As more and more security systems and devices become IP networked, it’s important for installers and end-users to consider how their systems will be protected against the possibility of cyber-attacks. Providing a solution to the concerns around cyber security and hacking, UK CCTV design and manufacturing company 360 Vision Technology has partnered with software control provider Visual Management Systems Ltd to provide security operators with an effective solution to guard against IP surveillance system cyber-attacks. Network security measures Without the right level of network security measures in place, system users can be left vulnerable, resulting in exposure to the type of hacking and malware attacks recently hitting the news headlines. A serious security breach of an IP network can lead to system inoperability and network downtime, and at worst, direct access to corporate networks. To provide IP surveillance system installers and operators with peace of mind, when used together, both 360 Vision Technology cameras and Visual Management System Ltd.’s TITAN SECURE PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) system can exceed 802.1x authentication protocols and encryption to provide the ultimate protection for surveillance networks via the latest patent pending technology. Designed to CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure) standards, this advanced protocol and encryption technology offers a far higher level of hacking protection. Security and IT managers have a lot to gain by implementing the security advantages of an 802.1x authenticated network Advanced cyber-attack protection Ultimately, security and IT managers have a lot to gain by implementing the security advantages of an 802.1x authenticated network. Conversely, they also have a lot to lose, should they ignore the security risks involved. “As part of our ongoing development of products and our deep integration techniques, we looked closely at the vulnerabilities of current camera systems and found that expert hackers could easily take control of standard network cameras, even ones with HTTPS certification,” says John Downie, Sales Director of Visual Management Systems Ltd. “Employing 802.1x authentication at both the camera and control end, using 360 Vision Technology cameras and TITAN SECURE together is the most effective way to fully secure an IP camera network.” “Designed to protect organisations against hacking and ransomware attacks, the latest 360 Vision Technology IP surveillance cameras include advanced 802.1x encryption protection,” says Mark Rees, Business Development Director at 360 Vision. “We pride ourselves on leading the field in the fast-moving global security camera market. Designed and built in the UK, our high-performance camera technology offers customers proven reliability, advanced imaging performance and effective cyber security - for use within any high, or general level camera surveillance application.”
The booth represented a small section of a command and control room with operator console and controls Jay Shields Managing Director at Visual Management Systems Ltd. stated, "Although this was the first experience of the UK Security EXPO for us, I believe that it was a significant opportunity for both the TITAN VISION team and our partners; Matrox, DAS business furniture, Content Wall for the Monitors and mounting systems and 360 Vision Technology". He added, "The booth was designed to represent a small section of a command and control room with operator console and controls, a 92 inch (diagonal) TITAN WALL video display and of course all running the flagship TITAN VISION PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) software platform with live CCTV camera feeds plus the CPNI secured version TITAN SECURE". Interest in TITAN VISION Sales Director John Downie observed, "The level of interest was quite outstanding. On occasion the team of four from TITAN VISION plus our partners were inundated with interest in all aspects of the solutions on display". "Demonstrations were well attended on both days with particular interest in high level integration, cyber security and data management, clearly this type of solution will have substantial impact on securing Critical Infrastructure over the coming years". "Demonstrations were well attended on both days with particular interest in high level integration, cyber security and data management" "With visitors from across the globe representing several of our key target market areas, the event proved extremely valuable and we will be back for the 2017 event". Intersec 2017 Jay also pointed out, "We now turn our attention to Intersec 2017 in Dubai where we will be partnering with 360 Vision Technology to present TITAN VISION, TITAN WALL and our deep integration solutions to a focused and valuable international audience". "Represented by agents Adenar in the Middle East, Visual Management Systems Ltd and the TITAN VISION team look forward to presenting the latest solutions in the TITAN portfolio including the international launch of the next generation 'Detect and Verify' and 'Command and Control' systems - Watch this space for details!"
C-Series and Mura IPX cards to be demonstrated with TITAN WALL at UK Security Expo 2016 Matrox Graphics, a designer and manufacturer of video wall and multi-display graphics cards, announced the integration of its Mura IPX and C-Series products into Visual Management Systems’ new TITAN WALL video wall system.Security monitoringThe TITAN WALL video display wall is an integrated multi-platform, modular video wall solution comprised of a robust video wall processor controller, video wall management suite, and display surface. Offering unmatched display flexibility and control in security monitoring, command and control, and public information scenarios, TITAN WALL provides a user-friendly, intuitive interface maximising the efficiency of a video wall solution, independently and effortlessly managing and displaying images onto your video wall display surface.“Matrox has provided us with two powerful cards to serve as the heart of the robust TITAN WALL system,” said John Downie, Sales Director at Visual Management Systems Ltd. “The diversity of IP and physical sources the Matrox cards can handle means the TITAN WALL is a highly valuable node for industries that require efficient data consolidation and analysis.”Mura IPX and C-Series cardsPowering the processor controller, Matrox Mura IPX capture cards and C-Series graphics cards respectively provide the IP connectivity and multi-display processing power required for modern applications in security, industry, and control room scenarios.Matrox C-Series multi-display video cards, featuring four, six, and nine-output models, allow you to drive multiple displays or projectors from a single graphics card. Designed to ensure excellent reliability, stability and ease of deployment, C-Series cards deliver advanced multi-monitor capabilities and outstanding performance for a broad range of applications including enterprise, industrial, pro A/V, digital signage, security, control rooms, and more.Simplified integration “The integration of C-Series and IPX cards into Visual Management Systems’ modular TITAN WALL video wall is quite ingenious, and serves the security market well” The Matrox Mura IPX 4K capture and IP encode and decode cards are advanced video wall control cards featuring high-quality, low-bitrate, multi-channel encoding and decoding over standard IP. Designed to work with Matrox C-Series multi-display graphics cards, Mura IPX packs high-density encode and decode functionality (16 1080p30, 50+ 720p30) onto a single PCIe card, simplifying integration and reducing installation costs.“The integration of C-Series and IPX cards into Visual Management Systems’ modular TITAN WALL video wall is quite ingenious, and serves the security market well,” said Cecilia Wills, UK Country Manager, Matrox Graphics. “This all-in-one system offers a low cost, low difficulty solution for all multi-source, multi-input monitoring needs.”Visual Management Systems Ltd. will be displaying the Matrox-powered system for the first time in the United Kingdom at the UK Security Expo (London, UK, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, Stand: B25).