April 8, 2008 -- Telkonet announced a partnership with Mainline Information Systems, an IBM business partner, to offer wired network connectivity platforms for enabling high performance IP video surveillance in locations with an existing electrical infrastructure. As part of its digital video surveillance platform, Mainline says its will be utilizing Telkonet's powerline communications (PLC) technology to address applications where traditional Cat 5/6 cabling is not a viable option because of the type of structure, environmental concerns, or cost.
Mainline says its intelligent digital video surveillance platform offers high quality images at every point of contact with "future proof" implementations, using standard TCP/IP network connections. This capability will be used in conjunction with Telkonet's PLC technology, which is designed specifically to meet exacting broadband networking demands, to create IP network backbones without the need for new cabling. The companies say the joint platform will combine the traditional PLC benefits of fast, easy and non-disruptive installation, while supporting connectivity to any Ethernet or serial device or application. Telkonet's built-in network management adds an additional dimension, enabling remote monitoring and troubleshooting of communications networks.
"By partnering with Telkonet, we expand our video surveillance offering to better serve our customers," comments Dennis Gulkis, director of Mainline's video surveillance practice. "Telkonet's PLC technology now makes it possible to enable IP video surveillance anywhere there is power, rather than being restricted to buildings with a Cat 5/6 infrastructure, such as in historic buildings, schools, portable/temporary facilities and even parking lots. It also overcomes many of the problems associated with wireless connectivity and interference issues in older or unique structures."