Bounce Imaging, founded by an MIT alumnus in 2012, is helping law enforcement assess danger in unseen areas with its new device, the Explorer. Now, the Boston-based startup will be deploying 100 of the new gadgets to police departments nationwide, and it aims to expand to first responders and other security clients in the near future, according to MIT News. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
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Integrator Tasked With Challenging Video Surveillance Project
Successfully deploying an ad hoc wireless video network helped forge a long-term relationship with a major marathon.
Best Channel Vendors 2015
How were the Best Channel Vendors survey and special report generated? For a seventh consecutive year, we relied on the wisdom and experience of Penn State University to help ensure the survey’s statistical accuracy. Back in 2009, Penn State agreed with our philosophy of conducting a Web-based survey (as opposed to a phone-solicitation survey) of our subscribers to capture significant data from our most active resellers. The technology categories were determined by the Business Solutions magazine (BSM) editorial staff.
Best Channel Vendors 2015 - ECM Hardware, ECM Software, General Computing, Video Surveillance/Access Control, & VoIP
Video surveillance and access control technologies continue to be great line-card additions for networking VARs looking for additional revenue streams. This year’s winners represent a good starting point for anyone interested in getting involved. Axis Communications and Honeywell are two well-known names in the physical security world, and Cisco’s enterprise networking experience is unquestionable.
IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY
Ask The Consultant: How To Have One-To-One Meetings That Matter To Your IT Solutions Provider Team
In business, we often talk about mission, vision, and values to our teams and the importance of ongoing discussions and communications around those major themes.
Disaster Strikes: 3 Critical Factors That Should Be A Part Of A Recovery Plan
In the darkest days after a tornado in early May damaged 30 percent of Van, Texas, (a city outside of Dallas) residents were provided some relief when the Van High School “Vandals” baseball team beat North Lamar High School to go on to the state semifinals for the first time in program history.
What To Consider When Planning Your Business Exit Strategy, Part I
One of the areas I spend considerable time on is helping business owners prepare for and then complete an exit from the business they often founded and have worked in for decades. Let’s get one thing straight: It is a big deal for an entrepreneurial owner to exit his or her business. In fact, it is a very big deal. The saddest call I receive comes from a small business owner that has worked in their company for decades. It was their creation, and they have poured sweat and blood into building it to where it is today.
The Transition From Entrepreneur To Leader (Part 2): Multiply Influence by Maximizing Engagement
In a previous blog post entitled “The Transition from Entrepreneur to Leader,” I wrote that without a doubt the biggest challenges most small businesses face revolve around people in the key areas of leadership (the people at the top) and employees (the people who do the work). In this installment I want to write about people and what we as leaders need to do to ensure we maximize engagement for the people on our teams.
The Internet Of Things And Physical Security
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic, even though there is healthy debate on what it exactly is. Discussions on IoT are often about how it might affect future technologies, product development and sales. Others say that an Internet of Things already exists, made up by the integrations of mobile, network and Web-based applications.
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Shuttle Customizes Computers For ScholarChip Solution
Knowing where students are at any given time is of vital importance for teachers and school administrators. Keeping track of attendance is an essential part of a school’s budget, including state and federal financial support, and in some cases, even teacher performance.
The Four T’s Of Marketing
There are so many elements to modern day marketing. From direct mailers and blogs to newsletters and emails, the modern day marketeer has a lot of things to consider when developing a marketing strategy. While there’s no magic 8 ball with all of the answers to your marketing questions, there are ways to make the whole process easier.
The Top 10 Myths About Sales
No matter what point that you look back to in history, you can always find a notable deal, trade, or sale that shaped our world to what it is today. Even with its notoriety, sales is an industry that mystifies most of the general public. Is it about relationship building? Closing no matter what? Tricking someone into doing what you want?
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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.
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Mercury Discusses Recurring Revenue At Channel Transitions West
For Business Solutions magazine readers who couldn’t attend Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA, Jake West, who manages Mercury’s business development team, shares in this video what he discussed with conference attendees, including finding recurring revenue streams for your business.
GFI MAX Discusses Tools For MSPs At Channel Transitions West
Todd Haugland, lead sales engineer for GFI MAX, discussed tools for managed services providers with conference attendees at Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA.
F-Secure Meets SaaS Channel Members At Channel Transitions West
Michael Wong, systems engineer at F-Secure, summarizes what he discussed with conference attendees at Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA.
AIM Meets Bar Code, Mobility Channel Members At Channel Transitions West
For Business Solutions magazine readers who couldn’t attend Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA, Doug Hall, business development director of AIM, the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, shares on video what he discussed with attendees at the conference.