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barox substantially reduces camera video loss with ‘Non-stop PoE’

by Geny Caloisi

Barox has added ‘Non-stop PoE’ to its Layer 2/3 managed GbE PoE+ switches. By using barox’s new Non-stop PoE functionality, IP camera downtime when re-booting is necessary is drastically reduced in any surveillance monitoring application that requires the avoidance of live and recorded video loss. 

To maintain operational and cyber security performance, firmware upgrades are essential. Due to data port downtime and PoE regeneration, camera video is temporarily lost when these tasks are completed. The barox Non-stop PoE switch can be configured to supply ‘always on’ PoE power to any or all connected ports. This advanced functionality means that IP surveillance cameras can remain powered during a firmware update. The net effect is that PoE regeneration time is taken out of the equation, meaning camera downtime is substantially reduced during engineering procedures, such as firmware updates, to help maintain the highest possible levels of cyber security.

Available on the barox’s 28 and 38 Series and RY-LPITE 422XGME layer-2/3 managed GbE PoE+ switches,  Non-stop PoE is an important feature for any CNI or high-security application. Saving further on avoidable surveillance downtime, engineering callouts and associated costs, in the event of a camera glitch, barox switches can also be configured to reboot a camera automatically. 

Device Management System (DMS)

The integrated network monitoring and control system featured in the 28 and 38 Series (and RY-LPITE-442XGME) provides a live graphical overview of the entire network topology. On the intuitive barox DMS Configuration & Monitoring menu, IP addresses and devices are displayed, allowing device functionality control as well as fast diagnosis of network and device issues.

“Developed specifically to cater for the demanding requirements of video networks, barox’s ‘next generation’ managed Ethernet switch range with Non-stop PoE raises the game for high data volume transmission products,” says Rudolf Rohr, barox Co-founder and managing partner. “Substantially reducing loss of video for high risk, high security and evidential situations during switch re-boot or important security firmware updates, Non-stop PoE is a truly innovative and practical feature. It’s also testament to the fact that barox is an ‘intelligent solutions provider’ and designer of Ethernet switch products specifically geared to meet the challenging demands of networked video, rather than those pertaining to data only.”  


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