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Carrier Ethernet Necessary to Support Home Land Security Systems

September 13, 2011
By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Those agencies charged with protecting individuals and their information throughout the nation must have the proper Carrier Ethernet solutions in place. RAD Data Communications (News - Alert) offers Home Land Security (HLS) systems to protect the public and private sectors, helping defense agencies to oversee vital state assets, government ministries, municipalities, enterprises, transportation companies and large campuses.

According to this RAD homeland security page, the company relies on its vast experience in audio, wireless, networking, video, computing and information security for the defense sector. RAD’s solutions include the capability to design, integrate and customize leading products, allowing them to become turnkey, global HLS solutions.

This Carrier Ethernet solutions provider caters to the HLS market with such innovations as mobile surveillance systems, access control, video surveillance and command, and control and emergency centers. HLS continues to move toward modern IP solutions and RAD offers the IP surveillance systems necessary to support the capture, storage, viewing and response necessary for each event over the IP network.

RAD offers video surveillance solutions that enable the control and protection of an organization’s assets. This Carrier Ethernet solution provider also aims to protect the people by providing access to video at any time and from any location. This allows for real-time incidence response, investigation and eventual resolution.

Dynamic video management software (VMS) is also made available for HLS platforms to provide IP based network video analytics and surveillance options. With scalable, open, standard-based infrastructure, new security applications can be easily deployed and controlled. The Carrier Ethernet solutions provider also leverages existing investments in video surveillance and physical security technology.

With RAD’s HLS Command & Control and Emergency Centers, operational effectiveness of the Disaster-Response management can be improved. This technical solution provides control over every event within specific areas through inter-force cooperation. Full connectivity solutions of the HLS center provide the foundation for the technology solutions used to drive information and synchronize operation of the units.

Major components exist within the HLS Command & Control and Emergency Centers to help drive effectiveness and deliver measureable results. These components include a Public Center Answering Point (PSAP), demanding carrier Ethernet support, unified communications systems, dispatch systems, security systems, computing systems and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) applications. The center itself provides flexibility when resources are provisioned and mobilized to support various intelligence sources and convenient management.

Such solutions demand higher bandwidth, driving the need for carrier Ethernet. RAD can meet this demand, ensuring the HLS Command & Control and Emergency Centers not only perform as expected, but also delivering optimal results.

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Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves
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