And the winners are...

I know some of you care about the New Product Showcase winners from ISC West. I don't have a link (they don't seem to be online yet), but I've got a cut-and-paste for you. Pivot3's the big winner - though they unveiled the product at ASIS, so just how "new" is it exactly? Here you go: Pivot3 Wins Top Prize at New Product Showcase General Electric takes Judges’ Innovation Award LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Pivot3 on Wednesday was honored with the Best in Show Award at the 2009 New Product Showcase for its Serverless Computing storage solution. Serverless Computing, according to Pivot3, consolidates resources to reduce power, cooling, rack space and cost dramatically. General Electric’s Vigilant V-Series life safety system received the NPS Judges’ Innovation Award. The New Product Showcase (NPS), which is sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), is held annually in conjunction with ISC West at the Sands Expo and Convention Center to recognize the best security product innovations. This year’s competition included 76 entrants. “The Security Industry Association is proud to promote the development of products that make our world safer,” SIA Chief Executive Officer Richard Chace said. “We congratulate each of the winners for their impressive technological achievements, and we thank all of the competitors for their important contributions to the industry.” The NPS category winners included: Monitoring: Broadband Discovery Systems for the Merlin LE Video Storage and Distribution: Pivot3 for Serverless Computing Access Control: EC Key for the EK 4 Enterprise Relay Integrated Software, Products and Systems: Vidsys for RiskShield Intrusion Detection: Designed Security for the Entry Sentry Tailgate Detection System Fire and Life Safety: (tie) FireLite Alarms by Honeywell for the IPDACT-2UD FireWatch Series IP Communicator; System Sensor for the CO1224T CO Detector with RealTest Ooooh, they'll have to arm wrestle in the Honeywell offices for who's the real top dog. OEM: Pentax for the 1.3 Megapixel Varifocal Plus Lens False Alarm Solutions: Nascom for the Universal Flip Switch IP Devices, Products and Software: Panasonic for the iPro WV-NP502 Megapixel Fixed Network Camera Video Devices: TimeSight Systems for Video Surveillance Appliances Video Analytics: Behavioral Recognition Systems for AISight Let me know if you consider any of that thrilling.


I'm excited about the Pentax lens. It'll definitely cut down on instalation time.

Remains to be seen whether it actually works of course. Looking forward to getting my hands on one.