D-Link ONVIF Switch Tested

By: John Scanlan, Published on Dec 04, 2017

D-Link's surveillance switches claim to "enhance ease of use and streamline management" for network administrators, with simplified UIs and automatic discovery of ONVIF devices to show what cameras are connected along with key information such as bandwidth, PoE usage, and more. 

We bought and tested the D-Link DGS-1100-10MP to see how this surveillance mode works, how it compares to typical switches, and whether these features are useful or marketing hype.

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Comments (8)

Great review as always, thanks. Anyone had experience had with Aetek industrial switches? Also ONVIF device auto discovery, automatic topology creation,... I'm interested in your opinion, maybe some testing as well... Cheers!

Thanks for this report. Looks cool, I think I'll try it.

Update - the v1.01B020 firmware tested is now posted to the Support Site for all users to download.

 

Does the switch display security panels such as Mercury MR series, AMAG M2150 series, JCI CK721, and/or Software House iStar series panels? Is there a feature that allows for the manual labelling of the ports?

I've been in development of a cloud based POE switch. Full ONVIF integration and full SDK integration with some very big companies. The GUI is light years ahead of DLINK. I'm still working on some little bugs before I send you guys a unit to test, but based on what I see here it's not even close. The topology alone blows this up.

Also added AI into the mix to make decision for you based on preferences. Auto port reboot for unresponsive PD devices, Auto voice VLAN, Video VLAN...Looking at some deep learning too with some analytic companies. 

Internal or external cloud hosting and the setup and maintenance of the network is so much easier. Through SNMP v2+ also seamlessly integrates other switches on the market. Been talking to several companies in the security industry about full SDK integration so they can use this as their cloud/hardware solution.

I've been in development of a cloud based POE switch.

you run POE from the cloud to the ground?

any issues with voltage drop?

I never heard about this switch.

How popular is this Switch in the video surveillance market?

So who will code the first ONVIF SPOOF?

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