Mar. 04, 2010
Set in the diverse landscape of the west coast of Canada, Vancouver hosted the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010. The Olympic Games have
been a successful global sporting event since 1896 when the first ever Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece. The Olympic Winter Games were not far behind as the Games started in Chamonix in 1924 covering sports from speed skating to ice hockey. Panasonic's relationship started with the 1984 Olympic Games when the company provided the professional sound system and large screen video displays for the Los Angeles main stadium. moreFeb. 20, 2010
Since the spring of 2009 there have been reports surfacing that the management of Samsung Group had been discussing the company's strategy for their professional security businesses. Two subsidiaries were covering the market for video surveillance in Europe with their products at the same time: Samsung Techwin, whose products are supplied and supported by Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd across the territory and Samsung Electronics, whose products are supplied and supported directly from Korea. moreFeb. 18, 2010
Hikvision's H264 compression cards are being used in Florida at Universal Studios, an amusement park themed on the entertainment industry where six million visitors a year are invited to 'ride the movies.' The dual-stream video compression cards from the HCI series are part of custom-assembled PC-based recorders monitoring camera footage across a leisure site that includes the world's biggest McDonald's and attractions such as Springfield (home of the Simpsons) and a "Jaws" harbour. moreFeb. 15, 2010
Leading surveillance solutions provider CBC (Europe) is celebrating a surge of interest in its ground breaking Ganz CCTV systems and Computar lenses, experienced during the recent Intersec exhibition in Dubai.
The company was inundated with enquiries on its stand from a variety of visitors keen to know more about CBC's latest innovative equipment, including its cost-effective new VCA video analytics packages, which cover a range of CCTV platforms including IP cameras, encoders and PC-based central server solutions.
moreJan. 31, 2010
A particle accelerator is used for fundamental scientific research at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva. Nobody is allowed to be in the tunnel while experiments are taking place - the radiation would be deadly. A key management system from Deister ensures that this cannot happen.
An atom was considered by the ancient Greeks to be 'unsliceable‘ - you couldn‘t get any smaller. Today‘s physicists don‘t find it so easy to stop at the smallest particle - there is apparently always something even smaller beyond that. moreJan. 31, 2010
Now more than a quarter of a century has passed since Dallmeier was founded in 1984. In the meantime, the Regensburg based company has built up an international reputation and is known as a leading provider of network-based video surveillance systems.
The company has come a long way and we spoke with its founder, Dieter Dallmeier, who recalled the story of the past twenty-five years for us.
GIT SECURITY: Mr. Dallmeier, how did it all begin and how did you manage to establish the company internationally?
moreJan. 15, 2010
Within the Siemens Building Technologies Division, the business unit Security Solutions offers customers integrated security solutions ranging from the analysis of requirements and project design, installation and integration, up to training and maintenance. Heiko Baumgartner talked with Frank Pedersen, CEO of Security Solutions, about the latest developments.
moreJan. 14, 2010
Today, the challenge to CCTV professionals is to make sure that video footage is effective on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year. Securing an area during the daytime is one thing. But what happens during the night? And in weather conditions such as fog, rain and snow? What can be detected if CCTV cameras are blinded by the sun?