Video surveillance: Direct-to-disk video storage

video surveillance Veracity

Video surveillance: Veracity, a provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display, will be promoting the benefits of TRINITY™ and its simplified system architecture which records IP video directly from camera to COLDSTORE™, a surveillance storage system, uniquely and specifically designed for video surveillance.

These “open platform” cameras are generally aimed at supporting video analytics applications but are, with the right software, capable of much more. Veracity has developed dedicated software for such cameras which writes video, audio and meta-data directly to a hard disk array. This “direct-to-disk” concept completely removes the need for NVR servers resulting in substantial savings on server hardware and NVR software licences whilst simultaneously reducing system complexity and increasing system resilience. “The front-end client system can be anything from a simple PC playback system to a full-blown, broadly-integrated PSIM operator workstation” says James Ritchie, EMEA Business Development Manager of Veracity. “We call this simple system architecture TRINITY™, and it’s an ideal solution for unmonitored or remote access systems. The storing of this video data is uniquely managed by COLDSTORE™, solving one of the great misconceptions that IT storage solutions are equally suitable for IP Video storage – they’re critically different, and I’ll be explaining how this should be taken into consideration when choosing a CCTV storage solution in my presentation “Critical differences between IT Data and Video Data” at the ISNR Innovation Podium, 2.30pm on the 16th March.”

TRINITY™ is made possible by the combination of Veracity’s advanced camera code and the COLDSTORE™ surveillance storage system, uniquely and specifically designed for video surveillance. The lifetime cost of system ownership is further reduced, thanks to the increased disk reliability of COLDSTORE™ by a factor of 20, and its very low power consumption at 0.5W per TB.

TRINITY™ recordings can be played back by Veracity’s own VIEWPOINT™ Player utility or, more significantly, by any third-party PSIM or VMS front-end system which incorporates the simple TRINITY™ Media SDK. Example PSIMs which are integrated with TRINITY™ include ISM, Meyertech, Visual Management Systems, i-Comply and Synectics.

The result is a simplified, serverless, robust, highly scalable and very cost-effective video management system with innovative features such as camera-level fail-over, optional dual-stream or redundant recording, resilience to network interruptions via internal camera recording, and all the existing benefits of the highly successful and award-winning COLDSTORE™ surveillance storage system.

About Veracity

Veracity delivers innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display. For over a decade, our products and designs have been trusted and recommended by security system integrators, enterprise clients and major industry partners. The solid foundations of our in-depth expertise and our highly-talented team enables us to work with key companies in the industry and continuously create new opportunities and growth for ourselves and our partners.

Transmission: Veracity offers a full range of IP transmission products designed for IP video, including Ethernet-over-coax adaptors, network extenders and long-range wired Ethernet transceivers, all with POE. Veracity’s extensive product range also includes Master NTP time servers, IP camera installation tools, and POE network switches, including 12/24V versions for vehicle applications. Veracity’s IP products are sold throughout the world via integrators, distributors and partners. The products have a strong reputation for innovative design, high quality, reliability, and very long lifetimes.

Storage: Veracity is the pioneer of the first storage solution designed for specifically for video surveillance. Veracity COLDSTORE™ surveillance storage systems provide the highest possible levels of hard disk reliability and the longest file retention periods whilst simultaneously delivering a 90% reduction in energy consumption versus conventional RAID storage solutions. COLDSTORE™ customers have benefited from a dramatic reduction in total cost of ownership for high capacity storage across applications as diverse as city surveillance, stadia, hospitality, healthcare, retail, logistics, banking/finance, prisons and transportation.

Display: Veracity’s third product area involves the display and presentation of not just video, but also system information and status monitoring, aimed at improving and simplifying the management of larger surveillance systems. Veracity’s aim is to deliver critical monitoring functions in a highly visual and concise manner, reducing operator training costs and improving overall system efficiency.

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