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VideoIQ gets $7.5m and new CEO


BEDFORD, Mass.—VideoIQ’s new CEO, Ed Bednarcik, who is known for readying companies for IPOs, outlined steps he’ll take to take VideoIQ “to the next level,” during a Sept. 12 interview with Security Systems News, sister paper to Security Director News.

When will network video surveillance sales surpass analog?


WELLINGBOROUGH, England—According to a recently released IMS Research report, 2014 will be the year that sales of network video surveillance equipment finally surpass analog. The report said the growth of the network video surveillance market and the decline of the analog market will lead to this transition in 2014. However, the transition in terms of shipments of network cameras themselves will not occur until “far beyond” 2014.

Hospital turns to virtual servers in effort to go green


MUSKOGEE, Okla.—When the Muskogee Community Hospital opened in 2009, the IT department determined that the video surveillance system would reside on the same network as other IT functions. It also decided that it would use virtual servers for its storage needs, a decision that wasn’t part of the original plan. “We started looking at it as a possibility and decided we could do it to save the cost of additional hardware and we could have more storage – it just made sense to put it on the same box,” said Owetha Wilson, network technician for the Muskogee Community Hospital.

Nonprofit Goodwill Industries installs high-tech LP system


SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—Despite their nonprofit status, Goodwill Industries, a $2.4 billion retail and social service organization, suffers from the same loss prevention issues as traditional retailers. Roger Rangel, loss prevention and safety consultant for Goodwill Industries International, is charged with improving and testing solutions to help protect the retailer from internal and external theft, including the monitoring of its donor drop-off zones, where the retailer generates goods for sale.

Opening all the doors with a single key (stroke)


MINNEAPOLIS—Seven months after the inaugural game at the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers’ new TCF Bank Stadium, administrators continue to refine security procedures and perfect event operations.

DVTel unveils hosted VaaS solution


RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—DVTel, a provider of intelligent security solutions over IP networks, will now offer its new Latitude Video Management System as a hosted, managed video surveillance offering in select markets in Latin America through a partnership with major Mexican telephone provider Telmex. According to DVTel, the offering will allow enterprise-level security directors to purchase hosted video-as-a-service from systems integrators, ISPs, and telcos. Paul Smith, EVP of DVTel, said the company is in talks with other potential partners to bring the solution to the United States, but no deals have yet been solidified.

Largest detention center in OK goes high-def


OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Investing in 144 high-definition, megapixel cameras to monitor more than 2,700 inmates here at the 268,000-square-foot Oklahoma County Detention Center means the state can rely largely on video evidence to prosecute incidents involving prisoners.