barox RY-LGSP28 Series – leading switch finalist in the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2020



8th September 2020

barox Kommunikation AG, the global manufacturer of professional video switches, media converters and IP extenders specifically designed for video applications, is proud to announce that its RY-LGSP28-52/740 Managed Ethernet switch, became the leading Ethernet switch finalist in the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2020 – ‘Infrastructure’ category.

Dedicated to promoting technological innovation for the UK electronic security industry, Benchmark independent magazine runs its annual Innovation Awards scheme to recognise and reward innovative solutions thinking.

About the Innovation Awards:

‘The future of the technology-based systems sector lies in the creation of innovative and smart solutions. In order to allow the creation of such solutions, it is vital that manufacturers and service providers deliver innovations which both enhance the technological capabilities of their products, and allow the developments to be implemented in a realistic fashion, to deliver tangible benefits and added value. In order to highlight and reward such advances, Benchmark magazine runs its annual Innovation Awards scheme which recognises and rewards innovative thinking.’

The first product in the ‘next generation’ RY-LGSP28 Series Managed Ethernet switch range, the barox RY-LGSP28-52/740 Benchmark Innovation Awards 2020 leading switch finalist raises the game for high data volume transmission devices. Designed to cater for the demanding requirements of video networks, the RY-LGSP28-52/740 is a 48-port, POE+ layer-2/3 switch, with L3 functionality suitable for video over IP and video streaming in multicast.

Developed from customer feedback, the barox RY-LGSP28-52/740 ensures cameras stay operational when a re-boot task needs to be performed. For example, when changing network cameras or updating firmware, the RY-LGSP28-52/740’s ‘Non-stop PoE’ function can be set to supply all ports with ‘always on’ power. This clever functionality means that cameras can remain powered, with no vital camera video footage being lost during routine engineering procedures – a particularly important feature within high-security applications.

The RY-LGSP28-52/740 delivers streaming video with no signs of stuttering, even when every one of its 48 ports are loaded with Megapixel cameras. To achieve this highly accomplished level of smooth video transmission performance, the barox Ethernet switch features (up to) 25% higher backplane capacity. The RY-LGSP28 Series Ethernet switch’s powerful mix of sophisticated features and functionality also include Precision Time Protocol, Ethernet Ring Protection Switching and advanced Access Protection, Management, Performance, and System (AMPS), which provides network protection from unauthorised access.

Providing a live graphical overview of the entire network topology, barox’s Device Management System helps to manage security, networks and connected devices. For diagnostics, a Port mirroring tool is also available to support servicing and set-up requirements.

“It is a great honour for barox to receive this highly acclaimed security industry recognition,” says Rudolf Rohr, barox Co-founder & Managing partner. “We are very proud to have been selected as the leading switch product in the Benchmark Innovation Award’s ‘Infrastructure’ category, finishing closely behind a novel AI-enabled analytic application that turns IP cameras into multi-purpose IoT sensors.

“With the RY-28 Series Managed Ethernet switch range, barox is showcasing its extensive expertise in the specialist video and data transmission sector, underlining the experience and tools it can capitalise on to provide customers with extremely robust transmission technology.”

For more information on the barox RY-28 Series Managed Ethernet professional video switch range, customers can visit or contact Clear Vision Technologies at


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