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Proxim Wireless' GX800 supports an array of user configurable channel bandwidths from 7-56MHz. Join the free Webcast to learn more.Tsunami™ GX800 is a high speed Point-to-Point (PtP) licensed microwave product capable of operating in 6–38* GHz licensed bands with more than 600Mbps aggregate throughout capacity, supporting an array of user configurable channel bandwidths from 7-56MHz. The product has an extremely small foot print and comes in a spli-mount design constituting of a compact indoor unit (IDU) and outdoor unit (ODU) that are a snap to install.The Tsunami GX800 Series is an outcome of Proxim’s extensive RF technical expertise and years of broadband wireless access products experience. The GX800 Licensed Point-to-Point products are technically advanced, highly reliable and very cost effective.The Tsunami GX800 uses highly advanced radio technology. The product is designed for PDH,SDH and Wireless Broadband applications, utilizing modulation schemes from QPSK to 256QAM and high data rates. The product supports High Transmit Power Levels with up to +27dBm for certain frequency bands. The product is optimized for high speed Ethernet networking and for transmission of standard E1 or E3 channels.Tsunami GX800 is not just another typical PDH/SDH platform. It houses a unique innovative proprietary packet system with different priority for each transmission channel. This advanced prioritization platform intelligently allocates transmission capacity depending on modulation scheme and channel bandwidth controlling adaptive selection of user interfaces and their speeds.Advantages and key features6-38* GHz Frequency band supportWide band support from 7-56MHz RF Channel BandwidthsSupports QPSK/16QAM/32QAM/64QAM/128QAM/256QAM Modulation schemesHigh Tx Power radioLow noise figure, low phase noise and high linearityCompact and lightweight design, the smallest IDU in its classVery high frequency stability +/- 5 ppmWide operating temperature range for ODU: -40 to +65°CUp to 16xE1 or 1xE3, one Gigabit Ethernet and one Fast Ethernet traffic interfaces with truen traffic capacity from5Mbps up to 622Mbps.Capacity is dynamically allocated between E1/E3 channels and EthernetFeatures ATPC and Adaptive Modulation (user defined) Built-in Spectrum Analyzer, BER Tester, and Throughput, WAN Utilization chartsODU features standard direct ‘slip fit’ mountingFully supported by Proxim Vision ES Network Management Solution*Designed to meet FCC, ETSI and CE safety and emission standardsSupports popular ITU-R standards and frequency recommendationsAdd to Compare
The Proxim Tsunami® QB-62000 comes in an all ODU package that is the smallest in the market at 7x7 inches. Coupled with the widespread availability around the globe due to its use of the license exempt 60GHz band, this means the Tsunami® QB-62000 can be deployed almost anywhere within hours. High Performance The Tsunami® QB 62000 is a high capacity, point-to-point (PtP) wireless backhaul solution. The Tsunami® QB 62000 delivers throughput of 1Gbps Full Duplex. Perfect Range for Pico Cells Implementing a robust modulation scheme allows the Tsunami® QB 62000 to cover up to 1km at full throughputs. Smallest Footprint The Tsunami® QB 62000, weighing only 5.5lbs, uses state of the art components to reduce the size of the device to 7x7 inches. Cost-Effective Tsunami® QB 62000 is a cost optimized high performance wireless bridge in a compact form factor ideal for pico cell backhaul applications. Ease of Installation Extremely light weight and small wind loading, the Tsunami® QB 62000 is able to be installed almost anywhere - light poles, monopoles, and more. Centralised Management Our ProximVision ES centralized network management system can easily configure and monitor the QB 62000 remotely from a PC in your command centre.Add to Compare
Presenting a wireless backhaul solution that exceeds 4G speed requirements with 300Mbps bandwidth.With over 20 years in wireless innovation, Proxim introduces the Tsunami™ QB-8100, an incredibly cost-effective, high performance and non-line-of-sight 4G point-to-point (PtP) wireless backhaul solution. With 300Mbps data rates in a complete "Hop-in-a-Box" solution, deployments in networks of all sizes will enjoy a quick return on investment.With incredible channel capacity & flexibility, excellent spectrum efficiency and a highly evolved prioritisation platform tailored to deliver voice, video and data applications, the Tsunami™ QB-8100 satisfies carriers, wireless service providers and government organizations with requirements for fast and reliable 4G wireless backhaul.Leveraging the advantages of OFDM and the latest MIMO radio innovations, the Tsunami™ QB- 8100 draws on Proxim's proprietary. Wireless Outdoor Router Protocol (WORP) to deliver wireless performance in excess of 4G products on the markets today.Add to Compare
Proxim Wireless Corporation, a leading provider of complete outdoor wireless backhaul systems, recently announced that it is now accepting orders for its new Tsunami™ 8200 series of products. Latest Innovation in a Long Line Proxim has been in the wireless broadband business for over 20 years and has launched a large number of innovative products during that time. In that period, it has shipped over 2 million wireless products to over 250,000 customers world-wide. Through this experience, Proxim has developed an intimate knowledge of wireless products and, more importantly, what its customers need from wireless products to succeed in their businesses. In developing the 8200 series of products, Proxim has utilized all of its in-depth knowledge of wireless products and real-world customer needs to create yet-another industry-leading product line. 8200 Product Line Features The heart of the 8200 product line is a versatile high-performance wireless platform. Common key building blocks are used to create the different products within the 8200 product line. This enables Proxim to pass the resulting efficiencies on to its customers through very cost-effective pricing. Applications Proxim’s 8200 products are ideally suited for a wide variety of high-bandwidth, high availability applications including: Video cameras – increasing protection and security by enabling the quick and inexpensive installation of video cameras where desired Intelligent traffic systems – reducing congestion by synchronizing traffic lights Wireless broadband access – enabling quick and inexpensive broadband Internet connectivityAdd to Compare
Proxim Wireless Corporation, a leading provider of complete indoor and outdoor wireless broadband ecosystems, has announced the Tsunami™ QB-8100 point-to-point (PtP) and the Tsunami™ MP-8100 point-to-multipoint (PtMP) products for wireless backhaul and connectivity for systems requiring wire-like bandwidth. The new Tsunami product family combines MIMO and OFDM technologies with Proxim's Wireless Outdoor Routing Protocol (WORP) to provide best-in-class wireless connectivity for everything from building-to-building connectivity, IP video surveillance backhaul, and connectivity for other bandwidth intensive applications."With the Tsunami MP-8100 and QB-8100 solutions, Proxim gives system integrators of all types and sizes a platform with the flexibility to support a multitude of applications," said Sean Muir, Senior RF Engineer - Network Design,of Networks by Wireless, Ltd.With these new products, Proxim is offering high-performance wireless backhaul and connectivity solutions that exceed 300 Mbps performance at the most competitive price point in the market. As a result, these products are capable of supporting more bandwidth intensive applications (like HD video surveillance, wireless ITS, and more) simultaneously with a single CPE.Proxim's Tsunami QB-8100 and MP-8100 provide the ideal wireless solution for a number of applications, including:Building-to-building connectivity with easy-to-deploy wireless backhaulWireless backhaul for WISPs and 4G networksWireless connectivity for IP video surveillance networksConnectivity for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and other bandwidth-intensive applicationsFeatures of the Tsunami QB-8100 PtP and the Tsunami MP-8100 PtMP solutions include:Performance and rangeOver 100 Mbps performance. Performance is per link for PtP applications, and per sector for PtMP applications.Range in excess of 70 kilometers.Very low latency of the order of 1 to 2 milliseconds.Non-line-of-sightNon-line-of-sight capable utilizing OFDM and enhanced MIMO techniques.Widest range of frequenciesOperates in licensed, unlicensed, and public safety frequency bands with support for 2.3-2.5 GHz, and 4.9-6.08 GHz available today. 3.3-3.7 Ghz and 4.4 Ghz will be available in the next phase.Advanced hardware and software technologiesWireless backhaul products utilizing MIMO 3X3 technology.Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with POE In/Out to power video surveillance cameras or other radios.Integrated antennas or split design with external antennas.Carrier-grade security (AES 128 and Radius Authentication).Premium features such as QoS, VLANs, bridging and routing.Add to Compare
Powered by the ORiNOCO Mesh Creation Protocol, the dual-radio ORiNOCO Wi-Fi Mesh Access Points deliver data, voice and video over Wi-Fi to the edge of a network over a flexible, auto-forming, self-healing, near line of sight mesh backbone. The dual-radio architecture separates the mesh backbone traffic from the edge access traffic, increasing capacity compared to single-radio mesh architectures. The ORiNOCO Wi-Fi Mesh Series consists of an indoor form factor (AP-4000 and AP-4000M) and a ruggedized, outdoor form factor (AP-4000MR and AP-4000MR-LR). Seamless integration between ORiNOCO indoor and outdoor mesh access points enable existing outdoor Wi-Fi mesh networks to extend indoors. ORiNOCO Mesh Creation Protocol (OMCP) enables mesh backhaul and Wi-Fi coverage on oneradio, while the second radio is used exclusively for Wi-Fi coverageIndustry-leading throughput with 802.11b/g and 802.11a simultaneous operationRobust RADIUS accounting and authorization interface enables detailed subscriber usage trackingWMM/802.11e draft Quality of Service (QoS) support on access and enhanced QoS on meshbackhaul for triple play applicationsWi-Fi certified to interoperate with any Wi-Fi certified client access productProactive Security Measures to Protect Your NetworkORiNOCO access points support the latest security standards, including IEEE 802.11i and AES encryption, and add proactive security measures to prevent attacks.Intra-cell blocking and traffic redirection to prevent subscriber-to-subscriber attacksBroadcast bandwidth throttling prevents broadcast attacksIEEE 802.1x mutual authentication with dynamic per-user, per-session rotating keysRogue access point detection and notificationSecure management interfaces: SNMPv3, SSL and SSHEncrypted storage for security and management parameters eliminates unauthorized accessSelf-Forming/Self- Healing Mesh Reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)Ease of deployment and integration with the wired network are critical factors in asuccessful, profitable wireless network rollout. ORiNOCO mesh access points excel with key capabilities that simplify metropolitan and enterprise deployments.Self-forming and self-healing ORiNOCO Mesh Creation Protocol automatically routes traffic through the best path as mesh access points are added or removed from the networkTools to speed installation and optimization: automatic channel selection, adjustable transmit power, external antenna connectors Ethernet redundancy sustains network connection: automatically configures mesh portals to mesh access points when mesh portals lose Ethernet link eliminating cost of installing a redundant switchRemote management via SNMP, HTTP and TelnetAdditional mesh link statistics improve mesh network monitoringLow power consumption reduces operating expensesReliable by DesignWith over 25 years of experience in the design and manufacture of wireless LANs, Proxim Wireless understands that service providers and enterprises require the same uptime and reliability in a wireless network as in a wired network. ORiNOCO mesh access points offer:Robust features for metropolitan Wi-Fi and enterprise applicationsAutomatic reconfiguration of security policy in the event of power lossPower-over-Ethernet supportAC Power option for outdoor light pole installationsAdd to Compare
Cost effective subscriber solution: Tsunami® MP-8150 SUR-100 is a cost optimized high performance Subscriber Unit in a compact form factor. Ideal for large-scale wireless deployments, from last-mile broadband wireless access to rural broadband wireless service providers. NLOS and advanced features 2x2 MIMO and advanced OFDM features of the on-board high-power 21 dBm radio makes this unit the best performing Non Line-of-Sight wireless radio available in the market. Dual gigabit Ethernet ports Tsunami® MP-8150 SUR-100 provides dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with PoE in/out, capable of powering 802.3af compliant IP video cameras or network radios for even greater ease of deployment. Flexible channel planning worldwide Supports a wide range of frequencies from 4.9 – 5.925 GHz to maximize your deployment flexibility in the field. Carrier grade advanced security Implements military-grade security standards with AES-128 bit encryption, Proxim’s proprietary Wireless Outdoor Routing Protocol (WORP) which prevents snooping, and features highly-secure remote management via SSL, SSH and SNMPv3. Centralised management Our ProximVision ES centralised network management system can easily configure and monitor your Subscriber Unit network remotely from a PC in your command center.Add to Compare
Proxim Wireless Corporation, a leading provider of complete indoor and outdoor wireless broadband ecosystems, has announced the Tsunami™ QB-8100 point-to-point (PtP) and the Tsunami™ MP-8100 point-to-multipoint (PtMP) products for wireless backhaul and connectivity for systems requiring wire-like bandwidth. The new Tsunami product family combines MIMO and OFDM technologies with Proxim's Wireless Outdoor Routing Protocol (WORP) to provide best-in-class wireless connectivity for everything from building-to-building connectivity, IP video surveillance backhaul, and connectivity for other bandwidth intensive applications. "With the Tsunami MP-8100 and QB-8100 solutions, Proxim gives system integrators of all types and sizes a platform with the flexibility to support a multitude of applications," said Sean Muir, Senior RF Engineer - Network Design, of Networks by Wireless, Ltd. With these new products, Proxim is offering high-performance wireless backhaul and connectivity solutions that exceed 300 Mbps performance at the most competitive price point in the market. As a result, these products are capable of supporting more bandwidth intensive applications (like HD video surveillance, wireless ITS, and more) simultaneously with a single CPE. Proxim's Tsunami QB-8100 and MP-8100 provide the ideal wireless solution for a number of applications, including: Building-to-building connectivity with easy-to-deploy wireless backhaul Wireless backhaul for WISPs and 4G networks Wireless connectivity for IP video surveillance networks Connectivity for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and other bandwidth-intensive applications Features of the Tsunami QB-8100 PtP and the Tsunami MP-8100 PtMP solutions include: Performance and range Over 100 Mbps performance. Performance is per link for PtP applications, and per sector for PtMP applications. Range in excess of 70 kilometres. Very low latency of the order of 1 to 2 milliseconds. Non-line-of-sight Non-line-of-sight capable utilizing OFDM and enhanced MIMO techniques. Widest range of frequencies Operates in licensed, unlicensed, and public safety frequency bands with support for 2.3-2.5 GHz, and 4.9-6.08 GHz available today. 3.3-3.7 Ghz and 4.4 Ghz will be available in the next phase. Advanced hardware and software technologies Wireless backhaul products utilizing MIMO 3X3 technology. Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with POE In/Out to power video surveillance cameras or other radios. Integrated antennas or split design with external antennas. Carrier-grade security (AES 128 and Radius Authentication). Premium features such as QoS, VLANs, bridging and routing.Add to Compare
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According to IHS Market, it is estimated that there are over 60 million security cameras in the United States, and other reports say these cameras capture more than four billion hours of footage per week. Over the last decade, IP camera technology has dominated the conversation as it has provided users with a broad offering of enhanced image quality and features. With a large percentage of existing security systems relying on analog, many end users looking for high definition (HD) video quality have been forced to take on a complete system overhaul. Infrastructure Overhaul For HD Video To make the switch, customers would need to change everything, from cameras to hardware to wiring– not to mention the lengthy installation process that would ensue. IP cameras also require higher Internet speeds and more cloud space. Whether constrained by budget, bandwidth or storage, many end users have been unable to adopt this new video surveillance method.Thanks to technological advancements within the security industry, HD over Coax offers a viable solution for integrators and end users alike Thanks to technological advancements within the security industry, HD over Coax offers a viable solution for integrators and end users alike. By utilising the current Coaxial cables, this offering yields high definition video, while requiring minimal infrastructure changes and is an optimal surveillance choice for security customers. Plus, with new advancements and updates being made frequently to this technology, there is a solution for every security need. The enhanced alternative of HD over Coax has been warmly welcomed in the security industry, thanks to its simple solutions and ever-evolving features. Many new analog HD cameras are “plug and play,” able to connect directly to existing Coaxial cables. This eliminates the need for a complete system change, creating cost-savings for the end user and an enhanced video quality offering. Easy Solutions For HD Video As a result, integrators can cost-effectively upgrade their customer’s surveillance solution while using their legacy infrastructure, making it an attractive option for end users and an easy sell for dealers. Latency in video is another common issue with network-based camera systems, where even the slightest delay in video surveillance can hinder security response HD over Coax cameras themselves are always expanding and evolving to meet a wide array of security needs. With the introduction of fisheye and multi-sensor cameras, users now have a multitude of coverage options, not to mention the introduction of 4K bringing resolution options to the same level as IP. Some newer technologies are even touting 4K cameras paired with 4K digital video recorders (DVRs) made specifically for analog systems. Longer cables grant transmission for up to 1600 feet, double the distance of standard analog solutions, and triple that of IP systems. This single cable is able to transmit both HD video and audio. Recently, broadcast quality audio over Coax has become available in limited models, a substantial improvement over older analog technology, which was unable to transmit audio. Stopping Video Delay Latency in video is another common issue with network-based camera systems. Even the slightest delay in video surveillance can hinder security response. IP cameras are forced to compress and packetize their video for transmission. The outcome of this is a reduced number of images per video, which in turn causes delay. HD over Coax on the other hand, delivers an unlimited amount of HD images in real time, with smooth motion and impressive clarity. Additionally, the point-to-point transmission delivers uncompressed video free of lag. Another touted benefit is that, unlike IP networked cameras, analog systems provide a more secure video transmission. With so much sensitive information housed on a businesses’ network, adding another point of network access through an IP camera can create concerns for cyber security risks. HD over Coax delivers an unlimited amount of HD images in real time, with smooth motion and impressive clarity Preventing Network Hacking With HD over Coax, the physical connections between the camera and DVR prevent network hacking. By keeping the video surveillance system offline, security professionals are able to direct their attention to the physical threats at hand, rather than having to focus on deterring cyber security risks. One of the primary difficulties of deploying HD video solutions is the fact that many older systems utilize a wide variety of HD standards and platforms. To make matters more complicated, after HD over Coax was brought to market, manufacturers raced to create their own version of this technology. Today, the most popular proprietary standards are HD-CVI, HD-TVI and AHD. However, integrators and customers found that attempting to manage multiple HD technologies proved to be near impossible.Integrators and customers found that attempting to manage multiple HD technologies proved to be near impossible Diversifying Surveillance Through One DVR To combat these issues, manufacturers have introduced products with more flexibility to their portfolios. One example of this is the penta-brid DVR which grants the ability to seamlessly integrate multiple technologies deployed across one application. This means that systems with diverse camera brands and technologies, such as a mix of HD-CVI, HD-TVI, AHD, analog or IP, can be connected through one DVR. For many end users with legacy analog systems, penta-brid DVRs give them greater freedom to choose between a variety of solutions, rather than being limited to one option. With video resolution increasing, the space needed to store the footage is similarly rising. Penta-brid technology has been able to adapt to these evolving needs, giving users ample storage space to house the HD and 4K surveillance video with some of the newest models including H.265 compression. HD Casino Surveillance Made Simple For casinos, HD images are critical for identifying unauthorized personnel and unlawful behaviours to create a safe environment for guests and staff While HD over Coax is beneficial to many end users and integrators, those in the casino and hospitality markets find it crucial. With a combination of high profile guests, large amounts of cash on hand, constant crowds and strict industry regulations, reliable video surveillance is a must. Deploying new IP systems comes at a stiff price. When looking to upgrade their video surveillance, casinos must also be mindful of the installation process. When moving to an IP-based system, ripping out old wires and replacing them with new is the standard practice. This practice can be both disruptive and costly, not to mention gaming regulations require casino activities be monitored at all times so a complete system shutdown would result in revenue loss. This cost can be hard to justify, especially when the current legacy analog system remains in working condition with only the lower image resolution to date it. For these scenarios, the most cost-effective option is to leverage the legacy infrastructure, replace the existing cameras with new devices, and reap the benefits that HD video has to offer without any lapse in security. For casinos, HD images are critical for identifying unauthorized personnel and unlawful behaviours to create a safe environment for guests and staff. HD over Coax cameras now offer the same resolution as IP cameras with a plug and play approach, that cuts down on expense without sacrificing quality. For businesses and applications that are unable to adopt IP technology, whether it be cost or time prohibitive, HD over Coax now features most of the same benefits IP has to offer without breaking the bank. By providing clear images in real time, maximizing existing infrastructure, and affording cyber security benefits, HD over Coax provides an attractive solution for many end users and integrators.
Today ‘terrorism’ has become a word we use and hear every day. The goal of terrorism is a media product - information delivered to nearly every house in the world. So, the weapon of terrorism is information. Therefore, the way we defend and prevent terrorism must also be based on intelligent processing of information - and an early awareness of potential threats and effective preventive action may eliminate most attacks. Video analytics, automated surveillance and AI decision-making are going to change the rules of the struggle between civilians and terrorists by making attempted attacks predictable, senseless and silent. In this article, we will evaluate to what extent technology can investigate and prevent terror crimes considering the latest technology innovations. Civilian Feedback Helps Terrorists To Accomplish Mission In order to achieve their main goal - loud media response - terrorists and those who order the attacks use unpredictable tactics and the element of surprise; so that after every attack, the media discusses for months the circumstances and their insanity. Terrorists and those who order the attacks use unpredictable tactics andthe element of surprise Unfortunately, each time it happens our society seems to be unprepared. As the media environment grows, terror attacks attract more attention, and the feedback of civilians actually helps the terrorists to accomplish their mission. Features Of Terrorist Crimes Counter-terrorist specialists highlight, among the others, the following inherent symptoms of terror crimes: Unpredictability Public visibility Enormous social resonance The question is: Are there technological solutions that could treat these symptoms at a low level? Crime investigations are based on objective indisputable facts that can be used against suspects in a court. The facts are: Video surveillance materials Facial recognition and ANPR metadata Audio data (e.g. phone calls) Internet communication logs Other registered human actions Metadata Sources And Analytical Systems To be able to collect and analyze that data, it needs to be in a data format that an analytical system will be able to process. Metadata can be generated by processing data of the above sources. Metadata can be stored in relational databases or in blockchain, so it can be a reference for an analytical system or law enforcement structures. Automatic or semi-automatic investigation can be based on crime scenarios, behavior patterns, forensic search, face and vehicle recognition and synoptical search Aggregation of metadata sources could be constructive because it would significantly increase metadata availability for analytical systems and will improve metadata quality. This would surely require replacement of most of existing security systems and standardization of new systems so to ensure maximal compatibility of metadata sources and analytical systems. Offline Video Analytics As these improvements are difficult to develop and implement globally, replacement solutions are being offered currently in the security market. One of them is the concept of offline video analytics, which generates and analyses metadata from any video source. Video sources may vary from ‘old school’ analog cameras to high-resolution IP cameras recorded in any digital format. Quality of the metadata generated from offline analytical systems is almost unaffected. High quality metadata can be analyzed and investigated automatically or semi-automatically for violations, crimes and terror activity. Automatic or semi-automatic investigation can be based on crime scenarios, behavior patterns, forensic search, face and vehicle recognition and synoptical search. Fast and effective investigation of terror activities may prevent attacks and also can reduce the number of active terrorists. Human head microvibration is linked with the vestibular-emotional reflex (VER) and depends on emotional status Deep Learning And Neural Network Technologies However, realtime crime and terror prevention requires instant metadata generation and analysis. The investigation instruments mentioned above would not be of the same efficiency. Firstly, processing capabilities of analytical system must be very high because the system should be able to record data, generate metadata and analyze it at the same time in realtime conditions. Currently the most powerful server processors can run only tens of detectors so it becomes very costly. That is why these kinds of solutions are only used in critical infrastructure. However, if they were used widely they would dramatically reduce the number of criminal and terror activities. Deep learning and neural network technologies (so-called artificial intelligence - AI) are coming to the security market to replace classic video analytics. These systems are not yet much more efficient hardware-wise; however, they have greater potential and they are cheaper. Behavior patterns, actions, sounds, speech, faces, car number plates and many other metadata types can be identified and collected and analyzed by AI in realtime. Security surveillance and analytical AI systems could know about each person’s life and social background so it could make automatic decisions Emotion Recognition/Vibraimage Technology Emotion recognition (or vibraimage) technology measures micromovements (vibration) of a person by processing video from a camera or any video source. Human head microvibration is linked with the vestibular-emotional reflex (VER) and depends on emotional status. Vibraimage systems detect human emotions by the control of 3D head-neck movements accumulated in several frames of video processing. Vibraimage is a system that detects all human emotions. Blockchain can bring awareness of different views. Imagine if the security surveillance and analytical AI system knew about each person’s life and social background so it could make automatic decisions to give more surveillance priority to those who potentially could take negative action. Although security equipment is becoming more affordable, the budgeting of security systems at a government and private level is still the biggest problem. As the global population is growing and migration is getting more intense, public and private security is becoming a natural need. Meanwhile, the security market is ready to deliver solutions that can instantly investigate and even prevent terror activities.
Everybody has been hooked on the discussions about Analog HD or IP systems, but shouldn’t we really be thinking about WiFi and 5G connectivity, removing the need for expensive cabling? Are wireless networks secure enough? What is the potential range? Even the basic question about whether or not the network is capable of transferring the huge (and growing) amount of data required for High Res Video, which will soon be quadrupled with the advent of 4K and higher resolutions. The Future Of Video Surveillance Monitors We have seen a massive uptake in 4K monitors in the security industry. While they have been relatively common in the consumer market, they are only now beginning to really take off in the CCTV market, and the advances in Analog HD and IP technology mean that 4K is no longer the limited application technology it was just a few years ago. Relatively easy and inexpensive access to huge amounts of storage space, either on physical storage servers or in the cloud, both of which have their own positives and negatives, have really helped with the adoption of 4K. Having said that the consensus seems to be, at least where displays are concerned, there is very little need for any higher resolution. So, where next for monitors in CCTV? 8K monitors are present, but are currently prohibitively expensive, and content is in short supply (although the Japanese want to broadcast the Tokyo Olympics in 8K in 2020). Do we really need 8K and higher displays in the security industry? In my own opinion, not for anything smaller than 100-150+ inches, as the pictures displayed on a 4K resolution monitor are photo realistic without pixilation on anything I’ve seen in that range of sizes. The consensus seems to be, at least where displays are concerned, there is very little need for any higher resolution Yes, users many want ultra-high resolution video recording in order to capture every minute detail, but I feel there is absolutely no practical application for anything more than 4K displays below around 120”, just as I feel there is no practical application for 4K resolution below 24”. The higher resolution camera images can be zoomed in and viewed perfectly well on FHD and 4K monitors. That means there has to be development in other areas. Developments In WiFi And 5G What we have started to see entering the market are Analog HD and IP RJ45 native input monitors. While you would be forgiven for thinking they are very similar, there are in fact some huge differences. The IP monitors are essentially like All-In-One Android based computers, capable of running various versions of popular VMS software and some with the option to save to onboard memory or external drives and memory cards. These are becoming very popular with new smaller (8-16 camera) IP installs as they basically remove the need for an NVR or dedicated storage server. Developments in the area of WiFi and 5G connectivity are showing great promise of being capable of transferring the amount of data generated meaning the next step in this market would maybe be to incorporate wireless connectivity in the IP monitor and camera setup. This brings its own issues with data security and network reliability, but for small retail or commercial systems where the data isn’t sensitive it represents a very viable option, doing away with both expensive installation of cabling and the need for an NVR. Larger systems would in all likelihood be unable to cope with the sheer amount of data required to be transmitted over the network, and the limited range of current wireless technologies would be incompatible with the scale of such installs, so hard wiring will still be the best option for these for the foreseeable future. There will be a decline in the physical display market as more development goes into Augmented and Virtual Reality Analog HD Options Analog HD options have come a long way in a quite short time, with the latest developments able to support over 4MP (2K resolution), and 4K almost here. This has meant that for older legacy installations the systems can be upgraded with newer AHD/TVI/CVI cameras and monitors while using existing cabling. The main benefit of the monitors with native AHD/TVI/CVI loopthrough connections is their ability to work as a spot monitor a long distance from the DVR/NVR. While co-axial systems seem to be gradually reducing in number there will still be older systems in place that want to take advantage of the benefits of co-axial technology, including network security and transmission range. Analog technologies will eventually become obsolete, but there is still much to recommend them for the next few years. Analogue technologies will eventually become obsolete, but there is still much to recommend them for the next few years Another more niche development is the D2IP monitor, which instead of having IP input has HDMI input and IP output, sending all activity on the screen to the NVR. This is mainly a defense against corporate espionage, fraud and other sensitive actions. While this has limited application those who do need it find it a very useful technology, but it’s very unlikely to become mainstream in the near future. Augmented Reality And Virtual Reality Does the monitor industry as a whole have a future? In the longer term (decades rather than years) there will definitely be a decline in the physical display market as more and more development goes into AR (Augmented Reality or Mixed Reality depending on who’s definition you want to take) and VR (Virtual Reality). Currently AR is limited to devices such as smartphones (think Pokémon Go) and eyewear, such as the ill-fated Google Glass, but in the future, I think we’ll all have optical implants (who doesn’t want to be The Terminator or RoboCop?), allowing us to see whatever we decide we want to as an overlay on the world around us, like a high-tech HUD (Heads Up Display). VR on the other hand is fully immersive, and for playback or monitoring of camera feeds would provide a great solution, but lacks the ability to be truly useful in the outside world the way that AR could be. Something not directly related to the monitor industry, but which has a huge effect on the entire security industry is also the one thing I feel a lot of us have been oblivious to is the introduction of quantum computers, which we really need to get our heads around in the medium to long term. Most current encryption technology will be rendered useless overnight when quantum computers become more widespread. So, where does that leave us? Who will be the most vulnerable? What can we do now to mitigate the potential upheaval? All I can say for sure is that smarter people than me need to be working on that, alongside the development of the quantum computer itself. Newer methods of encryption are going to be needed to deal with the massive jump in processing power that comes with quantum. I’m not saying it will happen this year, but it is definitely on the way and something to be planned for.
Offered at a price that continues to push the cost/performance metric, the Tsunami 10100L is a leader in the carrier class wireless infrastructure market in $/bit Proxim Wireless Corporation, a provider of point to point (PtP) and point to multipoint (PtMP) wireless systems and advanced Wi-Fi, announced the worldwide availability of its Tsunami 10100L series supporting up to 400Mbps data rate and upgradeable to 866Mbps. Carrier Class Wireless Infrastructure With the Tsunami 10100L product line, Proxim continues to offer more for less. Operating at 256QAM in a 40Mhz channel, combined with our WORP protocol, means end users will see 300Mbps of useable data in a 40MHz channel. Offered at a price that continues to push the cost/performance metric, the Tsunami 10100L is a leader in the carrier class wireless infrastructure market in $/bit. Proxim Clear Connect The 10100L is based on the same hardware platform as the Tsunami 10100 series, meaning customers get the features they have come to expect from Proxim – a rugged IP67 design, PoE out, Proxim Clear Connect, Fast Connect and more. The 10100L series includes several product variants including– BSU, SUA, SUR, and QBs. This provides customers with a wide variety of applications and deployment options across the series. In addition, as always with Proxim products, Proxim maintains two generations of backwards compatibility Software Upgrade And Interoperate Capabilities With the ability to software upgrade the 10100L to a full 10100 series, customers can “pay as they grow” by deploying the less expensive 10100L product, and upgrading to the full 866Mbps capacity when needed for a small upgrade fee. In addition, as always with Proxim products, Proxim maintains two generations of backwards compatibility. This means the 10100L, as well as the 10100, can interoperate with the Tsunami 800 and 8200 series products. Mixed networks are supported allowing existing networks to add the additional capacity supported by the 10k series when needed, or to start with a 10100 BSU and deploy the lower capacity, more cost effective 800 series products as subscriber units. High Performance Solutions “The Tsunami 10100L has been designed for markets that are looking for carrier class communications but with moderate bandwidth requirements. This series makes our high performance solutions now more affordable with no compromises on quality” said Greg Marzullo, CEO and President, Proxim Wireless.
With the new LKL version a 28 dBi high gain integrated antenna allows links in excess of 35 km to be deployed with a low-profile, integrated solution Proxim Wireless Corporation announced a long range version of its carrier class Tsunami QuickBridge® backhaul product - the new Tsunami® QB-10150-LKL. With the newly introduced LKL version, a 28 dBi high gain integrated antenna allows links in excess of 35 km to be deployed with a low-profile, integrated solution. Shorter range connections will also benefit from the higher modulation rates and resulting higher data rates enabled by this powerful product over competitive products with lower antenna gain. Features The LKL version continues to support key features that have made the QB 10100 series successful such as: High Capacity - this product supports a useable throughput of 650 Mbps Frequency Agile - customers can select a wide frequency range from 5.15 to 5.85 GHz in a single model Carrier Class - Supporting standard Telco temperature ranges from -40 to +60 C, and contained in an IP67 rated enclosure these products are made to last in the most harsh environments. In addition the QB-10150-LKL supports IEEE 1588 pass through and Jumbo Frames, which are common carrier requirements. New Simply Powerful GUI - The QB-10150-LKL sports the newly released "Simply Powerful GUI" that is present in all 10100 products. RF Robustness - The QB-10150-LKL, like all Proxim Tsunami radio products implements Proxim ClearConnect™ ensuring the radio is able to withstand all but the most hostile RF environments. WORP® - Proxim's proprietary WORP software provides efficiency and QoS over the link allowing multiple traffic streams with varying QoS needs to be bundled into one link. Ideal For Small Cell Backhaul With high bandwidth, QoS, and RF robustness and now long range coverage, the QB-10150-LKL is ideal for small cell backhaul, video security backhaul, and enterprise connectivity applications. "The release of the QB-10150-LKL PtP product represents Proxim's continued leadership in delivering what customers need in this market - highly cost effective PtP links with an extended range for those challenging deployments," said Greg Marzullo, President and CEO of Proxim Wireless. "With a greater than 35 km range, the LKL product will enable simple, rapid installation of carrier class, high-capacity PTP links our customers demand."
Proxim Wireless Corporation, a pioneer and global leader in advanced Wi-Fi, point to point (PtP), and point to multipoint (PtMP) wireless systems, is introducing the carrier-class, very high capacity Tsunami Quickbridge® 10100 series of products. Tsunami Quickbridge Delivers Industry-Leading 73% Efficiency The QB-10100 series represents Proxim’s highest speed PTP products, supporting up to 633 Mbps of data throughput. The useable throughput is achieved with a mere 866 Mbps of RF data rate, delivering an industry-leading 73% efficiency. With the recent release of the QB-835 at the low end of the PTP portfolio, with throughputs as low as 25 Mbps, Proxim has expanded its PTP offerings dramatically. Supporting 80 MHz channels, the QB-10100 benefits from Proxim ClearConnect™ and Proxim’s advanced built-in spectrum analyser providing customers the best possible chance of finding a useable 80 MHz channel. As with all Tsunami products, the QB-10100 products are powered by WORP®, Proxim’s proprietary software suite, delivering not only 75% efficiencies but also advanced QoS support for mixed traffic to provide proper prioritisation to the voice, video, and other data traffic. IP67-Rated Outdoor Enclosure As the highest capacity product in Proxim’s QuickBridge portfolio, the QB-10100 units come in a carrier-class ruggedised outdoor enclosure, with an IP67 rating, and are able to operate in the harshest environments with a -40 to 60 °C temperature range. Carrier-class construction coupled with the high power radio and 2x2 MIMO make these products ideal for near line-of-sight and long range connections. With the high bandwidth, QoS and RF robustness the QB-10100 products are ideal for small cell backhaul, video surveillance backhaul, enterprise connectivity and video surveillance applications. “The QB-10100 series of PTP products continues Proxim’s leadership in this market, providing over half a gigabit of useable bandwidth,” said Greg Marzullo, President and CEO of Proxim Wireless. “Our customers rely on our quality, durability and reliability, and the QB-10100 continues that tradition while delivering exceptional throughput.”
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