According to Michael Maddox, system sales engineer and PSDN program manager for Panasonic, the program is designed to offer partners development tools, technical information and protocols to encourage and accelerate the development of integrated and interoperable system solutions for a variety of applications. Panasonic’s new i-Pro Series facilitates the transition to a networked environment with easy integration into new and existing analog and digital installations. The i-Pro Series includes p/t/z, vandal-proof, fixed and mini-dome cameras, network video recorders, video servers and more. Meanwhile Cisco’s ICE Video Surveillance solution features network-centric software and hardware that support video transmission, monitoring, recording and system management from any network access point at any time. The solution is predicated on an open architecture, providing flexibility for customers requiring interoperable security solutions that feature devices from multiple manufacturers. Customers can unify security operations within the framework of their overall network, aligning security and safety with their business’ efficiency.