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4 Feb 2019

Improve Your “Back-up Plans”

PSA TEC 2019 HIGHLIGHT: PLATINUM SPONSOR

TEC 2019 is the premier education and networking event for all professional systems integrators in the security and audio-visual markets. This year’s event pivots around a changing market and ways to stay relevant within the industry. 

By JR Andrews | National Sales Executive at Altronix 


JR Andrews, National Sales Executive, Altronix

PSA TEC is the most exciting time of year. It’s the ultimate event that brings together professionals throughout the security industry for high level content that spans the latest trends in sales and marketing to technical training in cutting edge technology and services to improve business operations and develop superior customer experiences. One particular focus of TEC 2019 is emerging technologies. Nothing does more to keep our industry on the cutting edge than having the ability to learn about the latest products and solutions from industry leading manufacturers in an intimate setting that nurtures open dialog between those developing technology and the consumers that are eager to drive it to market. One such technology that may be surprising to some is the advances in solutions for battery back-up.

Those attending TEC this year will learn about the advantages that lithium iron phosphate batteries (LiFePO4) hold over the current industry standard of sealed lead acid type batteries. LiFePO4 batteries provide innumerable benefits and paired with devices designed to leverage this type of battery can offer additional features which spell the demise of sealed lead acid batteries. The LiFePO4 battery itself is rapidly becoming the solution of choice for savvy consumers of recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles and ATVs. One application that fits this technology well is the deployment of remote switching equipment for network devices such as IP cameras and wireless access points. Challenges abound when securing the perimeter, whether at a school, shopping center or airport. Integrated network switches with 56VDC power supplies housed in NEMA4 IP66 outdoor enclosures feature an optimized charging circuit developed to utilize LiFePO4 batteries to provide back-up power during an AC failure. A hallmark of LiFePO4 batteries is that they operate efficiently under high stress environments including temperature fluctuations and energy depletion, which has hastened their adoption by recreational vehicle enthusiasts.

Nothing does more to keep our industry on the cutting edge than having the ability to learn about the latest products and solutions from industry leading manufacturers in an intimate setting that nurtures open dialog between those developing technology and the consumers that are eager to drive it to market.

Among the many benefits that excite the security industry is the ability of LiFePO4 batteries to hold their charge. With a ten year shelf life, wholesale distributors can leverage their buying power without compromise and with a weight that is one third to half that of sealed lead acid batteries, shipping charges are significantly reduced. Tremendous value is realized by the fact that LiFePO4 batteries provide up to 5,000 duty cycles. That equates to ten times that of sealed lead acid batteries. LiFePO4 batteries also allow for rapid charging and discharging, which leads to more up-time. All of this means your back-up plan is vastly improved.


EDUCATION PRESENTED BY ALTRONIX:

Innovative Techniques for Deploying Power and Network Infrastructure
Presented by Altronix
Tuesday, March 12 2:15 PM-4:30 PM

This course will give a basic understanding of the many types of power options available today. It covers innovative methods for transmitting both IP data and power over various types of cabling, along with how to upgrade an existing analog infrastructure an IP network. Attendees will learn how to select the appropriate power sources for IP video surveillance and access control applications.

Visit Altronix as PSA TEC Thursday, March 14, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Booth #405.

PSA TEC 2019 registration is now open.  To register, click here.