Multi-brand IP Camera Monitoring/Management Software

Bule Iris Software is a multi-brand IP Camera/ Webcam/ DV Camcoder/ Analog Cards Monitoring & Management software for video surveillance (both live and recording). When you buy IP Video Cameras from different companies for different applications, each camera comes with its own management software. But it’s a headache to monitor multiple cameras using multiple dashboards/multiple systems.

Blue Iris Software integrates all the multi-brand/vendor cameras into a single application and enables people to monitor and manage surveillance videos through a single dashboard. You can view live & record video footage from any IP camera in your home or office, from any location – over the LAN, or remotely over the Internet.

The (optional, but highly recommended) mobile app lets users do everything that the web application does, using their mobile phone! Continue reading

Cable Modem + Wi Fi AC Router: Motorola SBG6782-AC

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The ARRIS Motorola Surfboard SBG6782-AC Cable Modem + Wi-Fi Router is an excellent choice if you want to buy both cable modem and wireless router for your home or small office. This is a DOCSIS 3.0 enabled cable modem, hence you can be assured of getting the fastest Internet speed provided by your cable Internet service provider. This device also offers the highest Wireless LAN speeds possible today, inside your home. Wireless AC can provide a theoretical bandwidth of up to 1750 Mbps (in both 2.4 Ghz & 5 Ghz channels combined). The SBG6782-AC also has four gigabit Ethernet ports, and is MoCA compatible. (Enables you to create Ethernet network using coaxial cables.)

Note: Check if modem is provided by your cable Internet provider. If so, check if they are charging exorbitant rent on the modem every month. If so, you can benefit by outright purchase of this modem and returning the modem provided by the cable Internet provider. Also, Wireless AC offers higher speeds over Wireless N (for Wireless LAN), but the devices in your wireless network should also be Wireless AC enabled to take advantage of the higher speed. Backward compatibility to 802.11 b/g/n devices is supported, though. 

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Ubiquiti Networks Unifi AP AC Access Point (Review)

The Ubiquiti Networks UniFi AP AC is a simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac compliant indoor access point for Wi-Fi networks and it provides a maximum of 1300 Mbps bandwidth (5 GHz) and 450 Mbps bandwidth (2.4 GHz). This AP has a (theoritical) range of 122m and supports 3×3 MIMO configuration. It has two gigabit Ethernet ports and supports PoE (Power over Ethernet) which enables carrying both power and data on the same Ethernet/network cable.

Since this is an access point, and not a wireless router, you need to connect it either to the wired ports of a wireless router (or) to a switch connected to the wired port of a wireless router, to enable Internet connectivity. A simple access point connectivity architecture diagram is shown below.


Advantages of UniFi Networks UniFi AP AC: Continue reading

Three 8U Open Frame Racks

Advantages of Open Frame Racks Vs. Closed Cabinet type Racks: (Network Racks)

  1. Cost effective.
  2. Easier to access, clean & maintain mounted equipment from the sides, behind and under.
  3. Keeps the equipment cooler, well ventilated.
  4. Easier to assemble, shift.
  5. Easier to customize, expand & contract. (Some models come with adjustable height and depth options.)
  6. You can mount it on the wall or keep it on the desk.
  7. Not much proprietary components used; accessories are available locally.

There may also be some limitations to open frame racks like noise from equipment mounted inside being audible, visible flashing lights and lesser security (as there is no door that can be locked from outside).

Below, you’ll find three popular open frame 8U rack models.

BTW, 1U = 1.75 Inches High. Continue reading