|By Marketwired .||
|August 14, 2013 12:01 AM EDT||
RYE BROOK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/13 -- ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) and Deutsche Telecom (OTCQX: DTEGY)
HP Enterprise Services
Mr. Steve Lazerowich, Director, Cybersecurity Solutioning, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector, told us, "Today, there is simply no way to provide 100% protection. As events have recently shown, it's not just the bad guys on the outside trying to gain access to your information; organizations must also be mindful of the insider threat. The best approach is defense in depth, or in other words, a multi-layered approach to protecting systems. It starts at the outer most perimeter with firewalls and network intrusion prevention systems. Systems need to be segregated on separate network segments so that a failure in one area does not expose all systems. Servers also need their own end point protection including host intrusion detection, malware protection, data encryption and white listing technology."
ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) (ImageWare), a leader in cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, has been awarded a $2.2 million contract by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to expand its personal identity verification (PIV) credentialing capabilities.
Under the terms of the agreement, ImageWare will deliver software licenses during the third quarter of 2013, whereby the company will receive approximately $1.5 million in revenue. Additionally, ImageWare will receive service revenue valued at approximately $650,000 that will be recognized proportionally over the next year.
ImageWare's biometric identity management solution was first installed with the VA in 2007. The solution provides large-scale, agency-wide biometric identity and credential management capabilities, such as biometrically enabled PIV credentials that are in compliance with U.S. government standards. As part of the system expansion, the VA will also be adopting ImageWare's patented, hardware and algorithm independent Biometric Engine® 2.0, enabling the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes.
"The U.S. Government has confirmed multi-modal biometric identity management as the only way to move forward as it offers a greater level of security and reliability," said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare. "ImageWare's proven track record of government experience executing best-of-breed patented, fully compliant biometric solutions will drive the standards for commercial adoption. We are honored to continue working with the VA and expand our services in support of their mission. As we look forward, I am confident we will introduce similar solutions to our global enterprise customers and solution provider partners."
The Biometric Engine 2.0, ImageWare's patented, backend database for CloudID, delivers revolutionary capabilities:
- Enrollment, identity and verification management of unlimited population sizes
- Hardware and algorithm independent processing
- Compatibility with all biometric products
- Future-proof, plug-and-play flexibility
- Product modules that can be implemented together or individually
- License and/or subscription service offering
- Software development kits
For more information:
IWS CloudID: http://iwsinc.com/products/next-generation-iws-cloudid-product-suite/
ImageWare Systems Solutions: http://www.iwsinc.com/markets/overview
ImageWare Systems Products: http://www.iwsinc.com/products/overview2
For ImageWare Systems Investors: http://www.iwsinc.com/about-iws/investors/overview1
For more information: www.iwsinc.com
Linear, a leader in residential and commercial access control, security and health and wellness solutions, announces the DMCMP3, a new accessory for the DMC1 and DMC3-4 Music/Communication intercom systems. The digital MP3 and CD player integrates with new or existing DMC1/3-4 master units, transforming them into whole-house music and audio sources making it easy to share podcasts, music or even digital audio books throughout the home.
To achieve whole-home audio, Linear leverages a range of intercom and door speakers as well as audio-enabled patio and standard room stations to provide up to 15 rooms with AM/FM radio, and playback from CDs or MP3/phone devices via the 3.5mm audio input jack. Because it has its own power source, the DMCMP3 can also charge MP3 players and phones from the power-only USB-A port.
For convenient management, the DMCMP3 offers a five-button interface with a source select button and CD controls including: play/pause, fast-forward, rewind and track forward/reverse, with mode and option selection displayed on the DMC master unit. The DMCMP3's curved edges and minimalist appearance give it a modern feel that's complements any room décor.
Faceplate colors include almond, white and black.
"The DMCMP3 is an ideal accessory for people who want to upgrade their existing intercom and security system to include audio playback from CDs and digital music players," said Duane Paulson, senior vice president of market and product development. "Whole-home audio is in great demand and the DMC system offers one of the easiest and most affordable ways for dealers meet their customers' entertainment needs."
For more information about Linear LLC, please visit www.linearcorp.com or call 1-800-421-1587. Linear can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
For our exclusive interview with Mr. Michael O'Neal, President, Linear: http://www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_Linear.html
For more information about Linear: http://www.linearcorp.com/about_linear.php
Linear Products: http://www.linearcorp.com/products.php
Linear OEM Solutions: http://www.linearcorp.com/custom-solutions.php
Linear Sales: http://www.linearcorp.com/sales.php
Linear Support and dealer Locator: http://www.linearcorp.com/support.php
Mr. Ryan Skipp, T-Systems International GMBH, Portfolio & Solution Design - IT, Applications & Portfolio Architecture, told us, "T-Systems as an Outsourcer has to provide base infrastructure services which meet the cost and quality expectations that a company transitioning to outsourced services would expect -- better than they as an end-user could produce, with better quality, and lower cost! In order to achieve that, T-Systems was one of the first Outsourcers to produce a 'Cloud' platform, based on highly shared leveraged infrastructure, and with a number of pre-defined applications on top of that. Today we have enhanced that infrastructure, and wrapped the Cloud functionality into it, all the way up to self-service (to application level) for our Private Cloud clients. For the complete interview with Ryan Skipp, please click here (http://www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_Tsystems_.html).
For more information: www.t-systems.com, OTC symbol of parent company, Deutsche Telecom, DTEGY.
CyberLock shared with us the following product news.
"We are excited to announce the addition of the CyberAudit SP-100 Server to the CyberLock access control family. This device has been designed to simplify and accelerate the installation and maintenance of a CyberLock system.
Unified Hardware and Software Solution
The SP-100 comes preloaded with CyberAudit Professional 3.0 software.
Easy to Use
Self-configuring one-click registration and an easy-to-use browser-based interface makes for quick and easy installations.
Flexible Network Configuration
The SP-100 can be set up as a DHCP server in a private network, on a network with a static IP address, or on a network with a DNS server.
Access from Any Operating System
Like the software-only version, CyberAudit Professional 3.0 can be accessed through web browsers installed on any of the leading operating systems. No additional software to download. No ActiveX plug-ins to install.
The hardware is based on the Next Unit of Computing (NUC) solution from Intel®."
For more information about CyberLock products: http://www.cyberlock.com/cyberlock_products.html.
For the complete interview with Mr. James McGowan, V.P. of Sales and Marketing, CyberLock: www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_VIDEX.html
For CyberLock News & Events: www.cyberlock.com/news_events.html
For the CyberLock Solutions Center: www.cyberlock.com/solutions_center.html
For more information: http://www.cyberlock.com
2nd Annual Cyber Resilience for National Security
September 17-19, 2013
Many advancements have occurred in the landscape of cyber resilience. However, cyberspace remains a mysterious terrain. A realistic perspective on unknowns must be established to combat and ward off the myriad of risks that threaten our national and economic interests. This event will bring together defense, government and industry leaders to devote a concentrated focus on breaking down the latest in policy, information sharing, security technology and identifiable threats for a cohesive mission strategy that can be directly applied to cross-agency goals.
Event website: http://www.marcusevans-conferences-northamerican.com/ssw_cyber.
Contact: David Drey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-540-3000 ext. 6583
November 19 - 21, 2013
Paris Nord Villepinte - France
CARTES Secure Connexions Event 2013 is the comprehensive event (trade show, conferences and awards) entirely dedicated to the digital security and smart technology sector and its innovations.
Integrating its full value chain, CARTES Secure Connexions 2013 is the only event enabling global synergies at a human and technological level, ideal for business deals and partnerships.
November 20-21, 2013
Javits Center North, NY, NY
ISC East is the Northeast's Local Connection to the World of Security. Join us November 20-21, 2013 at the Javits Center North in New York, NY.
Your registration gets you:
Direct access to technical reps from more than 200 brands -- review the latest products, technologies & services to stay ahead of what's new in Security.
Free business seminars designed to help you increase revenue and reduce costs -- high quality, commercial-free information and insight into the most relevant new products, technologies and business strategies you need to know about in today's evolving security market to stay ahead of your competition.
Drinks & networking on the exhibit floor -- a casual environment to join your colleagues and peers for collaborating, sharing ideas, and good, old fashioned socializing.
Local expertise from association leaders in NY, NJ, CT and PA -- meet and chat with leaders of your local chapters from the security industry.
ISC East is sponsored by the Security Industry Association. Register to attend today: www.ISCEast.com
PSA Welcomes 3 New Vendor Partners
A message from Craig Patterson, Director of Vendor Management
There have been some exciting new additions to the PSA line card recently. Just within the last couple of months, we've added Seneca (video server and storage solutions), Vunetrix (network health monitoring solutions) and Vanderbilt (access control). We're always looking for quality vendor partners who can provide the best solutions at the best price and provide our line card with the proper mix of offerings.
To better maximize the business relationship of our key vendor partners, as well as streamline their respective product offerings, PSA has continued the process of thoroughly reviewing each of our vendors to help assure a productive line card going forward. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments regarding PSA's move to a leaner and meaner line card.
The full post can be read here: http://blog.buypsa.com/blog/bid/320538/PSA-Welcomes-3-New-Vendor-Partners
Security Industry Association (SIA)
Save the Date for the 2014 SIA Government Summit
SIA is pleased to announce its dates for the 2014 SIA Government Summit on June 2-4, 2014, at the W Hotel 515 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004.
The 2014 SIA Government Summit is the premier public policy conference that brings together security industry leaders, government officials and key policy makers. The conference provides attendees with unique policy insights that help create new market opportunities. The exclusive nature of the setting allows one-on-one conversations with government decision makers. Attendees have access to the most influential people in the country at some of the best venues on Capitol Hill. Registration includes breakfast and lunch both days, and the semi-formal SIA Public Policy Dinner, where SIA recognizes leading legislators and outstanding SIA volunteers.
Visit SIA's website for more information on this past year's SIA Government Summit (http://www.securityindustry.org/Pages/IndustryEvents/SIA-Government-Summit.aspx).
Setting the Agenda for Securing New Ground® (SNG)
On Nov. 5-6, SIA will host SNG at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY, where security industry leaders will convene for the top executive conference of the year. SNG provides attendees with access to inside information not available anywhere else as well as unparalleled networking opportunities for a competitive edge.
SIA has begun to develop the SNG agenda, which is now online. In the coming weeks, SIA will continue to confirm speakers, moderators and panelists for sessions ranging from "Competing in the Residential Market" to "Unlocking Enterprise Value through the Sale of Security-as-a-Service." Attendees also will gain valuable insights into investing trends, customer relations and other topics.
SIA Members and all other companies can now register to attend (http://www.securityindustry.org/Pages/MemberServices/Securing-New-Ground.aspx). Don't miss out!
Attend the Security 500 Networking and Management Event
SIA and Security Magazine invite you to attend Security 500 (S500), the premiere networking and management event for security executives, on Nov. 5 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City.
S500 is a one-day program designed for security leaders responsible for supporting their organization's security strategies and carrying out security plans. At S500, executives will identify new strategies, learn management solutions and network with others to take their security programs to new levels.
As an attendee at the S500 conference, you will share strategies, solutions and challenges on enterprise security issues with your peers; discuss the role of security managers in overall organizational performance; and gain exclusive information from the Security 500 Report Presentation.
For qualified individuals, registration is free! Register now on the conference website (http://www.sec500.com).
Developing Uniform IP Communications Standards
The SIA Standards Committee has launched an effort to develop a standard industry approach for security manufacturers to define management information bases (MIBs) that contain device attributes for security equipment communicating over computer networks.
Many IT companies rely upon Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), which actively monitors device status and alerts administrators to devices (routers, printers, modems) that may require attention. These devices have common MIBs that contain attributes relevant for network communication over SNMP.
There is currently no standard MIB guidance for security manufacturers to incorporate into their network devices, so SIA Standards intends to develop a set of industry-wide MIBS, which would increase both the security and the reliability of network-based security equipment.
An ad-hoc SIA Standards Subcommittee chaired by Ray Coulombe, managing director of SecuritySpecifiers.com, will begin work on this project in August.
Learn About Near Field Communications (NFC)
SIA and Security Systems News teamed up to present the latest installment of their emerging technology webcast series, which focused on NFC applications. What is NFC? How is it used inside and outside of security? And how may it be used for security applications outside of access control down the road?
NFC is one of the latest technologies to influence physical security. More than 300 million NFC-enabled mobile devices are projected to sell in 2013 alone. NFC has already been deployed in some well-publicized pilot programs in the physical security space where smartphones have been used for access control including college campuses, hotels and apartment complexes.
Learn about present-day NFC security solutions and what's next in line for the technology with this FREE archived webcast, starting Aug. 6 (http://www.securityindustry.org/Pages/IndustryEvents/SIA-Security-Technology-Webcast-Series.aspx).
Read SIA Technology Insights
SIA Technology Insights provides original, exclusive, vendor-neutral analyses of the latest security technologies written by industry leaders. Produced with the end-user in mind, the publication is intended to help chief security officers, security directors and others learn about technological developments and trends and identify possible security solutions for their enterprises.
The first edition, which contains articles focused on the transition to IP within the industry, was released as a printed volume in June 2013. End-users and SIA members may obtain a complimentary copy by contacting Ron Hawkins, SIA's manager of member information and partnerships, at email@example.com. A digital version will be available soon.
Visit the SIA website for a preview of the SIA Technology Insights (http://www.securityindustry.org/SiteAssets/Research/SIATechInsights%20TOC%205-10.pdf).
SMART CARD ALLIANCE
12th Annual Government Conference
October 15-16, 2013 -- Washington Convention Center -- Washington, DC
The 12th Annual Smart Card Alliance Government Conference will survey opportunities and challenges for government issuers, accreditation and testing authorities, procurement programs, and the industry to meet the government's market demands. The leading annual event for ID security returns to the Washington Convention Center with comprehensive coverage of efforts toward strong authentication technology in government identity programs, including Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials, developments in National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), trusted ID on the Internet and on mobile devices, developments in state and local ID, and evolving global standards.
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