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 mid-sized video surveillance installations.
  • Reliable, cost-effective and easy to deploy and maintain.
  • Powerful solution that enables it to easily handle the intensive demands of the latest VMS and analytics.
  • Perfect for up to 80 IP cameras
  • Out of the box solution
  • 3 year warranty – can extend to 5 years
  • 2U 8-bay rackmount chassis
  • Ideal for banks, casinos, prisons, schools, transportation, city surveillance, public facilities, government
Camera RangeUp to 80
Form Factor2 RU, 19″ Rackmount
Drive Support16 TB / 8 x 2 TB SATA 3.5″ HDDs
CPUIntel Xeon E3
Memory16 GB of DDR4 RAM
Interface2 x Gigabit Ethernet
Internal Storage64 GB M.2 SSD (for the OS)
Storage ExpansioniSCSI
Number of Hard Drives SupportedUp to 112 (expansion through iSCSI and multiple JBOD expansion enclosures)
USB Ports6 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
No. of PCI Express Ports1 x PCIe 3.0 x8
1 x PCIe 3.0 x4
Graphics OutputDisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA
Serial Interfaces1 x RS-232
Audio Ports3 x 3.5 mm + S/PDIF
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 Runtime (WS7P), Windows 10. Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
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, 50~60 Hz
Current (Maximum)2.5 A
Power Consumption250 W
BTU853.25 BTU/h
Power Supply350 W
Temperature RangeOperating: 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Non-Operating: -40 to 140°F / -40 to 60°C
Safety and EMI CertificationsFCC / CE / VCCI / RCM / BSMI / UL / cUL / Nemko
Dimensions3.5 x 17.3 x 16.1″ / 88.9 x 439.4 x 408.9 mm
Weight28.38 lb / 12.87 kg (with drives)