Hikvision Announces 2021 First Half-Year Financial Results

Hikvision, an IoT solution provider with video as its core competency, has announced its financial results for the first half of 2021. During the reporting period, Hikvision generated a revenue of RMB33.90 billion with a yearover-year (YoY) growth of 39.68%. Net profits attributable to shareholders of the listed company were RMB6.48 billion, reflecting a YoY growth of 40.17%. Hikvision’s revenue in overseas markets amounted to RMB9.47 billion, with a YoY increase of 25.53%. In the first half-year of 2021, Hikvision further expanded its investment in R&D, to RMB3.88 billion, which…

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ONVIF Releases Profile D for Access Control Peripherals

ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has released Profile D, a new profile that addresses interfaces for access control peripheral devices, providing the market with an additional tool for building modern and secure IP-based integrated video and access control systems using ONVIF. Profile D is designed to provide ONVIF interoperability for peripheral devices such as locks, credential/ biometric readers, PIN pads, license plate recognition cameras, door phones, sensors and displays. These types of peripherals commonly require specific integrations between products from different vendors to be…

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4th Edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia Rescheduled to Return in 2022

Intersec Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, has been rescheduled to take place in September 2022, the show’s organiser announced. The 4th edition of the three-day event was originally set to run from 12-14 September 2021, however, the move to next year comes after the Kingdom’s international travel restrictions remain in place, impacting the ability to plan ahead for the show. Intersec Saudi Arabia is organised by Saudi-based Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE) Group under licence from UAE-headquartered Messe Frankfurt Middle East, which…

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Axis Products Conform to ONVIF Profile M for Easier Integration of Metadata

Axis Communications announces that a selection of its cameras is now ONVIF Profile M conformant, enabling standardized streaming of metadata and event sending from edge-based analytics applications in a best-of-breed multi-vendor surveillance system. Conformance to Profile M enables easier integration of metadata and events with ONVIF Profile M conformant clients like video management software and services. Profile M conformant clients on the market would be able to query, filter and receive metadata to trigger automatic responses and effectively store and search for video content of interest. The initial list of…

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Delta’s Single Shallow Foundation Bollard Gets M30 Rating

Delta Scientific announced the successful testing of its ASTM F2656-20 M30/ P1-certified model DSC633, a single shallow foundation bollard design that stops and destroys a 15,000 pound (6.804kg) test truck with -8.82 feet (-2.69m) of static penetration and -3.63 feet (-1.1m) of dynamic penetration. The simulated bomb load remained intact and contained on the truck bed. The test vehicle weighed 15,000 pounds (6,804kg) and was traveling over 30 miles per hour (48kpm). The truck was stopped and completely disabled. “The negative penetration levels recorded on this test continue to prove…

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Long John Silver’s Implements ‘Network of the Future’ with Interface

Long John Silver’s, the largest quick-service seafood restaurant chain in the United States, has chosen Interface Security Systems, a leading managed service provider delivering business security, managed network, UCaaS and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises, to enhance network connectivity across 430 of its restaurants. To build this ‘network of the future,’ Long John Silver’s implemented Interface’s fully managed, restaurant-technology-in-a-box solution that includes prefabricated network equipment ready for SD-WAN expansion, wireless WAN backup and VoIP connectivity. In order to continue offering consistent and satisfactory customer service, the IT team at…

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Quantum Acquires Surveillance Portfolio and Assets from Pivot3

Quantum Corporation recently announced an agreement to acquire the video surveillance portfolio and assets of Pivot3, a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and a player in intelligent software solutions for the security and surveillance markets. The acquisition brings a diverse portfolio of video surveillance appliances, network video recorders (NVRs), and management applications along with a scale-out hyper converged software platform, which going forward will all be offered under the Quantum VS-Series product portfolio. Together with Quantum’s current line of NVR servers, the StorNext™ File System, and ActiveScale™ object storage, the…

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HID Global Expands RFID Tag Family with Options for Item Tracking and Broader Inventory and Supply Chain Security

HID Seal Tag that protects metallic assets during storage and distribution HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, recently announced two additions to its broad family of RFID asset-tracking tags. The HID SlimFlex Ultra technical label is optimized for the strongest durability compared to other labels, and the HID Seal edTamper Aura is designed to securely track and trace highly sensitive materials and digitally detects unauthorized access to sealed containers like boxes or crates. “We continue to solve customer challenges across a variety of RFID applications, from monitoring…

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NIST Evaluates Face Recognition Software’s Accuracy for Flight Boarding

The most accurate face recognition algorithms have demonstrated the capability to confirm airline passenger identities while making very few errors, according to recent tests of the software conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The findings, released recently as Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) Part 7: Identification for Paperless Travel and Immigration (NISTIR 8381), focus on face recognition (FR) algorithms’ performance under a particular set of simulated circumstances – matching images of travelers to previously obtained photos of those travelers stored in a database. This use of…

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Hikvision Unveils its Digital Showroom

  Hikvision, an IoT solution provider with video as its core competency, has launched the online Hikvision Digital Showroom. The showroom allows customers to explore core technologies, flagship products, and trending applications of Hikvision through a new virtual experience on the web. “Digital communication is becoming a long-term trend and is profoundly changing our marketing strategy, platforms and content,” said Keen Yao, Vice President of Hikvision, “We are very happy to unveil the digital showroom, and to interact with customers and partners in more direct ways.” With the showroom, leading…

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