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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise unveils OmniSwitch Milestone Plugin for enhanced surveillance security
Fri, 27th Oct 2023

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a leading provider of communications, networking and cloud solutions tailored to customers industries, has launched the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Milestone Plugin. This new release ensures seamless integration with the Milestone XProtect Video Management Software (VMS), aiming to reinforce video surveillance network security and efficiency.

Video surveillance security is essential for many organisations. The newly introduced plugin greatly enhances network security while simultaneously improving efficiency for organisations with mission-critical video surveillance networks. In such instances, ensuring camera uptime is vital.

A stand-out feature of the OmniSwitch Milestone Plugin is the inclusion of a service assurance solution, enabling remote troubleshooting of common camera issues directly from the Milestone VMS. This optimised tool allows operations teams to expediently reset offline cameras and implement solutions, thereby avoiding time-consuming and unnecessary IT team on-site visits.

The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Milestone Plugin confers numerous benefits. It offers users easy visibility into the working status of video surveillance alongside Power over Ethernet (PoE) consumption and the maximum PoE power available. Remote testing and troubleshooting can be achieved with a single click, providing the option to reset if necessary, and power can be ensured to critical devices under any circumstances, thanks to PoE priority established on a per-camera basis.

Additionally, users can quickly access real-time information on the network switch and status, including its model, version, IP address, location, PoE consumption, and temperature. An alarm manager further enables proactive problem-solving with OmniSwitch and ensures heightened cybersecurity by locking ports to cameras to prevent outside tampering, thereby elevating network security.

Stephan Robineau, EVP of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's Network Business Division and President of ALE USA, said, "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. 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."

Available at no charge, the OmniSwitch Milestone Plugin brings cybersecurity to the physical security world to deliver resilient, secure, and efficient video surveillance networks. It can be located within the Milestone Systems Technology Partner Finder.