Allied Telesis Simplifies the Transition from Analog-to-Digital Video Security Networks

DALLAS, October 12, 2010 - As enterprises evolve their physical security strategies from analog to digital surveillance, Allied Telesis Inc., a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions and an industry leader in the deployment of converged multi-play networks, announced today its enhanced IP Surveillance solution. The next generation solution delivers mission-critical network connectivity to make the analog-to-digital migration cost-effective, seamless, and easy-to-deploy -all without the need to replace current cabling infrastructure.

Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS), secure digital (SD) storage cards on the surveillance camera, the emergence of mega-pixel IP network cameras, and searchable or forensic analytics are among market-moving trends providing benefits such as the secure storage of surveillance recordings; the need for higher resolution video; and the emergence of surveillance analytics to better assess security related events through data on foot traffic, face recognition, and reconstruction of events from several camera sources. The Allied Telesis IP Surveillance solution meets requirements to effectively achieve these benefits while maintaining network uptime and high availability through its redundant, resilient networking gear; yields an optimal performance backbone for greater application Quality of Service prioritization of video services; and provides secure, remote monitoring for further security assurance.

Incorporating next generation technological advancements into its IP Surveillance solution—by adding optimized layer 2 and layer 3 switches, new media converters and an enhanced graphical user interface (GUI). Allied Telesis can now offer greater solution customization with lower costs, as no new wiring is required.

Shown this week at ASIS, the Allied Telesis IP surveillance solution includes several new components:

"When building a solution to safeguard their people, organizations cannot take short-cuts or risks," said Eric Floyd, senior vice president of partner development and alliances, Allied Telesis. "That's why system integrators and enterprises turn to Allied Telesis to deliver high-quality, IP-based video security services over Ethernet networks. Our deep history and expertise in designing and implementing converged multi-play networks coupled with our advanced IP surveillance solutions enable a seamless migration from analog to digital video security systems, allowing enterprises to better protect their critical information and employee assets."

The Allied Telesis IP surveillance solution is ideal for specialized markets requiring maximum uptime and optimized performance to secure a physical location, information, and/or property. For example, Allied Telesis is working with international healthcare, education, government, service provider, and utility organizations to deploy its leading IP-based video security solutions around the world. Specifically, the Company leads in deploying these solutions to global healthcare facilities for use by emergency response and security teams to ensure patient, staff, and visitor safety. Allied Telesis also recently announced its design and implementation of a real-time IP surveillance solution in the education market in the Hoxie, Arkansas, U.S. School District, in which the Company provides a single-view, remotely managed, port-based virtual local area network (VLAN) to ensure a more secure campus environment for students, faculty, and staff.

Securing a customer's premise is a much greater challenge than a "one-size-fits-all" platform can provide. Allied Telesis strengthened its IP Surveillance solutions alliances within its overall Partner Program to include IBM and PSA Security Network\xae, the world's largest electronic security buying cooperative, and to develop tailored IP security solutions addressing global enterprise surveillance challenges. IBM and PSA join a well-respected roster of Allied Telesis technology partners, including ADI, Anixter International Inc., Axis Communications, Bassler Electric, Dallmeier Electronic, DVTel Inc., Graybar, Ingram Micro, Intransa, I.T. in Motion, Milestone Systems, Pivot 3, Inc., and Synnex Corporation, as well as ADT Security Service and Red Hawk, UTC Fire & Security Company.

In addition, Allied Telesis has joined the Axis Communications Technology Partner Program aimed at companies delivering the infrastructure components required in an IP Surveillance system. Allied Telesis and Axis will work together to identify and market values such as improved functionality and performance, sharing information, and education. The Technology Partner Program enables Axis and partners to offer complete solutions and have a comprehensive understanding of an IP Surveillance system's components.