ViSTA Networking Solutions (VNS) announces the launch of the Video Bunker. A disaster proof, theft resistant on-premises video archive system for mission critical security cameras. The solution consists of a fire and waterproof hard drive attached to a small footprint Network Video Recorder which has been preloaded with AXIS Camera Station Video Management Software from Axis Communications. An optional floor mount kit is available to added security.
As LTO storage technology is beginning to take root in the video surveillance retention market, a lawsuit such as this described below, could ultimately reduce the number of sources to obtain this storage technology and would more than likely increase costs thus stunting the acceptance of this technology in the physical security market. With companies like Quantum and SpectraLogic and others showcasing the low-cost option of long-term video retention when using LTO storage technologies, such a supply-chain lawsuit will not help grow this market.
TRENDnet® has launched a new line of standalone DVR Surveillance Kits. The kits are a simple DIY surveillance solution for homes and businesses, offering a comprehensive video, storage, and management package with remote video access capabilities. TRENDnet introduces the new product category with two new kits: the 8-Channel HD CCTV DVR Surveillance Kit, model TV-DVR208K, and the 4-Channel HD CCTV DVR Surveillance Kit, model TV-DVR104K. With all HD cameras, a pre-installed hard drive, and required cabling included (display required), TRENDnet’s DVR kits include the hardware you need to build a new surveillance setup, or upgrade an existing one.
Quantum Corp. announced StorNext 6, a major new release of its award-winning StorNext® file system. StorNext 6 adds new advanced data management features to the industry-leading streaming performance of the company’s scale-out tiered storage solutions portfolio, which includes flash, disk, tape and public and private cloud storage offerings. With this unique combination of performance and management, Quantum continues to extend the power of StorNext in not only media and entertainment but also other highly data-intensive environments such as genomics, academic research, video surveillance, oil and gas, and government security.
The Border Patrol has either lost or destroyed original videos showing the 2012 killing of a Mexican teenager by a Border Patrol agent who fired across the border, a new court filing says. Agent Lonnie Swartz fired through slats in the border fence in Nogales, AZ, 4-1/2 years ago, killing 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez on the other side in Nogales, Sonora. Swartz was charged with second-degree murder in federal court in September 2015. His trial is expected to begin later this year. Swartz’s lawyer, Sean Chapman, filed a motion this week to have duplicate border surveillance videos precluded as evidence in Swartz’s trial because of technical (data retention) issues.
Veracity, a leading provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display, takes a leading slot in delivering a Paper explaining the critical differences which exist between IT data and Video data, exposing misconceptions that are common across the surveillance industry. Veracity will be both presenting and exhibiting at the San Diego Security Show which is being held at the Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego, CA., on January 25th and 26th, 2017.