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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.
The security market in 2016 saw an uptick in the economy, the introduction of new technologies, increased compliance requirements in key verticals, and rising concerns over the need for greater security. Users interested in upgrading or deploying new systems consistently chose networked system platforms. This trend further drove the demand for adaptive transmission solutions as a means of repurposing existing analogue infrastructure to accommodate IP devices on a networked platform. As this migration accelerated, product feature sets continued to evolve with the inclusion of advanced communications that let you monitor, control and report power/diagnostics from anywhere. These new products have also helped to stimulate new business opportunities for integrators by expanding their service offerings to include remote monitoring of these devices as a new source of recurring monthly revenue (RMR). PoE and adaptive transmission solutions In last year’s 2016 forecast, we discussed the integration trend and how PoE and adaptive transmission solutions with network communications were rapidly gaining traction and market share. As the year progressed, the trend increased with customers migrating towards systems that provided more data, faster transmission rates and more versatility, and accessibility anytime from anywhere. Altronix responded with more advanced product solutions. This growing trend makes it more critical than ever for the core power and transmission infrastructure that make up the foundation of these systems to include network communications for true integration. As effective and efficient as integrated IP systems have become, the cost to upgrade or install new networked systems can be prohibitive. In 2017, security professionals will require expanded options to capitalise on existing infrastructure while accommodating IP devices with new levels of performance. These new products will greatly reduce installation and maintenance costswhen deploying orupgrading systems We will see the introduction of new products that offer greater levels of integration with bundled capabilities such as PoE, network switches, versatile adaptive transmission capabilities to accommodate different types of cabling, greater bandwidth and speed, and management capabilities. These new products will greatly reduce installation and maintenance costs when deploying or upgrading systems. Altronix 2016 business overview Altronix’s evolution as a designer and manufacturer of versatile power supplies and accessories – and the addition of innovative PoE and adaptive transmission solutions with network communications – was significant in 2016. We have continued to deliver new products incorporating advances in power and communication technologies that solve real-world installation issues with the highest levels of performance and cost-efficiency. One of the most significant technologies contributing to our extensive portfolio of power and adaptive transmission products is our innovative LINQ™ Technology, which provides remote control of power, along with monitoring and reporting of diagnostics from anywhere you have internet access. LINQ completes the network communication cycle for networked systems by providing true integration for power supply and adaptive transmission products that are the foundation of every system. Altronix will continue to design, manufacture and introduce new power and adaptive transmission solutions in 2017 that live up to our longstanding reputation for outstanding quality, performance and reliability. See the full coverage of 2016/2017 Review and Forecast articles hereSave Save
IP/PoE systems eliminate the need for local power, thus saving installation costs Cost considerations are an important reason to use existing installed cable as part of a new system infrastructure. Extenders in the form of media converters can help. For almost three decades, video surveillance systems existed in the form of analogue systems. Video coaxial cable was the primary method of transmission with a limited distance of about 750 feet. Analogue systems required separate power supply located at each security camera site. Today, new technology often solves one problem and creates another. Internet Protocol/Power over Ethernet (IP/PoE) systems eliminate the need for local power supply, thus saving installation costs. The drawback is the restriction to only 328 feet and the required use of Cat 5e or above cable. Extended transmission distance So tens of thousands of video surveillance cameras are waiting to be converted to IP, and have been transmitting over coax at distances two-and-a-quarter-times greater than the Ethernet limit. The advent of extenders helps to solve this problem. In addition, the use of extenders for Cat cable and even single-pair alarm wire helps to add to the types of IP/PoE conversions while extending distance as far as three thousand feet. Tens of thousands of camerasare waiting to be converted to IP,and have been transmitting overcoax at distances two-and-a-quarter-times greater than theEthernet limit Considerations while using extenders Use of extenders requires taking several considerations into account. First and most important is a careful reading of specifications. A statement can be true while not applying to your applications. Let’s take IP/PoE transmission over coax as an example. A manufacturer’s product can state it has this feature and will meet your transmission requirement of X number of thousand feet. However, a careful reading reveals that achieving this requires RG 6 cable while you have RG 59 installed. You need to maintain a 100Mbps bandwidth and provide your cable with 12.95 watts of power. But as both bandwidth and power decrease with distances obtainable from many types of extensions, you realise that both are much less at the extended distance you require. In short, just depending on a product to make a simple specification statement is not enough when it comes to infrastructure considerations and especially with regards to extenders. Save Save
AMG, the British manufacturer of CCTV transmission solutions and sophisticated 5 Megapixel cameras, and Tecton, a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of CCTV solutions, announces that Tecton has integrated AMG’s Wonderbox - a series of ruggedised Ethernet switches - with Tecton’s Servalan Network Video Recorder, the Mate stand-alone solution for single camera recording, as well as with Liberator – Tecton’s Video Evidence Recorder for combined recording of IP and analogue cameras. Chris Hall, MD and founder of Tecton, says “The Wonderbox integrates seamlessly into our technology. The demand for integration was prompted by a highways project where the Wonderbox was part of the core backbone transmission solution. All we had to do was connect it, point to the correct IP address, and we were up and running with the recording of the footage. Tecton’s technology is widely used in government and transport surveillance solutions. We have a number of existing large scale projects in the rail sector and I can easily envisage a number of applications where the Wonderbox will ease the upgrade of legacy solutions to include IP cameras in a hybrid technology solution. Not only that, it will providing savings for the customers, as the existing infrastructure can be upgraded without the need for third party connectivity products.” Sara Bullock, Sales & Marketing Director of AMG Group, says, “We are delighted with Tecton’s decision to facilitate complete integration with their DVR and NVR range. Tecton is renowned for their ruggedised and highly complex solutions for Critical National Infrastructure, Government, Transport and Rail solutions. With the Wonderbox we now have an approach that allows you to retain existing analogue equipment alongside new ‘IP’ cameras/devices within the same network, dramatically reducing infrastructure requirements and capital expenditure on hardware for new systems. With the integration with AMG’s Wonderbox range, another step has been taken in bridging the IP-analogue gap, particularly in the transport sector.”
Martin will focus on UK and pan-European distribution sales for next generation DirectIP HD surveillance solutions IDIS has announced the appointment of Martin Cowley to the role of Channel Manager based out of the IDIS European headquarters in Brentford, London. Martin joins IDIS to focus on UK and pan-European distribution sales for next generation DirectIP high-definition (HD) surveillance solutions. Martin will be responsible for leveraging and nurturing new and existing channel partnerships while developing the DirectIP channel-marketing program to drive value for IDIS distribution partners. Martin brings with him over twenty years’ experience in the security industry, particularly in video surveillance, where is well known for being instrumental in the phenomenal growth of Silent Witness. A relatively unknown entity outside of Canada in 2000, Martin developed the UK channel for Silent Witness contributing to a huge increase in turnover and the subsequent acquisition by Honeywell in 2005. Martin has also held sales management positions at Tecton, Cieffeand Grandeyeas well as forming his own consultancy business that helped launch some of the world’s leading security brands. “We are thrilled to welcome Martin on-board with IFSEC nearly upon us. Our DirectIP solutions will provide the market what many have been waiting for – simple and affordable networked HD surveillance and Martin will play an instrumental part in our launch next week,” noted Brian Song, Managing Director, IDIS. Martin Cowley, Channel Manger, IDIS commented, “I’m delighted to be joining IDIS when the incredible pre-show interest and demand in DirectIP are validations of the understanding and confidence in IDIS as a proven leader in surveillance solutions. I’m looking forward to introducing DirectIP during IFSEC and demonstrating the value we will deliver to our distribution partners.” DirectIP from IDIS will launch this year at IFSEC International, NEC Birmingham, on 13th – 16th May 2013 in Hall 5 Stand D30. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Vemotion IP wireless video encorder have been integrated with Tecton DVR / NVR products Vemotion Interactive, specialists in live video transmission over low bandwidth connections, recently announced that they have agreed a technical integration project with Tecton. Tecton will integrate with the Vemotion IP based wireless video encoders so that Vemotion video streams can be recorded by their DVR/NVR products in a control room environment. The solution provides customers with the ability to transmit low bandwidth video images to and from the Tecton recorders. Customers can record and replay real time footage, at high quality, all of the time even when on the mobile network. Tecton records IP and Analogue connected cameras. Any camera streamed anywhere provided as an easy to install and maintain solution. Tecton customers will now be able to take advantage of the Vemotion solution using their existing recording equipment. Vemotion customers will be able to utilise the Tecton industrial grade back office and front end video recording solution. “Both Vemotion and Tecton are focussed on providing high quality real time images that meet real business needs,” commented Stewart McCone, Managing Director of Vemotion Interactive. “This integration project will add real value for customers with wireless video requirements,” added McCone.
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