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IDIS LAUNCHES IDIS AMERICA AT ISC WEST

IDIS LAUNCHES IDIS AMERICA AT ISC WESTApr 14 , 2015Hits : 2565

• IDIS America launch follows successful European and Middle Eastern expansions of the IDIS Brand Business
• Andrew Myung appointed President, IDIS America and Keith Drummond named Senior Sales Director for the Americas
• Regional headquarters office in Texas solidifies commitment to the Americas

 

LAS VEGAS, 15 APRIL 2015 – On the opening day of ISC West, the largest security trade show in the United States, IDIS formalized the launch of IDIS America, confirming the appointments of Andrew Myung and Keith Drummond as the regional subsidiary’s President and Senior Sales Director, respectively.  In addition, IDIS announced the opening of a new American headquarters in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area, demonstrating a permanent commitment to the company’s brand business in the Americas.

 

 


IDIS, a global surveillance powerhouse since 1997 (with an annual turnover of $400 million across all holdings and more than 2.4 million installations worldwide) confirmed that Andrew Myung, a long-time veteran IDIS global business executive, has been named President, IDIS America.  Myung has been responsible for developing existing partnerships and new business channels globally, since first joining IDIS in 2001.  Most recently, Myung oversaw sales operations and droves IDIS international strategy for sales and marketing, including the go-to-market planning for the IDIS brand business in America, now fully realized with the launch of IDIS America.


IDIS also announced the appointment of Keith Drummond to the executive position of Senior Sales Director for the Americas.  A 20-year veteran of the surveillance, security, and technology industries, Drummond brings experience in all aspects of management, leadership, sales and sales strategy, business development, and expansion strategy to his new role.  As Senior Sales Director, Drummond will develop North and South American markets, leading a sales team and working with new customers—including installers, integrators, distributors, and end users—facilitating customer support and training.


IDIS also revealed the opening of a permanent regional headquarters in Coppell, Texas.  The IDIS America headquarters, already open and operational, features 15,245 square feet of commercial/industrial space, including 6,000 sq ft of office space and 9,245 sq ft of warehouse space.  The new location will serve as home base for the majority of IDIS America’s employees, including the region’s executive leadership, expected to grow to more than two dozen in 2015.


Keith Drummond, Senior Sales Director, IDIS America, said, “IDIS is fully committed to the expansion of our brand business to the Americas.  The appointment of experienced leadership, as well as the selection of a respected technical and sales staff permanently based here in the United States clearly demonstrates our long-term investment in the region.  Establishing a regional headquarters here will further guarantee the kind of high-quality, localized approach to customer service that is appreciated by IDIS customers around the world.”


IDIS formalized the launch of IDIS America at ISC West, in conjunction with the American debut of the company’s signature surveillance solution, IDIS DirectIP™—an end-to-end, single sourced offering that delivers unrivalled plug-and-play simplicity, combined with highest-quality performance, compatibility, and a low total cost of ownership.

IDIS TO DEBUT GAME CHANGING DIRECTIP™ TO THE US MARKET AT ISC WEST 2015

IDIS TO DEBUT GAME CHANGING DIRECTIP™ TO THE US MARKET AT ISC WEST 2015Mar 14 , 2015Hits : 4542

IDIS to bring unparalleled quality, simplicity, and affordability to the marketplace with next generation technologies

 

COPPEL, TEXAS, MARCH 15,  2015 - Global surveillance powerhouse, IDIS, will launch its  game-changing DirectIP™ video surveillance solution at ISC West 2015.  IDIS DirectIP™ is an affordable, plug-and-play, high-definition solution for businesses large and small.  Visitors to the IDIS booth (#11053) at ISC West, will experience, firsthand, the unique quality, simplicity, and flexibility of this latest-generation,  high definition IP surveillance solution. 

 

 

IDIS, an established surveillance leader with more than 2.1 million installations wo rldwide, has firmly established its presence in Europe and the Middle East in recent years.  The company will now introduce DirectIP to the American marketplace at ISC West (booth #11053) from April 15-17 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

DirectIP™ expected to be an industry game-changer

 

IDIS’s next-generation DirectIP surveillance solutions have been designed to meet the needs of an increasingly demanding security landscape through flexible and cost-effective technology coupled with unrivalled performance, quality and functionality—all in a single-sourced approach to HD that is expected to change the conversation about surveillance technology.

 

A true one-stop-shop affordable solution, comprising a range of IP cameras, network video recorders (NVR), and monitors—now including 4K UHD and H.265 capability—DirectIP delivers unrivalled plug-and-play simplicity, combined with highest-quality performance, compatibility, and a low total cost of ownership.  The DirectIP framework tackles compatibility and the issues associated with existing protocols, which often prevent the full functionality of cameras, network video recorders (NVRs) and other network equipment from being realized.

 

“DirectIP is designed to provide a simple yet high-performance solution,” said Keith Drummond, Sales Director for IDIS America.  “The framework builds an entire network system from a single source supplier, comprising a range of IP cameras, NVRs, monitors, video management software, as well as switching hubs and accessories.

 

“With DirectIP, IDIS has eliminated complicated configuration, reduced installation costs, and ensured simple, everyday use—resulting in a significantly lower total cost of ownership for the American marketplace.  At ISC West, we will demonstrate how the entire security buying chain in the Americas, from distributors to installers to end-users will benefit from DirectIP.”

 

ISC West visitors may e-mail americas@idisglobal.com to book a dedicated time slot to experience this next generation video surveillance firsthand. 

 

IDIS Surveillance Secures Global Growth For Sedar

IDIS Surveillance Secures Global Growth For SedarMar 13 , 2015Hits : 4456

When prestige fine furnishing company Sedar wanted to support its expansion strategy across the Middle East and beyond it turned to IDIS for a high performance video surveillance solution

 

 


Sedar is a leading brand in the world of fine furnishings with itsheadquarters in the United Arab Emirates and operations throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). From mini blinds to opulent drapes embellished with Swarovski crystals, Sedar’s prestige products can be found in high-profile locations across the world. With innovation and technology at its heart, the company combines stringent quality control with excellent customer care across its entire estate.

Pursuing an ambitious growth strategy, including franchise opportunities, during 2015 Sedar is extending its reach with new retail outlets due to open across the MENA region. To support expansion while maintaining its quality commitment, brand reputation and customer experience, Sedar sought a scalable, cost-effective video surveillance solution to ensure a coherent approach to security throughout its growing enterprise.

 

Specific requirements
Secure multi-site company premises, including manufacturing facilities, a 50,000m 2 distribution centre in Riyadh, company headquarters, eight major warehouses, 20+ showrooms and external areas including car parks
Offer a complete security solution to new franchise operators
Maximise staff safety in the workplace via live monitoring
Ensure appropriate use of company resources and machinery
Manage authorised access to company premises
Maintain compliance with best working practices and regulations

 

The IDIS solution
By early 2014 Sedar had reviewed systems from around 40 manufacturers, but had not found what it wanted. That all changed at Intersec 2014 in Dubai when the team saw IDIS DirectIP™, a next generation surveillance solution, in action. IDIS DirectIP is an end-to-end and one-stop-shop video surveillance solution. Comprising a range of IP cameras, network video recorders, monitors, bundled video management software (VMS) plus switching hubs and accessories, IDIS DirectIP offered Sedar the most comprehensive full-HD networked surveillance solution available.

 

Key features that appealed to Sedar included:
 Plug and play simplicity – fast, easy set up plus an intuitive user interface to eliminate the need for costly training, installation and integration support
High HD performance – simultaneous multiple, full-HD live monitoring, playback and recording with superb clarity and none of the visible latency problems associated with some IP systems
Affordable security – NVR quality plus remote diagnostics, minimal maintenance procedures, no annual software license fees and low power consumption
Resilience and reliability – highly robust recording and storage capability and guarantee unprecedented retrieval speeds


Substantial order
Following a successful trial in March 2014, the company placed a substantial order to roll out across its international estate. Implement ation ran from April to November 2014 as part of a phased programme. Plug and play simplicity meant the installation was completed with minimal engineer training and no disruption to routine operations. At each location, installation took approximately two days including all infrastructure and IP set-up.
A control centre at Sedar’s Sharjar headquarters was established to coordinate centralised live monitoring of all locations by a small team of operators. Sedar has so far committed to around 40 network video recorders and 400 cameras plus all associated accessories and videomanagement software.
Within months Sedar was successfully running a full-HD and networked video surveillance system across its entire multinational estate. A centralised control centre maximises live monitoring protection and ensures rapid incident response times, while controlling erational costs and minimising exposure to risk. The company is easily extending connectivity to each new international location that comes online.

 

 Poised for growth
IDIS regional head office provides strategic positioning for Middle East growth   

Building on an already robust commitment to the Middle East, IDIS has established its regional head office in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis.
The extended infrastructure is allowing the IDIS team to provide regional customers with the same level of personal dedication and localised attention known by IDIS customers around the world.
Demonstrated by the appointment of dedicated leadership and key staff, the surveillance powerhouse views the Middle East as an important and strategic marketplace for growth. Tech savvy organisations are demanding proven, high performance and high quality technology
making the region a great fit for DirectIP solutions.
Working closely with new customers including installers, integrators,distributors and end users, IDIS is already providing local sales,technical support as well as training from its new Dubai facility.

 

Sedar is benefitting from all the advantages that the IDIS DirectIP™ can offer, including:
Low total cost of ownership
 Unparalleled scalability to support future growth
Outstanding resilience, storage and retrieval of footage
 Ease of use without the complexity, cost and time typically associated with high-performance surveillance
 Full audit trails and complete regulatory compliance

 

Specifically, since implementing the solution, Sedar has reported:
 A 10% increase in staff productivity
 Fewer reports of unauthorised access to company premises
 Fewer calls to investigate concerns about employee behaviour

 

In summary, the solution is fulfilling all of the original requirements and helping Sedar provide a safe, secure environment for its employees and customers. It is also better equipped to maintain its high quality standards, ensure that staff activity complies with company best practice across all areas of the business. 

 

Imad Najjar, Sedar Marketing Manager said: “Sedar is a trusted brandwith a strong commitment to quality. To uphold our high standards while supporting an ambitious multinational growth strategy, we wanted a state-of-the-art security surveillance system that offered exceptional performance without placing a heavy burden on company time and resources. We were immediately impressed with IDIS DirectIP™. It was user friendly, technically robust and offered everything we required – it was in a different class. Since the start, the quality of care provided by IDIS has been outstanding. From installation to day-to-day operation,everything has run smoothly. Our teams find it easy to manage and we are already seeing the benefits, including improved productivity. The results speak for themselves.”

 

IDIS RELEASES FOUR AND EIGHT CHANNEL ENCODERS

IDIS RELEASES FOUR AND EIGHT CHANNEL ENCODERSMar 12 , 2015Hits : 1980

BRENTFORD, LONDON, 13 MARCH 2015 – IDIS, an established surveillance leader, has extended its surveillance line up to include four and eight channel video encoders allowing customers to integrate DirectIP with their existing analogue systems. 

 

The video encoders enable customers to add IP cameras, Network Video Recorders (NVRs), video management software as well as analogue cameras to expand and update their surveillance capability, and benefit from all the power and flexibility of DirectIP High-Definition (HD) and network surveillance.

 

The units support four audio inputs and have the ability to connect to existing PTZ cameras using 87x RS485 telemetry protocols. Featuring highly efficient H.264 video compression, the encoders also drastically reduce bandwidth and storage requirements without compromising image quality. 

 

Martin Cowley, Channel Manager, noted, “The encoders are proving to be an effective migration path from analogue to network surveillance, particularly for customers looking for an affordable and phased approach.  It allows customer to easily add HD and IP cameras exactly where they are needed most.  The units allow customers to operate their entire surveillance system through DirectIP delivering immediate benefits in terms of ease of operation and plug-and-play simplicity.”

 

Packaged as an end-to-end solution, comprising a range of cameras, monitors, network video recorders (NVR) and comprehensive video management software, DirectIP solutions deliver unrivalled plug-and-play simplicity, combined with highest-quality performance and reliability.

 

For more information on IDIS video encoders, go to DirectIP accessories at www.idisglobal.com/product/product_view?ct1depth=4.  

IDIS APPOINTS HEAD OF UK INTERNAL SALES

IDIS APPOINTS HEAD OF UK INTERNAL SALESMar 2 , 2015Hits : 2154

BRENTFORD, LONDON, 03 MARCH 2015 – IDIS has announced the appointment of Lukasz Pitera to the role of Head of UK Internal Sales based out of the IDIS European headquarters in Brentford, London.
 

 

Lukasz joins IDIS to lead the internal sales team and focus on the development of new and existing customers across the UK.  Working closely with systems integrators and distributors, he is responsible for matching the DirectIP™ line up directly with project and customer requirements. Lukasz will also be instrumental in implementing robust internal sales procedures to ensure exceptional customer service following a significant growth period.

 

“I’m thrilled to welcome Lukasz on board.  He’s already a great asset to the sales team and will play an integral role in developing and supporting our expanding customer base.  We are committed to continuing to invest in our infrastructure to ensure we maintain outstanding levels of technical and sales service during a period of significant growth,” noted Jamie Barnfield, Senior Sales Manager, IDIS Europe.  

 

Lukasz Pitera, IDIS commented, “A leader in surveillance technology, IDIS design, develop and manufacture the complete DirectIP line up with a commitment to continuous to innovation.  That makes is a great fit to meet the demand for simple to install, full-HD and network surveillance that combines high performance with a low cost of ownership.  That’s exactly what IDIS is offering through DirectIP and one of the many reasons I’m thrilled to have joined the business.” 

Sedar Rolls Out IDIS DIRECTIP™ Across ITS Middle East Operations

Sedar Rolls Out IDIS DIRECTIP™ Across ITS Middle East OperationsJan 17 , 2015Hits : 5001

The prestigious soft furnishings company implements full-HD DirectIP surveillance to enhance security, increase productivity and support international expansion

 

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 18 JANUARY 2015 – IDIS today announced that Sedar, a leading brand in the world of window fashion and fine furnishings, has rolled out IDIS DirectIP full-HD surveillance across is sales, manufacturing and warehousing operations in the Middle East.

 

Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sedar employs 2,500 people serving a multicultural base of middle to high-end income customers.  With ambitious expansion plans, Sedar wanted to increase the security and safety of its customers and staff, increase productivity and manage authorised entry into company premises.  The company also wanted added flexibility to help maintain quality control across the business and to ensure compliance with best working practices.

 

After careful evaluation, Sedar selected IDIS DirectIP based on its high performance, quality, low cost of ownership and the customer service and responsiveness of the IDIS sales and technical team. DirectIP offered Sedar a complete end-to-end solution comprising a range of IP cameras, Network Video Recorders (NVRs), monitors, bundled IDIS Center™ Video Management Software (VMS) plus switching hubs and accessories.

 

Following a successful trial in March 2014, Sedar began a phased roll out of a 400+ camera and forty NVR DirectIP solution across its UAE multi-site company headquarters, twenty plus prime location showrooms, a 50,000 square metre distribution centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and eight major warehouses.

 

Plug and play simplicity meant the installation was completed with minimal engineer training and no disruption to routine operations. At each location installation took approximately two days including all infrastructure, configuration, and commissioning. A control centre at Sedar’s

 

Sharjar headquarters coordinates centralised live monitoring of all locations by a small team of operators.  Supporting Sedar expansion plans, the company can easily extend video surveillance connectivity to each new international location that comes online, including franchise operations worldwide.  

 

Imad Najjar, Sedar Marketing Manager said: “Sedar is a trusted brand with a strong commitment to quality. To uphold our high standards while supporting an ambitious multinational growth strategy, we wanted a state-of-the-art security surveillance system that offered exceptional performance without placing a heavy burden on company time and resources. We were immediately impressed with IDIS DirectIP™. It was user friendly, technically robust and offered everything we required – it was in a different class.”

 

Since implementing the solution, Sedar has reported a 10% increase in staff productivity, fewer reports of unauthorised access to company premises and fewer calls to investigate potential concerns about employee behaviour.

 

Harry Kwon, General Manager, IDIS Middle East, noted: “The speed of the Sedar rollout across multiple international sites is testament to DirectIP’s true plug-and-play simplicity, which also eases the burden of routine maintenance. Combining this with no annual license fees and low power consumption, we were able to offer Sedar an industry-leading low cost of ownership, while enabling significant operational efficiencies. We look forward to working with the Sedar team as they continue to expand their operations across the region.”

 

Sedar is pursuing an ambitious growth strategy, including franchise opportunities, to further extend its reach. During 2015 new retail outlets are due to open in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region that will implement IDIS DirectIP for all security and safety operations.