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PCR May issue sector guides: Security hardware & Security software

From Open frame monitors to secure memory devices and keyboards with an integrated reader, here’s some of the latest products with added security features.

HANNspree H0105HTB Open Frame Monitor

“HANNspree UK’s Open Frame monitors are ideal for security hardware integration. This 10.1” touch display is a cost-effective solution for a multi-monitor surveillance setup. The rugged bezel and edge-to-edge glass makes the HO105HTB ideal for tabletop integration as well as kiosk and totem integration. It supports rear VESA and external mounting brackets for multiple, flexible mounting options and features a tough glass display which is IP65 rated. The touch function will even remain unaffected if the glass is scratched!”

Specs: 10.1”, 1280 x 800, 170°/170° wide viewing angle, VGA + HDMI, IP65, 6H hard panel surface, 12-volt external power supply, VESA mount and multiple mounting options, Landscape, Portrait and Face-up orientation.

Contact: HANNspree

HANNspree H0325PTB Open Frame Monitor

“A superior view for large format surveillance, the H0325PTB is a 32” open frame touchscreen display, ready for security hardware integration. Full HD resolution, high brightness and super wide viewing angles combine to deliver picture excellence with fine detail for accuracy from any angle. Advanced touch technology enables a precise and highly responsive user-interface for security applications, while a protective glass overlay provides protection against the daily rigors of touch control as well as liquid spills and cleaning solutions – ideal for ‘clean’ environments.”

Spec: 32”, 1920 x 1080, 178° Ultra- Wide Viewing Angle, 400cd/m, DP + HDMI, IP55, 7H hard panel surface, Built-in speakers, VESA mount and multiple mounting options, Metal chassis, Landscape, Portrait and Face-up orientation.

Contact: HANNspree

Kingston’s DataTraveler 2000

“Kingston’s DataTraveler 2000 is designed to be secure, with an alphanumeric keypad that locks the drive with a word or number combination for easy-to-use PIN protection. The DT2000 features hardware-based, full-disk AES 256-bit data encryption in XTS mode. Encryption is performed on the drive and no trace of the PIN is left on the system. It is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified to meet frequently requested corporate IT requirements.”

Specs: Alphanumeric keypad makes it easy to unlock your device, Full-disk AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption, Can be used on any device with a USB 2.0 or USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) port, FIPS 140-2 Level 3, Administrator (admin) PIN – enables admin access to the drive and ability to issue a new user PIN if the user forgets the PIN, Read-only access – Admin can pre-provision a drive with pre-loaded content as read-only for the user

Contact: Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP


“Kingston’s KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD delivers powerful performance using the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 controller and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND. With read/write speeds of up to 3,500/2,900MB/s, KC2500 delivers outstanding endurance and improves the workflow in desktop, workstation and high-performance computing (HPC) systems. The compact M.2 design gives greater flexibility, increasing storage but also saving space. Available in capacities from 250GB –2TB to meet your system’s needs. KC2500 is a self-encrypting drive that supports end-to-end data protection using XTS-AES 256 bit hardware-based encryption and allows the use of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions, such as Symante, McAfee and WinMagic.

Specs: Incredible NVMe PCIe performance, Supports a full-security suite (TCG Opal 2.0, XTS-AES 256 bit, eDrive), Ideal for desktops, workstations and high-performance computing (HPC) systems, Upgrade your PC with capacities of up to 2TB

Contact: Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP

KC600 SSD Remarkable performance in full capacity

“Kingston’s KC600 is a full-capacity SSD designed to provide remarkable performance and is optimised to provide functional system responsiveness with incredible boot, loading and transfer times. It comes in both 2.5″ and mSATA form factors using SATA Rev 3.0 interface with backwards compatibility. The KC600 utilises the latest 3D TLC NAND technology while supporting a full security suite that includes AES 256-bit hardware encryption, TCG Opal and eDrive. It features read/write speeds of up to 550/520MB/s to efficiently store your data up to 2TB. It’s available in a bundle kit that provides everything you need for a smooth and easy desktop and notebook installation and upgrade.”

Specs: 3D TLC NAND technology, Supports a full security suite (TCG Opal, AES 256-bit, eDrive), Available in range of full capacities

Contact: Contact: Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP

CHERRY KC 1000 SC (JK-A0100GB-0 / JK-A0100GB-2)

“CHERRY KC 1000 SC combines the benefits of a classic CHERRY office keyboard with the security-related requirements of a security keyboard.”

Specs: Smart, wired security keyboard with integrated chip card terminal

Secure PIN entry, PC/SC smartcard reader, Protocols: T=0, T=1, S=8, S=9, S=10

EMV 2000 Level 1 approved, CCID compatible, Reading/writing ISO 7816 compliant smartcards, Flat design, low smart card contacting unit, Satisfies requirements defined by FIPS-201, German version with DIN/GS compliant layout, Driver support for Windows/MacOS-X/Linux, One-handed operation of smart card module, German version complies with BGI 650 guidance for ergonomics, Awarded the ‘Blaue Engel’ environmental seal

Contact: Westcoast & Exertis


“The SECURE BOARD 1.0 is an ergonomic keyboard with an integrated reader for smart cards and cards/tags with an RF/NFC interface. For added security and confidentiality, the keyboard can be switched to a secure mode. Now the device can authenticate itself with a certificate and the key transmission is encrypted. This renders hardware key loggers useless and because the standard keyboard channel is locked, BadUSB attacks cannot be carried out on it. Thin clients that have the necessary software integrated are particularly suitable for using these functions.”

Specs: Intelligent security keyboard with integrated reader for smart cards and cards/tags with RF/NFC interface, Secure mode with authentication and encryption, especially with thin clients, PC/SC smart card reader, CCID compatible, Protocols: T=0, T=1, T=CL, Read/write with ISO 7816 and ISO 14443 A/B compliant cards, Read/write with FIDO2 NFC Token

Contact: Westcoast & Exertis


 “Smart, stable and can be operated with one hand. The SmartTerminal ST-1144 reads and writes your chipcards and offers extremely low power consumption. Whether access controls, network log-on or smart card-based Internet transactions – the SmartTerminal with USB connection supports you in protecting your sensitive data in an easy and reliable way.”

Specs: High-quality USB-smartcard reader, OmniKey 3121 (Aviator) compatible

USB 2.0-compatible, “Single-handed operation” through high weight and stable standing, PC/SC smartcard reader, Protocols: T=0, T=1, S=8, S=9, S=10

CCID compatible, EMVco Level 1 compliant, CAC and FIPS 201 compliant,

TAA compliant

Contact: Westcoast & Exertis

CHERRY MC 4900 (JM-A4900)

 “The integrated, capacitive FingerTip sensor enables the CHERRY MC 4900 wired mouse to have easy log-on, with fast and secure user authentication via your fingerprint.”

Specs: Fingerprint reader in the mouse, Easy log-on using fingerprint, Windows Hello, SDK for integration into other applications, 3-button mouse, Symmetrical mouse, 1.8m cable with USB connection, Optical sensor (1375 dpi)

Contact: Westcoast & Exertis

Archer AX90 Tri-Band Gigabit router

“TP-Link’s new Archer AX90 Tri-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router, equipped with HomeShield is designed to respond to any security threats your home network may encounter. HomeShield provides a home network scanner for your private WiFi to detect potential threats and alert you of security issues. Customise your home network with enhanced security using TP-Link HomeShield’s kit of built-in features. Whether you’re identifying network security holes, limiting the time your children spend online, or blocking websites, HomeShield gives you the tools you need to fully manage your network.”

Specs: Tri-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router, HomeShield provides a home network scanner, Wi-Fi 6 compatible

Contact: TP-Link

Seagate SkyHawk AI 18 TB

 “Seagate SkyHawk AI 18 TB is a surveillance-optimised drive designed for NVRs with artificial intelligence (AI) for edge applications. ImagePerfect AI firmware delivers zero dropped frames while supporting heavier workloads. SkyHawk Health Management actively helps protect your surveillance storage by focusing on prevention, intervention, and recovery options. Higher reliability is offered with 2M hours MTBF and a 550 TB/year workload rate for more than 3× that of standard surveillance hard drives. SkyHawk AI supports video analysis and recording simultaneously with GPU analytics workloads.”

Specs: ImagePerfect AI firmware delivers zero dropped frames while supporting heavier workloads, Versatile capabilities intelligently adapt to the scale of your AI environment, Supports up to 64 HD video streams and 32 AI streams, three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services, 90% success rate against unexpected data loss

Contact: Seagate

BullGuard Premium Protection

“BullGuard Premium Protection 2021 protects up to 10 devices (Windows, Android and macOS) with one licence. Featuring unique Dynamic Machine Learning, it continually monitors everything that happens on a device, enabling real-time detection and protection even when a device is not connected to the Internet. Further layers of protection include light and fast signature-based detection, a Sentry behavioural engine that detects zero day and other complex threats, and new cloud detection technology which detects real-time threats as they emerge. Virus signature updates are applied automatically.”

Specs: Operating System: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 SP1+ macOS X 10.11 or later

Android Tablets and Phones, Android 5.0 and higher

Contact: UK: Spire, Target, VIP and Centerprise

BullGuard Internet Security

 “BullGuard Internet Security 2021 provides unique Dynamic Machine Learning, which continually monitors everything that happens on a device. This enables real-time detection and blocking of potentially malicious behaviour, even if a device is not connected to the Internet. Light and fast signature-based detection protects against the most common threats, while the Sentry behavioural engine protects against zero day and other complex threats. An On-Access engine protects even if you never run a scan and new cloud detection technology detects threats as they emerge in real-time.

A custom-built Secure Browser delivers top security and tough protection when shopping and making payments online. A patented award-winning Game Booster protects gamers when they are gaming, Safe Browsing flags up websites harbouring malicious content, and tough but discreet Parental Controls keep kids safe.

Specs: Operating System Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 SP1+ macOS X 10.11 or later

Android Tablets and Phones, Android 5.0 and higher

Contact: UK: Spire, Target, VIP and Centerprise

BullGuard VPN

“BullGuard VPN enables users to safely and securely access the Internet and online services from home, work or abroad.

It uses military grade encryption to encrypt and secure a user’s data, ensuring that the websites a user visits, the content they upload or download, or what applications and services they use are all kept completely private. BullGuard VPN automatically launches when a device starts up and includes an auto-connect for open Wi-Fi networks. Users receive secure connections into unprotected Wi-Fi hotspots, which are common in airports, hotels and cafes, protecting them against data theft, malware, privacy breaches and cyberattacks via Wi-Fi. BullGuard VPN customers can also enjoy BullGuard’s renowned 24/7 customer support, regular software updates and a no-logs policy.

A single license secures up to six devices and it runs on all major operating systems; Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS (iPhone + iPad).”

Specs: Operating System: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, macOS X 10.11 or later

iOS 10 or later, Android Tablets and Phones, Android 5.0 and higher

Contact: UK: Spire, Target, VIP and Centerprise

Advanced VPN Firewall

“Zyxel Network’s ZyWALL VPN Series delivers enhanced web filtering functionality and security through its powerful combination of reputation and category-based filtering.

It runs dynamic categorisation, analyses the content of a previously unknown website and determines if it belongs to an undesirable category. It also supports

CTIRU (Counter-Terrorism Internet Referral Unit) to restrict access to any online terrorism material.”

Specs: Enhanced web filtering, Geo Enforcer, Manage up to 1032 APs from a centralised user interface, VPN features multi-WAN load balancing and failover safety with USB 3G/4G support as a backup WAN

Contact: Zyxel Networks

SEH Technology utnserver Pro

“Perfect for remote working environments and small to medium-sized businesses, the utnserver Pro allows users to access all types of USB devices over a network. As a “plug & play” solution, users can integrate the device server into their network and connect their USB devices to its USB ports. It is also equipped with SEH UTN Manager software to create a virtual USB connection to the USB device with one click. The connection to the USB devices works via LAN, VPN, VLAN, the Internet or in server-based and virtualised environments. This means that companies can access their USB devices from any work environment and any location, benefiting from high-performance and flexibility.”

Specs: Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x USB 3.0 Gen 1 (SuperSpeed), Simple installation with the SEH UTN Manager for Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux, SEH Product Manager, Secure connection of USB devices in remote environment,

Encrypted point-to-point connection via the network, utnserver Control Centre with integrated user interface, E-Mail, SNMP and Bonjour, Regular software updates and technical support worldwide

Contact: Bechtle Direct UK

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