The physical security world is constantly evolving. The migration from analog to digital triggered significant changes in both the market and required skill set to support these newer technologies. As we usher in the new year, additional changes are on the horizon. While virtualization is not a new concept, hyperconverged infrastructure is becoming more and more prevalent in the security market. This primer will focus on the benefits associated with virtualization and how it applies to hyperconverged infrastructure in the security industry.
ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, announced they have appointed Darren Giacomini, Director of Advanced Systems Architecture at BCDVideo, to their Global Customer Advisory Board. Darren has over 16-years of networking experience. His latest project includes Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) technology offered on the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® family of products, the joint offer creates a highly available network that exceeds speed and management requirements to support the massive data transfer and file volume of a surveillance system, as well as engineering networking solutions.
BCDVideo announced an exclusive technology and engineering partnership enabling BCDVideo to deliver turnkey hyperconverged solutions based on Scale Computing’s HC3™ software to BCDVideo’s global network of security integrators and OEM customers. There is a clear gap in the market for a simple, deployable hyperconverged video solution, BCDVideo and Scale spent the last year co-developing and certifying a platform which fits seamlessly into the BCDVideo product philosophy of lessening the Total Cost of Ownership, and meets the security integrators needs for performance, scalability and simplicity, all in a single platform.
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.
BCDVideo announces the addition of their new Pro-Lite Server Switch Bundles featuring Zero Touch Provisioning. Designed to reduce errors and labor expenses the configuration will provision cameras in your network automatically, with minimal manual intervention. Each bundle can accommodate up to 7, 16 or 24 cameras providing security integrators with a simplified and affordable solution for small to mid-size video surveillance projects.
BCDVideo announces the hiring of a 15-year security industry veteran Maureen Carlo. In her position of Business Development Manager, Maureen will be responsible for driving BCDVideo’s technology message and product platform to national and local security integrators, as well as Architectural & Engineering (A&E) firms throughout the Eastern United States. Maureen has a diverse industry background, including technology consultation, content development, system integrator, product portfolio manager, and marketing consultant.
Magazine ranked BCDVideo on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The Inc. 5000 list is ranked according to the percentage of revenue growth over a three-year period. To qualify, companies had to be U.S. based, privately held, for profit and independent. Companies that made the list, on average, have grown sixfold since 2014, whereas the economy only grew 11 percent over that same period. One in four companies have made the list three times.
CRN has named BCDVideo to its 2018 Fast Growth 150 list. The list is CRN’s annual ranking of the North America-based technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants with gross sales of at least $1 million that have experienced significant economic growth over the last two years. The 2018 list is based on an increase of gross revenue between 2015 and 2017. The companies recognized this year represent a remarkable combine total revenue of more than $50 billion.
The process of designing a surveillance system can be a complicated task, full of traps and pitfalls that can leave an integrator frustrated with both performance and overall functionality of the surveillance system. While engineers typically design the VMS platform in a simplified network infrastructure, real-life deployments are anything but simple. Based on the scale, expected growth, and level of availability systems integrators are facing decisions surrounding network segmentation. Creating Virtual Local Area Networks, or VLANs is not a new concept to the industry. For years integrators have been trying to decide when to segment surveillance networks, thus walking a fine line between increased complexity and improved system performance. In this article, we will dispel the myths and discuss a systematic approach to network segmentation.
In Donald Lee Sheppard’s recent book, Dividends of Decency: How Values-Based Leadership will Help Business Flourish, the author muses about how a company’s ethics, decency, and trust by its leaders effect the success of the company and the impact it has in our overall society. Within our own physical security industry, there is a company —and its founder— that also abides by what too many may consider “old fashion” business tactics. Ethics, trust, and confidence are not just words painted on a poster and hung in the corporate lobby for visitors to read at BCDVideo.