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29th November 2023 Issue no. 682
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Veracity leads with innovative direct-to-disk video storage
Veracity, a leading provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display, is promoting the unique benefits of TRINITY and its simplified system architecture which records IP video directly from camera to COLDSTORE, a surveillance storage system, uniquely and specifically designed for video surveillance.
An increasing number of vendors allow third-party software applications to be run inside their IP cameras. Examples include models from Samsung Techwin, Axis Communications, Hikvision, AMG Panogenics, ISD, and UDP with many other manufacturers rapidly following suit.
These "open platform" cameras are generally aimed at supporting video analytics applications but are, with the right software, capable of much more. Veracity has developed dedicated software for such cameras which writes video, audio and meta-data directly to a hard disk array. This "direct-to-disk" concept completely removes the need for NVR servers resulting in substantial savings on server hardware and NVR software licences whilst simultaneously reducing system complexity and increasing system resilience.
"The front-end client system can be anything from a simple PC playback system to a full-blown, broadly-integrated PSIM operator workstation" says James Ritchie, EMEA Business Development Manager of Veracity. "We call this simple system architecture TRINITY, and it's an ideal solution for unmonitored or remote access systems. The storing of this video data is uniquely managed by COLDSTORE, solving one of the great misconceptions that IT storage solutions are equally suitable for IP Video storage - they're critically different, and we explain how this should be taken into consideration when choosing a CCTV storage solution.
TRINITY is made possible by the combination of Veracity's advanced camera code and the COLDSTORE surveillance storage system, uniquely and specifically designed for video surveillance. The lifetime cost of system ownership is further reduced, thanks to the increased disk reliability of COLDSTORE by a factor of 20, and it's very low power consumption at 0.5W per TB.
TRINITY recordings can be played back by Veracity's own VIEWPOINT Player utility or, more significantly, by any third-party PSIM or VMS front-end system which incorporates the simple TRINITY Media SDK. Example PSIMs which are integrated with TRINITY include ISM, Meyertech, Visual Management Systems, i-Comply and Synectics.
The result is a simplified, serverless, robust, highly scalable and very cost-effective video management system with innovative features such as camera-level fail-over, optional dual-stream or redundant recording, resilience to network interruptions via internal camera recording, and all the existing benefits of the highly successful and award-winning COLDSTORE(tm) surveillance storage system.
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