The Buzz: Industry News
Jul 1, 2005 12:00 PM
PSA SECURITY NETWORK HONORS OUTSTANDING VENDOR PARTNERS
PSA Security Network presented its Vendor Appreciation Awards at a banquet held during the PSA 2005 Convention.
CSC/Southwest Wire, Dedicated Micros, Network Video Technologies (NVT), and Pelco won the Superstar Award. The Star Award went to Altronix, CBC America, DITEK, Integral Technologies, International Fiber Systems (IFS), Securitron, and Tamron. Aiphone, Comprehensive ID Products Inc. (CIPI), Sanyo, TransTech Systems, and Ultra Electronics were honored with the Rising Star Award.
PSA created the awards to acknowledge vendor partners that provide outstanding service and quality products. Winners were selected based on their scores in a survey rating seven performance categories: technical support, price advantage, responsiveness, ship dates, return authorizations, local rep support, and product quality and reliability.
Mike Taylor of AMAG Technology, Diana Hanna of D.H. Marketing, and Bob Fruchey of Intermountain Marketing received Manufacturers' Representative awards for their PSA member support.
HONEYWELL AND HID EXPAND PARTNERSHIP
Honeywell and HID have expanded their partnership to provide access control card and reader products to the security industry. Irvine, Calif.-based HID will supply Honeywell with contactless access control card and reader products, and Honeywell will develop new products based on HID's iCLASS technology. The companies originally partnered in the late 1990s to provide the industry with LF 125kHz proximity card and reader products.
NEC VIDEO CONTEST
NEC has launched a video contest, running from April 1 to Sept. 1, 2005, that allows teachers and students to submit a creative two-minute video showing how NEC displays would positively affect learning in their classroom. The winner will receive 25 NEC VT47 projectors for his or her school. The public can vote on the videos on NEC's website, www.necvisualsystems.com.
CLARITY ACQUIRES SYNELEC INTERNATIONAL ASSETS
Clarity Visual Systems has acquired the international assets of French digital display provider Synelec Telecom Multimedia S.A. The deal includes Synelec's headquarters and approximately 70 employees, raising Clarity's total employee count to 185 worldwide. The purchase adds more than 1,200 display system installation sites around the world to Clarity's installed customer base, including high-profile installations such as the NASDAQ in New York, Madrid Metro in Spain, SNCF Railway in France, and NTT DoCoMo in Japan.
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