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S2 Security Corporation Releases S2 NetBox

Tuesday 15 June 2004 15:12 CET | News

S2 Security Corporation (S2) has released S2 NetBox, the first physical security management system to integrate access control, alarm monitoring, video, intercom and temperature monitoring applications in a small-form factor network appliance, eliminating the need for a PC server.

The S2 NetBox utilizes a new system architecture that moves advanced physical security capabilities to the network edge. This architecture makes it possible to deploy systems of various sizes that scale from single facilities to multi-site organizations -- all connected over a network. Unlike other integrated security systems, the S2 NetBox uses existing LAN, WAN, and Internet connectivity in place of proprietary wiring. Users interact with the S2 NetBox through a Web browser, making it unnecessary to install or maintain software on any PC server or client -- a feature that S2 calls zero- footprint software install. The S2 NetBoxs network connectivity and browser-based user interface also make the system completely independent of geography, enabling users and system integrators to monitor, control and maintain the S2 NetBox from any computer at any time. Because the browser interface looks and operates like a web site, users adapt to it with little training. The ease-of-use of the S2 NetBox is augmented by its high-reliability, high-availability solid-state design. In addition, because the intelligence of the S2 NetBox system is fully distributed, minimal network bandwidth is required for operation, and network outages are tolerated without data loss. S2 NetBox Product Features Currently, the S2 NetBox is available in a locking metal enclosure typical in the security industry. A 1U rack mount option will be available later this year. The S2 NetBox features an Intel(R) processor with an integrated encryption co-processor running the Linux operating system and an integrated four-port network switch. In addition, plug-in modules from S2 support access card readers, alarm and temperature inputs, and relay outputs. The S2 NetBoxs initial release supports and integrates three primary physical security applications: access control, alarm monitoring, and video monitoring. The intercom and temperature monitoring applications will be available later this year. S2 NetBox Access Control The S2 NetBox provides access control capabilities for up to 64 card readers per network controller and a 20,000-card population. Advanced features such as photo ID recall, activation and expiration, vehicle data storage, and more come standard. S2 NetBox Access Control features also include administrative functions such as temporary card issuance, remote card enrollment, and an advanced natural language report query tool. S2 NetBox Alarm Monitoring S2 NetBox Alarm Monitoring supports proprietary and central station monitoring for up to 500 points. The Monitoring Desktop feature delivers a complete view of security status including alarm and access events, and associated video via a Web browser. Graphical floor plans with integrated controls are provided through the browser interface to enhance remote monitoring. SMS text messages and email can also be generated in response to alarms, and a complete audit trail of alarm events and associated actions is available through the systems reporting function. S2 NetBox Video S2 NetBox Video integrates video monitoring with the access control and alarm monitoring applications, and delivers the result through a common Web browser. Video is provided by IP cameras connected directly to the network. Full support for PTZ functions, video sequences, presets, and multi-camera views is provided for up to 16 cameras per network controller. The advanced video proxy server reduces bandwidth requirements and simplifies remote video access. An optional network-attached video storage server and video search will be available in late summer. Availability The S2 NetBox will be available for delivery beginning June 30, 2004 through the companys network of systems integrators and approved OEMs.


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