WatchGuard Technologies announced version 12.3 of its Fireware® operating system for its Firebox Unified Security Platform™ appliances. Key to this update are added dynamic path selection capabilities that allow organizations to optimize WAN resources across complex, distributed networks while securing branch locations with a UTM platform focused on defense in depth. Businesses and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can utilize this new SD-WAN functionality to seamlessly upgrade site-based security.
TRENDnet® is eager to announce the launch of two new long-range gigabit PoE+ switches, allowing users to network PoE devices for up to double the distance of the current standard. TRENDnet’s 5-Port Gigabit Long Range PoE+ Switch (TPE-LG50) and the 8-Port Gigabit Long Range PoE+ Switch (TPE-LG80) each feature a DIP switch to extend the PoE+ signal up to 656 ft. at up to 10Mbps. The new long-range PoE+ switches are ideal for use in access point, VoIP phone, and IP camera applications.
To reduce service calls and deliver additional benefits for clients, Luxul announced Self-Healing capability for select managed network switches. Available via a free upgrade to firmware version 4.1.1 or greater, the new functionality empowers integrators with two advanced features: Auto-Recovery and Power Scheduling. With Auto-Recovery, devices connected to these switches by PoE no longer need to be manually rebooted when they fall offline or become unresponsive; the configuration in the switch triggers PoE-connected devices to reboot automatically.
While 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) receives a new round of attention from the community – carriers, vendors, and analysts, the issues it will need to resolve are much older. Prior to 5G, fixed wireless has undergone at least two previous instantiations neither of which were ultimately successful. The 1st boom of innovative, largely OFDM-based startup ventures in 2000 all focused on the total cost of ownership and tried to develop complete systems solving product cost plus labor plus OA&M with technology alone.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and BCDVideo announced they are working together to address the growing demand of businesses to enhance public security and safety via video surveillance and networking. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and BCDVideo develop technical and sales alliance to address evolving video surveillance market. Demand for video surveillance and connected safety in hospitality, casino, arena, cities, and healthcare environments drive increase in technology requirements.
LifeSafety Power™ brings critical resiliency, redundancy and networking capabilities with the release of Helix Armour™. Designed for seamless failover protection with automatic backup switchover of AC or DC circuitry to reduce the risk of system downtime or outage, Helix Armour sets a bold new standard in reliability and network power management for mission critical physical security and life safety applications.
Alamosa, Colorado is a small town in the southern part of the state, and residents are no stranger to wildfires. As fires rage, often times they sever or destroy wireline communications infrastructure. This disruption impacts both near term rescue and fire efforts and it can be weeks or months before service is restored. Residents and business are also impacted often suffering Internet outages and finding themselves as a low priority for remediation.
Altronix showcased the new eBridge1600F 16-port EoC receiver with integral PoE switch at GSX 2018. Altronix eBridge1600F is an all-in-one, head-end solution for upgrading coax to IP that combines a PoE+ switch and EoC Receiver into a single integrated unit. It features 16 Ethernet ports rated at 100Mbps (full duplex up to 300m without repeaters) with 30W full power per port (500W total power), one 1Gb SFP (fiber port), and two 1Gb Ethernet uplinks.
Altronix has enhanced its industry-leading line of NetWay™ Midspans with the introduction of two high-powered additions here at GSX 2018. The NetWay8GP 8-port Midspan provides up to 60W power per port to power PoE/PoE+/Hi-PoE devices (480W total), and the NetWay16G 16-port Midspan up to 30W power per port for PoE/PoE+ devices (480W total). The NetWay8G and NetWay16G both feature: a 1U rack enclosure; 10/100/1000 Mbps data rates at distances up to 100m; an integral battery charger; and embedded Altronix LINQ™ Technology.
DITEK is displaying their newly improved DTK-RMNETS series of modular network protection products here at GSX 2018. Designed with state-of-the-art circuitry, the DTK-RMNETS lineup provides superior rack-mounted surge protection for up to 24 shielded Ethernet and PoE connections in a compact 1RU mount – ideal for installations where multiple Ethernet cabling feeds require surge protection before entering network switches.