KBC Networks Unveils New ThruLink Products at Essen


Following a comprehensive software and hardware development programme, a new generation of ThruLink products will be unveiled by KBC Networks on stand 3-502E at Security Essen. In addition to greater security and functionality, the secure hardware VPN series has been extended to suit different applications and capacity requirements.

ThruLink has applications that range from streaming secure video from vehicle cameras to large-scale surveillance networks that use the internet as the transmission medium.
Following the release of the standard capacity units in June, that are designed for systems using 1-4 cameras, the hardware VPN family now also includes standard plus, high capacity and high capacity plus units, with plans for the micro version due for release in 2015. The ThruLink series now features embedded 3G/4G models that enable secure, live video to be streamed from patrol vehicles, units that can operate as a mini hub, and 200Mbps+ high capacity units that are ideal for large-scale systems. Each model within the series now features FIPS compliance capability (in addition to AES, Blowfish and Camellia encryption); enables meshed networks to be established over any type of WAN, and with improved management, will fit within an existing network infrastructure without the need for network changes to be made prior to installation. In addition, upgraded management information enables users to identify location and status of all the ThruLink devices on a network via the web browser compatible user interface.

KBC’s Engineering Director, Clinton Bessesen commented, “The new features and increased range of models mean that our customers can build secure and flexible systems tailored to what they need. From the feedback we’ve had so far, our customers have all commented on how quick and easy it is to install and manage, plus the fact that if the network connection fails, there’s no need to send an engineer to site – ThruLink will automatically reconnect once the connection is re-established.”

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