The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance Hosts Interoperability Reception at ASIS 2010

Santa Clara, Calif. – September 8, 2010 – The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (www.psialliance.org), a global consortium of physical security providers focused on promoting the interoperability of IP-enabled devices, will host an Interoperability Reception at the ASIS International 56th Annual Seminar & Exhibits on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at 4 p.m. This networking event, which will be held in Room A122 at the Dallas Convention Center, is an opportunity for all industry stakeholders to view PSIA specifications in-action and witness the benefits of the PSIA systems-based approach to interoperability. Arecont Vision, Milestone and Synectics are the sponsors of this year’s event.

Since its launch in 2008, PSIA has released three IP-based specifications that enable various IP devices to communicate without custom software integration. The substantial industry interest in PSIA and its standards development efforts reflects the security industry’s increasing interest in IP-based devices. By holding events such as the Interoperability Reception at ASIS, PSIA provides all stakeholders, including end users, consultants and integrators, with the education necessary to facilitate widespread demand for interoperable IP technologies.

“Becoming a PSIA board member has proven to be an excellent opportunity for Arecont Vision, as we have been able to increase awareness of our megapixel technologies and work together with other industry-leading manufacturers,” said Raul Calderon, Vice President of Marketing at Arecont Vision. “At Arecont Vision, we strive to lead the way in megapixel video and offer advances in video surveillance solutions that are paramount to the future success of product interoperability in the security industry.”

”At Milestone, we believe a tighter and more seamless integration between security cameras, video management software and other security systems is the main thrust in the industry today, and for years to come. The goal of interoperability standards feeds into our company vision to drive the uptake of IP technology in the market. We are therefore a proud member of PSIA and already provide PSIA-compatible products,” states Henrik Friborg, Co-Founder and Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Milestone Systems.

During the PSIA event at ASIS, various technology providers will demonstrate the use of PSIA specifications in networked video and access control devices, and recording and video management platforms. Furthermore, PSIA’s newest specification, Video Analytics, will be showcased to the industry-at-large for the first time.

“We are pleased to be participating in PSIA’s Interoperability Reception this year at ASIS. Synectics’ 25-year commitment to open technology standards closely aligns with PSIA’s efforts and we look forward to demonstrating our latest compliant Synergy integrations with the PSIA Video Analytics specification,” said John Katnic, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Synectics’ North American division.

About PSIA

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance is a global consortium of physical security manufacturers and integrators focused on promoting the interoperability of IP-enabled security devices across every segment of the industry. PSIA supports license-free standards and specifications, which are vetted in an open and collaborative manner to the industry as a whole. Specifications are developed through member and industry participation in five active working groups: IP Video, Video Analytics, Recording and Content Management, Area Control and Systems. To date, more than 1,500 industry professionals have downloaded PSIA’s specifications. For more information, visit http://www.psialliance.org

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