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.
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.
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 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 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.
RADWIN announced that service provider Bioniq in Middleburg, South Africa, has deployed its RADWIN JET AIR Beam-forming Point-to-Multipoint solutions in 5GHz to deliver high-speed broadband to its residential and business customers.
There are close to 126 million households in the US, out of which 106 million have some form of broadband. FCC reports have found that about three-quarters of the country’s developed census blocks lack any high-speed broadband choice. Moreover, only a very small fraction of those households has access to 21th century broadband above 100 Mbps which is required to empower users with the emerging applications in the connected home including 4K and 8K televisions, virtual reality, IoT, and the proliferation of user devices. In other words, homes are rapidly becoming high density wireless environments which require way beyond 25 Mbps connectivity.
Monkeybrains, an innovative San Francisco based wireless service provider, serves over 5000 locations, with 25 new locations coming online every week. They are focused on bringing affordable, hassle-free, month-to-month internet service to the residents and businesses of San Francisco. Monkeybrains is unique in its ability to install quickly, with minimal wait time from lead to install. Monkeybrains adopted Siklu’s MultiHaul™, a multi-gigabit point-to-multipoint system over 60GHz, unlicensed millimeter wave spectrum, to upgrade small multi-tenant dwelling units (MDUs) to gigabit connectivity.
DITEK’s Outdoor Surge Protector for Ethernet Cabling provides a highly effective and cost-efficient solution to protect surveillance and security devices and systems. Featured this week at ASIS 2017 (booth #701), the hardened unit (model DTK-MRJPOEX) features a NEMA 4X rated enclosure with weatherproof connectors for installation in harsh or outdoor environments.
Altronix is showcasing the latest additions to the company’s innovative Fiber Solutions here at ASIS 2017 (booth #2823). NetWay Spectrum Series hardened PoE switches and Ethernet-to-fiber media converters accommodate single or multi-mode fiber, as well as composite cable, which combine fiber with copper to simultaneously deliver low-voltage power and data at distances beyond a mile.