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Managing Editors Shilpa Kadam Shirish Dongre

Innovative leadership in personal protective equipment Mr. Sandeep Arora, General Manager Marketing, Karam Industries



SECURITY INDUSTRY “ We are trying to position ourselves and Matrix products as most relevant solution to customers.”


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BUSINESS NEWS 24 Autocop’s & VIVOTEK’s IFSEC Participation – A resounding success!

28 Aditya strategies to redefine video surveillance 30 Dahua HDCVI range available in India 34 Critical Communications World set to return to Asia to showcase innovation and operational excellence


36 HID Global opens new world headquarters and North American operations center in Austin, Texas

08 Fire suppression systems market to reach $1.6 Billion by 2014 12 Indian fire safety equipment market to reach $4.3 billion by 2017 TECH UPDATE 72 Fire Safety Management


39 Jefferson County Waterway monitors vessel traffic with Milestone video surveillance 42 HID Global acquires IdenTrust to expand its leadership position in secure identity solutions 46 Matrix to showcase cutting-edge telecom & security solutions at 22nd Convergence India Expo, 21-23 January 2014, New Delhi 48 Sony launches ruggedised X Series IP surveillance cameras for transportation vehicles and SNC-VB635 model for outdoor monitoring 52 Sony announces 360-degree hemispheric-view mini dome IP camera

16 New Year’s honours recognise health & safety champions

54 ViewSonic leads in a big way for commercial and entertainment market

18 Pelican introduces Pelican ProGear™ Vault Series Cases for Apple iPad Air™, iPad mini™ with Retina display & Samsung Galaxy S® 4

55 ViewSonic unveils new VDI innovations and display technologies at CES 2014

22 1st National Conference on Hospital Safety and Occupational Health

58 Milestone hires managers in EMEA and USA

TECH UPDATE 82 Going green with hand protection gloves 86 Glove selection : The SWOT analysis

60 VIVOTEK is awarded 2013 top 10 most influential smart HD cameras brand in China 62 VIVOTEK releases 5MP 360° surround view pixel counter fisheye network camera FE8174 & FE8174V 64 Milestone Systems reaches new heights at Intersec 2014

EVENT PROFILE 68 Industrial Safety Review photo feature - Intersec Dubai 70 Secutech India’s Third Edition to Premier Latest Security Solutions With Three Special Innovative Demo Zones

Editor Rajeev lyer Advisory Board (Editorial) Mr. D.C. Nath - IPS (Retd.) Ex.President & CEO - IISSM Farooq Abdullah Managing Partner - Marvel Gloves Industries Dr. Saifuddin Bharmal C.M.D. - Lookman Electroplast Industries Ltd. Mr. R. R. Nair Chief Executive of Safety and Health Information Bureau (SHIB) Mr. T. P. Singh Director-S&M, FLIR Systems India Pvt Limited Marketing Team : Ladoji Pendurkar, Bhavin Shah, Bharat Shah Vinod Surve, Kavita Chaudhari, Design & Layout Arun Shinde, Pradeep Pillalamarri, Dinesh Gawade

26 Aditya Infotech Ltd. honors with ‘Global Shield’ award

FIRE INDUSTRY 04 Coltraco launch the Permalevel Multiplex fire suppression cylinder monitoring system

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TECH UPDATE 95 Technology trends in Security III, Cloud based infrastructure 98 Emerging applications for miniature thermal imaging cameras

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Coltraco launch the Permalevel Multiplex fire suppression cylinder monitoring system Permalevel Multiplex has been designed to monitor the contents of gaseous fire suppression systems on a continuous basis without the need for physical presence


ermalevel™ Single Point has been in service for 10 years for single point fixed 24/7 monitoring. This is designed for up to 5 individual fire suppression cylinder monitoring applications. Permalevel™ Multiplex, however, is designed as a fixed 24/7 system to monitor anything from 5 to 700 cylinder level points. It is a modular system and each module will cater for up to 16 level points. It has been designed to monitor the contents of fixed gaseous fire suppression systems on a 24/7 basis for FM200™, NOVEC™ 1230, CO2, Halon 1301, FE-13™, FE-25™, NAF S 125™, NAF S 227™, NAF-S-III™ and CEA-410. Its attraction will lie principally with customers who desire and recognise the added safety

value of 24/7 contents monitoring of their fire suppression system in high asset value/special hazard environments. The Permalevel™ Multiplex is the first system worldwide that is capable of monitoring the liquid level of critical fire suppression cylinder systems on a constant basis. The unit can be easily installed on new systems or retrofitted to existing systems, and can monitor up to 16 level points simultaneously. The system has a remote display showing the status of each cylinder, as well as the ability to link to remote local alarm or indication method. It can also remote link the status back to any Central Monitoring Station. The Permalevel Multiplex is designed to ensure that fire suppression systems are always fully operational and that no accidental discharge has occurred, which could affect the effectiveness of the overall fire protection system in the event that it is required for use. This allows a facility to have complete confidence that they are fully protected. The Permalevel Continue on page no.6




range itself was first created in 2003 when Coltraco Limited was commissioned to create a constant monitoring solution for a leading UK Nuclear facility. The company recently redeveloped the system for launch into production, with the creation of the Permalevel Single Point™, used for monitoring smaller systems, and the Permalevel Multiplex™, the high technology solution for larger systems.

Basic layout of the Permalevel™ Multiplex The Permalevel Multiplex is supplied in an industry standard 19-inch, 3Uhigh rack with a cabinet in which to install the rack. There are a number of dedicated modules within the system, including: POWER SUPPLY – The system is connected to a fixed power supply through a basic IEC connector and contains a universal converter, allowing it to operate on any voltage between 95V and 260V. This fixed power supply allows the unit to operate on a constant basis; back-up battery power is available as an option, which will keep the system running in the event of any power failure. COMMUNICATION BOARD – The Comms Board is the brain of the whole system, collating and transmitting the results received from each monitoring point, allowing the inspection of the results from each level point, contains the core controls and containing two of the alarm methods. MONITORING CARDS – The elements within the system that does the monitoring are the individual Cards. Each Permalevel Multiplex


system can take up to 8 different cards, each able to monitor two different level points. These simply slot into the front panel and connect to the Comms Board and Power Supply. Each point is individually set up through its own controls and a local indication is given with the LEDs on each card. ALARM METHODS – There are then 3 main alarm methods designed to alert the facility in the event of accidental discharge. The Installer can select which of the below to use with the option for any combination of the below. This variety offers complete certainty any discharge will be instantly identified to ensure the Permaevel Multiplex is doing its job. SENSOR – Each monitoring point has its own dedicated sensor which connects to the particular cylinder it is monitoring. These are specially designed, low profile sensors, using Coltraco’s trusted sensor technology used over 20 years in our Portable Indication equipment. They contain a magnet for ease of application, space for adhesive to be used to attach the sensor to each cylinder and the capability for physical straps to add an additional method to ensure the sensors will not be accidentally removed.

Connection to computers Through the RS232/RS485 connector, the system can be controlled and inspected remotely. It interfaces with a basic Hyper-terminal Program or other Serial Console Program, and can also interface with MODBUS or other programs. The system also has the capability to interface with Telit Systems or other remote relay.



Fire suppression systems market to reach $1.6 Billion by 2014


emand for active and passive fire suppression with right combination of information technologies &services is necessitated by the increasing deaths caused by fire accidents. Supported by segments such as material science, nanotechnology, maintenance and service, along with stringent regulations, the fire protection sector is set to witness rapid expansion. Greater industrial safety requirements and technological advancements are expected to boost market for fire suppression systems, offering vast opportunities for companies that provide comprehensive solutions. Rising levels of industrial investments are also expected to be favorable for fire suppression systems market. North America and Europe are expected to continue posting steady growth, driven by adoption of novel technologies and for addressing environmental concerns, as stated in a new report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. The need to comply with mandatory safety guidelines for residential and non-residential buildings, both existing and new, is a major contributor to the market’s growth in North America. In particular, demand is rising for fire suppression systems that not only comply with building codes but also ensure environmental integrity. Product differentiation and innovation are key strategies for survival in a market characterized by maturity and price sensitivity.


Key players profiled in the report include 3S Inc, A & M Fire & Safety Equipment Inc, Adams Fire Protection Inc, American Fire Technologies, ANSUL Inc, Fire Control Systems Inc., General Fire Extinguisher Service Inc., Globe Technologies Corp., Heiser Logistics Inc., Haines City Fire Extinguisher Service Inc., Koorsen Fire & Security Inc., Peripheral Manufacturing Inc., PYRO-CHEM, Safety Systems Inc., T & S Fire and Security Inc., and Russellfire Limited, among others. Heavy industrialization and growing trade along with a booming manufacturing sector in Asia Pacific have contributed to large-scale expansions of industrial activities in the past decade. Traditionally active industrial regions of North America and a revival of manufacturing in Europe have also been contributing to market growth. This has resulted in a growing need for safety equipment in order to protect a global workforce. Moreover, stringent safety regulations by various organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, the European Commission and Japan Industrial Safety & Health Association (JISHA) has further boosted the market for protective clothing in recent times. A growing need for hygiene and contamination-free environment in the food and pharmaceutical industries has further boosted the market for

protective clothing. The global demand for chemicals has resulted in higher growth numbers of the chemical industry in the past few decades. As many chemicals are harmful to the human body, standard manufacturing procedures dictated the use of protective clothing for personnel safety in these industries. With a growing interest from various organizations and stringent implementation of safety standards, the demand for chemical defending garments has been analyzed to be the highest of all industrial protective clothing segments. Chemical defending garments thus accounted for over 35% of the market share in 2012 and this market is expected to grow with healthy growth numbers in the coming years. Due to the imminent threat of a breakout of fire in various industries and building safety standards, flame retardant apparel has also been a major segment in the recent past. This segment is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years due to continual expansion of industries and the need for fire-safety. The need for clean environments and negligible levels of contamination in food, pharmaceuticals, research laboratories and other such industries is expected to boost the market for clean room clothing over the next few years. As a result, this segment is expected to exhibit the highest growth numbers between 2013 and 2019.



Indian fire safety equipment market to reach $4.3 billion by 2017


he India fire safety equipment market is forecast to grow to a value of around $4.26 billion by the end of 2017. With rapid industrialization and escalating governmental regulations, the fire safety equipments market in India is poised for growth. Every year, India loses thousands of lives and assets valuing billions in accidents caused due to fire. Even though, the laws related to fire safety and risks have levied statutory norms, but there are no major penalties on violation of any such mandatory norm. Various fire safety audits have concluded that several establishments lack basic fire prevention measures, even in important sectors like healthcare. The same scenario holds true for the residential sector as well. This has resulted into the emergence of massive unorganized sector with the dominant market share when compared to the organized marketplace in the Indian fire safety equipments market. The demand for fire safety equipments is rising on the heels of economic growth of India, rapid industrialization, radically growing commercial sector & improvement in the overall real estate industry.


The usage & application of fire safety equipments are continuously increasing with corporations and commercial entities laying additional emphasis on fire safety and security. Many state governments have now made it mandatory for proper installation and adequacy of fire safety installations, particularly in commercial establishments. With the intensification of competition as a result of entry of several small and unorganized players into the market, innovation and product differentiation are likely to play the key role for

the players. The fire protection market in India is highly fragmented and majorly dominated by unorganized players with regional presence. Most of these companies are either family owned or proprietary concerns. There are only a handful of players in the organized market with pan India presence in this industry which leaves huge growth opportunities for international companies to enter this market before it gets organized or crowded and capture the market share with quality products.

Fire incidents have risen multifold across the country in last 24 months, endangering the life and assets of many. The Fire Protection departments across the country are unable to fulfill the requirements to safeguard the life and the assets in India. NDMA has estimated the deficiency of the services in the country as under:Fire Stations - 97.54% Fire Fighting & Rescue Vehicles -80.04% Fire Personnel - 96.28% NDMA argued for allocation of grants worth Rs 70 billion to the states to meet these shortages The Finance Ministry should take active steps for implementation and effective execution of aforesaid recommendations & proposals. Considering the large and immediate need to restructure fire and emergency services across the urban and rural areas of the country, the stipulation in FCR is merely a first step. The Ministry should take active steps for implementation and effective execution of aforesaid recommendations and proposals. Also, the ministry may decide to set-up a quick action task force for immediate implementation.



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British Safety Council welcomes report of the Triennial Review of the Health and Safety Executive The British Safety Council welcomed the publication today by the Department for Work and Pensions of the report on the Triennial Review of the Health and Safety Executive led by Martin Temple, Chair of the EEF. Having submitted evidence to the review, the British Safety Council, noted that Government had acknowledged the importance of the role played by HSE as the national, independent regulator and that its functions in preventing death, injury and ill health to those at work were still required and that its status as a non-Departmental Public Body should be retained.


n his report Temple set out a series of recommendations in a number of areas which he considered would assist HSE in delivering its functions with greater efficiency and effectiveness concerning funding and income, delivery, commercial options and its relationships with other regulators. Alex Botha, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, responding to the report said: “The British Safety Council believes that in order for Great Britain to continue to be effective in preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill-health we need a properly resourced, expert and independent regulator. We welcome the Government’s acknowledgement of the continuing need for HSE to help to achieve that goal. That view was overwhelmingly supported by our more than 6,000 corporate members. “We note that Temple highlighted concerns over the recently introduced cost recovery scheme, ‘Fee for Intervention’ (FFI). Many of these concerns reflect the views of our members we submitted to the review so we welcome the recommendations concerning the planned review of FFI to be expanded to examine these issues. “In his report Temple acknowledges that HSE’s funding from Government has fallen


significantly over the last ten years and that it is likely to continue reducing. We fully endorse the government and Temple’s view that HSE must embrace innovation and efficiency to make the most of the money it receives. However, we must be realistic about what more HSE can realistically do with its finite resources. “In principle we support the overall approach that the Temple report recommended concerning the potential for HSE to become more commercial in outlook and delivery. However there are dangers in over-commercialising HSE’s functions and increased public service involvement in a market which is already well provided for. We recognise that some 40% of HSE’s current expenditure is already covered by the income it generates. “On governance we believe that the tripartite structure of HSE Board has helped contribute to its credibility & effectiveness over the last 40 years. Though particular skills and experience need to be better reflected in the composition of the HSE Board, particularly as it further develops its commercial activity, it is vitally important that the views of those undertaking work activities, both employers and employees, are properly represented. “The British Safety Council in

its evidence to the Temple review expressed its concerns about a reduction in resources that many Local Authorities were devoting to the regulation of workplace health and safety. While the review made clear the important role played by HSE in actively reviewing the regulatory performance of Local Authorities we had hoped to see a more detailed consideration of bringing together the regulation and enforcement of workplace health under one roof. “While the review has been completed and the report presented as Temple sets out there are a number of very important areas that need further more detailed examination, for example FFI and the development of more robust metrics to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of HSE. The British Safety Council looks forward, working with its member organisations, to playing its part in the considerable amount of work that needs to be done in taking the Temple review recommendations forward.”

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New Year’s honours recognise health & safety champions

A The Chief Executive and Trustees of the British Safety Council congratulate all of the recipients of awards appearing in the New Year Honours list announced last week. In particular the British Safety Council welcomed the recognition of those individuals who have made a significant contribution to keeping people healthy and safe at work.


lex Botha, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, in welcoming the awards said: “The 2014 New Year Honours recognise those many hundreds of people from all walks of life who have helped make a difference. The individuals upon whom awards have been bestowed have all made a contribution to improving a particular aspect of our lives. It is important that society recognises and celebrates their respective contributions. “The British Safety Council is particularly pleased that individuals who have helped keep people healthy and safe in the workplace are recognised in the New Year Honours. While health and safety has, unfairly, attracted unjust criticism in recent years we must not forget that the sensible and proportionate management of workplaces helps keep us healthy and safe. Many people are alive and healthy today thanks to the contribution of Honours recipients and thousands of others who together play an important part in preventing injury and ill health in the workplace. “We would like particularly to congratulate Graham Jukes, the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Pam Waldron, formerly HSE’s Head of Operations in Yorkshire & Humberside on their OBE awards. Congratulations too to Louise

Brearey, Head of the London 2012 Games Team at HSE and to Christopher Seddon, Director of our member organisation the Seddon Group Ltd on their awards of the MBE for their services to health and safety and young people. “We are pleased too to recognise the contribution of Geoff Hooke, formerly Chief Executive of the British Safety Industry Federation and Paul Webster of HSE who were both awarded the British Empire Medal.

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elican Products, Inc. announces the availability of Pelican ProGear Vault Series Cases for the iPad Air, iPad mini™ with Retina Display & iPad mini™. Each new model allows for use of the device within each case & joins the Pelican ProGear consumer electronics protection line that also includes versions for the Apple iPhone® 5 & 5S. “As veterans of protection for the military, law enforcement and fire services industries, creating top of the line, built-tough products for the consumer’s mobile lifestyle was a natural succession for Pelican,” said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO of Pelican. “We’re continuing our tradition of unparalleled protection while adding complete device interactivity with our new Vault cases.” Each Pelican ProGear Vault Series model offers premier water-resistance and features a protective membrane that covers the microphone and speakers, while still providing users with the utmost


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1st National Conference on Hospital Safety and Occupational Health


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Autocop’s & VIVOTEK’s IFSEC Participation – A resounding success!

FSEC’ 2013 held at greater Noida, India Expo center between 5th December 2013 to 7th December’2013 saw various severalvisitors from various business segments. This Exhibition always showcases innovative products which are a need of tomorrow. We, at Autocop stall no L-21, Hall no 5 showcased our latest security solutions thereby giving the customer a wide range of products which are technologically advanced & application oriented. The customer segment included Dealers and Distributors of Security Products , Corporate Users , Purchasers, Home Makers, Industrialist, Product Specialist , SI partners and Individuals .This year Autocop Stall showcased the growth path of the company in Integration and Service Special Solutions for various segments like Banking solution


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UTOCOP joins hands with Security Shells Infotech to expand its product range to include Access control software. With this partnership, AUTOCOP will be the official National Distributor for complete range of HID access control products and Access control Software Solutions for Security Shells Infotech. Esteemed partnership with AUTOCOP will be able to add advanced access control into its distribution portfolio. This partnership essentially brings good news for enterprises and large customers. The product line will enable AUTOCOP to focus on fully featured


access control software for medium and large corporate projects. Which also mean that end users will have prompt technical and sales support. The wide spread network of AUTOCOP will further help in serving the customers with strong domain knowledge in Identity & Access Management. AUTOCOP’s existing partners will also now have access to the latest range of Security Shells Infotech products. Security Shells Infotech was incorporated in 2010 in Pune, Maharashtra, India with a vision to provide Identity & Access Management Solutions to its customers spanning

in different verticals from Industrial & Manufacturing, IT/ITES, Government & Defense Institutions, Banks & Financial Institutions, Logistic Businesses, Educational Institutions and Hospitality Industries. Relentless commitment to Quality, Innovations, and continuous dedication for End Users, an unparalleled standard of service is what differentiates us from countless competitors, and reflects a true image of Security Shells Infotech.

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Aditya Infotech Ltd. honors with ‘Global Shield’ award Reaffirming Aditya’s growth and performance to the Surveillance Industry


r. Simon Foster, CEO at UBM Live recently honored Aditya Infotech Ltd (AIL) with ‘Global Shield’ Award, at Gala Award Ceremony, organized jointly by UBM and APSA. Jury comprising prominent professionals from the industry selected Aditya Infotech Ltd on the basis of growth & performance in Indian market and its presence & contribution to the global market. Commenting on the achievement, Aditya Khemka, CEO & Director at Aditya Infotech Ltd expressed, “it is a proud moment for us to receive Global Shield award from the security fraternity. We are committed to develop and strengthen the Mr. Simon Foster, CEO at UBM Live honoring Video Surveillance Mr. Aditya Khemka, CEO & Director and Industry in India as Mr. Yogesh B Dutta, Sr. Vice President at well as the globe.” Aditya Infotech Ltd with Global Shield Award. AIL has prominent presence across the globe along with local offices in 7 countries. “Our world is facing several challenges as we grow, evolve and prosper. Of these, security and safety are the two areas where we are committed to making the difference. Be it securing our borders, coastlines, cities, our businesses, our homes – in essence our way of life, we have the answers. We will continue to make citizens of our world feel safer and


more reassured every day. Because for us at Aditya Infotech, security is not a luxury, But a fundamental right to every citizen” he further mentioned. “We are honored to receive this award from the industry veterans. AIL’s strength lies in its wide reach & support and we have always believed in nurturing our relationship with channel partners/system integrators. This is a beginning for us and we are geared to achieve new milestones & heights every day. We are committed towards the vision of Secure Globe” stated, Yogesh B. Dutta, Sr. Vice President at Aditya Infotech Ltd. AIL, India’s leading provider of surveillance solutions, is today the world’s fastest growing security enterprise. Its strong focus on performance, quality, value, reliability & innovation helped it to become a preferred security partner for security professionals and consultants. Armed with a wide portfolio of surveillance products, AIL is in the top league to guard our world. “At Aditya, we have integrated suite of the world’s greatest brands that are meeting the needs of a growing world. With our strong team, technical & solution experts and support professionals, we have been continuously setting benchmarks and rising at a stupendous growth” Mr. Dutta further added.

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Aditya strategies to redefine video surveillance


he video surveillance industry is at the stupendous growth however at the same time, there are underlying technological challenges that are impacting the quality of integration and performance of the surveillance solution. Considering such challenges, Aditya Infotech Ltd, World’s Fastest Growing Security Distribution House, redefines the video surveillance industry by unveiling revolutionary and futuristic technologies from global brands in India. India’s leading security distribution house, AIL has been setting benchmarks in introducing advanced technologies as well as achieving milestones in the industry. “We, at Aditya Infotech Ltd, are committed to bring best-of-technologies and products at value for money proposition, thereby, redefining best in the video surveillance industry. We will continue to introduce revolutionary and futuristic technologies that will take video surveillance industry to the next level” mentioned, Aditya Khemka, CEO & Director at Aditya Infotech Ltd. Under the ‘redefining video surveillance’ initiative, AIL along with their principal associates brings revolutionary technologies like HDCVI, Eco-Savvy cameras, APEX range, iDVR, Dahua Video Wall Controller and much more. 1. It has been observed that system Integrators/customers face barriers in analog solution especially where high definition video is demanded by the customers at the affordable cost. At the time of any incident, the surveillance solution should not only be able to detect but also capture minute details of the same. Understanding such challenges in analog solutions, HDCVI technology is launched by Dahua, aiming to redefine analog surveillance by providing high


definition video transmission over co-axial cable at affordable value. HDCVI technology is perfectly developed to satisfy high definition surveillance requirement such as airport, city, shopping malls and much more. In addition, HDCVI technology has been introduced in CP PLUS CORAL series of analog CCTV cameras and Digital Video Recorders. 2. Another revolutionary product range includes Dahua Eco-Savvy Network cameras and CP PLUS APEX camera range featuring low consumption & low streaming, that saves 75% of networking bandwidth & storage compared with the existing cameras in market. 3. CP PLUS TeknoLogix Labs develops iDVR technology, setting a new standard for viewing, recording and playback both IP and Analog channels in standalone Digital Video Recorder. “Aditya has always believed in relationship and trust. In India, we are currently working with more than 6000 channel partners & system integrators across 400 cities through its network of 45 branches. With our strong team of more than 600 sales, technical & solution experts and support professionals, we have been continuously setting benchmarks in the Indian security & rising at a stupendous growth” he further mentioned. Mr. Yogesh B. Dutta, Sr. Vice President at Aditya Infotech Ltd stated, “Indian customer is always discerning buyer and demand for value for money solutions. We endeavor to understand challenges and pain areas of our channel partners/system integrator. We are committed to provide qualitative solutions to them in order to improve their quality of integration projects”.



Dahua HDCVI range available in India


ditya Infotech Ltd, announced the availability of Dahua HDCVI (High Definition Composite Video Interface) range comprising wide range of analog cameras and Digital Video Recorders in India. The Dahua HDCVI range commits to redefine analog surveillance by providing high definition video transmission over co-axial cable at affordable value. Dahua HDCVI range is perfectly developed to satisfy high definition surveillance requirement such as airport, city, shopping malls and much more. “With an introduction of Dahua HDCVI technology, we are committed to bring best-oftechnologies and products at value for money proposition, thereby, redefining best in the video surveillance industry. We are assured that HDCVI will certainly meet the surveillance requirement from any simple to challenging installations at affordable value” mentioned, Aditya Khemka, CEO & Director at Aditya Infotech Ltd. HDCVI has an over 500m reliable HD million pixel video transmission distance to break through the distance limit of existing technology. As an emerging force in the developing process of video surveillance, HDCVI will accelerate the popularization of high definition video security system! “We understand that system Integrators/ customers face various challenges in analog solution. They generally demand for high quality images at affordable cost. Considering such challenges, we introduced Dahua HDCVI technology that will certainly


help our channel partners & system integrators in providing variety of solutions as per the customer’s need and will improve their quality of integration projects” expressed, Yogesh B Dutta, Sr. Vice President at Aditya Infotech Ltd. HDCVI is an analog high definition video transmission standard over coaxial cable. It uses progressive scanning and supports two high definition video formats of 1280H and 1920H (1280H is defined as 1280×720 effective resolution; 1920H is defined as 1920×1080 effective resolution). By transmitting uncompressed and lossless signal over point-to-point links, HDCVI is a reliable, none delay, high efficiency

and million pixel video transmission technology. HDCVI provide a reliable transmission distance of more than 500m over 75-3 or similar coaxial cable by adaptive corrections of signal loss. In addition, HDCVI owns several independent intellectual property rights, including composite audio signal transmission technology and bi-direction data communication technology. HDCVI technology, which satisfies the multiple requirements of market and combines breakthrough innovation and practical application advantages, gives great commercial value in high definition era. Further, HDCVI will become the video surveillance direction and bring a new industry standard. Since Dahua took the lead in launching the real-time embedded digital video recorder in 2001, Dahua leads video surveillance field another transformative innovation recently. In India, Aditya Infotech Ltd. is an exclusive distributor partner of Dahua Technology. AIL has been aggressively distributing and marketing entire range of Dahua surveillance Cameras, DVRs, home automation solutions, NVRs etc in India. Aditya Infotech Ltd (AIL) is a leader in introducing video security and surveillance brands in India and has an expertise in designing solutions on the basis of the needs.

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Dahua unveils video wall controller in India


ahua Technology introduces a new model of video-wall controller DH-M30, making itself a stand-out as it combines video-wall control function and decoding together. DH-M30 renders superb video-wall control capacity, allowing various video sources to be distributed and displayed on the video wall in a flexible way. Video sources include local input signals, such as CVBS, VGA, DVI, HDMI, HD-

SDI and etc. along with mainstream network signals, including IPC, DVR, NVR and etc., the key difference that the device varies itself with other image controllers on the market is its decoding function, which makes the whole system even more connected and integrated. The device is up to max 13ch@1080p decoding, providing true and exquisite reproduction and display of the original surveillance scenarios. What worth a mention is that the device is modular designed, and its hot-swap cards make


maintenance quite convenient. The system is based on the B/S structure, which is to say, one can operate and manage on any PC without running software. In addition, DH-M30 max supports up to 9-video-wall display units with configuration modes of 2x2, 2x3, 2x4 and 3x3; which is ideal for those small- and medium-size control centers requiring reliable and smooth operation and management of the whole surveillance system. In India, Aditya Infotech Ltd. is an exclusive distributor partner of Dahua Technology. AIL has been aggressively distributing and marketing entire range of Dahua surveillance Cameras, video wall controller, DVRs, home automation solutions, NVRs etc in India. Aditya Infotech Ltd (AIL) is a leader in introducing video security and surveillance brands in India and has an expertise in designing solutions on the basis of the needs.

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Critical Communications World set to return to Asia to showcase innovation and operational excellence


he increasing importance of critical communications in today’s world is illustrated by a near 50 per cent increase in attendance at the industry’s flagship event in the space of just four years. Critical Communications World (CCW), incorporating the TETRA World Congress, attracted a record attendance at its 2013 event in Paris, and is looking to bring even more visitors through the doors in Bangkok in 2014. The 2014 event in Bangkok is designed to showcase the on-going growth of and developments in the TETRA market, the advances in establishing LTE as the standard for critical mobile broadband, and the increasing sophistication of control room communications. Together with the latest products, services & applications designed specifically for the mission-critical and businesscritical market, CCW 2014 brings the critical communications community together in Asia for only the third time in the event’s 16 year history. “The potential of the critical communications industry is immense,” said Phil Kidner, CEO of the TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA). “The first time this event was held in Asia, in Hong Kong in 2008, we had unprecedented interest, and the Asian market continues to grow steadily and with undoubted strength.” Hanna Jackson is Director of the Critical Communications World Series for IIR Telecoms, who organise the CCW series of events


in conjunction with the TCCA. “The decision to bring CCW to Bangkok will build on the momentum established by the Hong Kong event, and by the equally successful events in Singapore and Dubai,” said Hanna. “The size of the exhibition alone increased by 30 per cent this year, and visitors came from 78 countries. With the interest we have already had in the Bangkok show for 2014, we’re confident of offering an unprecedented speaker line-up, a first class exhibition and the best networking opportunities for the Critical Communications community. CCW 2014 will give visitors the opportunity to network with more than 3000 industry professionals and users from around the world, learn from a huge range of case studies, interviews, panels and presentations, and benefit from specialist streams, master-classes and seminars covering insights on both public safety and commercial TETRA usage. Prior to the main event in May 2014, Critical Communications World will be presenting the following regional shows: TETRA Congress Americasin New York, 14-15 November 2013, Critical Communications Europein Amsterdam, 10-12 March 2013, and the specialist Control Room Communications in Vienna from 9-11 December 2013. For more information Email:



HID Global opens new world headquarters and North American operations center in Austin, Texas News Highlights: • HID Global formally announces the opening of its new, $35M World Headquarters and North American Operations Center in Austin, TX. • New World Headquarters and North American Operations Center features 250,000 square feet of manufacturing, office and warehouse space on 22 acres in North Austin’s Tech Ridge area. • Facility design is devoted to minimizing environmental impact, with the goal of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.



ID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced the opening of its new World Headquarters and North American Operations Center in Austin, Texas. HID Global has initiated its first phase of operations at the state-of-the-art facility ahead of schedule and expects it to be fully operational by Q3 2015. It features 250,000 square feet of manufacturing, office and warehouse space on 22 acres in North Austin’s Tech Ridge area. The plans for the new campus were announced in May 2012, with almost 400 employees expected to be at work in the new facility by 2015. HID Global’s new World Headquarters and North American Operations Center will include the consolidation of the company’s corporate functions, manufacturing, assembly and test operations, distribution, and sales operations. “HID’s decision to move their worldwide headquarters to Texas is proof positive that our focus on low taxes, smart regulations, fair courts and a skilled workforce helps create jobs and strengthen our economy,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry said. “I’m pleased HID has chosen to call Texas home, & look forward to their continued success in the Lone Star State.” “Our North American operations consolidation, as well as the relocation of our Corporate Headquarters to Austin, TX, is an exciting development for HID Global,” said Denis Hébert, president and CEO of HID Global. “Texas is

an ideal location for our new stateof-the-art, sustainable facility, and will provide us an excellent platform for scaling our global operations to support the expansion of our leadership position in secure identity solutions.” HID Global’s new World Headquarters will be the company’s largest facility worldwide, and has been designed to support future expansion. It will also house offices for regional management, customer service, engineering, purchasing, and quality functions. Hiring is underway, with more than 300 new positions to be filled over the next two years.

Who is HID Global? If you’ve ever swiped a card to open a door or unlock a gate, then you most likely have used HID Global’s technology. Every day, and in nearly every walk of life, our products are chosen more than any others to protect property and data assets at organizations of all types and sizes. Our customers span the globe and include small businesses, Fortune 1000 enterprises, multinational corporations, government agencies, citizens, universities, airports, industrial operations, & many others. Whether an identity is used to securely open a door, visually or electronically identify a person, authenticate or digitally sign a transaction, operate a device, make a payment, ensure trust of a device or individual, or electronically manage visitors, HID Global’s broad technology portfolio can provide a solution.

iCLASS SE® is HID Global’s next generation access control platform that enables authentication of a wide variety of commercial credential technologies. A highly flexible reader family along with an array of multi-technology credentials ensure interoperability in a variety of technology environments. iCLASS SE is also enabled for (NFC) mobile phones and other smart devices. Now, you can use multiple form factors to create your ideal access control solution today. For more information on HID’s iCLASS SE access control solution, visit Contact: | +91 98867 10117 © 2012 HID Global Corporation/ASSA ABLOY AB. All rights reserved. HID, HID Global, the HID Blue Brick logo, the Chain Design, iCLASS SE, Secure Identity Object, SIO and Seos are trademarks or registered trademarks of HID Global or its licensor(s)/supplier(s) in the US and other countries and may not be used without permission. All other trademarks, service marks, and product or service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.



Jefferson County Waterway monitors vessel traffic with Milestone video surveillance Vital artery for US oil imports gains central, remote and mobile control


ilestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) is at the center of operational overview for the authorities who handle the Sabine-Neches Waterway running 55 miles through Jefferson County, Texas, to the Gulf of Mexico. This area includes the number-one commercial and military out-load port in the United States and is the fourth largest port in terms of processed tonnage. They need to ensure the safety of those working and traveling through the port, and to keep traffic flowing for the commerce that relies on clear passage. A vast traffic-monitoring network has been deployed here to ensure that all vessels (civilian, military and commercial) can safely navigate the waters with minimal interference such as collisions or other stoppage. The new surveillance system also monitors the many petroleum refineries that line the channel. Backed by a Verizon Wireless 4G connection, the county cameras along the waterway are networked through Milestone XProtect® Enterprise VMS for managing high definition video of live vessel movements and incident reporting from the archived footage. “Milestone truly is the best IP

video open platform on the market. It integrates with all of the cameras seamlessly and provides the sheriff’s department with more high definition images for significantly better views of the waterway than their previous sys tem. We now have camera ‘eyes’ located on an array of tall locations in challenging environments. Our solution design includes live mobile video on tablets and smartphones to dispatchers and personnel on watercraft,” says Mark Nolan, Sales Engineer at systems integrator Knight Security Systems. Vessels range in size from small tugboats to huge tanker ships hauling hundreds of tons of oil and other commodities. When an incident is called in to port security, authorities must assess the situation and respond immediately. Milestone XProtect provides the user interface where reported incidents are checked in the video to determine if the port must close to resolve a situation or can continue operating. Closing the port for any amount of time is an expensive procedure, so having virtual eyes on the scene is imperative to optimal operations. The previously installed system was very limited - only viewable

and navigable in one control station building. Knight Security Systems therefore designed and installed a Milestone XProtect Enterprise IP video surveillance solution managing AXIS Q1604 and Sony SNCER550 cameras, and more than eight terabytes of storage to provide 24 hours of archiving. With the Milestone Mobile client, the sheriff’s department and port authorities now have instant access to video from anywhere. The Milestone solution consolidates the 24-hour monitored cameras into one centrally managed solution, viewable by all administrators in their respective offices, in the main monitoring station and on mobile devices. With high-level national security implications, live camera views and the ability to quickly check recorded video is essential to the port’s operational standards for efficiency. Every second between an incident report and confirmation of the validity of the report is crucial to the response process.

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the Intracoastal Waterway. With an advanced communications system and screening process, no vessel is unaccounted for. The cameras give verification to confirm radio transmissions. The Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) at Port Arthur acts as the “keepers of the gate” aided by the Milestone video management solution, issuing advisories and minimizing blind spots. “If we pick up a radar blip that’s not transmitting an identification signal, it is imperative to identify that blip before it enters the port,” explains Michael Measells, Director of Vessel Traffic Service. “The cameras can do what radar can’t achieve - put an eye on a vessel through the Milestone XProtect software, allowing us to know what’s moving, from a marine safety and security standpoint. That’s the number-one mission.” Cameras line the river and port entrance, placed in strategic locations from the roofs of buildings to the top of the Verizon Wireless 4G towers. A Jefferson County Sheriff helicopter also hosts a mounted camera ready to be called into action at any time, whether it’s monitoring an incident or making rounds. “We’ve adapted to the ease of application, connectivity and versatility of the Milestone interface very quickly – it’s so easy to use,” says John Moore, Electronics Materials Officer, United States Coast Guard. “Milestone is always up and running, and it loads extremely fast on any mobile operating system. The versatility of our Milestone setup also allows us to remotely provide access to our Sector Command Center in Houston.”

incident is reported to the Sheriff’s Department or Coast Guard, there are established procedures to follow before any response is made. Any event, whether a boating accident, cargo spill or personal injury, has the potential to shut down the channel for an extended length of time. “This is a high-traffic waterway and with a limited width, there are bound to be close calls and incidents,” says Measells. “It’s good to have more eyes on each vessel.” When an incident is reported, officials must immediately confirm the report. Then the proper authorities are contacted and ground or water personnel deployed as needed. The sheriff’s department jurisdiction covers the entire 55 miles of critical infrastructure. “If I get a report of an incident, I’ll pull Milestone Mobile up on my tablet or phone to assess the situation,” says Deputy Chief Mark Dubois, Jefferson County Sheriff. “XProtect helps us respond quickly, allowing us to view video from any cameras immediately, from any location, any time, to confirm or deny an event.” “We can move from evaluation of a report to initiating a response in a matter of minutes, if not seconds,” Moore adds. “There’s time and money there. Once we confirm, all responders’ mindsets are immediately shifted into response.”

Incident Confirmation & Control The port is a vital, active entity, responsible for millions of dollars in assets and manpower. If an


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HID Global acquires IdenTrust to expand its leadership position in secure identity solutions


IdenTrust Compliments HID Global’s Position as a Leader in Providing Its Partners and End-users with the Ability to Securely Create, Manage and Use Identities for a Variety of Applications

ID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced it has acquired IdenTrust, Inc. (IdenTrust®), a leading provider of solutions for globally interoperable digital identities that can authenticate, encrypt, and create electronic signatures for every type of transaction or activity where proof of identity is essential. The acquisition significantly expands HID Global’s ability to provide some of the most secure identity solutions to governments, corporations, & financial institutions around the world. IdenTrust is the largest supplier of digital identities for the Department of Defense’s External Certification Authority (ECA) program and the General Services Administration’s


Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES) program, and it provides identity management solutions for over twenty of the world’s largest financial institutions. In the United Kingdom, IdenTrust digital certificates secure more than six billion payment transactions annually, with an aggregate value exceeding $7 trillion. “The acquisition of IdenTrust complements the previous acquisition of ActivIdentity & considerably strengthens our HID Global value proposition around secure authentication, providing us with a Trust Framework for issuing, authenticating & using digital identities based on open standards,” said Denis Hébert, President and CEO of HID Global.

“This acquisition, long in the making due to regulatory requirements, is very positive for IdenTrust, its customers, other shareholders and employees,” said Karen J. Wendel, President & CEO of IdenTrust. “HID Global provides IdenTrust with a strong, financially-stable owner with a highly complementary product portfolio, while IdenTrust offers HID Global enhanced access to the banking, corporate, & government identity markets. The combined solution offering is unmatched in the industry.” Headquartered in San Francisco, IdenTrust has its operations center in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as sales offices in Washington D.C. and London, England.

HID Global ActivID Authentication Appliance wins top marks from SC Magazine

ID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that the company’s ActivID® Authentication Appliance received top marks in the annual authentication product review by SC Magazine, a leading publication serving CSOs & IT security decisionmakers. In addition the appliance received five out of a possible five stars for its features, performance and documentation, and near-perfect marks in the areas of support, value for money, and its overall rating. “We are extremely proud to have received this positive review of our ActivID Authentication


Appliance from one of the most wellrespected publications in the security industry,” Dr.SelvaSelvaratnam, senior vice president & chief technology officer with HID Global. “The appliance was described in the review as being easy to install with lots of features, & a great option for large enterprises with experienced administration. Additionally, HID Global’s virtual version of our ActivID appliance brings these & other benefits to an even broader audience.” HID Global’sActivID appliance protects corporate, financial and government organizations with risk-appropriate and cost-effective

user authentication that goes beyond passwords. Available as a hardware or a virtual appliance, the solution helps to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), is easy to deploy, and is simple to integrate into an organization’s existing network infrastructure. With the optional ActivID Threat Detection Service, the appliance can also transparently protect online transactions from a wide range of advanced persistent threats, phishing, man-in-the-middle & man-in-the-browser attacks. The complete SC Magazine review of HID Global’sActivID appliance can be found here.



HID Global optimizes channel model to extend the performance and value of genuine HID products and solutions for customers worldwide News Highlights: • Company redefines channel engagement strategy to build world-class program with global partner participation • Initiative is aimed at optimizing partner performance and increasing value of Genuine HID solutions for customers worldwide, while growing partner revenue opportunities for a robust portfolio of physical access control, secure issuance and identity assurance solutions • Expanded HID Advantage Partner Program includes tiered partner discounts & benefits, market development funds, training resources, sales enablement tools, and early visibility into product and technology roadmaps


ID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that the company has expanded its channel partner program as part of its Genuine HID® commitment to enhance value for customers worldwide. The HID Advantage Partner ProgramTMincludes a complete range of benefits that will enable partner readiness and open doors to new business opportunities in key vertical markets and emerging regions. Participating distributors, integrators and OEMs will benefit from a streamlined channel engagement model that is designed to foster long-term success and deliver an exceptional customer experience. The partner program also includes increased investments that are focused on partner relationships and strategy alignment; partner enablement and certification; and expanded program management resources, infrastructure and communications.


“The goal of the HID Advantage Partner Program is to increase value for our customers by ensuring that channel partners have everything they need to deliver the most trusted, advanced and dependable secure identity solutions in the market,” said Carolyn Newburn, senior director of Global Channel Programs with HID Global. “This expanded program is paramount to our ongoing commitment to a channel-centric business model and our valued partner community. Working closely with our partners, we will continue to extend the Genuine HID value proposition to a growing customer base that includes many Fortune 1000 companies and businesses in virtually all industry sectors, including healthcare, retail, commercial, transportation, government, finance and education.” The new program model offers tiered partner discounts and includes early visibility into the company’s product and technology direction. HID Global will also allocate market development funds and other marketing resources to its partners, & support them with lead generation initiatives, a broad range of sales tools and a new global portal. Training and certification offerings include a variety of online technical training and solution sessions via the Genuine HID AcademyTM.

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Matrix to showcase cutting-edge telecom and security solutions at 22nd Convergence India Expo, 21-23 January 2014, New Delhi solution as well as enhanced security of IP solution.

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atrix Comsec, a leading manufacturer of enterprise telecom and security products, is participating in 22nd Convergence India Expo, New Delhi. Matrix will showcase telecom and security solutions encompassing range of Business Phone Systems, Voice & Data Convergence, Android/ iOS Mobile Softphone, GSM-VoIP Gateways, Access Control and TimeAttendance and Video Surveillance. During this event, Matrix will showcaseits award-winningNAVAN CNX200 - Office-in-a-BoxSolution. NAVAN CNX200 is a single box solution for all voice, data, internet, wireless, mobility and messaging needs of small businesses with up to 24 users. NAVAN CNX200 delivers advance IP-PBX functionality, highspeed Internet, wireless voice & data access, data routing and virtual


private networking from a compact and converged platform. Matrix will also demonstrate its SPARSH MS - Mobile Softphone App for Android/iOS smartphones. Ideal for dynamic workplaces, SPARSH MS delivers centralized call management on smartphones such as Corporate Directory, Call Hold/ Transfer/Forward/Conference, Voice Mail, BLF, Instant Messaging, Video Calling and lot more at fingertips. Matrix enhancing its security portfolio will launch IP65 certified, PoE Connectivity, Touch-Screen Door Controllers and Palm Vein Reader based Door Controllers forhighest security and hygiene concerns. In Video Surveillance Domain, Matrix will launch SATATYA HVR - Hybrid Video Recorder which utilizes the cost benefits of analog

Established in 1991, Matrix is a leader in Telecom and Security solutions for modern businesses and enterprises. An innovative, technology driven and customer focused organization; the company is committed to keep pace with the revolutions in the telecom and security industries. With around 30% of its human resources dedicated to the development of new products, Matrix has launched cutting-edge products like IP-PBX, Universal Gateways, VoIP Gateways and Terminals, GSM Gateways, Access Control and Time-Attendance Systems, Video Surveillance System and Fire Alarm Systems. These solutions are featurerich, reliable and conform to the international standards. Having global foot-prints in Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa through an extensive network of more than 500 channel partners, Matrix ensures that the products serve the needs of its customers faster and longer. Matrix has gained trust and admiration of customers representing the entire spectrum of industries. Matrix has won many international awards for its innovative products.



Sony launches ruggedised X Series IP surveillance cameras for transportation vehicles & SNC-VB635 model for outdoor monitoring The new cameras harness the power of IPELA ENGINE EX™ to produce sharp images with minimal noise even under severe lighting conditions


ony recently announced four new IP cameras which feature the company’s IPELA ENGINE EX™ integrated signal processing system. The line-up from Sony includes three new X Series cameras (SNC-XM632, SNC-XM636, SNC-XM637) and the SNC-VB635 full HD IP camera with a half-inch CMOS sensor. The latest cameras produce clear, sharp HD images with minimised noise even under severe lighting conditions. They achieve this by harnessing the power of the IPELA ENGINE EX™ technology platform, through ViewDR wide-dynamic range technology, XDNR noise reduction technology, and frame rates ranging from 30 frames a second up to 60 frames a second in full HD. The addition of these new cameras strengthens Sony’s offering for outdoor and transportation

applications, such as in-vehicle surveillance or environments with exceptionally low light conditions. “Security scenarios in transportation are becoming more complex than ever, and conventional IP-based surveillance may not be sufficiently equipped to handle rapidly-moving subjects or facial recognition in low light environments,” said Mr. Riki Nishimura, General Manager of Visual Security Solutions Division, Professional Solutions Company (PSAP) at Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “We’ve designed our X Series cameras with a much better wide dynamic range capability that is adaptable to varying light conditions, for instance in viewing subjects within a vehicle carriage against strong outdoor lighting, or when travelling in and out of a tunnel. The X Series cameras also offer a much wider viewing angle with different fixed lens options to suit different installation positions, such as for a narrower view inside a vehicle, or a wider view for monitoring the reverse view of a vehicle. These cameras are ideal solutions for public transport operators looking to outfit their buses, coaches or trains to ensure clear and detailed surveillance.”

X Series IP Cameras Sony’s three X Series cameras (SNCContinue on page no.50





XM632, SNC-XM636, SNC-XM637) are ruggedised, full HD minidome models. They are Sony’s first ruggedised IP cameras with image stabilisation technology and a builtin microphone, making them ideal for use on board transportation vehicles such as buses and trains. The SNC-XM632 is compliant with the ISO 16750 standard and therefore recommended for bus surveillance. It is also suitable for outdoor applications such as retail, banking and education where the compact form and flat finish help it blend into its surroundings. The SNC-XM636 and SNCXM637 are designed with different horizontal viewing angles (85 degrees and 115 degrees, respectively) and comply with the EN50155 and EN45545 standards for surveillance aboard trains. All of the X Series cameras are rated as IK08 vandal resistant and Ingress Protection rated to be dust proof and protected from water due to powerful jets (IP66).

SNC-VB635 Full HD IP camera with half-inch CMOS sensor With its extraordinary light sensitivity and full HD resolution, the SNC-VB635 camera is designed for use in highly demanding outdoor applications such as transportation,

city surveillance and energy. The SNC-VB635 is a fixed camera that features a half-inch Exmor™ CMOS sensor which generates exceptional picture quality even in very lowlight conditions. Other key features include true day/night capabilities and an RS-485 external pan/tilt/ zoom control. Sony’s X Series IP Cameras (SNC-XM632, SNC-XM636, SNCXM637) and the SNC-VB635 will be available in Asia Pacific from end January 2014 onwards.

About Professional Solutions Company (PSAP), Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Sony manufactures audio, video, communications and information technology products for the global consumer and professional markets. Professional Solutions Company (PSAP) is established as a division company under Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. It markets Sony’s leading broadcast systems, professional video and audio products, as well as videoconferencing, medical and surveillance systems in Asia other than Japan. It also provides customised business solutions, comprehensive technical support and after-sales service to help Sony’s customers stay at the forefront of their business.

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Sony announces 360-degree hemispheric-view mini dome IP camera New SNC-HM662 features a panomorph lens for much sharper images, especially towards the edge of the lens


ony announced the SNCHM662, a 360-degree hemisphericview dome IP camera that makes it possible for users to have five megapixel (MP) high-resolution video and a 360-degree view of an area with just one camera. The SNC-HM662 is ideal for both indoor and outdoor environments such as retail outlets, campuses & commercial buildings. It helps users eliminate blind spots and enhance situational awareness. The SNC-HM662 features a 360-degree panomorph lens and is certified as an ImmerVision Enables® solution. ImmerVision technology generates clearer images and provides more pixels at the edge of a frame for better clarity and resolution towards the edge of the lens, compared to traditional fisheye lenses. This outstanding camera is also optimised to maximise the sensor coverage, resulting in a higher resolution where necessary. These features combined make the camera an ideal choice for a panoramic overview. It also supports fast, responsive


electronic pan/tilt/zoom (ePTZ) and 11 different viewing modes through the Sony Web viewer. “Due to evolving security needs, users now expect an IP camera to provide usable video for multiple applications,” said Mr. Riki Nishimura, General Manager of Visual Security Solutions Division, Professional Solutions Company (PSAP) at Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “Sony has designed the SNC-HM662 with that very purpose in mind. Its circular field of view and five megapixel resolution means that the camera’s images can either be used on their own or to complement any type

of surveillance system – perfect for office spaces, departmental stores, warehouses or storage facilities.” The SNC-HM662 is designed to be used with a VMS solution so that ‘de-warping’ (correcting image distortion and straightening the viewed image) can be fulfilled on the client side. This feature gives viewers the advantage of always seeing a complete overview of the recorded video scene, regardless of the live view being digitally cropped and zoomed to an area of interest. The SNC-HM662 also supports two-way audio with an optional microphone and speaker, power over Ethernet (PoE), and edge storage capabilities. Sony’s SNC-HM662 360-degree hemispheric-view dome IP camera will be available in Asia Pacific from January 2014 onwards.

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ViewSonic leads in a big way for commercial and entertainment market ViewSonic offers a complete line of large-screen displays for diverse applications


iewSonic, a leading global provider of visual solution products, has successfully expands its display series into the monitor sized 23-inches and larger to satisfy the demand for businesses and entertainment. This series includes products such as intuitive touch screens, edgeto-edge frameless monitors, and audio-visual entertainment models. With the complete product range, ViewSonic provides customers with a broader choice of applications, whether it is in the business sector, interactive education, digital signage, or entertainment. “The shipment for LCD monitor 23-inches and larger is gradually growing and becomes a trend on the market as the users are getting used to big screen size. For entertainment users, the large-sized displays bring life-like visual enjoyment & exciting


gaming experience. The integration of various audio-visual devices also underlines the benefits and features of large sized monitors. For all the years, ViewSonic has been investing in R&D for large-sized displays. In the meanwhile, ViewSonic also improves the connectivity for high-definition multimedia devices, so that consumers can connect with multimedia devices and gaming consoles at ease.” said Max Liu, product marketing director of ViewSonic Asia Pacific. “Besides for entertainment, the demand from business sector for large-sized display is also increased. The advanced optical touch technology allows users intuitive operation to increase efficiency in the work place, such as, to zoom in and out, tap, and swipe back and forth on the screen. Therefore,

ViewSonic has been dedicated to providing solutions for these two segments for recent years. We keep enhancing users’ visual experience and interface to produce large sized monitors for all their needs.” Currently ViewSonic 23-inches and larger sized monitor lineup includes intuitive touch screens, Ecofriendly commercial displays, and the flagship entertainment models. ViewSonic 24-inches TD2420 adopts advanced optical touch technology and delivers crystal clear color performance without distortions or decays. The intuitive and flexible operation allows users to zoom in & out, tap, and swipe back and forth on the screen. TD2420 embodies the most robust, 7H hardness antiscratch glass, which provides strong protection from items coming in contact with the screen and makes it best suited for use in public areas. ViewSonic’s new eco-friendly monitor, the VA2446m-LED is a 24” widescreen monitor with a LED backlight and a glossy, thin-bezel design. With Full HD 1920x1080 resolution and a 10M:1 MEGA Dynamic Contrast Ratio, the VA2446m-LED delivers stunning brightness and contrast, while a quick 5ms response time ensures crisp pictures and smooth playback. With an efficient LED backlight and energy-saving Eco-mode, the VA2446m-LED is an environmentally friendly display choice. The VA2446m-LED comes with a Kensington security lock slot that makes it safe and secure wherever it is installed. With all these


features, the VA2446m-LED is a stylish, eco-friendly, visual quality and secure display that increase productivity at workplace. To deliver the best in form and function for a variety of gaming and multimedia needs for large sized displays, ViewSonic introduces the VX2370Smh-LED, an edge-toedge frameless monitor, and the VX2452mh for professional gaming experience. ViewSonic VX2370SmhLED offers Full HD 1920x1080


resolution and has a digital interface of HDMI to connect digital audio/video sources for perfect display of gaming, graphics, video and multimedia content. The built-in speakers deliver true-to nature high-end stereo experience. ViewSonic ‘s industry-leading SuperClear® technology can bring you not only wide viewing angles which delivers 178° viewing angle from the horizontal & vertical with an accurate, vibrant, & dynamic image but also the great & vivid color from all viewing directions. As to the VX2452mh designed for gaming user, it features ViewSonic’s proprietary Game Mode technology. Game Mode technology enhances visibility & detail by brightening the dark scenes of video games for the ultimate

gaming experience. ClearMotiv® II technology delivers 2ms ultrafast response times for blur-free, detailed images. It deliver smooth images without any streaking, blurring, or ghosting—perfect for graphic-intense gaming needs, as well as for watching sports or action movies. For further flexibility, the VX2452mh includes integrated D-sub, DVI and HDMI inputs, making it easy to connect to highdefinition multimedia devices and gaming consoles. The dual built-in 2W stereo speakers also enhance extreme gaming and multimedia entertainment. The TD2420 is available now for an ESP of Rs 17,500, VA2446mLED is available now for an ESP of Rs 13500, VX2370Smh-LED is available now for an ESP of Rs 12000, and VX2452mh is available now for an ESP of Rs 13500

ViewSonic unveils new VDI innovations and display technologies at CES 2014 Company showcases new thin and zero clients, touch and Ultra HD displays


iewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, announced its newest innovations for the virtualized desktop at CES 2014. ViewSonic’s latest Zero and Thin Clients fortify the company’s already strong VDI product line. These state-of-theart cloud devices provide complete solutions for companies looking to effectively meet the demands of today’s changing computing environment. In addition, ViewSonic continues to transform the display market with price-competitive 4K Ultra HD devices and touch

technology that aligns with today’s consumer expectations and business demands. “The need for smarter cloud connectivity has become vitally important with the changing computing landscape consumers and businesses face. ViewSonic has been leading the desktop transformation for over 25 years, and we’re continuing that forward momentum with the launch of our new products at this year’s CES,” said Jeff Volpe, president of ViewSonic Americas. “Our new VDI products, beautiful Ultra HD


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displays, and touch innovations are ideal for today’s consumerization of IT movement.”

VDI Technology ViewSonic’s Smart Client solutions enable users to access their desktop accounts from nearly anywhere via a centralized server, and helps a business fully transition to its VDI strategy. The new zero client SCZ56 is ideal for users seeking the richest possible virtual desktop experience. Certified for VMware® Horizon View™, this highly secure zero client supports advanced 2D/3D applications and can drive up to four simultaneous full HD displays. Based on the Teradici® Tera™ 2140 chip platform, this new zero client provides the fastest most efficient virtual desktops possible in a VMware® View™ environment. The SC-Z56 is ideal for high-end workstations, investment traders, or any users requiring multiple displays, maximum workspaces, and higher productivity. The SD-T225 and SD-T245 integrated thin client displays are designed for organizations requiring a secure and easy-to-manage solution for their virtual desktop implementations. The devices are


optimized for all of the major remote networking protocols, including Microsoft® RDP with RemoteFX™, Citrix® ICA/HDX, and PCoIP® for VMware. The built-in 22” or 24” LED screen allows typical power consumption below 26 or 30 Watts, respectively, for a smaller ECO footprint. The SD-T225 and SDT245 also provide feature-rich connectivity options, with four side-mounted USB ports for easy peripheral connection, and a DVI output for driving a dual monitor desktop.

Touch displays The TD2430ml is the newest addition to ViewSonic’s Touch Display product portfolio featuring 10-point projected capacitive touch technology. Supporting both Linux and Windows operating systems, the TD2430ml is designed to be an excellent touch display for commercial environments. Designed with durable scratch-resistant screen with 7H surface hardness, this 24” display provides a fast and accurate touch experience. The TD2430ml is also great for general consumers with its Windows® 8 compatibility and 10-point touch capability.

Following ViewSonic’s 4K technology demonstration at last year’s CES, the company is launching new displays with this ultra high definition resolution. The VX2880ml brings Ultra HD 4K2K resolution to desktop computing with a friendly price tag, as the display delivers stunning 3240 x 2160 resolution, 50M:1 MEGA Dynamic Contrast Ratio, and an ultra-fast 2ms response time for best-in-class screen performance. A PBP (Picture By Picture) function provides advanced multi-screen capability. Standard connection includes Display Port, MHL (HDMI), DVI and VGA. As part of the bigger BYOD trend, both enterprise customers & general consumers are utilizing mobile devices in conjunction with their traditional desktop. The VX2876iml is a next-generation desktop display featuring Miracast™ technology, which provides wireless connectivity with Miracast-enabled devices featuring Android 4.2 or Windows 8.1 operating systems. This ensures users can wirelessly stream content from their mobile devices directly to the VX2876iml. In addition, the VX2876iml includes wired MHL connectivity option for quickly plugging mobile devices into the display for fast and smooth mirroring. The VX2363Sml-W is the newest member to the ViewSonic VX63 Extreme Entertainment display family, designed with the consumer in mind. It features a white frameless design, SuperClear® IPS panel technology for best-inclass screen performance, and an MHL port for flexible connectivity to MHL-enabled mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. ViewSonic will showcase its new product offerings at the Encore at the Wynn hotel.



Milestone hires managers in EMEA and USA Sales and Public Relations Resources Expanded

Mr. Jens Ole Steen (Joss) Svendsen

Mr. Thomas Lausten


ilestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), is strengthening its organization with a new Vice President of Sales for EMEA, a Public Relations Manager for EMEA, a corporate Director of Large Accounts and National Sales Managers in the Americas. Thomas Lausten started this month as VP Sales, EMEA, and is also a new member of the Extended


Leadership Team (ELT) in Milestone Systems. With proven competency as a professional manager, he will contribute to the strong growth curve that Milestone has attained since its founding in 1998. Lausten brings solid expertise from the security industry in Europe, as well as broad cultural insight into the differences across the region. Throughout his career he has consistently performed, growing with his positions & responsibilities at Siemens Building Technology - Security Products, ADI Global Distribution, Bewator and Antech. “We are eager to tap into Thomas Lausten’s knowledge about today’s security distributors and how run-rate business is built and managed in two-tier channels. I look forward to including Thomas in the Milestone management team and changing our DNA to cater to the work at hand in our ambitious strategic goals,” says Eric Fullerton, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Milestone Systems. Keven Marier has moved from Connex International to become Milestone’s Director of Large Accounts Business Development. In an increasingly competitive market, Milestone has growing opportunities with large projects & end-users related to the Corporate Business Unit. Milestone Co-founder & Chief Product Officer John Blem says: “In order to effectively address this opportunity, Keven will work with the projects in the high-end of the market. He will be taking a strategic role for the Corporate Business Unit, supporting the complex projects, ensuring consistent tie-ins between the product group & the field organization which will benefit the channel & the customers. His

forte is articulating the technical value proposition while evaluating strategic fit & impact on our future roadmaps.” In October this year, Chris Wyller was hired as National Sales Manager Americas East for Milestone Systems Inc., complementing Brad Carey, National Sales Manager Americas West. Based out of Chicago, Wyller is managing the Eastern U.S. which includes the Great Lakes, Northeast, NYC/NJ, Gulf, Mid-Atlantic, North Central and Southeast territories, with the respective Channel Business Managers reporting to him. He has returned to Milestone Systems after a 3-year stint with Sony as Strategic National Account Manager. He was previously also engaged at Wesco/CSC and Siemens Building Technologies after getting his degree from Western Illinois University. Jens Ole Steen (Joss) Svendsen is now PR and Communications Manager for EMEA in the Milestone Corporate Communications team. He has responsibilities for global product PR and Manufacturer Alliance Partner PR, EMEA-based customer stories and media relationship management. With a degree in Movies and Media from the University of Copenhagen, he also holds a Masters from the Institute of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen. Joss was earlier with Carlsberg as Online Business Developer and with Microsoft as Online Marketing Manager and Partner Communications Manager. Prior to that he worked for PC World and Computerworld as Editor-in-Chief, Technology Editor and Journalist. Most recently, he freelanced in media production & digital business development.



VIVOTEK is awarded 2013 top 10 most influential smart HD cameras brand in China


IVOTEK is honored to announce its achievement as one of the top 10 most influential smart HD cameras brand in China in 2013. The brand selection activity is cosponsored by China Public Security Publisher, CPS, World Brand of Security Products, and China Public Security Research Institute Limited. The purpose of this election activity is to advocate the innovative technology and products of China’s security companies, and the importance of brand value for these companies to achieve continuous development & sustainable operation. Founded in 2000, VIVOTEK is a technology-oriented company that boasts an outstanding R&D team, specializing in the R&D of sound and image compression processing technology, multimedia communication, and system-onchip. Brand management has proven to be substantially beneficial


for businesses to achieve sustainable growth and development. Thus, in 2003, VIVOTEK launched a global management plan for the brand. The strategic layout of VIVOTEK’s brand management is centered on providing products with high resolution, high quality, and high performance, all within a reasonable price range. Supreme, a series of professional high-end products, was launched in 2011 to further reinforce the market position & reputation of VIVOTEK. Numerous years of effort in brand establishment enabled VIVOTEK to minimize the impact of global financial crisis, thereby continuously expanding sales and further solidifying VIVOTEK’s beliefs for brand management and increasing resource investment. The 2013 Top 10 Most Influential Brands organized by China Security adopted numerous indicators to evaluate and rank

famous security brands worldwide. The evaluation standards stipulate that nominations must be a declared brand without an infringement of intellectual property rights and have annual sales that exceed RMB 30 million; a legally registered trademark; possess advanced, reliable, and innovative production technology; outstanding product quality; a comprehensive after sales service system; and high customer satisfaction. The Executive Vice President of VIVOTEK, Steve Ma, stated that, “I hereby represent VIVOTEK to extend a special thank to the support and encouragement provided by the organizers and referee. Receiving this extraordinary honor & gaining recognition for brand management at the start of a new year inspires VIVOTEK to continue our endeavors in creating a brand and establishing a secure foundation for the domestic market. With the corporate philosophy of Integrity, Care, and Innovation, VIVOTEK will continue to take on challenges from the market and enhance brand management to expand our presence in China and the global market.”

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VIVOTEK releases 5MP 360° surround view pixel counter fisheye network camera FE8174 & FE8174V


IVOTEK is pleased to announce the launch of the 5MP 360° surround view pixel counter fisheye network cameras FE8174 and FE8174V. Featuring 5-megapixel sensors and 1.1 mm fisheye lenses for 180° panoramic view and 360° surround view, both camera are able to provide clear and detailed coverage of wide, open areas like airports, shopping malls, parking lots, retail stores, offices, restaurant, classroom and more. Panoramic fisheye cameras, which deliver complete, surrounding views of an area, have been recognized as an ideal solution for comprehensive and seamless surveillance with a lower total cost of ownership. Images captured by VIVOTEK’s FE8174 & FE8174V are hemispherical, but with the latest cutting-edge image processing capabilities, hemispherical images can be converted into conventional rectilinear projection for viewing and analysis via commercially available software applications either at client or local viewer.

A wide range of display layouts are available, including original surround view, panoramic view, and regional view for various mounting applications. In both the panoramic as well as regional viewing modes, users can utilize the ultra-smooth ePTZ function to easily zoom in and focus on a region of interest (ROI). For superior image quality in a diverse set of lighting environments, VIVOTEK has designed FE8174 and FE8174V with WDR Enhancement and a removable IR-cut filter. The new Pixel Counter feature also aids the installer in determining the level of detail (or Pixel-Per-Foot) required at different distances for objects of interest or in any intelligent analysis applications. Compared to FE8174, FE8174V is equipped with an IP66 weatherproof & IK-10 vandal-proof housing so that the camera can not only withstand rain & dust, but also effectively provide robust protection against physical damage. In addition, in compliance with full EN50155 standards, the camera can resist shock

and vibration, maintaining stable and reliable video during movement. Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, “As technology evolved, the fisheye lens was introduced to the security market in recent years, & allows for an increase in capture area with multiple viewing options. We are pleased to provide the market with our latest high megapixel fisheye camera, which exceeds the expectations of diverse applications & monitoring requirements, enabling flexibility of viewing multiple objects from the same camera.”

About VIVOTEK VIVOTEK, established in 2000, has quickly taken its place as a leading brand in the security industry. Known for delivering world-class IP surveillance solutions, VIVOTEK specializes in system applications and integration. With innovative R&D teams adopting groundbreaking codec technologies, VIVOTEK provides a wide range of products, including network cameras, video servers, video receivers and central management systems. VIVOTEK (TAIEX: 3454) was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in 2006. In 2008, a branch office was set up in California, USA. VIVOTEK is currently working with more than 150 authorized distributors in over 80 countries.

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Milestone Systems reaches new heights at Intersec 2014 More than 19,000 visitor impressions for Milestone at successful tradeshow confirm market leadership.


ilestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), showcased the award-winning XProtect® portfolio in their busy stand at Intersec 2014, held in Dubai last week. Nine Milestone Solution Partners were also exhibiting in the booth to present integrations based on Milestone open platform software. This event showcase and dedicated local presence in the Middle East/Africa (MEA) region gave Milestone more than 19,067 visitor impressions and 3,520 visits at Intersec 2014. These numbers where measured using video analytics, where a certified Milestone Solution Partner, NetApp, had an application that captured not only the number of Intersec visitors passing by but also their age, gender and interest level in the Milestone stand. The total number of visitors to Intersec 2014 was 24,853, meaning that Milestone has documented a huge visitor imprint that confirms the region’s rapid growth in interest for videoenabled solutions. Video analytics are a focus area


for Milestone and four of the nine Milestone Solution Partners present showed video analytics. The growing number of third-party integrations is now in the hundreds, confirming Milestone’s position as the open platform VMS of choice. Video analytics provide a tool not only for use in security systems, but also for enhancing business applications, for example in retail and as a part of ‘smart buildings’.

Peter Biltsted, Sales Director, Middle East & Africa, for Milestone Systems says: “It was a very successful Intersec 2014 for Milestone and our partners. In particular, the huge interest shown by visitors, who came from the entire MEA region, is a clear indication that the market is accelerating. We can build on this positive response to further leverage our open platform strategy and dedicated partner ecosystem. Our declared aim for the future is to strengthen our local presence: we are honored to be chosen by so many highly esteemed customers here.”


KARAM : Innovative leadership in personal protective equipment head protection, eye protection, ear protection, respiratory protection, foot protection, wielding protection, retractable blocks and confined space entry.

Q. What are the strategies to improve Karam’s position in Indian and global market as well? Karam is the leader of innovation in the field of Personal Protection Equipment. Our commitment to wards safety is reciprocated by the loyalty of our esteemed customers. This strategy is a fuel for us to drive towards excellence and explore new avenues, there by creating a long lasting impact on the minds of our potential as well as existing customers.

Q. What are the issues you need to address that are related to your industry? Mr. Sandeep Arora, General Manager Marketing, Karam Industries

Q. Karam is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Personal Protection Equipment, please share some of your own milestones and achievements? Karam is a renowned brand that needs no introduction. We have 5,00,000 sq. ft.of manufacturing set up, a marketing team of 200 plus personnel, 15 branch offices across the Indian sub-continent, and not to forget a very strong DealerDistributor Network. We are the only company worldwide that has a vertically integrated manufacturing


set up. We are the 1st in India to manufacture Certified Retractable Blocks.

Q. Can you elaborate more about the products portfolio and its applications? You name it, we have it!!! Karam is the only company in the world that not only manufactures, but also indulges into training on the usage of our life saving equipment. Our expertize lies in fall protection with which we provide a complete range of personal protection, be it

Value of human life is a major concern in our industry. Though in the nascent stage, occupational safety & health still has a long way to go. It is treated as an unnecessary expenditure, which results in underrated value of human life, forcing safety measures a backseat. Training and proper usage of Personal Protection Equipment is yet another area of concern which should not be ignored. The real challenge lies in how appropriately the gear is worn and used. A must say‌if the equipment is used in a rightful manner, this life guarding mechanism can complement growth by increasing the productivity and confidence of the personnel working in a hazardous condition.


Another important issue is of duplicity. The market is flooded with cheap and low quality products and the people who are buying them are not aware about the ill-effects of these products. Again creating awareness & imparting knowledge is the only solution to make them realize that not only using a safety device can safeguard their life but using the right device in the correct way will do the wonders.

Q. How do you account R&D activity in your company? In an industry that is changing fast, one must continually revive their design and range of products. This is necessary due to the continuous change and development of technology as well as other competitors and the changing preferences of our customers. Karam is an innovation driven organization. We have an extensive R&D set up and state of the art machinery with a highly trained team of professionals responsible for nurturing the innovativeness in our products, design and style.

Q. Brief us about the quality policy for your business? Quality at Karam is not a destination but a journey which all of us cover unanimously. Be it any phase, from raw materials to manufacturing, to quality control, to logistics and later customer care or we may say caring for the customers, we have benchmarked a level of excellence in all phases. For us at Karam, quality is enhancing our own standards with each passing moment.

Q. How do you foresee India as a potential market, what are the prospects? The safety industry has been pretty stable during the last 2 years with a growth of approximately 20%

annually and the future looks bright with more and more corporates feeling the need to adapt to safety measures and approaching safety equipment manufacturers for their respective needs. The industry is likely to record growth from across all verticals in India, attributable to the growing demand for safety solutions. This category is expected to accelerate at a steady rate of 20% year on year and we look forward for securing various sectors from safety lethal circumstances.

Q. According to you what are the factors affecting to your business? For Karam and me personally what affect our business is the lack of awareness and the underrated value of life of the working personnel. Though with time corporates have started acknowledging the use of Personal Protection Equipment but still there is a long way to go. With more inclination to the use of these life savers we can provide a safe working place to not only the person at the worksite but also to the families who are connected and dependent on them. To add to this, the market is full of duplicate & cheap quality safety equipment. One should stay alarmed and be sure of what he is buying because using a low grade device is equal to not using it.

Q. Could you brief us about overall business activities of your company (tie-ups, associations, reach, network)? We have an unimaginable strong network of dealers and distributors who contribute a major portion of our business across the country. We don’t believe in tie-ups because maintaining quality is an issue. We have set an extra ordinary

benchmark of quality which cannot be compromised anyhow.

Q. Which are some of your pioneering products you introduced in the market recently or are there any plans to launch a new product? As I stated earlier also, KARAM is an innovation driven organization. We have launched someworld class products such as Retractable Blocks, Rescue Equipment, Evacuation Aid (both Ascending and Descending). Another new domain that we have entered recently is Fixed Line Systems. In the near future we are coming up with new models of helmets, wielding shields, face shields & the list is endless, because we believe in self-improvisation and keep on updating ourselves and our products.

Q. What are the key technological factors affecting your business? Getting superior quality machines is an issue in India which is being resolved but it will take time. Most of our machines are imported which adds to the cost of the product and also on time. The raw material we use is of supreme quality which is difficult to find in India. Again we have to depend on import for it. Quality is our priority therefore we use the best to deliver the best!!!

Q. What is your Vision for Karam? Karam has always been known for its quality. It is the market leader in safety equipment and my Vision will always be to maintain it. Providing the best quality at a competitive price to bring it in reach for all‌


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INDUSTRIAL SAFETY REVIEW PHOTO FEATURE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY REVIEW - India’s leading monthly magazine on fire safety & electronic security had witnessed the success story of INTERSEC 2014, Dubai on 19th-21st January, 2014. This conglomeration of whos of who of security industry was the perfect platform to do networking among buyers & sellers. We are glad to share some of the eye-winessed glimpses of the event to the industry as an exclusive photo feature.




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Secutech India’s Third Edition to Premier Latest Security Solutions With Three Special Innovative Demo Zones Secutech India’s third edition features Security Behemoths, Global Security Brands, New Technologies, exclusive product launches, workshops, demonstrations and many first time exhibitors


ecutech India-2014, India’s professional exhibition and conference for Electronic Security, Homeland Security, Fire & Safety and information security is all set premier latest high tech innovations in the security Industry. This time Secutech India will be hosted at safe and secure corporate arena of Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai between 6th, 7th & 8th March, 2014. This year’s mega security event features world’s top security brands from Security 50 rankings along with some of the leading distributors, manufacturers and system integrators. The exhibition promises three days of jam packed business networking, presentations, product launches, demonstrations and seminars. This year’s Secutech India exhibition has drawn the participation of exhibitors from China Taiwan, Korea, Middle East, Japan, U.S , U.K and other European countries. These foreign country pavilions would be added attractions of the show. There are many first time exhibitors – companies looking to bring high tech products and worldwide innovations to the regional market. The second edition of Secutech India is an ideal platform for new deals, sourcing of new suppliers and distributors as well as interactive discussions on key issues that affect the safety and security industries worldwide. The exhibition floor would features launches of the latest security products on the global market by leading international manufacturers


and suppliers. This time Secutech India will have three exclusive Demo Zones to display innovations in Video surveillance – Low Light Zone, Banking Security- Banking Zone and Home Automation-Home Automation Zone. There will be special arena for demonstrations and workshops for the participating companies. The concurrent workshops and demonstrations will bring the excitement of innovative products and technologies that are shaping the future of security Industry. “Secutech India has proved its contemporary value as a world

class security exhibition in its two consecutive editions. I am sure the third edition will evoke great response from security Industry as we have planned lot of innovative strategies and business plans for promoting the interest of security industry. It has served as the leading security exhibition for networking and business development for the Electronic Security, Homeland Security, Fire & Safety and information security,” said Manish Gandhi, Director, Secutech India . “In its Third edition Secutech India is all set provide a convergence platform to facilitate key business networking and new tie-ups. Secutech India is an ideal the launch pad for innovative security

products and services. Moving forward, we will continue to grow the show in India by keeping it’s India focus with global edge , while supporting the development of the industries and aiding our partners to grow their business,” he further added. Some of the new launches that will be attracting much attention at Secutech India includes leading companies and global brands like Hikvision, Aditya Infotech, Safran Morpho, Smith Detection,FAAC, Magnetic Controls, FLIR, Perto-Digicon, HID Global, Dahua, Vivotek, Mobotix and some of the India’s leading security brands like Sparsh, CG, Matrix Comsec,Innovative Ideals, MX Security & Surveillance Products, Core Tech and host of other players will be there. The special attraction will be Secutech India Safety and Security Conclave (SISSC-2014). With leading business and thought leaders this highly thought provoking seminar will be highlight of the Secutech India -2014. The SISSC-2014 themes includes highly topical and contemporary themes related to security in Banking, City Surveillance, Oil & Gas and Home Automation segments. The Secutech India -2014 is being supported by all the leading security Industry associations and affiliate bodies including FSAI, ESAI, Gujarat Safety Council, Security Association of India, Telecom Users Group India, Information Security Professional Associates, SECONA, Alliance of Infrastructure and Facility Managers (AIFM).


“ We are trying to position ourselves and Matrix products as most relevant solution to customers.” Q. What is your support strategy?

Mr. Parth Dave, Partner, D & D Enterprise, Vadodara

Q. In your opinion, what is the state of security industry in India and what is the trend you see in the space? Security industry is gaining importance than ever before and is a fast growing industry in India. According to me this industry will continue to gain momentum in the coming years.

Q. Which targeting?




We target SME/SMB, Corporate, Hospitals, Universities & many more.

Q. What is the advantage of Matrix products vis-à-vis the competition? Matrix is SUBSTANCE brand. Substance is in the DNA of Matrix solutions. Substance in the form of technology, depth, genuineness and going beyond the mere outer façade and offer more values in all the areas. This is what differentiates Matrix from the lot. Matrix solutions are packed with More. More productivity, more applications,

more flexibility, more functions, more features, more cost saving, more reliability, and more support. Matrix positioning is based on offering more of these true inherent values which customers expect from infrastructure solutions.

Q. What is your marketing and channel strategy? We are trying to position ourselves and Matrix products as most relevant solution to customers. We understand customer requirement thoroughly and accordingly frame the solution using various permutation, combination of Matrix products. We are trying to offer complete solutions to our clients. We are positioning Matrix products as most reliable products and our company as most trustworthy company. Our channel strategy is to approach more and more technically sound System Integrators and facilitate them to confidently pitch, sell, install and maintain Matrix products. We are also targeting companies which are into IT business and in the business of structured cabling.

We support our channel partners & our customers fully in all the fronts. We extend technical and service support to our clients through our highly qualified and technically sound service engineers. We attend the service call from our client the same day and in most of the cases within 4 hours from the time thecomplaint has been registered. Our professional installation helps us to serve our customers better and so we receive very less complaints. We support our channel partners commercially and technically. We provide regular technical and sales training to our channel partners. We help them in closing the case by accompanying them in sales & technical discussions with clients.

Q. What are the challenges that you are currently facing in India? It is difficult to convince buyer on new technology products; as many suppliers/vendors are still pushing products with obsolete technology. Sometime back-end infrastructure is not of that kind which supports new technological products. It is difficult to pitch IP Camera in most of the SME/SMB due to bandwidth issues. Most of the companies prefer to go with cheaper and better products; this is the most difficult combination to offer.

Q. How much of growth are you expecting this year and are you also expecting any business from the overseas market? Currently we are only focusing on Vadodara & nearby territories. We are a new start up so our target is to double the turnover at least year on year.


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Fire Safety Management “An effective fire safety management within a building is a must for mitigating a fire”

- R. R. Nair 1.0 Introduction

About Author

Mr. R. R. Nair has more than 45 years’ experience in Occupational Safety, Health & Fire Protection. He is author of 15 books and about 65 articles in various topics on Safety, Health & Environment. He has carried out more than 50 safety / fire safety audits in various industries, occupancies including high rise buildings. For more information contact: M: 09224212544 Resi: 022 27665975 E-mail:

A fire can happen at any time in a building or premises irrespective of its occupancy status and size. Managing fire safety in a building especially in a high rise building, is much more difficult as the problems of these buildings are more complex. Thus an effective fire safety management within a building is a must for mitigating a fire. An effective fire safety management can be made only when we have a fire safety strategy. This article will deal with developing a fire safety strategy in a building. A fire safety strategy for a building can be made up of the following essential elements.

• Fire Lifts • Fire Stops / Fire Resisting Doors • Fire Tower • LPG/PNG pipelines • Travel Distance • Escape routes and exits • Refuge Area • Refuse Chutes

3.0 Active Fire Safety Measures Active fire safety measures are the system which activate in the event of an outbreak of fire which are provided by a developer, owner or occupier. The system would include: • Emergency lighting

1. Passive Fire Safety Measures 2. Active Fire Safety Measures 3. Fire Control Measures

• Firefighting Water Tanks • Fire Extinguishers • Hose Reels • Landing Valves

In order to function the building safely, each of these elements must be adequately provided.

2.0 Passive Fire Safety Measures Passive fire safety measures are features which are built into the structure of the building and are physical features of the building provided by a developer, owner or occupier. These features include provision of: • Fire resistance to the building structures • Access to and around the building • Mechanical Smoke Extractors • Automatic Fire Dampers


• Fire Staircases

• Dry /Wet Risers • Down Comers • Courtyard Hydrants • Firefighting Pumps – Electrical/ Diesel/Jockey/Sprinkler/Booster • Fire detection Systems • Fire Alarm System • Fire Sprinklers • Fire Suppression Systems Fire safety management within a building must include a full appraisal of active and passive fire protection measures within the building. All deficiencies in the fire protection measures should be noted and a management of remedial Continue on page no.74



works to upgrade the building to an acceptable standards should be put in place.

4.0 Fire Control Measures Fire Control Measures relate to the day to day management of fire safety in a building. There is a legal responsibility on occupier or persons having control over building or premises to take reasonable measures to prevent the occurrence of a fire and to protect the lives and property of occupants in the event of fire. The passive and active fire safety measures outlined above could be completely negated unless the building occupants are aware of the significance of the measures and the action need to be taken in the event of fire. A fire safety programme must be established in a building in order to correctly manage fire safety and meet all legal obligations. A person should be designated as a Fire Safety Officer

with responsibility for drawing up, implementing and overseeing the fire safety programme. The Fire Safety Officer should also be of adequate status and should have authority to effectively discharge his responsibility. However, if the building does not have adequate active and passive fire safety measures, more stringent fire controls measures will be required. The elements of Fire Measures may include :


1. 2. 3. 4.

Emergency procedures Plan Fire Evacuation drills Regular fire safety inspection Maintenance and servicing of fire equipment 5. Staff training 6. Information to occupants 7. Keeping of records

4.1 Emergency Procedures Plan An emergency procedures plan should be prepared outlining the

procedures to be followed during an emergency. The plan should be prepared by keeping in mind that all occupants must be capable of responding correctly in the event of fire. This predetermined plan can be broken down into a number of sections such as: • Procedures for raising the alarm • Procedures for calling the fire brigade • Procedures for Evacuation • Procedures for Assembly Point and Roll Call • Procedures for fighting the fire • Procedures for assisting the fire brigade 4.1.1 Procedures for Raising the Alarm: There are various types of fire alarm system. Depending upon the size and nature of the building / occupancy, the fire alarm system may be very simple or very sophisticated. It should be born in mind that all occupants should be aware of how to raise the alarm. All occupants/ employees should be aware of how to raise the alarm. The source of alarm must be monitored regularly. Whole premises should be warned through the Public Address System in such a manner that should not generate any panic amongst the occupants. The system should be incorporated to disseminate the information to other emergency support services. Pre-determined area should be identified for refuge or assemble of the occupants. The assembly or refuge area must have the access of the emergency vehicles like ambulance or fire service vehicles. Roll call should be taken to ensure that all Continue on page no.76




occupants/ patients are evacuated from the danger zone and the missing person should be notified to the Fire Service and Police Authority. 4.1.2 Procedures for calling the Fire Brigade: The Fire Brigade should be called immediately in the event of a fire. In the commercial buildings where there is a receptionist or telephone operator he/she is usually given the responsibility of contacting the Fire Brigade. In residential buildings, generally a Manager or Fire Officer or any authorised person of the society does these duties. It may be added here that while calling the Fire Brigade, one should give clear information such as, name of the building, directions to reach the building, type of occupancy, and if possible also the information such as, location of fire, size of fire, materials involved in the fire, persons missing, nearest water body available, telephone number of the caller, etc… 4.1.3 Procedures for Evacuation: It is an important element and requires meticulous planning. Once the fire alarm has been sounded, initiate the evacuation procedure. The evacuation procedure will depend on the building use or type of occupancy. e.g. the evacuation procedure for a residential building will be different from the procedure for hospital building or a manufacturing unit or a commercial building. The evacuation strategy can be decided based on the circumstances and size of the fire/emergency.


They can be chosen from the types of evacuation systems such as (i) Phased, (ii) Progressive, (iii) Total Building, (iv) Partial, (v) Self, (vi) Stay-in-place or combination of any one or more. 4.1.4 Procedures for Assembly Point and Roll Call: Every premises whether it is a high rise residential building or a commercial building or a manufacturing unit, should designate an assembly area or areas of the buildings. The assembly area should have

a clear of access points for the Fire Brigade. In the event of a fire or emergency, all building occupants should proceed to the assembly area. At the assembly point, a roll call should be taken to ensure all occupants are accounted. Missing persons should be notified to the Fire Brigade when they arrive at the scene. 4.1.5 Procedures for Fighting the Fire: It must be kept in mind that in the early stages of a fire, it may be possible to successfully contain the fire or extinguish it with first aid firefighting

equipment such as fire extinguishers. However, to accomplish this, the occupants or staff members should be instructed in the use of hand held extinguishers and hose reels. In this connection certain members of the occupants or staff may be designated as a firefighting team, as part of the emergency procedures. Their functions would be to assess and “if safe to do so”, tackle the fire with the available equipment, until the Fire Brigade arrive. 4.1.6 Procedures for Assisting the Fire Brigade: When the Fire Brigade arrives, they need to be given as much as information as possible, in order to take the best course of action. The type of information required includes: location of the fire, materials involved, details of missing persons, location of nearest fire hydrants, location of all access doors to the building. The Fire Brigade should also be provided with the keys for any locked areas.

4.2 Fire Evacuation Drills The aims of an evacuation drills are: • To ensure safe, orderly and efficient evacuation of all occupants of the building to use all exit facilities available in order that occupants are familiar with them • To test all aspects of the emergency procedures • To achieve and change the attitude of many that reacts irrationally when confronted with a fire or Continue on page no.78



other emergency situation Fire evacuation drills should be carried out at regular intervals to test the effectiveness of the predetermined arrangements.

4.3 Regular fire safety inspection Fire safety inspections are a check of all fire safety procedures, installations and records within a building structures to determine compliance with appropriate legislation and regulation. A fire safety inspection helps to ensure that the owners and occupiers of buildings are meeting their responsibilities under the legislation, that buildings are fitted with correct fire safety installations required by the fire safety standard, and that these fire safety installations are maintained in an operational condition. The fire safety inspection will involve an inspection of the building’s fire safety installations and an inspection of the maintenance records for each of the fire safety installations in the building. It is a visual check of fire safety in a building using a standard fire safety inspection checklist of legislative requirements. They are generally carried out by the qualified officers of the local fire brigade or an agency authorized by the local fire brigade or fire safety consultants.

4.4 Maintenance and servicing of fire equipment Management and maintenance of fire safety provisions are important as it is necessary to assure that the fire safety provisions installed in a building can operate effectively for the intended life of the building. Effective fire safety management can reduce potential fire danger, assist


occupants to reach the ultimate place of safety in case of fire and regular maintenance will ensure all fire safety provisions in the building can be kept in good workable conditions. Maintenance & management of fire safety provisions should be carried out through the following means: i) Passive fire safety provisions at common parts should be inspected and repaired under the Building Regulations. ii) Active Fire Safety provisions should be inspected, tested and maintained by the “Licenced Agencies” or competent contractors or agencies. iii) Ventilating Systems should be inspected by the “Licenced Agencies” or specialist contractors on ventilating systems. iv) Competent persons, e.g. authorised persons, should be commissioned by the occupants or building owners to carry out inspection, maintenance and certification of fire safety provisions. v) Checklist on housekeeping should be provided to guide the carrying out of routine maintenance works on passive fire safety provisions and the certification of any irregularities identified. Such guidelines would enhance the owner’s awareness on fire safety and are effective means on fire safety management for buildings.

4.5 Staff training Staff training is an important element in fire safety management in particular high rise residential and commercial buildings. The security staffs, members of the fire Team

other employees and staffs, who are connected with routine maintenance of firefighting installations and emergency evacuation plan need to be trained in the fire emergency procedures described in their approved fire safety and evacuation plans. These groups shall be apprised of the fire hazards of the materials and processes to which the employees and occupants are exposed. Each employee shall be instructed in the proper procedures for preventing fires in the conduct of their assigned duties. They shall be familiarized with the fire alarms, evacuation signals, their assigned duties in the event of an alarm or emergency, evacuation routes, areas of refuge, exterior assembly areas, and procedures for evacuation. They shall also be trained to know the locations and proper use of portable fire extinguishers or other manual fire-fighting equipment and the personal protective equipment required for its safe and proper use.

4.6 Information to occupants The information to occupants is also an important element in fire safety management. The management should prepare an information sheet containing various actions required to be taken by the occupants in the event of a fire or an emergency. The information sheet should contain the features relating to: • What they should know about the occupants safety. • To whom they should report if the occupants finds any blocked exits, faulty call points, etc. • What and how they should act if the occupants discover a fire. • What and how they should act if Continue on page no.80


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5.0 Conclusion

Hose Reel is to be provided near each landing valve tapped off from the wet riser. Sprinkler system is also to be provided for all the floors & other places / areas as applicable as per NBC Code. It is advisable to provide fire detection & alarm system for the entire building. Public address system with two way communication system shall enhance the communication system. As the equipment such as: fire alarm panel; public address system console; fire pumps; fire lifts; and staircase lighting needs continuous power supply, emergency power supply shall be made available. The fire safety management plan also should address various preventive measures. These include checking & testing of all electrical installations periodically by competent electrical engineers, and if found, all loose electrical wiring shall be replaced immediately. Lift shaft and staircase lobby / landing shall be free from any obstacles / obstructions. Good housekeeping in all area, specially stores, electrical installation, transformer house and waste disposal area, etc. should be maintained. Firefighting drill and evacuation drill should be held on regular basis. On site emergency / evacuation plan shall have to be prepared and update at regular intervals. Above all, periodic review and audit to the procedures stated above should be conducted for ensuring the adequacy of the existing fire safety provisions.

The fire safety management plan should include providing water reservoir exclusively for firefighting as prescribed in National Building Code (NBC). Fire hydrant ring main with yard hydrant & wet riser system with landing valve shall also be installed as per NBC. First-Aid

1. India, Maharashtra Prevention and Life Measures Act, 2006 2. India, Maharashtra Prevention and Life Measures Rules, 2009

the occupants hear evacuation instructions.

4.7 Keeping of records Record keeping is also an important element in fire safety management. Management is responsible to maintain a series of records to meet the statutory requirements. They include: • Conditional / Final NOC from the Local Fire Brigade • Occupational Certificate from Municipal Corporation • Lift Certificates • Repair & Maintenance Register for Building • Maintenance Register for Fire Hydrants • Filling & Servicing Register for Fire Extinguishers • Maintenance Register for Sprinklers • Maintenance Register for Hose Reels • Register for Fire Fighting Training • Register for First Aid Training • Register for Emergency Plan Training In addition to the above, the management is also responsible to keep various certified architectural drawings and floor plans for various locations of the building and these may include: Fire Route, Fire Hydrants, Exits, Water Tanks, Lift Rooms, Electrical Rooms, Fire Extinguishers, etc…


References: Fire Safety Fire Safety

3. Madan Mohan and Nair, R.R. – Personal Protective Equipment- Non Respiratory (CEP Publications) Bangalore, All India Council for Technical Education, 1997. 4. Nair, R.R. – Electrical Hazards, Industrial Safety Review, October 2012. 5. Nair, R.R. – Equipment for Fire Protection, Industrial Safety Review, November 2012 6. Nair, R.R. – Evacuation System for High-Rise Buildings, Industrial Safety Review, July 2013 7. Nair, R.R. – Fire Alarms and Detectors, Industrial Safety Review, September 2013 8. Nair, R.R. – Fire and Explosion Hazards, Industrial Safety Review, January 2013. 9. Nair, R.R. – Fire Hoses, Industrial Safety Review, March 2012. 10. Nair, R.R. – Fire Prevention and Protection, Industrial Safety Review, June 2012 11. Nair, R.R. – Fire Safety Audit The Need of Hour, Industrial Safety Review, July 2012 12. Nair, R.R. – Personal Protective Equipment, Industrial Safety Review, 2013 13. Nair, R.R. – Safety in High Rise Building, Industrial Safety Review, November 2011 14. Nair, R.R. – Water Mist Fire Suppression System, Industrial Safety Review, June 2013. 15. Nair, R.R. and Joshi, D.K. – Safety Audit (CEP Publications) Bangalore, All India Council for Technical Education, 2001. 16. National Building Code of India, 2005 - Bureau of Indian Standards 17. Veeraraghavan, R. and Nair, R.R. – Fire Technology (CEP Publications) Bangalore, All India Council for Technical Education, 2002.



Going green with hand protection gloves

What is the definition of “going green” when it comes to protecting hands? For instance, what becomes of the gloves when a shift is over? Some styles are launder-able, enabling the user to reuse their gloves multiple times before the need arises to switch them out for a new pair. Other styles, such as disposable nitrile, by design do not have this luxury and are tossed into the trash after use – sometimes expending five to ten pair a day depending on the industry. Industrial applications annually expend a massive amount of disposable waste, filling landfills with gloves and many other waste materials difficult to impossible to breakdown. In total, the U.S. solid waste industry managed approximately 545 million tons of waste in 1999. Of the total, about 374 million tons, or 68 percent, was landfilled; 31 million tons, or five


percent, was incinerated; and 140 million tons, or 27 percent, was recycled.* R&D teams in some of the most influential global hand protection companies are looking to break this trend with the advent of materials that will make an impact on our global hand print. Just a few of these discussion points include:

Using sustainable materials This is key and gaining popularity, yet there are only a few products that can currently make this claim within the hand protection industry today. Biodegradation is the chemical dissolution of materials by bacteria or other biological means. The key is to produce biodegradable gloves without a loss in protection and performance. When it comes to disposables, the leading trend is biodegradation. The issue is that typical materials such as nitrile



cannot attract enough (if any) microbial activity to begin breaking down the polymer’s molecular structure – thus leaving the process of reclamation to light, heat, mechanical stress and moisture. Groundbreaking products and programs do exist within this niche of the hand protection marketplace, and one such example is biodegradable disposable nitrile gloves. This product is composed of organic materials designed to make the gloves more attractive to microbial activity. As microorganisms consume the material they excrete enzymes that depolymerize the nitrile, leaving biogases and inert humus in their wake. Organic Material: Another popular sustainable product is the use of bamboo fiber within the gloves shell. More than a decade old, turning bamboo into fiber offers sustainable value, since these gloves are made of “environmentallyfriendly” materials. Unlike synthetic fibers, bamboo is not petroleum-based, which is becoming more important in a world of high oil prices and dwindling reserves. Recycled Materials: Post consumer recyclate (PCR), for example, is derived from recycled soda and water bottles and is gaining popularity as a valuable raw material. Reusing plastic takes less energy, uses fewer natural resources, and helps reduce landfills. Demand is also increasing for fibers such as biopolymers based on starch, cellulose and polylactic acid (PLA), which are used in disposable products.

a fundamental first step in the supply chain could potentially be the materials used in the packaging of hand protection products. Using 100% post-consumer waste and dispensers from 100% recycled material is one such way to improve this trend, which reduces packaging waste tremendously.

Extended-life products One should use gloves for as long as they are effective – which in most cases is quite a bit longer than users anticipate. Be aware of what is and what is not launder-able. Enabling this practice within a company’s

True sustainability

PPE plan is one step to minimize the quantity of gloves that end up in landfills prematurely. For example, many {supported} glove styles can be laundered, which means they can be washed or dry cleaned and then re-used for added value and sustainability. Mechanical and/or chemical resistant properties typically remain after three washes but this depends on the degree of wear to the glove, which must be checked.

Building a conservation culture Recycled packaging Aside from the gloves themselves,


starts with long-term sustainability planning, building a conservation culture and tracking these longterm goals. There is a need to focus on pollution prevention, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and designing products and packaging to be environmentally friendly. Gradual, minor changes across the supply chain can make prolific strides to reach long-term sustainability goals. A long-term goal may for companies be to become ISO certified within all manufacturing facilities – meaning these have trackable, environmentally-friendly policies in place.

Being more socially and environmentally responsible often

Sustainability is as much a corporate culture as it is an additive. It is a trend that will continue to guide the hand protection industry in the years to come. R&D teams in this industry will continue to create new, more efficient ways to decrease the hand print on our planet, and at the same time, determine the viability of recycling materials for reproduction and repurposing. An interesting viewpoint on sustainability comes from Deborah Grubbe, chair of the AICHE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Institute for Sustainability and owner of Operations & Safety Solutions, LLC. “Consider safety, particularly human safety, as the ultimate form of sustainability… [if this isn’t the case] Why do we need continued innovation? Why do we need enlightened leadership? It’s so the human race can continue to survive, to flourish. And one way to do that is to assure the human race is as safe and sustainable as possible.”



Glove selection : The SWOT analysis


kin contact is a potential source of exposure to toxic materials; it is important that the proper steps be taken to prevent such contact. Most accidents involving hands and arms can be classified under four main hazard categories: chemicals, abrasions, cutting, and heat. There are gloves available that can protect workers from any of these individual hazards or any combination thereof. Gloves should be replaced periodically, depending on frequency of use and permeability to the substance(s) handled. Gloves overtly contaminated should be rinsed and then carefully removed after use. Gloves should also be worn whenever it is necessary to handle rough or sharp-edged objects, and very hot or very cold materials. The type of glove materials to be used in these situations include leather, welder’s gloves, aluminum-backed gloves, and other types of insulated glove materials. Careful attention must be given to protecting your hands when working with tools and machinery. Power tools and machinery must have guards installed or incorporated into their design that prevent the hands from contacting the point of operation, power train, or other moving parts. To protect hands from injury due to contact with moving parts, it is important to: • Ensure that guards are always in place and used. • Always lock-out machines or tools and disconnect the power before making repairs. • Treat a machine without a guard


The following is a guide to the most common types of protective work gloves and the types of hazards they can guard against:

designed to insulate hands from intense heat. These gloves are most commonly used by persons working molten materials. 6. Chemical Resistance Gloves. These gloves may be made of rubber, neoprene, polyvinyl alcohol or vinyl, etc. The gloves protect hands from corrosives,

1. Disposable Gloves. Disposable gloves, usually made of lightweight plastic, can help guard against mild irritants. 2. Fabric Gloves. Made of cotton or fabric blends are generally used to improve grip when handling slippery objects. They also help insulate hands from mild heat or cold. 3. Leather Gloves. These gloves are used to guard against injuries from sparks or scraping against rough surfaces. They are also used in combination with an insulated liner when working with electricity. 4. Metal Mesh Gloves. These gloves are used to protect hands form accidental cuts and scratches. They are used most commonly by persons working with cutting tools or other sharp instruments. 5. Aluminized Gloves. Gloves made of aluminized fabric are

oils, and solvents. The following table is provided as a guide to the different types of glove materials and the chemicals they can be used against. When selecting chemical resistance gloves, be sure to consult the manufacturers’ recommendations, especially if the gloved hand will be immersed in the chemical.

as inoperative; and • Do not wear gloves around moving machinery, such as drill presses, mills, lathes, and grinders.

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The contract for construction of new international passenger terminal at Kochi is awarded to the Buildings & Factories division of L&T Construction. The state-ofthe-art terminal building will have 15 aerobridges and the capacity to handle 10 million passengers annually. The completion is targeted in 18 months. Location : Cochin Kerala Budget : 255 Crore Cochin International Airport Ltd. (CIAL) A M Shabbir, Executive Director-Engineering, P.O, Nedumbassery, Kerala - 683111, T: 0484-2610115, F: 2610012, Email : (V.J. Kurien, MD)



AI is contemplating plans to build a much larger airport near Shimla. The preliminary report submitted by AAI’s team of engineers has opined that it is feasible based on the survey conducted at the proposed site near Kiari Bungalow on the Shimla-Kalka highway. Location : Shimla Himachal Pradesh Airport Authority of India (AAI) Bakhshish Singh Jauhal, Regional Executive Director, Northern Region, Operational Offices Complex Rangpuri, New Delhi -110037. T: 011-25652343, 25654212, F : 25656451, Email: (V P Agarwal,Chairman)


equest for qualification will be announced by end of January for the Navi Mumbai International Airport. This project will be spread over 1,140 hectare. The implementaton is planned through PPP mode. The airport will have capacity of 60 million passenger per annum. The work will be taken up in 4 phases. The first phase is expected to complete by Dec 2017. Location : Navi Mumbai Maharashtra City and Industrial Develop ment Corporation (CIDCO) M N Ninawe, Public Relation Officer, CIDCO Bhavan, CBD-Belapur, Navi Mumbai - 400614. T: 022-67918100, F: 67918166, M: 9920217511 (Pramod Hindurao, Chairman)


lans to construct a new international passenger terminal to meet the increasing passenger traffic.



AI plans to add quite number of facilities as part of development drive at the Thiruvananthapuram Airport. The facilities include a parallel taxiway, isolation bay, providing fourth aerobridge, apron in the international terminal, and expansion of the security hold area in the domestic terminal. The contract awarding process is at various stages and completion is targeted in 14-24 months. The parallel taxiway is constructed at a cost of Rs.70 crore. Location : Thiruv anantha puram Kerala Budget : 70 Crore Airports Authority of India (AAI) S Kumar, Joint General ManagerCivil, Administrative Block, Thiruvananthapuram-695008, Kerala. T: 0471-2702520, 2500283, 2702301, F: 2750500 428, Email:




OB currently has 240 branches in Andhra Pradesh and is looking forward to open 40 new branches by Dec 2014. Out of this, over 10 branches would come up in the Jan-March Quarter. Location : Andhra Pradesh Indian Overseas Bank Pawan Kumar Garg, Chief General Manager, 1st floor, Punnaya Plaza, Road No 2, Near Jubliee Hills check post, Hyderabad-500034. T: 040-23421539, 540, E. :


he building division has received an order from NBCC Ltd for construction of 200 bedded hospital at Ambedkar Nagar in New Delhi with total built up area of 2.95 sqft. The completion is planned in 18 months. Location : New Delhi Budget : 117.92 Crore Pratibha Industries Ltd. Raju Bansode, Senior Manager Business Development, Universal Majestic, 13th & 14th Flr, Govandi, Mumbai – 400043. T: 022- 39559999, M: 09930458537



lans to revamp the hospital by constructing a 16 storey building for a super-speciality department on the hospital campus. Before starting work on the new building, the hospital administration has to first demolish two old buildings. For this purpose, it has floated tenders. All the approvals are in place, work on the project will begin in April 2014. Location : Mumbai Maharashtra Budget : 600 Crore Sir JJ Group of Hospitals Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai. 400008. T: 022-23735555, F: 23735599, Email : (Dr TP Lahane, Dean)



MPT is all set to build Business Development Park. Union Ministry of Commerce has provided Rs 15 crore for this project and Rs 5 crore will be contributed by the port trust. The new building would comprise port customs office, health offices, accommodation for stevedores, etc. Tenders will be invited for architectural works soon. Location : Mangalore Karnataka Budget : 20 Crore New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) Shashidhar Koppad, Executive Engineer (Civil), Panambur, Mangalore-575010, D.K. District, Karnataka. T: 0824-2407341, F: 2408390, M: 09448344541, (P Tamilvanan, Chairman)




lans to set up a satellite port at Bahuda Muhan near Gopalpur. To achieve this, PPT is keen to forge a JV with the State Govt. Location : Paradip Orissa Paradip Port Trust (PPT) NA A K Jain, Chief Engineer, Paradip-754142, Orissa. T: 06722-222062, 222242, E. :


he Shipping Ministry has approved the construction of a multi-purpose cargo handling berth with a quay length of 270 m at Ennore port on a PPP mode.It will have an annual handling capacity of two million tonne. Six contractors have been shortlisted. The finalisation process is yet to start. Location: Ennore Tamil Nadu Budget : 151 Crore Ennore Port Trust B Nagarajan, Sr Manager, Projects, Vallur Post, Chennai-600120, Tamil Nadu. T: 044-25251666, F: 25251665, (S Velumani, CMD)


lans to construct third coal berth to meet rising demand of coal for Tangedco. ITD Cementation has emerged as the lowest bidder with an offer of Rs.1.98 crore.The construction is expected to complete in 24 months. The construction is likely to start after obtaining environmental clearance. Location : Ennore Tamil Nadu Ennore Port Trust B Nagarajan, Sr Manager, Projects, Vallur Post, Chennai-600120, Tamil Nadu. T: 044-25251666, F: 25251665, (S Velumani, CMD)


PSEZ subsidiary Adani Hazira Port Pvt Ltd has begun operations of handling liquid bulk cargo at Hazira terminal. The phase-II construction for next 1 lakh KL is already in progress. So far 67% of the work is over and the rest targeted by Mar 2014. Location: Hazira Gujarat Budget : 2000 Crore Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) Jaymeen Patel, Deputy Manager(Finance),


Adani House, Shrimali Society, Near Mithakhali Circle, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380009, Gujarat. T: 079-25556628, 25555801, 25555101, 25556628, E. : (Gautam S Adani, CMD)


etroleum Oil and Lubricant (POL) berth no. 13 was recently commissioned by DBM Geotechnics at NMPT to cater to the additional demand of the potential users. The cargo handling capacity is 7.8 MTPA. Location: Mangalore Karnataka Budget : 79.17 Crore New Mangalore Port Trust C P Ravindran, Executive Engineer, Panambur, Mangalore-575010, D.K. District, Karnataka. T: 0824-2407341, F: 2408390 (P Tamilvanan, Chairman)


he Odisha government has entered into an agreement with WAPCOS for developing the first riverine port in the state. WAPCOS will conduct the techno-economic feasibility study for the port. The report is expected to be submitted by March 15, 2014. Location: Paradeep Orissa Budget : 500 Crore Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco) S K Mahanti, Chief General Manager, IDCO Tower, Janpath, Bhubaneswar-22. T: 0674-2540749, 2543804, 2540820, F: 2542956, (Vishal KumarDeb, CMD)


isakhapatnam Port is developing EQ-10 berth in the inner harbour on DBFOT basis by AVR Infra Pvt Ltd, an SPV set up by IMC Ltd and ITD Cementation. The project completion is likely by February 2014. Location: Visakha patnam Andhra Pradesh Budget : 60 Crore IMC Ltd Kanthan, Project Co-ordinator, IMC Ltd., Neeladri, III Floor, 9, Cenotaph Road, Alwarpet,


Chennai - 600018, T: 044-45902222, 45902299, F: 45902200, E. :


he WQ-6 berth is being developed by West Quay Multiport Pvt Ltd on a DBFOT basis to handle dry bulk cargo such as CP Coke, LAM Coke, steel, granite blocks. Currently about 70-75% of the work is completed, the rest will be over by July 2014. Location: Visakha patnam Andhra Pradesh Budget : 150 Crore West Quay Multiport Pvt Ltd Rahul Thakur, Manager-Business Development, ABG Infra Logistics, 5th Floor, Bhupati Chambers, 13 Mathew Road, Mumbai - 400004. T:022-66563000, F: 23649236, E. :


he port trust is undertaking three dredging projects. The outer harbour dredging work is executed by International Seaport Dredging Ltd. The inner harbour dredging work is executed by Dharti Dredging and will complete by June 2014. Location: Visakha patnam Andhra Pradesh Budget : 384 Crore Visakhapat nam Port Trust Venu Prasad, Dy Chief Engineer, PortArea, Visakhapatnam- 530035, T: 0891-2873344, 2876001, 2873210, F: 2565023, E. : (Ajay Kalam,Chairman)


he foundation stone was laid for berth - 18 with 325 m length and 25m width. Rotterdam Maritime Group and TCS had conducted traffic study. The berth is designed for 1.25 lakh DWT vessels. DBM Geotechnics is the contractor. Location: Mangalore Karnataka New Mangalore Port Trust C P Ravindran, Executive Engineer, Panambur, Mangalore-575010, D.K. District, Karnataka. T: 0824-2407341, F: 2408390 (P Tamilvanan,Chairman)



lans to construct high speed rail corridor from DelhiChandigarh- Amritsar. Consultancy bids were invited recently to conduct feasibility study. Location: Delhi High Speed Rail Corporation of India Ltd Ajay Bhardwaj, DGM (Planning) RVNL Corporate Office, 1st Floor, August Kranti Bhawan, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi - 110066, T: 011-26738402, 26738408, E.:, (S C Agnihotri,CMD)


agged an order from Ircon International Ltd to construct one tunnel and two bridges between Aprinchala and Sumber stations on Dharam and Qazigund section of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla new broad gauge railway line project. The project will be completed in 48 months. Location: Udhampur Jammu and Kashmir Budget : 442.52 Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. Sandeep Sawant, GM Corp Comm, Hincon House, 11th Floor, 247 Park, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Vikhroli West, Mumbai 400083, T:022- 25775959, F: 25777568, M: 9833992874, E.: (Ajit Gulabchand, CMD)



dosed bridge across the Narmada River and two eight lane flyovers in Gujarat under the NHDP Phase V. The total length of the road will be approximately 6.7 km. Location: Vadodara Gujarat Budget : 503.16 Crore National Highways Authority of India AK Sharma, General Manager (Gujarat), G-5 and 6, Sector - 10, Dwarka, New Delhi - 110075, Delhi. T: 011-25074100, F: 25093507 (Extn. 2361), E.: (R P Singh, Chairman)



he Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has recently approved the four laning of 93 km long Gaya-Hisua- Rajgir-Nalanda-Biharsharif section on NH82 in Bihar. The completion is targeted in 3 years. JICA has agreed to provide loan assistance with 100 percent financing for civil construction and supervision works. Location: Gaya Bihar Budget : 1216.16 Crore National Highways Authority of India A. Srivastava, General Manager (T), G5 & 6, Sector-10, Dwarka, New Delhi-110075. T: 011-25074100, F: 25093507 (Extn. 1111), E: (R P Singh, Chairman)


lans construction of four lane bridge covering 3.16 km with footpath across river Ganga between Sultanganj and Aguwani Ghat. Bids are invited recently on EPC mode. Location: Khagaria District Bihar Budget : 1416.19 Crore Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam Ltd H P Chaudhary, Project Engineer, Spl works division, Khagaria, 7, Sardar Patel Marg, Patna-800015. T: 0612-2523006, M: 09431800149, E.:


he Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved six laning of the Vadodara-Surat section of NH-8. The project includes construction of a new four lane extra



he Government of India has signed credit agreement of US$ 160 million with World Bank for Rajasthan Road Sector Modernisation Project, aiming at improving rural connectivity, enhance road safety and strengthen road sector management capacity of Rajasthan. The completion of this project is targeted by December 2018. Location: Rajasthan Government of Rajasthan, Public Works Department G L Rao, Cheif Engineer Roads, Shanti Nagar, Ganpati Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan. T: 0141-5110530, 5110553, M: 9414118798 (Yoonus Khan, PWD Minister)


agged the contract from Pimpri Chinchwad New Development Authority for design and construction of flyover at Pune. Completion period is of 24 months. Location: Pune Maharashtra Budget: 58.98 Valecha Engineering Company Ltd Gauri Dikshit, Dy Mgr (Tendering), Valecha Chambers, 4th floor, Plot no. B-6, New Link Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai - 400053. T: 022-42633200, 26733589, F: 26733945


he work on the Outer Ring Road is likely to start within 3 months. NHAI has completed the land aquisition process. Gammon India bagged the project on BOT system. The fourlane bypass road starts at Navuluru, Venkatapalem of Guntur district. It passes through Chinakakani and cross Krishna river at Gollapudi. At Venkatapalem a 3.4-km long bridge will be constructed on the river between Guntur district and Gollapudi. The


completion is targeted in 30 months. Location: Krishna District Andhra Pradesh Budget : 1624 Crore National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) V K Vijayasree, Project Director, PIU National Highways Authority of India, Flat No. 21, Teachers Colony, (AboveSBH), Vijayawada-520008 T/F: 0866-2484620, E.: (R P Singh, Chairman)


he much delayed peripheral ring road (PRR) road project aims to start work by March. The approvals are awaited from Dept of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance for funding from JICA. Once approved, tenders will be floated and it will take 36-40 months for the completion. Location: Bangalore Karnataka Budget : 5800 Crore P N Naik, Chief Engineer, T. Chowdaiah Road, Kumara Park, West Bangalore-560020. T 080- 23464064, 23442271, 73, 74, 23368615, E. : (P.N Srinivasachar IAS, Chairman)


SRDC is undertaking construction of the Kapurbawdi flyover. On 4th January, the Balkum arm of Kapurbawdi flyover was opened. The MumbaiGhodbunder arm of the Kapurbawdi flyover was opened in Nov, 2013. J.Kumar is the contractor. Location: Mumbai Maharashtra Budget : 197 Crore Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) Kishor Mai, Executive Engineer, K.C. Marg, Opp Bandra Reclamation Bus Depot, Bandra (West), Mumbai – 400050, Maharashtra. T: 022-26517929, 938, F: 26417893 (S M Ramchandani, Joint MD)


ahar elevated road corridor project of with 1,300 m length will be operational in providing faster connectivity between the Express Highway and the new airport terminal Mumbai airport. Location: Mumbai Maharashtra Budget : 377 Crore

MMRDA February Western T2 of the

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority Sanjay Karadi, Media Advisor, Bandra-Kurla Complex, East, Mumbai-400051. T: 022-26590001 - 04, 26594129, F: 26591264, M: 8108190077 (UPS Madan, Commissioner)


nnore–Manali Road Improvement Project (EMRIP) is developed by a SPV formed by NHAI, Chennai Port Trust, Ennore Port Ltd and Tamil Nadu Govt. The project has hit a road block. The task to shift tenements of NTO Kuppam and Cherian Nagar is pending. The 30 km road project will complete by mid February, 2014. Location: Chennai Tamil Nadu Budget: 600 Crore National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) V K Rajawat, General Manager, G 5&6, Sector-10, Dwarka, New Delhi - 110075, T: 011-25074100 & 25074200, F: 25093507, M: 9899314750 (R P Singh, Chairman)


lane partially elevated road starting from Hebbal flyover to Kempegowda International Airport is likely to become operational in a month. Trial run was conducted recently. Location: Bangalore Karnataka Budget : 600 Crore Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd R L Srinivas, General Manager (Projects), Plot No. 379, Road No. 10, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 500033, Andhra Pradesh. T: 040-23339990, F: 23337789


hree flyovers are coming up between Anna Arch and Nelson Manickam Road - EVR Periyar Salai Junction. Location: Tamil Nadu Government of Tamil Nadu, Highways Department A Ganeshan, C.E., Highways Department, PWD Complex, Kamarajar Salai, Chepauk, Chennai - 600005. T: 044-24320657, 28558999



T: 040-40409333, 40409540, 23408100, F: 40409444, 23401107, E. : (K Ramchand, Chairman)




he Centre has given an in-principle nod for the preparation of a detail project report (DPR) for the proposed Vizag metro rail project. The civic body would soon forward a report on the ‘terms of reference’ to the Centre for finalization of the project consultant. Location: Visakha patnam Andhra Pradesh Budget: 4000 Crore Greater Visakhapat nam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) K V N Ravi, Executive Engineer, Tenneti Bhavan, Ram Nagar, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. T: 0891 - 2746301-7, F: 2568545, M: 09948095519, E. : (MV Satyanarayana, Commissioner)


eceived a LoA for construction of elevated stations for the Rapid Metro Rail Project (RMRG) Phase-II in Gurgaon. The scope of work involves civil, structural works for construction of (05) five elevated stations at DLF phase I, Sushant Lok, Sector 53-54. Completion period is of 24 months. Location: Gurgaon Haryana Budget: 84.30 Crore IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Ltd Tarun Udwala, Sr Manager-CC, 6- 3-1186 / 1&2, Plot # 12, IL&FS Engineering House, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016.


ruck parking terminal is planned near Vallarpadam International Container Transshipment Terminal spread over 2.37 ha. Tender were re-invited for allotting the land on lease for 30 years to develop/operate the terminal. Location: Cochin Kerala Cochin Port Trust Guruprasad Rai, Chief Engineer, Willingdon Island, Cochin. T: 0484-2666418, 2666414, E. : (Paul Antony, IAS, Chairman)


yderabad Metro Rail (HMR) will cover 72 km with stations at every km is implemented on DBFOT basis. HMR will cater to 15 lakh passengers by 2016-17. The trial run for Phase-I covering 8 km stretch b/w Nagole and Uppal will be taken up in July 2014. Location: Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd Vishnuwardhan Reddy, Executive Engineer, Metro Rail Bhavan, Saifabad, Hyderabad - 500004. T: 040-23388589, 23388580, 81, F: 23388582, M: 09959552473, (NVS Reddy, MD)


aipur Metro Phase-I (B) project will be reviewed by Rajiv Mehrishi, Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan. The underground project will come up from Chandpole to Badi Chaupar. The state approval is pending and economic viability will be taken into consideration. Location: Jaipur Rajasthan Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (JMRC) Manmohan Harsh, PRO, Khanij Bhavan, Behind Udyog Bhavan, CScheme, Jaipur- 302005. T: 0141-25192134, M: 9799390590, E: (N C Goel, CMD)



Technology trends in Security III

Cloud based infrastructure Video security-as-a-service offering

About Author Kiron Kunte has over 35 years of design and solutions experience, in Security, Telephony and Networking infrastructure. He is a graduate of IIT Bombay, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers and has a post-graduate diploma, from Bombay University, in Systems Management. He is professionally certified in the design and engineering of Data Centres, IP Telephony, Video surveillance and Structured Cabling solutions. He heads Norik Konsult, a practice that offers advisory, design and system planning help to upgrade or build a new Telephony, Security and Networking infrastructure. For more information contact:

Cloud Computing. Cloud computing, often referred to simply as ‘the Cloud’, is the provision of on-demand computing resources, everything from applications to data centres, over the Internet on a pay-for-use basis. The Cloud offers computing as a service over the Internet. This covers Software, Platform and Infrastructure. Clouds could be Public, Private or Hybrid. Public Clouds are owned and operated by companies that use them to offer rapid access to affordable computing resources to other organisations or individuals. With public cloud services, users do not need to purchase hardware, software or supporting infrastructure, which is owned and managed by the Providers. A Private Cloud is owned and

operated by a single company that controls the way virtualised resources and automated services are customised and used by various lines of business and constituent groups. Private clouds exist to take advantage of the many efficiencies of a cloud, while providing more control of resources and staying away from of multi-tenancy. A hybrid Cloud uses a private cloud foundation combined with the strategic use of public cloud services. A private cloud cannot exist in isolation from the rest of a company’s IT resources and the public cloud. Most companies with private clouds, over time, evolve to manage workloads across data centres, private clouds and public clouds—thereby creating hybrid clouds. Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of


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scale, similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network. At the foundation of cloud computing is the broader concept of converged infrastructure and shared services. The cloud also focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of the shared resources.




usually not only shared by multiple users but are also dynamically reallocated per demand. This can work for allocating

resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand. Cloud computing is mostly used to sell hosted services. End users access web based applications through a web browser, thin client or mobile app while the business software and user data is stored on servers at a remote location.

Security and Surveillance applications

resources to users. For example, a cloud computer facility that serves users in South Asia during business hours with a specific application (e.g., email) may reallocate the same resources to serve North American users




business hours with a different application (e.g., a web server). This the










damage as well since less power,

Hosted service providers have developed enterprise grade security solutions for unifying and managing images from an organization’s video security, access control, and license plate recognition cameras to help reduce theft and other crimes. A cloud-based offering, allows smaller organizations to avail of the same high level of security and reliability without the capital expenditure (CAPEX) that would otherwise be

air conditioning, rack space, etc. is required for a variety of functions.

Trend - Moving to a Cloud There






organizations to move away from the traditional owned model (dedicated hardware that is depreciated over a period of time), to the operating expense model (that uses a shared cloud infrastructure on a pay as one uses it basis). Cloud companies

computing to


allows upfront

infrastructure costs, and focus on projects




businesses instead of infrastructure. Cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running




manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT to more rapidly adjust



required. Such solutions make it possible for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB’s) to incorporate strong security with robust reliability without the associated CAPEX for traditional on-site deployment. SMB customers typically deploy 3 to 16 cameras. A Cloud based solution would eliminate the need for on-premises servers for storing video images and image management applications. An added saving in operating costs is the cost of personnel that would otherwise be required for systems administration and maintenance of on-premise systems. A cloud-based offering would also help SMB’s who simply do not have the floor space to place a dedicated server.

Typical Solution The Cloud-based video management software solution is deployed on a Cloud computing platform and infrastructure. The hosted service provider offers cloud-based hosting for storing and managing video data from customers. While such solutions have


found acceptance with SMB’s, they are also of interest to Enterprise customers. Enterprise customers use the Cloud based infrastructure to extend their existing on-premise solution to branch offices and other locations around the world. The hosted service provider uses a safe, secure and reliable computing platform and also ensures automatic failover. If one piece of hardware fails, the load is automatically shifted to another server. This ensures an extremely robust and reliable platform. Some providers offer 99.9 percent uptime guarantee. The advent of 4G cell service (refer article in the December 2013 issue) provides greater bandwidth at affordable rates. This technology combines well with Cloud Video Management technology to allow deployment in locations that, previously, were too difficult or too expensive to monitor. With built in 4G modems, the cloud systems offer an all-in-one and out-of-thebox solution for customers who previously had very few options.

Selecting a Hosted Service Provider Like any service provider, the Hosting organization must be reliable & of repute. Security must be a top priority with such an organization. The solution should be based on a secure foundation – infrastructure. The applications must be highly secure & should run on a highly secure platform. Cloud based application enhancements & upgrades should form a part of any contract.

Summary • The Cloud offers computing as a service over the Internet. • Video Security may be perceived as a service offering. • Pay as you use. • The Cloud enables SMB’s to deploy strong security with robust reliability without the associated CAPEX for traditional on-site deployment. • Enterprise customers use the Cloud to extend their existing on-premise solution to branch offices & other locations around the world. • A





managing surveillance video. • Business can focus on their core activity instead of the Security infrastructure. • Combined with 4G this enables deployment of cameras in locations that were otherwise too difficult or too expensive to reach.


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Emerging applications for miniature thermal imaging cameras

The use of thermal imaging technology and the public’s awareness of its capabilities has increased dramatically in the last decade. Thermal imaging used to be a very expensive technology for military users only. Today, more and more people are discovering the technology and the benefits it has to offer. Thermal imaging cameras produce a clear image in the darkest of nights, in light fog and smoke and in the most diverse weather conditions.

Through television shows like “Rescue 911� and other reality programs that are reporting about the activities of firefighters, policemen and other rescue workers, more and more people are aware of thermal imaging cameras and their capabilities. Many of us have seen on television how thermal imaging can help policemen to locate and follow suspects in total darkness. There has also been an increased interest in thermal imaging for all kinds of security applications, from longrange surveillance at border crossings, truck and shipping container inspection, to the monitoring of high-security installations such as nuclear power stations, airports, & dams. But thermal imaging has a lot more to offer than just a night vision solution for security applications.


The Photon can be used for the most demanding applications.

Thermal imaging: a technology that saves lives Thermal imaging has a multitude of uses, but none are more important than the ones that save lives, whether it is locating people in a fire, finding suspects in total darkness, or helping drivers and captains to navigate at night. It might just be a matter of time before every policeman, firefighter, rescue worker and security guard will have a personal thermal imaging camera in a compact, batterypowered package. At the same time, consumers are gaining access to thermal imaging technology. Car manufacturers are integrating night vision modules for driver vision enhancement into cars. By helping drivers to see at night, accidents can be avoided. Boats and yachts are being equipped with thermal imaging cameras for nighttime navigation and other maritime applications like man



Small and lightweight but producing crisp thermal images

overboard searches. The increasing worldwide demand for thermal imaging cameras has resulted in the ability for manufacturers to bring down production costs considerably. As prices come down and interest in the technology rises, more and more manufacturers across many diverse product areas are seeing the added value of thermal imaging and are willing to integrate a thermal imager in their products. Often the thermal imager is just a small part of the complete product, so it needs to be as small, light and inexpensive as possible.

A wide range of lenses is available to adapt the Photon to virtually any application. The key to achieving low price is the ability to manufacture the infrared sensors in mass quantity with high yield. FLIR Systems has implemented a highly automated microbolometer production line, based on the commercial silicon foundry

Photon: miniature thermal imaging camera developed by FLIR Systems Recent advances in miniaturizing thermal imaging technology have led to the production of the FLIR Systems Photon thermal imaging camera. The Photon is a high sensitivity, high reliability, uncooled, longwave thermal imaging camera. The compact design of the Photon and its low weight and low power consumption make it the ideal thermal imaging camera for numerous thermal infrared imaging applications, particularly those involving battery-powered operation. With an IR sensor based on vanadium oxide microbolometer technology that produces images from a 320 x 256 array, the Photon is intended to be a commodity infrared camera, made in large quantities as a standard product, yet with a diverse variety of optional features that make it attractive to a wide market space.

The Photon fits in the palm of one’s hand, is extremely lightweight (only 130 grams with 19 mm lens), and consumes less than 1.6 watts. It is very similar in form to compact CMOS cameras for visible-light imaging. The Photon infrared sensor is a 320 by 256 pixel focal plane array (FPA) that images in the 7.5-13.5 micron, or longwave infrared waveband. The longwave infrared band is particularly useful for seeing people in the dark, even through smoke. The Photon is a fully integrated camera that has both analog video and 14-bit digital data outputs as well as an RS-232 serial communications port, all three of which are brought out to a single 15-pin high density connector that also contains the power input pins.

No thermoelectric cooler

A wide range of lenses is available to adapt the Photon to virtually any application

process model. This production line has the highest production capacity in the world by far. It uses cassetteto-cassette wafer handling technology to speed up production, as well as metrology integrated into the line to ensure continuous process feedback.

The Photon’s FPA does not require temperature stabilization, thus eliminating the thermoelectric cooler (TEC) found in other microbolometer cameras. Although there are other TECless cameras, they do not have the wide operating temperature range (-40°C to +80°C) of a FLIR TEC-less camera. Making a camera that operates without a TEC was made possible by FLIR’s development of proprietary read-out circuitry and novel non-uniformity correction algorithms. This design feature leads to a number of major advantages over thermal infrared cameras with TECs:


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The Photon can be used for a wide variety of commercial applications

• The Photon can produce an image in about 2 seconds from power up, because it does not require that the FPA be at a particular temperature for operation, as is the case with TE-stabilized cameras. This is a big advantage in firefighting applications, since cameras are turned on and off to conserve battery power and any delays in producing an image can be potentially dangerous. • There is reduced power consumption, crucial in applications where the camera operates on battery power. This power consumption does increase as the difference between the camera case temperature & the FPA temperature grows, a situation often encountered in applications such as firefighting where ambient air temperatures can be several hundred degrees C. • There is greatly reduced heat buildup within the camera package, especially important in applications where the camera is enclosed in insulation and selfheats. TECs draw substantial current and therefore generate plenty of waste heat. • The Photon’s scene dynamic range can be extended considerably over TE-stabilized cameras, due to the reduction of the effects


of stray radiation from the optics and FPA enclosure. An extended dynamic range allows the thermal imaging camera to see a wide range of temperatures in the scene without saturating the image, a situation often found in firefighting applications.

Photon: an excellent thermal imaging camera to include in a wide variety of products and applications For an infrared camera to be successful in the commercial marketplace, it has to be adaptable to a wide variety of applications. The number of applications for infrared cameras is growing at a tremendous rate as the price decreases. The Photon’s advanced signal processing is highly versatile and can be programmed in a variety of different ways that allow for specialty features for diverse applications. For example, the firefighting market drove the development of a coarse spot radiometer that indicates temperature within a 2 by 2 pixel region of interest. Another firefighting feature implemented in software is the false coloring of pixels within the image. The color of these pixels correspond to temperatures over adjustable

thresholds for rapid identification of hot areas in the scene.

Driver Vision enhancement Nighttime driving presents serious risks to drivers of cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles. Many serious accidents occur at night, in fog, and in light rain because the driver could not see an object in time to prevent the collision. Each year, thousands of nighttime accidents occur with large vehicles, many due to adverse weather conditions. Drivers may lack the ability to quickly reduce speed, fatigue can negatively affect reaction time, and vision gets severely impaired in the dark. Thermal imaging is a powerful driver’s vision enhancement tool which significantly reduces the risks of nighttime driving and allows the driver to see up to 5 times farther than with headlights. It needs no illumination to operate. Thanks to thermal imaging, drivers can more quickly detect and recognize potential hazards and avoid deadly accidents. Thermal imaging also helps

The PathfindIR™ installed in a truck


Visual image

Thermal image drivers to see road edges better, see approaching curves earlier, overcome momentary blindness from oncoming headlight glare and see through smoke, dust, light fog and light rain. BMW has started using this technology on its 7-, 6- and 5-series passenger cars to facilitate night time driving. Buses and trucks are used much more intensely than passenger cars and can greatly benefit from this technology. FLIR Systems markets the PathFindIR as a specific thermal imaging camera solution tailored to the demanding needs of the transportation industry. Essentially, the core of the PathFindIR is a Photon camera, which is packaged in an extremely rugged housing that withstands harsh driving conditions.

Aviation – making flying safer The Photon is also the core of the FLIR Systems EVS3. It is a low-cost thermal imager for use as a pilot’s


night vision enhancement. It helps pilots by enhancing the ability to see terrain and other aircraft at long ranges, even in total darkness, light fog, dust and smoke. The EVS3 is designed for integration with existing multifunction displays, with a simple “power in and standard video out” interface. The FLIR’s patented Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE); which is included in the Photon, assures excellent image quality regardless of scene dynamics, revealing scene detail missed by more expensive competitive systems. A choice of lens options is available to accommodate various flight profiles with wide, medium and narrow fields of view.

longer than visible light wavelengths, making longwave thermal imaging cameras ideal for this application. The ability to detect temperature differences of objects is vitally important to firefighters, who must often open doors that lead to fires, or who must identify the seat & extension of a fire quickly and reliably. Reducing the size, weight and cost of fire service thermal imaging cameras while improving performance has been of paramount importance to the industry, as some earlier fire services cameras were heavy and awkward to use, lacked

Firefighting – seeing through smoke Firefighters have been using thermal imaging cameras for years in order to see in absolute darkness or through smoke, as well as to detect hot spots in floors, walls and ceilings. Smoke has a large component of micronsized carbon soot particles in it, making it very absorbing to visible light. However, when the particle size is significantly smaller than the wavelength of light used by a sensor, the scattering is greatly reduced, making it possible to see through smoke. Longwave infrared light has a wavelength that is about 20 times

sufficient dynamic range to be useful in some situations, and were too expensive for many fire departments. Mine Safety Appliances Co. (MSA) (Pittsburgh, PA) has integrated a version of the Photon camera into their Evolution® 5200, Evolution 5200HD2 and the new Evolution 5600 for the fire service. It is also used in the ThermalTrac™ camera for law enforcement. The fire service requires a camera with a very wide scene dynamic range, such that the camera can be pointed in the direction of a veryhot fire, yet still produce a useable image of the colder surroundings or personnel without saturation. The Photon has a 14-bit scene dynamic range, and uses a non-linear histogram AGC algorithm to map the 14-bit range to an 8-bit analog video display. The camera also has two gain states which are automatically


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selected according to the percentage of pixels in the image that go above or below a threshold value. This enables the camera to be used in both extremes of environments that firefighters regularly encounter, such as a dark wet basement and a burning room.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming more and more common in military and civilian operations, especially miniature aircraft designed to fly at low altitude. These radio-controlled planes can be equipped with video cameras that are downlinked to a ground station. Thermal imaging allows

the aircraft to fly in total darkness and detect targets through smoke. The same aircraft can also be used to detect such things as forest fires. Areas which are hotter than the surroundings can indicate the start of a fire and can clearly be seen on a thermal image. AeroVironment (AVAV) (Simi Valley, CA), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems, has integrated the Photon into several of their products, including the handlaunched Raven B. Since the Raven B is a lightweight UAV powered by batteries, minimizing the weight and size of any on-board instrument is crucial. Typically, the Photon is mounted inside the aircraft’s nose cone, pointing forward and angled down for reconnaissance and navigation. This capability enables the Raven B to provide true day and night operation, resulting in a formidable tool for acquiring real-time situational awareness in a wide variety of environments and applications.

Thermal surveillance Qioptiq based in the UK is a designer and manufacturer of infrared and image intensified night vision equipment. The company has integrated the Photon in one of their handheld thermal surveillance sight products called “VIPIR2-S” and in the weapon mounted “VIPIR-2”. Since the equipment needs to be small and lightweight so that it

can easily be carried in the field, the Photon was the perfect instrument to integrate in the VIPIR. Moreover, the low power consumption of the Photon allows the VIPIR to be operated on only 4 commercial AA batteries for over 6 hours. The absence of a Thermoelectric cooler in the Photon allows the operator of the VIPIR to switch on the device and get a clear image immediately.

Infrared everywhere The FLIR Systems Photon thermal imaging camera is a major step to the arrival of miniature, low-cost thermal imaging cameras in the technology marketplace. As volumes are increasing and prices continue to fall, we will see the Photon and similar products incorporated into a host of OEM applications and packages. Thermal imaging will, in the not-too-distant future, be as ubiquitous as technologies like GPS and Radar that had their origins in military laboratories but are today widely spread and accepted by consumers worldwide.

For more information, FLIR Systems India 1111, D Mall, Netaji Subhash Place, Pitampura, New Delhi-110034 TeL: 011-45603555 Email : Web:



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