Networked Professional Power Supply Examined

Author: John Grocke, Published on Sep 10, 2013

For years, owners and integrators have been able to remotely monitor and manage IP-based video surveillance and access control devices over the network such as servers, workstations, network switches, cameras, access control panels and door controllers. One power supply manufacturer, Life Safety Power, now adds door lock and analog camera power supplies to that list. In this update, we will examine their iSCAN Smart Power line of network-managed power supplies, evaluate their impact how systems are managed and maintained, and compare them to standard power supplies.

Product Basics

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Comments (4)

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