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Closed IPTV solution for next generation IP video security from Dedicated Micros on show at Intersec 2011

Published on 17 January, 2011
Dedicated Micros Closed IPTV at Intersec 2011
Dedicated Micros will be showcasing its Closed IPTV products at Intersec 2011

CCTV specialist Dedicated Micros - part of AD Group - will be using the Intersec 2011 exhibition in Dubai (16 - 18 January 2011) to showcase its Closed IPTV next generation, deterministic, IP video security solution to prospective customers from across the Middle East region and to unveil a wide range of Closed IPTV compatible products.

The award-winning, zero configuration, Closed IPTV has been brought to market by Dedicated Micros to deliver all the simplicity and security of a traditional CCTV installation in the IP environment. From a security perspective Dedicated Micros is confident that because each connected IP camera is locked down within a private area, and trusted IP end points created, the door can be closed to those looking to use this as a route to hack into the wider corporate network. Also, from a practical perspective, there is no longer the frustration of having to manually assign individual IP addresses where mistakes can unwittingly introduce vulnerabilities.

With regards to the key product lines that Dedicated Micros is rolling out with built-in Closed IPTV compatibility at Intersec 2011, visitors can expect to see the company's latest SD Advanced DVR/NVR, the new CamVu500 camera, and the Layer 3 Enhanced CCTV Switch - that sits at the very heart of this solution - all being demonstrated throughout the exhibition.

The Closed IPTV solution being promoted by Dedicated Micros at Intersec 2011 is, the CCTV specialist stresses, far more than just a simple discovery scheme as proposed by other vendors which offer little more than a custom DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration) server that updates system parameters, when the IP address is dynamically re-allocated, and no other system protection. In particular, Dedicated Micros believes that Closed IPTV directly addresses the pressing need for the controlled segregation of the IP CCTV system while, crucially, still allowing access as required direct to the cameras, for example, Multicasting.

Visitors can expect to see the company's latest SD Advanced DVR/NVR, the new CamVu500 camera, and the Layer 3 Enhanced CCTV Switch

Said Salim Idris, General Manager (Middle East), Dedicated Micros: "Looking at the how our patent-pending Closed IPTV is configured in practice, it uses a completely deterministic set-up which automatically maps each, standard or HD resolution, IP camera to a specific port on Dedicated Micros' Layer 3 Enhanced CCTV Switch - which provides greater security for less configuration effort than a conventional managed switch - and, in turn, to the corresponding camera input number on a hybrid DVR/NVR (Digital Video Recorder/Network Video Recorder). This approach, combined with DM's unique implementation of secure modes, means that, when it comes to IP video, we are confident that complete security of the IP endpoints can be achieved by end users with a single click - so preventing potentially damaging hacking attacks.

"For the future we are certainly very excited by the prospects for Closed IPTV which represents a step change in approach to IP CCTV and has already been singled out for several awards, including at IFSEC 2010 and ASIS 2010.

"Following a series of demonstrations, we are also starting to see customers in the Middle East, such as National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), signalling their intentions to deploy Closed IPTV in the very near future and expect more to follow this lead given our strong focus on Closed IPTV at Intersec 2011. Crucially, this approach stands up well against any cost benefit analysis as its secure elements can be readily integrated with existing IT infrastructure, so minimising initial set-up costs."

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