Apple to co-host panel on future of video surveillance

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Apple next month will appear at the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) forum to co-host a panel of industry experts who will be discussing the future of video surveillance.

Garrett Rice, senior manager of enterprise solutions at Apple, will be moderating the panel, which will be hosted in conjunction with technology partner videoNEXT, a leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solutions for commercial, government and military sites.

On Monday, videoNEXT announced a wireless video surveillance management solution called SKM-Mobile that will enable organizations to monitor and control live video surveillance cameras and receive alarm and event data via mobile handsets.

"Security professionals, especially for larger facilities, campuses and military bases, need the option of going mobile," said Ryan Kaltenbaugh, director, Global Business Development for videoNEXT. "SKM-Mobile enables them to view their cameras in real-time and be alerted when incidents occur, but not be tied down to a security office."

videoNEXT says SKM is an open, standards-based software solution that works with nearly any IP, digital or analog camera, and runs on any Intel or compatible server, using an organization's existing security and data infrastructure. Although SKM-Mobile is only available for phones running Windows Mobile version 5 or 6, a description of next month's panel suggests a version for the iPhone could follow.

The two companies will be highlighting "new, open solutions from videoNEXT, built on Apple technologies, which provide unique advantages," according to a description recently published by Apple. "Gain greater insight into the capabilities of videoNEXT's Physical Security Information Management Platform, running on Apple's servers, client systems and mobile devices."

The panel will take place at the ASIS 2008 seminar on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 between 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. The precise location will be Room C304 (Building C, Level 3) within the Georgia World Congress Center. Admission is free.