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Vicon and IQinVision merge, form $56m business

Vicon wll now have in-house megapixel camera technology

EDGEWOOD, N.Y., and SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.—On the eve of ISC West, publicly traded Vicon and privately held IQinVision announced a plan to merge, creating a $56 million company.

Small chain upgrades to IP at own pace

Virginia’s Quik-E Foods points to high ROI

LYNCHBURG, Va.—Family-owned and operated Quik-E Foods, based here, recently installed an IP camera in the rear of one of its 12 convenience stores. “The camera actually paid for itself on day 2,” said Quik-E Vice President Todd Burgess.

Who’s in charge? Study shows 91 percent of IT departments do video surveillance

IT increasingly involved in ‘purchase and operations of [video surveillance] equipment,’ according to study commissioned by Axis Communications

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Who’s in charge of video surveillance purchase and operations at corporations? Increasingly, that’s the domain of the IT department, according to a study commissioned by network video provider Axis Communications.

Mobotix beefs ups in North America

Sees big growth opportunity north of the border

NEW YORK—Network video provider Mobotix is adding personnel in North America, a move that is propelled by opportunity in certain vertical markets, according to Steve Gorski, Mobotix GM Americas.

MicroPower offers integrators financing option

Tynan: Shift from a capital expenditure to an operating expenditure can speed installation, results for end users

SAN DIEGO—Wireless surveillance provider MicroPower is offering a new financing option designed to speed projects along and create RMR opportunities for integrators.

Q&A with Axis co-founder Martin Gren


Martha: I just returned from the Milestone conference where partners, including Axis, extolled the virtues of the VMS. Why does Axis really need to develop its own access control product?

Milestone dashboard called RMR generator for less complex projects


ORLANDO—Now that it has been vetted by major integrators on large projects, Milestone Systems is trying to get the word out that its new customer dashboard can be an RMR generator for integrators working on less complex jobs.

IDV Solutions gets $2 million cash infusion

Second round with Plymouth Ventures

LANSING, Mich.—IDV Solutions, a provider of enterprise risk visualization software, on Jan. 22 completed a $2 million second funding round with Plymouth Venture Partners of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Late-night studies call for access control

University of Texas secures 65 buildings

AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin’s new access-control system prevents students working late at night in many campus buildings from leaving a door “blocked open so their friends can enter,” says Bob Harkins, vice president for campus safety and security.

HID acquires IdenTrust

Identity solution provider also launches channel program and goes to Texas

AUSTIN, Texas—From its newly christened headquarters here, identity solution provider HID Global today announced it has acquired IdenTrust, a provider of digital identities.



SSN News Poll November 2015

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