Alvarion® Showcases 4G WiMAX™ And Wireless Broadband Offerings At IFSEC 2010 In Birmingham
Alvarion® Showcases 4G WiMAX™ And Wireless Broadband Offerings At IFSEC 2010 In Birmingham

BreezeMAX Extreme wins the Best Public Safety Solutions Award at ISC West!! Alvarion BreezeMAX Extreme wins award at ISC WestProduct Portfolio Highlights: Alvarion showcased point-to-multipoint and point-to-point solutions for licensed and license-exempt frequencies tailored for vertical applications including video surveillance, public safety and enterprises. BreezeMAX® Extreme 5000 and 3650 base stations was displayed in Alvarion's booth as well as in the ISC West New Product Showcase area. Alvarion unveiled new video centric features and capabilities for its wireless broadband portfolio specifically tailored for video surveillance applications:  - The new version of BreezeMAX Extreme, v1.5 base stations, maximizes wireless video connectivity with a new implementation of unique algorithms that assure high quality video streams in challenging network conditions. BreezeMAX Extreme is the industry's first WiMAX 802.16e solution for the 4.9 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies. New multicast functionality allows multiple clients to receive video feed utilizing a single transmission stream over the air, saving considerable bandwidth consumption and improving the overall business case. - The new BreezeNET® B10 solution - Video, designed for rapid wireless video surveillance links, offers plug-and-play functionality with new optimized bandwidth for uplink. Watch an Alvarion's overview of the video surveillance market - The Video Power Supply (VPS) is a ruggedized, easy to install Power over Ethernet (PoE) device providing power to both the IP video surveillance camera and Alvarion's CPE. This product reduces installation costs dramatically.Round Table Discussion: Alvarion hosted an education session to discuss wireless broadband video surveillance with WiMAX. Monica Paolini, president of Senza Fili Consulting, hosted a panel discussion with leading video surveillance distributors and Value Added Resellers (VARs) discussing the industry dynamics and wireless benefits. Alvarion also showcased a live demonstration of its cutting- edge wireless video surveillance solutions for the attendees.

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High Capacity Point-to-point Solution For License-exempt Frequencies
High Capacity Point-to-point Solution For License-exempt Frequencies

Alvarion's BreezeNET B130/B300 answers the growing need for higher bandwidth capacity, by combining up to 250 Mbps throughput with TDM and Ethernet transport which maximises spectral efficiency for high performance and long distance connectivity. An all-outdoor, high-performance solution with more effective throughput, BreezeNET B130/B300 operates in both LOS (line-of-sight) and NLOS (non-line-of-sight) environments and offers increased link availability for enhanced QoS. The BreezeNET B product family of wireless point-to-point bridging solutions for license-exempt bands, provides an efficient and highly secure solution for enterprise wireless connectivity applications and backhaul services between two remote locations and co-location applications. BreezeNET B130/B300 offers single or dual-radio split system design with integrated or external antennas and supports an array of LOS and NLOS applications including:Access backhaulingVideo surveillance applicationsLeased-line replacementDisaster recovery Main features and highlights: Range of frequenciesAvailable in a range of frequency bands from 4.9 - 5.9 GHz, BreezeNET B130/B300 features several region-specific output power versions and can be configured to support these frequencies from a single platform. A versatile solution, BreezeNET B130/B300 utilizes DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection) to select license-exempt channels with low occupancy, radar detection and avoidance to comply with FCC/CE regulations. High-capacity and spectrum efficiencyBreezeNET B130/B300 provides enhanced capacity of up to 250 Mbps and 5/10/20/40 MHz optional channel size, maintaining cost-effective spectrum use and reduced interference. Adaptive modulation for monitoring link directions reduces errors in operation and flexible bandwidth allocation enables asymmetric or fully symmetric, fixed or dynamically adjusted allocation. Long rangeSupporting long-range backhaul reaching more than 60 km, BreezeNET B130/B300 can also reduce roll-out costs by utilising multiple radios for less power and antenna size to reach remote sites. Remote upgradeBreezeNET B130 can be easily and remotely upgraded to BreezeNET B300, scaling from 130 Mbps to 250 Mbps aggregated throughput for enhanced performance. Premium networking featuresFeaturing a best-of-breed set of networking features, BreezeNET B130/B300 is designed with an integrated switch/router for reducing network overhead as well as an intelligent Layer 2 and 3 switch and QoS enforcer. Secure and reliableBreezeNET B130/B300 is a reliable solution enabling up to 4 separate signal paths by utilising diverse, physically separated antennas to minimize downtime during extra-fade periods. A robust solution, it features one-plus-one hot-standby link that seamlessly switches to alternative equipment in case of hardware failure, small footprint antenna and all-outdoor design which ensures operation in all weather conditions. BreezeNET B130/B300 is designed with enhanced security capabilities including always-on digital and signature-based mutual authentication between link-ends, and out and in-band, secure, password-protected management GUI and SNMP. Modular and scalable architectureBreezeNET B130/B300 offers integrated or external detachable antennas and easy-to-deploy mounting hardware and form factor. Automatic and manual, fault proof over-the-air firmware upgrade ensures ultimate modularity and scalability.

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Alvarion Showcased Complete WiMAX & Wireless Broadband Product Portfolio
Alvarion Showcased Complete WiMAX & Wireless Broadband Product Portfolio

Video surveillance is a top priority for government, business and private sectors. A rapidly expanding market, it is generating a growing business challenge to meet demands for safety and security with efficient, easy-to-deploy, cost-effective solutions.Wireless connectivity offers video surveillance solutions the combination of reduced deployment costs, flexibility in the placement of cameras and optimization of bandwidth allocation. Alvarion's extensive experience in the development and deployment of customized wireless communications systems ensures reliable and resilient mission-critical solutions, specifically designed and optimized for the video surveillance market.Alvarion's BreezeACCESS VL SU-Video is a cost-effective, flexible wireless access infrastructure ideally suited for the diverse needs of the video surveillance market. Providing strategic, wire-free outdoor connectivity for a broad range of cameras and sensors, it ensures highly effective video surveillance services in the 5 GHz spectrum.Download the FREE Video Surveillance Kit hereWatch introduction video to Alvarion's video surveillance solutionsQuality connectivityOptimized asymmetric bandwidth allocation dedicated to video streaming needs and providing cost-effective quality connectivity.Flexibility   Cameras can be located exactly where required and transferred when necessary, since the system is free of wired infrastructure restraints and ensures full tactical communications in every possible configuration.Using adaptive modulation the link can be optimized to any new deployment location.Quick integration Standard-based solution, which secures infrastructure investments and is operational with all surveillance cameras and applications. Quick installation using the LED bar to maximize the CPE signal.Compelling business caseRequires fewer base stations and eliminates complex cabling and related mounting fixtures, reducing installation and on-going maintenance costs.Maximizes modularityNLOS support, high bandwidth capacity, increased coverage, multi-subscriber profiles in same sector and network.Powerful accessProven robust system enabling best of class service delivery, including long range and high capacity service. Dynamic frequency selection (DFS), with unique Alvarion algorithm improves channel management in low radar activity conditions. The Access Unit automatically selects algorithm for best possible service, rapid antenna alignment and SLA enforcement.SecurityBuilt-in encryption and a host of secure management and authentication functions.ReliableRuggedized solution operating over an extended temperature range.

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Proxim Wireless Next-generation 8200 Product Line Now Available
Proxim Wireless Next-generation 8200 Product Line Now Available

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 connectivity

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Alvarion BreezeMAX Extreme 3600 CCTV Transmission System With WiMAX 16e QoS
Alvarion BreezeMAX Extreme 3600 CCTV Transmission System With WiMAX 16e QoS

BreezeMAX Extreme 3600 is an all outdoor zero footprint WiMAX 16e wireless broadband solution for a variety of markets, utilising the 3.6 - 3.8 GHz frequency range and is part of Alvarion's carrier-class, field proven BreezeMAX product family. This base station is designed for many applications and business models and offers advanced air-protocol capabilities, superior performance and standard protocol support. With an integrated antenna, ASN gateway and GPS receiver, BreezeMAX Extreme 3600 is designed for ease-of-deployment and reduced total cost of ownership. BreezeMAX Extreme 3600 offers easy configuration and a self-sustained ecosystem, ideally suited for operators, municipalities, utilities, enterprises and public safety networks. All-outdoor, zero footprint solution for easy deploymentThe compact design of BreezeMAX Extreme 3600 enables reduced CAPEX and OPEX for low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and accelerated ROI. This all-in-one solution integrates the base station, antenna, ASN gateway and GPS receiver to provide an all outdoor solution that is easy to deploy on communication towers, rooftops and street light poles. Enhanced coverage and capacity capabilities and advanced air protocol techniquesBreezeMAX Extreme 3600 provides MIMO A/B and MRRC advanced antenna techniques with up to 2x10 MHz to deliver high-capacity broadband services. Designed with state-of-the-art OFDMA and error correction coding techniques (leveraging 16e PHY), as well as an integrated spectrum analyser, BreezeMAX Extreme 3600 offers best Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) and interference resilience. Leverage WiMAX 16e QoS gives enhanced and swift delivery of triple play services featuring inherent WiMAX QoSBreezeMAX Extreme 3600 enables simultaneous support of multiple applications, using service differentiation for real-time triple play (voice, video and data) applications. BreezeMAX Extreme 3600 supports a wide range of applications - traffic control, emergency services, transportation video surveillance, public safety utilities, government, municipalities and education, oil, gas and mining, shopping malls, data and voice for residential applications, internet cafes, WiFi, data and voice for businesses and private networks.Benefit from WiMAX 16eBreezeMAX Extreme 3600 brings state-of-the-art standardized technology to the 3.6 - 3.8 GHz frequency range. BreezeMAX Extreme 3600 is designed to support interoperability and certification and complies with WiMAX Forum guidelines, enabling ecosystems to benefit from WiMAX 16e economy-ofscale.Efficient delivery of broadband applications to any environmentBreezeMAX Extreme 3600 supports unmatched sector capacity, coverage and deployment variety for enhanced implementation of fixed, nomadic and mobile applications in rural and urban deployments. It is the ideal choice for WISPs, municipalities, utilities, enterprises and public safety networks.    

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Tackling The Challenge Of The Growing Cybersecurity Gap
Tackling The Challenge Of The Growing Cybersecurity Gap

The SolarWinds cyberattack of 2020 was cited by security experts as “one of the potentially largest penetrations of Western governments” since the Cold War. This attack put cybersecurity front and center on people’s minds again. Hacking communication protocol The attack targeted the US government and reportedly compromised the treasury and commerce departments and Homeland Security. What’s interesting about the SolarWinds attack is that it was caused by the exploitation of a hacker who injected a backdoor communications protocol.  This means that months ahead of the attack, hackers broke into SolarWinds systems and added malicious code into the company’s software development system. Later on, updates being pushed out included the malicious code, creating a backdoor communication for the hackers to use. Once a body is hacked, access can be gained to many. An explosion of network devices What has made the threat of cyberattacks much more prominent these days has been IT's growth in the last 20 years, notably cheaper and cheaper IoT devices. This has led to an explosion of network devices. IT spending has never really matched the pace of hardware and software growth Compounding this issue is that IT spending has never really matched the pace of hardware and software growth. Inevitably, leading to vulnerabilities, limited IT resources, and an increase in IoT devices get more attention from would-be hackers. Bridging the cybersecurity gap In the author’s view, this is the main reason why the cybersecurity gap is growing. This is because it inevitably boils down to counter-strike versus counter-strike. IT teams plug holes, and hackers find new ones, that is never going to stop. The companies must continue fighting cyber threats by developing new ways of protecting through in-house testing, security best practice sources, and both market and customer leads. End-user awareness One of the key battlegrounds here is the education of end-users. This is an area where the battle is being won at present, in the author’s opinion. End-users awareness of cybersecurity is increasing. It is crucial to educate end-users on what IoT devices are available, how they are configured, how to enable it effectively, and critically, how to use it correctly and safely. Physical security network A valuable product that tackles cybersecurity is, of course, Razberi Monitor™, which is new to ComNet’s portfolio. Monitor™ is a software platform that provides a top-down view of the physical security network and ecosystem. Monitor™ is a software platform that provides a top-down view of the physical security network and ecosystem It monitors and manages all the system components for cybersecurity and system health, providing secure visibility into the availability, performance, and cyber posture of servers, storage, cameras, and networked security devices. Proactive maintenance By intelligently utilizing system properties and sensor data, Razberi’s award-winning cybersecurity software prevents problems while providing a centralized location for asset and alert management. Monitor™ enables proactive maintenance by offering problem resolutions before they become more significant problems. Identifying issues before they fail and become an outage is key to system availability and, moreover, is a considerable cost saving.

Physical Security And The Cloud: Why One Can’t Work Without The Other
Physical Security And The Cloud: Why One Can’t Work Without The Other

Human beings have a long-standing relationship with privacy and security. For centuries, we’ve locked our doors, held close our most precious possessions, and been wary of the threats posed by thieves. As time has gone on, our relationship with security has become more complicated as we’ve now got much more to be protective of. As technological advancements in security have got smarter and stronger, so have those looking to compromise it. Cybersecurity Cybersecurity, however, is still incredibly new to humans when we look at the long relationship that we have with security in general. As much as we understand the basics, such as keeping our passwords secure and storing data in safe places, our understanding of cybersecurity as a whole is complicated and so is our understanding of the threats that it protects against. However, the relationship between physical security and cybersecurity is often interlinked. Business leaders may find themselves weighing up the different risks to the physical security of their business. As a result, they implement CCTV into the office space, and alarms are placed on doors to help repel intruders. Importance of cybersecurity But what happens when the data that is collected from such security devices is also at risk of being stolen, and you don’t have to break through the front door of an office to get it? The answer is that your physical security can lose its power to keep your business safe if your cybersecurity is weak. As a result, cybersecurity is incredibly important to empower your physical security. We’ve seen the risks posed by cybersecurity hacks in recent news. Video security company Verkada recently suffered a security breach as malicious attackers obtained access to the contents of many of its live camera feeds, and a recent report by the UK government says two in five UK firms experienced cyberattacks in 2020. Cloud computing – The solution Cloud stores information in data centres located anywhere in the world, and is maintained by a third party Cloud computing offers a solution. The cloud stores your information in data centres located anywhere in the world and is maintained by a third party, such as Claranet. As the data sits on hosted servers, it’s easily accessible while not being at risk of being stolen through your physical device. Here’s why cloud computing can help to ensure that your physical security and the data it holds aren’t compromised. Cloud anxiety It’s completely normal to speculate whether your data is safe when it’s stored within a cloud infrastructure. As we are effectively outsourcing our security by storing our important files on servers we have no control over - and, in some cases, limited understanding of - it’s natural to worry about how vulnerable this is to cyber-attacks. The reality is, the data that you save on the cloud is likely to be a lot safer than that which you store on your device. Cyber hackers can try and trick you into clicking on links that deploy malware or pose as a help desk trying to fix your machine. As a result, they can access your device and if this is where you’re storing important security data, then it is vulnerable. Cloud service providers Cloud service providers offer security that is a lot stronger than the software in the personal computer Cloud service providers offer security that is a lot stronger than the software that is likely in place on your personal computer. Hyperscalers such as Microsoft and Amazon Web Service (AWS) are able to hire countless more security experts than any individual company - save the corporate behemoth - could afford. These major platform owners have culpability for thousands of customers on their cloud and are constantly working to enhance the security of their platforms. The security provided by cloud service providers such as Claranet is an extension of these capabilities. Cloud resistance Cloud servers are located in remote locations that workers don’t have access to. They are also encrypted, which is the process of converting information or data into code to prevent unauthorized access. Additionally, cloud infrastructure providers like ourselves look to regularly update your security to protect against viruses and malware, leaving you free to get on with your work without any niggling worries about your data being at risk from hackers. Data centres Cloud providers provide sophisticated security measures and solutions in the form of firewalls and AI Additionally, cloud providers are also able to provide sophisticated security measures and solutions in the form of firewalls and artificial intelligence, as well as data redundancy, where the same piece of data is held within several separate data centres. This is effectively super-strong backup and recovery, meaning that if a server goes down, you can access your files from a backup server. Empowering physical security with cybersecurity By storing the data gathered by your physical security in the cloud, you're not just significantly reducing the risk of cyber-attacks, but also protecting it from physical threats such as damage in the event of a fire or flood. Rather than viewing your physical and cybersecurity as two different entities, treat them as part of one system: if one is compromised, the other is also at risk. They should work in tandem to keep your whole organization secure.

HD Over Coax Provides Cost-effective Video Surveillance Upgrade
HD Over Coax Provides Cost-effective Video Surveillance Upgrade

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.

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