Genetec Expels Hikvision

Genetec has removed support for Hikvision devices, deeming them ‘untrustworthy’, citing customer concerns about Chinese government ownership / control. While manufacturers infrequently remove support for competitive reasons, doing it for cyber security is unprecedented in video surveillance. We spoke with Genetec to understand their rationale and implementation. Inside, we review that, looking at the risks…

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Autodesk ‘s $100m fund to support Dubai 3D printing

Autodesk’s $100m fund to support Dubai 3D printing Dubai Future Foundation will work with US-headquartered Autodesk to fulfil the emirate’s 3D printing initiatives. The organisations signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that tasks the Foundation with identifying investment channels for Autodesk’s $100m (AED367.3m) Spark investment fund for the region. It is hoped that the investments…

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Hikvision launches thermal cameras for visually-challenging applications

Hikvision launches thermal cameras for visually-challenging applications Continually seeking to push technology forward in high-end surveillance markets,Hikvision announces new thermal cameras. All objects with a temperature above absolute zero emit some degree of thermal radiation. This k ind of radiation, which is not visible to the human eye, can be detected by thermal sensors. Hikvision thermal…

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Panasonic launches 31,000-lumen laser projector

Panasonic launches 31,000-lumen laser projector Panasonic has launched a 31,000-lumen laser phosphor projector for large venue applications. Available from October 2016 in both WUXGA and SXGA+, the PT-RZ31K series will be the brightest in the Panasonic range. Its dual light source offers redundancy in the event of a technical fault, allowing for uninterrupted projection – making the projector…

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The impact of LED technology

The impact of LED Technology In the last few years, concerns over climate change have led to a growing number of ‘green buildings’, which are created through environmentally-responsible and resource-efficient building lifecycles. This has helped create awareness for more sustainable solutions and LED technology has played a particularly significant role. Local developments such as the…

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