SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2011 – Iomega, an EMC company and a leading innovator in data storage solutions for small and medium businesses as well as distributed enterprises, today announced the integration of Iomega StorCenter network storage products with the AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) from Axis Communications, the market leader in network video. Iomega is now shipping the first of its StorCenter network attached storage (NAS) models with an integrated AVHS client that enables customers to store video files locally and at HDTV or megapixel resolution while simultaneously streaming video data to a secure off-site storage facility developed by their hosting provider.
The AVHS-enabled Iomega network storage devices, along with Axis network cameras and encoders, allow resellers and integrators to deliver world class video surveillance capabilities to small and medium-sized customers that are secure, remotely accessible, and a cost effective solution compared to DVR-based analog systems with small camera counts.
"Eliminating the need for expensive and complex DVRs, as well as reducing the necessity of elaborate onsite infrastructure for low camera count deployments, gives our mutual customers a more secure, highly available and cost-effective solution for their video surveillance needs," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega Corporation. "By partnering with Axis to integrate AVHS into our award-winning StorCenter network storage products, powered by EMC’s world class security and storage technologies, Iomega continues to deliver advanced yet economical network storage solutions to the marketplace."
AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) software is Axis’ platform for creating a service provider-specific portal to manage video surveillance hosting and monitoring services for any end-user with an Internet connection. The platform, which was created for professional-level video surveillance, is currently designed for fast onsite deployments of a few cameras per site – typically less than 10 – and is especially beneficial for organizations with many sites, such as franchises and bank branches.
"Before the emergence of hosted video surveillance, end-users who needed only a few cameras per site to secure their properties – such as convenient stores, gas stations, and small offices – were left to use outdated analog technology as the most cost-effective solution," said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications Inc. "By working together with reputable storage and IT security partners such as EMC’s Iomega, we can deliver IP-based video systems to these end-users, which provides much more flexibility, superior image quality and local intelligence with easy-to-install products."
Iomega and Axis Partnership Pays Early Dividends
As part of the Axis Technology Partner Program (TPP), Iomega co-developed the solution with Axis to ensure the highest degree of integration and support. Iomega has included the AVHS client on its new double-drive desktop Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 Cloud Edition NAS unit, which ships with up to 6TB* of networked storage capacity, as well as the new quad-drive desktop Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d Cloud Edition, with up to 12TB of storage capacity.