Wavestore's latest VMS release is the most feature packed to date. It introduces 'camera groups', which allows multiple cameras to be set-up or have settings changed in seconds, as well as unique HyperRAID and EcoStore technologies.
"V6.14 is our most feature-packed release to date and delivers on a promise to our systems integrator partners that we will continue to rapidly respond to changing market requirements,” said Julian Inman, Head of Product Management for Wavestore. “This new release incorporates a host of industry first innovations which deliver enhanced value, essential for smaller video only systems and up to Enterprise level, fully integrated solutions.”
Multiple cameras can now be configured and set to record in a matter of seconds thanks to a completely revised camera setup screen. Separate camera groups can be created and used to quickly apply common settings, such as passwords, recording framerate and motion settings, to all cameras in the group at the same time.
“For larger size projects with high camera counts, we know that system integrators have found camera set-up to be a time-consuming process,” said Julian Inman. “With the release of v6.14, we are able to claim our VMS is among the quickest in terms of the time it takes to set up connected cameras.”
Wavestore’s proprietary Large Allocation Storage System (LASS) file system, which is designed specifically for professional VMS solutions, already offered several advantages over traditional file systems, such as error-free, robust and reliable recording, lightning fast video search and recall, lip-synchronised audio as standard, industry-leading throughput and the ability to store multiple Petabytes of data. It has now been enhanced with new feature sets which include:
Wavestore is now able to create logical disks from multiple physical disks. This means that a Wavestore NVR with two 6TB HDDs, for example, can be grouped together so it appears as just a single 12TB HDD. This can be done over as many disks as required.
For applications that demand it, physical disks can be kept separate and specific camera recording tracks split across individual disks (either to the storage within the server, or to a remote location) so that, in the event of a disk failure, critical data is still retained.
Wavestore’s unique HyperRAID architecture performs much faster than traditional RAID and doesn’t require an expensive hardware RAID card to operate. Instead, it is controlled by the VMS and utilises widely available simple Host Bus Adaptor (HBA) technology to deliver a faster and more resilient RAID solution, whilst significantly reducing hardware costs.
‘HyperRAID’ provides up to N+2 redundancy (RAID5 or RAID 6), or with ‘HyperRAID Plus’ up to an industry leading N+5 redundancy.
Wavestore’s innovative EcoStore solution facilitates the spin-down of hard drives that are not in a read/write state. This can save over 80% of the energy normally required for a storage solution, as well as offering savings in associated costs, such as reductions in air conditioning and wear and tear on disks from always being powered on. It works by sequentially writing to ‘groups’ of drives, which could be a single drive, multiple drives or multiple HyperRAID arrays up to N+5. Once each group is filled up, it is spun down, and the next group spins up to take over recording.
The archived video from a spun-down group can be viewed extremely quickly thanks to the index of where that video and metadata is stored and always available in the spun-up group. This provides a seamless operator experience when reviewing footage via the WaveView and WaveView Mobile client software, regardless of where it is stored.
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of this technology is that it works with Wavestore’s current range of servers/NVR’s with no further specialist equipment required.
Wavestore’s licence levels have been tweaked to bring new features and enhanced functionality across the existing BASE, PREMIUM and ENTERPRISE categories. In addition, a new licence level, ULTIMATE, which sits above ENTERPRISE, offers as standard the very latest innovations and comes complete with eight sequential v6 upgrades to keep your system up-to-date for over two-years, as well as a number of popular integrations straight from the box.
To arrange a demonstration of v6.14, please contact your local Wavestore representative.