IP video surveillance platform targets SMBs

May 9, 2012
Netgear has released its ReadyNAS Surveillance platform.

Netgear (NASDAQ: NTGR) has released its ReadyNAS Surveillance platform, an line of IP video surveillance products aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, which incorporates surveillance software as well as storage, switching and network management components. To complete the package, the platform supports over 1,000 name-brand IP camera models.

Netgear contends that small businesses and corporate branch offices require powerful and sophisticated options for protecting physical assets, but may lack deep expertise or big budgets. To serve this segment, the company says its ReadyNAS Surveillance platform combines business-class IP video technologies with customizable endpoint options for building reliable, affordable and simple video monitoring systems.

The ReadyNAS Surveillance platform consists of four components:

-- The ReadyNAS Surveillance Network Video Recorder (NVR) software includes intelligent search, digital watermark and e-mapping technology and supports up to 16 simultaneous cameras, including megapixel and HD models. Video may be viewed on the Web or played back on mobile clients, including Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Android, and BlackBerry devices.

-- The ReadyNAS family of network storage devices is a business-class video platform. For example, the Pro 2 model offers up to 80Mbps (240 fps @1.3M, H.264).

-- Netgear's ProSafe Smart and Managed switches, which feature VLAN support, Power over Ethernet, QoS, stacking technologies and simple installation.

-- Five Netgear Network Management Software (NMS200) licenses are also included. NMS200 is a single management platform for Netgear devices, ensuring connectivity, configuration and monitoring across all storage and switching components. Additional licenses are available to cover multi-site installations.

Netgear's ReadyNAS Surveillance is available on a free 30-day trial basis (16-camera license) and will be generally available on May 16. List pricing starts at $95 per camera license with volume discounts available. Specific regional bundle configurations may be available. Learn more about Netgear's ReadyNAS Surveillance.

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