SSN Staff  - 
Friday, August 1, 2003

XO to provide DSL service to Westec

IRVINE, Calif. - In a move the company says will strengthen communication with its customers, Westec InterActive has chosen Reston, Va.-based XO Communications Inc. as its DSL provider.

Using DSL services, Westec is able to offer enhanced two-way video and audio communication with its customers, which provides opportunity for vital information and intervention capabilities in the event of a security breach.

Because Westec relies on this information to dispatch the proper authorities for its customers, having a reliable DSL provider was key, according to Philip Hashway, executive vice president of Westec.
Interface implements Bold’s Manitou

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Interface Security Systems has implemented Bold Technologies’ Manitou as its central station automation software.

The company chose Manitou because of its ability to work well with Microsoft, which provides Interface’s enterprise business level software, Navision. Prior to the implementation, Interface was running a software package from Dice.

According to President Mike McLeod, the conversion has already saved Interface money, improved customer service and raised operator efficiency.
ABM adds OzVision to Phoenix Software

LEWISVILLE, Texas - ABM Data Systems Inc., a subsidiary of American Building Control Inc. has fully integrated OzVision’s high-quality remote video solutions into its Phoenix central station software.

The combined solution is a complete Windows-based accounting, service and installation management software solution with modules written specifically for the central station industry. ABM said the solution will give dealers new video-related services to sell to customers.