Published on 8 May, 2008
March Networks, a leading provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, announced recently that it will collaborate with Sun Microsystems, Inc. to jointly market scalable, end-to-end IP video surveillance solutions to enterprise organizations across North America.
The solutions combine intelligent video management software and systems from the March Networks VideoSphere portfolio with purpose-built Sun Fire x64 servers. They enable organisations to deploy advanced surveillance applications, such as video analytics, and intelligently manage the convergence of IP video technologies with high performance IT infrastructure.
Organisations in a wide range of markets are seeking to take advantage of next-generation surveillance technologies optimized to run over IP networks. They are looking for integrated solutions that combine best-in-class software, hardware products with common management software and a flexible architecture that can scale to support the most demanding requirements.
March Networks' VideoSphere Intelligent Video Management portfolio enables customers to deploy all-IP video solutions or hybrid video networks that include both analogue and IP cameras and leverage existing cabling infrastructure. In either environment, organisations can install Sun Fire X4500 and X4150 servers for high-density video recording and storage.
The Sun Fire X4500 and X4150 servers are among the fastest and most reliable servers available, and their energy-efficient designs save on power and cooling. Both run on nearly any operating system, including Solaris 10 Operating System, Linux, and Windows. The Sun Fire x64 servers, which work with Sun StorageTek solutions to deliver up to 48 Terabytes of storage capacity, interoperate with VideoSphere Video Management System software to ensure the cost-effective retention of high resolution video from any number of cameras for extended periods of time.
March Networks and Sun Microsystems will demonstrate the VideoSphere Intelligent Video Management solution in Booth 2301 at Interop Las Vegas, April 27-May 2, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre.
"March Networks' video management expertise is well recognized in the surveillance industry," said Joe Heel, Senior Vice President, Global Storage Practice, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "By combining these capabilities with storage systems that deliver the highest storage density available, Sun is leading the industry in enabling customers to easily manage demanding, high-bandwidth applications, reduce system complexity and optimize data storage."
"March Networks is focused on providing organizations with premium solutions that drive efficiency and return on investments regardless of their position on the IP adoption curve," said Peter Strom, President and CEO, March Networks. "Partnering with Sun - one of the IT industry's leading server storage providers - creates an excellent offering for organizations that require comprehensive and intelligent video management."