The 2nd Generation of Falcon Extreme, a 5000fps H.264 Video Surveillance System, was Unleashed at ISC West 2012

April 3, 2012

The second generation of Falcon Extreme high performance servers can integrate video processing, storage, viewing, and Advanced Analytics for 125 high definition cameras, all in one server.

Normally, separate servers are needed for video processing, video storage, video viewing and video analytics. DNF’s breakthrough in video acceleration technology, the Falcon Extreme G200 video platform, has enough processing power to provide all four video operations for as many as 125 high definition cameras in only a single server, providing customers with an affordable solution for their surveillance needs.

Like its predecessor the Falcon Extreme G100, the Falcon Extreme G200 video platform has achieved another major performance milestone for the surveillance market. Its breakthrough technology allows many surveillance functions that are normally extremely taxing on servers to be integrated into a single server. The performance of one Falcon Extreme G200 is equivalent to and can replace up to 7 (seven) surveillance servers currently available in the market. This not only reduces up front product costs, infrastructure complexity, footprint, power and installation requirements, but it also provides tremendous reduction in the overall operation cost and cost of ownership.

DNF Security’s second generation high performance IP video processing and storage system has been tested and certified with many market-leading Video Management Software (VMS) and video surveillance camera system vendors allowing for easy implementations.

Falcon Extreme G200 video processing performance is complemented with high performance, high capacity, secure and reliable storage systems, exceeding even the most demanding storage requirements of Video Management Software (VMS). It is available in several different form factors to support a range of customer applications and environments. The G200 series is available in rack mountable as well as tower systems with new features such as an ultra quiet chassis for noise sensitive environments.


Break the 3000FPS Barrier with DNF Security’s Falcon Extreme™

January 23, 2012

DNF Security’s new release – Falcon Extreme™ builds on the powerful Falcon Video Storage Platform to provide unrivaled levels of performance and reliability. The newest addition to its Falcon Video Storage Platform Series with the Falcon Extreme™. Falcon Extreme™ is the first ever appliance-specific recording platform to surpass 3000 frames per second (FPS). Falcon Extreme™ leverages the customized architecture and massive processing power of the multi-core Falcon Video Storage Platform for unrivaled reliability and performance. Featuring custom-tuned, multi-threaded, high performance processors, Falcon Extreme™ sets a new standard for IP video processing and storage.

Tested and certified by the Arecont Vision MegaLab™, the Falcon Extreme™ is available in several popular form factors and configurations, ranging from six bay units to thirty-six bay systems. Additionally, Falcon Extreme™ is also available in the new, ultra-quiet, TBQ configuration. Falcon Extreme™ has set a new industry standard for performance of application specific recording platforms – this is a feature that our customers have been asking for, and that is what DNF Security is delivering with Falcon Extreme.

Find out more about Falcon Video Storage Platform here.


Surveillance System Considerations

November 30, 2011

Choosing an IP-based surveillance system is an important decision – there are several factors to consider. Since, network cameras transmit over your existing IP network, bandwidth is important. You’ll also need to think about storage based on archival time, image quality and  continuous vs recording triggered with motion. Other key consideration include network and system scalability. Putting thought into these areas before your system setup will ensure that you have the right equipment and proper game plan to fulfill your surveillance requirements.

There are a number of factors to consider when calculating the amount of hard disk space required for your specific storage need:

1. How many surveillance cameras are you operating ?

2. Will the cameras be recording continuously or only at certain hours of the day ?

3. Will your IP cameras be set too record only when motion is detected?

4. How long will the video footage be stored on the hard disk?

5. What level of image quality is the required (this will determine parameters such as frame rate and compression)

 

Feeling overwhelmed with these questions ? Not to worry – speak now with an IP surveillance  expert at 510.265.1122.

We will get you the right configuration, at right price with tech. support just a call away.


Technology Tribute: H.264

September 30, 2011

H.264 MPEG-4/AVC

Does it ever seem like technological innovation is making life more complicated, not less? H.264 Video compression technology might be the exception that proves the rule. With the ability to provide higher resolutions within smaller files than competing codecs, H.264 has drastically increased the amount of video data that can be captured, transmitted and stored by a single system.

Compared to the preceding technology, H.264 allows users to transmit video clips using up to 80% less bandwidth. That means the same pipe that once carried a single feed can now transmit five. H.264 video encoding also dramatically reduces storage requirements, permitting users to store and retain more images. In the words of one video compression expert: Better compression means greater flexibility – the more efficiently data is handled, the more choices you have with your existing resources.” For more information about H.264 video technology, check out this article By Yu Kitamura in Security News.


DNF Security partners with Arecont Vision

September 6, 2011

This week DNF Security announced a technology partnership with leading IP-camera provider Arecont Vision. DNF Security has worked with Arecont Vision to set up DNF video storage solutions to Arecont’s MegaLab in Los Angeles, California.

MegaLab is a unique facility where end users and integrators can come and see these systems operating in real time. With Arecont Vision’s line of dynamic IP cameras bundled with leading VMS, video storage solutions, and now DNF Security’s high performance storage appliances, visitors can witness how these solutions work together before buying.

For more information about this partnership check out our latest press release. And for more information on how to visit Arecont Vision’s MegaLab visit their website at www.arecontvision.com.


Wireless Cameras and Wireless Networks – the next ‘Big Thing’ in Surveillance?

August 26, 2011

While aimlessly surfing the web, I came across this interesting article by SecurityInfoWatch.com. The article discusses the trends and popularity of wireless surveillance networks, and it got me thinking …is wireless the next ‘big thing’ in IP surveillance?

It might be difficult to say right now but it’s hard to deny advantages of going wireless, namely –

  • The obvious – No Cabling! No cables means easy set up and low maintenance
  • Monitor Remotely  – on offsite locations or even through mobile devices
  • Cost Effective….in the long run – going wireless reduces maintenance cost
  • Quality of Equipment – these days wireless cameras are made with the most IP video technology, rivalling their ‘wired’ counterparts

DNF Security Product Spotlight – Falcon Video Storage Series

June 21, 2011

Powerful yet cost-effective, DNF Security’s Falcon Video Storage Series is ideal for entry-level or midrange surveillance environments in need of a reliable video storage and management solution. All Falcon appliances solutions are simple to install, easy to use, and utilizes the latest in surveillance technology to scale and grow your environment at your own pace.

Check out our over 25 different flavors of Falcons on our products page.