"By adding a suite of HDcctv-compliant products to its already extensive portfolio of core equipment for video control rooms, megapixel, IP and analog surveillance cameras, specialized cameras, fiber optic communications products and customized systems, Infinova continues to generate new tools and solutions which will help Infinova integrators provide more choices to their end-user customers," affirms Todd Rockoff, executive director of the HDcctv Alliance.
"Providing all surveillance camera technologies, Infinova integrators can offer more solutions to their customers, assuring that they choose the right video technology for each and every application," adds Mark S. Wilson, Infinova vice president, marketing. "Our integrators will not be handcuffed by selecting their camera technology from the limited family that many manufacturers represent. If their customer asks for HDcctv, they can say, 'Yes.'"
The HDcctv comprehensive global interface standard derives from a set of standards, including SMPTE-292M, developed by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers for application in broadcast television studios. Uncompressed, it is fully digital, delivering 720 and 1080 video and full frame rate HDTV. HDcctv works with existing coax without an adapter. There is near zero latency. Installation is simple plug and play. Although the commissioned cost per video channel is more than standard CCTV, it is lower than that of megapixel IP cameras. Lastly, it delivers greater than 2 megapixel video without compressing the data.
Infinova announced that Stephan G. Cannellos has joined the company to work with management on company strategy, acquisition processes and help new acquisitions integrate into Infinova.
"We have always grown Infinova organically," reports Infinova President and CEO Jeffrey Liu. "However, since completing our $300 million IPO in December, we are starting to look for suitable technology companies to form partnerships and alliances that will advance Infinova solutions and acquisition of complementary companies to grow our market share. We look forward to Stephan helping us accomplish this."
"Infinova is on the precipice of being a major international player in the video security industry," asserts Cannellos. "Through its own R&D department, which includes over 290 engineers, Infinova already provides core equipment for video control rooms, megapixel, IP and analog surveillance cameras, specialized cameras, fiber optic communications products and customized systems. Strategic acquisitions will help the company grow even faster and provide Infinova integrators with even more solutions to propose to their customers."
Cannellos joins Infinova with an extensive background in general management, sales, marketing and acquisitions with leading management posts at security industry leaders Assa Abloy, Tyco, Software House and GE.
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ASSA ABLOY acquires FlexiForce
ASSA ABLOY has acquired FlexiForce, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of components for industrial sectional doors and residential garage doors. FlexiForce specializes in manufacturing and distribution of components for overhead doors with a strong position in R&D, distribution and a solid customer base.
"I am very happy to welcome FlexiForce to our Group. This is another important step in our strategy of growing our position within entrance automation," says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.
"FlexiForce adds a new and very important distribution channel to sectional door assemblers. This is an exciting and growing customer category where we see opportunities to develop even closer relationships with our customers. FlexiForce also adds a very well-reputed and competent management team and a dedicated workforce, whom we welcome to our Group," says Juan Vargues, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of Entrance Systems division.