In Video Surveillance

How Transportation Agencies are Outsmarting Industry Challenges

The transportation industry affects everyone’s daily routine. Over 11 billion trips are taken each year on public transit in the United States — more than 16 times the number of trips taken yearly in domestic air travel. With the massive amount of travelers each year comes emerging security challenges, such as emergency management, cybersecurity threats, and public safety and security risks.
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In Archive Storage

Want More Funk in Your Splunk? Keep More Junk in Your Trunk.

Collection and analysis of large data sets is perennially hot. Remember Data Warehouses? ‘Big Data’ is just the latest buzzword for this trend. Admit it - it’s an alluring vision. Supposedly just save enough data and apply the right tools, and insight (and money) will rain from the clouds. Though frequently clothed in breathless hype, there is a kernel of truth here. You can find insight in rivers of data if you have the right tools. Organizations across a range of industries are successfully capturing and analyzing oceans of machine- and sensor-generated data with Splunk.
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In Video Surveillance

Beating the Traffic Requires Intelligent Storage

The experience of being stuck in traffic, late for an appointment, imagining alternative routes you might have taken if you’d only known what was ahead, is universal. As surveillance video finds new applications beyond traditional security purposes, improving transportation is an area a lot of people can get behind. When the City of Seattle recently faced a major highway closure, they used video surveillance to help the public find alternate routes, avoiding chaos and a significant public backlash against the project.
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In Archive Storage

The Cloud Rush of 2016

Many companies are getting caught up in the hype of moving to the cloud, and in their initial pursuit they discover some of the hidden issues and costs that are otherwise not obvious. There are many services of great value in the public cloud: software, storage, infrastructure, and more, and the development of these services has triggered a rush to the cloud. However, just because we can outsource these services doesn’t mean that we always should, as noted in a recent article.
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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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