This global alliance partnership will enable deeper collaboration on technology development and interoperability Pelco by Schneider Electric recently announced that they are strengthening their relationship with Avaya to deliver superior performance and simplicity to IP video security and surveillance customers. This global alliance partnership will enable deeper collaboration on technology development and interoperability, providing customers with an easy-to-install, easy-to-scale network platform optimised for demanding video surveillance systems. “Supporting thousands of cameras and high levels of redundancy, Pelco IP video systems are designed for 24/7 mission critical operation”, said Stuart Rawling, Pelco Director of Partnering & Integration. “The performance of the network is a critical part of any IP video system. Aligning with Avaya for network infrastructure makes it easier for us to provide the video quality and system performance our customers demand.” “Users and installers often struggle to realise the full potential of IP video surveillance technology due to limitations of the underlying network. Our approach with Avaya Fabric Connect is to provision only the ports attached to the cameras and the monitoring stations and receivers, without having to provision any of the core switches in between,” said Marc Randall, Senior VP and GM Avaya Networking. “This allows video surveillance networks to be deployed faster and easier than ever before, with the ability to add, move and change cameras on the fly.” “Avaya and Pelco have been working together for several years and already have many joint customers and a number of large deployments with thousands of cameras,” added Herve Fages, Senior Vice President, Pelco Video Line of Business. “The formalising of the relationship will allow us to take what is working very well in several regions and deploy it to current and future customers around the world.” “Avaya Fabric Connect technology is a perfect complement to the scalability of Pelco video management systems. Customers who deploy the systems together find that installation and configuration is uncomplicated. The simple installation reduces time and implementation costs to deliver high-quality performance with consistent around-the-clock availability,” added Fages. By combining resources and jointly promoting these solutions Pelco and Avaya are able to leverage the experience, capabilities and strength of both companies to bring best-in-class end-to-end open solutions to our joint customers.