VuWall’s TRx Centralized Video Wall Management Platform, PAK Video Wall Nodes, and VuStream Encoders Meet Continuous and Dynamic Monitoring Demands
MONTREAL — VuWall, a technology leader in video wall control systems and unified visualization solutions, is supporting the visualization needs of cyber security service provider Khipu Networks with its TRx Video Wall Management Platform, PAK Video Wall Processing Nodes, and VuStream Encoders. Specified and installed by Clear Visual Communications, VuWall’s unified video wall and visualization solutions allow Khipu’s staff to monitor the infrastructure and security requirements of its clients 24x7x365 inside the company’s network operations center (NOC).
“As one of the very first PAK customers, we are confident that this technology is the future of video wall deployments,” said Rebecca McCartney, Operations Manager at Clear Visual Communications. “We were extremely impressed with the quick and easy installation of the system and the ease of system configuration, yielding to a low-risk deployment. The feedback from the end-user’s control room operators has been extremely positive, especially with respect to performance and ease of use. We clearly made the right choice and look forward to many more control room and video wall projects with VuWall.”
With today’s increase in cyber security risks, Khipu proactively monitors clients’ infrastructure and security postures to provide immediate identification of problems either before or as they occur — allowing quick alerting, action, and resolution. VuWall’s solutions allow the company to have eyes on clients’ entire IT environments, which can include LAN, WiFi, next-gen firewalls, RADIUS, WANs, UPS power supplies, IoT, servers, service/application, and more. Comprising six LG 55” 0.44mm bezel displays, the video wall gives staff the flexibility and insight to allow for rapid response — overcoming the frequent equipment failures and issues of their previous video wall solution.
Clear Visual Communications built the perfect video wall for the NOC by stitching together two VuWall PAK 40 video wall nodes, increasing processing scalability and flexibility while adding a layer of redundancy. The compact PAK appliance is a networked, multi-decode node that can operate as a stand-alone device or be stitched with other nodes to build an IP-based video wall that is infinitely scalable. It simplifies video wall deployments by reducing the number of connections and eliminating a single point of failure, reducing project risk, and offering improved reliability. As part of VuWall’s ecosystem, PAK is managed by the award-winning TRx software platform. The unique platform combines AV-over-IP distribution, advanced multi-video wall, and KVM management. Deployed in hundreds of control rooms and corporate workspaces around the world, it can configure, manage, and distribute virtually any source type to any display with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface. TRx ensures interoperability in a multi-brand AV-over-IP infrastructure and enables users to easily create customized control panels to run on any browser, tablet, or mobile device without any programming using its built-in control panel designer.
“Our video wall is critical to our cyber security operations center. We are extremely pleased with the performance and ease of use of VuWall’s PAK and TRx solution,” expressed James Holland, UK Technical Manager at Khipu Networks. “Learning to operate and manage video wall content took minutes. The intuitive software and rich feature set will certainly improve response times and increase productivity in our control room. Knowing how easy it will be to increase the size of our video wall with PAK, as our demands change, is very reassuring.”
The installation also included a VuStream 150 encoder appliance and Application Server, which are also centrally configured and managed by TRx. The VuStream 150 provides single stream encoding of H.264 and H.265 sources in FHD and UHD while the VuWall Application Server is an appliance for streaming, sharing, controlling, and visualizing websites, dashboards, and applications across networks. The Application Server simplifies video wall deployments by providing quick access to websites, dashboards, and applications from a centralized source — a must for the NOC. The NOC also benefited from VuWall’s ControlVu touch panel, which gives operators the freedom to change layouts and control devices with a simple touch.
“Cyber security is a growing field that necessitates visualization solutions that are not only modular and interoperable but also simple to deploy to actively monitor the wide range of content and data streams where risks exist,” said Paul Brooks, Business Development Manager at VuWall. “The installation at Khipu Networks illustrates how customers can easily specify, install, manage, and even scale their system to meet their rapidly evolving data and system needs.”