Iomega, an EMC company announced the integration of its network storage products ‘StorCenter’ with the Axis video hosting system (AVHS). Iomega will ship the first of its NAS models with an integrated video hosting system client that enables customers to store video files locally and at HDTV or megapixel resolution while simultaneously streaming video data to a secure off-site storage facility developed by their hosting provider.
The AVHS-enabled Iomega network storage devices, along with Axis network cameras and encoders, allow resellers and integrators to deliver video surveillance capabilities to small and medium-sized customers that are secure, remotely accessible, and a cost-effective solution compared to DVR-based analog systems with small camera counts.
Jonathan Huberman, President, Iomega, said, “Eliminating the need for expensive and complex DVRs, as well as reducing the necessity of elaborate on-site infrastructure for low camera count deployments, gives our mutual customers a more secure, highly available and cost-effective solution for their video surveillance needs. By partnering with Axis to integrate video hosting system into our network storage products, powered by EMC’s security and storage technologies, Iomega continues to deliver advanced yet economical network storage solutions to the marketplace.”
The combination of Iomega StorCenter storage devices and Axis network cameras allows customers to select different recording and retention policies for both on-site and off-site video files, and also allows remote access from any web browser. The solution enables businesses to leverage the power and cost effectiveness of cloud services, or select a proprietary onsite system with the StorCenter unit acting as the NAS.