Pivot3 launches VideoBank storage server

Palo Alto, Calif. – August 5, 2009 – Pivot3, the market leader in storage-centric computing, today announced the Pivot3 Serverless Computing VideoBank, a storage server appliance for distributed surveillance environments with usable capacity from 4 to 10 TB and an integrated virtual server. While competitive storage products require a separate physical server to run video management software, the Pivot3 VideoBank combines server and storage functionality in a single appliance to eliminate the power, cost and rackspace of the external server. The new appliance is targeted at retail, financial, education, and corporate environments where cameras are frequently distributed across a campus-type environment.

“We are installing Pivot3 systems in retail environments because the integrated servers significantly simplify these environments,” said Kortney Dunkle, president of Cam-tek Systems Incorporated, a leading integrator based in Pennsylvania. “We are able to reduce the solution footprint for our customers, who care about power and cost, and they are happy to see the savings they can get with Pivot3.”

“Pivot3 is already well-known for large-scale deployments and this extends our reach to smaller installations with 20 to 50 cameras,” said Lee Caswell, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Pivot3. “Customers also like the fact that the management and tools are the same as the large-scale products we sell into the gaming, transportation, corrections, and homeland security markets.”

“As video moves on to the network, end-users are looking for the best ways to manage and store their surveillance footage,” according to Alastair Hayfield, senior market research analyst at IMS Research in Wellingborough, U.K. “The fusing of server and storage technologies is particularly attractive to the gaming, retail, education, transportation and commercial markets, which offer strong growth potential for network storage."

Pricing and Availability

The VideoBank appliance is available immediately through approved Pivot3 channel partners. The 4 TB VideoBank carries an MSRP of US$8,800, which includes a free virtual server. For a list of Pivot3 channel partners, please visit http://www.pivot3.com/partners/channel.