Vigitron solves Ethernet networking challenges for security and communication systems. The big four challenge 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 outdoor security devices (cameras, intercoms, sensors, lights) aren’t reliably powering-up or they fail when heaters or illuminators 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 the system!
Vigitron has long provided physical tools to test edge devices and monitor networks. 2020 marked the beginning of NetObserver, the first in a family of 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.
In 2020 Vigitron introduced PoE Ethernet over untwisted conductors, and in 2021 – 2022 is introducing more switches and components aimed at the industrial market, hardened smart switches with ring topology ensuring high reliability, and more tools to ensure top performance from your security components and network.
Do you have a project? Whether you’re an end user, integrator, contractor, or security dealer, we’re here to tackle your network issues.