Did you know the video surveillance equipment market is expected to grow from about $15B in 2014 to nearly $26B in 2018? IHS Technology and many other analyst firms have the surveillance market growing more than twice as fast as the overall IT market. Where is all the infrastructure investment going? The largest and fastest- growing vertical markets for surveillance are government and transportation. Another significant growth area is in city-wide surveillance involving vast amounts of people, activity, and vehicles spread across large territories and where you’ll undoubtedly come into contact with thousands of video cameras.In this type of environment, cameras are everywhere, watching everything and everyone. We call this highly distributed environment “the Edge”. These Edge cameras capture millions of pixels a second—creating an immense amount of data that needs to be easily stored, simple to manage, and highly available – all at the Edge.We’re extremely excited about how EMC is strengthening its video surveillance solutions portfolio with a robust and purpose-built solution for the Edge that will directly address the many challenges customers and integrators face in this distributed environment including the need for simplicity, affordability, virtualization, and reliability.EMC is announcing a new storage solution, VNX-VSS100, purpose-built and configured for video surveillance at the Edge. The VNX-VSS100, based on the proven VNX architecture, delivers uncompromising performance, management simplicity, and scale – all at the right price – that will support hundreds of cameras at multiple bit rates with up to 500MB/sec system bandwidth.VNX-VSS100 is designed to bring ease of deployment to Edge environments with standard pre-configured RAID5 or RAID6 block storage systems with capacity choices of 24TB or a 120TB option expandable to over 300TB. Additional ease of use features includes remote management and automated video balancing – especially important in those unattended Edge locations. VNX-VSS100 also brings the full weight of VNX award-winning virtualization optimization with multiple integrations with VMware and Microsoft enabling Video Management Software solutions to confidently run in a virtualized environment. And speaking of VMS solutions, VNX-VSS100 is lab certified and proven with industry leading VMS Providers like Verint, Genetec, and Milestone with a full complement of documentation including reference architectures, sizing, and deployment guides – all intended to simplify the VNX-VSS100 deployment experience and ensure the highest levels of integration and operability.EMC is extremely well positioned to give our surveillance customers an open, flexible and cost-effective video surveillance solution at the Edge with VNX-VSS100. And at the Core with Isilon, we’ve got you fully covered—small to massively large, distributed to highly centralized; and always affordable.Check out the links below for more information, or if you just happen to be in Atlanta at the largest surveillance show on earth, stop by and see us at booth #1352!EMC Video SurveillanceEMC Pulse Blog: EMC Redefines Video Surveillance – Announces New Solutions, Expanded Partnerships & Lab InvestmentsVideo: EMC Redefines Video Surveillance
BEIJING (AP) — A Tibetan shopkeeper convicted of inciting separatism based on his comments in a New York Times documentary has been released after serving a five-year prison sentence. Tashi Wangchuk’s release Friday was reported by the writers group PEN America and the International Campaign for Tibet. There was no official comment and his lawyer did not answer calls to his cellphone. Tashi was detained in 2016 after his comments appeared complaining about the erosion of Tibetan culture and language in the tightly secured region. PEN America said Tashi never received a fair trial and was a victim of a “broader campaign of Chinese authorities cracking down on ethnic minority rights.”
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Years of anti-abortion rights advocacy and devout party organizing didn’t shield the Republican Party chair of one Iowa county from retribution after saying President Donald Trump should be impeached for his role in the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. Dave Millage was forced to step down as GOP chair in Iowa’s Scott County, a victim of the political fallout as Republicans debate whether Trump should be defended or punished. His story suggests that the former president’s grip on the grassroots may be slow to weaken, even as some in Washington appear ready to move on.
NEW YORK (AP) — The White House speechwriter who helped President Barack Obama work on his response to the Charleston church massacre in June 2015 has a book deal. Cody Keenan’s memoir is called “Grace.” It is set around the time a white supremacist murdered nine Black parishioners in South Carolina. Publisher Houghton Mifflin announced Tuesday that “Grace” will be published in fall 2022. The book’s title refers to a theme of Obama’s response to Charleston and one of the most emotional moments of his presidency. He sang “Amazing Grace” during his eulogy for one of the Charleston victims, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has told Republican senators he’s unwilling to settle on too small a coronavirus aid package after meeting for two hours over their slimmed down proposal.,Their $618 billion plan is about a third of what he’s seeking. The Republicans are looking at fewer and smaller benefits, including $1,000 in direct payments to individuals earning up to $40,000 a year, or $80,000 for couples.,Maine Sen. Susan Collins says the meeting at the White House on Monday resulted in no compromise on differences. But she and the other Republicans say there was agreement to keep discussions going.,On Capitol Hill, Democrats pushed ahead to lay the groundwork for passage of their full package without relying on Republican support.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for the daughter of a Tennessee man executed 14 years ago for murder are asking a state appeals court to let her test DNA evidence to try to prove his innocence. Sedley Alley died by lethal injection in 2006 for the murder of Marine Lance Cpl. Suzanne Collins. Alley confessed to the crime, but later said the confession was coerced. His daughter, April Alley, is seeking DNA testing on behalf of her father’s estate after a separate case in Missouri raised the possibility of an alternative suspect. Attorneys for the state argued in court on Wednesday that an estate does not have the right to request DNA testing.
The Biden administration is reviewing whether it can take steps to provide student debt relief through executive action, even as it continues to call on Congress to pass legislation to help borrowers and their families. A tweet by White House press secretary Jen Psaki appears to go further than her comments at a briefing earlier Thursday when she said President Joe Biden was looking to Congress to act next on student loan relief. Biden has said he’d support up to $10,000 in student loan forgiveness. Some Democrats are pressuring Biden to erase $50,000 in federal student debt for all borrowers through executive action.