Onvif Hosts 21st Developers’ Plugfest in Rome

ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its 21st Developers’ Plugfest late last year in Rome, an event that highlighted the continued demand for interoperable solutions. More than 30 developers and engineers from 18 ONVIF member companies gathered for this multi-day event, which featured 164 hours of testing. Attendees tested their implementations of ONVIF profiles along with other ONVIF profile-conformant products. Developers could also test products independently for profile conformance, as well as assess interoperability between their devices and those from other manufacturers. “The collaboration…

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Advances in Key and Equipment Management unlocked by Maxxess eFusion Integration with Traka

Powerful tools for managing keys and high value assets can now be used seamlessly within centralized management platforms, following the integration of Maxxess eFusion with Traka from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions. “There are huge benefits to be gained from integrating Traka’s capability with wider functions and operations in- cluding building management systems, security, fire and the many application-specific systems used by our customers in different sectors.” Allowing organizations to operate with unprecedented efficiency, eFusion with Traka now makes it simple for au- thorized staff to gain access to a wide…

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Securiton Celebrates 50th Birthday of Aspirating Smoke Detectors

Securiton’s famous aspirating smoke detectors are celebrating a major birthday – the brand’s iconic product is turning 50 in 2020. Since the first ASD product launch in 1970, decades of research and development knowledge and the experience gained from thousands of installed systems led to this impressive success story. Aspirating smoke detectors from Securiton are among the most precise and reliable early warning systems against fires. Developed in Switzerland and manufactured in Germany, they meet the highest quality standards and set the benchmark for the entire industry. Customers from around…

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NIST Releases Data to Help Measure Accuracy of Biometric Identification

New biometric research data – ranging from fingerprints to facial photographs and iris scans – is now available from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Stripped of identifying information and created expressly for research purposes, the data is designed primarily for testing systems that verify a person’s identity before granting access – be it to another room or another country. Few available resources exist to help developers evaluate the performance of the software algorithms that form the heart of these systems, and the NIST data will help fill…

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Halma Named One of Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2019

Halma, the global group of life-saving technology companies, has been named one of Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2019 by Management Today. In addition to being named as a top ten company, Halma also won the individual category award for Engineering. Commenting on the award, Halma’s Group Chief Executive, Andrew Williams, said, “This award is recognition of the hard work and dedication of all our employees around the world who are helping us to fulfil our purpose of growing a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day. It is testament…

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Survey Reveals Blockchain Adoption Combined with IoT Adoption Is Booming in the U.S.

Recent survey results from Gartner, Inc. reveal that the majority of Internet of Things (IoT) technology adopters in the U.S. are also adopting blockchain and combining it with their IoT networks. “The integration of IoT and blockchain networks is a sweet spot for digital transformation and innovation,” said Avivah Litan, distinguished Vice President at Gartner, “It is actually moving ahead at a much faster pace than expected, according to the survey.” The Gartner IoT Implementation Trends Survey was conducted via an online survey from May through June 2019 with more…

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Biometrics to Secure $2.5 Trillion in Mobile Payments by 2024 With WebAuthn Standards Driving Adoption

A new report from Juniper Research has found that biometric authentication will be used to secure $2.5 trillion worth of mobile payment transactions by 2024, an increase of almost 1,000% on the $228 billion expected to be transacted through the method by the end of 2019. Generic hardware biometrics driving awareness, not usage The new research, Mobile Payment Authentication & Data Security: Encryption, Tokenisation, Biometrics 2019-2024, shows that the availability of dedicated biometric hardware will not be an obstacle to biometric usage as it will be present on an estimated…

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Gartner Identifies Top 15 Risk Hot Spots for Legal and Compliance Leaders

Gartner, Inc. has identified the 15 main risk hot spots for legal and compliance leaders spanning the next two years. Gartner, Inc. has published a report identifying risk management hot spots for legal and compliance leaders after interviewing many clients and experts and surveying tens of thousands of respondents across multiple surveys. There are 15 main hot spots, spanning five categories, according to Gartner Inc. “Hot spots reflect current trends in the business and regulatory environment that create or exacerbate the legal, compliance and privacy risks that legal leaders have…

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nCipher nShield® XC Hardware Security Modules Achieve Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification

nCipher Security, an Entrust Datacard company and provider of trust, integrity and control for business-critical information and applications, announces that its nShield® XC hardware security modules (HSMs) have received Common Criteria EAL4+ certification. This certification confirms that nShield HSMs meet the requirements of the European Union’s electronic identification, authentication and trust services (eIDAS) regulation. “Our company has long championed best practices and industry standards, and this level of security certification demonstrates our commitment to achieving the highest standards and compliance requirements,” says Peter Galvin, Vice President Strategy, nCipher Security, “Common…

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ONVIF to Discuss Single Operational Interface for Converging Systems

ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, will be at Intersec 2020 during January 19-21 in Dubai, together with participating member companies to demonstrate interoperability between products using ONVIF profiles. At booth #SA-L17, attendees will be able to see demonstrations of interoperability between different manufacturers’ products using various ONVIF profiles. ONVIF executives are also participating in a number of presentations describing the standardized approach to security as part of the Intersec Future Security Summit 2020 to be held in the Al Multaqua Ballroom, Dubai International Convention…

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