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CNI Security Group announces second CNI Security Technology Day

Building on its highly successful previous event, the CNI Security Group will be hosting another CNI Security Technology Day aboard the former WW2 Royal Navy escort ship HQS Wellington, which is located on the River Thames at London’s Victoria Embankment.  

The free-to-attend CNI Security Group event is being held on Wednesday 29 June from 9.30 am until 4.00 pm and will focus on fully integrated, secure and future-proofed ‘Best of Breed’, end-to-end solutions for high-security sectors/environments.

Showcasing the latest and upcoming Critical National Infrastructure (CNI)/Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) approved security technologies, the CNI Security Group event will be underpinned by 360 Vision Technology, barox, Harper Chalice, Identiv and ISM.

At the event, these leading manufacturers in the CNI sector will reveal their latest innovations in high-performance technology, including surveillance cameras, analytics, access control solutions, perimeter intrusion detection systems, industrial Ethernet switches and Physical Security Information Management software, including a variety of systems which are the only CPNI approved solutions in their class.

A number of informative and educational technology seminars covering a variety of developments in CNI technologies will run throughout the one-day event and impart invaluable security technology information for high-security/CNI end users, consultants and system designers, not to mention anyone responsible for the safety and security of utilities sites, power plants, prisons, nuclear locations, airports, stadiums and arenas.

Global security  

The CNI Security Group’s guest keynote speaker for the event will be security and intelligence specialist Philip Ingram MBE. In his address, Ingram will present on ‘The Resetting of Global Security’, revealing why it’s so important for businesses to understand the geopolitical context and inter-relationship regarding global threats, trends and risks. Included in the free-to-attend event itinerary will also be a guided tour of the HQS Wellington ship and luncheon.

“Following the success of the last ‘full house’ CNI Security Technology Day, we are delighted to once again be engaging face-to-face with customers at this CNI Security Group event,” enthused Sara Fisher, 360 Vision Technology’s sales director. “Visitors to the event will be able to view live displays of the latest integrated CNI security technologies. To help maximise delegates’ understanding of the latest technology solutions available, there will be a series of technology seminars and Q&A sessions.”

*Access the full agenda and register for the free-of-charge CNI Security Technology event online at https://www.360visiontechnology.com/cni-security-technology-day/  

**Places are strictly limited. Tickets will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis

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barox set to showcase high-performance, cyber-secure PoE Ethernet switches at The Security Event 2022

barox Kommunikation AG, the global manufacturer of professional standard switches, media converters and IP extenders specifically designed for video applications, will be exhibiting at The Security Event 2022, which runs from 5-7 April at the NEC in Birmingham.

To promote the ease and depth of integration with third party VMS control, barox will be displaying a selection of its latest Ethernet Switch range on the Advancis stand (Hall 3 Stand F50). Demonstrating depth of systems integration, barox – itself an Advancis Premium Partner – will be showing switch integration with Advancis WinGuard PSIM software control, in addition to other solutions from Nedap, Cruatech and Zenitel.

The barox display will reveal how the company’s new range of managed and unmanaged industrial media converters caters for the demands of video and PoE heavy applications and features extensive cyber security functions that protect both the switch and network traffic.

With extensive management options, even the most complex of network requirements can be met. Advanced barox managed switch capabilities include active camera and PoE monitoring and active integration via switch modules for easy integration to popular VMS control.

PoE management

Supporting more simple, quicker and lower-cost installations, the barox RY-XX Series allows IP cameras to be fed robust PoE power via the data cable. Advanced PoE management allows installers to configure port settings for functionality such as connection, speed flow and auto-negotiation status, as well as power delay, and non-stop PoE with soft re-boot.

“We’re looking forward to meeting visitors to the show who would like to learn more about industrial managed and unmanaged media converters with the power to support the latest PoE heavy applications,” explained Rudolf Rohr, barox co-founder and managing partner.”

Rohr continued: “With the demand for increasingly more powerful PoE devices, such as dome cameras and all-in-one PTZ units, the barox range supports 802.3bt, with robust PoE power up to 90 W. In addition, for peace of mind, all barox Ethernet switches are designed to meet the specific operational and performance demands of CCTV surveillance, employing innovations that guarantee greater customer security and, for the installer, easy set-up and integration into leading VMS control software.”

*Further information is available online at www.barox.uk

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barox appoints Sarah Moss as sales manager for UK and Ireland

barox Kommunikation AG – the global manufacturer of professional standard video switches, media converters and IP extenders specifically designed for video applications – has strengthened its local sales support operation by appointing Sarah Moss as sales manager for the UK and Ireland.

In a move designed to establish a solid platform of support for security installers, consultants and distributors, Moss will be responsible for the UK and the island of Ireland, promoting the highly respected barox brand.

With more than 20 years’ experience in CCTV transmission solutions, Moss’ accomplished career spans European sales manager roles at International Fiber Systems and KBC Networks, dealing with a portfolio of IP CCTV solutions, and latterly at transmission solutions specialist Clear Vision Technologies.

“After more than 20 years in the industry, I have landed my dream job,” enthused Moss. “barox founders Rudolf Rohr and Angelo Banfi have built a successful team and brand in Switzerland, Germany and the Middle East, and are incredibly inspirational. I’m very much looking forward to promoting the performance and operational benefits that the barox range of video switches, media converters and IP extenders has to offer and helping our business partners and, ultimately, system end users to realise the many benefits of the superb products at their disposal.”

Rudolf Rohr responded: “In her new role, Sarah’s objective will be to emulate the European and Middle East success of barox by establishing exceptional local support for our existing distributors and technology partners, while also growing the UK and Ireland customer base and product sales.”

Rohr added: “With Sarah’s appointment, barox hopes to reach out to and convert more customers, promoting the value of the company’s reliable switches made for video, built-in cyber protection, advanced network management, systems diagnostics and high-power PoE for heavy video applications.”

*For more information on the barox range visit www.barox.ch/en

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barox Ethernet switches successfully secure Cardiff’s Principality Stadium

Managed Ethernet switches supplied by barox Kommunikation AG – the global manufacturer of professional video switches, media converters and IP extenders specifically designed for video applications – have been installed to provide video surveillance, security and building management data transmission at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, and previously known as the Millennium Stadium, this massive venue regularly hosts large-scale events such as the Six Nations rugby, Rugby World Cups, the Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain, high-profile football matches and concerts. With a total seating capacity of 73,931, the Principality Stadium is the second-largest stadium in the world and boasts a fully retractable roof.

Specified to integrate the stadium’s 170 IP video cameras, access control, alarm and Building Management Systems on one single data network, 25 barox managed Ethernet PoE switches have been installed to deliver high-quality live video streams and data to the on-site Control Room.

Tender process

At the start of the project, a tender process witnessed specialist provider Ceaton Security Services selected to upgrade the existing security system. This included the replacement of the stadium’s analogue cameras with new IP units, as well as consolidating legacy IP cameras into one high-performance network.

Shane Gilgrass, security division manager at Ceaton Security Services, explained to Security Matters: “We installed over 100 additional IP cameras to expand the areas under surveillance coverage. Integrating the existing IP units into one combined system required a considered topology in order to successfully integrate the stadium’s building management system, alarm systems and access control regimes within the same network.”

Gilgrass added: “Installing a dedicated 10 Gigabit fibre security network in the stadium and integrating all the building functionality into one network place meant the network switches needed to be reliable. Using barox video switches as opposed to non-security data switches meant that we could have complete confidence in the speed, bandwidth and security of the network, no matter what the demands placed on it might be.”

Demanding requirements

Ceaton Security Services installed 25 barox RY-LGSP28-52/740 managed Ethernet switches across six floors of the stadium, including the roof gantry. Designed to cater for the demanding requirements of HD video networks, the barox RY-LGSP28-52/740 models deployed are a PoE+ layer-2/3 switch, with L3 functionality suitable for video over IP and video streaming in multicast.

Like all barox products, the RY-LGSP28-52/740 video switch is specifically designed for security networks and includes built-in cyber security with strong network hygiene and integrated cyber security functions. Alongside this, the RY-LGSP28xx switch allows simple integration into Video Management Systems as well as active PoE management and reporting, and engenders the ability to monitor and operate energy management for all connected devices across the network. This is supported by interactive topology maps for simplified device management in daily use.

“The unique interactive topology map feature means that network and device management at the Principality Stadium is simple and effective,” explained Gilgrass. “The GUI included with the barox products is designed specifically for video applications. Its ease of use has made it the ‘go-to’ tool for security systems management at the stadium.”

The barox GUI displays all connected devices graphically, highlighting their power, connection and performance status. Connected devices can be rebooted via the GUI if a problem is detected or otherwise set to automatically re-boot. This can save a great deal of valuable time solving device issues, freeing the team at the stadium to concentrate on other aspects of their security and building management roles.

Surveillance camera detail

With the greatly expanded and higher definition coverage from the new IP camera network, the Principality Stadium’s management team is enjoying “unparalleled” surveillance camera detail. This improved performance has enabled more comprehensive monitoring by the team during events as well as the capture of reliable evidential quality footage.

When events are not being staged or the venue is transitioning between events, the security team uses the high-quality camera video to secure the city centre-located stadium, monitor Health and Safety procedures on site and ensure that only authorised personnel are accessing the premises.

High-quality images and smooth frame-by-frame video is imperative for stadium applications, where CCTV operators or investigators can be presented with hundreds of individuals in one camera scene. Low quality or ‘jerky’ video with frame drop-out can result in incidents being missed or individuals difficult to identify. Unlike with other non-video specific devices products, barox switches for video are designed not only to transmit Jumbo frames, but also transmit them at 100 Mbps. This is essential for the reliable transmission of images from HD IP Cameras.

Important element

Jumbo frames are a particularly important part of video transmission. They’re generally attributed to Gigabit, but in real world security applications are more usefully expressed at 100 mbps. A standard switch may claim to handle Jumbo frames, but this will not be at the required rate of today’s HD IP Cameras. If a standard switch only handles standard frames, or Jumbo frames but not at 100 Mbps, then video received in the Control Room will be ‘choppy’ and difficult to work with for the operators.

By dint of using barox RY-LGSP28-52/740 managed Ethernet switches throughout this project, both the security and event teams have been able to access seamless and error-free video transmission at the Control Room for effective identification or evidential prosecution.

Commenting on the new system, Darren Crossman (facilities and safety manager at the Principality Stadium) affirmed: “Since the commissioning of the barox-based IP video surveillance system upgrade, the camera video received in the Control Room is not only of considerably increased quality over the old system, but it’s also reliable. This is something that’s essential and that we rely on to safely manage large-scale events and crowd safety management in general.”

*Further information on barox and its solutions is available online at www.barox.ch/en

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