Cisco, Panasonic System Networks Company of America, Pelco, Alpha Technologies and Universal Detection Featured in Thought Leadership Interviews

RYE BROOK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 6, 2011) - In recent Cisco announcements at ASIS International 2011 (, Bill Stuntz, vice president and general manager, Physical Security Business Unit, Cisco, said that these "announcements represent key steps we are taking as we evolve our safety and security strategy to a more solutions-oriented, services-led approach. We envisage a greater role for our large security integration partners as we focus on projects with our clients that will take advantage of the Medianet architecture. The security business is converging on IP and open standards, and Cisco is continuing to collaborate with the industry to underpin this evolution."

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Also, at ASIS International 2011 (, Panasonic System Networks Company of America announced it is focusing on integrated solutions and highlighted a range of innovative systems providing affordability and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

"The excellent performance and versatility of Panasonic video surveillance solutions provides the core imaging platform for a wide range of specialized systems tailored to meet the needs of vertical markets," said Bill Taylor, President, Panasonic System Networks Company of America. "As we continue to develop new and innovative video surveillance products with open architecture, we are working more closely than ever with companies that specialize in applications for specific markets."

Panasonic also announced it is highlighting its corporate green initiative to emphasize the growing importance of environmental conservation in manufacturing and energy consumption, as well as the role of security and video surveillance systems to help realize these objectives.

Panasonic's green initiative begins with the corporate "eco ideas" commitment to produce energy-efficient products, reduce CO2 emissions in manufacturing and encourage the global growth of environmental activities. Panasonic has achieved ISO 14001 certification for environmental management of its manufacturing sites by reducing emissions, employing materials recycling procedures and developing manufacturing practices that produce low material waste. Panasonic is also certified RoHS-compliant, representing a significant reduction in the use of lead and other hazardous materials in manufacturing. Panasonic cameras and other system components are designed to consume less power, reduce materials usage, and enable simplified system design.

This year, Panasonic was the only consumer electronics company to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking (

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Mr. Scott Paul, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Positioning Systems, Pelco, told us, "Sarix cameras are designed to maximize value. They are competitively priced and offer advanced features like ABF, CS mount lenses and built-in Pelco Analytics. Our Sarix IM Series Mini Domes are particularly value-driven, offering the advanced technology of Sarix at the most affordable price point. And getting back to the Industrial Design pillar of the technology, users save time and money with ABF and the Analog Service Jack. With these features, installers can auto focus the camera remotely, saving them an additional trip up the ladder. This is a real advantage over the competition."

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Alpha Technologies announced that it has recently been recognized by well-known international consulting and market research firm, Frost & Sullivan, for one of its highly coveted Best Practices awards. On September 11th, representatives of The Alpha Group proudly accepted the 2011 "North American DC Power Systems Competitive Strategy Innovation Award" at a gala celebration in San Jose, California.

Frost & Sullivan used the following criteria to benchmark The Alpha Group's performance against key competitors:

  • Uniqueness of strategy
  • Improved market position
  • Leveraging competitive intelligence

This is Alpha's second consecutive year to receive such prestigious recognition from Frost & Sullivan, building on its earlier success of having been awarded the "North American Industrial UPS Product Strategy of the Year Award" in 2010. "Both these awards confirm the leadership position that Alpha has achieved in a highly competitive market," says Dave Boroevich, Vice President of Marketing at Alpha. "They serve as a validation of our strategy of understanding our customers' unique powering challenges and developing innovative and reliable power solutions that address them."

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Mr. Jacques Tizabi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Universal Detection Technology, told us, "We have supplied our detection equipment to some of the most widely recognized government agencies around. We've supplied the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and the DHS with our solutions. Recently, we've been able to supply those affected by the nuclear incident in Japan on an efficient and timely basis, which we consider a big win."

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