Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Security and Surveillance Signs

These signs have been highly requested by our customers. So, we made some for you to download and print. So, here are 6 signs you can use in your installation for free!

videotaped  You are being videotaped

recordedbyaudio You are being recorded by electronic audio devices

premisesprotected Premises protected by electronic and video security

monitoredbyav Monitored by audio / video security systems

avsurveillance Audio / video surveillance in use

audionpremises Audio recording on premises

Security and Surveillance Signs

Monday, January 18, 2016

Gigastrand 2016 Calendar

Gigastrand is celebrating 10 years of Linux advocacy this year and one of the ways we are doing that is by bringing back our annual wall calendar.

This calendar has been released every year up until a few years ago and was free to anyone who wanted to download and print it off. Every year had a slightly different theme but for the most part, it is just a nice, basic calendar.


It is designed to be printed on legal size paper, but can be printed on letter size by checking the box “Shrink to fit” when you print it out.

Gigastrand 2016 Calendar

Monday, January 11, 2016

Development begins on Gigastrand OS Video Surveillance

Gigastrand has begun development of a Linux based video surveillance using the Gigastrand OS as the base operating system. Gigastrand currently sells Windows based hybrid video solutions however, a Gigastrand OS solution has been intended since development began back in 2012. Gigastrand OS has been developed from the start with the intention of a video surveillance solution in mind.

Surveillance Video Recorders on the Gigastrand platform are projected to cost 25% – 50% less than the current systems. This is made possible, in part, due to the lower licensing costs associated with the Gigastrand OS.

The developers have already successfully tested 3 potential video security software solutions to pair with the Gigastrand OS. All have varying capabilities and interfaces but they all function properly in Gigastrand OS. Stability and feature testing will begin soon.

Testing will continue through January with a product release sometime in late February. A special video surveillance edition of the Gigastrand OS will be made available to purchase separately and will be pre-installed on Gigastrand Security systems.

Gigastrand Security

Gigastrand OS

Development begins on Gigastrand OS Video Surveillance

Monday, January 4, 2016

Gigastrand OS Makes Its Local Television Debut

A little bit of earned media can go a long way and this is exactly what we are talking about – a teeny bit of television news media. About 3 seconds to be exact at 1:10 and 1:15 – but we’ll take it.


Gigastrand was called in to help a local startup – Escape 605 – with audio/video technology and displays for escape rooms. Gigastrand OS machines were used to run the displays and a Gigastrand Security DVR runs the audio and video feeds.

KELO TV did a story on Escape 605 and showed how some of the equipment worked. Briefly, the Gigastrand equipment was shown – including a shot of Gigastrand OS.

Because there was no blueprint, Gigastrand was able to design all of the systems from scratch. Using the Gigastrand OS was a natural fit for this application as it had all of the elements needed to run the room built-in.

The one problem we have is not everything can be run from Gigastrand OS. The DVR and Control PCs need to be Windows PCs (for now). Gigastrand is working on a port for the software.

Gigastrand is also working on some of the imagineering behind the rooms.

Gigastrand OS Makes Its Local Television Debut