AXIS did more than release new surveillance cameras recently, having also added a new storage solution just for them, one that has multiple benefits for the video surveillance applications they are aimed at.
Two new network cameras
were launched by Axis not too long ago, but the company has more to show off.
Indeed, in order to further enforce its position as global supplier of network video products, the outfit invented a special sort of storage for them.
Basically, the Axis IP cameras now come with edge storage, which will record video locally, enabling a variety of benefits.
Systems with low network bandwidth, for instance, can monitor scenes in a low bandwidth configuration, while the feeds are locally recorded, in very high quality.
This means that, whenever an incident occurs that causes the network to fail, or during maintenance processes that take the video management software (VMS) down, the recordings go on as before, seamless and uninterrupted.
“Axis’ edge storage is a critical enabler for the innovative Video Trickling feature we launched earlier this year in Omnicast,” says
Morgan Pasnon, senior technology alliance manager, Genetec.
“It allows our customers to optimize bandwidth usage by transferring and storing only video of interest on a schedule, on an event or manually, and also offers a serverless option for remote site recording. These combined capabilities ultimately provide our customers with more flexibility and reliability in their video surveillance deployments.”
SD cards, naturally, are the main embodiment of this edge storage concept. Since they have large storage capacities on par with SSDs now, they are a logical choice in such situations.
“In the ever-innovating IP video surveillance world, we’ve been collectively discussing the potential of edge storage for some time as a way to improve reliability and flexibility,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications Inc.
“By providing edge storage solutions in close cooperation with these major VMS partners, we can help customers build an even more customizable and redundant network video system with a mix of SD/SDHC card storage and traditional server-based video recordings.”