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Quanika-Anixter global distribution deal set to streamline Axis Communications and Milestone integrations

What’s being described as a “landmark” global distribution deal signed between Anixter and Quanika opens up a ‘one-stop shop’-style supply route for major integration projects, making it easy to incorporate Best-in-Class Axis and Milestone video technology with Quanika’s access control and visitor management software. The deal enables off-the-shelf integration with a wide range of third party systems. 

The global distribution deal with Anixter streamlines delivery of major integration projects across both the private and public sector markets. ICT and security systems integrators can now purchase Quanika software direct from Anixter to integrate a full choice of vendor technologies, ensuring efficient procurement and giving them everything they need for project delivery.

Quanika software meets the security, safety and operational demands of companies ranging from SMEs through to corporate enterprise, Government and multi-site applications, duly enabling off-the-shelf integration with a wide range of vendor technologies and systems.

“The addition of Quanika software to Anixter’s global product portfolio provides compelling options for systems integrator customers to deliver end-to-end security and safety integrated solutions,” explained Phil Campbell, European sales director at Quanika. “With Quanika Enterprise, users are no longer constrained by having only a limited number of cameras and devices from which to choose. For the first time, Quanika allows integrators to scale-up AXIS Camera Station VMS to manage larger and multiple sites from a single user interface, while adopting powerful Milestone XProtect functionality for facilities and specific channels where it’s needed the most.”

Quanika’s solutions have been deployed and developed at high-profile sites across Europe, and the company has gained a growing reputation for being able to adapt its off-the-shelf software quickly, adding new integrations to meet site-specific challenges.

Campbell added that the agreement with Anixter will also help integrators and their customers to adapt to the challenges now facing all organisations. 

“Operational efficiency is now more important than ever, while our straightforward approach towards corporate-wide systems allows people to work more safely, flexibly and securely in today’s challenging environments,” he observed. “We now look forward to working with Anixter’s customers to deliver seamless solutions on major projects around the world.”

*For more information on Quanika’s solutions visit quanika.com or email info@quanika.com

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Proxyclick receives LenelS2 factory certification under OpenAccess Alliance Programme

Proxyclick has received LenelS2 factory certification and joined the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Programme (OAAP). Proxyclick’s secure visitor management system interfaces with Lenel’s OnGuard access control system and helps companies better regulate visitor access into and around their OnGuard-secured buildings.

“Proxyclick has completed the required factory testing at LenelS2 to validate the functionality of its interface to the OnGuard system,” said John Marchioli, OAAP product management specialist at Lenel. “This interface alleviates the time and administrative strains for those companies performing manual tasks across platforms, and also increases the accuracy in reporting user data. We look forward to Proxyclick’s ongoing involvement in the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Programme.”

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Gregory Blondeau, CEO of Proxyclick, responded: “This interface further strengthens our approach to providing the ‘Integrated Visitor Experience’ and building security services. Card holder management can now be streamlined with specified access-level lifecycles based around meeting times for truly flexible user provisioning.” 

Launched back in 2010, Proxyclick’s cloud-based visitor management platform has created more than 20 million visits globally. The company’s ongoing mission is to create millions of positive connections and transform the way in which people are welcomed in corporate offices around the world.

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HID Global predicts major secure identity trends for 2014

HID Global has issued its projections for top trends the company believes will have the greatest impact on the secure identity industry in 2014.

The predictions encompass a diverse range of solutions and technologies, including anticipated advances in physical and logical access control, secure issuance, identity assurance, visitor management, electronic ID (eID) and secure asset tracking.

HID Global’s Dr Selva Selvaratnam (senior vice-president and CTO) anticipates a decline in the use of passwords for securing resources as organisations extend strong authentication across their IT infrastructure and out to the door.

This can also accelerate the convergence of physical and logical access control that will drive a more seamless user experience when securing doors, data and the cloud.

Dr Selva Selvaratnam: senior vice president and chief technology officer at HID Global

Dr Selva Selvaratnam: senior vice president and chief technology officer at HID Global

“As a follow-up to last year’s predictions,” said Dr Selvaratnam, “we’re now sharing the top trends we believe will shape the market during 2014 and beyond. These are exciting times as the industry continues to make it even easier for organisations to improve security, adapt to evolving threats and simplify the day-to-day working life for their users.”

Key trends to look out for in 2014

Dr Selvaratnam has identified the following trends to watch in 2014:

(1) The industry is quickly moving beyond static, proprietary access control architectures to more secure, open and adaptable solutions, in turn supporting the customers’ desire for new products and technologies that enable their business

(2) Integrating physical access control with IT security will bring new benefits while changing how organisations operate

(3) Strong authentication will continue to grow in importance in the face of a rapidly changing IT security threat environment (and will also move to the door and include other factors such as biometrics and gestures)

(4) Strong authentication will increasingly be implemented using a multi-layered security strategy

(5) Mobile access control will continue to roll out in stages and use various wireless technologies

(6) The market will enter a new era of NFC authentication services

(7) The migration of intelligence to the door will continue with the further adoption of IP architectures and future capabilities of smartphones for access control

(8) Printing and encoding advancements will simplify card personalisation. The market will increasingly see faster printing and encoding solutions, more durable card materials and solutions that enable ‘anywhere/anytime’ distributed issuance capabilities

(9) Visitor management systems will continue to move beyond the businesses to schools, hospitals and other institutions where high profile incidents have proven that safety and security shouldn’t be left to paper logs

(10) There will be accelerating worldwide adoption of multi-purpose electronic ID (eID) credentials

Detailed descriptions of HID Global’s anticipated secure identity trends for 2014 trends can be found on HID Global’s blog:

Part 1 http://www.hidglobal.com/blog/whats-in-store-2014-key-secure-identity-trends-part-1
Part 2 http://www.hidglobal.com/blog/whats-in-store-2014-key-secure-identity-trends-part-2

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