Vigitron solves Ethernet networking challenges for security and communication systems. The big four are:
It’s nearly impossible or simply too expensive to get Ethernet cabling and power to where cameras, intercoms, access control readers, or SIP phones are needed.
Cable distance is too long for Cat 5/6 Ethernet, and there is no secure place for an IDF.
Our environmentally hardened security edge devices aren’t reliably powering-up or they fail when heaters or lights turn on.
There’s no convenient way to health monitor all of our security system components. Often the first we hear of a failure is when we most needed it!
Vigitron has long provided a compliment of physical tools to test edge devices and monitor networks. 2020 marked the beginning of NetObserver, a software tool designed to provide real time network monitoring.
NetObserver is a next generation health monitoring Windows™ based software capable of receiving status messages from up to 240,000 ports using TCP, UCP, Syslog and SNMP communications. NetObserver recognizes network connected devices by means of Onvif, UPnP and also allows for manual entry.
Why health monitoring? Large and small security systems with IP CCTV cameras, intercoms, and access control devices must be dependable. Unlike IP phones or other common devices powered by PoE, high power and high bandwidth PoE security devices often have different component states. Outdoor day/night cameras and LED lighting have power requirements that vary by day and by season, so a PoE switch with an inadequate power budget is prone to fail. NetObserver’s GUI with email notification traces the problem, making it easier to quickly respond.
A built-in mapping feature accounting for both IP-enabled network and edge devices ensures manageability, while custom messaging pinpoints trouble.
The Application Programming Interface used to manage the database is Microsoft’s SQL Server Compact 4.0, which is automatically included in the NetObserver installer.
Also new in 2020: switches and components aimed at the industrial market, PoE Ethernet over untwisted conductors, and hardened smart switches with ring topology ensuring high reliability.
Do you have a project? Whether you’re an end user, integrator, contractor, or security dealer, we’re here to tackle your network issues.