A single solution that combines evidence management with storage is unique to the DEM market VP360 Solutions President/CEO Jeff White and SoleraTec President Mark Armstrong announced an exclusive partnership between their companies. This partnership of tech industry leaders provides comprehensive camera-to-courtroom digital evidence management and body worn camera solutions to the public safety and commercial security industries. Phoenix digital evidence management solution “SoleraTec’s Phoenix digital evidence management (DEM) products are the best out there,” said White. “They have been developing their DEM for 20 years and are miles ahead of their competitors in this marketplace. They’re compatible with multi-level storage platforms on- and off-premise, whereas the competitors are not, making their total solution much more affordable to the agencies. Mark and I have known each other for a long time and are proud to have joined forces.” Through the partnership, agencies can own a software, hardware, and storage solution that is configured to meet their evidence management needs. Having a single solution that combines evidence management with storage and content management is unique to the DEM market. This allows the agencies to retain and use their evidence according to their requirements, with fewer budgetary concerns. Asset and storage management “Digital Evidence Management is becoming the central focus of many agencies as they search for a unifying solution that can manage evidence from anywhere,” said Armstrong. “Evidence, asset, content, and storage management is all we do, and we do it well. Our unique architecture and experience in this market allows us to offer a better solution that will initially save a customer up to 60 percent over other products out there and also reduce their total cost of ownership for their evidence solution.”SoleraTec, based in Escondido, Calif., was established in 1997 by a team of industry veterans with experience deploying data protection and storage management solutions to some of the world’s largest companies. The management team has worked together for two decades and has developed a product base with a 20-year pedigree.
SoleraTec LLC, provider of innovative video lifecycle management and storage products, has certified PHOENIX RSM video surveillance management software on the HP family of StoreEver LTO data tape storage libraries. These models include the HP StoreEver ESL G3 library, the HP StoreEver MSL G3 Family of libraries, and the HP StoreEver MSL6480 tape library each with LTO-5 and LTO-6 drives. Video retention and archive management Working with the HP StoreEver LTO library certification team, SoleraTec has been able to install, configure, and thoroughly test the PHOENIX RSM software on the previously mentioned HP StoreEver LTO libraries with excellent results. The HP server, disk, and LTO tape storage solution is a compelling hardware platform for the video surveillance market capable of significant operational expenses savings, energy savings, and affordable storage of online, near-line, and offline video surveillance feeds. HP –powered by the Phoenix RSM surveillance management software– can now offer a new level of video retention and archive management. Together, the Phoenix RSM and HP StoreEver product family delivers a robust solution to organisations that need greater storage, overarching management, and longer retention of their video surveillance. The product combination enhances the capability to quickly search and playback video feeds regardless of when the video was recorded or where it is stored. The complete video retention solution offers users an unparalleled ability to capture and store vast amounts of video surveillance footage for search, playback, and export. Increased storage capabilities Add in the increased adaptation of body worn cameras and the amount of video feeds and the associated retention periods of those cameras, and the storage required, become extremely large, extremely fast. Along with the industry’s widest support for over 325 IP-cameras manufacturers, the Phoenix RSM and HP storage products can record the motion detection levels from supported cameras and deliver far more relevant search and play back capabilities. "Having the right tool for the right job that scales as your business grows is critical in today's competitive climate. HP’s family of StoreEver LTO storage libraries provide the right mix of scalability and affordability," stated Mark Armstrong, CEO of SoleraTec. "With the ability to simply install additional HP StoreEver LTO libraries to extend the retention and archiving periods, the ease of use and overall management of this HP-oriented solution is clearly first-class." Real-time video monitoring Organisations that need a cost-effective integrated and professional video surveillance solution can look to SoleraTec’s PHOENIX RSM, integrated with HP’s server and storage product line. When businesses need to capture evidentiary quality video around the clock, this reliable and comprehensive video surveillance solution provides affordable real-time video monitoring and simultaneous recording for a larger number of surveillance cameras. “With advances in video surveillance camera technology and companies’ recognition of the overall value of recorded video, retention periods have skyrocketed in recent years,” said Chris Powers, Vice President Data Center Development, HP Storage. “The HP and SoleraTec solution delivers a robust multi-tiered storage approach which provides HP customers with a scalable, flexible, end-to-end solution that does not become cost prohibitive as video retention requirements increase.” Correctional facilities, airports, hospitals, and critical infrastructure facilities are just some of the organisations that rely upon always-on video surveillance infrastructure. With SoleraTec’s PHOENIX RSM on HP server and storage equipment, operators can have the peace of mind that their systems are always on guard.
Imation, a global data storage and information security company, recently announced it has partnered with Vista Networking Solutions (VNS), provider of innovative network video recorder storage devices, to engineer and bring to market a scalable and unique network video recorder (NVR) storage solution. By integrating removable and rugged RDX™ hard drive cartridges from Imation with SoleraTec’s innovative and modular Phoenix RSM™ video surveillance software, organisations now can deploy a solution purpose-built for medium and long-term video surveillance storage and maximise the security of their high-value data. The integration The scalability, flexibility, and operational cost savings of using integrated multi-tiered storage platforms and multi-stream IP cameras provide a more affordable and easier to manage video surveillance retention solution. These solutions also are capable of retaining and managing video surveillance over several years instead of just days or weeks. Users can choose low-resolution video settings on primary or secondary storage and keep the RDX cartridges on the shelf where they consume no electricity to further improve the total cost of ownership for video surveillance retention. “We are seeing market forces and company requirements push the retention periods for video surveillance storage, and RDX technology delivers the ease-of-use and peace-of-mind businesses need today,” said Michael Mader, executive director of the Global Commercial Tape and RDX business at Imation. “Video surveillance is an excellent market to showcase the removability, capacity and affordable costs of RDX technology.” RDX platform Imation, with its RDX platform, provides a complete portfolio of purpose-built storage solutions enabling users to deploy the right storage products for the right application. Like with tape cartridges, RDX removable hard drive cartridges can be rotated through a long-term plan allowing re-use after the retention period has been exceeded. Alternatively, users may elect to retain video permanently by using new cartridges at each retention point. VNS network video recorders “The VNS network video recorders with removable RDX storage technology provide an excellent way for business owners to implement video surveillance and retain the video as long as they wish,” said Mark Armstrong, CEO of SoleraTec. “The RDX removable cartridge is an excellent video storage platform, and we are delighted to be partnering with VNS and Imation on this solution.” Ideal for mid-size businesses RDX media-based removable storage offers rugged, reliable and convenient storage for all kinds of data assets, especially video assets. It provides enterprise performance and fast access, with transfer rates of up to 648GB/hr and capacities currently up to 2TB per cartridge. This delivers an ideal video storage solution for today’s mid-size businesses needing extra video retention periods. “The design and deployment of these specific system solutions optimised for RDX removable media allows our customers to choose a long-term retention policy that is right for them,” said Graham Joys, president of Vista Networking Solutions. “The flexibility to lay down low resolution or high resolution video streams to the RDX cartridges and add RDX cartridges over time provides a truly unique solution where customers can store video for a few months or a few years depending on their liability concerns.”
Phoenix RSM is a professional grade VMS that manages multiple tiers of storage resources SoleraTec LLC, provider of innovative video lifecycle management and storage products, has partnered with BDT Products of Rottweil, Germany, and Newport Beach, CA., to distribute the Phoenix RSM™ video management software. Delivering a unique video management solution –with a focus on moderate to long-term video retention through a multi-tiered storage infrastructure– will provide BDT with a scalable, cost-efficient, video storage software application that seamlessly integrates with the BDT Products hardware family. Integration of Phoenix VMS BDT Product is the manufacturer and OEM supplier of a complete line of LTO-based storage libraries, disk-based NAS storage devices, as well as servers, which when integrated with the SoleraTec Phoenix RSM software creates a complete end-to-end video management solution with scalable moderate to long-term retention. Phoenix RSM is a professional grade VMS that manages multiple tiers of storage resources. It can capture video on a traditional hard disk drive and then move it to less expensive storage devices such as near-line and offline data tape libraries, or hard disk based removable storage. When integrating multiple storage tiers to expand video retention there are significant cost savings that is in stark contrast to the high price for hard disk only based storage solutions. Not only is near-line/offline storage less expensive, it is more durable and can be kept for decades while retaining video quality. Scalable video surveillance solutions BDT Products will integrate and embed the Phoenix RSM software with various hardware components to deliver scalable affordable video surveillance storage solutions with professional grade VMS capabilities. “Working with the BDT Products team to expand the reach of the SoleraTec brand globally is a significant step for us and we are eager to work with the BDT Products team,” stated Mark Armstrong, CEO of SoleraTec. “BDT Products brings an abundance of industry knowledge and personal contacts to the table and we are honored to be working with them.” Global video surveillance markets have various retention and privacy regulations that differ from country to country and having a global organisation that SoleraTec can partner with is important for local success. BDT’s 35-year history in the global data storage market makes them the ideal partner for SoleraTec’s video asset management software solutions. “The multi-tiered storage capabilities of SoleraTec’s software showcase the advantages of the BDT’s well-established and market leading hardware products, which makes them a great partner for us,” added Friedhelm Steinhilber, Chairman of BDT.
SoleraTec LLC, provider of innovative video lifecycle management and storage products, has released the PHOENIX RSM video surveillance management software solution for Oracle Solaris 11 operating system on the SPARC processor. Currently available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux operating systems, PHOENIX RSM now provides organisations that require uninterrupted operation of their video surveillance infrastructure with access to a high-performance and highly-reliable, secure computing platform. Organisations that need a cost-effective integrated and professional video surveillance solution can look to SoleraTec’s PHOENIX RSM, for Oracle Solaris 11. When businesses need to capture evidentiary quality video around the clock, this reliable and comprehensive video surveillance solution provides affordable real-time video monitoring and simultaneous recording for a larger number of surveillance cameras. With the performance capabilities of the SPARC servers running Oracle Solaris 11, multiple concurrent video camera feeds can be displayed along with camera carousel (patrolling) and various live-view camera layout options. Multi-tiered storage management capabilities provide practical and economical long-term video retention for dispute resolution, detailed evidence collection for crime investigations, and improved risk management. Correctional facilities, airports, hospitals, and critical infrastructure facilities are just some of the organisations that rely upon always-on video surveillance infrastructure. With SoleraTec’s release of PHOENIX RSM video management software for Oracle Solaris 11, operators can have the peace of mind that their systems are always on guard. Customers can also benefit from Oracle Solaris’ superior lifecycle management capabilities with secure end-to-end provisioning, rapid application deployment, and a comprehensive compliance framework. Oracle Solaris 11 also provides robust security features while helping to increase productivity, reduce human error, and reduce IT cost. “Video surveillance has become an all-important operation that –in many installations– cannot tolerate downtime. As a result, customers are demanding a solution that will provide the highest level of up-time possible,” stated Mark Armstrong, CEO of SoleraTec. “We believe that Oracle Solaris 11 provides impressive video lifecycle management and security capabilities in addition to excellent reliability. This gives customers a new level of assurance in their system’s continual operation to protect their assets.” With PHOENIX RSM for Oracle Solaris 11, customers can now take advantage of the performance of Oracle's SPARC processors, as well as the proven security and reliability features of Oracle’s SPARC T-Series, M-Series, and Fujitsu M10 servers, to create a robust solution for video surveillance applications. With Oracle Solaris 11, there is also tight integration with Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances, which adds additional performance and reliability benefits. “We are pleased that SoleraTec has embraced the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system for their video surveillance management software,” stated Markus Flierl, Vice President, Oracle Solaris. “The functionality of a robust video surveillance management software solution built for the reliability and stability that Oracle Solaris and SPARC servers bring to market, delivers a compelling solution for enterprise organisations.” For video capacity planners, PHOENIX RSM for the Oracle Solaris 11 solution provides network visibility that is useful in monitoring the overall performance of the video infrastructure. The ability to review the overall TCP bandwidth used for a given period enables administrators to detect potential video camera bottlenecks. The flexibility of Oracle’s SPARC T-Series, M-Series, and Fujitsu M10 servers facilitate dynamic scalability. “The Fujitsu M10 server with Oracle Solaris 11 provides the level of reliability and enterprise management that organisations such as prisons, police departments, sea ports, airports, and transportation systems rely on,” stated Masaya Nakahara, Executive Vice President, Fujitsu. “The Fujitsu M10 Server with the PHOENIX RSM video management solution creates a compelling solution as video surveillance becomes an essential asset.” “We are excited about being selected by SoleraTec to sell its Phoenix RSM video surveillance solution for Solaris to the Canadian marketplace. We are impressed by its superior functionality and management capabilities in being able to capture, store, retrieve, and manage high quality, high resolution videos while delivering compelling cost and operational benefits to our customers,” stated Gerald Preziuso, President, Consolidex Solutions Inc.