Cloud and cyber security in critical energy applications – Digitalization and IoT is a clear trend within power plants and substations, just as it is in industrial automation. The Smart Grid is certainly a driving factor, but there are also other reasons for this change. Operators often find that only having data available in the control room is insufficient. Instead, they want to monitor transformers remotely, implement new maintenance concepts from anywhere, optimize utilization and commissioning, or retrieve environmental data online.
TRENDnet has announced the introduction of TRENDnet Hive, an advanced network cloud manager designed to save users on cost and time by simplifying and centralizing network management and monitoring. Hassle-free remote access and management is made possible with TRENDnet’s reliable cloud service (and free mobile companion app coming out near the end of the year); no personal cloud or server is required.
Inseego introduced its Wavemaker PRO 2000e industrial gateway. Combining high-performance 5G with the most advanced 4G LTE capabilities, this solution delivers best-in-class throughput and reliability for industrial IoT and enterprise networks. With enterprise-grade hardware features, cloud-based remote device management and advanced security capabilities, the S2000e is designed to ensure 24/7 business continuity and safeguard critical connections.
Vector Flow announces that their Security Operations Center (SOC) Automation Suite is proven to reduce false and nuisance alarms by over 80% in real-world applications. This enormous reduction in false alarms not only dramatically improves SOC efficiency and productivity, it lets SOC operators focus on real alarms and provide improved services. Juniper Networks, deployed the SOC Automation Suite and noticed a significant drop in false alarms within the first 24 hours.
Hanwha Techwin announced that We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, has selected Hanwha cameras for its new state-of-the-art video surveillance system. First established as a bingo-hall style building by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in the early 1990s, the facility received approval to be revamped into a fully-fledged gaming facility in 2017. To ensure the safety of staff and visitors, this also included a new video surveillance system.
Long John Silver’s has chosen Interface Security Systems to enhance network connectivity across 430 of its restaurants. To build this “network of the future,” Long John Silver’s implemented Interface’s fully managed, restaurant-in-a-box solution that includes prefabricated network equipment ready for SD-WAN expansion, wireless WAN backup and VoIP connectivity. In order to continue offering consistent and satisfactory customer service, the IT team at Long John Silver’s needed a reliable, high-speed network for their restaurants.
As vaccination rates for COVID-19 continue to rise, the global business community is advancing the conversation about returning to work. Employees that were housed in large private and multi-tenant office spaces in major urban and suburban centers are being presented an array of options, many of which include a part-time return to an office environment that prioritizes spaces for collaboration over desks at which individual employees sit and work.
ISONAS announced that the ISONAS Pure IP access control solution has been deployed at a school district in the southwest suburb of Chicago. With six buildings within the district, they wanted to be able to manage access at all buildings on one unified platform. The school district had three main priorities for the upgrade, which included controlling the flow of traffic during after-hour events, eliminating the need for keys to manually lock and unlock doors, and to finally have the ability to utilize remote access.
PSA announced the addition of NETGEAR to its network. NETGEAR will offer PSA a uniquely comprehensive portfolio of highly flexible and scalable network switches that fit every business’ needs. NETGEAR will additionally offer routers, extenders, wireless airbridges and WIFI range extenders to the PSA Network. NETGEAR provides end-to-end networking solutions serving the needs of both consumers and small to medium businesses delivering networking, storage and security solutions.
Oncam announced the release of updated firmware that transforms the already powerful and compact C-Series cameras into some of the most advanced and flexible cameras of their kind on the market. With the addition of Multi-Mode, users can choose from five different views and stream up to four of them simultaneously. Multi-Mode adds the flexibility, versatility and ultimately expands the use cases possible with 360-video technology.
SKIDATA announced a new technology integration partnership with Openpath. Through this partnership, Openpath’s groundbreaking touchless and mobile access control technology will be integrated into SKIDATA’s parking access and revenue control equipment to permit drivers to enter and exit SKIDATA-equipped parking facilities, using their Openpath credentials.
Assets of the City of Madison, Wisconsin, are protected by a team of security and technology experts whose responsibility includes everything from assigning rights to software use to protecting taxpayer data to securing buildings and people, and more. City of Madison has a rich mix of new and older buildings. Some of the city’s oldest buildings are 50-60 years old and of complex construction.
Altronix is now supporting dealers with a new cost-effective tool kit for deploying fiber. Developed in conjunction with Slayton Solutions, the industry leader in fiber optic training certification, the new Altronix Fiber Termination Kit includes the comprehensive tools required to facilitate fiber optic termination and testing. Designed to assist in the deployment of fiber solutions such as Altronix’s NetWay Spectrum series, the Altronix FTK100 Fiber Termination Kit includes all hardware, connectors and tools necessary for cable preparation.
Throughout the years, Dahua Technology has been a frontrunner in the HD-over-Coax development in terms of resolution, intelligence and usability. To further meet diverse customer demands, Dahua has launched the latest upgrade of its High Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI) series –the HDCVI 6.0 PLUS. As part of Dahua’s core products for 2021, the HDCVI 6.0 PLUS addresses existing monitoring challenges in the industry that will surely benefit both installers and end users.
TRENDnet is debuting one of the world’s first 2.5G unmanaged network switches. Expanding its existing portfolio of multi-gigabit networking solutions, TRENDnet’s budget-friendly 2.5G unmanaged switches launch with two models. The 8-Port Unmanaged 2.5G Switch and the 5-Port Unmanaged 2.5G Switch are the latest additions to TRENDnet’s Multi-Gigabit Networking Solutions family. Both switches include 2.5GBASE-T RJ-45 ports, which allow users to achieve up to 2.5Gbps over existing Cat5e (or better) cabling.
Everynet BV has recently partnered with Actility, global leader in IoT connectivity, to provide seamless network integration between Everynet’s carrier-grade national networks and Actility’s IoT platforms around the world. The collaboration aims at broadening accessibility to LoRaWAN coverage for current and future clients of both companies. Everynet provides low-cost neutral-host LoRaWAN national networks and current coverage is available, among others, in Brazil, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, Italy, United Kingdom and Spain.
Today marks the launch of the Zenotta Digital System (ZDS), and with it, a step into a future where data is re-invented. The problems of data privacy, digital content ownership, creative freedom and trust are solved with the development of the first Peer-to-Peer Electronic Trade System. With the ZDS, digital content becomes a means of exchange, and files become programmable assets that can be truly owned, with identity, rights, intelligence and privacy embedded at the data level.
Fiber SenSys recently announced the release of the Fiber Defender FD7104, a smarter high-performance sensor that is easier and quicker to install. With FSI’s 30 years of leadership in fiber-optic sensors, the FD7104 utilizes an advanced algorithm that incorporates a new intuitive embedded web interface. This new browser-accessible interface eliminates the need for additional software and allows local or networked access to the unit. The sensor’s firmware is field-upgradeable and automatically updates the embedded manuals.
DITEK Networks is announcing the launch of a new line of Gigabit PoE+ network switches designed for industrial applications. The products in this new line, which includes both 4-port and 8-port models, are built with a rugged metal case and feature a fanless design that delivers a high PoE power budget. A welcome addition to the three other series of DITEK Networks PoE switches, this new line gives IT professionals and security integrators a new choice for cost-efficient, easy-to-install powered networks.
With the new MOBOTIX S74 video system, Konica Minolta is significantly expanding the usage options for Intelligent Video Solutions delivered using its MOBOTIX 7 platform. The new model is a high-performance IoT camera featuring up to four different types of sensors (two visual, one thermal, and one movement/sound), which allows for more flexibility than any other MOBOTIX video system. Exceptionally discreet thanks to its concealed camera housing, the S74 can also access camera apps that have already been integrated, for almost indefinite expansion.