Vess A-Series

Open Storage Platform For Optimized Video Surveillance

The Promise Technologies Vess NVR server and storage appliances are custom built to offer top of the line performance for IP video surveillance. Promise is active in all the key video surveillance segments, and able to provide a solution for deployments of any size.

Vess NVR appliances reduce support and equipment costs because there is no separate RAID storage unit to manage, eliminating the need for a server, controller cards, external cables, and a separate storage enclosure. In addition, Promise Vess NVR appliances reduce internal operation conflicts caused when integrating different hardware.

Certified By Recognisable Surveillance Partners

The Vess A-Series are all fully compatible with a range of IP cameras and Video management software from vendors such as Aimetis, Axxonsoft, CamIQ, CSVi, Digifort, Genetec, OnSSI, Seetec, Sony and Milestone.

An SDK library is also provided for VMS UI and management integration. Plus, Vess supports the Milestone VMS plug-in enabling it to be managed via the Xprotect interface. Additionally you can easily expand via iSCSI by adding Promise external storage.

Smart Boost Technology

A multitude of unique features designed to provide the highest level of service and overcome performance bottlenecks to allow Vess NVR’s to handle a higher number of IP cameras than competing solutions.

Predictive Playback – Utilize idle recording times to monitor read patterns in order to predit where the next playback will be needed, ensuring that hard drives are not competing with the workload of the system.

Remote Active Service – Takes all the worries away by proactively detecting when PSU, controllers or HDDS are going into critical condition (Automatically notifying promise support so the customer can be contacted, spare parts can be sent out or the unit can be powered up after an outage – vitally important in environments that cannot risk downtime)

Sequential Pattern Recording – Eliminates the heavy workloads caused by random write patterns as this feature monitors recording patterns and collects
data in the cache buffer and only writes data to the drive once a full stripe is ready. This creates a sequential recording pattern which offers the smoothest performance

  • NVR appliance for small-sized IP video surveillance deployments such as retail stores, clinics, classrooms and gas stations.
  • Reliable and easy to set up.
  • Excellent value for a high-performance recording server system
  • Perfect for up to 35 IP cameras
  • Out of the box solution
  • 3 year warranty – can extend to 5 years
  • 2U 6-bay rackmount chassis
  • Easily add Promise storage to expand capacity
Ideal Camera RangeUp to 35*
Form Factor2U, 19″ Rackmount
Drive Support6 Drives (3.5″), SATA
System ProcessorIntel® Celeron J1900
System Memory8GB DDR3
Interface2 x Gigabit Ethernet
Internal Built-in Storage for OSmSATA 64GB
Storage ExpansioniSCSI
Max. # of HDDs Supported118
(Expansion through iSCSI and multiple JBOD expansion enclosures)
Number of PoE portN/A
USB Ports4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0
PCI Express PortsN/A
GraphicsD-sub VGA and HDMI
Serial Interfaces3x RS-232
Audio & Microphone2x 3.5mm Audio Jack
RAID Levels0, 1,1E, 3, 5, 6, 10 (0+1), 30, 50; Any Combination can exist at the same time
Hot sparesMultiple global or dedicated hot-spare drives with revertible option
Max LUNs per array256/32
Supported OS (64-bit)Windows Embedded Standard 7
Management Tools/InterfaceGraphical UI/SNMP via Ethernet, CLI/CLU via Ethernet or Graphics, OPAS Service via USB, SDK or API for Integration
Surveillance OptimizationSmartBoost Technologies for optimized video surveillance performance
Event NotificationEmail, SNMP, Buzzer, LEDs
AC Input100 ~ 240 VAC, 60 ~ 50Hz
Current (Maximum)1A-2A
Power Consumption110W
BTU375.43 BTU/h
BTU375.43 BTU/h
Power Supply250W
Temperature Range5° ~ 40°C (-40° ~ 60°C non-operational)
Dimensions88.5 (H) x 440 (W) x 395 (D) mm
(3.5 x 17.3 x 15.6 in)
Weight6.8kg (14.96 lbs) w/o drives
10.94kg (24.1 lbs) w/drives
Safety and EMI CertificationFCC / CE / VCCI / RCM / BSMI / UL / cUL / Nemko
Warranty3 year limited warranty
Optional AccessoriesSliding Rail, 2/4/8GB DDR3 Memory