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MAR 2014

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61 www.SecurityInfoWatch.com | SD&I | March 2014 total cost of ownership and return on investment, market trends all point to a more integrated IP-based physical security vision. A truly inte- grated IP-based physical security solution can also take advantage of today's best technology, such as higher camera counts, resolutions, access control integration, more intuitive and powerful user inter- faces, and multiple analytics. Of course, as with any complex technology, there are significant chal- lenges that can be a hindrance to a clear migration path. Interoperability limitations also present obstacles, with end-users concerned about being too dependent on any single manufacturer; managing the mul- tiple communication protocols; and dependence on support, especially for highly sophisticated IP-based physical security solutions. Even though organizations such as ONVIF are working toward industry standards, the lack of interoperabil- ity in many video system products is a serious concern for planners and integrators. This is especially true when it comes to mission-critical functions. Supporting high-resolu- tion cameras from multiple manu- factures requires significant storage and server capabilities to handle the increased bandwidth. Handling Storage Issues When designing or migrating to an IP-based solution, it is imperative to use a server and storage solution that is purpose-built and optimized for video applications. A video serv- er demands mission-critical quality drives with high I/O capabilities and unconstrained workload capacity. Server configuration is vital and should include memory, storage and processor specifications that ensure optimum scalability for video. Video servers should have the capacity to accommodate future growth, includ- ing the ability to record higher frame rates without dropping frames, high- er resolutions and cost-effectively store video data for longer periods. The 2010 introduction of 6G SAS drive technology into the video mar- ket has demonstrated significant system advantages over historical SATA drives, including dual port, full duplex, concurrent active channels, Panic Buttons with Location With Radius, teachers can easily summon help right to their location by pressing a simple button. Learn how to lower response times, facilitate intervention and increase school safety at inovonics.com/schoolsafety Reduce Everyday School Violence Request information: www.securityinfowatch.com/10213994 SDI_60-63_0314 Video Burgess.indd 61 3/5/14 1:40 PM

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