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Surveillance partners get new resources from D-Link


Resellers and solution providers offering IP surveillance solutions now have access to a new suite of tools, resources and evaluation units from D-Link.

With networking equipment vendor D-Link looking to expand its presence in the IP surveillance market, it has released a number of new resources for partners including bandwidth and storage calculators, an interactive floor planner to help partners determine optimal camera placement, and 30-day evaluation units for qualified end users and partners.

The vendor already has a line of 30 business-class IP Camera models and three Network Video Recorders, along with Outdoor Enclosures and Video Management Software (VMS) options. They’re designed to integrate with D-Link’s PoE-enabled Managed or Smart Switches, Wireless Access Points and Storage products as part of an end-to-end networked video solution.

“More and more businesses are switching from traditional analog surveillance to IP-based solutions due to the flexibility, scalability and additional features they provide,” said Michael Hardy, vice-president of channel and enterprise sales, D-Link Systems, in a statement. “We stand behind our business-class cameras with an industry-leading five-year warranty and we want to offer up all of the tools, resources and support a prospective customer would need to fully understand IP Surveillance and choose D-Link as their partner.”

Among the new tools made available by D-Link are an interactive product selector tool to help determine the right D-Link IP Camera for their needs, a web-based bandwidth and storage calculator for calculating the bandwidth and storage capacity needed for a surveillance network, an online surveillance floor planner to help visualize camera placement and coverage on floor plans when designing a surveillance network, and 30-day evaluation units to allow customers to test drive products before purchase.