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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.

Providing 21th Century Broadband With Fixed Wireless Gigabit

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 Upgrades Buildings To Gigabit Connections With Siklu’s Multihaul

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.