The Pelco EE564-36-US 64-Channel EnduraXpress Integrated Recording and Management Platform delivers quality performance, reliability, and robustness of an enterprise-class, mission-critical storage management system. It offers ease of installation and management for delivering a cost-effective solution to small-scale installations. The custom hardware components of this recording and management platform have been specifically designed to deliver sustained high throughput for recording and playback. It can handle a maximum of 250 Mb/s of sustained write throughput across 64 streams and an additional 32 simultaneous playback streams. This performance is maintained whether the system is operating under normal conditions, dealing with disk drive errors, or rebuilding the RAID array.
This Recording and Management Platform offers energy efficiency by consolidating disparate components into a single chassis. The integration of the recording server, recording software, and storage array into a highly optimized chassis can easily support standard resolution and Megapixel camera recording workloads. The purpose-built and optimized design reduces annual operating costs by eliminating the cost of additional servers and the associated heating, ventilation, and cooling requirements.
A CompactFlash card (sold separately) hosts the operating system for higher reliability over traditional hard disk drives. To mitigate any downtime resulting from CompactFlash errors, the database is striped across the storage array.
The RAID 6 storage configuration provides double parity protection of recorded data. The hard drive bay is cooled through the use of high capacity, redundant fans to ensure that the drives are kept at an optimum operating temperature. The fully redundant power supplies guard against any power supply failure.
An easy access to the hard disk drives and the CompactFlash card is available from the front panel; while a unique rail system allows access to a failed fan, should it need replacement. Temperature sensors installed throughout the chassis detect possible airflow obstruction or clogged intake filters. The use of enterprise-class SAS technology provides good enclosure management and monitoring. Notifications of potential or actual issues are transmitted to the specified user interfaces for action through Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) messages and traps. If additional storage capacity is required, the capacity can be expanded using third-party storage arrays with an optional Fibre Channel interface.
The EE564-36-US EnduraXpress Integrated Recording and Management Platform incorporates a wizard-driven installation procedure that guides the integrator through a step-by-step installation, which automates most processes. The integrated DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server provides DHCP addresses to IP cameras or client workstations. The integrated network time protocol manager can be directed at a network time server, or it can act as the time source for all cameras and client workstations on the network. The deterministic performance of the hardware and software combination allows integrators to easily estimate, size, and configure the system to meet their storage and performance requirements.
The cameras from the Pelco EE500 Series are viewed through a PC running the supplied Endura workstation client software, which provides access to all operation and configuration features in a unified, intuitive graphical user interface. The interface utilizes drag and drop operations, keyboard shortcuts, built-in ToolTips, and online help to enable the most direct, intuitive interactions with cameras and components distributed across the network. In addition, operators can add Endura viewing devices such as the VCD5202 (sold separately) for virtual-matrix style control and network decoders to build out a monitor wall for surveillance operations.
The mapping interface of this recording and management platform allows for a comprehensive view of the entire facility with integrated alarm monitoring and visual verification capabilities. The software easily accommodates standard resolution, HD (High Definition), and Megapixel camera sources, decodes MPEG-4 and H.264 (Baseline, Main, and High profiles), includes support for Zone of Interest, direct PTZ control and digital zoom, alarm management; includes the option of utilizing camera sources with intelligent video content analysis at the edge, efficient search and export mechanisms, and a complete administration and configuration console.
The EnduraXpress Integrated Recording and Management Platform includes built-in support for Pelco IP cameras, while third party cameras can be added using the UDI5000-CAM universal device interface (sold separately). Additional user interfaces, including network decoders and virtual console displays can be added to expand viewing capabilities into a full virtual matrix. This 36TB CCTV-Network Video Recorder doesn’t offer an expansion option.