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Zero Touch Network Provisioning Lessens Installation Time And Expense

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.

Designing A Resilient Network For Surveillance Applications

A quick overview of any Video Management System (VMS) platform will reveal a myriad of options to provide sustained operational status. Primary and secondary databases, redundant and co-located recording platforms, and critical service fail-over. The evolution of VMS platforms lend themselves to sustaining critical operations and in some cases delivering five-nines of availability for live and archived video.

A Primer: Network Segmentation For Video Surveillance

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.

A Systematic Approach For Troubleshooting Degraded Video In Surveillance

When it comes to networking, real-time applications like video conferencing and streaming video can present monumental challenges to the typical network infrastructure. Underlying network issues can have a devastating effect on the performance of a video management system (VMS). But how do you know if it’s the VMS, the camera(s) or if it’s the network? Network related issues often mask themselves as IP-camera, VMS, or archiving problems. This article will look at a systematic approach for determining root cause issues related to degraded video quality.

White Box Network Switching Solutions For Video Surveillance Industry

The concept of white box is nothing new to the IT industry. In the beginning, there were a handful of manufactures who dominated the server, workstation, and laptop market. Well-known brands like IBM, Hewlett Packard, and Compaq were a mainstay throughout corporate IT. As the industry started to shift, generic —or white box— servers began to emerge. Companies like Supermicro and ABMX offer price competitive solutions over traditional branded products. Large companies like Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, and LinkedIn have all made the shift to white box servers.

City of Wichita Deploys Siklu’s MultiHaul To Support New Security Network

Siklu announced that its MultiHaul™ auto-aligned radios, were selected by the City of Wichita to provide the wireless connectivity for 72 fixed bullet, dome and PTZ cameras from Axis Communication which make up the surveillance network deployed in the city’s Old Town district.

TRENDnet Expands Web Smart PoE+ Switch Line

TRENDnet continues to expand its Web Smart PoE+ Switch line, adding two new gigabit PoE switches. Now available are the 28-Port Gigabit Web Smart PoE+ Switch, model TPE-5028WS, and the 52-Port Gigabit Web Smart PoE+ Switch, model TPE-5048WS. TRENDnet Web Smart PoE+ Switches are designed to provide easy deployment and flexible network integration. Advanced traffic management controls, troubleshooting, and SNMP monitoring make these switches powerful solutions for any SMB network.

Altronix’s New Power Supply Charger Solves Common Access Control Installation Challenge

Altronix unit is designed to provide installers with the versatility of deploying access control devices with different voltages using a single power source. In addition to saving valuable space, the OLS120D2X provides substantial reductions in labor and equipment costs by eliminating the need to install additional power supplies.