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

  • Ideal for 64-128 HD IP camera range installation
  • Advanced RAID engine requires no separate storage unit
  • Certified with the top VMS solutions
  • Supports the Milestone XProtect plug-in
  • Scales smoothly in capacity with Vess R2000 series
  • Robust error handling enables non-stop recording without dropping frames
  • Hot swappable drive bays, redundant power supplies and One Plug Auto Service
  • Perfect for mid-size to large scale deployments such as manufacturing, city surveillance and more
Product CategoryNVR Storage Appliance
Warranty3 years and EW plans
Ideal Camera Range64 to 128
Form Factor3U16, 19? rackmount
Drive SupportSATA (6Gb/s or 3Gb/s), NCQ, TCQ
(Initiator still runs at 3Gb/s mode)
System ProcessorIntel® Xeon® E3 Quad-core
System Memory8GB Standard (max. 16GB)
Max. # of HDDs Supported128
(Expansion through iSCSI and multiple JBOD expansion enclosures)
RAID Levels0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10 (0+1), 30, 50, 60
Supported OS (64-bit)Windows Embedded Standard 7 Runtime (WS7P), Windows Server 2008/2012 R2 Standard, Windows Storage Server 2012R2 Standard
Power Supply500W (Three redundant 250W N+1 design), 1288 BTU/hr
Dimensions130.1 x 446.2 x 461 mm (5.1 x 17.6 x 18.1 in)
Weight15.9kg(35.1 lbs) w/o drives, 27.9kg (61.5lbs) w/drives