10-digit dialing hit

SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Chicago area
CHICAGO-Alarm dealers in areas surrounding Chicago had to reprogram panels for 10-digit dialing that began here on Jan. 5.

The new mandatory dialing coincided with the introduction of a new area code, 224, which was overlaid on the existing area code of 847.

A Security Associates International official told the Chicago Daily Herald that there would be about 10,000 to 20,000 alarm systems in the Northwest suburban area that would need to be reprogrammed.

Nice Systems releases new monitoring system
RA'ANANA, Israel-Nice Systems has released a new system for telecommunications monitoring designed for use in law enforcement. The CCTV maker expected the new system to bring in revenues as early as the fourth quarter of last year, company officials said.

NiceTrak is a complete monitoring and recording system for law enforcement that can provide detailed information to identify and prevent potential threats, company officials said.

Honeywell to develop satellite link for
aircraft monitoring
REDMOND, Wash.-Honeywell International said it was working with Iridium Satellite LLC to develop a satellite communications link that will send continous cockpit audio from an aircraft to the ground as part of the company's air security program.

Honeywell plans to develop several versions of the system, called Cockpit Audio Monitoring, but the one developed with Iridium will be the first.

Frank Daly, president of Honeywell's Air Transport Avionics business and leader of the company's air security initiative, said the company can bring the security system into production very quickly.