Proximex teams with NEC, announces partner program

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Proximex, a developer of physical security information management software, announced yesterday a partnership with IT firm NEC to target mission-critical organizations who need assurance that IT-based physical security systems are fault-tolerant and reliable around the clock. Concurrently, Proximex launched its Strategic Partner Program, which includes Bosch, Hirsch, Lenel, March Networks, NICE, Object Video, Pelco, Software House, Sony, Verint and Vidient, among others.
Both announcements get at Proximex chief executive officer Jack Smith's goal of "putting disparate solutions together for the benefit of the end user."
Smith, who most notably co-founded Hotmail, said an open architecture and ability to integrate with just about any security system piece is one of Proximex's primary selling points, "but some products are better to integrate with than others, that's for sure." Strategic partners will be able to bundle their product and service offerings with all or select features of Proximex's Surveillint software, which is designed to "discover, connect and resolve seemingly unrelated events as well as handle constant data transactions in the busiest surveillance environments."
Surveillint will also now be offered with NEC's fault-tolerant servers and ExpressCluster software, which are designed to provide constant availability and data protection, including disaster recovery solutions. NEC claims to offer 100 percent component and functional redundancy or up to 99.999 percent availability.