Secure Logiq: HA ‘Analytics Optimised’ Servers

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As pricing of video analytics trends downwards, even becoming a free feature set in a few VMS offerings, there is a very real danger that customers will start to use them without first considering the exceedingly high processing requirements that these advanced software features will require. Different manufacturers’ analytics have different requirements; some prefer high clock speed rather than more processing cores, some use GPU offload engines like CUDA from nVidia. Getting it wrong can cause the system to crash, slow down or become unstable.

Secure Logiq has released an IP video and IT industry first: a cost effective ‘Analytics Optimised’ range of servers. The HA Series fulfils the requirement for an Enterprise server range with improved processing capabilities, designed and optimised for video analytics. Our in-house Logiqal Benchmark software allows us to accurately predict the processing benchmark points for each analytic for each camera to provide the best solution.

Taking advantage of the latest i7 Extreme edition processors enables a higher clock speed more suitable for VCA as opposed to Xeon processors which are more suited to high-end video processing. The HA series server range is optimised for video analytics as well as the video processing and storage function.

Typically a server being used for all of these functions will require less storage due to the limited number of video analytics channels one can run on a single server, teamed with the storage efficiencies that accurate video analytics can make. An optional GPU upgrade adds additional processing where GPU offload improves performance as well as adding 4 x 4K monitor outputs for use as a workstation.

Server based analytics can offer advantages over camera-based solutions. At a small premium over standard servers, the HA Series ‘Analytics Optimised’ products carry all the mission-critical resilience you expect from Secure Logiq including dual redundant PSUs, OS and application on two SSD in RAID1, hardware RAID and the Logiqal Healthcheck software. Integrators are able to contact Secure Logiq for a guaranteed solution or simply pick a product from the HA Range, depending on the processing, storage and application.

A free software tool , Logiqal Healthcheck Lite is Secure Logiq’s free health monitoring and alerting facility. Designed for mission critical IP CCTV installations by Secure Logiq’s team of video and server experts, Logiqal Healthcheck Lite features adjustable parameters to raise alerts via email or SMS in the event that Secure Logiq hardware is experiencing technical, temperature or throughput issues, or if a component is struggling or requires replacement.

Logiqal Healthcheck’s self-intuitive and easy to use GUI is preinstalled on all Secure Logiq Enterprise hardware and features a traffic light system for at-a-glance peace of mind that all hardware is running at 100 per cent functionality. Historical data mapping and collection will allow customers to instantly establish at exactly what time and date problems arose and quickly identify recurring fluctuations in temperature, throughput, etc., caused by environmental changes on site.

The HA series is the latest evolution in Secure Logiq’s successful range of specialist server technology for HD surveillance. Since 2011 Secure Logiq has been developing the missing piece of the HD jigsaw: servers specifically designed for HD surveillance. A new concept in the surveillance industry, its team of technical experts have over 80 years of both IP CCTV and server experience and boasts respected thought-leaders from both the HD surveillance and IT hardware industries.

Secure Logiq’s company ethos is based on four core principles: to provide the fastest performance, the biggest storage, the most resilience and the best value in HD processing and storage technology.

Contact Secure Logiq’s team of IP Video experts on +44 (0) 20 3475 5743 or email the team to discuss your hardware requirements for any IP surveillance or video analytic projects.

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