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IFSEC 2013 will see the debut of Cathexis' new CatVision VMS suite - a powerful new IP video management system which offers the ultimate in simplicity for installers, integrators and end users alike. At IFSEC Cathexis is offering visitors the chance to download a free trial version from their website to try it for themselves. CatVision is a sophisticated and very easily configured video management software solution. It benefits from Cathexis' 18 years of experience in supplying high-end analog systems, and builds on an in-depth understanding of the needs of installers to deliver a cutting edge suite of digital technology, well adapted to today's IP based security demands. Cathexis sales director, Mark Ross, says: “We are acutely aware of the challenges facing IP systems installation engineers, so in designing CatVision our primary requirement was to make it extremely easy to load, configure and commission. IP surveillance systems can have hundreds or thousands of cameras, and multiple recording parameters, so Cathexis has introduced a Wizard process - similar to what you'll find on your PC - that takes the engineer through the entire set-up process step by step. Multiple cameras can be added with just a few clicks. The recording configuration process is equally simple, incorporating a 'cut and paste' option to set up multiple identical events, rather than having to do them all one by one - which saves a lot of time.” “The end result is a simple and easy-to-use engineer interface overlaying a very powerful VMS platform, meaning less training, less time on site and easier maintenance. And Cathexis backs this up with the highest levels of support in the industry.” The open architecture Windows and Linux variants of CatVision enable IP cameras, recording and viewing servers to be integrated seamlessly, providing clients with maximum return on investment. CatVision features built-in video analytics capabilities, and offers system health monitoring. The solution is also available with a Network Addressable Storage option. The software further provides dewarping functionality for 360 degree cameras, such as the PanoCam360 from AMG Panogenics. CatVision supports the ONVIF interoperability standard, and integrates with the majority of IP camera brands including; Acam, ACTi , AMG Panogenics, Arecont Vision, Axis, Bosch, Canon, Hikvision, Honeywell, Mobotix, Oncam, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sony, and Vivotek. CatVision is supplied on four software levels and has several licensed add-ons to provide full flexibility to seamlessly tailor endlessly customised solutions. The software's backward compatibility supports a hybrid platform making upgrading easy, cost effective and ensures a future proof solution. Find out more about CatVision by visiting Cathexis in Hall 5, stand 5/B105 at IFSEC. Download your free trial copy of CatVision from the Cathexis website [www.cathexiseu.com]. IFSEC 2013 takes place at the NEC Birmingham from May 13-16.Add to Compare
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Cloud-based applications and platforms revolutionize supply chain management, helping stakeholders scale operations from small businesses to complex enterprises. Cloud supply chain solutions are showing significant increases in implementation – so much so the sheer number of organizations with a cloud solution outpace or far outnumbers the ones that don't. But there is one area that has still not made the switch to the cloud, most often the security department. But the advent of using video surveillance data for other purposes, like real-time transit tracking, is pushing the adoption of video in the cloud forward. Traditional security systems Unlike traditional security systems, cloud video solutions are not limited to providing only security data. Video can be used to enhance warehouse productivity, increase the ROI of transit operations, marginally reduce the loss or damages due to employee safety issues, and uphold the organization's integrity. Companies spend a lot of time, money, and effort attempting to enhance production The benefits are significant: cloud solutions can change how the supply chain aggregates business data through video and AI. Companies spend a lot of time, money, and effort attempting to enhance production and the supply chain, as it is paramount to the success of a brand. Video, analytics. And the cloud can make it better. Like every other industry, the transportation and logistics market is on the brink of a sea change because of the digital revolution. Reliable supply chain The volume of information and data generated by digital devices and systems allows stakeholders to leverage rich data and combine it to optimize efficiencies, schedules, and planning. Users are starting to see how the cloud and connected devices support a more rapid and reliable supply chain through faster transit times, better loading and unloading methods, prompt product delivery, enhanced safety, and more operational efficiency. Without a doubt, the supply chain has seen the benefits of using the cloud to improve processes and overall success. Some have revolutionized how they track shipments with intelligent mobile applications, while others use cloud-based warehouse management systems to support higher supply chain performance and optimize order management and production planning across warehouse locations. Warehouse management systems Cloud-based security services can optimize the pivotal balance between optimal deliveries And now, cloud-based security platform solutions change how security leaders aggregate safety, security, and business data through video and AI. Using AI technology to identify actionable insights within previously untapped video monitoring and unstructured IoT data is a potential gold mine for businesses in the supply chain sector. Cloud-based security services can optimize the pivotal balance between optimal deliveries, employee safety, and physical security. There is also great potential to improve the supply chain process from end to end. Here's how: As part of the cloud-based security solution, IP cameras and sensors can transmit data directly to the cloud, eliminating the need for on-premises systems like DVRs and NVRs. In the case of network disconnection, data is protected, so no information is lost in the face of downtime. All the data capture is transmitted to the cloud, allowing all authorized personnel to access the data as needed. Cloud security solution For any organization with a decentralized infrastructure, finding the red thread across sites can be difficult. For organizations distributed across geographies, this can lead to a lack of communication regarding stock acquisition, movement across facilities, and potential delays in deliveries. A cloud security solution is designed to centralize all data irrespective of the geographical distance between facilities. Stakeholders can view precisely what is happening at a site from any connected device Now, the owner of multiple and distributed logistic centers can view these sites simultaneously or even sequentially. Imagine monitoring the unloading dock areas at all your facilities at one time, allowing you to gain peace of mind that operations are running smoothly. Whether on-site, five miles away, or in a different country altogether, stakeholders can view precisely what is happening at a site from any connected device, whether it is your laptop, smartphone, or iPad. Supporting essential decisions This functionality delivers access to only those devices and sites that you are authorized to access. Using assigned credentials and the power of the network, leaders can access the application from anywhere across the globe. Artificial intelligence in the supply chain supports essential decisions by using cognitive predictions and recommendations on optimal actions. This approach can help enhance overall supply chain performance and help manufacturers predict possible implications across various scenarios in terms of time, cost, and revenue. With AI and the cloud, organizations can monitor different operational parameters and gain operational insights that enable leaders to streamline their services and smoothen out the course of the supply chain from beginning to end. From the moment a product enters a warehouse to the point of its departure, its complete journey can be reviewed via the video surveillance solution. Supply chain organizations The possibilities of cloud solutions are limitless, and new use cases are being identified daily Regular monitoring of the handover of goods to courier vendors can give insights into employee performance. Manufacturers can track orders. Cloud video can help users understand the overall performance of their employees, whether they are at a truck stop, within a warehouse, or delivering to an office building. The possibilities of cloud solutions are limitless, and new use cases are being identified daily. The time is ideal for supply chain organizations to push the boundaries of what's possible with the cloud and help providers proactively address business optimization, safety, and physical security throughout the process. Advanced technologies, like cloud services, further support a productive supply chain that will lead to increased revenue streams and a successful process as organizations look to optimize operations as digital transformation efforts continue to evolve.
They say nothing stays the same for long, and this has never been truer than in today’s world of technology and innovation. The 21st century has seen rapid changes and every day brings a new update in one of the many segments of technology. Technology is evolving at such a rapid rate, due to a phenomenon dubbed accelerating change. Each new improvement is now a stepping stone, enabling stronger and better generations of technology, at faster speeds. Accelerating change evolving across all industries The idea of accelerating change is evolving across all industries. And, because we want to help our partners and customers get the most out of their investments, which is why we continually look to find ways to deliver flexibility and scalability, with each technology update. Essentially, we’ve embraced the concept of accelerating change across our entire organization. Why is this important? When organizations implement any new solution, they should carefully consider how their technology needs will evolve. Although, it is impossible to anticipate the future (who would have imagined COVID-19?), stakeholders know their organization may grow, leaders will request new data points, the industry will evolve and aligned technologies will emerge. Investing in flexible, scalable technologies Technology today should be designed to meet today, tomorrow and future security, and business requirements Therefore, businesses must be able to be flexible and modular, without having to overhaul their technology investments. That is why each company must invest in technologies that are designed for flexibility and scalability. Technology today should be designed to meet today, tomorrow and future security, and business requirements. When selecting the best 360-video solution, for example, it’s crucial to understand how some of the latest innovations transform security operations. IP video systems IP video systems offer numerous benefits, such as secure data accessibility, higher resolution, more efficient storage and centralized management, even with multiple cameras. And today, there are more options than ever before. In a market that sees constant technological evolution, the possibilities can seem endless. But the camera you need today may not be what you need tomorrow. Security and business needs evolve over time, and sometimes, almost daily. Do you need to fit a camera into a small space, such as a hotel corridor or over a reception area at a bank? What about at a retail store exit or the entry point for a distribution center? Or maybe, you want to install one 360-degree camera, instead of multiple standard cameras to maximize situational awareness? Security cameras that offer modular benefits There are more cameras available that offer modular benefits. Flexibility to change uses and features, and turn-on and turn-off intelligence are built into its own infrastructure, to make the camera customizable to specific requirements, risk profile, and environment. With the addition of multi-mode software functionality, you get access to the most advanced 360-degree cameras on the market today. Whether you need a 360-degree camera, a panoramic camera, or both simultaneously, all these capabilities are wrapped up into one solution. Cameras that can be transformed to cater to unique needs Based on your unique needs, you can transform how the camera performs Based on your unique needs, you can transform how the camera performs. Whether you need a 360-degree camera, a panoramic camera, these modular options wrap all these functionalities into one solution. I bet you’re asking, why does that make sense? Why not keep different form factors, each focusing on a specific use? It all goes back to what we discussed before, the focus on empowering customers to have the best technologies, over the course of their investment. Changing cameras accessories or functions within the UI We should no longer ask customers to choose a specific camera. Instead, we should give them the base format and empower them to select the accessories needed to build the camera solution that fits their requirements. If those needs change, they simply change accessories or functions within the UI (User Interface). Call it what you will, a one-stop camera shop or the Swiss Army knife of cameras, we’re good with either. Overall, this approach eases deployments, addresses change and simplifies use. Need for ultra-flexible and scalable architecture The world has changed, and partners and end users need technology that can adapt to changing conditions. As technology leaders, we need to accommodate the evolving needs of organizations, large and small. By providing an ultra-flexible architecture that scales effortlessly, to accommodate the short and long-term needs of the ever-changing business environment, we can lead the way.
In the new era of work, our relationship with the workplace is defined by flexibility and mobility. Employees are working across the home, office, and blended spaces more than ever before, as well as working varied hours to suit the modern work schedule. This new hybrid workforce model holds the potential for more diverse talent and better productivity, but it also comes with its challenges – one being how to ensure security, health, and safety in the workplace. Strong and smart security ecosystem While nearly one-third of companies report that they’ve implemented a hybrid model, according to a recent survey by STANLEY Security, many still have much to do to prepare their office for the future. Building a strong – and smart – security ecosystem is crucial in preparing for the future. As such, businesses should consider technologies that help protect their people, as well as safeguard their assets, optimize their operations, and secure their network. 1)Protect your people Implementation of a security ecosystem combines health, safety, and security hardware and software solutions seamlessly Nearly 60% of mid-market and enterprise businesses across the UK and US report that the health and safety of their employees and customers are a primary concern when implementing modern and hybrid working models. This begs the question: How can businesses create a safe and healthy work environment when 59% are planning to bring employees back on-site in some capacity within the next 18 months? The answer lies, in part, in the implementation of a security ecosystem that combines various health, safety, and security hardware and software solutions seamlessly. Integrating platform Nearly half (46%) of business decision-makers say they are interested in adopting an integrated platform such as this. This means integrating traditional and digital security solutions, then leveraging the data and insights they produce to further enhance the workplace experience. Take this example: With employees and visitors moving in and out of the office at different times, a business may lack oversight of occupancy or density levels, people flow, workspace scheduling, visitor check-in processes, and more. However, with visitor management, access control, and other building/business systems integrated, employees can reserve a workspace for a specific date and time and be granted access to the building. Leveraging AI and machine learning Visitors can pre-register, answer a health screening questionnaire, and receive a mobile credential before arriving. Once the visitor arrives on-site, the system can alert the respective department – all without the close contact typically required for traditional visitor check-in processes. When layering artificial intelligence and machine learning on top of the data, a business may identify trends in people flow and opportunities to optimize congested areas. They may also see that certain rooms within the building get more use than others and leverage these insights to manage their space more effectively. All of this is powered by a security ecosystem that can help a business better protect its people while realizing other benefits in the process. 2) Safeguard your assets Businesses are concerned about the security of their assets when it comes to the hybrid workforce model Even more, businesses are concerned about the security of their assets when it comes to the hybrid workforce model. About 72% of leaders say this is, in fact, their primary concern with the hybrid approach. This figure isn’t surprising when you consider the impact of the pandemic, which left many businesses closed either temporarily or permanently, with few people allowed on-site to manage facility operations. As a result of the pandemic, we saw tech adoption accelerate at an astonishing rate – simply because businesses had to implement cloud and remote technologies to survive during a time when buildings were closed indefinitely. Remote management and visibility This was particularly true for security solutions, such as cloud video surveillance and cloud access control solutions like wireless IoT-connected locks. Nine out of 10 businesses (91%) report that they have already implemented cloud security technology; of those, nearly half (48%) stated that this was due to the pandemic. These technologies allow for remote management and provide visibility into business operations at the same time. In a retail setting, for example, cloud video surveillance allows businesses to identify and track not only criminal activity, but also foot traffic patterns, peak operating hours, staff shortages, and more. Loss prevention strategy When integrated with the retailer’s point-of-sale (POS) system, businesses can gain greater insights into their traffic counts, end cap effectiveness, loyalty card activity, and a variety of POS exceptions, such as high-dollar transactions, repeated transactions, excessive returns, employee discounts, and more. For retailers especially, a security ecosystem means a more efficient loss prevention strategy that helps safeguard assets and profits. 3) Optimize your operations The “future of work” is still very much a work in progress, but one thing is clear: Businesses are looking for ways to increase efficiencies, drive cost savings, and, ultimately, optimize their operations – especially now with the challenges posed by price inflation. A relatively untapped opportunity for businesses to achieve these goals lies within their security infrastructure. Security technology and solutions gather incredibly rich data which, when unlocked, can help businesses understand how their buildings are being used, when the busiest times are, where there are highly trafficked areas, and more. Leveraging cloud video surveillance systems, businesses could identify emerging staff training needs Cloud video surveillance systems For example, by leveraging the insights produced by cloud video surveillance systems, businesses could identify emerging staff training needs, which could ultimately result in improved employee satisfaction and reduced attrition. However, much of this data sits untouched within the infrastructure, leaving businesses unaware of the opportunities in front of them. 44% of businesses that currently use a cloud security system for its primary use say they want to know how else this technology can be utilized, and an additional 20% aren’t even aware that it could be used in other ways. AI and analytics The interest in adoption is promising for the office of the future, especially when we see that the majority of businesses (78%) would consider using AI and analytics technologies to optimize their operations, helping their business to operate more effectively and efficiently. The increase in adoption of cloud technology – paired with the rise in interest in AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics – could make it possible for businesses to uncover invaluable insights from their security infrastructure and leverage them to adapt and build business resilience. 4) Secure your network Advanced technology help businesses improve their cybersecurity, making it harder for hackers to gain entry With cyber threats becoming more prevalent, businesses are increasingly looking to secure their networks and protect their data. More than half (54%) of those surveyed expressed interest in using AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics to secure their network by identifying and eliminating cybersecurity threats. Advanced and automated technology can help businesses improve their cybersecurity, making it harder for hackers to gain entry to the larger corporate network. Modern cybersecurity tools that use AI and machine learning can detect anomalies in network traffic or alert and act on suspicious behavior. Cybersecurity software For example, if an IoT device suddenly begins broadcasting and establishing connections with multiple devices, cybersecurity software could detect this abnormal behavior, send an alert, and suspend traffic or quarantine an endpoint immediately – saving precious time during a potential breach. A single data breach could result in widespread distrust from workers and customers, potentially leading to decreased business as well as litigation issues. As such, businesses need to take action to update and strengthen their defenses so that they can avoid downtime and continue to operate with peace of mind. Prepare your business for the future Businesses will continue to look for more ways to extract value out of their existing infrastructure, including their security technology. For many, the tools to do so are already in place, it’s just a matter of unlocking the insights with a security ecosystem. With such an ecosystem – one that helps protect a business’ people, assets, and network, while optimizing operations – companies can better safeguard the future of their workspaces and usher in the new era of work with confidence.
Following on from a very successful 2019, Cathexis EU has appointed a new Business Development Manager in South East Europe, Katerina Ryan. Katerina has over 10 years of experience in driving sales and maintaining accounts in video surveillance and IT industry and has substantial has experience with bringing new brands to the European market, developing the existing ones and managing strategic alliances. She has developed markets and worked on large infrastructure projects with such brands as Pivot3, Grundig, Veracity, TKH Group and also has hands-on experience on the integrator side. Client’s desired outcomes Katerina said “I see Cathexis as a great opportunity, they have a fantastic solution matched with a great team, offering a very personal and flexible service. I am excited and ready to get out there and spread the word on what I see as the best kept secret in the industry.” Cathexis EU MD, Mark Ross, said “Cathexis prides itself in supporting our clients with quality, well thought out solutions. We expect all our sales executives to be competent in answering the most complex of questions with regards the client’s desired outcomes. Katerina, with a solid technical background and wealth of industry experience, will fit very nicely into our team. We welcome her to the Cathexis family and wish her a long and successful stay.”
MOBOTIX is exhibiting at the International Security Exposition (ISE) 2019, global show for the UK Government, in the London Olympia venue at Stand J30, from Dec 3 to 4 2019. International Security Expo 2019 ISE is bringing Government, Industry, Academia and the entire end-user community in charge of regulation and procurement together under one roof to debate current challenges and to source the latest security technologies and services. The demonstrations will show visitors the newly launched MOBOTIX 7 smart solution platform and M73 three-module IoT cameras, offering a whole new set of functions plus application solutions based on deep learning, opening up new possibilities far beyond traditional video security. Already at its launch, the M73 comes with more than 15 apps integrated into its camera software, which can be used to optimize business processes in practically any industry. AI-based analytics and intelligent solutions MOBOTIX partners and their customers can now even develop their own apps or have them configured and certified by MOBOTIX MOBOTIX partners and their customers can now even develop their own apps or have them configured and certified by MOBOTIX. By combining image sensors and environmental sensors with AI-based analytics, any application can be addressed with increased efficiency and improved preventive measures. ISE visitors will be from government sectors including utilities, prisons and other custodial facilities where perimeter protection is at a premium and false alarms must be minimized so that security managers can focus on credible threats so reaping cost benefits. MOBOTIX 7 smart solution platform MOBOTIX analytics filters out unnecessary alarms so that users can respond to situations with the vigilance that meets the MOBOTIX mission statement of going ‘Beyond Human Vision’. Phillip Antoniou, MOBOTIX’s Vice President Sales Europe South/West & MEAPAC said “MOBOTIX is participating at ISE for the first time. We see this as a great launching stage in the UK for our new MOBOTIX 7 platform which brings Analytics on the edge to the forefront of our solutions. This new product as well as our existing offering, with our Cyber Security focus means we can provide optimum solutions for the public sector as well as private.” M73 three-module IoT cameras He continued, “MOBOTIX has always prioritized quality in our solutions, this is further highlighted with the newest member of our product family. The M73 is the world’s first decentralized and modular IOT video system based on deep learning modules.” MOBOTIX’s technology partners Cathexis, Eizo and Nelysis will be providing their integrated solutions bringing additional offering’s with decoding, further video management software, hazardous area expertise and cyber security solutions.
‘Conquering new markets together’ was the motto of the MOBOTIX Innovation Summit DACH 2019 held in Langmeil (located in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate). The main topic was the opening of new market opportunities through a global network of partnerships and technology alliances. More than 150 participants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland learned about trends in the global markets for cyber security as well as the latest, market-ready MOBOTIX innovations. In addition, participants were given thorough insight into the MOBOTIX community and networking opportunities throughout Europe and beyond. Cyber Security Solutions MOBOTIX plans to launch a camera platform developed together with Konica Minolta One of the highlights at the Innovation Summit was a glimpse into the near future: At the end of the year, MOBOTIX plans to launch a camera platform developed together with Konica Minolta that is tailored to deep learning methods. This platform forms the basis for the market solutions developed jointly by MOBOTIX and its technology partners, and at the same time provides access to global distribution. The prototype shown at the event and the planned functions and features impressed and enthused the visitors, as they did the week before in Athens, where MOBOTIX held this year's Innovation Summit Europe. “MOBOTIX is undergoing a transformation process whereby we are evolving from a product manufacturer to a full-service provider of cyber security solutions based on our strong German DNA,” explained Thomas Lausten, CEO of MOBOTIX, at the conference. Energy-Efficient Systems MOBOTIX will also build off of strategic alliances, the expansion of technology and solution partnerships and a comprehensive range of intelligent end-to-end solutions for existing and new vertical markets. “The focus is on decentralized intelligence that ensures that tomorrow's CCTV monitoring is very different from what we see today,” said Lausten. In the new Partner Society, MOBOTIX will work closely with its global partners to develop cybersafe and decentralized, energy-efficient systems, thereby creating greater added value. “The key factors here are ensuring trust, innovation and reliability in an increasingly diverse and permanently changing market,” emphasized Lausten. In addition, the Partner Society will not only promote innovation, but also create new opportunities for business growth through a onestop shop with intelligent, cyber-safe video technologies – beyond human vision, said Lausten, referring to the MOBOTIX slogan. Global Customer Network The Partner Society will help us make the most of the expertise of all stakeholders across our channels" “The Partner Society will help us make the most of the expertise of all stakeholders across our channels,” Lausten explained. “Whether we’re dealing with niche or broadband solutions, it's a platform for developing a global customer network.” The conference was accompanied by an exhibition featuring several Technology Alliance partners. Kentix, Microsens, Real Network, PATLITE, Intercoax, Cathexis, eks Engel, Nelysis, Milestone, Genetec, EIZO, Eagle Eye and Frogblue presented their latest products and services. “We’re excited about the lively discussions, the exciting presentations and the unique group dynamics that made the MOBOTIX Innovation Summit DACH 2019 a success. We see a great deal of potential – and together with our partners, we aim to develop and take full advantage of it,” concludes Lausten. Immediately after the German conference, the MOBOTIX CEO visited ISC West in Las Vegas. At this event, the company presented itself to the American market, showed the latest innovations to MOBOTIX partners and interested visitors and provided an outlook on upcoming developments.
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