The Video Processing Server (VPS) range from Security Buying Group is an industrial server solution, pre-loaded with Aimetis Video Management Software (VMS). The VPS range , says the company, competes with NVRs on price, even in the sub 16 channel surveillance market. Each VPS comes with a 64bit Windows operating system (OS) installed on a solid-state drive (SSD) and can be built with 4TB, 9TB and 12TB storage options and utilise 24/7/365 surveillance grade HDDs. The VPS 4 has a 1U chassis with 4TB and an Intel processor. The VPS 9 and 12 have a 2U chassis with 9 or 12TB and an i7 processor.
“The VPS 4 is designed for systems with up to 20, Full HD channels”, explained Paul Scott, technical manager at the Security Buying Group. “The VPS 9 and 12 are designed for systems with a maximum of 40 Full HD channels, and offer up to four additional analytics channels. Resolutions are up to 1080p on all channels at 25FPS, reaching 1000FPS on the 40 channel options.
“Whereas NVRs are typically supplied in 8 and 16 channel formats, the VPS can be loaded with the exact number of channels required for each application, capitalising on the flexibility of the Aimetis VMS. This makes the VPS range competitive because installers simply buy what they need. If the system grows, more licenses can be added, without reaching the 8 and 16 channel limitations of NVRs. At 40 channels, we still use only a single VPS, whereas in more traditional security applications, three NVRs would be required.”