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MAR 2014

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63 | SD&I | March 2014 amount of data — it is crucial that it ingests the total bandwidth from all the servers simultaneously without bottlenecking the storage array. Edge Storage, or on-board stor- age, stores audio and video record- ings within cameras, typically with an SD card. It is particularly ben- eficial for mobile security or appli- cations that experience network connection interruptions. Edge stor- age is an excellent complimentary enhancement to central storage that facilitates comprehensive and seam- less video coverage building addi- tional redundancy in the solution. The Missing Link: Video Optimized Workstations One often overlooked piece is the client viewing station. The highly demanding needs of video surveil- lance requires a workstation built for 24/7 performance; however, many times an existing workstation or standard PC specification meant for employees is used as the client view- ing station. Purpose-built workstations for video feature higher-level cooling systems, 450 watt and greater power supplies, dual Ethernet adapters (for manage- ment), server-grade processors and expanded display capabilities. The primary demands on client viewing stations are compression and process-intensive decoding in order to properly render video. As compression algorithms continue to evolve, the demand on workstation performance will only grow expo- nentially. Keeping that in mind, video processing workstations should be as future-proof as possible, with the ability to expand and scale up to sup- port future compression algorithms. At the end of the day, the client viewing station is a key component of the customer experience and should not be cut short, as this only serves to reduce the quality and effectiveness of the entire network video solution. ❚ Tom Larson is Director of Global Accounts for BCDVideo. To request more informa- tion about the company, visit is the The One source for all of your transmission requirements , Fiber Optic Video, Audio and Data, and Fiber Optic, Copper and Wireless Ethernet. The number One for product quality. The One to turn to for the best service, and for product support. The only One for "Made in the USA Quality" and you found the One for the Lifetime Product Warranty. The One place to turn to and the One to solve all of your transmission challenges. Visit Us at ISC West | Las Vegas | Booth 4097 | April 2 to 4 Contact the ComNet Design Center for Free Assistance in Choosing the Correct Fiber Optic, Copper or Wireless Connectivity Solution Call 1-888-678-9427 or 1-203-796-5300, or email 1-203-796-5300 1-888-678-9427 The Single-Source Solution For All Your Transmission Products Request information: SDI_60-63_0314 Video Burgess.indd 63 3/5/14 1:40 PM

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