af compatible PoE power supply, allowing for less power consumption and cooler operation
More App options
The advanced capabilities of the new XTSPlus are designed to allow a key future update that has been requested by many Russound dealers...adding the ability to run more apps than just the MyRussound app. This exciting feature will be released in 2019 and will be part of a free software update to any XTSPlus device.
The XTSPlus works exclusively with Russound MCA-Series Controllers and XStream™ Series streaming audio systems as well as being designed as the ideal touchscreen for the upcoming MBX Series of streaming audio products from Russound.
As an IP-based touchscreen, the XTSPlus connects to the network rather than the controller, making placement options extremely flexible. The network connectivity also allows the XTSPlus to control any room/device in the Russound audio system. A single XTSPlus can be used to control an entire home's audio system, all easily accessible and ready to go with a simple tap or touch.
The key benefit to installing an XTSPlus is that it gives full control and easy access to a Russound audio system, eliminating the need for finding and accessing a particular app on a phone or tablet to simply change the volume or switch favorites. Power over Internet (PoE) allows the XTSPlus to receive power over the same Ethernet connection used for communication, requiring only one CAT-5/6 cable run to a single-gang workbox or p-ring at the location.
Elegant, low-profile design for a stylish appearance that blends with any décor
Large 5" (12.7 cm) high resolution 1280 x 720 HD display
Runs the MyRussound™ App to provide instant access to control your Russound system
Powerful quad-core Cortex processor ready for today's app and for more powerful Russound apps in the future
Adjustable display brightness and screen timeout settings to tailor to any room or user requirements
Supports all MCA-Series controllers and XStream Series of streaming audio systems -the XTSPlus controls anything that the MyRussound app on your phone does
Controls any zone within a Russound system, not limited to a single zone like previous Russound touchscreens
One-year limited warranty for the peace of mind you and your customers desire
The XTSPlus is now shipping to all of our customers.
More information on the XTSPlus is available by clicking here.
Please note that due to the release of the XTSPlus, our previous touchscreen, the XTS, is now officially discontinued. The XTSPlus is a direct replacement and can be used in any installation in place of the XTS model touchscreen.
Thank you for your support of Russound and its products.
The alarm professionals at TANE ALARM PRODUCTS® know that the first line of defense in a burglar alarm system is the magnetic alarm contact. The integrity of the entire alarm system depends on the quality and dependability of each individual alarm contact. Failure is not an option when safety and security are at stake.
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Independently conducted endurance tests confirm that our alarm contacts perform error free for over 10,000,000 cycles, and more importantly, they operate flawlessly at the most critical moment when a break in occurs, even after those contacts have been idle for many years.
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