As part of the Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) Smart+Connected Communities initiative, Cisco has announced a series of safety and security product innovations to help cities, enterprises, small businesses and partners transform the way they protect people, property and critical infrastructure. As noted in this Market Wire news release, the announcement introduces enhancements to several Cisco services designed to help customers transition to IP-based safety and security systems.
“Updates to the Cisco Physical Access Manager, Cisco’s application for managing integrated security operations on an IP network. Cisco Physical Access Manager integrates hardware such as door readers, locks and biometric devices on campus environments and office buildings, providing a platform for integration with other IT systems.
“Enhancements to the Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration System (IPICS), Cisco’s complete IP-based dispatch and incident response solution.
“A comprehensive Network Readiness Assessment service for IP Video Surveillance that will help Cisco channel partners to evaluate and better plan their customers’ network capabilities to support standard and high-definition video surveillance solutions.”