Technology Record - Issue 27: Winter 2022

26 MAR K E TWATCH Axis Communications revealed four new security products at the 2022 Global Security Exchange. These comprise the AM3057-PLR Mk II Dome Camera solution, which delivers a 180- to 360-degree view of an area, regardless of light conditions; the A1210 Network Door Controller, that can store up to 250,000 credentials or event logs per unit; and the D3100 Connectivity Hub, which offers secure integration of sensors and audio equipment into network systems, increasing scene awareness through high-quality audio. A feature update to AXIS Object Analytics feature also tracks objects that stay in a monitored area longer than a user-defined time, such as loitering individuals. “Our solutions easily and securely integrate into other systems, providing our customers with more insight to bolster security and enhance their business,” said Fredrik Nilsson, vice president of the Americas at Axis Communications. Neat’s full portfolio of devices is now certified for use with Microsoft Teams to support a wide range of workspaces and uses. “Neat is proud to be the fastest device manufacturer ever to certify with Microsoft Teams,” said Sherri Pipala, director for global alliances at Neat. “With Teams certification across the full portfolio, we can now offer new experiences and support a wider range of workspaces, from hot desks and personal spaces to larger conference rooms. “We’re already receiving positive response from customers looking for reliable devices that bring incredibly easy, rich and equitable video meeting experiences to their hybrid meeting spaces.” Neat devices now certified for Microsoft Teams Microsoft has released its 2022 Global Diversity & Inclusion Report, which details the representation of its workforce across the world. According to the report, the technology firm has diversified its staff since its 2021 report by employing and promoting more female staff, as well as individuals from minority groups. Female employees now make up more than 30 per cent of Microsoft’s core workforce worldwide, having increased by one per cent since 2021. In addition, employees from racial and ethnic minority communities now make up 53.2 per cent of Microsoft’s core workforce in the USA, having increased by 1.9 per cent since 2021. Microsoft addresses gender and minority pay gap, finds report Axis Communications unveils new security products