ViSTA Networking Solutions (VNS) is pleased to announce that its Network Video Recorder (NVR) configuration tool is now available for download from the VNS website. The VNS NVR Configuration Assistant generates an ordering part-number based on the user’s description of their surveillance application. The tool turns camera configurations, storage retention needs, and physical requirements into an NVR hardware specification that is just right for the project.
BluBØX Security Inc., an AI Cloud-Based Access Control and Video Platform manufacturer is proud to announce its new partnership with Milestone Systems, the globally leading open platform provider of IP video management software (VMS). Any existing or new Milestone XProtect™ Corporate or Expert system can easily be brought to the BluBØX™ Cloud with a BluSKY Milestone integration. In addition, the integration provides a vehicle for BluSKY AI, Access Control, Alarm Management, Visitor Management, Elevator Destination Dispatch, Intercom and Biometric applications to create a single unified security platform. The system can run simultaneously on-premise and in the cloud making it accessible from any device, anywhere, at any time.
Count this one among the no-brainers for Comcast: the cable giant is preparing a new offering called Comcast Business SmartOffice, which bundles IP-cameras for video surveillance with a cloud storage service and professional installation. It’s a simple package that appears to be targeted at small-to-midsized businesses needing basic video security. Users can view live and recorded video on a web-based platform or through mobile apps. Pricing is listed as starting at $140 per month for a package that includes four cameras and 30 days of cloud storage.
LTO storage technology expanded its reach in 2016 effectively addressing many data intensive markets including cloud, entertainment, video surveillance, hyperscale data centers, High Performance Computing (HPC), and the Internet along with large-scale data intensive applications such as big data, backup, recovery, long-term archive, disaster recovery, and government compliance while positioning for the unknown appetite of the IoT. The LTO tape industry has been fueled by a decade of strong technological development and continues to play a major role for its traditional backup and disaster recovery services in addition to effectively addressing many new large-scale storage requirements. Demand for LTO tape is being fueled by unrelenting data growth, significant technological advancements, LTO tape’s highly favorable economics, low energy requirements, and the growing regulatory and business requirements to maintain “access to data forever.” Steady improvements have made LTO tape technology the most reliable storage medium available, now surpassing the reliability of HDDs by three orders of magnitude. Disk technology has been advancing, but LTO tape’s progress over the last ten years has been even greater.
Promise Technology, the developer of the open storage platform for video surveillance, will be at ISC West showcasing its complete portfolio of servers and storage solutions in demonstrations together with its Video Management Software (VMS), Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) and IP Camera partners, including Axis, AxxonSoft, Bosch, Digifort, Ipsotek, IronYun, Milestone, OnSSI, and Toshiba. Promise will be at ISC West, Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, booth number 22059.
As part of this year’s ISC West expo, BDT Products will host a separate technology roundtable for VMS software manufacturers. This technology roundtable will discuss viable video surveillance storage techniques and how VMS software vendors could enable the utilization of time-tested storage technologies. An industry that mimics the video surveillance market, Hollywood’s Media and Entertainment industry, has been using these types of video storage technologies for over a decade. Unfortunately, the video surveillance industry seems intent on learning things the hard way and has yet to embrace such long-term, viable, low-cost, storage platforms. BDT invites VMS software vendors to join them at ISC West, Las Vegas, NV, April 5, at 3:00pm. Contact Douglas Bass at Douglas_Bass@bdtp.com to reserve a seat at the meeting.
BDT Products, a data storage automation original equipment manufacturer celebrating its 50th anniversary delivering quality engineered products, will highlight a video surveillance storage solution that utilizes low-cost LTO technology at this year’s ISC West. This video surveillance storage solution focuses on customers that have larger camera counts, implementing higher resolution levels, and/or needing longer-term retention. Typically, a storage challenge for such situations but BDT will share their expertise and technology with visitors to booth 30110 at ISC West 2017 expo in Las Vegas.
The adoption of high-definition cameras, increasing device connectivity, and the shift from analog to IP technologies are causing complex stores of video surveillance data to expand at an exponential pace. As the costs and complexity of video surveillance storage architectures grow at the same rate as the data itself, organizations are seeking new ways to intelligently store and manage these rising data volumes. However, many organizations struggle to adapt to the evolving storage requirements associated with exploding data volumes, advancing camera technologies, and an expanding number of cutting-edge use cases.
Pivot3, the technology leader of hyperconverged infrastructure solutions for the software-defined datacenter, announced Mark Maisano as its vice president of channel sales. Maisano brings over 15 years of channel expertise, delivering record-setting sales and revenue growth in competitive markets for companies like Acronis, Ingram Micro, and Seagate Technology. Maisano brings extensive experience building strategic corporate alliances that help partners optimize their return on investment and accelerate global go-to-market strategies. During his tenure at Ingram Micro, Mark managed a multi-billion-dollar program, increased profitability, and positioned the company as the leading distributor for multiple best-in-class product lines.
Editor’s Note: After much discussion, Security.World is publishing this announcement by Persistence Market Research for their most recent market research report Video Surveillance Storage Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016 – 2022. This US$4,900 report seems compelling in its presentation of data and information. However, when inspecting the research companies that are claimed to be ‘key vendors’ – and the lack of well known physical security / video surveillance storage companies (i.e. Pivot3, Promise, Quantum, Spectra Logic, BCDVideo, etc) the entire article becomes suspect at best. Before spending $5,000 on market research, review many of the storage market leaders that Security.World showcases and decide if this report is worth your support.