Surveon Showcases Its EMR Series - Megapixel Hardware RAID NVR Solutions Optimized With Milestone XProtect®
Surveon Showcases Its EMR Series - Megapixel Hardware RAID NVR Solutions Optimized With Milestone XProtect®

Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider and Milestone Solution Partner, recently showcased the full lineup of EMR Series -megapixel hardware RAID NVR solutions featuring Milestone Systems’ industry-leading XProtect® surveillance software, at IFSEC 2012 inBirmingham,UK, from May 14 to 17.  EMR Series offer 2, 5, 8-bay all-in-one desktop recorders and rack-mount NVRs and can support up to 112 hard disk drives and 6 to 2,000 channel megapixel recording with high availability and easy maintenance. Surveon's EMR Series provides high I/O rates, large capacities, and overall system stability necessary to help system integrators easily meet the demands of megapixel environments. Combined with an industrial-grade design, EMR Series offers an ideal solution for any scalable surveillance projects from retail, hotels and schools to building complex, transportation, and urban surveillance. Surveon EMR Product Line-up Model Name EMR2000 EMR5000 EMR8000 EMR9000 DAS EMR9000 iSCSI Max Channels 16 20 48 64 Unlimited Max HDD 2 5 8 12, 24, 36, 48, 64, 112 12, 24, 36, 48, 64, 112 RAID Level HW, 0, 1 HW, 0, 1, 5 HW, 0, 1, 5 HW, 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 HW, 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 Software Milestone XProtect® Recording Days 7+ Days 9+ Days 13+ Days 7 - 112 Days 7 - 112 Days Form Factor Desktop Desktop Desktop Rackmount Rackmount Designed 100% in-house, the EMR Series provides many advantages compared to commercial off-the-shelf solutions and PC NVR solutions. The EMR Series systems deliver professional video appliances and have gone through a comprehensive QA process including hundreds of hours of rigorous assurance testing on performance and integration validation with XProtect. In addition, the EMR Series is a fully integrated solution that does not require complex assembly procedures and offers high quality and reliability. Surveon’s EMR Series comes with a fully integrated Milestone XProtect solution in the Greater China region. In other regions, XProtect is pre-loaded in EMR and requires an XProtect license from Milestone’s distribution channel. For more information, please visit www.surveon.comor Surveon booth (Hall 4, G120) at IFSEC 2012, Birmingham, UK.

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Surveon To Showcase Megapixel SMR Solution At IFSEC 2011
Surveon To Showcase Megapixel SMR Solution At IFSEC 2011

Surveon's SMR Series meets demand for megapixel surveillance with a wide range of models that feature eight to 32 channels and accommodate two to eight hot-swappable hard disk drives with hardware RAID protection. Their high-performance recording, optimisation for megapixel cameras, low power consumption and compact sizes make them ideal solutions for entry-level to mid-range megapixel applications in areas such as the retail and hospitality sectors, as well as schools, SMBs and others.The SMR solutions come with Surveon's Enterprise VMS 2.4 to meet the needs of professional CCTV applications, such as virtual matrix, local display, smart investigation, alarm management and remote access. In addition, SMR systems support real-time video analytics, including missing object, forbidden area, intrusion or virtual fence detections. Compared with common off-the-shelf PC-based NVR products, Surveon's SMR systems feature 100% proprietary design and are manufactured in-house, providing optimized integration and reliability.In addition to the support for many vendors' IP cameras, SMR systems can be seamlessly integrated with Surveon's latest Full HD and 3 megapixel cameras. This is part of our commitment to partners to deliver complete, end-to-end solutions that can easily meet customer demand in today's megapixel surveillance market. 8/16/32 channel smart megapixel video recorder Built-in Intel ICH9R hardware RAID 2/5/8 x hot-swappable hard disk drives Real-time VI detection Low power consumption In-house design & production Built-in VGA for local display 3-year warranty   

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Surveon Expands New SMR 5000 Systems
Surveon Expands New SMR 5000 Systems

Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider, recently announced it has expanded the SMR (Smart Megapixel Recorder) Series of RAID NVR solutions with new SMR 5000 systems. Designed to meet the needs of megapixel video surveillance, the new SMR systems feature up to 20 channels with a local display of 1920x1080. The systems enable users to easily deploy up to twenty 3-megapixel cameras in a single compact NVR solution with professional features including local live viewing, real time analytics, video bookmarking, playback, remote monitoring, HTML overlay and domain management. In a compact system design, the SMR 5000 systems accommodate five hot-swappable disk drives with RAID 5 for easy installation and data protection. The all-in-one, compact non-COTS system design offers a highly integrated and proven solution for security integrators, reducing the installation, compatibility and maintenance issues associated with traditional PC+VMS solutions, and enabling them to easily upgrade to professional small- to medium-sized megapixel surveillance solutions. In particular, the systems are well-suited for retail, hospitality, school, SMB, community or manufacturing surveillance. SMR5020 Performance Table EncodingRes.FPSBit RateMax ChannelsTotal Bit RateVI ChannelsLocal LiveH.2641.3M25420804YesH.2642M20420804YesH.2643M15420804Yes* VI = missing object, forbidden area, intrusion detection SMR 5000 Series vs. Traditional PC NVREncodingSMR 5000 SeriesTraditional PC NVRDisk Drives5 (hot-swappable)Usually 2 (internal)RAIDHW/RAIDN/AMegapixel Channels20Usually < 10Dimension225(H) x 175(W) x 245(D) mm436(H) x 200(W) x 478(D) mmIn-house vs. COTS100% In-houseCOTSAs with all of Surveon's NVR solutions, the SMR 5000 systems offer low power consumption to help users reduce energy expenses and contribute to a better environment. In addition, Surveon SMR solutions feature 100% in-house design and production, enhancing product stability and ensuring quality consistency throughout Surveon's comprehensive product line-up.

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Surveon Presents All In One SMR8000 NVR Series With 40-channel Full HD Recording And Hardware RAID
Surveon Presents All In One SMR8000 NVR Series With 40-channel Full HD Recording And Hardware RAID

Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider, continues to strengthen its megapixel recording solutions with the latest Smart Megapixel Recorder (SMR) 8000 systems featuring up to 40 channel Full HD recording, high I/O rates, large capacities, and overall system stability necessary to help system integrators easily meet the demands of megapixel environments. The new SMR8000 desktop hardware RAID NVR is professionally designed for megapixel surveillance, accommodating up to eight hot-swappable disk drives with hardware RAID and 5-time higher I/O performance than common PC solutions that can significantly reduce maintenance efforts and prevent video loss.  The all-in-one form factor offers a highly integrated and proven solution for security integrators, minimizing the installation, compatibility and maintenance issues associated with traditional PC+software solutions and enabling them to easily upgrade to professional megapixel surveillance solutions. The new SMR8000 systems are well-suited for mission-critical environments, such as retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, schools, banks and factories. In addition, all SMR models come with Surveon’s intuitive Video Management Software (VMS) and provide enterprise-level features such as real-time analytics, multiple display, mobile (iPhone) client, video bookmarking, instant playback, remote monitoring, HTML overlay, and centralized domain management easily scalable to thousands of channels.

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Surveon Presents SMR8000U RAID NVR Series With 40-channel Full HD Recording
Surveon Presents SMR8000U RAID NVR Series With 40-channel Full HD Recording

Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider, will feature its megapixel recording solutions at IFSEC 2013 with the new Smart Megapixel Recorder (SMR) 8000U systems featuring up to 40 channel Full HD recording, high I/O rates, large capacities, and overall system stability necessary to help system integrators easily meet the demands of megapixel environments. The SMR8000U hardware RAID NVR is professionally designed for megapixel surveillance, accommodating up to eight hot-swappable disk drives with hardware RAID and 5-time higher I/O performance than common PC solutions that can significantly reduce maintenance efforts and prevent video loss.  The all-in-one form factor offers a highly integrated and proven solution for security integrators, minimizing the installation, compatibility and maintenance issues associated with traditional PC+software solutions and enabling them to easily upgrade to professional megapixel surveillance solutions. The rackmount SMR8000U systems are well-suited for mission-critical environments, such as retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, schools, banks and factories. All SMR models come with Surveon’s intuitive VMS ES2.4 and provide enterprise-level features such as real-time analytics, multiple display, mobile (iPhone) client, video bookmarking, instant playback, remote monitoring, HTML overlay, and centralized domain management easily scalable to hundreds of channels. Surveon's SMR solutions feature 100% in-house design and production, enhancing product stability and ensuring quality consistency. For more information, please visit www.surveon.com or Surveon Booth at IFSEC (4G120).

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Surveon Expands Line-up Of Megapixel NVR Solutions With The SMR Series
Surveon Expands Line-up Of Megapixel NVR Solutions With The SMR Series

Surveon SMR Series meets demand for megapixel surveillance with a wide range of models that feature eight to 32 channels and accommodate two to eight hot-swappable hard disk drives with hardware RAID protection. Their high-performance recording, optimisation for megapixel cameras, low power consumption and compact sizes make them ideal solutions for entry-level to mid-range megapixel applications in areas such as the retail and hospitality sectors, as well as schools, SMBs and others.The SMR solutions come with Surveon's Enterprise VMS 2.4 to meet the needs of professional CCTV applications, such as virtual matrix, local display, smart investigation, alarm management and remote access. In addition, SMR systems support real-time video analytics, including missing object, forbidden area, intrusion or virtual fence detections. Compared with common off-the-shelf PC-based NVR products, Surveon's SMR systems feature 100% proprietary design and are manufactured in-house, providing optimized integration and reliability.In addition to the support for many vendors' IP cameras, SMR systems can be seamlessly integrated with Surveon's latest Full HD and 3 megapixel cameras. This is part of our commitment to partners to deliver complete, end-to-end solutions that can easily meet customer demand in today's megapixel surveillance market.8/16/32 CH Smart Megapixel Video RecorderBuilt In Intel ICH9R Hardware RAID2/5/8 x Hot Swappable Hard DiskReal Time VI DetectionLow Power ConsumptionIn House Design & ProductionBuilt in VGA for Local Display3 Year Warranty

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Cybersecurity: What We Can Do As An Industry
Cybersecurity: What We Can Do As An Industry

In 2017, IoT-based cyberattacks increased by 600%. As the industry moves towards the mass adoption of interconnected physical security devices, end users have found a plethora of advantages, broadening the scope of traditional video surveillance solutions beyond simple safety measures. Thanks in part to these recent advancements, our physical solutions are at a higher risk than ever before. With today’s ever evolving digital landscape and the increasing complexity of physical and cyber-attacks, it’s imperative to take specific precautions to combat these threats. Video surveillance systems Cybersecurity is not usually the first concern to come to mind When you think of a video surveillance system, cybersecurity is not usually the first concern to come to mind, since digital threats are usually thought of as separate from physical security. Unfortunately, these two are becoming increasingly intertwined as intruders continue to use inventive methods in order to access an organization's assets. Hacks and data breaches are among the top cyber concerns, but many overlook the fact that weak cybersecurity practices can lead to physical danger as well. Organizations that deploy video surveillance devices paired with advanced analytics programs often leave themselves vulnerable to a breach without even realizing it. While they may be intelligent, IoT devices are soft targets that cybercriminals and hackers can easily exploit, crippling a physical security system from the inside out. Physical security manufacturers Whether looking to simply gain access to internal data, or paralyze a system prior to a physical attack, allowing hackers easy access to surveillance systems can only end poorly. In order to stay competitive, manufacturers within the security industry are trading in their traditional analog technology and moving towards interconnected devices. Due to this, security can no longer be solely focused on the physical elements and end users have taken note. The first step towards more secured solutions starts with physical security manufacturers choosing to make cybersecurity a priority for all products, from endpoint to edge and beyond. Gone are the days of end users underestimating the importance of reliability within their solutions. Manufacturers that choose to invest time and research into the development of cyber-hardening will be ahead of the curve and an asset to all. Wireless communication systems Integrators also become complicit in any issues that may arise in the future Aside from simply making the commitment to improve cyber hygiene, there are solid steps that manufacturers can take. One simple action is incorporating tools and features into devices that allow end users to more easily configure their cyber protection settings. Similarly, working with a third party to perform penetration testing on products can help to ensure the backend security of IoT devices. This gives customers peace of mind and manufacturers a competitive edge. While deficient cybersecurity standards can reflect poorly on manufacturers by installing vulnerable devices on a network, integrators also become complicit in any issues that may arise in the future. Just last year, ADT was forced to settle a $16 million class action lawsuit when the company installed an unencrypted wireless communication system that rendered an organization open to hacks. Cybersecurity services In addition, we’ve all heard of the bans, taxes and tariffs the U.S. government has recently put on certain manufacturers, depending on their country of origin and cybersecurity practices. Lawsuits aside, employing proper cybersecurity standards can give integrators a competitive advantage. With the proliferation of hacks, malware, and ransomware, integrators that can ease their client's cyber-woes are already a step ahead. By choosing to work with cybersecurity-focused manufacturers who provide clients with vulnerability testing and educate end users on best practices, integrators can not only thrive but find new sources of RMR. Education, collaboration and participation are three pillars when tackling cybersecurity from all angles. For dealers and integrators who have yet to add cybersecurity services to their business portfolios, scouting out a strategic IT partner could be the answer. Unlocking countless opportunities Becoming educated on the topic of cybersecurity and its importance for an organization is the first step Physical security integrators who feel uncomfortable diving headfirst into the digital realm may find that strategically aligning themselves with an IT or cyber firm will unlock countless opportunities. By opening the door to a partnership with an IT-focused firm, integrators receive the benefit of cybersecurity insight on future projects and a new source of RMR through continued consulting with current customers. In exchange, the IT firm gains a new source of clients in an industry otherwise untapped. This is a win for all those involved. While manufacturers, dealers and integrators play a large part in the cybersecurity of physical systems, end users also play a crucial role. Becoming educated on the topic of cybersecurity and its importance for an organization is the first step. Commonplace cybersecurity standards Below is a list of commonplace cybersecurity standards that all organizations should work to implement for the protection of their own video surveillance solutions: Always keep camera firmware up to date for the latest cyber protections. Change default passwords, especially those of admins, to keep the system locked to outside users. Create different user groups with separate rights to ensure all users have only the permissions they need. Set an encryption key for surveillance recordings to safeguard footage against intruders and prevent hackers from accessing a system through a backdoor. Enable notifications, whether for error codes or storage failures, to keep up to date with all systems happenings. Create/configure an OpenVPN connection for secured remote access. Check the web server log on a regular basis to see who is accessing the system. Ensure that web crawling is forbidden to prevent images or data found on your device from being made searchable. Avoid exposing devices to the internet unless strictly necessary to reduce the risk of attacks.

What Is AI Face Search? Benefits Over Facial Recognition Systems
What Is AI Face Search? Benefits Over Facial Recognition Systems

When a child goes missing in a large, crowded mall, we have a panicking mom asking for help from the staff, at least a dozen cameras in the area, and assuming the child has gone missing for only 15 minutes, about 3 hours’ worth of video to look through to find the child. Typical security staff response would be to monitor the video wall while reviewing the footage and making a verbal announcement throughout the mall so the staff can keep an eye out for her. There is no telling how long it will take, while every second feels like hours under pressure. As more time passes, the possible areas where the child can be will widen, it becomes more time-consuming to search manually, and the likelihood of finding the child decreases. What if we can avoid all of that and directly search for that particular girl in less than 1 second? Artificial neural networks are improving every day and now enable us to search for a person across all selected camera streamsWith Artificial intelligence, we can. Artificial neural networks are improving every day and now enable us to search for a person across all selected camera streams in a fraction of a second, using only one photo of that person. The photo does not even have to be a full frontal, passport-type mugshot; it can be a selfie image of the person at a party, as long as the face is there, the AI can find her and match her face with the hundreds or thousands of faces in the locations of interest. The search result is obtained in nearly real time as she passes by a certain camera. Distinguishing Humans From Animals And Statues The AI system continuously analyzes video streams from the surveillance cameras in its network, distinguishes human faces from non-human objects such as statues and animals, and much like a human brain, stores information about those faces in its memory, a mental image of the facial features so to speak. When we, the system user, upload an image of the person of interest to the AI system, the AI detects the face(s) in that image along with their particular features, search its memory for similar faces, and shows us where and when the person has appeared. We are in control of selecting the time period (up to days) and place (cameras) to search, and we can adjust the similarity level, i.e., how much a face matches the uploaded photo, to expand or fine-tune the search result according to our need. Furthermore, because the camera names and time stamps are available, the system can be linked with maps to track and predict the path of the person of interest. AI Face Search is not Face Recognition for two reasons: it protects people’s privacy, and it is lightweight Protecting People’s Privacy With AI Face Search  All features of face recognition can be enabled by the system user, such as to notify staff members when a person of interest is approaching the store AI Face Search is not Face Recognition for two reasons: it protects people’s privacy, and it is lightweight. First, with AI Face Search, no names, ID, personal information, or lists of any type are required to be saved in the system. The uploaded image can be erased from the system after use, there is no face database, and all faces in the camera live view can be blurred out post-processing to guarantee GDPR compliance. Second, the lack of a required face database, a live view with frames drawn around the detected faces and constant face matching in the background also significantly reduces the amount of computing resource to process the video stream, hence the lightweight. Face Search Versus Face Recognition AI Face Search Face Recognition Quick search for a particular person in video footage Identify everyone in video footage Match detected face(s) in video stream to target face(s) in an uploaded image Match detected face(s) in video stream to a database Do not store faces and names in a database Must have a database with ID info Automatically protect privacy for GDPR compliance in public places May require additional paperwork to comply with privacy regulations Lightweight solution Complex solution for large-scale deployment Main use: locate persons of interest in a large area Main use: identify a person who passes through a checkpoint Of course, all features of face recognition can be enabled by the system user if necessary, such as to notify staff members when a person of interest is approaching the store, but the flexibility to not have such features and to use the search tool as a simple Google-like device particularly for people and images is the advantage of AI Face Search.Because Face Search is not based on face recognition, no faces and name identifications are stored Advantages Of AI Face Search Artificial Intelligence has advanced so far in the past few years that its facial understanding capability is equivalent to that of a human. The AI will recognise the person of interest whether he has glasses, wears a hat, is drinking water, or is at an angle away from the camera. In summary, the advantages of Face Search: High efficiency: a target person can be located within a few seconds, which enables fast response time. High performance: high accuracy in a large database and stable performance, much like Google search for text-based queries. Easy setup and usage: AI appliance with the built-in face search engine can be customised to integrate to any existing NVR/VMS/camera system or as a standalone unit depending on the customer’s needs. The simple-to-use interface requires minimal training and no special programming skills. High-cost saving: the time saving and ease of use translate to orders of magnitude less manual effort than traditionally required, which means money saving. Scalability: AI can scale much faster and at a wider scope than human effort. AI performance simply relies on computing resource, and each Face Search appliance typically comes with the optimal hardware for any system size depending on the customer need, which can go up to thousands of cameras. Privacy: AI Face Search is not face recognition. For face recognition, there are privacy laws that limits the usage. Because Face Search is not based on face recognition, no faces and name identifications are stored, so Face Search can be used in many public environments to identify faces against past and real-time video recordings. AI Face Search match detected face(s) in video stream to target face(s) in an uploaded image Common Use Cases Of AI Face Search In addition to the scenario of missing child in a shopping mall, other common use cases for the AI Face Search technology include: Retail management: Search, detect and locate VIP guests in hotels, shopping centres, resorts, etc. to promptly attend to their needs, track their behaviour pattern, and predict locations that they tend to visit. Crime suspect: Quickly search for and prove/disprove the presence of suspects (thief, robber, terrorist, etc.) in an incident at certain locations and time. School campus protection: With the recent increase in number of mass shootings in school campuses, there is a need to identify, locate and stop a weapon carrier on campus as soon as possible before he can start shooting. Face Search will enable the authorities to locate the suspect and trace his movements within seconds using multiple camera feeds from different areas on campus. Only one clear image of the suspect’s face is sufficient. In the race of technology development in response to business needs and security concerns, AI Face Search is a simple, lightweight solution for airports, shopping centres, schools, resorts, etc. to increase our efficiency, minimise manual effort in searching for people when incidents occur on site, and actively prevent potential incidents from occurring. By Paul Sun, CEO of IronYun, and Mai Truong, Marketing Manager of IronYun

How To Choose The Right Storage Card For Video Surveillance Systems
How To Choose The Right Storage Card For Video Surveillance Systems

With increased demands being placed on safety and security globally, and supported by advancements in IP cameras and 360-degree camera technology, the video surveillance industry is growing steadily. Market research indicates that this worldwide industry is expected to reach an estimated $39.3 billion in revenue by 2023, driven by a CAGR of 9.3 percent from 2018 to 2023. Video surveillance is not just about capturing footage (to review an event or incident when it occurs), but also about data analysis delivering actionable insights that can improve operational efficiencies, better understand customer buying behaviors, or simply just provide added value and intelligence. Growth of Ultra-HD Surveillance To ensure that the quality of the data is good enough to extract the details required to drive these insights, surveillance cameras are technologically evolving as well, not only with expanded capabilities surrounding optical zoom and motion range,4K Ultra HD-compliant networked cameras are expected to grow from 0.4 percent shipped in 2017, to 28 percent in 2021 but also relating to improvements in signal-to-noise (S2N) ratios, light sensitivities (and the minimum illumination needed to produce usable images), wide dynamic ranges (WDR) for varying foreground and background illumination requirements, and of course, higher quality resolutions. As such, 4K Ultra HD-compliant networked cameras are expected to grow from 0.4 percent shipped in 2017, to 28 percent in 2021, representing an astonishing 170 percent growth per year, and will require three to six times the storage space of 1080p video dependent on the compression technology used. Surveillance cameras are typically connected to a networked video recorder (NVR) that acts as a gateway or local server, collecting data from the cameras and running video management software (VMS), as well as analytics. Capturing this data is dependent on the communications path between individual cameras and the NVR. If this connection is lost, whether intentional, unintentional, or a simple malfunction, surveillance video will no longer be captured and the system will cease operations. Therefore, it has become common to use microSD cards in surveillance cameras as a failsafe mechanism. Despite lost connectivity to the NVR, the camera can still record and capture raw footage locally until the network is restored, which in itself, could take a long time depending on maintenance staff or equipment availability, weather conditions, or other unplanned issues. Since microSD cards play a critical role as a failsafe mechanism to ensure service availability, it is important to choose the right card for capturing video footage.  It has become common to use microSD cards in surveillance cameras as a failsafe mechanism if an NVR breaks Key Characteristics Of microSDs There are many different microSD cards to choose from for video capture at the network’s edge, and they range from industrial grade capabilities to commercial or retail grade, and everything in-between. To help make some of these uncertainties a little more certain, here are the key microSD card characteristics for video camera capture. Designed For Surveillance As the market enjoys steady growth, storage vendors want to participate and have done so with a number of repurposed, repackaged, remarketed microSD cards targeted for video surveillance but with not much robustness, performance or capabilities specific to the application. Adding the absence of mean-time between failure (MTBF) specifications to the equation, microSD card reliability is typically a perceived measurement -- measured in hours of operation and relatively vague and hidden under metrics associated with the camera’s resolution and compression ratio. Therefore, when selecting a microSD card for surveillance cams at the edge, the choice should include a vendor that is trusted, has experience and a proven storage portfolio in video surveillance, and in microSD card technologies. Endurance, as it relates to microSD cards, represents the number of rewrites possible before the card can no longer store data correctly  High Endurance Endurance, as it relates to microSD cards, represents the number of rewrites (program/erase cycles) that are possible before the card can no longer store data correctly. The rewrite operation is cyclical whereby a new stream of footage replaces older content by writing over it until the card is full, and the cycle repeats. The higher the endurance, the longer the card will perform before it needs to be replaced. Endurance is also referred to in terabytes written (TBW) or by the number of hours that the card can record continuously (while overwriting data) before a failure will occur. Health Monitoring Health monitoring is a desired capability that not many microSD cards currently support and enables the host system to check when the endurance levels of a card are low and needs to be replaced. Having a card that supports this capability enables system integrators and operators with the ability to perform preemptive maintenance that will help to reduce system failures, as well as associated maintenance costs. Performance To capture continuous streams of raw footage, microSD cards within surveillance cams perform write operations about seventy to ninety percent of the time, whereas reading captured footage is performed about ten to thirty percent. The difference in read/write performance is dependent on whether the card is used in an artificial intelligent (AI) capable camera, or a standard one.   microSD cards deployed within surveillance cameras should support temperature ranges from -25 degrees Celsius to 85 degrees Celsius Finding a card that is write-friendly, and can provide enough bandwidth to properly capture streamed data, and is cost-effective, requires one that falls between fast industrial card capabilities and slower commercial ones. Bandwidth in the range of 50 MB/sec for writes and 80 MB/sec for reads are typical and sufficient for microSD cards deployed within surveillance cameras. Temperature Ranges Lower capacity support of 32GB can provide room to attract the smaller or entry-level video surveillance deployments As microSD cards must be designed for continuous operation in extreme weather conditions and a variety of climates, whether located indoors or out, support for various temperature ranges are another consideration. Given the wide spectrum of temperatures required by the camera makers, microSD cards deployed within surveillance cameras should support temperature ranges from -25 degrees Celsius to 85 degrees Celsius, or in extreme cases, as low as -40 degrees Celsius. Capacity Selecting the right-sized capacity is also very important as there needs to be a minimum level to ensure that there is enough room to hold footage for a number of days or weeks before it is overwritten or the connectivity to the NVR is restored. Though 64GB is considered the capacity sweet spot for microSD cards deployed within surveillance cameras today, lower capacity support of 32GB can provide room to attract the smaller or entry-level video surveillance deployments. In the future, even higher capacities will be important for specific use cases and will potentially become standard capacities as the market evolves. When choosing the right storage microSD card to implement into your video surveillance system, make sure the card is designed specifically for the application – does it include the right levels of endurance and performance to capture continuous streams – can it withstand environmental challenges and wide temperature extremes – will it enable preventative and preemptive maintenance to provide years of service? It is critical for the surveillance system to be able to collect video footage whether the camera is connected to an NVR or is a standalone camera as collecting footage at the base of the surveillance system is the most crucial point of failure. As such, failsafe mechanisms are required to keep the camera recording until the network is restored.

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IFSEC 2016: Surveon Launches NVR5400 Series C/P Storage-Server For City Surveillance, Industrial And Government Applications
IFSEC 2016: Surveon Launches NVR5400 Series C/P Storage-Server For City Surveillance, Industrial And Government Applications

NVR5400 Series has all the advanced benefits that can fulfill the needs for mission-critical application Surveon Technology, the end-to-end IP surveillance solution provider, introduced the newest storage-server NVR5400 Series at IFSEC, offering the best C/P alternative to the current enterprise network video recorder product line. Featuring 12 or 16-bay hot-swappable HDDs and H/W RAID data protection, NVR5400 Series supports 5MP video recording of up to 64 channels and SAS storage with up to 316 HDDs for 1-year plus video retention period, making it ideal for mission-critical projects like city surveillance, industrial and government. Features Surveon Intuitive VMS Similar to the recently released storage-server NVR7300 Series, NVR5400 Series provides high I/O, large capacity and storage backup to iSCSI function with its scalable client-server architecture. When it comes to ultimate data protection, NVR5400 Series supports RAID 5+spare and 6+spare aside from standard RAID 1, 5, 6, further elevating its protection level. Meanwhile, NVR5400 Series comes with Surveon intuitive VMS with real-time analytics, remote monitoring, central management and TV wall matrix through Surveon Control Center (SCC), which offers abundant features to deliver professional performance. Moreover, Surveon provides a web-based management tool SurveOne, supporting online monitoring for system integrators to easily check the health of the system to ensure the consistent stability. Mission-Critical Application Features For middle-large surveillance systems, NVR5400 Series provides all advanced benefits that can fulfill the needs for mission-critical application. “As an expert in NVR, we hope to provide NVR product lines catering to different applications. NVR5400 Series can serve not only as an ideal option for budget-conscious projects, but also be technically competitive for our partners to win the project bidding.” said Casper Wu, Product Marketing Manager at Surveon Technology. Available with 2U 12-bay or 3U 16-bay with Linux OS and Surveon enterprise VMS, NVR5400 Series made the first appearance at Surveon booth (F825) during IFSEC with the initial shipment scheduled at the beginning of July. In the meantime, more Surveon NVR products, including the 128-ch storage-server NVR7300 Series designed for performance-driven projects and 150-ch NVR7800 Series with pre-loaded Milestone XProtect VMS will also be showcased during the exhibition.

Surveon megapixel cameras integrated with Milestone XProtect open platform video management software
Surveon megapixel cameras integrated with Milestone XProtect open platform video management software

Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider, has announced the full integration of its 29 models of megapixel cameras with the award-winning Milestone XProtect® open platform video management software, with the Milestone Device Pack 7.3 released most recently. As one of the few manufacturers with in-house design and production capabilities, Surveon offers a full line of IP cameras and RAID NVR with enterprise storage to furnish partners with end-to-end professional surveillance solutions. As a Milestone Camera Partner (CaP), Surveon has expanded the camera integration with Milestone XProtect beyond the standard ONVIF protocol to the dedicated ‘deep driver’ support from Milestone. This provides users with seamless integration to create powerful and advanced surveillance solutions with the full functionality of Surveon’s line of cameras. Surveon megapixel cameras ranging from 1 to 5 megapixels include over 30 models designed for different market segments. From the economical compact series for the SMB market to the premium series featuring 3 megapixel 30 FPS and HDR for mission-critical applications, Surveon cameras offer customers a full range of choices to meet project demands. “As the world’s leading VMS solution, Milestone XProtect has been widely deployed in high-end projects,” said Casper Wu, Product Manager of Surveon. “For integrators to successfully put together a high-scale project, the solution must consist of not only advanced cameras and VMS, but the reliable storage to secure large recorded data.” In addition to megapixel cameras, Surveon provides a full range of storage in both iSCSI and DAS systems. Surveon storage solutions can be readily implemented in storage area networks (SAN), direct attached storage (DAS), and network attached storage (NAS) environments. The award-winning EonStor enterprise-grade RAID storage offers high performance controller, while hot-swappable HDD, advanced data services, redundant components such as cable design, cooling fan modules and power supplies help ensure system reliability and easy maintenance. Surveon presents complete end-to-end solutions with advanced capability, industrial-grade components to ensure high availability, and user-friendly management tools to simplify administration, improving reliability as well as interoperability with other systems and reducing compatibility issues and integration risks for system integrators.

Surveon To Demonstrate Its Complete Line Of Surveillance Solutions At ISC West 2014
Surveon To Demonstrate Its Complete Line Of Surveillance Solutions At ISC West 2014

Surveon will display its HDR cameras, video management solutions, and RAID subsystem storage at ISC West 2014 Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider, will demonstrate its full lines of solutions, including the new generation 3 megapixel real-time HDR cameras, enterprise video management solutions, and RAID subsystem storage at ISC West 2014 from April 2nd to 4th in Las Vegas, USA. As one of the few manufacturers with the in-house design and production capacity, Surveon keeps its commitments to develop the high quality products for professional IP surveillance, empowering its partners with fully integrated and reliable megapixel solutions. New Generation 3 Megapixel Real-time HDR Cameras Surveon has expanded the real-time performance (30 frames per second) to its new 3 megapixel camera series. The 2048 x 1536 resolution with 30 FPS provides 1.5 times more details compared to the standard HDTV cameras. Built-in with the true HDR over 100db, the Surveon 3 MP series also ensures clear images, even under complicated lighting conditions. Furthermore, using the H.264 high profile encoding engine and the region of interest (ROI) cropping, users can save up to 30% bandwidth while maintaining high image quality. Along with other advanced functions such as enhanced 2D/3D noise reduction and edge enhancement, Surveon's new 3 megapixel cameras are the ideal solutions for professional applications including banking, transportation, manufacturing, public utilities, and city surveillance. Enterprise Video Management Solutions The Surveon VMS 2.5 provides new and compelling features for megapixel surveillance. Supporting interactive video walls and matrix screen display, the Surveon VMS is capable of handling the decoding and displaying of numerous HD videos. In addition, for advanced projects Surveon’s central alarm monitors the overall hardware and software system status from one single platform to control operations, ease maintenance, and shorten response time. The new VMS 2.5 also enhances the usability by adopting PIP, fisheye, back-forward, and frame by frame in live view and playback modes. Combining with the enterprise features and advanced video analytics, the Surveon VMS 2.5 offers partners the powerful yet easy to use solutions for professional surveillance. Professional Hardware RAID Megapixel NVR The Surveon NVR series is a premium solution integrating high-performance and industrial-grade hardware and enterprise video management software for advanced surveillance needs. Built-in with the hardware RAID, the Surveon NVR systems are optimized for megapixel recording with enterprise RAID protection, high I/O, large capacities, and overall system stability.  Offering both desktop and rackmount series, the Surveon NVR supports two to 112 HDD and up to 64 channel Full HD recording, enabling system integrators to easily meet a variety of demands, even with hundreds of channels.

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