Extended Storage NVR
Vicon Industries Inc., has introduced the “NVR Shadow,” an NVR pre-loaded with ViconNet video management software and including up to 6.5 TB of usable, internal storage space in RAID 5 configuration. In addition to serving as the “hub” of the video network, the product provides extended storage through eight hot-swappable drives for video database storage. The NVR is offered with three levels of usable storage space: 1.6 TB, 3.3 TB or 6.5 TB. The number of cameras it can simultaneously record varies from 50 to 95, depending on the cameras’ frame rate, recording quality and resolution.
Storage/Access Control Integration
Intransa has received Lenel factory certification for the integration of its StorStac video data management and retention systems (pictured) with Lenel’s OnGuard access control system. The StorStac systems scale modularly as needed from as little as 2 terabytes (TBs) of RAID protected, hot-swap video retention through to more than 1,500 TB of retention capacity. Version 5.1.1 (StorStac BuildingBlock) was tested with the latest OnGuard 2008 Plus (version 6.1.222). Intransa is a member of Lenel’s Open Access Alliance Program (OAAP).
Bosch Security Systems Inc.’s Divar XF Hybrid Digital Video Recorder (DVR) offers end-users an easy migration path to IP, supporting eight or 16 analog cameras and up to eight H.264 IP video streams. The unit delivers images for both live viewing and recorded video with up to full 4CIF resolution on all channels. With RAID-4 technology, video is stored on up to four internal hard disk drives to ensure maximum protection of recorded video and deliver uninterrupted system reliability even in the event of a drive failure.
Hybrid Video Recorder
Pelco has released its DX8100 Version 2.0 Hybrid Video Recorders, which can record analog cameras as well as Pelco and Axis Standard Definition IP network camera systems. The units give end-users an efficient IP migration strategy and feature expanded external storage options and extended network capabilities. Other features include powerful search capabilities, multiple display options and server-to-server dual-display.
Storage Platform with NVR Recovery
Pivot3 Inc. has announced a data recovery feature that protects surveillance applications against server hardware failures. The NVR Recovery solution for the supplier’s Serverless Computing product line — a scaled, server storage platform that won “Best in Show” in the SIA New Product Showcase at ISC West — automatically restarts applications such as video management systems, access control and video analytics in the case of a server failure. The system is based on an open-system approach that enables the supplier’s storage to work with different camera, software and service providers.
DVR-Access Control Integration
Speco Technologies has announced that its “T” Series DVRs (pictured) are now compatible with Brivo Access Control Software, creating an integrated online access control/security solution for Central Station monitoring. The DVRs work with Brivo’s Online Access Control System (ACS) to retrieve time-stamped video clips of people using their access cards for building entry. A camera looking at the access door is connected locally to the DVR, which is networked to the Internet. When someone swipes their access card, a video clip is recorded to the DVR and a date and time stamp from the card is sent to the Brivo server. The Central Station can look at the event dates on-line and access the video clip remotely from the DVR.
Megapixel NVR and Event Recording System
IQinVision’s latest generation of IQrecorder includes an intuitive user interface and a redesigned engine to provide better performance. The on-camera megapixel NVR solution features simultaneous playback and live viewing, flexible scheduling, improved digital zoom on recorded images, full screen viewing and a graphical time/date search. The IQeye Event Recording System (ERS) is a self-contained High-Definition megapixel network video recorder that uses no bandwidth to record video — making it perfect for installations where network bandwidth is at a premium. It also offers on-camera solid state storage that is able to record more than 20,000 events.