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Super tough, STI's Polycarbonate Covers help prevent theft and vandalism to larger keypads, access controls, volume and lighting controls, and much more.
Extremely difficult to break, these clear (or white) polycarbonate covers are molded from the same material used in football helmets. Covers increase the life and reliability of units by protecting them from accidental or intentional damage.
Constructed with a strong piano style hinge and offered with an open or enclosed back box, with or without a lock. They are part of a complete line of polycarbonate covers. Backed by a three year guarantee against breakage in normal use.
Under the terms of the new partnership, TRENDnet’s IT, security, and AV customers will soon have access to TRENDnet branded network management hardware that is Powered by Domotz. TRENDnet will also become part of the award-winning Domotz Pro ecosystem, giving TRENDnet customers access to a comprehensive suite of network management features including remote access, remote power management, alerts, network diagnostics, a customer facing app, SNMP monitoring, automation system integration, multi-protocol support, and more.
TRENDnet’s new Powered by Domotz network management box will empower integrators to deliver a better customer experience and more advanced services, while also reducing service costs. TRENDnet integrators will have access to a wide range of benefits including:
Ability to offer new innovative services (remote monitoring, network security, remote support)
In 2001, LRG was born and served only Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico out of a spare bedroom home office. From there, LRG has expanded to cover 16 states from Texas to Minnesota and grown to a 16 person sales team, outgrowing the whole house, per se. In 2009, moving into the J. L. Lanier building, the LRG Support Center is home to 6 sales support personnel who team up with 10 outside sales representatives scattered throughout LRG territory.
Thank you for your continuous support and we are proud to be serving our vendors, distributor and dealers for 16 years and look forward to many more years to come.
LRG celebrated 105 years of family ownership Thursday afternoon, July 27th at the J. L. Lanier building in downtown Jasper, Texas. The Lanier building was acquired on July 29, 1912 by Joseph Linton Lanier. The cash-register pictured is the original used in the J. L. Lanier & Company store. It was registered for use on May 8, 1930.
Chris Lanier, the owner of LRG, is the great grandson of Linton Lanier and Roberta Victoria (Hicks). Linton Lanier was the major owner of J. L. Lanier & Company, a men's clothing store located at 155 North Main Street for 65 years. The store stocked name brand items such as; Florsheim shoes, Curlee suits, Arrow shirts, etc. The Lanier family retained the building after Linton passed away, as his son Joe Lanier took over at that time. Since 2009, the building is home to LRG's support center, which houses 7 sales support personnel.
This year the anniversary date coincided with a meeting of the outside sales representatives for LRG. Chris and his office staff hosted 16 LRG Associates and vendors from a sales region that cover territories from Texas to Minnesota.
We at LRG are proud of the legacy this building holds. The history, memories, and family lineage ingrained in these walls will never be forgotten.
Canadian distribution partner InfoLogic EBM coordinated the implementation of a hub-and-spoke server design that saw four central servers in different cities cross-connected and extended with TRENDnet gigabit fiber converters to six satellite towns. From there, fiber stretched from the smaller towns to designated educational and healthcare facilities in remote areas. Whether customers need to connect networks across floors, buildings, or far-reaching regions, TRENDnet fiber switches, chassis systems, and small form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules provide a reliable and cost-effective option.
While the fiber cabling materials and practices have remained constant, TRENDnet has adapted to shrinking connectors and devices. Instead of full-size gigabit interface converters (GBIC) that use SC connectors, according to Senior Manager Evan Davis, TRENDnet produces SFPs and mini-GBIC modules that use LC connectors, which are about half the size of SCs.
“This reduction in size allows you to fit more SFP slots on a switch than you could with a full-size GBIC module,” said Evan, who leads the company’s solutions engineering department.
TRENDnet has also witnessed the addition of 10G connections, which is 10 times faster than previous gigabit technology.
“More throughput is necessary when transferring large amounts of data around the network for switches,” he said. In addition to recently released 10G switches and SFP modules, Evan added the company will be concentrating efforts on adding more 10G options for fiber networks.
Vanco announced Jim Kotz as July Manufacturer’s Representative of the Month. Jim represents LRG as Regional Sales Manager in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin. Jim is an appointed Vanco Specialist and conducts accredited training classes for Vanco. With his expertise and knowledge, Jim continually helps distributors and integrators design necessary systems for HDMI distribution and video walls. Additionally, Jim actively pursues new customers to expand distribution.
Frame drop is one of the key problems in IP surveillance systems. The consequence of dropped frames are recording gaps which translate into lost images that could cost a company unmeasurable financial damages.
Rasilient sought to design a recording server combined with a storage system that could support up to 1,000 cameras and over one petabyte of storage. “We wanted the NFD Systems to be the basic building block of large projects, for example we recently had a project in Qatar with over 2,600 cameras and eight petabytes of storage which used several of these systems,” explained Wan, Director of Middle East Operations at Rasilient Systems.
Rasilient’s solution was designed with video surveillance in mind. “Other storage companies are IT-based, and the storage technology employed by other vendors caters to random access, i.e., including read and write. Whereas our system is built for over 95 percent write and minimum read access,” remarked Wan.
Rasilient chose the Seagate Technology's SkyHawk drive to be implemented in their systems. “The biggest reason we chose Seagate was the reliability and support we were getting during the qualification process,” explained Wan. “It allowed us to lower the total cost of ownership and achieve great performance in large scale deployments. After switching to Seagate we have lower disk failure rates and we also achieved a remarkable NFD (no frame drop) during our solution partner certification with Milestone System’s XProtect VMS,” Wan added.
Under the Milestone certification criteria, a frame drop rate of under 0.1 percent is acceptable. Rasilient’s achievement was even more remarkable: “We had 1,000 2-MP simulated cameras streaming for 72 hours at 25 FPS at HD quality,” said Wan. “To make the test even harder and stress test the system even more, we increased the recording bandwidth to 2.1 GB/s. In the meantime, we simulated a disk failure by pulling out a drive out of a live system, and again no frame was dropped. SkyHawk is definitely a contributing factor to this success,” he concluded.
Steve Reddington has assumed the Regional Sales Manager position for the Illinois and Eastern Wisconsin for our territory applicable vendors. Steve brings over 25 years of security, safety and automation experience to LRG. He has an extensive background in various technologies as an integrator and has career experience in both regional and national territory management. Steve has also previously been owner of his own security company, Advanced Security & Safety Products Co., located in the Chicago area. Steve currently lives in Des Plaines, IL with his wife, Kristy. Michele Fancher will continue his sales partner at the Support Center for his region.
Ever thought about what thermal cameras can offer you?
Thermal cameras let people see what their eyes can’t: invisible heat radiation emitted by all objects regardless of lighting conditions. Some of the greatest benefits of thermal imaging come in the domain of security. Security cameras have become a staple of protection for many (if not all) major businesses across the country, and in such a landscape, the need to produce quality images is critical to provide constant protection against potential intruders.
5 Benefits of Using Thermal Imaging Cameras
1. Low-Light Scenarios
When cameras are monitoring the perimeter of a building, they often must deal with low light scenarios (for example, during nighttime hours). This is an area in which thermal imaging cameras can truly shine.
2. Immune to Visual limitations
Visible cameras, much like our eyes, often have trouble seeing through naturally occurring visual obscurants that block reflected light. However, because thermal radiation passes through these visual barriers, thermal cameras can see what going on where visible cameras cannot.
3. Camouflaging Foliage
Regular cameras that capture only visible light can be fooled, in some cases, by visual camouflage, or in situations where similar colors or patterns blend together. This can make objects or people that need to be detected unobservable.
4. Fewer False Alarms
Thermal imaging cameras often prove cost-effective in a business protection scenario, because they help reduce the number of false alarms. This is accomplished using advanced analytics software that can perform at its highest caliber with the high contrast images and video that thermal provides.
5. Higher Return on Investment
Thermal Imaging cameras are a very affordable option for many businesses that want to ensure they have the best security and protection solution on the market today. The total cost of ownership of a security system with thermal imaging cameras is, in general, much lower than a CCTV security system. For example, due to their incredible range performance, fewer thermal imaging cameras are required on projects than would be needed with the use of visible cameras. Additionally, most cameras cannot see beyond 200 meters at night and require supplementary lighting, which can be very costly in itself to install and maintain.
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