DITEK, global provider of surge protection solutions, is displaying their newly improved DTK-RMNETS series of modular network protection products here at GSX 2018 (booth #3857). Designed with state-of-the-art circuitry, the DTK-RMNETS lineup provides superior rack-mounted surge protection for up to 24 shielded Ethernet and PoE connections in a compact 1RU mount - ideal for installations where multiple Ethernet cabling feeds require surge protection before entering network switches. The improved...
Vigitron, global manufacturer of complete networking solutions, announces an integration platform for its line of network switches with the SeeTec Cayuga Video Management Software. The integration will allow for status checking and health monitoring of connected devices to Vigitron’s network switches that are operating on the VM software by the German SeeTec GmbH. Working in conjunction with Vigitron’s unique ability to monitor connected devices and automatically establish reconnect...
Antaira Technologies is a global developer and manufacturer of industrial networking devices and communication solutions for harsh environment applications and is proud to announce the expansion of its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LNX-0500-M12-67 series. Antaira’s industrial ethernet switches Antaira’s LNX-0500-M12-67 M12 IP67 Layer 2 series switches have been designed specifically for harsh industrial environments. Our 5-year warranty gu...
BCDVideo announces the addition of their new Pro-Lite Server Switch Bundles featuring Zero Touch Provisioning. Designed to reduce errors and labor expenses the configuration will provision cameras in your network automatically, with minimal manual intervention. Pro-Lite Server Switch Bundles Each bundle can accommodate up to 7, 16 or 24 cameras providing security integrators with a simplified and affordable solution for small to mid-size video surveillance projects. Staying true to BCDVideo&rs...
Videx, the experts in door entry and access control, has enhanced its Portal Plus access control range by introducing a lift interface relay unit that enables the operation of a lift to be controlled by the access control system. Portal Plus is Videx’s networkable access control system that supports proximity, keypads and bio access readers. It’s used in many applications across the private and public sector and is scalable from simple one entrance systems through to multiple entran...
Microsemi Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microchip Technology Inc., announced sampling availability of its Switchtec Gen 4 PCIe switches, enabling customers to build next-generation high performance, low latency interconnect solutions in high growth markets including machine learning, data centre servers and storage equipment. The new generation of PCIe switches, which offer high density and reliability as well as low power, provide customers a quick time to market solution with fiel...
Antaira Technologies is a global developer and manufacturer of industrial networking devices and communication solutions for harsh environment applications and is proud to announce the expansion of its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the IMP-C100-XX series. IMP-C100-XX Series media converter Antaira Technologies’ IMP-C100-XX series is a compact industrial Ethernet-to-fiber PoE+ media converter featuring a 10/100TX Ethernet port and a fixed fiber interface which supports ST or SC connectors depending on the model. This series is compliant with 802.3at standards which is backwards compatible with 802.3af. There are Multi-Mode and Single-Mode models to support applications with a variety of fiber distances and types. It is designed to fulfill industrial applications that require fiber optic distance extension while using minimal space. The IMP-C100-XX series has a built-in “Link Fault Pass Through” (LFP) and “Far End Fault” (FEF) function with 48~55VDC redundant power inputs with reverse polarity and overload current protection. This product series supports DIN-Rail as well as wall mountable orientations and provides operating temperature range models in standard (STD) from -10°C to 70°C and extended operating temperature (EOT) from -40°C to 80°C.
D-Link, the multinational networking equipment manufacturer, has today announced its latest ruggedized, high-performance switches - the DIS-100G, DIS-300G and DIS-700G Series Industrial Gigabit Switches. These have been designed specifically to support the rising demand for smart city applications, industrial automation and the growing adoption of Industry 4.0 techniques. For government, local authorities, transport operators, and the construction companies and system integrators that support them, the series of switches are designed to be simple to install and deliver long service with low maintenance requirements. For smart city applications - such as city-wide surveillance, universal outdoor wireless, and two-way communication for autonomous vehicles - this new breed of semi-industrial outdoor switches feature superior environmental specification compared to commercial network switches. The switches feature high EMI/EMC rejection enabling them to survive in high EMI environments such as welding bays Wide temperature ranges The DIS-100G, DIS-300G and DIS-700G switches withstand wide temperature ranges (-40° to 75°C), vibrations and shock. This makes them ideal for outdoor deployment in curb-side compartments, whether in a frigid or tropical environment. This hardened, robust design, combined with high availability network features, enables these switches to reliably perform their vital role in the network infrastructure without the need for costly air conditioning and vibration isolation enclosures. With intelligent Quality of Service and advanced security, the DIS-700G-28XS with 10 Gigabit connectivity perfectly complements the range in the aggregation layer. For industrial purposes, particularly automation, the switches feature high EMI/EMC rejection enabling them to survive in high EMI environments such as welding bays and support fast network recovery under 20ms to reduce downtime. DIS-100G Series switches DIS-100G Series switches are an excellent entry-level Ethernet switch for industrial environments. These unmanaged switches offer plug and play installation, ideal for network edge deployment. The DIS-100G switches come in three variants: the DIS-100G-5W, DIS-100G-5SW, and DIS-100G-5PSW, giving customers the autonomy to choose the switch that best fits their network needs and requirements. Most notably, the DIS-100G-5PSW is compliant with the IEEE 802.3at PoE+ standard, delivering up to 30 watts power per port along with data on standard Ethernet cabling. This capability eliminates the need for additional wiring to power transducers, which significantly simplifies installations. All DIS-100G Unmanaged Switches provide at least 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and are designed for supporting standard industrial applications without complex setup to make the network truly plug and play. The DIS-100G Series of switches includes: DIS-100G-5W 5 x 10/100/1000BaseT ports DIS-100G-5SW 4 x 10/100/1000BaseT ports 1 x SFP port DIS-100G-5PSW 4 x 10/100/1000BaseT PoE ports 1 x SFP port IEEE 802.3af/at, 120W PoE budget DIS-300G managed switches enable greater and more granular configuration options for industrial and smart city applications DIS-300G Series switches The DIS-300G managed switches enable greater and more granular configuration options for industrial and smart city applications. This includes remote monitoring of performance, fine-grained configuration of data flows and Quality of Service (QoS) to prioritise vital data. For city-wide surveillance applications. For instance, VLAN can isolate confidential data such as CCTV images and confidential data from other less sensitive data. Like the DIS-100G series, the 300G series comes in three variants to give customers flexibility around their requirements: the DIS-300G-12SW, DIS-300G-8PSW and DIS-300G-14PSW. Like the DIS-100G-5PSW, the DIS-300G-8PSW and DIS-300G-14SPW switches are PoE switches. The DIS-300G Series of switches includes: DIS-300G-12SW 8 x 10/100/1000BaseT ports 4 x SFP ports DIS-300G-8PSW 4 x 10/100/1000BaseT PoE ports 2 x 10/100/1000BaseT ports 2 x SFP port IEEE 802.3af/at, 120W PoE budget DIS-300G-14PSW 8 x 10/100/1000BaseT PoE ports 2 x 10/100/1000BaseT ports 4 x SFP ports IEEE 802.3af/at, 240W PoE budget DIS-700G-28XS L2+ Gigabit Managed Switch is a 28-port aggregation switch with 10 Gigabit uplinks DIS-700G Series switch Equipped with intelligent QoS features including SPQ, WRR, and SPQ+ WRR scheduling schemes to support traffic shaping and bandwidth management, the DIS-700G-28XS L2+ Gigabit Managed Switch is a 28-port aggregation switch with 10 Gigabit uplinks. Comprehensive network redundancy features with fast fault recovery, together with advanced security features such as port-level security and malicious traffic prevention, provide industrial-grade reliability and protection. Additionally, VLAN support provides another layer of security through segmentation and isolation. The DIS-700G series provides high overall throughput and reduces the response time for time-sensitive video, voice and data applications, which may be crucial in city-wide surveillance scenarios. The DIS-700G Series includes: DIS-700G-28XS 24 x 10/100/1000BaseT ports 4 x 10G SFP+ ports
Further enhancing the depth of its customer support operation, Intercoax (EMEA), the global manufacturer of high-performance Ethernet-over-coax and twisted pair video, data & PoE transmission products, has introduced two new schemes. Intercoax’s Proof of Concept (PoC) scheme is a ‘free of charge’ service that allows Intercoax customers to confirm equipment performance by on-site evaluation of any combination of Long Reach Ethernet (LRE) products (for coax, UTP or 2 wire cable)- prior to committing to a project specification. PoC 1 features 2 LRE managed receiver switches, and single channel transceivers, whilst PoC 2 features single channel transceivers, for both coax and UTP cable PoC kit with LRE managed receiver switches The portable Intercoax 19” rack mount PoC demonstration kit includes everything required to test any combination of LRE products/applications, using either of two Intercoax kit formats. PoC 1 features 2 LRE managed receiver switches (coax and UTP), and single channel transceivers, whilst PoC 2 features single channel transceivers, for both coax and UTP cable. “Demonstrating the power of Intercoax technology in the field is the best way to illustrate the performance advantages of our Ethernet technology,” commented Vincent Matthys, CEO of Intercoax EMEA. “By providing this service, customers can confirm the technical capability of our transmission solutions before they commit to specifying the technology. By demonstrating the products on-site, it’s easy for customers to see why we are industry leaders at providing a simple migration path from analogue systems to IP over existing coax, or UTP cable infrastructure – and all at extended distances up to 2.4km, including PoE for IP end-devices such as IP cameras or VoiP telephones.” Intercoax’s new Project Registration Scheme ensures system designers can provide customers with the most efficient, economical and high-performance Ethernet solution High-performance Ethernet solution In addition to the PoC Kits, Intercoax’s new Project Registration Scheme ensures system designers can provide customers with the most efficient, economical and high-performance Ethernet solution possible. Accessed via an on-line form available at intercoax-emea.com, installers and integrators can complete the form to receive support benefits including technical liaison with the Intercoax project design team, and up to 20% discount off project equipment costs. Vincent continues: “The combination of our PoC demonstration technology combined with our new Project Registration scheme ensures that Intercoax customers receive the highest-level of local support - right from the initiation of a project through to handover of the system.”
Camden Door Controls, a premier provider of door activation and locking devices, is pleased to announce the availability of its new restroom control solution. The new CM-2520/48 ‘Push to Open’ and ‘Push to Lock’ combo push plate switch are designed for use in OBC code compliant barrier-free restroom control systems. CM-2520/48 push plate switches are available as a wall switch, assembled in an Aura illuminated enclosure (with sign) and as part of a complete restroom control kit. Push to open and lock combo switch CM-2520/48 ‘Push to Open’ and ‘Push to Lock’ combo push plate switch. Debossed and paint filled graphics. Non-illuminated mounting options for this switch include CM-53CBL (standard depth) or CM-43LPB (2-pc. shallow depth) surface box. CM-2520/4855SE1 Flush combo illuminated push plate switch (Wheelchair symbol/Push to Open & Push to Lock) with sign. This combines the function of 3 separate devices (PTO, PTL switches and door locked indicator) into one double gang device. Surface mount assembly available: CM-2520/4854SE1 The CM-2520 combo push plate switch, Illuminated assembly and system kit is a Camden exclusive, with no other manufacturer able to offer an equal or equivalent product! Flush mount combo push plate kit CX-WC13AXFM Flush mount combo illuminated push plate kit, including CX-33 advanced logic control, CM-2520/4855SE1 Flush combo illuminated push plate switch (Wheelchair symbol/Push to Open & Push to Lock), with sign, CM-45/455SE1 (Wheelchair & Push to Open) illuminated push plate switch with sign & CX-MDA magnetic door contracts. Surface mount kit available: CX-WC13AXSM. The CM-2520 combo push plate switch, illuminated assembly and system kit is a Camden exclusive, with no other manufacturer able to offer an equal or equivalent product! As part of this product launch, Camden has updated all of its restroom control system support materials, including specification sheets, manuals, design guide and PowerPoint presentation. The Architect & Engineer section of the Camden site has also been updated with new WC13AX system CAD drawings and 3-part project specification.
Matrox Graphics Inc. is pleased to announce that Matrox Extio 3 Series IP KVM extenders are now available. Extio 3 IP KVM extenders are the world’s first to deliver unrivalled 4Kp60 4:4:4 video performance—alongside extended keyboard, mouse, USB 2.0, and audio—at unprecedented low bitrates on a standard one Gigabit Ethernet network. At InfoComm 2018, Extio 3 N3408 4K/quad-monitor and Extio 3 N3208 dual-monitor IP KVM extenders will showcase their class-leading extension and switching capabilities in booth N1322, by the North Hall front entrance. Matrox Extio 3 Series cards and appliances are capable of providing 4Kp60 4:4:4 or quad 1080p60 4:4:4 desktop-quality video at 5% of the bandwidth required by most other products Best-in-class resolution support Redefining IP KVM extension technology, Matrox Extio 3 Series cards and appliances are capable of providing 4Kp60 4:4:4 or quad 1080p60 4:4:4 desktop-quality video at 5% of the bandwidth required by most other products available in the market today. With exceptional remote performance, smooth video playback, and pristine image quality, Extio 3 Series features the best-in-class resolution support required of professional applications—a DisplayPort 1.2 connector on Extio 3 N3408 IP KVM extenders ensure a maximum resolution of 3840x2160 at 60Hz in true colour. Extio 3 Series also provides flexible configuration options, supporting copper or fibre-optic cabling in point-to-point or networked KVM operations. Extio 3 readily work with standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) network switches that significantly diminishes the total cost of ownership to deliver a scalable, secure, and cost-effective KVM matrix switching solution. An on-screen display on Extio 3 receiver appliances allow operators to conveniently preview all authorised computer desktops to instantly access and switch between multiple systems Smart IP KVM control Matrox Extio 3 Series includes Matrox Extio Central Manager, an intuitive, easy-to-use software to remotely configure, manage, and monitor all network-connected Extio 3 units from one central location. Additionally, an on-screen display (OSD) on Extio 3 receiver appliances allow operators to conveniently preview all authorised computer desktops—readily identifiable via thumbnail previews—to instantly access and switch between multiple systems. For lower-level customisation, integrators and developers can leverage Extio Central Manager APIs to build personalised Extio Central Manager applications and/or integrate Extio 3 functionality into existing control applications. The Matrox Extio 3 N3408 4K/quad-monitor and Extio 3 N3208 dual-monitor IP KVM extenders will be available as of June 30th, 2018.
As video surveillance has become a common means of protecting businesses and their customers and visitors, scalability of video systems has become a major challenge, both for supporting more types and quantity of cameras and for storing ever-increasing amounts of video data. The new combined solution from NETGEAR and Arcus Global Inc., makes it possible for SMBs — such as cafes, pre-schools, small hotels, independent retailers, small offices, and property management firms, among others — to meet their needs of physical security with minimal investment, effort, and total ownership cost. ReadyNAS at NETGEAR “Smaller businesses have to wrestle with video surveillance scalability and data reliability just as large organisations do, but often find that current solutions are too difficult to install, too expensive to acquire, or have too few features and too little capacity,” said Doug Cheung, senior product line manager for ReadyNAS at NETGEAR. “We’re very pleased to team with the Arcus Global team, a recognised innovator in video surveillance, to offer SMBs a seamless, cost-effective solution to this challenge.” Milestone Arcus on ReadyNAS is a world-class IP video surveillance solution for small and medium size businesses Milestone Arcus on ReadyNAS is a world-class IP video surveillance solution for small and medium size businesses, ranging from a family retail store with eight cameras to a large residential apartment building with 100 cameras. This unique, ultra-scalable solution offers total protection of business assets and can be set up and in operation within minutes, without additional training. Milestone Arcus The free downloadable app runs on all NETGEAR business-class ReadyNAS models, offering: Support for up to 100 high-definition high frame rate IP cameras, which can be easily expanded through the addition of NETGEAR Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switches to provide power to those cameras at a distance; Highest storage capacity ranging from two to 60 bays, capable of handling continuous video recording from several weeks to over a year; Superior data retention with unique five levels of data protection against hardware failures and virus attacks, and hybrid remote NAS and cloud backup for multiple sites. Business users enjoy premium video surveillance features such as automatic camera discovery, PTZ controls, motion detection Business users enjoy premium video surveillance features such as automatic camera discovery, PTZ controls, motion detection, anywhere access to video feeds for live view and playback, and easy export for forensic evidence and investigation. Video data retention In addition to performing the video management functions, the ReadyNAS continues to operate as a standard network attached storage solution In addition to performing the video management functions, the ReadyNAS continues to operate as a standard network attached storage solution. Its full ReadyNAS OS feature set includes ReadyDR (disaster recovery) so businesses can meet the most stringent legal and commercial requirements for video data retention. NETGEAR offers multiple hardware models of ReadyNAS to meet the performance and storage needs of any SMB. There are desktop and rackmount options with capacity up to 60 bays, supporting extended surveillance video retention, depending on number and type of camera and the duration of time that video data needs to be kept. NETGEAR business-class ReadyNAS models running ReadyNAS OS 6.8 that currently support Milestone Arcus include: ReadyNAS RN420 Series of Desktop NAS (RN422, RN424, RN426, RN428) ReadyNAS RN520 Series of Desktop NAS (RN524X, RN526X, RN528X) ReadyNAS RN620 Series of Desktop NAS (RN626X, RN628X) ReadyNAS Rackmount (RR2312, RR2304, RN3138, RR3312, RR4312X, RR4360X) Video security and storage “NETGEAR is known as a top trusted expert in networking solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, so we’re delighted they’ve chosen to integrate our software with ReadyNAS to provide a highly secured and scalable video protection and storage solution that is truly world-class,” said Lars Nordenlund Frii, CEO of Arcus Global Inc. Milestone Arcus on ReadyNAS is compatible with the widest selection of IP cameras in the market, numbering into the thousands. This includes the new NETGEAR FlexPower Wire-Free IP Camera (VNC4030), the industry’s first and only wire-free, battery-powered ONVIF compliant camera. HD-quality PIR motion-detected footage captured using a 130-degree wide-angle lens, day and night, offers video security that can fill in blind spots and complement always-on cameras in an existing surveillance system. FlexPower Cameras and the FlexPower Base Station (VNB4000), designed to boost wireless connectivity with a range of up to 300ft, can be paired with Milestone Arcus on ReadyNAS for a complete video security solution. A camera license from NETGEAR is required to record video captured from the connected IP surveillance cameras Pricing and availability A camera license from NETGEAR is required to record video captured from the connected IP surveillance cameras. NETGEAR is offering a one-time 60-day trial license upon activation of Milestone Arcus on ReadyNAS software. A flexible license policy enables businesses to easily expand the number of licenses or functionality over time, depending upon the number of cameras managed. The number of licenses required is based on per camera connection to the ReadyNAS. NETGEAR is currently offering three 5-year license packages at the following suggested U.S. retail prices: RNVMSMA1-10000S – ReadyNAS VMS by Milestone Arcus, 1 camera license — $60 RNVMSMA4-10000S – ReadyNAS VMS by Milestone Arcus, 4 camera licenses — $200 RNVMSMA8-10000S – ReadyNAS VMS by Milestone Arcus, 8 camera licenses — $350 NETGEAR FlexPower Camera Businesses can take advantage of a 5-year solution warranty from NETGEAR and a single point of contact for support. The NETGEAR FlexPower Camera and Base Station are available now worldwide through authorised NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and e-commerce sites, at the following suggested U.S. retail prices: NETGEAR FlexPower ONVIF-Compliant Wire-Free IP Camera (VNC4030) — $229.99 NETGEAR FlexPower Base Station for FlexPower ONVIF-Compliant Cameras (VNB4000) — $99.99
Siklu Inc., a supplier of mmWave solutions, has announced that its radios have been selected by Israel Police as their main wireless fibre solution. These systems were selected for nationwide deployments as well as temporary events for the purpose of backhauling HD video surveillance systems and advanced sensors. The Israel Police, similar to police forces all over the world, face a considerable challenge when it comes to deploying a camera array at a city’s main centres within a short timeframe. Adding to the difficulties in securing these parades, is the legacy communication infrastructure in the old rock-based, mountainous terrain city of Jerusalem. When a wireless communication option is considered, the challenge of a dense urban environment packed with thousands of interfering Wi-Fi networks, needs to be addressed. Putting on a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem, the holiest city in the world presented an additional challenge – how fast the city’s technology partners, MER Group, SMBIT and Siklu would be able to design, supply and install the very small mmWave radios at the strategic locations marked by the security experts. The surveillance cameras serve as a deterrent, as potentially disruptive groups are aware that they are being filmed High-quality video streams Operating in the abundant 70GHz band, with 5GHz of continues spectrum, Siklu’s radios were not constrained by the costly and time-consuming frequency survey associated with legacy wireless solutions. At each location, the Police placed 2 HD cameras and simply deployed the Siklu radios back to back, eliminating the need for traditional multiple powering and switching devices. Simplified deployment was enabled by the Siklu EtherHaul radios with their integrated switch and dual PoE out. At each pole and rooftop along the parade route, a single EH-710TX radio was able to power the complete pack of cameras and radios. With these features and capabilities, the whole network was deployed in only 1 day. On the day of the parade, the event gathered four times the number of people (~20K) attending in recent years, and the Police commanders were more than satisfied with the quality of video streams arriving in real-time to the control rooms. The live, high quality video streams enabled real-time response from the Police to any possible provocations. The cameras also serve as a deterrent, as potentially disruptive groups are aware that they are being filmed. Siklu’s mmWave technology, carefully tailored for our security networks, was definitely the right call to make" Wireless fibre links Yoav Ludmer, SMBIT’s CEO stated that “for all city events, we should provide adequate safety measures for the huge crowds expected. The Israel Police tested and deployed Siklu’s mmWave radios a few months prior to the Gay Pride Parade in another sensitive part of Jerusalem, and the solution proved to be rock solid.” For the first time in Israel, Siklu’s mmWave wireless fibre links were deployed in hours to support Police surveillance cameras and sensors. “After experiencing the high-quality video cameras enabled by Siklu’s technology and integrated by the MER Group and SMBIT, we challenged them to deliver a complex solution in very little time for a very sensitive temporary event and the result was impressive” said Israel’s Police Chief Technology Consultant, Avi Gohar. “Siklu’s mmWave technology, carefully tailored for our security networks, was definitely the right call to make. It proved to be a real game changer for us, and indeed for the city.”
A rapidly-deployable temporary fence line has helped a construction giant deliver a key installation for National Grid to help meet London’s increasing energy needs. A new 400kV Gas Insulated Switchgear electricity substation has been constructed as part of the EAN Framework and connected to a £1bn 32km electricity superhighway deep below the capital. Perimeter security mesh manufacturer Zaun Ltd provided 155 metres of high-security Rapid Deployable System (RDS) fencing for temporary protection of the construction works. Zaun subsidiary Binns Fencing installed the system. Security for high-profile events RDS has won a number of security innovation awards, has been used to secure the main political parties’ autumn conferences over recent years and forms part of the National Barrier Asset. Three massive electricity transformers, each of which had to be delivered on a special 60m long trailer with a police escort, have been craned into place at the Seven Sisters Road substation. The new 32km electricity superhighway is part of a seven-year £1bn project – due to be fully operational this year – to help keep Londoners connected to safe and reliable electricity supplies. This involves reinforcing the high voltage network across London by installing new cables and wires in deep underground tunnels, from Hackney to St Johns Wood, Willesden to St Johns Wood and Wimbledon to Kensal Green. The project includes the longest single-length cable pull in an underground utility tunnel in the UK.
In early 2017, the Colombian government made its state-of-the-art Army Aviation Logistics Center (Spanish acronym, CLAVE), fully operational. Designed and built by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, CLAVE is an over 9,000 square meter facility designed to provide support for the transportation, storage, distribution, and security of the Colombian Army’s aeronautical equipment. To comply with international standards for aeronautical logistical activities, the implementation of a high-level security system was required, and this included deploying a complete IP CCTV surveillance system of over 100 cameras to monitor the entire centre and its surroundings. Requirement was for implementing an IP CCTV system that utilises the coaxial wiring in their new facility. However, barriers posed by long reach requirements between the cameras and surveillance control centre, and the financial costs associated with installing IDF closets to support the cameras at distances greater than those supported by standard Ethernet switches (328ft, 100m) – caused CLAVE to seek out a solution based on the principles of the Modern LAN, allowing them to deploy the new IP CCTV system quickly, efficiently, and affordably.Not only did the NVTP solution take the signal and transmit it through the wiring, but it also provided power to the camera" NVT Phybridge CLEER24 The Colombian Army was introduced to the NVT Phybridge CLEER24 (Coax Leveraged Ethernet Extended Reach) managed switch solution, by Colombian distributor SAC. The award-winning CLEER24 solution provides Ethernet and PoE+ over Coax with up to 2,000ft (610m) reach. In just 3 quick and easy setup steps, the plug-and-play switches transformed the cabling into the power-packed IP platform needed to support the new IP cameras for distances up to 2,000ft (610m) – 6Xs farther than standard Ethernet, with no need for costly IDF closets. “In our case where distance limitations were a critical issue, NVT Phybridge made all the difference when other solutions on the market could not,” said Paula Rosana Murillo, Business Development Coordinator at SAC. “Not only did the NVTP solution take the signal and transmit it through the wiring, but it also provided power to the camera.” Cost-saving security solution CLAVE was able to smoothly and flawlessly deploy 109 cameras across the entire facility, with virtually no disruption to operations and saving tens of thousands of dollars while doing so. For the integrator, this was a professionally enriching experience, “NVT Phybridge, through its Colombian distributor SAC, facilitated access to technical training and support – ensuring the proper usage of these products and allowing the integrator to have greater confidence in the implementation of NVTP technology,” commented Oscar Triviño, Project Manager in charge of the CLAVE facility construction. “The implementation of the NVTP solutions generated savings in wiring, electrical infrastructure, and manpower that were estimated at $56,000USD – with the connection of all cameras to the power source being achieved in the most effective way possible.”NVT Phybridge technology ensured the quality of all the video content, fully taking advantage of the quality, state-of-the-art cameras used in the project" IP surveillance and remote monitoring With CLEER24 technology, the customer was able to take full advantage of Modern LAN principles, fast-track their IP camera deployment, while eliminating risk and creating a robust platform that can be managed remotely: no Coax replacements, no service outages, no security risks, no network complexity, and no wasted budgets. “NVT Phybridge technology ensured the quality of all the video content, fully taking advantage of the quality, state-of-the-art cameras used in the project and providing an immensely satisfying result for the Colombian Army.”
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum was founded in 1972 and is the largest in Canada to house priceless and restored World War I and II warplanes, including bomber planes used by the Canadian military in Iraq and Afghanistan. The non-profit organisation is mandated to acquire, document, preserve and maintain a complete collection of aircrafts that were flown by Canadians and the Canadian military from the beginning of World War II to the present. Their role is to preserve the artifacts, books, periodicals and manuals relating to this mandate. Today, the Museum houses almost 50 aircrafts, an extensive aviation gift shop and exhibit gallery as well as host private events and offer group tours. The museum’s responsibility of staying open daily, year-round also requires a full-time staff making security a crucial priority. The primary objective is to secure indoor and outdoor premises, including visitor’s parking lot next to Hamilton International Airport. The main purpose is to deter all potential crime, vandalism and theft of property, and mainly to secure priceless World War I and II airplanes. VIVOTEK cameras with IR capabilities Deploying VIVOTEK cameras at the Warplane Heritage Museum was an ambitious task due to the structure of the site being an airplane hangar housing over 50 Warplane Heritage airplanes. The outside perimeters of the museum contain extremely dark zones and parking lots, requiring equipment with very strong IR capabilities to provide sufficient monitoring. Securing the indoor and outdoor premises, including a 400-vehicle parking lot adjacent to Hamilton International Airport took careful planning and a specific camera surveillance system to cover the extensive property. A new and upgraded security system would also deter potential vandalism and theft of property and vehicles, especially securing the priceless airplanes. VIVOTEK’s IB836B-HT Bullet Network camera was installed throughout the premises Earlier this year, the Ontario Government through the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, launched a project designed to update and improve the Museum’s existing video surveillance system. The process culminated in the selection of VIVOTEK’s valued partner, A.S. Security & Surveillance, Inc., a systems integration company headquartered in Southern Ontario that specializes in various residential, commercial, industrial and corporate security surveillance system installations. New VIVOTEK surveillance system The new video surveillance system features sixteen VIVOTEK Network cameras including a 32-channel Network Video Recorder, ND9541. VIVOTEK’s IB836B-HT Bullet Network camera was installed throughout the premises with its 2-Megapixel full HD sensor enabling smooth viewing resolution, capable of capturing high quality and high-resolution video with WDR and SNV technology, regardless of high contrast or low light environments. IB836B-HT is equipped with built-in IR illuminators up to 30 metres for superior image quality 24 hours a day and can withstand inclement weather and the IP66 and IK10-rated housing protects the unit against acts of vandalism, making these units a great selection for installation throughout the Canadian Heritage Warplane Museum. VIVOTEK’s PoE switch – IP surveillance Apart from the VIVOTEK cameras being used in the installation process, the ND9541, H.26 network video recorder equipped for up to 32-Channel network cameras with 4 hard drives offered ample storage space and AW-GEV-264-370, VivoCam Layer 2+ Managed PoE Switch provided extra power for all cameras used. VIVOTEK’s PoE switch enables IP surveillance management functions by not only being a standard Layer 2+ PoE switch, but also enabling set up and configuration of VIVOTEK IP cameras, NVR and CMS. Due to the building structure, AP-FXC-0210 was needed to extend the range for two cameras located indoors. The indoor PoE extender allows a daisy-chain installation with up to a 300M installation.
Whoever honours the homeland Switzerland visits this museum: The Landesmuseum Zurich. A huge medieval castle, it lies in the turbulent heart of the city. The values and history of the country that are preserved by the museum deserve the utmost protection. This is ensured by the security personnel at the front desk. The renovation of the museum (from 2013 to 2016) included a new security loggia. The goal was to ease the control and monitoring of all security systems and building technology from two desk positions, each with four / ten monitors, using a single multifunctional keyboard per desk. The solution integrated some seven different functions: Access control, management systems, video surveillance with 130 cameras, a legacy workplace from the old security counter, some pre-existing WEYTEC components and two IT system rooms. The goal was to enable the security staff to provide enhanced security in a more effective and intuitive manner. A turnkey solution and a migration plan without interruption to ongoing operations were further requirements. WEY Distribution Platform bundles and distributes KVM signals A WEY Distribution Platform bundles and distributes KVM signals between the equipment in the system rooms and the security desk. The staff, located at the security desk, controls and steers all the networked sources and monitoring functions using WEYTEC SMARTtouch keyboards. Video images and other information can be switched to and displayed on the monitors with the touch of a button. The security staff has a 24/7 view of the entire museum in real time. They also manage access control, alarms and much more. Non-disruptive migration to new systemWEY Technology assured the Landesmuseum of a seamless migration of security management to the new security loggia One of the biggest challenges was to ensure a non-disruptive migration to the new system. The Landesmuseum remained open and was monitored continuously during the renovation and installation work. After weeks of preparation and meticulous coordination between installation technicians, the change over was completed within one day. The old security counter remained fully functional at first. Meanwhile, the two security desks in the new loggia were configured, linked to existing and new systems and finally put into operation. WEYTEC solutions do not require any software or driver installations. They use KVM signal transmission that connects computer interfaces to KVM switches and works independently of hardware platforms and operating systems. The concept is compatible with almost any established IT infrastructure and can be implemented during ongoing operations. Thus, WEY Technology assured the Landesmuseum of a seamless migration of security management to the new security loggia. Security operator responsibilities Security operators at the Landesmuseum are responsible for a multitude of tasks. Among other things, they track images from 130 video cameras that monitor 6,100 sqm of exhibition space. They oversee movement and intrusion sensors, fire detectors and elevators. They control lighting, window shades and air-conditioning systems. All alarms must be processed immediately. The operators are also responsible for access control. They issue badges when someone needs to enter secure rooms. They keep track of the opening and closing of doors. The WEYTEC SMARTtouch keyboards facilitate multitasking. They store central functions, workflows and alarm processes that are immediately available per click. Screen layouts can be arranged and re-arranged efficiently. The security personnel always have the overview of surveillance cameras, management systems and all other sources, data and applications. Remote system rooms eliminate computers under desks Remote system rooms eliminate computers under desks. WEYTEC recommends this solution for every control room, including the security desk in the Landesmusuem. System rooms provide a protected, air-conditioned and easy-to-maintain environment as well as room for growth. With the WEY Distribution Platform, remote computers are operated latency-free over long distances, while a single keyboard operates any number of machines. The KVM signals are transmitted via Ethernet. The Landesmuseum maintains two system rooms. One hosts security systems and video system clients, the other facilities management, access control and office IT systems. WEYTEC seamlessly integrates new and existing equipment in both rooms into the solution infrastructure. The systems are connected to the KVM switch matrix via IP Remote transmitters located in one of the system rooms. From there, the signals are routed via IP Remote receivers to the desks and screens. Landesmseum Zürich, Château de Prangins, Swiss History Schwyz united under Swiss National Museum Three museums, the Landesmseum Zürich, the Château de Prangins and the Forum of Swiss History Schwyz are united under the Swiss National Museum umbrella organisation. The museums present Swiss history from its beginnings to the present day, and explore Swiss identity and the diversity of the country's history and culture.Using a single keyboard to operate all seven of our systems simplifies our work enormously" The Landesmuseum is located in the heart of Zurich. The museum management describes the building as an "ensemble of a fine old historical building and a new sculptural wing". The edifice was first built in 1898 by the architect Gustav Gull, a pupil of Gottfried Semper. Gull drew upon a variety of historical architectural elements from the late Middle Ages to modern times and brought them together to form a whole.Everything runs more efficiently, faster and we have a better overview" Due to a shortage of space, the Landesmuseum was expanded for the first time from 2013 to 2016. The new wing, designed by the Swiss architects Christ & Gantenbein and opened in 2016, complements Gustav Gull's building. It houses flexible exhibition halls, a modern library and an auditorium for public events. Equipped by WEY Technology, the museum's new security loggia is located at the juncture between the old and new buildings. Operating seven security systems “Using a single keyboard to operate all seven of our systems simplifies our work enormously. Everything runs more efficiently, faster and we have a better overview. We are very satisfied", said Heinz Baumann, Head of the Security Loggia Landesmuseum Zürich. Mr. Baumann also confirms: A decisive advantage of the WEYTEC solution was its trouble-free implementation with the existing security systems. The head of the security desk at the Landesmuseum Zurich recommends that other museums use WEY Technology control room solutions.
Metal fabrication plants are one of the most challenging manufacturing environments. Although highly-controlled, the sites are vibration-heavy with high levels of heat and noise, plus the sheer size of the materials being moved around makes them a complex place for people to work. Security is vital, not just for health and safety, but to protect the high value ingots, finished goods and even waste products that are expelled through the fabrication process. Combatting crime In 2006, a Glenrothes-based manufacturing plant in east Scotland became aware of a number of break-ins occurring at its premises. The company produces centrifugal castings, couch and press rolls for the paper and other industries, using various materials including stainless steel, bronze and polycast. The incidents were mainly from an area at the side of the main building where the bags of bronze chippings were collected for waste disposal. To combat the crimes, the management team concluded that video cameras could act both as a deterrent and enable the police to apprehend the thieves. The company’s IT Manager, Elaine Pattison, contacted John Turner, MD of a highly regarded security installer TCA Systems from nearby Anstruther who visited the Glenrothes site to assess the security requirement. CCTV camera installation The initial installation of five analogue cameras and a DVR used a mix of manufacturers to cover the main entrance, exit and yard areas with a short coax conduit cut through the tarmac to reach a high camera point on a perimeter building. Following the installation of the CCTV cameras, the number of theft incidents fell dramatically over the coming months and the project was deemed successful until a very large theft of bronze ingots took place from an area not covered within the original specification. Security is vital, not just for health and safety, but also to protect the high value ingots, finished goods and even waste products TCA System’s advice was called upon again and John recommended a significant investment for the management team, creating a hybrid system with the addition of the latest MOBOTIX IP cameras. At that time, IP cameras were gaining market share and as a leading manufacturer, the MOBOTIX 3MP cameras offered many benefits over analogue, particularly the ability to digitally zoom into a scene and the incorporation of loudspeakers into its chassis. Veracity HIGHWIRE John was also aware of the recent market launch of Veracity’s HIGHWIRE, the first product within the new Ethernet over Coax class of products pioneered by Veracity. HIGHWIRE is an adaptor that enables installers to utilise legacy coax networks to run the latest IP cameras without the need for costly removal, replacement and refurbishment. The fully-automatic configuration saves the installer time on site, and the 300 metres available on RG59 meant that the original cable conduit could be left intact. “As the IT Manager, I had some concern back then about how these new IP cameras would affect my existing network” said Elaine, who continues to run the company’s IT Department. “However, John was able to demonstrate the reduced bandwidth that they would operate with and we trusted him to continue with the installation”. A new 12U cabinet was installed in the IT room to incorporate a Wavestore hybrid NVR and a 16-port switch. A single static analogue camera was replaced with two new MOBOTIX cameras. These used two Ethernet ports of a HIGHWIRE Quad to take the IP feed, via the existing single coax, under the car park to the main building. At the cabinet, the coax connected into a single channel HIGHWIRE and delivered the camera data to the Wavestore NVR via the switch. An additional 7 MOBOTIX IP cameras were installed across the estate, enabling high quality video plus a wider area of coverage. Immediate benefits "It’s been great to be ableto rely on Veracity’s products to work away quietly in the background without faultfor so long" The benefits were immediate. A few days later, an intruder alarm at the site alerted the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). With confirmation of a potential incident, the ARC played pre-recorded messages through the built-in loudspeakers on the MOBOTIX cameras which delayed the thieves sufficiently until the local police arrived to apprehend them with the high-value waste they were attempting to steal. Some ten years later, the Veracity HIGHWIRE products are all still installed in their original locations at the site and have run completely incident-free for close to 90,000 hours. Although other elements of the CCTV network have had occasional maintenance requirements over those years, the HIGHWIRE products have not required any changes since the day they were installed. “It’s been great to be able to rely on Veracity’s products to work away quietly in the background without fault for so long,” said Elaine. Just as it was with the original models, HIGHWIRE still offers the extreme flexibility and reliability over legacy coax for installers without the need for rip-and-replace.