Converged vs Dedicated Networks For Surveillance Tutorial

By IPVM Team, Published on Feb 12, 2020

Use the existing network or deploy a new one?

This is a critical choice in designing video surveillance systems. Though 'convergence' was a big theme of the past decade, deciding what to do has been much harder in practice.

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Technical *********

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Security ********

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Dedicated ******* *************

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Comments (9)

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