2009-2010 Winter Edition
The bi-monthly eNewsletter is an online publication from Inscape Data
Corporation. It covers the most up-to-date business information about
Inscape Data's products. In this bi-monthly eNewsletter, you will find
valuable information, such as new product release news, application
notes, technology update, success stories, and help desk.
Data Corporation, the leading outdoor network appliance company proudly
introduces new additions to the LinkPower family of outdoor PoE switches. Based on Inscape Data's patent-protected proprietary
technologies specifically designed for powering outdoor network appliances such
as IP surveillance cameras and wireless systems and the Link Power Switch
LPS600, LPS700, and LPS800 series product is the pioneer standard for outdoor
PoE switch and expands the current Inscape Data Corporation's Link Power Switch
family line of outdoor network & power centers.
the New LinkPowerTM PoE Switch LPS600,
LPS700, & LPS800 series - Outdoor Network & Power Center
remote controllable LinkPower LPS600, LPS700, and LPS800 offers a unique and
powerful outdoor network power solution which significantly reduces the
complexity of outdoor network installation, integration and ongoing network maintenance.
a glance, the LPS600, LPS700, and LPS800 series product boast the following
PD Power Cycle
Turn Power On and Off PoE Device
AC Power Cycle
Turn Power On and Off the AC PowerPort on the LPS800
Series Product. 4 Available AC Port
for the LPS700 and 2 Available AC Port for the LPS800
the System Internals at Regular Interval, Reboot Automatically When the
Configurable Auto Ping Features Monitors the PoEPort and AC power
ports and resets it automatically when ping fails
Reset the LPS600, LPS700, & LPS800 Series Product System From Across the
Industrial Ethernet Surge Protection
132APeak Pulse Current
Protection On Every EthernetPort
Industrial AC Port Surge Protection
AC Surge Protection on Every Controllable AC PowerPort.
Compliant Enclosure Rating and Water Tight Connectors Based on
LED Status Indicator for LAN Link or Activity and One Green System Power LED
LPS600, LPS700, and LPS800 Series Product offers nine models based on common
industry PoE voltage levels.
Richard Ho, Product Manager of Inscape Data Corporation, says "It is flexible,
cost-effective, and includes easy-to-install, easy-to-configure, and
easy-to-maintain features to power single or multiple outdoor PoE devices like
IP video cameras or wireless access points.
Recognizing the importance of its simplicity and manageability, the LinkPower
LPS600, LPS700, and LPS800 is capable of providing remote PoE monitoring and
power cycling of individual PoE and AC powered devices."
LinkPower LPS600, LPS700, and LPS800 Outdoor PoE & Power Switches are the newest
addition to our Link Power Switch series outdoor network & power center product
are excited to deliver this unprecedented remote controllable Outdoor PoE
& Power Switch to the market in Q1 of 2010.
For purchasing information and
release date of the Link Power LPS600, LPS700, and LPS800 outdoor network & power
center, please contact Inscape Data's sales team by e-mail to
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LinkPower Outdoor Network & Power Solution
The Development of Outdoor Network Appliance Market
The transformation and migration to outdoor wireless networking
& power solution enables a broad range of cost-effective, secure deployment of government,
municipalities, enterprise campus, and industrial applications. Standards-based wireless access takes
advantage of the growing popularity of WiFi hotspots, Mesh and WiMax, enabling new
service opportunities and applications that improve deployment limitations,
user productivity and responsiveness.
A transformation is also underway in the outdoor physical security
and smart grid markets. The demands of better safety and asset protection, the command and
control capabilities of information technology networks, and the processes of
crisis management are merging to redefine how organizations effectively
communicate and respond to threats. On the other hand, the power and energy industry is demanding more reliable and simple network access to the smart meter installations.
IP Video, smart grid, and wireless standards based wireless infrastructure
communication are three primary outdoor network appliance applications to emerge
in this decade to define the explosive growth of outdoor network devices. Traffic surveillance, automated utility meter
reading, i.e., smart meter, wireless parking meter management, and wireless parking lot video
surveillance are few examples of outdoor network applications once not possible
or too costly with traditional solutions.
The key elements for deploying and integrating current and future outdoor
network devices are power and inter-connectivity with reliable and cost
effective outdoor network power center.
Attributes of an Outdoor Network & Power Solution
Organizations have a variety of requirements that define the type
of outdoor network & power center best suited for their application needs. These
requirements include: voltage flexibility, outdoor reliability, daily maintenance, and
Voltage Flexibility - An outdoor network power
center must have flexible voltage requirement to accommodate vast number of vendor
equipments from IP video camera to wireless network bridges. Single voltage outdoor network power center
is too narrow in scope to address the complexity at an outdoor installation
node. The use of do it yourself box made
of various PoE injectors and switches is time consuming and undermine the
reliability of critical outdoor network equipment deployment. Many components chosen from do it yourself
boxes are not designed for outdoor deployment causing premature failures of
outdoor installations. All in one
outdoor power solution addresses presales complexity and postsales installation
and maintenance issues commonly faced by system integrators.
Outdoor Reliability - With increasing demand for
cost effective IP devices, many new Powered Devices (PDs) are now operating
both indoors and outdoors. IP video
camera systems used to monitor the inside of buildings are now finding their
way onto street lights and utility poles for public safety and traffic
monitoring. The core challenges of
powering outdoor PDs are:
· AC Power Source
· Diverse PD voltage
· PD Lock-Up
The proper use of transient surge suppressors, lightening
arrestors, and hardened weather-tight enclosures are also critical protection
measures for all outdoor network device installations. Many outdoor products such as wireless
broadband radios to IP digital video cameras are often times surged
unprotected. Outdoor Ethernet based
equipment suffering surge related damages add up to significant maintenance and
camera replacement cost, due in part, to premature equipment mortality from
water damage, lightning and/or electrical surges. While it is difficult to quantify lightning
losses or water damage, industry experts estimate many millions of dollars
worth of damages and losses occur each year.
Safeguarding your outdoor Ethernet based equipment with proper surge
protection devices and by following industry standard grounding practice, will
help to ensure years of trouble free operation. An outdoor network device power
center must have the proper surge protection specifications to protect itself
and the network equipments it services to insure outdoor reliability. This way your investment and equipment will
be properly protected over the life time of the installation.
Daily Maintenance - An important design factor to consider
for outdoor power centers is to lower daily maintenance cost over the lifetime of the
network device installation it services.
For outdoor network device deployment, equipments are usually out of
reach from the public therefore ladders and special lift vehicles are required
during maintenance and troubleshooting.
These costs are added into support contracts and passed onto the end
users. Added measures in an outdoor
network power center will have features to manually or automatically remote
power cycle and manage the network device it services by eliminating a
potentially expensive maintenance service call.
Remote Management - System operators must be able to easily
manage outdoor network device deployment as they are deployed across wider
areas than indoor network device deployments.
A municipal traffic surveillance application can easily cover several
square miles of streets therefore very important to quickly identify outdoor
device issues and recover from it.
When building or connecting a new outdoor wired network proves too
costly, time-consuming or prohibitive, a wireless network should be considered
as a proven and reliable alternative. Standards-based wireless infrastructure
equipment provides great location selection and coverage without the costs of
trenching or hanging cables.
When expanding a current video network to new locations, wireless
networks play a very important role. When designed properly, they are generally
easier to install, quicker to deploy, cost less, and extend to hard to reach
areas with very good results. To power
reliable outdoor wireless infrastructure equipment, the use of a reliable
maintenance free network power center with Power over Ethernet (PoE) support is
important. The trend for network
equipment powering is PoE. Wireless and
IP video solutions are now utilizing PoE as the primary powering method. With new PoE standards releasing
periodically, PoE based network devices will surpass traditional powered
network devices shortly from IP phones to wireless access points.
Overview of Power over Ethernet
PoE eliminates time, cost and effort required to install separate
110/220 Volts Alternating Current (VAC) power to the remote Powered Device
(PD). Using the power derived from the Ethernet connection eliminates the need
for a localized battery back-up, preventing any data loss or security breaches.
All PD devices can be protected by a single centralized UPS.
There are two methods of interfacing power to the Ethernet cable.
First, a mid-span powered hub is connected in cascade with the Ethernet switch
(refer to Figure 1A). Second, the end-span (end-point) power module is fully
integrated in the Ethernet switch delivering power without the need for
additional components (refer to Figure 1B).
Examples of mid-span PSE
equipment are Inscape Data Corporation's PIP100 1-port PoE injector and PIS200
2-port PoE injector with surge suppression built-in. The LinkPower LPS1000 5-port adjustable
voltage PoE switch is an all-in-one end-span PSE type of equipment. Inscape Data Corporation's SB54 all-weather
dual band access point / bridge and NVC series IP video camera are examples of
Depending on which PoE technology is used, there may be a need for
end-span, mid-span, or both systems in an application. End-span approach is preferred to reduce
system component count. With the
introduction of Inscape Data's Link Power LPS end-span adjustable voltage PoE
switch, pre-standard PoE support, 802.3af, remote port restart, Ethernet port
surge suppression, and all weather enclosure are all inclusive to simplify each
PDs' powering needs. The differences
between the Inscape Data LPS solutions and currently common alternatives are
highlighted in Figure 2.
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Benefits of PoE
The benefits provided by PoE technology are more than just
simplifying the wiring. Benefits also include:
Cost Savings - Cost savings in the time of deployment
and costs associated allows for deployment without traditional high voltage
electrical circuits, eliminating the creation and maintenance of power
infrastructures such as cords, outlets, and conduits. Cost savings associated with the need to
subcontract expensive high voltage electricians is also eliminated.
Easy to Install - PoE requires one set of
wires to the PD. Vendors and users both
benefit from this simplified installation concept.
Deployment Flexibility - Since PoE PDs may be
deployed up to hundreds of feet away from AC outlets, the location flexibility
of PDs simplifies cabling layout and power restrictions. Systems like IP cameras and wireless access
points can be located in more secured locations to avoid intentional tampering.
Reliability - PoE architecture allows centralized power
management by managing the PSE to an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) system.
By attaching a battery backup system to the PSE, the PD is guaranteed power
even when there is a main power failure.
Outdoor PoE Challenges
The future of an outdoor network power center will offer Power
over Ethernet and the flexibility to accommodate wired or wireless network
infrastructure equipment. However, with
the lack of outdoor and multi-power PoE switch support from network equipment
vendors, many system integrators have to build their own boxed solution from
scratch, until now.
LinkPower Outdoor PoE & Power Switch
Inscape Data Corporation, the leading outdoor network appliance
company has recently released new family of outdoor PoE switches. Based on Inscape Data's patent-protected
proprietary technologies specifically designed for powering outdoor network
appliances such as IP surveillance cameras and wireless systems, the Link Power
Switch family line is the pioneer standard for outdoor PoE & power switch.
The remote controllable
LinkPower outdoor switch offers a unique and powerful outdoor network power
solution which significantly reduces the complexity of outdoor network
installation, integration and ongoing network maintenance. Table 1 is a
comparison table of the LinkPower LPS PoE & Power switch to current market availability.
All Weather Design
Multiport Adjustable PoE Voltage
Remote Power Cycle of Ethernet and AC Ports
Ethernet Surge Protection
AC Power Forwarding
* Limited Availability
1. Comparison of LinkPower PoE & Power Switch with 3rd Party
Clearly, the shift from indoor network powered devices to outdoor
network powered devices in the physical security and network appliances market
will pave the way to extend security and network devices to application
scenarios once not possible. Modern network
equipment and recent events around the world are putting new demands on both
the folks that design, install and manage these networks, as well as the
manufacturers that develop technologies used in these networks.
Inscape Data's LinkPower PoE & Power Switch family line is leading the trend for outdoor network power center
to reliably power outdoor network devices and lower lifetime maintenance and
installation cost. The LinkPower PoE & Power Switch
is an emerging technology that will change the way outdoor network devices are
managed and powered. With the rapid
increasing deployment of PoE enabled PDs, residential, retail, enterprise, and
industrial users will all benefit from the cost savings as well as the
simplicity, reliability, and flexibility.
Outdoor PoE device market faces challenges of diverse power systems and
extreme operating environments. By
providing flexible outdoor network power center voltage support and remote
restart capability, Inscape Data's LinkPower PoE & Power Switch overcomes
practical deployment problems in outdoor environments and brings a new concept
to outdoor PoE powering and switching.
The adjustable voltage, remote reset, individual port monitor, and much
more, makes the LinkPower Switch the industry's only solution to power your PoE
enabled outdoor network devices.
Sensor Trigger of Inscape Data PTZ IP Video Cameras
The AirGoggle PTZ camera model, NVC910, NVC1000s,
and NVC3000s comes pack with features.
In addition to the core functionality of panning and tilting with a
click of a computer mouse, it is capable of 165 preset location, 8 tours, 8
patterns, and auto scanning features. On
top of all this, a 4 or 2 external sensor port, depending on model, is capable
of triggering any of the presets, tours, and patterns. To enable this feature and provide intelligent
event surveillance and recording, please follow these simple steps.
Inscape Data NVR100 or NVM1000 video management software, execute the
virtual controller and OSD menu for the Inscape Data PTZ network camera.
to the Dome Setup and Enable Alarm.
to the Alarm Set Item and configure external sensor input ports 1,2,3,4 if
port has the following options the user may set
Input (NO=Normally Open, NC=Normally Closed, OFF)
ACT (Preset 1~64 & 100~200, Tour 1~8, Pattern 1~8)
each port if desired and click save.
Once done, exit out of the onscreen display menu.
this point the configured sensor port will trigger when the sensor is
tripped and may activate a preset location, tour, or pattern depending on
NVM2000 licensed software, external sensor trigger is configured
differently. Please reference to
the user manual for more details.
NVR100 Virtual Controller and "Alarm Set" option