SALTO Systems – New Premium Technology Partner

We are working in close partnership with an ever-growing community of technology partners around the world. Today we are pleased to welcome SALTO Systems as a new Premium Technology Partner in the WinGuard community.

Salto is a global leader in the development and manufacture of world-class hardware and software access control solutions. Salto aims to have a leading role in the unstoppable process of the massive replacement of mechanical keys with electronic keys.

The Salto Space system platform is integrated with the management software WinGuard via the SHIP protocol. This enables the seamless management of Salto’s offline and online doors via WinGuard. Hagen Zumpe, Marketing Manager DE/CH/AT at Salto, states: “Today, the interaction of different systems is mandatory. It saves costs, offers added value and enables more comprehensive solutions for our end users. The integration with Advancis achieves exactly that. This is where world-leading systems for access control and PSIM come together.”

Advancis announces appointment of James Chong as Chairman of the board of Advancis USA with expansion into US market

Chong Brings Over 25 Years of Executive Leadership Experience in Enterprise Software, Digital Innovation, Converged Security, and Artificial Intelligence

Advancis Software & Services GmbH (Advancis) today announced the appointment of James Chong as Chairman of the Board of Advancis, Inc. (Advancis USA). Chong brings over 25 years of executive leadership experience with unique combination of strategy, innovation, and operations. He pioneered and introduced Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security & Information Management (CSIM) to the enterprise security industry.

Chong has helped build and grow tech-enabled companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 global organizations. He has led development and execution of go-to-market strategies for both software and professional services companies and was selected into International Data Group’s “InfoWorld Top CTO 25” for his business management leadership and innovation.

Foto 2: James Chong, Chairman of the board, Advancis USA

Foto 1: Jan Meiswinkel, CEO Advancis

“James is a highly respected visionary and executive in our industry and we are excited to have him in this strategic leadership role at Advancis,” said Jan Meiswinkel, CEO and Co-Founder of Advancis. “As we launch into our next chapter of growth, I am thrilled to welcome James as our new Chairman of the Board of Advancis USA where his global experience and perspective will add tremendous value for our current and future partners, customers, and team members.”

Chong is a subject matter expert in enterprise software, artificial intelligence, analytics, video surveillance, converged security, Intelligent Transportation Systems and IoT applications. His experience includes roles as CTO, CEO, and Board member of software companies and currently serves as a director at a Fortune 500 infrastructure firm. Chong frequently speaks and contributes to professional publications and industry organizations globally on topics covering digital transformation, systems integration and converged security.

“I am honored and excited to join the Board of Advancis USA,” added Chong. “The new Advancis Open Platform is a game changer for the software integration industry as it brings the control back to the integrators and end customers by enabling 3rd parties to extend the Advancis software capabilities with new functionalities, integrations and UI components. I look forward to collaborating with the talented team at Advancis who are committed in making our communities and businesses more resilient, safe and successful.”

 

 

About Advancis:

Advancis Software & Services GmbH (https://advancis.net) is an ISO 9000 certified, global software company that provides open integration software platform and open API-driven applications built around each organizations unique policies and procedures, to help solve real-world problems at scale.  Founded in 1994, Advancis today is a global leader with over 2000 installations in over 70 countries, including some of the top Fortune 500 enterprises and government agencies, with products deployed in over 20 languages, world-wide.  The company delivers fully redundant, built-in hot-standby multi-tenant solutions, using both SaaS and on-prem environments, including integrated security, building automation, IT and communication systems.  Advancis is headquartered in Germany with offices and partners around the world.  To learn more about the award-winning Advancis solutions, visit advancis.net and follow us on social media.

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Contact Person: Uli Schunk, Tel.: +49 6103 80735 271, [email protected]

Advancis presents WinGuard X5 at Security Essen

The first WinGuard based on the new Advancis Open Platform

Langen, 15 August 2022 – Advancis Software & Services GmbH, one of the international market leaders in vendor-neutral Physical Security Information Management, presents its new WinGuard version X5 at Security Essen (20-23 September 2022). For the first time, this Major Release is based on the new software platform AOP (Advancis Open Platform) and thus offers amongst other features more flexibility through an open access for 3rd party applications.

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solutions are used in many different verticals, e.g. in industry, finance and administration, data centers, correctional and forensic facilities, in transport and traffic, logistics or healthcare. Due to market trends such as increasing digitalization, data collection/analysis and the associated platform economy, new solutions and technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) or Internet of Things (IoT) must also be considered. After all, the number of actuators and sensors is constantly increasing. Advancis has recognized that WinGuard has to support this growth too – both in terms of new functions and interfaces as well as with regard to development speed and complexity. To be even better prepared for all these requirements, Advancis decided already in the year 2019 to start developing a fundamentally new open architecture platform called Advancis Open Platform (AOP). After completion, AOP now forms the basis for the new WinGuard version X5.

Image 1: CEO of Advancis Jan Meiswinkel (© Advancis)

Image 2: CTO of Advancis Hartmut Nöll (© Advancis)

”AOP is strategically by far the most transformative product development in Advancis’ corporate history. This milestone paves the way for growth and expansion by creating an open platform that offers almost unlimited possibilities”, explains Jan Meiswinkel, CEO of Advancis, this fundamental innovation. “At Security 2022, we will present the new WinGuard version X5 which is based on this new AOP substructure”, Meiswinkel adds. „WinGuard – initially developed as a solution for specific use cases – has undergone a transformation over the years. A growing number of projects with more and more specific and partly very individual requirements has led to the fact that solutions have been implemented more and more generically”, explains Hartmut Nöll, CTO of Advancis, and adds: “With the Advancis Open Platform, we are now taking this path one step further and enable the user himself to extend the software with his own functionalities, interfaces and UI components, based on the existing concepts. The basis for all of that is a modern API which can be used in principle with any programming language. We are very excited with regard to the solutions of the certainly fast-growing developer community around AOP.”

At the Advancis stand (hall 8, stand 8A15), visitors can experience the advantages of the vendor-neutral PSIM platform WinGuard X5 in a real control center environment. In addition, two completely new software products are presented by Advancis: The Advanced Identity Manager (AIM) is a platform for consolidating existing access control and IT systems through centralized identity management. Minder, a software-as-a-service solution, enables companies to minimize their operational risk by comprehensively protecting people and assets.

The Advancis partners Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure, Erich Keller, AG Neovo and VuWall will be co-exhibitors at the stand. The Advancis stand with a size of over 100 m² not only provides numerous operator stations, but also creates a real control center environment with two large state-of-the-art video walls from AG Neovo/VuWall as well as the intelligent incident management technologies from Hexagon and the professional control center desks from Erich Keller AG. Visitors can experience live not only the technical innovations, but also the comprehensive operating comfort offered by a perfectly equipped control room.

Image 3: With AIM and Minder, Advancis presents two completely new solutions at Security Essen – in addition to WinGuard X5. (© Advancis)

Press contact: Advancis Software & Services GmbH, Monzastr. 1, 63225 Langen (Hessen), Germany. Contact person: Uli Schunk, Tel.: +49 6103 80735 271, [email protected]

 

TELENOT – New Premium Technology Partner

We would like to welcome TELENOT as a new Premium Technology Partner in our WinGuard community. TELENOT is a leading manufacturer of electronic security technology for the areas of intrusion detection technology/smart alarm systems, fire detection and access control technology. In addition, TELENOT offers the integration of approved security and hazard alarm solutions in smart building and smart home systems.

Franz Ernsperger, Head of Product and Service Marketing at TELENOT, about the advantages of integrating TELENOT products in WinGuard from Advancis: “Different security, building and communication systems are combined so that fire/intruder alarm systems and access control systems by TELENOT, for example, can be conveniently controlled from a standardized user interface. All event messages can be displayed depending on priority and responsibility on the respective operation station. Likewise, full control of the connected systems by authorized operators is possible at all times.”

Premium Technology Partner Senstar visits Advancis in Langen

Senstar has been a Premium Technology Partner of Advancis since the beginning of the year 2022. Senstar is one of the world’s leading companies in video management and offers a high-quality product portfolio with intelligent video analysis as well as innovative detection systems for perimeter protection.

The Senstar video management system Symphony as well as the perimeter protection systems FlexZone, OmniTrax, FiberPatrol, UltraWave, LM100, XField and UltraLink are fully controllable in WinGuard via direct interfaces. This enables the user to process all events quickly and conveniently. In addition, forensic reports of all actions can be created automatically so that a comprehensive documentation is guaranteed via WinGuard.

Representatives of both companies now met in Langen for a strategy meeting to coordinate the further collaboration. “We are pleased about the opportunity to further deepen the close cooperation with Senstar”, says David Teppe, Head of Strategic Alliances at Advancis. “The full integration of Senstar’s video management and perimeter protection systems into the WinGuard PSIM platform greatly the management of security events in a building. Regular coordination between our companies ensures that the integration is always kept up to date, also in case of changes or updates.”

People in the photo from left to right: David Teppe (Head of Strategic Alliances, Advancis), Sascha Körner (Sales Engineer, Senstar), John Rosenbusch (Sales Director DACH, Senstar), Michael Rumpf (MD & Senior Sales Director – East Europe, Senstar) und Christian Jourdan (Strategic Alliances Manager, Advancis)

New System Partner Certificate for HELDELE

Heldele GmbH based in Salach offers its customers individual complete solutions for building technology, IT and communication, automation as well as e-evolution. As a WinGuard System Partner, Heldele is an official Advancis channel partner for PSIM. Kai Eckstein, Head of Sales Germany/Switzerland at Advancis, visited the company to discuss new WinGuard projects and, on this occasion, also handed over the current system partner certificate for the year 2022 to Klaus Fischer and Swen Haas from Heldele.

We would like to thank Heldele for the excellent collaboration!

New System Partner Certificate for Nutz GmbH

For 40 years, the company Nutz GmbH based in Ampfing has been a full-service partner for electrical, data and security technology as well as building automation. To become a WinGuard System Partner and to realise customer projects as well as for offering related services, the regular participation in Advancis’ trainings is required. On the occasion of an individual WinGuard sales training in Ampfing, Stephan Sponer, Division Manager Security Technology Large Projects at Nutz, received the official system partner certificate from Kai Eckstein, Head of Sales Germany/Switzerland at Advancis.

We look forward to the further expansion of the committed collaboration with Nutz GmbH.

Interflex – New Premium Technology Partner

We are working in close partnership with an ever-growing community of technology partners around the world. Today we are pleased to welcome Interflex as a new Premium Technology Partner in the WinGuard community. Interflex Datensysteme GmbH offers holistic solutions for workforce management including time management and personnel scheduling as well as customized and innovative security solutions including access control, video surveillance, security control centers, and visitor management.

Samuel Wyss, Product Manager at Interflex, appreciates the long-term collaboration with Advancis: “We receive optimal support in realising security management requirements, as our access control system IF-6040 is fully integrated in the WinGuard platform.” David Teppe, Head of Strategic Alliances at Advancis, adds: “Access events from the IF-6040 system are transmitted to WinGuard in real time for further processing, vice versa commands such as door openings are transmitted from WinGuard to the access control system and automatically executed.”

 

New WinGuard System Partner in Finland

With more than 3,500 employees, Avarn Security based in Finland is a security partner for both corporate customers as well as public sector organisations. The mother company Avarn Security group with around 16,000 employees creates secure operational environments across the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland). Avarn Security in Finland has now become an official WinGuard System Partner, distributing and implementing the vendor-neutral PSIM platform WinGuard from Advancis on the Finnish market.

“With regard to the ongoing development of new technologies, we can now offer system integration and security management at a whole new level. The cooperation with Advancis is a perfect addition to our scope of services”, says Mika Peippo, Business Director of Security Technology at Avarn Security.

Patrick Geldmacher, International Sales Manager at Advancis, states: “We are deeply happy to partner up with such a great company as Avarn for the Finish market. In view of the further expansion of our activities in the Scandinavian market, we look very much forward to jointly realise WinGuard projects.”

 

Advancis is innovative through research

Advancis has been awarded the “Innovative through Research 2022 / 2023” seal by the German association “Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft”. With this seal, the association honours research-based companies for their special commitment and the responsibility they assume for the state and society through their work. The “Stifterverband” awards the seal to research-based companies that participate in the biennial full survey on research and development of the German economy.

“We are very pleased about having been awarded this seal. Innovation and research are important components of our corporate philosophy. The award is proof of our role as an innovation driver in vendor-neutral security and building management”, states David Teppe, Head of Strategic Alliances at Advancis. With more than 2,000 realised installations worldwide, Advancis Software & Services GmbH headquartered in Langen near Frankfurt/Main is one of the market leaders in vendor-neutral Physical Security Information Management.

In addition to its own research and development work, Advancis is currently participating in the “SPELL” research project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. The abbreviation SPELL stands for “Semantic platform for intelligent decision-making and deployment support in control and situation centres”. The aim of this project is to use artificial intelligence to initiate emergency response, emergency aid and supply measures for the population more quickly and in line with the situation in case of crises (e.g. major incidents, pandemics, natural disasters or widespread power failures). “Within the scope of the SPELL project, we will be developing future-oriented solutions together with our project partners in the coming years. Our focus is on the integration, harmonisation and utilisation of sensor data from security and building management as well as communication and information technology”, explains David Teppe.