App-enabled network configuration tool saves time, labor and reduces error while increasing security of video surveillance networks

CALABASAS, Calif.— November 6, 2019 — ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, today introduced a new smart-device application to help businesses simplify and automate the configuration and deployment of video surveillance networks worldwide.

ALE, along with strategic technology partner BCDVideo, co-developed the BCDVideo Provisioning Assistant Application. BCDVideo, a trusted leader in innovative, purpose-built IP video storage solutions designed for security integrators, is working with ALE to deliver a more comprehensive networking and security solutions enabling integrators to deliver network configuration more effectively to businesses of all types. The new application tool provides pre-defined configurations eliminating the need for high level video surveillance networking knowledge. The BCDVideo Provisioning Assistant app takes the complexity out of setting up the network and provides security integrators with benefits like faster configuration and lower manpower requirements that add to customer satisfaction and profitability of the deployment.

“The BCDVideo Provisioning Assistant empowers security integrators with an innovative and powerful tool to rapidly and repeatedly deploy video optimized networks. The Provisioning Assistant provides a level of efficiency and security to video surveillance networks that previously required time consuming and complex configurations. This optimization process is now simplified for any security integrator to deploy,” indicated Darren Giacomini, BCDVideo’s Director of Advanced Systems Architecture and co-creator of the application.

Based on the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® and Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista® portfolios, the application automates discovery and deployment of layer 2 and layer 3 networking. This enables cameras to be assigned IP addresses automatically, removing the potential error associated with manual intervention, while also delivering the high availability and performance necessary for a surveillance network. The Provisioning Assistant app ensures technicians correctly set up network configuration the first time, minimizing the cost of additional follow ups or truck rolls for adjustments. 

With the application, staff can lockdown a switch - adding to network security - via a simple slide control called the Learned Port Security (LPS) feature. This prevents individuals from adding rogue devices to the network. In addition, the application makes it easy to replace switches on the network. If a problem occurs, replacement switches can be given the same configuration and be up and running in the time it takes to connect the cables. Thanks to Shortest Path Bridging (SPB), the video network is always available, on, and recording.

“Together with BCDVideo, ALE is changing the way businesses approach video surveillance deployment. With the Provisioning Assistant app we deliver a level of provisioning that allows IT administration to scale resources and ensures the network is set up correctly from the start”, said Stephan Robineau, ALE Network Business Division Executive Vice President.


Additional capabilities and benefits include:

  • Automation of the network deployment, eliminating potential network configuration errors that results in lost profits due to repeated site truck rolls.
  • Automated provisioning of DHCP, saving integrators time and money. No need to statically configure IP addresses on IP cameras.
  • Reduction in network provisioning timeline. Very large networks can be provisioned in a matter of minutes rather than hours.
  • Network switches are optimized for real time traffic and video flows.
  • Automation of port security for IP cameras at the switch level.
  • Removes need for time-consuming training. Application only assumes entry level network experience.

Additional Information

To download the app visit the Google Play store on your smartphone device.

Watch a tutorial on use of the Provisioning Assistant Application.


About BCDVideo

BCDVideo, a BCD International, Inc. company, is a trusted leader for innovative, purpose-built IP video storage solutions designed for security integrators. The company’s innovative and award-winning products include video surveillance storage servers, access control servers, harsh environment servers, and switches, client viewing stations, networking switches, and professional on-site services. For more information, visit their website and follow them on LinkedIn.

* Alcatel-Lucent 브랜드 네임과 로고는 Nokia의 트레이드 마크이며 ALE가 라이선스를 보유하고 있습니다. 

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise 정보 

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ALE는 고객의 성공을 보장하기 위해 맞춤화된 디지털 시대 네트워킹, 통신, 클라우드 솔루션과 더불어, 클라우드, 온프레미스, 하이브리드 등의 유연한 사업 모델을 제공합니다. 모든 솔루션은 보안 기능이 내재되어 있으며 환경에는 최소한의 영향만을 줍니다.

ALE는 100년 이상의 혁신으로 전 세계 100개국 83만 이상의 고객으로부터 신뢰 받는 어드바이저가 되었습니다. 

프랑스에 본부를 두고 있는 비상장기업인 ALE는 전 세계 2,900개가 넘는 직접적 제휴사를 보유하여 각 지역에 중점을 두면서 전 세계 고객에 효과적으로 접근합니다.

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