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Published: 20 Oct 2012

IP-based camera video surveillance systems are increasingly moving video storage off closed-circuit television (CCTV) and digital video recorders (DVRs) and onto network-attached disk storage. To address this shift, new video surveillance storage systems with high-availability, bandwidth and scalability characteristics are emerging; these new systems are using SATA disk drives, iSCSI connectivity and clustering software to meet video surveillance's particular storage requirements. John Webster, principal IT advisor at Illuminata, Nashua, NH, observes that companies gain a huge advantage by digitally storing video surveillance footage. "People can fall asleep and miss actions when they review analog video," says Webster. "When video is stored digitally, you can do an awful lot of preprocessing that identifies periods of time when action is occurring." Connexed Surveillance Service, Palo Alto, CA, is a video surveillance storage service provider that uses a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model to deliver video surveillance. Subscribers use Connexed-provided ... Access >>>

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