New Intransa VideoAppliances combine VMS with storage

Videoappliances cut cost and eliminate complexity for simple, high-performance surveillance


To leverage the power and capabilities of IP surveillance, security practitioners have been faced with significant costs, in addition to design, installation, integration and ongoing support challenges. Instead of the relative simplicity of installing a DVR for analog surveillance, security departments face ongoing complexity and the challenge of sizing, purchasing, and configuring commodity-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware to work optimally with video management software. Such general purpose hardware is designed primarily for standard IT applications, such as databases and email, and is not video optimized.

"Intransa's VideoAppliance contributes to a more efficient implementation process by removing the commodity hardware and storage integration hassle for resource-strapped integrators, and bringing them the power of the OnSSI software suite at the same time," said Jeff Knapp, vice president of marketing for OnSSI, from the company's headquarters in Pearl River, NY. "OnSSI is excited to offer another great option for our customers."

Intransa VideoAppliance VA100 and VA200 eliminate the risk of improperly sizing and configuring commodity hardware, and ensure maximum performance and availability in the demanding, non-stop recording and 7x24x365 world of surveillance. Intransa's patented video optimization technology delivers superior performance with the advantages of built-in, non-fragmenting recording and playback capacity in both the VA100 and VA200.

"Partnering with Intransa reinforces our efforts to continually expand our list of supported hardware and reaffirms our leading position as an open platform solutions provider," said Guy Chenard, Vice President Global Sales & Business Development for Genetec. "I believe that the Intransa VideoAppliance will meet the growing needs of our customers and sales partners, simplifying installation and ongoing operations while delivering advanced capabilities in small- to medium-sized installations. This new, simple appliance family is a valuable addition to our solution portfolio worldwide. "

Best of all, Intransa VideoAppliance systems are simple to install and operate. With a process that is more comparable to installing a CCTV DVR than a typical IP deployment, security practitioners gain all the power of the latest digital technology without the installation challenges and support headaches.

"The concept of a simple appliance that brings the power of exacqVision pre-installed is a good one for our customers to consider," said Thomas Buckley, director of sales and marketing for Exacq Technologies. "For those who don't have the resources or the time to build their own solutions with commodity hardware, the Intransa VideoAppliance is a great solution."

A truly green surveillance choice, the Intransa VideoAppliance family shrinks energy consumption, heating and cooling, and the amount of required equipment and rack space consumed. A single VA100 or VA200 in just one rack space unit (1.7" high, 19" wide) provides recording and playback capacity while simultaneously hosting the VMS application. This eliminates commodity servers and storage systems, and delivers a higher performing, more reliable and easily expandable solution.

"The option to choose from a variety of simple, reliable and high performance appliances is sure to benefit our customers," said Joe Marchese, president of JDS Digital Security Systems. "Without the complexity of specifying, purchasing and configuring commodity server and storage hardware and then integrating it with Softsite32 in a working surveillance solution, security departments and integrators can concentrate on running their surveillance system and not be concerned with the underlying hardware and ongoing support."