DDN and Genetec Partner for Massively Scalable IP Video Surveillance Systems

DDN storage and Genetec Omnicast provide best-of-breed solution that scales to tens of thousands of cameras

CHATSWORTH, CA — (November 3, 2010) — DataDirect Networks (DDN), the leading data infrastructure provider for the world’s most scalable, content-intensive enterprises, today announced the qualification of Omnicast, Genetec’s leading IP video surveillance software system, with award-winning DDN storage solutions, which provide a highly scalable, secure backbone for many of the world’s most content-intensive data environments.

For Genetec customers, DDN provides real-time storage built from the ground up for scalable streaming to deliver guaranteed ingest rates and levels of system consolidation to scale megapixel camera environments. Together, Genetec and DDN provide customers with an extremely scalable, high availability, highly secure IP video surveillance infrastructure that has no single point of failure.

By leveraging Omnicast software with DDN storage, organizations can now:

  • Take advantage of Omnicast’s expansion capabilities – up to tens of thousands of cameras under a single pane of glass – with DDN’s leadership levels of density and scalability
  • Reduce their data center footprint by more than 75 percent over traditional storage
  • Ensure no frame is ever lost, regardless of hardware and/or drive rebuild events with advanced failover and redundancy.

“Genetec’s Omnicast provides security technology for city-wide surveillance initiatives, transportation safety and other highly-scalable installations worldwide. Today, more than ever, our customers are searching for innovative alternatives to manage increasing camera resolutions, longer retention periods, and a need for more cameras in more places,” said Michel Chalouhi, Director of Product Management, Genetec. “We felt it was important to partner with DDN, an infrastructure vendor whose products are purpose-built and proven to meet the needs of high-bandwidth, content-rich environments, in order to help our valued customers efficiently meet these emerging, mission-critical demands.”

“We are very pleased to partner with Genetec on a groundbreaking offering for IP video surveillance,” said Harvey Kohli, Vice President of Business Development for DDN’s IP Surveillance Business Unit. “Omnicast provides a flexible, feature-rich solution with superior video quality. By leveraging Omnicast with award-winning DDN technology, customers now can access video content with game-changing speed and certainty, with an infrastructure that is both extremely scalable and groundbreakingly efficient. We look forward to meeting the ever-increasing security requirements of people around the world through our partnership with Genetec.”

About Genetec

Genetec is a pioneer in the physical security and public safety industry and a global provider of world-class IP license plate recognition (LPR), video surveillance, and access control solutions to markets such as transportation, education, retail, gaming, government and more. With sales offices and partnerships around the world, Genetec has established itself as the leader in innovative networked solutions by employing a high level of flexibility and forward-thinking principles into the development of its core technology and business solutions. Genetec’s corporate culture is an extension of these very same principles, encouraging a dynamic and innovative workforce that is dedicated to the development of cutting-edge solutions and to exceptional customer care. For more information, visit