Intransa adds 10GbE technology to VideoAppliance product line

CUPERTINO, California – July 19, 2010 – Intransa, the VideoAppliance company, has announced that its award-winning 10GbE technology is now available on its customer proven Intransa VideoAppliance product family. Intransa’s Maximum Flexibility Server Appliances and Maximum Choice Security Servers now leverage the full power of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) to meet the needs of the most demanding video surveillance, industrial video and physical security projects, while providing unmatched simplicity, scalability and savings.

The addition of 10GbE technology to the Intransa VideoAppliance line enables higher speeds while allowing large, robust networks to support more connected 1GbE devices including IP cameras, access control devices, life safety systems and other physical security technologies that support 1GbE. The addition also supports direct connection with 10 Gigabit (Gb) infrastructure and network enabled devices for maximum throughput and reduced equipment needs.

"IT users found that 10GbE offers similar performance and reliability to more expensive, complex and distance-limited Fibre Channel SANs," said Alan Rowe, Intransa CTO. "Intransa expects that those same benefits will be leveraged by a growing number of physical security users with easy-to-deploy and use Intransa VideoAppliance platforms."

Intransa’s four new Maximum Flexibility Server Appliances – the VA25as, VA25as-3, VA35as and VA35as-3 - ship with the customers’ choice of leading video management software on preloaded media kits from any of nine industry leading vendors. With the latest Intel microprocessors and the other technology enhancements, the Server Appliances offer enhanced performance, ranging from 1 to 154 typical IP cameras with a single appliance.

Also offering 10GbE speed are four Intransa Maximum Flexibility Security Servers, suitable for video surveillance, access control, life safety, video analytics, PSIM and much more. The new SR950, SR950-3, SR960 and SR960-3 Security Servers share the same advanced technology as the Server Appliances and provide 2TB of hot-swap, RAID protected storage. Each Security Server can expand its capacity further with Storage Appliances from the Maximum Flexibility line, as needed.

The full Intransa VideoAppliance family eliminates the need for commodity servers that are uncertified and complicated to integrate into a physical security environment. Each product ships with the choice of Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 to meet standard corporate requirements and to provide flexibility to security departments that typically mix-and-match Server Appliances with companion Storage Appliances for complete, flexible and scalable appliance platform solutions. Intransa’s individual Storage Appliances deliver 2 to 80TB of hot-swap, RAID protected & modular video storage.

Until now, both server and storage platforms have not been extensively tested and certified for 10GbE use and the unique demands of physical security. Intransa rolled out a formal, successful industry certification program for 10GbE IP storage products three years ago, the first of its kind. The program now enables certification of 10GbE servers enabling a wide range of physical security vendors to leverage the power of the company’s Maximum Availability video storage, Maximum Flexibility Server Appliances and Maximum Choice Security Servers for risk-free integration.

Intransa’s 10GbE-based video storage platforms have been highly rated by technology reviewers, receiving both widespread customer recognition and industry awards, including Best in Show at INTEROP Tokyo. With today’s announcement, the customer-proven Intransa VideoAppliance family, itself recently named Best in Video Storage and Distribution at ISC West 2010, now also includes 10GbE support. The result is an even more powerful yet still simple solution for physical security users.

10GbE joins existing 1GbE IP network support in integration with Intransa Video Data Management and Retention (VMDR) technology, the core "secret sauce" of Intransa VideoAppliance platforms. Other key features provided by VDMR and available in many Intransa VideoAppliance models include:

- Video Surveillance Optimization (VSOP), which outperforms commodity servers and storage for long term storage and playback of video;

- Multi-Mode Support, which eliminates both commodity servers and supporting storage systems two-for-one with a single appliance;

- Quick Start & Non-Stop Operation, from setup out-of-the-box in just minutes, through to modular recording capacity that upgrades without halting operation or rewiring; and the

- Video Storage Administrator (VSA) console, which enables automatic setup and simplified, ongoing operation without the need for extensive IT expertise.

With compact, efficient designs that deliver ‘greener’ physical security, each installer-ready appliance also leverages VDMR technology to reduce the complexity and cost of integrating IP cameras, application software and other hardware to better meet the demands of physical security. Intransa VideoAppliance includes integration with the customer’s choice of video management software from the industry’s leaders, and has also been certified with hundreds of other proven physical security products for risk free integration.

The new Maximum Flexibility Server Appliances and Maximum Choice Security Servers are immediately available for purchase by dealers and integrators in the United States and Canada through Anixter, ScanSource Security, Accu-Tech and the PSA Security Network. End user customers are also able to purchase Intransa VideoAppliance through a wide range of certified security dealers and integrators. Intransa products are also distributed worldwide through a network of authorized distributors.

 

Loading