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How 360 cameras are a hit in casinos and why Oncam is relishing its Milestone partnership

Oncam is a leader in 360-degree network cameras and recently launched a 360-degree dewarping preview tool and a visualisation tool to give users a way of virtually sampling its signature innovations. To find out more about the company s latest products and strategy for growth, we spoke to Simon Reed, regional sales director for EMEA at Oncam. IFSEC Global: Hi, Simon.

So how did IFSEC 2017 go? Simon Reed: It was a super busy show for us. We were, for the first time, exhibiting in the main hall, as one of the partners featured on the Milestone Systems stand. Over the course of three days we did 70 presentations to individual companies, so we felt we had a really good response from the people coming to the booth and hearing about our technology and vertical market offerings. An Oncam 360-degree camera can cover an entire gaming table up close or several gaming tables while still maintaining picture quality and retention rates While retail is one of our strongest vertical applications, we have made significant strides within the casino and gaming industry, as well as hospitality, transportation and manufacturing. So overall, the show was good for us as a brand and a team. IG: Interesting that you have a strong present in gaming and manufacturing; they must have quite specific requirements? SR: Yes, they typically do and this applies to the global market. There are stringent regulations in place that have to be met when implementing security technology, such as video surveillance cameras, and the 360-degree camera we produce does lend itself well to the environment.

An Oncam 360-degree camera can cover an entire gaming table up close or several gaming tables in an area while still maintaining picture quality and retention rates. Within a manufacturing environment, larger areas can be monitored with fewer cameras which isn t the same with fixed and pan-tilt-zoom cameras that only cover specific focused areas. Additionally, the day-to-day mechanisms in use within the plant can be seen using the advanced picture quality found in Oncam cameras, so security managers can be made aware if people are putting foreign objects into food being processed, for example; so the development of this camera has been a big win for us in these applications. embedded content IG: Did you launch any new products at the show? SR: While we didn t launch new products, we did demonstrate a rewritten version of our software development kit (SDK) as it works with products from Milestone Systems. As they released their upgraded version of their product line, we delivered our updated SDK, ensuring that our products integrate seamlessly with one another for customers. As a result, we re able to speak with Milestone customers about our technology, and they are able to recommend panoramic cameras like ours to their customers. Over the last year, we introduced our new Evolution Stainless Steel camera in both 5MP and 12MP solutions, which has opened up a world of possibility within the pharmaceuticals, food processing, industrial/chemical plants, ports and marine industries. It was specifically designed to meet the needs of customers operating in more extreme environments, with special attention to ensuring the casing is resistant to corrosion from power washing and extreme heat/cold.

NSF International recently certified the camera in the United States with the NSF mark for food service, and it s the first video surveillance camera to have such a distinction. It also boasts IP69K/IK10 ratings, which make the enclosure resistant to high-pressure water jets, dust and vandalism. It s a very unique offering with multiple uses across applications. IG: What s the company s strategy? Where are the most auspicious areas for growth? SR: As we continue to grow and add more technology to our portfolio, there are several vertical market applications that are natural fits for our technology. We have a strong client base in retail, and anticipate adding to that in the coming years, while adding significant presence in the hospitality sector, such as on cruise ships and hotels/resorts. These facilities with their wide-open expanses are ideal for the 360-degree technology we offer. We will also continue to grow within the casinos and gaming market.

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ONVIF Q&A: Latest profiles, cybersecurity and the Highways England project People of interest were known weeks before terrorist incidents but data was part of an unsearched, unstructured archive

ONVIF Q&A: Latest profiles, cybersecurity and the Highways England project

ONVIF recently launched a new access control profile a specification for standardising technologies from different vendors to promote integration and interoperability and has another in the pipeline. We asked Stuart Rawling, chairman of the ONVIF communication committee, to tell us what the new profiles were all about. Director of global business development at Pelco as well, Rawling also reflects on ONVIF s raison d etre , its cybersecurity work, keeping pace with the dizzying evolution of technology and the organisation s standardisation work with Highways England.

IFSEC Global: Please tell us about the new profile you launched in July Stuart Rawling: Profile A is a sister profile to what we already had in the access control space. We have released Profile C, which enables device configuration, event and alarm management, and door access control. So you can configure those devices with all that information. Profile A is a higher level system profile, more about granting and revoking credentials, changing privileges. And it has a functionality that better enables integration between access control and video management systems. So it fits side by side with Profile C but provides that higher level with more functionality. IFSEC Global: Is it worth explaining the purpose of these profiles for someone not familiar with them? SR: A profile is a feature set pulled from an ONVIF core specification, which is a master document about standardising and interfacing different products from a variety of different vendors. When the industry moved into the IT space, a lot of manufacturers came up with their own interfaces.

ONVIF standardises those interfaces to make integration easier for all types of users, because you can have product interoperability from different vendors using the same interface. From an integration perspective, installation is easier because you re not having to download different drivers. Manufacturers follow a troubleshooting, testing and conformance process that enables that to be done up front, so the users only need to do the system configuration. From the manufacturers perspective, interoperability investment is lower because they can use these standard interfaces to talk to multiple products. It allows them to instead invest resources into bringing more relevant features and iterations to the product line. embedded content IG: Is it difficult to keep these standards up to date given the rapid pace of technological change? SR: Yes, to some degree. You could say that standards in general tend to lag a little bit behind technology. But it all depends on how we approach it.

If you take our next profile, Profile T, which we re working on now, that s an iteration that takes into account the fact that technology has progressed since we released Profile S a number of years ago. We write these standards to be somewhat technology-agnostic. For example, right now the big buzz is 4K, H.265 and things like that. While Profile T can support that, we re not tied to that standard. If some better codec comes out in the future we can still incorporate it into our ecosystem. Because one of the interfaces may be: What video formats does this device support? And the devices can negotiate in which format to transmit between each other. IG: You recently did some work with Highways England? SR: That s a great end user story.

Highways England have a lot of legacy equipment from different vendors. The organisation is trying to standardise their deployment model for the long term so they can use a set standard in a way that allows them more flexibility. We had a standard in the analogue days: PAL in the UK, so the video was very standardised. They are looking for that level of standardisation. ONVIF has been working with them to develop something that can help large organisations migrate to a standardised approach but that also works for different stakeholders in the process. It s very similar to an initiative in the US called NTCIP National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol, the standard for traffic management used by the US Department of Transportation. IG: Anything else you want to add about ONVIF? SR: We tend to get a lot of press these days around the cybersecurity aspects of products, especially with the cybersecurity threats we re reading about every single day. This was a recognised concern for ONVIF several years ago.

The manufacturers got together and as part of our core specification we wrote some security policies for manufacturers to follow, as well as providing a standardised interface for execution policies. But of course, good security is a combination of technology and policy. So while manufacturers who have implemented this standard have the technology, we also rely on the end users and consultants to put in best practices in the deployment of that technology.

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People of interest were known weeks before terrorist incidents but data was part of an unsearched, unstructured archive

Dell EMC develops hybrid cloud and big-data solutions built on converged infrastructure, servers, storage and cybersecurity technologies for enterprise customers. Graham Porter, the company s business development director EMEA for surveillance and security, recently spoke to our US-based media partner SecuritySolutionsWatch about the need to finesse access to archived video, the challenge of managing data from multiple sources and meeting the storage needs of critical national infrastructure among many other topics. SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Thank you for joining us today, Graham.

It s truly an honor to speak with a former member of the Royal Navy and co-creator of the SaaS solution incorporating cloud solutions for public sector and major enterprise customers. Before discussing recent trends and developments, please elaborate for us about your background. Graham Porter: In security, a mixed background appears helpful. Originally an electrical engineer, I was tasked with management of HM Trident submarine fleet electronic security originally to cover a G8 security conference, but thereafter to modernise the systems and processes around securing the naval base which housed the GB atomic weapons arsenal and associated accessories. For 7 years plus I worked with Cisco as part of their emerging technology team, based in London. Prior to that, I attach a BIO for your further interest. SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: In our recent chat with Ken Mills, General Manager, Dell EMC, Surveillance and Security we talked about how Dell EMC is today #1 In Everything, All in 1 Place and making the world safer. Your thoughts, Graham, on this topic? Read the full interview on SecuritySolutionsWatch.com Free Download: Securing the UK s borders.

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The panomorph lens will imitate human eyesight and empower AI

ImmerVision is a one-of-a-kind company intent on persuading the security industry that its patented panomorph lens is far superior to the widely used fisheye lens. Founded in France in 2000, the company has a large and expanding ecosystem of tech partners, with many surveillance camera developers using its 360-degree panomorph technology. Louis Brun, director of marketing and communications at ImmerVision at the time of the interview (he has since moved on from the company), spoke to IFSEC Global about the applications of 360-degree panomorph lenses including for drones, body-worn video and artificial intelligence and ImmerVision s mission to expound its benefits in the security market and beyond.

IFSEC Global: How did IFSEC 2017 go for ImmerVision? Louis Brun: This year at the show we focused on the latest commercially available 4K panomorph lenses and the launch of new 4K panomorph cameras. The 4K lenses are from Evitar and CBC Computar which are supplying to several camera manufacturers. Because of the availability of these high definition 4k lenses, several manufacturers decided to come out with new products during the show. For example, VIVOTEK came out with a new 4K panomorph camera. If you don t have electroninc image stabilisation, what s the point of a body-worn camera? Are you going to put that on an officer and ask them not to move? We also showed Dahua with their latest 4k panomorph camera, also Hanwha, FLIR, Sony, Brickcom, Vista and many others. The image quality from all of these cameras offers edge-to-edge clarity, consistency and no drop in resolution.

All panomorph cameras are instantly compatible with over 50 VMS software partners. In our demos, we showed live video from the 4K cameras and everyone who saw it was really impressed. The cool thing is that you can see people even their faces as they move around the floor at IFSEC. IG: So IFSEC seems like a great place meet everyone all at once? LB: Absolutely. IFSEC is a key venue for us to meet all our partners and new partners. It is a great place to promote our partners and the fact there s a better alternative to fisheye lenses. I m not putting down anyone who has the fisheye solution; it might work for them. But a lot of people are not satisfied with fisheye.

Every day we have a lot of visitors who are wondering how they can integrate 360. When we show integrators and distributors that there s another option to fisheye, they say: Oh my God, we can get this quality ? IFSEC is the perfect opportunity to educate people and talk about how this technology can help them. IG: Are any other companies doing what ImmerVision does? LB: There are no other technology companies focused on 360 like us. Our technology is being leveraged by several companies in other industries for example ACER with their launch of the Holo360 camera or Motorola and their Mod 360 camera. There are also 6K panomorph broadcast cameras which filmed the Superbowl. I can say that we are world s specialist in 360-degree technology. IG: What about the body-worn video market?

LB: There were quite a few at IFSEC. I have noticed two things about the solutions on the market. Most of them weren t using a quality super wide angle lens. They have some quality on there, but they were lacking one thing which in my humble opinion is important: electronic image stabilisation. Given the variety of off-the-shelf panomorph lenses, you re giving a lot of flexibility to manufacturers to find the combination of cost and resolution they want. If you don t have that, what s the point of a body-worn camera? Are you going to put that on an officer and ask them not to move? They re not the Queen s Guards! Electronic image stabilisation is part of our image processing algorithm.

We showcased how that and our latest panomorph lens are implemented in a body-worn camera solution. The lens used in the body-worn reference design can give you up to 21MP in resolution. It s the size of a one pence coin. That 21MP lens is designed to work with several types of sensors from OmniVision, Sony and Samsung. This gives great flexibility and potential to manufacturers. IG: I m guessing the panomorph lens would be invaluable in the drone market? LB: The drone market is interesting and certain companies are now looking at panomorph lens technology, because again, the quality, the size, so many software solutions are compatible and our ecosystem has probably doubled in two years. This would include chip, sensor, module and product manufacturers. IG: If the panormorph lens is superior performance-wise to fisheye, is it not more expensive too?

LB: The technology has been designed to be competitive and to outperform fisheye. Given the variety of off-the-shelf panomorph lenses, you re giving a lot of flexibility to manufacturers to find the combination of cost and resolution they want. Moreover, those cameras are instantly compatible with any software system in the world. Overall, many of our partners are recognising the value that using our technology brings to them and to the market. We are bringing tools to enable manufacturers to create really cool products which are easily integrated across security, consumer, aerospace, AI, automotive, drones and more. IG: What are the possibilities of this technology in the near future and beyond? LB: There was a big announcement at IFA Berlin about a product using our technology solutions: the first 360 360 camera with LTE, the Holo360. This camera will capture full 360 images that can be shares live online. We re also being pulled into artificial intelligence, robots, drones The panomorph lens will imitate human eyesight and enable an evolution in AI.

ImmerVision is the 360 specialist and we are constantly moving forward. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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How public CCTV operators can avoid eye-watering fines under the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force across the EU including the UK from 25 May 2018. With fines for non-compliance potentially being a staggering 79 times greater than under the existing data protection regime, the stakes for organisations in a range of sectors are enormous. As security practitioners are well aware, a CCTV image featuring people counts as personal data just like a date of birth or someone s marriage status or political views.

Jean-Philippe Deby, business development director for Europe at Genetec, very kindly shared his thoughts on the implications for CCTV operators and the wider security industry with IFSEC Global. The conversation touched upon the importance of CCTV gap analyses, managing authorisations and privacy by design, as well as how the GDPR could accelerate adoption rates in the surveillance-as-a-service market. (How physical access systems will be affected by GDPR was also topic under discussion during IFSEC 2017.) IFSEC Global: What are the implications of the forthcoming GDPR on how organisations manage their CCTV systems? Jean-Philippe Deby: I ve heard that the UK was very vocal and implemented this regulation prior to Brexit. So even post-Brexit, from what I understand, the UK will still apply the regulation. Effectively, as this is a regulation and not a directive, all EU countries have agreed to apply it. A fundamental notion of the European Privacy Regulation is that you need to get explicit consent when you acquire people s data. On top of the way they collect information, there s now the notion of responsibility or accountability on how organisations hold this data. The regulation is telling them this is what you know you can or can t do . If they are irresponsible they will be fined.

If they are hacked and data is compromised, they have 72 hours to disclose it to the public authorities otherwise they will also be fined. Because of the lack of consent and the mass accumulation of data, public CCTV basically falls under the category of high-risk data As we speak, organisations as well as the industry as a whole, are reviewing the regulation to determine the steps that need to be taken in order to meet their obligations. How CCTV comes into play is especially interesting for public CCTV. As we know, it s impossible to get the explicit consent of people being filmed. You can obviously announce that you have CCTV in the train station or store, which is how it s done today, but the specific person being filmed can t say hey, I don t want you to record my images. As part of the regulation there s actually a notion that certain data constitutes a higher risk to a person s rights, where organisations need to make a data protection impact assessment test. Because of the lack of consent and the mass accumulation of data, public CCTV basically falls under high-risk data. GDPR Article 35 is where they mention the activities that make data high risk and the steps which an organisation needs to take. IG: What are the implications of being classified as high risk for CCTV operators?

JPD: As I mentioned earlier, it s a learning curve. There are so many different types of data that a lot of people are trying to understand how it s going to impact their organisations, but basically there are two things that come up. For high risk-data they will need what is called a DPO, a data protection officer, who will report directly to the CEO. It will be interesting to see how it impacts small and medium-sized businesses. The other big thing that comes out is that, de facto, they need to build a system which implements what is called privacy by design . For example, encryption is a recommended method of increasing privacy around the information that has been collected. Another area of focus should be the access to the information itself. Breaches don t necessarily come from hackers; they can be internal, either intentional or unintentional. So managing the process of identifying who is connecting to your system and who has access to the system is also key to privacy.

Who do you authorise, for example, to view live images or live recordings? IG: The fines sanctioned by the GDPR are pretty steep JPD : It s either a ‘ 20m fine or 4% of worldwide annual revenue whichever is higher. Many companies with retail branches have billions of dollars worth of revenue. I ve been talking recently to a company that has about $11bn in sales they could be fined $420m. Until now the argument for SaaS was around operational savings. With the GDPR it s really around helping people meet their compliance obligations There is a process in place which means companies will first be warned before being fined, but really, it s about good governance. Compare the cost of a breach or a company s reputation versus the cost of implementing a properly designed and executed solution. But I do believe that the EU will apply fines around data protection as they already apply large fines for other subjects. , Google was recently fined more than ‘ 2.7bn. If an organisation isn t careful about the way they handle data, I believe the EU will apply the full force of the regulation.

IG: It s not hard to imagine court cases where organisations dispute accusations that their cyber-defences were not robust enough JPD : That s true, but the onus will then be on the organisation to demonstrate the steps they have taken. Ultimately, it s all about responsibility. Under the GDPR, an organisation collecting personal information is the data controller and is responsible for handling the data. The GDPR also introduces another player called a data processor. These companies can help data controllers in managing the collection of information by providing adequate infrastructure or services. This is why companies like Microsoft are quite engaged with their cloud offering, because the data processor is almost synonymous with software as a service SaaS. Genetec has a solution called Stratocast, which is surveillance as a service. Small businesses can rely on our solution to encrypt their recorded CCTV, for example. It monitors their systems 24 hours a day to detect hacks or any unusual activity via our utilisation of Microsoft Azure.

It is really to help any businesses where video surveillance is not their core business and they either don t want, or don t have the resources to dedicate one of their employees to monitor the state of their CCTV systems. embedded content IG: So the GDPR could really be a spur for the software as a service market? JPD : Absolutely. Until now the argument was around operational savings. Here it s really around helping people meet their compliance obligations on top of helping them with their operation. It s an even stronger argument as to why they should be looking into those solutions. IG: How does Genetec see its role in preparing the industry for the GDPR? JPD : The GDPR is an incredible framework for something we ve been pushing now for a few years: the security of security. You cannot have trust without security.

Cameras have become IoT devices that connect to IP networks like PCs or other IP devices. So we re making sure tools and processes are available for customers to build the security policy they want to put in place, like encrypting information. A CCTV gap analysis is especially important for end users filming public areas. They are exposing themselves to high risk With certain partners like Bosch for example we even have the ability to encrypt from the camera. So it s all about protecting access to data. It s also about protecting the integrity of that data. And with the GDPR we have the European Commission and the British Government putting in a legal framework, with financial penalties, that ties in very well with what we ve already been pushing. IG: Any tips for how businesses can strengthen their systems before the GDPR comes into force? JPD : I think it s important for companies to do gap analyses of their systems not just CCTV but also how they are collecting information on their website, their CRMs and so forth.

A CCTV gap analysis is especially important for end users who are filming public areas. They are exposing themselves to high risk. But depending on what they have in place and who they talk to, they don t necessarily have to do a full upgrade of their systems. There are ways to simply strengthen systems, but this is where one vendor will differentiate from the other. Another thing is there s a lot of requests for proposals and requests for information happening as we speak. If you were about to invest a large sum of money to upgrade your analogue system to IP, for example, all the people who are going to participate in your project starting with the consultant, but also integrators and manufacturers should explain their take around cyber security. This is part of our security of security message. Again, if your system is monitoring public areas, there should be a chapter within your RFP to have a well explained position and solution to meet your compliance. Even outside GDPR, it is good practice in any case to ensure you utilise the tools available.

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Dell EMC Q&A: “Customers don’t want vendors pointing the finger at each other when there’s a problem; they want integrated…

Dell EMC specialises in hybrid cloud and big-data solutions that are built on converged infrastructure, servers, storage and cybersecurity technologies for enterprise customers. Nicholas Thermenos, the company s director of sales and marketing for surveillance and security in the Americas, spoke to our US-based media partner SecuritySolutionsWatch about the video surveillance landscape and how the industry is meeting soaring demand for video data storage. SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Thank you for joining us today, Nick.

Before drilling down into how Dell EMC is making the world safer, please tell us about your background. Nicholas Thermenos: Since joining Dell EMC I ve been in a variety of technology leadership positions. I m currently responsible for our video surveillance sales strategy and business for the Americas. Prior to joining Dell EMC I spent 11 years at Microsoft in both technical and business leadership roles. SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Manchester, Paris, Boston the security environment has never been more challenging. What trends are you seeing in the field with your customers as the never-ending race continues to make better decisions faster vs. the bad guys? Nicholas Thermenos: Video Surveillance is going through a fast-paced digital transformation from low cost, decentralized data repositories to true Enterprise Class, centralized infrastructure requirements. The increase in IP cameras, retention times, and the assurance that data will be available when needed, is moving customers to find new way to retain, store and access video surveillance data.

Business leaders are beginning to recognize that there are valuable insights to be gained from the vast amount of data that is being collected. Customers, particular business leaders, are looking to capitalize on the data contained in these video images. Both of these trends are changing the landscape of storing and accessing video. Read the full interview on SecuritySolutionsWatch.com Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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We treat biometrics as plug and play

biometrics IFSEC media partner SecuritySolutionsWatch.com spoke to Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems Inc, a developer of identity management solutions. An excerpt of the interview is below click at the bottom to read the full conversation. SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Thank you for joining us again today Jim at this momentous time in the history of ImageWare.

Congratulations on all the positive developments during the past few months. Before discussing all the new deals and the fast-growing mainstream acceptance of biometrics, perhaps we can begin with an overview of the ImageWare Product Portfolio as it stands now. Jim Miller: We live in a world where our digital identity is the bridge to our human identity. The Internet of things (IoT) is essentially a giant network of connected things a concept that not only has the potential to impact how we work, but also how we live. We can connect our devices to all manner of devices and people. This raises a huge concern with privacy and security in this connected world. Anything connected to your network is now a potential breach point; it makes data security more complex, information governance more complicated, and your corporate and customer data more vulnerable. The same concerns apply to BYOD, or as we sometimes say at ImageWare, Bring Your Own Disaster every connection point is a data breach potential and a majority of folks use their personal devices at work where they access valuable corporate information.. We have seen too many times how this story ends a single tablet or smartphone contains credentials to the entire corporate network and this simple thing can end up costing employers millions.

There is only one thing that can verify the actual person biometrics, one s unique human characteristics. A person who knows the password or has the token is not verifying the actual person, because passwords can be discovered and tokens stolen. The user s unique physical traits, that s where ImageWare delivers value by allowing our users to replace or augment password or PIN security with easy to use biometrics.

Just like your readers, I can t wait until I can stop using passwords for everything and just use my face, voice, eyes, or some other biometric more secure and nothing to remember each time I log in!

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Watch: Martin Gren of Axis Communications top influencer among security vendors 2017 at IFSEC

Watch our interview with Axis Communications co-founder Martin Gren at IFSEC 2017. Gren, who co-founded the surveillance giant in 1984, recently topped our roll call of the Top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017: security manufacturers/service providers. Watch more videos from IFSEC 2017 here .

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Nedap previews IFSEC 2017: vehicle identification, mobile access and more

Nedap has a big focus on mobile access at IFSEC 2017. Mainland Europe is well presented at the trade and Nedap Identification Systems uses the show to launch new products and new innovations. To preview IFSEC 2017, we asked Maarten Mijwaart, general manager of Nedap Identification Systems, what he expects from Nedap at IFSEC 2017.

IFSEC Global: What solutions and products will Nedap be demonstrating this year? Maarten Mijwaart: This year we will demonstrate to the industry that we have invested significantly in further expanding and improving our portfolio of security products. A few examples are: Last year we introduced MACE, our platform for mobile access control. We have greatly improved the possibilities of the cloud based MACE Admin Portal. Virtual cards can now be easily distributed and also revoked by our partners or their end users. Virtual cards can be customized to reflect the corporate style of customers. And we can even authenticate the identity of the virtual card holder by using the fingerprint if that is stored in the phone operating system. Our uPASS product line of Rain RFID / UHF readers is expanded with uPASS Target, our best performing long range UHF reader for vehicle identification to date. The uPASS Target can now also be equipped with a second antenna to expand the reading area or to support an entry and exit lane with one reader.

We have also added new UHF tags to our portfolio. A UHF Rearview Mirror Tag that motorists can easily hang on their rear-view mirror. Additionally, EPC GEN2 V2 cards and windshield tags are available that support security enhancements based on AES encryption. Our TRANSIT Ultimate readers for high end vehicle and driver identification have been redesigned last year. This year we are focusing on improvements to optimize the overall performance and configurability of this market leading RFID reader. IG: Why should end users stop by at the Nedap booth this year? MM : We feel that many people are not aware of the benefits that our products can bring. Making security systems a little more convenient for people to use will greatly increase the support of people in organizations for the security systems that are implemented. Access control systems that slow down people or their vehicles often end up not being used in the best way possible, which decrease the security level of your organisation.

Security should not be in the way of people. Our solutions make security and convenience go hand in hand. In the building and outside the building. For people and for vehicles. IG: Why should system integrators consider working with Nedap and its products? MM : Well, for one because we understand the importance of our partner channel. We understand that they are the one that convert our products into solutions for their clients. That is why we try and make their lives as easy as possible. Our long range readers are engineered to support specific applications as good as possible.

We support many interfacing possibilities. Our products are documented well and are certified by radio authorities to be used in most countries in this world. Our partner portal makes a wealth of support material available and our free e-learning courses help you on your way quickly. And last but not least: our support staff and commercial staff are more than willing to lend you a helping hand when needed. Another reason is that we have a track record in providing high quality products. Our products are tested against competitive products regularly and almost always tend to be the preferred solution. And when we do get feedback on how to improve our products, we listen carefully and are able to implement these improvements without delay because our ability to do product developments and improvements ourselves. With our own team of engineers. We strive to be market leading.

We are constantly working on expanding and improving our portfolio. With only one simple reason: we d like to make sure that, in our field, we are the logical choice to work with. Now and in the future.

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