VMS / NVR Hardware Usage Statistics

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Nov 21, 2011

What hardware does the surveillance market really prefer? With a variety of options available, from name-brand commercial off the shelf hardware, to whitebox, generic solutions, and purpose-built boxes and NVRs, we sought the answer to this question in our recent integrator survey. More than 80 integrators answered, explaining their preferences. In this report, we share our findings and look at the trends we see coming out of them.

The Questions

We asked integrators two main questions. First, 'When deploying VMS software, what type of computer do you normally prefer?". The response breakdown was:

vms software computer type

Next, we asked, "When deploying VMS software on Commerical Off the Shelf Hardware, what do you prefer?". Tha answer breakdown was:

vms cots hardware

The Responses

Of over 80 responses, the majority of integrators surveyed are installing VMS software on commercial off the shelf hardware from name brands such as Dell and HP, though not as overwhelming as one may expect. The second option, "DVR/NVR Appliances" is used to refer to both surveillance-specific offerings such as Intransa and Pivot3, as well as boxed NVRs, such as those offered by NUUO, Panasonic, or others.

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  • "** **** **** * **** ******* *** ** *****. ** always *** ***** ******* *** *** ******** *** *********. ** ************ with ***** ******** ***** *** *** **** ** ******* ***** boxes *** ******** *** **** ******* *******."
  • "**** ** *** ******* *** ******** ** **** ** * /365 ****. ********** **** **** ** **** **** *** ***** to maintain ****."
  • "***** ****** **** ******* ** * **** ********* ******"
  • "**** ***** ******** ***** ****** ******** *** ******* *** **** replacement. **** *** ***** **/* ******* *** **** ***********. ******** *** be *********, *** **** ** ***** ***** ********."
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  • "******* *'* *********** *********** *** *******. * *** *** **** day ****** ****** ******* **** ****. *'* ****** **** **** **** my *** **** ** ** ***** ** ***** **** ******."

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  • "* ** *** ******* **********, ** *** **** *** ** economical ** ***** *********. ********* ********** *** *** ***** ******** for *** ********* ******* ***********, ** *** ******** ******** **** PIVOT3 *** ********** ********."
  • "******* ** *** ********, *** ** ****** ** *** ****** or ******** ********. **** ********* ****** ** **** ** **, so ** ***'* ****** ***."
  • "**'* ******** * ******* ** ****.  **** ** *** ********* customers **** ******** **** **** ** *** *** *** ******** their *** ******** ******, ******* **** ****** *** *******.  ** we *** ********* *** *****, ** ** ****** ****** ** Dell."

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Brand **** **. "********"

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  • "****... *** *****, *********** (*** **** *** *** **** "******" name-brand ***)."

Differences ***** ** ********** ****

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Dell **. **

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International *********

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