Intransa announces widespread participation in IP storage certification program

Dozens of physical security vendors earn “Security-Grade IP Video Storage Certified” designation

“With the Security-Grade IP Video Storage Certification program, Intransa took the bold step of funding an extensive laboratory environment to reduce customer risk in integrating IP-based technology for physical security, video surveillance, quality assurance and supply chain surveillance, process control, industrial video and related markets,” said Jeff Whitney, vice president of marketing for Intransa . “By opening this program to a wide range of the physical security community, the adoption of IP-based storage technology has accelerated in the market.”

The thirty-one companies participated or successfully tested products in the Intransa Security-Grade IP Storage Certification program. The list includes AMAG Technology, Inc., Axis Communications, Bitelco, Bosch, Cisco Systems, Computer Network Limited, Condortech Services, Extreme CCTV, FireKing Security Group, IndigoVision PLC, IQinVision, JDS Digital Video Systems, Lumenera Corporation, Macnica Networks, Mate Intelligent Video, Milestone Systems, North American Video, Inc., On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc., Orsus Situation Management, Pixel Velocity Inc., Proximex, Quantum Secure Inc., SAM IP Video, Sanbolic Inc., Surveillance Specialties Limited, Tech Systems Inc., Veracity USA, Inc., VideoNEXT Inc., VideoProtein, VidSys Inc. and Zycko Limited. Each can now use the “Security-Grade” logo.

“Incorporating storage is key to a successful video surveillance installation,” stated John Convoy, technology alliance manager for Cisco Systems. “When it comes to optimizing video surveillance applications Intransa's IP storage certification program leads the way.” Intransa is a Cisco Ecosystem Provider and the company's CEO, Bud Broomhead, will be delivering a session on “Shared, Scalable, Simple External Storage” in the Cisco theatre (booth 23035) at 1:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 3rd.

The performance and scalability of Intransa IP storage clearly was demonstrated in the testing. “Working with Intransa to provide IP storage solutions is a win for our customers. Intransa's product not only provides our customers with superior scalability and flexibility but it is quite literally the most efficient storage system we have ever tested,” said Joe Marchese, president of JDS Digital Security Systems. The company will have an Intransa IP storage system in their booth (#8133) this week at ISC West, leveraging the JDS digital video management system.

“Intransa's IP storage solutions enable our customers to expand their video surveillance systems without any fear of integration issues,” said Matt Barnette, vice president of sales, AMAG Technology, Inc. "By participating in Intransa's certification program, our customers can more quickly and efficiently move to IP video surveillance." AMAG offers Intransa IP storage integrated with the Symmetry™ Video/Symmetry Security Management System, and will have an Intransa EdgeBlock system on display in their booth, number 23025.

“CNL is committed to making high-performance storage connectivity solutions available to the video surveillance market,” stated Keith Bloodworth, president, Computer Network Limited (CNL). “Storage links all application pieces in video surveillance so we turn to Intransa and their certification program to ensure that everything works seamlessly.” UK-based CNL is a believer in IP storage, and jointly announced a worldwide alliance with Intransa in December of 2007.

“Interoperability is a key to successful information sharing and incident resolution for Proximex. Intransa has stepped up to the interoperability challenge with its Security-Grade IP Certification Program demonstrating successful integration with the majority of video management systems, camera suppliers and video analytics providers. Intransa's program has given Proximex confidence in providing an enterprise-class physical security information management solution for its customers,” said Larry Lien, vice president of product management for Proximex.