D-Link ONVIF-Enabled Security Switch Examined

By Brian Karas, Published Aug 05, 2016, 09:47am EDT

D-Link has embedded ONVIF discovery software into a network switch, and are targeting security integrators with what they claim is a unique offering to optimize setup and management.  

In this report we examine D-Link's security switches and their potential benefits and limitations for integrators.

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Comments (9)

They sound good. I like the fact they are specifically designed for security as this could be used as a differentiator when bidding for projects.

@Brian. Do they have sticky MAC enabled by default for security devices?

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I will ask for clarification on the sticky MAC, good question.

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I have ordered a 24 Port for testing purposes at our facility and will provide additional feedback once it is installed.

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Charles, please post your feedback and experiences with the product once you receive it.

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You can review Vivocam Switch by Vivotek. I think they have more advanced features.

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I saw their release as well and it looks as if they are just trying to re-promote existing features/capabilities. I am planning to stop by their booth for a quick chat to see if there are truly new features/enhancements, but not expecting anything substantial.

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just trying to re-promote existing features/capabilities

The theme of ISC West 2017...

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Is this product successful in the market?

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