Allied Telesis boosts IP surveillance platform to simplify analog-to-digital transition for video security networks

At ASIS International 2010, Allied Telesis introduced its enhanced IP Surveillance platform.

DALLAS, TX -- At ASIS International 2010, Allied Telesis introduced its enhanced IP Surveillance platform, designed to enable mission-critical network connectivity while simplifying analog-to-digital migration for video security networks, without the need to replace current cabling infrastructure.

By adding optimized layer-2 and layer-3 switches, new media converters, and an enhanced graphical user interface (GUI), Allied Telesis says it now offers greater solution customization with its IP Surveillance solution with lower costs, as no new wiring is required.

Shown this week at ASIS, new components for the Allied Telesis IP surveillance solution now include:

-- The AT-8100 Series access-edge switches, designed to enable SD storage and analytics of video content at the edge while connecting local copper devices over fiber at distances of up to 1.2 miles. This capability is ideal in IP video surveillance networks where remote cameras may be located beyond the reach of copper cabling. The AT-8100 Series also offers Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities with unique 24-port connectivity to maximize power, port, and connectivity options when adding new surveillance equipment to the network.

-- The AT-9000 Series switches, layer-2 fiber core switches, have received an upgrade to the AlliedWare Plus operating system. In addition, the AT-9000/28SP small form-factor pluggable (SFP) module fiber distribution switch supports both Fast Ethernet as well as Gigabit Ethernet speeds.

-- AT-MC 605/606, the two latest media converters from Allied Telesis, enable greater network extension by converting existing analog phone-grade wiring into IP-ready cabling, suitable for mega-pixel IP security video streaming. Through plug-and-play deployment, enterprises can forgo costly building integrity analysis of network resources, or the cost/need to rewire a premise with Cat5 or fiber cable, claims the company.

-- AlliedWare Plus, as part of the Allied Telesis Network Operating System (Network OS), provides a common interface across all platforms to minimize training costs associated with IP video network migrations and upgrades, enabling easier support processes.


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