When deploying managed PoE switches in an industrial network, upgrading firmware is an inevitable action to enhance switch performance. However, upgrading typically requires devices powered by the switch’s PoE to be shutdown for up to 15 minutes or more. As a result, data from these Powered Devices (PDs) that businesses rely upon to make informed decisions cannot be captured. PoE-powered PDs at risk include IP cameras, sensors, PLCs, VoIP phones, PoE lighting, and non-PoE switches.
Antaira Technologies recently partnered with a Utah-based airspace security and defense company to help implement a digital 3D protective shield to counter illegal entry by drones into a restricted airfield. Because connectivity was critical to the system’s responsiveness, Antaira LMX-1202G-SFP-T Gigabit-managed Ethernet switches were deployed inside multiple tall pillars surrounding the protected airspace. The switches link together dozens of IP video surveillance cameras, computers, and drone detection radar systems to the airport’s central control station.
License plate recognition (LPR) makes it possible to detect, read, and store the image of a vehicle’s license plate. Such technology has numerous applications—it can facilitate traffic control and electronic toll collections, improve security in private sector industries such as hospitals or museums, and serve as a crime deterrent. To accomplish these many useful tasks, LPR relies heavily on the use of highly innovative and advanced cameras.
Antaira Technologies announced that it will be attending the International Security Conference & Exposition –also known as ISC West– taking place March 22-25, 2022 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. Exhibiting in ISC West booth #32087, Antaira will share its expanded portfolio of network switches, wireless devices, media converters, and serial communication devices, all designed to help security integrators enhance the power, reliability and scalability of their operations with leading-edge connectivity.