Texecom appoints new sales manager for West India

Team Expansion will lead to more focused attention on Texecom’s customers in western India.

Santosh Kumar Nanda has been appointed as the new Regional Sales Manager for West India by the Texecom team in India. Texecom is an award-winning manufacturer of intruder alarm products, including a full range of motion detectors, control panels, perimeter protection devices, heat and smoke detectors, external sounders, power supplies and wireless peripherals. Santosh will be responsible for Texecom’s products all across the western states of India i.e. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. He joins the Texecom national team which is headed by Munish Dudeja and growing steadily year-on-year.

Santosh Nanda

Santosh Nanda

Santosh brings a wealth of experience in safety & security products to the role. After completing his B.E. in Industrial Electronics, he has worked for various reputed firms for 10 years. In his previous stint at Oscar Online he was responsible for sales of security products to key accounts, national and global accounts. He has previously worked with Tyco, Godrej & Boyce, G4S, and Foster & Freeman in various sales roles. His experience in selling security products to corporates as well as govt. customers will be of great help as he looks forward to provide focused attention to the West India market.

Munish Dudeja who leads the India team says: “Texecom India has built a reputation for customer satisfaction with its focus on quality product and service in India in a short time. Santosh is joining us at an exciting time, with several major new products being introduced. The Ricochet technology which was introduced recently has received good encouraging reviews. We place a great emphasis on building long lasting relationships with our distributors and customers, and I am looking forward to working with Santosh. West India market has a lot of potential for Texecom anti-intrusion alarm systems which Santosh will help us focus on with his systematic and dedicated efforts”

Sunil Balan, the Marketing Manager of Halma India (Texecom is a Halma company) said: “I am very pleased to welcome Santosh Nanda to the Texecom team in India. With his tremendous experience in sales of security solutions, I am looking forward to see Santosh bring his rich experience to benefit Texecom and our customers alike.”

For more details contact Munish Dudeja, Business Development Manager – India (Texecom) on T: 91-22-67080400, M: +91 98990 20406, E-mail: mdudeja@texe.com , Website: www.texe.com

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Texecom Introduces Advanced Wireless ‘Ricochet Mesh’ Technology to India

Ricochet is an advanced method of wireless electronic security device signalling. This recently developed technology has been derived from high-end IT infrastructure networking and engineered purely to meet the requirements of battery powered commercial-grade wireless security.

Texecom introduces India to Advanced Wireless ‘Ricochet Mesh’ Technology

Texecom introduces India to Advanced Wireless ‘Ricochet Mesh’ Technology

Mesh networking is the process whereby every single wireless device is capable of receiving and retransmitting any signal from any other wireless device on the network. The size, scalability and range of the entire system are extended as wireless signalling is no longer limited by point-to point communications.

The power of a Ricochet mesh-networking system over point-to-point wireless security systems is made evident when installed in large-scale industrial complexes. Even when using the most expensive, high quality engineered point-to-point wireless system; ultimately the size of the system and scope of protection is compromised by this limiting factor. With mesh-networking the range of the system is not limited in this way, with multiple devices capable of relaying messages to and from even the most remote locations in a building.

Each device is provided multiple signalling routes to and from the controlling equipment. This built-in redundancy allows the entire system to be more reliable. If a connection between two devices is lost (perhaps due to changes in the building infrastructure), the network ‘self-heals’ and automatically re-routes communications via alternate devices. In this system as more devices are installed, the greater the reliability of the system. Texecom has developed a new measure of wireless signalling robustness called Signal SecurityTM. This calculates the number of available signalling routes to determine the reliability of any wireless link.

All Ricochet communications are bi-directional, meaning that wireless messages are sent both from devices to the control unit and vice-versa, across the mesh-network. This allows a host of additional features as devices can be programmed to perform different functions depending on the status of the security system. For example, devices can be placed into a ‘low power’ mode of operation when the system is disarmed to conserve battery life. This type of functionality enables new wireless device types – higher-power devices are now possible due to the intelligent power management available across the system.

Texecom’s complete solution
With this new high-performance method of achieving radio communications, Texecom believes that wireless should simply be a connectivity option – with no compromise in device performance when compared to hard-wired devices. Texecom has launched the first mass market electronic security devices to feature Ricochet mesh-networking technology. These products meet the new frequency approvals required by the Indian government, and are 866Mhz wireless versions of Texecom’s established Premier Elite and Premier brands – featuring identical device performance to each equivalent hard-wired option.

Premier Elite and Premier control panel ranges become truly hybrid system with system designers and specifiers given complete freedom to mix-and-match both hard wired and wireless devices – resulting in a completely interoperable system architecture.
Texecom is launching Ricochet enabled security devices, at the new 866MHz frequency, with the introduction of two new kits specifically tailored for the India market.

The Premier Elite 48-W Kit is ideal for mid and high end applications. The kit contains a Premier Elite 48-W wireless control panel, Premier LCD keypad, Premier Elite XT-W wireless motion sensor, Premier Elite Impaq Contact-W wireless magnetic contact and a Premier Elite SmartKey for wireless arming and disarming.

For smaller installations, the Premier 832 Hybrid Kit provides commercial grade wireless signalling and system design flexibility. This kit includes a Premier 832 control panel, Premier LCD keypad, Premier Elite 32XP-W wireless expander, Premier Elite XT-W motion detector, Premier Elite Impaq Contact-W and a Premier Elite SmartKey.

Diagnostic tools
The main aim of wireless is to make the installation process simpler, quicker and less disruptive to the owner of the protected premises. Texecom has developed a series of diagnostic tools that provide the installer with greater system control than ever before.

The most basic and simple feature is the device commission mode. Once a device has been learnt onto a system, the LED flashes to indicate adequate communication to the wireless expander, and even how many devices the unit is communicating through. This is made possible by the bi-directional signalling across the mesh-network and turns each device into its own signal strength meter.

The next level of diagnostic support is an engineer’s keypad facility. Any Premier LCD keypad can simply be connected to a Ricochet expander communications port and a host of diagnostic features is made available. Devices can be learnt or removed from the system, signal strength information and communication routing information is all available on-screen. All the different device attributes (which can be programmed depending on the status of the security system) can be programmed from this menu structure.

The most advanced diagnostic tool is the PC-based Ricochet monitor software. This software, when installed on a laptop and connected to the wireless system, provides greater visibility and control over the wireless system performance than ever before. As the mesh-networking wireless technology enables wireless system performance over a greater area, with more devices and with more communication options than previously possible, the Ricochet monitor software gives complete transparency over system performance.

From a simple, intuitive menu screen all device status is available at a glance, with clear graphics highlighting signalling performance. Device attributes can be configured and distributed across the network in seconds thanks to an innovative ‘global poll’ function that communicates to all devices within moments.

Where the Ricochet monitor software really excels is with the graphical representation of the mesh-networking system.  The system literally ‘comes alive’ when the graphical function is selected. Each device is shown on screen (in real time) placed according to where the device communicates across the network. It is instantly visible and clear which routes communication signals are taking and the overall network performance is demonstrated. As the new wireless architecture removes previous system range limitations, the wireless performance can be stretched to previously unobtainable distances. With the power of the graphical user interface, even complex systems can be diagnosed simply – providing the system installer confidence that the communication platform is robust and reliable.

For large scale and complex systems, mesh-networking makes point-to-point signal strength less relevant. What is often more important is the number of available signalling routes a device has to communicate with the controlling expansion module. With the wireless monitor software, when a device is highlighted it demonstrates all the alternative devices that it could otherwise communicate to – instantly giving the commissioning engineer visibility on the robustness of the system.

For more information please contact:
Munish Dudeja
+91 (0) 98990 20406
E-mail: mdudeja@texe.com
Website: www.texe.com

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New India Regional Sales Manager for Security Product Manufacturer Texecom

Nidhi Kullar joins Texecom’s team in India as Regional Sales Manager, with responsibility for the leading security product manufacturer’s sales and support services in the west and south of the country.

Nidhi Kullar appointd as new India Regional Sales Manager for Security Product Manufacturer Texecom

Nidhi Kullar appointd as new India Regional Sales Manager for Security Product Manufacturer Texecom

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Nidhi has many years of experience working in the security industry, joining from Securico, where she worked extensively with system integrators to provide intruder alarm systems in banking, building and residential markets.

“Texecom has always been known for its quality, support and technology, which I think is perfectly suited to the requirements of India’s evolving security market”, Nidhi commented, enthusiastic about strengthening the reach and levels of local support to customers. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to increase awareness of the great developments Texecom has made for remote monitoring and maintenance for security professionals, especially as the increased convenience and efficiency offered can be a real benefit in our markets.”

Nidhi will be reporting to Munish Dudeja, India Business Manager for the company, who welcomes the growth of his team: “Having another sales manager really reinforces Texecom’s commitment to the Indian intruder alarm market. It will definitely strengthen our position, giving us a greater local presence and providing our customers with better support when and where they need it.”

For more information please contact:
Munish Dudeja
Texecom Business Development Manager for India
Halma India Pvt. Ltd.
B1-401 Boomerang, Chandivali
Andheri (East), Mumbai 400072
Tel: +91 22 6708 0400, Cell: 09899 020406
Fax: +91 22 6708 0415
E-mail: mdudeja@texe.com
Website: www.texe.com

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Next Generation of Electronic Security Systems Come to IFSEC India 2012

Texecom, the leading intruder detection product and system manufacturer, is bringing the new generation of its product range to IFSEC India (1-3 November 2012, India ExpoCentre, New Delhi). The company is launching new versions of all its products with major functionality and usability enhancements, and updated specifications that meet or exceed the latest international standard requirements.

Next Generation of Electronic Security Systems Come to IFSEC India 2012

Next Generation of Electronic Security Systems Come to IFSEC India 2012

This is the most wide-ranging and significant portfolio upgrade in Texecom’s established history, and also sees a rebranding of the product ranges to make purchasing decisions easier than ever.   There are now three brand titles, each of which is designed to suit a particular type and scale of end-user installation.

The ‘Premier Elite’ range is suited to large, commercial applications; products in the ‘Premier’ brand are aimed at premium residential and medium-sized application; the portfolio is rounded out with the ‘Veritas’ range for smaller residential applications.

For more information please contact:
Munish Dudeja
Texecom Business Development Manager for India
Halma India Pvt. Ltd.
B1-401 Boomerang, Chandivali
Andheri (East), Mumbai 400072
Tel: +91 22 6708 0400, Cell: 09899 020406
Fax: +91 22 6708 0415
E-mail: mdudeja@texe.com
Website: www.texe.com

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Powerful Analysis Software allows Real-Time Multispectral Image Collection and Processing

SpectroCam from Ocean Thin Film is first fully configurable MSI camera

The SpectroCam™ Multispectral Imaging (MSI) Camera from Ocean Thin Films (OTF) is now available with powerful analysis software that allows the user to perform dozens of image processing functions and view the results on a live action image output. Applications include water quality measurements, product screening, machine vision, medical imaging, surveillance and authentication.

SpectroCam from Ocean Thin Film is the first fully configurable MSI camera

SpectroCam from Ocean Thin Film is the first fully configurable MSI camera

SpectroCam is the world’s first fully configurable MSI camera. Its wideband imaging sensor is responsive from the visible through near infrared spectrum. Precision filters and imaging optics can be customized for a variety of applications with image speeds of up to 30 fps at full resolution. Images from the eight different filters can be acquired and saved at a rate of three full image stacks per second. The optical filters are easily changed in the field and can be constructed to end users’ desired specifications including narrow bandpasses, wide bandpasses and edge filters. By selecting discrete filters in and around spectral areas with the most significant differences, SpectroCam creates images that show vivid contrast not detectable with the human eye.

The new SpectroCam analysis software has a simple, intuitive, graphical interface that allows users to quickly perform a host of image processing and analysis functions. Results can be viewed as live image output or saved to a variety of image file formats. The software processing is a powerful tool for fully extracting MSI information and can even create colorized NIR images. In addition, the analysis portion of the software provides live, quantitative information regarding image intensity as a function of spectral wavelength for a user defined image area or image cross section.

The standard F-Mount lens configuration accommodates a range of lens choices, focal lengths and fields of view. The SpectroCam can also be easily mounted to a variety of imaging equipment including microscopes and endoscopes. The new image processing software allows users to perform dozens of calculations, manipulations and measurements of live images to further enhance the MSI results.

SpectroCam makes multispectral imaging accessible to everybody from university researchers to high volume OEM equipment makers. The interchangeable optical filters and continuously rotating filter wheel overcome many of the shortcomings that prismatic and tuneable filter MSI systems face. With interchangeable filters, users can try many filter options to narrow in on the best contrast, greatly reducing development time and allowing users to bring products to market faster.

For more informatuion please contact:
Bhushan Dhakras
Halma Trading and Services India Pvt. Ltd.
201 Hyde Park, Saki Vihar Road
Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 072
Tel: 022 6708 0400, Fax: 022 6708 0415
Mobile: 99300 21866
E-mail: bhushan.dhakras@oceanthinfilms.com
Website: www.oceanthinfilms.com

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Texecom’s Premier 24 Ricochet Kit Brings Superior Wireless Security to Smaller Premises

Ricochet, the wireless mesh network technology from leading security product manufacturer Texecom Ltd., is more reliable, easier to install and more adaptable than any comparable system. The new Premier 24 Ricochet Kit provides in one package all the components necessary for a superior wireless-enabled security system for smaller commercial and premium residential projects.

Texecom’s Premier 24 Ricochet Kit Brings Superior Wireless Security to Smaller Premises

Texecom’s Premier 24 Ricochet Kit Brings Superior Wireless Security to Smaller Premises

The Ricochet technology enables devices to communicate not only directly with the control panel, but also to route their communications through any other nearby Ricochet devices. This means that not only is the range of the system greatly extended, but the signal strength is kept to an optimum level by automatically using the strongest signal path. The system will even ‘self-heal’ if a particular signal route becomes weak or blocked, rerouting the communication channel through other devices to bypass the interference and maintain system integrity. This level of wireless security system has previously only been viable for large commercial installations; now Texecom is bringing its benefits to a much greater range of customers.

The kit contains a Premier 24 control panel and Premier 8XP-W wireless Ricochet-enabled 8 zone expander, 3 wireless Prestige XT-W PIRs, one Impaq Contact-W wireless magnetic contact, a Premier LCDP Keypad and a Premier SmartKey. When commissioning a new system this package provides an excellent, easy to install foundation – with many options then available to expand coverage by adding further wired or wireless devices as required for the project.

For more information please contact:
Munish Dudeja
Texecom Business Development Manager for India
Halma Trading and Services India Pvt. Ltd.
201 Hyde Park, Saki Vihar Road
Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 072
Tel: 022 6708 0400, Cell: 09899 020406
Fax: 022 6708 0415
E-mail: mdudeja@texe.com
Website: www.texe.com

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Easily Add Ricochet Wireless Devices to Any Security System with Texecom’s New Expansion Pack

Texecom is launching the Ricochet Expansion Pack for the easy addition and integration of the company’s award-winning wireless mesh network security devices into any existing security system. The self-repairing, automatically optimising wireless technology has proven successful with Texecom Premier systems, and is now available as an add-on to other installations.

Easily Add Ricochet Wireless Devices to Any Security System with Texecom’s New Expansion Pack

Easily Add Ricochet Wireless Devices to Any Security System with Texecom’s New Expansion Pack

The Ricochet Expansion Pack includes an 8 zone wireless expander and a wireless interface card so that up to 8 Ricochet wireless devices can be connected to any security system via voltage-free, relay-driven wired outputs. This enables all installations to take advantage of Texecom’s range of Ricochet shock, contact and PIR detectors, offering users a more flexible, stable and reliable wireless intrusion detection option than any other comparable wireless system is able to provide.

Ricochet’s use of mesh network technology means that each device in the system connects not just directly to the control panel, but also to all other devices on the system. The strongest signal path will then be used to connect via any combination of these nodes back to the control panel, ensuring the stability of the system even if conditions change along the direct route. Setup is simple and straightforward, truly taking advantage of the many benefits that wireless technology has long promised the security industry.

For more information please contact:
Munish Dudeja
Texecom Business Development Manager for India
Halma Trading and Services India Pvt. Ltd.
201 Hyde Park, Saki Vihar Road
Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 072
Tel: 022 6708 0400, Cell: 09899 020406
Fax: 022 6708 0415
E-mail: mdudeja@texe.com
Website: www.texe.com

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Custom Installer Branding for Texecom Security Products

Award-winning intruder alarm manufacturer Texecom has launched a product branding scheme for installers to brand the company’s devices with their own logo and contact details.

Custom Installer Branding for Texecom Security Products

Custom Installer Branding for Texecom Security Products

As it typically falls to installers to specify, design and implement the best security system for their customers, Texecom is providing them with this opportunity to promote their brand and take recognition for their excellent work.

A selection of Texecom’s industry-leading products is now available with a designated installer branding position for introducing personalised emblems. Personalised emblems are custom made by Texecom and available in packs of 80 so that installers can add their own branding to some of the best keypads, control panels and expanders on the market.

Installers can visit the online branding scheme page on the Texecom website at http://www.texe.com/branding.php to start making use of the new service.

For more information please contact:
Munish Dudeja
Texecom Business Development Manager for India
Halma Trading and Services India Pvt. Ltd.
201 Hyde Park, Saki Vihar Road
Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 072
Tel: 022 6708 0400, Cell: 09899 020406
Fax: 022 6708 0415
E-mail: mdudeja@texe.com
Website: www.texe.com

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Interchangeable Optical Filters Enable High Speed Multispectral Imaging Camera

Ocean Thin Film’s SpectroCam is first fully configurable MSI camera

The SpectroCam™ Multispectral Imaging (MSI) Camera is now available from Ocean Thin Films (OTF) in a new development platform that combines a scientific-grade CCD array with a precision rotating optical filter wheel to create the world’s first fully configurable MSI camera. Applications include water quality measurements, product screening, machine vision, medical imaging, surveillance and authentication.

Ocean Thin Film’s SpectroCam is first fully configurable MSI camera

Ocean Thin Film’s SpectroCam is first fully configurable MSI camera

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SpectroCam complements single-point spectroscopy by adding another dimension to spectral measurements. With a single-point spectrometer, users can analyze spectral differences from sample to sample and then, by selecting discrete filters in and around spectral areas with the most significant differences, use SpectroCam to create an image that shows vivid contrast between the samples.

At the heart of the SpectroCam is a wideband CCD that is responsive from the visible through near infrared spectrum. The system’s precision filter wheel and optics can be customized for a variety of applications. Image speed is 20 fps at full resolution and the standard F-Mount configuration accommodates a range of lens choices, focal lengths and fields of view. Each system includes a lens, eight standard interchangeable filters and software.

OTF collaborated with miniature spectroscopy leader Ocean Optics to create this suite of tools, making multispectral imaging accessible to everybody from university researchers to high volume OEM equipment makers. The interchangeable optical filters and continuously rotating filter wheel overcome many of the shortcomings that prismatic MSI systems face. With interchangeable filters, users can try many filter options to narrow in on the best contrast, greatly reducing development time and allowing users to bring products to market faster.

For more information please contact:
Bhushan Dhakras
Halma Trading and Services India Pvt. Ltd.
201 Hyde Park, Saki Vihar Road
Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 072
Tel: 022 6708 0400, Fax: 022 6708 0415
Mobile: 99300 21866
E-mail: bhushan.dhakras@oceanthinfilms.com
Website: www.oceanthinfilms.com

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New Premier Elite Keypads available from Security System Specialist Texecom

Leading security system manufacturer Texecom has added several new variants to its Premier Elite range of keypads. The new additions are the contemporary Premier Elite LCDLP, the Premier Elite Diamond White FMK (flush-mount) and the Premier Elite Diamond White SMK (surface-mount) keypads.

New Premier Elite Keypads available from Security System Specialist Texecom

New Premier Elite Keypads available from Security System Specialist Texecom

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The new Diamond White option for the FMK and SMK keypads is manufactured from die cast metal with a high-gloss, neutral white finish, ideal for residential and commercial installations where aesthetic appeal is of paramount importance. The LCDLP is designed for end-users who require a simple discreet keypad to fit in with modern interior design styles, with a high-quality polymer finish that provides a classic timeless image which will perfectly blend into its surroundings.

The range is designed with style in mind to fit in with environments where aesthetics matter, and provides an elegant and prestigious look and feel to match the fully-featured high-performance technology behind the device. All Premier Elite keypads have an inbuilt proximity tag reader, and feature a large, 32-character LCD display which guides the user through an onscreen, menu-driven interface for programming the system during installation and adjusting it during maintenance.

For more information please contact:
Munish Dudeja
Texecom Business Development Manager for India
Halma Trading and Services India Pvt. Ltd.
201 Hyde Park, Saki Vihar Road
Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 072
Tel: 022 6708 0400, Cell: 09899 020406
Fax: 022 6708 0415
E-mail: mdudeja@texe.com
Website: www.texe.com

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