The world`s only storage system designed specifically for digital

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SURVEILLANCE STORAGE SYSTEM
The world’s only storage system designed
specifically for digital video surveillance
COLDSTORE’s sequential recording system (SFS ™) uses hard disks like video
tapes and offers extreme reliability even using low cost disk drives.
Massive 120TB capacity using only 60 watts in new 3U format
NAS System incorporating L.A.I.D.™ technology for high disk reliability
No data loss on disk failure and no rebuild required
Uses any SATA drive make, model, effective capacity dependent on model
Simple and straightforward end-user disk management
Instant evidence seizure/transport by disk removal at any time
Individual disks playable on standard PC via USB (DISKPLAY option)
COLDSTORE is a unique Network
Attached Storage (NAS) array designed
from the ground up for surveillance.
It has been specifically developed using a clean, back-to-basics approach to
deliver a highly reliable surveillance storage system.
Reliability assured
Our Linear Array of Idle Disks (L.A.I.D ™)
technology combined with a unique
Sequential disk Filing System (S.F.S. ™)
produces a powerfully simple system
which can provide massive capacity at
low cost. Whilst simple in concept, this
delivers a highly reliable storage system
even when using the lowest cost hard
disks available.
Low power, low cost
COLDSTORE uses only one-tenth of
the power of comparable systems, is
resilient to disk failure, requires no
disk rebuild process and dramatically
reduces your running costs. It provides
an easy way to instantly extract and
transport critical evidential video data.
Disks are used sequentially, with all disks
not in use being switched off, saving
power and thus dramatically reducing
temperature, vibration and wear – the
three primary disk killers. The system
uses a unique mirrored overlapping-pair
writing pattern to provide full data
redundancy during the critical writing
process, but does not require twice
the number of drives of fully-mirrored
RAID1 systems.
COLDSTORE exploits the fact that only
3% of video data is ever replayed, and
so every disk is off, (on average) for 87%
of the time. SFS ™ controls the disk
read/write heads, moving them across
the disk very much like a vinyl record
player, virtually removing disk vibration.
Combining LAID ™ and SFS ™ together
with a custom-designed low-power main
CPU board results in a disk array which
hardly needs any cooling at all, and uses
as little as 60 watts even with a fully
populated 120TB array.
Stay Cool
As there are also times when it may
be necessary to run all of the drives
simultaneously for an extended period
(e.g. during a mass search, archive
and replay process), COLDSTORE is
designed to handle this with ease,
incorporating a well-specified power
supply (with dual hot-swappable PSU
option) and temperature-controlled
chassis cooling fans.
DATA
DATA
SWITCH
NVR
NVR
DVR
Diagram 1. DVRs and NVRs write to COLDSTORE across the network. Multiple
recorders can write to a single COLDSTORE, or one recorder can write to multiple
COLDSTOREs if required. In principle, individual video streams can be routed to
any COLDSTORE on the network as required under the control of the third-party
recording system.
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Low power and high capacity make
COLDSTORE an ideal system for long
retention of 30 -180 days or more
Removable drives containing specific time-spans enables rapid extraction of
critical evidential data for law enforcement purposes
Simple Disk Management
COLDSTORE can use any model and
capacity of 3.5” SATA disk and indeed
any mix of disks. Disks may be added
“on the fly” and will automatically be
incorporated into the array. Disks may
also be extracted at any time, and due
to the strictly sequential writing pattern,
the recorded time-span of any disk may
be displayed on the front panel. See the
time-span display example below.
This allows simple physical location (and
extraction) of any particular recording
for evidential purposes. Such simple,
yet powerful features allow the disks in
the array to be easily managed by the
end users themselves.
In addition to the mirrored overlappingpair mode, COLDSTORE can also operate
in single sequential disk mode and
sequential full mirrored-pair mode as
required. These modes of operation
still benefit from the power-saving,
low temperature, low vibration and
low wear features of LAID and SFS,
including simple disk management and
instantaneous extraction of evidence.
Integration
Veracity provides a simple SDK for
DVR and NVR manufacturers who wish
to provide their users with the many
benefits of COLDSTORE. The API provides
direct control of COLDSTORE via a
specific network protocol as an alternative
to the SDK.
Complete Control
COLDSTORE is supplied with a PC
client application for configuration and
array management.
Alternatively, array management may
be done directly via front-panel controls.
The front panel is also used to show
the disk array status, disk capacities,
disk time span and IP address.
Veracity works with many (VMS) Video
Management System companies world
wide to ensure COLDSTORE integration
support.
Please check our website for the latest
information and for a list of the currently
supported partners.
Example 2. Front Panel Menu - Disk 3 Timespan Display.
Removable Disks?
For an instant way to view footage
on an extracted disk use DISKPLAY.
DISKPLAY is a custom-designed USB disk
docking station which allows playback of
any extracted COLDSTORE disks without
removing them from their special disk tray.
Rear view (above) showing dual Gig-E ports, alarm/relay connections and the dual
hot-swap PSU option. Note that the two cooling fans are software controlled and are
normally switched off.
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T E CH N I C AL S PE CI F I C AT I O N
GENERAL
Storage array type Drive bays Interface Data throughput Custom NAS server running L.A.I.D.™ with S.F.S.™ disk filing system
15 x 3.5” (lockable drive trays included)
Dual Gigabit Ethernet
400Mbit/sec (unlimited scalability with multiple COLDSTORE units)
SYSTEM
O.S. System integration Configuration Management Compatibility
Embedded Linux on solid state memory.
Direct from 3rd party client application (SDK & network protocols available).
Over LAN via Veracity client application or 3rd party client application.
By front panel, or over LAN via Veracity client app. or 3rd party client app.
All COLDSTORE supported VMS systems (see website for current list).
Directly compatible with the Veracity TRINITY system architecture.
Also available with embedded Milestone Arcus (see part codes).
CAPACITY
Disc Capacity
Array capacity Model
CSTORE15-3U-D2
CSTORE15-3U-D4
CSTORE15-3U-DU
SATA disks of any capacity and type are compatible
(current maximum is 8TB, likely to increase in the future)
Maximum array capacity is currently – 120TB (with 8TB disks)
Effective capacity is dependent on 3U model and recording mode as defined
below. Lower capacity units may still use any capacity of disk but recording
will be limited to 2TB or 4TB per disk bay. Upgrades can be applied any time.
Disk Bay
Max Raw
Write Limit
Capacity
2TB
30TB
4TB
60TB
Unlimited
120TB*
* current maximum with 8TB drives
Effective Capacity
Effective Capacity
(mirrored-overlapping) (mirrored pair)
28TB
14TB
56TB
28TB
112TB*
56TB
ALARMS
Alarm relays Alarm inputs 4 software configurable e.g. disk fail, disk inserted, disk extracted, PSU fail, etc.
4 software configurable e.g. UPS active, power down, start fans, etc.
POWER
Power consumption Power supply rating Time synchronization 60 watts typical maximum
Dual hot-swap PSU rated at 320W (See actual power consumption above)
via NTP (recommended)
PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL
Dimensions Weight Operating temperature
Relative humidity Compliance
19” rack width, 3U high, 483mm deep (W 440mm x D 483mm x H 131mm)
17.8kg (39.2lbs)
5oC to 50oC (14oF to 122oF)
Up to 85%, non-condensing.
CE, FCC, RoHS.
PRODUCT CODES CSTORE-15-3U-D2
COLDSTORE Unit with 2TB drive bay limits
CSTORE-15-3U-D4
COLDSTORE Unit with 4TB drive bay limits
CSTORE-15-3U-DU
COLDSTORE Unit with unlimited drive bay capacity
CSTORE-KEY-D2D4
Key to upgrade 2TB drive bay limit to 4TB per bay
CSTORE-KEY-D2DU
Key to upgrade 2TB drive bay limit to unlimited per bay
CSTORE-KEY-D4DU
Key to upgrade 4TB drive bay limit to unlimited per bay
CS-DP
DISKPLAY USB docking station for COLDSTORE disks
COLDSTORE Compact is
also available with 8 x 2.5”
drives offering up to 16TB
storage capacity - using
only 16W.
© Veracity UK Ltd 2015 PV2.2 UK
COLDSTORE and COLDSTORE Compact are
registered trademarks of Veracity UK Ltd
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USA
Tel: 1-800-679-1590
Fax: 1-800-679-0714
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sales@veracityusa.com
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NJ 07452
USA
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sales@veracityusa.com
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Prestwick
KA9 2TU
UK
Tel +44 (0) 1292 264967
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www.veracityglobal.com
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