Transition Networks Integrates Smart Managed PoE+ Switches, DMS and XProtect VMS

Transition Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative, intelligent edge connectivity and PoE solutions, who has partnered with Milestone Systems to integrate Smart Managed PoE+ Switches with Device Management System (DMS) software into the Milestone XProtect video management software (VMS). This integration gives security integrators and end users improved control and better management of security cameras and other connected devices: they can access management and diagnostic capabilities through the XProtect interface for all devices connected to the Smart Managed PoE+ Switches.

The open platform architecture of Milestone XProtect VMS allows security integrators to create custom surveillance solutions for industry-specific needs such as combining video with access control or linking video with transaction data. The combined Transition Networks Device Management System enables simplified access to management and diagnostics in security networks.

Transition Networks’ Smart Managed PoE+ Switches provide Layer 2 PoE+ connectivity that power devices including IP cameras, wireless access points, and VoIP phones. The built-in DMS capability provides time-saving installation features that enable integrators or network administrators to establish and document a baseline deployment, and automatically discover and remotely configure attached IP-addressable powered devices (PDs).

Once the network is established, XProtect users have access to all DMS capabilities to monitor, manage, and configure each connected device right from the Milestone platform. This provides simplified management of devices through a graphical topology view, floor view, or Google Maps™ view, so users can easily locate and keep track of them.

Auto Power Reset (APR) monitors and automatically restarts edge devices, saving on truck rolls to remote locations for rebooting the attached devices. Other features simplify troubleshooting cable and IP connection issues, allow monitoring and analyzing of traffic by day, week, port or device, and conduct health checks with thresholds and auto-alarm on error conditions.

The management of PoE connectivity to security cameras and powered devices can be challenging for enterprises, but with this integration we’re making the management much more effective and efficient. This solution will provide new utility for XProtect VMS users and help them to provide better security by reducing the time it takes to address device issues.
– Dennis Troxel, Senior Principal Engineer of Transition Networks

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