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Video Surveillance
Enterprise-class infrastructure purpose-built for critical video surveillance applications


Demand for video surveillance is growing rapidly, as technology advancements have transformed video into a strategic business tool used to reduce organizational risk and improve financial returns.

Modern high definition IP video surveillance systems generate massive amounts of critical, sensitive data. Capturing, protecting and mobilizing this data is paramount, and a very challenging task for traditional IT infrastructure.

General purpose server and storage solutions – DAS (NVR), SAN, NAS – are not designed for write intensive 24x7x365 surveillance workloads. Without a purpose-built infrastructure solution optimized for high availability, continuous write performance and advanced data protection, organizations are highly vulnerable to losses, liabilities and business interruptions.

Pivot3’s vSTAC hyperconverged platforms are specifically optimized for video surveillance workloads to provide the highest levels of performance, resiliency and mobility.  Critical video surveillance data is stored without loss, protected from any failures and always available when and where it is needed most.

With data from well over 1 million HD cameras protected in 53 countries, Pivot3 delivers enterprise-class video surveillance infrastructure in a simple to deploy and scale-out appliance model.

vSTAC OS transforms standard servers into powerful purpose-built, fault-tolerant virtual shared storage and compute appliances that can be stitched together into different configurations to support the most demanding video surveillance applications.

Start small. Grow big. And never lose data.

Customer Benefits

Key Advantages

Infrastructure Consolidation

Consolidate all servers and client workstations onto a single enterprise-class infrastructure platform.

Performance

Traditional SANs maximize IOPS for read-intensive workloads, which results in loss of streaming video data. Pivot3 solutions maximize throughput to prevent video loss and image degradation.

99.9999% Uptime

Downtime and data loss exposes users to critical liabilities. Pivot3 solutions maximize uptime and stored data protection.

Mobility

Traditional mobile apps provide very limited functionality and poor performance. Pivot3’s Virtual Security Server enables mobile video to reduce risk and improve response.

Scalability

Needs, technology and budgets change constantly. Video surveillance is not a “set it and forget it” solution. vSTAC surveillance solutions easily adapt to your changing environments.

Simple and Cost Effective

vSTAC surveillance solutions eliminate the complexity traditionally found in enterprise server and storage infrastructure.

Use Cases

Transportation:

Airports, seaports and railways have become top priority surveillance upgrade sites as authorities look to apply the latest technologies to meet strict security objectives. Many environments require integration with installed analog hardware so a standards-based approach is a key requirement.

Fault tolerance in the transportation vertical extends to both application and storage systems which is frequently tested to prove out that systems are working as designed.

Pivot3 provides critical video surveillance storage and system protection for urban above ground and under ground public transit systems in many major metropolitan cities in North America and in Europe. Pivot3 also delivers surveillance storage solutions for major airports in North America and internationally.

Top Transportation Concerns

  • Ultimate reliability
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Investment protection for expansion

Pivot3 Transportation Benefits

  • Self-healing for applications and storage
  • RAID6e ensures highest protection and system availability
  • Dynamically expandable

Law Enforcemen:

Video surveillance has become a proven tool in monitoring, analyzing and even shifting crime and terrorist activities. Applications range from small municipal deployments to medium size prison projects to comprehensive homeland security initiatives.

Current forecasts anticipate that over 1 billion cameras will be introduced into the US over the next five years as public opinion continues to favor the use of surveillance technology to fight crime.

Today Pivot3 provides critical video surveillance storage and system protection for dozens of municipalities around the globe. Major metropolitan law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions and court systems around the world depend on Pivot3 video surveillance storage and protection.

Top Public Safety Concerns

  • Leverage limited personnel
  • Forensic admissibility in court
  • Manage without specialized personnel

Pivot3 Public Safety Benefits

  • Simple application integration
  • Complete security for tamper-proof video
  • Standards-based for simple deployment

Government:

Security is an important issue for governments at all levels around the world. In the US, focus on Homeland Security continues to increase. IP video surveillance has proven to be an efficient preventative tool to create a safer and more secure environment within public areas such as:

  • Cities
  • Prisons
  • Customs and immigration offices
  • Government buildings
  • Public outdoor areas

Today Pivot3 provides critical secured city video surveillance storage and system protection for municipalities around the globe. Major correctional institutions, public venues, parks and global sporting events around the world depend on Pivot3 video surveillance storage and protection.

Top Government Concerns

  • Leverage limited personnel
  • Forensic admissibility in court
  • Manage without specialized knowledge

Pivot3 Government Benefits

  • Simple application integration
  • Complete security for tamper-proof video
  • Standards-based for simple deployment

Gaming:

Casinos frequently deploy hundreds or thousands of cameras to meet stringent gaming regulations and to ensure the safety and protection of employees and visitors. Gaming applications have been at the forefront of new technology adoption such as megapixel cameras which can drive requirements for petabytes of storage and hundreds of servers.

There remains a large installed base of analog systems supplied by proprietary vendors so that a standards-based open systems approach with future investment protection is a key attribute.

Today Pivot3 provides critical video surveillance storage and system protection for over 65 casinos around the globe.

Top Gaming Concerns

  • Ultimate reliability
  • Gaming regulation compliance
  • Performance for megapixel cameras (no dropped frames)

Pivot3 Gaming Benefits

  • Self-healing for applications and storage
  • RAID6e ensures highest protection and system availability
  • Massive storage bandwidth for high-res images

Retail:

The retail market is one of the fastest growing market segments in the physical security space. Newer digital surveillance systems reduce liability and shrinkage by providing more reliable video retention and faster access to relevant saved video.

Some retailers are now looking at using saved video to optimize revenue by tracking store traffic patterns, ensuring timely coordination of merchandising programs such as end-cap displays and by using video to redeploy store personnel to meet demand. These deployments require distributed “at-the-edge” video surveillance storage and system protection.

Today Pivot3 provides critical video surveillance storage and system protection for major distributed retailers around the globe.

Top Retail Concerns

  • Cost
  • Distributed footprint (power, rackspace & cooling)
  • Field Maintenance

Pivot3 Retail Benefits

  • 25% less cost than physical servers
  • 40% less power and cooling than separate storage + physical servers
  • Application and storage fault tolerance

Education:

Recent tragic, high-profile incidents have shed light on the increasing importance of video surveillance implementations in educational facilities. Not only do these systems improve situational awareness for first responders like law enforcement and trauma units, but they improve the safety and security of staff and students around the clock as a preventative measure. Additionally, developments in video surveillance technology and state laws requiring school campuses, from K-12 to colleges and universities, to store and protect video data are forcing administrators to seek cost-effective and highly resilient IT infrastructure solutions that reduce risk of data loss and ensure compliance.

The Solution

Pivot3 reduces complexity, total cost of operations, mitigates liability associated with data loss for educational organizations. Designed with industry-leading resiliency and high availability, systems remain online and recording so video is always accessible even during hardware failures. The solution is simple to deploy, easy to manage, and provides linear scalability one appliance at a time so customers only buy what they need as budgets and needs change. Educational institutions are able to reduce upfront acquisition and deployment costs. As they system grows and generates more data, there is no need for continuous upgrades or added costs year over year.

Key Advantages

Pivot3 provides secure, remote access to video — and other integrated systems such as access control, visitor management, and emergency communications — from any device regardless of location and without limiting functionality or increasing costs.  Pivot3 Surveillance Series provides school districts and higher education institutions with proven, best-in-class solutions that are future-proofed for growth and technological change. With the highest quality support from industry leaders with a track record of success in mission-critical deployments, organizations can stay focused on their core business — education.

  • Cost-Effective
    The benefits of SAN, server virtualization andhigh availability without the cost and complexit
  • Resilient
    Never lose video data with 99.9999% uptimeand built-in server failover
  • Simplicity
    Single UI and no need for advanced IT skillsor dedicated resources to manage the entire infrastructure
  • Scalable
    Start small and scale out one appliance at a timewithout interrupting system operations
  • Mobile
    Reduce risk and improve response with secureremote access to entire system from any device
  • Proven
    Over 1 million cameras protected with over400PB deployed in 53 countries around the world