barox joins Advancis Premium Technology Partner programme
06 January 2021
UNDERLINING ITS support of installers and integrators to achieve optimum results for IP camera installations, barox Kommunikation AG – the specialist manufacturer of ‘switches made for video networks’ – has enrolled as an Advancis Premium Technology Partner.
Advancis Software & Services GmbH – the manufacturer of WinGuard PSIM Command and Control software for the integration of security, safety, communication and building management systems – is committed to open architecture and vendor neutrality. Its Command and Control technologies provide clients with freedom of choice and the ability to unify monitoring and control operations of disparate system brands of all types.
Importantly, single management application offers enhanced security and greater system efficiencies.
Through close co-operation, Advancis aims to achieve deep WinGuard integration and control of technology partners‘ systems, as well as continuous involvement to always keep the integration up-to-date and beneficial for all stakeholders involved.
barox active switch integration with WinGuard can deliver enhanced diagnostic data, showing the status of cameras and switches and allowing the fast pinpointing of network/device issues. For example, if a network camera fails to respond, barox switches can be used to select a device and then send a re-boot command.
Due to their integrated device management system, barox products feature numerous helpful network monitoring functions which allow the visualisation and analysis of all hardware and connectivity. Enabling faults and outages to be diagnosed remotely, barox tools include PoE monitoring, cable diagnostics and remote switch traffic monitoring where per port live data traffic is shown on a graphical chart, allowing the whole video network and all connected cameras to be analysed.
“We’ve thoroughly tested specific integration features of barox-managed switches, which we identified as highly useful for our joint customer base during technical workshops between Advancis and barox,” explained David Teppe, strategic alliance manager at Advancis. “With barox PoE switches and their current integration into WinGuard, we can, for instance, remotely restore lost camera signals that are being caused by device errors and that can be fixed by a device reboot. This is particularly useful if a camera is difficult to access due to where it’s mounted. For example, cameras could be mounted on high poles at parking lots, in tunnels or under ceilings in crowded areas such as airports or entrance lobbies.”
Teppe continued: “We’re looking forward to providing joint barox/Advancis solutions for any size of application, small or large-scale, including critical infrastructure, ports, airports, prisons, banking, retail, the utilities and transportation and using systems such as CCTV, access control, fire, intercom, public address and complete building management control.”
Rudolf Rohr, barox’s co-founder and managing partner, stated: “Partnering with Advancis is a great step for barox. We design all of our products to address the specialist requirements of video surveillance networks. Moreover, we enable installers to reduce their equipment replacement costs and keep network downtime to a minimum, in turn saving costs by minimising network set-up time and avoidable journeys to site.”
Rohr concluded: “With this close technical partnership, Advancis and barox are ideally placed to help installers and system operators to proactively identify and respond to camera degeneration or automatically reset frozen cameras by interrupting their PoE and forcing a reboot. This functionality is perfectly extended by an easy identification of all devices on CAD plans and GIS maps in WinGuard, as well as guided workflows and logging of all operator actions.”
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