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Alarm.com, iControl, Telular end patent infringement cases

Now iControl and Alarm.com have a cross-licensing agreement that allows subscribers of either company to access patents covered under the agreement
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01/15/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Patent infringement lawsuits involving Alarm.com, iControl Networks and Telular have all been dismissed, the companies announced this week.

Verint’s latest deal may impact security business, eventually

Verint to buy KANA software for $514 million
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01/14/2014

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Verint’s Jan. 6 agreement to acquire KANA software for $514 million will not directly impact Verint’s video surveillance and physical security business immediately, but there may be some integration of KANA capabilities into the Verint’s video intelligence business at some point.

Matrix Systems splits, creates Frontier and Xentry

Frontier will be manufacturing division, Xentry will be a systems integrator
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01/13/2014

MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Matrix Systems’ transformation, which began last year when Holly Tsourides took on the role of CEO, continued Jan. 6, when Tsourides announced that the company is creating two separate lines of business: Frontier, a manufacturing business and Xentry Systems Integration, a systems integrator.

OV signs licensing agreement with FLIR

OV CEO says recent Avigilon/VideoIQ deal validates importance of analytics
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01/08/2014

RESTON, Va.—Video analytics provider ObjectVideo today signed its 17th licensing agreement, this time with thermal camera provider FLIR, Raul Fernandez, OV CEO, told Security Systems News.

Avigilon to buy VideoIQ for $32 million on New Year’s Eve

Fernandes: Purchase brings opportunity to increase sales of VideoIQ and Avigilon
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12/31/2013

VANCOUVER, Canada—HD surveillance provider Avigilon announced Dec. 31 that it will pay $32 million to acquire VideoIQ, a Billerica, Mass.-based video analytics company.

AT&T launches mPERS unit

The EverThere is professionally monitored and manufactured by Numera, has both enterprise and direct-to-consumer solutions
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12/13/2013

ATLANTA—AT&T has launched its mobile PERS units, called the EverThere, a small wearable device manufactured by Numera, a Seattle-based provider of mobile health solutions.

Fingerprint biometrics gives hospitals more security choices

Tyco’s popular hospital security system integrates with Entertech
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12/13/2013

WESTFORD, Mass.—Users of Software House’s C-Cure 9000, the security and event management system popular at hospitals, can now add another layer of security with the addition of Suprema fingerprint readers.

Tyco partners with Alarm.com

Tyco Security Products will offer Alarm.com-integrated products in 2014
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12/04/2013

CONCORD, Ontario—Tyco Security Products is adding Alarm.com to its list of technology partners; by the middle of next year, Alarm.com will be available on DSC IMPASSA series and hybrid panels.

Growth prospects positive for IR spinoff Allegion

As a stand-alone entity, Allegion will have free cash flow of $150 to $200m solely for security
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12/03/2013

DUBLIN, Ireland—Ingersoll Rand spinoff company, Allegion, is now an independent, pure play security company, “a $2 billion startup” with potential for continued growth in North America and big growth outside of North America, according to Allegion executives Dave Petratis and Tim Eckersley, as well as security analyst Jeff Kessler, who all spoke to Security Systems News.

Blackboard tests native NFC at two universities

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11/20/2013

WASHINGTON—Using campus cards to unlock dorms and pay for meals and laundry could become a thing of the past if educational technology company Blackboard has its way.

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