Network Communications News (NCN) December 2016 - Page 36

ESSENTIAL SELECTION Hotspot gateway for large venues from Solwise Solwise has announced an addition to its Guest Internet Solutions range. The R80 is a hotspot gateway for large venues where there are high amounts of users. The R80 hotspot gateway provides any business with all the features to transform a wireless access point into a full function Wi-Fi hotspot. Guests and visitors who require Internet access can be managed via the login page, authentication, firewall, speed control, content filter and an editable disclaimer file. Businesses that want to charge for hotspot services can also do so using the PayPal and credit card billing service. All units also include a Facebook login option to help improve social media presence. The R80 can be installed with multiple wireless access points to provide Wi-Fi Internet throughout a large building and can also be used to connect wired hotel rooms, where a switch must be added to connect more cables to the LAN ports. Any type of wireless access point can be connected to the R80 and provide managed Wi-Fi Internet for laptops, netbooks, smartphones and any Wi-Fi enabled device. For further information visit: Professional grade surveillance comes to small business and consumers D-Link has launched its new Vigilance Full HD surveillance starter kit (DNR1648022) for small businesses and and consumers looking to make their first investment into video surveillance. Designed for easy installation and integration, the Vigilance Full HD starter kit offers installers high quality, reliable products, capable of working in a variety of environments. The kit includes a 16 channel PoE network video recorder (DNR202004P) and two Full HD outdoor mini dome cameras (DCS4802E). The DCS4802E camera has the smallest footprint of all the cameras in the Vigilance range without losing any of its surveillance capabilities, including up to 30m of night vision. Its small size also makes it suitable for being discreetly installed for either indoor or outdoor monitoring, with weatherproof housing designed to withstand adverse weather conditions. Integrated HDMI/VGA display output and USB ports, allow users to view, control and configure the DNR202004P without the need to connect to a PC. Dual Hard Disk Drive bays support up to 16Tb storage, along with standard recording, playback and motion detection based recording. As a D-Link JustConnect product, the DNR202004P recorder can be installed in minutes thanks to its embedded software, saving security installers valuable time and electrical installation costs on each install. For further information visit: Latest Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise cloud solution offer helps boost adoption of cloud services Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) has announced it is making it easier for its Business Partners to help customers adopt enterprise communications services in the cloud. OTEC, which is OpenTouch Suite 2.2 offered via the cloud, delivers innovative consumption based telephony, unified communications, contact centre and specialised industry service applications. OTEC enables Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Business Partners to promote apps and services to businesses either considering or already embracing cloud communications services. This latest release delivers enhancements which combine innovation and flexibility, providing businesses with advanced communications capabilities, create an improved user experience, and make IT simpler to reduce the burden of network management and maintenance. Deployment of OTEC requires no upfront investment, with OpenTouch software licenses available as a fully operational expenditure (Opex) on a price per user, per month basis, so customers pay only for services used. Additionally, an online quotation tool is able to assess the infrastructure workload and sizing required for the system. EWE Group has found OTEC to ease the burden of network management and maintenance whilst also delivering an improved user experience for employees, as the new system promotes mobility and easier remote connectivity. For further information visit: www. Verify with VDV II for improved troubleshooting and productivity Ideal Networks has introduced a new cable verifier which helps network installers to keep productivity high and operational costs low when it comes to troubleshooting in voice, data and video cable installation. The VDV II is also able to boost productivity by supporting up to 24 remotes. Installers have been using LED cable verifiers or ‘blink boxes’ for years, however with today’s more complex cable infrastructures, LCD verifiers are now being implemented by the majority of installers. Unlike LED verifiers where the user must decode a sequence of blinking lights to identify the cabling fault, the display panel on an LCD verifier has intuitive graphics to provide far more comprehensive details on cabling faults, allowing for faster repair. To ensure that installers and technicians can select the cable verifier which best suits their copper cable testing needs, the series includes a choice of three models, VDV II, VDV II Plus and VDV II Pro. For fast, effective troubleshooting, improved on site productivity and less disruption for customers, VDV II Pro uses TDR (Time Domain Reflectometry) to obtain more accurate measurements more quickly, whilst also offering inbuilt network detection. For further information visit: 36 34-36 Essential Selection.indd 36 02/12/2016 11:11