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Orion Series from BCDVideo and OnSSI provides complete software & hardware appliance for security integrators

BCDVideo (Northbrook, IL) and On-Net Surveillance Synstems (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 env...

BCDVideo SMARTcontrol 2.0 management suite released

BCDVideo has announced the release of their second-generation of its SMARTcontrol Management Suite. The system-monitoring package comes standard on all of BCDVideo's enterprise access control and video recording platforms. SMARTcontrol 2.0 takes system monitoring to the next level - simply and proactively. Easy troubleshooting SMARTcontrol 2.0 is unlike any system monitoring available. It not only alerts user when something is wrong, but can tell the user what is wrong. SMARTcontrol 2.0 makes...

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...

How video storage ensures critical data isn’t lost

The fundamental value of data is widely apparent in modern society, and its loss may have significant consequences Video data is critical to today’s enterprise. The latest video storage systems must offer dependable operation that doesn’t risk loss of that critical data. DDN - When performance matters “Not only is bandwidth very important, but functionality cannot be lost when a storage system is having a bad day,” says Jeff Adams, director of sales,...

The role of storage in video surveillance applications

Maricopa County installed a fully integrated security controls system, featuring a VMS Larger IP video systems require plenty of storage, and several high-profile applications help to demonstrate the value of storage in today’s networked video environment. Maricopa county security project One example is the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff’s Office, which is nationally recognised for its zero tolerance toward crime and unwavering focus on innovation in law enforce...

Clarifying misconceptions about video storage solutions

One key misconception is that solid-state drives (SSDs) are going to replace hard disk drives (HDDs) Like many areas of the security market, the field of digital video storage systems has its share of misconceptions and missed opportunities. We called on manufacturers of these systems to set the record straight. Hard disk drives (HDDs) will continue to rule One key misconception is that solid-state drives (SSDs) are going to replace hard disk drives (HDDs), says Henk Van Den...

Mission 500 Security 5K/2K run raises more than $120,000 at ISC West 2015

Proceeds from the April 16th event will support children in the U.S. through the Rebuilding Hope at Home program Mission 500, a non-profit initiative focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis, raised more than $120,000 at ISC West this year through their sixth annual Security 5K/2K Run/Walk and other events.  “The volunteer participation and fund raising efforts for Mission 500 at ISC West 2015 were s...

Video surveillance trends driving increasing storage needs

End users in the video surveillance market are looking for higher quality images and to retain those images for longer periods. Also, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are turning to networked video surveillance in larger numbers. And video is now finding many uses outside the security market, including business intelligence and customer service applications, among others. These familiar trends are directly impacting the choice of video storage solutions being used i...

BCDVideo president and founder named to HP's 2015 OEM Customer Advisory Board

Becoming an HP OEM partner in 2010 has been instrumental in the company's global success and market acceptance BCDVideo, a global manufacturer of IP video surveillance storage solutions, announced recently that company president and founder Jeff Burgess was named to HP's 2015 OEM Customer Advisory Board. This small group of selected individuals will be meeting in Palo Alto in June. "This is a tremendous honour for both me and BCDVideo", said Burgess. "Becoming an HP OEM Partn...

BCDVideo's NetApp-based SuperNova Series of SAN storage

BCDVideo announced the latest technology enhancement to their video storage portfolio with the release of their NetApp-based SuperNova Series of high-redundancy SAN Storage. "BCDVideo can now deliver an Enterprise SAN storage solution that is simple to deploy and easy to maintain," says Tom Larson, Director of Sales & Engineering at BCDVideo. "Until now, the surveillance market has yet to see a product available that can provide higher scalability, greater reliability, and better fault tole...

Video surveillance storage suppliers gearing up to meet demand

According to a recent MarketsandMarkets report, video surveillance storage solutions and services are experiencing a rapid adoption in the industry, estimated to grow 16.3 percent each year until 2018, eventually reaching a market size of $10.41 billion. In addition to the specific image content of surveillance cameras, there are also huge amounts of data surrounding it – everything from the location to the time of day, the duration of the video, and more. And the amount of data in the ima...

Milestone certifies BCDVideo Nova Server and Storage Series with XProtect VMS

BCDVideo’s enterprise-grade VRP solution has been designed for maximum performance on a Milestone XProtect platform Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has now tested and reported performance component certification of BCDVideo’s Nova Server and Storage Series. IT infrastructure, server, storage and client platforms are integral parts of networked video management deployments, so any miscalculations of the serve...

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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...

BCDVideo SAS drives offer superior video storage solutions for the healthcare industry

Video surveillance has begun offering healthcare providers more than just security; video analytics are now allowing hospitals and clinics to achieve their business goals. Improving patient satisfaction is supported by staff reminders when a patient has been left alone for too long. Even more, an alert can be given to staff members when a patient arrives that needs assistance. This reduces wait times, improves service and gives patients better outcomes.  However, healthcare costs are risin...

BCDVideo powers retail solutions with award-winning Aurora Server Series

The retail security market buys almost exclusively on price; however, with higher-quality camera resolution being the new norm, there has been an increase in storage requirements. Simply put, white-box solutions that may have been sufficient a few years ago can no longer support modern surveillance demands. Video surveillance solutionsThe short-term savings associated with white-box servers quickly deteriorates into high long-term costs. Making an investment in a custom-built solution will not...