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Will network requirements help you build your business or put you out of business?
Will network requirements help you build your business or put you out of business?

Once upon a time, providers had end-to-end control when deploying a physical security platform, which is not the case anymore when we consider the modernisation to IP. When considering the move to IP physical security, the provider needs to ensure the customer has a robust PoE backbone to connect the IP security device back to the application. Network readiness requirements have complicated IP security deployments, making it challenging for current providers while opening the door to new competitors. Competition is increasing Network providers see the move to IP as an opportunity to expand their wallet share. As the trusted advisors to IT teams, network providers leverage their position to win over the physical security business. As the time, cost, and complexity increases to move a customer to IP; providers need to expand their offering, considering the decline in endpoint revenue margins (the "race to the bottom"). Unfortunately, PoE networks are becoming increasingly complex as IoT endpoints are continually introduced to the network. Before the IP/IoT deployment can occur, the network provider (now your competition as well) will have the opportunity to edge you out and offer an IP/IoT solution with the network. The traditional approach is outdated They have standardised this cookie-cutter solution that may work for some, but not for all While we accept that we are collectively relying on our networks to support an increasing number of devices and applications, many have not considered the local area network's evolution. Organisations no longer only connect data terminals and printers to the network - they connect all manner of intelligent devices, including Wi-Fi access points, cameras, phones, access control, lighting, intercoms, and more. Many traditionalists will recommend the rip-and-replace of existing infrastructure while layering all IoT devices on the same network. They have standardised this cookie-cutter solution that may work for some, but not for all. What if there was a better way? Create the best outcome for you and your customer Let's start by thinking about the customer's desired outcome. The customer wants new capabilities within an acceptable ROI. Given the complications surrounding COVID-19, these organisations may require solutions very quickly to operate safely and within governmental guidelines. However, these organisations first need to establish a LAN framework without high costs, disruption to business, or complexity. They do not want to compromise network security or their business. They do not want network requirements to account for the majority of their budget as there is no ROI in infrastructure. The infrastructure supports the ROI gained from the devices and applications it enables. How do we provide a network solution that addresses both the customer and the provider's needs? Customers need a network that: Eliminates competitive pressures, giving providers end-to-end control over the network and the entire digital transformation experience. Shorten sales and deployment cycles to simplify network readiness and reduce the budget allocation towards infrastructure. Focus on device and application implementation and adoption to improve the customer's ROI. Build a physically separate PoE backbone for IP/IoT applications to maximise network security and performance while simplifying ongoing management. Eliminate the dependency on other providers. Advice from Albert Einstein We cannot solve a problem using the same kind of thinking we used when we created it" To help achieve these outcomes, I encourage you to accept some advice from Albert Einstein. Einstein once said, "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." Sometimes we are unwilling to accept new ideas because of preconceived notions about how things "ought to be done." We must embrace innovation and challenge our best practices that are based on past education. Einstein also said, "We cannot solve a problem using the same kind of thinking we used when we created it." Sometimes we must challenge ourselves to think differently by using innovations to create better outcomes for our businesses and customers. Consider this for a second: are you focused on the problem rather than finding a unique alternative solution? Einstein defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Your customers are all unique with different digital transformation challenges and objectives. The cookie-cutter, rip-and-replace method has not worked for all. If it did, every organization would have all the IP and IoT solutions they need. It's time to consider a fresh new approach that may challenge your education. Don't let our education get in the way of your learning! Looking to innovation and modern solutions The idea of The Modern LAN, introduced by Frost & Sullivan, aims to present a paradigm shift in LAN design for IP and the IoT. The whitepaper, available for free using the link above, offers an enhancement to traditional LAN design to address IP and IoT devices' specific needs. Today, we connect more than just data terminals, and we must design our networks accordingly. Instead of starting with the network, Modern LAN design suggests starting with the endpoint requirements and building a network to address these considerations. One of the foundations of Modern LAN design is to consider all networking innovations available. NVT Phybridge PoE innovations allow you to leverage different cable types, including coax, single-pair UTP, and multi-pair UTP cabling, to enable IoT devices at much greater distances than traditional switches. Aligned with Modern LAN design, you can transform the existing network into a robust and secure PoE backbone instead of removing and replacing the reliable infrastructure. PoE switch solutions PoE switch solutions leverage different core technology that vary in capability and effectiveness I know what you may be thinking: Am I compromising on network performance by leveraging these innovations? The answer is: it depends on the technology. PoE switch solutions leverage different core technology (Homeplug, VDSL, ADSL, Ethernet, etc.) that vary in capability and effectiveness. For more than 15 years, NVT Phybridge has been a global pioneer in long-reach PoE technology. We were the first company to develop a switch that delivered Ethernet and PoE over a single pair of UTP wire with up to 1,200ft (365m) reach, which is four times the reach of standard switches. We have spent the last 15 years surprising the industry with our capabilities and satisfying customers with our technology. Performance is paramount We understand that innovation is met with scrutiny and skepticism. We also know that some companies make claims that they cannot back up, which can sometimes shed a negative light on an entire industry or product category. However, our enterprise-grade networking solutions have helped thousands of customers modernise to the next generation of intelligent devices without high costs, complexity, or disruption to their business. For example, our CLEER24 switch is a 24-port Ethernet over Coax innovation that delivers Ethernet and PoE+ over a single coax cable with up to 6,000ft (1,830m) reach, which is 18-times the reach of a standard switch.  Transform network readiness requirements into an opportunity to grow your business! Be a thought leader, leverage Modern LAN design, and introduce NVT Phybridge PoE innovations to your customers. It's time to change the conversation around LAN design and improve the outcome for you and your customers.

Will network requirements help you build your business or put you out of business?
Will network requirements help you build your business or put you out of business?

Once upon a time, providers had end-to-end control when deploying a physical security platform, which is not the case anymore when we consider the modernisation to IP. When considering the move to IP physical security, the provider needs to ensure the customer has a robust PoE backbone to connect the IP security device back to the application. Network readiness requirements have complicated IP security deployments, making it challenging for current providers while opening the door to new competitors. Competition is increasing Network providers see the move to IP as an opportunity to expand their wallet share. As the trusted advisors to IT teams, network providers leverage their position to win over the physical security business. As the time, cost, and complexity increases to move a customer to IP; providers need to expand their offering, considering the decline in endpoint revenue margins (the "race to the bottom"). Unfortunately, PoE networks are becoming increasingly complex as IoT endpoints are continually introduced to the network. Before the IP/IoT deployment can occur, the network provider (now your competition as well) will have the opportunity to edge you out and offer an IP/IoT solution with the network. The traditional approach is outdated They have standardised this cookie-cutter solution that may work for some, but not for all While we accept that we are collectively relying on our networks to support an increasing number of devices and applications, many have not considered the local area network's evolution. Organisations no longer only connect data terminals and printers to the network - they connect all manner of intelligent devices, including Wi-Fi access points, cameras, phones, access control, lighting, intercoms, and more. Many traditionalists will recommend the rip-and-replace of existing infrastructure while layering all IoT devices on the same network. They have standardised this cookie-cutter solution that may work for some, but not for all. What if there was a better way? Create the best outcome for you and your customer Let's start by thinking about the customer's desired outcome. The customer wants new capabilities within an acceptable ROI. Given the complications surrounding COVID-19, these organisations may require solutions very quickly to operate safely and within governmental guidelines. However, these organisations first need to establish a LAN framework without high costs, disruption to business, or complexity. They do not want to compromise network security or their business. They do not want network requirements to account for the majority of their budget as there is no ROI in infrastructure. The infrastructure supports the ROI gained from the devices and applications it enables. How do we provide a network solution that addresses both the customer and the provider's needs? Customers need a network that: Eliminates competitive pressures, giving providers end-to-end control over the network and the entire digital transformation experience. Shorten sales and deployment cycles to simplify network readiness and reduce the budget allocation towards infrastructure. Focus on device and application implementation and adoption to improve the customer's ROI. Build a physically separate PoE backbone for IP/IoT applications to maximise network security and performance while simplifying ongoing management. Eliminate the dependency on other providers. Advice from Albert Einstein We cannot solve a problem using the same kind of thinking we used when we created it" To help achieve these outcomes, I encourage you to accept some advice from Albert Einstein. Einstein once said, "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." Sometimes we are unwilling to accept new ideas because of preconceived notions about how things "ought to be done." We must embrace innovation and challenge our best practices that are based on past education. Einstein also said, "We cannot solve a problem using the same kind of thinking we used when we created it." Sometimes we must challenge ourselves to think differently by using innovations to create better outcomes for our businesses and customers. Consider this for a second: are you focused on the problem rather than finding a unique alternative solution? Einstein defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Your customers are all unique with different digital transformation challenges and objectives. The cookie-cutter, rip-and-replace method has not worked for all. If it did, every organization would have all the IP and IoT solutions they need. It's time to consider a fresh new approach that may challenge your education. Don't let our education get in the way of your learning! Looking to innovation and modern solutions The idea of The Modern LAN, introduced by Frost & Sullivan, aims to present a paradigm shift in LAN design for IP and the IoT. The whitepaper, available for free using the link above, offers an enhancement to traditional LAN design to address IP and IoT devices' specific needs. Today, we connect more than just data terminals, and we must design our networks accordingly. Instead of starting with the network, Modern LAN design suggests starting with the endpoint requirements and building a network to address these considerations. One of the foundations of Modern LAN design is to consider all networking innovations available. NVT Phybridge PoE innovations allow you to leverage different cable types, including coax, single-pair UTP, and multi-pair UTP cabling, to enable IoT devices at much greater distances than traditional switches. Aligned with Modern LAN design, you can transform the existing network into a robust and secure PoE backbone instead of removing and replacing the reliable infrastructure. PoE switch solutions PoE switch solutions leverage different core technology that vary in capability and effectiveness I know what you may be thinking: Am I compromising on network performance by leveraging these innovations? The answer is: it depends on the technology. PoE switch solutions leverage different core technology (Homeplug, VDSL, ADSL, Ethernet, etc.) that vary in capability and effectiveness. For more than 15 years, NVT Phybridge has been a global pioneer in long-reach PoE technology. We were the first company to develop a switch that delivered Ethernet and PoE over a single pair of UTP wire with up to 1,200ft (365m) reach, which is four times the reach of standard switches. We have spent the last 15 years surprising the industry with our capabilities and satisfying customers with our technology. Performance is paramount We understand that innovation is met with scrutiny and skepticism. We also know that some companies make claims that they cannot back up, which can sometimes shed a negative light on an entire industry or product category. However, our enterprise-grade networking solutions have helped thousands of customers modernise to the next generation of intelligent devices without high costs, complexity, or disruption to their business. For example, our CLEER24 switch is a 24-port Ethernet over Coax innovation that delivers Ethernet and PoE+ over a single coax cable with up to 6,000ft (1,830m) reach, which is 18-times the reach of a standard switch.  Transform network readiness requirements into an opportunity to grow your business! Be a thought leader, leverage Modern LAN design, and introduce NVT Phybridge PoE innovations to your customers. It's time to change the conversation around LAN design and improve the outcome for you and your customers.

Surge protection for security installations: 2017 saw increased investment
Surge protection for security installations: 2017 saw increased investment

In 2017, DITEK saw how power surges from the many natural disasters that took place damaged many businesses. In a natural disaster, or even everyday business operations, a facility’s entire investment in security, life safety and surveillance systems technology can be disabled or rendered useless in a few seconds. Surge protection solutions can mitigate those risks and protect security investments. Proactive approach to risk mitigation Throughout 2017, we also witnessed a change in how enterprises view surge protection, which included how investments are being made in surge protection to protect valuable security, life safety and surveillance systems, while also reducing downtime, manpower costs, liability vulnerabilities, and possibly compliance issues that can force businesses to actually cease operations. Effective security management is about mitigating risks. But risks cannot be mitigated without a proactive approach. Enterprises and integrators, who take the time to assess risk and to develop a strategy to incorporate effective detection, deter and response criteria to protect physical assets will be successful in 2018. 2018 and beyond That strategy includes designing surge protection into new security systems, while also adding surge protection to existing systems. Enterprises and security integrators who implement a surge protection strategy during security planning processes – or after – will be exercising prevention and mitigation, and they will be successful in 2018 and beyond.  Surge protection devices have an untapped potential for enterprise surveillance and security systems In 2017, Ditek continued to offer security end users a solid surge protection solution. We also successfully educated system integrators, who are seeking value-added products or services to incorporate into their portfolios, on the importance of surge protection devices. Educating security integrators We believe that surge protection devices have an untapped potential for enterprise video surveillance and security systems, because they can and do meet safety and security challenges that have been rarely identified in the past. We are looking forward to 2018, when we will continue to develop new surge protection products – including a new product engineered to protect up to twelve individual fuel dispensers, which is critical to the financial operation of convenience stores. We will also continue to educate security integrators about the importance of including surge protection in the design/build RFP, to not only secure an enterprise’s valuable security equipment, but also to help integrators to differentiate their capabilities and knowledge from the competition.

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Leading the over-coax AI evolution with Dahua HDCVI 6.0 PLUS
Leading the over-coax AI evolution with Dahua HDCVI 6.0 PLUS

Throughout the years, Dahua Technology, a foremost video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, has been a frontrunner in the HD-over-Coax development in terms of resolution, intelligence and usability. To further meet diverse customer demands, Dahua has launched the latest upgrade of its High-Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI) series –the HDCVI 6.0 PLUS. As part of Dahua’s core products for 2021, the HDCVI 6.0 PLUS addresses existing monitoring challenges in the industry that will surely benefit both installers and end-users. Image quality With the popularity of 16:9 widescreen displays in the market nowadays, loss in image quality due to stretching of traditional 4:3 video output has become an emerging issue, especially in surveillance where image clarity and accurate identification of targets are paramount importance. With that said, the Dahua HDCVI 6.0 PLUS has just the right solution for this seemingly common problem. Its Real 5MP is a foremost technology in the HD-over-Coax market that offers a stunning 16:9 aspect ratio to better fit common HD displays. Compared to the previous version’s 5MP@20fps, the Real 5MP technology provides 5MP@25fps output and a large FOV. By presenting precise and vivid images, the Real 5MP technology provides enhanced visual experience and allows accurate recognition and identification of targets in the scene. Super Adapt technology Aside from image distortion, users are also often faced with complex lighting conditions that can adversely affect their monitoring efficiency. The traditional remedy for this issue is for installers to manually adjust the camera settings to ensure image performance, causing additional time and labor costs. This technology can enhance the brightness of dark areas in the monitored scene The Super Adapt technology of the Dahua HDCVI 6.0 PLUS makes this pain point a thing of the past. With its capability to recognise whether the monitored scene is indoor, outdoor, or under wide dynamic range, it can automatically adjust the camera settings (e.g., brightness, color, contrast and white balance) to match the actual scene, eliminating the need for manual configuration just to optimise image performance. It can adapt to complex lighting environments, making it ideal for various application scenarios such as doorways, corridors, halls and even windows. For indoor scenarios, this technology can significantly enhance the brightness of dark areas in the monitored scene, capturing clear and rich details. For outdoor scenarios, the Super Adapt technology can help avoid overexposure in environments with intense lighting conditions, which greatly optimises image quality. Additional features Moreover, the Dahua HDCVI 6.0 PLUS also boasts enhanced AI with its high-performance AI chip and advanced deep-learning algorithm, enabling accurate recognition of humans and vehicles in the monitored scene. One great example of a Dahua product that features enhanced AI is the Cooper-I Series. It is equipped with Smart Motion Detection (SMD) Plus that can accurately recognise people and vehicles, and can effectively filter out false alarms caused by irrelevant objects such as small animals, leaves, rain, light, etc. Together with Dahua HDCVI Three-in-One Camera (TiOC), SMD Plus offers an interlinked siren and spotlight that can be turned on and off simultaneously through its one-click arming/disarming function to effectively deter intruders. It can also perform AI search to locate targets by categories, saving a significant amount of bandwidth through AI coding and providing efficient target search without the need to review the massive amount of video footages. In addition, this series also allows the recording of customised alarm audio based on different scenarios that can be uploaded to the frontend cameras via the DMSS app. New possibilities The Cooper-I series is positioned as an entry-level product line that offers cost-effective and AI-enabled solutions Successfully released in 2021, the Cooper-I series is positioned as an entry-level product line that offers cost-effective and AI-enabled solutions suitable to a wide range of application scenarios, making AI inclusive and available for everyone. The Dahua HDCVI has been bringing fresh ideas and new possibilities to the industry, and will always provide more economical, safer, and more convenient solutions to its customers. Equipped with advanced technologies such as Real 5MP, Super Adapt and enhanced AI, the Dahua HDCVI 6.0 PLUS is foremost the over-coax AI evolution by effectively capturing clear and vivid images and accurately recognising humans and vehicles in a monitored scene, allowing users to focus on what really matters the most. Committed to its mission of “Enabling a safer society and smarter living”, Dahua Technology will continue to focus on “Innovation, Quality and Service” to serve its partners and customers around the world.

Dahua 2020 ESG Report: Business development and social responsibility
Dahua 2020 ESG Report: Business development and social responsibility

Dahua Technology, a video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, recently released its 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance Report. This report describes the actual practice of the company in fulfilling its social responsibilities while achieving its development in 2020. Efficient and transparent governance system In accordance with applicable laws and regulations in the countries where it does business, as well as the requirements of regulatory agencies, Dahua Technology has built a highly efficient corporate governance structure to protect the interests of shareholders and other stakeholders through its management system, and continuously improve its value and management transparency. Adhere to compliant integrity operation As a global commercial entity, Dahua Technology has always practiced legal and compliant operations with strict adherence to its Code of Conduct, market discipline, and international rules in order to further enhance its competitiveness in global business expansion and continuously guarantee excellent quality and steady growth of its performance. To ensure this, the company-level Ethical Compliance Management Organisation was updated during the reporting period. ESG management Dahua Technology has developed detailed action plans based on the 17 Sustainable Development GOALS set by the UN Dahua Technology is committed to bringing outstanding technical services to every corner of the world and to building a green, eco-friendly, safe, and smart world for everyone. It aims to create greater value for customers and play a greater role in the sustainable development of society by fully integrating sustainability into its overall development strategy. According to its sustainable development strategies, Dahua Technology has developed detailed action plans based on the 17 Sustainable Development GOALS set by United Nations, ensuring that the company’s sustainable management goals are met and fully implemented. Digital intelligence empowerment Dahua Technology actively advocates a responsible company culture, vigorously supports national and local public welfare programs, and constantly encourages employees to carry out charitable activities for the benefit of the public. 2020 was indeed an extremely eventful year. At the beginning of the year during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dahua Technology utilised its social capabilities as an enterprise and immediately donated 10 million RMB (appx. US$ 1.5 million) to help fight the pandemic. In addition, at least 28 donations were made in 17 countries, assisting local communities in their pandemic prevention and control measures. Intensive operation Innovation is a key driving force and core competency in the development of Dahua Technology. By annually investing 10% of its sales revenue in research and innovation, the company secures its leading position in the industry’s technology development and satisfies the ever-changing demands of its customers. Dahua Technology stresses the importance of increased focus on human values in management Dahua Technology has built five research institutes covering advanced technology, big data, central, cyber security, and smart city and has established a national post-doctoral scientific research workstation. As a state-accredited enterprise technology center and national pilot innovative enterprise, Dahua Technology continues to make breakthrough contributions and leads the development in the industry. People orientation Dahua Technology stresses the importance of increased focus on human values in management and continuously puts this perspective into action. Committed to its "customer-centric and striver-oriented" core values, Dahua Technology constantly improves its talent development and training system, as well as the incentive compensation system. At present, Dahua Technology has actively organised a series of activities including "Dahua Health & Wellness Star" and "Happiness Star", promoting a healthy work environment and happy life of employees, and the utmost care for every Dahua striver. In 2020, the company has also received a number of awards including the "Most Influential Employer Award", "Diversified Extraordinary Employer", "Most Popular Employer Award", etc. Envision By detailing the company's efforts in corporate governance, integrity management, the protection of shareholders' rights and interests, technological innovation, environmental protection, and public service activities, the Dahua ESG report is intended to strengthen the communication and connection between stakeholders and the company, which greatly reflects Dahua Technology’s dedication to its mission of "Enabling a safer society and smarter living".

Dahua releases a new update to their Intelligent Video Surveillance Server to provide accurate AI functions
Dahua releases a new update to their Intelligent Video Surveillance Server to provide accurate AI functions

As the saying goes, ‘There is always room for improvement.’ This year, Dahua Technology, a video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, is once again utilising this ‘room’ by releasing the new upgrade of its intelligent server– the Dahua IVSS. The Dahua Intelligent Video Surveillance Server, or simply IVSS, is positioned as a multiple intelligent algorithm server. With its strong computing power and flexibility, it offers multiple algorithm integration as well as innovative, efficient, and accurate AI functions. Detection accuracy rate The Dahua IVSS is equipped with general AI functions that benefit users with optimised monitoring capabilities. Aside from its face recognition’s blocklist alarm, VIP recognition, and stranger alarm, this series now features high frequency alarm –a newly added function that can recognise the frequency of targets in the monitored scene. Dahua IVSS devices also support IVS based on the target type (human and vehicle), which filters out irrelevant targets such as leaves, animals, lights, etc. With its upgraded algorithm, it provides a higher detection accuracy rate and supports new functions such as loitering detection, parking detection, and crowd gathering estimation. What’s more, the video metadata function of this equipment supports a number of attributes for the human face, human body, motor vehicle, and non-motor vehicle. Traditional intelligent algorithms The Dahua IVSS can also extract metadata from normal video recordings stored in XVR or NVR devices Besides its typical metadata search function, the Dahua IVSS can also extract metadata from normal video recordings stored in XVR or NVR devices, and subsequently, run AI search to quickly locate targets. Moreover, this upgraded series now offers video metadata Linkage that can trigger the alarm when the target’s metadata does not meet the preset conditions/rules. For example, if wearing a face mask is set, as a rule, the alarm will be triggered when someone who is not wearing a face mask has been detected. Based on the metadata, the Dahua IVSS can also perform backend ANPR, which is a significant upgrade from the frontend ANPR usually done by cameras. In addition to basic AI, industrial AI functions are also featured in Dahua IVSS devices. It includes smart video compression that provides higher computing accuracy and can distinguish specific targets in the scene compared to traditional intelligent algorithms. Detecting parking spaces With a compression ratio of 78%-99%, this AI function significantly reduces bandwidth by up to 99% and relatively lessens upgrading costs. This series can also detect helmet wearing in a site through its helmet detection function, boasting an accuracy rate of over 95%. Its outdoor parking space detection function provides over 94% accuracy rate in detecting available parking spaces in an outdoor scenario. Other industrial AI functions include fire detection, smoking detection, uniform detection, garbage overflow detection, and animal detection. Aside from Dahua’s own algorithm, it can also run third-party algorithm through the Dahua Open Platform (DHOP), solving more pain points of customers. Scalable computing capability The strong and scalable computing capability of the upgraded Dahua IVSS can utilise up to 16 AI chips Moreover, the strong and scalable computing capability of the upgraded Dahua IVSS can utilise up to 16 AI chips. For storage and data security, this series allows access to up to 256 channels, provides up to 768Mbps storage bandwidth, and supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10. Its decoding capacity is up to 24ch@1080P. It offers max. 36 splits in one window, allows up to 4 HDMI output per device with different sources and supports mouse roaming between different scenes. Furthermore, the Dahua IVSS allows seamless AI upgrading of old systems, and is compliant with ONVIF/RTSP, making it compatible with third-party cameras. By providing AI computing to VMS through SDK, it also supports integration with third-party VMS. Innovating intelligent products The biggest room in the world is indeed the room for improvement. Thus, for many years, Dahua Technology has been continuously developing, improving, and innovating intelligent products like the Dahua IVSS. In addition to its AI functions, the upgraded Dahua IVSS series also combines video management features with traditional video storage functions in one device, providing robust computing, superior storage, rich applications, and strong decoding capabilities. With its mission of ‘Enabling a safer society and smarter living’, Dahua Technology will continue to focus on ‘Innovation, Quality, and Service’ to serve its partners and customers around the world.