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.


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.


Banks, ATMs and IP Surveillance – a Match Made in Heaven

July 15, 2011

The other day, while just clicking through the web, I found this article “How to Gear Up ATM Security Using IP Surveillance?” and it really caught my attention. We all know that IP Surveillance has its advantages, (including higher levels of image resolution, etc.) but there is no other industry that benefits from an IP environment than banks.

Here are some highlight advantages that the article addresses:

  • High resolution streaming makes it possible to detect thieves with much precision than CCTV.
  • Mobility of IP enables surveillance personnel to access video footage remotely.
  • IP Video prevents a process called “skimming” from ATMs.

Want to learn more about how to implement IP to your surveillance environment? Watch this informative webinar on DNF Security’s YouTube page.


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.


Webinar: “What’s the best Storage for my Surveillance System – NAS or iSCSI?”

May 21, 2010

What’s the best storage solution for your surveillance project? Tune in to this Thursday to find out!

DNF Security’s “What’s the best Storage for my Surveillance System – NAS or iSCSI?” webinar is this Thursday at 10am PST. If you are looking to improve your surveillance project through better storage solutions, then this is the webinar for you. We will answer all your inquiries, including:

  • Do I need more storage for my surveillance system?
  • How can advanced storage solutions solve my surveillance problems?
  • What are my storage choices and how much will it cost?
  • How can camera solutions, such as advanced IP cameras, benefit from better storage?

Learn about how NAS and iSCSI storage technologies can improve the efficiency of your surveillance project. Register today for this free webinar.

Register here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/464782218


Ruggedized Mobile Surveillance – Built to Move!

January 15, 2010

The mobile video surveillance market is expected to double by 2015 (Frost & Sullivan, July 2009), but are you equipped with the right system to handle harsh conditions?  As proven by Military Standard testing, a good Ruggedized Mobile Surveillance system lasts longer, is safer from damage, and the right ones can communicate via multiple types of transmission.

To learn more about what to look for in a solution, sign up for our informative webinar Ruggedized Mobile Surveillance – Built to Move on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 11am PST. 

We will provide in-depth information on standard mobile surveillance systems, the significant differences of a ruggedized solution and how DNF Security can fulfill those needs.

Click here to sign up for this important webinar.