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Inovonics and Mercury Partner to Offer Integrated Access Control Solution with Mobile Duress.
Inovonics and Mercury partner for joint security venture that allows Mercury and its OEM partners to incorporate Inovonics mobile duress system within its access control platform.

UPDATED: 15 Must Have Apps for Cloud Backup and File Access for iOS and Android
Manage, share and backup your Android or iOS device with these great Cloud backup and access apps. Check out apps from developers like Genie-Soft, Google Inc., Mozy Inc., Genie9, ClockworkMod, AgileSoft Resource, Jungle Disk, LLC and iDar LLC

9 Emergency Preparedness, Alert and Recovery Apps for iOS and Android
This collection of emergency apps highlights the true capability of technology in the face of nature's toughest scenes. From first aid apps to radar scanners and disaster-specific apps, this collection provides some of the best resources for disaster preparedness and monitoring from trusted emergency organizations. Check out apps from The American Red Cross, FEMA, Base Velocity LLC. and ME911 for your Android or iOS smart device.

How to Conduct a Mass Notification Risk Assessment in Health Care Facilities
A step-by-step guide to what you need to know to conduct a mass notification risk assessment for your facility: From identifying top risks to understanding key stakeholders, designing the message and knowing the codes and standards.

The Democratization of Video — Getting Your Video Data Organized
As video use grows, managing that content becomes ever more difficult. You need to prepare for the snowballing amount of data that needs to classified, stored and made searchable. Fortunately, there are video content management systems from companies such as SonicFountry, LimeLight Networks, Kaltura and BrightCove that well help you. Learn more about them here.

Fujitsu Launches iNetSec Smart Finder for Network Security and BYOD Management
iNetSec Smart Finder Smart Finder enables IT administrators to monitor and prevent future threats from the inside of an organization. Network security appliance offers wired and wireless device discovery, classification and management, and Layer 7 application control. For organizations of all sizes from corporate to K-12, colleges and universities.

Unified Communications Products Continue to Gain Popularity
Unified Communications is gaining momentum as users look to it to streamline the way people work together. Relying on IP technologies, the versatility of UC means everyone can, from one platform, shape the way communication happens, be it phone, chat, email, or videoconference.

Managed Services for Videoconferencing: How Leveraging Outside AV and IT Experts Help Internal Health Care Facility AV/IT Focus on the Conversation
AVI-SPL has two managing services products, Video Network Operations Center (VNOC) and the Symphony Management Platform, which is designed to work with clients and make sure their needs are met quickly or prevent problems that could appear.

Security, Meet Automation
Security and Control and Automation systems are being integrated more often as building facilitators realize there is a beneficial connection. Just as areas like lighting and room control systems are capturing greater interest, incorporating security areas such as access control makes sense.

When Seconds Count, Does Your Emergency Communications System Measure Up?
Emergency notification, or mass notification, has many options, but integrating your warning "systems" and networking them is the latest solution. Another is to use a hosted solution, in which you place much of your system off-site.

CI & TD Integration 2013 Health Care Award Winner
Aviv Centers for Living built a $35 million, 125,000-square-foot health center. The building is four stories high and three of those floors are separated into households, complete with dining areas, a living area and other amenities. The company brought in Signet Electronics as its integrator and used them to build their entire A/V and life safety infrastructure. This was a different approach as Aviv had previously contracted its integration needs to multiple companies. Aviv had installed everything from a Rauland Responder nurse call system to LG health care grade televisions to a Edwards Systems Technologies fire alarm system.

Child Telepsychiatry — Bring the Science of the Mind to the Patient
Child telepsychiatry is solving one of the critical problems in medicine, the shortage of child psychiatrists. Children and their parents often have to travel for hours for a short visit that is critical to their health and happiness. Telemedicine is bringing the specialist to the child.

Amp Up Lighting Controls Now - Important Energy Deadline Looming for Commercial Buildings
States have a deadline of Oct. 18, 2013 to certify that they have updated the provisions of their commercial building codes regarding energy efficiency. The mandate comes from the U.S. Department of Energy which requires that states update their building energy codes to meet or exceed (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) 90.1-2010 codes, which amp up lighting controls over the previous 2007 version.

WebRTC enables quick and easy Web browser-to-Web browser Videoconferencing
WebRTC is a videoconferencing standard for use with supporting Web browsers. Freely available, the standard will make waves In the industry; however, many vendors see this technology as an enhancement to their own products. Google and Mozilla are supporting this standard as a way to gain market share, while Microsoft is developing its own version of this technology.

TechDecisions Guide to 65 Small On-wall or Surface-mount Loudspeakers
Surface-mount or on-wall loudspeakers are often useful where others fail. Learn more about these overlooked gems. In the round-up check out products from Community Pro, JBL, QSC, ElectroVoice and many others.