How AI Could Alert Firefighters of Imminent Danger

Firefighting is a race against time. Exactly how much time? For firefighters, that part is often unclear. Building fires can turn from bad to deadly in an instant, and the warning signs are frequently difficult to discern amid the mayhem of an inferno. Seeking to remove this major blind spot, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed P-Flash, or the Prediction Model for Flashover. The artificial-intelligence-powered tool was designed to predict and warn of a deadly phenomenon in burning buildings known as flashover, when flammable…

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Prama Hikvision’s Smart Healthcare Solutions with AI Empowered End-to-End Thermal Screening Ensures Security

Healthcare facilities like hospitals, special healthcare centers and clinics have myriad of specialized protection requirements. What’s more, they require security, safety and hygienic environment for the patients, doctors, nurses and paramedical staff. Hospital and healthcare authorities should consider a smart healthcare solution to address various security, safety and hygiene challenges effectively. Specific requirements Hospitals and health care facilities are designed to be places of healing, recovery, and tranquillity. However, with high volumes of people constantly coming and going – visitors, volunteers, patients, and others – maintaining smooth operations and responding…

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Colt Takes Network Innovation to New Heights with a 400G-Capable Routed Optical Networking Solution on its IQ Network

Colt Technology Services, a leading provider of high bandwidth and on-demand connectivity, has recently announced that it is transforming its global IQ Network through the deployment of Cisco’s cutting-edge Cisco 8000 hardware alongside 400G OpenZR+ pluggable coherent technology and Segment Routing MPLS throughout the network, moving towards Cisco’s Routed Optical Networking solution. This multi-faceted development sees Colt leverage an industry-leading combination of hardware and software innovation with 400G capability to provide enriched high bandwidth and software-defined connectivity for its customers globally. As part of this initiative, Colt is leading the…

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VMS Industry in 2021: Video Technology at the Frontline of Demand and Opportunity

Sandesh Kaup, Country Manager, Milestone Systems, India & SAARC The 2020 pandemic is one of the biggest watershed moments in modern history. In the last year, we have seen the world coming to a halt. However, thanks to technology, we were able to find new ways to carry on, to connect, and work remotely. The video management system (VMS) industry, too, is guided by the responsibilities to invent, innovate, and leverage technology progress to enable the world to thrive in the new next. In the coming months and years, we…

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9 Factors to Consider While Selecting the Right Cloud Service Provider

By Vikas Bhonsle, CEO, Crayon Software Experts India As more and more IT systems are outsourced, zeroing in the best cloud providers is critical to long-term success. The market is already vast, with different brands offering large numbers of services. Apart from the big providers like Microsoft, Amazon and Google, there are also smaller niche players, who provide bespoke services. With too many choices to opt from, you must put down the selection and procurement process appropriate as per the needs. The right time to select a cloud provider I…

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Multi-Factor Authentication – A Much Needed Safety Net Against Cyberattacks

Shibu Paul, Vice President – International Sales at Array Networks 2021 is the dawn of a new decade, with the new decade the Indian tech industry is ready to witness a revolutionary change surrounding various factors and one of the most important factors that is to undergo this change is ‘cybersecurity.’ This change is validated with the continuous emergence of reports on the increasing number of cyberattacks against India’s government agencies, private organizations and individual users. According to a report by Kaspersky, India witnessed 36 million cyberattacks between January and…

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Boost Security at Remote Locations with Hikvision’s Solar-Powered Stand-Alone Security Solutions

Until now, it has been difficult for remote sites and operations to protect their people and assets – especially where no power supply or fixed networks are available. Now, there’s a simple, practical, cost-effective solution to this challenge in the form of Hikvision’s Solar-powered Security Camera Setup. The challenge of protecting remote and rural sites All kinds of remote and rural sites require constant security monitoring, from farms and fisheries, to forestry operations, oil and gas pipelines, and even national parks. The problem is that these kinds of sites are…

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2021 Will Be All About Protecting Your Data

Nikhil Korgaonkar, Regional Director, India & SAARC, Arcserve Cyber Security Ventures predicts that global data storage will exceed 200 zettabytes by 2025. To understand the quantum of this you can say, if each terabyte in a zettabyte were a kilometer, then 200 zettabytes will be equivalent to approximately 260,000 roundtrips to the moon. This data will come from data stored on private and public IT infrastructures, utility infrastructures, private and public cloud data centers, personal computing devices such as PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and IoT (Internet of Things) devices.…

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8 Networking & Security Trends to Watch Out in 2021

Shibu Paul, Vice President – International Sales at Array Networks Vulnerability is a costly affair for organizations. Every data stored within the organizations carries its own value, but without the right networking and security measure, all efforts to keep the data safe from attackers come to nought. Every year companies face new forms of threat and experts come up with new ways to fight those threats, for example, the pandemic witnessed in 2020. While the pandemic is receding in India, companies are still contemplating returning to office. Remote working is…

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The Benefits of Deep Learning Driven Intelligent Video Analytics

Rahat Jain Managing Director at IDIS India In recent years, the terms ‘intelligent’ and ‘artificial intelligence (AI)’ have been applied to many different types of security systems, but with little apparent agreement when it comes to a precise definition of what AI is. This is despite the fact that 71% of security professionals report that AI video analytics already provides value to their operations or that they expect it to in the future, according to the IFSEC Global Video Surveillance Report 2020, which analyzed feedback from over 700 security respondents…

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