Vicon issues product, personnel announcments

Feb. 13, 2008
February 13, 2008 -- The digital and IP video surveillance systems provider has added new models within its Roughneck V910 line of impact-resistant camera domes. The company has also expanded its sales and business development staff.

February 13, 2008 -- Digital and IP video surveillance systems provider Vicon Industries Inc. has added several new models within its Roughneck V910 line of impact-resistant camera domes. Three new IP models offer power-over-ethernet (PoE) capability, including one model featuring wide dynamic range (WDR). A new analog model also offers wide dynamic range, providing superior image quality in highly contrasting light conditions.

The company says the new IP domes with PoE can be powered through the Ethernet in many applications, eliminating the need for a separate power supply. Models are available with either an integral high-resolution color camera, day/night camera, or a WDR camera featuring Pixim digital pixel processing. All models feature a 3.3-12-mm varifocal lens.

The analog version of the V910 is also now, for the first time, available in a WDR version. Equipped with a 3.3-12 mm lens, the camera accepts 24 VAC and includes an isolated power input.

According to Vicon, the Roughneck V910 line offers high-security cameras in a compact domed housing for use in both indoor and outdoor applications. The V910 is designed to mount directly to a wall or ceiling; pendant and in-ceiling mounting options are available. The camera position can be adjusted horizontally and vertically for any desired view. The varifocal lens allows for lens adjustment capability and autoiris adjustment is available. Tamper-resistant screws make the product resistant to vandalism.

The camera packages are designed to handle the tough environments, including correctional facilities, warehouses and loading docks. All models are compatible with ViconNet versions 3 or 4 digital video management software.

Vicon names Brad Simons and Rory Chakeen as West Coast business development managers

The company also recently announced the appointment of Brad Simons and Rory Chakeen as the company's business development managers for northern and southern California. In the newly created positions, Simons and Chakeen are charged with developing new business opportunities for the company by driving demand from end-user relationships.

Brad Simons will be working from an office in Santa Cruz, from which he will serve the territory north of and including Santa Barbara, California. According to Vicon, he is an experienced sales veteran who has spent nearly the past decade working within the security and IT markets. He has held managerial positions at Autonomy Corporation and Cyrun Corporation, both manufacturers of security software, as well as Data Connect Solutions, a network systems integrator.

Rory Chakeen will handle the state of California south of Santa Barbara working from an office in San Diego. He comes to Vicon with over 10 years of business development experience in the areas of wireless, unified communication, network security and inter-networking solutions. He has serviced both municipalities and enterprise accounts. Previous employers include WFI, a manufacturer of wireless network deployment solutions, XCeedium, ThruPoint and Lucent Technologies.

"Vicon has been traditionally viewed, industry-wide, as an 'East Coast' company. The addition of these positions will demonstrate our corporate commitment to building and supporting business relationships on the West Coast," comments Bret McGowan, VP of US sales and marketing for Vicon. "Both Brad and Rory are eager, determined and incredibly knowledgably and I look forward to the positive impact they will make."

Vicon names Jim Velasquez as Pacific Northwest territory manager

Seperately, the company announced the appointment of Jim Velasquez as the company's territory manager for the states of Oregon, Washington, Alaska and northern Idaho.

According to the company, Velasquez has over 20 years of sales experience in the security industry, most recently representing electronic article surveillance (EAS) manufacturers WG Sensorsense and Sensormatic Electronics, a division of Tyco. In these positions, he was consistently recognized as a top performer, responsible for winning and supporting the EAS and CCTV business for many major national retail accounts.

"Jim's experience and connections with large, national accounts throughout the Northwest will provide Vicon with a terrific opportunity for get our products in front of some potentially huge customers," says Mark Leedy, Western Sales director at Vicon. "We are pleased to have someone of Jim's caliber representing this territory."

Contact information for Vicon's sales department may be found online at

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