Anixter, a distributor of communication and security products, unveiled its new program that can provide a roadmap for security end-users and integrators looking to migrate their video surveillance networks to a real-time, scalable Internet protocol (IP)-based solution.
The ipAssured: Defining Network Video Migration program establishes an open system, standards-based network video architecture to address current and future video surveillance applications, Anixter says. The program can provide users with a framework to make informed decisions and specify the subsystems of an interoperable video surveillance solution, the company says.
Anixter says the program can reduce a users total cost of ownership and create greater usability over longer periods of time due to the advantages of an IP-based system. “Network video is a very dynamic and highly fragmented landscape, and there is confusion in the marketplace on how to make good, educated decisions for a cost-effective solution,” says Mike Perkins, Anixter’s vice president of sales for security. The ipAssured: Defining Network Video Migration program helps users select the right products to facilitate a smooth analog-to-IP network transition, he adds.
Through a careful data collection process, Anixter creates a roadmap that travels along three migration paths. Those paths are:
- Refined, which establishes an analog-to-network video migration path that protects legacy analog hardware and infrastructure investments while building a solid foundation for future technologies
- Enhanced, which optimizes a current network video platform for enhanced system performance and functionality
- Advanced, which incorporates network video solutions with advanced feature sets to address specific application challenges that users face in unique environments
“Network-based systems eliminate the need to maintain separate networks, which helps to reduce capital, maintenance and equipment costs,” says Matt Powers, Anixter’s technical director of security solutions. “Our ipAssured program enables better scalability, intelligent video and integrated solutions for our customers,” he adds.