IP Surveillance

Agile, Robust Switching Technology for IP Surveillance

As the security surveillance industry continues to migrate from traditional analogue technology Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) to IP or convergence-based technology more businesses are looking to add IP surveillance to their core network infrastructure. Today, ESPOD Technologies has established alliances with leading CCTV manufacturers to deliver solutions that guarantee interoperability, quality of service (QoS), remote accessibility as well as simplified installation and management.

The Challenges

IP-based video surveillance is growing as an integral part of security procedures in many organizations. New camera and surveillance technology is driving the demand for a better communication infrastructure. With IP-based video surveillance, it brings many important benefits to the operator and user such as improved video quality, flexible deployment, manageability, scalability and intelligent content analysis.


An IP surveillance system differs from the analogue CCTV network by combining many or all of the elements of the traditional analogue security network. The IP network put into place plays an important role in the performance of the video monitoring and capture quality by providing the connectivity, network bandwidth, security and bandwidth optimization for good quality video traffic transmission. All of which are important to the performance of the solution to the end user.


To offer superior surveillance solutions testing and certification of all interoperable parts of the network is essential. Successful certification gives resellers and installers confidence. A tried and tested solution will deliver the reliability and quality of the video camera streams to ensure the customer has complete confidence on the IP surveillance installation.

Solution Benefits

With a broad range of PoE switches in the portfolio, ESPOD Technologies offers Gigabit or Ethernet PoE switches to deliver full convergence within IP networks. Combined with the latest high-definition camera and surveillance monitoring solutions, these IP-based surveillance systems offer the resellers a number of advantages:

  • Reduced Installation Cost
  • ESPOD Technologies One Network Experience
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Future-Proof
  • Flexible, Scalable Solutions
Migrating to IP Surveillance

Today, Ethernet IP (Internet Protocol) is the de facto standard of most business networks. The first benefit of IP networks is that one Ethernet infrastructure can provide multiple services such as data, voice, video and surveillance to save extra efforts laying coaxial cables; and the high-definition IP CAM also calls for high-speed Ethernet services. However, the migration can be a challenge for operators or administrators lacking Ethernet and IP knowledge. Learning about IP camera setup or Ethernet switches can be time-consuming and even intimidating to typical CCTV operators.

ESPOD Technologies’s Ethernet Switch solution can be easily deployed and integrated along with the unique ESPOD Technologies One Network technology. With the comprehensive ESPOD Technologies PoE solutions, businesses can easily embrace the advantages of IP surveillance technology.

Performance Features of the Solution:

  • Standard-based PoE, IEEE 802.3af and -at compliant
  • Flexible PoE solution — PoE switches and PoE injector
  • Power outlet locations are irrelevant in most cases since CAT-5 Ethernet cabling of up to 100m can be used to provide electricity on the data cabling to a PoE IP Camera.
  • Less installation, deployment costs and time
  • The Smart Connect of ESPOD Technologies One Network simplifies management and trouble shooting

CCTV challanges

Fiber aggregation

Fiber aggregation describes the deployment of IP surveillance in multiple long-distance sites and ensures quality of video traffics. ESPOD Technologies Switches with fiber connections help businesses expand video surveillance coverage to their branches with excellent video quality.

Performance Features of the Solution:

  • Suitable for multi-site, small and medium-sized businesses
  • Flexible fibre transmission distance from 550 m to 80 km
  • Gigabit bandwidth for non-blocking surveillance video stream
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN
  • IEEE 802.1p priority queues enable users to prioritise mission-critical video traffics
  • TRTCM: Two-Rate Three-Colour Marker
Network Resilience

The network resilience application describes how to build a high-availability IP surveillance system. When some nodes in the IP network are disconnected, it’s important for IP surveillance operators to quickly identify the problems and recover the network to avoid security threats. To achieve this goal, IP networks should have a network monitoring status mechanism to ensure network resilience. As such performance monitoring and STP features are very critical elements for network architecture.

Performance Features of the Solution:

  • Suitable for multi-site, large-scale businesses
  • Aggregation switch balances network traffic
  • Remote Network Monitoring (RMON) for performance monitoring and status collecting
  • Digital Diagnostics Monitoring Interface (DDMI) SFP
  • Fast network resilience to prevent network failure
  • MSTP/RSTP/MRSTP standard support
Video transmission

Video transmission control describes how to avoid unwanted packet flooding to ensure video quality and to manage network devices efficiency.

Performance Features of the Solution:

  • Suitable for multi-site, large scale businesses
  • Multicast that reduces bandwidth usage
  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping v1, v2, v3 that avoid unwanted packet flooding
  • Advanced IP network management
  • Secure VPN tunnel
  • Backup storage center with 10GbE connectivity
PoE Switches

As demands for connection from networking devices such as IP phones, IP cameras and access points increase, deployment complexity and cost rise as well. For less cable usage and investment, Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology provides both data connection and electrical power to devices through just one cable.
To fulfill various applications and flexible network deployments in different sectors, ESPOD offers a complete portfolio including a wide range of Unmanaged, Smart Managed, and Managed PoE switches that accommodate Power Devices (PD) without limitation thanks to the IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at standard support.