News from ASIS – Mark Bonde

Parallel was represented at this year’s annual ASIS Conference in Anaheim on September 28-30. With manufacturers and users from the around the world, the event highlighted the growth of network based physical security solutions and how these technologies can be deployed to respond to threats and manage risks.

The following represents key highlights from the event.

ONSSI and Milestone Split Paths

Changes in the Video Management Software landscape have become common place in the last few years with major acquisitions. In the final day of the ASIS event changes continued with news that ONNSI would no longer be OEMing Milestone’s administrative interface. For years, Milestone has provided the backend administrative functionality for ONSSI systems.

This news is a radical change for both organizations that have benefitted greatly from each other’s existence over the course of the last decade. For end users of ONSSI, the move will force decisions as to how they will manage their systems moving forward as the status quo will no longer be supported in light of this change. Users will be required to upgrade their solution if they are adding cameras or want the latest software. With both manufacturers offering free upgrade paths time will who will come out on top in this shift.

If you have an ONSSI system and need help navigating this change please contact Parallel Technologies –

Biometrics Moving from the Data-Center to the Edge

The biometric market continues to improve as the need for additional credential options increase. Fingerprint readers, Iris Scanners and Facial Recognitions devices were all increasing in visibility across the ASIS tradeshow floor and will provide consumers with options when selecting their biometric solution.

Dual authentication to critical rooms, cabinets and racks is becoming the de-facto standard as organizations drive to protect and control access to critical areas in their environment. By using two credentials to access these areas organizations are able to limit breaches that may occur if traditional security cards are lost or stolen.  By storing biometric profiles on smart cards the authentication process has become extremely effective.

With the underlying technology of these devices improving and the overall prices of these devices continuing to drop this technology will become more and more common in card access control solutions. Moreover, the trend of these devices moving from data-centers to the edge of the network appears to be gaining increased momentum.

To learn more about bio-metric trends and determine if these devices would add value to your environment please contact Parallel at 952-920-7185

H.265 is coming and will reduce bandwidth consumptions

Camera manufacturers have begun releasing H.265 and the buzz is building for the release of this technology. The promise of H.265 to deliver greater compression to cameras will provide tremendous benefits for users of video surveillance by reducing bandwidth and storage consumption. Given the increased desire for increased camera resolutions, this technology will increase the efficiency of managing and deploying these devices on the network.

Currently, no Video Management Systems support H.265 but plans for these manufacturers to embrace this technology are emerging. Genetec has committed to having support this technology by January 2016.

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Dale Klein

Dale Klein is the president and owner of Parallel Technologies. He has more than two decades of experience in technology and business leadership. He transformed Parallel Technologies from a cabling services company into a high-growth technology company by helping clients with their reliable data center and intelligent building strategies.