Technology to build a Smart and Secure Infrastructure

by Sharon Lobo    Jun 27, 2012

Currently, in India, physical infrastructure developers are constantly on the lookout for technologies, which enable them to create energy efficient and secure buildings. To offer such businesses insights on such technologies, in association with CommScope, Axis Communications, and Anixter recently organized the Smart and Secure Infrastructure Forum in Bangalore. The event, which had an overwhelming response, was largely attended by Architects, Consultants, Facility Managers and Engineers.

Commscope2The event kicked off with a welcome note by Natarajan Viswanathan , MD – India & SAARC, CommScope, who gave an overview of CommScope and the company’s offerings, and how it helps users to build a smart and robust IT infrastructure. Mr. Viswanathan laid special emphasis on cabling and networking which are amongst the most vital components required towards creating a robust building infrastructure. He further elaborated on the global footprint of CommScope, and how the company helps customers worldwide by providing a gamut of support and services.

Mr. Viswanathan’s welcome note was followed by a presentation titled ‘Smart infrastructure’ by Mr. Ashok Srinivasan, National Technical Manager, CommScope. In his presentation, Mr. Srinivasan explained how virtualization has increased the need for high bandwidth thereby emerging as the strongest driver for deployment of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). Earlier, fibre optic cables were required for a 10 GbE deployment, which were expensive. However, today’s technology has made the same deployment possible on copper cables, which is comparatively cost effective.


While pointing out the benefits of using copper cable for 10 GbE deployments, Mr. Srinivasan also highlighted the availability of various devices that support such deployments. He made a special mention of the new 10 GbE LAN On Motherboard (LOM) from Intel, which is aimed at lowering costs of 10 Gb networking while accelerating overall networking performance. The other benefit of using a 10 GbE networking is the possibility of deploying high-quality network cameras for surveillance and security.

The second presentation for the evening was by Mr. Sudhindra Holla, Country Manager, Axis Communications. While addressing the audience, Mr. Holla emphasised on the need to move from Analog Cameras to IP cameras, as the latter is capable of delivering HD videos, which is necessary to accurately monitor mission critical infrastructure. He further added that Axis Communications the world’s largest manufacturer of IP cameras is driving the ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance.

commscope4Post Mr. Holla’s presentation, Mr Jose Thomas, Distribution Sales Manager, Axis India addressed the audience by highlighting the company’s wide portfolio of products for professional IP video surveillance available in the country.

The concluding presentation for the evening was by Mr. Sunil Pai, Country Manager, Anixter, a leading global supplier of communications and security products. Apart from giving an overview of the company and Mr. Pai also stressed on how the company was committed to help customers specify solutions and make informed purchasing decisions around technology, applications and relevant standards.

Post the presentations, the audience interacted with speakers and also visited the CommScope and Axis’ Kiosk, which showcased innovative solutions including the ones that were mentioned during the course of the event.

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