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POS, Payment Processing, Data Collection, And Physical Security News
POS, Payment Processing, Data Collection, And Physical Security News

Creditcall and Miura Systems recently announced that retail developers, ISVs, and VARs can now integrate the Miura M007 mPOS PINpad into Windows- and Linux-based retail POS infrastructure, in addition to iOS- and Android-based mPOS solutions, by using Creditcall ChipDNA SDKs.

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IP SECURITY MAGAZINE ARTICLES

  • 30-Year Anniversary: A Look Back
    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.

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IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • 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.

  • Is The Analog-To-IP Video Transition Complete?
    Is The Analog-To-IP Video Transition Complete?

    In short, the answer to this question is: no. In fact, the transition from analog to IP cameras isn’t over by a long shot. While the video surveillance market within the security industry as a whole has done an excellent job in marketing new IP solutions to replace old analog cameras, there is still a long way to go until the majority of end users have fully deployed IP cameras across all industry segments.

  • Arlin's Suggested Reading List
    Arlin's Suggested Reading List

    These are the ten books I recommend as the foundation of a strong business library. While the Bible may seem like a strange first choice, I find that spending time in that book of wisdom each morning grounds me in truth and helps focus me on the things that matter. The other nine are important books that provide a broad base from which to build a strong business mindset.

  • 6 Video Surveillance Trends VARs Need To Watch
    6 Video Surveillance Trends VARs Need To Watch

    The security industry is constantly changing, and trends come and go. But for Value-Added Resellers (VARs), the challenge lies in simply keeping up with the latest and greatest offerings from a seemingly endless supply of manufacturers. For the video surveillance market in particular, the sheer amount of growth expected to take place is enough to make VARs take pause and think about what they would truly like to offer end users. According to research firm IHS, the global surveillance market is expected to reach $23.6 billion by 2018, and with this in mind, the world is the VAR market’s proverbial oyster.

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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

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February 29-March 4
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ISC West
April 6-8
Las Vegas
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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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