Commend, a global leader and supplier of security and communication systems, and Genetec™, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions, today announced a strategic technology partnership.
In this relationship, Commend will become a preferred technology hardware partner for Genetec end-users with its globally deployed intercom system, leveraging session initiation protocol (SIP) for superior voice and video over internet protocol (VOIP) communication.
With integration into Genetec Security Center, a unified security platform that seamlessly blends IP security surveillance systems within a single intuitive interface, the Commend intercom control systems will allow Genetec end-users to install useful VOIP and analog intercom and video connectivity within any facility. Thanks to the flexibility of Commend’s Intercom solutions, integration is not limited to SIP technology and holds the potential for incorporating a wide range of powerful Intercom features and functions in the future.
Apart from the existing range of hardware-based Intercom Servers, the integrated Commend solution also supports VirtuoSIS®, the world’s first and only software-based Intercom Server. Designed to support the latest high-end in Intercom technology, the servers’ built-in SIP capabilities even cater to users who need more than just basic SIP support. This includes customers with existing virtual server environments who can take full advantage by VirtuoSIS®.
Additonally, Security Center end-users will be able to benefit from Commend’s range of SIP terminals, which take SIP technology to a whole new level by enhancing it with Commend’s powerful call management, customization and security features that incorporate 40 years of experience and perfection.
”Commend is excited to partner with Genetec to offer its Intercom and communication solutions that integrate with Security Center, one of the most robust, unified, open-platform IP video surveillance, access control and LPR platforms in the world. This cooperation is an essential first move towardsadding customer benefits for Security Center users, with lots of potential for future developments,” said Christian Fuchs, Head of Area Management at Commend International.
Genetec develops open-platform software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control and license plate recognition (LPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, Genetec is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, integrators and consultants in over 80 countries. Genetec was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify physical security systems. For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com
Commend develops and manufactures Security and Communication systems for protection of people, buildings and values. The Commend International GmbH was founded in 1971 and is one of the world’s largest providers of Intercom Systems. Currently 130 employees are stationed in the headquarters in Salzburg; in the international partner network 350 people are working together. Rescue forces, fire brigade, police and other security facilities rely on the dependability of this Salzburg Company as well as hospitals and nursing homes. Terminals, modules and stations from Commend for integration of speech, image and data can also be found in control rooms of the German automobile industry, in emergency call systems of subways, such as the London Underground, in many buildings for control of barriers and lifts and increase security on parking lots, parking garages. Commend products and solutions are long term investments, because they can be expanded and upgraded. www.commend.com