Cozaint Corp Launches Industry's First VMS Platform With Long-Term Video Retention
Innovative, Operator Oriented Solution Delivers Most Economical Video Storage System On The Market Using Industry-Proven LTO Storage
By: Cozaint Corp
This breakthrough now enables the Cozaint VMS Software —named BOBBYvms— to seamlessly and effortlessly play video from various tiers of storage. askALICE integrates industry-proven LTO-storage as a second tier of affordable long-term retention space while allowing surveillance operators to play back video from any point on the recorded timeline. No extra steps or processes are necessary for the operator to view and playback recorded video from days to years ago.
"Video surveillance footage has traditionally been stored on hard disk drives, but with increasing camera resolution and the desire for longer retention periods, storage has become a big challenge," said Peter Faulhaber, president and CEO, FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. "Tiering to LTO tape can make a significant difference by improving total cost of ownership based on low acquisition costs, low energy consumption, and reduced floor space requirements. As video storage needs grow, LTO offers unmatched reliability, longevity, and delivers affordable long-term video retention."
With scalable initial hard disk based video storage, customers can playback video immediately with Cozaint's BOBBYvms, the video management software suite used within the askALICE platform, which has been developed to seamlessly manage the cost-efficient second tier of video storage. When the surveillance operator traverses far enough back on the recorded video timeline, BOBBYvms will automatically retrieve the appropriate recorded video from the second-tier storage of askALICE in just a few minutes.
askALICE is tremendously scalable, making it suitable for medium and large camera-count environments. Whether an organization needs long-term video retention for legal, compliance, liability, or simply corporate policy, askALICE is significantly more affordable in delivering six months, one year, two years, or even longer video retention.
As an example,* a 100-camera, 500-terabyte storage requirement, requires a traditional hard disk-based solution at over $112,000 versus an askALICE solution at around $62,000, which represents a 55% cost savings. A 400-camera, 2.25-petabyte storage requirement would require a traditional hard-disk based solution of around $367,000 versus an askALICE solution at $149,000.
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