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North America Will Lead Card Based Access Control

Future Market Insights, a research firm in India, projects that the electronic card based access control market in North America will increase by almost $1 billion dollars over the next 6 years; market share in 2014 was approximately $2 billion and it is expected to increase to $3 billion by 2020.

Pallavi Guhe, senior consultant at Future Market Insights told Security Systems News that the North American market is expected to surpass all other global regions in the electronic card based market. She said that the 2014 global value was approximately $6 billion and it will increase close to $11 billion by 2020.

The report discusses two types of access control cards: smart cards and proximity cards. The report did not state which type of technology is the currently the most popular or which will prevail in the future. The report also reviewed the market by types of end-users; government, commercial, industrial, and residential.

“Commercial and industrial end-user segments are expected to lead the global market by value. Additionally, these segments are expected to show the leading growth rates for coming five years as compared to other end-user segments,” she said. Guhe said that crime and terrorist activities are driving the increase in market growth.

Healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical companies and financial institutions are increasing demand for card access control system, said Guhe.

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Video Conferencing in Mitel MiVoice Office 250 is Here!

After great demand, Mitel has introduced video conferencing to the Mitel MiVoice Office 250 system with the state of the art UC360 conference unit. Once only available to enterprise level clients using the Mitel Business platform, now small to medium businesses can take advantage of this game changer and play in the big league. You can even record the conference!

Getting a phone with video conferencing capabilities allows businesses to directly connect with their clients. When face-to-face communication is impossible, either because of geographical distance or busy schedules, making a meaningful connection can be a challenge. A tactful salesperson might be able to build confidence using only their voice but for more established business relationships, it becomes necessary to get the full picture. This is exactly why videoconference technology has become routine in forward-thinking companies.

Mitel has been the leading innovator of business communication systems for decades, offering a wide range of different phones for different purposes. The UC360 conference unit was only was available on the Mitel Business system; its enterprise level phone system- up until now. In response to popular demand, Mitel just introduced the 6.1 software platform for the MiVoice Office 250 system; this brings the enterprise level video conferencing feature right into the offices of the small to medium businesses. The MiVoice Office 250 is the complete package; enterprise solutions that maximize convenience and utility.

The UC360 is a state of the art audio conferencing unit, a presentation tool and when used with a high definition video camera, it is an HD video conferencing unit. Plus, with its USB connection and SD card slot, you can connect a laptop or add an SD card and easily present materials at client or employee meetings.

Incorporating a built-in DHCP server, the Mitel UC360 conference phone also enables users to manage contacts more efficiently, without the need for an additional network device, or administrator attention. Mitel’s priority has always been streamlining business communication, and upgrade to the MiVoice Office 250 is just more proof of that.

The UC360 conference unit opens a whole new world of possibilities for businesses, allowing employees to work remotely with greater ease, and fostering better longstanding business relationships with partners and clients all over the world. Having the opportunity to make a direct connection with the people you work with means an increased ability to exchange ideas, resources, and time. Soon, this invaluable tool will be a staple in every successful business.

And if you’re looking to have your Mitel system installed professionally, Comtex should be at the top of your list for installation, programming and service. Relying on experience is a no-brainer, and with over 56 years of experience, Comtex is far and away the leader of the pack. Contact us for more information.