Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise launches OmniSwitch Milestone Plugin for enhanced video surveillance security

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise launches OmniSwitch Milestone Plugin for enhanced video surveillance security

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a leading provider of communications, networking and cloud solutions tailored to customers’ industries, has introduced the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Milestone Plugin to provide seamless integration with the Milestone XProtect Video Management Software (VMS).  

The plugin delivers enhanced network security and improved efficiency for organisations operating mission-critical video surveillance networks, where camera uptime is essential.  

The service assurance solution enables remote troubleshooting of typical camera issues directly from the Milestone VMS. It enables operations teams to conveniently reset offline cameras and promptly implement resolutions, saving time and avoiding unnecessary IT team on-site visits. 

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Milestone Plugin benefits include: 

  • Camera status visibility: See the video surveillance working status at a glance alongside the Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) consumption and the maximum PoE power available. 
  • Remote testing and troubleshooting: Test the status of individual cameras with one click, with the option to reset, if necessary. Ensure power to critical devices under any circumstance with PoE priority established on a per-camera basis. 
  • Quick retrieval of information: View real-time information on the network switch and status, including the model, version, IP address, location, PoE consumption and temperature. 
  • Alarm manager: Forward event to alarm manager for proactive problem solving with OmniSwitch. 
  • Heightened cybersecurity: Lock ports to cameras to prevent outside tampering and increase network security. 

“We are delighted to introduce the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Milestone plugin, prioritising seamless integration and uninterrupted video surveillance for businesses and organisations around the world,” said Stephan Robineau, EVP, Network Business Division, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and President of ALE USA. “Our determination to provide customers with exceptional products and services aligned with their needs means this solution offers a more user-friendly way to maintain a physically secure environment while increasing efficiency.”

With this new plugin, available at no charge, ALE brings cybersecurity to the physical security world to deliver resilient, secure and efficient video surveillance networks. 

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