Robust, Secure Wireless Sensors Can Significantly Reduce the Installation and Maintenance Cost of Commercial Sensors
LOUISVILLE, Colo. and ANAHEIM, Calif. – July 29, 2008
– Inovonics, the leader in commercialgrade wireless security products, and MAXxess Systems, Inc., the leading company in IP-based security frameworks, announced a partnership based on the development of an integration of Inovonics EchoStream® wireless sensors into MAXxess eAXxess™ IP-based security management software.
“MAXxess IP-security management systems are designed to integrate existing and new technologies as they’re introduced and adopted by the market,” said Wes Appleby, president of MAXxess. “The integration of EchoStream enables our customers to seamlessly incorporate the new wireless event-sensors with their existing sensors into one user interface.”
MAXxess integrated Inovonics’ EchoStream sensors into the MAXxess eAXxess™ software through the eAXxess situational awareness subsystem. The wireless sensors draw on the same reliable commercial-grade, secure spread-spectrum technology that Inovonics supplies to some of the most notable buildings in the world, including historical landmarks, commercial buildings and United States government sites.
“We needed to find a partner for our clients that could provide a wireless solution that is just as robust, secure and reliable as their wired counterparts,” said Appleby. “We found that partner in Inovonics with their commercial-grade EchoStream products.”
The partnership enables MAXxess customers to add the wireless sensors at a fraction of the installation and maintenance cost of existing wired sensors. The devices also make it possible for customers to cost-effectively change sensor locations to adapt to changing requirements.
“In addition to the labor-cost benefits, wireless does things wired devices simply can’t,” said Mark Jarman, president of Inovonics. “Sensors can be implemented as pendants or installed in locations previously considered inaccessible. Also, sensors can be quickly and cost-effectively repositioned as customers adjust their floor plan or as their security needs change.”
The first implementation of the EchoStream devices is being deployed in two casino projects in Phoenix, Ariz. The casinos’ designs feature wireless door position sensors for the non-access controlled doors as well as wireless panic buttons at various locations.
The new sensor capability is available on all MAXxess eAXxess security systems including MAXxess SEMS™ (Safety and Emergency Management System) for schools and the MAXxess Sight-In-Sight™ facility system for the hospitality industry.
Inovonics, the global leader in commercial grade wireless sensor networks, offers products and systems for security, life safety, senior care, submetering, and other sensor and control applications. They are a leading provider of wireless physical security applications designed specifically to protect the financial, retail, healthcare, government, multifamily, multi-tenant, and commercial facility industries, all delivered on the scalable EchoStream Commercial Mesh Network.
Since 1986, Inovonics has specialized in developing, manufacturing, and marketing wireless products, resulting in a growing installed base of over five million radio frequency (RF) devices worldwide. Colorado-based Inovonics distributes products through an extensive network of distributors, resellers, integrators and private-label companies. For additional information, visit www.inovonics.com
About MAXxess Systems Inc.
MAXxess Systems is a leading provider of a new generation of security systems and information frameworks. MAXxess systems are event-driven, IP-based and integrate most safety, security and emergency management functions. MAXxess Systems is headquartered in Anaheim, California and can be reached at (800) 842-0221 (option 1) or at www.maxxess-systems.com