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Video Management Servers

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Video management servers, also known as VMSs, refer to digital video recorders (DVRs) that are PC-based rather than older DVRs that use an embedded architecture. PC-based or server-based video recorders feature a software interface for users to manage live and recorded video, among other analytic features. The software is defined as a video management interface. When you combine the server-based hardware architecture with the graphical user interface to manage the video feeds from the surveillance system, you derive a video management system. The video management servers form the backbone of the system and consist of the physical video recording network appliances that are responsible for both analog and IP surveillance video cameras.

There is a lot of misconception with the term DVR in the video surveillance industry. Although the term DVR is very general and can accurately refer to any device that records video digitally, many end users and integrators associate the term DVR with older embedded digital video recorders. This connotation creates issues for manufacturers that use the term DVR to describe server-based recorders. It is clear that the term video management server provides an unmistakable description for these architectures. Whether technically accurate or not, the fact is that the term DVR has a stigma that seems to refer to older, embedded technology.

Orion Security Solutions is proud to feature the industry’s most capable video management server solutions. Our video management servers are capable of digitizing both analog and IP camera feeds and produce clearer recording than live view. Please contact us to inquire about what makes our video management servers much higher quality than those offered by our competitors. Our easy to use video management software also continues to gain preference as new features are routinely added per customer suggestion and market requirements.

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Sean Crain is founder and CEO of Orion Security Solutions (OSS). Prior to starting OSS, Sean spent over eight years with the U.S. Department of State as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Officer working in nearly 40 countries on 6 continents around the world including Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, Switzerland, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Austria, Germany, Poland, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, Brazil, Peru, and Columbia.

He received advanced training in the techniques and methodologies of counter intelligence and anti-terrorism in order to carry out responsibilities which included designing, installing, and maintaining state-of-the-art security solutions to protect national security information, U.S Embassies and other sensitive U.S. facilities, and diplomatic personnel, including U.S. Presidents and Secretaries of State. Sean was also called upon to design and implement security protocols and systems which included video surveillance, intruder detection, access controls, locks, perimeter security, and assessments. He also played an integral role in writing the U.S. Department of State security policies for post communications centers, controlled access areas, and building management systems in U.S. Embassies, U.S. Consulates, and inter-agency facilities worldwide.