Active (Ethernet) vs Passive (PON)

When it comes to delivering networks to support smart buildings and applications like CCTV, IPTV and Internet service delivery, there is no doubt that the near-limitless bandwidth of optical fiber is of benefit. What is less clear is whether an active, or passive technology is better. In reality, it depends on many factors including the environment, applications being used and who is going to manage or operate the infrastructure. Let’s look at this in a little more detail. History and background Active Ethernet or point to point Ethernet has been…

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What is Cascading?

Cost of a server is one of the major concerns while considering a multi-location video surveillance solution. Moreover, it is complex to operate a server from a central location while monitoring different locations. Matrix video surveillance solution has a special feature called Cascading, which eliminates the need of a server for centralized management and monitoring. Cascading is a feature of adding multiple devices on a single network in a user interface (UI) so that all devices can be accessed from one location. This is done by configuring one of the…

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Axis Solutions Day 2018

At recently held Axis Solutions Day 2018, Axis Communications, shared implementation details of their large-scale community CCTV Nenu Saitham project in Hyderabad City. The annual event showcased their integrated smart solutions in IP audio, retail suite and thermal cameras. Centered on the theme, The Future in Integrated Security Solutions, the event brought to fore Axis’ recent India success stories and their key takeaways from prestigious surveillance implementations across the country including the Mysore City Palace project. The Government of Telangana has been proactive in adopting a one-of-its kind smart surveillance…

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Private Security Industry Conclave (PSIC) 2018

The private security industry is a crucial component of security and safety which is responsible for protecting not only critical infrastructure systems but also intellectual property and sensitive corporate information. Business establishments rely heavily on private security for a wide range of functions including protecting employees and property, site security, cash logistics operations, conducting investigations, providing information technology security, and many other functions. FICCI has recently organized the sixth edition of Private Security Industry Conclave (PSIC) 2018 with an objective to bring together experts from the government, industry, controlling authorities,…

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