Maximising the Benefits of C3 (Command & Control Centre)

A command and control centre (CCC), by definition, centralises the monitoring, control and command of an organisation’s overall operations. It is most often associated with crisis or disaster management in the context of a city or state government body, police or even military agencies. It is also used by universities, transportation departments, utility companies, and any other organisations that need to manage distributed operations. Command centres have been a critical element for successful management of operations and/ or security management, and have been transforming with the advancements in the technological…

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Honeywell Cyber Security & IP Video Surveillance 2017

Analog video solutions rely on outdated technology. These systems have made way for more secure, IP-based video surveillance systems to provide reliable and cost-efficient solutions in today’s information-rich, digital world. Modern IP technology can enable effective and manageable video surveillance to protect people, their information and their properties, and help ensure continuous operation. It can also create the potential for enhanced safety and security benefits for our society to prevent costly security incidents. However, the cyber security of IP technology has been challenged by the pace of technology transition and…

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A New Alternative to Video Transmission Over Ethernet For Industrial Security Applications

By Bruce M. Berman – ComNet Vice President of New Business Development The industrial security market has been witnessing the gradual transition to video, audio, and data transmission over Ethernet since the beginning of this decade. This change has impacted numerous other markets as well, including the transportation, factory automation/ industrial control, and utility/ electric power transmission and distribution markets. Prior to the introduction of video over IP (or Internet Protocol), a separate network of analog or digitally encoded video was typically utilized for hauling the video from the edge…

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Enhanced Ethernet Technology (ePoE)

The current strongly developing surveillance industry has given rise to a significant number of solutions and technologies that can be divided into two main areas – Analog Technology and Network Surveillance Technology. Analog surveillance systems adopt a point-to-point connection to transmit data directly from one device to another – namely, an analog camera connected by coaxial cable to the port of a DVR allows the camera feed to be viewed, thus achieving its surveillance functionality. If the camera feed is to be viewed remotely, a remote network connection must be…

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