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

  • Optimized for Surveillance
    Storage appliance optimized for IP video surveillance.
  • Small Installation & SMB
    Ideal for less than 64ch full-HD IP cameras, perfect for banking, retail, prison, hotel, and more.
  • Easy to Administer & Maintain
    Hot swappable drive bays, and One Plug Auto Service (OPAS) ensure Vess is easy to administer and maintain.
Camera Range641
Form Factor1U, 19″ Rackmount
Number Of Drives4 Drives (3.5″)
Drive Type6Gbs SATA @ 3.5”
System ProcessorCore i7
System Memory16GB
I/O2x Gigabit Ethernet
Internal Storage (M.2)120GB
Storage Expansion2x Gigabit Ethernet
Max. # of HDDs SupportedOptional Vess SAS and iSCSI Storage
USB PortsUp to 112 drives through iSCSI/SAS JBOD expansion
PCI Express Ports1×8-lane Gen3
Graphics1x VGA, 1x HDMI, 1x Display Port
Serial Interfaces1x Serial Port
Audio & Microphone3x 3.5mm Audio Jack and SPDIF
RAID Levels0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, Any combination can exist at the same time
Hot SparesMultiple global or dedicated hot-spare drives with revertible option
Max LUNs per system/array256/32
Supported OS (64-bit)Windows 10, UBUNTU 18.04
Management Tools/InterfaceGraphical UI/SNMP via Ethernet, CLI/CLU via Ethernet or Graphics, OPAS Service via USB, SDK or API for Integration
Appliance ModeSurveillance Optimization @ Arrays in Normal and Degrade
Event NotificationEmail, SNMP, Buzzer, LEDs
AC Input100 ~ 240 VAC, 47 ~ 63Hz
Current (Maximum)7A
Power Supply350W Single ATX
Temperature Range5° ~ 40°C (-40° ~ 60°C non-operational)
Dimensions44.2 x 446.4 x 398 mm
WeightSystem W/O HDD: 6.48 kg
System W/ HDD: 9.16 kg
Safety and EMI CertificationCE, FCC, VCCI, RCM,(EMI Class A), cULus
Warranty3 year limited warranty
Optional AccessoriesSliding Rail, 4/8/16 GB DDR Memory