FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- V5 Systems, the industry leader in portable outdoor computing solutions, scored three wins at Security Today magazine's 2017 New Product of the Year Awards. Security Today provides education and solutions for security professionals. The awards honor the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security.
More than 100 entries were received in the ninth successful year of the independently juried contest.
V5 System's leading-edge products scored wins in the following categories:
- Outdoor Perimeter Protection: V5 Systems Portable Security Unit (V5 PSU)
- Video Surveillance Hardware & Accessories: V5 Systems Portable Security Unit (V5 PSU)
- Internet of Things: V5 Portable Edge Computing Unit (PECU)
The triple wins follow closely after V5 Systems Portable Security Units scored two wins in both of the categories it entered at the International Security Conference (ISC) West Trade Show in April 2017, validating its innovative edge in the highly competitive security industry.
V5 Systems Portable Security Unit (V5 PSU)
Winning in two categories, the V5 PSU is a cutting-edge, self-powered outdoor security solution.
- Ability to secure any perimeter with video surveillance wirelessly in less than 30 minutes
- No trenching required to connect it to the electrical grid, with ongoing self-power via bullet-resistant V5 solar panels and power management system
- Turnkey solution with onboard computing, video analytics running on AI, and up to 30 days of 24/7 video storage on the device itself
Used at a major port in Massachusetts to empower the administrators to combat illegal docking, which was causing financial losses, and the underreporting of fish catches, which posed a threat to the fishing ecosystem. The V5 Portable Security Unit was able to detect all boats entering the harbor and all unloading of catches. The unit enabled the port to increase ROI by 300% within just the first month.
The V5 Portable Edge Computing Unit (V5 PECU)
Winner of the coveted IoT award, this completely self-powered platform utilizes the Dell 5000 Gateway to collect, analyze and relay information in real-time to allow users to make better decisions. The platform is open and empowers users to integrate their own software and hardware applications to run in the outdoors without the need to tap into fixed power and communications.
- Portable computing solution for Industrial Internet of Things applications
- No trenching required to connect it to the electrical grid
- 100% self-powered with proprietary, lightweight, high-capacity solar-power and power management system
- Performs analytics on the edge
- Open platform for 3rd party software and hardware integration
A vineyard in California made an industry-leading advance with the use of the V5 PECU. Chemical sensors were integrated onto the computing platform to monitor several factors, including climate, soil conditions and water quality. As a result, the vineyard was able to improve the quality of its grapes, produce more wine and increase ROI many times over.
Winners of the awards will be recognized at ASIS International (American Society for Industrial Security) 2017 in Dallas, Texas, September 26-28. The winners will also be featured on securitytoday.com, the leading website of the security industry, and will be highlighted in the December 2017 issue of Security Today magazine.
The magazine is distributed to more than 65,000* subscribers monthly, as well as at key industry trade events, such as ASIS, and its website is visited by thousands of security professionals every week.
Learn more about V5 Systems and its award-winning products at v5systems.us.
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