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POS, Payment Processing, Data Collection, And IP Video News
POS, Payment Processing, Data Collection, And IP Video News

Datacap Systems has released TranCloud, a new EMV-enabled payments solution for mobile and browser-based POS providers. Engineered specifically for mobile/browser POS, Datacap’s cloud approach with small footprint hardware allows POS systems to process transactions through a variety of payment processors while simultaneously driving a range of PIN pad hardware from leading OEMs — all via the cloud.

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IP SECURITY MAGAZINE ARTICLES

  • Expand Your Line Card
    Expand Your Line Card

    How does your line card compare with that of your peers? More importantly, where are the highest margins and most revenue?

  • 30-Year Anniversary: A Look Back

    Business Solutions magazine began as Business Electronics magazine in May 1986. In the 30 years since, the magazine and focus have undergone some significant changes. Originally, the magazine was dedicated to office automation dealers. Looking over those first few issues, you can’t help but smile at some of the topics.

  • Inside A $10 Million IP Video Install

    An IT integrator lands a 20+ casino upgrade involving thousands of IP cameras.

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IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • Trunk Slammers Vs. Strategic Partners
    Trunk Slammers Vs. Strategic Partners

    Trunk slammers are the bane of the security industry. They’re the folks who pick up jobs installing surveillance systems without really knowing what they’re doing. But when the system doesn’t work right, the customer blames the product rather than the installer. And that gives the whole industry a bad name.

  • 10 Ways To Convince Customers To Upgrade To IP Video
    10 Ways To Convince Customers To Upgrade To IP Video

    While IP video solutions have been on the market for close to a decade, there are still a large number of end users that utilize analog systems. The number of these users that choose to migrate to an IP-based system is on the rise, and manufacturers, integrators, and A&Es continue to educate these organizations about the benefits of switching from their legacy analog systems to state-of-the-art, IP-based solutions.

  • 7 Reasons Analytics Should Be Part Of Your Next Retail Camera Install
    7 Reasons Analytics Should Be Part Of Your Next Retail Camera Install

    Retailers are focused on many things that reach far beyond loss prevention and security, including long-term growth, return on investment for technology, streamlining services and support to customers, and gathering business intelligence to help translate data to sales. The trend toward retail analytics isn’t new, but advancing technologies and techniques, coupled with the many new opportunities they offer to retail customers continues to drive opportunity for increased intelligence and data capture.

  • Why Every VAR Should Attend RetailNOW
    Why Every VAR Should Attend RetailNOW

    RSPA’s RetailNOW event is often called the “must attend” event for anyone selling POS and, at Epson, we couldn’t agree more. We have attended the show for many years and it has been extremely successful for both us and our partners. I have been in the industry a long time, and this year especially I have seen a lot of new challenges the POS industry has had to face.

  • Bridging The Gap: Driving New Levels Of Intelligence And Risk Mitigation
    Bridging The Gap: Driving New Levels Of Intelligence And Risk Mitigation

    Today, security and risk are large business issues, reaching high into the C-suite. Executive leadership teams recognize the potential of costly and damaging disruptions if risk is not appropriately controlled. As a result, IT, physical, and cyber security teams must collaborate to best manage and address risk.

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IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • The Trends And Benefits Of Smart Cards And Biometric Security Devices
    The Trends And Benefits Of Smart Cards And Biometric Security Devices

    Everyone is concerned with digital data security today, in one way or another. For every digital advancement, there seems to be a counter development to breach its security. The trust and etiquette that once governed the use of the old telephone party lines would serve us well today, but we cannot count on such protocol for today’s data and communication devices. Additional protection is needed.

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PHYSICAL SECURITY EVENTS

ISV IQ Live! West February 24, 2016 Santa Ana, CA
RSA
February 29-March 4
San Francisco
ISC West
April 6-8
Las Vegas
ISV IQ Live! East October 6, 2016 Philadelphia

 

ABOUT ACCESS CONTROL & VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

Access control & video surveillance includes physical security technologies such as access control devices, IP video cameras, video management software (VMS), and video storage devices and systems.

Access control usually refers to a device or system that restricts access to a place or other resources based on individual credentials. Individuals allowed to access the place or resource verify their authorization through human monitoring (such as a guard), physical keys, electronic login information, biometric identification, electronic keys, or a combination of methods. In the physical security world, access control is used to restrict access by unauthorized personnel to a property, building, or a room.

IP video cameras (Internet protocol cameras or IP cameras) are a type of digital video camera often used for surveillance. They differ from analog closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras by being able to send and receive data over a computer network or via the Internet. There are two types of IP cameras, centralized and decentralized. Centralized require a central Network Video Recorder (NVR) while decentralized do not. Decentralized IP cameras have built-in recording functionality and store video locally on flash memory, network attached storage (NAS), or hard disk drives.

Video management software (VMS) is a component of a video surveillance solution which consists of cameras, network infrastructure, storage, and the VMS. Unlike analog cameras, IP cameras operate over a standard computer Ethernet network such as LAN, WAN, or the Internet. Because of this a computer on the network must have video management software installed in order to handle recording and other functionality for all the cameras on the network. Some systems load video management software onto the cameras themselves, letting the user access and control cameras with only a smartphone or tablet app.

Video storage can be done in multiple ways, either with direct attached storage or detached storage. Direct attached storage is the most common solution for small to medium-sized installations, where the computer running the video management software stores video directly to its hard drive. Detached storage can consist of either network attached storage (NAS) or a storage area network (SAN). A NAS system is a single devices directly connected to a LAN that provides storage to the entire network. A SAN is a specialized network designed for storage and connected to a server, providing user access through the server and offering high scalability.

FEATURED IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL PRODUCTS

  • GV-NC-102DO High Definition, Network Mini-Dome Camera
    GV-NC-102DO High Definition, Network Mini-Dome Camera autoIP™ mini dome network cameras are designed to provide cost effective, High Definition video surveillance in a discrete, low profile enclosure.
  • VC-C50i-VC-C50iR Analog Camera
    VC-C50i-VC-C50iR Analog Camera Designed to meet the specialized needs of the security industry, the VC-C50i delivers high-quality video from far distances and under the dimmest lighting conditions.
  • 3VR Searchable Surveillance For Financial Institutions
    3VR Searchable Surveillance For Financial Institutions 3VR products were designed from the ground up to help security buyers improve ROI, lower TCO, and gain buy-in from investigators and IT managers.
  • DX4500/DX4600 - Digital Video Recorders
    DX4500/DX4600 - Digital Video Recorders This fully-featured and fully-affordable entry-level DVR is designed for the entry-level market that requires 8 or 16 camera inputs; greater internal hard drive storage capacity; fast frame rate recording; and powerful playback, search, and export capability.
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