February 21, 2013
by PurchasingB2 Staff
BURNABY—Viscount Systems, a high-tech supplier of security systems and software, has received an initial order for its Freedom access control solution from an international manufacturer and supplier of industrial solutions to a diverse client base including oil and gas, mining and construction companies. The award can potentially scale to 65 facilities owned or managed by the client.
The systems will include Freedom access control running on Viscount’s Microsoft Active Directory platform and with a Microsoft Hyper-V host, Microsoft’s virtualization platform that allows businesses to virtualize existing server hardware assets and move them to a the cloud.
“This project demonstrates our ability to use the cloud to continue to change the way buildings are secured and managed,” said Stephen Pineau, CEO of Viscount. “Freedom’s capability to run physical security as a native Microsoft Active Directory application or run on a Hyper-V host is a tremendous advantage for us, as end-users continue to migrate physical security systems onto the enterprise network and the cloud.”