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How To Choose Between An NVR And VMS Running On An Off-The-Shelf Server

Software drives video solutions in the IP environment, but often that software is a pre-installed component of a purpose-built network video recorder (NVR). In other cases, software solutions are sold separately and then installed (usually by the integrator) on a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) server. But how can an integrator or end user decide which approach is best for them? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a pre-configure...

BCDVideo Releases Rigid Networking Series Switches Hardened To Operate In Harsh Environment

Advantages of Rigid Networking include multicast capabilities, redundant power, and port naming BCDVideo has released a new line of harsh environment networking switches called Rigid Networking. These new video surveillance products will set the standard for outdoor security solutions. BCDVideo is the first system integrator to combine high-performance and price with a rugged, multicast product. This opens the door for highly customizable security solutions. “The value...

What Has Caused Disruption To The Physical Security Market?

Big security trends are driving change in the physical security market. We see change happening around us every day, and much of it is disruptive to the status quo. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What has caused the greatest disruption to the physical security market in the last 12 months?

How Can Security Integrators/Installers Stand Out In The Market?

It’s a challenging time for security integrators and installers. Equipment prices are going down (along with margins), and commoditization is wiping away what used to be the advantage of exclusively offering a top product brand. Integrators can continue to succeed by finding a way to move ahead of the pack – but how? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How should integrators/installers differentiate themselves or make themselves stand out in today’s market?

Building An Effective Video Surveillance Data Infrastructure For Enhanced Storage And Performance

Pre-existing networks are not usually designed to support IP video cameras, so aparallel network for their exclusive use is best when it comes to storage The video storage boom shows no signs of slowing down. The talk is not typically how much storage; but where and how to store. Locally-housed (on-premises) storage continues to be the most cost-effective, along with providing the most control over your data. However, prior to considering the storage, it is important to look a...

Genetec To Provide Insights On Cybersecurity And Physical Security Innovations At ISC West 2016

ISC West attendees will experience a strong Genetec focus on cybersecurity under the banner of “Security-of-Security” At ISC West 2016 Genetec™, a leading provider of open-platform, unified IP security solutions, invites ISC West 2016 attendees to visit its newly-designed experience center at booth #26 057 for a look at technology, trends, and insights that are shaping the physical security industry in 2016 and beyond. ISC West runs April 6th - 8th, at th...

Quality Video Stream, Longer Retention Time Boosts Performance For HD Cameras In 2015

How did the overall economy impact the security marketplace in 2015? In as much as security is more and more becoming a necessity, it would be difficult to gauge whether the economy had any direct effect other than at a budget level. With the introduction of 4K technology, video storage with longer retention time has become the need of the hour. Being a manufacturer of IP video storage solutions, BCDVideo has been able to work with security integrators and camera manufacturers from around the wo...

BCDVideo Expands SuperNova Series With New BCD228 Video Server

BCDVideo announced the BCD228 video server as the newest edition to its SuperNova Series. Capable of supporting up to 224TB in a mere 2U of rack space, the BCD228 is the highest-density video storage server in the world. But this is so much more than how many drives bays can fit in a chassis. This is a superior-performing machine, capable of supporting hundreds of camera streams, with built-in intelligent power management capabilities at both the CPU and chassis level. The BCD228 is built with e...

Security Market Offers Range Of NVR Choices For Integrators And End Users

Network video recorders (NVRs) are at the center of today’s IP video systems. The video surveillance market includes a wide range of NVR choices for integrators and end users alike. NVR appliances include purpose-built machines that have embedded software systems as well as servers that are sold by video management system (VMS) software vendors and that have been pre-installed and preconfigured with their latest software capabilities. This article will take a loo...

Genetec To Unveil New Security Center 5.4 Features Alongside Channel Partners At ASIS 2015

Genetec will also demonstrate the security solutions portfolio alongside its industry hardware and software partners at the event Genetec™, a manufacturer of unified IP security solutions, will attend the ASIS 2015 seminar in Anaheim, CA (Sept. 28—Oct.1) on Booth # 2639. The company will demonstrate its full product portfolio of security solutions alongside its many industry hardware and software partners, and will unveil new features for Security Center 5.4, its u...

Orion Series From BCDVideo And OnSSI Provides Complete Software & Hardware Appliance For Security Integrators

BCDVideo (Northbrook, IL) and On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI) (Pearl River, NY) have partnered together to provide a complete software and hardware appliance for security integrators. The BCDVideo Orion Series will provide a complete catalog of turn-key solutions, all pre-loaded with Ocularis 5.0 - Professional. "By embedding Ocularis Professional in BCDVideo's Orion Series products, we are providing a complete hardware and software package to meet the needs of various applications and envi...

Video Storage System Cost Considerations

Strategic management of costs is important when considering video storage systems Costs are at issue when considering any component of a video system. Strategic management of costs is especially important when considering video storage systems because storage accounts for such a large cost component of networked systems. Gartner’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) As enterprise products begin to dominate the video storage market, more attention needs to be addressed to Gar...

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BCDVideo Announces Release Of Hybrid Cloud Connectivity Solution, In Partnership With Tiger Technology

BCDVideo, a globally renowned video data infrastructure solutions firm, has debuted its new Hybrid Cloud Connectivity offering, in partnership with premier software developer, Tiger Technology. Known for their work designing secure, high-performing data management solutions for companies across Enterprise IT, Surveillance, Media and Entertainment, and Small Medium Business (SMB)/Small Medium Enterprise (SME) markets, Tiger Technology’s software expertise pairs with BCD’s prowess in...

BCD International Releases Harmonize Conductor VMware Plug-In For REVOLV Portfolio Of hHCI Products

BCD International releases Harmonize Conductor VMware plug-in, exclusively available on the REVOLV portfolio of hybrid hyper converged infrastructure (hHCI) products. REVOLV is an innovative hHCI solution that reduces or even eliminates inefficiencies often presented by infrastructure in the video surveillance space: large hardware footprint, high power and cooling costs, multiple OS, and software systems, and limited resources dedicated to each server. BCD’s REVOLV application offers an...

BCD International Appoints Jonathan Benedick As National Sales Engineer For The REVOLV Project Team

BCD International has announced the hiring of Jonathan Benedick, a military veteran with an active top secret/SCI security clearance and eight years of proven experience in the United States Air Force, as National Sales Engineer for the REVOLV Product Portfolio Platform. All REVOLV opportunities will flow through Benedick from the BCD sales teams. Network infrastructure expert Benedick possesses a well-rounded comprehensive background in server installation and maintenance, network infrastruct...

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BCDVideo Enhances Bank Security With Its IP Video Surveillance Systems

Financial institutions require reliable IP video surveillance systems that provide high-performance, quality, and scalability. Unfortunately, with limited budgets, many financial institutions are still utilising outdated appliances. When security is not a priority, they are putting themselves at risk for fraud, theft, and data breaches. Security Integrators have an opportunity to help financial institutions by upgrading their systems with an up-to-date NVR server and overall video surveillance...

BCDVideo Completes Video Surveillance Solution For Banking And Finance

Financial institutions of all sizes demand simple, reliable solutions to protect against fraud, theft, and accidents in the workplace. Advancements in camera resolution and storage capabilities have put pressure on banks and credit unions to upgrade their video surveillance systems. Upgrading to a modern, economical NVR server will greatly increase system performance and scalability for small-budget projects with benefits seen across both loss prevention and business insights. Reliable High Per...

BCD Announces BCD Illinois Build Centers To Operate To Support And Provide For Critical Infrastructure And Essential Services

The State of Illinois has enacted a ‘stay at home’ order effective as of Saturday, March 21, at 5pm to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This means all residents are mandated to ‘remain at home’ and only essential businesses may remain open to provide critical services. Everybody fully supports this measure as it will hopefully slow the spread of the virus. Securing critical infrastructure Under the order, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has mandated that all Ill...