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DNF Unveils IP Appliances

LAS VEGAS -- DNF Security, a Dynamic Network Factory (DNF) business unit and provider of mission-critical IP surveillance solutions, today at ISC West unveiled its Falcon series of entry-level and mid-range integrated camera management servers for organizations in need of high-performance, image/video management and RAID-protected storage in an all-in-one system. Eleven new models are now available, including the Falcon 2400 system, which is on display in booth #1058 in a real-world application environment that gives integrators and administrators a first-hand view of the camera management and storage integration capabilities of DNF Security.

With capacities ranging from 2TB to 40TB, the Falcon series delivers on DNF Security's commitment to provide superior scalability and smaller form factors than traditional analog digital video recorder (DVR) and network video recorder (NVR) alternatives. All of the Falcon models feature redundant, hot-swap components and comprehensive RAID protection. Each server is also designed to create near- and long-term video archives for periods ranging from one day to half a year. In addition, they support in excess of 1900 sustained frames per second -- far exceeding standard management software.

According to Robert Madej, product manager for DNF Security, the Falcon series of servers is designed from the ground up to meet the demanding requirements of surveillance applications, while freeing customers from the proprietary constraints of conventional analog CCTV and DVR systems.

"When talking to numerous management software vendors and system integrators, we realized they had trouble determining which systems and servers were best suited to their environments," said Madej. "Although servers and storage have standard benchmarking tools, the results dont match well with surveillance applications, so our engineering team developed the CAVS index, a suite of tests and tools to offer guidance in real-world application performance."

Dynamic Network Factory Inc.