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Industry News

By Flora Szatkowski

RFID ENABLES ACTION SHOTS

At Princeville Ranch Adventures in Kauai, Hawaii, nine zip lines send visitors gliding over treetops and across spectacular terrain. To help visitors capture the experience, Princeville works with Snapsportz Media, Inc., a company that specializes in using RFID technology to create images of people engaged in active pursuits.

The harsh environmental conditions at the ranch—intense sunlight, heat, winds, and heavy rain—combine with the remote terrain and strong sanitation procedures to make Snapsportz’s usual RFID solutions fail. The company worked with A.C.C. Systems and HID Global to find a durable RFID tag that would trigger cameras positioned along the course and enable the software to sort images for each guest. HID Global SlimFlex tags with thermoplastic elastomer housings are now riveted onto the helmets of visitors and provide excellent performance.

In addition to increasing revenue for the ranch—both from photo sales and from having satisfied clients post the photos on Facebook and review sites—the application of this technology earned Snapsportz a runner up award for Most Innovative Use of RFID from RFID Journal.

PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS

Blighter Surveillance Systems has ap­pointed Liteye Systems, Inc., as a North American distributor.

Data Sciences International is partnering with Blueforce Development Corporation to introduce a system for law enforcement and military K9 safety in dangerous conditions.

DVTEL, Inc., announced that its Lat­itude video management system is integrated with C-CURE 9000 from Software House.

The ECR Shrinkage Group and Checkpoint Systems have collaborated on an online Benchmarking Tool to enable retailers to understand how well they manage shrink.

Elpas, part of Tyco Security Products, has announced the interface of its tracking and alarming software with Impinj Speedway RFID readers.

Enlightened, Inc., will partner with Resilience Technology Corporation to produce advanced cybersecurity solutions.

HID Global is providing access control and readers to the National University of Singapore Suzhou Research Institute.

Genetec is supporting the ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless lock technology in its Synergis access control solution.

Hikvision and Solink have integrated Hikvision’s recording devices with So­link’s event-based video discovery platform.

Inovonics and Mercury Security are partnering to deliver a PSIA-based integrated access control and area control gateway with enterprise mobile duress capabilities.

Leidos will provide information technology, security, and facilities support for a multitenant secure facility via a contract with Boston Properties and Konterra Realty.

Total Wine & More has chosen a retail video surveillance solution from March Networks for security and loss prevention across 100 outlets.

Milestone Systems has signed an agreement with the Latin America RepGroup to represent its products throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Marc O’Polo has installed the uPASS Access reader from Nedap Security Management.

Raytec, Mobotix, and Farson Digital Watercams have teamed up to provide a system to monitor river conditions in the United Kingdom.

An alerting service from Send Word Now has been chosen by Imprima for rapid response notification in urgent situations.

Speco Technologies announced that its Full HD 1080p ONSIP IP camera series is now integrated with Exacq video management software.

TenCate Advanced Armor is teaming with Air Cargo Containers, LLC, to manufacture lightweight air cargo containers.

Carol Morgan School in the Dominican Republic is using WatchGuard’s unified threat management platforms to secure its network and manage access to online resources.

Y3K and Anviz have signed a distribution agreement for Y3K to introduce access control products from Anviz in the United Kingdom.

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