VIENNA, Va.—While there is still some confusion in the market about what constitutes a “true PSIM” and what’s merely a “PSIM wannabe,” the market is maturing and demand is growing, James Chong, founder and CTO of PSIM provider VidSys, told Security Systems News.
NEW YORK—The World Trade Center security team of engineers from Ducibella, Venter & Santore and integrators from Diebold spend a lot of time together.
They have official meetings at least twice a week to track progress. Since the collaboration began early this spring, long days have been the norm. And, with the Sept. 11 opening of the Memorial site approaching, longer days along with unofficial dinner and breakfast meetings are increasingly common.
MONTREAL—Genetec’s unified security platform, Security Center 5.0, can for the first time integrate with intrusion panels, the company announced May 18.
“We’ve integrated with intrusion panels before, but it’s always been a custom integration,” said Jimmy Palatsoukas, Genetec senior product manager. “Now it’s an off-the-shelf feature.”
In a deal designed to enable its HIS dealers to do more complex systems integration jobs and provide more customized solutions, Honeywell announced at ISC West that it will integrate its security and building management platform with Boeing’s VSOC, it’s PSIM-type solution.
LAS VEGAS—What was new on Day 1 of ISC West 2011? As usual, there were a number of partnership announcements and a couple of acquisitions; new this year was lots of talk about physical security information management systems. PSIM announcements abounded on the show floor.