Ready for the Big Show

True to form, Altronix is kicking off ASIS 2013 in regal fashion. A penthouse full of guests will be taking in the Cubs/Pirates baseball game at Wrigley Field. I feel like the luckiest man on earth. I love baseball.

Ask me how the game went on the first day of ASIS. I'm sure we can easily mingle a little baseball talk with security products and technology.

As you can well imagine, I get lots of emails prior to any tradeshow about new products, new services and integration capabilities. I want to share a few with you before ASIS gets underway.

Speco Technologies will be hosting a live demonstration of their new NSP NVR (booth 4701). This little gem comes with built-in PoE, and comes with auto register and will enroll the cameras to produce a picture automatically. The DVR comes in 4, 8 or 16 channel desktop or wall mount. Built in PoE eliminates the need for a separate power supply to the IP cameras, and NSP provides seamless IP camera connectivity when using some of the available Speco cameras.

Speaking of cameras, we're probably going to see a bunch of new equipment during ASIS 2013. I'll update you as the week goes along, but for now you might want to have a look at the Axis Communications M30 series of fixed mini domes. For instance, the M3026-VE is a vandal-resistant, outdoor-ready fixed dome with HDTV resolution, and a 106 degree angle of view. It offers true day/night performance.

I anticipate another great ASIS tradeshow. And, as always, stop me if you want to talk about editorial opportunities or contributions. I'm always looking for something new.

About the Author

Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.

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