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De Fina: A forward-looking industry veteran

July 29, 2015Martha Entwistle

Like others here at Security Systems News and across the industry, I was saddened to learn of Frank De Fina's death. Over the past 10 years I got to know Frank and I admired him a lot. He was a great businessman who knew his technology and the security industry inside and out, but one of the reasons I liked talking to him is because he knew as much about music and art as he did about IP video. And more than just talk about music, he was a musician. If you've been to PSA-TEC, you've probably enjoyed...

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Frank De Fina, security industry veteran, dies

July 27, 2015Martha Entwistle

PLAINSBORO, N.J.—Security industry veteran Frank De Fina, 61, who served as a top executive for a number of video surveillance companies including Panasonic, Samsung, SightLogix and most recently Hikvision USA, died July 26 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.Active in industry associations, De Fina was instrumental in putting together a security degree program at Mercer County Community College in New Jersey in collaboration with the Security Industry Association. That program will...

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De Fina joins Hikvision USA

May 18, 2015Martha Entwistle

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.–Frank De Fina, who has worked with video surveillance companies such as Panasonic, Samsung and Sightlogix, has joined Hikvision USA, one of the fastest growing video surveillance companies, Hikvision announced today.As senior director, strategic sales, a newly created position, De Fina will expand sales growth particularly in the systems integration business in North America, the company said.De Fina told Security Systems News he is impressed by Hikvision's products and potential...

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Panasonic to buy Video Insight

February 4, 2015SSN Staff

OSAKA, Japan—Panasonic on Feb. 3 announced it has an agreement to acquire VMS provider Video Insight, based in Houston, Texas.Panasonic plans to acquire all shares of Video Insight. Terms of the deal were not released. Imperial Capital advised Video Insight.Panasonic said the deal is “part of its strategy to expand business opportunities for both companies in the education market in North America.”Video Insight will continue to be run by founders J. Robert Shaw and James Whitcomb....

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Video companies branching out into access control

October 10, 2014Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—In the past 18 months, three major video surveillance companies have expanded into access control. There are many reasons why Axis Communications, Panasonic and Avigilon made this move, but the main reason, they say, is because of demand.“More and more customers are looking for integration [of their video systems] with access control,” said Bruce Stewart, business development manager, access control, Axis Communications.Willem Ryan, product marketing manager, Avigilon,...

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De Fina joins SightLogix

July 15, 2014Martha Entwistle

PRINCETON, N.J.—Calling it the “next great company,” Frank De Fina announced today that he's joining smart thermal camera manufacturer SightLogix as EVP of sales and marketing.De Fina said SightLogix is a “hidden gem” that meets four criteria he has for getting involved with a new company.One of those criteria is that the product solves a problem.SightLogix “solves a big industry problem and that is intrusion detection,” De Fina said.“What I'm talking...

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Minuteman gets $7m MBTA mobile video surveillance project

October 9, 2013Martha Entwistle

ANDOVER, Mass.—Within a year, hundreds of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) buses will be equipped with what Minuteman CEO Joseph Lynch calls “one of the most advanced multiband wireless IP video systems ever installed in mass transit.” The first group of buses will start transporting passengers the second week in November. Minuteman, a PSA Security owner, won the $7 million project at the end of July. “The contract is for the installation of high definition...

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Axis stays atop IHS video surveillance rankings, claims top spot for video encoders

June 21, 2013SSN Staff

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Axis Communications, a provider of network video surveillance solutions, retained the top spot in IHS Research's annual rankings of the top video surveillance companies, according to a news release. Ranking just behind Axis in the same category were the Japanese electronics giant Panasonic and China-based Hikvision, according to the recently released report, titled “CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment - World - 2013.” In addition, Axis for the first time claimed...

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Honeywell adds members to open tech alliance

April 9, 2013SSN Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Seven new members have joined the Honeywell Open Technology Alliance, according to a company statement. The new members are Exacq, LG, Oncam Grandeye, ImmerVision, Panasonic, Pelco and Sony. Formed in 2010, the alliance is composed of physical security and IT manufacturers committed to developing open and integrated security solutions for end users. Members of the alliance work to improve the interoperability of their security and IT products, the statement said. “The...

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Honeywell adds members to open tech alliance

April 9, 2013SSN Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Seven new members have joined the Honeywell Open Technology Alliance, according to a company statement. The new members are Exacq, LG, Oncam Grandeye, ImmerVision, Panasonic, Pelco and Sony. Formed in 2010, the alliance is composed of physical security and IT manufacturers committed to developing open and integrated security solutions for end users. Members of the alliance work to improve the interoperability of their security and IT products, the statement said. “The...

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