In Media & Entertainment

Making VR Storage a Reality

If you’re one of the many who have taken a “wait and see” attitude to virtual reality (VR) content creation, now may be the time to jump on board. Advocates who say VR won’t go the way of 3D TV were given more reasons to cheer last week — NBC announced it will provide 85 hours of 360° video from the 2016 Olympics in Rio next month.
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In Video Surveillance

Innovation Front and Center at IFSEC 2016

The Quantum booth was buzzing with excitement as we discussed the concept of a video surveillance workflow powered by StorNext 5 for all surveillance architecture types: fixed, mobile, and gateway. I’m pleased to report that StorNext continues to produce the same eureka moment response after nearly 20 years on the market for the intelligence, security, surveillance, and reconnaissance community.
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In Video Surveillance

Classroom Surveillance—What You Need to Know About S.B. 507

If you live in the state of Texas and are involved in K-12 education then you should be aware of Senate Bill 507 (S.B. 507). This Bill, scheduled to roll out in the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, will require K-12 school districts in Texas to install audio/video monitoring equipment in any self-contained classroom in which special education services are provided to at least 50% of the students for at least 50% of the school day. School districts are required to store the video and audio data for a minimum of six months.
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In Archive Storage

Artico Active Archive in a Workflow World

When we set out to do a lab validation of the Artico active archive appliance with industry analyst ESG, it felt like we were entering somewhat uncharted territory. We’ve done plenty of lab validations with ESG before – primarily with various models of DXi – but Artico is a different animal, it occupies a different place in the data center, and it breaks with so many traditional approaches to data archive, we had to wonder if ESG would “get it.”
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In Video Surveillance

How Video Surveillance Helped Seattle Stay Calm in a Traffic Nightmare

Seattle, grooming to become the next Silicon Valley, was not built to handle the waves of techie newcomers flocking to the Emerald City. As a born and raised Seattleite, traffic has always been a challenge, so add in the rise in population and the closure of a major highway, and chaos ensues. Despite the faith I have in the knowledge our city holds, I was less than confident in how they were going to ease the impact of such a closure on not only the safety of commuters, but also the economy and the city’s image.
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In Media & Entertainment

Broadcast, Cable, IP: Which Will Win the Race to 4K Ultra HD Delivery?

As much as technology companies would like to believe that they are serving a global market, in reality tech adoption varies widely by region. What happens in London isn’t always what happens in Toronto, much less what happens in Seoul or Mumbai. The adoption of 4K is happening much faster than it did for HD, even though 4K is pulling along other data-intensive technologies: high dynamic range (HDR), high frame rates (HFR) and 10-bit or greater color depth. Now that 4K displays are available worldwide, the question turns to 4K Ultra HD content delivery: by broadcast, by cable, by satellite, or by IP? This challenge is even greater in Asia, where content delivery varies more by locale than in other regions.
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In Archive Storage

Active Archive Alliance: State of the Industry – Good Progress, More Work Ahead

Last week the Active Archive Alliance announced the availability of a report titled “Active Archive and the State of the Industry”. The report is primarily an educational piece, explaining the data growth challenge IT organizations are facing today, and then defining archive characteristics, showing how active archives are implemented and illustrating the resulting benefits.
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