Aruba unveils new video surveillance solution
Dubai, October 24, 2007
Aruba Networks, a global leader in user-centric networks and secure mobility solutions, has unveiled a new wireless video surveillance solution.
This new solution is targeted at public safety applications at universities, security applications at corporate facilities and retail facilities, and supply chain management at logistics centres.
The solution has particular relevance to the Middle East’s energy, real estate and financial services sectors, which are witnessing increased demand for video surveillance technologies.
Designed for use with both existing Aruba wireless LAN networks and green field applications, the new video solution is based on open standards and works with virtually any Internet-enabled and legacy analog camera, said an Aruba official.
Based on technology from Aruba and partners Milestone Systems and Wren Solutions, the new video solution also incorporates pan/tilt/zoom control, two-way audio, and advanced video storage and retrieval to round out the solution.
The simplicity of the new video system architecture extends from camera to control centre. Cameras installed anywhere on the LAN or across the WAN are automatically discovered with Aruba’s centralised architecture.
All camera traffic is tunnelled to the camera management system, eliminating the need for complex camera VLANs or IP addressing schemes. Since the system is based on open standards hundreds of models of IP cameras are supported.
Legacy analog cameras can be incorporated using 3rd party encoder modules. Mesh networking using a solar-compatible, ruggedised Aruba outdoor access point, allows cameras to be placed in buildings, malls, and city streets, for instance, without regard to the availability of either a wired network or AC power. As a result, deployment costs are minimised and the hassle of installing wires is eliminated.
Remote sites can be easily monitored using Aruba’s Remote AP products, which establish a secure IPSec tunnel to multiple data centers, ensuring that video can be accessed in the event of a disaster at the primary data center. Simultaneous data, voice, and video transmission over a common network is assured using Aruba’s application continuity services.
“Our video surveillance solution leverages an existing Aruba wireless LAN and transforms it into a public safety, security monitoring, or logistics support network depending on the application, and there are a number of industries in the Middle East that will benefit from this level of reliability and flexibility at present,” said vice-president of Aruba MEA Khalid Ishruq Laban.- TradeArabia News Service