barox Kommunikation AG, the global manufacturer of professional standard switches, media converters and IP extenders specifically designed for video applications, will be exhibiting on the Milestone Systems stand, C28, at the Saed Arena, Intersec Dubai, 2020. Promoting their range of Powerhaus switches designed to cope with the specific requirements of IP video, visitors to the Milestone Systems stand will be able to see how barox IP switches support installers and end-users with many advanced features. Milestone plugin On the stand, barox have deployed their Milestone plugin and switches integrated into Milestone’s VMS software, to display how the ‘Smart-barox’ DMS SNMP plug-in can greatly extend the operability of Milestone XProtect Video Management Software. With Smart-barox, VMS system diagnostic data allows the fast pinpointing of network and device issues Allowing installers and operators to manage security networks and connected devices via the Milestone XProtect Smart Client, Smart-barox provides a live graphical overview of network topology, with invaluable network information. With Smart-barox, VMS system diagnostic data showing the status of cameras and switches allows the fast pinpointing of network and device issues. Built-in Cyber security Ideal for general and high-security video surveillance applications, such as within airports, ports, large compounds, borders, prisons, malls and hotels, all barox switches feature powerful built-in Cyber security and highly effective device management. “barox designs all of its products to address the specific demands of video surveillance networks,” says Rudolf Rohr, barox Co-founder & Managing partner. “On the Milestone stand, we’ll be revealing how the Smart-barox Milestone DMS SNMP plug-in allows installers to reduce their equipment redundancy and keep network downtime to an absolute minimum, whilst saving costs by minimising network set-up time and avoidable maintenance journeys to site.” At the exhibition, staff from barox will be on hand to demonstrate the many performance advantages built-in barox’s specialist video switch range, including a GUI demonstration, showing connected device activity and network diagnostics via the powerful barox Milestone plug-in.
barox Kommunikation AG, the manufacturer of IT switches designed specifically for the demands of video networks, has introduced ‘Smart Sticky’ MAC & IP address Enterprise-class network security. Supporting built-in Cyber security on all barox RY-switches, barox powerful Smart Sticky MAC & IP address learning adds an additional layer of high security. An easy automatic process via the barox DMS GUI, once configured, barox Smart Sticky learns the dynamic MAC addresses of all connected ports/devices and VLANS, turning them into secure MAC addresses, adding each secure MAC address to the running configuration, and freezing them and their associated IP addresses – making them, ‘Sticky’. Advanced port and network security Smart Sticky with its combined MAC and IP address protection provides advanced port and network securityWhilst traditional device protection via MAC filtering alone offers simple protection against unwanted network access, it does not, for example, protect against a widespread attack of ‘MAC spoofing’. Smart Sticky with its combined MAC and IP address protection provides advanced port and network security with Limit Control settings. With this functionality, Enterprise-class Cyber and physical security is provided with the port being shut down in the advent of the unplugging of a camera/device. By learning the Mac and IP address of each and every port, it is not possible for a port to be hijacked. This prevents an ‘unknown’ device being able to access the network to attack the system for spoofing/phishing, preventing it from being used for malicious attacks. Only devices with a known MAC and IP address will operate on the network. If non-managed switches are connected to terminal devices at the barox switch, Limit Control can be used to block free IP/Ethernet terminals, and prevent access to the network ports of those non-managed switches. Port protection against unauthorised usage The barox Smart Sticky function is able to learn the entire MAC and IP address configuration of all ports on a network“barox Smart Sticky provides a very high level of Cyber and physical network protection for use within a wide variety of applications,” says Rudolf Rohr, barox Co-founder & Managing partner. “This is particularly the case where outdoor networks like car parks would leave devices such as cameras open to threat, where they could be unplugged, and a rogue device plugged in. “On activation, the barox Smart Sticky function is able to learn the entire MAC and IP address configuration of all ports on a network. In addition, limits can be set to make sure that any unused ports are blocked, to prevent their use and access to the system, whilst active ports are fully protected against unauthorised usage. Switch rules can also be set to govern specific port IN/OUT TCP streaming, and a White/Blacklist set-up. And furthermore, any changes to network/device configurations need to be authorised to take effect.”
barox Kommunikation AG, the manufacturer of IT switches designed specifically for the demands of video networks, releases a DMS SNMP Siemens Siveillance VMS plug-in that allows installers and end-users to take full advantage of Siveillance VMS software control. The new plug-in supports the entire portfolio of barox switches, which are designed for the high data throughout of video networks, and Jumbo frames of up to 9600Bytes at 100Mbps. Real-time active monitoring The new Siemens Siveillance plug-in enables real-time active monitoring of connected cameras/devices Available free of charge from barox, supplied as a download link or on a memory stick, the new Siemens Siveillance plug-in enables real-time active monitoring of connected cameras/devices, active monitoring of PoE, PoE performance and power management. Eliminating the need for a separate network management installation and offering invaluable network information, the integrated barox Siemens Siveillance graphical interface allows installers and operators to monitor an entire video network via a live graphical overview of network topology. Using the barox Siemens Siviellance VMS plug-in, system diagnostic data showing the status of cameras and switches permits the fast pinpointing of network and device issues. For example, if a network camera fails to respond, the plug-in enables any device to be selected and re-booted. Assess edge devices Being able to see live PoE usage on each port makes it easy to diagnose errors and outages remotely, allowing the new plug-in to enable barox network switches to act as ‘health centres,’ to assess edge devices and automatically generate a tree diagram with all network devices shown. In this way, operators can always have sight of which cameras are connected and operational In this way, operators can always have sight of which cameras are connected and operational. This is a particularly useful function, as surveillance cameras behave differently to other types of IP devices, with changing power demands due to shutter activation, pan & tilt motor drives, heaters or IR illuminators, etc. An essential IP network tool, the barox Siveillance plug-in helps installers and system operators to proactively identify and respond to camera degeneration, or to automatically reset frozen cameras by interrupting their PoE, to force a reboot. Supporting professional installers Where barox Active Camera Tracking automatically pings a camera that fails to respond to its PoE being taken away for reboot, fault logging flags-up the issue, allowing the proactive pinpointing of network and device issues. “With the new Siemens Siveillance VMS plug-in, barox are leading the way in IP network management, supporting professional installers to reduce their equipment replacement costs and keep network downtime to an absolute minimum,” says Rudolf Rohr, barox Co-founder & Managing partner. “barox designs all of its products to support the specialist requirements of video surveillance networks, and helping installers to save costs by minimising network set-up time and avoidable service journeys to site is part of that ethos.”
barox, the manufacturer of professional standard switches, media converters and IP extenders specifically designed for video applications, has released a new Layer 2/3 DIN Rail Industrial Managed Switch, designed to meet the demands of PoE heavy video applications. A rugged, high-quality switch for use in high performance 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet ring networks in compliance with IEEE802.x, the barox RY LPITE-802GBTME features eight copper ports with PoE, PoE + and PoE ++. SFP 100/1000Base SX/LX/ZX bays The switch allows two or more ports to build one or more fault tolerant rings, where, for example, a two-port bundle can be used to provide 120W (Max), configured as Port 1 60W/Port 2 60W, or Port 1 90W/Port 2 30W, etc. In the event of a network interruption, the ring closes automatically (in less than 20ms), to maintain the availability of the system. For the backbone, two SFP 100/1000Base SX/LX/ZX bays can be used for multi-mode or single-mode fibreFor the backbone, two SFP 100/1000Base SX/LX/ZX bays can be used for multi-mode or single-mode fibre. The switch can also be used as a stand-alone device, for point-to-point connections or connection modules. The extensive possibilities of the supplied barox management software allows the switch to be deployed in systems with high functionality demands, such as PTZ camera domes, LED illuminators, wipers and heaters – negating the need for a network injector. Supports PoE heavy applications “The new 480-Watt PoE DIN Rail Industrial Managed Switch provides installers and end-users with the power to support the latest PoE heavy applications,” says Rudolf Rohr, barox Co-founder & Managing partner. “As well as active PoE performance management and reporting, and automatic camera re-boot, the switch features extra high backplane performance for smooth video transmission at full port occupancy, and jumbo frames up to 9600Bytes are supported at 100Mbps. “Other network friendly functionality includes DMS integrated network monitoring and control, graphical network overview, device discovery, error handling, network diagnostics and sophisticated security protection mechanisms to guard against unauthorised access.”
barox, the manufacturer of professional standard switches, media converters and IP extenders specifically designed for video applications, is promoting the need for awareness not only in selecting video transmission products that utilise sophisticated measures to protect against cyber attacks, but also for all network users to proactively safeguard their own sphere of operation. barox has built important safeguards for protecting sensitive data networks. Extending the scope for consideration with relation to network performance and system integration to VMS, barox view network security in terms of both 'cyber hygiene’ and ‘cyber security’. Implementing cyber hygiene for data security The implementation of a good cyber hygiene regime will encompass the precautions users can take to keep data organised, safeJust as an individual engages in personal hygiene practices to maintain good health and well-being, cyber hygiene can help keep data safe and properly protected; where users of networks and other devices can take steps to maintain their system health and improve online security. The implementation of a good cyber hygiene regime will encompass the precautions users can take with the aim of keeping sensitive data organised, safe, and secure from theft and outside attacks, such as malware, which can severely hinder network functionality. “Good hygiene practice includes a mix of regularly updating software and changing the use of complex passwords to prevent malicious activities,” says Rudolf Rohr, co-founder & managing partner at barox. “Only those users who need admin-level access to devices should have device access, whilst other users should have only limited capabilities.” Access port locking In relation to supporting users with good hygiene practice, barox provides access port locking, switch support login with authentication certificate, and video transmission device ports can be automatically disabled if someone unplugs them. Also, with IP-based Virtual LANs, application networks cannot access a barox switch, and protection is offered by the protocol. In short, cyber hygiene is a good practice, enabling humans and network devices to work together efficiently. barox products help with the easy management of networks via access and distribution layers, delivering the tools to deliver secure data and video – and in preparation for future integrations, like IoT and other digital devices. End-to-end communication encryption barox utilise end-to-end communication encryption and certificates to lockout unauthorised network accessTo aid installers, integrators and system designers to maximise the security of their video transmission networks, barox have coined the term ‘AMPS’, standing for Access Protection, Management, Performance, and System, to explain the different areas of video network operation to be considered. With regards to Access Protection, barox utilise end-to-end communication encryption and certificates to lockout unauthorised network access. barox management of login covers the disabling of unoccupied ports, Mac locking, Access Control List, TACAS and multiple user control. Also, to prevent cyber criminals catching login passwords via insufficiently encrypted equipment, between server and browser, barox uses ‘dual encryption’ technology that provides its video transmission networks with a sophisticated high-security barrier. HTTPs and firewall protection The first security measure barox employs is Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), an established high-end transport encryption (used to protect online banking registration). barox uses HTTPS to encrypt the password on the way from the user's browser to the server of the switch. Providing high-end resilience, barox do not rely on this barrier alone. Offering ‘double security’, barox provide firewall-like protection against man-in-the-middle attacks with Access-Control List (ACL) and Access Control Entries (ACE).
barox Kommunikation AG, the manufacturer of IT switches designed specifically for the video surveillance market, has released ‘Smart-barox’, a DMS SNMP plug-in that greatly extends Milestone XProtect Video Management Software usability. Allowing installers and operators to manage their security network and connected devices via the XProtect Smart Client, Smart-barox provides a live graphical overview of network topology, with invaluable network information available at your fingertips. With Smart-barox, VMS system diagnostic data showing the status of cameras and switches allows the fast pinpointing of network and device issues. Smart-barox enables network switches to act as health centres, to assess edge devices such as cameras or access units For example, if a network camera is failing to respond, Smart-barox enables any device to be selected and a re-boot command sent. Smart-barox tools include PoE monitoring, cable diagnostics and remote switch traffic monitoring, where live data traffic is shown on a graphical chart. Being able to see the traffic on each port makes it easier to diagnose errors and outages remotely. Assessing cameras or access units Smart-barox also enables network switches to act as health centres, to assess edge devices such as cameras or access units, automatically generating a tree diagram with all devices in the network shown, so operators will always have sight of which cameras are connected and operational. For easier recognition, it can also display camera names via ONVIF. Smart-barox also helps users to track camera power consumption. This is particularly useful as surveillance cameras behave differently to other types of IP device, with changing power demands due to shutter activation, pan & tilt motor drives, heaters or IR illuminators. Identify and respond to camera degeneration Other essential Smart-barox user benefits include cyber security features, such as authentication certificate loginIn short, Smart-barox helps installers and system operators to proactively identify and respond to camera degeneration, or automatically reset frozen cameras by interrupting their PoE, to force a reboot. When Smart-barox Active Camera Tracking automatically pings a camera that fails to respond to its PoE being taken away for reboot, fault logging flags-up the issue, allowing the proactive pinpointing of network and device issues. With regard to PoE consumption control, trigger points can be set to raise flags if consumption is increasing, and in the case of mains power outage, on power up, Smart-barox automatically manages the Coordinate Power Up procedure with Port by Port power activation, to avoid peak current surge damage. Other essential Smart-barox user benefits include cyber security features, such as authentication certificate login, 100Mbits - 1000Mbits Jumbo Frames to ensure camera frames are not lost, and periodic auto camera ‘ping’ to check and report their status. Action Buttons to switch-off camera Action Buttons allow users to switch-off a camera if required, either to enable a camera re-boot or for a situation where privacy is requiredA particularly useful feature, Action Buttons allow users to switch-off a camera if required, either to enable a camera re-boot if a camera has frozen (by removing its PoE for 15 seconds), or perhaps for a situation where privacy is required in a particular camera scene, such as a lawyer talking to his client in a prison. “barox designs all of its products to address the specialist requirements of video surveillance networks,” says Rudolf Rohr, barox Co-founder & Managing partner. “Smart-barox continues that tradition by supplying a Milestone DMS SNMP plug-in that allows installers to reduce their equipment replacement costs and keep network downtime to a minimum - saving costs by minimising network set-up time and avoidable journeys to site.”
The Design Centre will provide support for developing networking infrastructure solutions Vigitron, a provider of networking infrastructure solutions for security applications and Barox Kommunikation, a company for transmission technology, announce the establishment of a Design Centre service operating under both companies collaborative group, Vigitron Central Europe. Support for developing networking infrastructure The Design Centre will provide support for developing networking infrastructure bill of materials designed for specific applications. It will use Vigitron’s inter-operational data based developed from testing hundreds of security products in the areas of IP camera, access control, PoE lighting, and emergency response systems. The data base provides data on actual equipment performance such as bandwidth and PoE device requirements operating on standard and extended physical transmission mediums. The service is staff by trained engineers and will be provided free of charge with no obligation. Direct access and optimisation of Vigitron products “Networking infrastructures are unique and individual for every application”, stated Neil Heller, Vigitron’s VP President of Business Development. “You cannot rely on drop down menus as every component within an infrastructure changes the total infrastructure. Using the Design Centre, individuals will be able to interact with knowledgeable engineering personnel. Establishing the Design Centre in Switzerland will provide more immediate and local access throughout Europe, U.K., Africa, and the Middle East.” “As Vigitron´s partner in Central Europe, we are opening a Design Centre,” explains Rudolf Rohr, CEO of Barox Kommunikation. “This gives the European customers the chance to have direct access to Vigitron products and have them optimised for the European market. Many of the big challenges in Europe compared to the US market are the huge amount of 2 bell (wire) installations.”