ePlus inc. announced that ePlus Technology inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, has achieved Video Surveillance Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to design, resell, install, and maintain a full range of video surveillance and access-control solutions.
Cisco physical-security solutions provide network-centric capabilities to video surveillance, Internet Protocol (IP) cameras, electronic access control, and other groundbreaking technologies by converging voice, data, and physical security into a single appliance. This enables customers to preserve existing investments in analog-based technology and to use the network as a platform upon which more collaborative and integrated physical-security systems can be built. As customers converge physical-security infrastructures and operations and begin using the network as a platform, they gain rapid access to relevant information and increase interoperability with other IP-centric systems. This enables higher levels of situational awareness in environments where intelligent and timely decision making is crucial.
To qualify for the Video Surveillance ATP Program, ePlus had to meet a number of requirements, from having staff who fulfill specific job responsibilities to achieving the Cisco Express Foundation Specialization. Those requirements are designed to help a partner maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.
The Cisco ATP Program is a key part of Cisco's emerging technology go-to-market strategy. The program helps define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to sell, deploy and support a subject technology. As markets mature and technologies progress along the adoption curve, some ATP programs may migrate to Cisco specializations.
In addition to Cisco ATP designations in Video Surveillance and Network Hosted Storage, ePlus holds Cisco Master Specializations in Security and Unified Communications as well as Cisco Advanced Specializations in Routing and Switching, Data Center Storage Networking, and Data Center Networking Infrastructure.